Friday, 30 January 2015

Expected DA Jan 2015 is now confirmed to hike by 6% – AICPIN for Dec 2014 released…

AICPIN for December 2014 – No change and stands at 253


Labour Bureau just now released the index of CPI(IW) for the month of December 2014. The index is remained stationary at 253.

As we expected earlier, the expected dearness allowance from january 2015 is now confirmed to hike by 6% only.

And AICPIN for the month of January 2015 will be published on 27th February 2015.

Click to read official report of AICPIN FOR DEC 2014

Bank Dearness Allowance for the next quarter (February to April 15)

Bank D.A. for the next quarter (February to April 15)
JUST 2 SLABS INCREASE IN DA PAYABLE TO BANK WORKMEN/OFFICERS FOR NEXT QUARTER FEB to APRIL 2015
The AICPIN (IW) Base 2001=100, for the month of December ’14, has been released by Labour Bureau Govt of India, to day, which stood at 253 point which was static from last August 14.

As such, the confirmed All India average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) are as follows:

Months CPI (Base 2001=100) CPI (Base1960=100)
October              253        5774.95
November         253        5774.95
December’14   253        5774.95

The average CPI as above, is 5774.Therefore the DA payable to Bank Workmen/Officers for the quarter February ’15 to April’15 will show an increase of 2 slabs at 110.10 %(From existing 109.80%)

While projecting the likely DA for next quarter, earlier we have mentioned the hike in DA would be nominal from Feb onwards.

Kindly note that this is only for information and official circular from IBA in this regard will be expected to be issued shortly.

Details of Calculation:

Average CPI as above 5774
Less Merged Point in 9th BPS 2836
Slabs 2938
Increase in slabs (New slab 734-Old 732) 2
DA % ( 734 x 0.15) 110.10 %

Source: www.paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in

NEED FOR SELF ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS – IMPLEMENTATION IN DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

NEED FOR SELF ATTESTATION OF DOCUMENTS – IMPLEMENTATION IN DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE

It will be a great relief to veterans if the Self attestation policy recommended by Department of Administrative reforms vide their OM dated 10 May 2013 is implemented in the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare.

Of late the Record Offices are insisting Affidavits/Attestation for each and every thing sometimes from a First Class Magistrate and sometimes from a First Class Judicial Magistrate. The procedure for obtaining affidavit from 1st Class Judicial Magistrate is different from a 1st Class Magistrate. A 1st Class Judicial Magistrate cannot be approached without the help of an advocate. Similarly the 1st Class Magistrate of a District Revenue Officer or Revenue Divisional Officer cannot be approached directly for anything. The revenue department’s sub-ordinate officials such as VAO and Tahsildar has to approve before taking any issue to the Revenue Divisional Officer.

Both these procedures are time consuming and expensive. There is no fixed fee prescribed for this purpose by the government. Therefore the veterans are put into great hardship for getting Affidavits. While this is the ground situation, the Record Offices simply send a letter to obtain affidavit from 1st Class Magistrates for each and every thing. For example a small spelling mistake made mostly by some other record office staff in the name of an individual, say Sepoy.Natarajan as per his school certificate is written by record office staff as Natrajan omitting ‘a’ after ‘t’. For this simple alphaphetical mistake made due to the pronunciation in a different way by different people of this country, now the individual has to get an affidavit from a First class Magistrate. Likewise there are so many instances that the veterans are put into great hardship.

For certain documentary evidences, the date of birth given in a school certificate is accepted in many offices Whereas our record offices are insisting original birth certificate in addition to the school certificate. (As per Army Instructions 51/80 AHQ letter No.A/00659/org-8 (I&R) (A) dt.10/10/1991 school certificates can be accepted for all purposes. Since delayed registration of birth is to be done only through legal procedure (Court) it takes minimum 3 to 4 months and a considerable advocate fee. In this situation it is requested that the school certificate may be accepted for date of birth for all purposes.

Similarly, in case of marriage certificate, the record offices are insisting affidavit from magistrate even after producing the original marriage certificate issue by the registrar of marriages of the respective state government.Of late the need for the veterans to approach their record offices increases day by day due to various reasons.

1. After the introduction of ECHS, the necessity for the publication of Part II order for the child birth of post retirement cases increases.

2. The recent welfare measures announced by the govt. like pension for unmarried daughters, widowed daughters and physically and mentally challenged children of veterans had made the veterans to run for birth certificates, death certificates after a long delay. According to Registration of Births and Death Act 1969, a birth or death if not registered within one year from the date of occurrence, the birth or death certificate can be obtained only through courts which is a lengthy, time consuming and expensive procedure. The newly announced self attestation procedure if implemented in our services, it will be a great relief to the veterans.

3. A 50 years old widowed daughter of an ex-serviceman, suppose if she wants to apply for her father’s defence family pension, then kindly read below what are the certificates she has to produce.
i) The death and legal heir ship certificate of her father.
ii) The death and legal heir ship certificate of her mother.
iii) The death and legal heir ship of her husband.
iv) The marriage certificate issued by registrar of marriages in original.
v) The birth certificate of the widowed daughter of the veteran.
vi) Non re-marriage certificate from the revenue authorities.
vii) Income certificate from revenue authorities.
Thank God, nowadays, the death certificates are issued without much difficulty. In case of issue of legal heir ship certificate, as there is no clear transparent procedure laid down by most of the state government, the revenue authorities mostly the lower level functionaries of the District collector like the Tahsildhar, Revenue Inspector and VAOs take advantage of the situation and harass the public in innumerable ways. As there is no fixed fee for issue of a Legal heir ship certificate and also there is no clear mandate for the Revenue authorities to issue legal heir ship certificates, the veterans are suffering a lot.

As the revenue authorities always busy with the executive powers of Law and Order, communal peace and various other miscellaneous works entrusted by the district collector from time to time, the job of verification and issue of legal heir ship certificate to any individual becomes secondary. If we raise an issue regarding non issue or delay, then the alternative will be to go to court to get a Succession certificate. This is the practical difficulty in obtaining legal heir ship certificate. There is no relief to the public on this issue in the near future as there is no indication of any new legislation in this regard.

Regarding the marriage certificate for a 50 years old widow, the rules does not allow to issue marriage certificate after the death of the husband. Therefore the widow has to approach the court or RDO to get an affidavit . It is not an easy job for a helpless orphaned widow to get all these certificates.

Similarly, if the birth of the widow was not registered and Part II order is not obtained by her deceased father, again she has to approach court. It looks simple that widowed daughter will be given pension of her father. But practically very few only able to get the pension because of the above hurdles. Many poor families of the veterans do not come forward even to apply.

Moreover, recently, the record offices have introduced another clause that all such applications from unmarried daughters and widowed daughters for pension must be investigated by the Zilla Sainik board and genuiness report must be obtained before forwarding the application to PCDA for issue of PPO. The Zilla sainik offices unduly delay such applications for sending the verification report. In the case of applications from unmarried daughters of veterans, the Zilla sainik board officials do not show any sympathy and humanitarian view, they always look at the applicants with a suspicious eye. Therefore there is lot of delay in forwarding the investigation report to the record office.

The functioning of the state administered Zilla sainik Board is far below the expectations of the veterans in almost all states.

There is an urgent need to change the functioning of the Ex-servicemen Welfare departments. They are not sensitive to the need of the veterans. Kendriya sainik board is another big blank.

For the present, if the service head quarters implement the self attestation procedure immediately and instruct suitable guidelines to all record offices and Zilla sainik boards, it will be a great relief to many more veterans.
As an Ex-serviemen and Social Welfare Trust, we find it very difficult to help poor veterans and their families because of the above mentioned difficulties. We therefore request the Veteran Cell to take up the matter with appropriate authorities for an early implementation of the self attestation policy for the veterans matters.
Punjab and Kerala State governments have already implemented. Tamil Nadu government is silent about this. The Central Government should make it mandatory for the states to implement such reforms for the benefit of its citizens.

Source: http://indianexserviceman.blogspot.in/2015/01/self-attestation.html

GPF & Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004 – Dopt orders

GPF & Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004 – Dopt orders

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.49014/2/2014-Estt(C), dated 29.1.2015

Subject: GPF & Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004 —regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that following the issue of this Department’s O.M. No. Dated 26.04.2004, the status of admissibility of pensionary benefits to CL-TS regularised after 1.1.2004 has been a subject of litigation in a number of court cases being contested by various Ministries/Department.

2. In order to take a view on the above issue and in view of the court rulings, it is requested that all Ministries/Departments may furnish the details of Casual Labour with temporary status (CL-TS) regularised after 1.1.2004 in the enclosed proforma latest by 07.02.2015.

3. The particulars of CL-TS yet to be regularised called for vide this Department’s O.M No. Dated 16.10.2014 may also be sent urgently, if not already sent.

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Government refused merger of dearness allowance and interim relief, assured for 7th CPC report on time

Government refused merger of dearness allowance and interim relief, assured for 7th CPC report on time

    34 Lakhs employees are to affected
    JCM Staff Side has met with official of DOPT and Ministry for Finance
    Government employees to have nice budget this year
New Delhi, Government would have to bear burden of Rs. 10000 crore rupees in case deaness allowance of central government employees is merged and till the implementation of seventh pay commission report government will neither give interim relief nor merge dearness allowance in basic pay for central government employees. Central government has flatly refused to give two thousand interim relief to 34 lakhs of its employees. Chairman of seventh pay commission Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur has refused to oblige on this issue. He further reiterated that provision of giving interim or merger of dearness allowance hasn’t been there in the terms of reference for seventh pay commission. Pay commission has asked representatives of employee union to move to dopt or Ministry for Finance for interim or da merger. Representatives of Joint Consultative Machinery then met the oflicials of DOPT and Ministry of Finance on the issue, but both department refused to give any assurance on these issues, rather assured JCM members that pay commission report will be implemented on time.

But employees’ unions are not impressed; JCM says that no pay commission has ever presented its report before two years. Employees’ unions are also raising the demand to resolve the anomalies of sixth pay commission which are still lying pending. JCM members also demanded that interim relief may be taken into account in the report of seventh pay commission; this has also been out rightly rejected by government. JCM had requested to merger dearness allowance with effect from lst January 2014. Total expenditure on interim relief and merger of dear allowance will respectively be Rs. 800 crore and ten thousand crore. On the other hand pay commission is doing its work on the daily routine basis. Pay commission has recently visited Kolkatta and Andaman Nicobar islands on Jan 11 14 respectively. Now the pay commission has decided to have evidence meeting with JCM staff side in February.

Till date central government has notified six pay commissions before notifying seventh in February 2014. First central pay commission was notified in 1946, Second CPC in 1957, Third CPC in 1970, Fourth CPC in 1983, Fifth in 1994 and sixth in 2006.
    Government employees to have nice budget this year
Ahead of his first full fledged budget, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the NDA government was against raising revenue by imposing higher taxes, instead it would want to leave more money in the hands of consumer to fuel demand and growth. The minister also pledged to make the budgetary process more transparent so as to present the real picture of public finances before the people. “High taxation is not the only route to achieve the target of larger revenue we are not going to take this route,” Jaitley said while speaking at a fianction of private news channel CNBC Awaaz. He was replying to a question whether it was possible to increase the income tax payer base from from 3.5 crore to 15 crore. “We believe that the consumer should have money in hand and by spending that money, production will increase and the country will be benefited,” the minister said. The government raised income tax exemption limit from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh in the last budget, he said.

CGDA: Air tickets are to be purchased from authorized travel agents only

Air tickets are to be purchased from  authorized travel agents only: CGDA
Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam , Delhi Cantt-110010
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No.AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Deviation/Vol-IV
Dated: 27/01/2015
To
All PCsDA/CsDA
(through CGDA Mail Server)

Subject: Purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents – Reg

Of late, this HQrs office has been receiving requests from officers / staff of this department to relax the guidelines laid down under DoP&T OM dated and take up their case for according regularization sanction Ministry.

2. In this connection, it is intimated that Ministry of Finance had granted time relaxation to the guidelines on air travel to purchase air tickets from authorized travel agents to officials who had undertaken air journey before 24.08.2011.However, Ministry while granting such sanction had clarified that journeys undertaken after the specified date i.e 24.08.2011 will not be considered for granting regularization sanction.

3. Inspite of clear instruction issued by this HQrs from time to time to adhere to the guidelines laid down in DoP&T OM dated 16.9.2010, receipt of requests from officers/staff through Controllers for condonation of non compliance to these instructions is not understood. In this regard, a recent circular bearing No. AN/XIV/ 19015/Govt orders/2014 dated 25/05/2014 also refers vide which content of DoP&T OM No. 31011/4/2014-Estt (A.IV) dated 19/06/2014 has been circulated stressing on the fact that the employees may be made aware of the modes in which air tickets are to be booked so as to avoid breach of any LTC rules.

4. In view of the foregoing, it is enjoined upon all, that the contents of this circular may be brought to the notice of all concerned to ensure strict compliancy and adherence.
Sd/-
(S.J.Bajaj)
AO(AN)
Source: http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/purchase%20air%20ticket%20280115.pdf

Tags: Air Travels, cgda, LTC, Air Tickets, DoP&T, DOPT Orders 2015, Central Government Employees News, LTC rules.

Income Tax Exemption Limit can be increased upto Rs 3 Lac

Expected Potential Relief in Income Tax – 10% Tax on 3 to 10 Lakh


Income Tax Exemption Limit can be increased upto Rs 3 Lac

Finance minister Arun Jaitley may announce during the Budget

The Modi government may declare a raise in the Income Tax Exemption limit from the current 2.5 lacs to 3 lacs.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce an increase in the Income Tax Exemption limit to 3 lacs in the 2015-16 budget meeting, which will be a great relief to the taxpayers, particularly for Central Government Employees.

If this proposal is accepted, then there are chances that changes are made in the Income Tax Rate slab, which may also provide relief to the people of the High Income group.

It is being understood that the government can give a tax exemption up to an annual income of Rs 3 lacs; where a 10% tax was paid for an income between 2.5 to 5 lacs, there it is expected that people with an annual income of Rs 3 lacs to 10 lacs will have to pay a tax of 10%. Similarly, where people with an annual income of Rs 5-10 lacs had to pay a tax of 20%, it is expected that this tax rate would be extended for the income group of 10-20 lacs.

Similarly, the 30% tax rate for the income above 10 lacs is expected to be increased to a limit between 20 lacs and 1 crore for implementation. It has been told that the government is making easy the path of the High Income group and for above 1 crore, and is in the process of collecting a lump sum of 33% instead of the interest over 30% and surcharge of 10%.

According to sources, the special Investigation team formed in relation to black money has recommended a maximum cash possession limit of approximately 15 lacs which may also be declared.

Expected Potential Relief in Income Tax

Present Income Tax Slab
Total amount of Income Rate (Percentage)
Up to Rs 2.5 Lacs Nil
2.5 lacs to 5 lacs 10
Rs 5 Lacs to 10 Lacs 20
Above 10 Lacs 30
Above 1 Crore 30 plus 10 percent surcharge

Proposed Income Tax Slab
Total amount of Income Rate (Percentage)
Up to Rs 3 Lacs Nil
3 lacs to 10 lacs 10
Rs 10 Lacs to 20 Lacs 20
Rs 20 Lacs to 1 Crore 30
Above 1 Crore 33

Integral Coach Factory(ICF) to manufacture High Speed Coaches

Integral Coach Factory(ICF) to manufacture High Speed Coaches

Integral Coach Factory (ICF) plans to produce 67 stainless steel state-of-the-art Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB) high speed coaches this year and follow it up with another 300 in 2015-16, a top company official has said.

The production unit of Indian Railways manufacturing passenger coaches had for the first time produced three variants of LHB EOG shells during 2013-14, its General Manager Ashok K Agarwal said.

ICF produced a total of 1,662 general coaches last fiscal, registering its largest production in a financial year, he said, adding that the organisation has produced more than 49,000 coaches since its inception.

Referring to the green initiatives of the unit, he said ICF has rolled out one rake of environment friendly CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit).

In a significant step towards adopting green fuel, the Railway Minister had launched this ICF built CNG train by flagging off the train on the Rewari-Rohtak section of Northern Railway on January 14 this year, he added.

Source: Economics Times

Kendriya Vidyalaya SChools Age Criteria and Admission Schedule for the year 2015-16

KV SChools Age Criteria and Admission Schedule for the year 2015-16

Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools admissions starts from February 2015

As per the official announcement by KVS, the admission process for Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools across the country would start from February 2015. .

Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools follow unique admission procedure for various classes and categories of students. Following links are given below for  more information on Kendriya Vidyalaya School admissions and eligibility criteria.

KV SChools Admission Schedule for the year 2015-16

KV SChools Age Criteria for all classes

AADHAR enabled Bio-Metric Attendance System – Dopt Notification on 28.1.2015

AADHAR enabled Bio-Metric Attendance System – Dopt Notification on 28.1.2015

All CG Employees are required to register themselves in the system of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System – Dopt notification

Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 28.1.2015

Sub: Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, DEITY’s DO letter no. SSD/DeitY/BAS/2014-74 dated 23.12.2014 (copy enclosed), observing that in many offices there is a large difference between the number of registered employees and the number of employees marking their attendance in the Biometric attendance system (BAS). The Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments have been requested to issue directions to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS Portal on regular basis.

2. As per the Guidelines issued vide O.M. No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III dated 21.11.2014, it has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub ordinate offices, in India. All employees are, therefore, required to register themselves in the system and mark their attendance. Instructions already exist for dealing with cases of late attendance/ unauthorized absence, which may be followed.

3. It is requested that necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.

Download original DoPT Order

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Triple time increase in pay of Central government employees according to the estimated pay scales

Triple time increase in pay of Central government employees according to the estimated pay scales

The DA increase in January and July 2015 will play a vital role in the final numbers of the Pay Scale of 7th CPC. The estimated Pay Scales for Central Government Employees that the Seventh Pay commission can recommend for Employees working in Central Government establishments…

The Seventh Pay Commission report is expected to be released by the end of this year, and it seems that there will be no delay for the government to implement the report.

The Modi Government, being a believer in business will never want make arrear payments to the central government employees in the future and impose additional financial burden to the government.
If this is true, the seventh pay commission report will be implemented on 01/01/2016 and this news will be like a sweet melody in the ears of the central government employees.

Central government employees are also expecting the DA to be merged with their Pay. In such, along with the Implementation of the report, there will be growth in House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Educational allowance.

As on today’s date, the DA is at 107% and there arethree more DA instalments remaining before the announcement of the Seventh Pay commission. One instalment in January 2015 and the second in July 2015 and final third one Jan 2016 will be implemented.

The DA calculation will be based on the All India Consumer Price Index. Based on the data available on today’s date, the DA is expected to rise by 6% which increases the DA to 113% in this instalment. If the same trend continues, the DA is expected to have another 6% hike this July and also in Jan 2016.

Hence the pay commission will consider 124% DA before preparing the final report; this will prove to be an important number in the final calculation. If by 01.01.2016 the DA reaches 124%, then just considering the DA alone, the pay of the central government employees will be doubled.

But the pay commission considers various other factors to finalise the Pay scales. While adding those numbers, it is certain that the Pay of the central government employees may have a triple time hike. This is good news for the Central Government employees.

Now we have to see how candid does the government stay on the expectations of the central government employees. Nearly 50 lakh central government employees and Pensioners are eagerly waiting for the implementation of the Seventy Pay commission.

Our numbers state that a triple time rise in pay is sure, now it is to see how much more will the government add to these numbers.

Submission of Appeal before DoP&T against order passed by the State disciplinary authority under Rule 18 (3) & (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969-regarding

Submission of Appeal before DoP&T against order passed by the State disciplinary authority under Rule 18 (3) & (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969-regarding

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.105/4/2013-AVD.I (B), dated 27.1.2015

Subject: Submission of Appeal before DoP&T against order passed by the State disciplinary authority under Rule 18 (3) & (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969-regarding

Sir,
I am directed to invite your kind attention to Rule 18 (3) of All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969 which stipulates as follows:

As per Rule 18 (3) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 “every such appeal shall be submitted through the head of the office under whom the appellant is for the time being serving and through the Government from whose order the appeal is preferred”. As per Rule 18 (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969, “the authority which made the order appealed against shall, on receipt of a copy of every appeal, which is not withheld under Rule 21, forward the same with its comments thereon together with the relevant records to the appellate authority without any avoidable delay and without waiting for any direction from the Central Government”.

2. It has been observed that the appeals against the orders of State Disciplinary authorities etc. are being preferred directly to the Government of India by the IAS officers without following the aforesaid rules.

Consequently, the same are not being disposed of in a time bound manner due to non receipt of relevant records & comments of the State Governments/Other authorities under whom the officer is working. Contempt cases are also being attracted due to non disposal of such appeals timely.

3. Accordingly, Competent Authority in this Department has decided that such appeals received directly in this Department without following the due procedure shall not be entertained. State Governments/Union Territories Administrations/Ministries/Departments of Central Ministries are requested to abide by the procedure provided in Rule 18 of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 to submit the appeals through the Head of Office and the Government whose order is being appealed against and inform all the IAS officers working under them for strict compliance.

Click here to view the original DoPT Order

Authority : www.persmin.gov.in

MACP scheme is a challenge for 7th pay commission

MACP scheme is a challenge for seventh pay commission

MACP scheme was introduced by sixth pay commission and there are lots of anomalies left in this scheme.

 This scheme is very beneficial for central government employees who are working in same grade pay for 10 years or more. But some anomalies are really worrisome for the central government employees and they expect seventh pay commission to remove those. Please go through this news paper report:-

macp shceme 7th cpc

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries / Departments

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries/Departments

G.I., Dep. of Per. Trg., O.M.No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D), dated 28.1.2015

Subject: Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries / Departments.

Reference is drawn to this Department’s instructions on Model calendar for DPCs vide O.M. No.22011/9/98-Estt (D) dated 8th September, 1998. The Model Calendar envisages initiating action in advance of the commencement of the vacancy year so as to have the approved select panels ready before start of the vacancy year and ensure timely promotions of employees.

2. The Annual Performance Assessment Reports (APAR) schedule separately provide a time schedule for preparation/completion of APARs O.M. No.21011/1/2005-Estt.(A) (Pt.II) dated 23rd July, 2009. The crucial date of eligibility is 1st April of the vacancy year (Financial year based vacancy year) and 1st January (Calendar year based vacancy year) as per O.M. No.22011/6/2013-Estt(D) dated 28th May, 2014.

3. The schedule of Model Calendar for conduct of DPCs in line with the time schedule for completion of APARs so that the panel as approved by the Competent Authority is available before the commencement of the vacancy year has been further examined. It has been decided to reschedule the time frame for the DPCs being conducted by Ministries/Departments themselves as below:-

Model Calendar for DPCs conducted by the Ministries/Departments (For Grades/posts not associated with UPSC)

Dopt orders on DPC

4. It has been decided to make the aforesaid Model Calendar for DPCs operational with effect from April 1, 2015 in relation to the financial year based vacancy year 2016-17 commencing from April 1, 2016. In the case of calendar year-based vacancy year commencing from January 1, 2016, the Model DPC Calendar will take operational effect from January 1, 2015. These instructions shall, accordingly, be applicable to all such subsequent vacancy years.

5. The success of the Model Calendar depends upon the Ministries/Departments initiating timely action in advance and furnishing the complete proposals to the DPCs with relevant APARs, copy of Service/Recruitment Rules, seniority list, penalty statement and correct vacancy position etc. All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to give these instructions wide circulation and ensure strict compliance so that the desired objectives of convening of DPC meetings/preparation of the approval select panels as per the aforesaid prescribed time frame may be achieved.

6. Model calendar for DPCs conducted by UPSC both for ACC and Non-ACC cases is separately under review. Meanwhile, cadre controlling authorities are advised for timely completion of calculation of vacancy; finalization of Seniority List; collection of information on vigilance clearance status; completion of Penalty statement for last ten years so that the proposal for seeking the date from UPSC for holding DPC may be taken up on completion of APARs including disposal of representations received on entries/grading in ACRs/ APARs. The instructions with regard to JS level officer as designated authority for timely holding of DPCs and requirement of complete proposal as contained in OM No. 22011/1/2011-Estt.(D) dated 25th March,2011 and OM No. 22011/3/2011-Estt.(D) dated 24th March, 2011 are reiterated.

Click here to download original dopt order
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AIRF: Hands off our right to strike

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra has urged Airf affiliates to observe ITF global day of Action for the “Right to Strike” on 18th Feb, 2015 in a befitting manner.

No.AIRF/31-D(G)
Dated: January 24, 2015
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Hands off our right to strike

We have already reported all of you about the pressure mounted on the ILO by the employers globally to withdraw the “Right to Strike”, which is embodied in the ILO Convention 87 as a part of established interpretation of the convention, without which ILO Convention will become meaningless.

Almost 90 countries throughout the world have adopted this convention, and now in the wake of globalization and liberalization, the employers unitedly creating all sorts of pressure on the ILO to withdraw the right to strike.

Comrades! If it happens, we will be loosing protection given to the workers in the ILO Convention 87, and thus the achievements made by the ILO, for the last four decades for collective action against the employers, will definitely be lost , and will be detrimental against the interest of the employees and working class.

The ITUC has, therefore, given a call to observe 18th February, 2015 as “Global Day of Action for Right to Strike” against the pressure of the employers for withdrawal of right to strike. The ITF has also given similar call during its 43rd Congress, held in Sofia in August 2014.

It would be in all appropriateness, if we could observe 18th February, 2015 as “Global Day of Action for Right to Strike” in an appropriate manner by creating awareness among the working class by organizing mass meetings, conventions etc. and sending the report immediately to this office for forwarding the same to the ITUC and ITF for pledging our solidarity against the onslaught on the working class. We should also try to mobilize our support by sending memorandum to Government of India to pledge their support against withdrawal of right to strike from the ILO Convention 87.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Copy to: General Secretary, ITUC – for information.
Copy to: General Secretary, ITUC(Asia Pacific) – for information.
Copy to: General Secretary, ITF – for information.
Copy to: General Secretary, HMS – for information.

Order: Right-to-Strike-AIRF

Railways: Feedback of the AIRF’s Leadership meeting

Feedback of the AIRF’s Leadership meeting with Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu

A.I.R.F
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: January 24, 2015
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Brief of the meeting held with Hon’ble Minister for Railways

Yesterday I met Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, and had discussion on various issues, right from 14:00 to 14:45 hrs.

Once again I tried my level best that the FDI should not be brought in the Railways.

I also expressed my fear that, by taking lot of money, there will be over-capitalization, and since we do not have commercial viable projects, it will be difficult to pay back the liabilities to the investors. Though Hon’ble MR has assured that there will not be any privatization in the Railways, he was still of the view that, for expansion of the railway network, money is required. He also told that, he is trying to take interest-free re-payable loan for 35-40 years from the countries, like Australia, China, Japan, Canada or the World Bank.
I handed him over a copy of representation, containing suggestions for Rail Budget 2015-16, not to introduce FDI in the Indian Railways, implementation of various Welfare Schemes announced by the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways, viz. establishing of Medical Colleges and opening of Nursing Colleges and Central Schools and Technical Institutions, “Own Your House Scheme” and provision of Mobile Medical Van for treatment of Railway Staff and their families posted on roadside station, extension of scope of the LARSGESS, improvement in the condition of Railway Colonies, Roads and Running/Rest Rooms, improvement in medical facilities, filling up of Safety Category Posts, extension of facilities of Privilege/Complimentary Passes to both the parents of the Railwaymen,replacement of National Pension Scheme(NPS) with “Old Guaranteed Pension Scheme, absorption of quasi-administrative staff in the Railways, provision of proper infrastructure and manpower while introducing new trains, implementation of recommendations of High Power Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Railways, under the chairmanship of Shri D.P. Tripathi, to review duty hours of the Running and other Safety related categories of staff and also provision of proper Pathway for the Trackmen for performing their duties efficiently and safely.

I also handed him over a copy of our suggestions to increase productivity of the Indian Railways as also copies of our letters handed over to High Level Railway Restructuring Committee, constituted under the chairmanship of Shri Bibek Debroy and High Level Committee, constituted to identify the factors, issues and avenues for improving financial health of the Indian Railways, under the chairmanship of Shri D.K. Mittal.

Chairman, Railway Board was also present during course of meeting, and the Hon’ble MR told him that, the important issues raised by the Federation(AIRF) for inclusion in Rail Budget 2015-16 should be kept in view, particularly provision of proper budget for maintenance of Railway Colonies.

He also promised for better and proper communication with the organized labour in all the times to come, and also instructed the CRB to ask the MS to regularly have meetings with the federations in the committee.

Yours faithfully.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source Order: AIRF Feedback

Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday to Central Government Employees on the day of Poll

Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday to CG Employees on the day of Poll – Orders Issued by Election Commission

Election Commission has issued orders on General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi 2015, grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll under section 135B of Representation of the People Act 1951. The order is reproduced and given below for your ready reference…

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
No.78/2015/EPS
Dated: 20th January, 2015
To
1. The Chief Secretary to the Government of NCT of Delhi,Delhi.
2. The Chief Electoral Officer,Delhi.
3. The Secretary to the Govt, of India, M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi.

Subject:- General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015 – Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to invite your attention to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll. The Section 135B is reproduced below:-

135B. Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll.
(1) Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.
(2) No deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted in accordance with sub-section (I) and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.
(3) If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), then such employer shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to five hundred rupees.
(4) This section shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.”
2. The above provisions require that all the electors who are employees of establishments and shops including those who work on shift basis shall be granted a paid holiday on the day of poll in the Constituency where a general election is to be held. Further, there may be cases where a person is ordinarily resident of the Constituency and registered as an elector, may be serving/employed in an industrial undertaking or an establishment located outside the Constituency having a general election. It is clarified that in such a situation, even those electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,

3. The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the R.P. Act, 1951

4. The Commission desires that suitable instructions should be issued to all concerned and a copy thereof be endorsed to the Commission for its information and record.

5. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully
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(Sumit Mukerjee)
Secretary
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Authority: www.eci.nic.in

Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification orders issued by DoPT on 27.1.2015

G.I., Dep.of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.31011/2/2015-Estt.(A-IV), dated 27.1.2015

Subject: Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that several references are received by this Department from various Ministry / Departments seeking clarification regarding admissibility of travel by Premium Trains run by Indian Railways while availing of LTC.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that travel by Premium Trains is not permissible on LTC. Hence, the fare charged by the Indian Railways for the journey(s) performed by Premium trains shall not be reimbursable for the purpose of LTC. Cases where LTC travel in such Premium Trains has already been undertaken by the Central Government Employees, the train fare may be reimbursed restricting it to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.

Download original order – Click here

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Dopt Notification – Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

Dopt Notification – Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd January, 2015

G.S.R. 6(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 27th October, 2013.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 29, for clause (2), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—

“(2) If a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time-scale, the authority ordering the reduction shall specify,—

(a) the period for which the reduction shall be effective;

(b) whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent; and

(c) whether the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post or time-scale on his restoration to the service, grade or post or time-scale from which he was reduced.”

[F. No. 6/2/2013-Estt. (Pay-I)]
MUKESH CHATURVED
Source : www.persmin.gov.in

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LTC to Foreign Countries : Ministry of Civil Aviation nods

LTC to Foreign Countries : Ministry of Civil Aviation nods

The civil aviation ministry has given its nod to a proposal to provide leave travel concession for government employees to Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka to boost tourism in the region.

A senior official in the ministry confirming the development said, “The move is intended to boost tourism within SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries. Pakistan and Bangladesh has been left out for now because of security issues.”

The approval from the ministry of civil aviation was required so that the LTC can be availed of on national carrier Air India while flying to these countries.

Interestingly, latest available official data shows that there has been a decline in foreign tourist arrivals from Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka in 2013.

SriLanka does feature among the top five countries accounting for 3.77 per cent of foreign tourist arrivals in India. However, tourist arrivals from Sri Lanka to India dropped by 11 per cent in 2013.

Similarly, arrivals from Nepal declined by 9 per cent, Bhutan by 1 per cent. Foreign tourist arrivals from Maldives went down by 10 per cent in the same period.

Read more : Financial Express

Data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants for Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS reg

Data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants for Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS reg.
Reminder
No.21/5/2015-CS.I(PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
*****
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 27th January, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants for Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS reg .

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.7/2/2013- CS.I(A) dated 02.01 .2014 followed by two reminders dated 11.02.2014 and 14.03.2014 about uploading of data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants in the Web Based Cadre Management System of Central Secretariat Service. Ministries/Departments were also requested to furnish the data of DR Assistants of 2011 & 2012 batches in the prescribed format. However, the Ministries/Departments (as per Annexure to this OM) have not yet
forwarded the same.

2. Ministries/Departments concerned are once again requested to immediately furnish the data in respect of DR Assistants of 2011 and 2012 batches in the format enclosed DR Assistants concerned are also advised that it is their responsibility to get their data fed in the web based system at cscms.nic.in.

(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24642705
To
Ministries/Departments concerned .
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/Drasst270115.pdf

Journeys on use of own/ hired taxi on account of disability on LTC

Regulation of journeys on use of own/ hired taxi on account of disability of the Government Employees on LTC – CGDA Orders

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

Circular
No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim
Dated: 13th Jan 2015
To
All PCsDA/ CsDA
PCoA (F‘ys) Kolkata

Sub: Regulation of journeys on use of own / hired taxi on account of disability of the Govt. Servant on LTC.

Reference is invited to GoI, DoPT OM F No. 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated: 28th Oct’2009.

2. The HQ office has been in receipt of references from Controllers regarding issues pertaining to the subject mentioned above. In this context it is stated that the matter was taken up with MoD (Fin) for clarification.

3. In this connection please find enclosed a copy of DoPT letter F.No. G-26033/I/Cash-13 (Pt.Fi1e) dated: 25.09.2014 received under MoD (Fin) ID No. 10(I)/2014/Fin QA dated: 14.10.2014 clarifying the point of doubts for information and further necessary action please.

4. The applicability of this clarification in r/o of Armed Forces personnel has separately been taken up with MOD D Mov. Further communication on this issue will follow on receipt of clarification from MoD D Mov.
Addl.CGDA has seen.
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Sr. Accounts Officer (AT-IV)
Clarification orders issued by Ministry of Defence on 7th July 2014…

Government of India
Ministry of Defence (Fin/QA)
Room No. 412-C. ‘B’ Wing,
Sena Bhawan New Delhi

Subject : Views/remarks regarding use of own/hired taxi on LTC on account of physically handicapped employees.

Reference: Jt.CGDA (AT Coord) U.O. No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim dt.07.07.2014

Attention of Jt.CGDA (AT-III) is drawn to his above referred U.O. seeking views/remarks regarding use of own/hired taxi on LTC on account of physical handicap.

2. The subject file was referred to DoPT for their comments. DoPT stated that if the clarification sought is in respect of Defence Personnel, then it is clarified that CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 are not applicable to them. In case of civilian Government servants, the clarification provided by DoPT is enclosed for information.
3. O/o the CGDA is advised to strictly follow the advice rendered by DoPT in the matter and decide the LTC cases in respect of physically handicapped employees, accordingly.
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(Lajpat Rai)
AFA (QA)
Clarification orders issued by DoPT…

Department of Personnel & Training
Estt.A-IV Desk
F.No. G-26033/1/Cash-13 (Pt. File)

Ref. notes of Ministry of Defence on pre-pages seeking clarification regarding use of own/ hired taxi on LTC on account of physically handicap.

2. It is not clear from the notes as to whether the clarification sought for is in respect of civilian Government employees in the Defence services or Defence personnel. In case, the clarification sought is in respect of Defence Personnel, then it is clarified that CCS (LTC) Rules, 1938 are not applicable to them. In case of civilian Government servant the clarification is provided as under:
Points of Doubts raised by PcsDA/ CsDs and Remarks/view of DoPT

1. Whether a physically disabled officer who travels by air/ train on Temporary Duty can make use of own/ hired taxi on LTC?
As per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated 28th October, 2009, such relaxation to travel by own car/ hired taxi is available to only those Govt. servants who on account of physical handicap of self or dependant family members is unable to perform the LTC journey by the authorized modes of transport and are compelled to undertake the journey by own car/ private taxi.
It is believed that a Govt. employee who is able to travel by air/ train on Temporary Duty, is capable of undertaking the journey by the same on LTC also.

2. Whether the amount should be restricted to Rail fare by shortest route or the physically challenged officer using own/ hired taxi on LTC who is otherwise entitled to travel by air (i.e. drandng grade pay of Rs.5400/- and above).
The amount admissible to the physically disabled Govt. servant shall not be more than admissible if the journey is performed by the entitled class of rail/air (as per his entitled mode) by the shortest route or the actual taxi fare whichever is less, provided that the source station and destination station are connected by these modes of transport.

3. Whether it would be appropriate to admit air fare on notional basis for non-existing air routes or shortest routes, like Pune-Mumbai, Delhi-Faridabad, Delhi-Mathura etc. for Physically challenged officer using own/ hired taxi on LTC?
No, Air fare cannot be admitted on notional that too for the non-existing air route. Where the source station and Destination station are not connected by train or air transport, the claim shall be regulated in terms of the Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008 as per the mileage allowance for journeys performed by road in own car/taxi.

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Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Scheme issued on 29.01.2014

Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Scheme issued on 29.01.2014

CIRCULAR
PFRDA/2015/05/PFM/03
To,
All Pension Funds,
Date: 22nd Jan. 2015

Subject: Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Scheme issued on 29.01.2014

This is with reference to the Circular No. PFRDA/2014/02/PFM/1 for Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Schemes issued by PFRDA on 29.01.2014.

2. Pursuant to above mentioned circular, the Pension Funds were expected to realign their portfolios in accordance with the revised guidelines.

3. However in the interest of the subscribers the following was stipulated in clause 5.
“Pension Funds to ensure that the interest of the subscribers is safeguarded and that they should not incur any loss while exiting the existing investments to comply with the revised guidelines. However, all future investments should be made strictly in compliance with the above guidelines’

4. It is to clarify that the above clause was only intended to protect the subscriber any loss on exiting any existing security merely to comply with revised investment pattern

5. However this does not imply that Pension Funds cannot exit from existing investments at a loss, if it is so required as a measure of portfolio management by the Pension Funds within the parameters of their internal Investment Management/Risk Management/ Stop loss policy and within the overall framework of guidelines issued by PFRDA.

6. A case in the point is when there is downgrade of any security, it is for the Pension Funds to determine the point of exit from it. The guidelines do not bar any such exit even if there is a loss, if the exit is so determined by the policy of Pension Funds within the overall framework of PFRDA guidelines.
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Sumeet Maur Kapoor
(General Manager)
Source: http://www.pfrda.org.in/MyAuth/Admin/showimg.cshtml?ID=575

Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

No. 17-39/6/2012-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi- 110001
Dated: 14 Jan 2015
To
All Chief Postmasters General

Subject: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

The review of selection criteria and eligibility conditions for engagement to GDS posts has been engaging the attention of the Department for quite some time. A Committee, namely the DKS Chauhan Committee, was constituted by the Department to look into various aspects related to the Gramin Dak Sevaks. Based on the recommendations made by the aforesaid Committee, it has been decided by the Department to revise the eligibility/ selection criteria for engagement to GDS posts.

The selection to GDS posts will now be based purely on the marks secured in an Objective Aptitude Test which will be conducted for the purpose at Circle level on six monthly basis. This will replace the present selection criteria which were based on marks secured in Matriculation/VIII Standard. The detailed selection process is being notified separately vide this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14 Jan 2015.

The eligibility conditions for engagement to the posts of GDS have also been revised and comprehensive instructions on the subject are issued as given below. The revised eligibility conditions & criteria of selection will be effective for the vacancies notified on or after 01.04.2015. The engagement process initiated before 01.04.2015 shall be finalized as per the existing instructions.
 
A. Age
B. Educational Qualification
C. Residence
D. Adequate means of Livelihood
E. Furnishing of Security
F. Fulfillment of other terms and conditions
G. Adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC & Physically Challenged
(Surendra Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS)
Source/View/Download : http://www.indiapost.gov.in

Grade Pay: CASUAL LABOUR / PT WORKERS WAGE REVISED

Remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labour (Other than Temporary Status)/Part Time Casual Labour/Workers engaged on contingency basis.

No. 2-53/2011-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001
Dated: 22 Jan 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labour (Other than Temporary Status)/Part Time Casual Labour/Workers engaged on contingency basis.

The issue of remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) and Part Time Casual Labourers has been under consideration of the Department for quite some time. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Nodal Ministries/Departments and it has been decided, that the remuneration payable to casual labourers would be as under:-

The wages of Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) would be calculated at the minimum of Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200) i.e. Rs.5200 plus a Grade Pay of Rs. 1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time. In addition, the benefit of merger of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT OM No. 49014/5/2004-Estt (C) dated 31.05.2004.

(ii). So far as Part Time Casual Labourers are concerned, their wages would be calculated on pro-rata basis, in terms of hours of duty put in, with respect to the minimum of Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200) i.e. Rs.5200 plus a Grade Pay of Rs. 1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time. In addition, the benefit of merger of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT OM No. 49014/5/2004-Estt (C) dated 31.05.2004.

2 The revision as aforesaid in sub paras (i) to.(ii) will take effect from 01.01.2006.

3. For the Full Time Casual Labourers covered by Para 1(v) of DoPT OM No. 49014/2/86
Estt. (C) dated 07.06.1988 i.e. the full time casual labourers, who are engaged to perform work different from the work performed by ‘regular employee, will continue to be remunerated based on the minimum wages prescribed by Central or State Government, whichever is higher.

4 This issues with concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide Diary No.343/FA/2015/CS dated 22.01.2015
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(Surender kumar)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.in/2015/01/casual-labour-pt-workers-wage-revised.html

Will Central Government Employees, get 6% dearness allowance

Will Central Government Employees, get 6% dearness allowance

 Good days will come for Central Government Employees, get 6% dearness allowance

     Modi Government is set to big announcement on Budget in view of 7th Pay Commission

It is certain that 6% increase in DA is guaranteed. Here it is necessary to mention that the DA is increased twice in a year. Central government employees are paid from the first of January and July.  As we're told that the DA is 6 percent of total will be 113%. But it is also a provision that if the DA crossed 100 mark will be merged in the basic salary. The employee unions are pressing hard for the merger of DA in the basic pay. But neither the government nor the Seventh Pay Commission is committed at this point. The government has also not in mood to merge the DA in the basic pay. If that happens, this will be bad news for the employees.


Union workers are now engaged on the expected budget has to be presented in February. Employees are hoping that the finance minister will must bring good day for them. On the other side the employee organizations has started to pressure on government to merge the DA in basic pay. The employees union are also pressing for provision of fund for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission in the budget. Trade union leaders are confident that a big announcement can be in budget .

Comparison of Existing and Revised Series of Consumer Price Index

Comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series of CPI

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has uploaded on its official portal on 22nd of this month that the comparison of the existing and revised series of Consumer Price Index.

The new and revised consumer price index is based on 2012=100. The first index of revised CPI will be published on 12.2.2015.

We reproduced the press release of the new and revised CPI press release and given below for your information…
Base Year Revision of Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) for Rural, Urban and Combined, at State/UTs and all India level, w.e.f. January 2011. The Base Year of this series of CPI is 2010=100 and weighting diagrams are based on the results of Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) 2004-05.

2. Now the CSO is in the process of revising the Base Year from 2010=100 to 2012=100. The weighting diagrams have been prepared on the basis of the results of CES (2011-12). With this revision, the gap between Price Reference Year (Base Year) and the Weight Reference Year has been minimized. Apart from this, a number of methodological improvements have been introduced in the revised series, which are as follows:

Weighting diagrams have been prepared using the Modified Mixed Reference Period (MMRP) data of CES (2011-12), to make consistent with the international practice of shorter reference period for most of the food items and larger reference period for the item of infrequent consumption/purchased. In the old series (Base Year 2010=100), Uniform Reference Period (URP) data were used.

In the existing series of CPI, COICOP (Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose), an international standard classification, is being followed broadly, whereas in the revised series, it would be completely followed, except a few deviations which are necessary for Indian context.

The Geometric Mean, instead of Arithmetic Mean being used in the old series, of the price relatives with respect to base prices would be used to compile elementary/item indices.

In case of PDS items, prices of Antyodaya Anna Yojanna (AAY) have also been included in addition to Above Poverty Line (APL) & Below Poverty Line (BPL) prices being taken in the existing series.
Due to change in the consumption pattern from 2004-05 to 2011-12, the weighting diagrams (Share of expenditure to total expenditure) have changed. A comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series is given in the table below:

Table: Comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series of CPI

Comparison-of-existing-and-revised-series-of-CPI

4. In the CES (2011-12), some of the items of CES (2004-05) were dropped from the schedule and a few new items were added. Market survey was conducted to identify shops, fix specifications and collect prices of the new items. Based on the availability of prices, a few new items have been included in the revised series. At the same time, some of items of the existing series have been dropped, in respect of which, prices have not been reported for quite a long period of time. Accordingly, the number of priced items has changed from 437 to 448 in rural and from 450 to 460 in urban at all India level. The number of priced items varies from State to State. If a particular item has occurred in any State, that item has been considered in the All India item basket. In the revised series, 11 new priced items have been added, without dropping any item, in rural sector at all India level. In case of Urban, 7 priced items have been dropped and 17 new priced items have been added.

5. Adopting the aforementioned improvements in methodologies, the first series (revised) would be compiled for the month of January 2015 and released on 12th February 2015. In order to estimate the old series of CPI, using the revised series, a linking factor would be provided. The year on year inflation rates for each month of 2015 would be compiled and released, with the respective press release, using the Linking Factor. From January 2016 onwards, the inflation rates would be compiled using the actual CPI of the revised series, as the indices for a given month of the year 2015 and 2016.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980

CGEGIS Table 2015: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015.

No.7(1)/EV/2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 22nd January, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No.7 (1)/EV12013 dated 8th January, 2014 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS for the year 2014.

New Tables of Benefits for the savings fund of the Scheme based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 per month w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards have been prepared for the year 2015 and a copy of the table is enclosed.

Another Table of Benefits for the savings fund based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990 have also been drawn up for the year 2015 and a copy of that table is also enclosed. The amounts in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 10% per annum(compounded quarterly) for the period from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1982, 11% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1983 to 31.12.1986, 12% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1987 to 31.12.2000, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001, 9.5% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2002 to 31.12.2002, 9.0% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2003 to 31.12.2003, 8% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2004 to 30.11.2011, 8.6% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.12.2011 to 31.03.2012, 8.8% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.04.2012 to 31.03.2013 and 8.7 % per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 01.04.2013 onwards. The mortality rate under the Scheme has been taken as 3.75 per thousand per annum up to 31.12.1987 and 3.60 per thousand per annum thereafter in both the cases. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(VIJAY KUMAR SINGH)
DIRECTOR

CGEGIS Table 2015 for Rs. 10 and 15 Subscription

CGEGIS Table 2015 for Rs. 10 Subscription trhougout

Source: http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/CGEGIS/CGEGISTables23012015.pdf

Bank Wage Revision : IBA fixed date for next Bipartite meeting

Bank Wage Revision : IBA fixed date for next Bipartite meeting

Meeting of sub committee on charter of demands on workmen to be held on 30th January 2015 at Mumbai.
Following which IBA managing committee will meet on 31st January and next bipartite meeting with UFBU will take place at Mumbai on 3rd February 2015.

News Provided by Mr P.Mohan

Shortage of staff in the grades of Assistants and Section Officers-modification to the channel of submission till staff position improves regarding

Shortage of staff in the grades of Assistants and Section Officers-modification to the channel of submission till staff position improves regarding.

No.7/4/2013-CS.I(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.I Division
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 23rd January 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Shortage of staff in the grades of Assistants and Section Officers-modification to the channel of submission till staff position improves regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the various requests received from Ministries/Departments for posting of officers in the grades of Assistant and Section Officer and to say that as on date about 2500 vacancies exist in the Assistants grade alone. The vacancies could not be filled up on account of litigation relating to Combined Graduate Level Examination-2013, The CGLE-2013 has to be conducted again and its results are expected shortly. Selected candidates would be first required to undergo the Foundational Training and only thereafter, they could be nominated to Ministries/Departments. In view of this, it would take few more months before DR Assistants could be posted.

The same procedure will be followed in respect of Assistants recruited through CGLE-2014 for which Tier-I of the examination has already been conducted. In the meanwhile, vacancies in the grade of Assistant will continue to remain. As regards. SO grade, the position has improved considerably and this Department will shortly issue the zone for promotion against seniority quota for the Select List year 2014. The remaining vacancies will also be filled up once UPSC declares results of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination-2014.

2. The undersigned is directed to circulate herewith the vacancy position in the grades of Assistant and SO as per Annexure. It may be seen that the combined strength of officers in-position in these grades in almost all the Ministries/Departments is more than the sanctioned strength of Assistants. Ministries)/Departments may reconcile the data and inform this Department if there is any discrepancy. They may also reconcile the actual position of officers in these grades with the data in the web based cadre management system. Till vacancies in the grade of Assistants are filled up, as advised earlier, Ministries/Departments may suitably adjust the channel of submission at SO/Assistant levels, keeping in view Chapter 6 of e-Office procedure i.e. Assistants and SOs may submit files directly to  Under Secretary.

3. Cooperation of Ministries/ Departments is requested till the position in the grade of Assistants is improved.
sd/-
(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source document from www.persmin.gov.in

Vacancy Position fo SOs and Assistants 2015

Recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts and posts in Pay Band-1 of Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay: Rs.1800) including screening of Substitutes on Indian Railways.

Constitution of Committee for interview/viva-voce in connection with recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts and posts in Pay Band-l of Rs.5200-20200 (Grade Pay: Rs.1800) including screening of Substitutes on Indian Railways.
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 03/2015
No. E (NG)-II/96/RR-1/40.
New Delhi, dated:20.01.2015
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad, Metro Railway/Kolkata;
CAO/MTP/Chennai, Mumbai;
CAO ®, DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi;
Chairmen/All Railway Recruitment Boards;
Director General, RDSO/Lucknow & RSC/Vadodra;
Director, IRISET/Secundrabad, IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN!Nasik & IRIM&EE/Jamalpur.

Sub: Constitution of Committee for interview/viva-voce in connection with recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts and posts in Pay Band-l of Rs.5200-20200 (Grade Pay: Rs.1800) including screening of Substitutes on Indian Railways.

Further to this office letter of even number dated 05/3/2012 (RBE No. 29/2012), a copy of Office Memorandum No. 42011/2/2014-Estt.(Res) dated 13/2/2014 issued by Ministry of Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions on the above noted subject is sent herewith for guidance and compliance.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Encls.: As above.
(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board.

COPY to: Shri Sandeep Kumar, Under Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions, North Block, New Delhi W.r.t. OM No. 4201112/2014-Estt. (Res.) dated 13/2/2014 and 41034/5/2014-Estt. (Res) dated 29/12/2014 for information.

Shortlisting of HCOs under continuous empanelment scheme in Delhi/NCR

Shortlisting of HCOs under continuous empanelment scheme in Delhi/NCR.

F. No: S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC)
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
*************
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 22nd January, 2015

Shortlisting of HCOs under continuous empanelment scheme in Delhi/NCR.

Continuous empanelment scheme had been started in all CGHS cities except Mumbai w.e.f. 10.12.2014. In Delhi/NCR applications received till 19.01.2015 has been scrutinized by screening committee regarding their technical eligibility and names of the qualified HCOs is given below.

Now all qualified HCOs are required to submit letter of acceptance of rates, MoA & Performance Bank Guarantee of requisite amount (from those HCOs which are either freshly empanelled new HCOs or earlier empanelled HCOs where PBG already submitted had expired) for consideration of their empanelment with CGHS within a period of 10 days but not later than 30 days from issuance of this order.

Sr. No. Name of the HCOs
1.   Jeevan Anmol Hospital, Mayur Vihar, N.D.
2. Gupta Multispeciality Hospital, Vivek Vihar
3. Yatharth Wellness Hospital & Trauma Centre, Greater Noida.
4. Yatharth Wellness Super Speciality Hospital & Heart Centre, Sector-110, Noida.
5. Surbhi Hospital, Sector-35, Noida
6. QRG Central Hospital & Research Centre, Mathura Road, Faridabad.
7. Green City Hospital, Delta-I, Greater Noida
8. Satyabhama Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., Near Pani Tanki, Nangloi.
9. Navjeevan Hospital, Pitampura, New Delhi.
10.              Sharda Hospital, lot No. 32&34, Knowledge Park-3, Greater Noida.
11.              Rescue Hospital, Vishwas Park, Dwarka, New Delhi.
12.              Shreya Hospital, 837, Shalimar Garden, Extn.-I, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad.
13.              Noble Diagnostic Centre, Janak Park, Hari Nagar, New Delhi.
14.              Gagan Pathology Centre, Near Ayodhya Chowk, Rohini, Delhi
15.              Balaji Dental Care, Old Anaj Mandi, Narela, Delhi.
16.              Muskan Dental Care, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi
17.              White Field Dental Clinic, 1E/4, Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi.
18.              Suraksha Eye Surgery Centre, B-15, Ground Floor, Rana Pratap Bagh, Delhi.

Source-http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File898.pdf

Age limit of Retirement in Central Government Services – What says FR56..?

Age limit of Retirement in Central Government Services – What says FR56..?

“All Government servants are to retire on the last day of the month in which they attain the age of 60 years, subject to the exceptions mentioned therein”.

The DoPT Minister informed in the Parliament as a written reply to a question to the subject above mentioned as follows…

As per Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules all Government servants are to retire on the last day of the month in which they attain the age of 60 years, subject to the exceptions mentioned therein. A copy of the relevant rule is annexed. Different age of retirement for certain categories has been fixed on functional requirements.
Employees of the Supreme Court retire on attaining the age of 60 years. The employees of Central Universities are not Central Government employees. However, the retirement age of the employees are as under:-

(i) Vice Chancellor – 70 years
(ii) Teachers – 65 years
(iii) Registrar – 62 years
(iv) Finance Officer – 62 years
(v) Controller of Examination – 62 years Different age of retirement is prescribed on functional requirements.

Extracts of Provisions in FR 56

F.R. 56(a) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, every Government servant shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years. Provided further that a Government servant who has attained the age of fifty-eight years on or before the first day of May, 1998 and is on extension in service, shall retire from the service on expiry of his extended period of service. Or on the expiry of any further extension in service granted by the Central Government in public interest, provided that no such extension in service shall be granted beyond the age of 60 years.

(b) A workman who is governed by these rules shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

(bb) The age of superannuation in respect of specialists included in the Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of Central Health Service shall be 62 years. “Provided that for the specialist included in the Teaching sub-cadres of the Central Health Service who are engaged only in teaching activities and not occupying administrative positions, the age of superannuation shall be sixty-five years: provided further that such specialist of the Teaching Sub-cadres of Central Health Service who are occupying administrative positions shall have the option of seeking appointment to the teaching positions in case they wish to continue in service up to sixty-five years.”

(bbb) The age of superannuation in respect of nursing teaching faculty with M.Sc in Nursing in the Central Government Nursing Institutions shall be 65 years subject to the condition that they continue to function as faculty members after the age of 60 years.

MUMBAI & MAHARASHTRA STATE GETTING READY FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE

Mumbai and Maharashtra State getting ready for Indefinite Strike

Confederation published the news about the decision taken in the Joint Convention of Joint Consultative Machinery of Central Government Employees (JCM constituents) held at New Delhi on 11.12.2014 as follows…

MUMBAI & MAHARASHTRA STATE GETTING READY FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE

As per the decision of Joint Convention of Joint Consultative Machinery of Central Government Employees (JCM constituents) held at New Delhi on 11.12.2014, a meeting of leaders of JCM constituent organizations in Mumbai was held in Jagdish Ajmera Sabhagruh, WREU Complex, Grant Road (West), Mumbai on 14.01.2015 at 15.30 hours in order to form a Joint Action Committee for Mumbai & Maharashtra State.
Accordingly, The Joint Action Committee was formed consisting of 22 leaders from Western Railway, Central Railway, Defence, Naval Dockyard and Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers with Postal, Income Tax, Atomic Energy.

With Com. J.R. Bhosale, Leader of Railways & C.G. Employees, as its Convener and Com. R.P. Singh, Com. Pravin Bajpai and Com. Satyanarayan C.H. as Joint Conveners. The Committee decided to meet on 19.01.2015 at 16.00 hours in CRMS Office, CSTM, Mumbai.

The Committee decided to call a Joint Convention on 23.02.2015 at 14.00 hours at CSTM Auditorium, Fourth Floor at Platform No.14, CST, Mumbai. It has been also decided to have Joint Conventions in major industrial towns all over Maharashtra and a grand rally in Azad Maidan in protest against Government’s retrograde policies adversely affecting workers and to achieve 10 Points Charter of demands.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Important Proposals for General Budget to Finance Minister – AIRF

Important Proposals for General Budget to Finance Minister – AIRF
AIRF has sent suggestions for General Budget to Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley.

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
No.AIRF/60
Dated: January 20, 2015
Hon’ble Finance Minister,
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Suggestions for the General Budget 2015-16

All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), representing more 1.3 million Railwaymen, being the largest and oldest organization of the Railwaymen in India, wish to put-forth following important suggestions to be considered favourably while finalizing General Budget proposals for the Financial Year 2015-16:-

1. Railwaymen are always termed as “Second Line of Defence” in our country. While National Pension Scheme(NPS) was introduced w.e.f. 01.01.2004 for all the Central Government Employees, however, Defence personnel have since been exempted from this scheme and are covered by the Old Traditional Pension Scheme/Family Pension Scheme with full social security.

AIRF is also struggling hard from the day-one to exempt the Railwaymen also from the NPS, and ultimately the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge on persuasions of the AIRF had recommended this issue to the then Hon’ble Finance Minister vide his letter No.2012/F(E)III/1/4-Part dated 29th March, 2014. AIRF, therefore, urges that, necessary provision to this effect may be made in the ensuing General Budget, so as to cover all the Railwaymen, irrespective of their date of appointment under Old Pension/Family Pension Scheme.

2. The BJP in the election campaign of the 16th Lok Sabha had repeatedly assured to raise ceiling limit of Income Tax adequately. It may be appreciated that, due to market inflation, the actual value of the “Rupee” has devaluated to the greatest extent as the Dearness Allowance being paid to compensate the devaluation the rupee has already crossed 107%. Therefore, it would be highly appreciated, if ceiling limit of the Income Tax is raised to at least Rs.5 lakh.

3. Education and medical facilities are gradually going out of reach of the common man because of business type institutions and private hospitals. The public education system and medical facilities have deteriorated over the years, due to inadequacy of funds being allocated under these heads. There being urgent need of augmenting education and medical facilities for the common man, allotment of funds under these heads needs to be raised to 6% and 4% of the GDP respectively.

4. In the wake of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India’s announcement at Varanasi on 25th December, 2014, while celebrating “Good Governance Day”, that different railway stations of the Indian Railways shall be augmented for the purpose of skill development, adequate fund allocation needs to be made for this purpose, so that necessary facilities are created on the earmarked railway stations for this purpose.

5. In the Rail Budget for the year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways made announcement for establishment of Medical/Technical Institutions on certain important Railheads, but on account of paucity of funds, these welfare schemes could not see the day of light. Therefore, with a view to augment educational facilities of medical and technical education, some funds may be provided from the General Budget for this purpose.

6. Indian Railways being the lifeline of the country urgently need adequate budgetary support from the General Budget to augment the services as also to run this organization more safely and efficiently. It may also be appreciated that, since Indian Railways is a government organization, no Dividend and Lease Charges should be recovered from the Railways.

7. Indian Railways employees more than 13 lakh employees, and the former Hon’ble Minister for Railways had also announced “Own Your House Scheme”. Therefore, that scheme should be launched, so as to provide them house well before their retirement.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ECHS MEMBERSHIP-9 Jan 2015

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ECHS MEMBERSHIP-9 Jan 2015
Tele : 011-25684946
ASCON : 36832
 Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
IHQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010
B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2015
9 Jan 2015
IHQ of MoD (Navy) /PD ECHS (N)
Air HQ (Subroto Park) / DAV
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
All Regional Centre ECHS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Refer Central Org ECHS letter No B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS dated 13 Nov 2014 (copy att).

2. ECHS membership is compulsory for all retirees post 01 Apr 2003. It is very important that units processing pension documents should be clear about eligibility criteria for becoming and ECHS member. It is clarified once again that it is mandatory to meet the following conditions to be eligible for ECHS membership:-

(a) Indl should have an Ex-serviceman status.

(b) Indl should be in receipt of Pension / Family Pension / Disability Pension.

3. Certain cases have come to notice, where non eligible members have been granted ECHS membership, while proceeding on per mature release (i.e w/o pension). Necessary directions be issued to all concerned to ensure only eligible ESMs are extended ECHS benefits.
(Sanjeev Saroch)
Col
Dir (Ops & Coord)
For MD ECHS
Encls : As above

Internal
All Secs
Tele : 011-25684946
ASCON : 36832
Central Orgaisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Fax : 011-25684946 IHQ of MoD (Army)
Email : diropsechs-mod@nic.in Maude Line
Delhi Cantt – 100 010
B/19701-PR/AG/ECHS
13 Nov 2014
IHQ of MoD (Navy) / PD ECHS (N)
Air HQ (Subroto Park) DAV
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
All Regional Centre ECHS

ENTITLEMENT FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Refer to Central Org ECHS letter No B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS dated 07 Dec 2012.

2. A No of clarifications are being solicited at Central Org ECHS regarding eligibility criteria for ECHS membership in respect of dependents of ESM. The subject matter has been examined at this HQ and It is clarified that ECHS facilities are being extended to dependents of ECHS members, as applicable in CGHS, in accordance with Gol, MoD letter No 18(17)/2011/ US(WE) dated 31 Oct 2012(copy encl).

3. Pl visit ECHS website for any clarification / updation on the subject.

(Sanjccv Saroch)
Col
Dir (Ops & Coord)
For MD ECHS
Enclosure. As above
Internal
All Sections &
Web JCO -for uploading on ECHS website

No.18(17)/2011/US(WE)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of EX Servicemen)

New Delhi, Dated the 31st Oct, 2012
To,
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
CORRIGENDUM

Sir,

With reference to GoI, MoD letter Nos. 22(01)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30th Dec 2002 and 22(01)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 1st April 2003, I am directed to convey the sanction of the Government to amend Paca 2 as follows:-

For The scheme would cater for medicare off all Ex Servicemen in receipt of pension including disability pension and family pensioners, as also dependents to include wife/husband, legitimate children and wholly dependent parents. The son with permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) of entitled category of ECHS would be eligible for life long facility of medical treatment. The scheme will comprise as follows (Rest no change).

Read The scheme would cater for medicare for all Ex-servicemen in receipt of pension including disability pension and family pensioner, as also dependents as a;;licable in CGHS. The scheme will comprise as follows (Rest no change).

2. This issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) U.O No. 3974/2012.Fin/Pen. Dated 30th Oct 2012.
Yours faithfully
(HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source-http://echs.gov.in/images/pdf/ops/ops109.pdf

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