Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS – Dopt Orders

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.3/2/2010-CS.II (B), dated 30.6.2015

Subject: Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS -reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 9th January, 2015 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre Units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of UDCs up to 30/06/2015. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad-hoc appointment of those LDCs of CSCS who are working as UDCs of CSCS on ad-hoc basis may be extended upto 31.122015 or till they are appointed on regular basis, whichever is earlier.

2. Continuance of ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in UDC Grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of UDC of CSCS or to claim seniority in UDC Grade Of CSCS.

3. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the relevant OMs will remain unchanged.

4. Copies of the order along with the details of the officials (date of birth, date of Joining, Rank No., Select List Year, etc,) may be endorsed to this Department for record.

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Automatic Refund of Confirmed/ RAC E-Tickets on Cancellation of Trains

Automatic Refund of Confirmed/ RAC E-Tickets on Cancellation of Trains

Ministry of Railways have decided to grant automatic refund of Confirmed/RAC e-tickets on cancellation of trains similar to waitlisted e-tickets. There shall not be any requirement for cancellation/filing of TDR for refund of e-tickets in case of cancellation of trains. This will become effective very shortly.

In case of cancellation of trains, PRS counter ticket shall continue to be refunded across the reservation counter as per the existing provisions.

Source: PIB News

7th Pay Commission likely to recommend Jan 1, July 1 as Annual Increment issuing days

7th Pay Commission likely to recommend Jan 1, July 1 as Annual Increment issuing days

    “On July 1 of each year, annual increments are given for all the Central Government employees. So, tomorrow is the “Increment Day” for all.”

The 6th Pay Commission had introduced the practice of granting annual increment for all on the same day. Until then, increments were implemented for the employees based either on their date of joining or on their promotion dates.

In order to reduce the monthly work burden and for administrative expediency, suggestions from the various departments were presented to the 6th Pay Commission to recommend a single day as increment date. The 6th Pay Commission had recommend 1st July of earch year as increment day. From 01.01.2006 onwards, July 1 was made the day of implementation of annual increments to all CG staff.

Employees who are appointed after January 1st are not eligible for that year’s annual increment on July 1. They qualify for annual increment only the next year. And those who retire on 30th June, they are not eligible for annual increment.

The new increment rule continues to make a huge impact, when employees are joining duty and retire from duty, due to complex CCS (RP) rules on increment. Pointing out the practical difficulties in implementing this scheme, the National Council JCM suggested to the 7th Pay Commission may recommend that two specific dates, Viz January 1st and July 1st.

According to the NC JCM Staff Side suggestion, those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1st January and 30th June will have their increment date on 1st January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between 1st July and 31st December will have it on 1st July next year.

It was also suggested to recommend that those who retire on June 30 and December 31 should be given one increment on the last day of their service.

Reliable sources confirm that, instead of granting 1st July, the 7th Pay Commission may recommend to implement a 2 Day annual increment method.

Source: CGEN.in

Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave

Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave
 
F.No.11013/8/2015-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
*******
 North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated June 29th, 2015




 OFFICE MEMORANDUM



 
Subject: Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave.

Undersigned is directed to say that a need for further streamlining the procedure for grant of permission for going abroad on private visit has been felt. A draft of instructions and the formats for grant of permission are attached. Comments/ views, if any, in this regard may be sent to the e-mail address mp.ramarao@nic.in latest by 10th July, 2015.

(M. P. Rama Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23040264

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‘Expected DA July 2015’ to be finalized – May 2015 AICPIN to be announced today

‘Expected DA July 2015’ to be finalized – May 2015 AICPIN to be announced today

‘DA from July 2015’ will most likely be finalized today; DA calculation stands at nearly 6%, as of now.

The price of petrol and diesel is one of the most important factors that influence the prices of general commodities. Petrol and diesel prices had increased by 10 to 15% in the month of May. Experts believe that it will have a huge impact on the prices of essential commodities too.

The Labour Bureau calculates the AICPIN points based on the prices of essential commodities at 78 select towns and cities from all over the country. The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) is an important statistical/economic indicator. It was first introduced on scientific lines with base 1960=100 which was based on the results of Family Living Survey conducted in 1958-59 at 50 industrially important centres. The series was then, updated on base 1982=100 and a revision in 1999-2000 has further updated the base on 2001=100.

The CPI (IW) Base Year 2001=100 index points for the month of May will be announced today. Based on today’s announcement, one can calculate, the Dearness Allowance that will be given from July onwards.

Source: www.cgstaffportal.in

Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World as per World Economic Forum – Combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report

Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World as per World Economic Forum – Combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report

As per news media reports quoting the statistics released by World Economic Forum, Employees Strength of Indian Railways and Indian Army are among top 10 employers in the world. While Railways has employed as many as 1.4 Million (14 lakh) employees and positioned in Rank 8 biggest Employer in the world, Indian Army is at Rank 9 among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World with Army Personnel strength of 1.3 Million (13 lakh).

Central Government Employees strength

Interestingly, the combined strength of Central Government Employees in India (including Railway Employees) is around 30.50 lakh as per statistics presented in Parliament in 2014.
Click here to check the report on Total Stength of Central Government Employees in India presented in Parliament

Even after excluding Railway Employee strength in the figure released by Govt in 2014, total number of central government employees including defence civilian employees is to the extent of 16.80 lakh (1.6 Million). But combined employee strength of all Ministries of Central Government has not been taken in to account in the survey by World Economic Forum.

Click here to get Central Government Employees census as on March 2011 and released in April 2014 by Ministry of Labour and Employment

Ministry wise Central Government Employees Strength (as per Census 2011)

Sl. No.
Ministry
Number of regular
Employees
% age to the total
1
2
3
4
1.
Communications & IT
2,16,490
7.01
2.
Defence (Civilian)
3,75,309
12.16
3.
Finance
1,03,927
3.37
4.
Home Affairs
8,01,092
25.95
5.
Railways
13,28,199
43.02
6.
Others
2,62,261
8.49
TOTAL
30,87,278
100.00

According to a research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense is the world’s biggest employer which claims over 3.2 million employees on its roster.
Second is People’s Liberation Army (the Chinese military) with 2.3 million, and in third is the US supermarket giant Walmart with 2.1 million workers, the report said, adding that “…175,000 of Walmart’s staff work for UK supermarket chain, Asda”.
McDonald’s is the 4th biggest employer with 1.9 million employees, however, as the majority of its restaurants are franchises, this figure falls to 4,20,000 when they are excluded, the report said.
UK’s National Health Service was ranked at the 5th place, with 1.7 million employees, followed by state-run China National Petroleum Corporation with 1.6 million.

Another Chinese company, the State Grid Corporation of China was ranked 7th with 1.5 million.
Hon Hai Precision Factory (better known as the electronics manufacturer Foxconn) comes in at 10th place with 1.2 million people.

Source: 1. Census 2011

2. Times of India

3. Wikipedia

Cadre Review of Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff of MES: Appeal to Hon'ble President

Cadre Review of Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff of MES: Appeal to Hon'ble President

ALL INDIA M.E.S ADMIN CADRE AND
MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT OF INDIA, MIN OF DEF)

AIMESCCGDEA/ CHQ/ 2015
22 Jun 2015
Sh Pranab Mukherjee ji,
Hon’ble President of India
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi-110001

APPEAL : CADRE REVIEW OF ADMIN CADRE OF MILITARY ENGINEER SERVICES (M.E.S.)

Respected Sir,

1. The All India MES Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff Association avails this opportunity to convey your honour its best compliments and warm regards while submitting the following grievances and problems of the members of this Association.

2. A cadre review of Admin Cadre of M.E.S was initiated during 1991 but could not be finalized till the report of 5th CPC and was received back due to changes of pay structure in 5th CPC, MOD asked to re-draft the Cadre Review as per 5th CPC report. Accordingly it was re-drafted during 2001. But after constitution of 6th CPC it was again kept pending for three to four years and pay scales has been again calculated as per 6th CPC report to find out matching saving.

3. During your Defence Ministership, the rep of Association met with your good-self many times at your residence regarding the approval of this Cadre Review and your honur was very pleased to
approve it during your period of Defence Minister. Thereafter, the Cadre review was forwarded to Ministry of Finance for their approval and your honour was the Finance Minister at that time.

We had tried to meet your honour so many times, but unfortunately no chance was given. The cadre review could not be approved by Min of Finance during your period of Finance Minister. Although, it
had been returned by Min of Finance so many times with repeated observations and the process is still contine from the year 2008. All their objections have been settled and it is at present with Ministry of Finance from 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sir, Now you are President of India and I being the President of this Association constrained to draw your attention towards the sleeping system of Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance.

5. Sir, your honour has served the country as Defence Minister, Finance Minister and now by grace of God serving as President of India, but Ist ever Cadre Review of Admin Cadre of M.E.S has not been approved by Govt of India since last 24 years.

6. The future of Admin Cadre in Military Engineer Services is very dark. LDC, UDC & Office Supdt are stagnated having 13,11,11 years of service respectively. Cadre Review is the only ray of hope for their promotion. It only happens in India that justice is given only to powerfull sections and denied to weaker sections. In Military Engineer Services, there is Gp "A" Cadre i.e. IDSE and their three cadre reviews have been approved by Govt of India from 1991 to date and fourth is in progress, which will be approved very soon without any observation. Their head is Director General (Pers) and they are also blessed by Lt. Gen ( E-in-C) .This is the proof of powerfull/ influence lobby. I have no hesitation to say that corruption/ influence has upper hand in Ministries.

7. The Association has knocked all the doors from Defence Minister to Finance Minister. Recently we have two meetings with Defence Minister and we are continously writing to Finance Minister for early approval of Cadre Review, but there is no ray of hope.

8. Now, at last I have been constrained to write to Hon’ble President of India and do hope that the justice will be done during your Presidential period. It is also requested that some time may please be given to rep of Association to meet with your honour.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
(Jit Singh Sharma)
President

Copy to
Sh Narendra Modi ji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block, New Delhi-110011

Sh Manohar Parrikar Ii, - for information please.
Hon’ble Defence Minister
South Block,
New Delhi-110011

Sh Arun Jaitely Ji,
Hon’ble Finance Minister of India - for information please.
North Block, New Delhi-110001

Dr. Iitendra Singh Ji,
Hon’ble State Minister of Perseonnel, Public - for information please.
Grievance and Pension , North Block
New Delhi-110001

Lt GenJ Sikand, VSM, ADC
Engineer-in-Chief
Engineer-in- Chief’s Branch - for information please.
Integrated HO MOD (Army),
Kashmir House, New Delhi-110011

Source: www.aimesccgdea.org

Uniform Age concession of 10 years to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

Uniform Age concession of 10 years to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No15012/1/2003-Estt.(D), dated 29.6.2015

Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or ow vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment under the Central Government:

(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;

(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D) dated 27.7.1995; and

(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A, B, C and D Civil Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.

2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (i), (ii) and (iii) above, the following has been decided:

Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.

(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with’ the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is notified separately.

(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.
(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.

(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.

(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by notification.

3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an Examination, intimated after the Notification of that Examination, shall be acceptable.

4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.

Click to view the original order

Authority : www.persmin.gov.in

Employees’ union asks Seventh Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report

Employees’ union asks Seventh Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report

Jammu: A government employees’ union today asked the Chairman of Seventh Central Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report on salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of central government employees and pensioners.

“We urge upon the Chairman of Seventh Central Pay Commission to expedite completion of recommendations and get it finalised by the stipulated time so that there is no delay in its implementation in favour of both Centre and state government employees and pensioners,” National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) President Subash Shastri said.

In a memorandum sent to Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (retd.), Chairman of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, Shastri appealed to recommend its report to state government as well, “So that the gap arising out of implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations does not mainly go against the interest of state government employees and pensioners.”

He also said that keeping in view the rising cost of living, the Pay Commission should effectively formulate strategies to deal with inflation.

Shastri earlier said that the pay commission should submit their report to the Central Government at appropriate time, so that it will enable to implement its report from 1st January, 2016.

Inputs with PTI

Monday, 29 June 2015

A concise introduction of pay commissions for Central Government Employees

A concise introduction of pay commissions for Central Government Employees.
Central Pay Commissions and Central Government Employees…
Generally, Central Government Employees who works in different ministries and departments under the Central Government, play major roles in the smooth functioning of the country. Employees under different departments work so hard to maintain law and order, stabilizing the economy, security to the people and defending our nation from enemies. Even though they are not large in numbers, their work during major crisis like natural calamities, earthquake and floods, stands apart. They are even asked to work 24 hours a day on all working days during emergencies. Our Defence Forces have done breathtaking efforts and marvellous work to evacuate Indian citizens from foreign countries which are under civil wars. They are bold enough to cross the border of our neighbouring country to fight against terrorists who had earlier ambushed and killed our security forces. Everyone must be proud of our defence forces for their bravery and skills.

Students after completing their tough academic career in different streams, keeps their first preference to get a government job. Though the pay packages are lower than multinational companies, they think that government jobs give more security to them.

As everyone knows that the pay and allowances for the central government employees are fixed by the central government as per the recommendations of Central Pay Commissions (CPCs). The central government constitutes Pay Commissions by appointing highly placed personalities as Chairman and Members. The commission then studies the economic conditions, day today difficulties of employees, their ideas etc., and give its recommendations to revise pay packages for the employees in every ten years. The commission submits its recommendations to the central government and the government in turn, takes final decision to implement the Pay Commission. Usually, the commission is given 18 months time to submit its report on the recommendations on pay revision:

PAY COMMISSIONS:

The First Pay Commission was appointed on May 1946, and it submitted its report in May 1947.
The Second CPC was appointed on August 1957, and it submitted its report in August 1959.
The Third CPC was appointed on April 1970, and it submitted its report in March 1973.
The Fourth CPC was appointed on June 1983, and three reports were submitted in June 1986, December 1986 and May 1987 respectively.
The Fifth CPC was appointed on April 1994, and submitted its report in January 1997.
The Sixth CPC was appointed on October 2004, and submitted its report in March 2008.

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION:

The Seventh Central Pay Commission was constituted on the 28th of February 2014 under the Chairmanship of Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur, Shri Vivek Rae as full time member and Smt. Meena Aggarwal as Secretary. The Commission has been given 18 months from the date of its constitution to make its recommendations.

From the date of its constitution, the commission travelled all over the country meeting different delegates, officers, trade union leaders, associations, employees etc., under different departments to take stock of the economic conditions faced by the employees and the impact of rising prices of essential commodities on them.

Finally, the Chairman of the 7th CPC in their final meeting with the National Council JCM, has said that Commission will submit its report to the central government in September 2015. Points regarding the implementation of the 7th CPC were discussed. The Chairman denied any proposal to implement the recommendations from 01.01.2014 and said that the revised pay structures and recommendations will be implemented from 01.01.2016.

Let us hope for the best!!!

Source: www.govtstaffnewsportal.in

AICPIN points for the month of May to be announced Tomorrow

AICPIN points for the month of May to be announced Tomorrow

“The Ministry of Labour will announce the ‘All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers’ for the month of May, tomorrow; AICPIN indicates the rise and fall of prices of essential commodities across important towns and cities in the country”.

After significant changes in the Agricultural and Rural AICPIN points in the month of May, there is tremendous curiosity regarding the AICPIN points for the industrial workers. The index of Agricultural and Rural AICPIN had increased by 6 and 7 points to 811 and 816 respectively.

CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 points indicate the fluctuation of prices of essential commodities. If the CPI (IW) points increase, it leads to an increase in the percentage of additional Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and Pensioners.

If the AICPIN for the month of May increases by 4 points, then the Dearness Allowance for July could be higher by 7%. In other words, from 113%, it could go up to 120%.

The AICPIN points of each month are calculated on the basis of the fluctuations in the prices of 24 commodities, including rice and wheat, in 78 selected cities and towns. The CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 of this month is released towards the end of the following month.

The present method of calculation was recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. From 01.01.2016 onwards, it will be calculated based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Tatkal booking likely to get easier – IRCTC

Tatkal booking likely to get easier – IRCTC

“Attempts are being made to simplify the extremely popular Tatkal reservation system.”

Tatkal booking is a blessing in disguise for train travelers who urgently need tickets, but the process of booking tickets on this system could be a constant source of irritation. Though plenty of reasons are attributed to it, the main grouse is the slow server connectivity and the IRCTC website’s inability to handle multiple user load.

Addressing this issue, Sandeep Dutta, the Chief Public Relation Officer of IRCTC, which is a sister concern of the Indian Railways, said, “All over the country, more than ten lakh tickets are reserved everyday, of which about 50% is booked through IRCTC.

“On the Tatkal system, between 10 AM and 12 PM, nearly 1.5 lakh tickets are booked everyday on the IRCTC website. In the beginning the website server was able to book only 7000 tickets per minute. Now, it has been raised to 14,000 e-tickets per minute.

“When users all over the country try to reserve tickets on Tatkal at the same time, the website crashes due to the overload. This has constantly been a huge challenge for IRCTC. Despite the fact that IRCTC has given a number of facilities, its reputation suffers due to this.

To tackle this problem, IRCTC decided to purchase five new world-class Singapore-based servers. These servers will be added to the main IRCTC server in another ten days. User capacity will increase from 14,000 to 24,000 per minute maximum. There will not be any website crash after that.

So, Tatkal reservation is going to become much more user-friendly.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Recognition of qualification acquired through distance learning mode from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi Diploma/Degrees -Acceptance for purpose of employment on the railways

Recognition of BCA degree acquired through distance learning mode of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for Junior Engineer Recruitment in Railways – RBE 67/2015

Railway Board has accepted the IGNOU diploma/degree for the purpose of employment in Railways.  Ministry Railways issue communication to all recruitment heads of Railways confirming Recognition of qualification acquired through distance learning mode from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
RBE No. 67/2015
No. E (NG)-11/201 0/RR-1 /17
New Delhi, dated: 16.06.2015
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,
MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai,
CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,
Director General, RDSO/Lucknow & NAIRNadodra,
Director, IRISET/Secundrabad, IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik &
IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards.

Sub: Recognition of qualification acquired through distance learning mode from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi Diploma/Degrees -Acceptance for purpose of employment on the railways.

Ref: Letter No. 2002/AC-II(CC)/37/8 dated 17/11/2004 and No. 2002/ACII(CC)/37/8(Vol.l) dated 24/9/2012.
***
Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the category of Junior Engineer (Information Technology), has been prescribed in terms of instructions referred to above.

An issue has been raised by one of Railway Recruitment Boards whether qualification of Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) obtained from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) New Delhi through distance learning mode is acceptable for employment on the railways, in lieu of qualification prescribed for the post of Junior Engineer (IT) vide letters ibid.

The issue has been examined in consultation with Accounts and C&IS Directorates of this Ministry. It has been decided by the Board that Qualification of BCA obtained through distance mode cannot be accepted in lieu of the minimum qualification prescribed for the post of Junior Engineer (II).
Please acknowledge receipt.

(This disposes of RRB/Kolkata’s letter No.RRB/KOL/JAA/SRC/ECRC/16/Pt.I. 19/12/2014)

-sd-
(Lily Pandeya)
Director Estt. (N)-11
Railway Board

Download Railway Board RBE No.67/2015 No. E (NG)-11/201 0/RR-1 /17 dated 16.06.2015

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an OM on Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.
No.S.14025/09/2013-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
***********
Nirman Bhawan, NewDelhi
Dated 3rd June, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

Reference is invited to OMNo.S-1402011/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 in which fixed medical allowance to the tune of Rs.25/-per month was granted to employee working in the interior/remote areas where no Authorized Medical Attendant was available within a radius of 5 kms, which was subsequently revised to the tune of Rs.l00/- per month vide OMF.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999.

2. On receiving a proposal from Ministry of Defence on the issue of medical reimbursement to employees who are in receipt of Fixed Medical Allowance, the matter was examined in the Ministry in consultation with Department of Expenditure and Department of Personnel & Training.

3. It has now been decided to stop the above mentioned Fixed Medical Allowance.  Henceforth, the Central Government employees residing in interior/remote areas will be governed by the extant rules as laid down under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

4. This O.M. will be effective from the date of issue. After issuance of this OM,the above mentioned OMs i.e.,O.M. No.S-1402011/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 and O.M F.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999. stand withdrawn.

5.This issues with the concurrence of the Department of Personnel &Training and Department of Expenditure.
(Bindu Tewari)
Director
Download Ministry of Health and Family Welfare OM No.S.14025/09/2013-MS 03.06.2015

DOPT: Government Stresses on Punctuality

DOPT: Government Stresses on Punctuality

Press release by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions regarding observation of punctuality in attendance:-
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

25-June-2015
Govt Stresses on Punctuality
The Government has directed all Government servants to strictly observe punctuality in attendance. All Ministries and Departments besides Autonomous Bodies, CBI, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and the Union Territories Administrations have been asked to issue necessary directions to all employees at all levels to mark their attendance in the Biometric Attendance System (BAS) portal on regular basis.
In a recent Office Memorandum, it is reiterated that the BAS is only an enabling platform and there is no change in the instructions relating to Office Hours, late attendance etc.

Citing provisions under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 the Memorandum reiterates that habitual late attendance will be viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such offenders.

The Memorandum is available on the DoPT website with the following link:
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11013_9_2014-Estt.A-III-22062015.pdf

PIB

PFRDA: ATAL PENSION YOJANA – BENEFITS AND FEATURES

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
First Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No 6, Institutional Area Phase II,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
ATAL PENSION YOJANA – BENEFITS AND FEATURES
1. Anybody in the age group of 18-40 years can join !!
 
2. You can choose your pension plan from Rs 1,000/- to Rs 5,000/- per month.
 
3. Your contribution depends on your age and the pension plan you choose!
 
4. You can be a member of any existing PF/Pension scheme such as EPF/PPF/Govt. pension and still join APY!
 
5. You can be an Income tax payer and still join APY.
 
6. For (4) and (5) above, Govt. Co-contribution is not available but Govt. guarantee for pension will be available!
 
7. Govt. Co-contribution of 50% of subscribers’ contribution or Rs 1,000/- per annum, whichever is lower will be available for five years only to subscribers joining by 31st December 2015.
 
The monthly contribution chart for different age groups and pension amounts is given below:
 
 
Joining AgeYears of Contribution
Indicative Monthly Contribution under APY (Rs.)
Monthly pension of Rs. 1000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 1.70 lacsMonthly pension of Rs. 2000. Indicative return of corpus Rs3.40 lacsMonthly pension of Rs. 3000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 5.10 lacsMonthly pension of Rs. 4000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 6.80 lacsMonthly pension of Rs. 5000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 8.50 lacs
18424284126168210
19414692138183228
204050100150198248
213954108162215269
223859117177234292
233764127192254318
243670139208277346
253576151226301376
263482164246327409
273390178268356446
283297194292388485
2931106212318423529
3030116231347462577
3129126252379504630
3228138276414551689
3327151302453602752
3426165330495659824
3525181362543722902
3624198396594792990
37232184366548701,087
38222404807209571,196
39212645287921,0541,318
402029158287311641454
 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FORM AT YOUR BANK BRANCH
For more information, Please call on our APY Toll free No. 1800110069

Source: PFRDA

Friday, 26 June 2015

10th Bank Wage Settlement Stagnation Increment - Clarification

10th Bank Wage Settlement Stagnation Increment - Clarification

IBA  carries out amendment regarding stagnation increment in Clause 40 of Bank Wage Settlement dated 25.05.2015

IBA clarifies on Stagnation Increment under 10th Bank Wage Settlement for Bank Employees

Indian Bank’s Association
HR & Industrial Relations

No. CIR/HR&IR/XBPS/KU/919
June 16, 2015

Designation Officers of Banks which are parties to the 10th Bipartite Settlement/Workmen Union dated 25.5.2016

Dear Sir,

Stagnation Increment

Under the recently signed 10th Bipartite Settlement, it has been agreed that employees shall be eligible for 8th stagnation increment on 1st May, 2015 or two years after receiving stagnation increment, whichever is later.

It has been further agreed that the period of 3 years shall be reduced to 2 years for sanction of 6th stagnation increment.  Accordingly it has bee provided in the Settlement that an employee who has completed two years or more after receiving the fifth stagnation increment as on 1st November, 2012 shall receive the sixth stagnation increment as on 1st November, 2012.

In this connection, we advise that the financial benefit on account of this reduction of eligibility from 3 to 2 years for sanction of the 6th stagnation increment shall accrue on or after 1.5.2015 since the additional cost of such reduction in periodicity from 3 to 2 years has been adjusted at 50% of the actual cost and hence to be effective from 1.5.2015 (30 months out of 60 months of the period of the Settlement).
However under clause 40 of the settlement dated 25.5.2015 in ‘Implementation’ it has inadvertently mentioned as under:-

Stagnation Increment – 8th     1st May, 2015


In view of the adjustment of cost as 50% of the total cost towards improvements in stagnation increment/s this needs to be corrected and read as under:
3     Stagnation Increment improvements (5th to 6th & 7th to 8th Stagnation increment)     1st May, 2015
Member banks may kindly take a note of the above.
Yours faithfully,
K. Unnikrishnan
Dy. Chief Executive
Download IBA Circular No. No. CIR/HR&IR/XBPS/KU/919 dated 16.06.2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

7th Pay Commission expected to submit its report to the Centre in September

7th Pay Commission expected to submit its report to the Centre in September
“The 7th Pay Commission’s status quo explanation on its report has created a huge buzz”
According to reliable sources of information, the 7th Pay Commission is expected to submit its final report including the revised pay and pension structure for Central Government employees and pensioners to the Central Government on in the first week of September.

As confirmation of the news, the 7th Pay Commission, on its official website had published an announcement yesterday. It said, “Pay and Pension proposals, expectations in facilities & benefits, and valuable suggestions were received from Central Government employee unions, associations, members of the Defence services and NC JCM Staff Side. All these will be considered. Personal interactions shall not be held anymore. All the demands and suggestions have been examined and the task of preparing the final recommendation report has almost ended. In addition to this, the report containing all the recommendations will be prepared within the stipulated time that was allocated.”

Everybody is pleased with the authorized news that the 7th Pay Commission report, which contains the new pay and perk structure that directly affects more than 40 lakh Central Government employee all over the country, will be ready on time.

There were rumours that the Commission might seek an extension of another six months. Many reasons were given for this claim and most of these were very convincing. It is a welcome move on the part of the 7th Pay Commission to voluntarily come forward and announce their current status.

If everything goes as planned, the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will come into effect from 01.01.2016 onwards.

Meanwhile, there is no doubt in the fact that employees are extremely curious to find out how much their salaries would increase if the new Pay Commission recommendations are implemented.

7CPC Finalization of the report is underway, no further meetings in future

7CPC Finalization of the report is underway, no further meetings in future

7th Pay Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. The work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway.

The 7th Central Pay Commission has published the below message on its official portal today for all stake holders. It ensured that the pay commission report will be completed within the time frame and submit to the government very soon.

    “Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained”.

Source: http://7cpc.india.gov.in/

Annual Transfer of teaching/non-teaching employee is in process as per Transfer Guidelines: KVS

Annual Transfer of teaching/non-teaching employee is in process as per Transfer Guidelines: KVS
 
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area Shaheed Singh Marg,
NEW DELHI-11001
Tele: 26858570 Fax: 011-26514179
Website: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
F.No. 11029/2/2014-KVSHQ (Estt-II)/Misc
Dated: 18.06.2015

Notice
E-II/III Section
 
It is to bring to the notice of all employees concerned that Annual Transfer of teaching/non-teaching employee is in process as per Transfer Guidelines. Grievance related to transfer (below Vice-Principal and section Officer) for modification, cancellation etc. are to be sent through controlling officer through E-mail address. i.e. kvstransfer@gmail.com.

Accordingly, employees concerned are advised to send their grievances through controlling officer i.e. KV/ RO/ ZIET via E-mail only. Grievances received other than E-mail from KV/ RO/ ZIET will not be entertained.

The following instructions are placed hereunder for perusal by D.Cs KVS, RO. Concerned.

1. All grievances/ representations are to be sent after scanning through their respective controlling officers of RO/ ZIET/ KV within 07 days from the date of issue of Transfer Orders through E-mail address only i.e. kvstransfer@gmail.com

2. The controlling officers must ensure before sending the grievances/representations that content given therein is correct, genuine and not contrary to the KVS Transfer Guidelines. Efforts should be made to redress the grievance/ representation by the controlling officer then and there, if possible to avoid unwanted correspondence

3. After compliance as above, at Serial No. 2, the representations/grievances are to be sent to KVS HQ through RO/ ZIET/KV via E-mail and facts must be verified on the face of the representation.

4. The employees visiting to KVS (HQ) will be allowed only with prior permission of his/her controlling officer. He/ She should bring the copy of representation sent through E-mail to the KVS (HQ)

5. The visit of the employee concerned without permission will not be entertained by KVS (HQ).

6. Application forwarded directly to KVS (HQ)/ advance copies other than the KVS employee will not be entertained except in exceptional cases.

All the DCs KVS, RO/Directions, ZIET, KVS are advised to bring this notice to their staff members and to all the KV concerned running under their jurisdiction with the instructions to the Principal of the KV concerned to bring this notice to all staff members of KV under limitation to this office.

(JAHAN SINGH)
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (ESTT. II/III)

Source-http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN-19-06-15.pdf

Grant of special casual Leave to differently abled Railway employees

Grant of special casual Leave to differently abled Railway employees

No.E(G)2015 LE 1-15
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways including
Production Units etc.

Sub: Grant of special casual Leave to differently abled Railway employees.

In continuation of Board’s letter No. E(G)2007/LE 1-1 dated 22/1/2008 circulating a copy of Dop&T’s OM No. 28016/02/2008-Estt(A) dated 14/11/2007, copy of DoP&T’s OM of the same number dated 20/3/2008 on the above subject is circulated for information and guidance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
(D.Joseph)
Dy. Director/Estt. (Genl.)
Source: www.nfirindia.org

Parliament committee should pay attention to canteen subsidies: Naidu

Parliament committee should pay attention to canteen subsidies: Naidu

Parliament canteen rate list
Parliament canteen rate list

New Delhi: Amid a debate over the whopping subsidy given to Parliament canteens serving MPs, government today said parliamentary committees involved with the issue should pay attention to the matter even as it insisted that it alone was not responsible for a decision.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said a debate is “good” and some constructive solution will come out of it.

“A debate is always good. Let there be a debate. Some constructive solution will come out of it. As a minister, I do not take decision on this alone. Parliament has a different system. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have their house committees and their members should pay attention to the matter,” he told reporters.

Parrying queries over whether his government would discontinue with the subsidy, he said it has been going on for long and was not something decided by the BJP government.

Congress, meanwhile, backed a re-look at the huge subsidy being given to the canteens, saying a “course correction” is needed on the matter.

Its spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said, “If you look at on the scale of subsidy being provided, I think there needs to be some course correction.”

He, however, noted that subsidised canteens function in different ministries.

A RTI reply had revealed that Parliament canteens got a total subsidy of Rs 60.7 crore during last five years with meals like ‘puri sabji’ being sold at 88 per cent subsidised rates.

The item list received under the Right to Information Act reveals that Parliamentarians, earning over Rs 1.4 lakh with perks, are relishing items like ‘fish fried with chips’ at Rs 25, mutton cutlet at Rs 18, boiled vegetables at Rs 5, mutton curry with bone at Rs 20 and masala dosa at Rs 6 with rates subsidised by 63 per cent, 65 per cent, 83 per cent, 67 per cent and 75 per cent respectively.

PTI

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

CSD Purchase Entitlement for Car, Bike, TV, WM and Refrigerator – CSD Guidelines on June 2015

CSD Purchase Entitlement for Car, Bike, TV, WM and Refrigerator – CSD Guidelines on June 2015

GUIDELINES FOR PURCHASE OF FOUR / TWO WHEELERS & OTHER AFD-I ITEMS
ENTITLEMENT FOR FOUR WHEELERS:

PURCHASE OF FOUR  TWO WHEELERS CSD

Entitlement for AFD-I items other than car (refrigerator, tv, w/machine, two wheelers etc.)
For all categories after every three years.

Procedure for purchase of four wheelers:
  • Customer who wishes to purchase four wheelers through CSD must obtain sanction from the office of Deputy Director General Canteen Services (DDGCS), QMG Branch, New Delhi in the prescribed application form.
  • Obtain availability certificate from the dealer.
  • On receipt of approval letter from DDGCS, QMG Branch New Delhi submit prescribed application (CSD Depot Indent form) at the concerned depot alongwith availability certificate and payment in the form of DD or RTGS/NEFT.
Other documents required at the depot for verification in addition to copy of car sanction letter from DDGCS, QMG Branch.
  • CSD depot indent form duly countersigned by Commanding Officer of the unit for serving personnel or by Station Commander or Dy Director of Zila Sainik Board for Ex-Servicemen.
  • Car sanction letter from DDGCS office, QMG Branch.
  • Copy of PAN card/ Form 16.
  • Copy of driving license (relaxable for retired PBORs & Senior citizens)
  • Certified copy of paybook bearing entry with regard to purchase of car (applicable only for serving JCOs/OR and equivalents).
  • Certificate from the CO/OC of Unit confirming that financial position of the applicant allows to purchase a car (applicable only for serving JCOs/OR and equivalents).
  • PPO/Discharge book/Release Order (for ESM).
  • Any other document as prescribed under the respective State Govt. notification.This is essential since State Govts while extending VAT relaxation prescribe specific documents to be submitted.
  • Address proof.
Procedure for purchase of two wheelers & other AFD I items:

Entitled customer can purchase the items from CSD depots on submission of prescribed application form duly filled in alongwith payment either by DD or RTGS/NEFT. No prior sanction is required for two wheelers and other AFD I items from QMG’s Branch.

Miscellaneous points
  • DD to be drawn in favour of “Canteen Stores Department, Public Fund Account (Main) from any nationalized bank payable at the station of CSD depot. Prior to making the bank draft latest rates should be confirmed from the concerned depot/ dealer as these are subject to change. For approximate rates please go to product search on the Home Page of this website.
  • On submission of application and payment, concerned depot will release documents such as OR, Sale letter, Supply Order, Authority letter etc.
  • These documents have to be submitted to the concerned dealer for effecting delivery of the item.
  • Payment for registration and insurance will be made to the dealer and not to CSD depot.
  • For additional accessories, customer has to bear the expenses.
  • In case a vehicle has a waiting list in the civil market, the same should be booked with a dealer who is affiliated with CSD, with minimum booking amount as decided by the manufacturer. Full payment can be made with CSD depot once the vehicle is available and the dealer issues an availability certificate. Advance booking of the vehicle with the civil dealer will be governed by the rules as promulgated by the manufacturer/dealer. This will save unnecessary blockage of funds.
  • No payment is to be made on account of CSD handling charges/ logistic charges
    etc. to the dealer.
  • Price will be charged as applicable at the time of delivery of item.
  • No interest will be paid by CSD or by the dealer for late delivery of the vehicle.
  • Business hours of CSD depots vary so please contact CSD depot concerned to ascertain transaction timings.
  • No transactions are entertained on Sundays and Holidays.
Authority: www.csdindia.gov.in

Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by Post Offices after implementations of CBS

Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by Post Offices after implementations of CBS
process+under+cbs+post+office
SB Order No. 7/2015
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Date: 18.06.2015
To
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General APS, New Delhi.
Subject- Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by Post Offices after implementations of CBS.
Sir/ Madam.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this office letter of even number dated 06.08.2014 (SB Order No.8/2014) & 14.08.2014 (Addendum to SB Order No. 8/2014) on the subject.

2. The competent authority has reviewed the process of all the 14 scenarios circulated vide above reference in the light of roll out of CBS HOs and 1790 SOs across the country as well as change in the process of Circle Processing Centres (CPC). Process mentioned in the scenario No. 2,3,5,6,10,11 and 14 have been revised. Revised process pertaining to these scenarios is attached as ANNEXURE with this letter. This will supersede the process circulated vide SB Order No. 8/1014 and Addendum to SB Order No.8/2014

3. This may kindly be circulated to all post offices for guidance and necessary action.
Yours faithfully,
(Kawal Jit Singh)
AD (SB-II)
ANNEXURE
Revised procedure to be followed in ease of following scenarios which will supersede the existing procedure.
2.Scenario:- When a Certificate holder attends any CBS Post Office to encash certificates either on maturity or for premature closure where certificates were purchased from other CBS Post Office. 

The Counter PA should first go to HACLI and see that Certificates are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder(s) on the certificates with that available in Finacle. Once, it is confirmed from the signatures that holder is genuine, holder should be asked to fill NC-32 and give fresh ID as well as Address Proof and Mobile number. After proper verification of KYC documents. Certificates first be transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. Customer’s new address and mobile number should be entered through account modification menu and it should be verified by Supervisor. Then payment should be mode by crossed cheque or credit to savings account. Payment should not be made by cash in any case
An intimation of Transfer/Discharge should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make Transfer/Discharge entry in the Purchase Application (in case of old certificates) or AOF.
NC-32 and KYC documents should he preserved in the CBS Post Office in a A4 size Ring Guard File.

3.Scenario:- When any claimant (In ease of death of holder) presents certificates issued by another CBS Office alongwith claim application form for payment or transfer to the claimant’s name.
In CBS environment claim form can be submitted at any CBS post office. What such a claim is presented at any CBS post office. first of all. user has to enter date of death in the CIF and supervisor has to verify. Then procedure of settlement of deceased claim case has to be followed. After sanction of claim. if claimant wants payment, procedure mentioned in scenario 2 should be followed. If claimant wants to transfer of certificates in his/her Mine. open new CIF in his/her name hosed on new AOF (if no CIF is available in his/her name) and attach the existing Certificates (Accounts) with new CIF. Name of holder can he changed through menu HAALM.

In this case also, an intimation of Sanction of Claim/Transfer/Discharge alongwith copy of sanction memo should be sent to the office of issue by service registered post which will make Death/Transfer/Discharge entry in the Purchase Application (in case old certificates) or AOF.

Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant and Account Opening Form (AOF) should be preserved in the CBS Post Office. If certificates are transferred in the name of claimant. KYC Form NB to be taken from the claimant and sent to CPC of the office where claim is sanctioned CPC will scan the Photograph and signature and attach the same with new CIF.

3. Scenario:- When Account Holder of MlS/SCSS/TD scheme approaches any CBS Post Office for taking Interest or closing accounts.
The Counter PA should fast go to HACLI and see that Accounts) are genuine and stand in Finacle. He/She will verify signatures of the holder) on the withdrawal Form or Account Closure Form with that available in Finacle. Once. it is continued from the signatures that holder is genuine, payment of interest should be made to the account holder as per process being followed for normal withdrawal. If account closure is requested. take SB10(b) form, fresh ID as well as Address Proof. After proper verification of KYC documents. Accounts(s) first to be transferred IN by using HACXFSOL. Whenever any account is closed at the office other than the office where account was opened. In any case. payment should not be ade by cash and payment should either be made by crossed cheque or credit to savings account (where required KYC documents have been taken and signatures are available in the system) only.

SB10(b) and fresh KYC documents obtained should be preserved in the CBS Post Office where payment is made. An intimation of Transfer/Closure should be sent to the office from where the account was transferred by service registered post which will make Transfer/Closure entry in the original AOF.

6.Scenario:- When any claimant presents documents {or preferring claim (In case of death of depositor) in respect of any MlS/SCSS/TD/RD/PPF accounts stand at another CBS Office alongwith claim application form for payment or transfer of account (RD/TD/SCSS) {only spouse}) in the name of claimant.

Death should be noted in the relewmt field in CIF of deceased depositor. Follow the procedure laid down for settlement of deceased claim case. After sanction of claim. follow the procedure mentioned in scenario 5 above. If claimant wants to transfer RD/TD/SCSS (only spouse) account in his/her name. open new CIF (based on new Account Opening Form (AOF)} in his/her name (if not already exists) and attach the existing Accounts with new CIF. Name of holder can be changed through menu HAALM.
Claim Application Form and KYC documents of claimant or Account Opening Form (AOF) should be preserved in the CBS Post Office and in case account(s) is/are transferred in the name of claimant. KYC Form has to be obtained and sent to CPC of the office where claim is sanctioned. CPC will scan the Photograph and Signature and attach the same with new CIF.

10.Scenario:- An account holder of a CBS Post Office applies for transfer of account to any Non CBS Post Office or any account holder of non-CBS post Office to a CBS Post Office.

Transfer of account from CBS Post Office to Non-CBS Post Office and vice verse is not allowed. However, Postmaster or Sub Postmaster of SOIHO where transfer of account is applied will go to DMCC Chennai website to see list of CBS Post Offices and confirm that post office to which transfer is applied is a CBS Office or not. If SO is completely manual and unable to see the I’m. it will be the duty of HO that before issue of AT, list should be consulted and if that post office is already in the list of CBS Post Offices. AT should not be issued.

In case transfer is sought from CBS to a non CBS Post Office. Account holder should be advised to select a nearby CBS Post Office (from the list) and get account transferred or avail services of that CBS Post Office
In case transfer is sought from a non CBS Post Office to a CBS Post Office. account holder should be advised to get his/her account transferred to a nearby non CBS Sub Post office.

11. Scenario:-Inter CBS Post office Transactions (INTERSOL TRANSACTIONS)
In CBS environment. transactions can be initiated in any CBS Post Office. Any depositor of Savings. RD. TD. MIS. SCSS. PPF or Certificates can initiate Financial Transactions at any CBS Post Office. Transaction will appear in the Report No.19 i.e Common Counter Wise Transactions Report-Inter Branch of the office where transaction is initiated Amount of the transaction would also appear in Consolidation of the same office. No transaction would appear in the office where account/certificate stands. Extra care should be taken at the time of such transactions. In respect of withdrawal from savings Account for more than for Rs. 50,000.’- , it should be allowed only if signatures are available in the system and are tallied In respect of accepting deposits. no extra care is required to be taken. As regards, payment of maturity value of MIS/RD/SCSS/TD/PPF/Certificates procedure given in the relevant scenario should be followed.

Non Financial transaction like modification in account or ClF can be made only the office where account stands and it should be supported by documentary proof. In case of change in name or photograph or address, fresh KYC Form (in duplicate) has to be obtained with documents and one copy of KYC Form has to be sent to CPC for scanning of fresh photograph or signature. Please ensure that all Financial or Non Financial Transactions should be verified by Supervisor/89M at the same office when initiated by PA.

14. Scenario:- A customer wants to do re-investment of matured amount in CBS post office. 
In case. depositor wants re-investment from one scheme’s maturity value to another scheme. customer should be asked if he/she has a Savings Account in any CBS Post Office. If yes, then signature in that account available in the system should be tallied with the signature on the Closure Form or Certificate & if not, customer should be asked to open new savings account under the same CIF (fresh KYC documents and Form should be taken if account/certificate matured belong to pre-migration period). Customer should write on the receipt side of the Account Closure Form or Certificate, the amount to be re-invested. name of scheme and Savings Account number under his/her signatures. In case of new AOF presented for re-investment. under the tiled “Mode of Deposit”. He/she has to write savings account number. In such a case. no separate withdrawal form is required to be given and this transaction has to be treated as non-cash transaction for the purpose of eligibility of commission to agents (if AOF contains detail of agent). Once Postmaster/Sub Postmaster is sure about genuineness of the depositor (from signatures/photograph/any other identification). total maturity value+interest should be credited into that Savings Account and then amount to be re-invested should be debited/withdrawn from this savings account and credited/deposited in the concerned new account while funding.

No re-investment should be accepted if customer does not have a savings account in a CBS Post Office or customer is not ready to open new savings account. in such a case, payment should be made by Postmaster Cheque only.

Source: http://www.staffnews.in/

Pay Commission likely to recommend 16000 as Minimum Salary and 1 lakh as Maximum for Kerala State Employees

Pay Commission likely to recommend 16000 as Minimum Salary and 1 lakh as Maximum for Kerala State Employees

According to the media reports, the 10th Kerala Pay Revision Commission may recommend Rs.16000 as the minimum salary and one lakh as the maximum salary for the employees working under the state government of Kerala. Revision of salary may calculated by merging of 80% Dearness Allowance with basic pay and the result of hike in salary would be 13%. The last Pay Revision Commission the salary hike was 12%.

The State Government of Kerala constituted a committee for the pay revision of its employees under Justice C.N.Ramachandran Nair last year and the committee will submit its report to the Government expected before 30th June 2015.

For state Government employees, Medical Insurance facility in association with private insurance companies may recommend is also expected in this report.

This pay revision will be effect for all employees working under state government and local self-government bodies, teachers in government and government-aided schools and colleges and university employees.

Source: 7thpaycommissionnews.in

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Disciplinary action may be taken against Central Government Employees who are habitual late attendance – Dopt Orders on 22.6.2015

Disciplinary action may be taken against Central Government Employees who are habitual late attendance – Dopt Orders on 22.6.2015

Dopt once again issued orders on the subject of punctuality in Government Offices. The order is directed to take disciplinary action against Central Government employees who are habitual late attendance.

Observance of punctuality in Government Offices – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per.& Trg., O.M.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 22.6.2015
Subject: Observance of punctuality in Government Offices.

Instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants. Responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.

2. The decision to introduce AADHAR enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, to replace the manual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries/ Departments. This Department vide O.M. of even no. dated 21.11.2014 and 28.01.2015, while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc.

3. In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels.

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

Click to view the original order

Authority: www.persmin.gov.i

Benefits& Drawbacks of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC

SUPPLEMENTARY MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY IRTSA
TO SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
Chapter – 13
BENEFITS & DRAWBACKS OF PAY BAND & GRADE PAY SYSTEMINTRODUCED BY SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
13.1. Benefits& Drawbacks of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC

Benefits & Drawbacks of Pay Band & Grade Pay System
  • Problem of Pay stagnation eliminated
  • Quantum of increment increases exponentially, but the difference is too large at higher levels.
  • Grade Pay decides the hierarchy.
  • Increase of Pay in Pay Band & Grade Pay is not uniform – in favour of higher scales.
  • Arbitrary adoption of formula of 40% of maximum of the merged scales for deciding the Grade Pay.
  • Inadequate rate on annual increment & increment during promotion.
  • Situation of senior promotes getting less pay than Junior direct recruits, is in violation of basic principle of Pay Band system.


i. Problem of stagnation in pay is eliminated, since pay bands are having long spans.

ii. If employees are stagnated at the maximum of any pay band for more than one year, continuously, he/she shall be placed in the immediate next higher pay band without change in the Grade Pay.

iii. Point to point fixation was facilitated by the pay band system, (with one increment in the revised pay cale for every three increments in the pre-revised scale)
  • But the employees with more years of service were placed in a disadvantageous position.
iv. Quantum of increment increases exponentially, instead of fixed rate of increment attached to every pay scale
  • But the difference became very large at higher levels – thus causing discrimination with those at middle & lower levels.
v. Grade Pay decides hierarchy / seniority of the post.

13.2. Main Draw backs of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC

i. Increase between minimum basic pay of prerevised scale and minimum of every Revised Pay Band is not uniform. There is much greater increase in favour of PB-3 & PB-4.

ii. Arbitrary adoption of formula of 40% of maximum of the merged scales for deciding the Grade Pay – instead of progressive and proportionate rise of Grade Pay from one scale to the next.

iii. Disproportionate rise of pay after Sixth Pay commission – due to grant of disproportionate Higher Grade pays in higher scales (S-24 & above) as compared to S-4 to S-23 (Please see details in the following Table and also the table in next page)
iii. Disproportionate rise of pay after Sixth Pay commission – due to grant of disproportionate Higher Grade pays in higher scales (S-24 & above) as compared to S-4 to S-23 (Please see details in the following Table and also the table in next page)

Pay BandMinimum of V CPC scaleMinimum of pay bandNo. of times increase of Pay after 6th CPC
1234 (Col. 3 / 2)
S-1255044401.74
PB-1275052001.89
PB-2500093001.86
PB-38000156001.95
PB-414300374002.62
Rise is 3 to 3.37 times at higher levels. (Please see Table at the end of this Chapter)

iv. Rate of annual increment (3% of basic pay) is inadequate.
v. Increment on promotion (difference in grade pay + one additional increment) is inadequate.

vi. Situation of senior promotes getting less pay than Junior direct recruits, is in violation of basic principle of Pay Band system. For example,

a. A JE with five years of service while getting regular promotion from Grade Pay Rs.4200 in PB-2 to Grade Pay Rs.4600 as SSE is fixed at a Basic pay of Rs. 16120 compared to the Direct recruit’s basic pay of Rs.17140.

b. A JE with five years of service while getting promotion (through LDCE) from Grade Pay Rs.4200 in PB-2 to Grade Pay Rs.4800 as AWM/AME/AE is fixed a Basic pay of Rs. 16120 compared to the Direct recruit’s basic pay of Rs.18150.

c. Pay on Promotion should be fixed at least at par with Entry Pay in the Revised Pay Structure for direct recruits.

Table for Para 13.2.iii
DISPROPORTIONATE RISE OF PAY AFTER SIXTH PAY COMMISSION
Pay
Band
Pay + GPV CPC minimum paySixth CPC ScaleNo. of times increase from V CPC to
VI CPC
Starting pay in Pay bandGrade
Pay
Revised Basic pay
PB-15200-20200+180027505200180070002.55
PB-15200-20200+190030505880190077802.55
PB-15200-20200+200032006060200080602.52
PB-15200-20200+240040007440240098402.46
PB-15200-20200+2800450083702800111702.48
PB-29300-34800+4200500093004200135002.70
PB-29300-34800+42005500102304200144302.62
PB-29300-34800+42006500120904200162902.51
PB-29300-34800+42006500120904200162902.51
PB-29300-34800+46007450138604600184602.48
PB-29300-34800+48007500139504800187502.50
PB-29300-34800+54008000148805400202802.54
PB-315600-39100+54008000156005400210002.63
PB-315600-39100+54009000167405400221402.46
PB-315600-39100+54009000167405400221402.46
PB-315600-39100+660010325192106600258102.50
PB-315600-39100+660010000186006600252002.52
PB-315600-39100+660010650198106600264102.48
PB-315600-39100+760012000223207600299202.49
PB-315600-39100+760012750237207600299202.35
PB-315600-39100+760012000223207600299202.49
PB-437400-67000+870014300374008700461003.22
PB-437400-67000+870015100396908700483903.20
PB-437400-67000+890015400396908900485903.16
PB-437400-67000+890016400396908900485902.96
PB-437400-67000+10000143003740010000474003.31
PB-437400-67000+10000184004470010000547002.97
HAG67000-7900022400670002.99
HAG+ Scale775500-8000022400755003.37
HAG+ Scale775500-8000024050755003.14
Apex80000 (Fixed)26000800003.08
Cab.
Sec.
90000 (Fixed)30000900003.00
benefit+drawback+grade+pay+pay+band+system
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