Thursday, 1 January 2015

LIST OF CLOSED HOLIDAYS FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN TAMIL NADU FOR THE YEAR 2015

LIST OF CLOSED HOLIDAYS FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN TAMIL NADU FOR THE YEAR 2015

ANNEXURE I

LIST OF CLOSED HOLIDAYS FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN
TAMIL NADU FOR THE YEAR 2015
SL. NO HOLIDAYDATEDAY
1MILA-UN-NABI
OR ID-E-MILAD (BIRTHDAY OF PROPHET   MOHAMMAD)
04.01.2015SUNDAY
2PONGAL15.01.2015THURSDAY
3REPUBLIC
DAY
26.01.2015MONDAY
4MAHAVIR
JAYANTHI
02.04.2015THURSDAY
5GOOD
FRIDAY
03.04.2015FRIDAY
6BUDDHA
PURNIMA
04.05.2015MONDAY
7IDU’L
FITR (RAMZAN)
18.07.2015WEDNESDAY
8INDEPENDENCE
DAY
15.08.2015SATURDAY
9VINAYAGA
CHATURTH  / GANESH CHATURTHI
17.09.2015THURSDAY
10ID-UL-ZUHA
(BAKRID)
24.09.2015THURSDAY
11MAHATMA
GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
02.10.2015FRIDAY
12ADDITIONAL
HOLIDAY FORDUSSEHRA
(MAHA SAPTAMI)
21.10.2015WEDNESDAY
13DUSSEHRA
(VIJAY DASHMI)
22.10.2015THURSDAY
14MUHARAM23.10.2015FRIDAY
15DIWALI
(DEEPAVALI)
10.11.2015TUESDAY
16GURU
NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
25.11.2015WENDESDAY
**MILAD-UN-NABI
OR ID-E-MILAD (BIRTHDAY OF PROPHET MOHAMMAD)
23.12.2015WEDNESDAY
17CHRISTMAS
DAY
25.12.2015FRIDAY
**
MILAD-UN-NABI OR ID-E-MILAD (BIRTHDAY OF PROPHET MOHAMMAD) FALLS TWICE IN 2015




ANNEXURE II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES INTAMIL NADU FOR  THE YEAR 2015
SL. NO.HOLIDAYDATEDAY
1NEW
YEARS’S DAY
01-01-2015THURSDAY
2MAKAR
SANKRANTI
14-01-2015WEDNESDAY
3BASANT
PANCHAMI/SRI PANCHAMI
24-01-2015SATURDAY
4GURU
RAVIDAS’S BIRTHDAY
03-02-2015TUESDAY
5SWAMI
DAYANANDA SARASWATI JAYANTHI
14-02-2015SATURDAY
6MAHA
SHIVARATRI
17-02-2015TUESDAY
7SHIVAJI
JAYANTHI
19-02-2015THURSDAY
8HOLIKA
DAHAN
05-03-2015THURSDAY
9HOLI06-03-2015FRIDAY
10CHAITRA
SUKLADI/GUDI PADAVA/UGADI/CHETI CHAND
23-03-2015SATURDAY
11RAM
NAVAMI
28-03-2015SATURDAY
12EASTER
SUNDAY
05-04-2015SUNDAY
13VAISAKHI/VISHU/MASADI14-04-2015TUESDAY
14VAISAKHADI
(BENGAL)/BAHAG BIHU (ASSAM)
15-04-2015WEDNESDAY
15HAZARAT
ALI’S BIRTHDAY
03-05-2015SUNDAY
16GURU
RABINDRANATH’S BIRTHDAY
09-05-2015SATURDAY
17JAMAT-UL-VIDA17-07-2015FRIDAY
18RATH
YATRA
18-07-2015SATURDAY
19PARSI
NEW YEAR’S DAY/NAUROZ
18-08-2015TUESDAY
20ONAM28-08-2015FRIDAY
21RAKSHA
BANDHAN
29-08-2015SATURDAY
22JANMASHTAMI
(VAISHNAVI)
05-09-2015SATURDAY
23DUSSEHRA
(MAHA SAPTAMI) (ADDITIONAL)
20-10-2015TUESDAY
24DUSSEHRA
(MAHA NAVMI)
22-10-2015THURSDAY
25MAHARISHI
VALMIKI’S BIRTHDAY
27-10-2015TUESDAY
26KARAKA
CHATURTHI (KARVA CHOUTH)
30-10-2015FRIDAY
27DEEPAVALI
(SOUTH INDIA)
10-11-2015TUESDAY
28NARAKA
CHATURDASI
10-11-2015TUESDAY
29GOVARDHAN
PUJA
12-11-2015THURSDAY
30BHAI
DUJ
13-11-2015FRIDAY
31PRATIHAR
SASHTHI/SURYA SASHTHI (CHHAT PUJA)
17-11-2015TUESDAY
32GURU
TEG BAHADUR’S MARTYRDOM DAY
24-11-2015TUESDAY
33CHRISTMAS
EVE
24-12-2015THURSDAY

Introduction of Biometric Attendance System on Indian Railways

Introduction of Biometric Attendance System on Indian Railways

As per the decision of Central Government on the newly introduction in attendance of its employees, the detailed DOPT order is enclosed here with.

Biometric Attendance System has to be implemented on Indian Railways by 26th January, 2015. An Aadbar based Biometric Attendance System has already been successfully put in place at the Railway Board office and it has been decided to replicate the same on Zonal Railways in a phased manner.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
All General Managers, Zonal Railways/
Production Units/ Metro/Kolkata,
CORE/Allahabad, DG/ RDSO & CAOs/PUs
Dated: 30-12-2014
Sub: Introduction of Biometric Attendance System on Indian Railways

As per decision of government contained in Department of Personnel & Training OM no./1013/9/2014/Estt.(A-III) dated 21st November 2014 (copy enclosed), Biometric Attendance System has to be implemented on Indian Railways by 26th January, 2015. An Aadbar based Biometric Attendance System has already been successfully put in place at the Railway Board office and it has been decided to replicate the same on Zonal Railways in a phased manner.

2. In the first phase of this project it has been decided to cover those staff working at Zonal HQ office, administrative office of Production Units, RDSO, Kolkatta Metro, CORE Allahabad and Divisional headquarter offices who do not fall under shift duty roster. Attached offices falling under the Zonal HQ and Divisional HQ offices shall not be included in the project at present.

3. A compilation of processes for implementation of AEBAS activities as compiled by C&IS Dte. of Railway Board is enclosed for guidance. Railway offices may encourage the staff to obtain Aadhar Registration numbers and also organise camps on their premises for this purpose to facilitate the process.

4. Zonal Railways and Production Units may take necessary steps to put in place an operational Biometric Attendance System at the earliest, for which devices may be procured as per standard procedure through DGS&D rate contracts. The items have been approved by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY)/NIC, and come with inbuilt warranty for specific periods. The warranties as available to DeitY should be obtained by the purchasing units as well.

5. The vendor list, specification and prices etc for procuring the devices may be obtained from the official website of National Informatics Centre Services Inc. (NICSI) by navigating through the following links :-

NICS/ (official website) –> OFFERINGS –> HARDWARE PERIPHERALS -> FINGER SCANNERS/BIOMETRICS –> AEABS PRODUCTS.

6. It is presumed that the offices chosen for introduction of Biometric attendance system in the first phase already have functional network facility. A small amount is however being sanctioned for upgrading the networking facility and contingency expenses as required.

Tele Directorate of Railway Board has made the following observations regarding networking:-

a. Wall mounted devices have provision for SIM slots. This to be used for net connectivity.
b. Railway may strengthen their existing (if available ) WLAN network utilising the networking cost provisioned for this purpose.
c. Railways to provide WLAN network, if not available, and strengthen its railnet network, if required from its own resources.

7. The following guidelines/yardsticks are being laid down for operationalizing this system.
– Overall one device for every 15 employees for every unit (Zone, PU, Division, RDSO, METRO, CORE).
– One wall mounted or PC based device for every 20 staff members (other than Head of Department/Branch Officer).
-Wall mounted and PC based device to be split in 40: 60 ratio, broadly.
– One PC based device for every HOD and above in HQ/PU/RDSO/METRO/CORE and for every Branch Officer in Division.
Iris scanners for employees who cannot use finger based device maybe installed as under:-
-5 each for old railways
-3 each for new railways and 30 big divisions.
-2 each for PUs, others and 40 small divisions.
– 20 percent variation in number of devices may be made to suit local conditions and provision may be made for spares as well.
Rs. 2.0 lacs for every old railway Zonal HQ and big divisions ( > 25000 employees) and Rs. 1.5 lacs for others, for network upgradation and other contingent expenses.

8. The introduction of Biometric attendance system does not alter in any way the provisions for late attendance and debiting of leave account and instructions issued on this subject shall apply under the new system as well. Further instructions regarding marking of attendance by staff on duty shall follow. In the meantime Railways may start procuring and installing the system and test it out for a month, before making it compulsorily functional.

9. Instructions regarding provisioning of funds and their accountal shall follow after consultation with Accounts Directorate.

Railways may in the meantime start their planning for implementation of this system.
DA: As above
sd/-
(Ragini Yechury)
Executive Director/IR
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

113% DA-DR from January, 2015 confirmed after November, 2014 AICPIN

113% DA-DR from January, 2015 confirmed after November, 2014 AICPIN 

Expected DA/DR is now entered in 2nd last step.  All India  Consumer Price Index Number (AICPIN) for Industrial Worker is remained stationery at 253 (two hundred and fifty three) for the month of November, 2014. Estimation of 113% with 6% increase in expected DA/DR for Central Government Employees/Pensioner is also stationery as previous month November-2014.   CPI-IW for next two months is yet to be announced.   Following table showing that estimation of 113% is constant with 9 points’ increase in CPI-IW index and with 5 point decline in next month speculate 112% of future DA/DR.  Therefore it is mostly confirm that 6% increase in future DA/DR for Central Government. 
expected+da+jan+2015

Employees/Pensioner.  See the table of Expected DA/DR given below:

ExpectationIncrease/ Decrease IndexMonthBase Year 2001
100
Total of 12MonthsTwelve monthly Average% increase over 115.76for   DADA announced or will be
announced

-4Dec,132392786232.17100.56%100%
DA/DR fromJuly, 2014-2Jan,142372802233.5101.71%107%

1Feb,142382817234.75102.79%

1Mar,142392832236103.87%

3Apr,142422848237.33105.02%

2May,142442864238.67106.17%

2Jun,142462879239.92107.25%
JUL+AICPIN6Jul,142522896241.33108.48%113%
Aug+AICPIN1Aug,142532912242.67109.63%
Sep+AICPIN0Sep,142532927243.92110.71%
Oct+AICPIN0Oct,142532939244.92111.57%
Nov+AICPIN0Nov,142532949245.75112.29%
Expected AICPIN for Dec
2014 –
Expected
DA/DR is
constant to
113% from
-4 point
decline to
9 point
increase
0Dec,142532963246.92113.30%
2Dec,142552965247.08113.44%113%
8Dec,142612971247.58113.88%113%
9Dec,142622972247.67113.95%113%
10Dec,142632973247.75114.02%114%
-2Dec,142512961246.75113.16%113%
-4Dec,142492959246.58113.01%113%
-5Dec,142482958246.50112.94%112%
Hence expected DA/DR from Jan, 2015 is 113%

Press Release for CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter – NOVEMBER 2014

No. 5/1/2014- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: the 3lst December, 2014
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-1W) – November, 2014
The All-India CPI-1W for November, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On l-month percentage change, it remained static between October, 2014 and November, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.83 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing (+) 0.17 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Rice, Moong Dal, Masur Dal, Arhar Dal, Eggs (Hen), Goat Meat, Milk (Cow), Onion, Tea (Readymade), Private Tution Fee, Flower/F lower Garlands, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Ginger, Chillies green, Vegetable items, Sugar, Petrol, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-1W stood at 4.12 per cent for November, 2014 as compared to 4.98 per cent for the previous month and 11.47 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 2.56 per cent against 4.48 per cent of the previous month and 16.17 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Madurai reported an increase of 12 points followed by Chennai (11 points), Tiruchirapally (7 points), Coonoor (6 points), Salem and Coimbatore (5 points each) and Bangluru (4 points). Among others, 3 points rise was observed in 3 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 9 centres. On the contrary, Srinagar recorded a decrease of 6 points and Ghaziabad (5 points). Among others, 4 points fall was registered in 2 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 12 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. Rest of the 11 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 38 centres are above and other 39 centres’ indices are below  national average. The index of Bhopal centre remained at par with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-1W for the month of December, 2014 will be released on Friday, 30 January, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www.1abourbureau. gov. in.
(S.S. NEGI)
DIRECTOR
Source: http://labourbureau.nic.in/press_note_eng_nov_2014.pdf

National Convention of the National Council to be held on 11 december 2014

National Convention of the National Council (JCM Staff Side) to be held on 11.12.2014.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@ gmail .com
Ref. No.NC-JCM/2014/SC
Dated: October 25, 2014
All Constituent Organisations,
National Council(JCM)
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Holding of National Convention of the National Council (JCM)(Staff Side)

As you are aware, the Staff Side, JCM National Council had, as desired by the 7th CPC, submitted a separate memorandum on Interim Relief and Merger of DA, copy of which had also been sent to the Finance Ministry. During the Informal Discussions the Staff Side had with the Pay Commission, they had assured us to take up the issue with the Government seeking amendment to the Terms of Reference to enable them to act upon our memorandum.

We have received reply from the Finance Ministry, which is indicative of a refusal of both the demands. The NDA Government has adopted the same plea made by the UPA II Government to reject our demands. The 7th CPC have so far not communicated to us, the decision they have taken on our memorandum.

From the steps so far taken by the BJP Government, it is unambiguous that they would be pursuing the neo-liberal economic policies with much more intensity than even the UPA Government. Having got a clear majority in the Parliament, they would be able to push through necessary legislations to pursue reforms. The outsourcing of Railway functions, privatization of Defence manufacturing Units, increased FDI inflow in various core sectors of economy, dismantling of the administrative price mechanism, de-nationalization efforts in the Banking, Insurance and Coal Sectors and above all the adherence to New Contributory Pension Scheme are some of the bold anti worker steps taken by the new Government.

The matter of fact approach and urgency which was visible in the initial days of the 7th CPC appears to have vanished. It is a matter of pride for all of us that we could submit our final memorandum on common issues to the Commission within the stipulated time frame. We are also happy to note that almost all service organizations of Central Government employees have endorsed our formulations on the wage structure and other service benefits. It is also a fact that all these organizations have submitted their memoranda on department-specific issues before 31st July, 2014. Despite having received such large number of memoranda, the 7thCPC has so far not commenced taking oral evidence giving an indubitable impression that the Commission might not be able to submit its report within the stipulated time of 18 months.

All these issues came up for the consideration of the members of the Staff side when they met a few days back. The unanimous opinion was to pursue the issues through organizational methods. Accordingly, it was decided to hold a National Convention, eliciting the participation of the representatives of all Service organizations participating in the JCM to discuss the emerging situation and decide upon future course of action. Incidentally, we must mention that the JCM conceived as a negotiating forum has been made ineffective by the Government over the years by not convening its meetings periodically.

The National Convention will be held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gurjarathi Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil Lines(Opposite Civil Lines Metro Station), Delhi, on 11th December, 2014. The Convention will commence at 12 Noon and will be concluded by 4.00 PM. 740 delegates will participate in the convention, of which 370 shall be Railwaymen(AIRF and NFIR), 150 will be Defence Civilian employees (AIDEF and INDWF) and the rest 220 will be represented by other Central Government employees (Confederation of Central Government employees and workers). The participating organizations will issue separate circular letter indicating the number of delegates of each Branch/Unit, Divisions/Zones, Circles/States, and affiliates may deploy to the Convention.

The Staff side will meet again to finalize the draft declaration to be placed before the Convention for discussion and adoption. The date and venue of the meeting will be intimated in due course.

With greetings,
Comradely yours,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Expected DA from Jan 2015 – AICPIN for the month of September 2014

Expected DA from Jan 2015 – AICPIN for the month of September 2014
No.5/1/2014- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004:
Dated the 31st October, 2014
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it remained stalic between August, 2014 and September, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.42 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.04 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Chitlies Green, Ginger, Onion, Tomato, Brinal, French Beans, Lady’s Finger, Apple, Sugar, Medicine (Allopathie), Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index.

However, this decrease was restricted to sore extent by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Potato, Cauliflower, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Bidi, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Cinema Charges, Toilet Soap, Tailoring charges. etc.. putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.30 per cent tbr September, 2014 as compared to 6.75 per cent for the previous month and 10.70 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.46 per cent against 7.63 per cent of the previous month and 13.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Goa reported a decrease of 10 points followed by Nagpur (5 points). Among others, 4 points fall was observed in 6 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres.
On the contrary, Tripura recorded the maximum increase of 6 points followed by Lucknow & Jalpaiguri (4 points each) and Rourkela & Rangapara-Tezpur (3 points each). Among others, 2 points rise was registered in 8 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 13 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW fut the month of October, 2014 will be released on Friday, 28 November. 2014.
The sanie will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in
sd/-
(S.S.NEGI)
Director
Expected DA from Jan 2015 – AICPIN for the month of September 2014
No.5/1/2014- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004:
Dated the 31st October, 2014
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2014
The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it remained stalic between August, 2014 and September, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.42 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.04 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Chitlies Green, Ginger, Onion, Tomato, Brinal, French Beans, Lady’s Finger, Apple, Sugar, Medicine (Allopathie), Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index.
However, this decrease was restricted to sore extent by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Potato, Cauliflower, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Bidi, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Cinema Charges, Toilet Soap, Tailoring charges. etc.. putting upward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.30 per cent tbr September, 2014 as compared to 6.75 per cent for the previous month and 10.70 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.46 per cent against 7.63 per cent of the previous month and 13.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Goa reported a decrease of 10 points followed by Nagpur (5 points). Among others, 4 points fall was observed in 6 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded the maximum increase of 6 points followed by Lucknow & Jalpaiguri (4 points each) and Rourkela & Rangapara-Tezpur (3 points each). Among others, 2 points rise was registered in 8 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 13 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 37 centres are above and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average.
The next index of CPI-IW fut the month of October, 2014 will be released on Friday, 28 November. 2014.
The sanie will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in
sd/-
(S.S.NEGI)
Director

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