Monday, 9 March 2015

Increasing Pension Limits Under Employees Pension Scheme

Increasing Pension Limits Under Employees Pension Scheme

Ministry of Labour & Employment
09-March, 2015 15:00 IST

The Government is not considering to enhance the age limit for Employees Pension Scheme (EPS).The Pension implementation Committee (PIC) has recommended to increase the short service pension entitlement age from 50 years to 55 years. The proposal is under consideration of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT),Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF).The proposal, if accepted is likely to decrease the reduction of pension due to short service.

This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment in response to a written question in Lok Sabha today.

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Revision of designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff: Railway Board Order

Revision of designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No: PC-VI/2009/I/1/3
dated 28 -01-2015.
The General Secretary, .
AIRF,
The General Secretary,
NFIR,
Sir,

Sub:- Revision of designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff.
Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 19-12-2012 seeking your views on the proposal regarding grouping/broad-banding of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff and revision of their designation. However your reply is awaited. Keeping in View recommendations of 6th CPC and instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training vide their OM dated 30-04-2010 & views of nodal Directorates, proposed revised designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff (now in Grade Pay Rs.1800) were discussed by the Committee for Standardization of Designations. Accordingly, a department-wise list of proposed revised designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff in Grade Pay Rs. 1800 is enclosed. Nodal Directorate have also given their comments to the proposed revised designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff.

Federations are requested to please convey their views expeditiously on the proposed revised designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff, so that case may be processed for Board’s consideration.
Encl: As above
Your faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board
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Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – Pensioners Portal Orders Mar 2015

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – Pensioners Portal Orders Mar 2015

G.I., Dept. of Pen. & P.W., O.M.No.38/77-A/09-P&PW(A)(Pt.)

Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – reg.

The orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OM dated 1.9.2008. The provisions of Para 4.2 of this OM were clarified vide this Department’s letter dated 3.10.2008.

2. The Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its common order dated 1.11.2011 in four petitions [OA No.655/2010, 306/2010, 50712010 and 3079/2009] directed that the past pensioners may be granted, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, a minimum pension with reference to the fitment table applicable for revision of pay of serving employees.

3. A large number of representations from pre-2006 pensioners are being received by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare for extension of benefits similar to what had been allowed in case of OA No.655/2010 by CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi.

4. In this context, it is informed that four Writ Petitions were filed in the High Court of Delhi challenging the order dated 1.11.2011 of Hon’ble CAT in four OAs. These petitions were dismissed on 29.4.2013. Subsequently, four SLPs were filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court over a period of time against the said order of the Hon’ble High Court. Of the four SLPs, the one pertaining to Central Government SAG (S-29) Pensioners’ Association which was first in the series of said SLPs, has since been dismissed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 29.7.2013. As the Review Curative Petition against the said order dated 29.7.2013 also failed, the Government of India decided to comply with the order by extending the requisite benefits to the parties involved in the said SLP. As regards the other three SLPs (Nos.36148-50/2013), Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 19.11.2013 issued notice and made the following observation: .

“Learned Counsel for the respondent submits that during the pendency of these petitions the respondent-writ petitioners shall not precipitate the matter by filing contempt proceedings either before the High Court or before the Tribunal. That statement is recorded. “

5. Thus the issue of revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 as covered under SLP Nos. 36148-50/2013 in the Apex Court which have been tagged with Civil Appeal No.8875-76/2011 filed by Ministry of Defence in a similar matter is subjudice.
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Printing of All India Helpline Number 138 and Security Helpline No.182 on the ticket.

Railway Board issued orders on printing of All India Helpline Number 138 and Security Helpline No.182 on the Ticket

G.I., Min. of Railways, Railway Board’s Letter N0.2013/TG-1/20/P/PRS Ticket, dated 9.3.2015

Subject: Printing of All India Helpline Number 138 and Security Helpline No.182 on the ticket.

Vide Board’s letter No. 2015/TG-II/02/HeIpline dated 23.2.2015, it has been decided to provide the All India Helpline Number 138 for passengers, as interface for queries/complaints related to Medical emergency, Cleanliness, Food & Catering, Coach Maintenance, Linen etc.

2. In order to publicise the above mentioned number, Board desires that the text “All India Passenger Helpline No.138” may be got printed at the front of the PRS as well as UTS tickets.

3. The text “PNR and train arrival/departure enquiry No.139” may also be printed on the front of the ticket.

4. Further, with reference to the revised general instructions enclosed with Comml Circular No.7 of 2015, Board desires that the text “to report unsavoury situation during journey please dial railway security helpline No.182” may also be got printed at the back of the PRS as well as UTS tickets.

5. It is also desired that the text please carry valid Identity proof’ as appearing at the back of PRS ticket may be moditied as “please carry original identity proof’.

6. IRCTC may also make necessary arrangements to ensure printing of the above mentioned text on the hard copies as well as SMS of e-tickets.

7. The above instructions may be implemented w.e.f 1.3.2015.

8. Necessary instructions in this regard may be issued to all concerned.

Source: Railway Board

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