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

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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

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