Monday, 13 July 2015

Eligibility for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT) in Ordnance Factories

Eligibility for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT) in Ordnance Factories

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhavan
10A, Shaheed Kmudiram Bose Road, Kolkatta – 700 001
No.06/2/dr/14-15/Per/NI
Date: 3/07/2015
To
1) The All Sr. General Managers / General Managers / All Head of Units, Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories.
2) The Sr.Prinicpal Director, NADP, Ambajhar, Nagpur.

Sub : Eligibility for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT)-reg.

In compliance with the rules contained in the SRO 30 dated 14.07.2010 & SRO 58 dated 19.07.2012, it is re-iterated in the following for information to all concerned in order to remove doubt and ambiguity arising out of it regarding the eligibility conditions for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT). An extract from the above mentioned SROs has been reproduced below : –
“Twenty five per cent by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst Non-Industrial employees in or above the pay Band -1 Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade pay Rs.1800) but below the pay Band-1 Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade pay Rs.2400) with three years regular service in the pay Band -1 Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay Rs.1800) and possessing the necessary educational qualification for direct recruitment failing which by direct recruitment”.
In view of the above, it is stated that an applicant/employee for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT) has to complete three years of regular service in or above the pay Band -1 Rs.5200 – 20200 (Grade Pay Rs.1800) but below the pay Band-1 Rs. 5200- 20200 (Grade pay Rs.2400) as an Non-industrial employee within the crucial date as determined for a particular Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.
sd/-
(A.N.SATAPATHY)
DIRECTOR/ NI
For DIRECTOR GENERAL ORDNANCE FACTORIES
Source: BPMS
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Kerala Pay Commission Report handed over to Government – Download link

Kerala Pay Commission Report handed over to Government – Download link

Kerala pay panel hands over report to govt

Thiruvananthapuram: The Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair Commission submitted its report recommending a hike in government employees’ salary here today.

Ramachandran Nair handed over the report to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The report recommends a hike ranging between Rs 2,000 to Rs. 12,000. It has been recommended that the revision be implemented with effect from July 1, 2014.

Other major recommendations include; promote high school teachers to the post of deputy headmaster on completion of 28 years and bring in a hike of house allowance ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 3,000.

The commission recommends a minimum wage of Rs.17,000 and maximum of Rs 1.2 lakh for the employees working under the state government. It suggests that government increase the retiring age to 58 from the present 56. It also proposes to lower the ceiling of minimum service needed for awarding pension from 30 years to 25.

Proposed scale and existing scale in bracket

LD Clerk: Rs 21,000 – 43,000 ( Rs 9,940-15,380); UD Clerk: Rs 26,500 – 53,000 ( Rs 13,210 -22,370); HSA : Rs 30,700 – 62,000 ( Rs 14,620 – 23,480); Last grade: Rs 17,000 – 35,000 (Rs 8,730 – 12,550)
If the government approves it, the recommendations will be implemented with effect from July 2014. The due amounts are likely to be merged with the provident fund.

Source: www.english.manoramaonline.com
Kerala 10th Pay Commission Report – Download link (Official Website of Pay Revision Commission)

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 23RD NOVEMBER 2015 – SECRETARY, JCM (NC) WRITES TO NEW CABINET SECRETARY

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 23RD NOVEMBER 2015 – SECRETARY, JCM (NC) WRITES TO NEW CABINET SECRETARY.

Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha,
Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
I, on behalf of Staff Side, National Council(JCM), greet you on your joining as Cabinet Secretary, Government of India.

Sir, you are aware that, more than 26 lakh Central Government Employees, working in the Railways, Defence, Postal and other Central Government Organizations, are facing lots of problems, which are unresolved due to non-functioning of the NC/JCM.

More than 05 years have passed, there has not been a single meeting of the Departmental Council.
Non-resolution of the problems of the Central Government Employees has forced them jointly to resolve for a National Indefinite Strike from 23rd November, 2015.

I hope, you will take keen interest in resolution of the problems, submitted through our agenda as well as Charter of Demands at an earliest to keep industrial peace in the country.

I do not feel good to write all these issues in my first letter, but I am forced by the circumstances to write all this.

With kind regards!
Sincerely yours,
(Shlva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
NC/JCM

Encl: Declaration adopted by NJCA on 11.12.2014
Cop to: All Constituents of JCM(Staff Side)- for information.

OROP: One Rank One Pension Scheme should be implemented with in six weeks – Hon’ble Supreme Court

OROP: One Rank One Pension Scheme should be implemented with in six weeks – Hon’ble Supreme Court

Hon’ble Supreme Court granted 6 weeks time Central Government to grant One Rank One Pension to retired Armed Forces Personnel on the request of Govt Justice T S Thakur accepted to take up the case after six weeks as per the request made by Additional Solicitor General on behalf of Government Side.
It is expected that time given now may be final as Hon’ble Supreme Court ordered for implementation of One Rank One Pension in the year 2008 itself which is yet to be implemented by Govt. This six weeks was granted on the grounds that Govt needs to work out the modalities for granting OROP.

A contempt petition has been filed by retired Major General S P S Vains in this issue in which hearing is on. Earlier Apex Court has observed that One Rank One Pension is one of the points in Election manifesto of NDA Government. Hon’ble court said “This was part of your manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections. You must keep your word,”

While hearing the Contempt Petition, Defence Ministry has been called upon to provide its explanation for non-implementation of OROP

In Febrary itself, when fixing the next hearing after 3 months Apex Court said “We make it clear that no further time will be granted for the purpose of implementation of the impugned judgment.”

Now, six more weeks have been given as additional time for implementing One Rank One Pension to Ex-Servicemen.

Source: The Indian Express

GRANT OF INCREMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ONE YEAR ON THE DAY OF SUPERANNUATION – SECRETARY JCM (NC) WRITES TO GOVERNMENT

GRANT OF INCREMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ONE YEAR ON THE DAY OF SUPERANNUATION – SECRETARY JCM (NC) WRITES TO GOVERNMENT
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
No.NC/JCM//2015/DOPT Dated: July 6, 2015
The Secretary(Personnel),
Department of Personnel & Training,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
North Block,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,
Sub: Grant of increment for those who have completed one year on the day of superannuation

We solicit your kind reference to item No.14 of the 43rd Meeting of the National Council, demanding grant of one increment in the case of those persons who complete one year on the day of their superannuation. The issue was discussed several occasions, but was not agreed upon by the Official Side. The Official Side took the stand that the completion of the stipulated one year being the day on which the official retires, he cannot be granted one increment for having completed one year only the next day and for doing so, one has to be on duty. The fact that the official has completed the requisite one year for earning an increment was unfortunately glossed over. The Staff Side was also told later that the case filed by one of the officials in the Central Administrative Tribunal against denial of increment was turned by the Court. No doubt, grant of increment in a deserving case is an executive decision and no court will be able to compel the Executive to exercise their powers in a particular manner. In fact, the Government ought to have appreciated the fact that the demand is on justified ground and the technicalities should not have come in the way to deny justice.
We now send you a copy of the GO issued by the Government of Tamilnadu, granting one increment on the date of superannuation in the case of those personnel who have completed one year of service. In the light of the decision of the Government of India that the grant of increment can be resorted to even in the case of a person who has completed at least six months in order to bring in uniformity in the date of increment of all Government employees as per the recommendation of the 6th CPC, earlier stand of the Official Side is not at all tenable. Since there had been no meeting of the National Council for the past five years, this matter could not be pursued through discussions.

We request you to kindly consider the matter afresh, especially in the background of the GO. of the Government of Tamilnadu and issue orders to settle the justified demand.
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
NC/JCM
Encl: As above
ABSTRACT

Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, .2009 – Grant of notional increment to Government Servants who retires on superannuation on the preceding day of increment due date – Orders – Issued.

FINANCE(CMPC) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.311
Dated: 31-12-2014.
Margazi,16.
Thiruvalluvar Aandu, 2045.
READ
1. G.O.Ms.No.234, Finance (PC) Department, dated: 1-6-2009.
2. G.O.Ms.No.123, Finance (PC) Department, dated: 10-4-2012.

ORDER:

As per the provisions under Fundamental Rules 26 (a), the annual increments of the Government Servants are regulated in four quarters viz. 15th January, 15th April, 1st July and 1st October. However, there is no provision in the Fundamental Rules to sanction annual increments in the case of the Government Servants who have rendered one full year of service and retires on superannuation on the last date of completion of one year and their increment due date falls on the next day of superannuation. As such an anomalous situation arises in the case of those Government Servants who retires on the 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December, as the case may be, inspite of the fact that they have completed one full year of service which are countable for increment as per Fundamental Rules 26(a), (b), (bb), (c) and (d) as the case may be, and on the date ‘of retirement.

2) The above issue was-brought to the notice of Pay Grievance Redressal Cell constituted in the Government Order second read above by several Employees Association for due rectification. The Pay Grievance Redressal Cell, among others, has recommended that “when date of increment of a Government Servant falls due on the day following superannuation on completion of one full year of service, such service may be considered for the benefit of a notional increment purely for the purpose of pensionary benefits and not for any other purpose. Such concession may be made applicable prospectively”.

3) After careful consideration, the Government have decided to accept the above recommendation of Pay Grievance Redressal Cell. Accordingly, the Government direct that a Government Servant whose increment falls due on the day following superannuation, on completion of one full year of service which are countable for increment under Fundamental Rules 26, be sanctioned with one notional increment at the rate as described under rule 6 of Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009, purely for the purpose of pensionery benefits and not for any other purpose. The above concession of sanction of notional increment shall take prospective effect from the date of issue of this order.

4) Necessary amendment to the Fundamental Rules shall be issued by Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department separately.
(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
K.SHANMUGAM,
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.

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Restoration of the erstwhile Group-D posts and regularization of the services of Contract/Casual Employees

Restoration of the erstwhile Group-D posts and regularization of the services of Contract/Casual Employees
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
No.NC/JCM/7th CPC/2015 Dated: July 6, 2015
7th Central Pay Commission,
Chatrapathi Shivaji Bhawan,
Qutup Institutional Area,
New Delhi
Dear Madam,

Sub: Restoration of the erstwhile Group-D posts and regularization of the services of Contract/Casual Employees

Introduction

During the course of oral evidence of the Staff Side of the National Council(JCM), with the 7th CPC, while discussing on Chapter 17, para No.17.1, 17.4.2 to 17.5.5 of the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side of the National Council(JCM), the Staff Side stated that a large number of contract/casual, contingent and daily rated workers are deployed in various Central Govt. Establishments including Railways, Defence, postal, Income Tax and Accounts & Audit etc. especially in the jobs performed by the erstwhile Group-D Employees such as Chowkidar, Safaiwalas, Peons, Mali, Washerman etc. The Chairman of the 7th CPC after listening to the views put forth by the Staff Side in this regard has desired that the Staff Side may give their views in writing for restoration of the erstwhile Group-D posts in Central Govt. Establishments. Accordingly the following note is submitted for the favourable consideration of the 7th CPC

Background

Till the beginning of the 1980’s the nature of duties like sweeping, gardening, Watch Ward, Peon, Orderly, Messenger, Duftry etc., were performed by permanent Group-D Employees. However, after imposition of ban on recruitment from 1984 onwards, many Government Department, as mentioned above, stopped recruitment in the above mentioned posts and have started outsourcing all these jobs, resulting in large scale scam and corruption and also exploitation of labour. It is reliably learnt that more than 35% contract/casual workers are employed in all the Central Govt. Departments. The 6th CPC after considering the fact that the above mentioned Group- D posts also require certain amount of skill recommended for upgradation of all Group-D posts to Group-C by upgrading the pay scales. Acco~dingly these employees after suitable training were re-designated as Multi Tasking Staff (MTS). The 6th CPC further recommended that recruitment in the erstwhile Group-D posts will be from amongst Candidates possessing minimum qualification of either 10th pass or ITI certificates.

Although the pay scales of erstwhile Group-D employees were upgraded, the recommendation relating to multi tasking could not be given effect in letter and spirit in many of the Central Govt. Departments due to
practical problems and functional difficulties in view of the fact that the job profile of all the erstwhile Group-D categories has not only been distinctly different from each other, but majority of the posts have full time jobs leaving very little scope for carryout multi tasks.

Employment opportunities for School dropouts

Prior to implementation of recommendation of 6th CPC, the educational qualification required for most of the erstwhile Group-D posts with 8th Std. passed or less qualification as the job profile of these posts did not demand high standards of education. The maximum education qualification for the erstwhile Group-D posts was prescribed at 8th Std. passed in keeping with the aims and principles of inclusive growth and economic empowerment of poor and the downtrodden who are unable to afford higher education due to socio economic reasons and conditions. Recently the Skill Development Ministry has taken a decision to impart training for the school dropouts, so as to make them eligible for employment opportunities.

Proposal of Staff Side

In view of the facts mentioned above the Staff Side propose the following for the consideration of the 7th CPC:-
(i) Minimum qualification for all the posts shall be 8th standard pass or less and that persons possessing educational qualification beyond 10th Std. may be debarred from seeking employment in all the above posts.
(ii) All the outsourced workers at present employed in various erstwhile Group-D posts either through contractors or through the system of outsourcing, Casual/daily rated workers may be absorbed against the existing vacancies subject to possessing the educational qualification or by imparting them in-house training. This will go a long way in curbing corruption and also exploitation of the poor contract and casual workers.
We hope that the 7th CPC may consider our proposals in its true perspective.
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
NC/JCM
Copy to: All Constituents of JCM(Staff Side) – for information.
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2,590 post offices have core banking facilities

2,590 post offices have core banking facilities

Agartala: Even as the Reserve Bank of India is expected to give Department of Posts (DoP) payment bank licence by September, there are 2,590 post offices in the country with core banking facilities, Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

“I want to change the profile of the post office by extending its service to the poorer section of the people. We have applied for a payment bank licence with the RBI to bring a large section of unbanked populace of the country into the banking space,” the Union Minister said.

There were only 236 post offices under core banking facilities, but after the current NDA government came to power last year, 2,590 post offices have now core banking facilities, he said.

The minister today dedicated the core banking service of Agartala Post Office and laid the foundation stone for Dimapur Mukhya Dak Ghar in Nagaland here by remote control.

At present, post offices offer savings bank accounts, but cannot have credit or overdraft facilities.
Under payment banking licence an entity would be allowed to accept deposits, facilitate remittances and payments, but cannot lend.

“I want Indian post offices to have all modern and digital facilities. I want a person working at a metropolitan city get the facility to remit money to his mother through the post office. I want women working in village community centres get medical facilities by digitally linking them with good doctors,” he said.
The minister said the Centre wants to convert the country into a Digital India where a poor person can use smartphones and avail all modern facilities.

“At present there are 98 crore mobile phones, which will cross 100 crore soon and there are 30 crore internet connections in the country, which will also increase with the growing demand,” Prasad said adding, all gram panchayats in the country would be connected with optical fibre connections.
PTI

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