Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Payment of Overtime allowance to C&W Staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains

Payment of Overtime allowance to C&W Staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.E(LL)/2015/HER/6
New Delhi, dated: 17-09-2015
The General Manager,
NFIR
3 chelmsford Road,
New Delhi.
Sub: Payment of Overtime allowance to C&W Staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains.
Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer your letter No.I/8/Part. I dated 05.08.2015 regarding above mentioned subject requesting therein to issue the suitable guidelines to Zonal Railways for payment of Overtime Allowance and Night Duty Allowance to C&W staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains.
In this regard, it is mentioned that Western Railway has been replied to vide Board’s letter of even number dated 17.07.2015. A copy of the Board’s reply to Western Railway is enclosed.
DA:As above
For Secretary, Railway Board.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.2015/E(LL)/HER/6
New Delhi, dated: 17.7.2015
The General Manager,
Western Railway,
Mumbai.
Sub: Payment of Overtime allowance to staff escorting train no.19301/19302 Indore – Yashwantpur Express- Ratlam Div.
Ref: Railway’s letter No.E/HER/487/RTM/387 dt. 03.6.2015.
In Reference to Railway’s letter, referred to above, it is stated that the instructions issued under Letter No.E(LL)/73/HER/26 dt. 13.1.1977 has not been superseded, As such the existing instructions may be followed.
(Ashutosh Garg)
For Deputy Director Estt. (LL)
Railway Board
Source : NFIR
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Maharashtra government hikes coverage amount of group insurance for its employees

Maharashtra government hikes coverage amount of group insurance for its employees

Mumbai: In a landmark decision, the Maharashtra government has decided to increase the coverage amount of its group insurance policy for its employees.


The BJP-led government has also decided to allow newly appointed women employees to avail a maternity leave, which was earlier not allowed.

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said the government has decided to increase the the coverage amount of its group insurance policy from Rs 1,20,000 to Rs 3,60,000 for class III employees.
Whereas for class IV employees, the new insurance coverage will be Rs 2.40 lakh which was earlier Rs 60,000.

“The state employee organisations were demanding to increase the insurance policy coverage and hence the decision was taken,” Mungantiwar told reporters here.

He said that the monthly insurance premium will also increase and will be Rs 360 for class III and Rs 240 for class IV employees.

“The new changes will come in force from January 1, from the day of anniversary of the ‘government employee group insurance scheme’. The difference of the premium amount will be deducted from the salary of employee from November 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015,” Mungantiwar said, adding that the scheme will benefit 4.70 lakh state government employees.

He said the government has also decided to let women employees avail maternity leave, even if they have not completed at-least two years in service, as stipulated earlier.

“Earlier it was mandatory for women employees to have completed two years in government services to avail 180 days of paid maternity leave. Employee who had completed more than a year and less than two years were allowed to take maternity leave, but half their salary was deducted,” Mungantiwar said.

“Now even newly appointed government employees will be allowed to take paid maternity leave,” the minister said.
PTI

7th Pay Commission: Non-secretariat staff upset over pay disparity with secretariat staff



7th Pay Commission: Non-secretariat staff upset over pay disparity with secretariat staff

New Delhi: As the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to submit its report on raising the salaries and allowances for central government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley within December, non-central secretariat staff across the country are a seething lot.




In fact, the Assistants and Section Officers get pay grade Rs 4600 and Rs 4800 in central Secretariat service while the Assistants and Section Officers of non-central secretariat service get pay grade Rs 4200 and Rs 4600 respectively. Not only this but also the non-functional pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 5400 (Grade Pay) is admissible to the Section Officers of the central Secretariat service on completion of 4 years service in that grade but no such system for the Section Officers of non-central secretariat service and this has led to much heartburn of non-central secretariat staff.

Non-central secretariat staff reiterated their demand to ensure parity with the central Secretariat staff, they seemed unsure about whether or not the Seventh Pay Commission would accept their pay anomalies which, they added, they had demanded such type of pay parity before Sixth Pay Commission also and the commission accepted it but the government didn’t give its nod about it.

Before Sixth Pay Commission implementation, the respective pay scales of Rs 6500-10500 and 5000-8000 existed for Assistants in central Secretariat and non central Secretariat and pay scales 7500-12000 and Rs 6500-10500 existed for Section Officers in central Secretariat and non central Secretariat. The Section Officers in central Secretariat also got the pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 on completion of four years service in the lower scale of 7500-12000 while pay scale of Section Officers of non-central secretariat service was never upgraded in the same post.

A newly recruited Group A officer begins with the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 5400 (Grade Pay) but central Secretariat service staff begin their group A service on the promotion of Under Secretary with the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 6600 (Grade Pay).

Complaints have been raised against the above the anomalies in the Seventh Pay Commission.

Alleging that the central government has taken a number of steps time to time to give higher pay to the central Secretariat service staff at the cost of non-central secretariat service staff.

The non-central secretariat service staff raised their voice to get paid equally as their counterparts central Secretariat staff before Seventh Pay Commission. The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to advice to make a equal in pay disparity with central secretariat staff but it is the big matter, will the government accept it without a question?

TST

Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground in Grade Pay 1900/- in artisan category etc-reg

Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No PC-V/2015/PNM/NFIR/1
New Delhi, dated 21.09.2015

The General Secretary
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055

Sir
Sub:- Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground in Grade Pay 1900/- in artisan category etc-reg. (PNM/NFIR item No.11/2015)

The undersigned is directed to refer to the minutes of the separate meeting held on 15.07.2015 on the leftover PNM/NFIR items and to state that,DoP&T’s OM dt.03.04.2012 have been adopted by the Board vide letter dt. 14.09.2012 (RBE No.102/2012) issued by its Estt. Dte. Accordingly, the matter has been examined in consultation with Estt. Dte. of Railway Board and they have clarified that Board’s instructions dt. 14.09.2012 applies exclusively in cases, where candidate being considered for appointment on Compassionate grounds are not meeting the minimum qualification for entry into the Government service that is, in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- and the word ‘trainees’ have been coined only for this limited purpose. It has nothing to do with trainees (who get stipend and not salary) in various posts of Grade Pay Rs.1900 & above, where it is mandatory for persons to complete the training successfully, before joining a working post.

In view of the above position Federation’s demand is not feasible for acceptance.

Yours faithfully,

for Secretary / Railway Board

Source : NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7USFJBZURFeThRblhvWWJkVWNCN1FFMkZ6eEI4/view]

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015.
F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date : 28th Sept, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 27th April, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119% w.e.f. 1st July, 2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensloners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are lndian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008- P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97- P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 119% w.e.f. 1.7.2015 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the a.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and reemployed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CPL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2015-E.II(B) dated 23rd September, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worried

Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worried

“Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules – Following are the consequences of a law imposed by DoPT.”

The Armed Forces, Railways, Defence, and Deaprtment of Post are among the largest employers under the control of the Central Government. The largest among them, the Railways, employs more than 13 lakh employees. In all, the Central Government employees more than 34 lakh, and has more than 38 lakh pensioners on its list.

The Centre has now ordered the implementation of an old and forgotten law. According to Section 56 (J) and 56 (I) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, the performances of those between the ages of 50 and 55, and those who have completed 30 years of service must be reviewed by senior officers once every three months, vis. Jan to Mar, Apr to Jun, Jul to Sep and Oct to Dec. All the departments have been ordered to review the performances and implement this rule immediately. And also advised to constitute a Review Committee consisting of two Members at appropriate level.

Relevant orders to this effect were issued on September 11. Senior officials and employees of various departments are confused and terrified following the orders.

Some claim that the government has taken this step to stifle the indefinite strike to be held in November. The Central Government employees union and the railway employees’ union claim that, armed with this rule, the government can send home workers under the compulsory retirement scheme.

The order quoted, “If conduct of a government employee becomes unbecoming to the public interest or obstructs the efficiency in public services, the government has an absolute right to compulsorily retire such an employee in public interest.”

Worse hit due to the new rule are the senior and experienced members of the staff. These employees are already affected by denial of increments and de-promotions. The federations claim that the Centre is treating these experienced employees as unreliable and talentless manpower and is hell-bent on terminating their services.

The government is conspiring to use this law and give compulsory retirement to employees over the age of 50/55 by branding them as unfit for work. The law also makes it possible for the government to find faults with their work.

The move is intended to intimidate the employees into not participating in the indefinite strike in November.

Source: 90paisa.org

Tax Payers: No Extension in Due Date of Filing of Returns and Audit Report; Due Date Continues to be 30th September, 2015

No Extension in Due Date of Filing of Returns and Audit Report; Due Date Continues to be 30th September, 2015; Tax Payers and Practitioners are Advised not to give any Credence to any Fake or Fraudulent Order about Extension of Date

The Income Tax Department has clarified that circulation of Fake order dated 26.9.2015 for extension of due date for filing of Audit report and return of Income for Assessment Year 2015-16 is fraudulent. The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by 30th September 2015. Tax payers and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a fake order dated 26th September 2015 supposedly under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1961 under the signature of one Upmanyu Reddy, Under Secretary to the Government of India is in circulation. The fake order extends the due date for filing of audit report under section 119 of the Income-tax Act to 15 October 2015.

It is clarified the order is fraudulent. The Government has not extended the due date for filing of returns and audit report due by 30th September 2015. Tax payer and practitioners are advised not to give any credence to the fraudulent order purportedly signed by one Upmanyu Reddy.

PIB

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