Wednesday, 2 December 2015

New Functionalities released under National Pension System (NPS)

New Functionalities released under National Pension System (NPS)

National_Pension_System_NPS
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has been established by the Government of India for regulation and development of Pension Sector in order to protect the old age income security of subscribers. PFRDA takes various initiatives from time to time in order to simplify and improve the operational issues in National Pension System (NPS) like new functionality development under NPS architecture, simplification of account opening, withdrawal, grievance management etc. In this regard, recently many new functionalities have been released by the Central Record keeping Agency (CRA) to provide the ease of operation for the benefit of subscribers and nodal offices. These are detailed below:

Functionality released in CRA system recently for the benefit of NPS subscribers:

Sr. No. Functionalities Benefits Description
1 Contribution upload for shifted subscribers Point of Presence (POPs) were previously allowed to upload the regular monthly contribution in the CRA system only for the subscribers pertaining to their associated Corporate. Now, a POP can also upload the contribution for subscribers who have shifted from one of their associated Corporate to another associate Corporate.
2 One way switch Currently, there is no provision for transfer of funds from Tier-II to Tier-I account. Now, the POP can process a subscriber request to transfer funds from Tier II to Tier I account. Such transactions can be processed only for subscribers under All Citizens of India Model or Corporate Sector Model having active Tier I and Tier II accounts, subject to the availability of adequate holdings in the Tier II account. There is no limit (minimum or maximum) on the amount and number of one way switches that can be requested by a subscriber.
3 Upload of unequal contribution for Govt. employees In case of Govt. sector employees, the Uploading Office is required to prepare and upload the contribution file wherein the Employee and Employer Contribution are equal for each subscriber. This functionality will now allow the Uploading Offices to prepare and upload contribution files where Employer and Employee contribution amount are not same.
4 Processing of voluntary contribution for corporate subscribers through any POP Currently, POPs are allowed to upload contributions for corporate subscribers only if the Corporate is associated with them. With the release of this new functionality, the POPs can process the ‘Voluntary’ contributions made by any Corporate subscriber even if they are not associated to them.
5 Functionality for nodal offices on Tier – II operations and voluntary contribution processing The Govt. sector Nodal Offices have now been provided with utility for activating the Tier II account and its operation for all Government employees.   The Government subscribers (mandatorily covered under NPS) can also approach their associated Nodal Office for making additional investment (Voluntary Contributions) in their PRAN – Tier I account.
6 Insertion of QR Code facility on backside of PRAN The QR code is a matrix barcode and is used to store URL of websites. The QR code can be converted to data by using a smart phone.  The application to read QR code is available as free application for all smartphone users. Further, utility to convert website URL to QR code is also freely available online.
7 Grievance resolution by monitoring office in CRA system In case of Govt. sector nodal offices, only the PAOs/DTOs can provide resolution remarks for the grievances raised against them by their associated subscribers in Central Grievance Management System (CGMS) module. However, the mapped Pr.AOs/DTAs can only monitor the status of the grievances (using ‘Token No’) raised against underlying PAOs/DTOs. Now, with the new facility made available in the CRA system, the Pr.AOs/DTAs along with the PAOs/DTOs can provide resolution remarks to the grievances raised against the associated office.
8 Pop – Up window for resolution of pending grievance in CRA system To aid the Nodal Offices, a pop-up alert is displayed on the home page immediately after the User logs in to CRA website (www.cra-nsdl.com). The pop-up displays the count of grievances pending (if any) for more than 30 days. The User have two options i.e., either to resolve the grievances immediately by selecting the option ‘Resolve Now’ (which will guide the user to ‘grievance resolution’ screen) or to select ‘Resolve Later’ to continue with regular operations and provide resolutions to the grievances later. The pop-up window is a reminder to all the Nodal Offices which have any grievance pending for resolution beyond 30 days in Central Grievance Management System (CGMS) module.
9 Functionality for capturing bank details and contact details of the nodal offices A facility has been provided to Nodal Offices of Central Government to enter the contact details of their Nodal Officer (along with details of alternate Nodal Officer) and the Bank account details of respective Nodal Office in CRA system. This will help Trustee Bank and CRA to identify the nodal offices for better coordination.

Currently, NPS has more than one crore subscribers with total Asset Under Management (AUM) of more than Rs. One lakh crore.

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Notice for Meeting with Representatives of recognized non affiliated Service Associations/Unions and recognized Associations/unions to discuss the issues relating to the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
 No. 06/04/2015-SR
Dated  2nd   December, 2015.

Subject:  Notice for Meeting with Representatives of  recognized non affiliated Service Associations/Unions and recognized Associations/unions to discuss the issues relating to the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

A meeting with the  representatives of non affiliated recognized Service Association/Unions and recognized Associations/unions will be held on      08-12-2015 at3.00 P.M. under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts) in G.P. Roy committee Room, 2nd Floor,  Dak Bhavan,  New Delhi to discuss the recommendations of   the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to various cadres/posts of the Department.  The Staff Side may examine the recommendations relating to the different cadres and furnish their comments.
Please make it convenient to attend the meeting.
-sd-
( Arun Malik )
Director (SR & Legal)

Official Side:
All Members of Postal Service Board
JS & FA /CE(Civil)/DDG(PAF)/DDG(Estt.)/DDG(P)/DDG (SR & Legal)

Staff Side:
All General Secretaries of non Affiliated
Recognized Service Associations/Unions and
General Secretaries of recognized Associations/Unions not
represented in the DC(JCM).
Copy for information to:
Sr. PPS to Secretary(Posts)


Copy to:
(i) ADG(GA) – For booking the Committee Room and arrangements of Tea/Coffee/Snacks through CPLO.  Exact number of persons and Menu etc. will be intimated later.
(ii) Caretaker – To ensure cleanliness of Committee Room and arrange flower vase etc.
(iii) A.E. (Elect) – for ensuring functioning of mikes etc.

Source: aisbceu.blogspot.in

Upper Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2015-intimation of vacancies for SLY-2015 -regarding

Upper Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2015-intimation of vacancies for SLY-2015 -regarding.
LAST & FINAL REMINDER
TIME BOUND
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003
Dated: 15t December, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Upper Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2015-intimation of vacancies for SLY-2015 -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 13.08.2015 and 28.08.2015 followed by reminders dated 23.10.2015 and 16.11.2015 on the subject mentioned above and to say that out of 41 cadre units, 19 cadre units (As per Annexure) have not yet intimated the requisite vacancy position for UD Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination -2015.

2. The Staff Selection Commission is to be provided with the information immediately in the light of the examination calendar of that commission. The concerned cadre units are, therefore, once again requested to intimate the vacancies for UD Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination to this Department in the newly prescribed proforma, latest by 10.12.2015 failing which vacancies for SL·2015 from the defaulting cadre units will be treated as ‘NIL’ and consolidated information on vacancies based on reports received till that date will be furnished to SSC. This may be accorded “TOP PRIORITY”.

(A.K.Saha)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
Dir/DS (Admn.)
Participating cadre units of CSCS
(As per Annexure)
ANNEXURE
S. No.  Cadre Units
1.  Civil Aviation
2.  Culture
3.  Defence
4.  Expenditure
5.  Fertilizers
6.  Home Affairs
7.  Labour
8.  Legal Affairs
9.  Niti Aayog
10.  MSME
11.  Minority Affairs
12.  Science 8, Technology
13.  Shipping
14.  Social Justice 8, Empowerment
15.  Steel
16.  Telecom
17.  UPSC
18. Water Resources
19. Women &: Child Development

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 30th November 2015

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 30th November 2015
DoPT

A. Approved by Cabinet

S.No. Name of the Service CRC* Meeting Cabinet Approval
1. CPWD Central Engineering Service. Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service and Central Architecture Service 27/06/2011 03/01//2012
2. Military Engineering Services (Indian Defence Service of Engineers. Architect Cadre and Surveyor Cadre) 22/09/2011 and 23/01 /2012 18/04/2013
3. Indian Revenue Service 19/02/20 13 and
GaM** on
29/04/2013
23/05/2013
4. Indian Radio Regulatory Service 19/02/2013 03/07/2013
5. Central Labour Service 19/02/2013 17/07/2013
6. Indian Customs & Central Excise 27/08/2013 05/12/2013
7. Indian Cost Accounts Service 29/10/2013 02/01/2014
8. Central Power Engineering Service 11 /12/2013 13/05/2014
9. Indian Ordnance Factory Service 19/03/2014 29/10/2014
10. Indian Civil Accounts Service 17/07/2013 16/01/2015
11. Border Road Engineering Service 26/02/2015 07/04/2015
12. Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service 08/01/2015 06/05/2015
13. Indian Trade Service 06/05/2014 01 /07/2015
14. Indian Statistical Service 24/06/2014 29/07/2015
15. DGET & Women Training Directorate 10/04/2015 07/10/2015
* CRC – Cadre ReView Committee **GoM – Group of Ministers

B. Pending Proposals
S. No. Name of the Service Status
1. With Concerned Ministry – CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (3)
1. Railway Protection Force CRC meeting held on 29/07/2013. Decision with the approval of MoS (PP) and FM has been communicated to the Ministry of Railways on 09/10/2013 for taking Cabinet approval.
2. Indian Naval Material Management Service The CRC meeting held on 24/10/2013. Comments of DoPT on Cabinet Note have been provided to Ministry of Defence on 21 /1/2015 .
3. Indian P& T Acctt. and Fin. Service CRC meeting was held on 17/09/2015 . Approval of MoS (PP) and FM has been conveyed to Department of Telecom on 17/11/2015 for taking Cabinet approval.
2. With Cabinet Secretariat (3)
4. Ministry of Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Approval of Secretary (P) & Secretary (Exp) has been obtained and the Note for Cadre Review Committee has been sent to Cabinet Secretariat.
5. Central Reserve Police Force Approval of Secretary (P) & Secretary (Exp) has been obtained and the Note for Cadre Review Committee has been sent to Cabinet Secretariat.
6. Indian Postal Service The CRC Meeting was held on 20107/2015 and it was decided in the meeting that the Cadre review proposal may be taken after the report of 7th Pay Commission is received
3. With Department of Personnel & Training (3)
7. Indian Telecom Service CRC meeting held on 17109/2015 and it has been directed that the matter has to be re-examined in consultation with DoT and DoE. Two meetings chaired by Secretary (Telecom) have been held on
09/10/2015 & 27/10/2015 and certain clarifications have been called for by letter dated 26/10/2015 . Reply of DoT has been received on 30/11 /2015 .
8. Central Engineering Service (Roads) A meeting under the chairmanship of Secretary (P) is scheduled to be held on 14/12/2015 .
9. Indian Information Service CRC meeting held on 30107/2014. Approval of MoS (PP) and FM has been conveyed to Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on 15/12/2014 for taking Cabinet approval. Ministry of I&B has sent a revised proposal recently.
4. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (10)
10. Indian P& T Building Works Clarifications are awaited from DoT on the cadre strength.
11. Indian Defence Accounts Service Clarifications have been sought vide letter dated 23/11/2015. Reply awaited.
12. Indian Railways Personnel Service A letter dated 14/10/2015 asking for details of work charge posts has been sent to Ministry of Railways. Reply is awaited.
13. Indian Railways Accounts Service -do-
14. Indian Railways Stores Service -do-
15. Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers -do-
16. Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers -do-
17. Indian Railways Traffic Service -do-
18. Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers -do-
19. Indian Railways Service of Engineers -do-

Note: 1. In all the remaining cadres. letters have been written to the Cadre Controlling Authorities to send the cadre review proposals for the services/cadres pertaining to their departments.

2. By letter dated 20104/2015 suggestions have been invited from the cadre Controlling Authorities on Cadre Review on email id singh.mona@nic.in

3. A presentation dated 19/12/2014 on “Reforming Personnel management in Gujarat “has been uploaded on the site for information as it contains many new initiatives of the Government of Gujarat. Slide number 16-47 has the details of restructuring and the recruitment calendar. The link is persmin.gov.in

One Rank One Pension – Payments Expected to Start in January

One Rank One Pension – Payments Expected to Start in January

The Ministry of Defence, meanwhile, is rethinking whether it should debar officers and men who go home before completing their tenure from the benefits of OROP.

About 25 lakh armed forces veterans get their first enhanced pension under the One Rank One Pension Scheme, or OROP,  in January, top Ministry of Defence officials said. The enhanced pensions will cost the exchequer around Rs. 7,000 crore.

The Ministry of Defence, meanwhile, is rethinking whether it should debar officers and men who go home before completing their tenure from the benefits of OROP.

About 80% officers and men leave the forces when they fail to make it to the next rank. The benefits of the current scheme are denied to them. For example, a Colonel who leaves the army before completing his tenure as he didn’t make it to the next rung – Brigadier – will not be entitled to OROP.

But sources said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has ordered a rethink on this and is inclined to strike this provision off.

If done, it would address one of the major concerns of the armed forces.

“If officers who leave their tenure incomplete and quit for not being making it to the next rung are denied OROP, the forces will be saddled with passed over officers. Worse, they will have to work under the command of junior officers,” a source in the ministry said.

Veterans will also get their OROP arrears – the scheme has been brought into effect from July 2014 – before the end of this financial year. It will cost the government Rs. 11,000 crore.

War widows and Gallantry award winners will their arrears in one go – the rest will get it in four equal installments.

The implementation of OROP – a pre-election promise by the BJP – was announced this September after prolonged negotiations.

The scheme could, however, not be implemented immediately because of the Bihar elections and the model Code of Conduct that came into play during elections.

Source: NDTV

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