Tuesday, 16 February 2016

EPFO offers 8.8% interest for 2015-16, unions protest

EPFO offers 8.8% interest for 2015-16, unions protest

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The financial, investment and audit committee of the EPFO board had proposed 8.95 per cent rate of return as “feasible” in its meeting held in January 2016.

The central board of trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Tuesday recommended 8.80 per cent rate of return on retirement savings under its watch for 2015-16.

Although this is a notch higher than the 8.75 per cent offered by the EPFO to its subscribers at present, the announcement has left the trade unions disappointed as they complain that the financial and investment panel of the EPFO board had earlier recommended interest rate of 8.95 per cent.

“We have strongly protested the move to declare rate of interest at 8.80 per cent in the CBT meeting today. At 8.95 per cent, the rate declared by the financial and investment panel of the EPFO, it is left with a surplus of 91 crore. We have not agreed to it,” said Prabhakar Banasure, a member of financial, investment and audit committee of the EPFO who was present in the meeting held in Chennai.

Mr. Banasure said Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who chaired the Central Borad of Trustees meeting, said 8.80 per cent is an “interim” interest rate. “We demanded the Minister to wait for the audit of the 2015-16 balance sheet before declaring the interest rates. However, he didn’t agree,” he added.
The FIAC of the EPFO board had proposed 8.95 per cent rate of return as “feasible” in its meeting held last month.

The EPFO has estimated Rs. 34,844 crore as its income meant for distribution of interest to its 8.7 crore subscribers for 2015-16. This includes a surplus of Rs. 1,604 crore which accrued in 2015 to the EPFO’s income beyond the fund’s original estimates.

The FIAC had discussed that with increase in the interest rate to 8.95 per cent, the surplus available with the retirement body would come out to be Rs. 91.40 crore. At 8.80 per cent and 8.85 per cent, the surplus would be Rs. 673.85 crore and Rs. 479.70 crore, respectively, the FIAC had said.

Earlier, the labour ministry had proposed 8.90 per cent as rate of interest to the union labour ministry for taking in-principle approval of the finance ministry. However, sources said the finance ministry, which is looking to moderate the returns on small savings instruments, wanted the EPFO’s returns to fall in line.

Finance Ministry invites NJCA to discuss over 7th Pay commission recommendations on 19.2.2016

Finance Ministry invites NJCA to discuss over 7th Pay commission recommendations on 19.2.2016

The Official Sources Close to the Finance Ministry told that a Meeting with National Joint Council of Action to be held on 19th February 2016 on the issues of 7th Pay Commission and Charter of Demands of NJCA.

It is informed that Convener, 7th Pay Commission Implementation Cell has fixed Meeting with NJCA on 19th February 2016 at North Block to discuss about the matters pertaining to 7th CPC recommendations and Charter of Demands of NJCA. The timing of the meeting scheduled itself has reveals its importance.

It is expected that, since the Meeting is scheduled before the Budget Session, some news about implementation of 7th pay commission may be announced in Budget or at least we are able to know the latest development about 7th cpc implementation after the Meeting.

An internal meeting of NJCA will also be held on 18.2.2015 before they attend the meeting with Finance Ministry.

7th Pay Commission report total rubbish, say employees leaders

7th Pay Commission report ‘total rubbish’, say employees’ leaders

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Central government employees’ leaders have trashed the 7th Pay Commission report on pay and allowances hike of central government employees and officers, saying it was ‘total rubbish’ and ‘not worth the paper it was printed on’.

A Trade Union leader said he finds it hard to believe that the 900-page report had failed to find any government employees’ welfare motive behind the issuance of such type of pay hike recommendations, which has given nothing, not even proper minimum pay hike.

“Who in the domain of central government employees and officers believes was there any welfare motive behind the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for government employees?” he asked.
“who of them believes that no government agencies were involved in the issuance of such type pay commission? The pay commission report reveals that it was made on the direction of the government.”

“Yes, government can say that the 7th Pay Commission report gave a message of cheer of senior officials as commission was comprised three bureaucratic members excluding Justice A K Mathur, who led the committee. The bureaucratic members gave their vote in favor of their fraternity.

“The pay panel was constituted with no leader of the trade unions and the employees associations as representative of employees. So, the panel took a different view for lower grade employees.

IPS, IRS and other services officers have also suffered as there was not any member as their representative in the panel,” the leader of the CPI-affiliated All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) said in here on Monday.

AITUC General Secretary Gurudas Dasgupta had already said, “It is totally disappointing… least hike (proposed) in the last 30 years. Considering the inflation, it is unsatisfactory.”

CPI-M linked Centre of Indian Trade Unions’s (CITU) President A K Padmanabhan had said these recommendations are an “injustice” to workers. The minimum pay is not in sync with today’s inflation and prices.

RSS affiliate Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh’s General Secretary Viresh Upadhyay had said, “It is disappointing and we oppose it strongly. There is just 16 per cent hike in net pay against projected 23.55 per cent. Besides, there is now a huge gap between the minimum and maximum pay. This gap should not be more than 1:10, but it is way above.”

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers President K K N Kutty had said it was “totally disappointing and beats logic. It is the only commission, which has reduced the allowances and due to which the growth in net income is only 14.28%.”

The leading associations of Central government employees like central secretariat, railwaymen, nurses, employees of CBEC and CBDT, postal employees and other departments have opposed the the 7th Pay Commission report and have sought “rectification” to its.

Accordingly, the have submitted their representations to Implementation Cell (IC) in the Finance Ministry which works under the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha.

A 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) was set up on January 27 for processing the report of the 7th Central Pay Commission before cabinet nod.

The report of the 7th Pay Commission was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November with a recommendation for raising minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000, which will be effective from January 1, 2016.

The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay. The overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%.

Instructions/Guidelines relating to filling up the Integrity Column of Annual Performance Assessment Reports-regarding.

No.21011/27/2015-Estt. (A-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 11th February, 2016
Office Memorandum
Subject: Instructions/Guidelines relating to filling up the Integrity Column of Annual Performance Assessment Reports-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer the existing instructions/ guidelines of this Department on filling up the column relating to integrity in ACRs (now APARs).

It has been brought to the notice that many a time Reporting Officers do not make clear and categorical mention about the integrity of the officer reported upon.

Further, it has also been seen that in case of doubt of integrity of the officer reported upon, the procedures prescribed for filling up the integrity column in APARs are not being followed appropriately.

2. Now, it has been decided to reiterate the followings instructions/guidelines contained in para 5.2 of this Department OM No. 51/5/72-Ests. (A) dated 20 th May, 1972 on procedures prescribed for filling up the column relating to integrity in APARs:
(a) Supervisory officers should maintain a confidential diary in which instances which create suspicion about the integrity of a subordinate should be noted from time to time and action to verify the truth of such suspicions should be taken expeditiously by making confidential enquiries departmentally or by referring the matter to the Special Police Establishment. At the time of  recording the annual confidential report, this diary should be consulted and the material in it utilised for filling the column about integrity. If the column is not filled on account of the unconfirmed nature of  the suspicions, further action should be taken in accordance with the following sub paragraphs.
(b) The column pertaining to integrity in the character roll should be left blank and a separate secret note about the doubts and suspicions regarding the officer’s integrity should be recorded simultaneously and followed up.
(c) A copy of the secret note should be sent together with the character roll to the next superior officers who should ensure that the follow-up action is taken with due expedition.
(d) If, as a result of the follow-up action, an officer is exonerated, his integrity should be certified and an entry made in the character roll. If suspicions regarding his integrity are confirmed, this fact can also be recorded and duly communicated to the officer concerned.
(e) There are occasions when a reporting officer cannot in fairness to himself and to the officer reported upon, either certify integrity or make an adverse entry, or even be in possession of any information which would enable him to make a secret report to the Head of the Deptt. Such instances can occur when an officer is serving in a remote station and the reporting officer has not had occasion to watch his work closely or when an officer has worked under the reporting officer only for a brief period or has been on long leave, etc. In all such cases, the reporting officer should make an entry in the integrity column to the effect that he has not watched the officer’s work for sufficient time to be able to make any definite remark or that he has heard nothing against the officer’s integrity as the case may be. This would be a factual statement to which there can be no objection. But it is necessary that a superior officer should make every effort to form a definite judgement about the integrity of those working under him, as early as possible, so that he may be able to make a positive statement.
(f) There may be cases in which after a secret report/note has been recorded expressing suspicion about an officer’s integrity, the inquiries that follow do  not disclose sufficient material to remove the suspicion or to confirm it. In such a case the officer’s conduct should be watched for a further period, and, in the meantime, he should, as far as practicable, be kept away from positions in which there are opportunities for indulging in corrupt practices.
3. It is further conveyed that the remarks against the integrity column of APARs of the officer reported upon shall be made by the Reporting Officer in one of three options mentioned below:
(a) Beyond doubt.
(b) Since the integrity of the officer is doubtful, a secret note is attached.
(c) Not watched the officer’s work for sufficient time to form a definite judgement but nothing adverse has been reported to me about the officer.
4. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring it to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.

(Devesh haturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph. 23094398
Source: ccis.nic.in

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission to impact govt's fiscal math: Deutsche Bank

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission to impact govt's fiscal math: Deutsche Bank

New Delhi: Implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is likely to exert pressure on the government's fiscal finances and inflation trajectory going forward, says a Deutsche Bank report.

According to the global financial services firm, the government is likely to meet its fiscal deficit target for the fiscal but may settle for a higher fiscal deficit target of 3.8 percent for 2016-17.

"It will be difficult for the government to absorb the likely 0.5 percent of GDP worth incremental increase in wage bill and also attempt to bring the fiscal deficit down to 3.5 percent of GDP in FY17, as per the revised medium-term fiscal consolidation plan," Deutsche Bank said in a research note.

According to the global brokerage firm, the government is expected to settle for a higher fiscal deficit target of 3.8 percent of GDP in FY17, lower than the 3.9 percent likely out-turn in fiscal year 2015-16.
Moreover, the 7th Pay Commission would boost consumption but not "materially".
However, Pay Commission would boost household savings in the next couple of years, which will help to support domestic investment needs, without having to rely excessively on foreign savings (or current account deficit).

On inflation, the report said the inflation trajectory will likely get affected by 30-50 bps, due to the Pay Commission impact, which should still leave room for the central bank to cut the policy rate by at least 25 bps.

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on February 2 left key interest rate unchanged citing inflation risks and growth concerns, while pegging further easing of monetary policy on government's budget proposals.
Rajan said RBI "continues to be accommodative" but would look forward to the government's budget proposals on February 29 as also the inflation trend.

According to Deutsche Bank, beyond the 25 bps rate cut, scope of further easing would be strictly data dependent and would hinge on the likelihood of RBI's meeting the 5 percent CPI target by early next year.

Source : zeenews.india.com

Postal Department Has Overtaken SBI on Digital Connectivity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Postal Department Has Overtaken SBI on Digital Connectivity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

MUMBAI: The postal department has surpassed the country's largest lender, SBI, in terms of digital connectivity even before its payments bank launch, Union IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said.

"The core banking solution (CBS) or digital connectivity of the postal department has surpassed the State Bank of India's digital connectivity," Prasad said at a special session on the third day of the ongoing Make in India week here.

There are over 1.50 lakh post offices across the country, of which 1.25 lakh are in rural areas, and the department had embarked on CBS connectivity a few years ago.

The department is all set to launch a payments bank by March 2017.

SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya had in the past expressed reservations about the entry of payments banks.

The postal department has got in-principle nod to start a payments bank, along with 10 other players, including corporate houses like the Mahindras, the Birlas, Reliance Industries and telecom firms with a deeper distribution network such as Bharti Airtel.

The successful applicants have been given 18 months to start operations. They are required to present a final plan of operation to the Reserve Bank of India before final nod.

Speaking at the special session on IT and electronics, Prasad appealed all to invest more in the country, saying India will be a USD 1 trillion opportunity for digital companies in five years.

He elaborated that electronics will be a USD 350 billion industry while IT, IT-enabled services and e-commerce would bring in USD 350 billion and USD 250 billion for the communication sector.

The minister said electronics and IT manufacturing are also crucial for the success of flagship programmes such as Start-up India and Digital India.

He listed consumer, defence, automobile and medical electronics as the sub-sectors full with opportunities.

Prasad sees the target of having 500 million Internet users advancing by one year to 2016-end instead of 2017.

In the same vein, the minister said he is sensitive to the demand on the skilling front and added that over 1,200 doctoral candidates in 80 select universities will be benefiting under a special scheme.

Source: newindianexpress.com

Jaitley Launches Portal to Collect Rs 2 Lakh cr non-tax Receipt

Jaitley Launches Portal to Collect Rs 2 Lakh cr non-tax Receipt

Jaitley Launches Portal to Collect Rs 2 Lakh cr non-tax Receipt – State-owned NTPC remitted an interim dividend of Rs 989 crore to government through the electronic mode today.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today launched a portal to electronically collect over Rs 2 lakh crore annually in non-tax receipts from sources such as dividends by state-owned firms, RBI and spectrum fee.

“This (portal) has its own advantages and it will reduce a lot of manual work now,” Jaitley said while inaugurating the Non-Tax Receipt Portal (NTRP) which was developed by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

State-owned NTPC remitted an interim dividend of Rs 989 crore to government through the electronic mode today.

The annual collection of non-tax receipts amounts to over Rs 2 lakh crore. It mainly includes dividends, interest receipts, spectrum charges, royalty, licence fee, sale of forms and RTI application fees.

As per the Budget, the government aims to collect over Rs 2.21 lakh crore as non-tax receipts during 2015-16.

Earlier in the day, the Finance Ministry tweeted: “Annual collection of non tax receipts is over Rs 2 lakh crore. Biggest share flows from dividends paid by Public Sector Undertakings, RBI.”

Arun Jaitley further said that it is “an important occasion when the office of the CGA has now started using technology and created a receipts portal for all the payments into the Consolidated Fund of India”.

NTRP provides a one-stop platform to citizens or corporates or other users to make online payment of non-tax receipts to Government of India.

While taxes are largely collected using the e-payment mode, non tax revenues flow mainly through physical instruments such as bank draft or cheque or cash.

“The online electronic payment will help common users/citizens from the hassle of visiting bank premises for issue of drafts, and later to Government offices to deposit the instrument for availing services.

“It also helps avoidable delays and remittance of these instruments into Government account as well as eliminate undesirable practices in the delayed deposit of these instruments into bank accounts,” a finance ministry statement said.

The online payments can be made by using either a credit card, a debit card or through net banking.

For 2015-16 fiscal, Rs 1,00,651 crore has been budgeted from dividends. Of this Rs 36,174 crore is estimated to come from CPSEs and Rs 64,477 crore from banks, financial institutions and RBI.

The ministry has already received a dividend of Rs 65,896 crore from RBI.

Source: Financial Express

EPFO Likely to Retain Interest Rate at 8.75%

EPFO Likely to Retain Interest Rate at 8.75%

 – However, a final decision on this would be taken at a meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the apex decision-making body of the EPFO, tomorrow in Chennai.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is likely to retain the rate of interest at 8.75% for provident fund deposits for the current fiscal, sources in the labour ministry said.

EPFO has been paying 8.75% interest rate for the last two fiscals to its 5 crore organised sector subscribers. Retaining of the rate for the third year in a row might face resistance from the central trade unions, who are pressing for a 9% returns for the current fiscal.

However, a final decision on this would be taken at a meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the apex decision-making body of the EPFO, tomorrow in Chennai. The CBT includes representatives from the government, employers and employees.

Sources said that the rates would most likely to be retained at the previous two years’ level considering the government’s proposal to bring down the rates of small savings with effect from April 1 to allow banks to reduce their lending rate in tandem with rate cuts by the Reserve Bank.

EPFO provides the rate of interest from its earnings on investment on formal sector workers’ fund without any assistance from the government. The income projection of the retirement fund body is upwards of R34,844 crore for the current fiscal. At this, EPFO would not have any problem to raise the rates to even 9% considering that it would still have R100-odd crore surplus.

Sources, however, said the finance ministry is not in agreement with the idea of raising the rates since it would have a lot of bearings on other savings schemes as well. The Finance Audit and Investment Committee of the EPFO had earlier recommended 8.95% rate of interest rate on PF deposits.

Source: Financial Express

7th Pay Commission Latest News – Strike Call on 11th April 2016 – 95% Railway employees want strike – Strike Ballot conducted by AIRF on 11th and 12th of February 2016

7th Pay Commission Latest News – Strike Call on 11th April 2016 – 95% Railway employees want strike – Strike Ballot conducted by AIRF on 11th and 12th of February 2016

7th Pay Commission Latest News – Strike Call on 11th April 2016 – 95% Railway employees want strike – Strike Ballot conducted by AIRF on 11th and 12th of February 2016

NJCA, the joint action Committee represented by associations of Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Civilian Defence Employees have planned for All India Strike on 11th April 2016 against anti-employees 7th Pay Commission Recommendations.

In this connection. In this connection AIRF, has conducted Strike Ballot among Railway Employees to get decision whether to participate in All India Strike on 11th April 2016 called for by NJCA. After completion this exercise AIRF has released a press release to the effect that result of Strike Ballot is in favour of participating in Strike. As many as 95% of Railway Employees have voted for proceeding for Indefinite Strike.

AIRF Press Release


    On the clarion call of the National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) and All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), strike ballot was conducted all over the Indian Railways among the Railwaymen on 11-12 February, 2016 against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC, 11-point Charter of demands of the Central Government employees as also non-settlement of long pending genuine demands of the Railwaymen.

    The Convener of the NJCA and General Secretary AIRF, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishrasaid, “there is serious resentment among the Central Government employees in general and the Railwaymen in particular on against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC and non-settlement of their long pending genuine demands. As a result of which, in the strike ballot conducted all over the Indian Railway on 11-12 February, 2016, more than 95% Railwaymen casted their votes in favour of the strike with full enthusiasm”.

    Shri Mishra further said, “overwhelming voting in favour of strike ballot has proved that the Railwaymen are totally in favour of the strike”.

    Shri Mishra also told that, “keeping in view result of the strike ballot, notice for withdrawal of labour, i.e. Strike Notice, will be served to the respective general Managers on 11th March, 2016 for “indefinite strike” from 06:00 hrs. of 11th April, 2016, in case the government does not resolve the genuine demands of the employees and this will be the biggest and historical strike of the Railway employees, responsibility of which shall be of the Government of India”.

Source: AIRF

Two additional increments to nursing staff with B.Sc Degree

Two additional increments to nursing staff with B.Sc Degree

Railway Board clarification on Admissibility of two additional increments to the Nursing staff possessing B.Sc. Degree after of pay in newly revised pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.96

Ministry of Railways clarification on Admissibility of two additional increments to the Nursing staff possessing B.Sc. Degree


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)


No. PC-V/2003/I/7/6/1
New Delhi, dated 05.02.2016


The General Secretary,

NFIR,

3, Chelmsford Road,

New Delhi-l10055

Sir,

Sub: Admissibility of two additional increments (non-absorbable) to the Nursing staff possessing B.Sc. Degree after of pay in newly revised pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.96.

Ref: NFIR’S letter No. I/11 dated 18-01-2016

With reference to the above quoted letter it may be stated that para 2(a) to 2(c) of Board’s clarificatory letter dated 23-11-2015 is reproduction of para 2(a) to 2(c) of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s OM dated 23-3-1988 in verbatim. However, a copy of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s OM dated 08-5-1975 and 23-3-1988 are enclosed.


Yours faithfully,
for Secretary, Railway Board


Government of India
F.No. 5(11)-E.III(A)/75
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


New Delhi, dt. 8th May, 1975.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Recommendations of the Third Pay Commission relating to Nursing Staff- Grant of qualification pay.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Third Pay Commission has recommended vide para 100, Chapter 36 of its Report that Nursing Staff who posses at the time of recruitment or acquire subsequently a degree in Nursing should be granted two advance increments provided they are not required to possess it as a condition of their employment. This recommended has been accepted by Govt. The President is accordingly pleased to decide that Nursing Staff who possess the time of recruitment has been or acquire subsequently a degree in Nursing should be accepted by granted two advance increments provided they are not required to possess the above qualification as a condition of their employment.

2. The above orders would be effective from the date of issue.

(B.S. NIM)

UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT

(10) Grant of additional increments (qualification pay) to Nursing Staff.- The question of grant of additional increments to the Nursing Staff has been under consideration of Government. In supersession of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), O.M. No. F. 5 (11)/E. III (A)/75, dated the 8th May, 1975 (not printed), it has been decided to grant additional increment (non-absorbable) to the Nursing Staff working in the Central Government Hospitals/Institutions under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to the extent indicated below:

1. One increment (non-absorbable) will be granted to the nursing personnel holding the following Post Certificate Diploma of 10 months’ duration or any other 10 months’ Diploma Course designed and approved by the Indian Nursing Council from time to time:-

(i) Diploma in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration.
(ii) Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing.
(iii) Diploma in Paediatric Nursing.
(iv) Diploma in Public Health Nursing.

This will take effect from-

    (a) 1-10-1986 to those Nursing Staff in service who possess any of these Diplomas;

    (b) the date of appointment to those who possess the Diploma who are recruited after 1-10-1986; and 3 (c) the date of publication of results of the Post Certificate Diploma in Nursing for those in service who acquire the Post Certificate Diploma qualification after 1-10-1986.

2. Two increments\(non-absorbable) will be granted to the Nursing Staff possessing the following qualifications:-

    (i) B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing.
    B.Sc. Nursing/Post Basic/Post Certificate.
    B.Sc. Nursing.

    (ii) Postgraduate Degree in Nursing, i.e., Master in Nursing (MSC Nursing).

This will take effect from

    (a) 1-10-1986 to those Nursing Staff in service who possess the Degree/Postgraduate Degree in Nursing as on that date;

    (b) the date (if appointment to those who possess the Degree/Post-graduate Degree in Nursing qualification, who are recruited after 1-10-1986;

    (c) the date of publication of result of the Degree/Postgraduate Degree in Nursing for those in service who acquire the Degree/Postgraduate Degree qualifications after 1-10-1986.

3. Only two additional non-absorbable increments will be admissible to a Nurse in a particular grade where possession of such qualifications are not required as per Recruitment Rules.

4. These increments will be granted, subject to the condition that the concerned Nursing Staff are not required to possess Diploma/Degree/Postgraduate Degree in Nursing indicated at Paras. 1 and 2 above, as a condition of their employment and also that they had not been allowed a higher initial pay on account of their possessing these qualifications prior to on or after 1-10-1986.

5. These orders issue with the concurrence of Department of Personnel and Training and Ministry of Finance vide their Dy. No. 617/88-Pay-I, dated 7-3-1988 and ll62/E. III/88, dated 21-3-1988, respectively.
[G.I., Min. of Health & F.W., O.M. No. Z. 28016/8/87-PMS, dated the 23rd March, l988.]

Download Railway Board clarification No.PC-V/2003/I/7/6/1, dated 05.02.2016

HC paves way for promotion of Bihar govt employees

HC paves way for promotion of Bihar govt employees

Patna, Feb 15 (PTI) Paving the way for promotions for government employees, the Patna High Court today quashed the Bihar government’s resolution putting a ban on consideration for promotion across the board in the state.

The court passed the judgment on a bunch of petitions seeking direction to the government for their promotion which they said they were not getting despite being recommended by Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC).

The state government’s General Administration Department (GAD) had on August 12, 2014 passed an order through a resolution that put a ban on consideration for promotion across the board in the state till the final resolution of an SLP in the apex court.

“Since things have come to a standstill since August, 2014 in matters of grant of promotion and further since the court does not find any judicial reason to allow the General Administration Department to continue with the order dated 12/08/2014 to occupy the field, the Court is left with no option but to quash the order” issued on that date, Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi said in the order.

The directive further clarified that no order passed by GAD will come in the way for promotion, either recommended by DPC or claims of any government servant.

The court made it clear that the GAD order will not come in the way for either consideration or implementation of the recommendation of the DPC or other claims of promotion by a government servant of the state, “if they are otherwise eligible for such consideration,” it said.

It also made it clear that order of the high court will be subject to the final outcome of the Supreme Court in the matter.

With regard to the resolution issued by Bihar government on January 28, 2012 giving giving benefit to SC/ST candidates even in promotion and seniority, the bench said that resolution passed by the state government is non-existent.

This means that candidates of SC/ST categories would not get benefit of quota in promotions.

The single judge bench of the high court had quashed the resolution (giving benefit to SC/ST candidates even in promotion and seniority) holding it to be unconstitutional.

The decision was later upheld by the division bench of the high court.

PTI

Status of Implementation of Bhavishya: Minutes of Meeting held on 05.02.2016

Status of Implementation of Bhavishya: Minutes of Meeting held on 05.02.2016

Minutes of Meeting held on 05.02.2016 on the status of Implementation of Bhavishya in the Ministries / Department including their attached & subordinate offices

Meeting of Minutes of Bhavishya held on 05.02.2016.

    Minutes of the meeting held on 05.02.2016 at 11.00 AM under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P&PW) on the status of Implementation of Bhavishya in the Ministries/Department including their attached & subordinate offices

    A meeting on implementation on Bhavishya was conducted on 05.02.2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) at 11.00 AM

    2. List of Participating Ministries/Departments is at Annexure-I

    3. J S (Pension) welcomed the participants in the meeting and briefed about the status of implementation of Bhavishya . Till date 860 DDOs are on board Bhavishya though the total number of DDOs is about 9000.

    4. Secretary (P&PW) after reviewing the follow up action on the decisions taken on 08.01.2016, directed that each Ministry/Department will have to take responsibility of their attached/sub-ordinate offices for implementation of ‘Bhavishya’. After due deliberation, the following decisions were taken:

    i) Each Ministry/Department will ensure that all the DDOs are registered on Bhavishya within a weeks time. Nodal Officer of each Ministry/Department has already been provided online facility to register their DDOs/HOOs of their attached / subordinate offices.

    ii) Nodal Officer of each Ministries/Department will collect the requisite information in the 6 prescribed formats in Annexure-II and upload the above information on Bhavishya Portal under ‘Utility-organization status’.

    iii) It was pointed out by a number of Ministries/Departments that Bhavishya portal is functioning only in NICNET which is not always available in all the Central Government Offices and requested for alternate access to the Bhavishya software. DoP&PW will take necessary steps to resolve this problem

    iv) DoP&PW will upload the minutes of the meeting on the department’s website as well as Bhavishya Portal and also send the minutes to all the participants
    through e-mail.

    5. The next Review Meeting on Bhavishya under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P&PW) will be within two weeks time with the Nodal officers of all Ministries/Departments.

    6. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

Download Minitus of Bhavishya Meeting

Source:http://www.gconnect.in/

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