Thursday, 21 July 2016

Over 5.5 lakh teaching posts in primary schools vacant: government

Over 5.5 lakh teaching posts in primary schools vacant: government

Over 5.5 lakh of the 33.08 lakh sanctioned posts of primary teachers in government schools across the country are vacant, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, in a written reply to a question on primary education, told the House that 5.56 lakh or 16.82 per cent of the total sanctioned posts in schools across states and union territories were vacant as on March 31.

Replying to another question, he gave details as per which out of 16,823 sanctioned teaching posts (2,386 professors, 4,747 associate professors and 9,690 assistant professors) in various central universities under University Grants Commission (UGC), 5,983 posts were vacant.

Among the vacancies as on June 30 are posts of 1,284 professors, 2,185 associate professors and 2,514 assistant professors.

The HRD minister also said that out of 454 total teaching posts in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), 175 were vacant as on February 29.

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CBSE chief gets additional charge of 7th Pay Commission implementation cell

CBSE chief gets additional charge of 7th Pay Commission implementation cell




New Delhi: CBSE chief Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi was today given the additional charge of chief of the implementation cell of the 7th Pay Commission.

Chaturvedi will serve as Joint Secretary in the cell for three months or till appointment of a regular incumbent, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

The implementation cell was set up by the Finance Ministry in November last year. As per the Ministry’s order, the cell is to be headed by Joint Secretary with the help of nine other staff.

The Union Cabinet had last month accepted almost all the recommendations of the pay panel.
Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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One day paid weekly off for casual workers-implementation of the Order of Hon'ble CAT, Ahmedabad bench in the OA No. 214 of 2003 filed by Smt. Bhikaben Pratapbhai Prajapati

One day paid weekly off for casual workers-implementation of the Order of Hon'ble CAT, Ahmedabad bench in the OA No. 214 of 2003 filed by Smt. Bhikaben Pratapbhai Prajapati

No. F. 49019/1/95-Estt-(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 19th July, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: One day paid weekly off for casual workers-implementation of the Order of Hon'ble CAT, Ahmedabad bench in the OA No. 214 of 2003 filed by Smt. Bhikaben Pratapbhai Prajapati

The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions of the of Department of Personnel and Training OM No.49014/2/86-Estt (C)dated 7th June, 1988 on recruitment of Casual Workers and daily wagers. As per para 1 (vi) of the above referred 0.M, the Casual workers may be given one paid weekly off after six days of continuous work.

2. The issue of paid weekly day off for casual workers employed in offices observing five day week has been examined in the light of dismissal of the SLP by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the Bhikaben Pratapbhai Prajapati case .The issue of paid weekly off had come up for consideration in the OA No. 214 of 2003 filed by Smt Bhikaben Pratapbhai Prajapati in the Ahmedabad bench of Hon'ble CAT. The Tribunal observed:

23. What is important is that when offices work for a five days week and not for six days week, it is not at the behest of the causal workers where they can be treated differently. In our considered opinion, those workers should not be iscriminated.

3. The Hon'ble CAT had directed that the respondents should draw a Scheme keeping the scales even pertaining to those who are working in an office having five days week preferably within four months, taking stock of the totality of the facts and also considering that those who are working in six days week are being given one weekly off.

4. At present, the weekly paid off day is allowed to casual workers employed in the offices observing six day week only. The issue has been reconsidered in consultation with Department of Expenditure in the light of the Court orders. It has been decided that casual workers working in offices having a five day week may be allowed one day paid weekly off provided they have worked for a minimum of 40 hours during the said week. The relevant provisions of the Department of Personnel and Training OM No.49014/2/86-Estt (C) 7th June, 1988 are amended to this extent.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
Ph: 23093176
DoPT Order

Reservation in promotion for differently-abled people

Reservation in promotion for differently-abled people

Press Information Bureau
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions
21-July, 2016 15:12 IST

Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act, 1995) mandates every appropriate Government to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than 3% of persons with disability of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons suffering from:
(i) Blindness or low vision;
(ii) Hearing impairment and
(iii) Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in the posts identified for each disability
During the period from 01/04/2015 to 14/07/2016, the Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has received 101 grievances/complaints from persons with disabilities in respect of issues relating to promotion/fixation of seniority in their respective departments/organisations.

Section 47 (2) of the PWD Act, 1995 which is in force, provides that “no promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of his disability”. Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities takes steps to safeguard the rights and facilities made available to persons with disabilities under PWD Act, 1995 on receipt of any complaint or on its own motion.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri C.P.Narayanan in the Rajya Sabha today.

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7th Pay Commission Multiplication Factor – Govt has no proposal to increase multiplication factor to 3 – Minister replies in Rajya Sabha on question relating to 7th CPC

7th Pay Commission Multiplication Factor – Govt has no proposal to increase multiplication factor to 3 – Minister replies in Rajya Sabha on question relating to 7th CPC

We all know that Central Government has promised to form a Committee to consider the increase in minimum pay and fitment formula (multiplication factor) for fixation of 7th cpc pay for existing central government employees based on which indefinite strike action proposed on 11th July 2016 was postponed.
Now, Shri. Arun Jaitli, Finance Minister has replied to a Parliament Query on the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations to the effect that In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no proposal to apply 7th Pay commission multiplication factor of at least 3, is under consideration of the Government.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 28
ANSWERED ON 19.07.2016

7th Central Pay Commission recommendations
Shri Neeraj Shekhar

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether Government has implemented the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the date of notification thereof;

(c) whether increase in pay of Central Government Officials is historically low under 7th CPC; if so, the reasons thereof;

(d) whether employees unions/trade unions have announced to go on indefinite strike against the historically low revision of salaries by Government, if so, the response of Government thereto; and

(e) whether uniform multiplication factor of at least 3 is proposed to be applied for revision of pay under 7th CPC; if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
THE FINANCE MINISTER
(SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

A statement is being laid on the Table of the House
Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 28 for 19.07.2016 by Shri Neeraj Shekhar on 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations

(a) & (b): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.

(c) The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances.

(d) Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.

e) In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.

Source: Rajyasabha.nic.in

7th Pay Commission: Pay parity between IAS, non-IAS officers to be examined by the Government

7th Pay Commission: Pay parity between IAS, non-IAS officers to be examined by the Government

The parliament was informed on the 18th that since the 7th Pay Commission was not able to arrive at a consensus over the issue of pay parity between IAS and non-IAS officers, the matter will now be examined in detail by the department concerned.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said, “7th Pay Commission could not arrive at a consensus on this issue (parity between IAS and non-IAS officers). Therefore, the matter will be examined by the concerned department in detail for further consideration”.
He said employee associations of central government had given a call for strike with effect from July 11, 2016 which has been deferred.

“However, the government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees Association and it would be the endeavour of the government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise,” the minister said.
The government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The minister said the increase in pay as recommended by the Commission is based on the detailed deliberations keeping in view all relevant factors.

The three-member Seventh Pay Commission was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.

Presently, the IAS officers get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre.

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including Indian Police Service (IPS) have asked the government to give equal pay and job-related opportunities enjoyed by those in IAS.

Source: indianexpress.com

Grievance Officer to take up public complaints every Wednesday

Grievance Officer to take up public complaints every Wednesday

New Delhi: Grievance Officers have been designated in all central government departments to deal with public complaints, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.

They have been mandated to hear citizens’ grievances every Wednesday, he said.

As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, each ministry, department, public sector undertaking and autonomous organisation is required to designate a full-time Grievance Officer as Director of Public Grievances.

“The Director of Public Grievances shall be actively involved in the process of dealing with grievances. Every Wednesday of the week has been earmarked for the Director of Public Grievances for hearing grievances of citizens,” said Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

As per norms, a grievance is required to be redressed within two months. In case it is not possible, an interim reply stating the reasons for delay has to be provided.

The names of the Directors of Public Grievances for various ministries are available on www.Pgportal.Gov.In.

Grievance Officer to take up public complaints every Wednesday

New Delhi: Grievance Officers have been designated in all central government departments to deal with public complaints, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.

They have been mandated to hear citizens’ grievances every Wednesday, he said.

As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, each ministry, department, public sector undertaking and autonomous organisation is required to designate a full-time Grievance Officer as Director of Public Grievances.

“The Director of Public Grievances shall be actively involved in the process of dealing with grievances. Every Wednesday of the week has been earmarked for the Director of Public Grievances for hearing grievances of citizens,” said Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

As per norms, a grievance is required to be redressed within two months. In case it is not possible, an interim reply stating the reasons for delay has to be provided.

The names of the Directors of Public Grievances for various ministries are available on www.Pgportal.Gov.In.

Revision of pension of Maj. Genl and equivalent rank Officers in Air Force & Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996-reg

Revision of pension of Maj. Genl and equivalent rank Officers in Air Force & Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996-reg


No.12(22)/2009/D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Department of ex-servicemen welfare
D (Pen/Pol)

New Delhi, dated 14th July, 2016

To

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject : Revision of pension of Maj. Genl and equivalent rank Officers in Air Force & Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to GOI, MoD letter No.4(110)/07/D(Pen/Legal) dated 15.07.2009 issued for revision of pension of Pre-1996 retired Major Generals and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy. With the issue of this letter, the revised pension of Pre-1996 retired Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy happened to be higher than pension of some Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996.

2. The above anomaly in pension had been under examination of the Government for some time. The President is pleased to decide that the pension of Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy who retired between 1.1.1996 to 31.10.1996 will be brought at par with the pension of similarly situated Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy who had retired prior to 1,1.1996 provided that the last pay drawn of a post 1996 retired Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy is the same as the notional pay taken into account for revision of a similarly situated Pre-1996 Major General and equivalent rank officers in Air Force and Navy.

3. Above upward revision of pension, however, will not affect the entitlement of Gratuity that has already been determined. Also, no benefit of commutation of pension will be admissible for the additional amount of the pension.

4. The provision of this letter shall be effective from the date following the date of retirement.

5. This issues with the concurrence of MoD(Fin/Pen) U.0 No. 10(02)/2014/Fin/ Pen dated 30.06.2016

6. Hindi version will follow.


Yours faithfully,

(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Download Signed Copy from desw.gov.in

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