Monday, 17 October 2016

Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to EDP Cadre

Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to EDP Cadre.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17th Oct, 2016

Sub: Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to EDP Cadre.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para.7.7.22 of the report of 7th CPC in which it has been suggested to revisit the instructions issued by DoPT in the matter of cadre structure of EDP cadre.

2. In view of the above all Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish information on the following points:
I. Whether EDP cadre is existing, if yes, the hierarchy and the strength in each grade/level thereof;
II. Copy of the existing Recruitment Rules for all the levels.
III. Suggestions, if any, regarding the cadre re-structuring in the cadre.
IV. Comments on the recommendations of 7th CPC.
(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary (RR-II)
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India
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Allowances under long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT

Allowances under long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT- Reg

Block No. IV, 3rd Floor, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi-67 Dated 17.10.2016
1. The Chief Secretaries of all the State Governments/ UTs.
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

Subject: Allowances under long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT - reg.

The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has been sponsoring the names of suitable officers every year for undergoing training in various universities/institutions abroad under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme. The entitlement of nominated officers for various allowances under the scheme was notified vide this Department's letter no 12037114/2014-FTC dated 19.01.2011. In partial modification of the above letter, it has been decided to replace pare 3.1 (ii) Accommodation charges as under:

3.1 (ii) Accommodation
University accommodation should be taken. The same to be paid as per actual, subject to it being for a single bedroom accommodation. In case the University accommodation is very limited and not available to all officers nominated for the programme, then University empanelled accommodation can be taken. University recommended/empanelled accommodation to be treated at par with the University accommodation. The accommodation allowance will be paid on actual. As per the rent recommended by the University, restricted to the maximum paid for the University accommodation for the same programme. In case where both the University accommodation and University recommended accommodation are not available, the accommodation allowance may be given at the rate of US $ 750 p.m and US $1000 p.m in normal cities and big cities respectively, subject to the condition that the officer would need to submit a certificate from that University /Institute to the effect that University/Institute accommodation/recommended accommodation is not available.

Further, as a matter of policy, accommodation and living allowances shall be paid for the period of training including one week (7 days) at the beginning of the programme and one week (7 days) at the end of the programme, subject to the total period of training being within one year.

The other provisions of the letter remain unchanged.
Yours faithfully,
(Deepika Lohia Aran)
DoPT Order

Workshop for the liaison officers of CPSES regarding “Implementation of Reservation Policy in CPSES” begins

Workshop for the liaison officers of CPSES regarding “Implementation of Reservation Policy in CPSES” begins

Shri Madhukar Gupta, Additional Secretary in the Department of Public Enterprises, M/o Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises has advised the Officers of Central Public Sector Enterprises to follow the Guidelines devised by the Deptt. of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Training (DoPT) in letter and practice. Shri Gupta was inaugurating a 2 day workshop for the liaison officers of CPSEs regarding “Implementation of Reservation Policy in CPSEs” here in New Delhi today.

This workshop will enable the participants to:
1. List out relaxations and concessions available to reserved category employees
2. Describe procedure for operations and maintenance of Roster for small cadre
3. Describe procedure for operation and maintenance of Roster for large cadre
4. List issues involved in Reservation in promotion, and direct recruitments (DR).
It may be noted that National Commission for Schedule Castes (NCSC) has informed DPE that NCSC has taken review meetings with several Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and anomalies in respect of implementation of DoPT orders in respect of issues pertaining to Reservation in CPSEs like Reservation Rosters, non-filling of Backlog vacancies meant for SCs and OBCs, appointment of liaison officers etc. as noticed by commission brought to the notice of the concerned CPSE. However it is informed by NCST that most of the CPSEs did not comply with Commission’s recommendations.

Accordingly, the NCSC had requested Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to issue suitable instructions to Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) for early implementation of the Commission’s recommendation.
In view of concern raised by NCSC in regard to implementation of reservation policy in CPSEs, it was decided to organize a training programme on the subject matter of “Implementation of Reservation Policy in CPSEs” through Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM), an autonomous body under DoPT.
Nearly 56 officials from 28 CPSEs out of around 80 nominations are participating in the workshop.


Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties

Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties

Of late, a large number of philanthropic organizations and individuals have been approaching in a benevolent gesture to assist next of kins of battle causalities with monetary assistance. A surge of such requests come about post the Siachen avalanche where the Indian Army lost 10 brave soldiers.

Post detailed deliberations, it was decided that donations/contributions would be accepted from such organizations and individuals through a separate and centralized fund focused for such a purpose. This would be in addition to the various existing schemes for the welfare of next of kins and children of battle casualties. The expenditure out of this fund towards welfare of families of the deceased soldiers will be undertaken as per approved procedures and laid down guidelines.

Accordingly. Indian Army has opened a new bank account for welfare of bereaved families of Battle Casualties named "Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties".

Organizations and individuals desirous of donating to the cause may transfer the contribution directly in the account of "Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties" as per the details of Bank Account given below :-

Fund Name : Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties.
Bank Name : Syndicate Bank
Branch : South Block, Defence Headquarters,
New Dlehi 110011.
Branch Code : 9055.
IFSC Code : SYNB0009055.
Account No : 90552010165915.

Alternatively, the amount can also be forwarded through Cheque/Demand Draft in favour of "Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties" payable at New Dlehi at the following address:-
Director Accounts Section
Adjutant General’s Branch
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
IHQ of MoD (Army)
New Delhi-110011
The contribution to the fund is purely voluntary in nature and the fund shall be exclusively used for the welfare of Next of Kins of Battle Casualties.

In case of queries, the donor may contact the following at Army Headquarters:
AppointmentTelephone No
(a) Deputy Director General (Welfare)
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
011-2301 8112
(b) Director Accounts Section
Ceremonial & Welfare Directorate
011-2379 2382

The proposal for obtaining approval from I.T. authorities in order to make the contribution eligible for tax exemption is under consideration.

Manoj Tuli
APRO (Army)


Implementation of National Pension System (NPS) in Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs)

Implementation of National Pension System (NPS) in Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs)


Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS) in Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs)
A conference on implementation of National Pension System (NPS) in Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs) was organized by PFRDA on 27th July 2016 at New Delhi. The prime objective of the conference was to understand and address the concerns of the Central Autonomous Bodies who have not yet registered for NPS.

Shri Hemant Contractor, Chairman, PFRDA in his key note address stressed on the need for a regular and steady source of income for old age income security. He informed the participants that it was mandatory for all CABs which had offered CPF to its employees earlier to switch to NPS, but some CABs had not done so, and he urged them to adopt NPS without further delay, in view of the benefits of doing so, apart from the mandatory requirement. He gave the example of State Governments which had voluntarily adopted NPS in view of its merits. He further mentioned that it was important for CABs to offer a pension benefit to their employees in view of the many advantages, which could never be matched by lump sum payments such as CPF payment. He urged the CABs to comply with the Government directives and join NPS at the earliest so that the employees could get the benefit of pension under NPS for their old age income security.

Dr. B. S. Bhandari, Whole Time Member (Economics), PFRDA, while speaking on the occasion highlighted on the introduction of NPS for all Central Government Employees (except armed forces) joining services on or after 01st January 2004 and also informed the participants about the various notifications issued by Government for implementation of NPS in the Central Autonomous Bodies. He also briefed about the basic operational aspects of the NPS, investment pattern & NPS architecture. He also illustrated the benefit of higher return under NPS and power of compounding on this higher return resulting to better yield in comparison to other superannuation benefits.

Shri R V Verma, Whole Time Member (Finance) PFRDA, also urged to all the CABs present in the conference to be part of NPS and said that there is no reason why CABs have not implemented despite all the benefits in NPS. He informed that though the scheme is mandatory for all Central Autonomous Bodies having contributory Provident fund, many of the CABs are yet to join NPS. He expressed PFRDA is confident that this conference will help the participating CABs to understand NPS in a better way and will help them to join NPS at the earliest without further delay. Currently, NPS has more than 1.30 crore subscribers with total Asset Under Management (AUM) of more than Rs.1.37 lakh crores.

Place: New Delhi
Date: 27.07.2016

Confederation Parliament March : 20000 Central Government Employees Will Participate

Dated 14th October 2016

1. All National Secretariat Members (CHQ Office Bearers)
2. Chief Executive of Affiliated organisations
3. General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs

Dear Comrades,
As you are aware, the National Secretariat of the Confederation has decided to organize three-phase agitational programmes protesting against the totally negative attitude of the Government against the Central Government employees and pensioners and also demanding immediate settlement of their legitimate demands, including increase in minimum pay and fitment formula as assured by three Cabinet Ministers including Home Minster, Finance Minister and Railway Minister.
1st Phase : 20.10.2016 : Protest demonstration and gate meetings. Adopting and sending resolution to Government.
2nd Phase : 07.11.2016 : Mass Dharna
3rd Phase : 15.12.2016 : Massive Parliament March

It is also decided that the agitational programmes shall culminate in strike, jointly with all like minded organisations.

The National Secretariat has decided to ensure participation of not less than 20000 central Govt. Employees in the Parliament March on 15.12.2016. The following quota has been fixed to each affiliated organization and C-O-Cs. Only two months are left now. It is needless to say that the participation of 20000 employees can be ensured only if each affiliated organization and COC make sincere and conscious effort to ensure the participation of maximum employees from their organization/C-O-C as per quota fixed. Employees are ready, only thing is that leaders should take the initiative to mobilise them.

Each affiliated organisation should fix quota to their state/District/Divisional units. Similarly each C-O-C should fix quota to each affiliated organization at state/District level. This work should be done in a serious and systematic manner on top priority basis. Continuous follow up action on day-to day basis is also required. Travel tickets, special vehicles etc. should be booked well in advance. Waiting upto the last minute and then stating non-availability of tickets as reason for non-participation or less participation should be avoided. Maximum flags and banners are also to be brought by each unit of organization/COCs.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to give wide publicity to the Parliament March through all means of Communications including print and electronic media, websites and social media. Let us all join together to make the Parliament March a historic event and grand success.

Copy of the circulars fixing quota to each Unit/organization issued by all Affiliated of Confederation and C-O-Cs may be emailed to Confederation CHQ for publishing in the website.


1. National Federation of Postal Employees (all affiliates) : 10000
2. Income Tax Employees Federation : 2500
3. Audit & Accounts Association : 1000
4. Civil Accounts Employees Association : 800
5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees : 300
6. Ground Water Board Employees Association : 300
7. Other Affiliates (Each) : 100
8. COC West Bengal : 1000
9. COC Tamilnadu : 1000
10. COC Kerala : 500
11. COC Uttar Pradesh : 1000
12. COC Mumbai : 500
13. COC Nagpur : 300
14. COC Andhra/Telangana : 1000
15. COC Karnataka : 500
16. All other COCs (Each) : 300
17. COC Delhi : 3000

Yours fraternally,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob:  09447068125

Source : Confederation

7th Pay Commission : JCM Meeting on October 24 & 25 : Most Crucial

7th Pay Commission : JCM Meeting on October 24 & 25 : Most Crucial

The defence ministry has already said a “pending issuance” of the 7th pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis for the armed forces. The arrears will be 10 percent of the current pay drawn by the soldiers, which would be calculated from January 2016.

However, the central government employees are upset that no such steps have been taken for them. To add fuel to the fire the festival advance has also been abolished before diwali.

The Central government employees are apparently upset with the central government abolishing seven allowances hitherto paid to them, and are planning to discuss the issue in about 10 days.
The Confederation of Central Government Employees said that a meeting scheduled on Thursday (October 13) to take up the issue between the secretary (personnel), government of India and the Staff Side, National Council JCM, will now be held on October 25.

“I am directed to inform you that, the meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with the Staff Side, National Council JCM, to firm-up views of the Staff Side (JCM) on various allowances pertaining to DoP&T and also meeting of the Standing Committee, which were scheduled to be held on 13.10.2016 have been postponed.

“They will now be held at 3.00 p.m and 4.30 p.m respectively on 25.10.2016 vide Dy. Secretary (JCA) letter No. 6/8/2016-JCA 2 dated 5.10.2016 (already mail on 10.10.2016),” the Confederation of Central Government Employees said in a communication addressed to Standing Committee Members of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM.

A day prior to that, an Internal Meeting of the Standing Committee Members of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM will be held in New Delhi to discuss the matter, the Confederation of Central Government Employees said.

The abolished allowances include festival advance, bicycle advance and advance of leave salary among others, while those that have been retained are advances for medical treatment, travelling allowance for family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and leave travel concession (LTC).

In its report, the 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others after examining 196 allowances.

The recommendations of the 7th pay commission cover 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Source: Ibtimes

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