Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Filling up of the post of Member, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (Joint Secretary level) in the pay scale PB-4, Rs. 37,400-67,000/- plus Grade Pay Rs. 10,000/- (pre-revised) on deputation basis

Filling up of the post of Member, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (Joint Secretary level) in the pay scale PB-4, Rs. 37,400-67,000/- plus Grade Pay Rs. 10,000/- (pre-revised) on deputation basis.

No. 24011/01/2016-Estt (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi, 15th November, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:  Filling up of the post of Member, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi (Joint Secretary level) in the pay scale PB-4, Rs.37,400-67,000/-  plus Grade Pay Rs. 10,000/- (pre-revised) on deputation basis.

It is proposed to fill up the post of Member, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in the Staff Selection Commission (Hqrs) at New Delhi in the Pay Scale PB-4 Rs. 37,400-67,000/- plus Grade Pay Rs. 10,000/- (pre-revised). The eligibility criterion is given in Annexure-I.

2. Application of only such officers will be considered as are routed through proper channel and are accompanied with (i) bio-data in the proforma at Annexure-II;  (ii) clear photocopies of the up-to-date APAR dossier of the officer containing APARs. of at least last five years, duly attested by a Group 'A' officer (if original APAR could not be sent); (iii) An attested Statement indicating the grading in the APAR during the last five years (iv) cadre clearance; (v) clearance from vigilance and disciplinary angle; and (vi) statement giving details of major or minor penalties, if any, imposed on the officer during the last ten years.

3. All Ministries/Departments and the State Governments/UTs are requested to forward the applications of willing and eligible officer in the prescribed proforma to :
Shri Ej. Selvalcumar, Section Officer (Estt-B), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training), Room. No. 215-C, North Block, New Delhi-110001, so as to reach this Office, on or before 27th  December, 2016.

4. The applications of only those officers may be forwarded who, in the event of  their selection, would immediately join the duties of the post, and whom the  concerned authorities would be in a position to relieve immediately. The application once forwarded would not be allowed to be withdrawn. Applications received after the prescribed date or not accompanied with the required certificates/documents will not be entertained.

(N. Sriraman)
Director

ANNEXURE-I
Eligibility Criterion for the post of Member, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi.

1. Name of Post : Member, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi.
2. Scale of pay : PB-4, Rs. 37,400-67,000 + Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/- (pre- revised).
3. Eligibility: Officers of the Central Government (including officers of All India.
Services and Central Group 'A' Services).

(a) (i) Holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre/Department;
or
(ii) with five years service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in the scale of PB-4, Rs. 37,400-67,000/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 8700/- (pre-revised) or equivalent in the parent cadre or Department; and

(b) Possessing the following educational qualifications and experience:-
(i) Post Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institution.
(ii) 10 years experience in dealing with Service, Administrative, Vigilance, Establishment and Financial matters.

4. Period of Deputation:  The upper age limit at the time of appointment to the post of Member of Staff Selection Commission will be 59 years and he/she shall hold office for a period of five years or till he/she attains the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier, provided that in case a serving officer appointed as Member, Staff Selection Commission retires on superannuation before completing the tenure of five years, he/she shall be deemed to be on re-employment for the remaining period of tenure subject to the upper age limit of 62 years.

5. Age Limit: The maximum age limit for appointment by deputation shall not be exceeding 59 years as on the closing date of the receipt of applications.

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Indelible Ink Mark to avoid multiple transactions : Not applicable for withdrawal or deposit

Indelible Ink Mark to avoid multiple transactions : Not applicable for withdrawal or deposit

Indelible Ink Mark to avoid multiple transactions

The Central Government has announced that banks will mark with indelible ink the fingers of people exchanging old currency at bank counters to stop them from coming back repeatedly and avoid multiple transactions.

The drawing limits against Bank Accounts and from ATMs and over the cash disbursement have also been increased. It was noted that one of the primary reasons for long queues was that the same persons were visiting Bank branches, ATMs etc. repeatedly. It was also noted that certain unscrupulous elements are using the services of poor and innocent people to convert their black money into white. 

To prevent such misuse of the facility and enable larger number of persons to draw cash, indelible ink used during elections shall be used for over the counter exchange against old Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- notes. This is not applicable in the case of withdrawal from or deposit into accounts.
Cash disbursement points, especially Bank branches will be advised to put-up notices outside their branches advising people to avoid exchange of old notes over the counter multiple times. 

Parking Charges at Airports suspended till 21.11.16

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to suspend the collection of parking charges at all airports till midnight of 21 November 2016. This has been done in order to facilitate the smooth movement of passengers.

Jan Dhan Account holders are requested not to allow their accounts to be misused by anyone : Government Press Release

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reviewed the position for the second consecutive day yesterday regarding the smooth supply and availability of currency notes; Among major decisions taken during the Meeting include to continue to give highest importance to ensure convenience for the public

Use of Indelible ink for over the counter exchange against old Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- notes; Arrangements to make available adequate cash to the Postal Department for their use including the branch Post Offices.

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reviewed the position with regard to supply and availability of currency notes for the second consecutive day yesterday (14.11.2016) late evening. The Meeting, which went on till about midnight, was attended among others by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Coal & Power, Shri Piyush Goyal, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Shri Nripendra Misra and Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr. P.K.Mishra, Cabinet Secretary, Shri P.K.Sinha, Governor, RBI, Dr. Urjit R Patel, Secretaries from the Finance Ministry and other officials from PMO. A detailed review was made with regard to the steps that have been taken for smooth distribution and dispensing of cash through various channels of disbursement.

After detailed discussions, the following decisions were taken:

1. Highest importance should continue to be given to ensure convenience for the public. Effort should be made to avoid long queues in Bank branches, ATMs, etc. Already separate queues for senior citizens, divyang persons etc. have been announced. The drawing limits against Bank Accounts and from ATMs and over the cash disbursement have also been increased. It was noted that one of the primary reasons for long queues was that the same persons were visiting Bank branches, ATMs etc. repeatedly. It was also noted that certain unscrupulous elements are using the services of poor and innocent people to convert their black money into white.

To prevent such misuse of the facility and enable larger number of persons to draw cash, indelible ink used during elections shall be used for over the counter exchange against old Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- notes. This is not applicable in the case of withdrawal from or deposit into accounts.
Cash disbursement points, especially Bank branches will be advised to put-up notices outside their branches advising people to avoid exchange of old notes over the counter multiple times.

2. Already instructions have been issued permitting District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) for cash withdrawal from existing accounts, subject to limits applicable in the case of Banks. Arrangements have been made to enhance the availability of cash with the DCCBs.

3. Arrangements have been made to make available adequate cash to the Postal Department for their use including the branch Post Offices. There are 1.3 lakh branch Post Offices having wide coverage in the rural areas. Availability of adequate cash with the branch Post Offices will ensure wider coverage of the rural areas.

4. Contributions are made in hundis and separate boxes in places of worship. Such establishments have their accounts with the Bank branches. Bank branches have been advised to approach the concerned authorities in these establishments to obtain the currency notes, especially of lower denomination and put them back into circulation. This will help in improving the circulation of lower denomination currency notes.

5. Information has been received that there is sudden spurt in the quantum of deposits in several Jan Dhan Accounts. There are also reports of unscrupulous elements using Jan Dhan Accounts of poor and innocent persons to convert their black money into white. Such spurt in deposits will be looked into closely. Jan Dhan Account holders are requested not to allow their accounts to be misused by anyone. Further, it is also clarified that Jan Dhan Account holders will not be put to any kind of inconvenience for carrying-out their legitimate activities.

6. Old Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- notes are accumulating in Post Offices and Bank branches. Special efforts will be made to shift such notes and create space in the Post Offices and Bank branches to receive new notes.

7. A high level Task Force consisting of representatives from various agencies is being set-up to monitor movement/receipt of fake notes in vulnerable areas. This Task Force will also take special efforts to monitor black money being deposited into Bank/Postal Accounts, especially under fictitious and other names.
8. A technology team is being set-up to popularize the use of e-wallets.

9. Government is closely monitoring the supply of essential commodities.

10. A coordination group chaired by the Cabinet Secretary and including representatives of various Departments and major Banks is holding regular meetings to monitor the implementation of all the steps.


Cabinet approves Status-cum-Progress Report and constitution of Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers in compliance of judgment of Supreme Court

Cabinet approves Status-cum-Progress Report and constitution of "Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers" in compliance of judgment of Supreme Court

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Status-cum-Progress Report and constitution of “Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers” in compliance of Supreme Court judgment dated 27.2.2012 in the matter of Writ Petition (Civil) 512 of 2002: Networking of Rivers along with Writ Petition No. 668 of 2002.

Approval of the Union Cabinet will help in monitoring of the precious Inter-linking of River Projects to be carried out under National Perspective Plan 1980 of Government of India. The Status-cum-Progress Report of Special Committee for Inter-linking of Rivers will be submitted bi-annually for information of Cabinet, which will facilitate faster and appropriate decisions in the interest of the country as expeditiously as possible.

PIB

7th Pay Commission - Employees Provident Fund may be raised to Rs 25,000


7th Pay Commission - Employees Provident Fund may be raised to Rs 25,000

7th Pay Commission - Employees Provident Fund
 
Under the 7th Pay Commission minimum wage ceiling the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is likely to raise to Rs 25,000 from the existing Rs 15,000.

The proposal drafted by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will be sent to the Union Government which is likely to be approved, the report suggests.

The decision has been taken by the members of Sub-committee of the Central Board of Trustees, EPFO - the highest decision-making body - on contract workers held on November 7.

According to reports, the EPFO has proposed a hike in the wage limit of all employees drawing basic salary Rs 25,000 would have to contribute to the provident fund. However, those government employees drawing above that limit will have the option to become a member of the provident fund and can have an option to select or reject if they want to.

The move taken by the EPFO comes in the wake of changes in the wage structure in accordance with the proposal of the 7th Pay Commission. Most of the trade union representatives at the CBT sub-committee meeting noting that the minimum wage of the Central government employees after implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report has been hiked to Rs 18,000, due to which the EPFO’s wage ceiling of Rs 15,000 needs to be altered.

The CBT pointed out that there could be a further increase in minimum wages from Rs 18,000 is likely with the trade unions demanding minimum wage to be increased at least Rs 21,000 to Rs 22,000.

In fact, the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI) is directly linked to the minimum wage ceiling. At present, If an employee is earning up to Rs 15,000 he or she can avail of benefits under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI). The scheme provides life insurance of up to Rs 6 lakhs.

Source: FE

Grant of 90% medical advance for all treatments (IPD and OPD) under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules, 1944


No.S. 14025/18/2015-MS/EHSS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 17th October, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of 90% medical advance for all treatments (IPD and OPD) under CGHS and CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

The undersigned is directed to refer to O.M.NO.S. 14025/7/94-MS dated 15.05.1996, and OM No.S.12025/1/96-CGHS(P) dated 1305.1997 provisioning, inter-alia, grant of advance upto 90% in case of major illness like by-pass surgery, Kidney transplant, major cancer treatment, etc.

2. During the meeting held on 25.03.2015, National Council (Staff Side) requested this Ministry to make provisions for grant of 90% advance of the estimated cost for all treatments for serving Central Government employees, irrespective of major or minor diseases.

3. The matter was examined in the Ministry. Considering that the basic purpose of grant of advance for treatment of any disease is to provide relief to a Government employee from facing hardship, it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that serving CS(MA) and CGHS beneficiaries may be granted 90% medical advance of the approved CGHS package rates for all indoor treatments, irrespective of major or minor diseases, on receipt of a certificate from the treating physician of a Government/recognized hospital as per the guidelines given in the OM No.S.14025/7/94-MS dated 15.05.1996 and OM No.S-11016/1/92-CGHS(P) dated 29.10.1992 for CS(MA) and CGHS beneficiaries respectively.

4. For out-door treatment, it has also been decided that advance may be limited to 90% of the total estimated expenditure of the treatment, subject to the condition that the advance for OPD treatment may only be granted when the total estimate of expenditure for OPD treatment including tests/investigations is more than Rs.10,000/-.

5. The advance should be released within 10 days on receipt of the request for advance by the administrative Department/Ministry/office in order to avoid inconvenience to the employees.

6. The OM No.S.12025/1/96-CGHS(P) dated 13.05.1997 stands withdrawn from the date of issue of this O.M.
(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source : Confederationhq

MEMORANDUM ON THE GRIEVANCES OF CASUAL LABOURERS WORKING IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

MEMORANDUM ON THE GRIEVANCES OF CASUAL LABOURERS WORKING IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
postal department Memorandum

NFPE
ALL INDIA POSTAL CASUAL, PART-TIME CONTINGENT
AND CONTRACT WORKERS FEDERATION
2151/1, New Patel Road, Shadipur, Dada Ghosh Bhavan, New Delhi-110 008.

To,
All Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries, NFPE
All CHQ office bearers of NFPE & affiliated Unions/Associations

Respected Sir,
This representation is submitted with the most fervent hope that your goodself will be kind enough to intervene on our behalf and favourable action will be taken to redress our grievances.

About 36000 employees, called as Casual labour, Part-time Casual labour, Part-time Contingent employee, daily rated mazdoors, substitutes etc. are working in the Department of Posts. Majority of us are part-time contingent employees. Govt. of India, Department of Posts had clarified that all the above mentioned categories, though called by different names, belong to the common category called casual labourers and they may be called as "full time casual labourer" and "Part-time casual labourers". Later on as per the Supreme Court verdict Temporary status of Group-D was conferred on full-time casual labourers subject to fulfilment of certain conditions. Thus as on date there are three categories of casual labourers working in the Postal Department. They are (a) Temporary status Casal Labourer (b) Full time Casual Labourer and (c) Part-time Casual Labourers. We, the undersigned, belong to the above three categories. The following are our genuine grievances.

1. REGULARISATION OF SERVICES AS REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF DEPARTMENT OF POSTS AND GRANT OF ALL  BENEFITS INCLUDING PENSION:

Eventhough, most of us are working as Casual Labourers for years together, Department of Posts has not worked out any scheme for our regularisation. The Temporary status Rules framed as per the Supreme Court orders is not in force now. Hence we are compelled to continue as Casual Labourers and there is no hope for regularisation. We request that action may be taken for working out a scheme for regularisation of all existing Temporary status, Full time and Part time Casual labourers as a one time measure.

2. REVISION OF WAGES WITH EFFECT FROM 01-01-2006 AND 01-01-2016 AND PAYMENT OF ARREARS OF WAGES:
(a) Eventhough the Postal Board has issued orders in January 2015 for payment of revised wages from 01-01-2006 at minimum of the 6th CPC rates, and also clarified all the queries raised by the lower units regarding eligibility of officials for fixation of revised wages from 01-01-2006, we are sorry to state that in many of the Postal Circles (states) and Divisions the orders are yet to be implemented. We have brought it to the notice of the Postal Directorate and concerned Chief Postmaster Generals, several times. But no improvement has taken place and we have been denied our legitimate right for revised wages and arrears from 01-01-2006. We pray your goodself to take immediate action for implementation of Postal Directorate orders in all Circles and Divisions and arrears may be paid at an early date.
(b) Now that, Government has already issued orders revising the pay and allowances of regular employees from 01-01-2016, consequent on implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, our wages are also to be revised from 01-01-2016. After implementation of 6th CPC our wages was revised after 9 (nine) years in 2015. At least this time such a situation may be avoided and action may be taken to revise our wages from 01-01-2016, consequent on implementation of 7th CPC Report.
3. PAYMENT OF REVISED WAGES TO DAILY-RATED MAZDOORS:

Eventhough Department of Posts has issued orders on 17-06-2016 clarifying that those engaged on daily basis (Daily Rated Mazdoors) are also casual labourers, the lower authorities are denying wage revision and payment of arrears to Daily Rated Mazdoors on the plea that they are not casual labourers. We request you to issue strict directions to all authorities to grant revised wages and arrears to Daily Rated Mazdoors also at par with other casual labourers.

4. PREFERENCE TO CASUAL LABOURERS IN SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT TO THE VACANT POSTS OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT:

Department of Posts has issued clear orders to give first preference to Casual labourers while selecting candidates for filling up of vacant posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks. Orders were also issued to notify the Gramin Dak Sevak's vacant posts among casual labourers and willingness is to be obtained. If only eligible casual labourers are not available, then the posts are to be notified for open quota recruitment. Inspite of these unambiguous orders of the Directorate, the orders are not being implemented in Postal Circles. All GDS vacancies are being notified for open quota recruitment, without offering it first to casual labourers. We request you to issue strict instructions to all units to offer the GDS vacancies to casual labourers first as per Directorate orders.

Further the condition that only those working as casual labourer prior to 1993 be considered against GDS vacancies and insisting minimum qualification of matriculation may be relaxed in the case of existing casual labourers.

5. GRANT OF PAID WEEKLY OFF AND HOLIDAYS:

At present the authorities are not granting paid weekly off to casual labourers in most of the offices. Action may be taken for grant of paid weekly off and paid holidays to all full time and part-time casual labourers.

6. CONVERSION OF PART-TIME CASUAL LABOURERS AS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS:

It is requested that all the Part time casual labourers may be absorbed as Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Post as a one-time measure, by creating the required number of GDS posts on supernumerary basis as a one time measure.

7. ABSORPTION OF ALL TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS AND FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS AS MULTI-TASKING STAFF (MTS):

It is requested that all Temporary status Casual Labourers and Full-time Casual labourers may be absorbed against Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) posts in the Department of Posts by creating supernumerary posts, without disturbing the existing allotment of 75% MTS vacancies reserved for Gramin Dak Sevaks.

8. APPOINTMENT ORDERS TO BE ISSUED TO THOSE WORKING CONTINUOUSLY:

At present, the authorities are not issuing appointment orders to casual labourers and they are compelled to work without any record to prove their service. It is requested that appointment orders may be issued to those casual labourers who are working continuously.

Source: nfpe.blogspot.in

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