Saturday, 11 February 2017

Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents

Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultations Mechinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
The Secretary,
Government of India,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi
February 9, 2017

Sub: Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents.

Ref:- Decision taken in the New Agenda No.III of the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 25.10.2016

Dear Sir,
In the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held under your chairmanship on 25.10.2016 the Staff Side informed that many non entitled Central government Employees had availed themselves the benefit of LTC-80 and purchased ticket from unauthorized agents, unaware of the rule position. Subsequently audit had returned the LTC final claims without sanctioning them and advised the administrative divisions of the Ministries concerned to recover the entire LTC advance from their salary. The staff Side also informed that Ministry of Defence, with the approval of Hon’ble Defence Minister had forwarded a proposal the DOPT seeking one time relaxation in such cases. The Secretary (P) informed in the meeting that the entire issue is under consideration of the DOPT.

To our shock and surprise the Ministry of Defence vide their ID Note dated 3.2.2017 has issue a letter to the lower formations (copy enclosed) stating that the DOPT has not agreed for granting bulk relaxation to thousands of Group B and Group C Defence Civilian Employees. Further DOPT has advised Ministry of Defence that the proposal for granting relaxation for booking of tickets through private travel agents may be scrutinized individually and has given certain guidelines which is practically difficult to adopt at this stage, since many such employees are due to retire from service shortly. It will be difficult for the administration to cross verify all those claims since the number of affected employees are more than 5000. In this situation we suggest the following for your kind consideration.

“In the case of those employees who have purchase air tickets from other than authorized agents and have actually travelled and submitted the tickets along with boarding pass, in such cases the administration may find out the actual LTC-80 fare from the concerned Airlines on that particular date when the concerned employee actually traveled and the claim may be restricted to the same and the balance amount if any calimed the same may be recovered from the concerned employee”.

The above proposal if accepted will reduce lot of administrative work and also will relieve the concerned employees from financial and mental hardship, thereby setting and outstanding issue once for all. In case of any further clarification required the Staff Side may please be invited for a discussion on the subject. Awaiting for your favorable response please.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: Confederation

Bureaucracy delaying higher allowances implementation

Bureaucracy delaying higher allowances implementation

New Delhi: Complicated bureaucracy is delaying the implementation of the higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, and it is now expected to start in three to four months, one leader of an employees union was quoted as saying.

The government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 in August 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but referred hike in allowances other than dearness allowance to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination in July, 2016 as the 7th pay commission had recommended for abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

The government has given the committee four months to submit the report but an extension was also given up to February 22, 2017 to submit its report on higher allowances. In October last year, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa had said the committee was ready with its report.

Usually, once the recommendations of the pay commission are approved, the increase in basic pay is followed by an increase in allowances.

The government earlier said that the cash crunch was the reason behind the delay in announcing higher allowances.

The announcement of assembly elections in five states has also given an excuse for the government as it cannot announce allowances hikes till the model code of conduct is in place up to March 8.

The higher House Rent Allowance (HRA) segment is of great benefit to central government employees in the allowances.This segment will more than double, with the increases ranging between 106% and 122% as recommended the 7th Pay Commission. So, the central government employees have a keen interest in higher House Rent Allowance (HRA).

The pay commission has recommended the rates HRA for these cities to 24%, 16% and 8% respectively of new pay matrix.

The Commission also recommended, that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent respectively when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.

The existing rates of HRA for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns are 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic pay (old pay in the pay band plus grade pay) are now paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

The top bureaucrats living government bungalows and plush flats in the posh East Moti Bagh area in New Delhi. So, they don’t take House Rent Allowance (HRA).

‘The top bureaucrats houses have modular kitchens, hot and cold water supply like in hotels, solar lighting, a club with a swimming pool and tennis courts, jogging tracks, terrace gardens, a shopping complex, a primary school and banking facilities,’ an official at the urban development ministry said. They are also taking benefit of yoga and health centre.

The luxury apartments becoming popular among the bureaucrats. The secretaries of the central departments have been allotted a plot size of 8,250 sq ft, a plint area of 1,970 sq ft, eight bedrooms, four servant quarters, two garages, front and rear lawns. Hence, they are not interested to hike allowances and the higher allowances announcement dips in face of bureaucratic apathy.

However, we hope, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce the higher allowances, most probably after ending the model code of conduct on March 8, which will cover 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

Cashless treatment of ESIC Employees and cash compensation for loss of wages: Loksabha Q&A

Cashless treatment of ESIC Employees and cash compensation for loss of wages: Loksabha Q&A


ANSWERED ON: 21.11.2016
ESIC Employees

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has stopped/proposes to stop the cashless treatment of ESIC Employees;
(b)if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
(c)the steps being taken by the government to alleviate problems of ESIC employees in this regard;
(d)whether the Health Insurance Scheme run by the Government provides guarantee of income which is necessary for livelihood and if so, the details thereof; and
(e)if not, whether the Government proposes to implement such schemes in future?



(a) & (c): No, Madam. The employees under ESI Scheme are eligible for cashless treatment in the ESI Hospitals and tie up hospitals. In case of emergency treatment outside the ESI network, the employees are reimbursed on CGHS rates or respective state rates.

(b): Not applicable in view of answer at (a) above.
(d): Yes, Madam. Under ESI Scheme, cash compensation for loss of wages is paid as under:
1. Sickness Leave - For 91 days @ 70% of wages
2. Temporary disablement - Till the spell of sickness lasts @ 90% of wages
3. Maternity leave - For 12 weeks (under revision to 26 weeks) @ 100% of wages
4. Unemployment allowance- @50% for first year and 25% for second year.
(e): Not applicable.


Pay element in the case of Loco Inspectors - 30% addition to 7th CPC pay matrix for refirement benefits

Pay element in the case of Loco Inspectors - 30% addition to 7th CPC pay matrix for refinement benefits
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
No-IV/RSAC/Conf./Pt. VII
Dated: 08/02/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Pay element in the case of Loco Inspectors - 30% addition to 7th CPC pay matrix for retirement benefits - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's demand in the Board PNM meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016 for continuance of 55% & 30% pay element on 7th CPC pay matrix levels.

(ii)Railway Board' s letter No.E(P&A)II-2015/RS-25 dated 24/01/2017.

Pursuant to NFIR's references and discussions held in the Railway Board PNM meeting on 22nd and 23rd December, 2016, the Railway Board vide letter dated 24/01/2017 has issued instructions to the GMs of Zonal Railways to reckon add-on pay element of 55% on 7th CPC pay matrix levels for calculation of emoluments for the purpose of retirement benefits and 30% for other purposes to the running staff as per IREM provisions and extant instructions.

In the above context, NFIR brings to the notice of the Railway Board that in terms of the extant instructions (Railway Board's letter No.E(P&A)II/83/RS-10(IV) dated 25/11/1992) contained in para 5.5 of Board's letter dated 25/11/1992, the running staff deployed as Loco Inspectors are entitled for 30% addition to their basic pay for the purpose of pensionary benefits. Those Loco Inspectors retired/retiring w.e.f. January 2016 are required to be granted retirement benefits with 30% add on to their pay in the 7th CPC pay matrix level, but, however in the absence of Railway Board's instructions, some Zonal Railways are entertaining doubts and denying benefit of 30%o on revised pay matrix.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue suitable clarification to the Zonal Railways to ensure 30% addition to the 7th CPC pay matrix of Loco Inspectors for payment of retiral benefits similar to running staff for whom 55% addition is allowed. A copy of the instruction issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM

Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division
Old JNU Campus, Block IV, 4th Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
Dated: 8th February, 2017

Subject: Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM.

The undersigned is directed to upload the draft Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management, New Delhi and to request for comments, if any, from all the stakeholders on the draft RRs. The comments may kindly be sent on email and latest by 09.03.2017.

Encl.: As above
(Sanjay Mehta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telephone: 011-2616 1871
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KV School Admission Schedule for the Session 2017-18

KV School Admission Schedule for the Session 2017-18


The Admission Schedule for the Session 2017-18 will be as under:

1Advertisement for admission by Regional
office/Kendriya Vidyalaya
2Online Registration for Class-I (Except for Special Provision) -  http// Online admission) 08-02-2017 (From 8.00 a.m)
3Last date of Registration for Class- I10.03.2017 (Till 4.00 p.m.)
4Declaration of selected list for Class I &
admission for Class-I.
20-03-2017 onwards
5Registration for Class-II onwards* (except Class XI). Wherever new Schools/Sections are opened registration may start from
05-04-2017 from 8.00 AM
6Extended date for Second Notification admissions to be made under RTE Provisions (Class-I), if sufficient applications not received under RTE Provisions I17-04-2017
7Last date of registration for Class-II onwards* (except Class XI).18-04-2017 upto 4:00 PM
8In case sufficient number of registrations for SC/ST not received in Ist Phase, second notification may be issued.May to June 2017.
9Declaration of list of class II onwards25-04-2017
10Admission for class II onwards*26-04-2017 to 05-05-2017
11Registration for class XI*Within 20 days after declaration of Board results
12Display of list & admission for Class- XIWithin 30 days after declaration of Board results
13Last date of Admission for all Classes31-07-2017

Subject to availability of vacancies in a particular class

1. Admission under Special Provisions (Part B) (Single girl child, Grand son/grand daughters of KVS retired employees etc.) will be offline. In this regard please contact Principal of concerned Kendriya Vidyalaya.
2. List of children registered, list of eligible children, category-wise list of provisionally selected children, waiting list and subsequent lists to be compulsorily displayed on the web-site of the Kendriya Vidyalayas concerned, in addition to display on School’s Notice Board.
3. If any of the dates happens to be a public holiday the next working day shall be treated as opening/closing date.


KV School Admission Guidelines for Academic Session 2017-18

KV School Admission Guidelines for Academic Session 2017-18



1. In supersession of all the guidelines governing admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas that have been issued in the past, the following guidelines are issued to regulate admissions in the Kendriya Vidyalayas with effect from the academic session 2017-18. These guidelines are not applicable to Kendriya Vidyalayas located abroad.

Unless the context suggests otherwise, the definition of the following terms used in these guidelines would be as below:-
(i) CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: An employee who draws his emoluments from the consolidated fund of India.

An employee who has been transferred at least once in the preceding 7 years shall be deemed to be transferable.

An employee would be treated as transferred only if he/she has been transferred by the competent authority from one place/urban agglomeration to another place/urban agglomeration which is at a distance of at least 20 kms. and minimum period of stay at a place should be six months.

Organizations which are fully financed by the government or where the government share is more than 51 per cent would be deemed to be autonomous bodies/ public sector undertakings.

Single Girl Child means the only child i.e. only girl child to the parents, with no other siblings.
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