Saturday, 15 April 2017

Family pension to freedom fighters


Family pension to freedom fighters
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1502
ANSWERED ON-15.03.2017

Family pension to freedom fighters

1502 . Shri R. Vaithilingam
(a) whether it is a fact that the Centre is giving family pension to the freedom fighters;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government is considering to revise and increase family pension; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)

(a) to (d): Yes Sir. The Centre is giving family pension to the eligible dependents of the freedom fighter pensioners under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980, administered by Ministry of Home Affairs. As per the provisions of this Scheme, after death of the freedom fighter pensioner, his/her spouse(widow/widower) and after death of spouse, his/her unmarried & un-employed daughters (up to maximum of three such daughters at any point of time) and thereafter, mother or father of the freedom fighter pensioner are granted dependent family pension.

The freedom fighter pension/family pension has already been revised and increased recently by the Central Government with effect from 15.08.2016. The amount of pension being given under this scheme to different categories of freedom fighters and their dependents are as at Annexure. Dearness Allowance/Relief as given to the Central Government Employees/pensioners has been made applicable to the freedom fighter pensioners also.
Annexure
Monthly Amount of Pension provided under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980


Sl.NoCategory of freedom fightersAmount of pension before the enhancement on 15.08.2016 including Dearness Relief (Per Month)Present amount of pension after the enhancement with effect from 15.08.2016(Per Month)
1.Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners/spousesRs.24,775/-Rs.30,000/-
2.Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spousesRs.23,085/-Rs.28,000/-
3.Other Freedom Fighters/ spouses including INARs.21,395/-Rs.26,000/-
4.Dependent parents/eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)Rs.3,380/-(dependent parents)Rs.5,070/-(daughters)50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the Freedom Fighter, i.e., in the range of Rs.13,000/- to Rs.15,000/-

Source: RAJYA SABHA Q&A

Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-5
New Delhi, dated 21st March, 2017
The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi.

Sir,

Sub: Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR's letter No.II/35/Part XIII dated 23.11.2016 on the above subject and to state that with the reference to Board's letter of even number dated 7-12-2016 addressed to DOP&T pursuant to the discussion in the separate meeting on the issue held on 27-09-2016, DOP&T vide their OM No.1213833/2016-Estt(Pay-II) dated 21/2/2017 (copy enclosed) have clarified that the pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years is to be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 without any protection of last pay drawn, in accordance with prevailing guidelines vide para 4 of OM dated 31.07.1986 as amended vide OM dated 05.04.2010 which provide for methodology of pay fixation on re-employment.

Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway Board
DA:As above.

Signed Copy

7th CPC: Strike call by nurses federation over pay hike - RAJYA SABHA


7th CPC: Strike call by nurses federation over pay hike - RAJYA SABHA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4434
ANSWERED ON-11.04.2017

Strike call by nurses federation over pay hike
4434 . Shri Dilipbhai Pandya
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that All India Nursing Federation has been demanding for revision of their pay scales and a hike in allowances, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether Government has taken any decision on their demands; and

(c) the steps being taken by Government to appease the unions of nurses and persuade them to call off their strike?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND  FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(a) & (b): Yes. Like other Federations/Union, All India Nursing Federation (AIGNF) is demanding better pay and allowances to the Nursing Personnel. Their demands on various allowances such as Nursing allowance, Uniform & Washing allowance, Special Area Allowance etc. payable to Nurses and inclusion in the risk matrix as allowed by 7th CPC to various categories of Government servants has been referred to the Committee on Allowances comprising Finance Secretary & Secretary( Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members.

(c): Consultations/persuasion always made with the representatives of the Union/Federation to avoid strike.

Source: RAJYA SABHA

CONFEDERATION MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER'S OFFICE

CONFEDERATION MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER'S OFFICE

CIRCULAR DATED - 13.04.2017

URGENT / IMPORTANT


CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE
MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI
ON 23.05.2017 (TUESDAY 12 AM TO 04 PM)

NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATION AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES ON SAME DAY

MORE THAN 2000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PROTEST DHARNA.


Demanding Honouring of assurance given by Group of Ministers including Finance Minister, settle the charter of demands submitted by Confederation, increase minimum pay and fitment formula, payment of revised allowances including HRA w.e.f 01.01.2016, implementation of option - I pension parity recommended by 7th CPC, Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme and bring all employees appointed after 01.01.2004 under the purview of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, Grant Civil Servant Status and revise the wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks, regularise all casual and contract workers, Revise pension of autonomous body pensioners and grant dearness relief due from 01.07.2016, withdraw "Very good" bench mark condition for MACP etc.

2nd PHASE OF AGITATION
HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS
IN FRONT OF MAJOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY DURING LUNCH HOUR ON 22.06.2017 (THURSDAY)


All affiliated organisations and COCs are requested to mobilise maximum number of employees & pensioners in the above two programmes. Detailed circular will be issued shortly.

Source: Confederation

Meeting of NC JCM Standing Committee will be held on 3.5.207


Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) - reg

MEETING NOTICE

F.No.3/3/2016-JCA (Pt)
Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 11th April, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting Of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) - reg

The undersigned is directed to say that the meeting of Standing Committee has been scheduled to be held on 3/5/2017 (Wednesday) under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) to discuss the agenda item received from Secretary, Staff Side (NC-JCM), at 3.00p.m, in Room No. 119, South Block, New Delhi.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

All Members of National Council (JCM) for the Standing Committee Members (As per list attached).
Copy for information to:
1. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13- C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.
2. General Secretary, AIRF, 4 State Entry Road, New Delhi
3. General Secretary, NFIR, 3 Chelmsford Road, New Delhi

Source: ncjcmstaffside.com

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