Thursday, 26 October 2017

Mizoram panel to study 7th Pay Commission recommendations


Mizoram panel to study 7th Pay Commission recommendations

The Mizoram government has decided to set up a committee to study the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations even as it agreed in principle to implement it in the state.

This was decided at a meeting of the Council of Ministers last evening.

The 42,457 regular state government employees would require additional allocation of Rs 563 crore annually if the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations were implemented, state finance department officials said.

Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma said that at present, 36-37 per cent of the total state annual budget is used for paying off the salaries of the state government employees.

The expenditure on salaries did not include the salaries of employees of Lai, Mara and Chakma autonomous district councils, teachers working in deficit schools and contract and muster roll workers, Lalmalsawma said.

The meeting also approved the proposal for creation of 629 new posts for the proposed establishment of the lone Medical College - Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) - at the Falkawn village near Aizawl.

PTI

BMS demands implementation of 7th CPC in Tripura


BMS demands implementation of 7th CPC in Tripura

Hundreds of members of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) took to the streets in Agartala in Tripura demanding 28 points charter of demands, which includes implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

They gathered in front of Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here and went through the streets of the capital city before they were stopped by a large contingent of police in front of circuit house on way to the Secretariat.

Convener of Tripura BMS, Subir Debbarma has alleged, "The Tripura government employees do not even get half of what the central or other state government employees get."

"Besides, they are also deprived as the state government has not implemented the 7th CPC," he said.

"We demand that the Tripura government employees get salary at par with their Central counterparts," the convenor said.

He added: "Though the 7th CPC has been implemented everywehere, in our state even the 6th CPC is yet to be implemented. We demand its implementation immediately."

"We demand that immediately all fixed paid employees be turned into permanent employees," Debbarma said, adding, "Ours is not a poor state as the Centre gives the highest fund to Tripura being a hilly state but the present government wants to keep the people of the state poor as without poor people their politics cannot run."

In the meantime, organising secretary of BMS Sunil Kirwai said, "If the employees of Tripura get the benefit of the 7th CPC then other employees like those working in the autonomous council, municipal council, khadi gram udyog or the ICDS shall also be benefitted financially. So the 7th CPC has to be implemented."

For the last 20 years, people were engaged on temporary basis for permanent position, he poinmted out and asked, "Why for permanent posts there shall be temporary employment?"

Kirwai said that they demand all these people be given permanent status.

"Hundreds of posts are lying vacant here in spite of the youths being unemployed so we demand that these posts be filled up by appropriate candidates but the government’s attitude is not right."

He added that one of their demands is that like the Madhya Pradesh government, the Government of Tripura should also reduce the state value added tax (VAT) on petrol, which is the prime reason behind price hike and inflection.

The rally was stopped at circuit house area, after which the delegations met the state Chief Secretary at the secretariat building, where they handed over their charter of demands.

Some of the main demands include declaration of employees of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and autonomous bodies as state government employees and be provided with same facilities, regularisation of contractual services, filling up of all vacant posts through competitive written examination, minimum salary of Rs 18,000, allowance for unemployed youths and ensuring social security.

They also demanded the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the recent murder of Tripura TV journalist Santanu Bhaumik.

ANI

Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category


Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category
IAS-OFFICERS-PHYSICALLY-HANDICAPPED


No.13017/16/2003-AIS-1 (Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 17th October, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 14.02.2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that consequent upon the approval and circulation of Cadre Allocation Policy for All India Services - IAS / IPS / IFoS vide OM No. 13013/2/2016-AIS.I dated 05.09.2017, the policy for change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 14.02.2014 will now be treated as superseded w.e.f. Civil Services Examination - 2017.

2. Further, proposals of cadre change of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category on the basis of Civil Service Examination upto 2016 will continue to be considered as per policy circulated vide this Department's OM of even number dated 14.02.2014.
(Udai Bhan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23094142
Source: DoPT

PCDA Circular 586 : Fixed Medical Allowance to the Armed Forces Pensioners


PCDA Circular 586 : Fixed Medical Allowance to the Armed Forces Pensioners

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Circular No. 586
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
Dated: 25th September, 2017
To,
The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai 400051
All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
Nodal Officers, ICICl/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
Managers, All CPPCs
Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
The CDA (PD), Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Director of Treasuries, All States
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair


Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in such cases where date of retirement is prior to 01.04.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI Rooms and are not members of ECHS.

Reference: 1). This office Circular No. 544 dated 04.06.2015, Circular No. 451 dated 21.02.2011 and Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998
2). GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August 2017.

Copy of GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August, 2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.

2. In terms of Para-1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 29th August 2017, the fixed medical allowance has been enhanced from Rs.500/- pm to Rs. 1000/- pm with effect from 01.07.2017. Ex-Servicemen who retired after 01.04.2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. However, Pre-01.04.2003 retirees have the option of either joining the Scheme or draw Fixed Medical Allowance as per the extant rates.

3.The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as brought out in this Office Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998 quoted under reference shall continue to be in force. PDAs are requested to please review the cases and revise the Fixed Medical Allowance in all the affected cases accordingly.
4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and Pension Disbursing Agencies.
No. Grants/Tech /0164/III

Dated: 25th September, 2017
S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
Asst. Controller (P)

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