Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No. 178/2017

Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No. 178/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No. 178/2017
No. 2016/E (LL)/AT/MW/1
New Delhi dated: 07.12.2017
The General Managers, Zonal Railways, Production Units.
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All Indian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Delhi-7
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017.

A copy each of Orders No.(i) 1/13(7)/2017-LS.II, (ii) 1/l3/(6)/2017-LS.II, (iii) 1/13/(5)2017-LS.II, (iv) 1/13/(4)/2017-LS.II (v) 1/13/(3)2017-LS.II and (vi) 1/13(1)/2017-LS-II dated 06.10.2017 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Loading and unloading in goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, and other goods - sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments (ii) Watch and Ward (Without arms) (iii) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (iv) Stone mines (v) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or in Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabling work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines and (vi) Agriculture respectively is sent herewith for information and strict compliance. The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2017.

2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act, 1948 strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract labourers.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Manju)
Jt. Director Establishment (LL)
D.A.: As above (18 pages)

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

Cabinet approves conferment of Central Group 'A' Service and Cadre Review of Group 'A' Executive Officers of Sashastra Seema Bal


Cabinet approves conferment of Central Group 'A' Service and Cadre Review of Group 'A' Executive Officers of Sashastra Seema Bal

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved conferment of Central Group 'A' Service and Cadre. Review of Group 'A' Executive Officers of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) with net creation of 19 posts of various ranks from Assistant Commandant to Inspector General ranks to enhance the operational and administrative capabilities of SSB.

Increase of existing structure of Group 'A' posts from 1253 to 1272 posts are as follows:
  1. Increase of 2 posts of Inspector General (SAG level).  
  2. Net increase of 11 posts of DIG /Commandant (JAG level)
  3. Increase of 2 posts of DC (STS level).
  4. Increase of 4 posts of AC (JTS level).
Background:

The SSB was set up in 1963 to inculcate a sense of security, promoting national awareness and security consciousness in the border population. After transfer to MHA in 2001, it has been entrusted to guard Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan Borders. SSB also deployed in LWE affected areas and Counter Intelligence/Operations duties in Jammu & Kashmir and Assam. The present sanctioned strength of the Force is 96,093 having 73 Bns (including 2 NDRF Battalions). Earlier augmentation- cum-structuring exercises were taken in 2005, 2010 and 2011.

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Change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995


Change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995

Employees Provident Fund Organisation
Ministry of Labour & Employment. Government of India
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan
Bhikaiji Cama Place. New Delhi 110066

No. Pension-l/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/20825
Date. 12 DEC 2017
To
All ACCs (Zonal Offices)
All Regional P.F. Commissioner(In-charge of Regions).

Sub: Change of Date of Birth of Employees Pension Fund Members- reg.
Ref: (i) Head Office letter No. pension-3/8/OR/l/2005/69869 dated 12.12.2006
(ii) Head Office letter No. Pension- I/Instructions/Guidelines/2006/l 1900 dated 07.10.2006
(iii) Head Office letter No. Pension- II/Instructions/Guidelines/2016-17/33314 dated 10.03.2017
(iv) Head Office letter No. Pension- l/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/8351 dated 07.08.2017
(v) Head Office letter No. Pension- I/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/11518 dated 04.09.2017

Sir.
Please refer to this office circulars cited under reference. Further it is to inform that in the meeting on fraud analysis and management in EPFO held on 08.12.2017 at Head Office it was decided to follow the following process for change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995-
(i) In case the correction required in date of birth is upto plus or minus one year, Aadhaar will be accepted as a valid document for date of birth.

(ii) In case the correction required in date of birth is more than one year. then in addition to Aadhaar. other valid documents will have to be submitted(viz.. matriculation certificate. certificate issued by Registrar (Birth). Passport etc). The concerned member should be intimated for submission of additional valid proof of birth in such cases while applying online/mobile/offline.

2. It is requested to strictly adhere to the aforementioned instructions.
[This issues with the approval of CPFC]
(R.M. VERMA)
Addl. Central P.F. Commissioner- I (Pension)
Source: epfindia.gov.in

Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement: BSNL


Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement: BSNL

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt of India Enterprise)
BSNL Corporate Office
Pension Section, 5th floor,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
H.C. Mathur Lane, New Delhi-110001
No.31-13/2017-Pen(B)
Dated: 14/12/2017
To
All Heads of Circles/Telecom Districts/Regions/
Projects/Telecom Stores/ Telecom Factories
and other Administrative Offices
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Sub: Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement.

Sir,
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of letter No. 40-27/2017-Pen(T) dated- 04/12/2017 received from Under Secretary, DoT alongwith a copy of notification dated 21/ 12/2012 issued by DOP&PW.

2. DoT in their above referred letter has clarified that Rule 5 (2) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 previously included a proviso as per which the date of retirement in case of a Government Servant who is retired prematurely or who retires voluntarily, shall be treated as a non-working day has been amended by DoP&PW and omitted the proviso with effect from 01/01/1996 by a notification dated 21/ 12/2012 issued by DOP&PW. Consequently, for all cases of retirement, the last day shall be treated as a working day.

3. Accordingly, the modifications issued by DOP&PW notified on 21/ 12/2012 may be considered while issuing orders of voluntary retirements.


Encls: A.A.
Yours faithfully,
(S.P. Bhatta)
Asstt. General Manager (Estt.I)
Source: www.bsnleuchq.com

7th Central Pay Commission - Territorial Army Allowance


7th Central Pay Commission - Territorial Army Allowance

No.20(1)/2017/D(GS-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
South Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st September, 2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Territorial Army Allowance.
Sir,
I am directed to say that consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and in supersession of the all existing orders issued on the subject from time to time, the President is pleased to decide that the Camp Allowance and TA Bounty applicable for Territorial Army shall be merged into a single allowances to be called Territorial Army Allowance and will be payable at the following rates:


Sl. No Category of Employees Amount (in Rs./annum)
1 Officers 2000
2 JCOs 1500
3 OR 1000

2. These rates shall automatically increase by 25%, each time the Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

3. 100% of the amount of Territorial Army Allowance shall be granted for completing full training and 75% of the amount will be granted for completing more than 80% of the training.
3. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.

4. This letter issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Fin/AG/PD) vide their Dy No.410/AG/PD/2017 dated 11.09.2017
Yours faithfully,
(S. Gopal krishna)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: https://mod.gov.in/

Staff-Side NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee - Comments of DOPT

Staff-Side NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee - Comments of DOPT

JCM STAFF SIDE LETTER TO ANOMALY COMMITTEE
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC-JCM-2017/7th CPC Anomaly
December 14, 2017
The Dy. Secretary-JCA,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi

Sub: Items proposed by the Staff-Side NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee - Comments of DOPT regarding

Ref:- Your letter No.11/2/216-JCA-I(pt) dated 30/10/2017

Dear Sir,

Kindly refer to your cited letter.

We are sending our comments on each of the items on which the official side has conveyed objection.

However, we request you to convene a meeting so that the Staff Side can meet, discuss and finalize the items. The containing correspondence in this matter will only delay convening the NAC meeting.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation

Revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to Armed Forces Medical Services


Revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to Armed Forces Medical Services

Revision of rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to the officers of Armed Forces Medical Services consequent on acceptance of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.
No.4(10)/2017/D(Med)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi dated the 28th September, 2017
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi

Subject: Revision of rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to the officers of Armed Forces Medical Services consequent on acceptance of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance’s Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017 and OM No 12- 2/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July, 2017 and to convey the sanction of the President of India for the grant of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to the officers of Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services which shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay in the revised pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of 7th CPC, subject to the condition that the sum of the basic pay, Military Service Pay (MSP) and NPA does not exceed Rs.2,37,500 (Rupees two Lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these orders:
(i) The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure shall mean "basic pay" in Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017, i.e., "basic pay" in revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose of computation of Dearness Allowances, pension and other allowances, except those allowance in respect of which the applicable orders provide otherwise, including calculation of retirement benefits. Dearness Allowance under these orders shall mean dearness allowance as sanctioned by the Central Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission - related pay structure.

(iii) As per provision in relevant Rules of Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulation,2017, NPA shall not be calculated on MSP.

(iv) NPA shall continue to be restricted to those medical posts for which medical qualifications recognized under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 or under the Dentist Act, 1948 have been prescribed as an essential qualification. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled as hitherto:

(a) The post is a clinical one.
(b) The Post is a whole time post.
(c) There is ample scope for private practice, and
(d) It is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.
2. The revised rates of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from 1st July,2017.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide UO No.3(01)/2017/AG/289-PA dated 19.09.2017.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(A.K.Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Government Of India

Authority: https://mod.gov.in/

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