Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Minimum rates of wages & variable dearness allowance - RBE No. 169/2018

Minimum rates of wages & variable dearness allowance - RBE No. 169/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 169/2018
No. 2016/E (LL)/AT/MW/1
New Delhi dated: 05.11.2018
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 01.10.2018.

A copy each of Orders No. (1) 1/38(1)/2018-LS-II, (ii) 1/38/(2)2018, LS-II, (iii) No.1/38/(3)/2018- LS-lI, (iv) No.1/38/(4)2018 LS-II (v) No.1/38/(5)2018-LS.II (vi)1/38/(6)/2018-LS and (vii) 1/38(7)/2018- LS-II dated 28.09.2018 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Agriculture (ii) Gypsum Mines, Barytes Mines, Bauxite Mines, Manganese Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, ClayMines, Magnesite, Mines, White Clay Mines, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromite Mines, Quratzite Orarts Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Mines Ore Mines, Granite Mines,Rock Phosphate Mines, Hematite Mines Marble and Calcite Mines, Uranium Mines, Mica Mines, Lignite Mines, Gracel Mines , Slate Mines and Magnetite Mines (iii) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabting work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines (iv) Stone mines (v) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Svavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (vi) Watch and Ward (With arms) and (vii) Loading and unloading in (i) Goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, (ii) 0ther goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments; (iii) Docks and Ports; And (iv) passengers goods and Cargo Carried out at Airports ( Both International and Domestic). The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2018.

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 (L.L)
Railway Board

NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS


NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS

No. 11/34/2018-Part 1
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dated: 09/11/2018
Dear Sir.
Sub: LARSGESS-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-43 dated 26/09/2018 (RBE No.150/2018).

(ii) NFIR's letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 27/09/2018 addressed to Hon’ble MR, copy to CRB, MS etc.
(iii) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2015./RT-43 dated 28/09/2018 (RBE No. 151/2018).
(iv) NFIRs letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 03/10/2018.
(v) GS/NFIR's personal discussion with CRB on 25/10/2018.

Kind attention is invited to GS/NFIR's letter of even number dated 03rd October, 2018 to CRB (copy enclosed).

The subject was also discussed with the Member (Staff) by NFIR on 25th October, 2018 and explained the need for issuing instructions to GMs to appoint the wards of safety category staff who have already been selected prior to 27/10/2017. The MS has assured to take appropriate initiative and reach CRB for decision.

NFIR, therefore, requests the CRB to kindly see that orders are issued by Railway Board for appointing those selected wards of safety category staff early. As already requested by the Federation, CRB and Railway Board may kindly take conscious decision with regard to continuance of LARSGESS keeping in mind the reality that the Indian Railways is unique, complex and un-comparable with any other system and at times, decisions are required to be taken by Railways in larger public interest and equally safety of staff belonging to critical safety categories.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula - NJCA


Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula - NJCA

Meeting of the NJCA on 19-11-2018 - New Delhi
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Raod, New Delhi - 110055
No.NJCA/2018
Dated: November 9, 2018
All Members of the NJCA

Sub: Meeting of the NJCA

It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 19th November, 2018 from 16.00 Hrs. in JCM Officer, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, to take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settlement of major pending issues, viz.
(i) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula

(ii) No Progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees

(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.
All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the aforementioned meeting of the NJCA, so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenairo.

With Fraternal Greetings,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopla Mishra)
Convener
Source: Confederation

Provisions for Transfer of pension account from one PDA to another PDA - Circular 206

Provisions for Transfer of pension account from one PDA to another PDA - Circular 206

O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 206
No. AT/Tech/30-XX
Dated: 02/11/2018
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
    The Director of Treasuries of all State……..
    The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
    The CDA (PD) Meerut
    The CDA, Chennai
    The Nodal Officers (ICICl/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
    The Pay & Accounts Officer……..
    The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
    The D.P.D.O…………….
    Post Master, Kathua (J &/ K) and Camp Bell Bay

Sub: Transfer of pension account from one Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) to another PDA.

Provisions for Transfer of pension account from one Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) to another PDA has been provided in the Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI) as well as Scheme for Payment of Defence Pensions by Public Sector Banks. But, it has been observed that the PDAs are not following laid down procedure in the matter. Hence, the competent authority has decided that following procedure is required to be adopted in the matter.

(i) Pensioner shall submit a simple application (in Part-I of the enclosed formats) along with Pension Certificate (where issued to him) to the PDA from where he is drawing pension at present. A copy of application may be returned to the pensioner duly giving the receipt of the application by the PDA for the records of the pensioner.

(ii) The following documents are required to be forwarded by the existing PDA to the new PDA by registered post.
(a) PPO (including all Corrigendum PPOs) and Payment Authority (if any issued)

(b) Descriptive Roll/Identification Documents with Photographs.

(c) Extract of Payment Register with a certificate thereon indicating the rate of Pension and Dearness relief and date upto and for which last paid. Where the pensioner has been allowed commutation of pension, the PDA should also indicate prominently in the Last Pension Certificate, the date of payment of capitalized value of pension, the date of reduction of pension on account of commutation and the date on which he would complete 15 Years for restoration of his commuted portion of pension.

(d) Nomination to receive arrears of pension

(e) Option 85 undertaking furnished by the pensioner for Medical Allowance

(f) Pension Certificate (where issued)
(iii) In the current scenario, most of the PPOs are issued e-PPO form. Hence, it has been decided that transferor PDA will forward the documents mentioned above as well as copy of e-PPO received through SFTP from this office duly countersigned by him to the new PDA as per existing system.

(iv) Further payments in continuation of the date upto and for which the pensioner is shown as paid on the Extract of Payment Register, will be arranged by the new PDA.

(v) An intimation regarding the transfer of pension papers should invariably be sent both by the transferor/ transferee PDA to the Pr. CDA (Pensions) Allahabad through Form-I/IMP-5(A)/D-II by the transferor PDA (under Part-II of the enclosed format) and Form­II/IMP-5/D-I by the transferee PDA (under Part-III of the enclosed format) as per prevailing procedure by registered post as well as on e-mail ID: dad@hub.nic.in

(2) While forwarding Form-I/IMP-5(A)/D-II to this office by the transferor PDA, following documents are also required to be attached with Form­I/IMP-5(A)/D-II:
(i)  A consent (in Part-IV of the enclosed format) from the new PDA that after receipt of documents from the existing PDA, his/her pension will be paid after taking on the payment strength of the new PDA.

(ii) A leaf of cheque issued by the new PDA duly cancelled in the case of new PDA is Bank.
(3) In the case of change of PDA from Indian Embassy, Nepal to other PDA and vice-versa, existing system for pension file routed through this office and issuance of corrigendum PPO before change of PDA will follow.

(4) This circular has also been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in

(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions)

Requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner - Circular 205

Requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner - Circular 205

O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD - 211014
Circular 205
No. AT/Tech/30-XX
Dated: 02.11.2018.
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

    The Director of Treasuries of all state ……
    The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
    The CDA (PD) Meerut..
    The CDA-Chennai……
    The Nodal Officers (ICICl/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
    The Pay & Accounts Officers……
    Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
    The DPDO…….
    The Post Master…………….

Sub: Waiver of requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner.

During various Defence Pension Adalats, representations are being received against the requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify pensioner.

The issue has been examined and it is noticed that various checks to be observed by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) before making payment for first time on new Pension Payment Orders (PPOs)/transferred PPOs are provided in para 584 of DPPI-2005 & 2013. Similarly, these checks were circulated to the PDAs as Annexure-A to important Circular No.113 dt 27/05/2005. Item No. 7 and No. 15 of DPPI and Annexure-A to above mentioned circular respectively states that two defence pensioners should identify a new pensioners (except officer).

Now a days, requirement of producing two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify the pensioner which is applicable to the pensioners below officer ranks does not seem correct, as PDAs are required to identify the pensioner based on marks of identification furnished in Descriptive Rolls/Descriptive Particulars and photographs provided to them.

Accordingly PDAs are requested to refer this office circular No. 197 dt 10/01/2018, and follow the guidelines issued there under for identification by additional documents produced by defence pensioners in absence of Aadhaar Number as indicated in Notification No. S.0 747(E) dt 03/03/2017 issued by Ministry of Defence, Deptt. of ESW rather than insisting the pensioner to produce two pensioners drawing pension from same PDA to identify him/her.

(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl.CDA (P)

Corrigendum - Holiday List 2019 to be observed in Central Government Offices: DoP&T OM


Corrigendum - Holiday List 2019 to be observed in Central Government Offices: DoP&T OM
F. No. 12/12/2018-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated November 12, 2018
CORRIGENDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2019- Corrigendum - regarding

In the list of holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2019, circulated vide communication of even no. dated 11.07.2018, in Annexure-II, the entry at S. No. 8 regarding the occasion of Swamy Dayanada Saraswati Jayanti, may be read as under:

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1940
8.Swami Dayananda Saraaswati JayantiMarch 1Phalguna 10Friday
2. Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(G. Srinivasan)
Director
Source: DoPT

VERIFICATION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ECHS CARDS BY RECORD OFFICE



(All Record Offices (Army, Navy & Airforce)
MP -5 / 6
MP-8
Coast Guard
VERIFICATION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ECHS CARDS BY RECORD OFFICE

l. The process of making of new 64 Kb ECHS Card by an EX-Servicemen is initiated by the ESM by filling an online application form. ESM fills full details of self and dependents and uploads the required documents and photographs. Then ESM is required to make online payment through the payment gateway. Alter payment is made the application is visible to respective Record Offices for verification.

2. The application is verified by the Record Office after which there is no human intervention and the Cards are automatically printed. Hence, incase incorrect data is uploaded emneously by the ESM and the same is verified by respective records then the Card is printed with wrong data e.g. Date of Birth. name etc. Once the ECHS Card with wrong data is used by the beneficiary in case of emergency, ESM may be for once denied treatment/admission by an empanelled hospital, which may have sever repercussion leading to litigation.

3. A large number of complaints have been received from the environment where new 64 Kb Cards have been printed with wrong data. it is reiterated that although the onus to fill onlinc application for ECHS Card correctly is with the ESM but from the organizational point of view Record Office is the final authority to verify the correctness of all data including photo, PPO etc.

4. In view of the above. it is requested that Records Offices may please ensure that all fields in the application form filled by the ESM for new 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card be scruitinized with delibration to ensure error free verification.

5. This letter may please be put up to respective CROs.
Sd/-
(Rakesh Kakar)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS
Source: echs.gov.in

Monday, 12 November 2018

Appeal of D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare to donate minimum Rs. 200/- to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

Appeal of D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare to donate minimum Rs. 200/- to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.
F.No.-A 28011/124/2011-Ad.III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 8th November, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Appeal of D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare to donate minimum Rs. 200/- to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of OM No.7(8)/2017/D (Res.II) dated 16th August, 2018, from D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, the contents of which are self explanatory.

2. It is requested that the appeal made by D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare may please be brought to the notice of the respective DDOs and all the employees working in your Ministry/ Department including the Attached/ Subordinate offices and other organizations for necessary action.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23092338
Source: DoPT

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Defence Civilian Employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944: MoD Order

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Defence Civilian Employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944: MoD Order

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010
No. AT/IV/4918/XXXVI
Dated: 30.10.2018
To
All concerned PCsDA/ CsDA
(Through CGDA Website only)

Sub: Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944-reg.

A copy of Ministry of Defence (Department of Defence) D (Civ-II) ID No.9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II) dated 14.09.2018 on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information, guidance and further necessary action please.
Sd/-
(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA (AT-I)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-II)
Subject: Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944-reg.

The issue of extension of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 to the defence civilian employees working in the interior/remote areas was discussed in the meeting held on 18.06.2018 under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Estt) on the various issues raised by the Staff Side of defence civilian employees/workers under provision of "Additional Mechanism".  During the discussion, it was informed that the appointment of AMAs has not been done in remote areas even after issuance of MoH&FW's OM No. S.14025/09/2013-MS dated 03.06.2015 extending the CS(MA) Rules 1944 to the employees residing in remote areas thus, denying; benefits to the employees.  In this connection it was decided that the instructions for appointment of AMAs in remote areas would be reiterated by D(Civ-II).

2. Accordingly a copy of MoD ID Note of even number dated 25.06.2015 alongwith MoH&FW's OM No. S 14025/09/2013-MS dated 03.06.2015 is enclosed herewith. It is requested to comply with the aforesaid MoH&FW's OM dated 03.06.2015 and extend the benefits of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 to the defence civilian employees residing in interior/remote; areas. Appointment of AMAs, wherever necessary, shall be done as per the provisions laid down under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.
Sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
MoD I.D. No. 9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II) dated 14.090.2018
Source: cgda.nic.in

Sunday, 11 November 2018

LTC-80 Scheme: Air India LTC Revised Fare List Nov 2018


LTC-80 Scheme: Air India LTC Revised Fare List Nov 2018

Air India released an another updated list of Air Fare Nov 2018

Air India LTC Revised Fare List Nov 2018
SECTOR & V.VHLTC (ECONOMY CLASS)DLTC (EXECUTIVE CLASS)
Basic FareBasic Fare
AgartalaKolkata875017880
AgraDelhi875017880
AgraKhajuraho875017880
AgraVaranasi950019320
AhmedabadChennai1750035400
AhmedabadDelhi1105022440
AhmedabadMumbai875017880
AizawlImphal875017880
AizawlKolkata875017880
AmritsarDelhi875017880
AmritsarMumbai1750035400
AmritsarNanded1750035400
AurangabadDelhi1505030560
AurangabadMumbai825021000
BagdograDelhi1520030600
BagdograKolkata875017880
BengaluruBhubaneshwar1510030600
BengaluruChennai875017880
BengaluruDelhi1990040200
BengaluruGoa950019320
BengaluruGuwahati1990040200
BengaluruHubli875017880
BengaluruHyderabad875017880
BengaluruKolkata1750035400
BengaluruMumbai1105022440
BengaluruTrivandrum950019320
BhopalDelhi950019320
BhopalMumbai1240026960
BhubaneshwarDelhi1510030600
BhubaneshwarHyderabad1135022440
BhubaneshwarKolkata875017880
BhubaneshwarMumbai1750035400
ChandigarhDelhi875017880
ChandigarhLeh875017880
ChandigarhMumbai1750035400
ChandigarhPune1750035400
ChennaiCoimbatore875017880
ChennaiDelhi1990040200
ChennaiGoa970019320
ChennaiHyderabad950019320
ChennaiKochi950019320
ChennaiKolkata1750035400
ChennaiMadurai875017880
ChennaiMumbai1510030600
ChennaiPortblair1750035400
ChennaiTrivandrum950019320
CoimbatoreDelhi1990040200
CoimbatoreMumbai1510030600
DelhiGaya1105022440
DelhiGoa1750035400
DelhiGuwahati1750035400
DelhiHyderabad1510030600
DelhiImphal1990040200
DelhiIndore950019320
DelhiJaipur875017880
DelhiJammu950019320
DelhiJodhpur875017880
DelhiKhajuraho875017880
DelhiKochi1990048240
DelhiKolkata1750035400
DelhiLeh1110019320
DelhiLucknow875017880
DelhiMumbai1510030600
DelhiNagpur1135022440
DelhiPatna1135022440
DelhiPort Blair2870051600
DelhiPune1510030600
DelhiRaipur1205022440
DelhiRajkot1330022440
DelhiRanchi1510030600
DelhiSrinagar960019320
DelhiSurat1330022440
DelhiTirupati1990040200
DelhiTrivandrum2050049680
DelhiUdaipur950019320
DelhiVadodra1125022440
DelhiVaranasi950019320
DelhiVijayawada1750035400
DelhiVishakhapatnam1750035400
DibrugarhKolkata1160022440
DimapurKolkata950019320
GayaKolkata875017880
GayaVaranasi875017880
GoaMumbai875017880
GuwahatiImphal875017880
GuwahatiKolkata875017880
HubliMumbai875017880
HyderabadKolkata1515030600
HyderabadMumbai950019320
HyderabadTirupati875017880
HyderabadVijayawada875017880
HyderabadVishakhapatnam950019320
ImphalKolkata950019320
IndoreMumbai950019320
JaipurMumbai1205022440
JammuLeh1025017880
JammuSrinagar875017880
JamnagarMumbai875017880
JodhpurMumbai1390026960
KhajurahoVaranasi875017880
KochiMumbai1510030600
KochiTrivandrum875017880
KolkataMumbai1990040200
KolkataPort Blair1750035400
KolkataSilchar875017880
KolkataVaranasi950019320
KozhikodeMumbai1325022440
LehSrinagar880017880
LucknowMumbai1510030600
MaduraiMumbai1510030600
MangaloreMumbai950019320
MumbaiNagpur950019320
MumbaiPune810017880
MumbaiRaipur1365022440
MumbaiRajkot1285023240
MumbaiTrivandrum1570030600
MumbaiUdaipur950019320
MumbaiVaranasi1515030600
MumbaiVishakhapatnam1510030600
Port BlairVishakhapatnam1515030600
RaipurNagpur875017880
RaipurVishakhapatnam875017880
BengaluruBelgaum875017880
KolkataJaipur17500
BengaluruAhmedabad1515030600
HyderabadGuwahati1990040200
BhubaneshwarGuwahati1135022440

Terms & Conditions:

LTC Tickets: Change/Refund Fee will be as applicable for highest Business or Economy Class fare

Armed Forces and related discounts : Change/ Refund Fee applicable as per RBD fare rules. All categories of (Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces, General Reserve Engineering Forces, War Disabled Officers, War Widows and Gallantry Award Tickets under RBD K to L) , (Armed Forces Bravery Award Tickets under RBD K to L).

Applicable Fares as on 2nd November 2018

These fares are subject to Change without prior notice.**

Strengthening of IT Cadre of Indian Railway


Strengthening of IT Cadre of Indian Railway

RBA 116/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No 2017/AC-II/37/9,
Rail Bhavan, New Delhi-110001  31/10/18
Principal Financial Adviser,
(All Zonal Railways &Production Units)
Sub:- Strengthening of IT Cadre of Indian Railway.

Please connect Board's letter no. 2016/AC-II(CC)/37/9 dated 18/4/17 & 29/12/17 wherein instructions regarding restructuring of Group C categories of Senior Engineer(IT) and Junior Engineer (IT) in the percentage of 67:33 respectively have been circulated to Railways & Production Units. As stipulated in the letter ibid the restructuring is to be implemented with reference to the cadre strength in operation as on 1/4/2017 and the posts of Senior Engineer (IT) and Junior Engineer (IT) not in Operation as on 1/4/17 are to be treated as deemed to have been surrendered.

The matter has been examined further and it is requested to maintain expenditure neutrality while dealing with the proposal relating to strengthening IT cadre and restructuring of the IT Cadre on the Railway.
(G. Kabui)
Director Finance/CCA
Railway Board
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others - Railways

Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others - Railways

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
No. E(NG)II/2017/RC-1/23
New Delhi, dated 05.11.2018
The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen Federation
New Delhi

Sub: Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others
Ref: Railway Board's letter of even No. dated 19.7.2018

Federations had been requested vide above reference albeit on a slightly different matter to impress upon the candidates who did not have the requisite minimum educational qualification for appointment in the Railways but were appointed in -IS Pay Band to acquire the requisite qualification in a reasonable period. Reports received shows that while many candidates have been able to acquire such qualifications, there remain some such 'Trainees' who are yet to acquire these qualifications.
Federations may appreciate that acquiring of minimum educational qualification is necessary for the career prospects of such Trainees' and is an important aspect of human resource development. Therefore, a request is again made to impress upon such 'Trainees; make sincere efforts and acquire the requisite minimum qualification. It may be mentioned that there are many Open Schools which provide such opportunities.

2. While on the subject, it is also mentioned that a large number of compassionate ground appointees are taken into Railway service initially as trainee artisans who, after completion of 3 years prescribed period of training, are absorbed in regular technician category but they do not have any formal Certificate. It is suggested that it may be worthwhile to encourage such employees to appear in the NCVT examination conducted by the respective RDATs along with the Act Apprentices. This will enable them to have a formal qualification recognized outside also. Needless to say that this will be purely informal and their regularization as Technician-III shall not be incumbent upon passing such examination.

Your suggestions in this regard are welcome.
(Manoj Pande)
Additional Member (Staff)
Railway Board
Source: http://www.airfindia.org

Friday, 9 November 2018

7th CPC Allowances: Abolition of Rent Free Accommodation Allowance


7th CPC Allowances: Abolition of Rent Free Accommodation Allowance

Abolition of Rent Free Accommodation Allowance - Recommendation of 7th CPC

F.No.53/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P.Section)
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 18July,2018
To,
All Heads of Circle,
Sub: Abolition of Rent Free Accommodation Allowance - Recommendation of 7th CPC.

I am directed to refer to Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Directorate of Estates,OM.No.18018/1/2017-Pol.III dated 17th August 2017 on the subject cited above.It is to inform that the OM dated 17th August 2017 shall apply to all rent free accommodation allotted to Government employees under General Pool Residential Accommodation. SPMs and PMs are not provided rent free accommodation under General Pool Residential accommodation but under the post attached quarters system.As such the OM dated 17th August 2017 of Ministry Of Housing & Urban Affairs, Directorate of Estates, is not applicable to post attached quarters in the postal Department.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
sd/-
(K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Esst)

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION



No. Confdn/NS/2018
Dated - 01.11.2018

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION

As already informed earlier , National Secretariat meeting of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held on 20th November 2018 at 5 PM at NFPE office , 1st Floor , North Avenue Post office building , New Delhi - 110001.All National Secretariat Members are requested to attend the meeting in time. The following shall be the agenda of the meeting.

Agenda:

(1) 2019 January 8th & 9th two days All India Strike - Action programme for making the strike a complete success.

(2) Other items with permission of the chair.

Yours fraternally,

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & WhatsApp:09447068125.

Source: Confederation

NFPE CALLS UPON POSTAL EMPLOYEES TO MAKE 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th TWO DAYS STRIKE - A GRAND SUCCESS

NFPE CALLS UPON POSTAL EMPLOYEES TO MAKE 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th TWO DAYS STRIKE - A GRAND SUCCESS
THE FOLLOWING IS THE EDITORIAL PUBLISHED IN 'POSTAL CRUSADER' THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES (NFPE)
IMPORTANCE OF JANUARY 2019 TWO DAYS STRIKE

National Convention of Workers organized by Central Trade Unions (except BMS), independent Federations and Associations viz; Central Government and State Govt. Employees, Banks, Insurance, Defence production employees etc, held at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi on 28th September 2018, has decided to conduct two days nationwide strike on 8th& 9th January 2019. Earlier, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, in its National Convention held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018, has decided to go for one day's nationwide strike on 15th November 2018, demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands of Central Govt. Employees, Pensioners, Gramin DakSevaks and casual/contract workers. In the changed circumstances, Confederation has decided to postpone the 15th November 2018 one day strike and to join the two days strike on 8th and 9thJanuary 2019 announced by the National Convention of Workers. There is no change in the 10 points charter of demands of Confederation adopted in the Hyderabad National Convention.

The declaration adopted in the National Convention of Workers held on 28th September 2018 has stated as follows:

“Government is dragging its feet on wage negotiations of public sector in bipartite settlement and 7th Central Pay Commission anomalies of Central Government employees. Four sub committees were formed by the Government to address several issues raised by Central Government employees (NJCA) such as scrapping of New Pension Scheme (NPS) review of Minimum wage and fitment formula, restoration of allowances and allowing option-I as one of the pension benefit formula. But nothing has been done.
The Central Government Employees organisations including the Defence and Railways have been planning united action against the betrayal of the Government and asserting their genuine demands including scrapping of New Pension Scheme. This National Convention extends full support to their struggle and upholds all their demands."

Thus, the entire Trade unions (other than BMS) has taken serious view of the negative attitude of the Central Government towards the demands of Central Government employees and Pensioners and extended full solidarity and support to our struggle.

Unrest among the New Pension Scheme (NPS) employees is rising day by day. Those NPS employees who retired from service, in 2015 to 2018, after completing ten years' service are getting a paltry sum of Rs.1000 to 3000 only as monthly annuity pension. How can a pensioner and his family live with such a megre amount as pension. This is equal to "No Pension", Under the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) an employee who completed minimum ten yearsservice is eligible for 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

Regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, the assurance was given to the NJCA leaders by none other than the Hon'bleHome Minister and Finance Minister on 30.06.2016. Two years are over but nothing happened. Government has replied in Parliament that, at present, there is no proposal for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. Thus the entire Central Govt. Employees are betrayed. Regarding Pensioners, the one and the only favourable recommendation of the 7th CPC i.e. Option-I, stands rejected by Government.

Three lakhs GraminDakSevaks of the Postal department conducted a heroic strike for sixteen days and finally Govt. was compelled to accept their demands.But while issuing orders, eventhough new pay scale recommended by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee is implemented, regarding arrears the Committee's recommendation was rejected and modified by Govt. Some important recommendations like Children Education Allowance, Time bound three financial upgradations etc. are still pending. Regarding revision of wages of Casual Labourers, orders issued by Postal Directorate is yet to be implemented in some Circles and Divisions and their demand for regularisation is not considered favourably by Govt.

The situation in the country is deteriorating day by day. National economy including value of Indian currency, suffered serious setback due to pro-corporate, anti-labour and anti-people neo-liberal policies pursued by the Central Government, grievously impacting the livelihood of the working people and farmers.

The situation due to steep rise in petrol and diesel prices with cascading effect on increase in prices of all daily life utility items, especially food items, is resulting in torturous impact on common masses. The unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in most labour-oriented sectors. The agricultural sector and farmers are in deep distress. The after-effects of demonitisation and faulty GST Continue to adversely impacting the deep crisis set in the fast-paced neo-liberal economic policies of the Government. Lack of job opportunities on the one hand and continued job losses, retrenchments, illegal closures on the other hand are imposing miserable condition on the ordinary families for their food, education of children and medical care of the sick and elderly, Aggressive move to sell the shares of the Public Sector undertakings and onslaught of privatization through various routes like outsourcing, PPP etc. is going on in full swing. The demand for universal social security with guaranteed pension has fallen on deaf ears.

Central Govt. not only refused to respond to the just and genuine demands of the organized agitation of working class, but has been continuing its aggression against the hard-won labourrights of the workers, employees and Trade Unions. It is in this background the entire working class of our country has decided to fight back the onslaught of the Govt. against the working class and peasants.

National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) has been in the forefront of the struggle against the neo-liberal policies of the Govt. especially against the negative attitude of the Govt. towards the Central Govt. Employees demands including Postal employees.

On January 8th& 9th, about 18 to 20 crores organized and unorganized workers will go on two days strike. NFPE HQ calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GraminDakSevaks and Casual, Part-time, Contingent employees to join the strike en-mass. It is a struggle for our survival.

Source: Confederation

FAQ on Allowance, Leave, MACP, LTC, Seniority and Reservation

FAQ on Allowance, Leave, MACP, LTC, Seniority and Reservation

FAQ on Allowance, Leave, ACP, MACP, LTC, Seniority, Sexual Harassment, Administrative Tribunals, Compassionate Appointment, Non Functional Upgradation, Joint Consultative and Arbitration and Reservation
FAQ on Various Subjects

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AllowanceDownload
Allowance (Supplement)Download
Allowance (CEA, OTA/NDA, Honorarium/Fee, Leave)Download
LeaveDownload
Policy of Reservation to SCs, STs and OBCsDownload
Policy of Reservation to Ex-ServicemanDownload
Policy of Reservation to Persons with DisabilitiesDownload
ACP/MACP SchemesDownload
Sexual Harassment of Women at Working PlaceDownload
Flexible Complementing SchemeDownload
Time limit for disposal of Disciplinary CasesLink
Administrative TribunalsDownload
Compassionate AppointmentDownload
Compassionate Appointment (New)Download
Recruitment RulesDownload
Non Functional Upgradation (NFU)Download
LTCDownload
LTC (NEW)Download
SeniorityDownload
Joint Consultative and ArbitrationDownload
Related to UPSC, APAR and Commercial Employment after RetirementDownload

Gratuity for Central Civil Services

Gratuity for Central Civil Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(Central Civil Services)


10. GRATUITY

(10.1) When will the gratuity withheld at the time of retirement be released?
The withheld amount of gratuity under sub-rule (5) of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, the retiring Government employees, shall be paid immediately on production of "No Demand Certificate" from the Directorate of Estates after actual vacation of the Government accommodation.

The Directorate of Estates shall ensure that "No Demand Certificate" shall be given to the Government employee within a period of fourteen days from the actual date of vacation of the Government accommodation and the allottee shall be entitled to payment of interest (at the rate applicable to General Provident Fund deposit determined from time to time by the Government of India) on the excess withheld amount of gratuity which is required to be refunded., after adjusting the arrears of licence fee and damages, if any, payable by the allottee and the interest shall be payable by the Directorate of Estates through the concerned Accounts Officer of the Government employee from the actual date of vacation of the Government accommodation up to the date of refund of excess withheld amount of gratuity.

(10.2) Whether retirement gratuity/death gratuity, commuted value of the pension is taxable?
No. Death gratuity/retirement gratuity and commuted value of the pension are fully exempted from Income tax.

(10.3) Is there any ceiling on gratuities and if so what is the maximum amount admissible?
Yes. Ceiling on all gratuities has been raised to Rs. 20 lakhs w.e.f 01.01.20016 (earlier the limit was Rs.10 lakhs). DA admissible on the date of retirement is also to be added with pay for calculation of gratuity.

(10.4) Whether retirement gratuity, death gratuity can be paid by PAO/CPAO?
No. The amount of retirement/death gratuity as determined by the PAO shall be intimated to the Head of Office who will draw and disburse the amount to the retired Government servant or to the nominee/family as the case may be.

(10.5) Whether 10% gratuity or whole of the Gratuity is to be withheld at the time of retirement of all Government Servants?
No. The Administrative Deptt/Accounts Officer shall not withhold any gratuity unless the Head of Office
a) Enclose instructions received from Directorate of Estate for withholding of 10% gratuity for outstanding license fee.
Or
b) Informs of ongoing disciplinary proceedings.

(10.6) What all are dues recoverable from retirement gratuity?
The Government dues as ascertained and assessed by the Head of Office which remain outstanding on the date of retirement shall be adjusted against the amount of retirement Gratuity. The term Government dues includes dues pertaining to Government accommodation including arrears of license fee as well as damages for occupation of the Government accommodation beyond the permissible period after the date of retirement, if any. Government dues also includes balance of house building advance, conveyance, or any other advance, overpayment of pay and allowance or leave salary and arrears of TDS etc.

(10.7) If the nominee for death gratuity is a minor, how will be the gratuity paid?
If death gratuity is granted to a minor member of the family, it shall be payable to the guardian on behalf of the minor. In the case of absence of a natural guardian, the death gratuity to the extent of 20% or Rs.1.50 lakhs shall be paid to the guardian, without production of a guardianship certificate, but subject to production of an indemnity bond with suitable sureties. The balance amount shall be paid to the guardian on production of a guardianship certificate.

(10.8) When the retirement gratuity be withheld by the Government?
The retirement gratuity can be withheld in the following circumstances. 1. 100% gratuity shall be withheld on retirement if any disciplinary/judicial proceedings are instituted against the Government servant before his retirement. The gratuity in such cases will be withheld till the conclusion of the departmental/judicial proceedings and issue of final orders thereon.

2. The Administrative Department/Accounts Officer receives instructions from Directorate of Estates to withhold 10% gratuity for outstanding license fee/damages in respect of the Government accommodation.

(10.9) What action is required to be taken when gratuity is withheld on account of continuing disciplinary proceedings/judicial proceedings and when these payments will be paid?
The President reserves to himself the right of withholding a pension or gratuity or both either in full or in part or withdrawing a pension in full or in part, whether permanently or for a specified period and of ordering recovery from a pension or gratuity of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused to the Government, if, in any departmental or judicial proceedings, the pensioner is found guilty or grave misconduct or negligence during he  period or service, including service rendered upon re-employment after retirement. When the Government servant is exonerated fully after the departmental/judicial proceedings,, gratuity shall be paid after issue of the final orders. When the Government servant/pensioner is found guilty, Government will issue orders for regulation of gratuity.

(10.10) Whether interest is payable for delayed payment of gratuity and what is the rate of interest applicable in these cases of delayed payment of gratuity?
If payment of gratuity is delayed beyond its permissible period, interest at the rate of interest rate applicable to GPF deposits from time to time is required to be paid along with gratuity. In every case of delayed payment of gratuity shall be considered by the Secretary of the Administrative Ministry/Department and if the delay is due to administrative delay, Secretary of the Administrative Ministry/Department will sanction payment of interest. In all case where interest has been sanctioned by the Secretary of the Administrative Ministry/Department, such Ministry/Department shall fix the responsibility and take disciplinary action against the Government servant or servants who are found responsible for the delay in the payment of gratuity.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: 5th November, 2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Safety of the Railway employees

This is in reference to my discussion held today with you, wherein I have requested you to review immediately Removal Cases of the Railway employees of Kharagpur Division of S.E. Railway, under para 14(ii), as also to do urgently to save Railwaymen from run-over, forced to work under unsafe conditions without taking block, as happened today between Sandila and Umartali Stations in Northern Railway.

In this connection, your kind attention is invited towards my earlier letters, D.O.No.AIRF/24(C) dated 13th and 17th August, 2018, vide which your kind attention was drawn towards the unpleasant incidents of commitment of suicide by Shri Harrison John, Loco Pilot, Jabalpur Division(West Central Railway) and Shri Bablu Kumar, Trackman, Sholapur (Central Railway).

We had requested your goodself to take necessary steps to ensure that no Railwayman commits suicide in frustration and sense of disappointment. It is quite unfortunate that, there is no visible improvement in the situation up till now, and another case of suicide has been noticed, wherein Shri G.K. Kishori, Asstt. Loco Pilot, Kharagpur, South Eastern Railway, has committed suicide on 3rd November, 2018, out of serious frustration, which is highly condemnable as well.

Co-workers of Late Shri G.K. Kishori had resorted to agitation owing to failure of his superiors to timely address the problem of the said deceased employee and they need not be subjected to any punitive action.

It may be recalled that, on the consistent and regular persuasions, Railway Board had issued instructions, on your intervention, to invoke Clause 14(ii) in exceptional cases only where D&AR enquiry is not practicable and safety of the state is under threat.

Through this letter we want to emphasize here that, urgent necessary steps should be taken by counseling the concerned officials, so that, no Railway employee is compelled to commit suicide and lose his/her precious life as the entire family of such Railway employee is put under serious distress.
We had also requested that, keeping in view various attacks on the Railway employees on duty as also run-over cases of Railway employees due to negligence and overlooking of prescribed procedure and rules need to be given serious thought, so as to avoid recurrence of such unpleasant incidents.

It is also requested that, "Rakshak" should immediately be supplied, as well as you have promised; working on the track without protection must be banned, and if Trackmen are forced to work under unsafe conditions, the deterrent punishment should be given to the guilty supervisors and officers responsible.

While communicating our serious concern over such incidents, AIRF once again emphasizes that necessary steps be taken with all seriousness, so that, no such cases occur in future.
Yours faithfully
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source : http://www.airfindia.org

No let-up in sanction of GST Refunds


Ministry of Finance
No let-up in sanction of GST Refunds
08 NOV 2018
There are concerns being raised about growing pendency of GST Refunds. Exporters arereassured that there is no le-tup in the sanction of GST refunds. The disposal rate is consistently improving month-on-month. As on 31st October, 2018, total GST refunds to the tune of Rs 82,775 crore have been disposed by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and the State authorities out of the total refund claims of Rs 88,175 crore received so far. Thus, the disposal rate of 93.8 % has been achieved as on 31.10.2018. The pending GST refund claims amounting to Rs. 5,400crore are being expeditiously processed so as to provide relief to eligible exporters. Refund claims without any deficiency are being cleared expeditiously.

In case of IGST refunds, about 93.27 % (Rs 42,935 crore) of the total IGST refund claims (Rs. 46,032 crore) transmitted to Customs from GSTN as on 31st October, 2018 have already been disposed. The remaining claims amounting to Rs.3,096crore are held-up on account of various deficiencies which have been communicated to exporters for remedial action.

In the case of RFD-01A (ITC Refund) claims, out of the total refund claims of Rs. 42,145 crorethe pendency as on 31st October, 2018 is Rs 159 Crore with the Centre and Rs 2,146 crore with the States. Provisional/Final Order has been issued in case of refunds amounting to Rs. 34,602 Crore. In claims amounting to Rs. 5,239Crore, deficiency memos have been issued by respective GST authorities.

Efforts are being made continuously to clear all the pending refund claims, where ever requisite information is provided and found eligible. Co-operation of the exporter community is solicited to ensure that they respond to the deficiency memos and errors communicated by Centre and State GST as well as Customs Authorities and also exercise due diligence while filing GSTR 1 and GSTR 3B returns as well as Shipping Bills.

PIB

FAQ for Central Civil Services - Pension Procedure


FAQ for Central Civil Services - Pension Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(Central Civil Services)

6. PENSION PROCEDURE
(6.1) What is the meaning of the following terms?
(a) Pension Disbursing Authority
(b) Pension Sanctioning Authority
(c) PPO Issuing Authority
(a) Pension Disbursing Authority : Bank Branch/Treasury/Post/PAO Office paying your pension
(b) Pension Sanctioning Authority: The authority who sanctioned your pension before forwarding the case to Accounts.
(c) PPO Issuing Authority: Generally, the Pay & Account Officer is the PPO issuing authority.

(6.2) What should a Government servant do to claim his pension?
During service each Govt. servant should satisfy himself that service is being verified and recorded so in the service book and that there are no gaps in this. He should also ensure that nomination for all payments due to him are current and valid. Six months prior to the retirement date, a Government servant is required to furnish certain information (e.g. joint photo with spouse, family details, name of the branch of the authorized bank through which he desires to draw his pension etc.) to his Head of Office in the prescribed Form No. 5. The Head of Office is required to undertake the work of preparation of pension papers in Form No. 7 one year before the date on which a Government servant is due to retire on superannuation. After complying with the requirements of CCS Pension Rules 59 & 60, the Head of Office has to forward to the Pay & Accounts Officer Form 5 and Form 7 duly completed with a covering letter in Form 8 along with service book of the Government servant duly completed up-to-date and any other documents relied upon for the verification of service, not later than six months before the date of retirement of the Government servant.

(6.3) Who is to authorize the pension?
On receipt of pension papers from Head of Office, the Pay & Accounts Officer concerned will, after applying requisite checks, assess the amount of pension and issue the Pension Payment Order (both halves of Pension Payment Order, i.e. disburser's portion and pensioner’s portion) not later than one month in advance of the date of retirement of the Government servant with forwarding authority letter, duly inksigned and embossed, to Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) who in turn will generate on computer a Special Seal Authority on the basis of details given in the Pension Payment Order and authority letter of the Pay & Accounts Officer and forward disburser’s half of PPO with Special Seal Authority to the Central Pension Processing Centre (CPPC) of the concerned authorized Bank. The Pay & Accounts officer after ascertaining that the special seal of authority has been issued shall send pensioners’ half of PPO to be handed over to the retiring employee. However, if the employee opts to take the PPO from bank, both halves shall be sent to CPAO. All records will be maintained in the CPPC and the disbursing branch, will make the payments to the pensioner on authorization of payment of pension by the CPPC. The CPPC however is only the back office for processing pensions, all pension related problems/grievances of the pensioners will continue to be handled by the concerned paying branch as before.

(6.4) What is to be done in case the pension has not been fixed correctly?
The Pay & Accounts Officer while issuing the pension authorization will forward one copy of the pension calculation sheet (out of three received by him from the Head of Office) as certified by the Head of Office and countersigned by him (Pay & Accounts Officer) to the pensioner along with the intimation of his having sent the pension payment authority/PPO to the CPAO. In case it is found from the pension calculation sheet that pension has been fixed incorrectly, the matter may be taken-up with the Head of Office. PAO concerned, if necessary, will issue an amendment authority letter to Central Pension Accounting Office for onward transmission to the CPPC to carry out necessary amendments in both halves of PPO.

Proof of Concept (PoC) of Alternate Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers


Proof of Concept (PoC) of Alternate Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
(Access Services Wing)
Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi -110001

File No: 800-26/2016-AS.II
Dated: 06.11.2018
To
All Unified Licensees (having Access Service Authorization)/ Unified Licensees (AS)/ Unified Access Services Licensees/ Cellular Mobile Telephone Service Licensees. Subject: Proof of Concept (PoC) of Alternate Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers-regarding.

This is in continuation of this office letter of even number dated 26.10.2018 vide which Licensees were directed to discontinue the Aadhaar based E-KYC process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers and re-verification of existing mobile subscribers. Further, in para 7 of the instructions, all Telecom Service Providers were asked to ensure readiness of their systems and offer the Proof of Concept (PoC) of the proposed Alternate Digital KYC Process by 05.11 .2018 for approval.

2. As per the proposed digital alternate KYC process by Telecom Industry for issuing new mobile connections, the Customer Acquisition Form (CAF) is to be embedded with live photograph of subscriber along with the original POIlPOA document thereby digitizing the end to end process for on boarding of new mobile subscribers by making it completely paperless.

3. The procedure to be followed for issuing mobile connections using the alternate digital KYC process is as follows:
a. The entire process shall only be used through the authenticated applications (App) hosted
by the Licensees.
b. The access of the App shall be controlled by the Licensees and it should be ensured that the same is not used by unauthorized persons.
c. The customer desirous of obtaining a new mobile connection shall visit the authorized POS location of the Licensee or vice-versa. The original Proof of Identity/Proof of Address (PoI/PoA) documents shall be in possession of the customer.
d. The Licensee must ensure that the Live photograph of the customer is taken at POS terminal and the same photograph shall be embedded in the CAF. Further, the system application of the Licensee shall put a water-mark having CAF number, GPS coordinates, POS name, unique POS Code (assigned by licensees) and Date & time stamp on the captured live photograph of the customer.
e. Similarly, the live photograph of the original POI/POA documents shall be captured and water-marking as mentioned above shall be done.
f. Thereafter, all the entries in the CAF shall be filled as per the POI/POA documents and information furnished by the customer. In those POI/POA documents where QR code is available, such details can be auto-populated by scanning the QR code instead of manual filling the details. For example, in case of physical Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar downloaded from UIDAI where QR code is available, the details like name, gender, date of birth and address can be auto-populated by scanning the QR available on Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar.
g. Once the above mentioned process is completed, an One Time Password (OTP) shall be sent to customer's own alternate mobile number. Upon successful validation of the OTP, it will be treated as customer signature on CAF. However, if the customer does not have any own alternate mobile number, then mobile number of his/her family members/relatives/known persons may be used for this purpose. Further, in case if the customer does not have any alternate mobile number to give for this purpose, then the mobile number of POS registered with the Licensee may be used.
h. The POS shall provide a declaration about the capturing of the live photograph of customer and the original POI/POA documents and/or its registered mobile number used for customer signature. For this purpose, the POS shall be verified with One Time Password (OTP) which will be sent to his mobile number registered with the Licensee. Upon successful OTP validation, it shall be treated as POS signature on the declaration.
i. Subsequent to all these activities, the application shall give information about the completion of the process and submission of activation request to activation officer of the Licensee, and also generate the transaction-id/reference-id number of the process. POS shall intimate the details regarding transaction-id/reference-id number to customer for future reference.
J. The authorized representative of the Licensee shall check and verify that: (i) information available in the pictures of POI/POA documents is matching with the information entered by POS in CAF.
(ii) live photograph of the customer matches with the photo available in the POI/POA documents.
(iii) All of the necessary details in CAF including mandatory fields are filled properly.
k. On successful verification by authorized representative of the Licensee, the SIM card shall be activated and tele-verification as per the prevailing guidelines shall be done before final activation of the services. However, if the customer has given his own alternate mobile number, then tele-verification through the use of 5-digit OTP pin shall be done for activation of final services.
4. Only two mobile connections shall be provided per day per POI/POA document to a customer by a Licensee using the above mentioned alternate digital KYC process. However, in case more than one connection is issued, the entire process as mentioned above shall be repeated for issuing each connection.

5. The above mentioned digital KYC process is an alternative process to the existing process of issuance of mobile connections to subscribers and shall also be applicable for outstation and foreign customers. The additional safeguards in prevailing guidelines in respect of outstation and foreign customers shall also be followed in the above mentioned digital KYC process.

6. The proof of concept of the above mentioned alternate digital KYC process is to be done at two locations (rural & urban) by each Licensee. As on date, following Licensees have ensured their readiness to conduct POC and offered location of POC as mentioned below:

Name of LicenseeLocation 1 (urban)Location 2 (rural)
Bharti Airtel LimitedDelhiMeerut
BSNLHyderabad, TelanganaVikarabad, Telangana
MTNLMumbaiDelhi (as no rural location available for MTNL)
Reliance Jio Infocomm LimitedRCP, Ghansoli, Navi MumbaiGanesh Nagar, Chichpada, Aeroli,Navi Mumbai
Tata Teleservices LimitedKamal, HaryanaAssandh (Kamal District), Haryana
Vodafone Idea LimitedDelhiBaramati, Pune District

7. Based on the POC results, further directions for any change in the process, if any, will be issued on the subject.

8. The existing instructions in general and particularly those issued vide letter No. 800- 09/20 I 0-V AS dated 09th August 2012 and all other instructions shall remain the same for issuing of mobile connections to new subscribers.

9. With regard to non-acceptability of Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar as POIIPOA documents in J&K, Assam and North East LSAs, it is clarified that at present there is no change in instructions dated 14.01.2011.

(Prashant Verma)
Assistant Director General (AS-II)
Tele No.: 011-23354042
Source:DoT

When will the arrears get paid? - Dearness Relief


When will the arrears get paid? - Dearness Relief

CENTRALISED PENSION PROCESSING CENTER

Payment of Pensions to Central Government and State Government Pensioners through Centralized Pension Processing Cell (CPPC)

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

31. When will the arrears get paid?
Ans: Payment of arrears, on account of revision of pension etc., received at Centralized Pension Processing Cell (CPPC) of the Bank up to one week before last date of a month, will normally be made along with monthly pension.

32. How the payment of Dearness Relief at revised rate is to be paid to the pensioners?
Ans: Whenever any additional relief on pension/family pension is sanctioned by the Government, the same is intimated to the agency banks for issuing suitable instructions to their pension paying branches for payment of relief at the revised rates to the pensioners without any delay. The orders issued by Govt. Departments are also hosted on their websites and banks have been advised to watch the latest instructions on the website and act accordingly without waiting for any further orders from RBI in this regard.

33. Where can a pensioner get information about the changes in the pension/ Dearness Relief or any pension related issue?
Ans: The pensioner can visit the Official Website of the concerned Government Department as also Reserve Bank of India Website (www.rbi.org.in) to get the information about pension related issues.

34. Can pensioners get pension slips?
Ans: Yes, monthly pension slip is automatically sent to the pensioner’s e-Mail ID if available with the Bank. In other cases pension slip can be obtained by the pensioner from any pension paying branch.

35. How to get SMS for the details of monthly pension
Ans: To get SMS Pensioner has to visit Pension Paying Branch (Home Branch) with request to upload his/her Mobile number in the Pension Application Software. Pensioner can get the details of monthly pension such as Basic Pension, D.A., Medical Allowance, Other Allowances, Commutation, Income Tax, Net Pension credited and the date of credit along with amount of commutation and gratuity paid through SMS from State Bank of India on regular basis.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Fixation of Pay on Promotion between 1.1.2016 and Date of Notification issue - NC JCM Staff Side

Fixation of Pay on Promotion between 1.1.2016 and Date of Notification issue - NC JCM Staff Side
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2018
Dated: November 6, 2018
The Secretary(Exp.),
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01.01.2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and feeder posts in a common grade - Fixation of Pay - Reg.

Ref.: MoF(Deptt. of Exp.)'s OM No.7/14/2010-E.III(A) dated 05.07.2010 and OM No.F-2-1/2015-E.III (A) dated 16.10.2015

Kindly call for my earlier letter of even number dated 18th January, 2018(copy enclosed), through which your kind attention was drawn towards MoF(Deptt. of Exp.)'s OM No.-F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16.10.2015, whereby it was decided that, in cases where promotion took place in the pre-revised pay structure during the period between 01.01.2006 and the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rule, 2008 and subsequently promotional grade merged with the feeder grade consequent upon promulgation of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, the benefit of pay fixation shall be allowed under Rule-13 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

In this connection, it is stated that, some of the government employees, who have got promotion/financial upgradation between 01.01.2006 and date of notification of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, exercised their option to switch over to 6th CPC from the date of such promotion/financial upgradation, instead of 01.01.2006 as per option provided vide Deptt. of Expenditure's OM supra dated 05.07.2010, as the same was more beneficial to them at that time. In this connection, it is pertinent to mention here that, initially they opted to switch over to revised pay structure w.e.f 01.01.2006 prior to issuance of OM dated 05.07.2010. As they were not aware with the fact that any such benefit of pay fixation under Rule-13 would be extended in future as has been provided vide Deptt of Expenditure's OM dated 16.10.2015, then they would not have exercised their option to switch over to CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 w.e.f. from their respective dates promotion/ financial upgradation, as per the option provided vide Deptt of Expenditure's OM dated 05.07.2010.
Further, as per instruction of Deptt. of Expenditure's OM dated 16.10.2015, the benefit of pay fixation is being allowed under Rule-13 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 in those cases where promotional/financial upgradation took place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01.01.2006 and the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rule, 2008.

However, benefit of pay fixation allowed under Rule-13 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, as the provision of Deptt. of Expenditure's OM dated 16.10.2015, is not being extended to those employee who have opted to switched over to the Railway Servant(RP) Rules, 2008, with effect from the date of promotional/financial upgradation instead of 01.01.2006, by exercising the option made available vide Deptt. of Expenditure's OM dated 05.07.2010 (as mentioned in para 2 above), although fulfilling other conditions for getting the benefit of fixation as per the instructions contained in Deptt. of Expenditure's OM dated 16.10.2015.

It has also come to our knowledge that, some of the Railways have made a reference on this issue, seeking clarification regarding extending the benefit of the above-mentioned fixation to these employees after providing opportunity for re-option to switched over to the RS(RP) 2008 (or CCS(RP)Rule, 2008) w.e.f. 01.01.2006 instead of any subsequent date opted earlier. It is also understood that, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) has referred this clarification to the Deptt. of Expenditure(Ministry of Finance).

Earlier, in similar cases, whenever Deptt. of Expenditure's OM brings about a material change in the basis for exercise of option to come over to revised pay structure/unforeseen developments and change of rule in terms of the CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, opportunity to revise their option to come over to revised pay structure has always been given(as it was given through Deptt. of Expenditure's OM dated 03.11.2013).

Also, it is also is heard that, DoPT is agreed that, re-fixation of pay for merged post under Rule-13 of CCS(RP) Rules-2008, on the basis of Department of Expenditure's OM No.-F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated-16.10.2015, were unforeseen developments/change of rule. This brings a material change in the basis for exercise of option to come over to the revised pay structure.

Hence, it is very clear that, Deptt. of Expenditure's OM dated 16.10.2015, brings a material change in the basis for exercise of option to come over to revised pay structure, unforeseen developments and change of rule in terms of the Railway Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Hence, it is demanded that, opportunity to revise their option to come over to revised pay structure, under the rule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, w.e.f. 01.01.2006, may be given to those employees who are covered under the said letter dated 16.10.2015, as it is more beneficial for them as now.

In view of the above, it is requested that, necessary clarifications in this regard may kindly be communicated to all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, so that, aggrieved staff can get an opportunity to re-exercise their option, under Rule-6 of the CCS(RP) Rule, 2008, to switch over to CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, w.e.f. 01.01.2006, and get benefit of pay fixation provided vide Deptt. of Expenditure's OM dated 16.10.2015, so as to avoid financial loss to the affected staff.

Sincerely Yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)
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Issue of First Class 'A' Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award


Issue of First Class 'A' Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(W)2018/PS5-1/7
New Delhi, dated 05.11.2018
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & PUs.

Sub: Issue of First Class 'A' Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award.

The matter of felicitating Railway Servants. for their rare and exemplary specific works such as preventing an accident, display of extreme honesty, etc (other than routine works) has been under consideration of the Board. In recognition of their contribution and to encourage other railway servants to emulate, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that whenever a railway servant is called for special felicitation/reward/award specifically by Railway Board Members and above for exemplary acts of devotion to work, display of valor, conduct, etc (other than routine work) a First Class 'A' "Special Duty Cheque Pass" in. favour of Railway Servant alongwith spouse valid for travel in l-AC Class of all trains may be issued from the place of-posting to the place of special felicitation/reward/award & , back, irrespective of the railway servant’s duty pass entitlement.

2. Accordingly, the Pass Issuing Authority of the railway servant is directed to issue First Class 'A' "Special Duty Cheque Pass" in favour of Railway Servant alongwith spouse with the endorsement for travel in 1-AC Class of all trains including Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Express trains. Such . Pass shall be valid for 15 days from the date of issue.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Dir. Estt.(Welfare)-I
Railway Board
Source: indianrailways.gov.in

Monday, 5 November 2018

7th CPC Risk Allowance Clarification - Dopt Orders dt. 29.10.2018

7th CPC Risk Allowance Clarification - Dopt Orders dt. 29.10.2018

No.A-27018/ 01/ 2017-Estt. (AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block No. IV, Room No. 409
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated 29th March, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of Govt. Decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt's O.M. of even no. dt. 07.03.2018 (Copy enclosed) vide which Ministries/Departments were requested to provide the details regarding number of employees eligible for Risk Allowance, estimated existing annual expenditure as per the existing rates and estimated annual expenditure if the existing rates are multiplied by the 2.25 factor as decided by the Government.

2. Despite remainders, this Department has received comments only from 12 Ministries/Departments which are - M/o Panchayati Raj, D/o Public Enterprises, Cabinet Secretariat, D/o Atomic Energy, D/o Agriculture and Cooperation, Inter-State Council Secretariat, MHA, D/o Justice, D/o Food and Public Administration, M/o External Affairs, M/o Earth Science, D/o Defence, D/o Defence Production.

3. It is requested that the aforesaid data may be furnished to this Department in the format prescribed in O.M. dt. 07.03.2018(copy enclosed) at the earliest.

sd/-
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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7thCPC-Risk-Allowance

Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year - 2019

Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year - 2019

No. 21-1/2018-PE-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Establishment Division
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 30th October 2018
01-11-2018
To,
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General,
SUB: Holidays to be observed in Department of Posts for the year - 2019
Sir/Madam,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of DOPT circular No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2 dated 11th July 2018 on Holidays to be observed in the Central Government Offices during the year 2019 for further necessary action at your end.
Yours sincerely,
(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th July, 2018
Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the 2019- reg.
It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure-I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2019. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure-II.
2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outsides Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsory in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:
1. REPUBLIC DAY

2. INDEPENDENCE DAY

3. MAHATMA GANDHI'S BIRTHDAY

4. BUDDHA PURNIMA

5. CHRISTMAS DAY

6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)

7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)

8. GOOD FRIDAY

9. GURU NANAK'S BIRTHDAY

10. IDU'L FITR

11. IDU'L ZUHA

12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI

13. MUHARRAM

14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD'S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1 In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government Offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter.
1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA

2. HOLI

3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)

4. RAM NAVAMI

5. MAHA SHIVRATRI

6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI

7. MAKAR SANKRANTI

8. RATH YATRA

9. ONAM

10. PONGAL

11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI

12. VISHNU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / 1ST NAVATRA / NAURAJ / CHHATH POOJA/ KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over (indicated in para 3.1), after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.
5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu'l Fitr, Idu'l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).
5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees' Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday. If necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu'l Fitr, Idu'l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.
5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.
6. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on "Naraka Chaturdasi Day". In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on "Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.
7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2019, subject to para 3.2 above.
8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un.Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on the day of weekly off.
10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
11. Hindi version will follow.
(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
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ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
1940 SAKA ERA
1.Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Saturday
2.Maha ShivaratriMarch 04Phalguna 13Monday
3.HoliMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
1940 SAKA ERA
4.Mahavir JayantiApril 17Chaitra 27Wednesday
5.Good FridayApril 19Chaitra 29Friday
6.Buddha PurnimaMay 18Vaisakha 28Saturday
7.Id-ul-FitrJune 05Jyaishtha 15Wednesday
8.Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid)August 12Sravana 21Monday
9.Independence DayAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
10.JanmashtamiAugust 24Bhadra 02Saturday
11.MuharramSeptember 10Bhadra 19Tuesday
12.Mahatma Gandhi's BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Wednesday
13.DussehraOctober 08Asvina 16Tuesday
14.Diwali (Deepavali)October 27Kartika 05Sunday
15.Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November 10Kartika 19Sunday
16.Guru Nanak's BirthdayNovember 12Kartika 21Tuesday
17.Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Wednesday

ANNEXURE-I
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1940
1.New Year's DayJanuary 01Pausha 11Tuesday
2.LohriJanuary 13Pausha 23Sunday
3.Makar SankarantiJanuary 14Pausha 24Monday
4.PongalJanuary 15Pausha 25Tuesday
5.Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiFebruary 10Magha 21Sunday
6.Guru Ravidas's BirthdayFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
7.Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
8.Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiMarch 01Phalguna 10Thursday
9.Holika DahanMarch 20Phalguna 29Wednesday
10.DolyatraMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
11.Hazarat Ali's BirthdayMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
SAKA ERA 1941
12.Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Chetti ChandApril 06Chaitra 16Saturday
13.Ram Navami (Smarta)April 13Chaitra 23Saturday
14.Vaiskhi / Vishnu / MesadiApril  14Chaitra 24Sunday
15.Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15Chaitra 25Monday
16.Easter SundayApril 21Vaisakha 01Sunday
17.Guru Rabindranath's birthdayMay 09Vaisakha 19Thursday
18.Jamat-Ul-VidaMay 31Jyaishtha 10Friday
19.Rath YatraJuly 04Ashadha 13Thursday
20.Raksha BandhanAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
21.Parsi New Year's day / NaurajAugust 17Sravana 26Saturday
22.Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 02Bhadra 11Monday
23.Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember 11Bhadra 20Wednesday
24.Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October 05Asvina 13Saturday
25.Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October 06Asvina 14Sunday
26.Dussehra (Maha Navmi)October 07Asvina 15Monday
27.Maharishi Valmiki's BirthdayOctober 13Asvina 21Sunday
28.Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October 17Asvina 25Thursday
29.Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 27Kartika 05Sunday
30.Govardhan PujaOctober 28Kartika 06Monday
31.Bhai DujOctober 29Kartika 07Tuesday
32.Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 02Kartika 11Saturday
33.Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom DayNovember 24Agrahayana 03Sunday
34.Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Tuesday

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in

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