Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Expected DA Jan 2018- AICPIN for the Month of Dec, 2017


Expected DA Jan 2018- AICPIN for the Month of Dec, 2017

No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU 
'CLEREMONT', SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st January, 2018 
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - December, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2017 decreased by 2 points and pegged at 286 (two( hundred and eighty six). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.69 per cent between November, 2017 and December, 2017 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0,72 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

 The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food grotip contributing (-) 2.37 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Groundnut Oil, Chillies Green, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Beans, Green Coriander Leaves, Methi, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Banana, Sugar, ESI Premium Contribution, Toilet Soap, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Wheat Atta, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Onion, Tamarind, Coconut, Electricity Charges, Firewood. Secondary School Fee, Flowers/Flower Garlands, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 4.00 per cent for December, 2017 as compared to 3.97 per cent for the previous month and 2.23 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 4.32 per cent 'against 3.91 per cent of the previous month and 0.67 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Jamshedpur and Tiruchirapally reported the maximum decrease of (7 points each) followed by Doom Dooma Tinsukia, Siliguri, Godavarikhani and Jalpaiguri (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 7 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 21 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum increase of 8 points followed by Maria' (4 points) and Srinagar (3 points). Among others, 2 points increase was observed in 2 centres and 1 point in 2 centres. Rest of the 5 centres' indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and 43 centres' indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2018 will be released on Wednesday, 28th February, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureanew.gov.in.

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(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR
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CPAO Order: Intimation of recovery of excess/over payment made to pensioners


CPAO Order: Intimation of recovery of excess/over payment made to pensioners

CPAO/IT&Tech/Clarification/13(vol-III)/2076-17/189
25.01.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Intimation of recovery of excess/over payment made to pensioners.

As per para 4.6.7 of the Accounting and Operating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Central Government (Civil) Pensioners (February, 2012J wherein it has been provided that "the CPPC software will display on the computer screen, options and view of the details of calculation of pension and its breakup of the pension paid to the pensioner/ family pensioner. The Home Branch will act as intermediary with the CPPC and, besides providing accounts statement, provide to the pensioners the payment of TDS details, pension slip, the Due and Drawn Statement in respect of each arrear and the Annual Income Statement".

These instructions have been reiterated vide this office OM No. CPAO/Tech/Banks Performance/2015-76/60 dated-14.06.2 015 followed by OM No. CPAO/ IT& Tech/ Banks Performance/20 !6-17 /220 dated-09.01.2017 and OM No. CPAO/ IT& Tech/ Clarification/ 13 [Vol-ltl)/2 076-77 /274 dated 31.03.2017 available on this office website www.cpao.nic.in.

Inspite of repeated instructions, it is observed that banks are still not giving the details of pension to the pensioners. Therefore, all Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Departments are once again advised to issue instructions to their branches to ensure that all pensioners are provided break up of payments made to them without fail.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
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(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)

Source: www.cpao.nic.in

Central Government plans to abolish posts vacant for 5 years


Central Government plans to abolish posts vacant for 5 years

The government is planning to abolish all posts which have been vacant for more than five years, and has directed all ministries and department to submit a comprehensive report on the matter.

In an office memorandum, the Finance Ministry said it had asked all ministries and departments to submit an action-taken report regarding abolition of posts vacant for more than five years.

Some departments and ministries have responded but some, instead of providing a comprehensive report, have submitted the requisite information in piecemeal manner, it said.

Therefore, financial advisors and joint secretaries (administration) of all ministries/ departments are requested to identify the posts which are vacant for more than five years and submit a comprehensive report on abolition of such posts in main ministry and their respective subordinate organisations at the earliest, the office memorandum, dated January 16, 2018, said.

Following this, the Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all its additional secretaries, joint secretaries, chiefs of paramilitary forces and other attached organisations to submit comprehensive reports, a home ministry official told PTI.

According to a preliminary estimate, there are several thousand central government posts which are lying vacant for five or more years, the official said.

PTI

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Maternity leave DoPT Order: Rule 43, which makes provision for maternity, for the sake of convenience


DoPT: Delhi High Court order on maternity leave in case of surrogacy

Maternity-Leave-DoPT-Order-Rule-43

No.13018/6/2013 -Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

JNU Old Campus, New Delhi
Dated 29 January, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Writ Petition No.844/2014 in the High Court of Delhi filed by Ms. Rama Pandey, Teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya V/s UoI & Others - reg.

The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith Hon' ble High Court of Delhi's Order dated 17th July, 2015 in the Writ Petition No.844/2014 in the High Court of Delhi filed by Ms. Rama Pandey, Teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya V/s UoI & Others.

2. All Ministries/Departments are advised to give wide publicity of its contents to the concerned officers.

3. This issues with the approval of Secretary (P).
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
As per standard mailing list.
Copy to:
NIC, DOPT - for uploading on the website.

12.4 Rule 43, which makes provision for maternity, for the sake of convenience, is extracted herein below:
"...43. Maternity Leave :
(1) A female Government servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of (180 day's) from the date of its commencement.

(2) During such period, she shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. NOTE :- In the case of a person to whom Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948 (34 of 1948), applies, the amount of leave salary payable under this rule shall be reduced by the amount of benefit payable under the said Act for the corresponding period.

(3) Maternity leave not exceeding 45 days may also be granted to a female  Government servant (irrespective of the number of surviving children) during the entire service of that female Government in case of miscarriage including abortion on production of medical certificate as laid down in Rule 19: 'Provided that the maternity leave granted and availed of before the commencement of the CCS(Leave) Amendment Rules, 1995, shall not be taken into account for the purpose of this sub-rule'.

(4) (a) Maternity leave may be combined with leave of any other kind. (b)  Notwithstanding the requirement of production of medical certificate contained in sub-rule (1) of Rule 30 or sub-rule (1) of Rule 31, leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave for a period not exceeding 60 days and leave not due) up to a maximum of one year may, if applied for, be granted in continuation of maternity leave granted under sub-rule (1).

(5) Maternity leave shall not be debited against the leave account..."

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NFIR: Upgradation of posts in Railways recommended by 7th CPC - clearance of DoP&T and MoF


NFIR: Upgradation of posts in Railways recommended by 7th CPC - clearance of DoP&T and MoF

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/ (Imp)/2016/R.B./Pt.II
Dated: 29/01/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Upgradation of posts in Railways recommended by 7th CPC - clearance of DoP&T and MoF- reg.

Ref: (i)NFIR's PNM item No.13/2017.
(ii)Railway Board’s file No.PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2-RBE No.93/2016 dated 02/08/2016 to GMs etc.,
(iii)NFIR's letter No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B. dated 12/09/2016. 30/09/2016, 15/11/2016 & 28/11/2016.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the PNM item No.13/2017 relating to upgradation of the following posts in Railways :

nfir-7thCPC-Railways

The subject was discussed in the NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14.11.2017, consequently the Railway Board had stated as follows:-

"Ministry of Finance to whom the matter was referred to for a decision, as now referred it back to DoP&T. The railways are awaiting decision of the Government on the proposal sent by the Railway Ministry".

The Federation had however requested the Railway Board to pursue vigorously with the concerned Ministries/Department for obtaining clearance for implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC in toto. Federation is disappointed to state that though more than two months passed, the subject continues to remain pending, leading to staff resentment against casual approach on 7th CPC recommendation.

NFIR therefore urges on the Railway Board to kindly expedite for obtaining clearance for upgrading the posts in the above categories.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

CGDA Orders - Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty 2018


CGDA Orders - Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty 2018

OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt 110 010

No. 688/AN-I/D/HAJ/2017-18
Dated: 17.01.2018
To
1. All the CFA(Fys)
2. All the Group Officers, M.O., Local
3. All sections, M.O, Local
4. The CDA RTC (ER) Kolkata

Subject: Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty - 2018
Reference : HQrs Office, Delhi Cantt.No. AN/IX/9104/HAJ/2018 dated 11.01.2018 circulated through website

Ministry of Minority Affairs (Haj Cell) vide Office Memorandum No. 6/9/2017 - Haj dated 01.01.2018 for Deputation to Saudi Arabia for Haj Duty - 2018 has been received by the HQrs Office and HQrs Office vide their letter cited under reference has invited applications from male Muslim Officers viz. AAOs/Sr. Adrs / Auditors for temporary deputation to Consulate General of India, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Assistant Haj Officer and for Haj Assistants for Haj 2017.

2. Intending eligible Muslim officers/ staff may submit their application online upto 22nd January 2018. Hard copies of online filled in application form in original duly approved by the respective Competent Authority/Controllers along with requisite enclosures of willing officers/individuals may also be reached this office latest by 25th January, 2018. The eligibility criteria and terms of conditions of the ibid deputation are depicted in Annexure 'A'. The same is also available on the websites : www.haj.nic.in/deputation.

3. The time schedule mentioned above may please be complied with strictly.

4. GO (AN) has seen.
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Sr. Accounts Officer (AN)
(V.J.Gandotra)
Sr.Account Officer (AN)
Authority: http://pcafys.nic.in/

Monday, 29 January 2018

7CPC: Recruitment of staff in Level - 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix on Indian Railways - Criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

7CPC: Recruitment of staff in Level - 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix on Indian Railways - Criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) regarding

criterta-PET-7thCPC-Pay-Matrix-level1-Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)-II/2017/RR-l/10
RBE No. 11/2018
New Delhi, dated: 24.01.2018
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units

Sub: Recruitment of staff in Level - 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix on Indian Railways - Criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) regarding.

Ref: This office letter No. E(NG)ll/2012/RR-1/14 elated 12.11.2012 (RBE No. 126/2012)

Attention is invited to Board letter under reference prescribing criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for recruitment of staff for all categories in Level - 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (earlier Grade Pay 1800/-) on Indian Railways.

2. The matter has further been reviewed, keeping in view the requirement of the job and it has been decided by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) to amend the existing criteria for recruitment from open market in all categories in Level-1 , as per norms prescribed below:

Male Candidates
(i) Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight the weight down;
(ii) Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minute and 15 seconds 5 minutes and 40 second
Female Candidates
(i) Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight the weight down;
(ii) Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 second
3. The above norms will be applicable in all future recruitment from open market in Level-1. Notification, 1f any, issued may please be amended,Suitably by issuing a corrigendum.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow)
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(Ravi Shekher)
Dy. Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board
Authority: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Department of Posts: New Dress for Postmen/MTS launched by Shri Manoj Sinha


Department of Posts: New Dress for Postmen/MTS launched by Shri Manoj Sinha

The Department of Posts has redesigned the uniform for Postmen (both male and female) and MTS cadre in consultation with National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi (NIFT). The uniform has been redesigned keeping in view the functionality, comfort and durability. The uniform will provide a strong brand identity of the Department of Posts as it provides for easy identification of postmen staff.

The Department enjoys credibility and respect through the field operatives that is the postmen. He is the face of the Department as he delivers letters and parcels to every door. Therefore, it is important that the uniform he wears, which identifies him with the Department should be such that he stands out. Khadi being indigenous to our culture and comfortable in all climatic zones of the country was found suitable for the postmen.

As per the recommendation of 7th CPC, the Government has decided to provide Rs. 5,000/- as dress allowance per year. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has agreed to provide dresses for the postmen from its outlets in each district of the country. The Postmen can purchase dresses from outlets of KVIC from the dress allowances provided to them.

Hon’ble Minister of Communications, Shri Manoj Sinha launched the redesigned uniform for postmen/postwomen and MTS in New Delhi in the august presence of Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C), MSME, Shri Giriraj Singh. The 90,000 postmen/postwomen, Mail Guard, Multi Tasking Staff will get benefitted by the redesigned uniform.

PIB

Integration of AADHAR Number With CGHS beneficiary number


Integration of AADHAR Number With CGHS beneficiary number

Government India
Ministry of Health and Family
Department of Health Family
No.44-26/2016/MCTC/CGHS/EHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 18th January 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Integration of AADHAR Number With CGHS beneficiary number

With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to state that CGHS is capturing the AADHAR number of new CGHS beneficiaries. while issuing the CGHS Cards, serving employees are already using the Aadhar based Bio-metric attendance system and a large number of primary card holders have linked their Aadhar number to CGHS Ben ID Number, However, some of the existing CGHS beneficiaries particularly the pensioner beneficiaries are yet to link their Aadhar. The matter has been reviewed and it is now decided that linking of Aadhar Number to Ben ID No has been made compulsory and the CGHS beneficiaries are advised to link their Aadhar Number before 31st March 2018.

2.The procedure for doing so is as follows:
(I) Through CMO -In Charge’s Module- Beneficiary can visit CMO-In Charge Of his her CGHS Wellness Centre with AADHAR Card to get his her and family members AADHAR Number linked to CGHS Beneficiary Number.

(II) Registration of AADHAR Number by beneficiary himself/herself - the following steps are to be followed

a. Log on to cghs.nic.in
b. Click ‘Beneficiary Login’
c. Sign in with Ben ID and password if you are already registered.
d. If registered Click Generate Pass word and follow instructions to obtain OTP on your registered Mobile Number
e. After signing in with Ben ID and Pass word. click AADHAR NO
f. AADHAR for all family numbers and save
3. The co-operation of the CGHS beneficiaries is solicited.

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(Dharminder Singh)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations - revision of pay scales - amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules - DoPT Order 2018


7th Central Pay Commission's recommendations - revision of pay scales - amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules - DoPT Order 2018

F.No. AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29th January, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations - revision of pay scales - amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 9th August, 2016 on the subject mentioned above wherein it was requested that as per the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 issued by Department of Expenditure vide  Notification  dated 25th July, 2016, consequential amendment in the existing Service Rules/Recruitment Rules shall be made by the Ministries/Departments by substituting the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay by the new pay structure i.e. "LEVEL in the PAY MATRIX" straightaway without making a reference to the Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T)/Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

2. Subsequently, this Department has held meetings in October/November, 2016 with the administrative Ministries/Departments to review the progress in the  implementation of the OM. An important suggestion made in the meetings was with respect to facilitating the process of consultation with the Legislative Department for drafting notification for amendment of RRs in accordance with OM dated 9thAugust, 2016 and its Hindi translation so as to expedite the issue of notification. In this regard, this Department in consultation with Legislative Department prepared a model notification in English and Hindi for use of the Administrative Ministries/Departments. The same was issued for the use of Ministries/Departments vide this Department's OM dated 18.01.2017.

3. Further, DoP&T vide OM of even number dated 16.02.2017 sought information with regard to implementation of OM dated 09.08.2016. However, no significant inputs on the issue were received from the Ministries/Departments despite repeated requests.

4. In View of the above, a meeting under the Chairmanship of JS (E) with all Ministries/Departments was held on 04.01.2018. The Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish the details on the issue urgently so as to enable this Department to furnish a status report for information of PMO. The detail of the data received from various Ministries/Departments as on 24.01.2018 has been compiled and annexed. All Ministries/Departments are requested to scrutinize the data pertaining to them as per the annexure. In case some additions/corrections are required, the same may be communicated to this Division before 09.02.2018. In case no inputs are received, the data as indicated in the annexure shall be treated as final.

Encl.: As above
(Shukdeo Sha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
All Cadre controlling Ministries/Departments

ANNEXURE
seventh_CPC_DoPT_Order_2018

CG Employees: Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers


Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers
 
Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19
Dated - 25.01.2018
To,
Shri Ajay Mittal
Secretary
Department of Personnel & Training
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pension
Government of India
North Block, New Delhi - 110001

Sir,
Sub:  Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers - reg.
Ref: Your office letter No. 49014/1/2017-Estt (C) dated 16th August 2017.

Please refer to your office letter cited above copy of which is enclosed herewith for ready reference. It was informed that the matter of revision of wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers is under consideration.

We regret to inform you that the orders of revising the wages of Temporary status Casual Labourers with effect from 01.01.2016 is yet to be issued, eventhough the orders revising the pay of Central Government employees was issued on 25.07.2016.

It is once again requested to take necessary action in this regard, so that issuing of orders will be expedited.

Encls: as above
With regards,
Yours faithfully,
(M. Krishnan)
Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM &
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Govt.Employees & Workers
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source : Confederationhq

7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) - Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners


Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) - Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners

No.17(01)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011,
Dated 23rd January, 2018
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) - Revision of Disability/ War Injury pension for pre-1.1.2016 Defence Forces pensioners reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 29th October 2016 modified vide letter No 17(01)/2017(01)/ D(Pension/Policy) dated 4th September, 2017 for revision of pension of pre-2016 Defence Forces pensioners/ family pensioners in implementation of the Government decisions on the recommendations of the 7th CPC. As per the same, disability element/ liberalized disability element/ war injury element of Defence Forces pensioners have been revised by the pension disbursing agencies by multiplying the existing rate of disability element as on 31.12.2015, by factor of 2.57 to arrive at revised rate of disability element as on 1.1.2016. The Ministry vide letter No 17(01)/2017 (02)/D(Pension/Policy) dated 5th September, 2017 have also issued orders for revision of pension including disability element by issue of corrigendum PPO based on notional pay fixed as on 1.1.2016 in the 7th CPC pay matrix corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band 86 grade pay in which the pensioner had retired. The later order of 5th September, 2017 allows the benefit of broad banding of disability in cases of retirement/ discharge voluntary or otherwise with disability/war injury and additional pension on disability/war injury element to be authorized by issue of corrigendum PPO

  1. In partial modification of Ministry's said order dated 29th October, 2016 as modified, the President is now pleased to decide that in cases where Armed Forces pensioners who were retired/discharged voluntary or otherwise with disability and were in receipt of disability/war injury element as on 31.12.2015, their extent of disability shall be re-computed in the following manner before applying the multiplication factor of 2.57 on existing disability/war injury element to arrive at the revised disability element/war injury element as on 1.1.2016.
Accepted percentage of disabilityPercentage to be reckoned for computation of Disability Element
20% or more but less than 50%50%
Between 50% to 75%75%
Between 76% to 100%100%

  1. Rates for calculation of disability where composite assessment has been made due to existence of disability as well as war injury, shall be determined in terms of provision contained in Para 3(b) of Ministry’s letter No.16(02)/2015-D(Pen/Pol) dated 8th August 2016. The amount of revised disability element finally arrived shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

  1. The president is also pleased to decide that quantum of additional pension available to old age pensioners after attaining the age of 80 years and above, shall also be admissible on revised disability/war injury element. The Note below para 12 of this Ministry’s above mentioned letter dated 29th October,2016 stands deleted.

  1. The provisions of this Ministry's above -mentioned letter dated 29th October 2016 as modified vide letter dated 4th September,2017 and dated 5th September,2017 which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

  1. PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad shall issue necessary implementation instructions for implementation of provisions of these orders directly by the pension disbursing agencies.

  1. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 1.1.2016.

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.Part file (i) to 30(01)/2016/Fin/Pen dated 15.12.2017.

  1. Hindi Version will follow.
Yours faithfully
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(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
Authority: www.desw.gov.in

Railways: Clarification on booking of YTSK tickets through telephone


Railways: Clarification on booking of YTSK tickets through telephone

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No. 2017/TG-I/23/P/YTSK
Date: 07.12.2017
Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(Commercial Circular no. 81 of 2017)

Sub: Clarification on booking of YTSK tickets through telephone.

With a view to expanding the facilities for issuing of tickets (both reserved and unreserved) and allowing public private partnership in establishment and operation of computerized PRS-cum-UTS terminals at centres called Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK), the YTSK scheme was launched vide Commercial Circular no. 33 of 2014. Thereafter, on the basis of feedback received, amendments have been made in the scheme from time to time.

2.A reference has been received from Northern Railway forwarding therewith a request received from YTSK Association, Delhi’s to permit YTSKs to book tickets on telephone. In this connection, the Association has referred to the feature of booking reserved ticket telephonically which finds mention in both RTSA Rules, 1985 as well as RTSA Rules, 2014 (under which RTSAs started functioning as e-ticketing agents)

3.The matter has been examined in this office and keeping in view the fact that the provision for booking reserved ticket telephonically figures in RTSA Rules, 1985 as well as RTSA Rules, 2014 and also in Computerised Ticket Service Provider Licencee (CTSPL) scheme which was introduced in the year 2000 allowing provision of PRS terminals to RTSAs, it has been decided that YTSKs may be allowed to book tickets on telephone. However, Zonal Railways are requested to ensure that in case the YTSK licensee acts on a telephone call, a written request shall be obtained by the Licensee from the client before delivering the railway ticket to him.

4.Necessary instructions may be issue to all concerned accordingly.
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(Harvinder Singh)
Jt. Director Traffic Commercial (G)
Railway Board

GST: Applicability of Goods and Service tax (GST) on Static Catering Services on IR


Applicability of Goods and Service tax (GST) on Static Catering Services on IR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2012/TG.III/631/2
New Delhi Dated 01.12.2017
The General Managers
All Indian Railways

The CMD/IRCTC
New Delhi

CMD/KRCL,
Navi Mumbai

(Commercial Circular No. 79 of 2017)

Sub: Applicability of Goods and Service tax (GST) on Static Catering Services on IR.

Ref: (i) Commercial Circular No. 78 of 2012 dated 21.12.2012
(ii) Commercial Circular No. 44 of 2017 dated 29.06.2017
(iii) Commercial Circular No. 48 of 2017 dated 30.06.2017
(iv) Board's letter No. 2016/AC-II/01/Misc./GST (RBS No. 164/20117) dtd 20.11.2017
(v) Board's letter no. 2017/TG-III/631/6 dated 18/09/2017.

Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) vide notification No. 11/2017 - Central Tax(Rate) dated 28.06.2017 had issued GST Rate for supply of food and beverage services. Further, vide Notification no. 46/2017-Centrl Tax (Rate) dated 14.11.2017, the aforesaid notification has been amended. The issue of implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services on Indian Railway has been examined in consultaion of Finance Commercial Dte. of Railway Board and accordingly, following are advised:-
1. The chargeable GST on catering services in state in catering units / parliament canteen is @ 5% with no Input Tax Credit (ITC).

2. The above GST on catering charges through Static units is applicable w.e.f. 15.11.2017.

3. The rates notified vide Commercial Circular No. 78 of 2012 will remain unchanged after applicability of GST but are now inclusive of GST @ 5% for static catering units.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.
Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
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(Smita Rawat)
Executive Director (T&C)
Railway Board
Authority: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Railways: Revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges at Railway Stations


Railways: Revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges at Railway Stations
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2015/TG-IV/14/P/Lockers
New Delhi, Dt.21.12.2017
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(Commercial Circular No. 83/2017)

Sub: Revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges at Railway Stations.

Please refer to Board’s letter no: 91/TG-I/10/P/Cloak Room Charges dated 23.01.2013 (CC No. 09/2013) wherein the last revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges were notified.

It has, now, been decided that DRMs shall have full powers for upward revision of the Cloak Room and Locker tariff at stations based on their local conditions after obtaining concurrence of their Associate Finance.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
sd/-
(Harvinder Singh)
Jt. Director Traffic Comml.(G)
Railway Board
Authority: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Item No.2, 10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP - Agenda items of the Standing Committee



"Item No.2, 10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP - Agenda items of the Standing Committee"
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultation, Machinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E.Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com.
No. NC-JCM-2017/Fin
January 16,2018
The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Item No. 2,10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP - Agenda items of the Standing Committee:

Kindly refer to the above. All the three items, which were discussed together pertains to the date of effect of the MACP Scheme which was introduced by the Government on the basis of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The Staff Side demand to give effect to the revised promotional scheme from the date of the effect, the Report of the Commission itself i.e on 1.1.2006 was unfortunately not accepted by the official side and was not allowed to reach its logical conclusion i.e. either by an agreement or disagreement.

We now send herewith copy of the judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter vide W.P 3744 of 2016 dated 08/12/2017.

The Hon’ble apex court has categorically stated that the Govt's decision to make the scheme effective prospectively was wrong and the scheme has to be implemented with effective from 1.1.2006. We request that the Govt. may issue necessary orders making the MACP Scheme Effective from 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008. While issuing such an order it may also be clarified that the employees who were granted the benefit of ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.08.2008 are not adversely affected and no recovery is ordered I from them in this connection.

Thanking you
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Source: Confederation

NPS Committee Report Finalised and Submitted to Govt - NC JCM Staff Side


NPS Committee Report Finalised and Submitted to Govt - NC JCM Staff Side

"New Contributory Pension Scheme setting up of the Committee - report"
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultation, Machinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E.Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com.

No. NC- JCM-2017/Fin
January 16, 2018
The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Cabiner Secretariate,
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Sub: New Contributory Pension Scheme setting up of the Committee - report reg.

Dear Sir,
As per the 7th CPC recommendations, Govt had set up a committee under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, to look into the various complaints received by the commission on the new contributory Pension Scheme. As the stake holders, we had interacted with the Committee. We have now come to know that the committee, having finalised its report, submitted the same to you.

We request that the Staff Side-JCM may be provided with a copy of the report and our views are heard and presented, before the Government takes a final view on the matter.
Thanking you,
sd/-
Yours faithfully,
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Source: Confederation

7th CPC: Allow to Revise Option Exercised under Rule 6 - NC JCM writes to DoPT

7th CPC: Allow to Revise Option Exercised under Rule 6 - NC JCM writes to DoPT

"Allow the employees to revise their option once exercised under Rule 6 of the Revised Pay Rules 2016".
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultation, Machinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E.Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com.

No. NC- JCM-2017/Fin
January 16, 2018
Shri Gyanendra Dev Tripathi,
Jt. Secretary (E)
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block, New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Kindly refer to the discussion, the Staff Side had with you on 12.1.2018 in the National Anomaly Committee meeting. During the discussion, over the admissibility or otherwise of the anomaly items, incidentally, we had represented to the request made by us to allow the employees to revise their option once exercised under Rule 6 of the Revised Pay Rules 2016. We send herewith copy of our communications sent to the Secretary Expenditure in this regard.

As has been pointed out by us, in our letter cited, the interpretation of the benefit of option had been at variance with consequent loss of emoluments to the employees. The intention of the Rules are often ambiguous. In similar situation both at the time of 5th CPC and 6th CPC on our request the Govt. had been good enough to permit revision of option. In the case of 6th CPC the Notification was issued in 2008 (in September 2008) and the option was allowed to be revised up to 31/12/2010, giving benefit for all employees who were promoted / granted ACP / MACP or granted increment up to 31/12/2010.

We therefore request you to kindly allow revision of option to switch over to 7th CPC pay scales / pay matrix to be exercised within three months of the issuance of the orders permitting such revision.


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

Source: Confederation

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees
No.125/1/2015-16-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Dated: 18.01.2018
CIRCULAR

Sub: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited.

Please refer to the Department of Person nel & Training's Office Memorandum of even number dated 04.12.2015 regarding Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Simi lar Activities amongst Central Government Employees( copy enclosed).

2. The Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited(GMVNL) has offered the follow ing programmes for Central Government Employees eligible under the Scheme:

3 days
S.NoProgramme NameSnow-Skiing Programme at Auli
1.Duration7 days
Dates30.01.2018 to 05 .02.2018
07.02.2018 to 13.02.2018
14.02.2018 to 20.02.2018
22 .02.2018 to 28.02.2018
01.03.2018 to 07.03.2018
09.03 .2018 to 15.03.2018
16.03.2018 to 22.03.2018
24.03.2018 to 30.03.2018
Course fee17000/-per person
2.Programme NameRiver Rafting
Duration



10.02.2018 to 12.02.2018

21.02 .2018 to 23.02 .2018

10.03.2018 to 12.03.2018

21.03.2018 to 23 .03.2018

06.04.2018 to 08.04.2018

Course fee
6011/-per person + 5% GST



3.
Programme Name
River Rafting

Duration
5 days

26.01.2018 to 30.01.2018

15.02.2018 to 19.02.2018

25.03 .2018 to 29.03.2018

12.04.2018 to 16.04.2018

Course fee
10028/-per person + 5% GST




Services Provided by GMVNL Fee includes boarding, lodging (sharing accommodation) rafting/ski equipments(Skies, Ski boot & Ski Pole) and training charges for skiing/rafting.

Note: Participants are required to bring heavy woollen clothings, cap (balaclave & P-Cap), socks woollen(min four pairs), dark sun glasses, gloves(woollen& leather), mufflers, pullovers, long john, wind proof jacket & trousers, anti sun burn cream, gum/snow boots, torch with spare batteries, personal medicines &
toiletries.

3. The interested and el igible Central Government Employees may submit his/her application to Secratry, CCSCSB, Roon mo. 361-B wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan,Khan Market, New Delhi or through e- mail atdoptsports@gmail.com.

The schedule for advance payment for the programme will be intimated later.

The reimbursement as admissible will be made after successfu l completion of programme. The applicant may submit expenditure details(fee receipt & Tickets in origina l) along with Aadhar Number and Bank Details(Name of Bank, Account Number, IFSC Code and Branch Code) for smooth reimbursement of claim.

4. If there is any query regarding the above mentioned programe applicant may contact Shri Rajpal Singh, PRO, GMVNL M.No.9312633180,011-
23350481,011-23326620,011-23327713(Fax).
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
Source: DoPT

TRP: Amendment in Eligibility Qualification, Age, Fee and Remuneration for Tax Return Preparer

TRP: Amendment in Eligibility Qualification, Age, Fee and Remuneration for Tax Return Preparer

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 19th January, 2018

G.S.R. 44(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 139B of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following further amendments in the Tax Return Preparer Scheme, 2006, namely:-
Short title, commencement and application.
1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Tax Return Preparer (Amendment) Scheme, 2018.
(2) It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Tax Return Preparer Scheme, 2006 (hereinafter referred to as the said Scheme), for paragraph 3, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

"3. An individual, who holds a bachelor degree from a recognised Indian University or institution, or has passed the intermediate level examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of India, shall be eligible to act as Tax Return Preparer".

3. In the said Scheme, in paragraph 4,
(1) for clause (i), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:-
"(i) It shall invite application from persons,-
(a) having requisite educational qualifications specified in paragraph 3 or having appeared in the final year examination of the qualifying examination; and

(b) who is not below the age of twenty one years or more than forty-five years as on the 1st day of October of the year immediately preceding the date on which applications are invited.

(ia) It shall require that the application under clause (i) shall be accompanied by a fee of two hundred and fifty rupees, and failing which the application shall be invalid.".

(2) for clause (v), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely
"(v) It shall enrol the persons who qualify the test for enrolment for each training centre separately.

(va) It shall not enrol any person under clause (v), unless -
(a) he makes a deposit of an amount of seven hundred and fifty rupees, which shall be nonrefundable; and
(b) he produces a proof of having passed the qualifying examination as specified in paragraph 3".

(3) clause (ix) shall be omitted.".

4. In the said Scheme, in paragraph 9, for sub- paragraph (1), the following sub-paragraphs shall be substituted,
namely:-

"(1) The Board may authorise the Resource Centre or the Partner Organisation to disburse to a Tax Return preparer, the following amount, namely:-

(a) five per cent. of the tax paid on the income declared in the return of income for First Eligible Assessment Year which has been prepared and furnished by him;

(b) three per cent. of the tax paid on the income declared in the return of income for the Second Eligible Assessment Year which has been prepared and furnished by him;

(c) two per cent. of the tax paid on the income declared in the return of income for the Third Eligible Assessment Year which has been prepared and furnished by him.

(1A) The amount of disbursement for any eligible person in relation to an eligible year shall not exceed,-

(a) five thousand rupees in case of First Eligible Assessment Year;
(b) three thousand rupees in case of Second Eligible Assessment Year; and
(c) two thousand rupees in case of Third Eligible Assessment Year.".

[Notification No. 04/2018/F.No. 142/16/2010 (SO)-TPL (Part)]
Dr T.S.MAPWAL, Under Secy.

Note : The Tax Return Preparer Scheme, 2006 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), vide notification number S.O. 2039(E), dated the 28th November, 2006 and last amended vide notification number S.O. 2819(E), dated the 22nd November, 2010.

Authority: http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/

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KVS Rules: Recruitment Rules for KV Teachers


KVS Rules: Recruitment Rules for KV Teachers

How the applications for the post of teachers are invited … ?
The applications are invited through publication of advertisement in the Employment News (Weekly) followed by short advertisement in other National/local dailies.

Whether any application fee is to be remitted at the time of applying to the post of teacher … ?
Yes, non-refundable application fee as prescribed in the advertisement has to be remitted in the form of crossed Demand Draft at the time of applying to the post.

Who are exempted from payment of application fee … ?
Persons belonging to SC/ST categories, Ex-servicemen and Physically Challenged persons are exempted from payment of application fees subject to production of photocopy of certificate issued by the competent authority in proof that they belong to the category mentioned above.

What is the mode of selection … ?
The mode of selection includes written examination and personal interview.

What are the allowances the teachers are entitled on selection … ?
The selected candidates are entitled to various allowances as admissible under the Central Govt./KVS Rules

Where the selected candidates are posted … ?
Selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India based on the vacancies available in specific region. No request for change of place of posting is entertained.

What is the eligibility & recruitment process … ?
The recruitment process is done through open advertisement in the print media which comprises of prelimnary and main examination followed by interview. The candidates who qualify the CTET examination are eligible to fill up the application form.

What is the reservation policy… ?
Selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India based on the vacancies available in specific region. No request for change of place of posting is entertained.

Implementation of AICTE Initiatives on Quality Education

Implementation of AICTE Initiatives on Quality Education


Ministry of Rural Development

Government committed to provide best teachers, best infrastructure and best scholarships to all the students – Shri Prakash Javadekar

Shri Prakash Javadekar presides over conference on ‘Quality Initiatives in Technical Education'
Shri Prakash Javadekar released Model Curriculum for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree courses in Engineering & Technology and Management courses

A one-day Conference on ‘Quality Initiatives in Technical Education’ was organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) here today. Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Minister of State for HRD Dr. Satya Pal Singh also graced the occasion. The objective of the conference was to share experiences of Vice Chancellors, leading academicians and eminent policy makers from State Governments & Central Government and exchange ideas on issues and challenges in technical education. The valuable inputs from luminaries will help in strategic planning and effective implementation of various policy initiatives taken by AICTE.

The main agenda of the conference is:-
1.Implementation of AICTE Initiatives on Quality Education
2.Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) III – Action Plan
3.Launch of Model Curriculum & Plan of Action for Implementation
4.Action plan for Digital Campuses
5.Accreditation by NBA- Progress and Plan of Action
6.Teacher Training
The participants of the conference included Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities, Secretaries and Directors of Technical Education of State Governments, leading academicians, eminent experts who have developed the model curriculum for Undergraduate, Post Graduate engineering and Management disciplines. The senior officials of Ministry of Human Resource Development, University Grants Commission etc. also participated in the conference and shared their views.

In order to meet challenges in technical education and effective implementation of various policy initiatives taken by AICTE, the participants were divided into four groups:

Group I : Adoption of Model Curriculum
Group II : Modalities of Summer Internship
Group III: Teachers Orientation and Teacher Training
Group IV : Teaching Learning Processes :New Pedagogy (SWAYAM)

The Groups discussed and deliberated upon the theme and devised an action plan for implementation of the above initiatives.

Shri Prakash Javadekar also released the Model Curriculum for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree courses in Engineering & Technology and Management courses (MBA and PGDM).

Speaking on the occasion Shri Javadekar said that the higher education in India especially technical education has witnessed an exponential growth in last few years. He added that quality education is the only way to progress and we have taken various initiatives to give impetus to the growth of quality education. The minister said that existing syllabus has been revamped by preparing a model curriculum as an updated curriculum is the students’ right. He further added that the inclusion of mandatory internship, both industry and social, will help engineering graduates connect with the need of the industry and society at large.

He said the government is committed to provide best teachers, best infrastructure and best scholarships to all the students. He also advised that the teachers must have passion to teach and they should follow a comprehensive design of quality practice.

While addressing the conference Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri Satyapal Singh said that providing quality education is our top priority as it will add value to students and society. He added that the aim of life should not be materialistic and one must learn the traditional values and our cultural ethos. He further suggested that lessons about happiness should be a part of the curriculum as students are pressurized due to tough competition. Shri Singh applauded the leadership of Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar for taking transforming decisions in the ministry. He also congratulated the AICTE team for developing the model curriculum.

Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, explained the various quality initiatives taken by AICTE including the Model Curriculum for UG & PG Courses in Engineering and Management, Induction Programme for Engineering Students, Industry readiness and Mandatory Internships for Students, start-ups and innovation etc. He informed that AICTE constituted subject-wise heads of the committees from IITs with respective team of 2-3 academic experts along with industry expert to develop the model curriculum of undergraduate engineering courses and faculty Induction program. He also mentioned that a three-week mandatory induction program for students has been introduced in the first year which will help the students to adjust in the new environment as they come with diverse thoughts, backgrounds and preparations. A novel concept of Virtual Laboratories has also been introduced in the model curriculum. A range of credits from 150 to 160 has been kept for a student to be eligible to get Under Graduate degree in Engineering. A student will be eligible to get Under Graduate degree with Honours or additional Minor Engineering, if he/she completes an additional 20 credits. These could be acquired through MOOCs. Similarly, model curriculum for Post Graduate courses in engineering shall have 68 credits. Model curriculum of 18 Post Graduate specializations was launched.

He further informed that the minimum number of credits for award of MBA/ PGDM course is 102 credits. The Chairman further emphasized that AICTE will ensure revision of the model curriculum on regular basis. Updation will certainly help students to achieve better employability, start-ups and other avenues for higher studies. The institutions/ universities in India are requested to adopt this “Model Curriculum” and depending on local needs may tweak the curriculum.

Prof. M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE, Prof. A.P. Mittal, Member Secretary, AICTE and Prof. Rajiv Kumar, Adviser-I, AICTE and other senior officials from the ministry were also present on the occasion.

Source: PIB

Meeting with all Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision


CPAO/IT &Tech/Master data/14 (Vol-III)2017-18/183
17.01.2018
MEETING NOTICE

Subject: Meeting with all Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision.

It has been decided to hold a meeting with art Heads of CPPCs/Heads of Govt. Business Divisions of the Authorised Banks for pensions under the Chairmanship of Chief controller (Pension) on 30th January, 2018 at 3.00 PM at Conference Hall of central Pension Accounting Office, Trikoot-II, Bhikaji cama place, New Delhi – 110 066 to review the status of implementation of 7th cpc pension revision in the light of DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW [A) dated 12th May, 2017.

Agenda items of the meeting are as follows:
1. Monitoring of implementation of 7th CPC by Banks.
2. Reporting of revised cases to CPAO by Banks.
3. Master Data Reconciliation.
4. IT related issues w.r.t. e-Revision of pension and fresh pension.
5. Compliance of Internal Audit observations on 7th CPC revisions.
6. Timely commencement of family Pension.
7. Timely commencement of Additional Pension.
8. Timely restoration of commuted portion of pension.
9. Timely submission of life certificates.
10. Any other point with the permission of the chair.

All the Authorised Banks are requested to make it convenient to depute their sufficiently senior representatives (A.G.M. and above) to attend the meeting. A line in confirmation may be intimated on e-mail vijay.cpao@gmail.com or through Fax No. 26715108/ 26162326 (Kind Attn: Shri Vijay Singh,Consultant).
S/d,
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Assistant Controller of Accounts)

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC


Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under 7th CPC

1) DATE OF DEATH OF PENSIONER NOT MENTIONED IN COLUMN 3 [b]. (FAMILY PENSION CASE)

2) APPLICABILITY OF COMMUTED PENSION MAY BE CHECKED WHETHER IT IS APPLICABLE OR NOT.

3) CLASS/CATEGORY OF PENSION UNDER COLUMN 1 (g) MAY BE CHECKED.

4) NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN UNDER COLUMN 3 (e) MAY BE CHECKED.

5) PAY/NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN IN COLUMN 3 (e), DOES NOT MATCH WITH PAY FIXED UNDER 7TH CPC AS SHOWN IN COLUMN 4 (a).

6) LEVEL AND INDEX UNDER COLUMN 4 (a) MAY BE CHECKED.

7) BASIC PENSION IS NOT MATCHING WITH THE LAST PAY DRAWN AS PER 7TH CPC.

8) PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL‐ 13 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE TO REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPTT.OF EXPENDITURE) RESOLUTION DATED-16.05.2017.

9) PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL-14 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE TO REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF DEPTT. OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE OM DATED – 13.09.2017.

Source: CPAO

Ministry of Railways sets Zero scrap balance target for all Zonal Railways


Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Railways sets Zero scrap balance target for all Zonal Railways

​​​​​​​All General Managers of Zonal Railways have been advised to strictly monitor the e-auction of scrap.

Total scrap sales till December 2017 of current financial year has reached to Rs. 1837 crores which is 22% higher than the corresponding sales of Rs. 1503 crores upto December 2016 of the year 2016-17
Earnings from sale of Railway scrap not only augments Railways revenue but also helps in keeping the Railway track, stations, workshops, depots neat and tidy. In this regard, Ministry of Railways has directed all Zonal Railway & Production units to achieve Zero scrap balance by end of March 2018. General Managers of all the Zonal Railways/PUs have been advised to regularly monitor this activity and to intensify supervision at senior officers’ level so as to promptly identify scrap and offer it for e-auction.

With the concerted efforts by all the Railways, total scrap sales till December 2017 of current financial year has reached to Rs. 1837 crores which is 22% higher than the corresponding sales of Rs. 1503 crores upto December 2016 of the year 2016-17.

Indian Railways have been selling its internally generated scrap entirely through online e-auction. Majority of the scrap material comprises of worn-out rails and track fittings released from track renewal/gauge conversion, steel scrap generated in course of overhaul /repairs of rolling stocks, other non-ferrous and miscellaneous scrap.

The e-auction module is part of the IREPS (Indian Railways E-Procurement System) which is a single portal of Indian Railways handling all procurements tenders and e-auctions digitally. All the Zonal Railways and Production Units use this single platform for online sales of scrap. Monthly on an average, 200 e-auctions are conducted by Materials Managers in Divisions and Stores Depots spread all over Indian Railways. Auction schedules and details of saleable materials are published regularly on IREPS website & updated online. The endeavor shall be continued so as to achieve the task of Zero scrap balance by end of March 2018.

PIB

Extension of time sought by Central Secretariat Employees Association and Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers Association to submit supporting documents for its recognition


Extension of time sought by Central Secretariat Employees Association and Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers Association to submit supporting documents for its recognition

No.17/1/2017-R&R and DC
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 16.01.2018
To
(i) The General Secretary, Central Secretariat MTS Association(CSMTSA); &
(ii) The General Secretary, Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service Association(CSSSA); &
(iii) The Genera! Secretary, Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers' Association (CSPGBOA);
(iv) The General Secretary, CSSS Gazetted Officers' Association(CSSSGOA);
(v) The General Secretary, Central Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees' Union(CSNGEU)
(vi) The General Secretary, Central Secretariat Employees Association (CSEA),

Subject: Extension of time sought by Central Secretariat Employees Association and Central Secretariat (Promotee) Group-B Officers Association to submit supporting documents for its recognition - regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to letter No, CSEA/RECOG/07/17 dated 15,12.2017 and No. NIL dated 22.12.2017 submitted by Associations mentioned in the subject for extension of time to submit supporting documents for recognition.

2. In this regard, it is informed that the time to submit requisite documents for recognition of Associations, as laid in OM of even number dated 06.09.2017 and subsequent letter dated 01.11.201 is extended from 1 12,2017 to 12.03.2018.

3. It is requested that copies of letters issued by this department from time to time may be provided to DDOs, if they express non-receipt of the letters and get authenticated copy of the information as per para-S & 6 of OM of even number dated 06.09.2017 & 11.10.201 The same may be submitted with claim of recognition alongwith summary as indicated in the endorsement of aforesaid OM on or before 12.03.2018 positively, failing which their claim for recognition will be concluded as cancelled.
Yours faithfully,
(S.K.Mandi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Copy to: NIC, DoPT, North Block, New Delhi. It is requested that it may please be uploaded under What's new section of DoPT's website.

Source: DoPT

Instructions regarding prior permission by officers/officials of MoD for private visits abroad on leave

Instructions regarding prior permission by officers/officials of MoD for private visits abroad on leave
No. A-65014/01/2015-Gp.I
Ministry of Defence
D(Estt.I/Gp.I)

CIRCULAR

Subject : Instructions regarding prior permission by officers/officials of MoD for private visits abroad on leave. 

While processing the applications of the officers/officials of this Ministry for the purpose of issuing permission for their personal visit abroad, it has been noticed that the applications are submitted at short notice leaving little time to process their case by the Establishment Division.

2. In this regard, it needs to be mentioned that processing of such applications involve prior clearances from Cash Section, Vigilance Section and Security Office which consume substantial time.

3. In order to avoid delays in processing of such cases, it has been decided that henceforth officers/ officials would submit their application in the prescribed proforma (copy enclosed) at least a month prior to their date of departure.

4. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
(Parveen Dudeja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel : 2301 2846
Encl: AA
All officers/ officials in MoD(Sectt)
NIC - With the request to upload the circular in the official website of MoD

Compassionate Appointments : Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection - Ministry of Defence

Compassionate Appointments : Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection – Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)
Sub: Scheme for compassionate appointment – Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection. 
The undersigned is directed to say that the Department of Personnel & Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the nodal department for Government of India’s Scheme for Compassionate Appointments. While considering requests for compassionate appointment, a balanced and objective assessment of financial condition of the families of the applicants has to be made taking into account the assets and liabilities and other relevant factors. The main object of the Scheme is to alleviate the family of the deceased government servant/member of the Armed Forces from indigence and help it get over the emergency. Accordingly, vide Ministry of Defence I.D. No.271/93/D(Lab) dated 2.11.93, Ministry of Defence had developed a 100-point weightage system containing various parameters/attributes to decide the most deserving cases amongst the large number of applicants. The weightage system was revised in 2001 vide Ministry of Defence ID No. 19(4)/824-99/1998-D(Lab) dated 9.3.2001. Consequent upon implementation of the 6th CPC Report, parameters of all these attributes were further revised in 2010 vide MoD note No.19(3)/2009/D(Lab) dated 22.1.2010 and 14.5.2010. Presently, the attributes on 100-point scale are – Quantum of Family Pension (20 points); Terminal Benefits (10 points); Monthly income of family from other sources (05 points); Movable/immovable property held by the family (10 points); No. of dependents (15 points), No. of unmarried daughters (15 points); No. of minor children (15 points) and Left over service (10 points). As per the practice, compassionate appointment is given to the highest score earner.
2. Now, consequent. upon implementation of the 7th CPC pay structure, the financial parameters are required to be revised again. Certain organisations/ formations under Ministry of Defence have been requesting for revision of relative merit points and procedure for selecting the most indigent applicant(s) for compassionate appointment after death/medically boarding- out of the Government servant/member of the Armed Forces on whose income the family was wholly dependent.
3. As per 7th CPC structure, the minimum pension stands revised from if 3,500 pm. (as per 6th CPC) to 1 9,000 p.m. which approximately comes out to be 2.57 times the old pension. The Govt. of India have also approved this factor of 2.57 for working oUt revised pay, based on which DCRG, Family Pension and Leave encashment are calculated. Accordingly, the monetary parameters/attributes such as Family Pension, Terminal Benefits, Monthly income of earning member(s) and income from property and latest market value of the Movable/Immovable property have been revised by the multiplying the fitment factor of 2.57 or so, for arriving at the present-day weightage points. However, other non-monetary parameters/attributes viz. No. of Dependents, No. of Unmarried Daughters, No. of Minor Children and Leftover Service have been kept unchanged.
4. Accordingly, with the approval of the competent authority, various parameters on the loo-point scale of weightage system stand revised as under with immediate effect:-
(a) Basic Family Pension 1 Monthly Amount received under National Pension System
(20 points)
(b) Lump sum amount received by the family on death of Govt. servant (i.e. DCR Gratuity, GPF/PPF A/c balance, Leave Encashment, CGEGIS, LIC/PLI etc.) Lump sum Amount received under NPS etc.
(10 points)
(c) Annual income from movable/immovable property as well as Annual income earned by other member(s) of the family
(05 points)
(d) Movable/immovable property of the family (Latest Market Value) including Fixed Deposit/Bank balance etc. but excluding the lump sum amount received as mentioned in (b) above
(10 points)
(e) No. of dependents
(15 points)
(f) No. of unmarried daughters
(15 points)
(g) No. of minor children
(15 points)
(h) Left over service
(10 points)
(Total 100 points)
5. The revised guidelines will take place with immediate effect. However, cases already considered by the Boards of Officers constituted for considering requests for compassionate appointment as per the previous guidelines need not be re-opened.

6. However, for considering belated requests for compassionate appointment where the death/disablement of Govt. servant/member of Armed Forces took place long ago, weightage points towards ‘Terminal Benefits’ may be awarded in the following manner:-
(a) For cases where death of the deceased Govt. servant occurred prior to 9.3.2001, parameters of ‘Terminal Benefits’ given in MoD ID note dated 2.11.1993 will be applicable;
(b) For cases where death of the deceased Govt. servant occurred on or after 9.3.2001 till 21.1.2010, parameters of ‘Terminal Benefits’ given in MoD ID note dated 9.3.2001 will be applicable; and
(c) For cases where death of the deceased Govt. servant occurred on or after 22.1.2010 till 31.12.2015, parameters of ‘Terminal Benefits’ given in MoD ID note dated 22.1.2010 will be applicable.
7. All the concerned are advised to strictly follow these weightage points and guidelines keeping in view the instructions issued by the DoP&T/MoD, from time to time for assessing comparative merit of the applicants for compassionate appointment.
(S S S SARMA)
Director (Estt. & CP), Govt. of India

Online transfer of CGHS Cards of serving employees on transfer from one CGHS Covered City to another CGHS Covered City


Online transfer of CGHS Cards of serving employees on transfer from one CGHS Covered City to another CGHS Covered City

Z15025/108/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 17th January, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Online transfer of CGHS Cards of serving employees on transfer from one CGHS Covered City to another CGHS Covered City - Reg.

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry has been receiving representations for allowing online transfer of same CGHS cards of serving employees of Central Government on transfer from one CGHS City to another CGHS City. The matter has been reviewed and it has now been decided, in supersession of the earlier orders in this regard, to allow online transfer of same CGHS cards of serving employees of Central Government on transfer from one CGHS City to another CGHS City as per the details given under:
i) Serving employees on transfer from one CGHS City to another CGHS City shall submit an application to the Additional Director of CGHS City (forwarded by the Ministry /Department from where he /she is being transferred) along with copy of the transfer / relieving order for transfer of CGHS Cards to another CGHS City with an undertaking that he shall be residing in the new City in a CGHS covered area.

ii) Addl. Director, CGHS of City shall transfer the card online and shall issue an acknowledgement slip to the serving employee. CGHS Plastic cards shall be retained by the serving employee.

iii) Serving employee in the new CGHS City submits an application duly forwarded by his /her Ministry /Department/ Office, certifying that CONS contribution is being deducted, to the Additional Director of new CGHS City for acceptance of the transit CGHS Cards to the data base of new City and allocation of a CGHS Wellness Centre in new CGHS City along with proof of residence for residing in a CGHS covered area. Additional Director, CGHS in the new City shall accept the cards in new City after verification of the residential address. If the area is coverd under CGHS, the card shall remain inoperable until it is accepted by the Addl. Director,CGHS.

iv) It is also brought to the attention of all Ministries and Departments that they are responsible for surrender of CGHS cards issued to Serving Employees, when they are transferred to a non-CGHS covered City.
2. These order shall supersede all the earlier instructions issued on the subject and will be in effect from the date of its issue.
(Dharminder Singh)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel- 011-2306 2666
Source: Confederation

DoPT: Selection to the post of Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission


DoPT: Selection to the post of Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission

No. 399/25/2017-AVD-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 19th January, 2018

Subject: Selection to the post of Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission.

The Government of India has constituted a body under the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 (the Act) known as the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to exercise the powers conferred on and to perform the functions assigned to it under the Act. It is located in New Delhi. The Commission consists of a Central Vigilance Commissioner and not more than two Vigilance Commissioners. The functions and powers of Central Vigilance Commission are as per chapter III of the Act.

2. It is proposed to appoint a Vigilance Commissioner vice Shri Rajiv, who is to demit office on completion of his tenure.

3. The Vigilance Commissioner shall hold office for a term of four years from the date on which he/she enters upon his/her office or till he/she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

4. The Vigilance Commissioner, however, on ceasing to hold the office, shall be eligible for appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner, provided that the term of the Vigilance Commissioner, if appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner, shall not be more than four years in aggregate as the Vigilance Commissioner and the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

5. The salary and allowances payable to and other conditions of service of the Vigilance Commissioner shall be the same as those of a Member of the Union Public Service Commission subject to adjustment of the pensionary/retirement benefits availed by him, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

6. For complete information and details interested applicants should refer to the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003.

7. Eligibility and other requirements:

7.1 Section 3(3) of the CVC Act, 2003, provides that the Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioner shall be appointed from persons -

a) Who have been or are in All India Service or in any civil service of the Union or in a civil post under the Union having knowledge and experience in the matters relating to vigilance, policy making and administration including policy administration; or

b) Who have held office or are holding office in a corporation established by or under any Central Act or a Government company owned or controlled by the Central Government and persons who have expertise and experience in finance including insurance and banking, law, vigilance, and investigations; provided that, from amongst the Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioners, not more than two persons shall belong to the category of persons referred to either in clause (a) or clause (b)

7.2 In case of persons falling under section 3(3)(a) of the Act as above, such persons, preferably have held or is holding the post of a Secretary to the Government of India or any equivalent post thereto under the Central Government.

7.3 In case of persons falling under the first part of section 3(3)(b) of the Act as above, the person must have held or is holding the position of Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a Schedule 'A' Public Sector Enterprise and has served as a Whole Time Director on the Board for a period of at least 3 years.

7.4 In respect of persons who have expertise and experience in finance including insurance and banking, law, vigilance and investigations, and falling under the second part of section 3(3)(b) of the Act, such persons must have acquired eminence and have outstanding achievement in the said field(s) provided that such persons who are in employment in a private company must have held or is holding the position of Managing Director / CEO, as Whole Time Director on the Board of the Company for a period of at least three years.

7.5 All applicants should be of outstanding merit and impeccable integrity and should have knowledge and at least 25 years of experience in the relevant fields.

7.6 The applicants should not be more than 62 years of age as on 1st January, 2018 so that the persons to be considered for selection will get at least 3 years tenure as a Vigilance Commissioner.

8. Persons fulfilling the criteria for appointment as Vigilance Commissioner and interested in being considered for appointment to the post may send their application in the enclosed proforma to the Under Secretary (AVD-III), Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi by 19th February, 2018.

9. Serving persons are required to send their applications through proper channel. They can send their applications as an advance copy directly to DoPT by the stipulated last date, but those applications will be considered only if they are finally received through proper channel.

10. The applications received after the due date will not be considered under any circumstances.

Source: DoPT

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