Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Grave Injustice done by successive Pay Commissions to the category of Junior Engineers and Senior Engineers in Railways - NFIR

Grave Injustice done by successive Pay Commissions to the category of Junior Engineers and Senior Engineers in Railways - NFIR

 NFIR

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)20l7/R.B.-Part II
Dated: 19/02/2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Grave injustice done by successive Pay Commissions to the category of Junior Engineers and Senior Engineers in Railways-growing dissatisfaction, discontentment and frustration among Technical Supervisors - kind intervention requested.

The Junior Engineers and Senior Section Engineers in the Railways are field level Supervisors whose contribution for safe and efficient running of the system has been very significant. These Engineers ensure quality and efficiency in the course of performing their duties on Open Line/Construction and as well in Workshops/Production Units. Unfortunately, this core section of Supervisors has not been looked after matching with their duties and responsibilities over a period of time, consequently their pay structure as on date, got relegated to two levels only i.e. Pay Level 6 & 7 (7th CPC).

An honest review into the pay structure existed decades back for these Supervisory Staff and fair comparison with that of 5th, 6th & 7th CPC Pay Structures would establish the truth that these vital field leaders have been subjected to grave injustice, which led to deep sense of frustration among them. The following table reveals how the Junior Engineers and Senior Section Engineers have been put to perpetual injustice not only by the Pay Commissions but also at the hands of Ministry of Railways.

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5th-pay-commission-6th-pay-commission-pay-scale
7th-pay-commission-pay-scale


NFIR has been fighting for the cause of this neglected category at all fora, demanding review and justice. Though in the year 2006, the Railway Board had agreed for upgradation of 15% apex level Group 'C' posts to Group 'B' Gazetted, for facilitating promotion-of Senior Supervisors and written commitment was also given by the full Board on 7th February 2014, but sadly till date no positive results have emerged.

Railway Board have also given incorrect picture to the 7th CPC stating that these Engineers get promoted from one grade to the other on completion of every four years service. This incorrect position led the VIIth CPC not to recommend appropriate improved pay structure.

It is disheartening to mention that those technocrats recruited from Open Market through RRBs as Sr. Section Engineer (GP 4600 of 6th CPC/Level 7 of 7th CPC) have no career growth at all, due to non-provision of higher pay levels in the cadre structure, with tie result large percentage of these Engineers stagnated. In this context, NFIR brings to the kind notice of CRB that during 3rd CPC period the apex pay scale of Rs. 840-1040 & 840-1200 was allotted to the Technical Supervisors and these scales were higher than the pay scale of Group 'B' Gazetted Officer, but sadly the said position got demolished, causing demoralizing effect on Technical Supervisors who are the core Supirvisory force accountable for safety, efficiency, punctuality and productivity.

NFIR has already taken up this issue through its PNM agenda given to Railway Board on 4th January, 2018, while the related subject raised by the Federation is also pending in the Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC). A copy of NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No.03 is enclosed for kind perusal.

Incidentally, NFIR also brings to the kind notice of CRB that in the General Managers Conference held at Rail Bhavan on 1lth January, 2010, the General Secretary, NFIR had pointed out to the Hon'ble Railway Minister, the miserable plight of Track Maintainers with no carrer growth at all for them, as a result of implementation of 6th CPC Pay Structure whereby, 94% of Track
Maintainers got placed in Recruitment Grade Pay 1800/- while only 6% were placed in Gp 1900/- (benefit of Rs.100/- only p.m. on promotion). The Federation also explained to the Hon'ble Railway Minister in the GMs Conference that vast percentage of Track Maintainers retire/die in the
recruitment Grade Pay itself. Responding to NFIR's point, the Hon'ble Railway Minister had directed the Railway Board to constitute a Joint Committee to examine and propose special package.

The Committee met and reviewed the Track Maintainers cadre structure viz-a- viz working and service conditions and given its report to the Railway Ministry. After having considered the said report, the Railway Ministry had decided to grant cadre restructuring to this category, duly introducing new grade pay GP 2400/- and 2800/- respectively. This decision was taken by the
Railway Ministry independently, without approaching Ministry of Finance.


In the case of JEs/SSEs, NFIR strongly feels that total revamping of cadre structure is the need of the hour,considering multifarious duties being performed by the Supervisors who are also buffers in between the management and workers at grass root level. Though the Hon'ble Railway Minister had sought approval of Finance Ministry for placement of 75% of posts of GP 4600/- in GP 4800/- Pay Level 8, there has been no positive result till date. This reveals that the Railway Ministry has failed to deliver justice to these unfortunate Engineers who are the backbone of the system and
contributing for improved efficiency of the Railways. It may also be noted that the duty hours of these staff are unlimited, while they shoulder "stores/Materials" responsibilities in addition to their field duties and establishment matters.

In order to mitigate the problems and ensure justice to JEs/SSEs of Indian Railways, NFIR requests the Railway Board (CRB) to kindly get examined the Pay Structure of JEs/SSEs denovo, taking into account the cadre structure from 3rd CPC and onwards for the purpose of granting revised cadre structure. In this context, NFIR proposes the following for early consideration and approval.

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Federation hopes that the Railway Board (CRB) would kindly give personal attention to this issue, so as to mitigate the injustice caused to JEs/SSEs of Indian Railways.


DA/As above
Yours Faithfully,
(Dr.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre


Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre - reg.

F. No. AB.-14017/14/2016-Estt. (RR)(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th February, 2018
MEETING NOTICE


Subject: Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department OM of even number dated 17.10.2016 and subsequent reminders dated 30.11.2017 on the above mentioned subject wherein Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish information on the following points:-

(i) Whether EDP cadre is existing, if yes, the hierarchy and the strength in each grade/level thereof;
(ii) Copy of the existing Recruitment Rules for all the levels;
(iii) Suggestions, if any, regarding the cadre re-structuring in the cadre;
(iv) Comments on the recommendations of 7th CPC.

2. Even after lapse of a considerable period information has been received from very few Ministries/Departments. Therefore, it has been decided to hold a meeting with all  Ministries/Departments under the Chairmanship of Sh. G. D. Tripathi, Joint Secretary (E), DOP&T in Room No. 190, North Block, New Delhi on 27.02.2018 at 3.00 PM to discuss the issue relating to the recommendations of the 6th CPC on the issue of Electronics Data Processing (EDP) Staff and the way forward on the same. Ministries/Departments are requested to depute an officer of appropriate rank who is well conversant with the subject matter to attend the meeting. It is also requested that information on the above points may also be brought if the same has already been not forwarded to DOP&T so far. A copy of the extract of the Recommendation of the 7th CPC is also enclosed.

Encl: As above.
(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. 2309 2564
To
All Ministries/Departments to the Govt. of India.


vi. abolition of prescribed placement ratio for promotion to next higher grade.

7.7.13 Drivers in the Defence (Civilian) sector have voiced the demand that they drive specialized heavy vehicles, and the minimum age requirement for acquiring a driving license for these vehicles is 22 years, as opposed to 18 years for a general license. They also contend that they physically more strenuous and technically more complicated functions, and therefore they should be compensated better.

Analysis and Recommendations

7.7.14. The general hierarchy in the cadre of drivers is as given in the table below:

7th-CPC-EPD-CADRE



7.7.15 The Commission observes that career progression is adequate. In any case, since MACP is also allowed to drivers, the operation of such percentages is really of not much significance as pay up gradation through MACP ensures that no one stagnates beyond a stipulated period. The Commission therefore recommends replacement pay levels for them.

7.7.16 As regards creation of posts such as Motor Transport Officer, Transport Supervisor in the gazetted rank, the Commission is not making any recommendation to this effect, as creation of supervisory post depends on the cadre strength and functional justification in each ministry/department.

7.7.17 Regarding Drivers in the Defence (Civilian) sector, the Commission is of the view that the government may consider placing such drivers in a distinct category with differentiating features which would include more stringent qualifying criteria and clear job description bring out the higher responsibility and skills. The government should decide which of the  drivers fall in this category and accordingly modify their recruitment rules, harmonies their entry requirements and designate them on similar lines.

Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Staff

7.7.18 Government of India, over the last few decades, has gone in for computerisation in a big way. While some departments ventured ahead in the 1960s itself, by the 1980s the deployment was widespread. In the initial years the policy thrust was on creating "Management Information Systems (MIS)" and "Decision Support Systems (DSS)" for development, planning and responsive administration government. These have been the genesis of the present day e-Governance.

7.7.19 The entry pay of EDP staff is in the GP 2400 with minimum qualification  of Class XII with science and maths. The hierarchy reaches up to the level of Director in the GP 8700.Different levels in the hierarchy are filled through both promotion and direct recruitment (DR),  with requirements of minimum qualification for DR going up to Bachelors' and Masters' in Computer Applications.

7.7.20 The Associations of EDP staff have demanded a full-fledged All India EDP Service cadre for Group 'A' posts along with subordinate service cadre on the lines of the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service, to maintain uniform grade structure and improve career advancement. They have demanded making NIC their nodal agency and Department of Information Technology their cadre controlling authority. A demand has also been made to implement the Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme (MFCS) for these employees.

Analysis and Recommendations

7.7.21 The Commission has noted that EDP staff are spread across several ministries. In 2014 DoPT has notified the Model Recruitment Rules for various EDP posts. This notification states that ministries/departments may review their extant RRs and modify these in accordance will the Model Recruitment Rules. The notified hierarchy is given below:

7thCPC-Model-EDP-Personnel-Structure

Source: DoPT

7th Central Pay Commission - Applicability to the pay scales of Casual Labourers with Temporary status


Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Applicability to the pay scales of Casual Labourers with Temporary status.
7th CPC Pay Scale

No.49011/2/2017-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 19th Feb, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Applicability to the pay scales of Casual Labourers with Temporary status.

The undersigned is directed to say that on the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as per Government of India Notification dated 25th July, 2016, the Casual Labourers with Temporary Status will continue to receive their wages with effect from 01.01.2016 as per provisions of the Casual Labours (Grant of Temporary Status & Regularisation) Scheme, worked out on the basis of the pay scales of Group 'C' as per Level 1 of the Pay Matrix recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission and approved by the Government provided they are matriculate. In case of the similarly placed non- matriculate Casual Labourers with Temporary Status the above benefit of wages w.e.f. 01.01.2016 may he extended only after imparting the requisite trainin2, by the respective administrative Ministries/ Departments on the lines indicated in the MOF O.M. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 24.12.2008.

2. This issues with concurrence of M.O.F. I.D. No. 4-17/2017-IC/E.IIIA dated 07.02.2018.
(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (Estt)
Telefax: 23093176

Copy to:
All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
Copy to:
(I) The President's Secretariat, New Delhi
(II) The Vice- President's Secretariat, New Delhi
(III) The Prime Minister's Office, New Delhi
(IV) The Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi
(V) The Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi
(VI) The Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi
(VII) The Controller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi
(VIII) The Secretary, Union Public Service Commission
(IX) The Secretary, Staff Selection Commission
(X) All Attached offices under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(XI) All Officers and Section in the Department of Personnel & Training
(XII) NIC for uploading on the website under OM's / Orders - *Establishment *Daily Wage Casual labour; and 'What's New'

Source : DoPT

Opening of Online Customer Survey by India Post


Ministry of Communications
Opening of Online Customer Survey by India Post
20 FEB 2018
Since inception in 1854, India Post has been serving its citizens by catering to their basic requirements of communications. Over the years, it has evolved by providing varied services to Indian Citizenry in terms of Mail Services (both domestic and international), Money remittances (both domestic and international), Small Savings, Philately, Securing lives, Retail Services and Bill Payments etc.

 As plethora of services are being provided by the India Post, it is imperative to know the nerve of the customer, how (s)he feels regarding the services provided, where the services need improvement and to change the customer orientation from customer satisfaction to customer delight.

In this connection, an Online Customer Feedback Survey is conceived wherein a customer can give his feedback or opinion on the services rendered by India Post. This Customer Feedback Survey will be for three months from 16.02.2018 to 15.05.2018 and available to public through India Post Website (www.indiapost.gov.in). Any citizen of the country can give feedback on the quality of service provided by India Post. The customer can also provide his comments/suggestions, if he so desires.

 On the basis of the feedbacks received from the survey, suitable inferences will be drawn upon areas to be improved not only for a particular service but will also help in identifying the lagging post office.

PIB

Revised Pay Structure for various Official Language Cadre Posts in KVS


Revised Pay Structure for various Official Language Cadre Posts in KVS

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi 110 016
Fax: 26514179
TEL: 26858570
Website:www.kvsangathan.nic.in
Dated: 19.02.2018
F.6-1/2001-KVS(Admn-I)/Vol.-II
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

The Board of Governors, KVS in its 96th meeting held on 28.01.2014, while considering the agenda on adoption of Revised Model Recruitment Rules / Pay Scales for various official language (OL) cadre posts in KVS according to DOPT, Govt. of India OM No. AB-14017/46/2011-Estt(RR) dated 19.09.2013 had, inter-alia, decided as under:-

"The Board approved the Model Recruitment Rules and the pay scales ordered in the OM No AB 14017/46/2011-Estt.(RR) dated 19.09.2013 of GOI, Ministry of Personnel, PG&Pensions, DOPT with the direction that the revised pay scales would be given prospectively only to those OL cadre posts incumbents of KVS who fulfill the eligibility conditions of Model RRs. It was also decided to obtain the approval of MRHD in this matter".

2.Thereafter a detailed proposal seeking approval of the Ministry of HRD was submitted by KVS letter of even number dated 24.02.2014.

3.After detailed examination of the proposal of KVS, the Ministry of HRD vide their letter No. F. 3-5/2014-UT.2 dated 04.01.2018 has conveyed the approval of the competent authority for adoption of Model Recruitment Rules for the various Official Language cadre posts in KVS w.e.f. 28.01.2014 with the condition that officials presently working in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan would not become automatically eligible for modified scales but only after adoption of RRs and applicability in respect of existing officials would happen, if they are eligible as per the conditions of eligibility of Model Recruitment Rules.

4.Pursuant to the above approval of the Ministry of HRD, the Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan vide KVS office order dated 22.01.2018 constituted a committee under the Chairpersonship of Joint Commissioner (Administration), KVS to verify the eligibility of each incumbent to various Official Language cadre posts in KVS.

5.The committee examined the documents of all the employees from their service records and, in its meeting held on 08.02.2018, found all the existing employees of KVS eligible as per the Model Recruitment Rules. The committee submitted its recommendations on 09.02.2018.

6.Accordingly, approval of the Ministry of HRD is hereby conveyed for the adoption of the revised Model Recruitment Rules and revised pay structure for various Official Language cadre posts in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan as under:-

DesignationPay Band
& Grade Pay w.e.f. 28.01.2014
Pay Matrix Level as per 7th CPC w.e.f 01.01.2016
Pay BandGrade Pay
Jr. TranslatorPB- 24200Level -6
Sr.TranslatorPB- 24600Level -7
Asstt. Director (OL)PB- 35400Level -10

7. The designation of the Official Language cadre posts in KVS also stands modified accordingly as mentioned in Para 6 above.

This issues with the approval of Commissioner, KVS.
sd/-
(Dr. Shachi Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)
Authority: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/

KVS Non Teaching Staff Recruitment - Dates for Computer Based Test (CBT) and Facilitation Centres


KVS Non Teaching Staff Recruitment - Dates for Computer Based Test (CBT) and Facilitation Centres
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ)
(An Autonomous Body under MHRD, Government of India
18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARG
NEW DELHI - 110016

F.11054/2/2017/KVS(HQ)/RPS
Dated: 13/02/2018
NOTICE

Sub: KVS Advertisement No. 13 publsihed in various Newspapers on 20-12-2017 and Advertisement No. 10 Published in Employment News dated 23-29 May 2015 for filing-up of vacancies of Officers Cadres, Librarian and Non-Teaching Posts in Kendriya Vidalaya Sangathan (KVS) - Conduct of Computer Based Online Examination from 19th to 23rd February and 26th February, 2018 - Details of Facilitation Centres - regarding.

With reference to KVS Notice dated 01st February 2018 published in KVS website, the Computer Based Test (CBT) has been scheduled to be held from 19th to 23rd February 2018 and 26th February, 2018 as per the following schedule:

S.No.PostExaminationDate(s)
1.        Lower Division Clerk19/02/2018, 20/02/2018, 21/02/2018,22/02/2018 & 23/02/2018
2.        Hindi Translator19/02/2018
3.        Assistant22/02/2018
4.        Librarian22/02/2018
5.        Upper Division Clerk23/02/2018
6.        Stenographer (Grade-II)23/02/2018
7.        Administrative Officer26/02/2018
8.        Finance Officer26/02/2018
9.        Assistant Commissioner26/02/2018
10.    Assistant EngineerShall be notified separately
11.    Deputy CommissionerShall be notified separately

The e-admit cards to the candidates have already been made available/go-live in their respective registered e-mail IDs for the said posts. In addition, the facility for downloading the e-admit card has also been made available on KVS website.

However, in-case of any admit card related issues/query; the candidate may personally visit the Facilitation Centre, One day before the conduct of examination along with 2 passport size photographs and related documentary evidence for redressal of their grievances/queries, subject to receipt of application through online mode. The address of Faciliation Centre is given below:
Please note that no request for change in examination date/examination centre shall be entertained under any circumstances.

FACILITATION CENTRE OPERATIONAL FROM 18.02.2018 TO 22.02.2018 FOR THE POST OF LDC, UDC, STENOGRAPHER, LIBRARIAN, ASSISTANT AND HINDI TRANSLATOR

S.NoStateCityExam Centre Name
1.Andhra PradeshVijayawadaION Digital Zone IDZ Kandrika
Vijaya Durga Computers, NGOs Colony. Opp. KandrikaBus Stop, Kandrika, Krishna District,
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - 520015.
2.Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnamION Digital Zone IDZ Sheela Nagar
Door No. 32-12-329/5 and 6, Icon Krishi Hospitals
Road, Sheela Nagar,
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530012.
3.AssamGuwahatiION Digital Zone IDZ, Borjhar
&4thFloor, V.I.P Road Opposite
St. Claret School Borjhar Area Kahikuchi
Guwahati -781015
4.BiharBhagalpurION Digital Zone IDZ Bhagalpur
Tss Digital Pvt Ltd. At-Industrial Area, Near DanikJagaran
Office, Biada, Barari,
Bhagalpur, Bihar, 812003
5.BiharMuzaffarpurION Digital Zone Idz Kacchi Pakki
Majhauli dharamdas, NH-28, Opposite Ranjeet Cold
Store, Kacchi Pakki,
Muzaffarpur, Bihar - 842002
6.BiharPatnaION Digital Zone IDZ 2 Pattiputra
Uno Digital Pvt Ltd Gate No. 2, Road No.3, Block 3,
Patliputra Industrial Estate, Near P and M Mail,
Patna, Bihar - 800013.
7.ChandigarhChandigarhION Digital Zone IDZ Chandigarh
Plot No. 28, Industrial Area Phase 1, Above HDFCBank,
Chandigarh,
Chandigarh, 160002
8.ChattisgarhRaipurION Digital Zone IDZ SARONA
Parthivi Province, Comercial Complex Sant RavidasWard
Ward No - 70, Sarona
Raipur C.G. 492099
9.Delhi/NCRDelhiION Digital Zone IDZ 1, Mathura Road
A 27, Mohan Co-Op Industrial Estate, Near SarithaVihar
Metro Station, Near Metro Pillar No. 292-293,
New Delhi, Delhi, 110044
10.GujaratAhmedabadION Digital Zone IDZ 1, Odhav
Shri Vireshvar Infotech, 2nd and 3rdFloor, Siddhivinayak
Arcade, Barcelona Circle,
S.P. Ring Road, Odhav,
Ahmedabad-382415
11.HaryanaKurukshetraION Digital Zone IDZ Sector 5
Balaji Infosystems, Sco 44, 45, 49, Sec-5
Urban Estate Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra, Haryana, 136118
12.Jammu & KashmirJammuION Digital Zone IDZ Kaluchak
Baldev Infotech Systems, Deeli, Morh-Langar,Opposite
SBI, Kaluchak, Jammu,
Jammu and Kashmir, 180010
13.JharkhandRanchiION Digital Zone Tatisilwai
Srs Park Plot No. 13p Tatisilwai Industrial AreaPhase-1
Khelgaon Road
Ranchi Jharkhand 835103
14.KarnatakaBengaluruION Digital Zone IDZ Thigalarapalya Main Road
Spring Solutions, 47/1, 11th Cross,Balaji Nagar,
Thigalarapalya Main Road, Peenya 2nd
Stage, Bengaluru,
Karnataka, 560058
15.KeralaThiruvananthapuramION Digital Zone IDZ Attingal
Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology,
Rajadhani Hills, Nagaroor, Nedumparambu PO,Attingal,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695102
16.KeralaThrissurION Digital Zone IDZ Thrissur
Jyothi Technologies, Jyothi Towers, Poothole PO,Westfort Junction,
Thrissur, Kerala, 680004
17.Madhya PradeshBhopalION Digital Zone IDZ, Trinity 1 Shri JairamEducation Society, Kokta Bypass Road,
&Research,
Kokta By-Pass, Raisen Road
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 462021
18.Madhya PradeshJabalpurION DIGITAL ZONE IDZ, Gram Raigwan,
Near Patan Bypass
Global Nature Care Sangaathan Group
oflinstitutions, Faculty of Engineering andManagement, Gram Raigwan, Near Patan Bypass
Jabalpur, MP Pin-482002.
19.MaharashtraMumbaiION DIGITAL ZONE, IDZ POWAI
Ion Digital Zone, Idz Powai, Aurum It Park, MorarjiNagar,
Near Hotel Ramada, Powai,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400087.
20.MaharashtraNagpurION DIGITAL ZONE, IDZ 2, WADI MIDC
Balaji Infotech,
Plot No. D 7/12, Hingna Midc, Opp. Old BalajiPlastic,
Lane, Opp BMW Showroom, Wadi Hingna Road, Nagpur,
Maharashtra 440028
21.MaharashtraPuneION Digital Zone IDZ, Narhe
M C B Business Solutions (India) Pvt LTD, 1st&4th Floor, Navie IT Zone
(Phase 3) Behind Union Bank, Near Navale Bridge, Mumbai-Bangalore Highway,
Narhe - Ambegaon,
Pune, Maharashtra, Pincode - 411041
22.OdishaBhubaneswarION Digital Zone, IDZ2 Patia
Koustuv Technical Campus, KISD/CEB, Plot No.2,Sector
B.Near Chandrasekharpur Police Station Patia,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751024
23.PunjabAmritsarION Digital Zone IDZ Albert Road
ION Digital Zone IDZ, Albert Road, Opposite side,Kumar
International Hotel, Albert Road, Amritsar, Punjab,
143001
24.PunjabJalandharION Digital Zone IDZ 1 Paragpur
Saffron Consulting Services, Saffron Tower, GT Road,
Paragpur,
Jalandhar, Punjab, 144005
25.PunjabPatialaION Digital Zone IDZ Bahadurgarh Patiala
Opposite Commando Complex, Main Rajpura Road,
Bahadurgarh,
Patiala, Punjab, 147021
26.RajasthanAjmerION Digital Zone IDZ Gegal Industrial Area
Balaji Cyber Services, Plot No. F - 31 (C), NearCanara
Bank, RIICO Industrial Area, Gegal,
Ajmer, Pincode - 305023
27.RajasthanBikanerION Digital Zone IDZ Naino Ka Bas
M N Institute Campus, Jodhpur bypass road, neargarden
Rajasthan
28.RajasthanJaipurION Digital Zone IDZ -1 VKI Road No.1
Infinity Infotech, B-4, Road No. 1, Near FireStation,
Vishwakarma Industrial Area,
Jaipur, 302013
29.RajasthanSikarION Digital Zone IDZ, Chandpura
Bhartiya Public School, Near Sanwali Circle Village
Chandpura, PO-Bajajgram Sanwali,
Sikar, Rajasthan - 332021
30.Tamil NaduChennaiION Digital Zone IDZ Manimangalam
Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering
Dr.V.P.R. Nagar, Puducheri, Manimangalam Village,
Sriperumpuder Taluk,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 601301
31.TelanaganaHyderabadION Digital Zone IDZ 2 Moula Ali
CVK Technologies Private Limited, Plot no 12, NearCoca
Cola Factory, NFC Road, Opposite Jubilant Food Works,
Moula Ali, Rangareddy District,
Hyderabad, Telangana-500040
32.Uttar PradeshAllahabadION Digital Zone IDZ 2 Naini
United Institue of Management, E 3, UPSIDCIndustrial
Area, Naini
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211010
33.Uttar PradeshLucknowION Digital Zone IDZ Prabandh Nagar
Subhash Chandra Bose Institute of Higher Education,
Near IIM, Prabandh Nagar, Mubarakpur, Sitapur-Hardoi
Bypass Road,
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.226013
34.Uttar PradeshVaranasiION Digital Zone IDZ  Harahuwa Chauraha
S R Platinum English School, Harahuwa Chauraha,
Panchkoshi Marg,
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221105
35.UttarkhandDehradunION Digital Zone IDZ Kuanwala
SP Info System Dehradun, Kuanwala Haridwar Bypass,
Near Honda Show Room, Dehradun, Post Office-
Kuanwala,
Dehradun, Uttarkhand 248001
36.UttarkhandRoorkeeION Digital Zone IDZ  Kishanpur
9th Mile Stone Roorkee-Dehradun Highway,Village
Kishanpur Near Hotel Hometal,
Roorkee, Uttarkhand, 247667
37.West BengalKolkataTCS Gito Bitan
Tata Consultancy Services Limited Gitobitan,
Plot No DN 54 and 55, Sector-V, Bindhan Nagar
Salt Lake East,
Kolkata, Pin-700091
TIMING: 10.00AM TO 12.00 NOON

FACILITATION CENTRE OPERATIONAL ON 25.02.2018 FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND FINANCE OFFICER

TIMING: 10.00 AM TO 12.00 NOON 


S.No.StateCityExam Centre Name
38.Delhi/NCRDelhiION Digital Zone IDZ 1, Mathura Road
A 27, Mohan Co-Op Industrial Estate, Near Sarita Vihar
Metro Station, Near Metro Pillar No. 292-293,
New Delhi, Delhi 110044

Any issue relating to e-admit card in respect of said recruitment, Help Desk: kvshelpdesk.2017@gmail.com. Or Toll Free Number: 18002663091 may be contacted.
It is advised that the candidates may visit KVS website regularly for further updation of the said recruitment.
sd/-
Joint Commissioner (Admn.)

Authority: http://kvsangathan.nic.in

Monday, 19 February 2018

Ministry of Railways extends the relaxation in Upper Age Limit for all categories

Railways

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways extends the relaxation in Upper Age Limit for all categories.

Online Applications are invited around 90,000 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter and Group C Level II categories like Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP), Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, Carpenter) through Railway Recruitment Boards websites.

Last date of submission of application would be extended suitably.

Option to take exam in regional languages like Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Odiya and others will be available to the candidates.
19 FEB 2018
For the ongoing recruitment of Group C Level I & II posts, Ministry of Railways have decided to extend the relaxation in upper age limit as under:

CEN 01/2018 - Asst. Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician

(age in years)
CommunityNotifiedRevised
UR2830
OBC3133
SC3335
ST3335
CEN 02/2018 - Level-1 (erstwhile Group D)

(Age in years)
CommunityNotifiedRevised
UR3133
OBC3436
SC3638
ST3638

Formal corrigendum is being issued on official websites of RRBs shortly. Last date of submission of application would be extended suitably. It has also been decided that the questions in regional languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odiya, Telugu, Bangla and others will be available for candidates to take the exam.

Earlier, Ministry of Railways has announced one of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89409 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) & Level II Categories. Online applications have been invited for the Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, and Carpenter) and Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter. This recruitment drive is open for candidates who have passed Class Xth & ITI for Group C Level I posts & Class Xth & ITI or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering for Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians and aspire to join Indian Railways.

Ministry of Railways has published a notification no. CEN 01/2018 for Group C Level II Categories posts for the candidates in the age group of 18-28 years who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI) or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering.
The notification no. CEN 02/2018 about Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts for candidates in the age group of 18-31 years and who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI). The notifications have already been uploaded on RRB Websites. The link of the website is as follows:

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,4,1244

PIB

Grant of Ten Days Casual Leave to the Industrial and Non-Industrial Employees of all Army DTES at par with other Employees of MOD


10 Days Casual Leave

defence-10 -Days-Casual-Leave-army-DTES

Addl Dte Gen of MP/MP 4(Civ)(c)
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated HQrs of MOD (Army)
West Block III, RK Puram
New Delhi 110066
16337/JCM/MP-4(Civ)(c)
16 Feb 2018
HQ Southern Command,
HQ Eastern Command,
HQ Western Command
HQ Central Command,
HQ Northern Command
HQ South West Command
HQ Army Training Command

Grant of Ten Days Casual Leave to the Industrial and Non-Industrial Employees of all Army DTES at par with other Employees of MOD
  1. Reference speech point No.2© of review meeting of 24th Steering Committee Meeting 12th term of AHQ JCM III Level Council on the above subject
  2. It has been pointed out by the Staff Side JCM Level III Council that in those Units/Establishments where employees are not getting benefits of 17 closed holidays in a year , may be granted 10 Days Casual leave(CL)
  3. In this Connections, it is clarified that as per para 9 of Appendix III of FRSR Part III Leave Rules, all central Government Employees are entitled for Casual Leave as under:-
    08 days CL - for those entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year
    10 days CL - for those not entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year
  4. It may be ensured that Casual Leave may be granted as per the above guidelines
  5. This has approval of Competent Authority
(MC Sharma)
LWC ( C )
MP-4(Civ) ( c )
Copy to
All Line Dtes
Shri. M.Jayachandran
Secy Staff Side
Army HQ JCM Council

CGHS - Permission for Investigations/Treatment Procedures


CGHS - Permission for Investigations/Treatment Procedures

CGHS

No Permission is required for getting listed Investigations/ Treatment Procedures done at the CGHS empanelled Diagnostic Centres/Hospitals, if prescribed by CGHS Medical Officer/ CMO Incharge or Government Hospital specialist.

Listed Investigations/Treatment Procedures prescribed by a specialist of empanelled hospital need to be endorsed by the referring CGHS Medical Officer/ CMO Incharge, however permission is not required in this case also.

For unlisted Investigations/Treatment Procedures permission is required from the AD of the City/Zone in case of pensioners and Head of Department/Office in case of serving employees. However for pensioners of Autonomous bodies the permission is to be given by the concerned department only.

Procedure for getting the investigations done by an empanelled Diagnostic centre/Hospital
The following documents are required to be submitted:
1. Self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist
2. Copy of CGHS Card of the patient and main card holder.
3. Original Prescription and Original Cards are to be produced at the centre for verification.
Investigation can be done within 14 days of the advice only.
Procedure for getting for any treatment procedure done at an empanelled hospital
The following documents are required:
1. Self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist
2. Copy of CGHS Card of the patient and main card holder.
3. Original Prescription and Original Cards are to be produced at the centre for verification.
Treatment procedures can be done within 3 months of the advice only.

Source: www.cghs.gov.in

Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways


Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways

NFIR

No. II/94/Part I
Dated: 16/02/2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's instructions contained in RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2017 & RBE No. 34/2017 dated 12/04/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/94/Part I dated 17/07/2017 to Board (CRB).
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2016/RR-1/8 dated 12/08/2017.

Kind attention is invited to the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2017 and 34/2017 dated 12/04/2017 wherein decision has been taken to reserve 20% vacancies against direct recruitment quota in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC pay matrix from amongst Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways.

In this connection, Federation has come across the Centralized Employment No. CEN 02/2018 (published on 10/02/2018 and Closing date 12/03/2018) wherein the Course Completed Act Apprentice trained in Railway establishments have been allowed to compete along with other outside candidates (Para 12.0 of the notification may be seen) for which respective RRBs have been entrusted the job to recruit the candidates for the Zones to which the requirement is to be catered for. In this connection, Federation conveys that this process is time consuming and the designated RRBs are likely to take more than six months to finalize the panels. The Zonal Railways on receipt of the panels will take further period of about 2-3 months to get the selected and empanelled candidates medically examined for issuing posting orders.

In order to ensure quick availability of candidates, Federation suggests that the quota of 20% vacancies in respect of Railway Act Apprentices may be allowed to be filled by the Zonal Railways directly without linking to RRB/RRC recruitment process.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (CRB) to kindly arrange to review the matter and see that instructions to the General Managers are issued for inducting Course Completed Act Apprentices to the extant of 20% vacancies in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix without linking to the recruitment process conducted by RRBs/RRCs.

Federation may kindly be kept advised of the action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

Affected Pre-2006 Pensioners will get arrears from 1.1.2006 due to qualifying service issue – PCDA Circulars on 8.4.2016

Affected Pre-2006 Pensioners will get arrears from 1.1.2006 due to qualifying service issue – PCDA Circulars on 8.4.2016

The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) issued an order regarding the arrears payment for the affected pre-2006 pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006.

“All pension disbursing authorities (PDAs) are therefore, requested to revise the pension in affected cases in terms of Govt. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 06-04-2016 w.e.f 01.01.2006. Payment made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against the arrears now being paid and these cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.”

Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – PCDA pension circular C-149
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD – 211014
Toll Free No. 1800-180-5321
Circular No: C-149
No:-GI/C/0198/Vol-V/Tech
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad – 211014
Dated:- 08/04/2016

To,
The Treasury Officer
The PO-Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
The PO-Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar)
The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer
————————————–
Pay & Accounts Officer
————————————–
Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu, Nepal (through Gorkha Record Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur)

Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)
Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-I, Thimpu Bhutan
The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs)
All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks.
All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks.

Subject: Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – reg.
 Reference: This officer Important Circulars No. 102 dated 11.02.2013 & C-144 dated 14-08-2015.

Attention of all Pension Disbursing Authorities is invited to above cited circulars wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P,PG and Pensions, Deptt of P&PQ OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A,) dated 28 January, 2013 w.e.f 01.01.2006. According to these orders “The revised pension of the pre-2006 pensioners shall not be less than 50% off the minimum of the pay band + grade pay, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008, Subject to the pension so arrived will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable before 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs. 3500/- p.m”.

(2) Now, GOI, Ministry of P, PG and pension, Dept of P&PW have further issued order under their OM No. 38/37/08 P&PW (A) dated 6th April, 2016, that “The revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per fitment table annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008 without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.” Accordingly, Para 5 of the OM dated 28.01.2013 would stand deleted. The arrears of revised pension would be payable with effect from 01.01.2006.

(3) In case the consolidated pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 01-09-2008 is higher than the pension calculated in the manner indicated in the OM dated 6th April, 2016, the same (higher consolidated pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension.

(4) All other conditions as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

(5) All pension disbursing authorities (PDAs) are therefore, requested to revise the pension in affected cases in terms of Govt. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 06-04-2016 w.e.f 01.01.2006. Payment made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against the arrears now being paid and these cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.

(6) Where the PDAs are in doubt in regulating the payment of revised pension under these orders, the cases with full details of pensioner and PPO number etc. may be referred to Audit Section of this office for advice and further action.
sd/-
(Dr.Upinderbir Singh)
Dy. CD A (P)

Authority: www.pcdapension.nic.in

Government is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side – Confederation

Govt is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side – Confederation
7thCPC-confedaration-news


GOVT SHOULD NOT TAKE THE JCM(NC) STAFF SIDE FOR A RIDE CONFRONTATION WILL BECOME INEVITABLE IF UNILATERAL ORDERS ARE ISSUED

It seems that Modi Govt. is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side. The Seventh CPC report was submitted on 19th November 2015. Six months are almost over since then. Till date the Govt. has not come forward for a negotiated settlement. Instead, Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary conducted a meeting with the staff side on 1st March 2016. In the meeting Govt. did not disclose its mind on any of the demands raised by the staf fside in the charter of demands submitted to Govt. Staff side explained the justification for each demand but official side didn’t make any comment, either positive or negative. The concluding paragraph of the minutes of the meeting reads as follows:

“After hearing the participants, Cabinet Secretary observed that the deliberations have helped ECoS in understanding the major concerns of the staff side and said that all issues have been taken note of. He assured that fair consideration will be given to all points brought out by JCM before taking final views. He further stated that the ECoS needs to examine the Report of the Commission in entirety as well as the issues raised by JCM in consultation with all other stake holders. As such, it may take some time to take a final call on the recommendations of the Commission.”

It may be seen that, neither did the Govt. side made any commitment on any demands, nor did they indicate in the minutes that further discussion will be held with the staff side to arrive at a negotiated settlement on each demands. It seems that the Modi Govt is moving ahead to issue unilateral orders taking the staff side for a ride.

The JCM staff side Secretary, in his letter dated 2nd May 2016, addressed to Cabinet Secretary, has made the stand of the staff side clear, without any ambiguity. The letter reads as follows:

“I have been directed to draw your attention towards minutes of the Standing Committee of National Council JCM held on 7th May 2008 and our rejoinder submitted to Govt. in the matter of Report of 6th CPC.
You will kindly find that it was not only a general discussion, but also official side explained their views on each and every issue.

I would therefore request your good self to kindly arrange for similar type of meeting for bi-lateral settlement on each of the issues raised by the staff side, NC/JCM before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”
Thus the picture is clear now. The Govt, it seems, has a hidden agenda to take the staff side for granted without giving any further opportunity for a negotiated settlement. The staff side on the other hand has taken a position that if unilateral orders are issued, without taking the staff side into confidence, the NJCA shall go ahead with the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 as already informed to the Govt. Employees have faith in the NJCA and they believe that the NJCA leadership shall assert itself and shall not compromise on major demands.

The coming days are crucial. If the Govt. adopts delaying tactics or issue unilateral orders rejecting our demands, then confrontation shall become inevitable. The stand taken by the then Nehru Govt. that “Pay Commission report is an award and is not negotiable” has resulted in the historic indefinite strike of 1960, which commenced on July 11th midnight.

The NJCA leadership should be ready for a showdown, if Modi Govt refuse to arrive at a negotiated settlement with the staff side as demanded by Secretary, JCM(NC) staff side.
M KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Source: confederationhq.blogspot.in
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Denial of Leave Salary duly reckoning 30% of 7th CPC pay for Running Staff - NFIR

NFIR

Denial of Leave Salary duly reckoning 30% of 7th CPC pay for Running Staff - reg.

No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX

Dated: 13/02/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Denial of Leave Salary duly reckoning 30% of 7th CPC pay for Running Staff - reg.

The extant instructions provide that the Running Staff are entitled for payment of Leave Salary duly reckoning 30% of pay. It has, however, been represented by our affiliates as well staff that on many Zonal Railways 30% of 7th CPC pay is not being reckoned for the purpose of payment of Leave Salary to the Running Staff. When pointed out, the Zonal Railways stated that Board's clarification is awaited.

In this connection, NFIR desires to state that Leave Salary is not part of Allowances, therefore, 30% of 7th CPC pay needs to be added to the Basic Pay for the purpose of payment oi Leave Salary to the Running Staff. In view of confusion prevailing on certain Zonal Railways, the Railway Board may consider issuing suitable clarification for reckoning 30% of 7th CPC pay for the purpose of payment of Leave Salary.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification instructions as suggested above, duly endorsing copy thereof to the Federation, at the earliest.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

BPMS: Drastic reduction in Budgetary support to Ordnance Factories

BPMS: Drastic reduction in Budgetary support to Ordnance Factories

REF: BPMS /MOD /Budget /186 (8/1/R)
Dated: 10.02.2018
To
Smt. Nirmala Sitharamari, Defence Minister,
Government of India,
South Block, New Delhi

Sub : Drastic reduction in Budgetary support to Ordnance Factories

Hon'ble madam,

With due regards, I would like to bring the following for your kind personal intervention at the earliest please:-

We were not surprised on your statement speaking on the eve to mark 90 years of the setting up of leading industry body FICCI on 14.12.2017 when you said: "This may be a proper and suitable occasion to say that I am doing a major review of the ordnance factories, to make sure we understand where they are, what is it that they have to be given, are they going to be in a position to be joint venture partners for people trying to benefit from transfer of technology… so OFBs (ordnance factory boards) are also being looked into."

But we are consternated to note that all of a sudden the government has drastically cut down the Budgetary support of the Ordnance Factories, both for the Revised Estimates for the year 2017-18 and the Budgetary Estimates for the year 2018-19. In the current year Value of Issue for Army was planned at Rs. 14496 crore which has been reduced to Rs. 11419 crore (reduction by 21.22%). Budget Estimate for the year 2018-19 indicates reduction from Rs. 14872 crore to Rs. 11743 crore for issues to Army. Due to this, spares of 'A' Vehicles and Artillery Guns, sighting Systems and Electronics, General Stores and Clothing, Small Arms cannot be supplied to Army. This will have a cascading adverse effect on the capacity utilization of concerned 12 Ordnance Factories, pay pocket of employees and society at large.

As a major stakeholder, this development is being view with great concern as it directly and brutally affects not only the Defence Production sector per se, but the war preparedness of the Nation too.

In this connection we seek to bring to your kind attention various correspondence of this Federation wherein we have reiterated the fact that depending on the Private Sector on critical supplies have been a failure till date and will continue to be so in the future too, after all, this sector cannot just perform on the single point agenda of “return on investment”, the mainstay of the private enterprises.

Suffice to mention once again that the private sector can only make sound & fury but cannot deliver due to the vagarity of the situation prevalent in defence purchases.

It is worth to mention here that erstwhile Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar had been encouraging the Ordnance Factories' employees/organization as they ensured defence production upto Rs 14,000 crore in the financial year 2015-16. He noticed that the output of the ordnance factory had improved for the first time by 17 per cent. It was stagnant for four to five years and hovering around Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,000 crore. He used to say, "Ordnance Factories have achieved new milestones in production of ammunition and defence weapons. These defence establishments have a bright future for feeding defence products for security of the nation. Now, ordnance factories are eyeing production of Rs 20,000 crore in near future,"

The drastic reduction in Budgetary support, it is apprehended, will entail stoppage of supplies of various critical spares, general items, electronic items and even small arms and ammunitions, directly affecting the work load of more than a dozen factories and thousands of workmen.

In view of the above, we seek your kind personal intervention in the matter with an request to restore the budgetary support to its original state to avoid a major collapse of supplies which may eventually cause impediment to the war preparedness of the Nation.

An immediate action in the matter is therefore solicited.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Sincerely yours

S/d,
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source : BPMS

Loco Running Staff - Rajya Sabha Q&A


Loco Running Staff - Rajya Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 960
ANSWERED ON 09.02.2018


LOCO RUNNING STAFF
960. SHRI C.P. NARAYANAN:

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of loco running staff in Railways at present;

(b) their average work load per week;

(c) the maximum hours of continuous work they have to do in a week;

(d) how much increase in their emoluments have been given during the last three years; and

(e) how do they compare with emoluments of other railway staff?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)

(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 960 BY SHRI C.P. NARAYANAN ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 09.02.2018 REGARDING LOCO RUNNING STAFF

(a) As on 01.04.2017, over Zonal Railways, total number of employed staff in loco running category is 87196.
(b) & (c) As per the provision of the Railways Act, 1989 and the Railway Servants (Hours of Work & Period of Rest) Rules, 2005, Loco running staff on the Railways are classified as ‘Continuous’ and as such, their rostered hours of work is 54 hours a week on an average in a two-weekly period of 14 days.

(d) & (e) After the Seventh CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations, the basic pay of the non-running staff has been increased by a multiplication factor of 2.57 with effect from 01.01.2016 and then fixed in the appropriate cell of the relevant Level in the Seventh CPC pay matrix, while for the running staff the multiplication factor of 2.945 was used. Further, the actual raise in the pay of the running staff has been ensured at a minimum of 14.29 percent with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) concurrence. This has resulted in an effective multiplication factor of around 3.01 for Running Staff. The running staff also get allowances like Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance on the basic pay enhanced by 30%.

Source : Rajya Sabha

ECHS - Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application


ECHS - Signing of online Generated Temporary slip from online smart card Application

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt - 110 010

31 Jan 2018
 Tele: 011-25684645
Telefax: 011-25682392
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in
B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS

All Regional Centers

SIGNING OF ONLINE GENERATED TEMPORARY SLIP FROM ONLINE SMART CARD APPLICATION

1. Refer this organisation letter No. B/49711- NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS dated 23 Jan 2018.

2. In the new system all the applicants, except old card holders are being issued online generated temporary slip with details of each family member of the applicant. A sample of the online generated temporary slip is attached for reference.

3. The online generated temporary slip is to be activated by the OIC Parent Polyclinic. He will sign the Temporary Slip after verifying any of the following documents:-
(a) PPO / Pension Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(b) Service Book / Discharge Book of ex serviceman / family pensioner.
(c) Date of birth of dependents as per discharge book / dependent cards.
4. The Temporary Slip will be valid for a period of three months from the dated of issue. The validity of the temporary slip subsequently can be extended further for periods of three months at a time only after checking the online status of the application.

5. The online generated temporary slip as well as the old temporary slip or old card as the case may be is required to be submitted at Stn HQ, at the time of collection of New Smart Card.

6. For Regional Centres only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all ECHS Polyclinics and Stn HQs in your AoR by fastest means for immediate action.

7. For MP-8 only. Please disseminate contents of this letter to all Record Offices of the Army for information.

8. This letter supersedes all the letters issued by this organisation prior to this date on subject.

S/d,
(Rakesh Sharma)
Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

Friday, 16 February 2018

Ministry of Railways directs Zonal Railways to discontinue pasting reservation charts on train coaches for 6 months starting from 1st March, 2018


Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways directs Zonal Railways to discontinue pasting reservation charts on train coaches for 6 months starting from 1st March, 2018.
16 FEB 2018
Ministry of Railways has directed Zonal Railways to discontinue pasting of reservation charts on the reserved coaches of all trains at all erstwhile A1, A & B category stations as a pilot project for 6 months starting from 1st March, 2018.

Physical/digital charts will continue to be displayed at the platform of the train. At those stations where electronic charts display plasma have been installed and the same are functioning properly, physical reservation charts at such platforms can be stopped.

Earlier, pasting of reservation charts on the reserved coaches of all trains was discontinued at New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Chennai Central, Howrah and Sealdah Stations of Indian Railways on experimental basis for a period of 3 months.

Link for the names of  Erstwhile A1 & A category railway stations:

PIB

Linking of Aadhaar with Registration of Marriage - Rajya Sabha Q&A

Linking-Aadhaar-Registration-Marriage

Linking of Aadhaar with Registration of Marriage - Rajya Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT

R A J Y A S A B H A

UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 914

TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 9TH FEBRUARY, 2018

Linking of Aadhaar with Registration of Marriage
914. SHRI HARSHVARDHAN SINGH DUNGARPUR:

Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state

(a) whether Government have received any request from Law Commission for linking of Aadhaar with registration of marriages to prevent fraudulent marriages and denial of subsistence to deserted women;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the action taken/to be taken by Government on their request?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE
AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS

(SHRI P.P. CHAUDHARY)

(a) to (b) The 21st Law Commission of India in its 270th Report titled "Compulsory Registration of Marriages" has observed that it would be desirable to have a centralized national portal for maintenance of records of marriage registration and if registration of marriage is linked to the unique identification number (UID), it would be possible to achieve universal tracing of records.

(c) The Government is yet to take a decision in the matter.

Source : Rajya Sabha

KV School Contractual Teachers : Consolidated Pay and Qualification for all Posts


KV School Contractual Teachers : Consolidated Pay and Qualification for all Posts

REMUNERATION 

Remuneration : Post Consolidated Monthly Payment as per KVS Letter dated F.No.11029/39/2011/KVS HQ/Acad 21.03.2013 and Subsequent Clarification…

Post & SubjectEssential Qualification
Consolidated Pay
PGT English, Hindi1.Two years Integrated Post Graduate Courses of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject or Master Degree from a recognized University with at least 50% marks in aggregate in the following subjects
a) PGT (English ) - English
b) PGT (Hindi) - Hindi or Sanskrit with Hindi as one
of the subjects at Graduate level.
2. B.Ed. or equivalent degree from recognized University
3. Proficiency in teaching in Hindi and English medium.
AND
B.Ed. in the concerned subject with minimum 50% of marks
Desirable: Knowledge of computer applications
Rs.27,500/-
PGT Maths, Physics1. Two years' Integrated Post Graduate M.Sc Course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject;
OR
Master Degree from a recognized University with atleast 50% marks in aggregate in the following subjects: a) PGT (Maths) Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics b) PGT (Physics)-Physics /
Electronics/Applied Physics/ Nuclear Physics.
AND
B.Ed. in the concerned subject with minimum 50% of marks
Desirable: Knowledge of computer applications.
Rs.27,500/-
PGT Biology, Chemistry1. Two years' Integrated Post Graduate M.Sc Course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject;
OR
Master Degree from a recognized University with atleast 50% aggregate in the following subjects: a) PGT (Biology) - Botany/Life Sciences/Zoology/ Sciences/Bio Genetics/ Micro Biology/Bio Technology/Molecular Bio/Plant Physiology provided they have studied Botany and Zoology at Graduation level. b) PGT (Chemistry) Chemistry/ Bio. Chem.
AND
B.Ed. in the concerned subject with minimum 50% of marks
Desirable: Knowledge of computer applications.
Rs.27,500/-
PGT Geography1. Two years' Integrated Post Graduate Course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject;
OR
Master Degree from a recognized University with atleast 50% marks in aggregate in the following subjects: a) PGT Geography- Geography
AND
B.Ed. in the concerned subject with minimum 50% of marks Desirable: Knowledge of computer applications.
Rs.27,500/-
PGT Economics, Commerce1. Two years' Integrated Post Graduate Course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject;
OR
Master Degree from a recognized University with atleast 50% marks in aggregate in the following subjects: a) PGT (Commerce) - Master's Degree in Commerce. However, holder of Degrees of M.Com in Applied/Business Economics shall not be eligible. b)PGT (Economics) - Economics/ Applied Economics/ Business Economics. AND
AND
B.Ed. in the concerned subject with minimum 50% of marks Desirable: Knowledge of computer applications.
Rs.27,500/-
PGT (Computer Science) At least 50% marks in aggregate in any of the following:1. B.E. or B.Tech. (Computer Science /IT) from a recognized University or equivalent Degree or Diploma from an institution/university recognized by the Govt. of India.
OR
B.E or B.Tech. (any stream ) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computers form recognized University OR
M.Sc. ( computer Science )/ MCA or Equivalent from a recognized University
OR
B.Sc. (Computer Science ) / BCA or Equivalent and Post Graduate degree in any subject from a recognized University
OR
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer and Post Graduate degree in any subject form recognized University.
OR
'B' Level from DOEACC and Post Graduate degree in any subject.
OR
'C' Level from 'DOEACC' Ministry of information and Communication Technology and Graduation. Desirable: Proficiency in teaching in Hindi and English
Rs.27,500/-
TGT (English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics , Science (Bio), Social Studies) i) Four years Integrated degree course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate:OR
Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in the concerned subjects / combination of subjects and in aggregate. The electives subjects and Languages in the combination of subjects as under:
a) For TGT (Sanskrit) Sanskrit as a subject in all the three years.
b) For TGT (Hindi): Hindi as a subject in all the three years.
c) For TGT (English): English a subject in all the three years.
d) For TGT (S.St.): Any two of the following: History, Geography, Economics and Political Science of which one must be either History or Geography.
e) For TGT (Maths) Bachelor Degree in Maths with any two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, electronics, Computer Science, Statistics.
f) For TGT (Science) - Botany Zoology and Chemistry.
AND
B.Ed. in the concerned subject with minimum 50% of marks Desirable: Knowledge of computer applications.
Rs.26,250/-
Primary Teachersa) Senior Secondary School Certificate with 50% marks or intermediate with 50% marks or above and D.Ed for two years and Pass in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) conducted by the CBSEb) Competence to teach through Hindi & English medium .
Note: In case of non-availability of candidates with above qualifications, the candidates with B.El.Ed / B.Ed. will be considered.
Desirable: Knowledge of Computer Applications
Rs.21,250/-
Computer InstructorAt least 50% marks in aggregate in any of the following:1. B.E. or B.Tech. (Computer Science /IT) from a recognized University or equivalent Degree or Diploma from an institution/university recognized by the Govt. of India.
OR
B.E or B.Tech. (any stream ) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computers form recognized University OR
M.Sc. ( computer Science )/ MCA or Equivalent from a recognized University
OR
B.Sc. (Computer Science ) / BCA or Equivalent and Post Graduate degree in any subject from a recognized University
OR
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer and Post Graduate degree in any subject form recognized University.
OR
'B' Level from DOEACC and Post Graduate degree in any subject.
OR
'C' Level from 'DOEACC' Ministry of information and Communication
Technology and Graduation. Desirable: Proficiency in teaching in Hindi and English
Rs.21,250/- (Class III - V)
Rs.26,250/ (Class VI onwards)
Art & Craft / DanceDegree/ Diploma/ Certificate from recognize Institute and Professional competency in concerned field.
Rs.21,250/-
Games & Sports CoachDegree/ Diploma/ Certificate (NIS) from recognize Institute and Professional competency in concerned field.
Rs.21,250/-
DoctorMBBS and registration with MCI
Rs.1000/- per day for 02 hours
Nurse Diploma in Nursing with valid registration.
Rs.750/- per Day for 07 hours
CounselorB.A. / B.Sc. (Psychology )with minimum of 50% marks and Certificate or Diploma in Counseling. Desirable: Minimum of One year Experience in Providing Career/ Educational Counseling to students at schools
OR
Working knowledge and experience in placement Bureaus.
OR
Registration with rehabilitation council of India as Vocational
Rs.26,250/-
Yoga Teacheri. Graduation in any subject or equivalent from a recognized University. One Year training in Yoga From recognized Institution
Rs.21250/-
Data Entry Operatori. Class XII pass or Equivalent from recognized board or University.ii. Typing speed of 35 w.p.m in English & 30 w.p.m in Hindi on Computer.
iii. Working knowledge in TALLY ERP 9.
iv.Knowledge of Computer Applications
Desirable : DCA Certificate from recognized Institute.
As per State Govt. rates

Source:http://allschoolsinindia.in/

Linking of ration card with Aadhaar - Rajya Sabha Q&A

Linking of ration card with Aadhaar - Rajya Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC

DISTRIBUTION

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-865
ANSWERED ON 09.02.2018
Linking of ration card with Aadhaar
865 . Shri B.K. Hariprasad

(a) whether Government has taken any steps to ensure that no individual is denied PDS benefits even if  he/she does not have Aadhaar or has not linked his ration card to the number; and
(b) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(SHRI C. R. CHAUDHARY)

(a) to (b): Yes, Sir. The Department of Food and Public Distribution has issued clear instructions to all States/UT Governments that no beneficiary/household shall be deleted from the list of eligible beneficiaries/households only on the ground of not possessing Aadhaar, and shall also not be denied subsidized foodgrains or cash transfer of food subsidy under NFSA due to non-availability of Aadhaar or failure of biometric authentication due to network/ connectivity/ linking issues/ poor biometric of the beneficiary or other technical reasons. The State/UT Governments are required to comply with the provisions of the notification issued by this Department vide SO No. 371[E] dated 8/2/17 [as amended from time to time], for granting PDS benefits to those beneficiaries who do not possess Aadhaar.

Source : Rajya Sabha

Web-based Pensioners Portal Project - Release of Grant-in Aid to Pensioners Associations for implementation of the objectives of the Portal


Web-based Pensioners Portal Project - Release of Grant-in Aid to Pensioners Associations for implementation of the objectives of the Portal

F.No.55/23/2017-P&PW(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated-9th/13th February, 2018
The Pay & Accounts Officer,
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi.

To

Subject: Web-based 'Pensioners' Portal' Project – Release of Grant-in Aid to Pensioners' Associations for implementation of the objectives of the Portal.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Department's sanction of even number dated 21.9.2017 (copy enclosed) authorizing grant in-aid in favour of 21 identified Pensioner Associations total amounting to Rs.14,16,389/- against which an amount of Rs.6,83,207/- payable to 10 Pensioner Associations, an amount of Rs.540352/- to 8 Pensioner Associations and an amount of Rs.1,25,815/- to 2 Pensioner Associations had already been released vide sanction letter of even number dated 28.9.2017, 30th October,20 17 and 6th December,20 17 respectively. This sanction is for further release of sanctioned amount of Rs.66955/-(Rupees Sixty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Five only) in favour of under-mentioned 1 Pensioner Association on their having been registered under NITI Aayog DARPAN and having been linked with PA&O under PFMS, as per details given in Col.5 of the Table given below :-

ex-servicemen-pension

2. This Department also undertake on behalf of respective Pensioner Associations that funds utilization towards the expenditure to be incurred on approved components will be done through EAT module mapping for which has already been done under DARP AN in PFMS module. The Pensioner Association thus needs to fulfill this undertaking given by this Department

3. The. above Pensioners Association is, therefore, advised to book the utilization of funds for approved components under the Scheme of GIA through EAT Module under PFMS. Any expenditure incurred otherwise than through EAT module will not qualify for adjustment against the Grant-in-aid being sanctioned and released and the Association will be liable to refund such amount to this Department.

4. All the Pensioners Associations can access the Eat Module under PFMS by creating log-in-id and password The Log-in-ID of each Pensioner Association is Unique ID under EAT Module of PFMS which is indicated against each Pensioner Associations in Column '8″ of the Table under Para' 1′ above. For getting the password the Association need to first fill the log-in-id ( as indicated in column '8' of the above Table) and use the facility of 'Forget Password" to get the fresh Password by authenticating OTP which they will receive from PFMS on the registered mobile number and E-mail by PFMS as mentioned earlier in the agency details under PFMS. After filling the OTP sent by the PFMS, the Association will get the option of 'Change Password'. Accordingly, the Association will be able to create the new password for Log-in-ID. If, 'any help is needed to create log-in-ID and password in EAT module of PFMS and acquainting themselves with other functions including booking of expenditure in EAT module, they may contact this Department for arranging necessary training etc. for them. If, any help is needed to create log-in-ID and password in EAT module of PFMS and acquainting themselves with other functions including booking of expenditure in EAT module, Please visit link for training videos on PFMS/EIS/EAT Module
https://www.youtube.com/channeIlUCzHOkge912RyA45AlpQ3BS A.  For further clarification you may contact Mr. OM Pathak, Trainer PFMS-EAT module on his mobile No. 07828594200 OR land line no. 011/24641225. In case of emergency and non-availability of PFMS trainer you may contact Shri Rajeev Ranjan, AAO, P&AO on his land line No. 011124626133 and Mr. Rajesh Jain, Sr. A.O., Incharge PFMS-EAT Module on his telephone No. 011-24626331.

5. The Drawing & Disbursing Officer of the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare is authorized to draw the amount as mentioned in Col 5 of Table given in para 1 above for disbursement to the Grantee Pensioners' Association for transferring the amount to the Bank Accounts of respective Pensioners' Associations.

6. The expenditure involved is debitable to Major Head "2070"- Other Administrative Services 00.800.0ther Expenditure, ( Minor Head); 43-Plan Scheme of Department of Pensions and Pensioner Welfare, 43.01-Pensioners Portal; 43.01.31- Grants-in-Aid- General under Demand No.-
70 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions for the year 2017-18.

7. The accounts of. the above Pensioners' Associations shall be open to inspection by the sanctioning authority and the audit, both by the Comptroller and Auditor -General of the India under the provision of CAG (DPC) Act, 1971 and internal audit by the Principal Accounts Officer of the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, whenever the organization is called upon to do so.

8. This sanction issues under financial powers delegated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide Diary No. Dir (F/P)/P 4625 dated 04.09.2017.

9. The expenditure of Rs.66955/-(Rupees Sixty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Five only) has been noted in the grant-in-aid register for the year 2017-2018.

10. The release of GlA through this Sanction will be governed by the terms and conditions contained in this Department Sanction of even number dated 21.9.2017 referred to above.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Manoj Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

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