Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners


Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners.
CPAO
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI:‐110066
PHONES:26174596,26174456,26174438
CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/37 Vol III(PF)/2017‐18/191
30.01.2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners.

Attention is invited to this office OM No CPAO/Tech/Bank Performance/2016‐17/255 dated-27.02.2017 whereby Heads of all the CPPCs and Government Business Divisions of the Banks were advised to Commence the family pension to the spouse immediately on receipt of death certificate of the pensioner,proof of spouse age/date Of birth and under taking of recovery of excess payment latest within a month.

However, analysis of reports prepared in CPAO regarding time taken in conversion of pension to family pension in Favour of spouse of deceased pensioners shows inordinate delay in many cases.The details of these cases are available in CPPC logins http://eppo.nic.in.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Divisions of the banks are advised to review the latest position and ensure compliance of the above instructions and submit the status report to CPAO alongwith reasons for delay by 9th February,2018 positively by e‐mail at vijay.cpao@gmail.com.

It is further, requested to give the acknowledgement of receipt of application and death certificate to the Family pensioner regarding commencement of family pension.

(Subhash Chandra)
(Controller of Accounts)
Ph. No. 011- 26174809


To,
1. Heads of CPPCs of all Banks
2. Heads of Government Business Division of all Banks

Source: CPAO

Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub- Categorization of OBCs


Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub- Categorization of OBCs-regarding.
Reminder
No. 21/1/2016-CS.I (PR/CM5)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
2nd Floor, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003
Date: 27th Feb., 2018.

SUBJECT:- Interaction with the Joint Secretary (BC), Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBCs - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even number 20th February, 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that on scrutiny of the data available on CSCMS portal, it is observed that many Ministries/Departments have not yet updated the information with reference to Categorization/Sub-Categorization of OBC officers,along with the data relating to the "State" from which the OBC candidates appeared/selected in respect of CSS Cadre (ASO to JS-in-situ) in the CSCMS portal. In view of the above, it is once again requested that the same may kindly be updated positively by 27th February, 2018 (Tuesday).
(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to Government of India
To,
All Ministries/Departments
Tele: 24629412
Director/Deputy Secretary (Admn,)/Under Secretary (Admn)
(Through website of this Department)

Source: DoPT

DoE: Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline


DoE: Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

DoE-Orders-laptops-tablets-ultrabook-revised

DoE

 F.No. 08(34)/201 7-E II(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A). Branch
New Delhi, the 20th February, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers - revised guidelines.

In supersession to this Ministry's Office Memorandum bearing No. 08(64)/2017-E.II(A) dated 27th September 2016, regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries / Departments & delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that laptop; tablet; notepad; ultrabook; notebook, net-book or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised in consultation with the Financial Adviser by the Secretary of the Ministry/ Department or any other authority who are specifically delegated these powers by this Ministry from time to time, duly taking into consideration the functional requirements and budgetary provisions.

2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Cost of device: The Cost of device including Standard software* shall not exceed Rs.80,000/-
Standard Software: Any software (Operating System, Antivirus software or MS-Office etc.) that is essential for the running of device towards discharge of official functions/duties.

(ii) Purchase Procedures: As prescribed under GFRS/CVC guidelines may be followed.

(iii) Safety, Security & Maintenance of Device: The officer, who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security as well as security of data/information, though the device shall continue to remain Government property. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.

(iv) Retention/Replacement of device:
a) No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry /Department, up to five years. Any further issue of laptop in case of loss/damage beyond repairs within the prescribed period, should be considered only after the cost is recovered from the officer based on the book value after deducting the depreciation.

b) For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on straight line method, be adopted.

c) Post the completion of five years of usage, the officer shall retain the issued device.
(v) Conditions at the time of transfer, Superannuation etc.:
a) In case where, at the time of purchase of device if the residual service of the officer is less than 5 years or in case the officer is transferred/deputed to State Govt. but with residual service of less than 5 years or the officer leaves the Government Service within 5 years of purchase of such device, the officer concerned will have the option of retaining the device by paying the amount after deducting the depreciation.

b) Upon transfer/deputation of the officer to other Ministry/ Department Attached/Sub-ordinate offices of the Government of India or to the State Government in case of Officers of the All India Services, the officer will have the option of retaining the existing device and in case of such retention, this fact should be specifically mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate (LPC).
3. Instructions for Ministries/Departments:
(i) For the officials who are currently holding laptops, notebooks or similar devices in accordance with the provisions of O.M. dt. 2710912016, the terms & conditions for retention/disposal of the device shall continue to be governed under the existing instructions of the said O.M.

(ii) The applicability of the provisions of this order to the officers of Armed Forcesi Para-Military Forces, officers of MoD & other similar establishments would be subject to restrictions imposed by the concerned departments/organizations duly taking into consideration the security of information. In all such cases the security of the information shall be the responsibility of the concerned department.
4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).
(Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Singh)
Director (E.llA)
To
1) All Ministries/Departments of Government of India
2) All Financial Advisers
3) NlC, D/o Expenditure

Source: DoE

New Facilities for UAN- Aadhar Linking Introduces By EPFO


EPFO 
Ministry of Labour & Employment
New Facilities for UAN- Aadhar Linking Introduces By EPFO

27 FEB 2018

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced UAN-Aadhaar linking facility for the convenience of members using EPFO Link in UMANG Mobile App. This is in addition to the existing web facility already available at EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in >> Online Services >> e-KYC Portal>> LINK UAN AADHAAR.

The facility on e-KYC Portal has further added a new feature to link UAN with Aadhaar online using biometric credentials. Using the aforesaid facilities, EPFO members can link their UAN with Aadhaar as under:

For using this facility with UMANG APP, Member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN registered Mobile Number. After OTP Verification, member will have to provide Aadhaar details and gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN). Another OTP will be sent on Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email. After OTP verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched.

For using this facility through E-KYC Portal, Member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN registered Mobile Number. After OTP Verification, member will have to provide Aadhaar details, gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN) and select Aadhaar verification method (Using Mobile/email based OTP /using Biometrics). Another OTP will be sent on Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email or Biometric will be captured using Registered Biometric Device. After verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched.

Moving towards Digital India, EPFO has also launched e-Nomination facility for filing nomination form by the member. This functionality is available at Member Interface of EPFO Unified Portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/). Any member having activated and Aadhaar seeded UAN, can avail this facility.

This functionality is independent from employer. After giving nomination details online, member has to digitally sign the nomination. Aadhaar based eSign is being used for digital signing of nomination form. Aadhaar based eSign is being provided to members free of cost by EPFO. Only member’s mobile number should be linked with Aadhaar. This functionality will also be made available on UMANG mobile app soon.

PIB

Fixed Medical Allowance - MoD Orders


Fixed Medical Allowance - MoD Orders

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D(Civ-II)
MoD ID No.12(10)/2017/D(Civ-II)
Dated: 13.02.2018
Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme-reg.

A copy of Deptt of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M.No.4.34.2017-P&PW(D) dated 31.01.2018 on the above mentioned subject is forwarded for information and necessary action.
Encl.As above
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
Source: www.mod.gov.in

Central Trade Unions decides to observe All India Protest Day on 15th March 2018


Central Trade Unions decides to observe All India Protest Day on 15th March 2018

The meeting of the Central Trade Unions held on 22nd February 2018 at INTUC Office New Delhi expressed indignation and strongly condemned the Government of the day for their intensified attack on the lives and livelihood of the people and seriously compromising the national interest.

Attack on working class centering around dismantling labour laws designed to completely casualise employment conditions through various routes like amending Contract Labour Act, introducing Fixed Term Employment etc has assumed aggressive height. Further it is noted that the Government is out to erase the public sector from the industrial map of the country. Specific cases of attack on privatization of railways, opening coal mining to private and foreign companies without any restriction whatsoever, mass scale privatization as well as destruction of defence production network through widespread outsourcing, thereby dismantling the almost half of the ordinance factories are some of the examples of the gross anti-people and anti-national actions of the Govt. Accumulation of huge non-performing assets of the public sector banks arising out of pilferage of bank-funds by deliberately defaulting private corporate coupled with recent explosion of frauds with bank fund engineered by the same corporate class is also a reflection of the anti-national act of the Govt indulging and patronizing the same big-business class.

The Central Trade Unions reiterated their utter condemnation against the Union Budget 2018-19 which is basically anti-worker and anti-people in character and engineered a deception on the mass of the people through loud populist slogans without actually making any resource allocation.
The Central Trade Unions denounced the Govt of India’s surreptitious move in postponing the 47th session of Indian Labour Conference, thereby reducing tripartism to a mockery.

CTUOs noted with satisfaction the surging struggles by the working people in different sectors throughout the country, both organised and unorganized.

The workers and federations of coal and transport have been preparing for united industry wide actions to be undertaken shortly. All the Federations of Defence Production workers have jointly decided to go in for nationwide strike on 15th March 2018. Many more sectoral actions are in the offing.

The CTUOs while reiterating their resolve to intensify preparation for indefinite strike in the days to come, calls upon all their constituents and working people in general irrespective of affiliations to jointly observe

ALL INDIA PROTEST DAY ON 15TH MARCH 2018
  • In solidarity with the striking Defence Production workers against anti-national privatization move
  • Against the Anti-people Deceptive Union Budget 2018-19.
The CTUOs will meet shortly after 15th March 2018 to decide their next course of united countrywide action.
INTUC AITUC HMS CITU
AIUTUC TUCC SEWA AICCTU UTUC LPF
Source : Confederationhq

KV School Admission(2018-19) starts from 1.3.2018


KV School Admission(2018-19) starts from 1.3.2018

"Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalaya for the Academic Year 2018-19 will commence from 01.03.2018 at 8:00 AM to 19.03.2013 upto 4:00 PM"

Kendriva Vidvalava Sangathan (HQ)
New Delhi

Admission Notice : 2018-19

Online Registration for Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalaya for the Academic Year 2018-19 will commence from 01.03.2018 at 8:00 AM to 19.03.2013 upto 4:00 PM and for Class II and above from 02.04.2018 at 8:00 AM to 09.04.2018 upto 4:00 PM. The Admission details can be obtained at http://kvadmissiononline2018.in Registration for Class II and above except Class XI will be done only if Vacancies exist. For Class XI, application forms will be issued immediately after the declaration of Class X results, subject to availability of Vacancies in the Vidyalayas.

Reckoning of age for all Classes shall be as on 31.03.2013. Reservation of seats will be as per KVS Admission Guidelines available on the website (www.kvsangathao.nic.in) For further details, parents may contact the Principal of nearby Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/

CGHS: ADVERTISEMENT FOR ENGAGING RETIRED DOCTOR ON CONTRACT BASIS


CGHS: ADVERTISEMENT FOR ENGAGING RETIRED DOCTOR ON CONTRACT BASIS
Engagement of Retired Doctors on Contract Basis for CGHS Wellness Centre
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
OFFICE OF THE ADDL. DIRECTOR, CGHS
NONGRIM HILLS SHILLONG-793003
Tele/Fax No. : 0364 - 2520626 Email: ad.cghs-mega:gov. in

No.CGHS/ESTT/72/2/405356
Dated: Shillong, the 20th February 2018

ADVERTISEMENT FOR ENGAGING RETIRED DOCTOR ON CONTRACT BASIS

Applications are invited from the retired allopathic doctors from Central / State Govt. / PSU’s who are below the age of 66 years having MBBS degree, recognized by Medical Council of India, for engaging on contract basis (purely temporary) as Medical (01 no. posts) under CGHS, Wellness Centre, Imphal initially for a period of 01 year at a fixed remuneration of Rs. 75,000/- p.m.

Application in plain paper With 2 copies PP size photo, complete bio-data and copies of requisite certificates viz. proof of identity, proof of retirement, MBBS certificate and registration certificate etc. may be submitted to the undersigned or O/0 CMO In-charge, CGHS Wellness Centre Imphal, Ground Floor, Manipur Voluntary Health Association(MVHA) Building, Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhri Mapan, Imphal East. Manipur-795001 within 30 days from the date of publication of this advertisement. Shortlisted candidate will have to appear before the interview board. Date and time Of interview Will be intimated separately. Candidates having knowledge in computer will be preferred.
sd/-
Dr.L.Somorendra Singh, CHS,
Additional Director,
CGHS, Shillong.
Source: www.cghs.gov.in

CPAO: 7th CPC Pension Revision Status


CPAO: 7th CPC Pension Revision Status

F.No.CPAO/Co-Ord/(100)/2017-18/491
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066
Dated: 22nd Jan, 2018
All the Joint Secretaries (admin)/Admin in charge
Ministries/ Departments Government of India

Sub: Providing a link of CPAO website in the websites of Ministries/Departments and their attached/ subordinate offices to get the status of 7th CPC pension revision by the central civil pensioners.

Sir/Madam,
As you are aware that 7th CPC pension revision for Pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners is going on in compliance to the DP&PW 0M dated 12th May, 2017. As on date, more than 5 Lakhs pension revision cases of central civil pensioners/family pensioners have been received in Central pension Accounting Office (CPAO). CPAO is receiving many queries from the pensioners/family pensioners regarding status of their pension revision. CPAO is providing the status of pension revision to the pensioners. The pension revision status can also be checked by the pensioners/family pensioners through CPAO website www.cpao.nic.in by entering their 12 digit PPO numbers. For the wider publicity of this facility among Central Civil Pensioners/family pensioners, it is felt necessary that a link of this facility available on CPAO website may be provided in the official websites of your Ministry/Department and its attached/subordinate offices for the benefits of pensioners.

It is therefore requested that a link of following URL Of CPAO website; http://cpao.nic.in/Pensioner/ppo_status.php may be created in the websites of your Ministry/Department by the NIC Wing under the caption-"Check Your 7th CPC Pension Revision Status".

For any query, Sh. Davinder Kumar, Sr. Technical Director, NIC, CPAO maybe and email-kumardavinder@nic.in.
Yours Sincerely
(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts
Source: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Split Medical Identity Card to serving Railway employees

Split Medical Identity Card to serving Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2017/H-1/2/13/SplitMedicalIdentityCard
New Delhi, dated 09.02.2018
The General Managers, All Indian Railways/PUs
The Chief Administrative Officers/DMW/Patiala/RWP/Bela/Patna
The Director General/RDSO

Sub: Split Medical Identity Card to serving Railway employees.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2004/H/28/1/RELHS/Card dated 22.03.2005.

In terms of provisions contained in Para 626 (1) of India Railway Medical Mannual (IRMM) -2000, it is necessary to produce medical identity Card for availing of medical facilities in Railway Hospitals. It has been brought to the notice of Board that serving Railway employees/their eligible dependent family members find difficult to avail of medical facilities when one of the family member move out of station carrying Medical Identity Card provision for RELHS beneficiaries though exist vide letter under reference but no such facility existed for serving Railway Employees. The issue has, therefore, been examined and it has been decided to extend the facility of split Medical Card to serving Railway employees covered by RMA rules.

Original Medical Identity Card may be deposited with the issuing authority who may issue split Medical Identity Card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.

Issuing authority of Split Medical Card will be the office of controlling authority where the employee is working and the registering authority of Split card will be Authorised Medical officer (AMO) of nearest Health Unit/Hospitals where the dependents are staying.
S/d,
Mrs.H.K.sanhotra
Dy.Director/H&FW
Railway Board

Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions / Associations


Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions / Associations

"Meeting of UFBU will be held on 23 Feb to discuss present Bkg. scenario & to formulate next course of action for wage settlement

A Meeting of UFBU will be held on 23rd February 2018 at "Tarak Illam", Central Bank Union Building, Ameerjan Street, Off Choolaimedu High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai to discuss the present banking scenario and to formulate next course of action in the matter of 11th Wage Negotiations."

Indian Banks' Association
HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
No. HR&IR/UFBU/XIBPS/4539
February 17, 2018

Shri Sanjeev K. Bandlish
Convenor
United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) & General Secretary
National Confederation of Bank Employees
C/o State Bank of India, LHO
Plot No.1, Sector-17A
Chandigarh- 160 017

Dear Sir,
Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions / Associations

We draw your kind attention to our letter no HR&IR/UFBU/XIBPS/4476 dated 7th February 2018 and advise that due to some unforeseen circumstances, it has been decided to postpone Negotiating Committee meeting with Unions/Associations scheduled to be held on 21st February 2018. Next date of said meeting will be advised to you in due course.

2. We regard for the inconvenience caused in this regard.

Yours faithfully,
K S Chauhan
Advisor (HR&IR) 
Source: http://aipnbsf.org

Denial of improved Pay Matrices to Graduate Engineers/Diploma Engineers of Railways leading to serious disappointment among engineers - Removal of injustice

Denial of improved Pay Matrices to Graduate Engineers/Diploma Engineers of Railways leading to serious disappointment among engineers - Removal of injustice
Item No.3
Sub: Denial of improved Pay Matrices to Graduate Engineers/Diploma Engineers of Railways leading to serious disappointment among engineers - Removal of injustice - urged.

Ref: NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB-Part I dated 14/08/2017.

NFIR invites kind attention of the Railway Board to Para 11.40.104 to 11.40.115 of the 7th CPC report (Page No. 747 to 749). Vide Para 1 1 .40. 109 of the 7th CPC report, it has been stated that "the next post in the hierarchical structure for Technical Supervisors is the post of Assistant Engineer. There is a 1:1 ratio between the posts of Assistant Engineer filled by Direct Recruitment and those filled through promotion".

In this connection, NFIR desires to point out the ground reality is that the SSEs (directly recruited Graduate Engineers) do not have reasonable career growth at all, as they continued to remain in the same Grade Pay/Pay Level (GP 4600/Pay Level 7) for not less than 10 to 15 years. There is also no cadre structure for Technical Supervisors beyond 7th CPC pay Level 7 (6th CPC/GP 4600).

It has also been found that the 7th Central Pay Commission had relied upon the study report given by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for the purpose of denying allotment of irnproved Grade Pay/Pay Matrices for Graduate Engineers as well Diploma Engineers. Extract of para 6.16.2 of the study report of IIM, Ahmedabad upon which the 7th CPC had relied upon, is reproduced below:
"6.16.2 Sector-Wise Career progression and promotion Rules:

Table 6.16.2:
Career Progression for Graduate Engineer through RRB in Railways
Job Role: Graduate Engineer
Designation/Post
Promotion Criteria
Entry + 1 Level
Assistant Engineer
Period prescribed for promotion to this level as per
R/Rs is 2 years in the previous level. Actual Average period of promotion is
4 years.
Entry + 2 Levels
Divisional Engineer
Period prescribed for promotion to this level as per
R/Rs is 4 years in the previous level. Actual Average period of promotion is
6 years.
Entry + 3 Levels
Sr.Divisional Engineer
Period prescribed for promotion to this level as per
R/Rs is 4 years in the previous level. Actual Average period of promotion is
4 years.
Source: Based on
data provided by the Seventh Central Pay Commission

In the above context, NFIR states that never, the Graduate Engineers have been granted promotion to the post of Assistant Engineer on completion of 4-years period and to the post of Divisional Engineer on completion of 4-years in the previous pay level. It seems, the IIM's distorted study report has done grave damage to the career of directly recruited Graduate Engineers in Railways. The incorrect information through IIM's study report with regard to career progression and salary details of Graduate Engineers in Railways had caused irreparable harm to their career, resulting alround resentment among Graduate Engineers/Diploma Engineers.

While the 7th CPC had evolved its own principle (Para 4.1.19 of its report), for pay grading, sadly the pay commission had failed to adhere to its own principle in the instant case of Technical Supervisors in Railways who are either Graduate Engineers or Diploma Holders. It is also surprising to note that the Railway Ministry (as recorded vide Para 11.40.112 of the 7th CPC report) had defended the continuance of existing arrangements on functional grounds, ignoring the truth that the Railway Ministry itself had, in the year 2010 proposed replacement of GP 4600/- with GP 4800/- for improving the career of SSEs etc. The Railway Ministry had also failed to apprise the 7th CPC of its decision as well its proposal to Ministry of Finance for upgradation of Apex Level (GP 4600/-) posts to Group 'B' Gazetted (decision yet to be implemented).

NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Ministry to review the entire issue de-novo for rendering justice to the category of Engineers (Graduate/Diploma) in Railways duly modifying the existing Pay Matrices with retrospective effect.

Source: NFIR

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.

3rd-pay-commission-4th-pay-commission-pay-scale

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.

7thCPC-grade-pay


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
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Pay & Accounts Officer
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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

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