Saturday, 28 April 2018

Central Government Employees DA July 2018 - 9% or 10% ?

Central Government Employees DA July 2018 - 9% or 10% ?
Ministry of Labour Bureau Department released AICPIN value Mar 2018, now we can predict Expect DA July 2018, with the April 2018 AICPIN assumption value, May 2018 AICPIN assumption value and June 2018 AICPIN assumption value check examples below:-

Incase AICPIN increase by 1 point to next three month will expect DA July 2018.


Month-YearAICPIN12 Months Total12 Months AverageExpect DA
Jan-20182883388282.338.01
Feb-20182873401283.428.42
Mar-20182873413284.428.81
Apr-20182883424285.339.16
May-20182893435286.259.51
Jun-20182903445287.089.83%

Incase AICPIN increase by 2 point to next three month will expect DA July 2018.
Month-YearAICPIN12 Months Total12 Months AverageExpect DA
Jan-20182883388282.338.01
Feb-20182873401283.428.42
Mar-20182873413284.428.81
Apr-20182893425285.429.19
May-20181913438286.509.60
Jun-20182933451287.5810.02%

This is only the assumption, we have to wait until end of July 2018 to finalize the DA for Employees and Pensioners

Expected DA July 2018 - AICPIN for March 2018 Stands at 287

Expected DA July 2018 - AICPIN for March 2018 Stands at 287
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - March, 2018
The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2018 remained stationery at 287 (two hundred and eighty seven). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between February and March, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.36 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.
The maximum pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 0.25 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Tamarind, Coconut, Tomato, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Fire Wood, Flowers/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Fish Fresh, Apple, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, French Bean, Lady Finger, Lemon, Parval, Peas, Potato, Radish, Doctor's Fee, Bus Fare, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 4.36 per cent for March, 2018 as compared to 4.74 per cent for the previous month and 2.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 1.68 per cent against 2.36 per cent of the previous month and 1.71 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Goa reported the maximum increase of 5 points followed by Jalpaiguri and Howrah (4 points each). Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 14 centres. On the contrary, Kodarma recorded a maximum decrease of 8 points followed by Nasik (5 points) and Tiruchirapally and Chennai (4 points each). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 4 centres, 2 points in another 4 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. Rest of the 21 centres indices remained stationary.
The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 38 centres indices are below national average. The index of Mumbai, Chandigarh and Jabalpur centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April, 2018 will be released on Thursday, 31st May, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in .
Source: PIB

AICPIN March 2018 - Press Release in Hindi and English

AICPIN March 2018 - Press Release in Hindi and English

Labour Bureau released today the press release of All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers) for the month of March, 2018. The index remain stands at 287 and when compare to the last month statistics, there is no change.


Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Government Employees and Pensioners is calculated based on the CPI(IW) Base Year 2001=100.

AICPIN March 2018

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Friday, 27 April 2018

5 Day Week in LIC: 2nd and 4th Saturdays as Holiday to LIC Employees


5 Day Week in LIC: 2nd and 4th Saturdays as Holiday to LIC Employees
Holiday-LIC-Employees

Introduction of 'Five Day Week' in LIC of India

F.No.S-11011/21/2015-Ins.1
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Service

Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street,
New Delhi, Dated 20th April, 2018

To
The Chairman,
Life Insurance Corporation of India,
Central Office,
Yogakeshema Building, J.B.Marg,
Mumbai-400021

Sub: Introduction of 'Five Day Week' in LIC of India
Sir,
I am directed to refer LIC's letter Ref: Per/ER/A/G/2015 on the subject mentioned above and to convey Government’s approval for declaring 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month as holiday in Life Insurance Corporation of India, in line with Public Sector Banks. Copy of notification declaring 2nd and 4th Saturdays as holiday in the Corporation is enclosed for further necessary action.

Yours faithfully,
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(Mritunjay Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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GST Revenue Collections for the Financial Year 2017-18

Ministry of Finance

GST Revenue Collections for the Financial Year 2017-18

Total Revenue of Rs. 7.19 lakh crore collected under GST in the period between August 2017 and March 2018
27 APR 2018
During 2017-18, total revenue collected under GST in the period between August 2017 and March 2018 has been Rs. 7.19 lakh crore. This includes Rs. 1.19 lakh crore of CGST, Rs. 1.72 lakh crore of SGST, Rs. 3.66 lakh crore of IGST (including Rs. 1.73 lakh crore on imports) and Rs. 62,021 crore of cess (including Rs. 5702 crore on imports). For this eight months, the average monthly collection has been Rs. 89,885 crore.

While the tax on domestic supplies in a month is collected through the process of returns and gets collected in the next month, IGST and cess on imports gets collected in the same month. Therefore, during the current year, GST on domestic supplies has been collected only in eight months from August 2017 to March 2018, IGST and cess on imports has been collected for nine months, from July 2017 to March 2018. Including the collection of July 2017, the total GST collection during the financial year 2017-18 stands provisionally at Rs. 7.41 lakh crore.

Revenue of the States
The SGST collection during the year, including the settlement of IGST has been Rs. 2.91 lakh crore and the total compensation released to the States for a period of eight months during the last financial year was Rs. 41,147 crore to ensure that the revenue of the States is protected at the level of 14% over the base year tax collection in 2015-16. The revenue gap of each State is coming down over last eight months. The average revenue gap of all states for last year is around 17%.

Return Filing During the year
There has been a progressive improvement in the compliance level observed during the course of the year. Following table shows the percentage of returns filed as on due date and the cumulative level of compliance.
Return Period Required to file Till due date Cumulative
Returns % Returns %
July ’17 6647581 3834877 57.69% 6388549 96.10%
Aug ’17 7370102 2725183 36.98% 6851732 92.97%
Sep ’17 7823806 3934256 50.29% 7109143 90.87%
Oct ’17 7721075 4368711 56.58% 6777440 87.78%
Nov ’17 7957204 4913065 61.74% 6765603 85.02%
Dec ’17 8122425 5426278 66.81% 6747887 83.08%
Jan ’18 8322611 5394018 64.81% 6694387 80.44%
Feb ’18 8527127 5451004 63.93% 6562362 76.96%
Mar ’18 8715163 5458728 62.63% 5630683 64.61%

As may be seen, the compliance level as on the due date has steadily increased and, by the end of the financial year, has reached to an average of 65% from around 55-57% observed during initial months. The cumulative compliance levels (percentage of returns filed till date) for initial months has crossed 90% and for July, 2018, has reached 96%.

There are State-wise variations in the compliance level observed till due date. However, including delayed filings, the State- wise compliance levels converge over a period of time.

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6th CPC- Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees


6th CPC- Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.58/2018
New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018
S.No. PC-VI/385
No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1
The GMs/CPO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre- revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry's letter of even number dated 17.11.2017 (S.No. PC-VI/379, RBE No.169/2017) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2017 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6 Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01 01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of, this Ministry's letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE.No. 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
S/d,
(U.K.Tiwari)
Dy. Director Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board

May Day Celebration by Ministry of Labour and Employment


May Day Celebration by Ministry of Labour and Employment
27 APR 2018
International Labour Day is also known as the May Day and is celebrated at the international level to promote and encourage the healthy dialogue among social partners. International Workers' Day is a big celebration at the world level and it is celebrated to commemorate the 4th of May of 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) in the Chicago.

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment conveys Best Wishes to all the workers on MAY DAY and said, "Your hard work and your dedication have built the Nation".

Ministry of Labour & Employment will organise programme on the 1st May, 2018 at 10.00 AM at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation will be the Chief Guest. The Event will be attended by the Secretaries of various Ministries of Government of India, Senior Officers of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Members of various Boards/Advisory Bodies of the Ministry, Academicians, and senior representatives of Workers' & Employers' Organisations and representatives of ILO.

On this occasion, while sharing key initiatives and achievements of the last 4 years, Ministry will also be launching a series of new Online Services through Shram Suvidha Portal as well as new initiatives by EPFO. Further, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute (V.V.G.N.L.I) will be releasing a new Publication on the challenges of Social security to the working class.

Ministry of Labour and Employment for the first time will be awarding the Model Employers as recognized by ESIC & EPFO and Central Labour Service Officers who have excelled in their service. The benefits to Building and Other Constructions Workers will also be distributed. It would be followed by a panel discussion of labour experts on the "Strategy for providing Social Security to Unorganised Workers".

Minister once again Greets every worker in the country and appeals to "MAKE INDIA GREAT LAND ON EARTH WITH OUR HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION…"

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Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training; revision of instructions


Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training; revision of instructions

Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways/Rail Mantralaya
(Railway Board)
 RBE No.61/2018
No. F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41
New Delhi, dated 24.04.2018
General Manager,
All Indian Railways, PUs etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub : Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training; revision of instructions reg.
In partial modification of Board's letters of even number dated 24.08.2017 & 25.09.2017 on the subject, it has been decided by Board to revise the Air Travel entitlements of railway officers for journeys on tour or training in the following manner:
AIR-TRAVEL-journey

2. Further, in partial modification of Board's letter of even number dated 25.09.2017, it has also been decided by Board that grant of Air Travel permission to officers on Indian Railways, either one way or two way, may be approved personally by GMs of Railways with the prior personal concurrence of PFA.

3. As delegated vide pars 22 of Board's letter No. F(X)II-2015/PW/7, dated 12.06.2017 of delegation of powers to GMs, these powers may be exercised personally by Chief Administrative Officer with the prior personal concurrence of PFA in case of COFMOW, New Delhi, DCW/Patiala and MTP/ Chennai.

4. The competent authority while approving Air Travel would apply his mind and consider whether the available train connectivity and time taken justifies the same. For example, while Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi may qualify for Air Travel, Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi can easily be covered by train comfortably. General Manager while using his discretion to permit one way or two way Air Travel may consider both the need of the journey and the urgency that necessitates Air Travel.

5. It may be ensured that permission for Air Travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirement that is recorded, subject to availability of budgetary provisions.

6. This has the approval of Board (FC & CRB).

7. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

8. Please acknowledge receipt.
S/d,
(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

Benchmark for promotion to administrative grades in Railway Services


Benchmark for promotion to administrative grades in Railway Services

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways(Rail Mantralaya)
Railway Board.
No.2017/SCC/03/09
New Delhi, Dated : 16.04.2018
To
The General Manager/equivalent
(All Indian Railways, PUSs, RDSO, NAIR, Directors/Training Institutes).

Subject : Benchmark for promotion to administrative grades in Railway Services.
Reference : Board's letter No.2017/SCC/03/09 dated 01.09.17 and 23.11.17.

Board, vide letter dated 01.09.17 and 23,11.17, issued instructions regarding interpretation of the benchmark for promotion to various grades in terms of numerical grading. After considering several issues relating to interpretation of benchmark, Board have now decided to follow the following revised interpretation of benchmark in respect of APARs with numerical grading :

GradeBenchmark  as per instructions dated 15.12.15Interpretation of benchmark consequent to introduction of APARs with numerical grading
HAGVery Good Plus - two 'Outstanding' and three 'Very Good' grading in the last five years. However, minimum 'Very Good' in each of the last five APARsBench mark will continue to be 'Very Good plus' i.e. minimum two 'Outstanding' and three 'Very Good' grading or equivalent in the last five APARs under consideration classifying the numerical grading in terms of 'Outstanding', 'Very Good' and 'Good' as per Board's instructions dated 21.07.17. A minimum grading of 'Very Good' is also required in each of the five APARs.
SAGandNFSGVery Good - The minimum performance benchmark will be 'Very Good' in each of the last five APARs.Bench mark will continue to be Very Good i.e. minimum grading of 'Very Good' in each of the last five APARs under consideration classifying the numerical grading in terms of 'Outstanding', 'Very Good' and 'Good' as per Board's instructions dated 21.07.17.
JAGGood - should have earned two 'Very Good' and three 'Good' grading or equivalent in the last five APARsBench mark will be 'Good plus' which will be defined as two 'Very Good' and three 'Good' APARs in the last five APARs under consideration classifying the numerical grading in terms of 'Outstanding', 'Very Good' and 'Good' as per Board's instructions dated 21.07.17. A minimum grading of 'Good' is also required in each of the five APARs,

2. DPC should not be guided merely by the overall grading, that may be recorded in the APARs but should make its own assessment on the basis of entries in the APARs, as at times the overall grading in a APAR may be inconsistent with the grading under various parameters or attributes.

3. Railways/PUs etc. are also advised that empanelment /promotion of officers made on the basis of instructions dated 01.09.17 need not be revisited unless the same has adversely affected their promotion. Above mentioned decision should be brought to the notice of all officers working in respective Railways/PUs/CTIs.
S/d,
(SC Krishna)
Under Secretary (Conf)
Railway Board

State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2018-19 (April, 2018 - June, 2018)


State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2018-19 (April, 2018 - June, 2018) 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA(BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.59/2018
No. F(E)III/2003/PF/1/1
New Delhi, Dated : 18.04.2018
The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2018 -19 (April, 2018 - June, 2018).

A copy of Government of India's Resolution No. 5(1)-B (PD)/2018 dated 11th April, 2018 issued by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) prescribing interest at the rate of 7.6% (Seven point six per cent) w.e.f. 1st April, 2018 to 30th June, 2018 on accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to State Railway Provident Fund, is enclosed, for information and necessary action.

S/d,
(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Request for Payment of Salaries on 27.04.2018


Request for Payment of Salaries on 27.04.2018

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP ' C', TN,
No, P3/2·Genl/TN
dt. 25.04.2018
To
The Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle
Chennai 600 002.

Respected Sir,
Sub: Request for payment of salary to the employees on 27.4.2018 due to continuous Bank Holidays from 28th to 30th April,2018 - Reg.

Ref: 1.Controller General of Accounts Manual Part III Section II Rule 64.

2. CPMG. WB letter No.MM & PO/ Salary disbursement/2018 dt. 24.4,2018.
The kind attention of CPMG, TN is requested 10 the reference cited. The entire Banking Sector is on closed Holidays continuously from 28.4.2018 to 30.4.2018 due 10 fourth Saturday, Sunday and Holiday on 30.4.2018. Hence drawings could not be made from the Banks on these days and huge cash could not be held in the Treasury of the offices for more than 3 days continuously, if drawn much earlier for payment of salary to all the employees.

It is further to note that, as per the Stat utory rules of the Dept. and as per the reference (1) cited, pay ond allowonces are earned and shall be due for payment on the last working day af the month to which they retore and the pay and allowance for the month of April 2018 and should be paid either on 30th or preceding to any date in accordance with the convenience of the Department.
As per the referenee (2) cited, the CPMG. West Bengal Circle has issued order for payment of salary on 27th April, 2018. citing the same reason.

Hence, it is requested that necessary act ion may kindly be token so as to issue suitable orders to the pay drawing and disbursing Authorities, for making payment of the pay and allowance of the working staff by 27th April. 2018, as in the case of West Bengal Circle.
Expecting your kindly consideration and a line in reply,
With profound regards,
(J. RAMAMURTHY)
CIRLE SECIl:ETARY,

NITI Aayog Monthly Payroll Data released for the first time


NITI Aayog
Monthly Payroll Data released for the first time

Numbers indicate the efforts made by the Government on job creation and formalization of the economy.
26 APR 2018
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and the Pension fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) have released payroll data.

India has, for the first time, introduced monthly payroll reporting for the formal sector to facilitate analysis of new and continuing employment.

The payroll data, categorized age-wise, for the months September, 2017 to February, 2018 has been released on 25th April, 2018.

The numbers from these three organisations are an eye opener and put an end to all speculations and conjectures regarding job creation in the economy. They also strengthen the efforts made by the Government on job creation and formalization of the economy.

There are other organisations also, such as ICAI, Bar Council, Medical Council and other professional bodies which could have such monthly data for payroll reporting for their professionals.

Data released by EPFO shows that during September, 2017 to February, 2018, 31.10 lakh new additions across all age groups were made in the payroll. Given that the data for recent months is provisional due to continuous updation of employee records, this could be called a conservative estimate. The actual figures may well be more than this.

From the PFRDA, the New Pension Scheme (NPS) data indicates generation of 4.2 lakh new payroll during the given period, that too only from Tier-I account. NPS currently manages the corpus of around 50 lakh employees in State and Central government. For this study the Central and State autonomous bodies have been shown under Central and State governments respectively, while non-government refers to the corporate sector employees.

From the above two organisations itself, 35.3 lakh new payrolls were generated during this six month period.

In addition, the ESIC data also mirrors the payroll growth shown in the other two sets of data from EPFO and PFRDA. Since ESIC data is not Aadhar seeded there is further scope of some modifications.

The payroll data from these three organisations would now be released every month. Given that till now there was no such system in place, this data would provide a more firm basis for various analysis and studies of the economy, job creation, as also aid in policy making. We may as well as bid goodbye to the days of analyses based on random sample surveys. Hopefully this would also end the debate regarding and criticisms about jobless growth in the economy.

A more constructive phase of focusing on deriving the most out of this data for furthering development should now begin.

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Notice - LDE (Teaching)-2018: Last date of submission of Online Application is extended upto 01-05-2018

Notice - LDE (Teaching)-2018: Last date of submission of Online Application is extended upto 01-05-2018

KVS

F.11055-1/2016-KVS(HQ)/RPS/LDE-Teaching Posts/
Date: 25-04-2018
NOTICE
It is hereby informed to all eligible teachers of KVS who are willing to apply for the post of Vice-Principal, PGT, TGT & H.M. for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination-2018 through Web Portal that the last date of submission of Online Application is extended upto 01-05-2018.
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(TAJUDDIN SHAIK)
Assistant Commissioner (RPS)
Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/

Pay Matrix Table for Jammu & Kashmir Government Employees


Pay Matrix Table for Jammu & Kashmir Government Employees

Following the Central Government recommended by the 7th Pay Commission, the Government of Jammu & Kashmir has also accepted the Pay Matrix Table for its employees in Notification issued on 24.4.2018.

Pay Matrix Table means a number table with Levels of Pay arranged in vertical cells as assigned to corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay.

Level in the Pay Matrix means the Level corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay specified in the table.

Pay in the level means pay in the appropriate Cell of the Level as specified in the table.

Revised Pay Structure in relation to a post means the Pay Matrix and the Levels specified therein corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay. Basic Pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix.

Jammu-Kashmir-Pay-Matrix

DoE: Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017


Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017

NO.F.1/15/2018-PPD
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Procurement Policy Division
516, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated 24th April, 2018
OFFICE
Subject:  Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017- reg.

Attention is invited to para 10 (b) of the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017 dated 15.06.2017 issued by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) which inter-alia provides that procuring entities shall endeavour to see that eligibility conditions, including on matters like turnover, production capability and financial strength do not result in unreasonable exclusion of local suppliers who would otherwise be eligible, beyond what is essential for ensuring quality or creditworthiness of the supplier.

2. However, many grievances complaints are being received that certain Ministries! Departments etc. are apparently not following the above Orders or related instructions issued by this Department from time to time. A provision for vendors to register grievances related to this Order has also been made in Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) and Government e-Marketplace (GeM). High level meetings have been organised in this regard and it has been decided to identify such tenders agencies and take suitable measures against violation of Government orders. Therefore, it is necessary for Department of Expenditure (DoE) to reiterate its earlier instructions and provisions in various Manuals and Orders with a direction to all Ministries/ Departments CPSEs to strictly abide by the provisions of Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017.

3. In addition , attention is again invited to para 5.1.1 of Manual for Procurement of Goods 2017, according to which:
(iii) the criteria for eligibility and qualification to be met by the bidder should take care of the supplier's eligibility to receive such a Government contract. The qualification criteria should take care of the supplier's past performance, experience,
technical competence and production capacity of the subject goods, financial strength to handle the contract successfully, compliance with environmental protection regulations/ Environment Management System and so on.
(iv) There should be no such qualifications for the bidders that would be advantageous to the foreign manufactured goods at the cost of domestically manufactured goods.

4. As regards EMD bid security, attention is also invited to the Rule 170 of GFR 2017 regarding bid security which may be strictly adhered.

5. This issues with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).
(Pijush Mohanta)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
Tel 24621305
Email knreddy@govin
To,
Secretaries of All Central Government Ministries/ Departments.

Source: DoE

India Post Payment Banks (IPPB) to come up in 12 districts under Trichy region by September, 2018


India Post Payment Banks (IPPB) to come up in 12 districts under Trichy region by September, 2018
IPPB-India Post-Payment-Banks

IPPB

A total of 12 India Post payment banks would come up in the 12 districts under Trichy postal division including two in the district before September this year, the director of postal services, central region, A Thomas Lourduraj has said. He also revealed that the region had seen a growth of 8.87 per cent during 2017-18 compared to the previous year in overall business.

According to him, 37 payment banks would be established across the state. In an effort to provide banking services to the people, particularly in rural areas, the Union government had announced the establishment of 650 payment banks. He was speaking at a function to declare open the Trichy postal division’s migration to Core System Integration platform. The head post offices, sub-post offices and branch offices would be linked to the payment banks. The banks would provide banking services like savings accounts, payment and remittance services. However, they would not offer loans or credit cards, they said.

ATMs have been established at 24 centres in Trichy region including two in Trichy. In 2017-18, a total of 83,000 applications were received for Selvamagal Savings Scheme from which the postal department had realised Rs 436 crore across the region. They had received 8,168 applications under the postal insurance scheme and collected Rs 92.45 crore as premium during 2017-18. In the case of rural postal insurance, Trichy region received 40,509 applications and Rs 119.41 crore by way of premium, officials said.

Jammu & Kashmir - Civil Services Regulations : Amendment

Jammu & Kashmir - Civil Services Regulations : Amendment
GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
NOTIFICATION
Jammu, the 24th April, 2018.
SRO- 194.- In exercise of powers conferred under section 124 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor is pleased to direct that the following amendments shall be made in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Regulations, namely:

In the said regulations:
1. The following shall be inserted as Note 2 below Article 27(aa) and the existing Note will be re-numbered as Note 1:-

Note 2:
The term “Basic Pay” w.e.f 01-01-2016 shall mean the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

2. The following shall be inserted as proviso below Article 32:-
Provided that with effect from 01-01-2016, Pay means the pay drawn by a Government servant in the Level of the Pay Matrix as defined in the Jammu & Kashmir Civil Service (Revised) Pay Rules, 2018.

3. The following shall be inserted as Article 240-A (VII) below Article 240 -A(VI):
240-A (VII):

Notwithstanding anything contained in Article 240-A (VI) with regard to fixation of pension and maximum limit thereof, the amount of superannuation, special, retiring, compensation and invalid pension in respect of Government servants who opt for revised pay levels w.e.f. 01-01-2016 and retire on or after 01-01-2016 and have rendered the minimum qualifying service of 28 years, shall be calculated at 50% of emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs. 9000 per month (excluding the element of additional pension)and a a maximum up to 50% of the highest pay in the Govt., i.e.Rs.1,12,500. The pension of Government servants, who at the time of retirement have rendered qualifying service of 10 years or more but less than 28 years, will be in such proportion of the maximum admissible pension as the qualifying service rendered by them bears to maximum qualifying service of 28 years.

Provided that the amount of superannuation, special, retiring, compensation and invalid pension in respect of Government servants who opt for revised pay levels of 01-01-2016 and retire on or after 28-04-2017 and have rendered the minimum qualifying service of 20 years, shall be calculated at 50% of emoluments last drawn subject to a minimum of Rs.9000 per month (excluding the element of additional pension) and a maximum up to 50% of the highest pay in the Govt., i.e. n,12,500. The pension of Government servants, who at the time of retirement have rendered qualifying service of 10 years or more but less than 20 years, will be in such proportion of the maximum admissible pension as the qualifying service rendered by them bears to maximum qualifying service of 20 years.
Provided further that the Government servants, who have retired on or after 01-01-2016 up to 31-03-2018 in the pre-revised Pay Scales/ Pay Bands, shall be deemed to have actually drawn the emoluments in the revised Pay Levels for determination of Pension.

With effect from 01-01-2016, full pension (i.e. pension earned by rendition of not less than the minimum qualifying service prescribed for full pension) of all the pensioners irrespective of date of their retirement shall not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay applicable in the revised pay levels. The pension shall be sanctioned with reference to total qualifying service for pension rendered by the Government employee.

Where pension has been provisionally sanctioned in cases occurring on or after 01-01-2016, the same shall be revised in terms of these rules. In case where the pension has been finally sanctioned under the pre-revised rules and if it happens to be more beneficial than the pension becoming due under this rule, the pension already sanctioned shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the pensioner.
4. The following shall be added as sub-rule (c) below Article 240- BB.

In the event of death in harness on or after 01-01-2016, the rates of payment of death Gratuity shall be as under:
death-gratuity


5. The following shall be added as Note 8 below Article 240-BB:
With effect from 01-01-2016, the maximum limit of the Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity shall be Rs. 20.00 lakh. The ceiling on DCRG will increase by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance rises by 50% of the basic pay.

Provided that the Government employees who have retired/died on 01-01-2016 or may retire/die thereafter, the ‘Emoluments’ for Death¬cum-Retirement Gratuity shall mean basic pay as defined in the Note 2 below Article 27(aa) and dearness allowance as admissible on the date of retirement.
Provided that w.e.f 01-01-2016, the term ‘Emoluments’ for the purpose of calculating various pensionery benefits other than ‘Retirement/Death Gratuity’ in respect of Government servants who may retire or die while in service shall mean “Basic Pay” as defined in the Note 2 below Article 27(aa)of these Regulations.

In respect of the Government servants, who have elected to continue to draw pay in the pre-revised scale of pay/ Pay Band in terms of Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2018 and may retire or die while in service on or after 01-01-2016, the pension shall be calculated in accordance with the Rules in force immediately before the commencement of these rules.

6. The following shall be inserted as a proviso Rule 20-(A) in Family Pension -cum-Gratutiy Rules (Schedule XV):
Provided that w.e.f 01-01-2016, the term "Basic Pay", for purpose of family pension rules, shall mean basic pay as defined in the Note 2 below Article 27(aa).

7. The following shall be inserted as proviso 4 below Rule 20(BB) of Family Pension-cum-Gratuity Rules, 1964(Schedule XV):

Provided that the family pension in respect of the Govt. servants who may retire or die while in service on or after 01-01-2016 shall be computed at a uniform rate of 30% of Basic Pay in all cases and shall be subject to the minimum of Rs.9000/- PM and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Govt. i.e. Rs.1,12,500.

However, there will be no change in the rates of enhanced family pension in terms of Rule 20 of these Rules.

By the order of Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

S/d,
(Navin K. Choudhary), IAS,
Principal Secretary to Government,
Finance Department.

Dearness Allowance for Karnataka Government Employees from 1.1.2018


Dearness Allowance for Karnataka Government Employees from 1.1.2018 as per GO No.FD 6 SRP 2018

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE: The Dearness Allowance upto the index level of 276.9 of All India Average Consumer Price Index admissible to Government servants as on 1st July 2017 is merged with the basic pay while structuring the new pay scales (base 2001=100). Hence, the first installment of DA in the revised scales of pay shall be admissible from 1st January 2018.

Dearness Allowance payable to Government servants shall be regulated with reference to the Dearness Allowance formula evolved by the Government of India.

The Dearness Allowance payable to Government employees in the revised scales of pay shall be calculated with a multiplication factor of 0.944 % for every 1% DA to be sanctioned by the Government of India.

It shall be paid twice a year from 1st January and 1st July.

The inflation neutralization shall be uniform at 100% at all levels.

Dearness Allowance will continue to be shown as a distinct element of remuneration.

Source: www.finance.kar.nic.in

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards

Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

No. 14-3/2016-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Dated : 24April, 2018
To,
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2018 onwards - reg.

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st January, 2018 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/1/2018-E-II(B) dated 15.03.2018, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No. 8-1/2016-PAP dated 19.03.2018 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 28.03.2018, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2018. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January, 2018.

2. The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 05/FA/2018/CS dated 24/04/2018.
S/d,
(R L. Patel)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Mobile App (m-Awas) for allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) through Automated System of Allotment (ASA) launched

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Mobile App (m-Awas) for allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) through Automated System of Allotment (ASA) launched

Facility will be extended to the applicants of 8 other cities where ASA has been implemented
24 APR 2018

Sh. Hardeep Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) launched a Mobile App (m-Awas) for allotment of Government accommodations in General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) in Delhi under the control of the Directorate of Estates, here today. Secretary, Housing and Urban Affairs, Sh. Durga Shanker Mishra and other senior officers of the ministry were also present on the occasion. The application has been developed by NIC. The dedicated application of online allotment i.e. e-Awas will support this App. A total number of 61,317 residential accommodations of various types are available in Delhi which are allotted to the eligible Central Government employees through Automated System of Allotment (ASA), by using login Id and password. The app will facilitate the applicants of the Central Government accommodation in Delhi as well as those who are in waiting list, to apply for allotment, view waiting list and the allotment lists. The app is user friendly and can be made operative from an android mobile phone. It can be downloaded free of cost from the website of GPRA i.e. https://gpra.nic.in .

The facility will be extended to the applicants of 8 other cities where ASA has been implemented and for the purpose of registration and filling of DE-II form.

Source : PIB

Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of the unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator


Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of the unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator.
F. No. 11/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 13th April, 2018
To
Shri S. G. Mishra
Secretary, Staff Side
National Council Staff Side (JCM),
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110 001

Subject: Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of the unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your letter no. NC-JCM-2008/6th CPC dated 14.08.2017 on the subject cited above and to say that the comments received from Department of Pension & PW vide OM No. 42/21/2009-P&PW(G)33199 dated 09/04/2018 regarding Parity/Modified Parity in pension/revised pension/family pension of all pre-1996 retirees with those who retired on or after 01.01.2006 is enclosed.

2. It is requested that comments on the aforesaid item if any, may please be forwarded to this  Department.

Encl.: As above.
Yours sincerely
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)
Tele: 23092110
No. 42/21/2009-P&PW(G)/33199
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:- 09th April, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator-Comments of DoPPW


The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT's DO No. 11/1/2015-JCA dated 26.03.2018 on the subject cited above and to say that the comments of this Department in respect of Item No 15,16,17 & 21 are enclosed (Annex-A).

2. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Encl: Annex-A
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Shri D.K.Sengupta
Deputy Secretary (J CA)
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Annex-A
Item no. 15,16,17&21:- Parity/ Modified Parity in pension/revised pension/family pension of all pre-1996 retirees with those who retired on or after 01.01.2006 .

In accordance with an Office Memorandum dated 01.09.2008, for revision of the pension of the pre-2006 pensioners, the pension/family pension of existing pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners was to be consolidated with effect from 01.01.2006 by adding together (i) The existing pension/family pension (ii) Dearness Pension, where applicable (iii) Dearness relief upto AICPI (IW) average index 536 (Base year 19823100) i.e. @ 24% of Basic Pension/Basic family pension plus dearness pension as admissible and (iv) fitment weightage @ 40% of the existing pension/family pension. Para 4.2 of the Office Memorandum dated 01.09.2008 provided that the fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty per cent of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band plus the Grade Pay corresponding to the pre-revised Pay Scale from which the pensioner had retired and in the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty per cent of the minimum of the revised Pay Scale.

2. Clarification on various provisions of the OM dated 1.9.2008 were issued vide Department of Pension and PW OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) pt. 1 dated 3.10.2008. In regard to Para 4.2 of the OM dated 1.9.2008 the following clarification was issued:-

 "The pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated at the minimum of the pay in the pay band (irrespective of the pre-revised scale of pay) plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale. For example, if a pensioner had retired in the pro-revised scale of pay of Rs.18400-22400, the corresponding pay band being Rs. 37400-67000 and the corresponding grade pay being Rs. 10,000/- p.m., his minimum guaranteed pension would be 50% of Rs. 37,4001 Rs. 10,000 (i.e. Rs. 23,700).

The pension will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable on 01.01.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs. 3500/- p.m.

In case the pension consolidated as per para 4.1 of OM.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension) will be treated as Basic Pension."

3. In the Agenda item, the JCM (Staff side) claimed that the revised pension/family pension of all pic-2006 pensioners/family pensioners would not be less than 50% of the minimum of the pay band l 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's O.M. No. l/l/2008-IC dated 30.8.2008.

4. In the last meeting of the Anomaly Committee the staff side argued that a reading of the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission on the matter indicated that the intent of the Pay Commission was to grant modified parity to pro-01.01.2006 pensioners by allowing the same fitment benefit as is being recommended to the existing Government employees subject to the provision that revised pension shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the pay band prescribed for the grade pay and the sum of the grade pay with reference to the minimum of the pay band plus the grade pay which is not consistent with the recommendation of the Sixth CPC. Officer of Department of Expenditure stated that this was not the intent of me recommendation of the Pay Commission. After some discussion, the Staff Side request the Official Side to examine the matter once again.

5. After the above meeting of the Anomaly Committee, the following decisions have been taken by the Government:
(i) Orders were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 24.9.2012 to 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner retired. Para 5 of this OM provides that in case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of OM. No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 192008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated in the OM. dated 28.1.2013, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

(ii) Subsequently, in compliance of an order dated 1.11.2oll of the Hon'ble CAT, Principal Bench in OA No. 655/2010, order dated 29.4.2013 of Hon'ble, High Court of Delhi in WP (C) No. 1535/2012 and order dated 17.3.2015 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in SLP (C) No. 36148/2013, order were issued vide this Department's 4 O.M. No.38/37/O8-P&PW(A) dated 30.7.2015 that the pension/family pension of all pre ~ 2006 pensioners/family pensioners may be revised in accordance with this Department's O.M. No.38/3 7/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of24.9.2012.

(iii) Vide OM. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 6.4.2016, it was decided that the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the 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 without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.


6. With the issue of the aforesaid orders, the demand of the staff side in regard to modified parity to pre-2006 pensioners has been accepted and implemented.


Source : Confederation

Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat Deputation on Tenure Allowance - Dopt Orders

Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat Deputation on Tenure Allowance - Dopt Orders

Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of All India Services and Organized Group 'A' Central Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme

No.2/10/2017-Estt.Pa-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 24th Apri1,2018


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance to officers of All India Services and Organized Group 'A' Central Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme.

In supersession of the order contained in OM No.2/22(A)/2008-Estt.(Pay II) dated 3rd September, 2008 and in continuation of this Department’s OM No.2/10/2017-Estt.(Pay II) dated 7th December, 2017, the President is pleased to decide that the officers of All India Services and Organized Group 'A' Central Services, on their posting as Under Secretary / Deputy Secretary /Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central staffing scheme will be entitled to get their pay fixed in the applicable revised Pay Level attached to the post or to draw their basic pay plus Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance on the following terms and conditions

(a) The officers of the All India Services and organized Group 'A' Central Services posted in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme as Under Secretary/ Deputy Secretary/ Director will be treated as on deputation outside their cadre i.e. to ex-cadre post;

(b) Their posting will be subject to a prescribed tenure on the expiry of which they will revert to their cadre post in their parent Departments;

(c) During their tenure as Under Secretary /Deputy Secretary /Director, the officers will be paid CDTA at the rate of 10% of their basic pay, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 9000;

(d) The allowance will be paid to the officers for the period of deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme approved by the competent authority;

(e) No allowance will be admissible to officers of these services posted as Joint Secretaries and above in the Central Secretariat;

(f) No allowance will be admissible to officers of the All India Services and organized Group 'A' Central Services posted as Under Secretaries/ Deputy Secretaries/ Directors who are given extension or re-employment after superannuation; and

(g) 'Basic pay' in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.

(b) In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded during continuance of deputation on account of Proforma Promotion, Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) or any other upgradation, such upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of CDTA.

(i) If during the continuance of deputation an officer gets an upgradation in his parent cadre by way of Proforma Promotion, Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) or any other upgradation to Level 14 of the Pay Matrix, he shall be given the option to draw the personal pay in accordance with Rule 12 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as amended vide Department of Expenditure notification No.1-2/2016-IC dated 15/6/2017 without CDTA or the pay which he was drawing before such upgradation with CDTA, whichever is more beneficial.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1st July,2017.

3. Insofar as application of these orders to the officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://dopt.gov.in/

New Initiatives by EPFO to provide services and timely information to all stake holders


Ministry of Labour & Employment

New Initiatives by EPFO to provide services and timely information to all stake holders
25 APR 2018
EPFO has taken a number of e-initiatives to provide services and timely information to all its stakeholders in tune with the government's motto of minimum government and maximum governance.  It has now been decided to publish the age-band wise estimate of all new subscribers as declared by their employers. The new employees have been categorised in six age bands like less than 18; 18-21; 22-25; 26-28; 29-35 and more than 35years of age. The information can be accessed at https://epfindia.gov.in. This data can be helpful in policy making, planning and research work as the planners may have an idea as to what is the estimate of employees in different age band.

EPFO has so far been intimating its members by way of SMS on credit of their respective monthly contribution into their accounts.  Now, credit information is available through e-passbook online and UMANG mobile App as well as through missed call service for all members.  EPFO members whose monthly contribution is regularly received may view their contribution details using any of these options.


However, the members whose contributions are not deposited in time remain uninformed.  It has now been decided that an intimation by way of SMS/email shall be sent to members who have registered their Mobile Number / email ID against respective Universal Account Number.

PIB

CPAO: Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh


Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh - reg.

CPAO

No.38/6/18-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 18th January, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Grant of additional pension to the pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh - reg.

I am directed to refer to your UO No. CPAO/IT & Tech/U.T. Chandigarh/50/2016-17/167 dated 14th December 2017 on the above subject and to say the in accordance with Rule-2 of CCS (Pension) Rules, these rules are applicable to Government servants appointed substantively to civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union. As mentioned in your note dated 24.4.2017, the employees and pensioners of U.T. Chandigarh are governed by the rules and orders as applicable to the employees of Punjab Civil Services. However, the employees of other U.T. Administrations are governed by the rules regulating the service conditions of Central Government employees.

2. MHA, in their OM dated 24.3.1984 has also clarified that the employees of Union Territory Administration other than Chandigarh are governed by CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and that the pay scales and conditions of service of employees of Chandigarh Administration are not covered by the rules governing Central Government employees. Thus, there is no inconsistency in the note dated 24th March, 1984 of MHA. Therefore, there is no need for any amendment to the note of MHA.

sd/-
(S.K. Makkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
Source: http://cpao.nic.in/

Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir


Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir

CPAO

CPAO/IT&Tech/Simplification/11.Vol-VI/2017-18/2016
Dated: 12.03.2018
Subject: Payment of arrears accruing in respect of deceased pensioners/family pensioners to the nominee/legal heir.

On death of the pensioners/family pensioners, the pension account is closed by the bank and the balance amount in the account of pensioners/family pensioners is paid to the nominees/legal heirs. However, it is observed that the life time arrears arising subsequently on account of Pay Commission etc. are not paid to the nominees/legal heirs of the deceased pensioners/family pensioners either on account of fact that the pension/family pension is not revised by the concerned Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA) or the amount of arrears of revised pension/family pension is not paid due to closure of the bank account. In such cases action is to be taken by the concerned Pay & Accounts Officer as per provision of para 7.5.6 of the Civil Accounts Manual (copy attached).

DP&PW vide its OM No. 1/22/2012-P&PW (E) dated 10th July, 2013 (copy enclosed) has clearly defined the procedure so that nominees/legal heirs of pensioners/family pensioners are not subjected to harassment in claiming the payment of arrears of pension.

In view of the above, all the Head of Offices/PAOs/CPPCs of banks are requested to comply with the procedure as mentioned in the above OM of DP&PW for speedy settlement of claims of pension arrears.

sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansar)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Source: http://cpao.nic.in/

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances


Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No. PC-VII/ 98
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1
RBE No. 41/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.03.2018
The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect.
Ref: Board's letter of even No. dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No. 175/2017)
Pursuant to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the rates of OTA have been revised w.e.f. 01-7-2017 vide Board's letter of even number dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No.175/2017). The issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 had been under consideration and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Cadre Review in Barracks and Store Cadre of MES

Cadre Review in Barracks and Store Cadre of MES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2582
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.3.2018

CADRE REVIEW IN BARRACKS AND STORE CADRE OF MES
2582. SHRIMATI VIJILA SATHYANANTH:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government has approved the first review of Barracks and Store Cadre that functions under the Military Engineering Services (MES);

(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether it is also a fact that in the new structure, there will be 2792 posts in the officer and subordinate grades;
(d) whether some of the posts have been redesigned; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE
(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The details are as under:

Officers Grade:
(i)Joint Director General (Resource)*
Pay Band-4, Grade Pay Rs.10000/-.
:01
(ii)Principal Barrack & Store Officer
Pay Band-4, Grade Pay Rs.8700/-.
:26
(iii)Senior Barrack & Store Officer (NFSG)
Pay Band-3, Grade Pay Rs.7600/-
:38
(iv)Senior Barrack & Store Officer
Pay Band-3, Grade Pay Rs.6600/-.
:62
(v)Barrack & Store Officer
Pay Band-3, Grade Pay Rs.5400/-.
:295
(vi)Reserve at JTS Level.:20

Subordinate Grade:
(i)Supervisor Barrack & StorePay Band-2, Grade Pay Rs.4600/-.:696
(ii)Senior Store & Revenue Assistant(erstwhile Store Keeper Grade-I)Pay Band-1, Grade Pay Rs.2800/-.:715
(iii)Store & Revenue Assistant(erstwhile Store Keeper Grade- II)Pay Band-1, Grade Pay Rs.1900/-.:939

(c) The total revised strength of the cadre is 2792.

(d) & (e): Yes, Sir. Store Keeper Grade-I has been re-designated as Senior Store and Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.2800/-). Store Keeper Grade-II has been re-designated as Store and Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.1900/-). The posts of Meter Reader (MCM) and Meter Reader (HSG) shall be re-designated as Senior Store and Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.2800/-), whoever opt for the same, otherwise they shall be allowed to be in the same category and will be wasted out through superannuation. The post of Meter Reader (SK) shall be re-designated as Store & Revenue Assistant (Pay Band-I, Grade Pay Rs.1900/-), whoever opt for the same, otherwise they well be allowed to be in the same category and will be wasted out through superannuation.

Source: ENGLISH VERSION & HINDI VERSION

7th CPC Dress Allowance - regarding wearing of Uniform


7th CPC Dress Allowance - regarding wearing of Uniform

F.No.12-6/2017-UPE
Government Of India
Ministry Of Communications & IT
Department Of Posts
(UPE Section)
Sansad Marg,Dak Bhawan,New Delhi.
Dated:19th April,2018
To
All heads of circles/Units

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission Recommendations of Dress Allowance - regarding wearing of Uniform

Madam/Sir (s)
I am directed to say that as per the recommendation of 7th CPC, the Government vide DoE's OM No.19051/1/2017-E.IV dated 02-08-2017 has decided to provide Rs.5,000/- as dress allowance per year to the staff for the purchase of uniform. The circle office has to ensure that all employees should wear the new khakhi colour dress on duty as approved by this Department.

A report regarding progress of wearing of the new dress on duty since April,2017 onwards may kindly also be furnished immediately.
Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Prabhudas Xalxo)
Asstt Director General (Bldg)
Ph:011-23096037
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CSD AC Prices 2018: Panasonic Split AC at Chennai Depot


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Monday, 23 April 2018

Online Submission of FATCA Self-Certification

Online Submission of FATCA Self-Certification

Subscribers registered on or after July 1, 2014 are mandatorily required to submit FATCA Self- certification
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Kindly note, you are required to submit physical FATCA Self- certification form to your Nodal Office or CRA if your Birth Place, Citizenship and Residence for the Tax Purposes is other than India or you are an US person. The format of the self-certification is provided in below link.

The form is required to be submitted to Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA) for NPS at the following address:

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Minimum Government - Maximum Governance: Prime Minister had given the mantra of 'Minimum Government, Maximum Governance'


Minimum Government - Maximum Governance: Prime Minister had given the mantra of 'Minimum Government, Maximum Governance'.

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
PM addresses Civil Servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day

15 awards presented under various categories

Citizen is essential stakeholder of governance, says Dr Jitendra Singh

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed Civil Servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day. He said the occasion is one of Appreciation, Evaluation and Introspection. He described the Prime Minister’s Award as a step towards motivating civil servants, and congratulated the awardees. He said the awards also indicate the priorities of the Government.

He said that the priority programmes such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Deendayal Upadhyay Kaushalya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, and Digital Payments, for which awards have been given, are important programmes for New India.

Speaking on the subject of Aspirational Districts, the Prime Minister said that these 115 districts could become growth engines for their entire States. He stressed on the importance of Jan Bhagidaari, or public participation, in development. He said 2022, the seventy-fifth anniversary of independence, can become an inspiration for working towards achieving the India of the dreams of our freedom fighters.

The Prime Minister asserted that all available technology, including space technology, should be used for improving governance. He said it is important for civil servants to keep pace with emerging technologies worldwide.

He described civil servants as people with great capability and said that these capabilities can contribute in a big way, for the benefit of the nation.

The Prime Minister also released two books 'New Pathways' and 'Aspirational Districts: Unlocking Potentials'. The first book 'New Pathways' is a Coffee Table Book consisting of significant details of 28 successful Innovations and 34 Success Stories relating to implementation of Priority Programmes viz., PMAY-U, PMAY-G, DDUGKY, PMFBY and Promoting Digital Payments in Districts shortlisted for Prime Minister's Awards, 2018. 'Aspirational Districts: Unlocking Potentials' book relates to development of Strategies for transforming Aspirational Districts and the approach towards development of relevant social and other parameters. NITI Ayog is coordinating the initiative for development of Aspirational Districts.

During the event, "New India-shaping the future", a film by DARPG was also screened. The film shows initiatives of the 11 districts/organizations selected for PM Awards this year.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh said that it is a platform for civil servants to share their best experiences. He said that during the last four years, the entire format of the Civil Services Day has changed and now the work done for implementation of priority programmes is rewarded under PM awards. He said that in the year 2016, only 74 districts had participated for the PM awards and this number has risen significantly to 599 districts in 2017 and to 643 districts this year.

The Minister also said that Prime Minister had given the mantra of 'minimum government, maximum governance'. The citizens are essential stakeholders of governance, he added. Speaking about the grievance redressal mechanism of the DARPG, he said that now there is CPGRAMS Portal, dashboard and timelines to redress the grievances of the citizens. He added that the grievances have increased significantly from about 2 lakhs in a year in 2014 to about 16 lakhs in a year now. This is due to the fact that the department has been more responsive, sensitive and prompt to the grievances of the citizens. He also spoke about Pensions Portal, Anubhav and Jeevan Pramaan initiatives of the Department of Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare. The Minister said that DARPG has also started holding regional conferences outside Delhi and has already held such conferences in places like Guwahati, Nagpur, Jaipur and Chandigarh among others.

The Cabinet Secretary, Shri P. K. Sinha said that this year four priority programmes have been chosen for PM awards. These include Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Promoting Digital Payments, Pradhan MantriAwas Yojana - Urban & Rural, and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana. He informed that 103 out of 115 aspirational districts have participated for PM’s awards this year. He assured that the civil servants will work to fulfil the dream of Prime Minister's ‘New India’.
Later the Prime Minister presented 15 awards to the winners in various categories. Under the priority programme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, District West Tripura (Tripura) was awarded under NE & Hill States category and Beed (Maharashtra) was awarded under Other States category. Under 'Promotign Digital Payments' Programme, Bishnupur (Manipur) was given award under NE & Hill States category, Daman (Daman & Diu) was awarded under Union Territory and Sonipat (Haryana) was awarded under Other States category. The Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh was awarded under NE & Hill States and Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh given award under Other States category for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin). For Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Puducherry ULB (Puducherry) was awarded under UT category and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (Telangana) was awarded under Other States category. For Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, Dhemji (Assam) and Karimnagar (Telangana) were given awards under NE & Hill states and Other states categories respectively. Under awards for Innovation, Disitrcit Administration Banka of Bihar was awarded for initiative Unnayan Banka - Reinventign Education using Technology and Team GST, Department of Revenue (GoI) was awarded for their initiative GST - One Nation, One Tax , One Market. Under innovation (AS/JS & Dir/DS category), Team India represented by Shri Shailendra Singh, AS & Shri Ravinder, JS, DIPP (GoI) was awarded for initiative Ease of Doing Business in India and Shri Yugal Kishore Joshi, Director, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (GoI) was presented award for Information, Education & Communication of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).

Shri Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr P. K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Shri K .V. Eapen, Secretary, DARPG and other senior officers from various Ministries/departments also attended the event.

Source: PIB

AIGDSU - Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters reg


AIGDSU - Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters reg
ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarter)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi 110007

President: M. Rajangam
General Secretary S.S. Mahadevaiah
No.GDS Committee/Agit/2018
Date: 19.04.2018
To:
The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi-110001.

Respected Sir,
Sub: Speedy implementation of GDS Committee recommendations and related matters reg.

In spite of our countrywide requests, memorials, protest meetings/Demonstrations and Strikes there is unreasonable delay in consideration and implementation of the GDS Committee recommendations. The level of tolerance has already crossed it limits. This time we have accepted OFFICERS Committee with open mind but still discriminative attitude is seen towards this low paid and neglected/exploited lot.

The Gramin Dak Sevaks role in future INDIA POST especially in Banking is more significant and we are also carefully watching the developments. There cannot be any compromise about their status and service conditions in the changed scenario and the GDS should get what they deserve. The Government, being a model employer, should consider our reasonable demands in the interest of service to the rural population of this country. The old policies of the British regime such as cheap labour and exploitation are outdated in the present situation and it is high time that decisions are at the appropriate levels in democratic norms. India is a welfare state and we are eagerly waiting for BETTER TREATMENT TO G.D.S AT LEAST THIS TIME.

We do sincerely hope that you will take personal interest in this matter and play vital role for speedy implementation OF ALL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 01.01.2016 at par with 7th CPC extended to Departmental counterparts.
With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
Source : ruralpostalemployees

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