Thursday, 31 May 2018

CITU Congratulates the Gramin Dak Sevaks for the magnificent united all India strike


CITU Congratulates the Gramin Dak Sevaks for the magnificent united all India strike

Demands the Government immediately implement the pro employee recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) congratulates the nearly three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Postal Department for the magnificent united all India Strike. All the four GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BPEDU) are on an indefinite strike from 22 May 2018. All the postal employees’ unions have supported the strike. As per reports the strike is total and 1,29,500 Branch Post Offices remained closed.

More than 60% of the employees of the Postal Department are GDS and more than 80% of the Post Offices are GDS Branch Post Offices. Major revenue of the department comes from GDS. They are not treated as Postal employees and were paid a pittance. The Gramin Dak Sevaks have a great legacy of struggles and whatever facilities they are enjoying at present is the result of their bitter struggles along with the postal employees.

This strike was forced by the NDA government which not only denied to address the long pending demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks for regularisation as government employees, but refused to implement the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on the service conditions of the GDS. The Committee which was appointed by the government to look into the service conditions of the Gramin Dak Sevaks had submitted its report as early in November 2016. The Union Minister had promised to implement the pro-employee recommendations of the report. Even after eighteen months the orders are still awaited. The GDS and their unions were forced to go on an indefinite strike after the government had failed to meet even the latest deadline of April 2018, it had promised.

CITU expresses solidarity with the striking employees and demands that the NDA government must immediately settle the issue by agreeing to the just demands of these grass root level workers who deliver valuable service to the common people.

Issued by
Tapan Sen
General Secretary
Source : CITU

Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting

Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.2017-E(SCT)I/22/5

Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 23-05-2018
General Managers (P)
All Indian Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.

Sub: Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting.

Ref: (1) Board's Letter No.80E(SCT)/15/1(Pt.II) dated 21.09.1982
(2) Board's Letter No.96-E(SCT)I/71/5 dated 28.08.1997

In terms of Board's letter 21.09.1982 and 28.08.1997, the facility of Special Casual Leave and Special Passes were granted to the office bearers of All India scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes Railway Employees Association (AISCSTREA) and all India OBC Railway Employees Federation/Association (AIOBCREF/A) as and when they are required to attend the Informal meetings at the zonal Railways /Railway Board’s level.

2. However, one of the railway has sought clarification on special Casual Leave to be granted to office bearers of the recognized welfare associations viz. AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting called for by the Railway Board/Zonal or divisional railway administration.

3. The matter has been examined and it has now been decided that 2 days special casual leave should be granted )one day for informal meeting and one day prior for their internal meeting) plus the journey time to the office bearers of all India scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes Railway Employees Association and All India OBC Railway Employees Federation/Association for attending the Informal Meeting as and when called for by the Administration at Railway Board/Zonal/Divisional level.

This has the approval of Competent Authority.

S/d,
(U.V.Mehta)
Jt.Director Estt. (Res.)
Source: NFIR

Department of Posts: Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names


Department of Posts: Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

SB Order No. 06/2018
F.No.32-01/2017-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001.
Dated: 28 .05.2018
To,
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject: Regularisation of PPF accounts opened in Joint names

Respected Sir/ Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that vide their OM No. 3/1/2016-NS dated 07.05.2018, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division), New Delhi have informed that the as per the Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968, a PPF account can not be opened in joint names, i.e. in the names of more than one individual. Ministry of Finance has been receiving references from various Banks and Post Offices seeking regularization of irregular PPF accounts opened in joint capacity. The matter has been, examined in Ministry of Finance afresh and decided that all the institutions (Dept of Posts/Agency Banks) may undertake a one-time exercise to identify PPF accounts opened in joint capacity in contravention of the provisions of the Scheme and forward a consolidated proposal for regularization of all such PPF accounts opened by various Accounts Offices (Post Offices/Bank Branches) under them to DEA/MoF by August 30, 2018. All such joint accounts shall be considered for regularization by converting, them into single accounts in the name of one of the joint subscribers. Banks/Department of Posts are also required to indicate in their proposals the name of one of the joint subscribers in respect of each such account, in whose name the account may be regularized.

2. The Circles are accordingly requested to launch special drives for the purpose to identify PPF account opened in joint capacity, if any & forward a detailed consolidated proposal for the whole of the Circle, for sending the same onward to DEA/MoF seeking regularization. Circles are requested to take up it on Priority arrange to send their consolidated proposal so as to reach this office by 31.07.2018, so that this office may compile & send the same to DEA/MoF by the due date, i.e. 30.08.2018. The DEA/MoF would consider such joint accounts for regularization by converting them into single account in the name of one of the joint subscribers. It should, therefore be indicated clearly in the proposal as to in whole name (for amongst the joint subscribers) the account is to be made single regularized.

3. It may kindly be noted that no request for regularization in such cases shall be entertained after the said deadline & responsibility would lie on the concerned Circle on account of any additional obligation arising out of court cases or otherwise for opening of such irregular PPF accounts.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(P L Meena)
Assistant Director (SB-I)
Source: Dept of Posts

Clarification on abolition of posts lying vacant for more than five years: Confederation


Clarification on abolition of posts lying vacant for more than five years: Confederation

No.772655/E.Coord.I/18
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block. New Delhi
Dated 23rd May, 2018
To
Shri M. Krishnan, General Secretary & Member
Standing Committee National Council, JCM
1st Floor, North Avenue,'Po' Building, New Delhi-110001

Sub: Forwarding of Representation/Petition- regarding abolition of posts lying vacant for more than five years.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your representation dated 26th March, 2018 addressed to Hon'ble Prime Minister and a similar reference separately addressed to Hon'ble Finance Minister on the above mentioned subject.

2. The matter has been examined keeping in mind the submissions made by you in respect of this Department's O.M. dated 16.01.2018. It appears that the above issue has been raised in view of this Department’s instructions dated 12.04.2017. This Department had issued compendium of instructions with the approval of Competent Authority in supersession of all previous instructions/orders regarding creation, continuation, transfer and revival of posts. In this regard, it is seen that while issuing the compendium of instructions, some changes in the timelines have been made to ease and speed up the procedure for revival of posts under "deemed-abolished category". The changes made in the recent order is tabulated below:

Sl. No.Prior to 12.04.2017 OrderAfter 12.04.2017 Order
1The period of live post lying vacant had been one year since its creation.Now, the post would fall under deemed-abolished category after a period of two years. The newly created posts, which do not have RRs would fall under the category of 'deemed-abolished' after a period of 3 years.
2Physical files were received for creation/ continuation/ revival/ transfer of posts.Now, the procedure for revival/continuation of posts under deemed-abolition has been made through e-office cutting down the processing time.
3The guidelines/instructions for creation/ revival/ continuation/ transfer of posts were in a scattered manner.A compendium of instructions has been issued to deal with the creation/ revival/ continuation/ transfer of posts.
4This Department had been receiving proposals for the posts which have been lying vacant even for more than 20-30 years.Due to this inordinate delay, this Department has issued order for revival of posts with stipulated conditions. The posts can be got revived from Department of Expenditure subject to fulfilling of stipulated conditions.

3. In view of the above, it is felt that this Department vide its consolidated instructions/guidelines dated 12.04.2017 had directed all the Ministries/Departments to abolish all the posts which are lying vacant for more than five years. Since most of the instructions were issued long time back and in a scattered manner, it became imperative for this Department to issue a compendium of instructions covering all the aspects relating to creation/revival/continuation/transfer of posts. It is seen that while issuing the instructions, this Department has also increased the period of live posts from one year to two/three years and, now, the post would fall under deemed-abolished category after a period of two years. The newly created posts, which do not have RRs would fall under the category of 'deemed-abolished' after a period of 3 years. These posts can be got revived subject to fulfilment of stipulated conditions. This Department has also cutting down the processing time by directing all the Ministries/Departments to submit their proposal in e- office mode. In addition, if a post, which had been lying vacant for more than five years and could not be agreed for revival by this Department, but is considered to be essential for smooth functioning by AM for which sincere efforts were made to fill it up by AM, a fresh proposal for creation of post containing full functional justification with the concurrence of the competent authority may be referred to this  Department.

5. I hope the above clarifies the position in the matter.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Sobeer Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: Confederation

Guidelines to be followed for holding of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars, etc. (Domestic and International)


Guidelines to be followed for holding of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars, etc. (Domestic and International)

No. 19/ (36)/E.Coord/2018
Government Of India
Ministry of Finance
Department Of Expenditure
E.Coord Branch
New Delhi, the 30th May, 2018
MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines to be followed for holding Of Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International)

Ministry of Finance, Department Of Expenditure has been issuing guidelines for holding of Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars, etc. (Domestic & International) from time to time with the objective that Ministries/Departments undertake such events keeping in mind the absolute necessity of it and adhering to most economy. The extant guidelines have been reviewed and stand revised.

2. It has been decided that henceforth only proposals involving expenditure above Rs. 40 lakhs for International as well as domestic Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops etc, will need to be referred to the Department of Expenditure.

3. International conferences/ workshops/seminars/ meetings etc:
i) All proposals involving expenditure of Rs. 40 Lakh or less for holding conferences/ workshops/ seminars} meetings etc. involving participation of foreign delegates may be decided by the Ministry/ Department in consultation with their Financial Adviser The approval of the Minister in Charge, political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and clearance of Ministry of Home Affairs from security angle (wherever required) shall be obtained.

ii) All Proposals involving expenditure above Rs. 40 (Forty) lakh for incurring expenditure on holding conferences, workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc. with international participation should be referred to the Department of Expenditure (DOE) with the approval Of the Minister in Charge. political clearance from Ministry of External Affairs and clearance of Ministry of Home Affairs from security angle (wherever required) for obtaining approval Of the Cabinet Secretary through Secretary (Expenditure).

iii) Commitment for bearing travel/ accommodation cost on participants from foreign countries should be kept to the barest minimum. Ministries/ Departments shall exercise utmost economy and austerity in this regard

iv) "In-principle" approval of the Minister-in-charge should be taken sufficiently in advance before the event.

v) Priority will be given to those conferences that arise out of international agreements/ obligations. Other conferences etc. should be planned only if there is residual provision in the Budget.

vi) All preparations for holding the conference and other formalities should be completed sufficiently in advance to avoid any last minute hitch and embarrassment.

vii) All administrative arrangements including issuance Of invitations should be done after receiving Cabinet Secretary's approval or as per the powers delegated under this 0M.
4. Domestic conferences/ workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc: proposals involving RS 40 (Forty) lakh or less may be decided by the Ministry/ Department in consultation with their Financial Adviser. proposals involving expenditure above Rs 40 (Forty) lakh for incurring expenditure on holding conferences/ workshops/ seminars/ meetings etc, with participation limited to Indian delegates only may be referred to Department of Expenditure for approval of Secretary (Expenditure). Approval Of Secretary of the Ministry/ Department may be Obtained prior to the file being referred to Department Of Expenditure.

5. Autonomous Bodies:
i) Conferences held by Autonomous Bodies generally generate revenue from sponsorships and registrations and most of the time either they do not require government support or require in small portions. Administrative Ministries are competent to grant approval for holding the conferences (whether domestic or international) where no funds are required from Government

ii) However, if Government funds are required and the financial assistance required is more than Rs. 40 Lakhs for International as well as Domestic conferences/ workshops/seminars/ meetings etc. such cases shall be referred to Department of Expenditure.
6. General Instructions: While referring the cases of Conferences etc., whether domestic or international, to Department of Expenditure, following may be strictly adhered to:
(i) Holding of Exhibitions/ fairs/ seminars/ conferences/ workshops etc. abroad should be discouraged except for promotion of trade and business and for projection of 'Brand India'. For this purpose, depending on the nature of event, if more than one Ministry/ Department is involved, a Nodal Ministry/ Department should be identified to take the lead for coordinating and organizing the event.

(ii) All proposals referred to Department of Expenditure on the subject should be sent at least one month in advance of commencement of the event and only through the Financial Adviser concerned While referring the proposals to the Department of Expenditure, it may be ensured that necessary clearances viz. from Ministry Of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs etc. and approval Of competent authority in the Ministry/ Department have been obtained and placed in the file. In the absence of these, the proposals will be returned without processing in the Department of Expenditure

(iii) Sufficient provision in the relevant Budget should be ensured before such proposals are processed in the Ministry/ Department and before referring proposals to Department Of Expenditure. The proposal should clearly indicate the budget provision.

(iv) Stipulated timeline for submission of proposals may be adhered to strictly. It may be noted that henceforth, delayed proposals will not be processed unless accompanied by a Delay Report containing reasons for delay, duly approved by the Administrative Secretary.

(v) Holding of conferences/ workshops/seminars/ meetings etc. in Five Star Hotels is banned except in case of bilateral/ multilateral official engagements held at the level Of Minister-in-Charge or Administrative Secretary with foreign Government or international bodies of which India is a Member. Any deviation in this regard should be referred to the Department of Expenditure with adequate justification.

(vi) Ministries/Departments shall not resort to seeking ex post- facto approval on the proposals since they are liable to be rejected. Hence, adequate advance planning and obtention of all requisite approvals/clearances is emphasized
7. Notwithstanding the enhancement in the prescribed expenditure ceiling, all Ministries/ Departments shall ensure utmost economy in public expenditure.

8. This is in supersession of Department of Expenditure's earlier instructions on tie subject cited above issued vide following OMs NO.:i) 19(9)/E.Coord/2011 dated 5th March, 2015
ii)19(9)/E.Coord/2012 dated 12th July, 2012
iii) 19(9)/E.Coord/2012 dated 13th September, 2011
iv) 7(1)/E.Coord/2010 dated 13th September, 2010
v) 7 (1)/E.Coord/2010dated 31st May, 2010
vi) 7 (1)/E.Coord/2002 dated 28th May, 2003
9. These instructions will come into operation with immediate effect.
sd/-
(H. Atheli)
Director
Source: www.doe.gov.in

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Application of "Very Good" bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS


Application of "Very Good" bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS

No. 35014/1/2017-Estt.D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 11.05.2018
To
Shri M. Krishnan,
Secretary General & Member,
Standing Committee National Council JCM,
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers,
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building,
New Delhi.

Sub:- Application of "Very Good" bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS, regarding.


I am directed to refer to your letter No. Confdn/Genl/2016-19 dated 14.03.2018 on the above mentioned subject and to state that there is no question of allowing second opportunity of representation against the APAR which are post 2009 as these are already disclosed to the employees in APAR process. However, instructions prescribing modalities of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations for enhancing the benchmark from "Good" to "Very Good" in respect of promotion, is yet to be issued. The matter is under consideration.

2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (E).
Yours faithfully,
(Kuldeep chaudhary)
Section Officer
Ph. No-23040398
Source: Confederation

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


Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator Comments
No.35014/1/2014-Estt.D

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Dlehi
Dated: 02.02.2018
Office Memorandum
Sub: Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator Comments, regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to JCA Section’s OM No. 11/1/2015-JCA dated 29.11.2017 and OM No. 3/3/2016-JCA dated 18.01.2018 on the above mentioned subject. With regard to request of JCA Section to discuss the issue with Staff Side. It is stated that it is not known on which issue Staff-Side desires to discuss the issue. Since the MACP Scheme is very complex, it would be appropriate that the matter may be discussed in the JCM meeting itself. However, latest status on the issue raised by Staff Side in the Standing Committee meeting held on 27.07.2012, 25.10.2016 and 03.05.2017 are furnished as under:-
FOLLOW UP ACTION AND LATEST STATUS ON THE ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING ON MACP HELD ON 27.07.2012
S.No.ItemRecommendationsFollow up actionLatest Status
1.Grant of MACP in the promotional hierachyStaff side was informed that it was not possible to
agree to the demand. Demand for allowing individual option for either ACPS or
MACPS was also not agreed to.
No, action is requiredMatter is sub- judice before Hon'ble Supreme Court.
2.Date of effect of MACP SchemeStaff side was advised to reconsider their demand
for making MACPS effective from 01.01.2006.
No action.No action
3.Counting of 50% of service rendered by Temporary
Status Casual Labour for reckoning 10/20/30 years under MACP Scheme that
post.
It was decided that this issue may be taken up by
the staff side in the National Council separately.
No action is required
8.Stepping up of pay of senior incumbents at par with
junior incumbents as a consequence of ACP/MACPS.
Official side states that steeping up of pay in the
pay band or grade pay w.r.to junior getting more pay than the senior on
account of pay fixation under the MACP Scheme can be considered as a special
dispensation and suitable clarificatory instructions will be considered.
1. Instructions in this regard have been issued vide OM dated
04.10.2012.
2. On a reference from Ministry of Railways, the issue was
considered, wherein it was categorically stated that the anomaly in Accounts Cadre of Railways cannot be
attributed to ACP/MACP Schemes, but due to facility cadre structure.
7th CPC has recommended in Para 11.40.81
for stepping up of pay in circumstantial ground prevalent in M/o Railways.
On the proposal of M/o Railways for accepting this
recommendation of 7th CPC, file has been referred to D/o
Expenditure for approval
9.Benchmark for MACPSuitable instructions to be issued that wherever
promotions are given on non selection basis (seniority- cum-fitness) the
prescribed benchmark as mentioned in para 17 of Annexure 1 of MACPS dated
19.05.2009 will not be applicable and the benchmark for promotion will apply
for the purpose of MACPS.
Instructions in this regard have been issued vide OM
dated 04.12.2012
As per recommendations of 7th CPC, Benchmark
for MACP has been enhanced to Very Good for all the posts vide OM dated
28.09.2016
10.Grant of ACP benefit to Artisan Staff of Ministry of
Defence.
Official side informed that the matter has already
been examined and it is not amenable so acceptance.
The matter has been again examined on a reference
from M/o Defence.
The matter has been closed in the meeting of
Standing Committee held on 03.05.2017.
11.Issues already resolved and hence closedMultiple issuesClosed.No action.
12.Employees who got one promotion prior to 01.09.2008
and completed over two decades of service without benefit of promotion and are
denied third MACPs.
Official side has stated that this is a peculiar
situtation and agreed to consider this issue on the basis of a reference to
be made by the Ministry of Railways.
On a reference from M/o Railways the issue was
examined in consultation with the D/o Expenditure and the proposal was not
agreed to.
No action.
Follow up action on the meeting of Standing Committee held on 25.10.2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) on the issues relating to MACPS
S.No.ItemRecommendationsFollow up action
5(xii)Ensuring Five Promotions in the Service Career and Grant of MACP in the promotional hierarchy.It was observed by Secretary (P) that the reason behind delay in promotion was also due to delay in completion and implementation of cadre review report and instructions would be issued to speed up cadre review.Action required from CRD Division. With regard to other demand i.e. grant of MACP in
promotional hierachy, it is stated that if MACP will be granted in the promotional hierarchy, it will give rise to uneven benefit to employees falling in the same pay scale since several organizations adopted different hierarchical pattern. Consequently employees working in organizations having  greater number of intermediate greater number of intermediate grades will suffer because financial upgradation under MACPS will place them in lower pay scale vis-à-vis similarly placed employees in another organization that had lesser intermediary grades.Further, 7th CPC has also recommended that MACP will continue to be administered in the hierarchy of level in the
Pay Matrix
6(vii)Grant of 3rd MACP in GP Rs. 4600/- to the
Master Craftsman (MCM) of Defence Ministry who were holding the post of MCM in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000/- as on 31.12.2005.
Joint Secretary (Estt.). DoP&T informed that the issued would be re-examined.Formal proposal of M/o Defence has been received. The
matter was discussed with the representatives of M/o Defence twice i.e. on 19.01.2016 and 26.01.2016. The issue will be referred to D/o Expenditure for
reconsideration of their earlier advice.
6(xiii)Withdraw the stringent conditions unilaterally imposed by Government for grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) in promotion and grant MACP on promotional.Staff Side demand that Government should either make MACP promotional hierarchy centric or they should not make it conditional..Joint Secretary (Estt.). DoP&T explained that the principle stil remains the same as for promotion also, the benchmark is "Very Good".No action is required.
 Follow up action on the meeting of Standing Committee held on 03.05.2017 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) on the issues relating to MACPS
S.No.ItemRecommendationsComments of Establishment Division
12.Ensuring Five promotions in the Service CareerIt was informed that when this anomaly was earlier pointed out to the Joint Committee it was promised that this would be
reconsidered and rectified. They suggested that if the MACP scheme was considered more beneficial the employee should be given option to choose
whether be wants ACP Scheme of MACP scheme. The Chairman desired to know if there was any pay commission recommendation on this issue, on which he was informed that there was not.
It was decided that the Establishment Division would
examine the issue further.
It is stated that if MACP will be granted in the
promotional hierarchy it will give rise to uneven benefit to employees
falling in the same pay scale since several organizations adopted different hierarchical pattern. Consequently employees working in organizations having greater number of intermediate grades will suffer because financial
upgradation under MACPS will place them in lower pay scale vis-à-vis
similarly placed employees in another organization that had lesser intermediary grades.
Further, 7th CPC has also recommended that MACP will continue to be administered in the hierarchy of levels in the
Pay Matrix.
19.Grant of 3rd MACP in GP Rs. 4600 to the
Master Craftsmen (MCM) of Defence Ministry who were holding the post of MCM in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 as on 31/12/2005
Establishment Division had through their letter
dated 09.02.2017 informed that a formal proposal of M/o Defence had been received. The matter was discussed with the representatives of M/o Defence twice i.e. on 19.01.2016, and 26.01.2016. The issue will be referred to D/o Expenditure for reconsideration of their earlier advice.
The Staff-Side expressed satisfaction with the action taken. It was decided that the item may be closed.
No action.
25Withdraw the stringent conditions unilaterally
imposed by Government on grant of Modified Career Progression (MACP) in promotions and grant of MACP on promotional hierarchy.
JS (Admn and JCA) informed that ever since the
introduction of disclosure of APARs, the number of employees getting higher
level of gradings may rise. Proposal needed to be evidence based. It was
decided that the Ministry of Railways may provide data on the trend of recorded gradings of APARS.
Though the matter assigned to M/o Railways, however, it is stated that the issue of enhancing the benchmark for promotion is under active consideration of the Government and the modalities decided in the matter of promotion will be made applicable in the case of MACP.
2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).
(Kuldeep Chaudhary)
Section Officer
Ph.No. 23040398
Source: Confederation

DoPT: Calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group 'A' Services


DoPT: Calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group 'A' Services

F. No. I. 11019/9/2018-CRD
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Cadre Review Division
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 25 /5/2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group 'A' Services

The undersigned is directed to say that in terms of this Department's OM No. I. 11011/1/1009-CRD dated 14/12/2010 the ideal periodicity of cadre review is 5 years. Despite the said instructions and repeated reminders, it has been observed that the said periodicity is not followed. The cadre review in some cases is pending for even more than 40 years.

2. In view of the above, this Department has prepared a calendar (Annexure) for cadre review of the Central group 'A' Services, which is required to be followed by the Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCA) strictly. The months and year mentioned in the calendar is the time frame by which the cadre review proposal should be submitted by the Cadre Controlling Authorities to DoPT positively.

3. All the CCAs are therefore requested to submit cadre review proposals in accordance with the calendar without any exemption. For other service which have not been mentioned in the calendar and the cadre review is not due, the Cadre Controlling Authority concerned may submit their proposal in accordance with the Cadre Review Guidelines, as and when they feel that the cadre review is required.

4. Any proposal for addition in cadre strength of Central Group 'A' Services (Creation, encadrement, upgradation, merger etc.) must be routed through DoPT as reiterated in this Department's OM No. I. 11019/17/2016- CRD dated 15/2/2017.
Sd/-
(M S Subramanya Rao)
Director (CRD)
To
All the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Central Group 'A' Services (as per list enclosed)

Copy to:
1. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (Attn: Mrs. Annie G. Mathew, JS (Pers)), North Block, New Delhi
2. Estt. (RR), DoPT
ANNEXURE
Calendar for Cadre Review/ Midterm cadre review 2018

Cadre Review completed :
1. Central Industrial Security Force
2. Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS) (New Service)

Proposals under consideration :
1. Indian Railway Personnel Service
2. Indian Railway Traffic Service
3. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
4. Indian Railway Accounts Service
5. Indian Railway Stores Service
6. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
7. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
8. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
9. Railway Protection Force
10. Indian Defence Estate Service
11. Indian Naval Armament Service
12. Indian P&T Building Works Service
13. Indian Economic Service
14. Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service

JULY
1. Defence Research and Development Service
2. Survey of India Group 'A'
3. Indian Metrological Service

AUGUST
1. Central Water Engineering Service
2. Medical cadre of BSF
3. Medical cadre of ITBP
4. Medical cadre of CRPF
5. Indo-Tibet Border Police
6. Indian Foreign Service
7. Central Health Service
8. Indian Railway Medical Service

SEPTEMBER
1. Defence Quality Assurance Service
2. Indian Legal Service
3. Indian Corporate Law Service

OCTOBER
1. Geological Survey of India (All services)
2. Central Engineering Service (CPWD)
3. Central Architect Service (CPWD)
4. Central Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Service (CPWD)
5. Military Engineering Service [Engineering cadre (IDSE), Surveyor cadre and Architect cadre]

NOVEMBER
1. Indian Revenue Service
2. Indian Radio Regulatory Service
3. Central Labour service

DECEMBER
1. Indian Revenue Service (Customs)
2. Indian Cost Accounts Service
3. Indian Information Service (Mid-term review)

Note:

1. For IPESS Cabinet approval obtained. Notification/Order to be issued by the Department.

2. For Indian Economic Service, CCA is required to provide information sought by DoPT latest by 30/5/2018

3. The month indicated above is the target month for the CCAs for submission of cadre review proposal to this department.

4. Services, where cadre review could not be undertaken due to any court cases (s) related to cadre review, the concerned CCA may provide detail of such case and reason(s) for non conducting cadre review with approval of Minister-in-charge. In remaining cases, even if the CCA is of the view that no change required in the cadre, objective of the formation of service, changes which took place since last Cadre Review, requirement of service/posts in present scenario may be assessed and sent to this department with the approval of Minister- in-Charge.

5. CCA concerned may develop their own calendar for cadre review of Group 'B' and 'C' posts. No requirement for sending proposal of cadre review of Group 'B' and 'C' to this department unless question of policy or up gradation of posts from Group 'B' to Group 'A' is involved.

6 .For any assistance, Cadre Review Division of DOPT may be consulted.

Source: DoPT

DoPT: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR)


DoPT: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR)

Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) for all Organised Group 'A' Services - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the year 2017-18
No.21011/02/2015.A-II (Part.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Dlehi-110001
Dated the 21 May, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) for all Organised Group 'A' Services - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the year 2017-18.

The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Department O.M. of even number dated 16th April, 2018 on the above subject.

2. As some of the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Organised Group 'A' Services are facing practical difficulties in getting the self-appraisal of the officers under their cadre on SPARROW web portal due to technical problems, it has been decided that the target dates prescribed in this Department O.M. No.21011/1/2005-Estt.(A) (P(II) dated 23rd July, 2009 be further relaxed as one time measure only for online generation, filling up of self-appraisal, reporting, reviewing and acceptance of APAR for the year 2017-18 through SPARROW web portal. The revised target dates for recording of APAH online for the year 2017-18 is enclosed as Annexure. This relaxation is subject to the condition that no remarks shall be recorded in the APAR for the year 2017-18 after 31.12.2018. Where the reporting, reviewing and accepting authority fail to record their comments within the time frame, the officer may be assessed on the basis of the overall record and self-assessment for the year, if he has submitted his self-assessment within the stipulated time.

3. This has the approval of Secretary, DoPT.
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(Ashwin Dattetraya, Thakre)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Annexure to DoPT OM No.21011/02/2015-Estt.A-II (Part-1I) dated 21 May, 2018

Time schedule for generation and recording of APAR for the year 2017- 18 through SPARROW web portal.
S.NoActivityDate by which the No. activity to be completed
1Submission of self-appraisal to the reporting
officer
31st July, 2018
2Forwarding of report by reporting officer to  reviewing officer16th August, 2018
3Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer  to Administration/APAR Cell or the acceptingauthority (wherever provided)31st August, 2018
4Appraisal by accepting authority, wherever provided15th September, 2018
5(i) Disclosure of APAR to the officer  reported upon where there is no accepting authority
(ii) Disclosure of APAR to the Officer reportedupon where there is accepting authority
10th September, 2018
25th September, 2018
6Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR15 days from the date of communication
7Forwarding of representation to the competent
authority
(i) Where there is no accepting authority for APAR
(ii) Where there is accepting authority  for APAR
30th September, 201831st October, 2018
8Disposal of representation by the Competent
authority
Within one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority
9Communication of the decision of the competent
authority on the representation by the APAR Cell
Within 15 days of finalization of decision by competent authority
10End of entire APAR process, after which  the APAR will be finally taken on record31st December, 2018.

Source: DoPT

HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES


GDS

HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi - 110001
HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE
ORGANIZE ONE DAY HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF MAJOR POST OFFICES ON 31st MAY 2018, THURSDAY, 10 AM TO 5 PM
JOIN THE SANCHAR BHAWAN MARCH (MARCH TO COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER'S OFFICE NEW DELHI) IN LARGE NUMBERS ON 1st JUNE 2018 AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS
Dear Comrades,
As you are aware the indefinite strike of GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BEDEU) entered the 8th day today. All India strike percentage is 96%. Five rounds of discussions held with Secretary, Department of Posts, Additional Director General, Posts and conciliation meetings of Regional Labour Commissioner failed due to the adamant and negative attitude of the Government and Department. As per the call of NFPE and all affiliates of NFPE, departmental employees in Postal department organised black badge campaign and protest demonstration as solidarity support to the GDS strike. In five states (Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) departmental employees also organised solidarity strike eventhough in four states (Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) they have withdrawn the solidarity strike on the fourth day due to compelling reason. In Kerala departmental employees of NFPE and FNPO are continuing their strike. In all states including those states where the departmental employees have withdrawn the solidarity strike, 100% GDS employees are continuing their strike.

Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has already given call for daily demonstration in front of Postal and RMS offices and also extend full support and solidarity to the strike.

As the strike is continuing Confederation National Secretariat and NFPE Federal Secretariat has decided to organize mass hunger fast in front of major Post office/RMS offices on 31st May 2018 Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It is also decided to mobilise maximum number of employees from Delhi and nearby states in the Sanchar Bhawan March already announced by the striking GDS Unions on 1st June 2018 Friday at 10:30 AM.

All affiliates and State/District Level Coordinating Committees of Confederation and NFPE are requested to organize the above mentioned programmes in an effective manner with biggest participation of employees.
Yours fraternally,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: & WhastApp - 094470688125
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE
Mob: WhatsApp - 09868819295
Source: Confederation

LTC: Admissibility of Free Sea Passage to Service Personnel


LTC: Admissibility of Free Sea Passage to Service Personnel

Office of CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt-110010

No.AT/IV/4026/PC-8
Dated 25-4-2018
To
The PCDA (AF)
The PCDA (Navy)
The CDA(IDS)

Sub : Admissibility of Free Sea Passage to Service Personnel

The case regard admissibility of free sea passage to service personnel at A&N islands was referred to MOD for Clarification. The MOD vide ID Note No.10(8)/2014-D(Mov) dt.22.4.2016 and 7.3.2018 has clarified the LTC/Concession entitlement of the service personnel posted at A & N group of Islands as under:

Service Personnel posted in A &N Islands are entitled for the following LTC/concessions as per various orders:
i. Normal LTC under provisions of Rue 177(A/B) and 184 of Travel Regulations.

ii. In addition they are entitled to one additional free passage including sea passage to their SPR/Hometown in terms of GoI MOD letter No.5(30/07/D(Mov) dt.28th April 2010. This has been incorporated under Rule 177© of Travel regulations (2014 edition)

iii. As per GoI MoD letter No.67669/AC/PS 3(a) /1613 /D(Pay/Services) dated 13th March 1973 service personnel and their families are entitled free sea passage appropriate class once a year to Kolkatta/Chennai & back in addition to LTC
LTC/concessions / Sea Passage claims of service personnel posted at A &N group of Islands may be dealt with accordingly.

This issues with the approval of Jt.CGDA(P&W)
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Sr.ACGDA (AT-IV)

Source: http://cgda.nic.in

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

7th CPC on revision of provisions regulating Pension/Gratuity/Commutation of Pension/Family Pension including pensionary awards


7th CPC on revision of provisions regulating Pension/Gratuity/Commutation of Pension/Family Pension including pensionary awards

No. 1 (7)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare,

New Delhi, 24th May, 2018

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on revision of provisions regulating Pension/Gratuity/Commutation of Pension/Family Pension including pensionary awards notified in terms of casualty pensionary awards Fixation of Pension of Commissioned Officers of Army Medical Corps/Army Dental Corps/Remount & Veterinary Corps retired during 1.12016 to 30.6.2017.


Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No. 17(02)/2016/D (Pen/Pol) dated 4th September, 2017. In accordance with Para 4.1.1 of said letter, the emoluments reckoned for calculation of pension include Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) granted to Medical officers of Army Medical Corps /Army Dental Corps / Remount & Veterinary Corps.

2. For Medical Officers of Armed Forces who have retired from 1.12016 to 30.6.2017, their pension is based on emoluments which included NPA @ 25% of the pre-revised pay. Orders have been issued by Ministry of Defence vide letter No. 4(10)/2017/D(Med) dated 28th September,2017 for grant of NPA to serving medical officers @ 20% of basic pay w.e.f. 1.7.2017. Accordingly, the medical officers retired/retiring on or after 1.7.2017 are entitled to pension based on emoluments which include NPA at the rate of 20% of the revised basic pay.

3. The matter regarding revision of pension the Medical Officers of Armed Forces who retired during 1.12016 to 30.6.2017 based on revised rate of NPA has been examined by the Government. It has been decided that all kind of pension/family pension in respect of Medical officers of Armed Forces who retired/died during 1.12016 to 30.6.2017 and were drawing NPA at old rates on the date of retirement/death, shall be further revised w.e.f. 1.7.2017 by adding NPA @ 20% to the basic pay on the date of retirement. The fixation of pension/ family pension of retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC in the above manner, shall be further subject to the condition that emoluments (i.e. Basic Pay MSP + NPA) to be reckoned for pension do not exceed Rs. 2,37,500/- (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). Amount of Gratuity and CVP which has already been notified, shall remain unchanged.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (F1nance/Pension) vide their ID No. 10(8)/2018/Fin.Pen dated 11.05.2018.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
Source : DESW

Schedule for Music and Dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees


Schedule for Music and Dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees

F.No. 18/3/2017-18 -CCSCSB

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
Schedule for Music and Dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees

Reporting Time and DateEvent CategoriesVenue
*10 A.M on 30.5.2018i. Instrumental Music
ii. Classical Music
iii. Folk Music and
iv. Folk Dance
CSOI Auditorium, Vinay Marg
**9 A.M. on 31.5.2018i. Western Dance and
ii. Classical Dance
* Participants are requested to report the venue at sharp 10 A.M. on 30.5.2018.
** Participants are requested to report the venue at sharp 9 A.M. on 31.5.2018.

Important information: -
1. The participants who have crossed the age of 16 years on the last date of receipt of
application i.e. 25.5.2018 will not be entertained.

2. Children's of Civilian persons working in Ministries of Central Government including those working in the attached and subordinate Offices located at Delhi/ Delhi NCR will be eligible for participation in the tournament. Uniformed Services/Police/Para Military personnel are not eligible.

3. Board is only providing the platform to perform, therefore, all participants are requested to bring their equipments needed to showcase their talent. Further they are also responsible for their belongings.

Source: DoPT

Railways: Appointment on Compassionate Grounds: 2nd Wife Policy Letter


Railways: Appointment on Compassionate Grounds: 2nd Wife Policy Letter

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No.42/2018

New Delhi, dated 21.03.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub: Appointment on Compassionate Ground

The issue Of considering appointment on compassionate grounds(CG) to sons/daughters, born through Other than first legally married wife has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite some time, in the backdrop Of partial quashing of CG related instructions contained in this Ministry's letter dated 02.01.1992 regarding such appointments, by the Hon’ble High Court/Calcutta in the case(WPCT 20 of 2009) Namita Goldar & Ors. Vs 1301 & Others.

2. In this regard, Railway Board has taken into account following observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, on the subject of CG appointment, in the case of State Bank of India & another Vs Rajkumar, (Civil appeal No. 1641 of 2010):
"it is now well settled that appointment on compassionate grounds is not a source of recruitment. On the other hand it is an exception to the general rule that recruitment to public services should be on the basis of merit, by an open invitation providing equal opportunity to al/ eligible persons to participate in the selection process. The dependants of employees, who die in harness, do not have any special claim or right to employment, except by way of the concession that may be extended by the employer under the Rules Or by a separate scheme, to enable the family of the deceased to get over the sudden financial crisis. The claim for compassionate appointment is, therefore, traceable only to the scheme framed by the employer for such employment and there is no right whatsoever Out side such scheme….".
3. Railway Board has also taken into account following observation of Hon'ble High Court of Jharkhand (Ranchi) in writ petition No. WP(S) 16 of 2014 (pronounced on 24.07.2014) “Compassionate appointment is a matter of policy of the employer and the employer cannot be compelled to provide compassionate appointment contrary to its policy/scheme. When there is specific circular which clearly provides that the children of second marriage of the employee shall not be eligible for compassionate appointment, no direction can be issued to the respondents to consider the case of the petitioner."

4. The matter has been examined and in Supersession Of this Ministry's letter dated 02.01.1992 issued under RBE No. 01/1992 and No. dated 03.04.2013, it has been decided that the first right of being considered for compassionate grounds appointment is vested, in cases Of death Of Railway servants while in service, with the legally wedded surviving widow provided she has not remarried at the time of making request for appointments on compassionate grounds. It is clarified that in cases of those Railway Servants who are governed by the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, there can only be one legally wedded wife/widow, as second marriage, while spouse is living, is void/voidable in view of the Section 5(1) read with Section 11 of the Act. In this respect, Railway Board’s letter NO. GS 1-1 dated 10.04.1992 connects.

5. If aforementioned legally wedded surviving widow does not want herself to be considered for compassionate grounds appointment, she can nominate, for CG appointment, a "bread winner" for the family from amongst the following:
(a) In cases of those Railway Servants who are governed by the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Son(including adopted son); or daughter(including widowed/ adopted/ married/divorced daughter). However, if such Railway Servant has left sons/daughters, who have been treated as legitimate Or deemed to be legitimate, under Section 16 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, neither widow can nominate them as bread winner for CG appointment nor such sons/daughters can claim CG appointment.

(b) In cases Of those Railway Servants who are governed by their respective Personal Laws: Son (including adopted son); Or daughter(including widowed/ adopted/ married/divorced daughter).
However, if such Railway Servant has left sons/daughters through second/subsequent legally valid marriages, i.e. other than through first wife and deceased Railway Servant have failed to Obtain requisite permission for such second/subsequent marriage as required under section 21 (relating to restrictions regarding marriage) Of the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966, neither first widow/second/subsequent widow can nominate such sons/daughters as bread winner for CG appointment nor such sons/daughters can claim CG appointment. Moreover, such Second/subsequent widow also would not have any right to seek compassionate grounds appointment.

6. All Zonal Railway/PUs/Units are directed to decide cases accordingly.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Neer Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)ll,
Railway Board
Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

GDS Strike: GDS Indefinite Strike Reaches on 7th Day


GDS Strike: GDS Indefinite Strike Reaches on 7th Day

GDS Strike

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
(Central Head Quarters)
First Floor, Post Office Building, Padamnagar, Delhi-110007
Secretary: M. Rajangam
General Secretary: S.S.Mahadevaiah
Date 28.05.2018
PRESS STATEMENT
GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS INDEFINITE STRIKE REACHES ON 7th DAY

Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of pots went on indefinite strike from 22nd May 2018. All the Branch Post offices in Rural India closed. Rallys have been conducted on Monday in Cirde Head Quarters in 22 postal Circles said S.S. Mahadevaiah, General Secretary, AIGDSU.

Very good strike is recorded all over the country. All the postal services in rural India have been effected. Strike will continue till the demand is achieved said Mahadevaiah.

To,
The News Editor,

Sir,
For favour of publication in your worthy joumal.

sd/-
(SS. Mahadevaiah)
General Secretary
AIGDSU (CHQ)
Mobile:-9811577701
Source: AIGDSU (CHQ)

Fixation of Pension of Retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC - DESW Orders


Fixation of Pension of Retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC - DESW Orders

"The fixation of pension/ family pension of retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC in the above manner, shall be further subject to the condition that emoluments (i.e. Basic Pay MSP + NPA) to be reckoned for pension do not exceed Rs. 2,37,500/- (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). Amount of Gratuity and CVP which has already been notified, shall remain unchanged. "

No.1(7)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex- Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, 24th May, 2018

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on revision of provisions regulating Pension/Gratuity/Commutation of Pension/Family Pension including pensionary awards notified in terms of casualty pensionary awards Fixation of Pension of Commissioned Officers of Army Medical Corps/Army Dental Corps/Remount & Veterinary Corps retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's letter No.17(02)/2016/D (Pen/Pol) dated 4th September, 2017. In accordance with Para 4.1.1 of said letter, the emoluments reckoned for calculation of pension include Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) granted to Medical officers of Army Medical Corps /Army Dental Corps / Remount & Veterinary Corps.

2. For Medical Officers of Armed Forces who have retired from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017, their pension is based on emoluments which included NPA @ 25% of the pre-revised pay. Orders have been issued by Ministry of Defence vide letter No. 4(10)/2017/D(Med) dated 28th September, 2017 for grant of NPA to serving medical officers @ 20% of basic pay w.e.f. 1.7.2017. Accordingly, the medical officers retired/retiring on or after 1.7.2017 are entitled to pension based on emoluments which include NPA at the rate of 20% of the revised basic pay.

3. The matter regarding revision of pension the Medical Officers of Armed Forces who retired during 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2017 based on revised rate of NPA has been examined by the Government. It has been decided that all kind of pension/family pension in respect of Medical officers of Armed Forces who retired/died during 1.12016 to 30.6.2017 and were drawing NPA at old rates on the date of retirement/death, shall be further revised w.e.f. 1.7.2017 by adding NPA @ 20% to the basic pay on the date of retirement. The fixation of pension/ family pension of retired Medical officers of AMC/ADC/RVC in the above manner, shall be further subject to the condition that emoluments (i.e. Basic Pay MSP + NPA) to be reckoned for pension do not exceed Rs. 2,37,500/- (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). Amount of Gratuity and CVP which has already been notified, shall remain unchanged.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their ID No. 10(8)/2018/Fin.Pen dated 11.05.2018.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.desw.gov.in

Relaxation of Rules for consideration of reimbursement in excess of the approved rates pertaining to medical claims


Relaxation of Rules for consideration of reimbursement in excess of the approved rates pertaining to medical claims - CGHS Orders

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section
No.Z.15025/38/2018/DIR/CGHS/EHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd May, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Relaxation of Rules for consideration of reimbursement in excess of the approved rates pertaining to medical claims

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. 4-18/2005- C&P [Vo]. l-Pt (1)], dated the 20th February 2009 and to state that it has now been decided to modify the Para 3 (2) of the above referred Office Memorandum as per the details given under the succeeding paragraphs.

a) The requests for full reimbursement which fall under the following defined criteria shall be examined by Directorate General of CGHS and submitted to AS&DG (CGHS) for consideration of approval. After the recommendation of AS&DG (CGHS), the concurrence of Internal Finance Division and approval of Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare are required for reimbursement in excess of CGHS rates:

1) Treatment was obtained in a private unrecognized hospital under emergency and the patient was admitted by others when the beneficiary was unconscious or severely incapacitated and was hospitalized for a prolonged period.

2) Treatment was obtained in a private unrecognized hospital under emergency and was admitted for prolonged period for treatment of Head Injury, Coma , Septicemia, Multi-organ failure , etc.

3) Treatment was obtained in a private unrecognized hospital under emergency for treatment of advanced malignancy

4) Treatment was taken under emergency in higher type of accommodation as rooms as per his/her entitlement are not available during that period.

5) Treatment was taken in higher type of accommodation under specific conditions for isolation of patients to avoid contacting infections

6) Treatment was obtained in a private unrecognized hospital under emergency when there is a strike in Govt. hospitals.

7) Treatment was obtained in a private unrecognized hospital under emergency while on official tour to non-CGHS covered area.

b) The requests from CGHS beneficiaries. having a valid CGHS Card at the time of treatment, in respect of the following conditions shall be considered by a High Powered Committee constituted by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare:
(i) Settlement of medical claims in relaxation of rules
(ii) Approval for air-fare with or without attendant on the advice of treating doctor for treatment in another city even though he/she is not eligible for air travel treatment facilities are available in city of residence
(iii) Representations from CGHS beneficiaries seeking full reimbursements under special Circumstances, which are not notified.
c) The other terms and conditions mentioned in the OM No. 4-18/2005- C&P[Vol. l-Pt(1)] dated the 20 February 2009 shall remain unchanged.

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(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Source: www.cghs.gov.in

Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in CPSEs - DPE Orders dt. 21.5.2018


Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in CPSEs - DPE Orders dt. 21.5.2018

Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Government decision on allowances etc: regarding

No.W-02/0058/2016-DPE (WC)-GL-XIII/18
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan,

Block No.14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.
Dated, the 21st May, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - Government decision on allowances etc: regarding.

In continuation of DPE’s OM of even number dated 17.08.2017 regarding Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in CPSEs, it is informed that following allowances applicable to the Central Government employees have been revised by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT):
i. Travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC as per DoPT’s OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2017 (Annexure-I).
ii. Grant of Children Education Allowance as per DoPT’s OM NO.A 27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 (Annexure-II).
iii. Grant of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees as per DoPT’s OM No.A- 27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.10.2017(Annexure-III).
iv. Special Allowance for Child Care for women with disabilities as per DoPT’s OM No.A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 ((Annexure-IV)).
2. Further, the following allowances have been abolished by Department of Expenditure/DoPT
i. Department of Expenditure’s OM No.12 (4)/2016-EIII.A dated 07.07.2017 regarding discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms-recommendation of the 7th CPC (Annexure-V).
ii. Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No.A-27023/01/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 regarding implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC-Abolishing Desk Allowance (Annexure-VI).
3. Accordingly, the allowances of the employees of CPSEs following CDA pattern of pay may be revised in terms of OMs mentioned above in para 1 and 2 w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

4. Any subsequent amendment(s) made by the DoE/DoPT in respect of above allowances for Central Government employees would be applicable to these employees also.

5. All administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to bring these orders to the notice of CPSEs under their administrative control who are following CDA pattern of pay scales as per DPE’s OM dated 17.08.2017.

sd/-
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary
Source: https://dpe.gov.in/

DoPT: Training of Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens employees on Food Safety & Standards norms by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.


DoPT: Training of Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens employees on Food Safety & Standards norms by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.

No. 17 /1 /2018-Dir (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated 24th May,2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Training of Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens employees on Food Safety & Standards norms by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 25/1/2013 dated 26.07.2016 on the above subject and to say that as a regulatory body, Food Safety & Standards Authority of India is responsible for ensuring the availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

2. In order to ensure the same in various Offices of Central Government, all departmental canteens, tiffin rooms etc. have to be licensed as per Section 2.1.2 of the Food Safety & Standards (Licensing & Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011. Further, as per advisory No. 1- 2/Correspondence/FoSTaC/FSSAI/2017 dated 25th April 2018, "every food business having either Central or State License should have atleast one trained & certified "Food Safety Supervisor" for every 25 food handlers or part thereof in each of their premises and nominated food safety supervisors have to be trained under FoSTaC by 31st December 2018."

3. In view of the above, first phase of trainig workshop of Food Safety Supervisor is scheduled on 16th June 2018 at 10 AM onwards in FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi FSSAI for Departmental Canteens of Delhi-NCR. All the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to nominate individuals to FSSAI, for the said training workshop of Food Safety Supervisor and ensure their active participation in the same, under intimation to this Department.

4. For further information/ queries, Ms. Preetha Ghosh, Deputy Director, Training, FSSAI (Mobile No. 0980660056 and e-mail I.D preetha1980@gmail.com) may be approached.

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel No. :- 011-24646961
Source: DoPT

Revision of Minimum Pay and Fitment formula due to increased revenue collections of the Central Government

Revision of Minimum Pay and Fitment formula due to increased revenue collections of the Central Government

Comrades,
Today none of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled. The assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 20 months. Now the Finance Minister has replied in Parliament that "no change in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is at present under consideration".

To avert the 11th July CG employees strike the Hon'ble Prime Minster had instructed the group of Hon'ble Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singhji, Hon'ble Home Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhuji , Hon'ble Railway Minister and Shri Arun Jaitelyji , Hon'ble Finance Minister to hold discussions with the Staff Side (JCM) on 30th June 2016 and the Shri Arun Jaitelyji , Hon'ble Finance Minister had published a written assurances in the Government website on 6th July 2016 leading to deferment of the strike .

Pay Commission Objective: It is the endeavour of every pay commission to ensure that the pay and allowances of employees should be ‘fair and reasonable'. The pay structure should also motivate the employees to reasonable levels of performance in the tasks assigned to them, so that the general public derive the benefit of their service as intended.

Our demand of revision of Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is quite justified.
Comparison of earlier wage hike we can observe that the fitment factor of 2.57 times is the lowest comparing to other pay commissions. If we make a study of earlier pay commission.

Pay CommissionYearMinimum wage ( old )Minimum wage (revised)Increase
2nd CPC1959Rs 55/-Rs 80/-1.45 times
3rd CPC1973Rs 80/-Rs 196/-2.45 times
4th CPC1986Rs 196/-Rs 750/-3.82 times
5th CPC1996Rs 750/-Rs 2550/-3.40 times
6th CPC*2006Rs 2550/- Rs 7000/-2.74 times
7th CPC *2016Rs 7000/-Rs 18000/-2.57 times

Comparative picture of pay of Central Government and State Government in regards to minimum wage as on 1.7.2017
Many of the State Governments are following the Central Government pay scales, but a few state Governments have improved upon the Central Government pay scales. The examples are as under:

Government AgencyGroup "D" Basic pay in RsAdd Skill 25% from Group "D" to Group "C"Group "C"
Basic Pay in Rs
DA %Add DA Amount in  RsBasic Pay in Group "C" in Rs
Govt. of IndiaNil18000590018900
AndhraPradesh &  Telangana1300032501625024.1391620166
Kerala1650041252062514288723512
Karnataka17000425021250Nil21250

The financial position of the Central Government is very good. Even the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has shown increase in last few years which is around 7% , the Indian economy is fastest growing and placed 7th in the world ( which is at 2,250.987 billions of $ ), comparing to wages paid in the world our wages are at lower level. The Government fiscal budget deficit equal to 3.50 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016. Compared to 2008 where the fiscal deficit was at 7.8%, but today the fiscal deficit is contained at 3.5%. This is also a healthy sign of the economic status of the Central Government financial status, the budget fiscal deficit is always below 4%.

Direct tax collections in 2017-18 at Rs 9.95 lakh crore, exceeded the revised budgetary target of Rs 9.8 lakh crore. Also, 6.84 crore income tax returns filed in the year against 5.43 crore in the previous year signalling a rise of 26% . A net of 99.5 lakh new assesses were added to the tax net.

Net collection from corporate tax went up 17.1 per cent while that from personal income tax rose 18.9%.

The revenue collection from Goods and Services Tax (GST) exceeded Rs 1 lakh crore in April 2018, GST revenue collected in April 2018 came at Rs 1,03,458 crore.

With the improved economic climate, introduction of e-way bill and improved GST compliance, GST collections would continue to show a positive trend.

The wage bill of the Central Government on in its employees is less than 10% or 3.4% of the GDP, which is less compared to various countries world wide.

Vacancy of the Central Government is about 15% , more than 4 lakhs vacancies are existing in the Central Government the work load is being carried out by the existing employees. The Government being a model employer should pay for its employees and motivate them to work more for implementation of its policies.

Hence due to the improved revenue earning of the Central Government, as assured to the staff side JCM by the Group of Ministers in respect of increase of Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, the Central Government should increase the Minimum Pay and Fitment formula.

Source: COC Karnataka

CGEGIS 1980: Tables of Benefits from April 2018 to June 2018


CGEGIS 1980: Tables of Benefits from April 2018 to June 2018
Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.04.2018 to 30.06.2018

No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 25th May, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.04.2018 to 30.06.2018.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme- 1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from 01.01.2017 onwards, as brought out in this Ministry's OM of even number dated 17.03.2017, for the quarter from 01.04.2018 to 30.06.2018, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7.6% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2018 dated 11.04.2018, are enclosed.

2. The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs.10 p.m. from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs.10 p.m. for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3. While these orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from 01.04.2018 to 30.06.2018, the Tables already issued for the first quarter from 01.01.2018 to 31.3.2018 are also reproduced for the sake of convenience and consolidation.

4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.
sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
Check the table here
Source: https://doe.gov.in/

Monday, 28 May 2018

STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


NFPE

19-05-2018
STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

2018 JUNE 10th SUNDAY - 10 AM TO 5 PM
AT HYDERABAD
VENUE : SUNDARAYYA VIGNANA KENDRA, BAGHALINGAMPALLY.
* SCRAP NPS. RESTORE DEFINED PENSION SYSTEM TO ALL
* HONOUR ASSURANCE GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS. INCREASE MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA.
* SETTLE 10 (TEN) POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS.
"DEFEAT THE DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES.
DEFEAT THE ANTI-LABOUR RULING CLASS POLITICS BEHIND IT."
Programme
10-06-2018, Sunday
08.30 AM : Registration
09.30 AM : Flag Hoisting and Homage to Martyrs.
10.00 AM : Inaugural Session
Preisded by : COM. K.K.N.KUTTY National President, Confederation.
Welcome Speech : COM. A. AZEEZ General Secretary,C.O.C, AP & Telangana States.
Inauguration by : SHRI. G. SAJJEEVA REDDY National President, INTUC.
Guests of honour : COM. AMARJEET KAUR National General Secretary, AITUC.
: COM. RAMULU State President, CITU.
: COM. A. SREEKUMAR General Secretary, All India State Govt. Employees – Federation.
01.00 PM : Presentation of Draft Strike Declaration Resolution.
Presentation by : COM. M. KRISHNAN Secretary General, Confederation.
01.15 to 02.00 PM : LUNCH BREAK
02.00 PM : Discussion on Draft Resoluion & Address by Chief Executives of Affiliates.
04.30 PM : Summing up of Discussion and adoption of Strike Declaration Resolution.
05.00 PM : Vote of thanks
by : COM. V.NAGESHWARA RAO President, C.O.C, AP & Telengana States.
- E n d -
LEADERS & DELEGATES - PLEASE NOTE
Convention will commence at 09.30 AM itself. Time schedule will be strictly followed. All leaders and delegates of affiliated organisations are requested to reach the venue before 09.30 AM.
TO ALL AFFILIATES/NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEMBERS:
Please ensure participation of delegates as per quota fixed to each affiliates/C.O.Cs. Please issue seperate circulars and also give wide publicity.

Source : NFPE

Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 29th May 2018 due to Bank Strike : MoF Order


Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 29th May 2018 due to Bank Strike : MoF Order
Office of the
Controller General of Accounts
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, INA, New Delhi

No. S-l1012/2/3(17)/RBl/2015/GBA/625-706
21st May 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Payment of Salary to Central Government Employees on 29th May 2018 due to bank strike called by United Forum of Bank Unions.

It has come to the notice of this office that United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) has called for a nationwide bank strike on 30th and 31st May 2018. Banks are likely to remain closed on that days and even files for the e-payment of salary for the month of May 2018, which is due for 31st May 2018, may not get processed, resulting in delay in disbursal of salary to Central Government Employees.

2. All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs (Independent Charge) are, therefore, advised to consult their accredited banks in this regard and if any delay is foreseen in disbursement of salary on 31st May 2018 by the accredited banks, due to strike, necessary instructions may be issued to all the field PAOs/DDOs to upload salary payment files of Central Government Employees with NPB date as 29th May 2018 (last working day for bank, if strike materializes), and ensure that same reaches the banks latest by 25th May 2018.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Anupam Raj)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts (GBA)
Source: CGA

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