Friday, 29 June 2018

Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees. Settle 10 points charter of demands of confederation


Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees. Settle 10 points charter of demands of confederation.

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Central Headquarters
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi-110001


Ref: Confdn/2016-19 Dated - 28.06.2018

* SCRAP NPS Restore Defined Benefit Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for all employees.
* SETTLE 10 POINTS CHARACTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION


NATIONWIDE ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15-11-2018
MASS RALLY AT NEW DELHI ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Central Govt. Employees, State Govt. Employees, Public Sector Employees and other Class and Mass organisations will participate.

Dear Comrades,
Please refer to the Confederation Circular dated 25- 06-2018 wherein the Resolution & declaration, Programme of action and charter of demands adopted in the 10th June 2018 National Convention of Central Govt. Employees are published. A very big mass rally will be organised at New Delhi on 05-09-2018 along with State Government employees, Public sector employees and other class and mass organisations. Quota fixed for each affiliate and C-O-Cs are furnished below. Regarding accommodation etc. for the participants in the rally, each organisation/C-O-C shall make their own arrangements. Up and down travel tickets of the participants should be booked well in advance. As State Govt. Employees etc. are also participating in the rally, it will be difficult to get confirmed tickets in the last minute. All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to finalise the delegates of each unit and first priority may be given for booking tickets. For any help at New Delhi, C-O-C, Delhi State Committee may be contacted.

1. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee 09868520926
General Secretary, C-O-C. 09013163804
2. Com. Giriraj Singh 09811213808
President, C-O-C.

Name of affiliated
organisation/C-O-C


No.of employees -
quota fixed for mobilising and
participating in the rally.

1. National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)  - 5,000
2. Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) - 1,000
3. All India Audit & Accounts Association - 500
4. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association - 500
5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE)  - 300
6. All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association (AICGWBEA) - 300
7. Geological Survey of India Employees Association (GSIEA) - 200
8. All other affiliated organisations  - 100 each
9. C-O-C Delhi - 500
10. C-O-Cs UP  - 800
11. C-O-C West Bengal - 300
12. C-O-C Kerala - 150
13. C-O-C Tamilnadu - 200
14. C-O-C AP & Telangana - 300
15. C-O-C Karnataka - 200
16. C-O-Cs Maharashtra - 300
17. C-O-C Odisha - 150
18. C-O-C Assam & NE - 200
19. All other state C-O-Cs 100 - each
All affiliates are requested to allote quota to their lower units immediately. Please instruct all units to book tickets immediately.

Fraternally Yours,
M. Krishnan
Secretary General,
Confederation.
Mob.& Whats App: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.com/

Pension Revision - Use E-scroll facility to avoid delay discrepancies/errors: CPAO


Pension Revision - Use E-scroll facility to avoid delay discrepancies/errors: CPAO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI- 110066
CPAO/IT & Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/19, Vol-III (B)/2018-19/53
Dated: 25.06.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject : E-scroll to process the revision of pension cases.

Attention is invited to this office OM No. CPAO/IT &Tech/Revision (7th CPC)/19. Vol-III (B)/2017-18/133 dated-11.10.2017 wherein it was intimated that the payment details based on e-scrolls received from banks w.r.t. the pensioners/family pensioners viz Bank Name, Accounts No. and BSR Code is provided in PAOs login on the portal eppoinicirt. Step by step procedure was also attached therewith to facilitate the PAOs to view the payment details of the pensioners/family pensioners.

But, it has been observed that Pay and Accounts Offices are not using the facility of e-scroll available with them while processing the revision of pension cases. As a result large number of discrepancies/errors are being found in the e-revision cases received in CPAO and are being returned to the concerned Pay and Accounts Offices resulting in unnecessary delay in processing of pension cases. Facility of e-scroll assists in correctness of Account Number, BSR Codes, Status of credit of pension and date of credit of pension, etc. (Step by step procedure to view the payment details is attached herewith for ready reference).

In view of the above, all the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/AGs/Administrators of UTs are requested again to instruct their Pay and Accounts Offices under their jurisdiction to use the facility of e-scroll before processing the cases of e-revision for correctness in order to avoid return of e-revision cases.
This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions).

Encl: As above

(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
Source : cpao.nic.in

Age relaxation of 5 years to the residents of Jammu & Kashmir: Extended up to 31/12/2019 - Railway Board Order


Age relaxation of 5 years to the residents of Jammu & Kashmir: Extended up to 31/12/2019 - Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 92/2018
No. E (NG)-II/2018/RR-1/11
New Delhi, dated 20.06.2018
The General Manager,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
Chairmen, RRBs/RRCs
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Age relaxation to the residents of the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

Kindly refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 06.01.2016 (RBE No. 1/2016) stipulating extension of the currency of relaxation of age limit of 5 years in favour of the residents of State of Jammu & Kashmir for appointment to Central Civil Services and posts, recruitment to which are made to UPSC/SSC or otherwise by the Central Government up to 31/12/2017.

2. Department of Personnel & Training have issued a further notifications No. 15012/1/2014-Estt(D) dated 09.02.2018 and accordingly age relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit to all persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st day of January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989 for appointment to Central Civil Services and posts, recruitment to which are made through UPSC or SSC or otherwise by the Central Government, stands extended up to 31/12/2019.

3. Accordingly, the same is also extended beyond 31.12.2017 to 31.12.2019 for recruitment made by Railway Recruiting agencies.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Ravi Shekher)
Jt. Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board.

Enhancement of age of superannuation of General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors


"Enhancement of age of superannuation of General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors"

Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors and Teaching Medical Faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to enhance the age of superannuation of General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors and Teaching medical faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal to sixty-five years at par with doctors of Central Health Services and doctors working under other Central government hospitals/institutes.

The age of superannuation in respect of General Duty Medical Officers and Specialists included in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health sub-cadres of Central Health Services was increased to sixty-five years vide a Notification in January, 2018.

The Government decision will meet the shortage of faculty and specialist doctors in the BMHRC and improve the patient care facility to the victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy and members of their families.

PIB

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts


Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts

Maternity-Leave-CG-Employees

No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Establishment Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001.
Dated: the 27th June, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Introduction of Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority for introduction of the Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDSs) in Department of Posts.

2. This OM will supersede all earlier orders in respect of Maternity Leave for female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS).

3. Introduction of Maternity Leave for female GDS.
i. Female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDSs) with less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement.

ii. During such period, she shall be paid TRCA drawn plus Dearness Allowance immediately before proceeding on leave.

iii. Maternity leave not exceeding 45 days may also be granted to female Gramin Dak Sevaks (irrespective of the number of surviving children) during the entire service of that female GDSs in case of miscarriage including abortion on production of medical certificate issued by a Government Medical Practitioner.
iv. Maternity leave may be combined with paid leave. Maternity leave shall not be debited against the paid leave account.

4. This OM will take effect from 01.07.2018.

5. This issues in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training vide their ID No. 14029/1/2017-Estt (L) dated 01.01.2018.

Sd/-
(S. V. Rao)
Director (Estt.)

Immediate Relief Advance Rs.25,000 to families of Government Servants who die while in service: Finance Ministry Order


Immediate Relief Advance Rs.25,000 to families of Government Servants who die while in service: Finance Ministry Order

F.N.12(1)/2016-EII(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A) Branch
North Block, New Delhi
20th June, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Advance - Amendment to Rule 80 of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of a reference received from the Department of Personnel & Training regarding the demand raised by the Staff Side in the National Council (JCM), the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances - Rule 80 - relating to Amount of Advances to the families of Government Servants who die while in Service, are retained and amended, as per attached annexure.

2. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3. In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all its attached and subordinate offices for their information.

Hindi version of this Office Memorandum is enclosed.

(H. Atheli)
Director

AMENDMENTS TO COMPENDIUM OF RULES ON ADVANCES TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS, 2005
Rule 80. Amount of Advance: The amount of an advance which may be granted under Rule 79 shall not exceed Rs.25,000 (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only).

Source: doe.gov.in

Cabinet approves Strengthening of teaching, patient / clinical care and public health programme implementation - Shifting of more experienced doctors belonging to Central Government and Central government entities to teaching / clinical /Public Health Programme implementation activities


Cabinet

Cabinet approves Strengthening of teaching, patient / clinical care and public health programme implementation - Shifting of more experienced doctors belonging to Central Government and Central government entities to teaching / clinical /Public Health Programme implementation activities
27 JUN 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Strengthening of teaching, patient / clinical care and public health programme implementation - Shifting of more experienced doctors belonging to Central Government and Central government entities to teaching/ clinical / Public Health Programme implementation activities.

The approval seeks to ensure that the doctors belonging to Central Health Service (CHS) and of other Ministries / Departments / entities of the Central Government, after attaining the age of 62 years, work exclusively in their respective fields of clinical expertise. This would be done by amending the decision of the Union Cabinet taken in its meeting held on 15.06.2016 for removal of difficulties experienced in effective implementation of this decision.

Major Impact:
This will result in capacity building and leadership development of more Central Government doctors besides availability of more experienced doctors for medical education, clinical / patient care services and for implementation of national health programmes.

Beneficiaries:
The decision will make available more experienced doctors for patient / clinical care, medical teaching activities and implementation of National Health Programmes etc., which is likely to benefit society at large.
The benefits of this proposal will percolate down the line throughout the country.

Background:
In order to tackle the problem of shortage of doctors, low joining and high attrition rate in Central Health Service, Union Cabinet in its meeting held on 15.06.2016, approved increase in age of superannuation of doctors of the Central Health Service to 65 years. Subsequently, in its meeting held on 27.09.2017, the Union Cabinet increased age of superannuation of doctors working in various other Ministries/Departments including those of Indian Railways, AYUSH, Central Universities and NTs, etc. to 65 years. It is, however, felt that there is a need to make available the services of senior doctors above the age of 62 years for core medical profession, such as, clinical / patient care/ teaching in medical colleges / implementation of health programmes, Public Health programmes & functions, etc.

PIB

Many Key Decision taken in 222nd Meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Many Key Decision taken in 222nd Meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF
27 JUN 2018

The 222nd meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar at New Delhi.

The Central Board approved the proposal for insertion of Paragraph 68HH in EPF Scheme, 1952 provisioning Advance from the fund to a member who ceases to be in employment for a continuous period not less than one month. Under this proposal a member can avail 75% of the total fund (including employee as well as employer share) standing to the member's credit with interest thereon.
The Board took note of the Investment of Rs 47,431.24 crore in Exchange Traded Funds (SBI MF, UTI MF, CPSE, Bharat 22) and notional return on ETF investments which stood at 16.07% for the period from August 2015 to 31st May 2018.

The Central Board approved the proposal to continue SBI Mutual Fund and UTI Mutual Fund as ETF manufacturer for investment in ETF by EPFO for tenure of one year i.e. till 30/06/2019.

The Central Board has considered and adopted the Consolidated Annual Accounts with Audit Report for the year 2016-17.

PIB

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance


Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance
No.A-27016/ 03/ 2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-TV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi - 110067,
Date: 19th June, 2018.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Dept. of Expenditure's Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017, following is the decision of Government on Overtime Allowance (OTA):

"Ministries/Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of 'Operational Staff'. Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be
revised upwards".

2. Further it has been clarified by the Dept. of Expenditure that the Government has decided that given the rise in the pay over the years, the recommendations of the 7th CPC to discontinue OTA for categories other than Operational Staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions may be accepted.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided to implement the aforesaid decision of the Government on Overtime Allowance across all the Ministries/Departments and attached and subordinate office of the Government of India. The following definition shall be used to define Operational Staff.
"All non-ministerial non-gazetted Central Government servants directly involved in smooth operation of the office including those tasked with operation of some electrical or mechanical equipment."

4. The concerned Administration Wing of the Ministries/Departments will prepare a list of operational Staff with full justification based on the above parameters for inclusion of a particular category of staff in the list of operational staff with the approval of JS (Adnm.) and Financial Adviser of the concerned Ministry / Department.

5. The grant of OTA may be linked to biometric attendance subject to the conditions mentioned below.

a) OTA should be paid only when his/her senior officer directs the concerned employee(s) in writing for staying back in office to attend urgent nature of work.

b) The OTA will be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance.

c) The OTA for Staff Car Drivers should be linked with biometric system as normally, the designated parking is allotted in the office building. However, in cases where the parking lot is provided far from office, the Staff Car Driver would mark his/her attendance while leaving from his office and a grace time of not exceeding 2 hours should be allowed to cover the distance travelled after leaving office, including the time to drop the officer and then reaching the parking lot. In such cases, calculation can be done from log books, duly verified by the officer concerned.

d) The OTA to field officials should be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance, as normally, such officers are given facility of official transport to attend the field work. Such officers are supposed to report in office before proceeding to field. In cases, where officials are required to attend the field work directly from home, they may be extended facility of official transport from home in lieu of transport allowance and OTA may be given on the basis of the log book of that vehicle, duly verified by their senior officers.

6. Since, the Government has decided not to revise the rates of OTA, the rates as prescribed in this Department's OM dated 19th March, 1991 for Office Staff, Staff Car Drivers and Operative Staff will continue to operate subject to their fulfillment of the above conditions.

7. All the existing instructions, except lo the extent superseded by this O.M., will continue to remain in force.

8. These instructions will be applicable with effect from 01 July, 2017.

9. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these instructions are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. Hindi version will follow.
(Pramod Kumar Jaiswal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
1. All Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India
2. NIC with a request to upload the O.M. on the website of DoPT.

Source: DoPT

Child Care Leave - DoPT


Child Care Leave - DoPT
No.13018/6/2013-Estt.(L)
Department of Personnel & Training
Estt.(Leave) Section
JNU Old Campus, New Delhi
Dated 22.6.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Child Care Leave - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the limit of 22 years in case of disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave under the provisions of Rule 43-C of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 has been removed. It has also been decided that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.

2. These orders shall take effect from 13.6.2018.

3. Formal amendments to the relevant provisions of Rule 43-C of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 have already been issued vide Notification dated 13.6.2018.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(Sunil Kumar)
Section Officer
Source: DoPT

Completion of recovery of Temporary Advances from GP Fund before six months prior to retirement on superannuation

Completion of recovery of Temporary Advances from GP Fund before six months prior to retirement on superannuation

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
AUDIT BRANCH
No.2229-F(J)-W.B.
Date:- 20.06.2018
MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Completion of recovery of Temporary Advances from GP Fund before six months prior to retirement on superannuation

In terms of this department Memo No. 2133-F dated 21.03.1981 regarding the sanction of any temporary advance from GP Fund, the competent authority should fix the number of instalments in such a manner that the recovery of the same is completed prior to six months from the date of retirement on superannuation of any subscriber to the fund.

It has been reported by some Head of Offices that recovery of temporary advances are now continuing in some cases even during the last six months prior to the date of retirement on superannuation of the subscriber which is not coherent with the Memo no 2133 -F dated 24.03.1981.
After careful consideration the Governor is pleased to decide that the Memo No 2133-F dated 21.03.1981 will remain in force in the matter of recoveries of Temporary advance and the irregularities still continuing shall be rectified by the competent authorities to sanction the Temporary advance immediately in any of the following manners.

1. Monthly instalments for recovery of existing temporary advances from the GP Fund may be re-fixed in such number of instalments so that entire recovery is completed prior to six months from the date of retirement on superannuation.
OR
2. Amount of temporary GP Fund Advance remaining outstanding at the time of six months prior to the date of retirement on superannuation may be converted into Non-refundable advance.

Henceforth, the sanctioning authorities shall at the time of sanctioning Temporary Advance from GP Fund shall fix the number of instalments in such a manner so that the recovery of advance is completed prior to six months from the date of retirement on superannuation and in no case Temporary Advance shall be sanctioned during the period of last six months prior to the date of retirement on superannuation.

In addition to the above it is also clarified that:-

1. Subscription to the GP Fund shall be stopped compulsorily prior to three months before the date of retirement on superannuation for all categories of State Government employees as per the provision contained in this Department Memo No. 620-F(J)/W.B. dated- 27.11.2013.

2. Modified versions of Form- 10A and 10B introduced vide this Department Memo No. 1115-F(J)/W.B. dated- 29.03.2018 shall be applicable only for Group-D State Government employees at present until further order.
S/d,
H.K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

Subscription rates of RELHS - Railways


Subscription rates of RELHS - Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. 2017/H/28/1/RELHS/Pt.1
New Delhi,
Dated-21.06.2018
General Managers
All Indian Railways including PUs and RDSO

Sub:- Subscription rates of RELHS - regarding.
Ref:- Railway Board's letter No.2017/H/28/1/RELHS dated 23.02.2017.

Vide Board's letter cited under reference, the subscription rate to join RELHS was revised with effect from 23.02.2017. Thus, the current rate of subscription to join RELHS for retiring railway employees is last month's basic pay drawn or the amount enumerated in the table below for different pay levels (as per 7th CPC), whichever is lower :-

S.NO.LEVEL IN THE PAY MATRIX AS PER 7TH CPCSUBSCNIPTON RATE TO JOIN RELHS (IN RUPEES)
1Level : 1 to 530,000/-
2Level : 654,000/-
3Level : 7 to 1178,000/-
4Level : 12 and above1,20,000/-

Various representations have been received for implementation of the above letter w.e.f. 01.01.2016 (the date of implementation of 7th CPC) in place of 23.02.2017.

After careful consideration in the matter, it has now been decided that the revised rate of subscription for joining RELHS would effective from 01.01.2016 in place of 23.02.2017. The excess amount, if any, deducted from the railway employees / family pensioners who retired / sanctioned pension from 01.01.2016 to 22.02.2017 (both dates are inclusive), may be refunded. It will be incumbent upon the department/branch, which paid the settlement dues to the retired employees/ family pensioner, between '01.01.2016 to 22.02.2017 (both dates are inclusive), to credit the excess amount recovered, if any, in one go in the bank account of the employee / family pensioner in which the settlement dues was credited. The due amount shall be initiated by the bill preparing authority for the retired employee and shall be passed by the Accounts Department after due internal check. This would be done without any application from the employee / family pensioner.

This issues in consultation with Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways.
S/d,

(R.S.Shukla)
Joint Director, Health
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

Monday, 25 June 2018

Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)

Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)
No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Establishment Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001.
Dated: 25th June, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Implementation of recommendations of One-man committee on wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDSs)

One-man committee headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member, Postal Services Board was set up by the Government of India vide Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts' Resolution No. 17-13/2013-GDS dated 19.11.2015 for examining the conditions of service and emoluments and other facilities available to the Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS). The committee had submitted its report to the Government on 24.11.2016. The Government has carefully considered the recommendations of the One-man Committee regarding revision of TRCA and allowances and is pleased to order the following.

2. Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)
The entire GDSs posts shall be brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other than Branch Postmasters. GDSs other than BPMs and working in Branch Post offices shall be designated as Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs) and GDSs working in departmental offices shall be designated as Dak Sevaks. There shall be two slabs of working hours Viz. Four (4) and Five (5) hours and two levels of TRCA slabs each for BPMs and other than BPMs, For this purpose, the working hours of GDSS with 3 hours, 3 1/2 hours and 3 hours 45 minutes shall be revised to 4 hours and those with 4 1/2 hours workload shall be revised as Five (5) hours, with effect from 1.7.2018.
The revised TRCA slabs / levels applicable to these two categories will be as shown in Table 1:
GDS-TRCA-TABLE1


2.1 Clubbing (Merging) of old TRCA SLABS
The existing 11 TRCA slabs shall be merged into three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMS and other than BPMS as shown in Table 2. Effectively, there shall be only 3 TRCA Slabs as one TRCA Slab will be common for both the categories.
GDS-TRCA-TABLE2
Acronyms: MC - Mail Carrier, MP - Mail Packer, MD - Mail Deliverer, MM - Mailman, SV - Stamp Vender,

2.2 Fixation Formula
The GDSs shall be brought to the respective levels in the new TRCA matrix wef 1.7.2018. For fixation of TRCA of the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the new TRCAs labs, the existing Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) for the GDS in the 11 TRCA slabs in the pre-revised structure as given in Table-2 above, as on 01.07.2018, shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The amount may be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to GDS's TRCA in the new TRCA Slab as given in Table-3.

2.3 If a cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that cell shall be the revised TRCA; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised TRCA of the GDS. However, in order to guide ad ministration/DDOs in fixing the revised TRCA of GDS in the new TRCA matrix correctly, illustrations in this regard are annexed at Annexure-II.

2.4 In respect of GDS whose annual increase of TRCA is due on 1st July, 2018,his/her TRCA consequent on annual increase in the pre-revised TRCA be effected first and then his/her TRCA be fixed in the new revised TRCA Matrix as in Table-3.
GDS-TRCA-TABLE3



2.5 If a GDS happens to be on leave on 01.07.2018, the revised TRCA will beeffective from the date of rejoining of duty. In case of GDSs on put off duty as on 01.07.2018, they shall continue to draw ex gratia payment based on existing TRCAand fixation of his TRCA shall be subject to the final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings

3. Annual Increase.
The annual increase of TRCA is 3%. After fixation of TRCA in the appropriate stage in the TRCA Matrix /slab as specified in Para 2.2 above, the next annual increase will be effected after completion of 12 months of continuous engagement from that date subject to para 3.2 below. Subsequent increase in TRCA scaleshall be at the immediate next stage in the respective levels of new TRCAmatrix at Table
3.1. In respect of the GDSs engaged on or after 01.07.2018, the initial fixation will be done on first stage of Level 1 of the respective category.
3.2 There shall be two dates of annual increase in TRCA namely, 1st July and 1st January of every year; provided that a GDS shall be entitled to only one annual increase in TRCA on either one of these two dates depending on the date of engagement.
4. Other Allowances:
Other allowances namely, Office Maintenance allowance, Fixed Stationery Charges, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Combined Duty Allowance, Risk and Hardship Allowance have been revised as detailed in Annexure-I.

5. Dearness Allowance
The existing practice to grant the Dearness Allowance will continue, as per the Seventh CPC recommendations, as a separate component, and also as revised from time to time, whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.

6. Productivity Linked Bonus
Present calculation of Ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling oft7,000 as basic TRCA + DA shall continue until further orders.

7. Date of Effect
The revised TRCA as per the matrix at Table-3 for all GDSs shall be applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018. The revised rate of other allowances at Annexure-I shall also take effect from 01.07.2018.

8. Payment for the Period from 01.01.2016 to 30.6.2018
The arrear payable to GDS will take Into consideration the following two figures:
(i) Due for the period from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2018 calculated on the basis of TRCA already drawn multiplied by a factor of 2.57
(ii) TRCA Including DA drawn for the above period from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2018
(iii) The difference between (i) and (ii) will be the amount payable to GDSs on account of arrears.
Illustrations in this regard are given at Annexure-III

9. The payment due to GDSs, according to instructions at Para-8 above maybe initiated immediately so as to ensure disbursal latest by 15th July, 2018. Likewise, the process of fixation of TRCA in the new TRCA matrix as at para 2.2may be completed before 25th July 2018. With regard to the payment for the period from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2018, an undertaking in the prescribed format (Annexure-IV) should be obtained from each Gramin Dak Sevak and kept on record before disbursement of the arrears.

10. The Circle Postal Accounts Office shall carry out cent percent verification of fixation of TRCA consequent on revision. The entire process of verification should be completed by 31.12.2018.11. This OM issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance ( Department of Expenditure) vide their ID Note Number 7/3U2006-E.III (A) dated 02.O4.2018 (Smriti Sharan) Deputy Director General ( Establishment)
Smriti Sharan)
Deputy Director General (Establishment)
Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

Railway Vacancies - 8619 Railway Constable : Employment News

Railway Vacancies - 8619 Railway Constable : Employment News
railway-constable-vacancies


Employment News Latest Job Highlights - Constable 8619, Sub-Inspectors 1120 in RPF and RPSF

Name of Post: Constables
Total Vacancies: 8619 (Male - 4403, Female - 4216)


JOB HIGHLIGHTS


INDIAN RAILWAYS
Name Of Post : Constable 8619, Sub-Inspectors 1120 in RPF and RPSF
No.of Vacancies : 8619
Last Date :30.06.2018

INSTITUTE OF BANKING PERSONNEL SELECTION
Name Of Post : Officers (Scale I, II and III), Office Assistant in RRBs
No.of Vacancies : 10000
Last Date :02.07.2018

DIRECTOREATE GENERAL BORDER SECURITY FORCE, NEW DELHI
Name Of Post : Technical Posts (Group ‘C’ Combatised)
No.of Vacancies : 207
Last Date :30 Days after Publication

INDIAN NAVY
Name Of Post : Civilian Motor Driver Grade-II
No.of Vacancies : 24
Last Date :21 Days after Publication

INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD.
Name Of Post : Junior Operator (Aviation) Grade- I
No.of Vacancies : 50
Last Date :07.07.2018

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Name Of Post : Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professors
No.of Vacancies : 101
Last Date :29.06.2018

Source: http://employmentnews.gov.in/

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Ration Money Allowance during leave other than LAP : Railway


Ration Money Allowance during leave other than LAP : Railway

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 88 /2018

New Delhi, dated: 14.06.2018
No. E(P&A)I-2005/ALL/RPF-2

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Ration Money Allowance during leave other than LAP.

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai had sought clarification, whether RPF staff are eligible for payment of Ration Money Allowance during their leave period other than Leave on Average Pay (LAP), i.e. Commuted Leave, Maternity Leave & Paternity Leave.

2. The matter has been examined in Board's Office in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs. It is clarified that no Ration Money Allowance is admissible to RPF personnel during Commuted Leave, Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave.

3. The other terms and conditions as stipulated in para 4 of Board's letter of even number dated 10.06.2009 remain unchanged.

4. This disposes off Integral Coach Factory's letter No. PB/CBS/RB dated 11.12.2017.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.
S/d,
(N P Singh)
Jt. Directorate/E (P&A),
Railway Board.

EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS


EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

Tele: 25683476
Army: 36833
Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt- 110010
 B/49771/AG/ECHS/Emp/Gen
20 Jun 18
(All Regional Centre ECHS)

EMPANELMENT OF MEDICAL FACILITIES WITH ECHS

1. Further to our letter No B/49771/AG/ECHS/Gen dated 20 Sep 17. Empanelment of medical facilities to recommence as per details in succeeding paras.

2. PI process the applications of hospitals with current procedure with immediate effect.

3. Only completed applications should be fwd.

4. NABH/NABL entities can apply directly to CO ECHS.

5. Applications from the areas having adequate No of empanelled hospitals need not be processed unless the hospital has specialised facility/needed by our ESM.

6. PI focus specifically in those areas where there are no/ltd empanelled facilities.

7. This has the approval of MD ECHS.
S/d,
(DK Dubey)
Gp Capt
Jt Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance


Implementation of 7th CPC Over Time Allowance across Ministries/Departments: DoPT OM 19.06.2018 - Download Hindi and English OM

No.A-27016/ 03 / 2017 -Estt. (AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi - 110067,
Date: 19th June, 2018.
 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Dept. of Expenditure's Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017, following is the decision of Government on Overtime Allowance (OTA):

"Ministries/ Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of 'Operational Staff'. Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards".

2. Further it has been clarified by the Dept. of Expenditure that the Government has decided that given the rise in the pay over the years, the recommendations of the 7th CPC to discontinue OTA for categories other than Operational Staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions may be accepted.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided to implement the aforesaid decision of the Government on Overtime Allowance across all the Ministries / Departments and attached and subordinate office of the Government of India. The following definition shall be used to define Operational Staff.

"All non-ministerial non-gazetted Central Government servants directly involved in smooth operation of the office including those tasked with operation of some electrical or mechanical equipment."

4. The concerned Administration Wing of the Ministries / Departments will prepare a list of operational Staff with full justification based on the above parameters for inclusion of a particular category of staff in the list of operational staff with the approval of IS (Admn.) and Financial Adviser of the concerned Ministry / Department.

5. The grant of OTA may be linked to biometric attendance subject to the conditions mentioned below.
a) OTA should be paid only when his/ her senior officer directs the concerned employee(s) in writing for staying back in office to attend urgent nature of work.

b) The OTA will be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance.

c) The OTA for Staff Car Drivers should be linked with biometric system as normally, the designated parking is allotted in the office building. However, in cases where the parking lot is provided far from office, the Staff Car Driver would mark his/ her attendance while leaving from his office and a grace time of not exceeding 2 hours should be allowed to cover the distance travelled after leaving office, including the time to drop the officer and then reaching the parking lot. In such cases, calculation can be done from log books, duly verified by the officer concerned.

d) The OTA to field officials should be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance, as normally, such officers are given facility of official transport to attend the field work. Such officers are supposed to report in office before proceeding to field. In cases, where officials are required to attend the field work directly from home, they may be extended facility of official transport from home in lieu of transport allowance and OTA may be given on the basis of the log book of that vehicle, duly verified by their senior officers.
6. Since, the Government has decided not to revise the rates of OTA, the rates as prescribed in this Department's OM dated 19th March, 1991 for Office Staff, Staff Car Drivers and Operative Staff will continue to operate subject to their fulfillment of the above conditions.

7. All the existing instructions, except to the extent superseded by this O.M., will continue to remain in force.

8. These instructions will be applicable with effect from 01 July, 2017.

9. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these instructions are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Pramod Kumar Jaiswal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Friday, 22 June 2018

NFSG to Eligible Grade 'D' Stenographers - Dopt Clarification Orders

NFSG to Eligible Grade 'D' Stenographers - Dopt Clarification Orders

No.6/6/2011-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(CS-II Division)
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Date: 20th June, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade 'D' of CSSS-Issuance of Zone of consideration for placement of eligible Stenographers Grade 'D' in Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG)- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to OM No. 6/6/2011- CS-II(C) dated 23.09.2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that consequent upon issue of the OM ibid, representations from a no. of officials of CSSS who were not placed in the same list as a result of their getting promotion already on adhoc basis to the grade of PA vide OM No. 5/3/2011-CS-II(C) dated 05.06.2011 (copy enclosed), were being received by this Department.

2. The matter has been under examination in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance for some time. It has now been decided with the approval of competent authority to grant NFSG w.e.f. 22.06.2011 to the officials as stated in Para (1) above till their promotion as PA on adhoc basis for which order was issued vide this Department's OM No. 5/3/2011-CS-II(C) dated 05.08.2011 subject to the eligibility conditions and after following the procedures as prescribed in OM No. 20/49/2009-CS-II(B) dated 22.06.2011.

3. Accordingly, the Cadre Units of CSSS are requested to place the eligible Steno Grade 'D' as on 22.06.2011 as given in Annexure to the OM in NFSG after following the procedure as p as prescribed in OM No. 20/49/2009-CS-II(B) dated 22.06.2011 and ascertaining the relevant eligibility conditions. A copy of order placing the eligible Steno Grade 'D' in NFSG, as stated may please be furnished to this Department for the purpose of the record. Ministries/Departments and officials concerned may check the information in Annexure and bring to notice of this Department if there is any discrepancy in the list by 29.06.2018.

4. Cadre Units should sent a report to CS-II Division detailing the officers who have been granted NFSG by 20th July, 2018.

sd/-
(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India)
Source: dopt.gov.in

Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS

Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS

A.60011/13/2017-CGHS-II
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(CGHS-II Section)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 4th June, 2018
ORDER

Subject: Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS-regarding.

In continuation of this Ministry’s order of even No dated 08.03.2017 & 10.10.2017 on the subject cited above, the nomenclature of following Nursing Staff of Ayurvedic System in CGHS has been changed as mentioned against each, with immediate effect:-

Sl.No.Existing Nomenclature of the postNew Nomenclature
1.Staff Nurse (Ayurvedic)Nursing Officer (Ayurvedic)
2.Nursing Sister (Ayurvedic)Senior Nursing Officer (Ayurvedic)

2. The change in nomenclature as mentioned above doesn’t involve change in duties and responsibilities and any additional financial benefits.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Dharminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To,
1. The Additional Director, CGHS, Delhi for compliance.
2. The PS to AS&DG(CGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
3. The Director (CGHS), Ministry of Health: & Family- Welfare.
4. The Director (EHS), Ministry of Health 84 Family Welfare.
5. Sh. Frank Ellis, Secretary General, AlCGl-lSEA,‘ CGHS, Pune. I

Copy to:-
1. The Nodal Officer, MCTC, CGHS for uploading in the website of CGHS.

Source: CGHS

7th CPC: Grant of Grade Pay 5400 (Level 9) to Assistant Accounts Officer of IA&AD, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and P&T Accounts


7th CPC: Grant of Grade Pay 5400 (Level 9) to Assistant Accounts Officer of IA&AD, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and P&T Accounts

F.No.25-2/2017-IC/E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 18th June 2018
 Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC - Para 11.12.140 - Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400(PB-2) i.e. Level 9 of Pay Matrix in case of Assistant Accounts Officer of IA&AD, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation and P&T Accounts.

In pursuance of the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission as contained in Para 11.12.140 of the Report, read with this Ministry's Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July 2016, the undersigned is directed to say that the pay scales of the post of Assistant Accounts Officer in Indian Audit & Account Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and P&T Accounts shall be as under in the pay structure of 7th Central Pay Commission w.e.f 01/01/2016.

Sl. No.
Name of Post
Pay scale in the 6th CPC Pay Structure
Revised Pay scale under 7th CPC Pay Structure
1Assistant Accounts OfficerPay Band 2 + Grade Pay Rs. 4800/-Level 8 of Pay Matrix and Level 9 on completion of 4 years in Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- (PB2)/Level 8. Level 8 and Level 9 of Pay Matrix shall be as contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated 25/07/2016.

2. Necessary amendment to CCS(RP) Rules 2016 shall be issued in due course.

(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

AIGDSU - Implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of Posts


AIGDSU - Implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of Posts

Letter No. GDS/CHQ/67/01/2018

Date 20-06-2018
To
Sri Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister
Government of India
New Delhi - 110001

Respected Sir,

Subject : Implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of Posts.

We on behalf of 2.60 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks of India venture to approach your benign self with high hopes of causing activisation of the process. We are obliged to the union cabinet for approving the implementation of report. But we are sorry to submit that there is avoidable delay on the Part of the officials at Postal Directorate level In issuing orders. Even after two weeks of the cabinet decision not a single order has been processed and even the movement of the file illudes us. Probably, this is aimed at creating trust deficit.

We approach your high self, with all our respect, to cause the process of issuing orders to move a bit faster.

With profound regards,

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(S.S. Mahadevaiah)
General Secretary
Source : ruralpostalemployees

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Disbursement of Salary & staff remuneration to BSNL employees


Disbursement of Salary & staff remuneration to BSNL employees

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
CORPORATE OFFICE
BFC&I DIVISION
To
All Chief General Managers
BSNL circles/Metro cities

No. 16-4/2018/CB (P)
Dated : 18-06-2018.

Sub:- Disbursement of Salary & staff remuneration to BSNL employees.

The date of disbursement of "Net take home" to BSNL staff is re-fixed wef 01.07.2018 (Net take home for the month of June, 2018) as noted below:-

bsnl-employees-salary

 2. The following instructions are also being issued:-

(i) Salary will be finalized as usual.

(ii) Payments pertain to OTA, Honorarium, TA, LTC, Leave encashment & Medical reimbursement be processed only up to amount authorised by BFC&I wing of CO BSNL.

(iii) Circles will make fund requirement as usual, however cash fund will be released on the basis of bank files generated in SAP.

(iv) Left out cases will be considered up to 5th of each month and thereafter the same will be considered for next month salary procedure.

S/d,
(Y. N. Singh)
General Manager
Budget, Financial Control & investment

Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel - delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 1.1.2006


Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel - delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 1.1.2006 reg

No.1(04)/2007/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi,Dated:20th June, 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies - delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 1.1.2006 reg.
Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 18th Sept,2017 under which orders have been issued for restoration of full pension for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Bodies after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump sum amount. The said order also allows revision of pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay commissions including Seventh CPC.

2. Instructions were issued by this Ministry vide letter No 1(2)/2016- D (Pen/Pol.) dated 30.9.2016 to the effect that w.e.f.1.1.2006 revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners shall not be lower than 50% and 30% respectively of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band plus Grade pay corresponding to the pre–revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/ discharged/ invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and ‘X’ Group pay, if any, without pro rata reduction of pension even if they had rendered qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.

3. Matter has been considered by the Government and it has been decided that while determining the revised pension of above said category of absorbee pensioners/ family pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006, the pension/ family pension shall also be revised in accordance with the provisions contained in this Ministry’s letter dated 30.9.2016 referred above.

4. The revised pension in terms of this order shall be revised by respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.31 (8)/09/Fin/Pen dated 23-05-2018.

6. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(R K Arora)
Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India.

7th CPC - Constitution of Committee to examine classification of Railway Posts


7th CPC - Constitution of Committee to examine classification of Railway Posts

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.PC-VII/2017/RSRP/2(Pt.II)

New Delhi, dated :18.06.2018
To,
The PCPOs, All Indian Railways
& Production Units
(As per standing mailing list)

Sub : Constitution of Committee to examine classification of Railway Posts consequent upon implementation of 7th CPC recommendations through RSRP Rules,2016.

Railway Board’s order dated 12.06.2018 refers (Annexure-I). A Committee consisting of Executive Director/Pay Commission-II Railway Board as Convener, Executive Director/Estt. (GC) Railway Board and Executive Director/Transformation Cell (Mechanical) Railway Board as Members has been constituted "to examine in detail the issue of granting Group 'B' status (Gazetted / Non-Gazetted) to various existing Group 'C' posts of Indian Railways (including repercussions and modalities) in line with DoP&T's order no. 11012/10/2016-Estt. A -III dated 09.11.2017".

2. It is requested that the above be circulated among all the stakeholders in the Zonal Railways. Their comments/representations if any in this regard can be directly addressed to the undersigned at Room No. 325, 3rd Floor, Railway Board, DFCCIL Building, Pragati Maidan Metro Complex, New Delhi- 110001. The relevant envelopes may clearly be superscribed with "For Committee examining classification of Railway Posts" on top. Comments/suggestions can also be sent by e-mail to railwayclassificationcommittee@gmail.com All written views (whether by post or e-mail) are to reach the specified address by 4th July, 2018.

3. Further, the Committee will also be available on 5th & 6th July, i 2018 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Room No. 376 (Transformation Cell meeting room) of the Railway Board at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi in case any stakeholder(s) wish(es) to make an oral representation.

Encl as above

S/d,
(S.Balachandra Iyer)
EDPC-II & Convener of the Committee
Railway Board

Government Of India
Ministry Of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.ERB-I/2018/23/29

New Delhi,dated 12.06.2018
ORDER

Ministry of Railway (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a committee to examine classification of Railway Services consequent upon implementation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 in consultation with all stakeholders. The Committee will consist of the following :-

i. Executive Director /Pay Commission-II, Railway Board - Convener
ii. Executive Director/Estt.(GC), Railway Board - Member
iii. Executive Director/Transformation (Mechanical), Railway Board - Member

2. The Terms of Reference of the Committee will be as under:
"To examine in detail the issue of granting Group 'B' status (Gazetted/Non-Gazetted) to various existing Group 'C' posts of Indian Railways (including repercussions and modalities) in line with DoP&T's order no.11012/10/2016-Estt.A-III dated 09.11.2017."
3. The Committee should examine the issue in consultation with various stakeholders & submit its report within one month from the date of its constitution.

4. The Headquarters of the Committee will be at New Delhi.

5. PC-VII branch of Railway Board will be the Nodal branch for functioning of the commission Therefore, submission of report of the Committee for consideration of Railway Board, implementation of its recommendations and all related issues including parl. Questions, RTI cases and other formalities with regard to the Committee, shall be dealt with by PC-VII branch.

6. The Convener and Members of the Committee will draw TA/DA as per extant rules.

S/d,
(Vijay Kumar)
Under Secretary (E)-I
Railways Board

Grant of Grade Pay Rs.6600/PB-3 to Nursing personnel i.e. staff Nurses/Nursing Sister/Matron/Chief Matron under 3rd MACP


Grant of Grade Pay Rs.6600/PB-3 to Nursing personnel i.e. staff Nurses/Nursing Sister/Matron/Chief Matron under 3rd MACP

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.87/2018

New Delhi, dated 14-6-2018
S.No.PC-VII/106
PC-V/2009/ACP/2
The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Grade Pay Rs.6600/PB-3 to Nursing personnel i.e. staff Nurses/Nursing Sister/Matron/Chief Matron under 3rd MACP.

The staff side (NFIR and AIRF) had demanded for grant of 3rd financial upgradation in the Grade Pay of Rs.6600/PB-3 to Nursing personnel under MACPS on the basis of OM dated 09-09-2016 issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The matter was examined in consultation with the Deptt. of personnel and Training and it has now been decided as under.
a) Those Staff Nurse/Nursing Sister/Matron/Chief Matron who have been awarded 1st and 2nd financial upgradation under ACP Scheme in the hierarchy pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 upto 31-08-2008 may be granted a replacement Grade Pay of Rs.4800/-PB-2 and Rs.5400/PB-3. Therefore, the 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme, if granted to these categories of officials, may be revised to Rs.6600/PB-3 from Rs.5400 in PB-3.

b) Those Staff Nurse/Nursing Sister/Chief Matron who have been granted 1st ACP in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 upto 31-08-2008 may be placed in the replacement Grade Pay of Rs.4800/PB-2. They will be entitled for grant of 2nd and 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the Grade Pay of Rs.5400/PB-2 and Rs.5400/PB-3 only.

c) All the remaining Staff Nurse/Nursing Sister/Matron/Chief Matron who are to be granted 1st, 2nd and 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme may be granted next higher Grade Pay.
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

Fresh Guidelines for Selection of Teachers for National Awards

Fresh Guidelines for Selection of Teachers for National Awards
 
21 JUN 2018
The Ministry of HRD has issued fresh guidelines for Selection of Teachers for National Awards. Teachers of Government schools can now send their entries directly for National Award for Teachers. This is a new initiative, as earlier entries were selected by the State Government.  The purpose of National Award to Teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honor those teachers, who through their commitment have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.
  1. Conditions of Eligibility of Teachers for consideration for the Awards:
  1. School teachers and Heads of Schools working in recognized primary/ middle /high / higher secondary schools under the following categories:
  1. Schools run by State Govt. /UTs Administration, schools run by local bodies, schools aided by State Govt. and UT Administration.
  2. Central Govt. Schools i.e. Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), Central Schools for Tibetans (CTSA), Sainik Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES).
  3. Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (other than those at (a) and (b) above)
  4. Schools affiliated to Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (CISCE) (Other than those at (a), (b) and (c) above)

  1. Normally retired teachers are not eligible for the award but those teachers who have served a part of the calendar year (at least for four months i.e. upto 30th April in the year to which National Award relates) may be considered if they fulfill all other conditions.
  2. Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, and the staff of training Institutes are not eligible for these awards.
  3. Teacher/Headmaster should not have indulged in tuitions.
  4. Only regular Teachers and Heads of Schools will be eligible.
  5. Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras will not be eligible.

  1. Considerations to guide the selection of teachers at various levels:
Teachers will be evaluated based on the evaluation matrix given at Annexure-I. Evaluation matrix contains two types of criteria for evaluation:
  1. Objective criteria: Under this the teachers will be awarded marks against each of the objective criteria. These criteria are given the weightage of 20 out of 100.
  2. Criteria based on performance: Under this, teachers will be awarded marks on criteria based on performance e.g. initiatives to improve learning outcomes, innovative experiments undertaken, organization of extra and co-curricular activities, use of Teaching Learning Material, social mobility, ensuring experiential learning, unique ways to ensure physical education to students etc. These criteria are given the weightage of 80 out of 100.

  1. Procedure for application and selection:
  1. All the applications would be received through an online web portal. The portal would be developed and managed by Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) assisted by CIET, NCERT under the overall supervision of MHRD.
  2. ASCI would also ensure coordination with States/UTs regarding timely entry into the portal and resolution of technical and operational issues during data entry into portal.
  3. MHRD will bear the entire expenditure for development and maintenance of the portal.
  4. In case of State/UTs, teachers and Heads of schools themselves shall apply directly by filling the application form online through the web portal before the prescribed cut-off date.
  5. Every applicant shall submit a portfolio, online along with the Entry Form. The portfolio shall include relevant supporting material such as documents, tools, reports of activities, field visits, photographs, audios or videos etc.
  6. Undertaking by the applicant: Each applicant shall give an undertaking that all the information/data submitted is true to the best of his/her knowledge and if anything is found at any later date to be untrue then he/she will be liable to disciplinary action.

District Selection Committee:
  1. First level scrutiny will be done by District Selection Committee (DSC) headed by the District Education Officer. Members of DSC would be as under:
  1. District Education Officer: Chairperson
  2. Representative of State/UT Govt.: Member
  3. One Reputed academician nominated by District Collector: Member

  1. The major functions to be performed by DSC are as under:
  1. Physical verification of the facts/ information provided by the applicant by forming verification teams.
  2. Evaluation/ marking of the applicants as per the format at Annexure-I.
  3. Certificate by DSC: The DSC shall certify that marks have been awarded after due verification of the facts.
  4. After the detailed evaluation of the applications, DSC will shortlist 3 names and forward these to State Selection Committee through online portal along with vigilance clearance certificate of each of the 3 applicants.
  5. In addition to the applications received, the DSC in exceptional circumstances, may suo-moto consider name of maximum one person among the outstanding teachers including special educators and differently abled teachers/heads of schools. The evaluation will be done as per the format at Annexure-I.
  6. DSC may take into account performance of teachers in various streams of studies viz. science, arts, music, physical education etc.
The State Selection Committee (SSC)
  1. The State Selection Committee (SSC) will be headed by Principal Secretary/ Secretary of State Education Department. Members of SSC will be as under:
  1. Principal Secretary/ Secretary of State Education Department: Chairperson
  2. Nominee of Union Govt.: Member
  3. Director/Commissioner of Education: Member Secretary
  4. Director, SCERT or equivalent if there is no SCERT: Member
  1. The major functions to be performed by SSC are as under:
  1. Re-verification of the facts/ information/marks of the nominations received from all the DSCs.
  2. Evaluate all the nominations and prepare shortlist of the best candidates, subject to the maximum number allotted to the States/UTs as per Annexure-II and forward the same to Independent Jury at National level through online portal.
Organization Selection Committee (OSC) (For other organizations)
  1. The composition of OSC is as under:
  1. Chairperson/ Director/ Commissioner/ Head of the Organization: Chairperson
  2. One officer from the Organization nominated by the Chairperson
  3. Nominee of Union Govt.: Member
  4. One reputed academician deputed by the Chairperson: Member
  1. The major functions to be performed by OSC are as under:
  1. The Organizations may follow their internal processes for receiving nominations.
  2. Evaluate all the nominations and prepare shortlist of the best candidates, subject to the maximum number allotted to the Organizations as per Annexure-II and forward the same to Independent Jury at National level through online portal.
Independent Jury at National level
  1. Independent Jury at National level headed by retired Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, MHRD would review the list of candidates as forwarded by all the 36 SSCs and 7 OSCs and carry out fresh assessment.
    1. Each nominee is required to make a presentation before the Jury.
    2. The jury shall select names from the list subject to the maximum of 45 (+2 Special Category for differently abled teachers etc.).
    3. TA/DA for nominees shall be paid by MHRD.
    4. Secretarial assistance to the Jury will be provided by NCERT.
  2. All other awards have been subsumed under this award.
  3. The suggested way forward along with proposed timelines is as under:
    1. Opening of web-portal for inviting applications – 15th June to 30th June, 2018. Large scale publicity through newspaper advertisements, social media (Twitter, Facebook etc.) and by sending emails directly to the teachers & the State Education Departments, etc.
    2. District Selection Committee nominations to be forwarded to the State Selection Committee by 15th July, 2018.
    3. State Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded through online portal to Independent National Jury by 31th July, 2018.
    4. Letters/communication to be issued by MHRD through online portal to all the shortlisted candidates by 3rd August.
    5. Finalization of names by Independent National Jury by 30th August, 2018.
Evaluation Matrix for National Award to Teachers
Annexure-I
Category A: Objective Criteria
Sl No. Criteria Maximum Marks / Ceiling
1 Work done by teacher to encourage community, parents, alumni etc. to contribute to the school in any way e.g. physical infrastructure, computers, mid day meal, funds, books etc. 3
2 Publication (Research papers/Articles in international/national journals{with ISSN}, Books {with ISBN}, etc.) in the last 5 years 3
3 Annual Performance Appraisal Reports or other performance appraisal tools of last 3 years 3
4 Is the teacher attending school regularly without any complaints? 3
5 Whether the teacher is regularly attending the in-service training he/she is deputed to? 2
6 Work done by teacher to increase enrolment and reduce dropouts. 2
7 Whether the teacher is enrolled for any course under SWAYAM or any other MOOCS platform 2
8 Development of e-contents, textbooks, teacher handbooks for SCERTs, Boards or NCERT 2
Subtotal 20
Category B: Criteria based on performance (Indicative and illustrative only)
Sl No. Criteria Maximum Marks
1 Innovative experiments (like use of ICT, joyful learning technique) undertaken by teacher for greater impact of his/her teaching on the students. Development and use of appropriate pedagogic approaches in day to day teaching activities including Teaching Learning Material, Low cost teaching aids etc. (Based on number, scale and impact of innovations/experiments) 30
2 Organization of extra and co-curricular activities (Based on number, scale and impact of experiments) 25
3
  1. Mobilization of society for school infrastructure and for spreading social awareness among children.
  2. Promotion of nation building and national integration
25
Subtotal 80
Grand Total 100
State/UT/Organization wise maximum number of nominations allowed
Annexure-II
S.no States/UTs/Organizations Max. nominations
1 Andhra Pradesh 3
2 Arunachal Pradesh 3
3 Assam 3
4 Bihar 6
5 Chhattisgarh 3
6 Goa 3
7 Gujarat 6
8 Haryana 3
9 Himachal Pradesh 3
10 Jammu & Kashmir 3
11 Jharkhand 3
12 Karnataka 6
13 Kerala 6
14 Madhya Pradesh 6
15 Maharashtra 6
16 Manipur 3
17 Meghalaya 3
18 Mizoram 3
19 Nagaland 3
20 Orissa 6
21 Punjab 6
22 Rajasthan 6
23 Sikkim 3
24 Tamil Nadu 6
25 Telangana 3
26 Tripura 3
27 Uttar Pradesh 6
28 Uttarakhand 3
29 West Bengal 3

Union Territory
30 A&N Islands 1
31 Chandigarh 1
32 D&N Haveli 1
33 Daman & Diu 1
34 Delhi 2
35 Lakshadweep 1
36 Puducherry 1

Others
37 Atomic Energy Education Society (Under Deptt. Of Atomic Energy) 1
38 CBSE 6
39 C.I.S.C.E. 2
40 CTSA 1
41 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 4
42 Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti 2
43 Sainik Schools Under M/o Defence 1

Grand Total 145
PIB

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

7th Pay Commission Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula - NJCA to hold a meeting on 3.7.2018


7th Pay Commission Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula - NJCA to hold a meeting on 3.7.2018

National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055
No.NJCA/2018

Dated: June 8, 2018
All Members of the NJCA

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Holding of meeting of the NJCA

It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Council of Action (NJCA) on 3rd July, 2018 from 16.00 hrs, in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi

The following would be the issue of discussion:-
(i) To take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settled of major pending issues, viz. improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.
(ii) No progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees.
(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.
All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the said meeting so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.

With Fraternal Greetings,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
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Source: Confederation

Special Allowance to Teaching Staff in NVS


Special Allowance to Teaching Staff in NVS

20-01/2017-NVS(Admn.)-C4073

Date: 15.06.2018
NOTIFICATION

Sub: Continuance of "Special Allowance" to Teaching Staff in NVS - reg.

The proposal for continuance of special allowance @ 10% of Basic Pay to the teaching staff of NVS including Librarian has since been approved by the Department of Expenditure as communicated vide Ministry of HRD's letter No.17-01/2017-UT.3 dated 04.06.2018.

This is issued in continuation to Samiti's Notification of even number dated 20.02.2018,

sd/-
(B. Panda)
Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)

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Source: http://nvshq.org

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