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All the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017 (as on 31.12.2017)


All the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017 (as on 31.12.2017)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,  PUBLIC  GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
D.O.No.142/47/2015-AVD.I/D (Pt.)
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI-110001
5th January, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam,

All the Group 'A' officers of CSS/CSSS cadre are required to submit their annual Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) of the previous year, latest by 31st January of the current year, as per Rule 18 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Accordingly IPR-2017 as on 31.12.2017 is due to be filed latest by 31.01.2018.

2. In this context, CS Division vide their OM No. 26/01/2017-CS.I(PR/CMS) dated 21.12.2017 and 22.12.2017 has requested to all the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017 (as on 31.12.2017) well in time, latest by 31.01.2018, through Web Based Cadre Management System only.

3. It may please be noted that Vigilance Clearance to Group 'A' Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre for the purpose of (a) empanelment; (b) any deputation for which Vigilance Clearance is sought; (c) appointment to the post of sensitive post, assignments to training programmes (except mandatory training), is examined as per the guidelines contained in DOP&T OM No 11012/11/2007-Estt.A dated 27.09.2011. As per the guidelines, non submission of IPR-2017, as on 31.12.2017 latest by 31.01.2018 would invite denial of Vigilance Clearance to the Group 'A' Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre, during the year 2018.

4. In view of the above, I would be grateful if necessary instruction in this regard is immediately issued to all Group 'A' Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre in your jurisdiction.
Yours sincerely
(Devesh Chaturvedi)
Source: DoPT

NO STOPPAGE OF DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION DUE TO NON-LINKING OF AADHAAR GOVERNMENT


NO STOPPAGE OF DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION DUE TO NON-LINKING OF AADHAAR GOVERNMENT

pension-aadhaar


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2997
ANSWERED ON: 05.01.2018

DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION
SADHU SINGH

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the disbursement of Central Government Pension to many beneficiaries have been stopped due to non-linking of same with the Aadhaar number and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise including Punjab;

(b) whether the Government proposes to exempt beneficiary patients suffering from leprosy or any other grave disease and hence unable to provide their biometric details and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) the other steps taken by the Government to facilitate such beneficiaries patients; and

(d) whether the Government is considering some alternative option for such beneficiary patients and if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) to (d): The Government has not issued any instructions for stopping disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioner due to non-linking of the pension account with the Aadhaar number.

Instructions have been issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW) from time to time that in view of the difficulty faced by old and infirm pensioners, banks should make concrete effort to provide the facility of obtaining life certificate from the premises/ residence of such pensioners. The instructions also provide that in case of sick and infirm pensioners, personal appearance may be exempted if a life certificate in the prescribed form signed by some specified authorities is produced on the behalf of Pensioners.

Further, all Pension Disbursing Banks have also been advised by DoP&PW that where the finger prints of a pensioner are not accepted by the system, the alternate mechanism of biometric, i.e. Iris scanning, may be used in such case. In case, however, it is not possible to have Digital Life Certificate either through finger prints or through Iris scanning, the physical life certificate submitted by the pensioner may be accepted to avoid any harassment to the pensioner. In no case a pensioner should be returned without accepting his life certificate on account of non-acceptance of his biometric by the system.

Indian Railways conceives to deploy "Drone" cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations


 Ministry of Railways

Indian Railways conceives to deploy "Drone" cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

It will help in various activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure.

West Central Railways has become the first Zonal Railway to procure "Drone" cameras in Indian Railways.

Indian Railways has decided to deploy "Drone" cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure. It has been given directions to Zonal Railways to procure such cameras. This is in-line with Railways’ desire to use technology to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

"Drone" cameras shall be deployed to undertake monitoring activities of relief and rescue operation, project monitoring, progress of important works, conditions of track and inspection related activities. It shall also be used to assess preparedness of Non-Interlocking (NI) works, crowd management during fairs and melas, to identify scrap and also for aerial survey of station yards. It is going to be instrumental in providing real time inputs related to safety and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure.

Under this initiative, West Central Railways with headquarter at Jabalpur (M.P) has become the first Zonal Railway to procure "Drone" cameras in Indian Railways. West Central Railways has already done a trial-run of those cameras last week on its all the three divisions in the following locations.

  Jabalpur Division - Narmada Bridge near Bhitoni
  Bhopal Division - (i) Nishatpura Yard; (ii) Third Line work between HBJ - Misrod.
  Kota Division - (i) Chambal Bridge near Kota; (ii) Dakania Talav Yard near Kota.

WCR further plans to use Drone for project monitoring in 3rd line work of Bina-Katni, Doubling work in Katni-Singrouli, Important Bridge inspections and Mansoon preparedness in deep cutting portions of Ghat Sections of Bhopal and Jabalpur Divisions. Earlier, demonstration of "Drone" camera was done for project monitoring of Railway Electrification work of Jabalpur Yard.

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Promotion of SCs/STs

Promotion of SCs/STs

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2187
TO BE ANSWERED ON 01.01.2018

PROMOTION OF SCs/STs

2187. SHRI KAUSHAL KISHORE:
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

(a)the number of people from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category who have been provided employment in the ministry during the last three years and the current year; and
(b)the details of the directions issued regarding upgrading/promotion of SC/ST employees working in the Ministry?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a): The details of number of people from Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category who have been provided employment in different offices of the Ministry during the last three years and the current year are attached as Annexure-I. Details of appointment of SC/ST category people in Offices of the Directorate General of Labour Bureau, Employees' State Insurance Corporation, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization and Group-C posts in Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) are being collected and will be laid on the table of the House.

(b): Upgradations/Promotions are made as per Recruitment Rules and Instructions issued by the Department of Personnel & Training. No specific instructions have been issued by the Ministry.


ANNEXURE-I

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2187 FOR 01/01/2018 REGARDING PROMOTION OF SCs/STs.

Number of people from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category who have been provided employment in the Ministry during the last three years and the current year
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* excluding CSS,CSSS and CSCS Cadres posts as these posts are filled-up through Department of Personnel and Training.

Source : LokSabha

Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theater/Intensive Care Unit - revision of Allowances : NFIR


Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theater/Intensive Care Unit - revision of Allowances : NFIR


No.I/5(g)/Part VI

Dated: 05/01/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theater/Intensive Care Unit - revision of Allowances-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No.1-B/2012.

(ii) Railway Board's OM No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 09/07/2010 and 08/10/2013.

(iii) NFIR's letter No.I/5(g) dated 08/11/2012 & no. I/5(g)/Pt.V dated 02/09/2013 and 13/01/2014.

(iv) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare letter no.Z.28015/2012013 - N dated 17th October 2013 copy endorsed to NFIR.

(v) Railway Board's letter No.E(P&A)I-2012/FE-4/1 dated 23/01/2014.

(vi) NFIR's letter No.I/5 (g)/Part V dated 21/10/2014, 20/10/2015, 30/05/2017 & letter No.I/5(g)/Part VI dated 20/09/2017.

(vii) O.M.No.Z.28015/52/2017-N dated 27th September,2017 issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to all ministries/departments (Government of India).

(viii) NFIR's letter No.I/5(g)/Part VI dated 16/10/2017.

(ix) Railway Board's letter No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/MH-1 dated 27/12/2017.

Federation desires to invite attention of the Railway Board to the letters cited under reference relating to the NFIR's PNM agenda Item No.1-B/2012.

During NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14-11-2017, the Official Side through Action Taken Statement on the agenda item conveyed that the advice of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the matter was still awaited and reminders have also been sent on 26/04/2017 and 11/10/2017 to ascertain the date of enhancement of the Allowance to Rs. 360/-p.m. from Rs. 120/- p.m.

Federation is surprised to note that though the instructions have since been issued by the Board revising the rate of Special Allowance, renamed as Operation Theater Allowance to the Nursing Personnel working in the specialized areas in the Railway Hospitals under the Ministry of Railways to Rs.540/- p.m. w.e.f. 1st July 2017, vide Board's letter dated 27/12/2017, unfortunately the said letter does not mention NFIR's PNM agenda Item. There is, therefore necessity to issue amendment to Board’s letter dated 27/12/2017.

Further to above, Federation desires to mention that the question relating to enhancement of Special Allowance from Rs.120/- p.m. to Rs.360/-p.m. pursuant to implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, is still unanswered and payment not arranged with back date.

NFIR,therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue corrigendum to Board’s letter dated 27-12-2017 for enhancement of Operation Theater Allowance from Rs.120/-p.m to Rs.360/- p.m also with retrospective effect, duly citing NFIR's PNM agenda item.

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

Yours faithfully,

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

Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff: NFIR

Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff: NFIR.

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX

Dated: 05/01/2018
The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions of NFIR

Brother,
Sub: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff-reg.

The issue pertaining to revision of Kilometraeg Allowance rates and other related Allowance for Running Staff was discussed on 4th & 5th January, 2018 at Rail Bhavan under the chairmanship of Additional Member (Staff). The NFIR’s note highlighting the position from 01/01/2006 and necessity for upward revision of Kilometrage Allowance rate was discussed. After considering the points brought out by the Staff Side on 4th & 5th January 2018, the Railway Board will respond.

Further development on the subject will be conveyed to affiliates at the earliest.

Yours fraternally,

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

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