Monday, 19 February 2018

Ministry of Railways extends the relaxation in Upper Age Limit for all categories

Railways

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways extends the relaxation in Upper Age Limit for all categories.

Online Applications are invited around 90,000 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter and Group C Level II categories like Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP), Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, Carpenter) through Railway Recruitment Boards websites.

Last date of submission of application would be extended suitably.

Option to take exam in regional languages like Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Odiya and others will be available to the candidates.
19 FEB 2018
For the ongoing recruitment of Group C Level I & II posts, Ministry of Railways have decided to extend the relaxation in upper age limit as under:

CEN 01/2018 - Asst. Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician

(age in years)
CommunityNotifiedRevised
UR2830
OBC3133
SC3335
ST3335
CEN 02/2018 - Level-1 (erstwhile Group D)

(Age in years)
CommunityNotifiedRevised
UR3133
OBC3436
SC3638
ST3638

Formal corrigendum is being issued on official websites of RRBs shortly. Last date of submission of application would be extended suitably. It has also been decided that the questions in regional languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odiya, Telugu, Bangla and others will be available for candidates to take the exam.

Earlier, Ministry of Railways has announced one of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89409 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) & Level II Categories. Online applications have been invited for the Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, and Carpenter) and Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter. This recruitment drive is open for candidates who have passed Class Xth & ITI for Group C Level I posts & Class Xth & ITI or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering for Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians and aspire to join Indian Railways.

Ministry of Railways has published a notification no. CEN 01/2018 for Group C Level II Categories posts for the candidates in the age group of 18-28 years who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI) or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering.
The notification no. CEN 02/2018 about Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts for candidates in the age group of 18-31 years and who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI). The notifications have already been uploaded on RRB Websites. The link of the website is as follows:

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,4,1244

PIB

Grant of Ten Days Casual Leave to the Industrial and Non-Industrial Employees of all Army DTES at par with other Employees of MOD


10 Days Casual Leave

defence-10 -Days-Casual-Leave-army-DTES

Addl Dte Gen of MP/MP 4(Civ)(c)
Adjutant General's Branch
Integrated HQrs of MOD (Army)
West Block III, RK Puram
New Delhi 110066
16337/JCM/MP-4(Civ)(c)
16 Feb 2018
HQ Southern Command,
HQ Eastern Command,
HQ Western Command
HQ Central Command,
HQ Northern Command
HQ South West Command
HQ Army Training Command

Grant of Ten Days Casual Leave to the Industrial and Non-Industrial Employees of all Army DTES at par with other Employees of MOD
  1. Reference speech point No.2© of review meeting of 24th Steering Committee Meeting 12th term of AHQ JCM III Level Council on the above subject
  2. It has been pointed out by the Staff Side JCM Level III Council that in those Units/Establishments where employees are not getting benefits of 17 closed holidays in a year , may be granted 10 Days Casual leave(CL)
  3. In this Connections, it is clarified that as per para 9 of Appendix III of FRSR Part III Leave Rules, all central Government Employees are entitled for Casual Leave as under:-
    08 days CL - for those entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year
    10 days CL - for those not entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year
  4. It may be ensured that Casual Leave may be granted as per the above guidelines
  5. This has approval of Competent Authority
(MC Sharma)
LWC ( C )
MP-4(Civ) ( c )
Copy to
All Line Dtes
Shri. M.Jayachandran
Secy Staff Side
Army HQ JCM Council

CGHS - Permission for Investigations/Treatment Procedures


CGHS - Permission for Investigations/Treatment Procedures

CGHS

No Permission is required for getting listed Investigations/ Treatment Procedures done at the CGHS empanelled Diagnostic Centres/Hospitals, if prescribed by CGHS Medical Officer/ CMO Incharge or Government Hospital specialist.

Listed Investigations/Treatment Procedures prescribed by a specialist of empanelled hospital need to be endorsed by the referring CGHS Medical Officer/ CMO Incharge, however permission is not required in this case also.

For unlisted Investigations/Treatment Procedures permission is required from the AD of the City/Zone in case of pensioners and Head of Department/Office in case of serving employees. However for pensioners of Autonomous bodies the permission is to be given by the concerned department only.

Procedure for getting the investigations done by an empanelled Diagnostic centre/Hospital
The following documents are required to be submitted:
1. Self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist
2. Copy of CGHS Card of the patient and main card holder.
3. Original Prescription and Original Cards are to be produced at the centre for verification.
Investigation can be done within 14 days of the advice only.
Procedure for getting for any treatment procedure done at an empanelled hospital
The following documents are required:
1. Self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist
2. Copy of CGHS Card of the patient and main card holder.
3. Original Prescription and Original Cards are to be produced at the centre for verification.
Treatment procedures can be done within 3 months of the advice only.

Source: www.cghs.gov.in

Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways


Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways

NFIR

No. II/94/Part I
Dated: 16/02/2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's instructions contained in RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2017 & RBE No. 34/2017 dated 12/04/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/94/Part I dated 17/07/2017 to Board (CRB).
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2016/RR-1/8 dated 12/08/2017.

Kind attention is invited to the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2017 and 34/2017 dated 12/04/2017 wherein decision has been taken to reserve 20% vacancies against direct recruitment quota in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC pay matrix from amongst Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways.

In this connection, Federation has come across the Centralized Employment No. CEN 02/2018 (published on 10/02/2018 and Closing date 12/03/2018) wherein the Course Completed Act Apprentice trained in Railway establishments have been allowed to compete along with other outside candidates (Para 12.0 of the notification may be seen) for which respective RRBs have been entrusted the job to recruit the candidates for the Zones to which the requirement is to be catered for. In this connection, Federation conveys that this process is time consuming and the designated RRBs are likely to take more than six months to finalize the panels. The Zonal Railways on receipt of the panels will take further period of about 2-3 months to get the selected and empanelled candidates medically examined for issuing posting orders.

In order to ensure quick availability of candidates, Federation suggests that the quota of 20% vacancies in respect of Railway Act Apprentices may be allowed to be filled by the Zonal Railways directly without linking to RRB/RRC recruitment process.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (CRB) to kindly arrange to review the matter and see that instructions to the General Managers are issued for inducting Course Completed Act Apprentices to the extant of 20% vacancies in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix without linking to the recruitment process conducted by RRBs/RRCs.

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

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

Affected Pre-2006 Pensioners will get arrears from 1.1.2006 due to qualifying service issue – PCDA Circulars on 8.4.2016

Affected Pre-2006 Pensioners will get arrears from 1.1.2006 due to qualifying service issue – PCDA Circulars on 8.4.2016

The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) issued an order regarding the arrears payment for the affected pre-2006 pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006.

“All pension disbursing authorities (PDAs) are therefore, requested to revise the pension in affected cases in terms of Govt. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 06-04-2016 w.e.f 01.01.2006. Payment made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against the arrears now being paid and these cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.”

Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – PCDA pension circular C-149
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD – 211014
Toll Free No. 1800-180-5321
Circular No: C-149
No:-GI/C/0198/Vol-V/Tech
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad – 211014
Dated:- 08/04/2016

To,
The Treasury Officer
The PO-Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
The PO-Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar)
The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer
————————————–
Pay & Accounts Officer
————————————–
Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu, Nepal (through Gorkha Record Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur)

Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)
Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-I, Thimpu Bhutan
The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs)
All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks.
All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks.

Subject: Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – reg.
 Reference: This officer Important Circulars No. 102 dated 11.02.2013 & C-144 dated 14-08-2015.

Attention of all Pension Disbursing Authorities is invited to above cited circulars wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P,PG and Pensions, Deptt of P&PQ OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A,) dated 28 January, 2013 w.e.f 01.01.2006. According to these orders “The revised pension of the pre-2006 pensioners shall not be less than 50% off the minimum of the pay band + grade pay, corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008, Subject to the pension so arrived will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable before 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs. 3500/- p.m”.

(2) Now, GOI, Ministry of P, PG and pension, Dept of P&PW have further issued order under their OM No. 38/37/08 P&PW (A) dated 6th April, 2016, that “The revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per fitment table annexed to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008 without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.” Accordingly, Para 5 of the OM dated 28.01.2013 would stand deleted. The arrears of revised pension would be payable with effect from 01.01.2006.

(3) In case the consolidated pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 01-09-2008 is higher than the pension calculated in the manner indicated in the OM dated 6th April, 2016, the same (higher consolidated pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension.

(4) All other conditions as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

(5) All pension disbursing authorities (PDAs) are therefore, requested to revise the pension in affected cases in terms of Govt. OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 06-04-2016 w.e.f 01.01.2006. Payment made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted against the arrears now being paid and these cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.

(6) Where the PDAs are in doubt in regulating the payment of revised pension under these orders, the cases with full details of pensioner and PPO number etc. may be referred to Audit Section of this office for advice and further action.
sd/-
(Dr.Upinderbir Singh)
Dy. CD A (P)

Authority: www.pcdapension.nic.in

Government is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side – Confederation

Govt is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side – Confederation
7thCPC-confedaration-news


GOVT SHOULD NOT TAKE THE JCM(NC) STAFF SIDE FOR A RIDE CONFRONTATION WILL BECOME INEVITABLE IF UNILATERAL ORDERS ARE ISSUED

It seems that Modi Govt. is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side. The Seventh CPC report was submitted on 19th November 2015. Six months are almost over since then. Till date the Govt. has not come forward for a negotiated settlement. Instead, Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary conducted a meeting with the staff side on 1st March 2016. In the meeting Govt. did not disclose its mind on any of the demands raised by the staf fside in the charter of demands submitted to Govt. Staff side explained the justification for each demand but official side didn’t make any comment, either positive or negative. The concluding paragraph of the minutes of the meeting reads as follows:

“After hearing the participants, Cabinet Secretary observed that the deliberations have helped ECoS in understanding the major concerns of the staff side and said that all issues have been taken note of. He assured that fair consideration will be given to all points brought out by JCM before taking final views. He further stated that the ECoS needs to examine the Report of the Commission in entirety as well as the issues raised by JCM in consultation with all other stake holders. As such, it may take some time to take a final call on the recommendations of the Commission.”

It may be seen that, neither did the Govt. side made any commitment on any demands, nor did they indicate in the minutes that further discussion will be held with the staff side to arrive at a negotiated settlement on each demands. It seems that the Modi Govt is moving ahead to issue unilateral orders taking the staff side for a ride.

The JCM staff side Secretary, in his letter dated 2nd May 2016, addressed to Cabinet Secretary, has made the stand of the staff side clear, without any ambiguity. The letter reads as follows:

“I have been directed to draw your attention towards minutes of the Standing Committee of National Council JCM held on 7th May 2008 and our rejoinder submitted to Govt. in the matter of Report of 6th CPC.
You will kindly find that it was not only a general discussion, but also official side explained their views on each and every issue.

I would therefore request your good self to kindly arrange for similar type of meeting for bi-lateral settlement on each of the issues raised by the staff side, NC/JCM before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”
Thus the picture is clear now. The Govt, it seems, has a hidden agenda to take the staff side for granted without giving any further opportunity for a negotiated settlement. The staff side on the other hand has taken a position that if unilateral orders are issued, without taking the staff side into confidence, the NJCA shall go ahead with the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 as already informed to the Govt. Employees have faith in the NJCA and they believe that the NJCA leadership shall assert itself and shall not compromise on major demands.

The coming days are crucial. If the Govt. adopts delaying tactics or issue unilateral orders rejecting our demands, then confrontation shall become inevitable. The stand taken by the then Nehru Govt. that “Pay Commission report is an award and is not negotiable” has resulted in the historic indefinite strike of 1960, which commenced on July 11th midnight.

The NJCA leadership should be ready for a showdown, if Modi Govt refuse to arrive at a negotiated settlement with the staff side as demanded by Secretary, JCM(NC) staff side.
M KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Source: confederationhq.blogspot.in
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