Saturday, 10 March 2018

General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tripura-2018 - Grant of Paid Holiday


General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tripura-2018 - Grant of Paid Holiday

F.No.12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated March 9, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tripura-2018 - Grant of Paid Holiday - regarding

The undersigned is directed to Say that in connection with the General Election to the 19- Charilam (ST) Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Tripura to be held on 12.03.2018, the guidelines, already issued by this Department vide 0M NO.12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001, would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices, including industrial establishments, in the State.

2. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.
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(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)

Source: http://dopt.gov.in/

Pre-2006 Pensioners (JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) - PCDA Circular 597


Pre-2006 Pensioners (JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) - PCDA Circular 597
Amendment of GOI, MOD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 and revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners (JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension.

Circular No. 597
Dated: 08.03.2018

Subject: Amendment of GOI, MOD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 and revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners (JCOs/ORs and Commissioned Officers) delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension.

Reference: GoI, MoD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 (Circular No.568 dated 13.10.206)

Copy of GoI, MoD letters No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 11.10.2017 and 22.12.2017 are forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

2. Minimum guaranteed pension table for all the ranks of Defence Forces Personnel for service pension and family pension have been issued vide GoI, MoD letter No.1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 (Circular No.568 dated 13.10.206).

3. Consequent upon issue of GoI, MoD letter dated 11.1.0.2017 following amendments are made in GoI, MoD letter No.12(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016:
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4. Further, it has also been decided by the competent authority that rates of service pension and family pension in respect of NCs (E) of Army and Air Force will also to be revised in terms of GoI, MoD letter dated 22.12.2017 as the rates of service pension and family pension in respect of NCs (E) of Army and Air Force have not been provided in GoI, MoD letter dated 30.09.2016. Therefore, AnnexureB (Army) and Annexure-C (Air Force) are amended as follows:-

(i) Following note is inserted below Annexure-B (Army)
Note:- Rates of pension indicated in Annexure-B (Army) is also applicable for the revision of pension in respect of NCs (E) of Army as per rates applicable for Sepoy Group "Z".
(ii) Following rates of pension may be included in Annexure-C (Air Force) :

Additions:-
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5. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

No. Gts/Tech/0148/LVII
Dated: 08.03.2018
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(Subhash Kumar)
Dy CDA (Pensions)
Authority: http://pcdapension.nic.in

Amendment of instructions regarding dearness relief to re-employed pensioners consequent on revision of ignorable part of pension for fixation of pay in the re-employed post


Amendment of instructions regarding dearness relief to re-employed pensioners consequent on revision of ignorable part of pension for fixation of pay in the re-employed post- reg

F.No.42/14/2017-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110008
Date:- 08th March, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub:- Amendment of instructions regarding dearness relief to re-employed pensioners consequent on revision of ignorable part or pension for fixation of pay in the re-employment post-reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to subject cited above and to say that the grant of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners/family pensioners is presently regulated in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's 0M No. dated 02.07, 1999 and subsequently amended vide this Department's dated 38/88/2008- dated 09.07.2009

2. DoPT, vide their OM No.3/3/2016-Estt.(Pay II) dated 01.05.2017 have issued instructions for revision of ignorable amount of pension from Rs.4000/- to Rs. 15000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand) for the purpose of fixation of pay in the re-employment post. Accordingly, the amount Of Rs. 4000/- appearing in this Department's 0M dated is revised as Rs. 15000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand). The other conditions for grant of dearness relief In OM dated 02.07 1999 remain the same.

3. In their application to Indian Audit Accounts Department, these orders are being issued after consultation With the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

4. This issues With the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure ID Note No.181/E-V/2017 dated 17.11.2017 and Department of Personnel & Trainmg ID Note no dated 18.09.2017.
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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Holding of Periodical meeting with NFPE, FNPO and BPEF


Holding of Periodical meeting with NFPE, FNPO and BPEF

No.02/02/2018-SR
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, Nen Delhi - 110001
Dated: 08th March, 2018
To,
1) Secretary General, National Federation of postal Employees (NFPE).
2) Secretary General, Federation of National postal Organisations (FNPO).
3) Secretary General, Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF).

Subject: Holding of Periodical meeting with Associations atliliated with NFPE, FNPO and BPEF and also Non-Federated Associations.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the above cited subject and to say that it is proposed to hold a Periodical meeting with the Associations affiliated with National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), Federation of National postal organisations (FNPO) and Bharatiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF) and also Non-Federated Associations in the coming months under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts)

It is, therefore, requested that General secretaries of the affiliated Associations may be asked to furnish agenda items (maximum three items and items should not be bifurcated) for the said meeting in respect of recognized Associations to your Federations, by 2nd March, 2018 positively to enable us to take further necessary action.
Yours faithfully,
(R. S. Mawar)
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)

Source: FNPO

Shortage of manpower in Central Government offices


Shortage of manpower in Central Government offices

The number of sanctioned posts and number in position in various Ministries/Departments as available in the Annual Report on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees 2016-17 as on 1.3.2016, published by Pay Research Unit, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, is at Annexure 'A'.

The posts sanctioned in Ministries/ Departments are required to be filled as per the Recruitment Rules as and when vacancies arise. A number of steps have been taken for streamlining the procedure for conducting meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for promotions which includes issue of model calendar for conduct of DPCs, the reckoning of APARs for consideration of promotion etc. Steps have also been taken for streamlining direct recruitment process by doing away with interviews for lower level posts, introduction of computer based examinations and simplification of pre-appointment procedures.

Demand for pay scales review by All India Nursing Association


Demand for pay scales review by All India Nursing Association

Government have not received any representation/demands from All India Nursing Association. However, representation from All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF) was received in the Ministry demanding revision in pay and allowances against 7th Central Pay Commission's report. The Government examined their demands along with demands of other Associations. The Government accepted the Commission's recommendations on minimum pay, fitment factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay matrices and general recommendations on pay without any material alteration vide Resolution dated 25.07.2016. The recommendation on allowances was referred to an Empowered Committee. The Empowered Committee examined the demands of the Nurses Associations. The accepted recommendations on allowances were notified vide Government of India notification dated 06th July, 2017. The Government of India has accepted to retain and rationalize Nursing allowance and Operation theatre allowance. Uniform and washing allowance has been retained and subsumed under the Dress allowance. Most of the demands of AIGNF have been considered and concluded to their satisfaction

Nursing Association has not given any notice for strike. However, to avoid any such scenario a robust system of monthly interaction with Nurses has been put in place where grievances of Nurses, if any, are discussed.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in the Parliament on 6.3.2018.

Loco running staff as on April 2017 is 87196


Loco running staff as on April 2017 is 87196

Loco running staff

As on 01.04.2017, over Zonal Railways, total number of employed staff in loco running category is 87196.

As per the provision of the Railways Act, 1989 and the Railway Servants (Hours of Work & Period of Rest) Rules, 2005, Loco running staff on the Railways are classified as 'Continuous' and as such, their rostered hours of work is 54 hours a week on an average in a two-weekly period of 14 days.
After the Seventh CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations, the basic pay of the non-running staff has been increased by a multiplication factor of 2.57 with effect from 01.01.2016 and then fixed in the appropriate cell of the relevant Level in the Seventh CPC pay matrix, while for the running staff the multiplication factor of 2.945 was used. Further, the actual raise in the pay of the running staff has been ensured at a minimum of 14.29 percent with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) concurrence. This has resulted in an effective multiplication factor of around 3.01 for Running Staff. The running staff also get allowances like Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance on the basic pay enhanced by 30%.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in the Parliament on 9.2.2018.

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