Wednesday, 9 May 2018

DoPT: Review of the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules (RRs/SRs)


DoPT: Review of the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules (RRs/SRs)

F.No.AB-14017/14/2018-Estt.(RR)(3139661)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment-I Division

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 08th May 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Review of the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules (RRs/SRs) - reg.

DOPT vide OM AB-14017/14/2018-Estt.(RR) dated 31.12.2010 issued instructions laying down guidelines for framing/ amendment/relaxation of Recruitment Rules. Para 3.1.5 Of the guidelines provide that the recruitment/ rules should be reviewed once in 5 years with a view effecting such change as are necessary to bring them in conformity with the changed position, including additions to or reductions in the strength of the lower and higher-level posts. Subsequently, this Division vide OM No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 25.03.2014 re-iterated these instructions.

2. However, it has come to the notice of this Department that many Ministries/Departments are not undertaking the aforesaid exercise as stipulated. Resultantly, recruitment/promotion of officers/ employees are continued to be made on the basis of RRs which are not updated and continued to reflect old positions. It is a matter of concern that the decisions taken by the Government on the basis of pay Commission Recommendations, Court directions, Expert Committee Recommendations etc remain un-reflected in the relevant RRs/SRs

3. Since RRs are statutory in nature and all promotions/appointments are made as the provisions in the RRs/SRs, it is imperative that the RRs/SRs are updated in accordance with DoP&T instructions issued from time to lime. In view of this, Ministries/Departments are impressed upon to immediately undertake the exercise for review Of existing RRs/SRs which have not been amended in the last five years and intimate this Department about the outcome of the exercise so undertaken.

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(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Govt. or India
Source: DoPT

Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972


Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972
No.25014/06/2016.AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block. New Delhi - 110001
Dated the 18th April 2018
To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.

Subject: Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare's OM No. 38/49/16-P&PW(A) dated 12th February, 2018 (copy enclosed) regarding "Revision of Provisional pension".

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Provisional Pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and. Pensioner Welfare regarding "Revision of Provisional Pension" applicable mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners to whom provisional pension was sanctioned under Rule 6 of All India Service (Death-Cum Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958.

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(Jyotsna Gupta)
Under Secretary to Government of India

No.38/49/16-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 12th February, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of provisional pension sanctioned tinder Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

The undersigned is directed to say that in implementation of the decision taken on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, orders were issued vide this Departments' OM No. 38/37/2016- P&PW(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners w.e.f 01.01.2016 by multiplying the pre-revised pension/family pension by a factor of 2.57. Subsequently, vide OM No: 38/37/20 I6- P&PW(A) dated 12.05,2017, it has been decided that the pension/family pension of all Central civil pensioners/Family pensioners, who retired/dial prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died.

2. Instructions were issued vide this Department's OM of even number dated 30.11.2016 for extending the benefit of OM dated 4.8.2016 to the following categories of pensioners drawing provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972,
(i) Retired before 1,1.2016 and sanctioned provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on account of departmental/judicial proceedings or suspension.

(ii) Suspended before 1,1.2016 and sanctioned provisional pension, based on their pre-revised pay under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on retirement on or after 1.1.2016.
3. It has now been decided that provisional pension sanctioned in the above cases may be revised w.e,f. 1,1.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May, 2017. Higher of the two formulations i.e. OM dated 4.8.2016 or OM dated 12.5.2017 would he the revised provisional pension 1.1.2016 in such  cases.

4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure. Ministry of finance ID N0.1 (21)/E-V/2016 dated 15,01.2018.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Enc. a. a.

S/d,
(Harjit Singh)
Director
To
All Ministries/Departments as per standard list attached.

Source: DoPT

Railways : Clarification regarding making dual charge arrangement under 7th CPC


Railways : Clarification regarding making dual charge arrangement under 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralaya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.F(E)Spl./2009/FR/1/3(Part)
New Delhi, Dated 27-04-2018
The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3,Chemsford Road, New Delhi - 110 055.

Subject: Clarification regarding making dual charge arrangement under 7th CPC- reg.
Ref: NFIR's letter No.1/5(g)/Part VI dated 16.04.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter under reference and to advise that the matter is under active correspondence with DoP&T for laying down of detailed guidelines for grant of additional post allowance in place of the erstwhile dual charge allowance.
Yours sincerely
S/d,
For secretary/Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Railway - Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008


Railway - Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
NO.PC-VI/2015/IC/1
New Delhi, Dated: 27-04-2018
The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railwways/Production Units
[NCR, EGR, SCR, NFR, WCR, SER, WR, NWR, NER, ER, CR, SECR, SWR, SR, ECR, NR, RCF, DLW, CLW, DMW, RWF, ICF, RDSO, METRO RL4]

Sub: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS (RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay clarifications.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 dated 08-04 -2016(RBE No.33/2016)Circulating Ministry of Finance's O.M.No.F- 2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015

Attention is invited to Board's letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE No.33/2016) by which instructions contained in M/o Finance's OM dated 16-10-2015 have been applied mutatis mutandis on Indian Railways. In the M/o Finance's OM dated 16-10- 2015, the cut-off date for applicability of instructions contained has been mentioned as 29-08-2008 at one place and 29-09-2008 at another place of para 5 of the said OM. This seems to have caused confusion in some Railway/Units and some requests for clarifications have been made to Board's office on the issue.

2. The date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules,2008 was 29-08-2008 and therefore, as per M/O Finance OM dated 16-10-2015, the pay fixation benefit was available in cases of promotion occurring between 01-01-2006 till 29-08-2008 where feeder and promotional grades were subsequently merged in 6th CPC. The date 29-09- 2008 mentioned in para 5 of M/o Finance's OM NO.F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015 is therefore evidently a typographical error which should logically be read as 29-08-2008. In any case, the cut -off date for applicability of provisions contained in letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE NO.33/2016) in context of Railway employees is 04-09-2008 (i.e dated of notification of RS(RP)Rules,2008) as has already been explicitly clarified by Ministry Of Finance vide their OM No.530744/E III-A/2017 dated 20-11-2017 to this office. It was based on this clarification that Board's letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 (RBE No.196/2017) was issued on 29- 12-2017.
S/d,
(S.Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director/Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-22018


GDS Committee Report Implementation Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees From 22-05-22018
GDS Committee Indefinite Strike By Postal Employees


EXTEND FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY

AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) has given notice for nationwide indefinite strike from 22nd May 2018 demanding immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on Gramin Dak Sevaks.

All NFPE affiliated unions have also given call extending full support and solidarity to make the strike a grand success.

Nationwide protest demonstrations will be held on 10th May 2018 in front of all offices of Department of Posts.

Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers, National Secretariat calls upon all its affiliates and State / District C-o-Cs to extend full support and solidarity to the indefinite strike from 22-05-2018 and also to join the protest demonstration on 10th May 2018.

Yours fraternally
M.Krishnan
Secretary General
(M)&whatsapp: 09447068125
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source : http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

Clarification regarding issue of Medicines prescribed by Specialists beyond the period for which the medicines had been advised - CGHS Orders


Clarification regarding issue of Medicines prescribed by Specialists beyond the period for which the medicines had been advised - CGHS Orders

"Medical Officers of CGHS can issue the same medicines to CGHS beneficiaries prescribed by the Specialists even after the expiry of the validity of the prescription in Chronic diseases"

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
No:Z.15025/33/2018/DIR/CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 1st May, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Clarification regarding issue of Medicines prescribed by Specialists beyond the period for which the medicines had been advised

With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry is in receipt of representations from CGHS beneficiaries, particularly from Senior Citizens regarding refusal of CGHS for issue of medicines prescribed by Specialists, immediately on expiry of the period for which the prescription has been issued.

The matter has been reviewed by the competent authority in view of the difficulties faced by the CGHS beneficiaries and it is now decided that Medical Officers of CGHS can issue the same medicines to CGHS beneficiaries prescribed by the Specialists even after the expiry of the validity of the prescription in Chronic diseases, where the clinical condition is stable and CGHS shall not insist on immediate re validation by Specialists.

However, in cases of Chemotherapy and immuno suppressant treatment regular follow up from Specialists would be advisable.

These guidelines are in super session of the guidelines issued earlier on the subject.
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(Dr D.C.Joshi)
Director, CGHS
Source: Confederation

Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund (SBF)


Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund (SBF)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(W)2016/ISM/9

New Delhi,
dated 01.05.2018
The General Managers(P),
All Indian Railways
& Production Units.

Sub: Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund (SBF)
Ref: This Ministry's letter of even number dated 07.07.2017.

Please refer to Railway Board's letter of even number dated 07.07.2017 enhancing the monthly honorarium for Ayurvedic/Homeopathic Consultants and monthly subsidy on medicines on the Ayurvedic/Homeopathic dispensaries being run by the Staff Benefit Fund Committees.

2, In continuation of these instructions, sanction of the Ministry of Railways is hereby communicated for revision of monthly honorarium for Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensers as per following:-
8 hours duration Rs. 11,250/-
4 hours duration Rs.7,500/-
3. Annual allotment for Indigenous System of Medic under SBF (under which Homeopathic and Ayurvedic dispensaries function) at Rs.36 capita, if found inadequate to meet the increase in requirement of funds on account of the above revision in the honorarium, the additional expenditure (necessitated due to revision) under these orders would also be met through re-appropriation from the head "Medical Services" as additional ad hoc contribution to the SBF, and accordingly, the Medical Budget would be suitably augmented from Revenues. Hence PCPOs would advise CMDs about the additional funds required on this account so that the same could be reflected in the budgetary estimates.

4. The aforesaid revision will take effect from 07.07.2017

This issues in consultation with the Health Directorate and with Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railway,

S/d,
(ALOK KUMAR)
Executive Director Estt (IR)
Railway Board.
Source: NFIRIndia.com

National Pension System (NPS): Important Announcements and Approvals in Board Meeting of PFRDA to improve the operational and regulation issues


National Pension System (NPS): Important Announcements and Approvals in Board Meeting of PFRDA to improve the operational and regulation issues

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
04-May-2018 16:18 IST
Important Announcements and Approvals in Board Meeting of PFRDA

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is established by the Government of India for regulation and development of Pension Sector in order to protect the old age income security of subscribers. PFRDA takes various initiatives from time to time in order to simplify and improve the operational issues in National Pension System (NPS) like new functionality development under NPS architecture, simplification of account opening, withdrawal, grievance management etc.
In this regard, during the recently held Board Meeting some important decisions were taken to improve the operational and regulation issues in National Pension System (NPS). Some of the decisions taken in the Board Meeting are as follows:
  • Budget announcement- Rating criteria for investments- Proposal on changing the investment grade rating from ‘AA’ to ‘A’ for corporate bonds was approved. The change is subject to a cap on investments in ‘A’ rated bonds to be not more than 10% of the overall Corporate Bond portfolio of the Pension Funds. This initiative will enlarge the scope of investment for the Fund Managers while ensuring credit quality.
  • Introduction of a Common Stewardship Code: The proposal on adoption of Common Stewardship Code, as a measure of good Corporate Governance, was approved. Further, it was also approved that the Principles enumerated in such code shall be circulated to all Pension Funds for compliance and implementation. Adoption of these Principles by Pension Funds will improve their engagement with investee companies and benefit subscribers.
  • Modification in Partial Withdrawal rules under NPS: Partial withdrawals will now be allowed to NPS subscribers who wish to improve their employability or acquire new skills by pursuing higher education/ acquiring professional and technical qualifications. Further, individual NPS subscribers who wish to set up a new business/ acquire new business will also be allowed to make partial withdrawals from his contributions. Other terms applicable to partial withdrawals will remain unchanged.
  • Increasing cap on equity investment in active choice to 75% from current 50% for Private Sector Subscribers: Presently there is a cap of 50% on equity investment under active choice in NPS. The proposal on increasing cap on equity investment in active choice to 75% from currently 50% has been approved by the Board. However, it comes with a clause of tapering of the equity allocation after the age of 50 years.
  • Currently, NPS and APY have a cumulative subscriber base of over 2.13 crore with total Asset Under Management (AUM) of more than Rs. 2.38 lakh crore.
Source: PIB

DoPT: Music and dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees

DoPT: Music and dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees.

Music-Dance-Competition-Central-Government-Employees


18/3/2017-18-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD
Room No. 361 , B Wing, 3rd Floor
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Date: 03-05-2018
CIRCULAR

Sub: Music and Dance competition for wards of Central Government Employees

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board has been organising the Music, Dance and Short Play competition for central Government Employees for the last many years. There were demands from a large number of participants and employees that a similar programme may also be started for their wards to motivate and encourage them.

2. It is therefore, proposed to organise the Music and Dance competition forwards of Central Government Employees at C.S.O.I. Auditorium on 30-31 May, 2018.

The entry for the competition should be sent in the prescribed form to the Board's Office latest by 25th May, 2018 at IRoom No. 361 , 3rd Floor, lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003 or by email atsportsdopt@gmail.com.

3. The Competition will in held in the following categories:
S.No.CategoryAge CategoriesDuration
Music5-8 years9-12 years
13-16 years
3-5 Minutes
1.Instrumental Music
2.Instrumental Music
3.Folk Music
Dance
1.Folk Dance
2.Western Dance
3.Classical Dance

4. Decision of the judges will be final and no appeal against their decision would be entertained .

5. For further queries, Ms. Neelu Suri (9910983139) Convener, CCSCSB (Music, Dance and Short Play) may be contacted.

6. The circular may be given wide publicity.
(Kulbhushan Malhetra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
To
The Welfare Officer of all Ministries/Departments
Area Welfare Officer of all Government colonies

Source: DoPT

7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire- Fighting Staff


7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire- Fighting Staff

Risk-Hardship-Allowance-Fire-Fighting-Staff

No.II-27012/59/2017-PF-I(CF No.3410146)
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Police-II Division
(PF-I Desk)
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated, the 2nd January, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission regarding grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-Fighting Staff

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, vide Ministry of Finance's Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017, the President is pleased to sanction Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-fighting staff of CISF, at the following rates:-

Level in Pay MatrixCell NameRate per month (Rs.)
Level 9 and aboveR2H33,400
Level 8 and belowR2H32,700

2. The above rates shall increase by 25 percent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 percent.

3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

4. This issues as per Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Expenditure) Resolution dated 6th July 2017, as vetted by the Integrated Finance Division of this Ministry, vide Dy No.3410146/Fin.II/17 dated 2.1.2018.
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(Joginder Prasad)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
Source: www.cisf.gov.in

LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION (LTC) FOR RAILWAY EMPLOYEES & CCS (LTC) RULES - A BRIEF


LTC
 
LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION (LTC) FOR RAILWAY EMPLOYEES & CCS (LTC) RULES - A BRIEF

Compiled by K.V.Ramesh Sr.JGS/IRTSA

1. Railway employees are allowed to avail LTC as per DoPT OM dated 27th March 2018

2. Railway employees continue to be governed fully by the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules.

3. "All India LTC" once in a block of four years.

4. "All India LTC" will be purely optional for the railway employees.

5. After availing "All India LTC" in a year, it will not be mandatory for the railway employee to opt for "All India LTC" in the next or subsequent block years.

6. No "Home Town LTC" will be admissible.

7. Railway employees will surrender the Privilege Passes admissible to them in the calendar year in which they intend to avail the LTC facility.

8. They would continue to be eligible for Privilege Ticket Orders and other kinds of passes viz., Duty Pass, School Pass, Special Passes on Medical grounds, etc., as admissible under the Pass rules.

9. If both spouses are Railway employees then both will surrender privilege passes.

10. Beneficiaries will be members of family, dependents, etc as per conditions as laid down in the CCS (LTC) rules will be applicable for availing "All India LTC".

Brief on orders issued by DoPT/MOF on LTC :

11. Family for the purpose of LTC - Government employee, spouse, two unmarried dependent children, divorced/widowed daughter, dependent parents residing with employee, dependent unmarried minor brother & sister and dependent divorced/widowed sister residing with employee.

12. Government servant and each member of his family may visit different places of their choice during the block of four years.

13. Employee should have completed one year continuous service on the date of journey.

14. Travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance's O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC. ie Only AC 2 tier by train for pay level 6 to level 8.

15. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.

16. LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

17. For places not connected by any Government means of transport, reimbursement shall be allowed as per entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification.

18. Employees not entitled to travel by air may travel by any airline. However, reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train, transport or actual expense, whichever is less,"

19. Reimbursement under LTC scheme does not cover incidental expenses and expenditure incurred on local journeys.

20. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.

21. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a nonentitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.

22. Catering charges charged by the Indian Railways included in the rail fare for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, shall be reimbursable in full as per the entitlement/eligibility.

23. For children aged between 5 yrs and under 12 yrs, the actual rail fare shall be reimbursed for LTC, as per the choice of rail tickets (half or full) purchased by the Government servant.

24. The time-limit for drawal of LTC advance is 125 days in case of journey by train. It will be mandatory for the Government servant to produce the outward journey tickets to the Competent Authority within ten days of drawal of advance.

25. Travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) is extended for two years, w.e.f. 26th September, 2016 subject to the following conditions:
(a) Travel by air to continue to be performed by Air India in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.
(b) For journey by air to Jammu & Kashmir, travel by any airline is allowed, @ fare less than or equal to LTC-80 fare of Air India.
(c) Air tickets can be purchased either directly from the airlines (booking counters/website) or through authorized agents only viz., 'M/s Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd.', 'M/s Ashok Travels and Tours Ltd.' and 'IRCTC'.
(d) Gazetted officers can use the air travel form their place of work.
(e) Government servants not entitled to travel by air are permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:
i) Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER,
ii) Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair and
iii) Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K
(f) Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

EPFO Introduces 'View Pension Passbook' Service for the pensioners through Umang App


Ministry of Labour & Employment

EPFO Introduces 'View Pension Passbook' Service for the pensioners through Umang App

EPFO-Pension Passbook-UMANG


03 MAY 2018

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which is providing a host of e-services for its stakeholders, has now introduced a new service through 'UMANG app'. On clicking 'View Passbook' option, it requires PPO Number and Date of Birth information to be entered by the pensioner. After successful validation of the information fed, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number of the pensioner. On entering OTP, 'Pensioner Passbook' will display the details of the pensioner like Name, DOB along with last pension credited information. The facility to download the financial year wise complete pass book details is also available.

Other e-services of EPFO already available through UMANG aap includes Employee Centric services (View EPF Passbook, Raise claim, Track Claim), Employer Centric Services (Get remittance details by establishment ID, Get TRRN Status), General Services (Search Establishment, Search EPFO Office, Know Your claim Status, Account details on SMS, Account details on Missed Calls), Pensioner Services (Update Jeevan Praman), eKYC services (Aadhaar Seeding).

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Department of Posts (Stenographer Grade-I) Recruitment Rules, 2018


Department of Posts (Stenographer Grade-I) Recruitment Rules, 2018

No.49-0312010 SPB-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi, dated 01.05.2018
To,
1. All Chief Postmasters General
2. A11 Postmasters General
3. Director, PSCI, Ghaziabad

Subject: Department of Posts (Stenographer Grade-I) Recruitment

Madam/Sir,
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of recruitment Stenographer Grade-I dated 17 .04.201 8 notified in the Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub section (i).

2. It is requested that the provisions of recruitment rules may be all concerned.
Yours faithfully,
Encl: As above
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)
Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in/

Clarification on Children Education Allowance - DOP


Clarification on Children Education Allowance - DOP

F.No.33-03/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P. Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated 27 Apr, 2018
To
All Heads of Circles.
Sub: Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel & Training O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 on the above subject, number of references have been received on payment of Children Education Allowance on the instruction received vide above letter u/r,

2. Ministry of Personnel & Training issued orders vide O.M.No.A.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 is unambiguours and clearly spells out the procedures as well as the conditions attached to drawal of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

2. O.M.No. dated 31.10.2017 clearly mentioned that the rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 11.09.2008.

3. O.M.No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt(AL) dated 16.08.2017 which had instructions issued in supersession of DoPT OM No. dated 28.04.2014 clearly states that the fixed amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance will be Rs.2250/- and also says that, a Certificate form the head of Institution, where the ward of Government employees studies will be sufficient for this purpose. The Certificate should confirm that the Child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

This if for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.
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(K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt)
Source: FNPO

Extension of time limit for Receipt and Disposal of anomalies relating to 7th Central Pay Commission.


Extension of time limit for Receipt and Disposal of anomalies relating to 7th Central Pay Commission.

DoPT has extended the time limit for receipt and disposal of anomalies relating to Seventh Central Pay Commission. The time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended from 15.08.2017 to 15.05.2018 and time limit for disposal of anomalies is extended from 15.02.2018 to 15.11.2018.

F. No. 11 /2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment OCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
 Dated May 1, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of time limit for receipt and disposal of anomalies relating to Seventh Central Pay Commission - regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the aforementioned subject and to state that, in further partial modification of this Department’'s O.M. of even no. dated 16.08.2016, as amended on 20.02.2017, 14.03.2017, 05.05.2017, 17.07.2017 and 14.03.2018, the time limits for receipt and disposal of anomalies relating to the Seventh Central Pay Commission are further extended as under:
(i) time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended from 15.08.2017 to 15.05.2018; and
(ii) time limit for disposal of anomalies is extended from 15.02.2018 to 15.11.2018.
2. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele. 23092110
Source : DoPT

Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under Come & Play Scheme in Swimming(at Talkatora Stadium), Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families

Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under Come & Play Scheme in Swimming(at Talkatora Stadium), Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families regarding.

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
F.No, 108/0 1/20 16-17/CCSCSB
Dated 20th April, 2018
Circular

Sub: Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under Come & Play Scheme in Swimming (at Talkatora Stadium), Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families regarding.

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board (CCSCSB) under administrative control of the Department of Personnel & Tra ining (DOPT), a nodal agency for promotion of Cultural & Sports activities amongst the Central Government Employees in the country, had started a scheme for use of Sports faci lities of Sports Authority of India under their Come & Play scheme in Swimming(at Talkatora Stadium), Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent fami lies members, The details of the Come & Play Scheme are ava ilab le at http: www.sportsauthorityofindia.nic.in => Schemes => Come and Play Scheme,

2. Under the scheme, the Central Government Employees & their dependent family members may use sporting facilities for Swimming(at Talkatora Stad ium), Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre (excluding Sauna Facility) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at their rates (on monthly basis) or rates available for Central Government employees and their dependent family members, whichever is lower.

3. On submission of monthly payment receipts (in original) of SAI to CCSCSB, the amount charged by SAl will be reimbursed after deducting amount as per table:-

GameSwimmingBadminton TableTennisFitnessCe ntre
AgeSummerWinter
Amount to be deducted from
monthly fee
Below 16 yrs300/- 400/-100/-100/-200/-
Above 16 yrs500/-600/-

4. Reimbursement will be done directly to bank accounts of the beneficiaries linked with Aadhaar number. It may be noted that this scheme is one of indentified scheme of DOPT for DBT on-boarding, The bank details (like Account number, Bank & Branch name, IFSC code & Aadhaar Number), a copy of Aadhaar, a copy of Office ID Card and a proof of dependent (if required) need to be furnished while submitting payment receipts for reimbursement, directly to the "Secretary (CCSCSB), Room No. 361, DOPT, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003.

5. All Ministries / Departments are requested to disseminate this circular for wide publicity in the Ministries/ Departments and their attached & subordinate offices.
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
Source: DoPT

EPFO says no data leakage from their data centre


Ministry of Labour & Employment

EPFO says no data leakage from their data centre

02 MAY 2018
EPFO has taken advance action by closing the server and host service through Common Service Centres pending vulnerability checks as part of the data security and protection. EPFO has been taking all necessary precautions and measures to ensure that no data leakage takes place.
With regard to the news item being circulated in the social media platform that there has been vulnerabilities in the EPFO data, based on which a letter has been written to the Chief Executive Officer, Common Service Centre (CSC) to plug such vulnerabilities.

In this regard, it is informed that warnings regarding vulnerabilities in data or software is a routine administrative process based on which the services which were rendered through Common Service Centres have been discontinued w.e.f. 22nd March 2018. The news is relating to the services through common service centres and not about EPFO Software or data centre. No confirmed data leakage has been established or observed so far.

As such, there is nothing to be concerned about the news item. EPFOis continuously monitoring and will continue to be vigilant about it in future.

PIB

OFB: Clarification regarding ACP/MACP


OFB: Clarification regarding ACP/MACP
Clarification regarding ACP/MACP in r/o SAT/SCT

No.Pay/Tech-I/01(^th CPC) ACP

Dated: 3/05/2018
To
All Controllers of Finance & Accounts (FYS)
& Br. AOs
Sub: Clarification regarding ACP/MACP in r/o SAT/SCT

A copy Of OFB letter No. 01/6th CPC/MACP/Per/Policy dated 11.04.2018 regarding clarification for grant of financial up- gradation to departmental candidates of SAT/SCT Scheme is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action / compliance, please.

Encls: As Above.
sd/-
Asstt Controller of Accounts (FYS.)
ofb-order

Source: http://pcafys.nic.in/

NFIR: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway Employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances


Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway Employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

NFIR

No.I/8/Part II
Dated: 26/04/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway Employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part I dated 27/09/2017.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 28/11/2017
(iii) NFIR's letter No. I/8/Part II dated 11/12/2017.
(iv) NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No. 6 sent to Railway Board vide letter No. NFIR/PNM/111 dated 04/01/2018
(v) Railway Board's circular No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 20/03/2018.

On going through the circular issued by the Railway Board on the subject vide Board's letter dated 20th March, 2018, Federation noticed that the facts below have not been taken into account.
Federation vide its letter dated 27/09/2017 invited Board's attention to issue instructions for payment of Over Time Allowance to the Railway employees at the revised rates w.e.f. 01/01/2016, duly quoting previous instructions of Railway Board contained in letter No. PC-V/2008/A/0/3 dated 20/05/2011 as the OTA is part of wage.

After issuance of instructions by the Railway Board vide letter dated 28/11/2017 (RBE No. 175/2017), Federation has again requested the Railway Board vide its letter dated 11/12/2017 to give effect the revised rates of Over Time Allowance from 01/01/2016 instead from 01/07/2017.
The Federation also sent PNM Agenda Item No. 6 to the Railway Board vide letter No. PNM/NFIR/111 dated 04/01/2018 for issuing orders accordingly.

Federation is pained to mention that the instructions since issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 20/03/2018 (RBE No. 41/2018) do not contain NFIR's references or NFIR PNM Agenda (Item No. 6) though instructions exist for citing PNM Item of the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue corrigendum to Board's letter dated 20/03/2018 duly monitoring NFIR's PNM Item, duly endorsing copy to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Training period of wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassioate grounds as Technician Gr. III in (erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Level-2 of 7th CP)


Training period of wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassioate grounds as Technician Gr. III in (erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Level-2 of 7th CP)

NFIR

No.II/-A/Part 20
Dated: 25/04/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Training period of wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassioate grounds as Technician Gr. III in (erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Level-2 of 7th CP)-reg.

Ref: NFIR's letter No.II/1-A/Part 20 dated 31/01/2018.

Federation vide its letter dated 31/01/2018 brought to the notice of the Railway Board, the grievance of Apprentice Technicians who happened to be the wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassionate grounds (non-ITI/non-Act Apprenticeship Training) who are being subjected to three years training for appointment to the post of Technician Grade III in erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Leave-2. A period of about three months has passed, unfortunately, there has been no communication to the Federation on action taken on the subject matter.

While enclosing copy of Federation's letter dated 31/01/2018, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to consider the justified points raised for reduction of training period of three years in the case of non-ITI/non-Act Apprentice wards/widows of Railway employees appointed on compassionate ground to a reasonable period.

Action taken on Federation's proposal may please be communicated to the Federation soon.

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

CPAO to Bank: Attend sick, paralyzed and bedridden pensioners/family pensioners on priority basis with empathy


CPAO to Bank: Attend sick, paralyzed and bedridden pensioners/family pensioners on priority basis with empathy
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT &Tech/Bank Performance/37 (Vol-III) (A)/2018-19/17
25.04.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject- Deficiency in providing of services by banks to sick pensioners/family Pensioner.

It has been observed that number of grievances are being received in CPAO regarding deficiency in services rendered by banks to pensioners/family pensioners. Pensioners/ family pensioners especially those who are sick, paralyzed and bedridden are facing problems while withdrawing their money from their respective pensions accounts.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Heads of Government Business Divisions of all the authorized banks are requested to issue necessary instructions to all the branches to attend these pensioners/family pensioners who are sick, paralyzed and bedridden on priority basis with empathy so that no hardships are caused to the pensioners/ family pensioners.

This issues with the approval of Chief Controller (Pensions).
(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
Source: cpao.nic.in

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance - Undertaking is required to be submitted once every year alongwith other certificate


Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance - Undertaking is required to be submitted once every year alongwith other certificate
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)/2018-19/15
23.04.2018
Office Memorandum
Subject:- Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance.

DOP&PW vide its OM No.45/57/97-P&PW(C) dated-19.12.1997 followed OM No. 4/25/2008-P&PW (D) dated-26.05.2010, OM No. 4/25/2008-P&PW (D) dated 29.11.2014 and OM No. 4/34/2017-P&PW (D) dated-19.07.2017 had introduced the payment of Medical Allowance to those pensioners who were not residing in the areas where no such outdoor facilities are available. An undertaking is required to be submitted by claimants to the effect that they are not residing in the areas where no such outdoor facilities are available. On the basis of this undertaking pension disbursing authorities shall make an entry in regard to grant of medical allowance in the both halves of PPO of the individual concerned and authorise payment of medical allowance. Such an undertaking can be obtained by Bank,Departmental PAO and Treasury, as applicable once every year alongwith other certificates, the pensioner is required to furnish.

As and when grant of medical allowance to a pensioner/family pensioner is authorized by the pension disbursing authority, intimation to this effect shall be sent to the CPAO/concerned Pay & Accounts Office in the prescribed proforma. The payment shall be made to the pensioner by the pension disbursing authority alongwith pension/ family pension of monthly basis.

All Heads of Government Accounts Department and CPPCs are advised to make the payment accordingly alongwith recovery made, if any.
(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT& Tech)

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