Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Railways: Relieving of staff on transfer on mutual exchange basis


Relieving of staff on transfer on mutual exchange basis

RBE No. 65/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I-2017/TR/24
New Delhi, dated 09.05.2018
The General Manager(P)s,
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(As per standard list).

Sub : Relieving of staff on transfer on mutual exchange basis.

Instructions were issued vide Board's letter of even number dated 15.09.2017 ( R.B.E. No. 130/2017) advising Zonal Railways and Production Units to spare staff awaiting mutual transfer where the requests had been accepted by both the Railways/Production Units. Detailed guidelines were subsequently issued under Board’s letter of even number dated 22.09.2017 (R.B.E. No. 131/2017) regulating the process of mutual transfer stipulating time limit for each step involved therein.

2. In partial modification of instructions contained in Board’s letter No. ERP/Portalm-Transfer/2013 dated 30.042014 stipulating that once the mutual transfer order is issued the senior person should be relieved first, it has now been decided by the CRB that all mutual transfer cases where NOC has been given by both the Railways/Units i.e. accepting and relieving, both the employees should be spared immediately within a week, without either unit waiting for the reliever.

3. A photocopy of Service Record and unvetted LPC should be given to the employee for submission at the new Division. Original Service Records/LPC should also be sent positively within 15 days.
Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(M.K. Meena)

Deputy Director Estt (N) Railway Board

Selfies can't be used as photographs in pension forms for retiring central government employees


Selfies can't be used as photographs in pension forms for retiring central government employees
pension forms for retiring central government employees

No selfies please, this is a pension form, govt tells retiring employees
Selfies can't be used as photographs in pension forms, the personnel ministry has told central government employees readying for retirement.


Issuing a fresh set of dos and don'ts for civil pensioners, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has also ruled out photographs with coloured and dark glasses and long hair covering the eyes.

Do not paste/upload black and white photographs. Dimensions of photographs and signature should not be smaller that the box provided in the application form. Photograph should not be in the form of selfie, it said in its recent directive.

Central government civil pensioners are required to submit three copies of a joint photograph (or separate photographs) with their wives or husbands (duly attested by head of office) along with form 5 of the Central Civil Service Pension Rules 1972 for affixing on a payment pension order.
A government servant must get the form, which has fields to fill in personal details, from the head of office eight months before the date of his or her retirement.

According to the ministry, a photograph with a dark background or in uniform, or with eyes hidden under coloured or dark glasses will not be accepted. Photograph in computer print will not be accepted, it said.

The photograph is not to be signed and the eyes must not be covered by hair, the ministry said.
Glares on eyeglasses should be avoided with a slight upward or downward tilt of the head, it said.
The ministry has issued the fresh set of guidelines to all central government departments.
The purpose behind issuing these guidelines is to ensure prompt disposal of pension cases so that retired government employees do not have to wait for long to get their pension, a senior ministry official said.

There are about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.

PTI

DoPT: Posting of Stenographers Grade D of Stenographers Grade C and D Examination, 2016 in the cadre units of CSSS


Posting of Stenographers Grade D of Stenographers Grade C and D Examination, 2016 in the cadre units of CSSS

No. 6/1/2018-CS-II(C) (i)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 14th May, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Posting of Stenographers Grade 'D' of Stenographers Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination, 2016 in the cadre units of CSSS - reg.

The undersigned is directed to inform that this Department is in the process of nomination of 69 Stenographers Grade 'D' of Stenographers Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination, 2016 who are undergoing SDR Foundational Training Programme at ISTM w.e.f. 23rd April, 2018 to 15th June, 2018.

2. These Stenographers Grade 'D' will be posted to participating Ministries/Departments of CSSS as per the vacancy position be received from the respective cadre units. All the Ministries/Departments concerned are, therefore, requested to furnish the vacancy position in the grade of Stenographers Grade 'D' of CSSS in the format at annexed only by e-mail chirabrata.sark81@nic.in & sumit.k13@nic.in by 18th May, 2018 positively.

3. In cease of no response by stipulated date is received, nomination of Stenographers Grade 'D' in that Ministry/Department will be made as per data available in this Department.

(Chirabrat Sarkar)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of CSSS.

Annexure

• Name of the Cadre unit:-
• Sanctioned Strength of Stenographer Grade 'D' :-
• Vacancies in Stenographers Grade 'D':-
• Details of Stenographers Grade 'D' presently working:-

Source: DoPT

7th CPC Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff


7th CPC Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

Condition for payment of 7th CPC HPCA/PCA and Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 6554
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

ANWHAR RAAJHAA
SUDHEER GUPTA
T. RADHAKRISHNAN
GAJANAN CHANDRAKANT KIRTIKAR
KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH
NARANBHAI KACHHADIA
VIJAY KUMAR S.R.
BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether his Ministry has finalised draft rules regarding minimum standards for clinical laboratories, framed under Clinical Establishments Act, 2010, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether his Ministry is aware that presently most of the work of clinical and research laboratories of even prestigious department i.e. ICMR and Central Government Hospitals is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent BSc, MSc, PhD medical laboratory professional in lab sciences who are not MBBS/MD, if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the cadre review of medical laboratory staff approved earlier has not been implemented in complete manner so far and most of issues like pay fixation, DPC, MACP, revision of recruitment rules, filling of vacant promotional posts are still pending, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(d) whether his Ministry has not issued any order till date regarding grant of Patient Care Allowance/Hospital Patient Care Allowance (PCA/HPCA) to health employees as per the accepted recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and

(e) whether his Ministry has also approved the short term certificate courses/ programmes which are neither formal degree nor diploma in allied health sciences and run under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and are very contrary to the core curricula designed by his Ministry in terms of course content and duration of courses etc., if so, the reaction of the Government thereto?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SMT. ANUPRIYA PATEL)

(a): Yes. The draft notification to amend the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) Rules, 2012 regarding minimum standards of medical diagnostic laboratories is available on the website of Clinical Establishment Act <clinicalestablishments.gov.in>.

(b): As per the information received from ICMR most of the work of clinical and research laboratories is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent technical staff and Scientists having B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D and MBBS, MD qualification.
As far as Central Government hospitals in Delhi viz. Safdarjung Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals are concerned, all the diagnostic work is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent MBBD/MD professionals.

(c): The cadre of the Medical Laboratory Staff of Central Government Hospitals in Delhi namely Safdarjung, Dr. RML and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals has already been restructured and implemented by giving benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission.

(d): The order containing condition for payment of HPCA/PCA after implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission has not been issued so far. The matter is under consideration in this Ministry in consultation with Ministry of Finance.

(e): This Ministry has developed a course curricula for short term skill training. The National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) level of the skill development curricula is kept lower than the level of Diploma and Degree in core allied health courses developed by this Ministry. A skilled worker will only reach the higher levels after acquiring adequate qualification (either Diploma or Degree) through an accredited institute/university. There are no contradictions in the short term courses as compared to the core curricula developed by the Ministry.

Source: Loksabha

BSNL: Review of extension of without voucher medical facility to Retired Employees

BSNL

Review of extension of without voucher medical facility to Retired Employees

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
Admn. Section
Corporate Office
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
New Delhi

No. BSNL/Admn.I/15-22/14

Dated: April 25, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Review of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees.

Ref: 1. No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/I dated 5.9.2011
2. OM No. BSNL/Admn.l/15-22/14 dated 11th April 2017.

Facility of extension of without voucher facility which was withdrawn vide EF Branch letter No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/l dated 5.9.2011 was revived vide this office OM of even no. dated 11th April 2017 to retired employees and it was decided that the decision will be reviewed after six months.

The issue was reviewed, there has been an increase in expenditure on this account. Whether to continue the scheme for the year 2018-19 and if it is continued the quantum of allowance to be paid is under active consideration. It is learnt that the last two quarterly instalments payable to the optees (retired employees) for the year 2017-18 have not been released. To avoid inconvenience to retired employees, it is therefore requested that two instalments due may be released. Decision on continuation of the scheme and other related issues will be conveyed immediately after its approval.
This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Brahm Parkash)
Assistant General Manager (Admn.IV)

Source: http://www.intranet.bsnl.co.in

E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction

Ministry of Defence
E-Pension Payment Order: New Step in the Right Direction
14 MAY 2018
Furthering the Digital India-initiatives of Govt. of India, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts(Pensions), Allahabad has startedissuance of electronic-Pension Payment Orders (e-PPOs) to the pensioners along with their Pension Disbursement Agencies viz., Banks, Defence Pension Disbursement Offices, Post Offices, etc. What began in the first phase, for all Commissioned Officers and JCOs/ORs of Armed Forces from the month of October 2017, has now been extended to all defence pensioners including defence civilians.

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad is the sole agency under Ministry of Defence which sanctions Pensions for the Defence Services viz., Army, Coast Guard, Defence Research and Development Organization,General Reserve Engineer Force, Border Roads Organization, Military Engineering Services and other Defence organisations including Defence Account Department and Defence Civilians.

The shift from manual system to e-PPO system is expected to minimize delays in pension disbursement and further revision as and when needed. This initiative also eliminates the occurrence of human errors in data entry at multiple levels.

PIB

7th CPC HBA - Amendment to Rules on House Building Advance


7th CPC HBA - Amendment to Rules on House Building Advance
"Grant of Advances- Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants"
Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
No. F(E)Spl./2008/ADV.3/6 (7th CPC)
New Delhi, Dated: 28.03.2018
The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

Subject: Grant of Advances- Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05.12.2017 on the above cited subject, vide which, the revised provisions relating to the grant of House Building Advance (HBA) as issued by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing-Ill Section) vide their OM No.l.17011/11 (4)/2016-H-111 dated 09.11.2017 pursuant to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations, were mutatis-mutandis made applicable to Railway employees.

2. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs vide their OM dated 31.01.2018 (copy enclosed) have now issued clarifications to the fulfilment of extant conditions mentioned in para- 2(viii) of their aforesaid OM dated 09.11.2017, which shall be applicable mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

4. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(G. Priyt Sudarsani)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

Posting of Husband and Wife at the Same Station - Dopt


Posting of Husband and Wife at the Same Station - Dopt

Concerning the posting at the same place of husband and wife who are working in Government service, the transfer issues have been raised in Parliament on several occasions. In 1980's these demands began to show its seriousness, because the percentage of women employees were increased in joining the Government services. The Central Government also observed this issue from various forums, a circular had been issued by the Department of Social Welfare in Feb 1976 to all Head of Departments to give serious consideration to the requests of posting of husband and wife at the same station. In order to that order, lot of women employees started to send their request to transfer at the place where their husbands are posted.

The Central Government gave its utmost importance to this issue and as far as possible and within the constraints of administrative feasibility, the husband and wife should be posted at the same station to enable them to lead a normal family life and to ensure the education and welfare of their children. The Department of Personnel and Training issued an OM on 3.4.86, in accordance with the guidelines and instructions in the order given by the Government, all cadre controlling authorities should consider such requests with the utmost sympathy.

The Department of Personnel and Training issued various office memorandums regarding this matter from time to time. The motive of the Government on the petitioners, said in the orders repeatedly, to give utmost importance attached to the enhancement of women's status in all walks of life and to enable them to lead a normal family life as also to ensure the education and welfare of the children.
Till recently, the persmin has issued total of six orders pertaining the above subject on its website. After implementation of the 6th CPC, the last order has been issued on 30.09.2009. The order said that "On the basis of the 6th CPC reprot, Government servants have already been allowed the facility of Child Care Leave which is admissible till the children attain 18 years of age". The consolidated guidelines concerened this subject has been provided in the OM dated 12.06.1997. The consolidated guidelines has been amended and published in the last order after implementation of 6th CPC.
In the main guidelines, "The husband & wife, if working in the same Department and if the required level of post is available, should invariably be posted together in order to enable them to lead a normal family life and look after the welfare of their children especially till the children attain 18 years of age. This will not apply on appointment under the central Staffing Scheme. Where only wife is a Govt. servant, the above concessions would be applicable to the Govt. servant. Complaints are sometimes received that even if posts are available in the station of posting of the spouse, the administrative authorities do not accommodate the employees citing administrative reasons. In all such cases, the cadre controlling authority should strive to post the employee at the station of the spouse and in case of inability to do so, specific reasons, therefor, may be communicated to the employee".

We have made a table of orders for your kind consideration…

No.O.M. No./O.M. DateSubject Link
1.No.28034/7/86-Estt.(A)
03/04/1986
Posting of husband and wife at the same station
2.No.A-B14017/41/90-Estt(RR)
10/05/1990
Posting of Physically Handicapped Candidates
3.No.AB14017/41/90- Estt.(RR)
15/02/1991
Posting of Government employees who have mentallyretarded children
4.No. 28034/2/97-Estt. (A)
12/06/1997
Posting of husband and wife at the same station
5.No.14017/16/2002-Estt(RR)
13/03/2002
Posting of physically handicapped candidates
6.No. 28034/9/2009-Estt.(A) 30/09/2009Posting of husband and wife at the same station
7.No. 41017/10/2015-Estt.(A)
17/04/2015
Status of implementation of the Supreme Courtjudgement dated 31.10.2013 in WP(Civil) No. 82/2011 in the matter of Shri
T.S.R. Subramanian and Others vs. UOI and Others - Parliament Assurance in
Rajya Sabha Unstarred Q.No.988, answered on 17.07.2014, on Amendment in Rule
3(3) of All India Service (Conduct) Rules - regarding
8.No. 11013/10/2013-Estt.(A) 02/07/2015Framing a Transfer Policy in all cadres - regarding

The affected employees feel that although the all guidelines for implementing the facility issued by the Government, the Head of Departments are not feasible to make it clear to stricken employees.

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