Monday, 6 August 2018

Registration of Departmental Canteens functioning in Central Government Offices under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006


Registration of Departmental Canteens functioning in Central Government Offices under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
No.6/2/2018-Dir (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated 02 August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens functioning in Central Government Offices procuring License under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and Rules & Regulations framed there under.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department;s D.M. No. 10/1/2004-Dir.(C) dated 30.05.2016 on the above subject and to say that Food Safety & Standards Authority of India has rationalized the license/ registration fee for Departmental tiffin rooms/ canteens functioning in Central Government Offices. All the Non- Statutory departmental tiffin rooms/ canteens having turnover of less than Rs. 12 lakhs per annum would be registered on payment of fee Rs. 100/- per annum and those having turnover of more than Rs.12 lakhs would be licensed on payment of fee Rs. 2000/- per annum.

2. As a facilitation measure, FSSAI is orgainising an on-spot registration camp for departmental canteens having turnover less than Rs. 12 lakhs per annum at FSSAI- HQ on 7th August, 2018. The following documents are required for on-spot registration:-

i) Aadhar Card/ PAN Card
ii) One Passport size photo
iii) Employer ID Card
iv) Fee i.e. Rs 100 (registration fee)

3. All the Ministries/ Departments who have not registered their departmental canteens under Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 are requested to nominate individual from Canteen Staff for the said on-spot registration camp.

4. For further information/ queries, Sh. Akhilesh gupta, Assistant Director, RCD, FSSAI enforcementl@fssai.gov.in may be contacted.
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel No. :- 011-24646961
Source: doptcirculars.nic.in

DA for Bank Employees and Pensioners from August, September and October 2018 under 10th BPS

DA for Bank Employees and Pensioners from August, September and October 2018 under 10th BPS

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in Banks for the month of August, September and October 2018 under 10th BPS / Joint Note dated 25.5.2015

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended June 2018 are as follows…

April 2018 - 6573.86
May 2018 - 6596.69
June 2018 - 6642.34

The average CPI of the above is 6604.29 and accordingly the number of DA slabs is 541 (6604.29 - 4440 = 2164.29 / 4 = 541 Slabs).

In the last quarter, payment of DA was at 529 slabs. Hence, there is an increase in DA Slabs of 12, i.e. 541 slabs for payment of DA for the quarter August, September and October 2018.

In therms of clause 7 of the 10th Bipartite Settlement dated 25.05.2015 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 25.05.2015, the rate of Dearness Allowance to workmen and officer employees for the months of August, September and October 2018 shall be 54.10% of 'Pay'. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.

Source: http://www.iba.org.in

Pay fixation of re-employed Ex-Servicemen


Pay fixation of re-employed Ex-Servicemen

No: Pay/Tech-I/069/XVII
Dated: 01/08/2018
Sub: Pay fixation of re-employed Ex-Servicemen
Ref: HQ office letter No.AT/II/2455-VI dated 06.07.2018

Kindly find, enclosed, HQ office letter quoted under reference on the above subject alongwith its enclosure.

It has been inferred in Para 5 of the aforesaid letter that the provisions of Para 8(iii) of DoP&T OM No 3/3/2016-Estt (Pay-II) dated 01.05.2017 and hence Para 3(v) of DoP&T OM No 3/19/2009-Estt (Pay II) dated 05.04.2010, which is analogical to para 8(iii) of OM No 3/3/2016-Estt (Pay-II) dated 01.05.2017, are applicable only for the pay fixation of retired Gr A officers on re-employment and not for the pay fixation of PBORs on re-employment in civil posts. Accordingly, pay fixation of persons who retired as PBOR and got re-employed in civil posts, in the revised structure of 6th CPC is to be regulated as per the provisions laid down in para 4(b)(i), 4(b)(ii) read with para 4(d) of DoP&T OM No 3/19/2009-Estt (Pay II) dated 05.04.2010.

Affected cases may be dealt with accordingly.

PC of A (Fys) has seen.
sd/-
Dy Controller of Accounts(Fys)
Source: www.pcafys.nic.in

Age Relaxation for Ex-Servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam

Age Relaxation for Ex-Servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam
Ministry of Defence

Age Relaxation for Defence Personnel by UPSC

The policy on age relaxation applicable for ex-servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam (Group 'A' & 'B' Posts) is governed by 'Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979' as amended vide DoP&T Notification No. 36034/1/06-Estt.(SCT) dated 4th October, 2012. The following provisions have been made:-

For appointment to any vacancy in Group 'A' and 'B' services or posts filled by direct recruitment otherwise than on the result of an Open All India Competitive Examination, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by the length of military service increased by three years in the case of ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers.

For appointment to any vacancy in Group 'A' and 'B' services or posts filled by direct recruitment on the result of an All India Competitive Examination, the ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, shall be allowed maximum relaxation of five years in the upper age limit.

The recruitment in armed forces are governed by their respective policies, rules including recruitment rules, orders on the subject.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Prasanna Acharya in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Clarifications regarding House Building Advance (HBA)


Clarifications regarding House Building Advance
1-17011/6(3)/13/2018-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated: 1.08.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarifications regarding House Building Advance - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that in partial modification to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs OM No. 1.17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017 regarding House Building Advance Rules - 2017, the competent authority has approved to modify the provision of para 2(i) in place of the existing provision.

"Constructing a new house on the plot owned by the employee or the employee and the employee's wife/husband jointly with the clear title of the plot"

All the other existing provisions in the said OM of even no. dated 09.11.2017 shall remain same.
(Shailendra Vikram Singh)
Director (IFD)
Tel:011-23062798

Implementation of Pass Rules and grant of travel facility on privilege pass as per the choice of pass holder: Clarification requested


Implementation of Pass Rules and grant of travel facility on privilege pass as per the choice of pass holder: Clarification requested

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)
No.I/15/Part III
Dated: 30/07/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of Pass Rules and grant of travel facility on privilege pass as per the choice of pass holder - Railway Board's clarification-requested.

NFIR invites attention of the Railway Board to the provisions contained in Advance Correction Slip No. 32 to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993) where in Rule 3 (vi) which are as under :-

"Privilege pass shall be issued for journey from the starting station to the destination station as desired by the Railway servant, via shortest route, provided that a longer route may be permitted on the Privilege Pass in the following circumstances:-

a) Two alternative routes are available for a destination, for example - Bombay to Calcutta via Nagpur or via Allahabad and Bombay to Delhi by the Central Railway or by the Western Railway - such pass may be permitted by either route irrespective of the distance involved;
or

b) If the distance to destination via a longer route preferred by the Railway servant does not exceed by fifteen percent of the distance via the direct route such pass may be issued even if a double journey over a small portion is involved (for example - ex Chittaranjan to Kancharapara via Howrah or ex-Lucknow to a station on the Southern/ South Central Railway via Bombay VT), provided the distance does not exceed the distance via the shortest route by more than 15% to take advantage of terminal facilities as in Bombay VT - Kalyan or Madras - Arakkonam sections;
or

c) If the longer route to destination is quicker than the direct route irrespective of distance involved."
Federation has received staff representations (also retired staff) that when entitlement and choice is available between (a), (b) & (c) as per ACS No.32, the authorities have been reluctant in issuing the privilege/complimentary passes by wrongly interpreting to the effect that clauses 3(vi) (b) and (c) are independent provisions as they have been separated by the word ‘or’ between them, thereby, the provision in Rule 3(vi) (a) is also independent.

Federation contends that the interpretation as above is not correct in view of the fact that the three provisions are meant to allow staff to avail either 3(vi) (a) or (b) or (c) as per their convenience. The incorrect interpretation by the Railway authorities has resulted deprival of right to employee to take journey on his privilege pass, Similarly, the retired staff are also denied, the privilege of travel as per their choice route on their post retirement complimentary passes.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue suitable clarification to the Zonal Railways etc., to enable the staff to avail privilege/complimentary passes and take journey as per their choice in terms of provisions contained in ACS No.32. copy of clarificatory instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully
Sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.
Source: NFIR

Retiring Employees - Issue of Medical ID Card


Retiring Employees - Issue of Medical ID Card

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card
New Delhi dated: 30.07.2018
The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs,DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS,RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Issue of Medical ID Card to Retiring Employees.
Ref: Railway Board letter No.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card dated 08.06.2018.

with reference above, board (ms, FC & CRB) have approved that Identity card to the retiring employees and its dependent shall be issued at the time of retirement or before (effective from the next day of retirement) by the respective personnel department.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate finance of Transformation cell of railway board.
(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell

Appointment of Nodal CPIO for RTI Applications and Appeals


Appointment of Nodal CPIO for RTI Applications and Appeals

F. No. H-12019/2/2018-AD-I
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance
Room No. 264-B, North Block,
New Delhi, the 1st August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Appointment of Nodal CPIO for RTI Applications and Appeals-reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to RTI Cell’s Note dated 24.7.2018 on the above mentioned subject and to state that Shri R. K.Kureel, Deputy Secretary (RTI), Department of Expenditure has been appointed as Nodal Central Public Information Officer for RTI matters in the Ministry of Finance.
It is further stated that the role of the Nodal officer for RTI in the Ministry of Finance would be limited to receiving the RTI applications/ appeals addressed to Ministry of Finance and forwarding the same to the concerned CPIOs in all the Departments under the Ministry of Finance.
(S. K. Biswas)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph: 2309 5695
Source: DoE

Inclusion of a Parent as well as "Medical Attendant" in Special Passes issued on medical grounds in favour of minor children of railway employees


Inclusion of a Parent as well as "Medical Attendant" in Special Passes issued on medical grounds in favour of minor children of railway employees.
RBE No.:104/2018
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No: 77
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.E(W)2015/PS5-1/1
New Delhi, dated 03.08.2018
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Inclusion of a Parent as well as "Medical Attendant" in Special Passes issued on medical grounds in favour of minor children of railway employees.

In the PNM/AIRF Meeting with Board, the Federation had raised the issue regarding non-inclusion of a parent in the Special Passes issued for outstation medical treatment of children of railway employees due to absence of necessary provision in the extant Pass Rules.

2. The issue has been examined in detail and in order to obviate the difficulties in such cases, it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority to incorporate the following provision in Schedule VII (Special Passes) of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition- 1993) as item No.5 (below Note of Item No.4) under Column 3. 'Entitlement/facilities' :-

"5. In case of minor children (i.e. boys under the age of 15 years and girls under the age of 18 years), if referred to outstation hospitals for medical treatment, Special Passes in favour of
(i) railway servant or his/her spouse,
(ii) minor child requiring treatment and
(iii) a Medical Attendant (who may be a family member or dependent or any other person) will be issued.
The pass will ordinarily be issued for the class of entitlement of the railway servant on privilege account or in higher class, if otherwise admissible under these rules."

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Director Estt.(Welfare)-1
Railway Board

Review of Work Performance under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972

Review of Work Performance under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972
Review of Work Performance
The below statement said in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 1st August, 2018 regarding steps taken to identify dull officers and action taken against such officers…

Review of performance of Government servants is an ongoing process under Fundamental Rule 56(j) and Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, which provide that the performance of a Government servant on attaining a specified age or qualifying years of service is to be reviewed and he/she can be retired in public interest.The instructions on the procedure to be adopted and various aspects to be kept in view while conducting periodical review under provisions of the said rules have been issued from time to time.

As per available information provided by cadre controlling authorities, performance of a total of 25,082 Group 'A' and 54,873 Group 'B' officers has been reviewed up to May 2018; and provisions of Fundamental Rule 56 (j)/ relevant rules were invoked/ recommended against 93 Group 'A' and 132 Group 'B' officers out of these.

Confidential Rolls (CRs) / Performance Appraisal Reports (PARs) of IAS officers are written for each financial year or as may be specified by the Government in the form and as per the schedule prescribed in the All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007. The appraisal form of IAS officers, inter alia, provides for comments on the overall quality of officers including areas of strength and his attitude towards weaker sections.

Source: http://loksabha.nic.in/

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