Friday, 28 September 2018

Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders


Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders

No.NC-JCM-2017/PLB

The Joint Secretary (Pers)
Government of India,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block
New Delhi
September 24,2018

Sub:- Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders.

Ref : Minutes of the meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) held on 25th October 2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary.

Dear Madam,

In the Standing Committee meeting held on 25/10/2016 the following decision was taken on the above Agenda item :

"Staff Side reiterated that pending, decision on PRIS and PRP as recommended by both 6th and 7th CPC, the existing Cabinet approved formula should be in operation. Hence the reduction of one day's PLB in the Department of Defence Production and EME under MOD is not Justified. So the unpaid PLB should be given back to the employees to avoid any litigation on the subject. Secretary (P) desired that JS (Pers) may re-examine the matter"

It is now almost 2 years after above decision taken in the Standing Committee meeting. However no instructions has been issued by the Department of Expenditure to pay back the PLB days deducted to the employees of Department of Defence Production (OFB, DGQ and DGAQA) and EME of MOD. Since the affected employees are pressing hard it is request that you may kindly arrange to issue necessary instruction in this regard.

A copy of your instruction may please he endorsed to this office.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
Shiv Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production against the Cabinet decision and Government orders

Renovated and upgraded 100 bedded ESI Hospital at Tirupati inaugurated today


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Renovated and upgraded 100 bedded ESI Hospital at Tirupati inaugurated today
28 SEP 2018
Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment, inaugurated the renovated and upgraded 100 bedded ESI Hospital at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) today.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion Shri Gangwar informed that the 50 bedded ESI Hospital, Tirupati has been renovated and upgraded to 100 beds capacity with project cost of aprox. Rs. 110 Crore having basement, ground and five floors.  The hospital building is centrally air conditioned with inpatient and outpatient departments and will provide treatment facility in various departments. This hospital is equipped with facilities such as OPD, IPD, Wards, emergency, diagnostic services, Operation Theatres, ICU, NICU, CT Scan, X-ray and many more. More than 3 Lakh Insured Persons and their family units will be benefited by Upgradation & Renovation of this hospital.

 The ESI Scheme was introduced in Andhra Pradesh in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on 01.05.1955. With the passage of time, the Scheme was extended in a phased manner to several industrial centres all over Andhra Pradesh. After the formation of Telengana state on 2nd June, 2014 , the Sub-Regional office Vijayawada was upgraded as Regional office for Andhra Pradesh from 1st May, 2016.  As a result, the jurisdiction of ESIC Regional office, Vijayawada was extended to all thirteen districts of Andhra Pradesh with effect from 01.05.2016. The area of Yanam of Union Territory of Puducherry is also attached to Andhra Pradesh region.

The ESI Scheme stands fully implemented in all the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh and at present the number of Insured persons and ESI beneficiaries in the State are over 16.74 lakhs and 64.96 lakhs respectively. The number of employers (Factories and establishments) covered under ESI Scheme in the State is 36,422. Besides, 4324 Educational Institutions and 944 private hospitals/educational institutions were also brought under the coverage of ESI Act.

 Medical facilities are provided to the Insured Persons and their beneficiaries through 79 ESI Dispensaries, 4 ESIS Hospitals with a combined bed capacity of 335, 3 Diagnostic Centres, 123 panel clinics, 98 tie-up hospitals and 34 Super Speciality tie-up hospitals. The Regional Office at Vijayawada, Sub Regional Office at Vishakhapatnam and Tirupati and 21 Branch Offices looks after the implementation of ESI Scheme and provides all assistance to the Insured Persons and their beneficiaries.

 Shri P Satyanarayana, Minister for Labour, Employment, Training and Factories, Govt of Andhra Pradesh, Smt. M Sugunamma, Member of Legislative Assembly, Tirupati Constituency, Shri Raj Kumar, DG, ESIC and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

PIB

Meeting of AIRF to discuss promotional prospects of staff, particularly in GP Rs.1800 and Rs.4600


Meeting of AIRF to discuss promotional prospects of staff, particularly in GP Rs.1800 and Rs.4600
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi - 110055
No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: September 26, 2018
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Meeting of AIRF to discuss promotional prospects of staff, particularly in GP Rs.1800 and Rs.4600

Meeting on the subject cited above was held in the chamber of DG(Personal), Railway Board, today.

After detailed deliberations; the following decisions were arrived:-

(a) There will not be any recruitment in GP Rs.4600 in any category except Medical Department.

(b) The condition of direct recruitment to at least 25% or more in respective categories for holding GDCE will be done away.

(c) Board orders permitting GMs to hold GDCEs up to 50% of DR Quota will be further enhanced up to 75%, keeping in view the serious frustrations in serving employees having higher academic/technical qualifications so as to enhance their promotional prospects on similar parameters of Direct Recruitment in higher categories.

(d) On the issue of career progression of the SSEs, though AIRF insisted for timebound promotion for JEs and SSEs, the administration agreed to pursue the matter, providing 75% upgradation of staff in GP Rs.4600 to Rs. 4800.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: AIRF

7th Pay Commission Incentive Bonus to Railway Employees

7th Pay Commission Incentive Bonus to Railway Employees

NFIR

No. I/1 1/Part I
Dated: 26/09/2018
The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR Dear Brother,

Sub: Need for revision of hourly rate of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops/Production Units following implementation of 7th CPC - 3rd meeting of the Committee held on 26/09/2018.

The demand of NFIR vide PNM Item No. 12/2017 was discussed in the Board PNM meeting held on 13th /14th November, 2017. The NFIR' s Agenda provides detailed background of Incentive Bonus rates from time to time and the need for upward revision of the rates in the wake of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrices for Workshops and PU employees on Indian Railways.

3rd Meeting of Committee for recommendation of hourly rates of incentive bonus and bonus factors of Workshops/PUs has been held this day 26th September, 2018 at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi. GS/NFIR assisted by Shri Gobinath SSE/ICF, Perambur have participated in the meeting. During discussion, NFIR has reiterated its point of view demanding revision of rates in accordance with the formula adopted in 1999 and confirmed by the Railway Board to the Ministry of Finance on 19th July, 2005. NFIR also expressed its strong resentment over abnormal delay in finalizing revision of rates and equally upward revision of Incentive Allowance to SSEs to 30% of Pay as the SSEs are presently paid the amount very less in comparison with other lower pay level staff.

After lengthy discussion, the Official Side of Railway Board responded that a draft proposal will be provided to the Staff Side soon i.e. in a fortnight and thereafter another round of discussion may be held to finalize the rates duly taking into account the points brought out by NFIR.

The above is for information of affiliated Unions. A copy of the minutes of second meeting of the Committee held on 04th July, 2018 is also enclosed.

Yours fraternally
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

nfir-7thCPC-Bonus
Source: NFIR

Minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Level-1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC


Minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Level-1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)II/2018/RR-I/ 13

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways/PUs,
New Delhi.

RBE No.148/2018
Dated:25.09.2018

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Level-1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC.

Attention is invited to instructions issued vide Board's letter under RBE No.73/2017 dated 27.07.2017, laying down qualification for recruitment from open market to posts in Pay Band-1 of Rs.5200-20200 having Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (Now Level-1 of the Pay Matrix of the 7th CPC), through all modes, against direct recruitment quota in Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and S&T Departments as 10th pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT or 10th pass plus ITI. This laid down educational qualification was, however relaxed vide Board’s letter under RBE No.31/2018 dated 28.02.2018 for the ongoing recruitment process i.e. recruitment notification published under Centralized Employment Notice no. 02/2018 issued by Railway Recruitment Boards.

2. Keeping in view the large scale mechanization of maintenance, modernization and automation, it has been decided to reiterate that future recruitment in technical departments (i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and S&T Departments) will be made on the basis of the minimum educational qualifications of 10th pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT or 10th pass plus ITI in terms of instructions issued vide Board's letter under RBE No.73/2017 dated 27.07.2017.
S/d,
(M.M.Rai)
Jt. Director Estt.(N)II
Railway Board

Supreme Court Judgement: Withholding of Pension or Gratuity


Supreme Court Judgement: Withholding of Pension or Gratuity
C.A. No.6770/2013 @ SLP (C) No. 1427 of 2009
REPORTABLE
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO. 6770 OF 2013
(Arising out of Special Leave Petition (Civil) No. 1427 of 2009)
State of Jharkhand & Ors.
….. Appellant(s)
Vs.
Jitendra Kumar Srivastava & Anr.
…..Respondent(s)
WITH
C.A. No. 6771/2013
(arising out of SLP(C) No. 1428 of 2009)
JUDGMENT
A.K. Sikri, J

1.Leave granted.

2. Crisp and short question which arises for consideration in these cases is as to whether, in the absence of any provision in the Pension Rules, the State Government can withhold a part of pension and/or gratuity during the pendency of departmental/ criminal proceedings? The High Court has - answered this question, vide the impugned judgment, in the negative and hence directed the appellant to release the withheld dues to the respondent.

Not happy with this outcome, the State of Jharkhand has preferred this appeal.

3. For the sake of convenience we will gather the facts from Civil Appeal arising out of SLP(Civil) No. 1427 of 2009. Only facts which need to be noted, giving rise to the aforesaid questions of law, are the following:

The respondent was working in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. He joined the said Department in the Government of Bihar on 2.11.1966. On 16.4.1996, two cases were registered against him under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code as well as Prevention of Corruption Act, alleging serious financial irregularities during the years 1990-1991, 1991-1992 when he was posted as Artificial Insemination Officer, Ranchi. On promulgation of the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000, State of Jharkhand (Appellant herein) came into existence and the Respondent became the employee of the appellant State. Prosecution, in respect of the aforesaid two criminal cases against the respondent is pending. On 30th January, 2002, the appellant also ordered initiation of disciplinary action against him. While these proceedings were still pending, on attaining the age of superannuation, the respondent retired from the post of Artificial Insemination Officer, Ranchi on 31.08.2002.

Induction/transfer of Trackmen into other departments

Induction/transfer of Trackmen into other departments

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 146/2018

No. E(NG)II/2018/RR-I/13
New Delhi, Dated: 20.09.2018
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways/ PU s,
New Delhi.

Sub: Induction of Trackmen into other departments.

Para 179 (XV) of IREM Vol. I (Revised Edition-1989) provides for induction/transfer of Trackmen to Mechanical Engineering and Transportation (Power) Department, Traffic 86 Commercial Department and to the Works side of Engineering Department against 10% quota.

2. It is seen that the Railways have been experiencing difficulty in implementation of these instructions due to reliever(s) not being readily available in the Engineering Department. This has been considered by the Board. In order to ensure viable implementation of these instructions, it has been decided that henceforth 10% of the proposed intake for recruitment in Level-1 (erstwhile Group D) of all those departments where there is provision of induction of Trackmen against 10% quota, will be clubbed to recruit equivalent number of Trackmen in addition to the intake of Trackmen decided for the Engineering Department.

3. Trackmen in Engineering Department should be laterally transferred to those departments whose 10%, vacancies have been clubbed and utilized for recruitment of Other departments will be allowed to induct fresh personnel for the residual 90% of vacancies and also to meet their requirement through fresh personnel to the extent of deficiency not met through lateral transfer.

4. Terms and conditions of transfer of Trackmen to the above departments against this 10% quota as contained in. Para 179 (XV) of IREM Vol. I (Revised Edition-1989) remain unaltered with the reduced age limit of 38 years (reduced vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-99/CFP/23(VOLII) dated 14.11.2013).

5. Applications for lateral transfer of Trackmen to other departments should be called for department wise and applicants shortlisted on basis of seniority based on the length of service. Separate applications should be submitted for each such The complete list of applicants should be displayed and also placed on the web page of the division. It is reiterated that for transfer to other departments, a Trackman/Gangman should be suitable in all respects including possessing physical standards prescribed for recruitment to that Department/Workshop.
(M.M. Rai)
Joint Director Estt.(N)II
Railway Board

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