Monday, 3 December 2018

BSNL employees unions defer indefinite strike

BSNL employees unions defer indefinite strike

All employee unions of BSNL Sunday decided to defer their indefinite strike to December 10 if they fail to resolve issues in the proposed meeting with Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha.

The employee unions met Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan Sunday and observed improvement in some of the issues that they have been raising, such as allotment of 4G spectrum, pension revision and payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per the government rule.

All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), however, said in a statement that they were not convinced with the reply of the secretary in respect to their demand on third pay revision.

The strike was earlier proposed to start from December 3.

"Under these circumstances, with the view to ensure an opportunity for having a discussion with the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, the AUAB has decided to defer the indefinite strike for one week," the statement said.

BSNL unions have been demanding allocation of 4G spectrum to the public sector firm so that it is able to compete in the market and keep up the market share.

The employees are also demanding wage revision as per recommendations of 2nd and 3rd pay revision committee.

"In case a fruitful settlement does not arise in the meeting with the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications, the indefinite strike will start from 00:00 hours on 10-12-2018," AUAB said.

PTI

Provision and rules for NPS part withdrawal


Provision and rules for NPS part withdrawal
  1. The partial withdrawal can be made to the limit of 25% of the contributions made by the subscribers, but excluding contributions made by the employer.
  2. The purpose of withdrawal is defined by the PFRDA. The purpose of withdrawal include treatment of specified illness of a family member, education of children, wedding expenses of children and purchase or construction of house.
  3. The education expenses can be made for the subscriber's own children including the legally adopted children.
  4. The marriage expenses can be a reason for withdrawal so long as the subscriber's own child is getting married, including his/her legally adopted child.
  5. To be able to withdraw the money for construction of house, the subscriber must make sure that the house belongs to him/her or in a joint name with his/her legally wedded spouse, that too if the subscriber doesn't own more than one house besides the ancestoral property.
  6. For the treatment, the permission to withdraw upto 25% can be made allowed only if the diseases suffered fall in the category of diseases such as cancer, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, major organ transplant, stroke, heart valve surgery, coma, paralysis and total blindness, among a few other major ailments.
  7. The subscriber can withdraw for a maximum of three times during the entire tenure of subscription.
  8. For withdrawal, subscriber must make the request to the central record keeping agency or the national pension system trust through the nodal office.
  9. In case the subscriber is suffering from an ailment, as mentioned in the clause, the request can be made by a subscriber's family member.
  10. The rules have been effective from January 10, 2018 onwards.
Via: Centralgovernmentnews.com

List of Compulsory & Restricted Holidays for the year 2019


List of Compulsory & Restricted Holidays for the year 2019 - PCA(Fys) Dt. 6.11.2018
central-government-holidays-2019
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
AN-IV Section
10-A, S.K.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001
Pt. II O.O. No.1571
Date: 06/11/2018
Subject: List of Compulsory & Restricted Holidays for the year 2019

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Central Government Employees' Welfare Co-Ordination Committee, Kolkata, vide letter No.C.G.E.W.C.C./Kol/Holiday/2018-19/669 dated 10/10/2018, Main Office including Railway Section of the Principal Controller of Accounts ( Fys), Kolkata & RTC (ER) and the Accounts Offices under CFA(Fys) BGF will observe 17(seventeen) Compulsory holidays as in Annexure - A and 2 (two) Restricted Holidays from the list of 34(Thirty Four) Restricted holidays as in Annexure - B for the calendar year 2019. The date of Holidays for the Muslim Festivals may be changed on sighting of the Moon and decision to be taken by the CGEWCC, Kolkata based on the decision of the State Government in respect of ldu'l Fitr, ldu'l Zoha [Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid )], Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

Source:- PCA(FYs) Office Note No. 155/AN-lV/Holiday/2018 dt. 06.11.2018
PRAVEEN RANJAN, IDAS)
Dy. Controller of Accounts(Fys)
List of Compulsory Holidays for the Year - 2019
Compulsory Holiday and Connected Festivals
No.HolidaysMonth & DateDays of Week
1Republic DayJanuary 26Saturday
2HoliMarch 21Thursday
3Vaisakhadi (Bengal )April 15Monday
4Mahavir JayantiApril 17Wednesday
5Good FridayApril 19Friday
6Buddha PurnimaMay 18Saturday
7Idu'l FitrJune 5Wednesday
8Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid)August 12Monday
9Independence DayAugust 15Thursday
10MuharramSeptember 10Tuesday
11Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 02Wednesday
12Dussehra (Maha Navmi) (Additional)October 07Monday
13DussehraOctober, 08Tuesday
14Diwali (Deepavali)October 27Sunday
15Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e‑Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November 10Sunday
16Guru Nanak's BirthdayNovember 12Tuesday
17Christmas DayDecember 25Wednesday
List of Restricted Holidays for the Year - 2019Restricted Holiday and Connected Festivals
No.HolidaysMonth & DateDays of Week
1New Year's DayJanuary 01Tuesday
2LohriJanuary 13Sunday
3Makar SankrantiJanuary 14Monday
4PongalJanuary 15Tuesday
5Basant Panchami Sri PanchamiFebruary 10Sunday
6Guru Ravidas's BirthdayFebruary 19Tuesday
7Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Tuesday
8Swami Dayananda JayantiMarch 01Friday
9Maha ShivaratriMarch 04Monday
10Holika DahanMarch 20Wednesday
11DolyatraMarch 21Thursday
12Hazarat Au's BirthdayMarch 21Thursday
13Chaitrra Sukladi - Gudi Padava - Ugadi - Cheti ChandApril 06Saturday
14Ram Navami (Smarta)April 13Saturday
15Vaiskhi-Vishu-MesadiApril 14Sunday
16Easter SundayApril 21Sunday
17Guru Rabindranath's birth dayMay 09Thursday
18Jamat-Ul-VidaMay 31Friday
19Rath YatraJuly 04Thursday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 15Thursday
21Parsi New Year's day - NaurajAugust 17Saturday
22JanmashtamiAugust 24Saturday
23Vinayaka Chaturthi - Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 02Monday
24Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember 11Wednesday
25Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October 05Saturday
26Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October 06Sunday
27Maharishi Valmiki's BirthdayOctober 13Sunday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October 17Thursday
29Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 27Sunday
30Govardhan PujaOctober 28Monday
31Bhai DujOctober 29Tuesday
32Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 02Saturday
33Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom DayNovember 24Sunday
34Christmas EveDecember 24Tuesday

07 December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day

07 December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
01-December-2018
Armed Forces Flag Day - 2018

Since 1949, 07 December is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day throughout India to honour the martyrs as well as men and women in uniform, who valiantly fight on our borders to safeguard the country’s honour. It is an important occasion to remind the nation of its obligation to look after veterans, disabled soldiers, war widows and dependents of those who have sacrificed their lives for the safety, honour and Integrity of the motherland.

The 'Armed forces Flag Day Fund' (AFFDF) has been constituted by the Government of India for the welfare and rehabilitation of the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) community. There are more than 30 lakh ESM Including 6.5 Iakh widows and around 60,000 ESM are added every year due to early superannuation. Contributions received from prospective donors of AFFDF are utillsed to provide basis sustenance needs of the ESM community through a medium of welfare schemes.

The aim of the campaign to generate awareness about the 'Armed Forces Flag Day Fund' and encourage people to contribute generously. Several cashless payment methods have been setup and made available. You can send your contributions via PayTM number '8800462175' and UPI code: armedforcesflagdayfund@sbi - To contribute using Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking log on to ksb.gov.in/armed-forces-flag-day-fund.htm

This year the programme MoD has planned to run has been in effect from 01 November, 2018 and would continue till December 31, 2018. You can show your sense of pride by wearing the flag representing three services from 01 November to 31 December 2018. These flags are available at all Government offices. Alternatively, printable version of the flags can be downloaded from www.ksb.gov.in.

PIB

Grant of honorarium for delivering lectures in Zonal Training Schools/Centres: Railway Board Order

Grant of honorarium for delivering lectures in Zonal Training Schools/Centres: Railway Board Order

भारत सरकार GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
रेलवे बोर्ड RAILWAY BOARD
No. 2018/TransCell/ProcessReforms
New Delhi, Dated: 27.11.2018
The General Manager
All Indian Railways

Sub: Grant of honorarium for delivering lectures in Zonal Training Schools/Centres.

Honorarium payable to visiting lecturer/faculty for delivering lectures to trainees in Zonal Training Schools/Centres as laid down in Board’s Letter No E(G)2009HO 1-24 dated 29.10.2009 has been reviewed and Board (MS, FC & CRB) have, in supersession, approved that the rates of honorarium may be revised as indicated below:
(a) Rs 2500/- per day for lectures of 2 hours duration subject to a maximum of Rs 5000/- per week to Officers of Railway/Central/State Governments ordinarily of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and reputed academicians/special invitees.

(b) Rs 1250/ - per day for lectures of 2 hours duration subject to a maximum of Rs 2500/- per week to JAG/ SG Officers of Railway/Central/State Government.

(c) Rs 1000/- per day for lectures of 2 hours duration subject to a maximum of Rs 2000/- per week to other gazetted/non gazetted officials of Railway/Central/State Government other than those mentioned in para (a) and (b) above.
It may be noted that not more than 15% of the total training sessions organized by the Zonal Training Schools/Centres should be covered by the lectures by the visiting faculty. This restriction should be strictly followed.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell.
(A.S.Khati)
Executive Director/E(G) & Transf
(Jeetendra Singh)
Executive Director/EE/Transf
27.11.201 8
No. 2018/Trans/01/Policy
New Delhi, dated: 27-11-2018

1. PFA, All Indian Railways
2. The ADAI (Railways), New Delhi
3. The Director of Audit, All Indian Railways

(Sanjeeb Kumar)
Executive Director/Accounts/Transformation
Copy - As per list enclosed
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Source: Railway Board

Grant of permission for journey performed by officers/officials in Airlines other than Air India

Grant of permission for journey performed by Officers/Officials in Airlines other than Air India: CGDA Circular 29,30.11.2018

रक्षा लेखा महानियंत्रक,  उलान बटार रोड, पालम, दिल्ली कैंट - 110010
CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Deviation/Vol-V
Dated: 30/11/2018
To
All PCsDA/ CsDA/ PCFA (Fys) / PIFAs /IFAs

Subject: - Grant of permission for journey performed by officers/officials in Airlines  other than Air India - Regarding

In continuation of this HQrs Office Important Circular of even no. dated 29.11.2018 following  amendment may please be carried out in Serial No. (5) of Annexure 'A'

FOR                                      READ
IFA (R&D), Banglore        IFA (R&D) ECS, Banglore.
Add                                       Under
Gujrat State                        IFA (SC) Pune Sl. No. 3
All other entries will remain unchanged.
(Praveen Kumar Rai)
Sr.Dy. CGDA (AN)

CGDA Circular: Grant of permission for journey performed by Officers/Officials in Airlines other than Air India - reg.

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Deviation/Vol-V
Dated: 29/11/2018
To
All PCsDA / CsDA/ PCFA (Fys) / PIFAs / IFAs

Subject: - Grant of permission for journey performed by officers/officials in Airlines other than Air India -Regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to HQrs office letter of even no. dated 30.06.2016 wherein IFA(WAC) Subroto Park, New Delhi has been nominated to deal with cases relating to Grant of permission for performing journeys by Officers / officials of DAD in Airlines other than Air India.
Consequent upon the request received from one of the Principal Controller regarding re-delegating the powers to more IFAs for convenience and effectiveness in working, the matter was examined in the HQrs office. Accordingly, the Competent Authority has decided to nominate the IFA’s as per Annexure ‘A’ to this letter for grant of permission for journeys performed by officers / officials of DAD in Air lines other than Air India.

Necessary action may please be taken by all the offices of DAD while processing the subject requests.
(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy. CGDA (AN)
Copy to:
1. AN-IV (Local)
2. IT & S Wing : - For uploading on CGDA Website
3. MNB, AN-XIV
(Vijay Raina)
Sr.AO (AN)

Annexure 'A'
(Referto HQrs No. AN/XIV/14162/Deviation.Vol-V) dt 29.11.2018
IFA authorized for grant of permission for journeys performed by officers /officials of DAD in air lines other than Air India

Serial No.
Name of IFA
Jurisdiction
Remarks
1
IFA(WC), Chandimandir
All offices located in State of Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan Jammu & Kashmir
2
IFA(CC), Lucknow
All offices located in Utter Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttrakhand
3
IFA (SC), Pune
All Offices located in state of Maharashtra, Goa
4
IFA(EC), Kolkata
All Offices located in state of West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa Jharkhand and North East Region, Andman & Nicobar
5
IFA(R&D), Bangalore
All Offices located in State of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
6
IFA(WAC), Subroto Park New Delhi
All Offices located in Delhi & NCR Region and leave arrangement officers also in respect of all IFA (from sl. No 1 to 5) self claims.
7
IFA(Army-Q), Sena Bhawan New Delhi
Leave arrangement in absence of IFA (WAC) for self claims.

Source: CGDA

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