Thursday, 13 December 2018

Strike notice from Confederation - 8th & 9th January 2019

Strike notice from Confederation - 8th & 9th January 2019

No. Confdn/Strike/2016-19
Dated - 12th December 2018
To,
The Cabinet Secretary
Cabinet Secretariat
Government of India
Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi - 110001

Sir,
This is to give notice that employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on Two-days strike on 8th & 9th January 2019. The Charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the Two-days strike action is enclosed.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Encl:  Charter of Demands
Annexure - 1

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Restore old defined benefit pension scheme (OPS) to all employees.

2. Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, MACP Bench Mark, promotional hierarchy and date of effect of MACP from 01-01-2006. Implement Option-1 for pensioners and settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

3. Fill up all vacant posts. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts. Withdraw orders for abolishing posts lying vacant for more than five years. Revive all posts abolished during 2001 to 2008 under Annual Direct Recruitment Plan (ADR) as per May 2001 orders of the former NDA Government.

4. (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil Servant Status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee report.
(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers including those appointed on or after 01-09-1993.

5. Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.

6. Stop closure of Government establishments and outsourcing of Government functions. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses. Stop proposed move to close down salt department. Stop Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Railways and Defence departments.

7. Implement 7th CPC Wage revision and pension revision of Autonomous body employees and pensioners. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.

8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases. Rejected cases for want of 5% quota vacancies may be reviewed and appointment to dependents may be granted.

9. Grant five time bound promotions to all Group C & B employees on completion of 8,7,6,5 and 4 years of service respectively. Complete Cadre Reviews in all departments within a time frame.

10. (a) Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.
(b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Source: confederationhq.blogspot.com

7th CPC: Revision of the rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

7th CPC: Revision of the rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

No. I/5(E)
Dated: 07/12/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of the rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1 dated 08/03/2018 (RBE No. 36/2018).
(ii) NFIR's letter No. I/5(E) dated 30/07/2018.

Federation vide its letter dated 30th July, 2018 brought to the notice of Railway Board specific cases through illustrations where revised rates of Night Duty Allowance to be paid to various categories of staff have been lowered down on implementation of Board’s instructions dated 08/03/2018 (RBE No. 36/2018) and requested the Railway Ministry to review its decision and issue revised instructions duly allowing the rates of Night Duty Allowance to such staff at the rates mentioned in RBE No. 61/2016 w.e.f. 01/01/2016. A period for more than four months has passed, unfortunately revised instructions have not been issued so far causing financial loss to the staff performing night duty.

NFIR, therefore, once again urges upon the Railway Board to kindly consider the points brought out vide Federation's letter dated 30/07/2018 and issued revised instructions accordingly.
Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Loksabha Q&A: Eligibility Condition for Differently abled

Loksabha Q&A: Eligibility Condition for Differently abled

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 108
ANSWERED ON: 11.12.2018

Eligibility Condition for Differently abled

JAGDAMBIKA PAL
Will the Minister of

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has revised the ‘Guidelines for conducting written examination for persons with disabilities’ issued by the Ministry on 26th February 2013;

(b) if so, the details of the revision and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether any restrictions have been imposed on educational qualifications of scribe/reader/lab assistant, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(d) whether the new guidelines mandate the production of a certificate from the Chief Medical Officer/Chief Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government Hospital in addition to the disability certificate; and

(e) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI KRISHANPAL GURJAR)
(a) & (b) Yes, Sir. The Ministry has issued revised guidelines for conducting written for persons with benchmark disabilities on 29/08/2018 replacing the earlier guidelines issued on 26/02/2013. The revised guidelines were issued on the basis of the recommendations of the Expert Committee constituted on 26/03/2015 to look into the issues raised by UPSC and others relating to implementation of the guidelines for conducting written examination for persons with disabilities

(c) As per Clause VI of the guidelines for conducting written examination for persons with benchmark disabilities issued on 29/08/2018, In case the examining body provides the scribe/reader/lab assistant, it shall be ensured that qualification of the scribe should not be more than the minimum qualification criteria of the examination. However, the qualification of the scribe/reader should always be matriculate or above.

In case the candidate is allowed to bring his own scribe, the qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking examination.

(d) & (e) As per clause IV of the guidelines dated 29/08/2018, the facility of Scribe/Reader/Lab Assistant should be allowed to any person with benchmark disability as defined under section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016 and has limitation in writing including that of speed if so desired by him/her.

In case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe/reader/lab assistant shall be given, if so desired by the person.

In case of other category of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe/reader/lab assistant can be allowed on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution as per the specified proforma

Source: loksabha

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