Friday, 22 February 2019

Inviting applications from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. services for rendering their services as stenographers on monthly basis in DOPT

Inviting applications from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. services for rendering their services as stenographers on monthly basis in DOPT

F. No. A-51/2/2018-Ad.I(Pt.I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
The 21st February, 2019
CIRCULAR

Subject: Inviting applications from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. services for rendering their services as stenographers on monthly basis in Department of personnel & Training - regarding.

It is proposed to engage retired PAIPS of Central Govt. service to render their services as stenographers in DoPT initially for six months against the vacant posts in these grades. Their monthly remuneration would be paid on the basis of last pay drawn minus pension. No other allowances whatsoever would be payable. The engagement of such retired personnels will be purely on temporary basis which can be extended every month depending on the basis of the vacancies in respective grades.

The applications in the attached format (complete in all respects) are invited from the retired PA/PS of Central Govt. service along with the requisite documents, i.e., copy of PPO, Last Pay Certificate & Bank Details, within two weeks of issue of this Circular to process their cases, accordingly.

(Brij Mohan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph: 2309 2982
Proforma for inviting applications from retd.PA/PS
1.Name of the retired personnel
2.Last Designation held
3.Name of the Department from
where retired

4.Date of retirement
5.PPO No.
6.Last Pay Drawn
7.Monthly Pension sanctioned
8.Present Addres
9.Bank Account Details
Name of Bank:
Branch:
Account no:
IFSC Code:

10.Contact no.
11.Email id

Source: DoPT

Ministry of Railways will launch a massive recruitment drive to fill up its vacancies in various categories of posts which are essential for smooth and safe running of trains

Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Railways will launch a massive recruitment drive to fill up its vacancies in various categories of posts which are essential for smooth and safe running of trains
An Indicative Notice will be published in Employment News on the forthcoming recruitments on 23rd February, 2019
There are expected to be 1,30,000 vacancies in Indian Railways in this recruitment drive
For the first time there will be reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates
22 FEB 2019
Ministry of Railways is going to launch a massive recruitment drive to fill up its vacancies in various categories of posts which are essential for smooth and safe running of trains.

On 23.02.2019, an IndicativeNotice will be published in Employment News on the forthcoming recruitments. Indian Railways has over 1.3 lakh vacancies in different departments which needed to be filled up.

The eligible candidates for the first tranche of recruitments in Non-Technical Popular Categories can do registration of online applications from 28.02.2019. The posts included in these categories are Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master etc.

The next tranche of recruitment will be available for online registration with effect from 04.03.2019, in Paramedical categories like Staff Nurse, Health & Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, ECG Technician, Lab Assistant, Lab Superintendent, etc.

On 08.03.2019, online registration will open for candidates eligible for Ministerial and Isolated Categories like Stenographer, Chief Assistant, Junior Translator (Hindi) etc
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In all, there are expected to be 30,000 vacancies in the above three recruitments.

In addition, the Ministry of Railways will also recruit about 1 lakh staff in Level-1 (erstwhile Group-D Categories) for which online registration would open on 12.03.2019.

There will be reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) (non creamy layer) and for the first time there will be reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) candidates. Besides, there will be reservation of posts for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), Ex-Serviceman (ExSM).Besides, for Level-1 post, there will reservation for Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAA).The vacancies in the above categories, except Level-1, will be available on Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) websites, after opening of online registration for the respective category.The vacancies of Level-1 will be available on website of Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC). Applications for all post will be accepted online only.

Indian Railways is already in the process of recruiting over 1.5 lakhs candidates in various safety categories like Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians, Safety Category posts of Operating Department and Technical Department such as Civil Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal & Telecommunication, in both the Level-1 and Supervisory Categories. This also includes over 10,000 recruitments in Railway Protection Force organization.

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Pre-retirement Counseling for Central Armed Police Forces held in Chennai

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Pre-retirement Counseling for Central Armed Police Forces held in Chennai
22 FEB 2019

A Pre-Retirement Counselling (PRC) was held for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in Chennai today. This was the 46th workshop in the series organized by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare.

Shri Sanjiv Narain Mathur, Joint Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Government of India is addressing the gathering at the Pre Retirement Counselling (PRC) held for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in Chennai on 22.02.19.

Around 140 CAPF retirees were present in the workshop. Shri Sanjiv Narain Mathur, Joint Secretary, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Government of India, Shri D.V. Thomas, Commandant, CRPF and Shri S. Elango, DIG, CRPF were also present in the PRC.

The sessions covered retirement benefit, process involved in Pension Payment Order, CGHS facility, investment option and Income Tax benefit available to the senior citizens. The sessions provided a detailed over-view of entitlements of the pensioner & other benefits. They also got to know about Bhavishya Software which is a common online platform for processing of pension cases by all civil Ministries/Departments of Government of India. This system is now integrated with PAO and CPAO through their online module, PFMS and PARAS respectively.

This workshop was organized for the Central Armed Police Forces who are about to retire. It aims to prepare them for a seamless process of retirement.

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Rent and Allied Charges in Respect of Indian Army Officers


Rent and Allied Charges in Respect of Indian Army Officers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
PAY TECH SECTION
No.Pay/Tech-I/Misc
CIRCULAR.01
Dated:12/02/2019
To
ALL Branch AOs

Subject: Information regarding rent and allied charges in respect of Indian Army Officers

A DO Letter has been revived from shri A.V.Rao, IDAS, PCDA, PCDA (O) Pune regarding timely closing of accounts on retrenchment/release of the Army Officers. It has been intimated that large number of debit balances are being reflected in IRLAs of the Army Officers on account of recovery of rent and allied charges after their date of retirement.

As per provisions of Rule 693 & 694 of RMES, "In the case of pensioners and private individuals, rent is recoverable month;y in advance.Rent bills will be sent through the appropriate MES office direct to them for payment, either into the treasury or to the MES office concerned on or before the 5th of the month" .In such a scenario,there is no need to raise a rent bill in r/o officers after retirement and PCDA (O) Pune is not required to wait for the vacation returns.

It is therefore, requested that rent bills of Indian Army Officers deployed at the factory and its allied establishments, may be dealt in accordance with the provisions of RMES and forwarded through Project Bhawan, If rent bill is floated at your end. A compliance report in this regard may please be forwarded to this office latest by 28/02/2019 by mail/fax.
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Dr.D.L. Meena
DC of A (Fys)

Railways: Supply of copy of Service Cards to Gazetted Officers - reg. (RBA No. 19/2019)


Railways: Supply of copy of Service Cards to Gazetted Officers - reg. (RBA No. 19/2019)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBA No. 19/2019
No 2018/AC-II/ 20/8
110001 19/2/2019
Rail Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 19/2/2019
The Principal Financial Adviser
(All Zonal Railway & Production Units)

Sub: Supply of copy of Service Cards to Gazetted Officers.

Please connect Board's letter of even no. dated 21/8/18 under which it was requested to ensure that above provisions & instructions issued from time to time with regard to supply of copy of Service Record to officers are followed.

It is requested to review the position on your Railway to ensure that the above provisions / instructions are followed scrupulously by officials handling the service Records and send a compliance report for Board's information at the earliest. This may also be notified to all officers on your Railway.
(G. Kabul)
Director Finance/CCA
Railway Board
Source: Indian railways

ESI Corporation took important decision towards improvement in its service delivery mechanism

Ministry of Labour & Employment
ESI Corporation took important decision towards improvement in its service delivery mechanism
22 FEB 2019
The ESI Corporation during its recently held 177th meeting under the Chairmanship of Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C), has taken some important decisions towards improvements in its service delivery mechanism.

The decisions include reduction in rate of ESI Contribution, Proposal for increasing the income limit for dependency of the dependent parents of an Insured Person for availing Medical Benefit, ESIC to bear full cost of ESI Scheme in the prescribed ceiling of per IP expenditure, Setting up of 500 bedded ESIC Model Hospital at Sheelanagar, Visakhapatnam, Up-gradation of ESI Dispensary into 30 bedded ESI Hospital, Sub-Committee formed to decide the quantum of enhancements of PDB/DB rates and Starting of DOTT and DMRT Courses.

In the meeting, it was informed that Government has approved the reduction in the rate of contribution being paid by employers and employees from 4.75% to 4% and 1.75% to 1% respectively of the wages, and a draft notification intending to reduce the rate of contribution has been issued by Government on 15.02.2019. Reduction in contribution will benefit all the employees and employers covered under ESI Scheme.

The Income limit for availing medical benefit for the dependent parents of an Insured Person covered under ESI Scheme has been enhanced from the existing Rs.5000/- per month from all sources to Rs.9000/- per month.

In order to improve the medical service delivery in the states, It was decided that ESIC will also bear the 1/8th share of expenditure earlier used to be borne by States. Till now, ESIC used to bear 7/8th share of expenses of ESI Scheme. With this decision, ESIC will bear the full cost of ESI Scheme in the prescribed ceiling of per IP expenditure for a period of three years beginning from 2019-20.
ESIC will acquire an additional land of 10.56 acres abutting already allotted land of 8.58 acre at Sheelanagar, Visakhapatnam. On this land, 500 bedded ESIC Model Hospital with Super Specialties will be constructed.

To bridge the gap in indoor health care facilities, in principle approval to Report of Sub-Committee on reconsideration of policy for up-gradation of ESI Dispensary into 30 bedded ESI Hospital was accorded. Now, the 30 bedded ESI Hospitals will be established on 20000 IPs population in plain area and 15000 IPs population in hilly areas. Earlier, ESIC was setting up hospitals only in such areas where minimum IPs population is 50000. This decision will provide indoor facilities to IPs/beneficiaries in several under-served implemented areas under ESI Scheme.

ESIC has been periodically enhancing the basic rates of the PDB and DB payments to counter the effect of inflation. To compensate for inflation, a Sub-Committee of ESIC has been formed to decide on the methodology and quantum of enhancement of the PDB/DB rates.

It was also decided in the meeting that ESIC will start paramedical courses of Diploma in OT Technology (DOTT) and Diploma in Medical Records Technology (DMRT) at its Hospital & College complex, Gulbarga. In line with Skill India Mission, these courses will help in bridging the gap in the availability of trained paramedical manpower.

Besides above, around 40 other agenda items pertaining to improvement in services/benefits to Insured Persons and their beneficiaries and other administrative matters were deliberated upon and approved during the meeting.

The other dignitaries present in the meeting include Shri Heera Lal Samaria, Secretary, Labour and Employment, Shri Raj Kumar, Director General, ESIC, Smt. Anuradha Prasad, Addl. Secretary, Labour and Employment, Smt. Sibani Swain, Addl. Secretary & FA, Labour and Employment and Ms. Sandhya Shukla, IA&AS, Financial Commissioner, ESIC, Representatives of Employees and Employers, ESI Corporation Members, representatives of State Governments and ESIC.

The Employees' State Insurance Corporation is a pioneer Social Security organization providing comprehensive social security benefits like reasonable Medical Care and a range of Cash Benefits in times of need such as employment injury, sickness, death etc. The ESI Act applies to premises/precincts where 10 or more persons are employed. The employees drawing wages up to Rs. 21,000/- a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the ESI Act. The Act now applies to over 10 lakh 33 thousand factories and establishments across the country, benefiting about 3 crores 43 lakh family units of workers. As of now, the total beneficiary population of ESI Scheme stands over 13 crores 32 lakh. Ever since its inception in 1952, the ESI Corporation has, so far, set up 154 Hospitals, 1489 Dispensaries, 174 ISM Units, 815 Branch/Pay Offices and 63 Regional and Sub-Regional Offices.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019

EPF recommends crediting of 8.65% rate of interest on Accumulations in the EPF Member's Account for the year 2018-19

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Central Board of Trustees, EPF recommends crediting of 8.65% rate of interest on Accumulations in the EPF Member's Account for the year 2018-19
EPFO
21 FEB 2019

The 224th meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held here today under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar.  The Central Board recommended crediting of 8.65 % rate of interest on the EPF accumulations in the EPF member’s account for the year 2018-19.

The Central Board ratified the amendment in EPF Scheme 1952, as approved in the 141st   meeting of Financial Investment and Audit Committee (FIAC) held on February 12, 2019, to enable accounting of Investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) (Equity & Related Investment).

The Central Board ratified the approval of Chairman, CBT, EPF for continuation of C-DAC as a consultant to carry out the second phase of Computerisation Project. The Board gave extension to M/s Standard Chartered Bank as custodian of the EPFO securities on the existing terms and conditions of agreement for the period upto March 31, 2019.

The Central Board approved revised estimate for the year 2018-19 and budget estimates for the year 2019-20 and recommended it to the Central Government for approval. The Board gave consent to have performance review of the Portfolio Managers from a separate agency in addition to review by M/s CRISIL Limited.

The Central Board took note of the proposal for recommendation for grant of exemption to six establishments under Section 17(2) of the EPF&MP Act, 1952 read with Para 27A of the EPF Scheme, 1952 by the Appropriate Government . The Board took note of the proposal for recommendation for grant of exemption under Section 17(2) of the EPF & MP Act 1952 read with Para 27A of the EPF Scheme,1952 to M/s Software Technology Parks of India with effect from June 05, 1994 by the Appropriate Government.

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MHA approves entitlement of air travel to all personnel of CAPFs

Ministry of Home Affairs
MHA approves entitlement of air travel to all personnel of CAPFs
21 FEB 2019
In a significant decision, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the entitlement of air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors to all the personnel of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces. The decision will immediately benefit approximately 7,80,000 personnel of the CAPFs in the ranks of Constable, Head Constable and ASI who were otherwise not eligible earlier. This includes journey on duty and journey on leave, i.e; while going on leave from Jammu and Kashmir to home and return.

This facility is in addition to the existing air courier services for CAPFs that have been steadily extended in all sectors by the MHA to help the jawans cut down on travel time during their journey to and fro from home on leave.

In Jammu and Kashmir Sector, it may be recalled that Air Courier Service for CAPF jawans was approved for the Jammu-Srinagar-Jammu sector.

Subsequently, the Service was extended to cover 1) Delhi-Jammu, 2) Jammu-Srinagar, 3) Srinagar-Jammu and 4) Jammu-Delhi sector in Dec 2017. The number of flights were further extended in Dec 2018.

In addition, air support is provided from IAF as and when required.

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PIB: President promulgates four Ordinances


Ministry Of Law & Justice
President promulgates four Ordinances
Posted On: 21 FEB 2019
The President of India on the 21st February, 2019 has promulgated the following four Ordinances, namely:-
  1. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 (Ord. 4 of 2019).
  2. The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019 (Ord. 5 of 2019).
  3. The Companies (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019 (Ord. 6 of 2019).
  4. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019 (Ord. 7 of 2019).
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 has been promulgated to give continued effect to the provisions brought in by the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019. This Ordinance, inter alia, declares the practice of triple talaq to be void and illegal and also to make it an offence punishable with imprisonment up to three years and fine.

The Ordinance will protect the rights of married Muslim women and deter the practice of divorce by triple talaq (i.e., talaq –e –biddat). It also provide for payment of subsistence allowance and custody of minor children.

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019 has been promulgated to give continued effect to the work already done by the Board of Governors (BOG) as per the provisions of earlier Ordinance. This Ordinance, inter alia, enables the Board of Governors appointed in supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to continue to exercise the powers of MCI for a period of two years or till the Council is reconstituted, whichever is earlier so as to ensure transparency, accountability and quality in the governance of medical education in the country.
In pursuance of the Government's objective of providing Ease of Doing Business to Law abiding corporate while simultaneously strengthening the corporate governance and compliance framework enshrined in the Companies Act, 2013, the Companies (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2019 has been promulgated with a view, to empower the Central Government to allow certain companies to have a different financial year instead of as determined by the Tribunal. This Ordinance, inter alia, addresses the need to impose civil liability for technical and procedural defaults of a minor nature and to plug the corporate governance and enforcement frame work, through the following: (i) re- categorisation of 16 minor offences as civil defaults which will de-clog special courts; (ii) transfer of certain routine functions such as permitting conversion of a public company into a private company from NCLT to the Central Government; (iii) making non-maintenance of registered office and non-reporting of commencement of business as grounds for striking of from register of companies; and (iv) breach of ceiling on Directorships being made a ground for disqualification; (vi) Enhancing the pecuniary jurisdiction of Regional Director’s for compounding offences under the Companies Act with a view to unburdening the NCLT of routine functions etc.

The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019 has been promulgated to have a central legislation to tackle the menace of illicit deposits taking activities in the country. Presently, non-banking entities are allowed to raise deposits from the public under the provisions of various statutes enacted by the Central Government and State Governments. However, the regulatory frame work for deposit taking activity in the country is not seamless. Despite such diverse regulatory frame work, schemes and arrangements leading to unauthorised collection of money and deposits fraudulently by inducing public to invest in uncertain schemes promising high returns or other benefits are still operating in the society.

This Ordinance, therefore, ensures a comprehensive ban on unregulated deposit taking activity and for its effective enforcement. It aims to prevent such unregulated deposit schemes or arrangements at their inception and at the same time makes soliciting, inviting or accepting deposits pursuant to an unregulated deposited scheme as a punishable offence. The said Ordinance also seeks to put in place a mechanism by which the depositors can be repaid without delay by attaching the assets of the defaulting establishments.

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Grant of Cash Awards to meritorious children of Departmental officers / staff for their performance in the 10th / 12th standard Board Examination

Grant of Cash Awards to meritorious children of Departmental officers / staff for their performance in the 10th / 12th standard Board Examination

Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue
Directorate General of Human Resources of Development
Indirect Taxes & Customs
IRCON Building, West Wing,
Ground Floor, Plot No. C-4
District Centre, Saket
New Delhi-110017
Phone: 011-29561526
F.No. 712/ 112/HRD/WF-1/17 / 1066
Date 14 February, 2019
To
The Pr. Directors General/ Pr. Chief Commissioners (All)
The Directorate General/ Chief Commissioners (All)
The Pr. Commissioners/ Pr. Additional Directors General (All)
The Commissioners/ Additional Director General (All)

Sir/Madam,

Subject: Scheme for grant of Cash Awards to meritorious children of Departmental officers / staff for their performance in the 10th / 12th standard Board Examination held in March / April, 2016, 2017 & 2018 :- Reg.

Please refer to this office letter of even no. dated 12.11 .2018 on above mentioned subject.
  1. In this regard, it is to intimate that the Competent Authority has extended the last date of receiving the application / nominations for grant of cash award to meritorious children of Departmental officers/staff for their performance in the 10th / 12th standard Board Examination held in March / April, 2016, 2017 & 2018 from 31.12.2018 to 31.03.2019.
  2. It is requested that the necessary application / nomination along with the requisite documents may please be sent on priority so as to reach DGHRD, New Delhi on or before 31.03.2019.
  3. All other content of the above mentioned letter dated 12.11.2018 will remain same.
Yours faithfully,
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(Anice Joseph Chandra)
Addl. Director General (I&W) &
Member-Secretary, Governing Body (Welfare Fund)
Source: cbic.gov.in

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of 8 organized Group 'A' Services in Railways


Cabinet approves Cadre Review of 8 organized Group 'A' Services in Railways
19 FEB 2019

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for Cadre Review of 8 organized Group 'A' Services in Railways namely Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE), Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS), Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE).

Cabinet has also approved encadrement of the post of Member (staff) a cadre post for IRPS and re-designation of the posts of Director General (Signal & Telecom), Director General (Stores) and Director General (Safety) as Member(S&T), Member (Materials Management) as Director General (Safety) respectively.

This Cadre Review was pending since 2012 and will benefit 900 officers of these services.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

7th CPC OTA: Preparation of list of those staff coming under the category of Operational Staff - Dept. of Post Order

7th CPC OTA: Preparation of list of those staff coming under the category of Operational Staff - Dept. of Post Order
URGENT
Reminder
F.No. 52-01/2018-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Departmental of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110001
Dated:18 February, 2019.
To
  1. All Chief Postmasters General (Except Andhra Pradesh Circle)
  2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
  3. Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance (OTA) preparation of a list of those staff coming under the category of Operational Staff reg.

Ref: This office letter no. 52-01/2018·PAP dated 22.01.2019.

It is requested to prepare a list of operational staff with full justification based on the parameters contained in letter no. 52-01/2018-PAP dated 22.01.2019 & Department of Personnel & Training's OM No. A-27016/03/2017-Estt. (AL) dated 19.06.2018 circulated vide letter no. 52-01/2018-PAP dated 01.07.2018 and submit it to this office latest by 25.02.2019 on sopap.dte@indiapost.gov.in
(D.K. Tripathi)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Source: cept.gov.in

RAILWAY BOARD: Hiring of ex-Army personnel to work as AC Coach Attendants

RAILWAY BOARD: Hiring of ex-Army personnel to work as AC Coach Attendants

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. 2018/ Trans. Cell/ Mech/ Contractual Staff
New Delhi, Dated: 18.02.2019
The General Manager
All Zonal Railways

Sub: Hiring of ex-Army personnel to work as AC Coach Attendants.
Ref: GM/ECR's DO letter No. ECR/ADM/SEC/MECH/2019 dated 23.01.2019.

A reference was received from General Manager, East Central Railway seeking approval for hiring of ex-Army personnel as AC coach attendants.

The issue has been deliberated upon and the Board (MS, FC & CRB) has approved the following:
  • The issue is of hiring through contract of ex-Armymen for ACCA. Zonal Railways can do the same by framing the contract conditions accordingly. There is no specific need for approval of Railway Board for this.
  • This can be done where the posts are vacant against sanctioned strength only. This issues with the concurrence of the Associate Finance of the Transformation Cell.
(A.K. Chandra)
Executive Director/Mech./Transformation
Source: Indian Railways

Issue of Pensioners Identity Card to Pensioners - Revised Format


Issue of Pensioners Identity Card to Pensioners - Revised Format

No.41/21/2000-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 19th Feb, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Issue of Pensioners Identity Card to Pensioners- Revised Format

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even no. dated 12.08.2015 and to say that the instructions related to the issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to Pensioners were issued by this Department. In para 2 of the OM dated 12.08.2015, it is mentioned that Pensioners' ID Card shall include the Aadhaar No. of the pensioners, if available. Accordingly, a format for the pensioners' Identity Card was also issued.

The matter has been reconsidered. It has been decided that henceforth, the Pensioners' Identity Card may be issued to the pensioners in the revised format (copy enclosed).

Encl: as above
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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019
 
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet
19-February-2019 21:22 IST
Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees, and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2019 representing an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 9% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs. 9168.12 crore per annum and Rs. 10696.14 crore in the FY 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February, 2020). This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
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Cabinet Approved 3% Additional DA from Jan 2019 for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

Cabinet Approved 3% Additional DA from Jan 2019 for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

Total 12% DA from Jan 2019 for CG Employees

Union Cabinet today approved to hike 3% additional Dearness Allowance to all group of Central Government employees with effect from 1st January 2019.

As per the decision taken in the cabinet meeting today (19.2.2019), 3 percent additional Dearness Allowance approved to all Central Government employees and Pensioners with effect 1.1.2019. The total Dearness Allowance will be 12%.

Usually the decision taken on DA by March 1st or 2nd week only. This is the unusal announcement, due to Lok Sabha election. The formal orders issued soon by the Ministry of Finance.

Via: CentralGovernmentNews.com

Enhancement of rate of stipend being paid to interns in Central Government Institutes and Hospitals w.e.f 01.01.2018 - sanction

Enhancement of rate of stipend being paid to interns in Central Government Institutes and Hospitals w.e.f 01.01.2018 - sanction
Speed Post
F.No. S.11014/02/2018-ME-l (FTS:3174397)
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(Department of Health and Family Welfare)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated the 21st December, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Enhancement of rate of stipend being paid to Interns in Central Government Institutes / Hospitals w.e.f 01.01.2018 - sanction - regarding

In continuation of this Ministry's letter number No. S.11014/4/98- ME-I dated 28.03.2016, the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the competent authority to revise the rate of stipend to interns borne on the authorized strength of the Central Government institutions under the control of this Ministry viz. LHMC, New Delhi, JIPMER, Pondicherry, DT.RML Hospital, New Delhi, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences etc to Rs.23,500/- (Rupees Twenty Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month w.e.f. 01.01.2018 and until further orders.

2. The expenditure involved shall be met from within the sanctioned budget grant of the concerned institute / Hospital.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their ID No.12-07 /2018-E.Ill (A), dated 18.12.2018.
(D.V.K. Rao)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph: 011-23062959
Source: Mohfw

Regulation of LTC claims when portion of journey are performed by private transport

Regulation of LTC claims when portion of journey are performed by private transport

F.No.20-04/2015-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001.
Dated: 15 February, 2019.
To
All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
All General Managers (Finance)/ DAP/ DDAP

Sub: Regulation of LTC claims when portion of journey are performed by private transport - Regd.

This Directorate has sought clarification from the Nodal Ministry regarding reimbursement of LTC claims where a part of the journey (be it in the beginning, middle or end) has been performed by the Government servant by unauthorized mode of transport (private bus/private taxi etc.) and rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by authorized mode of transport.

The Nodal Ministry has issued following clarification:
(I) DOP&T’s OM no. 31011/3/2015-Estt. (A.IV) dated 09.02.2017 provides that cases where a Government servant travels on LTC upto the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal by authorized mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport/ own arrangement (such as personal vehicle or private taxi etc.), may be dealt with as follows:-
  • (a) In all such cases the Government servant may be required to submit a declaration that he and the members of the family in respect of whom the claim is submitted have indeed travelled upto the declared place of visit.
  • (b) If a public transport is available in a particular area, the Government servant will be reimbursed the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal to the declared place of visit by shortest direct route.
  • (c) In case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the Government servant may be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.
(II) In view of the above provisions, a Government employee shall get fare reimbursement in cases where the initial or end part of the LTC journey from the source/destination to the nearest railhead/airport or vice-versa, as the case may be, has been performed by a private/personal mode of transport while the major part of the journey from the nearest railhead/airport has been performed by the authorized mode of transport.

Taking into account the advice of the Nodal Ministry in this regard, action may kindly be taken in similar cases only on the basis of the above advice and in any case of deviation from the above, the advice of the Directorate may be sought for.
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(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

Railway Board have decided to constitute a Committee for inclusion of fresh categories within the ambit of Risk & Hardship Allowance

Railway Board have decided to constitute a Committee for inclusion of fresh categories within the ambit of Risk & Hardship Allowance

(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.ERB-I/2019/23/09
New Delhi, dated 11.02.2019
ORDER

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee for inclusion of fresh categories within the ambit of Risk & Hardship Allowance. The Committee will consist of the following:-

(i) EDPC-II, Railway Board … Convener
(ii) EDF(E), Railway Board … Member
(iii) EDCE(G), Railway Board … Member
(iv) Sh. Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF … Member
(v) Shri Guman Singh, President/NFIR … Member

The Terms of Reference of the Committee will be as under:-

"To holistically examine the inclusion of fresh categories within the ambit of Risk and Hardship Allowance introduced by 7th CPC."
  1. The tenure of the Committee will be Six months from the date of its constitution.
  2. The Headquarters of the Committee will be at New Delhi.
  3. PC-VII branch, Railway Board will be the Nodal branch for functioning of the Committee. Therefore, submission of report of the Committee for consideration of Railway Board, implementation of its recommendations and all related issues including Parl, Questions, RTI cases and other formalities with regard to the Committee, shall be dealt with by PC-VII branch, Railway Board.
  4. The Convener and Members of the Committee will draw TA/DA as per extant rules.
(Vijay Kumar)
Under Secretary (Estt)-I
Railway Board

Regulation of LTC claims when portion of journey are performed by private transport

Regulation of LTC claims when portion of journey are performed by private transport

F.No.20-04/2015-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001.
Dated: 15 February, 2019.
To
All Chief Postmasters General/ Postmasters General
Chief General Manager, BD Directorate/Parcel Directorate/ PLI Directorate
Director RAKNPA/ GM CEPT/ Directors of All PTCs,
Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
All General Managers (Finance)/ DAP/ DDAP

Sub: Regulation of LTC claims when portion of journey are performed by private transport - Regd.

This Directorate has sought clarification from the Nodal Ministry regarding reimbursement of LTC claims where a part of the journey (be it in the beginning, middle or end) has been performed by the Government servant by unauthorized mode of transport (private bus/private taxi etc.) and rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by authorized mode of transport.

The Nodal Ministry has issued following clarification:
(I) DOP&T’s OM no. 31011/3/2015-Estt. (A.IV) dated 09.02.2017 provides that cases where a Government servant travels on LTC upto the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal by authorized mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport/ own arrangement (such as personal vehicle or private taxi etc.), may be dealt with as follows:-
  • (a) In all such cases the Government servant may be required to submit a declaration that he and the members of the family in respect of whom the claim is submitted have indeed travelled upto the declared place of visit.
  • (b) If a public transport is available in a particular area, the Government servant will be reimbursed the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal to the declared place of visit by shortest direct route.
  • (c) In case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the Government servant may be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.
(II) In view of the above provisions, a Government employee shall get fare reimbursement in cases where the initial or end part of the LTC journey from the source/destination to the nearest railhead/airport or vice-versa, as the case may be, has been performed by a private/personal mode of transport while the major part of the journey from the nearest railhead/airport has been performed by the authorized mode of transport.

Taking into account the advice of the Nodal Ministry in this regard, action may kindly be taken in similar cases only on the basis of the above advice and in any case of deviation from the above, the advice of the Directorate may be sought for.
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(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

Minutes of meeting of Railway Board with PFAs and PCPOs: NPS and Pension Revision Issues

Minutes of meeting of Railway Board with PFAs and PCPOs: NPS and Pension Revision Issues

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBA No. 9/2019
No. 2016/AC-11/21/8/Pt II
New Delhi, dated: 13.02.2019
PFAs and PCPOs,
All Indian Railways & PUs

Sub: Minutes of meeting of Board (FC & MS) with PFAs and PCPOs of CR, ER, NR and WR held on 08.02.2019 in Board's office to discuss issues related on NPS and Pension
Minutes of the meeting held on 08.02.2019 in Railway Board by Board (FC & MS) with PFAs and PCPOs of CR, ER, NR and WR is enclosed for information and necessary action.

DA: As above.

(Anjali Goyal)
Pr. Executive Director/Accounts
Railway Board

Minutes of meeting of Board (FC & MS) with PFAs and PCPOs of CR, ER, NR and WR held on 08.02.2019 in Board's office

A meeting was held in Board's office chaired by Board (FC & MS) on 08.02.2019 with the PFAs and PCPOs of CR, ER, NR and WR to discuss the issues related to National Pension System (NPS) and Pension. The list of participants is at Annexure I. Minutes of the meeting are as under.

1.0 Opening Address:
1.2 FC mentioned that the main two area of staff grievances are National Pension System and Revision of Pension.
1.2 FC invited attention to the Gazette notification issued on 31.01.2019 after Cabinet decision regarding compensation for non-deposit or delayed deposit of contributions.
1.3 He emphasized the importance of regular deduction of subscription against each PRAN of eligible employees and timely upload of details on NPS-CRA website and transfer of funds to the Trustee Bank as per stipulated time line.
1.4 He also stressed the need to review the MIS available on the Dashboard by Nodal Personnel and Accounts officials, periodically, and take corrective measures on lapses/delays observed therein.
1.5 He emphasized that Railways are the custodian of employee's funds and thus Railways are duty bound to ensure that there are no lapse on their part.
1.6 FC stated that another area of concern is delay in revision of Pension, mainly due to non­ availability of Service Records of a no. of pensioners.
1.7 He mentioned that while most of the Railways have made commend able achievement, some are lagging behind badly.
1.8 MS mentioned that the Railways are relying on the ARPAN data but much of the data is not available in ARPAN.
1.9 He emphasized need to review the gap between Pension Scrolls i.e the no. of pensioners to whom revised pension is being made and the no. of Pension revised - PPO issued.
1.10 MS also highlighted complaints non-inclusion of names in PPOs like that of widowed daughter/unmarried daughter/disabled children etc. in the revised PPOs. This aspect should be looked upon.
1.11 As regarding NPS, MS stated that there are many cases regarding non-issue of PRAN during the initial period of NPS. PRAN should be generated within the specified time and 100% subscription deducted from the employees should be accounted for.
1.12 There has been demand for withdrawal of NPS as the employees are not aware of the advantages of the scheme. Their doubts need to be allayed.
1.13 The PFAs and PCPOs should try to understand the problems and put in efforts to bring out solutions to these problems.
2.0 Agenda Items:
2.1 National Pension System (NPS)
  • WR and ER informed that the delay in subscribers registration was mainly of Bungalow peons, substitutes and Apprentices . For permanent employees, the number is very less.
  • CR informed that there were many cases where the subscribers were absconding after joining Railways. PED/A informed that such cases should be flagged and brought to notice of NSDL. It was reiterated to make it mandatory for new entrants to submit PAN, Bank Account details and PRAN registration form duly filled along with joining report. CR brought out that delay in many cases pertain to RPF as they have their own establishment. FC & MS desired that instructions on subject should be disseminated to CSC/RPF by PCPOs and PFAs.
  • All old cases should be cleared within next two months by deputing Welfare Inspectors wherever felt necessary.
  • Railways also suggested to explore the feasibility of online submission of PRAN Registration forms, which was agreed to. PED/A mentioned that PRAN generation is being delayed due to rejection of registration forms also. Personnel and Accounts should ensure completeness of forms w.r.t. employment details, mandatory details and required documentation etc. so that the rejection of the CRSF1 form is minimised. Information about rejection is made available on NPS website accessible to both Personnel and Accounts, immediately.
  • Position of NPS fund deducted from subscribers without PRAN is available to respective PAOs (Personnel/Accounts in IPAS). This implies that the NPS fund is retained by Railways in suspense and will lead to loss of interest to subscribers. Immediate action required is required in this regard.
  • NSDL has deactivated the non-active Non-IRA PRANs in the system. However, there are cases where there are active Non-IRA PRANs.
  • PRANs that have not received a single credit since PRAN generation need to investigate these cases to rule out any irregularity.
  • Substantial data gaps also exist in No. of Registered Subscribers and those receiving Credits. The contributions should be remitted on date of payment of salary itself and non-credit cases must be only those cases where salary is not drawn for any reason.
  • Nomination and Mobile no. should be collected from every subscribe to prevent issues at a later stage.
  • Review of the data also shows a no. of PAOs have not submitted funds. Railways mentioned that this is due to merger of Accounting Units. PED/A mentioned that PAOs with NIL subscribers should be deactivated in consultation with NSDL.
  • Railways should ensure that the Transaction ID of the SCFs uploaded on N PSCRA website are matched at the time of fund transfer to Trustee Bank so that there are no rejections. The Railways need to review and ensure strict compliance of the instructions.
  • Railways should also streamline the system to ensure crediting of NPS fund to correct subscriber. There are a number of instances where funds are credited to PRAN 1instead of PRAN 2, Excess/wrong Transfer to a PRAN etc.
  • Personnel and Accounts Dept should also ensure timely resolution of grievances in the Central Grievance Management System.
  • A no. of withdrawal cases (Death Superannuation, exit) are pending for verification/ authorisation by Personnel and authorised by Accounts. Railways may review and ensure timely action
  • In a few cases, funds remitted by Trustee Bank to subscribers (on account of withdrawal request) or to Railways (non-NPS withdrawal or excess transfer etc) are returned back to Trustee Bank for want of correct/incorrect Bank Account no. , invalid IFSC code, Bank account closed etc. Railways need to ensure that correct bank details are provided while processing case.
  • There are withdrawal requests pending for purchase of annuity as the subscriber has not chosen the Pension plan in these cases. Employees that have exited should be asked to make the option.
  • There are cases of pending pension/family pension under NPS in Railways. These issues are being raised by Union/Federations and also by the beneficiaries in various forums. Railways may take necessary action in the matter immediately and that no delay on part of Railways.
  • Complaints are also received regarding non-revision of NPS pension as per recommendation of 7th CPC. Railways need to expedite and take necessary action
2.2 Pension Revision
  • There are 1,14,069 cases in IR where revised PPOs are not initiated. Railways informed that these are hard core cases where data is not available. These need to be pursued and revised PPOs be issued at the earliest. The option of getting a copy of PPOs from Banks should be explored to fast track revision of pension cases due to non-availability of records with Railways
  • Similarly PPOs of those drawing pension through Post offices and Treasuries need to be speeded up.
  • Railways may interact with Banks and keep Accounts Dte. informed of the meeting so that the issue can be taken up with highest level of Banks centrally.
  • e-PPOs need to be adopted for error free, delay free transmission and also for MIS reports. Issues, if any, need to be brought to the notice of Accounts Dte in Board office for taking up with CRIS and Banks.
  • Spot check by Welfare inspectors are also needed apart from Accounts Dte.
  • Dedicated cells should be formed in Personnel Department for Pension and NPS matters to coordinate with counterpart teams in Accounts. PED/A requested MS to nominate an Executive Director in Railway Board also for coordination with Railways on NPS and Pension matters.
  • MS agreed for the same. DG/Personnel shall issue necessary orders in the matter.
3.1 Conclusion
PED/A summarized the decision taken in the meeting for necessary action as under:
  • Online registration for generation of PRAN shall be explored.
  • PRAN registration form should be sent with appointment letter and obtained at the time of joining PRAN generation be ensured within one month of joining so that there are no cases where deductions are made and money is lying in suspense.
  • DDOs/PAOs need to access the dashboard and analyse the MIS reports about NPS performance.
  • As regards revision of pension, Railways need to get in touch with CPPC of bank and get the details/PPOs for processing revision in a time bound manner.
  • All Railways shall ensure that e-PPOs are issued on banks covered in the scheme. In case of any problem, the same may be brought to the notice of Board (Accounts Dte) so that the same can be taken up with Banks/CRIS. Now that CRIS has an upgraded its system, no bank should have problem in accepting the ePPO file.
  • PFAs shall ensure check of the pension debits to see that pension is being paid as per revised PPOs.
  • Railways may form dedicated cell for pension and NPS in Personnel Department. Further, there should be a designated ED in charge of all pension related in Estt Directorate also matters as a counterpart to Accounts Dte.
4.0 Vote of thanks.
Meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair.

Source: Indian Railways

Saturday, 16 February 2019

PATERNITY LEAVE FOR CHILD ADOPTION/CHILD ADOPTION LEAVE

How is a child defined for the purpose of grant of Paternity Leave

PATERNITY LEAVE FOR CHILD ADOPTION/CHILD ADOPTION LEAVE

How is a child defined for the purpose of grant of Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave

As per notes below rules 43AA and 43B “Child” for the purpose will include a child taken as ward by the Government servant, under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 or the personal law applicable to that Government servant, provided such a ward lives with the Government servant and is treated as a member of the family and provided such Government servant has, through a special will, conferred upon that ward the same status as that of a natural born child’.

CHILD CARE LEAVE

1. Whether women employees of Public Sector undertakings/Bodies etc. are entitled to CCL?

Orders issued by DOPT are not automatically applicable to the employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies, Banks, etc. It is for the PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies to decide the applicability of the rules/instructions issued for the central Government employees to their employees in consultation with their Administrative Ministries.

2. Whether Govt. servant can be permitted to leave station/go abroad while on CCL?

Child care leave is granted to a woman employee to take care of the needs of the minor children. If the child is studying abroad or the Government servant has to go abroad for taking care of the child she may do so subject to other conditions laid down for this purpose.

3. What is the intention behind the instruction that CCL is to be treated like EL and sanctioned as such?

The intention is that CCL should be availed with prior approval of leave sanctioning authority and that the combination of CCL with other leave, if any, should be as per the restriction on EL.’ The restriction of the limit of 180 days at a stretch as applicable in the case of EL will not apply in case of CCL. The other conditions like CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days or in more than 3 spells etc., will apply. {Rule 43-C)

4. Whether child care leave has been extended to female industrial employees?

Child Care leave has been extended to all civilian female industrial employees covered by the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 subject to the conditions provided in rule 43-C of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, as amended from time to time.{OM No.12012/2/2009-Estt.(L) dated 01-08-2012)

Commuted Leave

1. Whether commuted leave is admissible based on medical certificates of Hospitals/Medical Practitioner approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse?

Leave on medical grounds may be allowed on the basis of certificates issued by Hospitals/Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in such cases.

Study Leave Interest on Leave Encashment

Study Leave Interest on Leave Encashment

What is the maximum amount of study leave which can be availed?
The maximum amount of study leave for other than CHS officers is restricted to twenty four months during the entire service period and ordinarily it can be allowed for upto twelve months at a time. {Rule 51(1)). For CHS officers the ceiling is for 36 months for acquiring PG qualifications. {Rule 51(2)}.

Whether study leave can be clubbed with other leave?
Yes. Study leave may be combined with other kinds of leave, but in no case shall be grant of this leave in combination with leave, other than extraordinary leave involve a total absence of more than twenty eight months generally and thirty-six months for the courses leading to PhD. degree from the regular duties of the Government servant. (Rule 54)

Whether study leave can be clubbed with other leave?
Yes. Study leave may be combined with other kinds of leave, but in no case shall be grant of this leave in combination with leave, other than extraordinary leave involve a total absence of more than twenty eight months generally and thirty-six months for the courses leading to PhD. degree from the regular duties of the Government servant. (Rule 54)

What is the validity period of bond to be executed by the Government servant while proceeding on study leave?
Government servant is required to execute a bond to serve the Government for a period of three years after expiry of study leave. For CHS officers the period is five years. (Rule 55).

Whether a Govt. servant who has been granted study leave may be allowed to resign to take up a post in other Ministries/ Department of the Central Govt. within the bond period?
As per rule 50(5) (iii), a Govt. servant has to submit a bond to serve the Govt. for a period of 3 years. As the Govt. servant would still be serving Government in a Department other than parent Department, he may be allowed to submit his resignation to take up another post within the Central Govt. if he had applied for the post through proper channel.

LEAVE ENCASHMENT ON SUSPENSION / DISMISSAL / REMOVAL

LEAVE ENCASHMENT ON SUSPENSION / DISMISSAL / REMOVAL

Whether leave encashment can be sanctioned to a Govt servant on his superannuation while under suspension?
Leave encashment may be allowed in such cases. However, Rule 39(3) of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 allows withholding of leave encashment in the case of a Govt. servant who retires from service on attaining the age of superannuation while under suspension or while disciplinary or criminal proceedings are pending against him, if in view of the authority there is a possibility of some money becoming recoverable from him on conclusion of the proceedings against him. On conclusion of the proceedings he/she will become eligible to the amount so withheld after adjustment of Government dues, if any.

Whether leave encashment can be sanctioned to a Govt.servant on his dismissal/removal, from service?
A government servant, who is dismissed / removed from service, ceases to have any claim to leave at his credit from the date of such dismissal, as per rule 9(1). Hence he is not entitled to any leave encashment.

INTEREST ON LEAVE ENCASHMENT

Whether interest is payable on delayed payment of leave encashment dues?
No. There is no provision in the CCS (Leave) Rules 1972 for payment of interest on leave encashment.

Encashment of EL on Joining Central Govt to PSUs

Encashment of EL on Joining Central Govt to PSUs

ENCASHMENT OF EARNED LEAVE ON JOINING CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FROM PSUS & VICE VERSA

Whether earned leave encashment allowed by the State Governments, PSUs, Autonomous Bodies to Govt. servant prior to his joining the Central Govt. is to be taken into account while calculating ceiling of leave encashment on his superannuation and retirement from Central Govt.?
Encashment of EL allowed by the State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies for services rendered therein need not be taken into account for calculating the ceiling of 300 days of Earned leave to be encashed as per CCS (Leave) Rules.

Whether Leave encashment allowed by Govt. under CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 on absorption in a Central autonomous body/PSU is to be taken into account?
Encashment of EL allowed by the Govt. under the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 for service rendered in the Central Govt. prior to absorption in Central autonomous body shall not be taken into account while calculating the number of days of E.L. encashable in an autonomous body / PSU for the post absorption period.

Whether cash equivalent of leave salary in case of permanent absorption in PSU / Autonomous Body is permissible?
A Government servant who has been permitted to be absorbed in a Corporation/Company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by Central/State Government shall be suo-motu granted cash equivalent of leave salary of earned leave at his credit on the date of absorption subject to a maximum of 300 days (being calculated as per provisions of rule 39) {Rule 39-D)Permanent absorption under the rule shall mean such appointment for which the Government servant applied through proper channel and resigned from Government service for taking up of such appointment - {Note below rule 39-D - Notification No. 13026/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 28-03-2012}

Whether encashment of leave is permitted after LTC is benefited for Central Govt Employees?

Whether encashment of leave is permitted after LTC is benefited for Central Govt Employees?

Leave Encashment with LTC

Whether encashment of leave is allowed after LTC is availed?
Sanction of leave encashment should, as a practice, be done in advance, at the time of sanctioning the LTC. However, ex-postfacto sanction of leave encashment on LTC may be considered by the sanctioning authority as an exception in deserving cases within the time limit prescribed for submission of claims for LTC.

Whether encashment of leave with LTC can be availed at the time when the LTC is availed by the Government servant only or can leave be encashed at the time when LTC is availed by family members?
Yes. A Govt. servant can be permitted to encash earned leave upto 10 days either at the time of availing LTC for himself or when his family avails it provided other conditions are satisfied.

Whether leave encashment should be revised on retrospective revision of pay/D.A?
In terms of 38-A of CCS(Leave) Rules, encashment of EL alongwith LTC is to be calculated on pay admissible on the date of availing LTC and DA admissible on that date. If pay or DA admissible has been revised with retrospective effect, going by the rule the Govt. servant would be entitled to encashment of Leave on the revised rates.

Whether encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave is admissible to industrial employees?
The industrial employees, other than those under the cadre control of the Ministry of Railways, are entitled to encash both Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave, subject to overall limit of 300. The cash equivalent of Half Pay Leave shall be equal to leave salary admissible for Half Pay Leave plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the leave salary without any reduction being made on account of pension and pension equivalent of other retirement benefits payable. But no commutation of Half Pay Leave shall be allowed to make up for the shortfall in Earned Leave and these orders are effective from 07-11-2006.{0M No. 12012/3/2009- Estt.(L) dated 28-12-2012}

Via: centralgovernmentnews.com

What is the most extreme time of leave granted to a CG Employee?

What is the most extreme time of leave granted to a CG Employee?

Frequently Asked Question

1. What is the maximum period of leave of any kind which can be allowed to a Government servant? What is the impact if such limit is exceeded?
No. Government servant shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period of 5 years {Rule 12(1))Normally, absence from duty, with or without leave, for a continuous period exceeding 5 years other than on foreign service, implies that such Government servant has deemed to have resigned from Government service. {Rule 12(2))

2. What are the leave entitlements of Govt. servants serving in a vacation Department?
The rule 28 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 which came into effect from 1.9.2008 regulates the grant of Earned Leave for persons serving in the Vacation Department.

The said rule provides for as follows:-

(1) (a) A Government servant(other than a military officer) serving in a Vacation Department shall not be entitled to any earned leave in respect of duty performed in any year in which he avails himself of the full vacation.

(b) In respect of any year in which a Government servant avails himself of a portion of the vacation, he shall be entitled to earned leave in such proportion of 30 days, as the number of days of vacation not taken bears to the full vacation:
Provided that no such leave shall be admissible to a Government servant not in permanent employ or quasi-permanent employ in respect of the first year of his service.

(c) If, in any year, the Government servant does not avail himself of any vacation, earned leave shall be admissible to him in respect of that year under rule 26.

For the purpose of this rule, the term 'year' shall be construed not as meaning a calendar year in which duty is performed but as meaning twelve months of actual duty in a Vacation Department.

A Government servant entitled to vacation shall be considered to have availed himself of a vacation or a portion of a vacation unless he has been required by general or special order of a higher authority to forgo such vacation or portion of a vacation:

Provided that if he has been prevented by such order from enjoying more than fifteen days of the vacation, he shall be considered to have availed himself of no portion of the vacation.
When a Government servant serving in a Vacation Department proceeds on leave before completing a full year of duty, the earned leave admissible to him shall be calculated not with reference to the vacations which fall during the period of actual duty rendered before proceeding on leave but with reference to the vacation that falls during the year commencing from the date on which he completed the previous year of duty.

As per Rule 29(1) the half pay leave account of every Government servant (other than a military officer shall be credited with half pay leave in advance, in two instalments of ten days each on the first day of January and July of every calendar year. This is subject to conditions laid down in OM No. 13013/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11-11-2008.

Via: Central Government News.Com

Induction of Female employees in Railways and other Central Government departments

Induction of Female employees in Railways and other Central Government departments

NFIR

No. II/1/2019
Dated: 29.01.2019
To,
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Induction of Female employees in Railways and other Central Government departments - reg.

The provisions of the Constitution of India, ensured "Right to Equality'' to any person for employment opportunity in Government as well other than Government Institutions. Articles 14, 15 & 16 of the Constitution have enshrined the "Right to Equality'' to all the persons irrespective of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. Equality of opportunity in the matters of emplo5rment has been provided under Article 16 of the Constitution for all citizens to employment or appointment to any office under the state.

In the above context, NFIR brings to the kind notice of the Railway Board (CRB) that on Railways female candidates are recruited through RRCs/RRBs/Compassionate appointment etc., to the posts of Track Maintainer, Junior Engineer, ESM Gr-I, Station Master, Assistant Pointsman, Helper, Technicians etc., in the Technical, Operating and other Departments. Certain jobs mainly Track Maintainer are arduous and hazardous as the staff are expected to work under open sky facing inclement weather conditions at remote places, jungle areas, where minimum basic necessities of life do not exist. The female Track Maintainers are facing these hardships in the course of performing their duties.

Vide PNM Agenda Item No. 23/015 at Railway Board's level, the NFIR demanded that the female Track Maintainers may be permitted to seek transfer to other Departments on completion of two or three years service. However, this issue is still pending.

Pursuant to the efforts of NFIR and discussions during PNM meetings, the Railway Ministry vide letter No. E(NG)III/2018/RR-I/13 dated 20/09/2018 (linked with Board's letter No. E(NG)I-99/CFP/23 (Vol. II) dated 14/1/2013 permitted Track Maintainers to seek change to other Cadres/Departments against 10% as well 40% vacancies, but sadly the instructions dated 14th November, 2013 are yet to be implemented by Zonal Railways due to non-availability of replacement as a result of no recruitment since the last over three years. Consequently, Track Maintainers (Male & Female) are put to sever hardships, while they have been bitterly complaining against non-compliance of Railway Board's instructions.

The light of the above facts, NFIR expects the Railway Ministry to give special consideration to Track Maintainers for the purpose of pursuing their career growth through lateral induction/transfer to other Departments. NFIR vide PNM Agenda Item No. 2312015 had also suggested that the recruitment from Open Market be made to the post of 1800 Grade Pay/Pay Level-l instead designation-wise recruitment thereby the 1st appointment of such recruitees shall be against the post of Track Maintainer and for filling minimum, in pay Level-l in other Departments the Track Maintainers can be drawn on option basis, thereby within a period of 5 to 7 years, they may get shifted to other cadres. It seems Railway Board have not yet considered this constructive proposal of NFIR.

NFIR hopes that the rights provided through "Constitution" for employment of female candidates shall be protected and implemented by the Railway Ministry without dilution/deviation and at the same time Federation urges upon the Railway Board to consider NFIR's demand (PNM Item No. 23/2015) relating to granting appropriate relief to female Track Maintainers working in the Railways.
NFIR also insists upon the Railway Board to continue the extant policy of recruitment of male and female candidates without discrimination, otherwise many complications may arise including that of public agitations and litigations. A line in reply is solicited.
Yours faithfully
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Constitution of a Committee in the Department of Posts to identify GDS posts suitable for benchmark feasibility prescribed in Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Constitution of a Committee in the Department of Posts to identify GDS posts suitable for benchmark feasibility prescribed in Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

FILE No.17-08/2017-GDS
Government of India
Minrstry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001,
Dated: 13.02.2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Constitution of a Committee in the Department of Posts to identify GDS posts suitable for benchmark feasibility prescribed in Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

This is in connection with Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwDs) O.M. No. No.34-16/2018-DD.III dared 12-12-2018 regarding constitution of a Committee in a1l the Ministries / Departments to identify the posts suitable for benchmark disabilities in pursuance of the provisions made in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwDs Act, 2016). It has, therefore, been decided to constitute the Committee in Department of Posts for GDS Posts is as under:-

(i) Shri Satya Narayana Dash, Director (SPN) - Chairman
(ii) Shri.R.Rahul Joseph, Director (Estt) - Member
(iii) Shri D.K.Panda, Under Secretary (DD.III)
(Contact Numbers: 9968275870, 24369059),
Representative of Department of Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities - Member
(iv) Shri Pawan Kumar, SSP Delhi - Member
(Contact Numbers: 9555090425, 24671592)
(v) Shri.S.B.Vyavahare, ADG(GDS/PCC) - Convener
sd/-
(S.B.Viavihare)
Asstt. Director General(GDS/PCC)

PMAY (U) Mobile App to Allow Beneficiaries to Capture & Upload Photographs of Completed Houses

PMAY (U) Mobile App to Allow Beneficiaries to Capture & Upload Photographs of Completed Houses 

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

Mobile App to Allow Beneficiaries to Capture & Upload Photographs of Completed Houses
Uploading of Selfies of Beneficiaries with their Houses also Made Operational
Hardeep Puri Launches PMAY (U) Mobile Application
Posted On: 14 FEB 2019

Shri Hardeep S Puri,Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs has stated that the PMAY (U) Mobile App will allow beneficiaries to capture and upload high resolution photographs of completed houses along with their families. The App will also allow uploading of selfies of beneficiaries with their house and a 30 - 60 seconds video clip where beneficiaries share their stories of owning a house under PMAY (U). These stories would be an emotional recount of experiences such as increased self-esteem, sense of pride and dignity, improved social status, safety and security for the family, protected environment for the girl child, children’s education among others. He was speaking at the launch of the PMAY(U) Mobile App here today. A one-minute film showcasing the impact of PMAY(U) in the lives of beneficiaries was also released on the occasion. Shri DurgaShanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA and Shri Amrit Abihijat, Joint Secretary and Mission Director, Housing for All were also present during the event.

Shri Hardeep S.Puri emphasized that the mission intends to create a closer interface with its beneficiaries. Hence a mobile application has been developed to bring beneficiaries directly in contact with the mission.The application would allow beneficiaries of PMAY (U) to capture and upload photos and videos of completed houses along with testimonies.These photos and videos of beneficiary testimonies will be scrutinized at State as well as at Central level. The selected beneficiaries from States/UTs would be awarded and invited as special guest for anniversary celebration of PMAY (U)

The one-minute film showcases the impact of PMAY (U) on the lives of beneficiaries from across the country. It narrates the stories of happy families experiencing a transformation of owning a house with all basic amenities which include water, electricity, kitchen with gas connection and toilet. The film narrates, how PMAY (U) is contributing in transforming the lives of all Indians starting from Kashmir to Kerala and empowering them from different walks of life. It has encapsulated the journeys and emotions of families belonging to different regions of the country who feel connected with a common feeling i.e. the pride of owning their dream house through PMAY (U).

The PMAY (U) mission was launched on 25th June 2015 with the aim to provide houses to every eligible urban household in India by the year 2022. The scheme has achieved a significant milestone of approving more than 73 lakh houses against a validated demand for about one crore houses in urban areas. Around 40 Lakh houses are at various stages of construction and more than 15 lakh houses have already been completed. Further around 12 lakh houses are being constructed using new and emerging technologies.

PIB

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Guaranteed Pension to the Central Government Employees governed under NPS

Guaranteed Pension to the Central Government Employees governed under NPS

File No. PFRDA/16/3/29/0081/2017-REG-PF
Date: 13th February ,2019
To
Shri C.SriKumar
General Secretary

All India Defence Employee’s Federation
S.M.Joshi Bhavan, Survey No.81,
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Khadki, Pune - 411 003

Subject: Guaranteed Pension to the Central Government Employees governed under NPS - reg.

Dear Sir,
We refer to your letter No.94/1094/NPS/AIDEF/19 dated 1st February, 2019 regarding subject mentioned above.

In this regard, we inform that the Authority is in process of designing a scheme providing minimum assured returns to the NPS subscribers in terms of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act,2013, in consultation with the Pension Funds Actuaries and Financial Sector Regulators. The Proposal is under active deliberation and being workout in best possible way. It is proposed that the final proposal would be put up for stakeholder consultation in our website once the same is ready and feedback would be received from all concerned before finalizing the proposal.
The Authority would notify such minimum assured scheme once finalized with the approval of the Government.

This is for your information.
Yours sincerely,
(Venkateswarlu Peri)
Chief General Manager

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (Pm- Sym) to be Implemented from February 15

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (Pm- Sym) to be Implemented from February 15
14 FEB 2019
Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) will be rolled out by the Ministry of Labour and Employment tomorrow i.e. 15.02.2019. The scheme announced in the Interim Budget was notified by the Ministry recently. As many as 42 crore workers are estimated to be engaged in the unorganized sector of the country.

The unorganised workers mostly engaged as home based workers, street vendors, mid-day meal workers, head loaders, brick kiln workers, cobblers, rag pickers, domestic workers, washer men, rickshaw pullers, landless labourers, own account workers, agricultural workers, construction workers, beedi workers, handloom workers, leather workers, audio- visual workers and similar other occupations whose monthly income is Rs 15,000/ per month or less and belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years are eligible for the scheme. They should not be covered under New Pension Scheme (NPS), Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) scheme or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). Further, he/she should not be an income tax payer.

Following are the salient Features of PM-SYM:
  • Minimum Assured Pension: Each subscriber under the PM-SYM, shall receive minimum assured pension of Rs 3000/- per month after attaining the age of 60 years.
  • Family Pension: During the receipt of pension, if the subscriber dies, the spouse of the beneficiary shall be entitled to receive 50% of the pension received by the beneficiary as family pension. Family pension is applicable only to spouse.
(iii) If a beneficiary has given regular contribution and died due to any cause (before age of 60 years), his/her spouse will be entitled to join and continue the scheme subsequently by payment of regular contribution or exit the scheme as per provisions of exit and withdrawal.

Contribution by the Subscriber: The subscriber’s contributions to PM-SYM shall be made through ‘auto-debit’ facility from his/ her savings bank account/ Jan- Dhan account. The subscriber is required to contribute the prescribed contribution amount from the age of joining PM-SYM till the age of 60 years. The chart showing details of entry age specific monthly contribution is as under:

Entry AgeSuperannuation AgeMember's monthly contribution (Rs)Central Govt's monthly contribution (Rs)Total monthly contribution (Rs)
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)= (3)+(4)
18605555110
19605858116
20606161122
21606464128
22606868136
23607272144
24607676152
25608080160
26608585170
27609090180
28609595190
2960100100200
3060105105210
3160110110220
3260120120240
3360130130260
3460140140280
3560150150300
3660160160320
3760170170340
3860180180360
3960190190380
4060200200400

Matching contribution by the Central Government: PM-SYM is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme on a 50:50 basis where prescribed age-specific contribution shall be made by the beneficiary and the matching contribution by the Central Government as per the chart. For example, if a person enters the scheme at an age of 29 years, he is required to contribute Rs 100/ - per month till the age of 60 years. An equal amount of Rs 100/- will be contributed by the Central Government.

Enrolment Process under PM-SYM:
The subscriber will be required to have a mobile phone, savings bank account and Aadhaar number. The eligible subscriber may visit the nearest CSCs and get enrolled for PM-SYM using Aadhaar number and savings bank account/ Jan-Dhan account number on self-certification basis.
Later, facility will be provided where the subscriber can also visit the PM-SYM web portal or can download the mobile app and self-register using Aadhar number/ savings bank account/ Jan-Dhan account number on self-certification basis.

Enrollment agencies: The enrolment will be carried out by all the Community Service Centers (CSCs). The unorganised workers may visit their nearest CSCs along with their Aadhar Card and Savings Bank account passbook/Jandhan account and get registered themselves for the Scheme. Contribution amount for the first month shall be paid in cash for which they will be provided with a receipt.

Facilitation Centres: All the branch offices of LIC, the offices of ESIC/EPFO and all Labour offices of Central and State Governments will facilitate the unorganised workers about the Scheme, its benefits and the procedure to be followed, at their respective centers.
In this respect, the arrangements to be made by all offices of LIC, ESIC, EPFO all Labour offices of Central and State Governments are given below, for ease of reference:
  1. All LIC, EPFO/ESIC and all Labour offices of Central and State Governments may set up a “Facilitation Desk” to facilitate the unorganised workers, guide about the features of the Scheme and direct them to nearest CSC.
  2. Each desk may consist of at least one staff.
  3. They will have backdrop, standi at the main gate and sufficient number of brochures printed in Hindi and regional languages to be provided to the unorganised workers.
  4. Unorganised workers will visit these centres with Aadhaar Card, Savings bank account/ Jandhan account and mobile phone.
  5. Help desk will have onsite suitable sitting and other necessary facilities for these workers.
  6. Any other measures intended to facilitate the unorganised workers about the Scheme, in their respective centers.
Fund Management: PM-SYM will be a Central Sector Scheme administered by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India and CSCs. LIC will be the Pension Fund Manager and responsible for Pension pay out. The amount collected under PM-SYM pension scheme shall be invested as per the investment pattern specified by Government of India.

Exit and Withdrawal: Considering the hardships and erratic nature of employability of these workers, the exit provisions of scheme have been kept flexible. Exit provisions are as under:
  • In case subscriber exits the scheme within a period of less than 10 years, the beneficiary’s share of contribution only will be returned to him with savings bank interest rate.
  • If subscriber exits after a period of 10 years or more but before superannuation age i.e. 60 years of age, the beneficiary’s share of contribution along with accumulated interest as actually earned by fund or at the savings bank interest rate whichever is higher.
  • If a beneficiary has given regular contributions and died due to any cause, his/ her spouse will be entitled to continue the scheme subsequently by payment of regular contribution or exit by receiving the beneficiary’s contribution along with accumulated interest as actually earned by fund or at the savings bank interest rate whichever is higher.
  • If a beneficiary has given regular contributions and become permanently disabled due to any cause before the superannuation age, i.e. 60 years, and unable to continue to contribute under the scheme, his/ her spouse will be entitled to continue the scheme subsequently by payment of regular contribution or exit the scheme by receiving the beneficiary’s contribution with interest as actually earned by fund or at the savings bank interest rate whichever is higher.
  • After the death of subscriber as well as his/her spouse, the entire corpus will be credited back to the fund.
  • Any other exit provision, as may be decided by the Government on advice of NSSB.
Default of Contributions:
If a subscriber has not paid the contribution continuously he/she will be allowed to regularize his contribution by paying entire outstanding dues, along with penalty charges, if any, decided by the Government.

Pension Pay out:
Once the beneficiary joins the scheme at the entry age of 18-40 years, the beneficiary has to contribute till 60 years of age. On attaining the age of 60 years, the subscriber will get the assured monthly pension of Rs.3000/- with benefit of family pension, as the case may be.

Doubt and Clarification: In case of any doubt on the scheme, clarification provided by the JS& DGLW will be final.

PIB

BSNL Employees 3 Days Strike from 18-02-2019 to 20-02-2019


BSNL Employees 3 Days Strike from 18-02-2019 to 20-02-2019
12- Feb 2019
AUAB rejects the proposal of the Management for deferring the salary for the month of February 2019 - AUAB also rejects the appeal of the Management to withdraw the strike

A meeting between the AUAB and the BSNL Management was held today at 17.30 hrs. Shri Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, Ms.Sujatha.T Ray, Director (HR & Finance) and Shri A.M.Gupta GM (SR) were present. From AUAB, Com.P.Abhimanyu, Convener, Com.Chandeswar Singh, Chairman, Com.K.Sebastin, GS, SNEA., Com. Prahlad Rai, GS, AIBSBNLEA, Com.Pathak, AGS, AIGETOA., Com.Suresh Kumar, GS, BSNL MS, Com.H.P.Singh, Dy. GS,BSNLOA and Com.S. Sivakumar, President, AIBSNLEA participated.. The CMD, BSNL explained the serious financial crisis being faced by the BSNL and appealed for the cooperation of the AUAB, for deferring payment of the salary for the month of February 2019. The AUAB representatives firmly rejected the request of the CMD, BSNL. They told in one voice that payment that the payment of salary of employees should not be deferred. Thereafter, the CMD, BSNL said that the 3 days strike called on by the AUAB from 18-02-2019 will be self-defeating and appealed to call off the strike. The representatives of the AUAB rejected the appeal of the CMD, BSNL and reaffirmed that the strike will take place at any cost. They told the Management that the repeated assurances given by the Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications are not implemented by DoT and that the strike will now take place successfully.. The AUAB told the HB Management in categorical term that there is no question of going back from the decision to go on strike.

Source: Confederation

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