Monday, 29 April 2019

Switch over form petrol and diesel vehicles to electrical vehicles for hired vehicles in Secretariats/Attached officer of Ministries and Department of Government of India located in Delhi


Switch over form petrol and diesel vehicles to electrical vehicles for hired vehicles in Secretariats/Attached officer of Ministries and Department of Government of India located in Delhi
F.No. 25(7)/E.Coord./2017
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E-Coord Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 22nd December, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Switch over form petrol and diesel vehicles to electrical vehicles for hired vehicles in Secretariats/Attached officer of Ministries and Department of Government of India located in Delhi

Keeping in view the policy thrust of the Government that by 2030 30% of the total vehicle flect in the country will be electrical for the reason of its being environmental friendly cost effective and substitute for fossil fuels Ministries/ Departments are encouraged to switch over to electrical mobility from petrol and diesel cars in respect of vehicles taken on lease/hire for official purpose.

Accordingly, all the Ministries/ Departments may aim at replacing the petrol and diesel cars hired by Ministries/ Department in their Secretariats and attached officers (located in Delhi) through contractors by electric cars for mobility in Delhi. In cases where existing contracts for hiring of petrol/ diesel vehicles have come to an and, Ministry/ Departments may Consider fresh contract for hiring electric vehicles.

To facilitate Ministry/ Departments a framework of the draft agreement which the Ministry/ Departments may adopt for entering into contract for lease/ hiring of electric vehicles is annexed. Ministry/ Departments are at liberty to amend the conditions of the agreement as per the type of lease/ hiring (Wet or Dry) entered into with the service provide.
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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Defence - Payment of Highly Active Field Area Allowance


Defence - Payment of Highly Active Field Area Allowance

No.8(3)/2000/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, dated 8th March, 2019.
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Notification of Highly Active Field Areas.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 26th February, 2018 on the above subject and to convey the approval of the competent authority to the payment of Highly Active Field Area Allowance for the areas as specified in Appendix to this Ministry letter No f (3)/2000/D (Pay/Service) Dated 18th Sept 2017.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide MoD (Fin) ID No. 5 (19)/2001-AG/PA-Voll.II dated 6.3.2019
Yours faithfully
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(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE - ELIGIBILITY - FACILITIES - POST OFFICE GUIDE


POSTAL LIFE INSURANCE - ELIGIBILITY - FACILITIES - POST OFFICE GUIDE

Postal Life Insurance
Postal life insurance was introduced on 1-2-1884 as a welfare measure for the benefit of Postal employees and now the scheme covers the employees of the following organizations :-

Eligibility for P.L.I.
(i) Central Government employees.
(ii) State Government employees.
(iii) Employees of Railways.
(iv) Employees of Defence – Armed Forces Personnel and civilians.
(v) Extra- Departmental Agents of P&T Department.
(vi) Industrial and workcharged employees of the P&T Department. All permanent and temporary employees with three years’ service of the following establishments :-
(vii) Local Fund/local bodies.
(viii) Universities established by Government.
(ix) Government aided educational institutions.
(x) Kendriya Vidyalayas.
(xi) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
(xii) Indian Standards Institution.
(xiii) Medical Council of India
(xiv) Dental Council of India.
(xv) Nursing Council of India.
(xvi) Pharmacy Council of India.
(xvii) Provident Fund Organisation.
(xviii) Indian council of Agricultural Research and its subordinate organizations.
(xix) Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee.
(xx) Reserve Bank of India.
(xxi) State Bank of India and its subsidiaries.
(xxii) Nationalised Banks.
(xxiii) Five Central Financial Institutions i.e. :
(a) Industrial Development Bank of India
(b) Industrial Finance Corporation of India.
(c) Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India.
(d) Industrial Reconstruction Corporation of India.
(e) Unit Trust of India.
(xxiv) Employees State Insurance Corporation.
(xxv) Khadi and Village Industries Commission
The following types of policies are issued by the P.D.I.F. :

(i) Whole Life Assurance :
Premium has to be paid monthly until the person reaches the age of 50, 55, 58, 60 or 70 years. The full value with the bonus accrued will be paid to the nominee assigns/successor on the death of the insurant

(ii) Endowment Assurance :
Premium has to be paid monthly until the person attains the age of 30, 33, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 58 or 60. the full value with the bonus accrued will be paid to the insurant when the policy matures. In case of earlier death the full value with bonus accrued till the time of death will be paid to the nominee/assignee successor.

(iii) Convertible whole life assurance :
Premium is required to be paid monthly at the rate applicable to whole life policy with premium ceasing at the age of 70. For the first five years, there will be an option to convert it into Endowment policy maturing at the age of 50, 55, 58 or 60, by agreeing to pay appropriate enhanced premium, at the end of 5 year from the commencement.

(iv) Anticipated endowment assurance :
This plan has two terms viz. 15 year term and 20-year term. In the case of policy for 15 years 20% of the sum assured is paid to the insurant at the end of 6th, 9th & 12th years and the remaining 40% with bonus accrued at the end of 15 years. In the case of 20 year policy, 20% of the sum assured is paid to the insurant at the end of 8th 12th and 16th year and the remaining 40% of the sum assured with bonus accrued at the end of 20th year. In the event of death of the insurant during the currency of these policies, the full amount assured with the bonus accrued will be paid to the Nominee/ assignee/ successor irrespective of the amounts already paid as survival benefits. (See Tables IV). The maximum age limit for a 15-year policy is 45 years and 40 years for 20-year policy.
Eligible persons may insure for a sum not less than Rs. 100/- and not more than Rs. 100000 in the cases 3(i) (ii) & (iii) above, and a minimum of Rs. 5,000/- and a maximum of Rs.1,00,000 in case of 3(iv) above.

P.L.I. offers the following special facilities :-

Lower premiums. - PLI premiums are lower. Extra premiums are not charged from Defense personnel, for war/aviation/high sea risk. Rebate at the rate of 5 paise per month per thousand is allowed on policies of Rs. 20,000/- and above. Rebate of 2 percent is admissible if premium for a year is paid in advance in cash.

Premium can be deducted at source from salary every month. The optional facility of payment of premiums in cash at the post office is also available. Premium Receipt Book is issued when premia are paid in cash.

Special concessions for payment of premiums to the insurants affected, by natural calamities.
There is provision for payment of premium by cheque when the amount is Rs.20/- and above.

INCOME TAX REBATE. - PLI premiums are eligible for income tax rebate, under section 80-C of I.T. Act.

Loans can be obtained easily against PLI policies and repayment of principal before maturity is optional.

Whole life policy can be converted into an Endowment Policy.

Non-medical policies are also issued for those below 28 years of age under certain conditions.

Exemption from Stamp Duty.- PLI policies and loan bonds are exempt from stamp duty.
All PLI policies are with profit policies.

Nominations. - Facility of nomination and assignment is available at no extra cost.

Higher Bonus. - PLI gives higher bonus. The latest rates of bonus on postal life insurance policies declared for the valuation period 1978 – 81 are as under :-

(i) Endowment Policies Rs. 35.00 (Per thousand of sum assured per Bonus is paid on paid up policies also annum.)
(ii) Whole Life Policies Rs. 44.00 (Per thousand of sum assured per Bonus is paid on paid up policies also annum.)

Credit is admitted on production of disbursing officer’s certificate.

Exemption from production of succession certificate in hard cases.

Payments for claims are made from the nearest Post Office.

Proposal forms for effecting insurance are available at departmental Post Offices. The forms should be filled in by the proposer in the presence of his immediate superior Development Officer who will then affix his signature at the proper place. After the Principal Record Officer/immediate superior furnishes the required certificates on the proposal form, the same will be made available to the nearest Government Medical Officer, authorized private medical practitioner. The Medical Officer, will after examination of the proposer will furnish the required certificates, to the P.M.G. for acceptance of the proposal in this regard.

Rates of Premia. - The tables of premium for all the four types of policies are furnished at the end of this Section.

Manner of realizing premia. 
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(i) The first premium should be paid in cash in the Post office selected by the proposer on or before the date intimated by the P.M.G. who accepts the proposal.

(ii) Subsequent premia can also be paid in cash in any post office selected by the insurant on or before 21st of every month, in case the insurant has exercised option to pay the premium in cash. In that case he will be issued a premium receipt book in which entries relating to the payment of each premium shall be made. Alternately, the premia can be recovered from the pay of the insurant. In such cases the premium for the month is recovered from the pay of the previous month (i.e. premia for February is recovered from the pay for January) and it will be the responsibility of the insurant to ensure that the premia are regularly recovered and credited to P.O.I.F by his premia are regularly recovered and credited to P.O.I.F. by his employer every month. Until recovery from pay commences premia should continue to be paid in cash at the Post Office.

(iii) In case of any insurant whose premium is recovered from pay, ceasing to be an employee of the organization which made him eligible for PLI and does not join any other organization of this nature as an employee for any reason, after the insurance has been effected, he should pay further premia in cash at a post office selected by him. He should inform the PMG about the change and request for issue of a Premium Receipt Book.

Conversion. - Alteration of policy terms, reduction, discontinuance or commutation of premiums are permissible under certain conditions. Details can be ascertained from the P.M.G.

Revival of policies. - A policy becomes void, if any premium due on it remains unpaid. It can, however, be revised by the PMG at his discretion, if all the premia due with such fine as he may impose are paid and a medical certificate of continued good health is produced. An application for revival should be made to the PMG.

Loans. - Loans are granted on the security of the policies, provided the policy has been in force for at least three years, in the case of endowment policies; and five years. In the case of whole life policies, applications for loans should be made to the PMG.

Surrender. - A policy may be surrendered for an immediate payment in cash, provided the policy is of not less than three years duration and is in force on the date of application.

Settlement of claim. - 1.(a) The face value of the policy together with the bonus accrued on it becomes payable either :
(i) on the insurant attaining the age specified in the policy, or
(ii) on the death of the insurant.
(b) In the former case, the sum assured alongwith the bonus accrued will be paid to the insurant on his applying for it in the prescribed proforma (see appendix) and enclosing the following documents alongwith the application: -

(1) Policy document or the loan repayment book if a loan was taken.

(2) Premium receipt Book, in case premia was paid in cash.

(3) Certificate from the pay disbursing authority showing the recoveries of the last 6 instalment of premia, in case premium was paid through recovery from the pay of the insurant. The application with the documents should be submitted immediately after paying the last premium to the Postmaster General.

(c) In the case of the death of the insurant, the sum assured and bonus accrued is payable to the nominee/assignee of the insurant. In the absence of the nomination or assignment on the policy, the total amount will be paid to the legal heir/successor on production of evidence to that effect. The claimant should apply in the prescribed proforma (see appendix) and forward it to the Postmaster General along with the following documents: -

(1) Policy document or loan repayment book, if a loan was taken on the policy.
(2) Certificate of death of insurant.
(3) Premium receipt Book, if premia were paid in cash or pay recovery certificate for the last 6 months if premia were recovered from the pay of the insurant.
(4) Legal evidence to show that the claimant is the successor/legal heir to the insurant, in case there is no nomination or assignment.

Bonus. - The rate of bonus for each type of policy is declared once in three years. The next valuation is due in 1984.

DoT - Alternate Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers


DoT - Alternate Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
(Access Services Wing)
Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110 001

File No: 800-26/2016-AS.II
Dated: 03.04.2019
To,
All CMTS/UASL/Unified Licensees (having Access Service Authorization) Licensees.

Subject: Instructions for Alternate Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers-regarding.

This is in continuation to this office letter of even number dated 06.11.2018 vide which instructions for Proof of Concept (PoC) for Alternate Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers were issued. After successful completion of PoC and based on the suggestions received from stakeholders, some changes have been introduced in the process and it has been decided by the competent authority to adopt the following Digital KYC Process for issuing new mobile connections to subscribers.

a. The entire process shall only be used through the authenticated applications (App) hosted by the Licensees.

b. The access of the App shall be controlled by the Licensees and it should be ensured that the same is not used by unauthorized persons. The App shall be accessed only through login-id & password controlled mechanism given by Licensees to its authorized Point of Sale (POS). If there are multiple agents working in PoS, then each PoS agent shall be registered with Licensee and be given a separate login-id & password for accessing the App.

c. The App shall be installed only on those POS device which are having SIM card (mobile number) registered with the Licensees.

d. The customer desirous of obtaining a new mobile connection shall visit the authorized POS location of the Licensee or vice-versa. The original Proof of Identity/Proof of Address (PolI/PoA) documents shall be in possession of the customer.

e. The Licensee must ensure that the Live photograph of the customer is taken at POS terminal and the same photograph is embedded in the CAF. Further, the system application of the Licensee shall put a water-mark in readable form having CAF number, GPS coordinates, POS name, unique POS Code (assigned by licensees) and Date (DD:MM:YYYY) & time stamp (HH:MM:SS) on the captured live photograph of the customer.

f. The App of the licensees shall have the feature that only live photograph of the customer is captured and no printed photograph of the customer is captured. The background behind the customer while capturing live photograph should be of white color and no other person shall come into the frame while capturing the live photograph of the customer.

g. Similarly, the live photograph of the original POI/POA documents (placed horizontally) shall be captured vertically from above and water-marking in readable form as mentioned above shall be done. No skew or tilt in the mobile device shall be there while capturing the live photograph of the original documents.

h. The live photograph of the customer and his/her original documents shall be captured in proper light so that they are clearly readable and identifiable.

i. Thereafter, all the entries in the CAF shall be filled as per the POI/POA documents and information furnished by the customer. In those POI/POA documents where QR code is available, such details can be auto-populated by scanning the QR code instead of manual filling the details. For example, in case of physical Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar downloaded from UIDAI where QR code is available, the details like name, gender, date of birth and address can be auto-populated by scanning the QR available on Aadhaar/e-Aadhaar.

j. Once the above mentioned process is completed, an One Time Password (OTP) message containing the text that ‘please verify the details filled in form before sharing OTP’ shall be sent to customer’s own alternate mobile number. Upon successful validation of the OTP, it will be treated as customer signature on CAF. However, if the customer does not have any own alternate mobile number, then mobile number of his/her family members/relatives/known persons may be used for this purpose and be clearly mentioned in CAF. In any case, the mobile number of POS registered with the Licensee shall not be used for customer signature. The Licensee must check that the mobile number used in customer signature shall not be the mobile number of the POS.

k. The POS shall provide a declaration about the capturing of the live photograph of customer and the original POI/POA documents. For this purpose, the POS shall be verified with One Time Password (OTP) which will be sent to his mobile number registered with the Licensee. Upon successful OTP validation, it shall be treated as POS signature on the declaration. The live photograph of the POS agent shall also be captured in this POS declaration.

l. Subsequent to all these activities, the application shall give information about the completion of the process and submission of activation request to activation officer of the Licensee, and also generate the transaction-id/reference-id number of the process. POS shall intimate the details regarding transaction-id/reference-id number to customer for future reference.

m. The authorized representative of the Licensee shall check and verify that:
(i) information available in the pictures of POI/POA documents is matching with the information entered by POS in CAF.
(ii) live photograph of the customer matches with the photo available in the POI/POA documents.
(iii) All of the necessary details in CAF including mandatory fields are filled properly.
n. On successful verification, the CAF shall be digitally signed by authorized representative of the Licensee. Only after this activity, the SIM card shall be activated and tele-verification as per the prevailing guidelines shall be done before final activation of the services. However, if the customer has given his own alternate mobile number, then tele-verification through the use of 5- digit OTP pin shall be done for activation of final services.

Only two mobile connections shall be provided per day by using any one of the POI/POA documents to a customer by a Licensee (including all POS in that LSA) using the above mentioned alternate digital KYC process. However, in case more than one connection is issued, the entire process as mentioned above shall be repeated for issuing each connection.

The above mentioned digital KYC process is an alternative process to the existing process of issuance of mobile connections to subscribers and shall also be applicable for outstation and foreign customers. The additional safeguards in prevailing guidelines in respect of outstation and foreign customers shall also be followed in the above mentioned digital KYC process. However, in case of outstation customer, as an alternate method, the verification of local reference may be done by sending an OTP on the mobile number of local reference submitted by customer and upon successful OTP validation only, the local reference may be treated as tele- verified.

The above mentioned alternate digital KYC process shall be implemented within a month from the date of issue of these instructions.

The existing instructions in general and particularly those issued vide letter No. 800-09/2010-VAS dated 09" August 2012 and all other instructions shall remain the same for issuing of mobile connections to new subscribers.
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Prashant Verma
Assistant Director General (AS-II)
Source: DoT

NFIR - Harmonization of the cadre structure of Medical Laboratory Staff of Indian Railways with those in Central Government Hospitals

Harmonization of the cadre structure of Medical Laboratory Staff of Indian Railways with those in Central Government Hospitals.

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.IV/1/2018
Dated: 22/04/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Harmonization of the cadre structure of Medical Laboratory Staff of Indian Railways with those in Central Government Hospitals.

Ref:
(i) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG) II2001/RR- 1/45 dated 22/05/2015.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. II/1/Part X dated 17/08/2015 & 05/11/20l5.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. II/1/Part XI dated 26/09/2016.
(iv) NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/R.B./ 2016/Part I dated 10/07/2017 (S.N./ Item No.2).
(v) Railway Board's reply vide letter No. PC/VI/ 2016/I/5/1 Part dated 21/08/2017 .
(vi) NFIR's letter No. II/1/Part XII dated 22/09/2017.
(vii) Railway Board's letter No. PC VI/2016/ I/5/1 Part dated 30/11/2017 addressed to GS/ NIFIR.
(viii) NFIR's letter No. II/1/ Part XII dated 11/12/2017, letter No. II/1/2018 dated 25/04/2019 & 24/10/2018.

Responding to the communication received from Railway Board vide letter dated 30/11/2017 seeking views of the Federation on priority, NFIR vide its letter dated 11/12/2017 gave detailed justification for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations for introduction of revised cadre of Medical Laboratory Staff on Indian Railways and also suggested the Railway Board to convene a meeting. Subsequently, Federation has written letters dated 24/04/2018 and 24/10/2018 to Railway Board. There is however, no response from Railway Board.

In this connection, Federation reiterates that the inaction on the part of Board has been causing disappointment and frustration among the Laboratory Staff of Medical Department in Railways especially when some relief has been given through recommendation by 7th CPC. Federation further states that it is willing to discuss the subject in detail for reaching conclusion.

NFIR, once again urges upon the Railway Board to expedite action in the matter and apprise progress to this office soon.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Relaxation and extension of timelines for recording of PAR for the year 2018-19 electronically in respect of AIS Officers on account of their engagement on duty in connection with the ongoing General Elections


Relaxation and extension of timelines for recording of PAR for the year 2018-19 electronically in respect of AIS Officers on account of their engagement on duty in connection with the ongoing General Elections
F. No. 11 059/01 /2019-AIS-III
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated, the 26th April 2019
To,
The Chief Secretaries of States / UTs

Subject: Relaxation and extension of timelines for recording of PAR for the year 2018-19 electronically in respect of AIS officers on account of their engagement on duty in connection with the ongoing General Elections - reg.

I am directed to refer to the subject noted above and state that due to ongoing General Elections to the Lok Sabha, a large number of AIS officers are engaged on duty for conduct of the said elections. It is understood there would be practical difficulties in recording of PAR online as per the target dates prescribed under AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007, through SPARROW platform, for officers engaged for election duty.

Accordingly, the matter has been examined in this Department and it has been decided with the approval of competent authority to relax Rule 4A(1) of AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007, as a one-time measure to the extent that the target dates prescribed for online generation, filing up of self-appraisal, reporting , reviewing and acceptance of PAR for the year 2018-19 through SPARROW portal for all levels of AIS officers be modified as per Annexure herewith.

Further, instructions for cases where the reporting I reviewing I accepting authority demits office or retires before the due date as amended herewith shall be issued separately.

Encl: as stated .
(Jyotsna Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Annexure
[ Reference F No. 11059/01/2019-AIS-III dated 26th April,2019 ]

Revised timelines for recording PAR at all stages for all level of AIS officers ( for the year 2018-19 )

Activity
  • Submission of Self Appraisal to the Reporting officer by the 30th June officer reported upon
  • Appraisal by reporting authority 31st July
  • Appraisal by reviewing authority 31st August
  • Appraisal by accepting authority 30th September
  • Disclosure to the officer reported upon 30th September
  • Comments of the officer reported upon, if any, on disclosure of 15th October PAR
  • Forwarding of comments of the officer reported upon to the reviewing and the reporting authority by the accepting authority, in case the officer reported upon makes comments 31st October
  • Comments of reporting authority 15th November
  • Comments of reviewing authority 30th November
  • Comments of accepting authority/PAR to be finalized and disclosed to him 15th December
  • Representation to the Referral Board by the officer reported upon 31st December
  • Forwarding of representation to the Referral Board along with the comments of reporting authority / reviewing authority and accepting authority 31st January
  • Finalization by Referral Board if the officer reported upon represents against the decision of the Accepting Authority 28th February
  • Disclosure to the officer reported upon 15th March
  • End of entire PAR Process 31st March
Source: DoPT

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India


Scheme for Promotion of Adventure & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India.

No. 125/1/2018-19-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Dated: 26.04.2019

Sub: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India.

This is in continuation of this Office Memorandum of even number dated 04.12.2015 regarding Scheme for Promotion Of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees.

2. The Youth Hostel Association of India has offered the following more
programmes for Central Government Employees eligible under the Scheme:
  1. National Adventure Cycling Trekking Water Sports Cu, Training Expedition Mysuru 2019
    Date: 1st May to 31st May, 2019
    Duration: 5N/6D
    Fee: Rs. 5800/-
    Base Camp: International Youth Hostel Mysuru
    Region: Mysuru
  2. National Adventure Cum Training Camp Leh 2019
    Date: 15th May to 6th October, 2019
    Duration: 5N/6D
    Fee: Rs. 7500/-
    Base Camp: Skara Base Camp
    Region: Leh
  3. Adventure Trekking Cum Training at Mukteshwar Hill 2019
    Date: 5th May to 19th May, 2019
    Duration: 4N/6D
    Fee: Rs. 7100/-
    Base Camp: Kathgodam
    Region: Uttrakhand
  4. Munsiyari Khaliya Top Trekking Cum Training Expedition Uttrakhand 2019
    Date: 5th June to 15th June, 2019
    Duration: 6N/6D
    Fee: Rs. 7100/-
    Base Camp: Almora
    Region: Uttrakhand
  5. Gangotri Dodital Trekking Cum Training Expedition Uttrakhand 2019
    Date: 10th September to 19th September, 2019
    Duration: 7N/6D
    Fee: Rs. 7100/-
    Base Camp: Uttarkashi
    Region: Uttrakhand
  • The programme fees are tentative for some of the programmes and can be changed.
3. This is also to Inform you that Mr. Ankit Gupta, Marketing Officer of YHAI will be the Nodal Officer. Schedule of the programmes is enclosed. If there is any query he may be contacted as per the following contact details:

Phone : 011-45999026
E-mail : ankit@yhaindia.org
Detailed Information is also available at: www.yhaindia.org

4. The interested and eligible Central Government Employees may submit his/her application directly to YHAI and a copy of the same may be endorsed to Secretary, CCSCSB, Room No. 361 -B wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi. Advance payment for the programme has to be paid directly to the organiser and reimbursement as admissible will be made after successful completion of programme. On completion of said activity, applicant may submit expenditure details (fee receipt & Tickets in original) along with Aadhar Number and Bank Details (Name of Bank, Account Number, IFSC Code and Branch Code) for smooth reimbursement of claim.
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
Source: DoPT

Promotion to the grade of Higher Administrative Grade+ of the Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service Gr. 'A' in Level 16 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 2,05,400 - 2,24,400)


Promotion to the grade of Higher Administrative Grade+ of the Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service Gr. 'A' in Level 16 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 2,05,400 - 2,24,400)

No.14-04/2018-SEA-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications (Sanchar Mantralaya)
Department of Telecommunications (Doorsanchar Vibhag)
Sanchar Bhawan, 20 Ashoka Road
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 23.04.2019
ORDER

Sub: Promotion to the grade of Higher Administrative Grade+ of the Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service Gr. 'A' in Level 16 of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 2,05,400 - 2,24,400)

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the President for promotion of Sh.Dilip Padhye (Staff No: 80200), an HAG officers of Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service Group 'A', presently posted as Sr. DDG(PAF), DoP HQ, to Higher Administrative Grade+ (HAG+) in the Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service in the level 16 of the Pay Matrix (2,05,400/- to 2,24,400) with effect from the dated of assumption of charge of the post and until further orders and post him as Advisor (Finance), DoT against the vacant post.

The officers will be entitled to exercise an option towards fixation of pay as available under FR- 22.
Necessary charge reports may please be sent to all concerned including SEA Section, DoT.

(Neha Singh)
Under Secretary(SEA)
Source: DoT

Hike Pensioners pay who is at the age of 80 yrs and above of Maharashtra Pensioners from 1.1.2019


Hike Pensioners pay who is at the age of 80 yrs and above of Maharashtra Pensioners from 1.1.2019

The State Government of Maharashtra has decided to hike in Pensioner’s Pay for Pensioners above 80 Years with minimum of 10%.

In view of the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission, Under the Chairmanship of Shri K. P. Bakshi, Additional Secretary (Home) Maharashtra, the State Government had set up the “State Pay Revision Committee 2017” to hike Pensioners pay who is at the age of 80 yrs and above. This hike is decided by the Bakshi committee. The said rates are standing revised from January 1, 2019 as below :

S.No.Detail of AgeHike in Pension (in %)
1Age 80 to 85 yrsIncrease in basic pension 10%
2Age of above 85 to 90 yrsIncrease in basic pension 15%
3Age above 90 to 95 yrsIncrease In basic pension 20%
4Age above 95 to 100 yrsIncrease in basic pension 25%
5Age above 100 yrsIncrease in Basic pension 50%

The revised increased rate will be applicable from January 1, 2019. No difference of the revised increased rate will be payable for previous period to existing Pensioners/ Family Pensioners.

This decision is implacable to the Recognized and Aided Educational Institutions, Non Agriculture Universities and affiliated Non- Governmental Collages and Agricultural Universities etc.

Under Section of 248 of the Maharashtra Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samitis Acts 1961, this decision will also be implemented to Zilla Parishads. The State Government Employees who opted for Lump sum Payment on absorption in a Public Sector Undertaking/ Autonomous Bodies/ Local Bodies and are entitled to restoration in a 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as a revision of the restored amount in terms of Government Resolution, Finance Department No. COP-1099/306/SER-4 Dt. November 11, 1999 and also eligible for revised pension as per sixth Pay Commission.

Source: PIB

Friday, 26 April 2019

EPFO - Finance Ministry has approved 8.65% rate of interest on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19

EPFO - Finance Ministry has approved 8.65% rate of interest on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19

The Finance Ministry has approved 8.65% rate of interest on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19 as decided by retirement fund body EPFO, benefitting more than 6 crore formal sector workers.

“The Department of Financial Services (DFS), a wing of Finance Ministry, has given its concurrence to Employees Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) decision to provide 8.65% rate of interest for 2018-19 to its subscribers,” a source privy to the development told PTI.

“The DFS has approved the proposal subject to fulfilment of certain conditions related to efficient management of the retirement fund,” the source said further.

Earlier in February, the EPFO’s apex decision making body Central Board of Trustees headed by labour minister Santosh Gangwar had decided to raise the interest rate on EPF to 8.65% for 2018-19, which was the first increase in the last three years.

The interest rate on EPF was hiked to 8.65% for the last fiscal from 8.55% provided in 2017-18. The EPFO had earlier reduced the interest rate in 2016-17 to 8.65% from 8.8% in 2015-16.

After the Finance Ministry concurrence, the Income Tax Department and the Labour Ministry would notify the rate of interest for 2018-19. Thereafter the EPFO would give directions to its over 120 field offices to credit the rate of interest into subscribers’ account and settle their claims accordingly.
According to the EPFO estimates, there would be a surplus of Rs.151.67 crore after providing 8.65 per cent rate of interest for 2018-19 on EPF. There would have been a deficit of Rs.158 crore on providing 8.7 per cent rate of interest in EPF for last fiscal. That is why the body decided to provide 8.65 per cent rate of interest for 2018-19.

The EPFO had provided a five-year low interest rate of 8.55% to its subscribers for 2017-18.

PTI

Frequently Asked Questions on Authorised Medical Attendant (AMA)

Frequently Asked Questions on Authorised Medical Attendant (AMA)

Who are covered by CS (MA) Rules?
They shall apply to all Government servants other than (i) these in railway
service and (ii) those of non-Gazetted rank stationed in or passing through Calcutta, whose conditions of service are prescribed by Rules made or demand to be made by the Central Government, when they are on duty, leave or Foreign Service in India or which under suspension.

Who is an AMA?
Authorised Medical Attendant (AMA) is Medical Officer in the employee of Central Government or Private Medical Practitioner appointed/ nominated by the Ministry/Department for providing medical attendance to its employees.

What is the Reimbursement in case of treatment taken under emergency at private hospital?
CS(MA) beneficiaries are being reimbursed as per the prevailing non NABH CGHS as applicable to a CGHS covered city and non-NABH rates applicable
to the nearest CGHS covered city in case of non-CGHS city, as the case may be, or the actual, whichever is less, for treatment undertaken at private hospitals under emergent condition.

What are the hospitals in which CS(MA) beneficiary are entitle for treatment under normal conditions?
CS(MA) beneficiaries and their dependent family members can get treatment from any of the Central Government hospitals/ State Government hospitals/ private hospitals and diagnostic centers recognized under CGHS/ CS(MA) Rules as per provisions.

Can a Central Government Employee gets reimbursement is treatment
undertaken aboard?

Treatment abroad is considered under CS (MA) Rules, 1944, on receipt of application in the prescribed format through the employee’s Ministry/ Department. However, approval depends on the opinion of the standing Committee constituted under these rules.

CGDA - Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence for the year 2019 - Motivation Scheme for the Defence Accounts Department

CGDA - Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence for the year 2019 - Motivation Scheme for the Defence Accounts Department

AT-Coord/13005/RM Award/2019
Dated :25th April, 2019
To,
All Principal Controller & equivalents
All Controllers & equivalents
Sr. Dy. CGDA (AN) (Local)

Subject : “Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence” for the year 2019. Please find enclosed a detailed “Motivation Scheme for the Defence Accounts Department” for the Year 2019.

The process of selecting awardees for the year 2019 at the level of Principal Controllers/Controllers etc. may be completed by 28th June, 2019. For “Raksha Mantri Awards for Excellence” to be decided by the CGDA, nominations may be forwarded in the prescribed format, in both soft and hard copy form (3 copies) and mailed on the email Id atcoord.cgda@gov.in latest by 15th July, 2019 (should reach HOrs. Office). Citation/write up of project/work done (not more than 100 words), two passport size photographs, bio data (not more than 100 words) and a write up in bullet form (not more than 50 words) in respect of each nominee/team may also be forwarded.

It is further requested that the time schedule prescribed above may kindly be strictly adhered to; failing which, it may not be possible to consider the nominations received after the closing date.
The detailed guidelines of the scheme may be given wide publicity and placed on websites etc. The scheme has also been placed on the CGDA’s website at www.cgda,nic.in. The expenditure on the scheme would be made from the DAD-Pay and Allowances head.
(Maushumi Rudra)
Jt.CGDA (AT-Coord)

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Minimum service condition for Inter-Railway request transfer

Minimum service condition for Inter-Railway request transfer

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)1-2015/TR/20
New Delhi, dt. 23.4.2019
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per standard list)

Sub: Minimum service condition for Inter-Railway request transfer

Attention is invited to para (xi) of Board's letter No. E(O)/11/ 2014/PL/05 dated 30.08.2015, vide which it was stipulated that in case of non-Gazetted Railway employees, no inter-Railway transfer request will be considered till completion of five (05) years of joining Railway. Some of the Zonal Railways have sought clarifications as to (i) whether training period may be counted for reckoning of five years and (ii) whether, in addition to the four categories of employees who have been exempted from the 5-years restriction vide Board's letter of even number of even number dated 10.02.2017, an additional category of those suffering from chronic illnesses could be added for this exemption.

The matter has been considered carefully in Board's office, It is clarified that training period, wherever prescribed, would also be counted while reckoning five years; service in the Railway for becoming eligible for consideration towards inter-Railway request transfer. As regards inclusion of additional category of employees for the purpose of exemption from the 5-years minimum completion rule, this has not been agreed to.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow,

(This disposes of south East central Railway's letter No. P-HQ/ RUL/ 116/ 1/ 2413 dated 25.9.2015 and Western Railways letters No. EP1140/O Vol.IV dated 25.10.2018 and dated 30.01-2019)
(M.K.Meena)
Dy.Director Estt.(N)
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

DoPT: One Week In-service Training (IST) programme for Officers of All India Service (IAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme

DoPT: One Week In-service Training (IST) programme for Officers of All India Service (IAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme

No. 12017/02/2019-TNP(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division]
Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: April 23, 2019
To,
The Institutes (As per list)

Sub: One Week In-service Training (IST) programme for Officers of All India Service (IAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme, officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and officers of Central Secretariat Stenographer Service (CSSS) (DS/Sr. PPS and above level): Inviting proposals from Institutions for In-Service Training during 2019-20.

Sir/Madam,
The Training Division of the Department of Personnel and Training is the nodal agency for training of government functionaries and is primarily responsible for formulating policies with regard to training -. With the objective of addressing competency gaps of government employees, the Division also directly implements certain training components. Under One Week In-Service Training (1ST) Scheme, officers of All India Services (lAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under Central Staffing Scheme and officers of CSS/CSSS (DS/Sr. PPS and above level) are offered one week training programmes at various reputed institutes in India.

This letter is to invite proposals from the interested institutes for conducting one week in service training programme for 2019-20 in diverse and broad thematic areas, such as, Administrative Law, Agricultural & Rural Development, Climate Change (preparedness), Competition Law (policy formulation), Corruption (eradication strategy), Education (reforms & challenges), E-governance (opportunities & challenges), Environment & Natural Resource (management), Environmental Impact Assessment (development projects), Ethics (Public Governance and Administration), Financial Markets (regulation), Fiscal Policy (Macroeconomic Management), Governance (IT management and improving through accountability), Infrastructure (Finance), Innovations (public service), Land Acquisition (rehabilitation & resettlement), Leadership, Participatory Management (Community Mobilization), PPP (negotiating strategies and urban development), Procurement (procedure & contracting), Project Analysis/Appraisal (risk analysis/management), Public Policy (management/governance), Quantitative Methods (management), Service Delivery (management), Social Policy (Governance), Social Sector (financing/marketing), Urban Development, WTO (basic/advance course), Citizen Centric, Cyber Crime, Stress Management, etc.

The proposal should include:

(a) A brief about the institute, infrastructure, faculty, core competence, and previous experience in conducting such programmes;
(b) Thematic focus of the course and the course title;
(c) Two suitable dates for each course between July 2019 to February 2020 as in April & May 2019 and March 2020 courses are not scheduled in view of Budget Session of the Parliament;
(d) Names and CV of the faculty members who would be imparting the training;
(e) How will the training be relevant to government servants and help them discharge their duties more effectively;
(f) Specific skills proposed to be instilled in the participants with regard to governance and administrative/technical skills;
(g) Name and CV of proposed Course Coordinator along with contact details;
(h) Draft programme design, content and pedagogy, draft time table-starting on Monday and closing on Friday;
(i) A paragraph on how the proposed course will be different from those offered by competing institutions;
(j) One page flyers with regard to programs the institute proposes to conduct for the academic year 2019-20 for the information of potential participants;
(k) Allocation of one day of the 1ST programs for field visit to important organizations or public sector bodies so as to give greater exposure to the government officers to policy implementation and ground level working;
(l) Feedback received from participants

Formal proposal may be sent to this Department before May 6, 2019.

(A.N. Narayanan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Rule 9 Minor and Major penalties of GDS Conduct and Engagement Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - GDS

Rule 9 Minor and Major penalties of GDS Conduct and Engagement Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - GDS
No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 23.04.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject : Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on disciplinary aspects specified in Rule 9 (Minor and Major penalties of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to refer to letter No. 17-391212012 GDS dated 14th January, 2015 regarding Minor and Major penalties specified in Rule 9 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement Rules, 2011)

After taking into consideration the approved recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on disciplinary aspects (Minor and Major Penalties) of Gramin Dak Sevaks and in supersession of all previous orders regarding minor and major penalties of Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Competent Authority has approved the following substitution in the Minor and Major penalties in Rule-9 of GDS Conduct and Engagement; Rules, 2011 for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) :-

“9. Nature of Penalties

“The following penalties may, for good and sufficient reasons and as hereinafter provided, to be imposed by the Recruiting Authority namely :-

Minor Penalties

(i) Censure;
(ii) Debarring of a Sevak from appearing in the recruitment examination for the post of Multi Tasking Staff and /or Postman and / or Mail
Guard and/or from being considered for recruitment as Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant for a period not exceeding three years;
(iii) Debarring of a Sevak from being considered for recruitment to Multi Tasking Staff on the basis of selection-cum-seniority for a period not exceeding three years;
(iv) Recovery from Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused to the Government by negligence or breach of orders;
(v) Withholding of annual increase in Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) without cumulative effect for a period not exceeding three years;

Minor Penalties

(vi) Reduction to a lower stage in the TRCA slab for a specified period exceeding three years (not in nature of permanent measure) with further directions as to whether or not the Sevak will earn annual increase during the period of reduction and whether on expiry of such period, the reduction will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increases of his / her Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA).
(vii) Compulsory Discharge from engagement with monetary benefits (i.e. SDBS etc.) and GDS Gratuity proportionate to engagement period rendered by GDS, as per conditions laid down in DG Posts’ O.M. No L7-31.12016-GDS dated 27th June, 2018.
(viii) Removal from engagement which shall not be a disqualification for future engagement;
(ix) Dismissal from engagement, which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future engagement.

Note: The Penalty of recovery under Rule 9 (iv) can be imposed fully without any restriction.”

The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(SB Vyavahaie)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

GDS: Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - Recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee


GDS: Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - Recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee
No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan Sansad Marg,
New Delhi110001
Dated: 15.04.2019
To
The Chief Postmaster General
Kerala Circle
Thiruvananthapuram-695 033

Subject : Implementation of recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

Kindly refer to your office letter No. ST/120/GDS Tfr/2018 dated 27.03.2019 on the above noted subject and to inform that, the GDSs transfer cases, which were received before 04.01.2019 i.e. date of issue of revised instruction on the subject may be considered for transfer of GDSs, only if they are fulfilling conditions mentioned in DG Posts’ OM dated 04.01.2019.

Copy to:-
All the Heads of Circle (except Kerala Circle):- for information and similar action.
sd/-
(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/ PCC)

NPS to OPS - Extension of old pension scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 to the employees who were selected During the year 2003 and who had joined service On or after 01-01-2004


NPS to OPS - Extension of old pension scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 to the employees who were selected During the year 2003 and who had joined service On or after 01-01-2004
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC-JCM-2019/Pension/NPS
April , 2019
The Secretary
Government of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan.
Khan Market, New Delhi.

Sub: Extension of old pension scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 to the employees who were selected During the year 2003 and who had joined service On or after 01/01/2004.

Ref: 1) Judgment of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi
Judgment in WP (C)3834/2013 & in WP(C) 28/10/2016 dtd. 27/03/2017.
2) Min. of Home Affairs (Pay & Accounts Office)
CRPF Lt. No.PAO/CRPF/MHA/NPS/DA-9(1)/ 2018-19/797, dtd. 15th March 2019.

Sir,
You are aware that the Staff Side of National Council(JCM) is representing in various forums to withdraw the National Pension System and to restore the old Pension Scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972, to the Defence Civilian Employees recruited on or after 01/01/2004, since the NPS is determental to the employees as there is no defined guarantee for Pension during the old age. This was one of the important demand, for which the NJCA has served Strike notice on the Govt. For observing In-definite Strike. However due to the assurance given by the Group of Ministers, the proposed In-Definite Strike was deferred.

Sir, at present based on the Judgment of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the above referred cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs have decided to extend the benefits of the old pension scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972, to the Para-Military forces who were selected during the year 2003, but joined service on or after 01/01/2004. In this regard your kind attention is drawn to the letter of Ministry of Home Affairs, dtd. 15th March 2019 referred at (2) above (copy enclosed for ready reference). The Ministry of Home Affairs have decided to transfer the NPS contribution of the concerned employees to the GPF Scheme and also to bring the employees who were selected during 2003 on the basis of notification issued during 2002/2003 and joined service on or after 2004, under the coverage of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972.

A large number of Central Govt. Employees in various Departments Like Railways, Defence, Postal and other Departments are similarly placed. These employees were selected for appointment during the year 2003, based on the employment notification issued during 2002/2003 however due to delay in receiving the Attestation Forms(Police Verification Report), Medical fitness etc., they were forced to join service on or after 01/01/2004. Due to no mistake of theirs’ they were brought under the coverage of NPS, thereby denying them the benefit of GPF and Defined Guaranteed Pension under the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972. These employees also have now started representing for extending the benefit given to the Home Ministry Staff for them, and their demand is fully justified and is covered under the Judgment of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.

Sir, in view of the above, it is requested that you may kindly look into the matter and arrange to issue instructions for extending the benefit given to the Para-Military forces in the Home Ministry to the similarly placed Central Govt. Employees by extending them the benefit of Old Pension Scheme under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972. A copy of your instruction may please be endorsed to this office.

Thanking you
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary
Encl: 1) Copy of Ministry of Home Affairs Lt. Dtd. 15th March 2019.
2) Copy of the Judgment of High Court of Delhi, dtd. 12th Feb. 2015 and 27 March 2017.

GPF benefit to the employees who are governed under the NPS scheme recruited on or after 1-1- 2004


GPF benefit to the employees who are governed under the NPS scheme recruited on or after 1-1- 2004

No.NC-JCM-2019/Pension/NPS
April 23 , 2019
The Secretary
Government of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan.
Khan Market, New Delhi.

Sir,
Sub : GPF for those who have been recruited on or after 1-1-2004.

Ref : Item No. 5 of the agenda point discussed in the 47th meeting of National Council (JCM) held under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary on 13th April 2019.

You are aware that the Staff side of the National Council JCM is repeatedly demanding for withdrawing the NPS and re introduce the defined Guaranteed pension scheme under the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to the employees who have been recruited on or after 1-1-2004. However pending the same the staff side has represented for extending the benefit of GPF for those employees who have been appointed on or before 1-1-2004 and governed under NPS on an optional basis. In the 47th National Council JCM meeting held on 13-4-2019, the Staff side reiterated their demand and requested that the GPF scheme may be extended to the NPS employees who opt for the same as an additional saving benefit. The Cabinet Secretary desired that the demand of the Staff Side may be considered favorably. Your good self has also assured that the demand of the Staff side would be considered and decision taken at the earliest.

In view of the above we submit the following justification for extending the GPF benefit on optional basis to the employees who are governed under the NPS scheme.

The advantage of GPF to the employees is as follows:

(1) The interest rate for GPF accumulation is 8% as on date.
(2) Advances from GPF is permissible for the following purposes.
  • Illness of self, family members or dependants.
  • Education of family members or dependant of the subscriber. Education will include primary, secondary and higher education, covering all streams and educational institutions.
  • Obligatory expenses, viz. betrothal, marriage, funerals or other ceremonies.
  • Cost of legal proceedings
  • Cost of defence
  • Purchase of consumer durables
  • Pilgrimage and visiting places of eminence. This will include any travel and tourism related activities.
(3) Apart from the advances as mentioned above GPF subscribers are entitled for withdrawals from GPF for the following purposes.

(i) Education : This will include primary, secondary and higher education covering all streams and institutions.
(ii) Obligatory expenses, viz. betrothal, marriage, funerals, or other ceremonies of self or family members and dependants.
(iii) Illness of self, family members or dependants.
(iv) Purchase of consumer durables.
(v) Housing including building or acquiring a suitable house or a ready built flat for his residence.
(vi) Repayment of outstanding housing loan.
(vii) Purchase of house site for building a house.
(viii) Constructing a house on a site acquired.
(ix) Reconstructing or making additions on a house already acquired.
(x) Renovating, additions or alterations of ancestral house.
(xi) Purchase of motor car/ motor cycle/ scooter etc. or repayment of loan already taken for the purpose.
(xii) Extensive repairs / overhauling of motor car.
(xiii) Making deposit to book a motor car / motor cycle / scooter, moped, etc

Apart from the above tax deduction under section 80C is also available. Annual statements will be issued on the 1st of April every year.

From the above it is amply clear that the GPF is more advantages to the employees than the Tier-II scheme of NPS. Therefore as stated by the staff side in the National Council JCM meeting held on 13 -4-2019 it is once again reiterated that the GPF scheme may be extended to the willing NPS employees who opt for the same. Necessary orders in this regard may please be issued at the earliest.

A copy of your instructions may please be endorsed to this Office.

Thanking you
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary
Source: NPS

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr. III in the Medical Department on the Railways


Minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr. III in the Medical Department on the Railways

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.II/1/2019
Dated: 22/04/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr. III in the Medical Department on the Railways.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 52/2018.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45 dated 22/05/2015 (RBE No. 49/2015) and 05/04/2018 (RBE No. 54/2018).
(iii) NFIR's letter No. II/1/2018 dated 08/05/2018.
(iv) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45 dated 21/01/2019 addressed to GS/NIFIR.

Federation does not accept the reply of Railway,Board vide letter dated 21/01/2019 on minimum educational qualification for Open Market Recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Grade-III in the Medical Department on Railways as the reply being misleading, illogical and not in conformity with the instructions issued by the nodal ministry viz., Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through the Gazette of India dated 14th March, 2015, wherein notification issued by the CGHS Division dated 11th March, 2015 under G.S.R. 51 has been circulated to all the Ministries/Department to adopt and implement the same.

Federation re-iterates that through Gazette Notification dated 11th March, 2015, recruitment Rules (with the approval of the President) to the post of Pharmacist Grade-III from Open Market were published which superseded all previous instructions. The revised recruitment rules are as follows:-

(a) 12th Class Pass with Science subjects (Physicso Chemistry and Biology), or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
  • Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948; and
  • Two years' experience as Pharmacist in any recognized Hospital or Pharmacy after duly registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948; and
OR
(b) Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) from a recognized University or equivalentq and
  • Registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
Though the Federation communicated with regard to revision in the academic/technical qualification and experience for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist vide Federation's letter dated 28/05/2015, Railway Board failed to take corrective action.

Despite NFIR's letter dated 08/05/2018 and PNM Agenda Item No. 52/2018 (sent to Railway Board on 26/06/2018), Railway Board again failed to modify its instructions dated 05/04/2018 (RBE No. 54/2018) and not incorporated the following provision.

Two years experience as Pharmacist in any recognized Hospital or Pharmacy after duly registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
(portion of part (a) above)

2. Further, the views expressed by the Railway Board that the pay structure of GP 2800/Level-5 is appropriate to the Pharmacist category Grade-III at entry level in Railways is unjustified in view of the fact that the DoP&T vide O.M. No. AB-14017/27/2014-Estt. (PR). dated 20th January, 2015 issued detailed guidelines for prescribing educational qualification and requisite experience in respect of various posts for appointment by direct recruitment etc. On going through these guidelines, it is noted that the two years period of experience when attached to a post having Bachelor's Degree/Diploma qualification in the professional area, the incumbents are to be placed in GP 4200 + PB-2 and not in GP 2800/- in PB-1.

NFIR again requests the Railway Board to kindly review its decision and issue modified instructions duly improving the minimum educational qualification for Open Market Recruitment to the posts of Pharmacists Grade-II in the Medical Department on Railways and also consider grant of entry GP 4200 to the Pharmacists Grade III.

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Total subscribers that contribute throughout the month - NPS - NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM


Total subscribers that contribute throughout the month - NPS - NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM

Age Band Total Existing Subscribers contributing during the month
(Table A)
-MaleFemaleTransgenderNON IRATotal
18-21 Years 22,501 7,514 - - 30,015
22-25 Years 2,80,574 74,554  - - 3,55,128
26-28 Years  5,91,061 1,52,324  3 - 7,43,388
29-35 Years  17,03,030 4,79,873 9 - 21,82,912
>35 Years  16,94,343  5,48,911 10  - 22,43,264
NON- IRA - -  - 15,976 15,976
Total 42,91,509 12,63,176 22  15,976  55,70,683


New Subscribers contributing during month (Table B)
Central Govt
Male Female Transgender NON- IRA Total
462 63 - - 525
2,569 347 - - 2,916
2,319 382 - - 2,701
2,012 393 - - 2,405
869 260 - - 1,129
- - - - -
8,231 1,445 - - 9,676


New Subscribers contributing during month (Table B)
State Govt
Male Female Transgender NON- IRA Total
2,606 1,459 - - 4,065
10,164 4,310 - - 14,474
7,298 3,571 - - 10,869
11,830 7,079 - - 18,909
13,001 6,258 - - 19,259
- - - 2 2
44,899 22,677 - 2 12,381


New Subscribers contributing during month (Table B)
Non-Govt (Corporate Sector)
Male Female Transgender NON- IRA Total
85 60 - - 145
2,313 1,158 - - 3,471
1,987 629 - - 2,616
3,374 475 - - 3,849
4,622 539 2 - 5,163
- - - - -
12,381 2,861 2 - 15,244

  1. PRAN association with respective sectors is as on March 31, 2019
  2. Central Govt and State Govt includes Central and State Autonomous Bodies respectively.
  3. All types of Contribution credit is considered in the above data.
  4. As DOB and Gender of Subscriber is not available for NON IRA PRANs, additional category "NON IRA" is included in the above tables.
  5. Table A refers to unique PRANs receiving credit (in the reporting month) for Central/State and Corporate Subscribers, irrespective of type of contribution.
  6. Table B refers to unique PRAN receiving first credit (in the reporting month) in respective sectors, irrespective of type of contribution. This data is subset of data in Table A.
  7. NPS was launched on 01 Jan'04 and was aimed at individuals newly employed with central and state government, but excluding. ones in the armed forces.
  8. "Non-Govt" refers to Corporate sector employees".
  9. Includes NSDL CRA & KARVY CRA data.
  10. Non - Govt PRAN data may not necessarily represent new employment as there may be some persons who were in employment earlier but have opened PRAN now.

Railways - Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme RELHS-97


Railways - Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme RELHS-97

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI . 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)
No.II/13A/Part II,
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme (RELHS-97) - reg.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. 2011/H/28/1/RELHS/Court Case dated 31/05/2012.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the instructions issued vide Board's letter dated 31/05/2012 wherein the Railway Board had decided to allow pre-March 2009 retirees to be members of the RELHS-97 and also for post March 2009 onwards, the retirees shall be the Members of the Scheme. The Railway Board while allowing pre-March 2009 retirees the RELHS-97 Membership without any time limit, had imposed restriction of one year for March, 2009 onwards retirees to become Members of the Scheme.

Instances have been brought to the notice of the Federation by our affiliated Unions that on many Zonal Railways/PUs there are good number of retired Railway employees or their dependent family members belonging to the period post March 2009 and upto 3110512012 who could not avail the opportunity during the one year period, are now requesting to joining the Scheme. These retired employees or their dependent families have been living in rural areas and were unaware of the provision for joining RELHS-97 at that point of time. Some of our affiliated Unions took up the issue aI Zonal level in the PNM forum where the same has been pending for more than two years due to the reason that decision on this subject is required to be given by the Railway Board. Federation feels that the Railway Board would appreciate the circumstances under which the retired employees could not join the Scheme when opportunity was provided.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the above points and issue modified instructions to enable the retired employees/ widows who retired during the period March, 2009 upto 31/05/2012 to join as members of RELHS-97 without any time limit. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the Director General (RHS), Railway Board, DFCC Building, Tilak Bridge, Pragati Maidan, Metro Bhavan, New Delhi for information and necessary action please.

Copy to the General Secretary, NCRES, Allahabad with reference to letter No. 104A/NCRES/19 dated 07/04/2019.

Copy to the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR (expect NCRES).
Media Centre / NFIR.

Source : NFIR

Revision of Pension/ Family Pensioners of Pre 01.01.2016 and Post 01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study


Revision of Pension/ Family Pensioners of Pre 01.01.2016 and Post 01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

F.NO.6-1/2019-U.3
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
U.3 Section
Room No. 519, 'C -Wing
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: April 12th, 2019
To,
The Director,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study,
Rashtrapati Nivas,
Shimla -171005

Subject:Revision of Pension/ family pension of Pre-01.01.2016 and Post 01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla -reg

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Government's decision regarding provisions regulating pension including the revision of pension/ family pension of Pre-01.01.2016 retired employees of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (HAS), Shimla on the recommendations of 7th Central pay Commission issued vide Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 04.08.2016, 12.05.2017, 06.07.2017,18.07.2017 and 13.09.2017.

2. The DoP&PW (as per aforesaid OMs) has provided for following manner of revision of pension/family pension:

As per 2nd formulation (recommended by 7th CPC), vide para - 4.1 of O.M. dated 04.08.2016, as follows:

For existing pensioners, who have retired before 01.01.2016 the revised pension/ family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the existing pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th Central pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, by 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

As per 1st formulation (recommended by 7th CPC), vide para - 4 of O.M. dated 12.05.2017,as follows:

The pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 may be revised by notionally fixing the pay of pensioners in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band and grade pay at which pensioners retired/ died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 shall be the revised pension and 30% of this notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 as per the first formulation. In the case of family pensioners who were entitled to family pension at enhanced rate, the revised family pension shall be 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and shall be payable till the period up to which family pension at enhanced rate is admissible as per rules. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

3. The DoP&PW's above mentioned OM dated 12.05.2017 vide para-5,further maintains that higher of the two Formulations i.e. the pension/family pension already revised in accordance with this Department's OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 or the revised pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 of OM dated 12.05.2017, shall be granted to pre- 01.01.2016 pensioners as revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016. In cases where pension/family pension being paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with this Department's OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 happens to be more than pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 4 of OM dated 12.05.2017, the pension/family pension already being paid shall be treated as revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

4. Accordingly, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (HAS), Shimla may workout the pension/family pension of its pre-01.01.2016 pensioners/family pensioners as per the formulations discussed above read with other principles enunciated in Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare's O.M. No. 38/37/2016- P&PW(A) (ii) dated 12.05.2017 and 06.07.2017 and subsequent OMs dated 18.07.2017 & 13.09.2017.

5. In the case of those employees who retired/died before 01.01.1986, the pension may be worked out on lines with these concordance tables given in Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017 based on their notional pay as on 01.01.1986, which was fixed in accordance with this Department's OM No. 45/86/97- P&PW(A) (iii) dated 10.02.1998.

6.The revision of pension and pensionary benefits such as gratuity etc. to those pensioners who retired on or after 01.01.2016 shall be done as per Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (I) dated 04.08.2016. The revision of pension and pensionary benefits such as gratuity etc. are to be made applicable to only those who are already covered with the schemes which are in accordance with the similar schemes for Central Government employees.

7. This order is applicable in only those cases where such pension schemes have already been adopted with prior approval of Government of India/Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the benefits was applicable as per Sixth CPC.

8. In case the Institute has fixed the pension in a manner different from the above formulations, the same may have to be reworked by the Institute and necessary adjustment be made.

9. Any excess payment made on account of incorrect fixation of pension or any other excess payment made shall be adjusted/ recovered against the future payments due or otherwise to the beneficiary.

10.The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (HAS), Shimla is hereby advised to review its user charges for increase in its internal revenue generation to take up a part of the pensionary burden.

11.This issues with the approval of the Integrated Finance Division vide its note Diary No. 1143 dated 02.04.2019.

12.Hindi Version will follow.
(Sanjay Kumar Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Download the Order here

Monday, 22 April 2019

Music and Dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees - DoPT Orders 2019


Music and Dance Competition for wards of Central Government Employees - DoPT Orders 2019
18/3/2017 -18-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD

Room No. 361 , B Wing, 3rd Floor
lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Date: 22.04.2019
CIRCULAR

Sub: Music and Dance competition for wards of Central Government Employees

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board proposes to organise the Music and Dance competition for wards of Civilian Central Government Employees working at New Delhi at C.S.O.I. Auditorium on 21-22 May, 2019. The entry for the competition should be sent in the prescribed form to the Board's Office latest by 15th May, 2019 at Room No. 361 , 3rd Floor, lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003 or by email at sportsdopt@gmail.com .

2. The Competition will in held in the following categories:
S.No.CategoryAge CategoriesBorn BetweenDuration
Music05-08 years15.05.2011 to 14.05.20143-5 Minutes
1.Instrumental Music
2.Classical Music (light + vocal) 09-12 years15.05.2007 to 14.05. 2010
3.Folk Music
Dance13-16 years15.05.2003 to 14.05.2006
1.Folk Dance
2.Western Dance
3.Classical Dance

3. Decision of the judges will be final and no appeal against their decision would be entertained.

4. For further queries, Ms. Neelu Suri (9910983139) Convener, CCSCSB (Music, Dance and Short Play) may be contacted .

The circular may be given wide publicity.
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
To
The Welfare Officer of all Ministries/Departments
Area Welfare Officer of all Government colonies

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Application form for Music & Dance Competition
(Attach two Photograph)
  1. Name of Participant :
  2. Date of Birth/Age :
  3. Name of Parents/Guardian :
  4. Telephone number of Parents/Guardian:
  5. Category in which to participate :
  6. Official Address of Parents/Guardian:
    (Enclose copy of I.D. Card of the parent and copy of CGHS Card of children)
  7. Residential Address:
(Signature of Parents/Guardian)

Undertaking

I understand that Board will take sufficient care about the general safety of the children during the competition. I shall not hold the CCSCSB responsible for any accident/casualty during the competition.
(Signature of Parents/Guardian)
Dated:

Note. The competition would begin at 10:00 AM on both the days

i. Each participant should be accompanied by his/her guardian during competition.
ii. Food/Eatables will not be available in the premises of auditorium. Parents are requested to make their own arrangements.
iii. All the parents may ensure that their wards are dressed decently.
iv. Participation/Merit Certificates may be collected from Board's Office after two weeks of the event.

Source: DoPT

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016


Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.PC-VII/2018/R-U/23
New Delhi, dated: 18.04.2019
To
The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi - 55.

Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules,2016.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.1/2/Part IV dated 13.11.2018.

Please refer to NFIR’s letter quoted above requesting Board to give 90 days’ time for exercise of option for fixation of pay on DNI instead of ‘one month’ period as circulated vide Board’s letter RBE No. 142/2018 dated 20.09.2018 from the date of issue of these orders on the ground that these orders have not been circulated by the Zonal Railways and the Divisions to field units with the result that the staff are unable to exercise option in time.

With respect to above, it is stated that general instructions relating to revised pay structure which are applicable to all central government employees issued by Ministry of Finance (MoF) are adopted in Railways in mutatis mutandis manner. The letter under question was also uploaded on Board’s website on date itself and also circulated amongst all concerned including Zonal Railways/Production Units, Board’s branches, Members of the Staff Council, NFIR, AIRF and other, staff associations. Federation may appreciate that MoF’s circulars/orders already remains in circulation before adopted in Railways, as such Railway employees have even more time to go through such circulars/orders in comparison to other central government employees. Further, no Railway has made any reference bringing on record delayed circulation in this regard.

In view of the above, unilateral deviation from MoF’s stipulation is not feasible.
sd/-
For Secretary, Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Income Tax department revises the (Form 16) TDS certificate format issued by employers

Income Tax department revises the (Form 16) TDS certificate format issued by employers

The Income Tax department has revised Form 16 by adding various details, including income from house property and remuneration received from other employers, thereby making it more comprehensive to help check tax avoidance.

It will also include segregated information regarding deductions under various tax saving schemes, investments in tax savings instruments, different allowances received by the employee as well as income from other sources.

Form 16 is a certificate issued by employers, giving details of employees’ TDS (tax deducted at source) usually by mid June and is used in filing I-T returns.

The revised Form, which has been notified by the Income Tax department, will come into effect from May 12, 2019. This means the income tax returns for financial year 2018-19 will have to be filed on the basis of revised Form 16.

Among other things, the revised Form 16 will also include details of deductions in respect of interest on deposits in savings account, and rebates and surcharge, wherever applicable.

The I-T department has already notified income tax return forms for fiscal 2018-19. Salaried class and those who do not have to get their accounts audited, will have to file their ITRs by July 31 this year.

Meanwhile, the income tax department has also modified Form 24Q, which is furnished by employer to the tax department. It will include additional details like Permanent Account Number (PAN) of non- institutional entities from whom the employee has taken loan for buying or constructing housing property.

Nangia Advisors (Andersen Global) Director Sanjoli Maheshwari said the Form 16 and 24Q have been amended with an intent to make them more elaborative and informative. The same has been done in order to bring the Forms in parity with latest changes made in ITR Forms such as disclosure of standard deduction and exemptions claimed under section 10.

“Earlier, where the disclosure of various deductions were mentioned in a consolidated manner, ranging from 80C, 80CCD, 80E, 80G would now be required to be disclosed separately. These specific disclosures would provide ease to the tax authorities in understanding the various components of income of the taxpayer and thereby, facilitating the conduct of scrutiny more precisely,” Maheshwari said.

The changes in Form 24Q will further help in identifying any fabricated transaction undertaken with an aim of tax avoidance, she added.

PTI

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Government will soon be able to implement long - term demand for military personnel

Government will soon be able to implement long - term demand for military personnel.

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has agreed to examine a long-standing demand by the army personnel to exempt ration money and the risk and burden of taxation in accordance with the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. Changes to existing regulations are likely to benefit from paramilitary jawans of the CRPF, BSF, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

These changes can be announced by the Government in the next full 2019 Budget, tabled by the new government at the Center. In all, 9 lakh security staff will benefit from the move. In its report, the 7th Pay Commission stated that the allowance given to jawans as a free ration must be exempted from income tax.

Central government employee unions made several requests regarding the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, including increasing the basic pay rise fitting factor. While not all the requirements were met, the Center and state governments implemented several pay increases.

In addition, as part of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations, the MP government increased the pensioner dearness allowance (DA). From May, the revised DA will apply. After the 2019 Lok Sabha elections the government will take a definitive decision on the delays from January 2018 to April 2019.

DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance, calculated to compensate for the rise in prices resulting from inflation, as a fixed percentage of a person's base salary or pension.

Under the 7th Pay Commission, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions approved recently an increase for highly skilled central government employees. The onetime incentive given to employees will result in a five-fold increase if they acquire a higher degree while serving in their own departments in accordance with the notification. Those with new higher education qualifications would be awarded a sum of Rs 2,000-Rs 10,000.

In March, the government of Uttarakhand also announced a 3% increase in the DA, which amounts to 12%. The decision would benefit more than 2.5 lakh public servants and pensioners. From 1 January 2019 the order will be retrospectively applicable. The state government also announced to waive off pending water bills estimated at Rs 70 crore of around 10,000 people rehabilitated at New Tehri due to the construction of the Tehri dam.

Via: Central Government News

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff

Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No. IV/RSAC/2018
Dated: 18/04/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.

Ref:
(i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 08/2011.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. IV/RSAC/Con./Part VIII dated 13/10/2017.
(iii) Railway Board's letter No-E(P&A)II-2011/FE2/2 dated 11/12/20l7.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No. 08/2011, Federation's letter and Railway Board's reply thereon, iited under reference.

The Railway Board through Action Taken Statement during NFIR's PNM meeting held on 10th/11th May, 2018 conveyed that the issue has been referred to the Ministry of Finance vide Board's letter dated 14/09/2016 and reminders vide dated 22/11/2016, 16/02/2017 and 17/05/2017 have also been sent to the Ministry of Finance (DoE), but however reply was still awaited. Railway Board may kindly appreciate that this is more than eight years old PNM Item without finality.

NFIR, therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly make special effons for obtaining approval of Ministry of Finance in order to finalize this long pending PNM Item.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the Executive Director, PC-I, Railway Board, DFCC Building, Tilak Bridge, Pragati
Maidan, Metro Bhavan, New Delhi.
Copy to the Executive Director (IR), Railway Board, New Delhi.
Copy to the General Secretaries of Zonal Unions of NFIR.
File No.8/2011 (PNM).
File No. IV/NFIR/RSAC-JC.

Source: NFIR

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