Sunday, 15 September 2019

How to download of Arrear calculation sheet for pensioners - Pension seva SBI

How to download of Arrear calculation sheet for pensioners

Pension seva SBI (state bank of India)

SBI has launch a website, where pensioners drawing pension from SBI can check their pension-related details instantly. One can view the pension payment details from the first pension onwards as well as other details.

Check this: 7th CPC DA Arrears Ready Reckoner Tables for Level-7

What are the services available in pension seva SBI
SBI Pension Seva is a website where pensioners of SBI can login and check their pension related details instantly.

The services available on pension seva sbi website include:
  • Download of Arrear calculation sheets
  • Download of Pensionslip/ Form 16
  • Pension Profile Details
  • Investment related details
  • Life Certificate status
  • Transactions Details
Also read: 7th CPC DA Arrears Ready Reckoner Tables for Level-13A
  • Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS)
  • EPPO provision for Defence/ Railway/ CPAO/ Rajasthan pensioners
Extended Benefits to Pensioners
  • SMS alert on mobile phone with pension payment details.
  • Pension slip through email/pension paying branch.
  • Facility to submit life certificate at any branch of State Bank of India.
  • Jeevan Pramaan facility available at branches.
  • Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS)
  • EPPO provision for Defence/ Railway/ CPAO/ Rajasthan pensioners

West Bengal 6th PC implementation - Revised Pay Structure from January 2020


WB 6th PC implementation - Revised Pay Structure from January 2020

West Bengal 6th Pay Commission implementation - Revised Pay Structure from January 2020


On 13th September 2019, the State Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee stated in Kolkata that the Pay Panel Committee submitted its first report to the Government and the recommendations of the report will accept, she added.

The minimum basic pay may be raised to Rs.17.990 from the existing of level of Rs. 7000.
As per the recommendations of the Pay Commission report, the minimum gross salary will be more than Rs. 20,000 and the Gratuity ceiling will be increased to 10 lakh.


The Pay Commission also recommended to Dearness allowance merge with basic pay with new pay bands.

About then thousand crore rupees will be spent additionally from State exchequer for implementing all the recommendations of 6th pay commission including new pay structure to West Bengal Government Employees.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

NPS Booking of expenditure towards Interest on delayed / non- deposit of National Pension System Contributions

NPS

Booking of expenditure towards Interest on delayed / non- deposit of National Pension System (NPS) Contributions
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBA No. 78 /2019
No. 2019//\C-l l / 21/6
New Delhi, dated 05.09.2019
  1. General Managers/ FA & CAOs etc (As per standard List 1)
  2. All attached offices/ Subordinates offices (As per standard List II)
Sub: Booking of expenditure towards Interest on delayed/non- deposit of National Pension System (NPS) Contributions.

Advanced Correction Slip No. 144 modifying/ introducing the existing/new detailed head under Sub Major Head 11 (erstwhile D.No. 13/Abstract 0) for booking of Revenue expenditure towards Interest on delayed /non-deposit of NPS Contributions and introduction of new Primary Unit for booking Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contribution in both Revenue and Capital Expenditure i n Indian Railway finance Code Vol. I I (Second Reprint 2008) is enclosed for necessary
Contents of the correction slip may please be circulated suitably. Kindly acknowledge receipt.
DA: As above.
(Sanjeev Sharma)
Director Finance/ Accounts
Railway Board
Advance Correction Slip No. 144
Indian Railway Finance Code Vol. II (Reprint Edition 2008)

I. Please modify /introduce the detailed head under Sub Major Head 11 (erstwhile Demand No. 13/Abstract O) as under:

Minor Head
100 Govt. Contribution for Defined Contribution Pension Scheme

Sub Head
110 Govt Contribution for Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Interest

Detailed Head
111 Government Contribution for Defined Contribution Pension Scheme.112 Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS Contribution

II. Please introduce the following new Primary Unit for booking interest on delayed/ Non-deposit of N PS contributions under Revenue classification.

54 Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contribution
III. Please introduce the following new Primary Unit for booking interest on delayed/ Non-deposit of NPS contributions under Capital classification.

54 Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contribution

Note:

i. Expenditure on interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contributions in case of Capital portion (Construction and Production Units) establishment shall be booked to Primary Unit 54 - Interest on delayed/ non-deposit of NPS contributions under expenditure head to which Government Contribution to Defined Pension Scheme is being charged .

ii. Expenditure on interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contributions under Major Head 3001 (erstwhile Demand No. 1& 2) will be booked under Primary Unit 54 - Interest on delayed/ non-deposit of NPS contributions.

(Authority : Board's Letter No. 2019/ AC-11/ 21/6 dated 05.09.2019)
railway-board-order-2019-nps



Source: Railway Board

NPS National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons

NPS

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Prime Minister launches National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons
12 SEP 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi launched at Ranchi today, the National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons, a pension scheme for the Vyaparis (shopkeepers /retail traders and self-employed persons) with annual turnover not exceeding Rs 1.5 crore. The Governor of Jharkhand Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghubar Das, Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda, Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. With this nation-wide launch, the facility for enrollment under the scheme has been made available to the prospective beneficiaries through 3.50 lakh Common Service Center (CSCs) across the country. In addition people can also self-enroll by visiting the portal maandhan.in/vyapari. The eligible Vyaparis can visit their nearest CSCs and get enrolled under the scheme. At the time of enrollment, the beneficiary is required to have an Aadhaar card and a saving bank/ Jan-dhan Account passbook only. He/ She should be within 18 to 40 years of age group. GSTIN is required only for those with turnover above Rs. 40 lakhs. The enrolment under the scheme is free of cost for the beneficiaries. The enrolment is based upon self- certification.

Government has approved National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons in acknowledgement of notable contribution of Vyaparis (shopkeepers/ retail traders and self-employed persons). It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for entry age of 18 to 40 years with a provision for minimum assured pension of Rs 3,000/- monthly on attaining the age of 60 years. The beneficiary should not be income tax payer and also not a member of EPFO/ ESIC/ NPS (Govt.)/ PM-SYM. The Central Government shall give 50 % share of the monthly contribution and remaining 50% contribution shall be made by the beneficiary. The monthly contribution is kept low to make it affordable. For example, a beneficiary is required to contribute as little as Rs.100/- per month at a median entry age of 29 years.

This pension scheme is one of the top priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government in its second term. According to the Ministry’s 100-day plan, this scheme will target enrolling 25 lakh subscribers in 2019-20 and 2 crore subscribers by 2023-2024. An estimated 3 crore Vyaparis in the country are expected to be benefited under the pension scheme.

PIB

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Railway Station Master reckoning Grade Pay Rs.4200/- Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix under MACPS

NFIR

Reckoning Grade Pay Rs.4200/- Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS.

No. IV//MACPS/ 09/2019
Dated: 09/09/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reckoning Grade Pay Rs.4200/- Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Station Master category in Railways - reg.

Federation feels disappointed that despite the above subject was listed in the PNM Agenda two years ago, there has been no decision from Railway Board till date.

Vide NFIR's letter of even no. dated 09/04/2019, merits of the case have been adequately explained besides extract of Item No. 31 of Railway Board's letter PC-V/99/1/1/1 dated 19/02/2002 has also been furnished. In terms of item No. 31 of Board's letter dated 19/02/2002, the Station Masters are entitled for 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS in GP 5400/ Level-9 (7th CPC). In this connection, Railway Board's letter No. PC- V/2019/ CC/7/WCR dated 05/04/2019 addressed to General Manager (P), W.C. Railway, Jabalpur allowing 3rd financial upgradation in terms of Board's letter dated 19th February,2002 (para 1.4) may be connected. It is however unfortunate that although the case of Station Master category gets covered by Railway Board's letter dated 19th February, 2002 for the purpose of entitlement of 3rd financial upgradation (GP 5400/Level-9) under MACPS, the Railway Board have not responded to Federation's PNM Item No. 15/2017 even after lapse of two years.

Attention is also invited to 7th CPC recommendation contained in para 11.40.55 of the report, relevant extract of which is placed below:-

"Keeping in mind the identical educational qualifications required for the posts of ASM and SM, with practically no difference in the functions performed by .them, and the historical importance of the post, it is recommended that the ASMs in GP 2800 should first be upgraded to GP 4200 and then fitted in the revised Pay Matrix. The cadre will then have 60 percent posts in Level 60 and 40 percent in Level 7. The designation of ASM may be abolished".

Federation once again urges upon the Railway Board to expedite action and decision, granting 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS to Station Master category in GP 5400/ Level-9.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah).
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

NITI - Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis


DoPT Orders 2019

NITI

Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis
No. 7/3/2018 EO(MM-II)Pt.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 9th September, 2019
To,
All Secretaries,
Ministries / Departments of Government of India

Subject: Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis.

Sir/ Madam,
This is regarding filling up the posts of Deputy Secretary/ Director level in the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog under the Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis. The applications were invited for the post vide circular of even number dated 26.12.2018(copy enclosed).
It has been decided to extend the last date for submission of application till 16.10.2019.

This may be brought to the notice of all concerned and the application(s) of the eligible candidate(s) may please be forwarded accordingly.
Yours faithfully,
(J.Srinivasan)
Director (MM)


The officers who are working at DS/ Director level n different Ministries/ Departments under the Central Staffing Scheme/Non Central Staffing Scheme/ex-cadre posts will be eligible to apply for these posts. If the officer is selected for the post, it will be treated as a lateral shift'. which would entail additional tenure of three years as per the special dispensation allowed For appointment in NITI Aayog that permits total deputation tenure up to 8 years on shift in NITI Secretariat or vice versa. The +3 option would be available only to those officers who are already working on a CSS/Non-CSS post/ex-cadre post at the centre. The additional tenure is subject to completion of two years on the present stint on the deputation post and availability of cadre clearance. In the absence of cadre clearance (for +3 tenure), the tenure will be restricted to the balance period of four/five years central deputation tenure.

The post may be circulated amongst tile officers working on deputation at Deputy Secretary / Director or equivalent level on Central Staffing Scheme/ Non Central Staffing Scheme/ ex-cadre posts in the Government of India on priority basis. Names of the willing and eligible officers who can be spared by the Ministries/ Departments may be forwarded to this Department along with the approval of the Minister-in-Charge, cadre clearance (for +3 tenure vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data in the enclosed proforma and attested copies of ACR (s).

Source: DoPT

BPMS - Pending demands of Central Government Employees - One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019

Pending demands of Central Government Employees - One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019

BPMS

Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

REF: BPMS/ Cir/18th TC/ 17
Dated: 04.09.2019
To,
The Office Bearers & CEC Members
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
&
The General Secretaries/ Presidents
Unions affiliated to this federation

Subject: One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 at Atal Samadhi (Sadaiv Atal), Delhi.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sadar Namaskar,

I hope all of you are quite well and busy in accelerating trade union activities to uplift the organization. It is for your kind information that Government Employees National Confederation has decided to conduct one day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 from 10:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs at Atal Samadhi (Sadaiv Atal), Near Rajghat, Delhi for various burning issues/ pending demands of Government employees like-
  • Eradication of unemployment and filling of vacant posts through permanent employees in various offices/ establishments of Central/ States/ Autonomous Bodies
  • Corruption free Government Departments
  • No efforts should be made regarding corporatization of establishments of Defence/ Railway/ Postal or any other Government Department
  • Restoration of Old Pension Scheme/ Removal of New Pension Scheme Extension of slab for Nil income tax liability upto 8 lakh
  • Calculation limit of Bonus should be extended upto 18000 based on recommendation of 7th CPC on Minimum Pay
  • Total abolition of Contract Worker System/ Outsourcing System for job of permanent nature in all Govt Departments
  • All Allowance should be paid as per 7th CPC recommendations from 01.01.2016
  • All employees of State Govt/ Autonomous Bodies should be granted Pay Structure of Central Government, wherever it is less beneficial to the Pay Structure of Central Government etc.
All the unions are requested to mark its presence by at least 5 members so that the hunger strike may be made successful.

With regards,
Brotherly Yours
(Mukesh Singh)
General Secretary
Source: BPMS

Guidelines on Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme CRR Scheme 2019-2020 Objective

Guidelines on Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme CRR Scheme 2019-2020
Objective

1.1 The objective and scope of the Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme (CRR) is to provide opportunities of counselling, retraining and redeployment to the separated employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) rendered surplus as a result of modernization, technology upgradation and manpower restructuring in the PSEs. The aim of retraining of the employees is to reorient them through short duration training programmes to enable them to adjust to the new environment and adopt new avocations after their separation from the PSEs due to VRS/VSS or retrenchment due to closure / restructuring of the enterprise. While it will not be possible to commit that the employees so restructured or retrenched would be provided with alternative employment, yet it should be desirable to reorient such employees so that they may engage themselves in income generating activities.

1.2 The counselling and training programmes will accordingly be planned in order to equip them with skills and orientation to engage themselves in self- employment/wage employment activities and rejoin the productive process even after their separation from the CPSEs. Redeployment of separated employees in gainful activities implies that they have been brought into the mainstream of economy. This also implies that they are contributing to national income.

Background

2.1 Government had setup a National Renewal Fund (NRF) in February, 1992 as a safety net for workers affected by re-structuring arising out of the new industrial policy. The objective was to provide funds, where necessary, for continuation of employees affected by restructuring or closure of industrial units both in the public and private sector and to provide funds for employment generation schemes both in the organized and unorganized sectors to provide social safety net. Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment of rationalized employees formed a part of NRF, which had been meeting expenses towards voluntary retirement of CPSE employees as also for rehabilitation of employees of the organized sector consisting of CPSEs, State PSEs and private sector.

2.2 The Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for employees of central PSEs was revised in May, 2000. With the revision of VRS Scheme, the NRF being administered by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion ceased to exist and the activities of counseling, retraining and redeployment provided to separated employees from CPSEs and the organized sector under NRF converged under the Scheme of Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment (CRR) for the rationalized employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises under implementation by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) since 2001- 02.

Salient Features of the Scheme

3.1 The three main elements of the CRR Scheme and the eligibility criteria are as follows:-

3.2 Counselling: 

Counselling is the basic pre-requisite of the rehabilitation programme of the separated employees. The separated employee needs psychological counselling to absorb the trauma of loss of assured livelihood and to face the new challenges both for himself and for the members of his family who may continue to depend upon him. He /she particularly needs support to plan his compensation amount and other financial benefits he receives from the CPSE due to his separation, so that his limited funds are managed prudently and not wasted on immediate consumption or non-productive expenditure. Thirdly, he needs to be made aware of the new environment of market opportunities so that he may, depending upon his aptitude and expertise, take up economic activities and continue to be in the production process.

3.3 Retraining:

The objective of such training is to help the separated employees for rehabilitation. The trainees will be helped to acquire necessary skills/expertise/orientation to start new avocations and re-enter the productive process after loss of their jobs. These training programmes will be short duration programmes according to the trade or activity as decided.

3.4 Redeployment: 

It will be the endeavor to redeploy such rationalized employees in the production process through the counselling and retraining efforts. At the end of the programme, VRS/VSS optees/ dependents should be able to engage themselves in alternate vocations of self/wage employment. Although there cannot be any guarantee that the separated employee will be assured of alternate employment, yet possible help from the identified nodal training agencies as well as from the CPSEs concerned would be extended to them for starting new avocations.

3.5 Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to be included in the Scheme, the VRS optee should be below 58 years of age, if he/she wants training himself/herself. If VRS Optee does not want to come forward for training, the benefit of the Scheme could be extended to the dependent of VRS Optee and one person per family of a VRS optee could also be considered in lieu of VRS Optee having age of upto 60 years. However, VRS optees would be given priority over the family members. Following eligibility criteria will apply for including the dependents of VRS optees under CRR Scheme:
  • Minimum age - 18 years
  • Maximum age - 45 years (in case wife of VRS Optee is a dependent,there would be no age bar)
  • Only one dependant, that too who is unemployed, will be considered from each family.[Note: In case of deceased VRS Optee (upto 60 years of age), his/her dependent, if not earlier undergone training under CRR Scheme, will be considered for the benefit of the Scheme.]

Monday, 9 September 2019

Railways Observance of countrywide "Warning Week" from 16-19 September, 2019


Massive Dharna Warning Week from 16 to 19 September, 2019 

AIRF

AIRF/ 24(C)
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dated: September 3, 2019
Dear Comrades,
Observance of countrywide "Warning Week" from 16-19 September, 2019

As all of you are aware that, burning issue of Corporatization and Privatization was discussed in the meeting of the Standing Committee of AIRF held on 1st September, 2019 at New Delhi.

After long drawn deliberations it was decided to lodge strong protest against such move of the Ministry of Railways (Government of India). Accordingly, it is decided to observe "Warning Week" from 16th to 19th September, 2019, calumniating on 19th September, the "Sahidi Diwas".

All of your are requested to take appropriate action by directing Branch and Divisional Units to observe the "Warning Week" by holding massive dharna, demonstration and rallies, right from the Branch to Headquarters level.

The programme should be given wide publicity through print and electronic media and the report of the observance be sent to AIRF Office.

This may please be treated as "Most Urgent".

With Warm Greetings of Durga Puja and Diwali,

Source: AIRF

Issue of OPD Medicines for CGHS beneficiaries going abroad - CGHS

CGHS

Issue of OPD Medicines for CGHS beneficiaries going abroad
No.1-40/2019-CGHS/C&P/DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 19th August , 2019
OFFICE ORDER

Subject: - Issue of OPD Medicines for CGHS beneficiaries going abroad


With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to Circular No 4-20/2003 - C&P Section dated the 28th April , 2005 vide which guidelines were issued for supply of OPD Medicines for upto '6' months to CGHS beneficiaries , who are going to stay abroad and to state that the matter has been reviewed by this Ministry and it is now decided in modification of the earlier guidelines that hereinafter, Chief Medical Officer I/C of concerned CGHS Wellness Centre is empowered for issue of OPD medicines for upto six months to the CGHS beneficiaries visiting abroad, subject to submission of the following documents:

(a) Copy of valid CGHS Card.
(b) Valid prescription for six months.
(c) Documentary Proof of going abroad like ticket , visa etc.
(Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS
Source: CGHS

Friday, 6 September 2019

Engagement of retired central Government officers as consultants at Section Officer & Assistant Section Officer level

DoPT Orders 2019


Engagement of retired central Government officers as consultants at Section Officer & Assistant Section Officer level

F.No. 21/2/2018-CS.l (P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.l Division)

2nd Floor,’A’wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 5th September, 2019

Subject:- :- Engagement of retired central Government officers as consultants at Section Officer & Assistant Section Officer level – Extension of last date of applications thereof -reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the Circular No. MoES/18/01 /2013 -Estt (vol.IV) dated 28.08.2019 (along-with enclosures) received from Ministry of Earth Sciences inviting applications from retired/retiring Government employees to work as full time Consultants at Section officer and Assistant Section officer Level in Ministry of Earth Sciences at Prithvi Bhawan, New Delhi.

In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries/ Departments.

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To,
All Ministries /Departments (through DOPT’s website)

It is proposed to prepare a panel of retired/retiring Government employees to-work as full time Consultants at Section Officer Level and Assistant Section Officer Level in Ministry of Earth Sciences at prithvi Bhavan (opp. Habital centre), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003.

Willing and eligible retired/ retiring officers of the Government of India may send their bio-data as per Annexure (attached overleaf) to the Under Secretary (Estt.) , Ministry of Earth Sciences, Room No.206, prithvi Bhawan, New Delhi on or before 23rd August 2019. The terms and conditions and
remuneration are as follows

I. Eligibility

    i. Must have retired at least from Central Government Service at Section Officer/ Assistant Section Officer (CSS) level.
    ii. Must be well acquainted with the functioning of Government/Ministries.
    iii. Should be well aware of various rules/ regulations of Government of India, capable to Vigilance matters, Cash matters etc.
    iv. Age limit up to 65 years (preferable 63 years)

II. Terms & Conditions

    i) Engagement shall initially be for a period of one year or till regular incumbents becomes available whichever is earlier
    ii) Extension of engagement, if any, shall be at the sole discretion of competent authority
    iii) Working hours Limit be from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. However, in exigencies of work he/she may be required to sit late and may be called on Saturday / Sunday and other Gazetted holidays.
    iv) Engagement may he terminated at any time by the competent authority without assigning any reason and without any notice.
    v) Recruitment is only for Ministry of Earth Sciences at Prithvi Bhavan (opp. Habitat Centre), New Delhi-110 003
    vi) No typing assistance shall be provided.

III Remuneration

The consolidated consultancy fee to be paid would be Rs. 35,000/- per month for Section officer & Rs. 30,000/- pet month for Assistant Section Officer.

Ministries/Departments may also give this circular a wide publicity among their staff and bring it to the notice of their Attached Offices.

Download: APPLICATION FOR ENGAGEMENT AS CONSULTANT IN MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES

Availing benefit of Additional Relief on Death / Disability of the Government Servant covered under NPS

NPS


Availing benefit of Additional Relief on Death / Disability of the Government Servant covered under NPS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TAIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech /NPS Procedure/ 22 Vol-III/P.F./2019- 20/85-92

04.09.2019

Office Memorandum

Subject: Accounting Procedure for crediting the amount withdrawn by the pensioner from PFRDA and interest thereon in to Government Account for availing benefit of Additional Relief on Death/ Disability of the Govt Servant covered under NPS-reg.

Attention is invited to DP&PW OM. No. 38/41/06/P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009 to be read with OM No. 28/03/2018-P&PW(B) dated 02.04.2018 wherein it is stated the “The Exit and Withdrawals under NPS regulations 2015 provides in para 6(e) that if the subscriber or the family members of the deceased subscriber, upon his death, avails the option of additional relief on death or disability provided by the Government, the Government shall have right to adjust or seek transfer of the entire accumulated pension wealth of the subscriber to itself. The subscriber or family members of the subscriber availing such benefit shall specifically and unconditionally agree and undertake to transfer the entire accumulated pension wealth to the Government, In lieu of enjoying or obtaining such additional reliefs like family pension or disability pension or any other pensionary benefits from such Government authority.” It is also stated in the OM dated 02.04.2018 that “the family of the deceased Govt. servant is entitled to family pension under old pension scheme, if they want to avail the benefits under old pension scheme. In this case the entire accumulated funds under NPS may be recovered from the family with interest However, the possibility to adjust the recovery of accumulated wealth from arrears of family pension may also be explored. “

References have been received from the Pay & Account Offices for accounting procedure for N PS corpus deposited by the pensioner/family pensioner or received from PFRDA.

O/o the CGA vide its U O no. 1(7)(2)/2010/Cla/TA/205 dated 05.08.2019 has suggested the accounting procedure for the amount of NPS corpus received from pensioner/family pensioner/ PFRDA as under:

  •     The amount received may be deposited into the existing government account of the PAO concerned.
  •     The receipt may be accounted for by crediting MH 0071- Contributions and Recoveries towards Pension and other retirement benefits, 01- Civil. Minor Head 101-Subscriptions and Contributions. A new sub-head ‘Accumulated Pension Wealth in respect of N PS subscribers’ may be got opened under the above head for the purpose, if already not opened.

All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ AGs/Administrators of UTs are requested to instruct concerned PAOs to follow the accounting procedure mentioned above.

Sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Dy. Controller of Accounts)

Source: CPAO

Discontinuation of BSR code

CPAO


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE

TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066
19.08.2019

CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/ 6(Vol-X)(D)/2019-20/

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Discontinuation of BSR code-regarding.

The Central Pension Accounting Office, Deptt. of Expenditure, M/o Finance has been entrusted with the work for implementation of the ‘Scheme for payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners’, arranging payments of Pension through Authorized Banks to the Pensioners retired from Government Service and to maintain and compiling the accounts on the basis of the scrolls received from the Authorised Banks.

At present, BSR Code is being used to identify the home branch of the pensioners to send the physical PPO booklets with annexure. It is also being used for reconciliation of pension payments made by the banks and the reimbursement made by the RBI to all the Pension disbursing Bans. It is stated that the BSR Code of the Home Branch of the Bank is not known to the Pensioners which delays in the finalization of their Pension cases . Therefore, this office would like to shift from BSR Code to IFSC Code for discharging the work mentioned above.

However, it is appreciated that discontinuation of BSR Code will entail systematic changes in the whole pension processing chain. It is requested to give your view on shifting from BSR Code to IFSC Code for processing the pension cases of the pensioners concerned under ‘Scheme for payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners’ .

This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller.

Sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Dy. Controller of Accounts)

Source: CPAO

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Annual Health Check-up at Hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries aged 75 years and above

CGHS

Annual Health Check-up at Hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries aged 75 years and above

Z 15025/ 36/2019/ DIR/CGHS/ CGHS(P)pt
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated, the 19th August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Annual Health Check-up at Hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries (Primary card holders) aged 75 years and above- regarding

With reference to the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to state that the matter relating to Annual Health Check-up at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of elderly CGHS beneficiaries was under consideration at this Ministry and it has now bean decided that hereinafter, CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries {Primary Card holders) aged 75 years and above shall be permitted to undergo ‘Annual Health Check-up’ at CGHS empanelled hospitals.

Permission in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries (Primary Card holders) aged 75 years and above shall be granted by CMO in charge of CGHS Wellness Centre.

The private hospitals empanelled under CGHS shall perform the Annual Health Check-up at CGHS rates and extend cashless facility for the same in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries (Primary Card holders) aged 75 years and above.

(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Source: CGHS

DoPT Orders 2019 - DGCA Account Officer in Level-10, Rs. 56,100-1,77500/- of the pay matrix

DoPT Orders 2019 - DGCA Account Officer in Level-10, Rs. 56,100-1,77500/- of the pay matrix

DoPT Orders 2019

Filling up of one post (01) of Account Officer in Level-10, Rs. 56,100-1,77500/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short term contract) basis in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
F.No.21/07/2019-CS-I(P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.I Division)
2nd Floor,'A'wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market,
New Delhi
Dated 3rd September, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Filling up of one post (01) of Account Officer in Level-10, Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short term contract) basis in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) - reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate office Memorandum No. A-60015/ 53/2017.D G Section - MoCA dated 28/08/2019 received from Ministry of Civil Aviation (along with enclosures) for filling up of on post of Account officer in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Deputation (including short term contract) basis.

2. It may be noted that cadre clearance from c.S.I Division will be required in case of Under Secretary and above level officers of CSS applying for deputation.

3. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries/Departments.
(Sanjay Kumar Das Gulta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To,
All Ministries/ Departments (through DOPT' s website)


Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) intends to fill up the 01 Post of Accounts Officer (General Central Service Group 'A', Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) in Level - 10, Rs, 56,100- 1,77,500/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short-term contract) basis. 

(i) Eligibility:

(a) (i) holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre or department; or
(ii) with two year's regular service in the grade rendered after appointment there to on a regular basis in Level-8 (Rs. 47600-151100) in the Pay Matrix or equivalent or
(iii) with three year's service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in Level-7 (Rs. 44900-142,00) in the Pay Matrix or equivalent; or
(iv) with eight years of service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in Level-6 (Rs. 35400-112400) in the Pay Matrix or equivalent; and

(b) Qualified in Subordinate Accounts Service or equivalent of any of the organized Accounts Service; or

Successful completion of training in the Cash and Accounts Work in the institute of Secretariat Training and Management or equivalent and a minimum of five years experience in Cash, Accounts and Budget Work.

(ii) Age:
The officers should not have crossed the age of 56 years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

(iii) Scale:- Level - 10, Rs.56,100 - 1,77,500/- of the pay matrix as per the recommendations of 7th CPC.

2. Period of deputation (including short term contract) including period of deputation (including short term contract) in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other organization or Department of the Central Government shall not exceed Three years.

3. The terms & conditions and Pay & allowances of the officers selected for appointment on deputation basis will be governed as per the provisions contained in Government of India, DoP&T's OM No. 6/08/2009 0 Estt. (Pay,II) dated 17.06.2010, as amended from time to time.

4. While forwarding the applications in the prescribed format (Annexure) in respect of eligible officers who are interested and can be spared in the event of their selection, the following documents may also be sent alongwith the application:-
(i) Application in the prescribed pro-forma (Annexure)
(ii) Copies of upto-date and complete Annual Performance Appraisal Report / Annual Confidential Report (APAR/ ACR Dossiers) of the last five years, which should be certified by the officer not below the rank of Under Secretary.
(iii) Integrity Certificate
(iv) Vigilance Clearance including certification that no Disciplinary Proceedings / Criminal Proceedings are either pending or contemplated against the applicant.
(v) List of minor/major penalty, if any, imposed on the applicant during last 10 years.
5. Complete application with the above documents, duly signed by the authorized officer, should be forwarded through proper channel to the undersigned within 60 days from the date of advertisement in Employment News.

6. The candidates who apply for the post will not be allowed to withdraw their candidature subsequently.

Encls: As above.
Yours faithfully,
(Pavan Malviya)
Deputy Director of Administration
Source: DoPT

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Enforcement of various provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019

Ministry Of Law & Justice
Enforcement of various provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019.

04 SEP 2019

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 was notified on 9th August, 2019. Sub-Section 2 of Section 1 of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 provides as under:-

“(2) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.”

The Central Government by exercising powers conferred under sub-section 1 of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019, appoints the 30th August, 2019, for enforcement of the following Sections of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019:-

(i) Section 1;

(ii) Section 4 to 9 [both inclusive];

(iii) Section 11 to Section 13 [both inclusive];

(iv) Section 15.


Necessary Gazette Notification in this regard has been issued by the Central Government. In pursuance of the above notification, the section 17, 23,29A, 34, 37, 45 and 50 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the Act) stand amended. Also three new sections namely 42A, 42B, and 87 stand inserted in the Act. The insertion of section 87 is with retrospective effect i.e. 23rd October, 2015, with a view to clarify the applicability of the said cut-off date on arbitration and related court proceedings.

PIB

Railways – Remuneration to Railway Officers acting as Arbitrators

Railways – Remuneration to Railway Officers acting as Arbitrators

Railways

Remuneration to Railway Officers acting as ArbitratorsGOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2019/Trans Cell/ S&T/ Suggestions from GMs

Dated: 02.09.2019

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/ PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/ NAIR/ Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/ NDLS, RWP/ Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Remuneration to Railway Officers acting as Arbitrators.

Ref:

    Railway Board’s letter no. E(G) 2010 HO 1/20 dated 11.09.2010.
    Railway Board’s letter no. E(G)2004 1101-2 dated 24.02.2004.
    GM/SR’s Letter No. G.203/P/SOP/CRB dated 31.01.2019.

With reference to GM/SR’s letter at (3) above and Board’s letter at (1) above, Board (FC & CRB) have approved the following:

Enhancing the honorarium paid to Railway Servants appointed to act as Arbitrator from Rs 500/- per day to Rs 1000/- per day and from Rs 250/- per half day to Rs 500/- per half day subject to a maximum of Rs 20,000/- per case.

Other extant instructions/guidelines issued from Board on the subject remains unchanged or as modified from time to time.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell

(Sanjeeb Kumar)
Executive Director Accounts
Transformation Cel

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Railway Bonus - Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railway employees for the year 2018-19

Railway Bonus

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railway employees for the year 2018-19

railway-bonus-2018-2019
No. I/10/Part IV
Dated: 19/08/2019
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railway employees for the year 2018-19.

NFIR brings to your kind notice that the Productivity Linked Bonus formula was conceptualized in November, 1979 by an agreement between the Federations and Railway Ministry. So far as the Salary Calculation Ceiling for the purpose of payment of P.L. Bonus is concerned, you may kindly be aware that the notional salary at Rs. 7000/- p.m. is taken into account and amount arrived at NFIR has been repeatedly urging upon the Railway Ministry to remove salary calculation ceiling for making payment of P.L. Bonus to the Railway employees on actual wages as the payment is linked with productivity. This was also part of Charter of Demands of NFIR placed before the Railway Ministry when Strike Notice was served on 09th June, 2016. However, this issue is yet to be resolved.
So far as payment of P.L. Bonus for the year 2018-19, to be paid to Railway employees before the commencement of Dussehra Puja Holidays is concerned, NFIR places the following facts for kind appreciation : -
  • Despite over 2 & half lakh vacancies, the Railway employees have given qualitative output during the year 2018- 19, shouldering additional burden which fact needs to be given greater consideration for the purpose of revising the number of days wages upwardly for payment of P.L. Bonus.
  • Over two lakh employees have been performing twelve hours duty per day, despite justification exists for introduction of eight hours duty under "Continuous" classification on the basis of Job Analysis. The Zonal Railways are yet to comply with Railway Board's instructions dated 30th September, 2016 for revising the classification from 'EI' to 'Continuous' . This also needs to be given due weightage.
  • The overall performance of Railway employees has been 'Very Good' as there has been no dislocation/ detention on employees' account.
  • During the previous seven years, the P.L. Bonus was paid to Railway employees equivalent to 78 days wages (with notional salary calculation). Upward revision of P.L. Bonus days beyond 78 days wages, would motivate Railway employees to continue to perform with determination.
  • Federation insists that Capital input should not be taken as criteria at all, as the utilization of the said Capital is in the hands of management as workers are not concerned with said investment. It is further placed on record that at no point of time, consultations were made with the Federations on the need for capital investment or otherwise.
Summing up, NFIR urges the Railway Board (CRB) to kindly consider for enhancement of number of days wages than previous years for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway Employees before commencement of Dussehra Puja Holidays.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: Railway Bonus 2019

Long pending demands of the Central Government employees - CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION

Long pending demands of the Central Government employees - CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION

No.Confdn/Memorandum/ 2016-19
05th September 2019
To
Shri. Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
New Delhi - 110 001.

Respected Prime Minister,

Sub: Memorandum on the long pending demands of the Central Government employees - Request for kind intervention - regarding.

This Memorandum is submitted with the most fervent hope that the Hon’ble Prime Minister will be condescend to intercede on our behalf to settle the following long pending issues agitating the minds of 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs Central Govt. Pensioners.

1. Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) and restore Defined benefit Old Pension Scheme (OPS). Guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as Minimum Pension.

Government of India has implemented New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) for all Central Govt. employees entering service on or after 01-01-2004. When compared to the Old Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (OPS) there are many adverse factors in the NPS. The monthly pension amount being received under the Insurance Annuity Scheme under NPS is less than Rs.3000/- per month, to those NPS employees who had already retired from service during 2018 and 2019, after completing 14 to 15 years of service, whereas as per the Old Pension Scheme an employee who completes minimum ten years qualifying service will get 50% of the last pay drawn as Minimum Pension which in any case will not be less than Rs.12,000/- for a lowest level employee (Multi Tasking Staff) with ten years service in Central service. Thus the very principle laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India that “Pension is a social welfare measure rendering socio-economic justice to those, who in the hey day of their life ceaselessly toiled for the employer on an assurance that in their old age, they would not be left in lurch”, stands defeated.

Seventh Central Pay Commission headed by Retired Justice of Supreme Court Shri. Ashok Kumar Mathur, in its report made the following observations about NPS:

Almost a whole lot of Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004, were unhappy with the New Pension Scheme. Government should take a call to look into their grievances”.
Govt. appointed a Secretary level committee called “NPS Committee” for streamlining the NPS, but that committee was not empowered to look into the main demand of the NPS employees i.e., scrap NPS, restore OPS and guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as monthly pension. It is true that as per the recommendations of the NPS Committee, Govt’s contribution to NPS is increased to 14% from 10% and some other cosmetic changes are also made in the NPS Rules. But the basic grievance still remained unattended and unsettled, as a result uncertainty about the social security and Pension looms large over the head of every NPS employee, and the discontentment among the NPS employees (as correctly observed by 7th CPC) is growing day by day. We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to have a relook into the entire matter, so that NPS will be scrapped and OPS will be restored and at least 50% of the last pay drawn will be guaranteed under Rules as Minimum monthly Pension on retirement.

2. Honour the assurances given by Group of Ministers on 30-06-2016 to National Council (JCM) Standing Committee members regarding increase in Minimum Pay and fitment factor recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) :

All the Federations/Unions/Associations in the Central Govt. Employees sector including Railways, Defence and Confederation had given a call for nationwide indefinite strike from 11th July 2016, demanding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula recommended by Seventh CPC and other 7th CPC related issues. A goup of Cabinet Ministers including Shri. Rajnath Singh, then Home Minister, Shri. Arun Jaitley, then Finance Minister, Shri. Suresh Prabhu, then Railway Minister discussed the demands with the leaders of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) and assured that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be appointed to submit recommendations in this regard. The assurances were reiterated by Shri. Rajnath Singh, then Home Minister on 6th July 2016 in the second round of discussion and Finance Ministry issued a press statement confirming the assurances. Accordingly, the proposed indefinite strike call of the NJCA was deferred, taking in good faith the assurances given by the Group of Ministers. We are sorry to bring it to the notice of the Hon’ble Prime Minister that even after a lapse of three years, neither the promised High Level Committee is constituted by the Govt. nor the Minimum Pay and fitment formula is increased. The entire employees feel betrayed. We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to take immediate necessary action for implementing the assurances given by the Group of Ministers.

3. Grant “Option-I Parity” recommended by the 7th CPC to all Central Government Pensioners.

7th CPC has recommended a new formula called “Option-1” for refixing the existing pension of Central Government Pensioners retired prior to 01-01-2016. Government accepted the recommendation in principle and constituted a Secretary level committee to examine and recommend regarding the feasibility of implementing ''option-1'' recommended by 7th CPC. The Committee was not, ready to heed the valid and scientific pleadings made by the staff-side in favour of the recommendation mode by 7th CPC which is an ''Expert Body'' headed by retired Justice of Supreme Court, instead viewed the case with a closed mind and gave recommendation to the Government that implementation of Option-I is not feasible. Govt accepted the recommendations of the Secretary Level Committee and rejected ''option-I'' recommended by 7th CPC.

The entire Pension community is very much aggrieved of the decision of the Government. We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to review the case dispassionately, so that the ''option-I party'' recommended by the 7th CPc will be accepted by the Government.

4. Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks working in Postal Department and casual/contract workers working in all Central Govt Establishments.

(a) About 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks are employed in the Postal Department. Govt. appointed a one man committee headed by retired Postal Board Member Shri Kamalesh Chandra, to examine their wages and service conditions. The final report submitted by the Committee includes certain positive recommendations. As abnormal delay took place in implementing the recommendations of the Report, the entire Gramin Dak Sevaks went on indefinite strike for 16 days in 2018. Finally Govt issued orders, but many recommendations are either modified, diluted or rejected, including payment of arrears from 01-01- 2016 as per the formula recommended by the Committee, Children education Allowance, Promotions, etc, etc., We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to take a lenient view to rederess the grievances of the low-paid Gramin Dak Sevaks which includes regularisation of their services and also implementation of the pending positive recommendations of the Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.

(b) There are thousands of causal/contract employees and workers engaged in all Central Govt departments and working for years together. They are not paid equal wages and not extended any benefits of regular employees. Even after working for more than ten years continuously, their request for regularisation is not considered favourably. There is no scheme to absorb them in regular service. We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to consider their case sympathetically so that a scheme will be worked out to regularise all casual/contract workers and extend them all the benefits of regular employees.

5. Stop Corporatisation/ Privatisation of Railways, Defence and Postal Departments. Withdraw the orders for closure/reorganisation of Govt. of India Printing Presses, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Salt Department, Stationery Offices etc.

The no holds barred big bang reforms unleashed by the Central Government has given rise to an alarming situation in the Central Government Departments. The proposed move to Corporatize Railway Production Centres and allowing private passenger trains, Corporatisation of Defence Ordinance Factories, Life Insurance and Parcel Sector of Postal department, closure of Govt. of India Printing Presses, proposed reorganisation of Salt Department, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Stationary Offices etc. has put in danger the very existence of various Central Govt. Departments and also the job security of lakhs of Central Govt. Employees, Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual/Contract Workers. The present fate of the Telecom Department which was corporatized in 2000 into different companies is a bitter lesson for all of us. We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to desist from the proposed move to corporatisation, privatisation, closure and reorganisation of Central Govt. departments.

6. Filling up of seven lakhs vacancies existing in various Central Govt. Departments:
As per the 7th CPC report (Annexure to Chapter-3) there are 7,47,171 vacancies in the Central Govt. Departments as on 01- 01-2014. More retirements has taken place after 01-01-2014 and now the figure may go upto 8 lakhs. During the period from 2001 to 2008, thousands of posts are abolished in all Departments as per the downsizing orders issued by the Government in 2001. Only very few posts are filled up after 2014 and most of the Departments are running with 30 to 40% shortage of manpower. This has resulted in heavy increase in workload on the existing employees and has adversely affected the efficiency of all Central Govt. Departments to a great extent. We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to take immediate necessary action for filling up all vacant posts in all departments of Central Government.

7. Revision of Wages from 01-01-2016 and payment of arrears of pay and Bonus from 2016 onwards to the employees of Autonomous bodies:
We regret to inform the Hon’ble Prime Minister, that due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry, the pay revision from 01-01-2016 and payment of arrears is still pending in most of the Autonomous bodies under Central Government. Further they are denied Bonus from 2015-16 onwards. We request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to take necessary action to redress the long pending genuine grievances of the Autonomous body employees.

There are other issues also which is already submitted to the Cabinet Secretary and the Heads of various Ministries/Departments earlier by us. We are enclosing herewith a copy of the Charter of Demands containing the important problems faced by the Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners.
Concludingly, we once again request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to be sympathetic enough to redress the grievances mentioned in this memorandum and enclosed Charter of Demands.

With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,
M. Krishnan,
Secretary General,
Confederation.
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

10 Points Charter of Demands of Confederation

  1. Scrap New Contributory Pension scheme (NPS). Restore Old defined benefit Pension Scheme (OPS) to all employees. Guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as Minimum Pension.
  2. Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers (GoM) to NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016. Increase Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. Withdraw the proposed move to modify the existing time-tested methodology for calculation of Minimum wage. Grant HRA arrears from 01-01-2016. Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark for MACP, Grant promotional hierarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006. Grant Option-I parity recommended by 7th CPC to all Central Govt. Pensioners. Settle all anomalies arising out of 7th CPC implementation.
  3. Stop corporatization / privatisation of Railways, Defence and Postal Departments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses. Stop proposed move to close down Salt Department. Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing.
  4. Fill up all six lakhs vacant posts in the Central Government Departments in a time bound manner. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts.
  5. (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
    (b) Regularise all casual and contract workers including those joined on or after 01-09-1993.
  6. Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
  7. Implement 7th CPC Wage Revision and Pension revision of remaining Autonomous bodies. Ensure payment of arrears without further delay. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
  8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all eligible cases.
  9. Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B & C employees. Complete Cadre Review in all departments within a time-frame.
  10. (a) Withdraw the anti-worker wage/labour codes and other anti-worker Labour reforms. Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM Scheme at all levels.
    (b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension Rules 1972.
Source: confederation

Granting of one more option to switch over to 7th CPC from a date subsequent to 25th of July 2016


7th Pay Commission

Granting of one more option to switch over to 7th CPC from a date subsequent to 25th of July 2016

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
Ref.No.NC-JCM-2017/fin
August 29, 2019
To
The Additional Secretary (Pers)
Government of India,
Ministry of finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block, New Delhi.

Sub: Granting of one more option to switch over to 7th CPC from a date subsequent to 25th of July 2016.

Ref: 1) Minutes of National anomaly Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 17th of July 2018, circulated Vide DOP&T OM No. 11/2/2016-JCA-I (Pt.), dated 31st Jan. 2019.

2) This office Lt. No.C-JCM-2017/fin., dt: 5th March 2019.

The Staff Side of the National Council (JCM) is repeatedly representing to consider the demand for granting of one more option to switch over to the 7th CPC pay scales on a date which is beneficial to the employees. Vide our letter referred at (2) above, the reference of the Judgment of CAT Bombay Bench in OA No.45/12 pronounced on 29/06/2017 was also referred. In this Judgment the CAT has directed to grant him option to switch over to 6th CPC from a date which is beneficial to the employee, since he has agreed to surrender the arrears already drawn. This Judgment was also implemented by CGDA.

In the meantime, the aggrieved employees of Ordnance Factory Ambajhari under the Department of Defence production, Min. Of Defence approached the CAT Bombay Bench claiming for grant of one more option to switch over to 7th CPC pay scale. After 25/07/2016/ option to switch over to 7th CPC as on date on increment on 01/07/2016. The CAT after hearing the parties have given a direction to the respondents to consider the representation of the applicants keeping in view the aforesaid DOPT OM dated 08/07/2019, through which the minutes of the Standing committee National Council (JCM) was circulated and has directed the DOP&T to take a decision on the subject matter within a period of 6 weeks from the date of receipt of the copy of the Judgement.

Since the matter is getting unduly delayed the affected employees have started approaching to Court of law to get their grievance settled. This defeats the spirit of the JCM scheme. I therefore request you to kindly arrange to issue Govt. orders for revising the option to switch over to 7th CPC pay scale on the following two situations:
1) Option to switch over to 7th CPC to those employees who are promoted/granted MACP after 25/07/2016.
2) Option to switch over to 7th CPC as on date of increment on 01/07/2016.
‘In this regard kindly refer to ‘the illustration given in our letter dated 22nd March 2018. (copy enclosed for ready reference). We request you to kindly arrange to issue necessary instruction in this regard without further delay.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
(Siva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: Confederation

DoE - RTGS systems - increase in operating hours


DoE

RTGS systems - increase in operating hours
Office of the Controller General of Accounts
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, INA, New Delhi
Dated: 28th August 2019
No. S-11012/2/3(17)/RBl/2015/GBA/1468-1512

Office Memorandum

Sub:- RTGS systems - increase in operating hours

Please find enclosed herewith a letter No. DGBA. GBD. 438/41.07.001/2019-20 dated August 26, 2019 alongwith its annexure regarding increase in the operating hours of Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) with effect from August 26, 2019 received from Department of Government and Banks Accounts, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai for information and necessary action.
Sd/-
(Hanumaiah.K)
Deputy Controller General of Accounts (AR&GBA)
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
www.rbi.org.in
DGBA.GBD.No. 438/41.07.001/2019-20
August 26, 2019
The Controller General of Accounts
Office of the Controller General of Accounts
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, INA
New Delhi - 110 023
Dear Sir

RTGS System-Increase in operating hours

Reserve Bank of India has vide its circular DPSS(CO) RTGS No.364/04.04.016/2019-20 dated August 21, 2019 decided to increase the operating hours Of RTGS and commence operations for customers and banks from 7.00 am with effect from August 26, 2019 (copy enclosed).

It is informed that, in e-Kuber QPX, a business day is divided into 12 business sessions, starting from 8.00 am up to 8.00 pm. The system-based consolidation process is executed at the end of each business session for accounting as well as generation of the Credit Notifications for e-Receipts and Return Notifications for e-Payments.

It has been decided that with effect from August 26, 2019 an additional business session starting from 7.00 am has been added in e-Kuber QPX. Accordingly all e-Receipts and e­ Payments will be processed, system-based consolidation process will be executed for accounting as well as all notifications for Government a-Receipts and e-Payments will be generated and transmitted to Government for the additional business session also.

This is for your kind information please.
Yours faithfully
(L.S. Bhati)
Asstant Manager
Encl: As above
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
www.rbi.org.in
RBl/2019-20/46
DPSS (CO) RTGS No.364/04.04.016/ 2019-20
August 21, 2019
The Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
of member banks participating in RTGS
Madam / Dear Sir,

Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) System - Increase in operating hours

A reference is invited to the circular DPSS / CO/RTGS No. 2488/04.04.016/2018-19 dated May 28, 2019 on 'Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) System - Extension of Timings for Customer Transactions'.

At present, the RTGS system is available for customer transactions from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and for inter-bank transactions from 8:00 am to 7:45 pm. In order to increase the availability of the RTGS system, it has been decided to extend the operating hours of RTGS and commence operations for customers and banks from 7:00 am.

The RTGS time window with effect from August 26, 2019 will, therefore, be as under:

S.NoEventTime
1Open for Business07:00 hours
2Customer transactions (Initial Cut-off) 18:00 hours
3Inter-bank transactions (Final Cut-off)19:45 hours
4IDL Reversal19:45 hours - 20:00 hours
5End of Day20:00 hours

This directive is issued under Section 10 (2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).
Yours faithfully,
(P Vasudevan)
Sd/-
Chief General Manager
Source: CGA

CGHS Clarification regarding issue of Medicines prescribed by Specialists beyond the period for which the medicines had been advised


CGHS

Clarification regarding issue of Medicines prescribed by Specialists beyond the period for which the medicines had been advised
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section
No: Z.15025/23/2018/ DIR/CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 11
Dated the 17th June ,2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Clarification regarding issue of Medicines prescribed by Specialists beyond the period for which the medicines had been advised

With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to state draw attention to the OM Z.15025/33/ 2018/DIR/CGHS dated the 1st May 2018 and to clarify that:
i. In Chronic cases where diagnosis has been made and line of treatment has been decided by the Specialist of CGHS/Govt. /empanelled hospital, there is no need to refer the patients just for extension of validity period of prescription. The prescriptions in such cases may be repeated by the concerned doctor of CGHS Wellness Centre.
ii. Only in such cases, wherein there is a need for modification of the diagnosis and/or modification of the line of treatment, beneficiaries should be referred to the concerned specialist.
iii. However, in case of specific anti-cancer and other immune-suppressant drugs, medicines may be issued only for such periods as advised by the concerned specialists.
These orders are in supersession of all the earlier orders on the subject.
(Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS
To
  1. All Ministries/ Departments , Government of India through CGHS Website 2. Addi. DDG(HQ), CGHS, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  2. AD(HQ} , CGHS, R.K.Puram, Sector-12, New Delhi 4. All Addi. Directors/Joint Directors of CGHS
  3. DDG(M) /CMO(SRA} , Dte.GHS, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  4. Rajya Sabha/Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi
  5. Registrar, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi
  6. U.P.S.C. Dholpur House, New Delhi
  7. Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi
  8. Director, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi
  9. PPS to Secretary (H&FW)/Secretary (AYUSH)/ Secretary (HR}, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  10. PPS to DGHS/ SS&FA /AS&DG (CGHS)/ AS&MD, NRHM/AS(H), MoHFW, New Delhi
  11. MS Section, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  12. MG-II Section, Dte.GHS, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  13. Hospital Empanelment Cell, CGHS, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  14. CGHS-1/11/111/IV, Dte. Gen of CGHS, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  15. Estt.l/Estt.11/ Estt.111/Estt.IV Section, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  16. Admn./ Admn .11 Section, Dte.GHS, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  17. Integrated Finance Division, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
  18. All Officers/ Sections/ Desks in the Ministry
  19. Deputy Secretary (Civil Service News), Department of Personnel & Training, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi
  20. Secretary, Staff Side, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi
  21. All Staff Side Members of National Council (JCM)
  22. ED(H)/Planning, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi - 110001
  23. Central Organization , ECHS, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
  24. Chairman, Employees State Insurance Corporation, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Panchdeep Bhawan, C.l.G. Marg, New Delhi-110002
  25. UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited, UTl-ITSL Tower, Plot No3 Sector -11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai- 400614
  26. Hindi Section, MoHFW, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi for providing Hindi version of this OM.
  27. Guard file
Source: CGHS

AICPIN for the month of July 2019 - Expected DA 2019


AICPIN for the month of July 2019 - Expected DA 2019

No. 5/112019-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
'CLEREMONT', SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th August, 2019
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - July, 2019

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2019 increased by 3 points and pegged at 319 (three hundred and nineteen). On I-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.95 per cent between June, 2019 and July, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 3.44 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 2.00 percentage points to the total change. The Food index further accentuated the overall index by (+) 0.91 percentage points. At item level, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Goat Meat, Pure Ghee, Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Mango (Ripe), Palak, Potato, Tomato, Torai, Electricity Charges, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Rice, Fish Fresh, Poultry Chicken, Coconut, French Bean, Lemon, Cooking Gas, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 5.98 per cent for July, 2019 as compared to 8.59 per cent for the previous month and 5.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 4.78 per cent against 5.47 per cent of the previous month and (-) 0.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Haldia observed the maximum increase of 23 points followed by Ranchi-Hatia (13 points), Jaipur (11 points), Jharia & Nagpur (10 points each) and Goa & Munger-Jamalpur (9 points each). Among others, 8 points increase was observed in 6 centres, 7 points in 4 centres, 6 points in 2
centres, 5 points in 8 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. On the contrary, Coimbatore recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points. Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 2 centres, 2 points in 3 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 6 centres' indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and 43 centres' indices are below national average. The index of Rourkela centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2019 will be released on Monday 30th September, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov. in.
Sd/-
(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR


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AICPIN-for-the-month-of-july-2019
Source: labour bureau

Pension and Other Retirement Benefits for Assistant Section Officers with Pension cases (Code: PRB-2) will be conducted by this Institute from 02.12.2019 to 06.12.2019


Pension and Other Retirement Benefits for Assistant Section Officers with Pension cases (Code: PRB-2) will be conducted by this Institute from 02.12.2019 to 06.12.2019

Programmes on Pension & Other Retirement Benefits ( PRB-2-14)

Dated : 28th August, 2019
To
  1. The Secretary to the Govt. of India
    (All Ministries / Departments)
  2. The Chief Controller of Accounts/ Controller of Accounts
    (All Ministries / Departments)
  3. The Head of Department, All Attached & Subordinate Offices.
Sub:- Training Circular - Special Programme on Pension and other Retirement Benefits for Assistant Section Officers and equivalent officers dealing with Pension cases (Code: PRB2-14) will be conducted by this Institute from 02.12.2019 to 06.12.2019.

Madam / Sir,
A special Programme on Pension and Other Retirement Benefits for Assistant Section Officers and equivalent officers dealing with Pension cases (Code: PRB-2) will be conducted by this Institute from 02.12.2019 to 06.12.2019.

The Programme particulars are given in annexure to this letter. Nominations may be submitted online. The online form which is available at ISTM website: http://www.istm.gov.in/ under the link ‘Online Form’, may be sent well before the closing date, i.e. 2nd November, 2019. Besides, the print out of the ‘Online nomination form’ duly sponsored by the sponsoring authority may also be sent by post/by hand to Mr. Nafe Singh, Faculty Consultant and Course Director, so as to reach by 5.00 PM on 2nd November, 2019. No nomination shall be accepted without being duly sponsored and received online within the stipulated date. List of accepted nominations will be displayed in ISTM website. The course may be cancelled / postponed on account of less number of nominations or other administrative compulsion.

ISTM has a modest hostel facility where AC rooms are available on twin sharing, first come first served basis to the outstation participants only. The names of selected officials shall be placed on the website of ISTM under the link “Confirmed Nomination”. Only those candidates should be relieved, whose nominations have been accepted by this Institute and a confirmation to that effect is issued by ISTM.
Yours Faithfully
(Nafe Singh)
Faculty Consultant & Course Director
Encl: As above.

Source: istm.gov.in

PCDA Grant of Liberalised family pension to widows who re-married before 01.01.1996


Grant of Liberalised family pension to widows who re-married before 01.01.1996

PCDA (PENSIONS)

O/o THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 620
Dated: 18.03.2019
To
The Officer-in-Charge
ROs/ PAOs (ORs)

Subject: Grant of Liberalised family pension to widows who re-married before 01.01.1996- Instructions regarding.

Reference: GoI, MoD letter No. 1(1)/2001/D (Pen-C) dated 24 June 2005

Of late it has been observed that the complaints are being received from widow of Armed force personnel died prior to 01.01.1996 regarding non-payment of Liberalised family pension to the widows who were in receipt of LFP and subsequently LFP was stopped / converted into OFP due to her remarriage before 01.01.1996 with a person other than the real brother of her deceased husband. In terms of Gol, MoD letter no. 200847/Pen-C/71 dated 24.02.1972, the LFP sanctioned to widow was stapped and further converted into OFP after her remarriage with a person other than real brother of the deceased soldier.

In accordance to Gol, MoD letter No. 1(1)/2001/D(Pen-C) dated 24 June 2005, Liberalised family pension of such widows who remarried before 01.01.1996 and whose LFP were stopped and concerted into OFP due to their remarriage are now regulated in terms of para 6.6 of Gol, MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) Dated 31.01.2001. The actual benefit arising out of this order will be payable w.e.f 24.06.2005.

In view of the above you are requested to review all the affected cases where LFP was not yet restored to widaw as per Gol, MoD letter No.-1(1)/2001/D(Pen-C) dated 24 June 2005 by issuing afresh PPO. Such cases after review may please be sent to OI/C, G-4 section of this Office enclosing following documents-

i) Corr. LPC- cum datasheet along with the proforma (attached as annexure 'A' duly supported with sheet roll.
ii) Family pension claims for restoration of LFP.
iii) A certificate regarding supporting/non-supporting of child (ren) countersigned by the zila sainik along with family details as per annexure B.
iv) An application from widow for restoration of Liberalised family pension
v) Last payment certificate by PRA, where date upto which Liberalized Family Pension was paid to widow and date of stoppage of Liberalized family pension is clearly mentioned.
vi) Descriptive roll of widow duly affixed recent photographs.

No.Gts/ Tech/0114/XXXVIII

Dated: 18.03.2019
Sd/-
Sushil Kumar Singh
Addl. CDA(P)
Annexure 'A’

PROFORMA FOR RESTORATION OF LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSION ON REMARRIAGE OF WIDOW AND REVISION OF SECOND LIFE AWARD IN REPSECT OF PRE-98 PBOR
  1. Army No.:
  2. Rank and Group last held:
  3. Name of Deceased PBOR:
  4. Name of RO:
  5. Name of widow/next of kin to whom LFP was initially sanctioned: :
  6. PPO NO. and year of issue under which LEP was initially sanctioned: -
  7. Date of Remarriage of widow:
  8. Date from which pension was slopped With PPO No. and year, if any:
  9. Details of children from pravious mariage:
  10. Whether the widow continues to support the children
  11. Name of 2nd life awardees/continuance awardee
  12. Relationship of the Second Life awardee with the daceased PBOR:
  13. Date from which 2nd life award Notified with PPO No. and year
  14. PDA from where the LFP was last drawn:
  15. Name and address of pension disbursing Authority (paying bank branch with SB A/C No. Treasury/DPDO/PAO & Link Branch
  16. Address of the family pensioner:

Gram Panchayat/Municipal Councilor/any Competent Officer

No. 1(1)/2001/ D(Pen-c)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, dated the 24th June, 2005. :
To,
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,

Subject:- GRANT OF LIBERALISED FAMILY PENSION TO WIDOWS WHO REMARRIED BEFORE 01.01.1996 - INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING.

Sir,
In continuation of this Ministry's letter No. PC 1(2)/97-D (Pen-C), dated the 16th May, 2001 on the subject mentioned above, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to grant Liberalised Family Pension to a widow whose liberalised family pension was stopped on her remarriage before 01.01.96 with a person other than the real brother of the deceased. Such pension may be regulated in terms of para 6.6 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/97/D(PEN-C) dt. 31.01.2001.

2. The actual benefit arising out of this order will be payable from the date of issue of this letter.

3. Pension Regulations of the three Services will be amended in due course.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their UO No. 2907/Fin/ Pen dated 24.6.05.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-(P.J. MATHEW)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: PCDA

DoPT Draft Rules for Group 'C' posts-Multi Tasking Staff in Lokpal


DoPT Orders 2019

Draft Rules for Group 'C' posts-Multi Tasking Staff in Lokpal 

No. 407/ 22/2019 -AVD-IV(LP)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(Lokpal Section)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 27th August, 2019
Sub: Draft Rules for Group 'C' posts-Multi Tasking Staff in Lokpal

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department propose to frame the rules for appointment of Multi Tasking Staff in the Institution of Lokpal. A copy of the draft Lokpal (Group 'C' Posts- Multi Tasking Staff) Rules, 2019 is enclosed. In terms of instructions contained in this Department's OM No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 13.10.2015, the above draft rules are hereby placed on the website of this Department for perusal of all concerned. It is requested that the comments of stakeholder, if any, may please be sent to this Department by post or email at "m.kumar1965gov.in" within 30 days from the date of uploading.

Encl: As above
(Anil Bajpai)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
All stakeholders through website of this Department.

DRAFT

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 59 of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, the President hereby makes the following rules for Group 'C' Multi Tasking Staff posts in the Lokpal, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement - (1) These rules may be called the Lokpal (Group 'C' PostsMulti Tasking Staff) Rules, 2019.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Power of Lokpal to make Regulations.
The Central Government hereby vests powers in the Lokpal to make Regulations for the recruitment process.
Provided such recruitment shall be made on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee to be constituted by the Chairperson Lokpal and the said Committee shall be chaired by the Secretary, Lokpal or any other Officer of the Lokpal as authorized by him and shall have at least three Members.

3. Number of post, classification, Pay level in the Pay Matrix:-- The number of post, its classification, the pay level or pay scale attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (1) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

4. Method of recruitment, age-limit, qualifications, etc. - The method of recruitment to the said post, age-limit, qualifications and other matters relating thereto shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

5. Disqualification -- No person, --
  • (a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or
  • (b) who having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said posts:
Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

6. Power to relax - Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

7. Savings - Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxations of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Schedule Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, ex-Servicemen and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.


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Source: DoPT

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