Thursday, 7 March 2019

Cabinet approves reservation in Teachers Cadre Ordinance, 2019


Cabinet
Cabinet approves reservation in Teachers' Cadre Ordinance, 2019
07 MAR 2019
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for promulgation of "The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers' Cadre) Ordinance, 2019" considering the University/ College as a unit instead of 'Department/ Subject'.

Impact:
This decision is expected to improve the teaching standards in the higher educational institutions to attract all eligible talented candidates.

Benefits:
This decision will allow filling up of more than 5000 vacancies by direct recruitment in Teachers' Cadre duly ensuring that the Constitutional Provisions of Articles 14, 16 and 21 shall be complied with and stipulated reservation criteria for the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes are met with.

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3% Additional DR to Central Government pensioners from Jan 2019 - Orders issued

Dearness Relief for Central Government pensioners / family pensioners - Revised rate with effect 01/01/2019
3% Additional DR to CG Pensioners from Jan 2019 - Orders issued

No.42/04/2019-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Dated the 06th March, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2019 - reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/0612018-P&PW(G) dated 18.09.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% w.e.f 01.01.2019.
  1. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/ Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.1I dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(I3) dated 11.09.2017.
  2. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.
  3. The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/family pension of March,2019.
  4. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45173/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.
  5. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.
  6. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.
  7. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, IV34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA- 64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.
  8. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.
  9. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No. 1I112019 -E.II(B) dated 27th Feb,2019.
Hindi version will follow.
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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

7th CPC Dress Allowance for Railway Signal and Telecom Helpers, Electronic and Mechanical staff, equipped with uniform and protective gear

7th CPC Dress Allowance for Railway Signal and Telecom Helpers, Electronic and Mechanical staff, equipped with uniform and protective gear.

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/TF Cell/S&T/S&T Uniform
Dated: 05.03.2019
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: Uniform and Protective gears for Maintainers and Helpers of Signal & Telecom, Electrical (TRD) and Mechanical (ART & AHME) Staff.

Ref: 1. Railway Board's letter no. 2017/Transf.cell/Civil/03 dated 05.02.2018.

Railway Board's letter no. PC-VII/2017/11715 /7 dated 03.10.2017.

In order to ensure safe working environment for the staff working on track and also keeping in view the hardship faced by them during extreme weather conditions, provision of Special protective gears has been considered by the Board. In continuation of the protective :gears approved for Trackmen/Keymen/Patrol men vide Reference (1) above, Board (MTR, MRS, MS, FC & CRB) in consultation with DG(S&T), have also approved the following:

Protective Gears:
Provision of special protective gears has been approved for the Technicians/Maintainers and Helpers of S&T, Electrical (TRD) & Mechanical (ART & ARME) departments where duty, involves working in field/on track under extreme weather and working conditions. The list of the protective gears and other items is as indicated below:
Table-I
S. No. Description Functional specification Scale Approx. Cost (Rs.)
1. Rain Coat with cap/hood and separate waterproof trouser Waterproof coat and trouser with full sleeves and cap/hood. Once in a year 1200/-
2(a) Winter Jacket Jacket with timer lining with/without hood/cap orange color superior quality Once in in 2 years 2500/-
OR
2(b)** Clothing for Subzero climate
i. Jacket
ii. Trouser
iii. Gloves
iv. Snow boots
v. Cap
As per military clothing from Ordinance factories/approved suppliers of Ordinance factories. Once in 2 years 10,000/-
3.Safety Shoes (with Steel Toes)As per IS 15298 (Part 2): 2011 / ISO 20345:2004 Some of the reputed brands are Bata, Liberty, Action etc.Once in six Months1400/-
4.Luminous vestRetro-reflective orange colour IS-15809 of 2008 specified by EN471 StandardOnce in Six months500/-
5.Tricolor LED 3-cell Torch/rechargeable torch As being used by SCR / NROnce a Year1000/-

Note: 1.* Tricolor LED 3-cell Torch/ rechargeable torch to be provided to staff deputed for night duty or required to attend failures during night.

Note 2: ** Winter jackets as per item 2a) will not be supplied in subzero climate region, as provisioning of the same is already included in item 2b). In addition, any specific requirement for any particular area/climatic condition may be assessed by the respective DRM.

Mode of Procurement
Mode of Procurement shall be same as adopted for procurement of protective gears for Engineering staff vide reference (1) above. As on date, Stores Department is procuring luminous vests. The other items mentioned in Table I above, may be procured at Divisional Level, through Spot Purchase Committee comprising concerned Branch Officer, SrDFM/ DFM. SrDMM/DMM. Once the system gets stabilized, and the vendors are developed, these may be procured through Stores Department of the Division.

Dress Allowances:
The Dress Allowance for the eligible staff as per Railway Board's letter no. PC­ VII/2017/1/7/5/7 dated 03.10.2017 (RBE No. 141/2017), shall continue to be followed for above categories of staff.
Colour Scheme of uniform for Technicians/Maintainers and Helpers of S&T Department:

The colour scheme of uniform for Technicians/Maintainers and Helpers of S&T Department for both men/women - Shirt/Kurta shall be of Sky Blue and Trouser/Salwar shall be Navy Blue.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.
Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.
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(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell
Source: Railway Board

Reimbursement of rent to Government servants during their temporary stay upto a maximum period of six months

Reimbursement of rent to Government servants during their temporary stay upto a maximum period of six months
No.2/05)2018-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 01 February 2019,
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reimbursement of rent to Government servants during their temporary stay (upto a maximum period of six months) in State Bhavans/Guest Houses/ Departmental Guest Houses run by Central Government/State Governments /Autonomous Organizations etc.

Several references are being received in this Department seeking clarification regarding applicability of instructions contained in this Departments O.M.No.2(25)/2004-E.II(B) dated 15.12.2011 to Central Government officials on their stay in State Bhavans/Guest Houses and also in cases where Central Government off and also stay in Departmental Guest Houses.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department. In supersession of the instructions contained in aforesaid O.M. dated 15.12.2011, it has been decided that tie official on their pasting to the Centre and the Central Government officials on their transfer/posting to a new station; necessitating change of residence if they temporarily stay in State Bhavans/ Guest Houses/Departmental Guest houses run by Central Government / State Government / Autonomous Organizations etc., may be reimbursed the amount of rent paid subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:
(a) The official has applied for accommodation of his entitlement, but has not been allotted residential accommodation by the Government.
(b) The concerned Guest House, should be located at the place of posting of the official.
(c) The official must have stayed in State Bhavans/Guest Houses/Departmental Guest Houses run by Central Government/State Government/Autonomous Organizations etc and submit rent receipts in support of payment of rent.
(d) Reimbursement of rent shall be admissible up to a maximum period of six months.
(e) No House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be admissible during this period,
These orders shall be effective from the date of issue.

In so far as the persons serving in the India Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.
(Nirmala Dav)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Nationwide protest by Central Government employees against National Pension Scheme (NPS) on 13.03.201


DoPT Orders 2019: Nationwide protest by Central Government employees against National Pension Scheme (NPS) on 13.03.201
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No.45018/1/2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 05th March, 2019

Subject: Proposed Nationwide Dharna/Demonstration by National Joint Council of India (NJCA) on 13th March, 2019 against National Pension Scheme (NPS) - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.



1. It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a forum by the nomenclature of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has decided to organize Dharna/Demonstrations in front of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi and all across the country on 13th March, 20 19 in order to protest against New Pension Scheme (NPS).

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike/protest including mass casual leave, go slow etc. or any action that abet any form of strike/protest in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike/protest. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also agreed in several judgements that going on a strike/performing any sort of protest is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with law. Any employee going on strike/protest in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Kind attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. No.33012/ 1/(s)/2008- Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008, on the subject for strict compliance (enclosed as Annexure-A).

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or any other kind of leave to the officers and employees, if applied for, during the period of proposed Dharna/demonstration, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on Dharna/demonstration, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty on the day of Dharna/demonstration, i.e., 13.03.2019.
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(G. Srinivasan)
Director (Reservation)
Source: DoPT

DA is paid in 7th CPC pay scales to CDA patterns for CPSE employees


DA is paid in 7th CPC pay scales to CDA patterns for CPSE employees.

F. No. W-02/0038/2017-DPE (WC)-GL-V/19
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block 14, CGO Comply, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110003, the Ist March, 201.9

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of CPSEs, drawing pay in 7th CPC pay scales.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para No. 3 and Annexure-II(a) and II(b) to this Department’s O.M. No. W-02/0058/2016-DPE(WC) dated. 17.08.2017 wherein the rates of DA payable to the employees who are following CDA pattern pay scales have been indicated.
  1. The DA payable to the employees may be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% with effect from 01.01.2019.
  2. The payment of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.
  3. These rates are applicable in the case of CDA employees whose pay have been revised. with effect from 01.01.2016 as per DPE's O.M. dated 17.08.2017.
  4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance (from January to March) shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2019.
  5. All. administrative Ministries/Departments of Government of India are requested to bring this to the notice of Central Public Sector Enterprises under their administrative Control for action at their end.
(A K Khurana)
Director

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