Sunday, 26 May 2019

NFIR - Reckoning service for entitlement of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes


Reckoning service for entitlement of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes

Dated: 23/05/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reckoning service for entitlement of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 06/2016.
(ii) Board's letter No. E(W)2006/PS5-1/28 dated 18/04/2007 & 08/05/2008.
(iii) Board's letter No. E(W)2013/PS5-1/7 dated 16/12/2013.
(iv) Board's letter No. E(W)2013/PS5-1/28 dated 12/03/2014.
(v) Board's letter No. E(W)2016/PS5-8/2 dated 19/04/20l8.
(vi) NFIR's letter No. I/15/Part III dated 06/07/2018, 17108/2018 & 03/10/2018.
(vii) NFIR's letter No. I/15/2018 dated 12/03/2019.

Responding to the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 19/04/2018 with reference to NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No. 06/2016, Federation vide series of letters, latest being dated 12/03/2019, requested the Railway Board to restore previous instructions issued vide No. E(W)2006/PS5-1/28 dated 18/04/2007 to facilitate the benefit of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to the Former Defence Forces Personnel etc., working in Railways (as announced by Hon'ble MR in the Parliament during the course of presenting Rail Budget 2007 -08). Federation further desires to bring to the notice of the Railway Board that the subject was also discussed with ED(IR) on 3rd July, 2018 while specific case belonging to North Western Railway was also cited wherein the Zonal Railway has taken negative view and declined to implement Board's instructions dated 19104/2018 stating that the employee has not completed 20 years or more service in Railways, therefore not entitled for PRCP.

During NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 25/26-4-2019 though the subject could not be discussed due to paucity of time, the position conveyed through Action Taken Statement to the Federation is as follows :-

" The matter is under re-examination on file in consultation with Associate Finance"

NFIR, therefore once again urges upon the railway Board to issue suitable clarificatory instructions, duly modifying earlier instructions dated 19/04/2018 to facilitate the Former Defence Forces Personnel/Central Government Employees who joined Railways, to avail the benefit of PRCP on the basis of length of service rendered in Railways and in the previous Central Government Organizations. A copy of the modified instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Narendra Modi will take oath for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister on May 30, 2019

Narendra Modi will take oath for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister on May 30, 2019

Narendra Modi to take oath as PM on May 30

Narendra Modi will take oath for a second consecutive term as Prime Minister on May 30 at 7 pm in Rashtrapati Bhavan, along with members of the Union Council of Ministers.

President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath and secrecy of the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers, a statement issued by the President’s Office mentioned.
“The President will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union Council of Ministers on 30.05.2019 at 07.00 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the press statement read.

Riding on muscular nationalism and a strident anti-Congress plank spearheaded by Modi, the BJP on May 23 got an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha, crossing on its own the 300 seat mark while storming back to power for the second consecutive term.

The BJP, which had won 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, managed to increase its tally and notched up 303 seats in the 2019 elections.

This will be the first time when a non-Congress party has managed to secure a majority on its own for the second consecutive term after Indira Gandhi had won in 1971. Earlier, Jawaharlal Nehru had performed that feat.


Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare - Consultant in the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare - Consultant in the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 22nd May, 2019

Subject: Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare-reg.

The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare intends to engage a consultant to assist the Department for undertaking comprehensive review/revision of CCS (Pension) Rules and orders issued by the Government on the subject of pensionary benefits and other important issues requiring immediate attention. The revision and review of the rules etc. is being undertaken by the Department in compliance with recommendation of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of UoI Vs. R. Sethumadhavan and Other. In addition, the Department may also assign the consultant any other work related to this Department.

Accordingly, applications are invited from retired Central Government Employees having been retired from the post of Deputy Secretary/Director or equivalent say from any-post carrying the following.Pay.Band/Pay Matrix
i. Rs.15600 – 39100 + 7600 Grade Pay; or
ii. Rs.37400 – 67000 + 8700 Grade Pay; or
iii. Pay Matrix 12 or 13 under 7th CPC
The applicant should have a minimum of 3 years experience in dealing with pension cases and pension related court cases of Central Government Employees.

Age should not be more than 65 years on the date of advertisement.

On selection, the consultant will be paid consolidated remuneration equivalent to his last pay drawn minus pension. He will also be paid Dearness Allowance on the remuneration amount kt the rates applicable for Central Government Employees on the date of engagement. No other allowance such as HRA/Transport Allowance etc. will be payable to the consultant.
The consultant may be required to undertake outstation visits also for which he will be paid Travelling Allowance/hotel/ guest-house reimbursement as per rules applicable to
equivalent scales.

The duration of engagement will be one year from the date of initial engagement which period may be curtailed or extended at the sole discretion of the Department and the same will be binding on the consultant.

The appointment of consultants would be on full-time basis and he will not be permitted to take up any other assignment during the period of Consultancy with the DoP&PW.

The appointment of consultant is of a temporary (non - official) nature and the appointment can be cancelled at any time by the Department without assigning any reason.

Retired central government officers desirous of consideration for the above assignment may submit their application in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I), to Shri Ashok Kumar Singh, Under Secretary (Admn.I), Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi – 110 003 latest by 7th June, 2019 either in person or through post.

Applications received beyond the closing date or giving false information will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected, Only shortlisted candidates will be intimated and Department of Pension & PW reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason.

Encl. As above ..
(Ashok Kumar Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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