Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare


Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

F.No.26020/17/2019-Adm.I
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 22nd May, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
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 i.e., to 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


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

REMUNERATION
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' at 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.

DURATION OF ENGAGEMENT
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 assignrnent 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 AshokKumar 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
ANNEXURE-I
PROFORMA APPLICATION FOR CONSULTANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
PENSION & PENSIONERS' WELFARE
PROFORMA-PENSION-PENSIONERS-WELFARE
 Via : Central Government News

CPWD - Installation of LED based Lightings in Central Government Buildings

CPWD

Installation of LED based Lightings in Central Government Buildings

e-office no. 9028234
Govt. of India
Central Public Works Department
0/0 Chief Engineer (CSQ.)(E)
A Wing, Room No.229,
NirmanBhawan,
New Delhi-110011.
No.02/ECC/ ESCO/2019/ 202
Dated 03.06.2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Installation of LED based Lightings in Govt. Buildings

Please refer to OM No. 02/ECC/ESCO/2019/491 Dated 07.12.2018 vide which it was requested to pursue with client Department as well as EESL to get the work of Energy Efficiency Measures in Non-GPOA buildings completed by 31.12.2018. It is intimated that MoHUA had asked the progress in respect of the above for updation in e-Samiksha urgently on 30.05.20l9 and following data available with the Directorate was submitted:
  1. Work completed in 337 Nos. Buildings.
  2. Work in Progress in 216 Nos. Buildings.
  3. Work is yet to be taken up in 686 Nos. Buildings.
It is therefore again requested to pursue the matter with Client Departments & EESL to complete the work in all 1239 Non-GPOA Buildings as early as possible. The zone wise details prior to restructuring are also enclosed for ready reference which may be corrected as per restructuring & be intimated to the Directorate. A status report may also be sent on email delseetlqa.cpwd@nic.in & deleeetlqa.cpwd@nic.in immediately for further appraisal of MoHUA about the updated progress in the matter.

This issues with the approval ofDG, CPWD.

Encl: As above.
(C.K. Varma)
Chief Engineer CSQ (E)
03.06.2019
To,
All SDGs/ ADGs/ CEs/SEs of CPWD (Through CPWD Website)

Source: Central Government Employees News

Kamlesh Chandra Committee on BPMs and ABPMs/ Dak Sevaks under Rule 31 of GDS

Kamlesh Chandra Committee on BPMs and ABPMs/ Dak Sevaks under Rule 31 of GDS

No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 10.06.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on 'Schedule of Engaging Authority', Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority for BPMs and ABPMs/ Dak Sevaks under Rule 31 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to refer to Rule 31of GDS regarding Schedule of Recruiting Authority of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011.

After taking into consideration the approved recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on 'Schedule of Engaging Authority', Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority for BPMs and ABPMs /Dak Sevaks, the Competent Authority has approved the substitution in Rule -31 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 containing the revised 'Schedule of Engaging Authority', Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) as per Annexure.

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

Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/ PCC)

ANNEXURE

SCHEDULE OF ENGAGING AUTHORITY, DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY & APPELLATE AUTHORITY FOR GDS

1. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Post Master

Engaging Authority: Deputy Superintendents of Post offices (in case of Divisions headed by Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General), if available, otherwise Head of the Division.
Authority :  Deputy Superintendents of Post offices (in case of Divisions headed by Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General), if available, otherwise Head of the Division
Penalties : All
Assistant Superintendents/ Inspector Posts of Sub Divisions
Penalties : (i) to (v)
Appellate Authority: Chief Postmaster General/ Postmaster General, Director Postal Services
Deputy Superintendents of Post offices (in case of Divisions headed by Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General), if available, otherwise Head of the Division

2. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Post Master

Engaging Authority: (i) Senior Postmaster/ Deputy Chief Postmaster/ Deputy Director/ Assistant Director/ Postmasters/ Sub Postmasters in Head Post Offices/ Mukhya Dak Ghar and HSG/ LSG norm based Post Offices except A, B & C class offices.

(ii) Inspector of Post Offices/ Assistant Superintendents of Post Offices in all other offices.
Authority :   Senior Postmaster/ Deputy Chief Postmaster/ Deputy Director/ Assistant Director in their own offices/ Inspector of Post offices/ Assistant Superintendents of Post Offices in all other offices
Penalties : All
Postmasters/ Sub Postmasters in Head Post Offices/ Mukhya Dak Ghar and HSG/ LSG norm based Post Offices except A, B & C class offices.
Penalties : (i) to (v)
Appellate Authority: Head of the Division including Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General

3. Railway Mail Service Dak Sevak

Engaging Authority: Inspector Assistant Superintendents, Railway Mail Service, Head Record Officers/ Sub Record Officers.
Authority : Inspector Assistant Superintendents Railway Mail Service
Penalties : All
Head Record Officers (in own Office)/ Sub Record Officer in Higher Selection Grade/ Lower Selection Grade (in own Office)
Penalties : (i) to (v)
Appellate Authority: Head of the Division including Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General

Source: DoP

Local language support for Gramin Dak Sevak Posts

Local language support for Gramin Dak Sevak Posts

GDS


No. 17-11/2019-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 04.06.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject : Provision of Local Language for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevak Posts - reg.

I am directed to refer to this Directorate letter No. 17-02/2018-GDS dated 08.03.2019 wherein para II (ii) of the orders, provision of local language for engagement to posts GDS was prescribed.

References have been received from Circles regarding facing of problems due to multiple languages decided vide Department of Posts order No.17-02/2018-GDS dated 08.03.2019. Taking into consideration the problems being faced by the Circles and request for identifying only a single Local language instead of multiple local languages, the following modification has been approved by the Competent Authority:-

Circle/ State- Wise List of Local Language for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevak Posts

S.NoName of CircleName of State / Union Territory covered under Postal CircleLocal language as for the Postal Circle
1Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh and YanamTelugu
2Assam- Assam (Excluding Three Dists of Barak Valley and Bodoland Territorial Council Areas)
- Three Dists of Barak Valley
- Bodo land Territorial Council Areas
Assamese
3BiharBiharHindi
4ChhattisgarhChhattisgarhHindi
5DelhiDelhiHindi
6Gujrat- Gujrat
- Dadra Nagar Haveli
- Daman and Diu
Gujrati
7HaryanaHaryanaHindi
8Himachal PradeshHimachal PradeshHindi
9J & K CircleJ&KUrdu/ Hindi
10JharkhandJharkhandHindi
11KarnatakaKarnatakaKannada
12KeralaKerala, Lakshadeep and MaheMalayalam
13Madhya PradeshMadhya PradeshHindi
14Maharastra- Maharastra
- Goa
- Marathi
- Konkani
15North East- Arunachal Pradesh
- Manipur
- Meghalaya
- Mizoram
- Nagaland
- Tripura
- Hindi/ English
- Manipuri
- Hindi/ English
- Mizo
- Hindi/ English
- Bengali
16OdishaOdishaOdia
17Punjab & Chandigarh- Punjab
- Chandigarh
- Punjabi
- Hindi/ English
18RajasthanRajasthanHindi
19Tamilnadu- Tamilnadu
- Puducherry (Excluding Mahe and Yanam)
- Tamil
- Tamil
20TelanganaTelanganaTelugu
21Uttar PradeshUttar PradeshHindi
22UttarakhandUttarakhandHindi
23West Bengal- West Bengal
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Sikkim
- Bengali
- Hindi/ English
- Nepali

4 This issues with the approval of Competent Authority
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Source: DoP

7th Pay Commission Recommendation for Physiotherapists. Central Government Employees - Lok Sabha Question

7th Pay Commission Recommendation for Physiotherapists. Central Government Employees - Lok Sabha Question
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 63
ANSWERED ON: 14.12.2018

Pay Commission Recommendation for Physiotherapists

AJAY (TENI) MISRA
K. KAMARAAJ
Will the Minister of
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the steps taken by the Government to implement the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations for physiotherapists regarding cadre restructuring till date;

(b) the duties and responsibilities of physiotherapists employed at Safdarjung hospital, RML hospital, Kalawati Saran hospital, JIPMER and AIIMS;

(c) whether the physiotherapists at the above hospitals are being given Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA); and

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (d) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO.63* FOR 14TH DECEMBER, 2018

(a) As per decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC notified vide Resolution dated 25.07.2016, necessary action on the recommendations of the 7th CPC pertaining to cadre restructuring of physiotherapists have already been taken up for implementation in some of the Central Government hospitals/institution.

(b) The duties and responsibilities of physiotherapists performed in Safdarjung hospital, RML hospital, Kalawati Saran hospital, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and six other new AIIMS located at Patna, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh, Bhopal, and Raipur broadly include the following:
  1. physiotherapists works with patients who have a range of conditions including Neuro-musculoskeletal, Geriatric, Post-surgical, ICU Patients, Pediatric, Cardiovascular and respiratory. They help to diagnose, assess and treat their physical problems
  2. treat in and out patients of Orthopedic, Neurological, Medical Surgery, Pediatrics and Gynecological, cardio-thoracic, respiratory & intensive care condition by means of electrotherapy, heat therapy, hydrotherapy, exercise therapy and massage
  3. provide physiotherapy care including exercise, hot packs, wax bath, short-wave-diathermy, ultrasonic therapy, cervical & lumbar traction, gait training, electrical stimulation & bed-side physiotherapy in ward as prescribed by the medical specialist, etc.
  4. administer and supervise students and junior physiotherapists and other support workers, who are involved in physical care of patients.
  5. participation in rehabilitation of patients
  6. co-ordinate and participate in training programmes related to physiotherapist
(c) & (d) As per the guidelines issued from time to time for grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA), HPCA is admissible to employees belonging to categories of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (non-ministerial) whose regular duties involve continuous and routine contacts with patients infected with communicable diseases or those who have to routinely handle, as their primary duty, infected materials, instruments and equipment which can spread infection.

Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) is not being given to Physiotherapists in Safdarjung, Dr. RML, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals and AIIMS, New Delhi and six new AIIMS located at different parts of the country as the physiotherapists working in these hospitals/institutes are Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ category employees. In Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, the physiotherapist are not getting HPCA as these employees are in the pay scale of Group ‘B’ category.

However, JIPMER, Puducherry continues to give Patient Care Allowance to physiotherapists as per the directions of Hon’ble Apex Court. These directions were issued consequent upon re-classification of Group ‘C’ category posts to Group ‘B’ posts based on the replacement scale as there was no change in the duties and responsibilities of the post held by the incumbents.

Source: loksabhaph.nic.in

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