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


aicpin-july-2019-press-note


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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