Monday, 21 September 2020

DOUBT and CLARIFICATION on MACPS – Central Government Employees News

 MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

MACPS – Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME

1. Doubt: What is modified Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) ?

CLARIFICATION: The MACP Scheme for Central Civilian Government Employees is in supersession of earlier ACP Scheme . Under the MACP Scheme three financial Up-gradations are allowed on completion of 10, 20. 30 years of regular service, counted from the direct entry grade. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay as given in Section I, Part -A of the first schedule of the CCS ( Revised Pay) Rules 2008, in case no ( promotion has been earned by the employee 1 during this period.

2. Doubt: From which date the MACPS is effective?

CLARIFICATION: The MACPS is effective w.e.f. 01.09.2008 or on completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of continuous regular service, whichever is later. Financial upgradation will also be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay. (Para 9 of OM dated 19/5/2009)

3. Doubt: Who are entitled for financial upgradation under the MACPS?

CLARIFICATION: The MACPS is applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees

Also check: MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY – MACP Supreme Court Order – Heard & Reserved 

4. Doubt: What norms are required to be fulfilled while granting the benefits under MACPs

CLARIFICATION: The financial upgradation would be on non- 1 functional basis subject to fitness in the hierarchy of pay band and grade pay within PB- 1. Thereafter, only the benchmark of ‘Good’ would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600 In PB-3. The benchmark will be ‘Vety Good’ for Financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above. However, where the Financial upgradation under the MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in para 17 of the Scheme, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also. OM.N0.35034/312008-Estt(D) dated 01/11/2010

5. Doubt: Whether Pay Band would be changed at the time of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS

CLARIFICATION: Yes. OM.N0.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 09/09/2010

6. Doubt: Whether the promotions in same grade would be counted for the purpose of MACPS?

CLARIFICATION: The financial up-gradation under the MACPS is in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. However if the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules is such that promotions are earned in the same grade pay , then the same shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

7. Doubt: How will the benefits of ACP be granted if due between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008

CLARIFICATION: The revised pay structure has been changed w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and the benefits of ACPS have been allowed till 31.08.2008. Hence, the benefits of revised pay structure would be allowed for the purpose of ACPS. (OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt.dated 9.9.2010).

8. Doubt: Whether adhoc appointment would be counted towards qualifying service for MACPS

CLARIFICATION: No. Only continuous regular service is counted owards qualifying service for the purpose of MACPS. The regular service shall commence ‘rom the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis. ( Para 9 of the MACPS)

9. Doubt: Whether State Government service shall be reckoned for the purpose of MACPS

CLARIFICATION: No. Only regular service rendered in the Central Government’s Department/ Office is to be counted for the purpose of MACPS, as the Scheme is applicable to the Central Government Civilian Employees only. ( MACPS , Para 10)

10. Doubt: What are the periods included in the regular service?

CLARIFICATION: All period spent on deputation/foreign service, study leave and all other kind of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority shall be included in the regular service. ( Para 11. MACPS)

Also read: Latest clarification on MACP scheme – Financial upgradation, to Junior Cashier promoted from the post of Senior Shroff / JAA / Senior clerk

11. Doubt: How is the MACPS to be extended to the employees of Autonomous and Statutory Bodies.

CLARIFICATION: Procedure prescribed in OM No.35034/3/2010- Estt(D), Dated 03/08/2010 would be followed by the administrative Ministries/Departments concerned for extension of the MACPS to the employees of Autonomous and Statutory Bodies under their control.

12. Doubt: Whether the cases of grant of financial upgradation allowed under the ACPS between 01.09.2008 and 19.05.2009, the date of issue of the Scheme are be reviewed?

Yes. Since the benefits of ACPS have been continued w.e.f. 01.09.2008, the cases settled between 01.09.2008 and 19.05.2009, in terms of previous ACP Scheme shall be reviewed.

13. Doubt: Whether the past continuous regular service in another Govt. Deptt. in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Deptt. without a break shall be counted towards qualifying regular  service for the purpose of MACPS.

Yes. ( Para 9, MACPS)

14. Doubt: Upto what grade pay the benefits under the MACPS is allowed?

The benefits of MACPS are being up-to HAG  / scale of Rs.67000-790001. (DOPT’s O.M.No.350341312008-Estt.(D) dated 24.12.2010)

15. Doubt: How the cases of pre- revised pay scales (Rs.5000-8000 & Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 8 Rs.7450-11500) merged w.e.f. 01.01.2006 are to be decided under MACPS?

The cases would be regulated in accordance with para 5 of Annexure-l of MACPS. The Ministries/Departments are expected to re. organise cadres and frame common RRs for the post in merged scales.

16. Doubt: Whether ‘Non-functional Scale’ of Rs.8000-13500 (revised to grade pay 01 Rs.5400 in PB-3) would be viewed as one financial upgradation for the purpose of MACPS.

Yes, in terms of para 8.1 of Annexure-l of MACPS dated 19.05.2009.

17. Doubt: Whether ‘time bound promotion’ scheme including ‘in-situ promotion’ scheme can run concurrently with MACPS.

No. ( Para 13 of MACPS)

18. Doubt: Whether Staff Car Drivel Scheme can run concurrently with MACPS

DOPT vide O.M. 35011/03/2008-Estt.(D),3010712010 has extended the benefits o MACPS to Staff Car Drivers as a fall bacl option.

19. Doubt: Whether the placement of erstwhile Gr. C employees as Staff Gal Driver, ordinary grade would count as a promotion?

No. The model RRs for Staff Car Drivers providc deputation/ absorption as a method of appointment for erstwhile Gr. D employees . Thc placement as staff Car Driver is not in the hierarchy hence the same would not be counted as promotion under MACPS. The regular service for the MACPS would be from the date of appointment as Staff Car Driver.

20. Doubt: Whether designation, classification or higher status would change on account of financial upgradation under MACPS

There shall be no change in designation, classification or higher status on grant of financial upgradation under MACPS, as the upgradation under the scheme is purely personal and merely placement in the next higher grade pay.

Also check: Important Supreme court Judgement – MACP should be given effect from 01.01.2016

21. Doubt: If a financial upgradation under the MACPS is deferred due to the reason of the employees being ‘unfit’ or due to departmental proceedings, etc, whether this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation.

Yes, this would have consequential effect on the iubsequent financial upgradation, which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of financial upgradation. ( MACPS, Para 15)

22. Doubt: Whether the stepping up of pay would be admissible if a junior is getting more pay than the senior on account of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS.

No stepping up of pay in the band or grade pay would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACPS. (Para ’10 of OM dated 19/5/2009)

23. Doubt: Whether the regular service rendered by an employee if declared surplus in hislher organisation and appointed in the same grade pay or lower grade pay shall be counted towards the regular service in a new organization for the purpose of MACPS.

Yes. (refer para 23 of Annexure-l of MACPS).

24. Doubt: In case of transfer including unilateral transfer own request, whether regular service rendered in previous organisation/office shall be counted alongwith the regular service in the new organization for the purpose of MACPS.

Yes. OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) Dated 01/11/2010

25. Doubt: If a regulation has been been offered but was eefused by the employees before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation under the MACPS, whether financial upgradation shall be allowed to such a government servant.

If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the Government employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed and as such an employee has not been stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the financial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal. ( Para 25 of MACPS)

NPS to OPS - Contract for Old Pension Scheme – Rajya Sabha

NPS to OPS

Contract for Old Pension Scheme – Rajya Sabha

National Pension System (NPS) was introduced for Central Government employees by a Notification of Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) dated 22nd December, 2003. NPS is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service from 1st January, 2004 (except the armed forces). However, in some specific court cases, like WP(C) No. 3834/2013 titled Permanand Yadav Vs. Union of India and WP(C) No. 2810/2016 viz.Rajendra Singh Vs. Union of India, where the selection of candidates had been made before 01.01.2004 but their actual appointment in the Government service could be made on or after 01.01.2004 due to various reasons, on the direction of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, the benefit of Old Pension Scheme was allowed to the petitioners.

After considering all the relevant aspects and to extend the benefit to similarly placed Government servants in order to reduce further litigation, the Government has decided, vide an Office Memorandum No. 57/04/2019-P&PW(B) dated 17th February, 2020 of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, that in all cases where the results for recruitment were declared before 01.01.2004 against vacancies occurring on or before 31.12.2003, the candidates declared successful for recruitment shall be eligible for coverage under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. Accordingly, such Government servants who were declared successful for recruitment in the results declared on or before 31.12.2003 against vacancies occurring before 01.01.2004 and covered under the National Pension System on joining service on or after 01.01.2004, may be given a one – time option to be covered under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

The advertisements issued before the introduction of the National Pension System may or may not have contained a clause regarding the pension scheme applicable to the selected candidates. In its order dated 27.03.2019 in W.P.(C) 10306/2016 – Union of India & others versus Dr. Narayan Rao Battu& another, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi observed that since the new pension scheme was in effect and a policy decision had already been taken to make the said scheme applicable to all incumbents joining government service on or after 01.01.2004, the Respondent, who was appointed on 25.02.2005, cannot claim the right to be covered by the old pension scheme, merely because the vacancy against which he was appointed was initially advertised at a time when the old pension scheme was in force. Hon’ble Court also observed that once the new pension scheme unambiguously and specifically provided that since all incoming office bearers, whose date of appointment is on or after 01.01.2004, would be governed by the new pension scheme, no reference can be made to either the date of vacancy, or the date of advertisement.

In view of the specific provisions of the Notification dated 22.12.2003, the date of advertisement for the vacancies or the date of examination for selection against those vacancies is not considered relevant for determining the eligibility for coverage under the Old Pension Scheme or the National Pension System. There is no proposal to revise the orders issued vide aforesaid Office Memorandum dated 17.02.2020.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Revision of 7th CPC Grade Pay Level of the category of Railway Ticket Collector apprentices and trainees on Railways – Railway Board

Revision of 7th CPC Grade Pay Level of the category of Railway Ticket Collector apprentices and trainees on Railways – Railway Board

7th CPC Grade Pay Level Ticket Collector

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / भारत सरकार
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / रेल मंत्रालय
(Railway Board)

RBE No 80/2020

S.No. PC-VII /157
No. PC-V. 2016 PST (Stipend)

New Delhi, dated 16-9-2020

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Pls
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways.

Consequent upon revision of Grade Pay Pay Level of the category of Ticket Collector from GP 1900 to GP-2000 Pay Level-3 vide Railway Board’s letter dated 02-8-2016, one of the Federations (AIRF) raised the issue of revision of rates of stipend to Ticket Collector Ticket Examiner. The matter has been considered and it has been decided to revise the rates of stipend of the category of Ticket Collector at S.No. 41. of the Schedule of Board’s letters of even number dated 02.02.2017 and 1 1-9-2018 as under:

S. No.CategoryTraining periodGrade Pay in VI CPC Pay Structure (Rs.)Corresponding Revised Pay Level in the 7th CPC Pay MatrixRevised rates of stipend in the corresponding Pay Level (Rs.)
41.Ticket Collector (erstwhile Ticket Examiner)26 days2000321700
Railway 7th CPC Pay Matrix

2. The above revised rate of stipend is applicable with effect from 01.08.2016.

Also check : 7th CPC DA Arrears Ready Reckoner Tables for Level-3

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Sudha A.Kujur)
Deputy Director/ Pay Commission
Railway Board

7th CPC Grade Pay Level Ticket Collector


Monday, 14 September 2020

GRANT OF 2nd FIANANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER ACP SCHEME WHO HAVE COMPLETED 24 YEARS REGULAR SERVICE

GRANT OF 2nd FIANANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER ACP SCHEME WHO HAVE COMPLETED 24 YEARS REGULAR SERVICE

MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

ACP SCHEME

Tele : 23014594
Dte Gen of Personnel
Military Engineer Services
Engineer-in-Chiefs Branch
Kashmir House, Rajaji Marg
New Delhi – 110011.

PC-4/85610/47/MACP/’ D’ Man /GANGADHARAN/CSCC OF

Dated: 08 Sep 2020

ADG (D&C) Range Hills Rd, Kirkee Pune-411003
ADG(Coast Guard & Projects) Chennai-600009
ADG(NEI) Guwahati, Pin-781027, C/o 56 APO 3
ADG(North) Jammu C/o CWE (AF) Jammu, Pin-937258
Chief Engineers HQs
Southern Command, Pune
Eastern Command, Kolkata
Central Command, Lucknow
Western Command, Chandimandir
Northern Command, Udhampur
South Western Command, Pune
DGNP, Mumbai
DGNP, Visakhapatnam
CME, Pune
CGDA, New Delhi

GRANT OF 2nd FIANANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER ACP SCHEME WHO HAVE COMPLETED 24 YEARS REGULAR SERVICE DURING INTERVENING PERIOD BETWEEN 01.01.2006 TO 31.08.2008 AND THIRD FINANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER MACP SCHEME AFTER COMPLETION OF 30 YEARS SERVICE IN R/O OF DRAUGHTSMAN/TOs OF MES

1. Refer further to this office letter No.CC-3/85610/47/MACP/D’ Man/6th/CSCC dated 21 April 2017.

2. The undersigned is directed to inform that the approval of grant of 2nd Financial Upgradation after completing 24 yrs of service under ACP scheme of DoPT in respect of Draughtsman & Tech Officers in the pay scale of Rs.15600 – 39100 plus Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in MES for the intervening period between 01 Jan 2006 to 30 Aug 2008 was granted by MoD after thorough scrutiny of the proposal.

3. Some complaints & grievances were filed against this grant of 2nd Financial Upgradation under ACP scheme by few individuals. In this connection the matter was again sent to MoD for further scrutiny and examinations. The decision of MoD in this regard is reproduced below :-

Also check: Grant of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme MACPS to Accounts Officers – CGDA Order

MACP

 “It is stated that the case for grant based on the analogy of Draughtsman Cadre of MES and Assistant (Arch Department) of CPWD provided by E-in-C’s Branch and as per Financial Upgradation to the TOs of Draughtsman Cadre of MES was granted as per the extant rules and guidelines of DoP&T.”

4. In view of the above, it is advised to take further necessary action as per the clarification of the MoD

5. This has approval of E-in-C please.

(Madan Lal)
Jt Dir (Pers) /CSCC
For E-in-C

Friday, 11 September 2020

VRS from Persons With Disabilities – Supreme Court – Latest DoPT Order

Latest DoPT Orders 2020


VRS from Persons With Disabilities - Supreme Court - Latest DoPT Order

No. 25012/I/2015-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: September 7, 2020
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Request received for Voluntary retirement from service (VRS) from Persons With Disabilities – Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579 – clarification reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 19.05.2015 on the subject noted above regarding the treatment of VRS notice given by a Government servant on medical grounds or on account of disability.
  1. In this regard, it is stated that the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act) has been repealed by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPWD Act, 2016), which came into force on 19th April, 2017. Hence, section 47 of PWD Act, 1995 as stated in DoPT’s O.M. of even no. 19.05.2015 is replaced by the provisions of section 20 of the RPWD Act, 2016.
  2. Section 20 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 provides as under:
  • “20. (1) No Government establishment shall discriminate against any person with disability in any matter relating to employment: Provided that the appropriate Government may, having regard to the type of work carried on in any establishment, by notification and subject to such conditions, if any, exempt any establishment from the provisions of this section.
    (2) Every Government establishment shall provide reasonable accommodation and appropriate barrier free and conducive environment to employees with disability.
    (3) No promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of disability.
    (4) No Government establishment shall dispense with or reduce in rank, an employee who acquires a disability during his or her service:
    Provided that, if an employee after acquiring disability is not suitable for the post he was holding, shall be shifted to some other post with the same pay scale and service benefits: provided further that if it is not possible to adjust the employee against any post, he may be kept on a supernumeraty post until a suitable post is available or he attains the age of superannuation, whichever is earlier.
    (5) The appropriate Government may frame policies for posting and transfer of employees with disabilities.
  1. In view of the above provision of RPWD Act, 2016 and Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement in case of Bhagwan Dass & anr vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 Scc 579, it is stated that whenever a Government servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds, or when the said VRS notice has been submitted due to a disability, the Administrative authorities shall examine as to whether the case is covered under Section 20 .
    (4) of RPWD Act, 2016. In case the provisions are applicable, the Government servant shall be advised that he/she has the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits. In case a disabled Government servant reconsiders his decision and withdraws the notice for voluntary retirement, his case shall be dealt with the aforesaid provisions of Section 20 of RPWD Act, 2016. If however, in spite of being so advised, such Government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed as per the applicable rules.
  1. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for voluntary retirement from disabled Government servants.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
The Secretaries
All Ministries /Departments of Government of India
(As per the standard list)
Source: DoPT

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Promotional and Incentive Structure of PLI / RPLI - Clarification in respect of sales force

Latest Central Government Employees News

F.No: 28-03/2019-L1(3)Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Directorate of Postal Life Insurance)
Chanakyapuri P.O Complex,
New Delhi-110021
Dated 31.08.2020
Sub: Promotional and Incentive Structure of PLI / RPLI - Clarification in respect of sales force - reg
This is regarding the promotional and incentive structure of PLI/RPLI, circulated vide PLI Directorate OM No. 28-03/2019-LI dated 19.06.2020 and implemented in Circles w.e.f. 01.07.2020.
2. In this connection, the following is clarified in respect of sales force procuring, PLI/ RPLI business:

Sl. No.IssueClarification
(i)Order of preference in payment of incentive to sales force of PLI/RPLI.Direct Agents are not Departmental Employees and majority of them are dependent on incentive for their livelihood. Therefore, there is a need to nurture and handhold Direct Agents by way of giving priority to them in incentive payment. Accordingly, the following order of preference shall be followed by Circles while making payment of incentive to sales force of PLI/RPLI:
(i) Direct Agents
(ii) Gramin Dak Sevaks
(iii) Field Officers
(iv) Departmental Employees
(ii)Nomination facility for sales force of PLI/RPLI.(i) Nomination facility may be provided to sales force of PLI/RPLI. In the event of unfortunate death of a sales force, incentive will be paid to the nominee of that sales force for the PLI/RPLI business procured by that sales force for the period she/he was alive.
(ii) Further, if the nominee of the deceased sales force wants to procure PLI/RPLI business, she/he may apply for fresh direct agency licence. If found suitable, the concerned Division may issue fresh licence to her/him. Procurement/renewal incentive shall be paid only for the business procured by her/him subsequent to the issue of fresh licence.
(iii)Abolition of group agency system of  incentive(i) Earlier, Group Leader was paid group incentive @ 7 % of the total procurement and renewal incentive payable to sales force under his jurisdiction. Resultantly, out of the total incentive on a PLI policy, the sales force used to get only 93% of the incentive and the remaining 7% used to be payable to the Group Leader.
(ii) In the new incentive structure, the group incentive structure has been abolished and done away with.
(iii) As a result, sales force of PLI and RPLI will get 100% of procurement and renewal incentive payable on PLI/RPLI policies as per prescribed rates effective from 01.07.2020.
(iv) In the new structure, Development Officer will be paid procurement incentive @ 1 % of total PLI/RPLI new business premium procured by Direct Agents attached to that Development Officer. The incentive payable to Development Officer will be over, and above the incentive payable to Direct Agents working under her/him.
(iv)Procurement of business by family members of Development Officer.In order to avoid conflict of interest, members of family of business by family of Development Officer are not allowed to procure PLI/RPLI business and claim incentive. Members of the family for this purpose would include the following:
(a) The spouse, but not including a separated spouse or one living separately while judicial separation proceedings are on;
(b) Children and stepchildren but not including children and stepchildren of whose custody the serving postal employee has been deprived by law;
(c) Other persons such as wards and parents, who are dependent on and live with the Development Officer.
(v)Rate of incentive payable on PLI/RPLI policies.Incentive payable on PLI/RPLI policies is being explained with the help of following illustration:For a PLI policy procured on 1st November 2009, the procurement and renewal incentive payable on this policy is detailed as under:
(i) 01.11.2009 to 31.10,2010 (First Year Premium):
PLI Procurement Incentive during this period will be paid as per the procurement incentive rate applicable during that period.
(ii) 91.11.2010 to 30.06.2020:Renewal Incentive during this period will be paid as per the renewal incentive rate applicable during that period.
(iii) 91.07.2020 onwards:
Renewal Incentive from 01.07.2020 onwards will be paid @ 1% of renewal premium.

3. This issues with approval of the competent authority.



7th CPC Children Education Allowance / Hostel subsidy - Jammu and Kashmir Central Government Employees

Central Government Employees
GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
CIVIL SECRETARIAT, JAMMU
No. A/Clar(2019)-676/J
Dated: 14-08-2020
Subject: Clarification on Children Education Allowance / Hostel subsidy.
Consequent upon the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission Allowances after the Reorganization of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, Finance Department has issued Govt. Order No. 473-F dated: 28.11.2019 wherein CEA /Hostel Subsidy was granted in favour of the employees of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Various queries have been received in the Finance Department from certain quarters regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy.
After examining the issue, it has been decided to issue the following clarification on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy:-
1. The maximum ceiling amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is Rs 2250/-per month per child and Rs 6750/- per month per child for hostel subsidy. The CEA amount is fixed irrespective of actual expenses incurred, but for claiming Hostel subsidy a certificate from the institute, where the child is studying shall indicate the amount of lodging and boarding charges paid by the employee to the residential educational institute. The reimbursable amount of the Hostel subsidy will be the actual expenses incurred or Rs 6750/- per month whichever is less.
2. Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy can be claimed by only one employee if both spouses are employed.
3. The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel subsidy will be made only once in a year after the completion of Financial year i.e., in the month of April/May. For example claim of CEA and Hostel subsidy for the financial year 2020-21 shall be submitted in April /May 2021.
4. The application for claiming the reimbursement is attached as Annexure “A”. In addition a bonafide certificate is to be obtained from Head of Educational Institution confirming that the child studied in the school during the period of the claim (Annexure “B”). In case such a certificate cannot be obtained, a self attested copy of the report card and receipt/ e- receipt of the institute can be produced as a supporting document.
(S. L. Pandita)
Director General (Codes)
Finance Department

Cadre Review of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan – Central Government Employees News

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
An Autonomous Body under the
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
Government of India
Ref.No. 11022/NYkKS/PERS: crc/679/2020
Date 19.08.2020
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Cadre Review of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan - reg.
Whereas the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports vide its letter F.No.1-7/2010-NYKS dated 29.01.2020 has communicated its approval for Cadre Restructuring of NYKS. Copy placed at Annexure-l.
AND WHEREAS the approved copy of the Cadre Review Committee Report of NYKS is placed at Annexure-ll.
NOW THEREFORE, the approval of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the Cadre Review of NYKS and copy of the approved Cadre Review Committee Report is hereby circulated for information of all employees of NYKS.
This issues as per the direction of the Competent Authority, NYKS.
(Vijay Kumar)
Dy Director (Personnel)
To: All Employees of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan

Confederation strongly oppose premature retirement of Central Government Employees, completed 30 years of service and attained age of 50 - 55 years

Retirement of Central Government Employees
The Department of Personnel and Training has issued an office memorandum on 28th August, 2020 that allows it to prematurely retire government servants even if they are within the 50 to 55 age groups or have completed 30 years of service.

Compulsory Retirement of Government Employees
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Dated – 04.09.2020
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers strongly oppose the move of Government of India to unilaterally and arbitrarily imposition of provisions of rules FR 56 (J) and rule 48 (h) pension rules to retire the Govt Employees prematurely and forcibly vide the OM No. 25013/03/2019-Estt-A IV dated 28. August 2020 issued by Department of Personal and Training, Govt. of India.
The above mentioned OM gives the power to Government to cause premature retirement of any Govt. official who has completed 30 years of service and attained age of 50/55 years on various vague grounds as such “doubtful integrity”, “ineffectiveness” and When petty allegations.
This OM gives infinite power to the authority to pick and choose the targeted employees for such forced premature retirement. The victim employee will not be given any opportunity to explain as natural justice demands. After retirement, he can approach advisory committee appointed by the Govt. of India.
This shows the autocratic attitude of Govt. of India towards the bask rights of employees and unions and in violation of Labour laws.
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers strongly oppose such an authoritarian and arbitrary move of Govt. of India and demand for withdrawal the said OM forthwith.
If this OM is not withdrawn the Central Govt. Employees will be compelled to launch serious agitational programmes.
R. N. Parashar
Secretary General
Confederation
Source: confederationhq.blogspot.com

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