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Revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker w.e.f 1st October 2020 - Central Government Employees News

Revised rates of Variable Dearness Allowance Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker w.e.f 1st October 2020 - Central Government Employees News

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No.1/ 20(5) / 2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi

Dated:12/10/2020

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Central Government Vide Notification No. S.0.190(E) dated 19th January, 20 17 of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, the undersigned hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six month ending on 30.06.2020 reaching 329.16 from 324 (Base 2001-100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 5.16 points for Industrial workers and direct that this order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2020.

RATES OF V.D.A.FOR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED IN “Employment of Sweeping and Cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993″.

AREARATES OF V.D.A. PER DAY (IN RS.)
A116
B97
C77
Rates of VDA

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f 01.10.2020 shall be as under :-

RATES OF WAGES PLUS V.D.A. PER DAY

AREABasic WagesV.D.A.Total
(Rs.)(Rs.)(Rs.)
A523+116=639
B437+97=534
C350+77=427
Revised rates of VDA

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board.

Also check: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2020

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part­-I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated 19th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

 (D.P.S.Negi)
Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

As per list attached.

Revised rates of VDA Minimum Wages for Sweeping and Cleaning Worker

Source: https://clc.gov.in/

Special Casual Leave to be consider the absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period – AIRF

Special Casual Leave to be consider the absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period – AIRF

 AIRF

No.AIRF/561 Dated: October 12, 2020

The D.G.(H.R.),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Regularization of absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown period

Ref.: Railway Board’s letters No.(EG) 2020/LE 2/1 dated 06.08.2020 and 03.09.2020

We are thankful to Railway Board for issuing instructions in the matter of treatment of absence during COVID-19 epidemic lockdown.

Many of the employees have had to remain away from their work, subsequent to the lockdown, whose absence is pending regularization. Many of the employees were forced to remain under quarantine due to various situations, which can be classified broadly as follows:-

(i) An employee was asked to remain in quarantine on return from outstation duty.
(ii) An employee remained in quarantine due to Central/ State Government instructions.
(iii) An employee was advised by Railway Medical Authority to remain in quarantine.
(iv) An employee who chose to remain in quarantine as a precaution.
(v) An employee who worked from home due to co-morbidity or underlying medical conditions as per Central/ State Government instructions.
(vi) An employee stayed at home as a precautionary measure and later found to be COVID-19 positive.

Also check: Ministry of Railways approves 196 pairs of Festival Special Trains 2020 services

It is, therefore, requested that, necessary instructions for treating absence of an employee during aforementioned situations, as “Special Casual Leave”, may kindly be issued at the earliest. Orders issued for maximum 30 days “Special Casual Leave” should also be cancelled as these being granted in special circumstances of COVID-19 epidemic where lockdown had been for more than four months and all sorts of transport had not been under operation.

Also read: Treating the COVID-19 absence period as Special Casual Leave

Comradely yours,
Shiva Gopal Mishra
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR 56U)/(i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR 56U)/(i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules

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CGDA

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

No. AN/  Estt-Others)/11206 /SAPR/FR-56(J)/2019

Dt. 09.10.2020

To,

PCA(Fys) PCsDA/ CsDA
(Through CGDA Website)

SubjectPeriodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR 56U)/(i) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

In continuation of this HQrs office circular bearing No. even dated 02.03.2020 regarding instructions exist on the need for periodical review of performance of Government servants with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest. In this connection relevant orders were enclosed for guidance and taking an appropriate action with reference to orders on the subject.

Also check: CGDA – Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972

In this regard, a copy of DoPT letter No. 25013/03/2019-Estt .A-IV dated 28/08/2020 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information, guidance and necessary action please.

Also Check: Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR) 560)1(l) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy.CGDA (AN)

Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for Rule 48 CCS Rules

FinMin Order – Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

 FinMin Order

The amount of the package is Rs. 10,000/- to be paid as advance to Central Government servant. This amount is interest free.

FinMin Order – Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

Grant of Festival Advance to Central Government Employees

F.No.12(2)/2020-EII(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
EII(A) Branch

North Block, New Delhi
12th October, 2020

Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Advance - Special Festival Package to Government Servants.

The undersigned is directed to say that with a view to enable Government servants to meet expenses relating to festivals and to encourage spending thereby giving a boost to economic activities, in pursuance of decision taken by the Government, it has been decided that a special festival package of advance will be accorded to all Government servants for any important festivals upto 31st March, 2021.

2. A Head of Office may sanction this special package on the eve of any important festival to any Central Government Servant under his administrative control. The term “important festival” is clarified as such festivals or one of such festivals as Head of Department may declare in respect of establishments under his/her administrative control.

3. The amount of the package is Rs. 10,000/- to be paid as advance to Government servant. This amount is interest free. The amount would be released through pre-loaded Rupay Card from SBI. DDOs, on receipt of application from Government servants for this package may process and acquire the prepaid cards from SBI for issue among the applicants. A detailed SOP for DDOs for obtaining these cards would be separately issued.

Also check: FinMin Order – Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

4. The festival package may be granted to a Government servant if he/she is on Government duty or on leave excluding leave preparatory to retirement, on the date on which the advance is disbursed. The amount paid under this package is recoverable in not more than ten (10) instalments.

5. These orders will take effect from the date of issuance of this Office Memorandum and will be in force during the current financial year till 31 March, 2021.

6. All the Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all its Attached and Subordinate offices for their information /necessary action.

Hindi version of this Office Memorandum will follow.

(B.K.Manthan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To

All the Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

Source: DoE

FinMin Order – Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

FinMin Order

Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21

F.No.12(2) /2020-EII(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
EN(A) Branch

North Block, New Delhi
12th October, 2020

Office Memorandum

Sub: Special cash package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the Block 2018-21.

In view of Covid-19 pandemic and resultant nationwide lockdown as well as disruption of transport and hospitality sector, as also the need for observing social distancing, a number of Central Government employees are not in a position to avail themselves of LTC for travel to any place in India or their Hometowns in the current Block of 2018-21.

2. With a view to compensate and incentive consumption by Central Government employees thereby giving a boost to consumption expenditure, it has been decided that cash equivalent of LTC, comprising Leave Encashment and LTC fare of the entitled LTC may be paid by way of reimbursement, if an employee opts for this in lieu of one LTC in the Block of 2018-21 subject to the following conditions:-

a) The employee spends the money of a larger sum than the entitlement on account of LTC on actual expenditure.

b) Cash equivalent of full leave encashment will be allowed, provided the employee spends an equal sum. This will be counted towards the number of leave encashment on LTC available to an employee.

C) The deemed LTC fare for this purpose is given below :-

Category of employeesDeemed LTC fare per person
(Round Trip)
Employees who are entitled to business class of airfareRs. 36,000
Employees who are entitled to economy class of airfareRs. 20,000
Employees who are entitled to Rail fare of any classRs. 6,000
Deemed LTC fare per person Central Government Employees

d) The cash equivalent may be allowed if the employee spends a sum 3 times of the value of the fare given above.

e) The amount both on account of leave encashment and fare shall be admissible if the employee spends (i) an amount equal to the value of leave encashment and; (ii) an amount 3 times of the cash equivalent of deemed fare, as given above on purchase of such items / availing of such services which carry a GST rate of not less than 12% from GST registered vendors / service providers through digital mode and obtains a voucher indicating the GST number and the amount of GST paid.

f) The admissible payment shall be restricted to the full value of the package [leave encashment as admissible for LTC and deemed fare] or depending upon the spending as per example given at Annexure-A.

g) While TDS is applicable in the case of leave encashment, since the cash reimbursement of LTC fare is in lieu of deemed actual travel, the same shall be allowed exemption on the lines of existing income-tax exemption available to LTC fare. The legislative amendment to the provisions of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 for this purpose shall be proposed in the due course. Hence, TDS shall not be required to be deducted on the reimbursement of deemed LTC fare.

Also check: LTC Fare list September 7, 2020 – Central Government Employees

3. Head of the Departments / DDOs may make reimbursement under this package as per the details given above on receipt of invoices of purchases made / services availed during the period post the issuance of this order from the employees who are desirous to avail this package. It may be noted that in order to avail this package an employee should opt for both leave encashment and LTC fare.

4. An amount upto 100% of leave encashment and 50% of the value of deemed fare may be paid as advance into the bank account of the employee which shall be settled based on production of receipts towards purchase and availing of goods and services as given in Para 2(e). The claims under this package (with or without advance) are to be made and settled within the current financial year. Non-utilization / under-utilization of advance is to be accounted for by the DDOs in accordance with the extant provisions relating to LTC advance i.e. immediate recovery of full advance in the case of non-utilisation and recovery of unutilized portion of the advance with penal interest.

5. These orders will take effect from the date of issuance of this Office Memorandum and will be in force during the current financial year till 31st March, 2021.

6. All the Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all its Attached and Subordinate offices for their information.

Also check: Relaxation of purchase of air tickets from authorized Travel Agents for the purpose of LTC

Hindi version of this Office Memorandum will follow.

(B.K.Manthan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

To

 All the Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

Source: DoE

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