Dearness Allowance Allowance Committee 7th Pay Commission Pension News
4% Additional DA for TN State Government Employees from Jan 2017 Allowances Committee Report and Financial Expenditure Government ready to implement Higher Allowances Requirements from pensioner for credit of first pension to his/her account by bank.

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Dependents of GDS to get benefit within 3 months

Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship.

The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:

  • Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS
  • Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS
  • Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.

This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent.

The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application.

Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

PIB

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India Post Payment Bank IPPB – Schedule of Charges (Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes)

India Post Payment Bank IPPB – Schedule of Charges (Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes)

India Post Payment Bank

IPPB – Schedule of Charges
(Tariffs are excluding applicable taxes)

Account variants -> Account feature Regular Account – Safal Account Basic Savings Bank
Deposit Account(BSBDA) – Sugam Account
BSBDA – Small
Account – Saral Account
Account opening
Eligibility Anybody 10 years
and above with KYC
Anybody 10 years
and above with KYC
Anybody 10 years
and above with
simplified KYC
Initial minimum deposit
requirement
INR 100 Nil Nil
Minimum account balance Nil Nil Nil
Maximum balance INR 1,00,000 INR 1,00,000 INR 1,00,000
Nomination facility Available Available Available
ATM/ Debit CArd Free Free Free
Subsequent cards INR 100 INR 100 INR 100
Annual maintenance
charges (from 2nd Year)
INR 100 NA NA
PIN regeneration INR 100 INR 50 INR 50
Servicing / Transaction
Minimum Quarterly Average
Balance (QAB)
Nil Nil Nil
Annual Interest Rate 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
Quarterly Non maintenance
charges
NA NA NA
Interest payment Quarterly Quarterly Quarterly
Mobile Alerts Free Free Free
Monthly Account statement
(including duplicate
statements)
Free Free Free
Doorstep banking (Refer
Doorstep banking charges for
details)
INR 15-35 INR 15-35 INR 15-35
Interbank remittances
charges (IPPB Intrabank
remittance is free
2 remittances free
per month
For more details, see
Remittances charges
See Remittances
charges
See Remittances
charges
Branch Banking
Free monthly customer
induced
transactions.Subsequently
@ INR 20 per transaction at
branch and Customer
Service Points
4 Free 4 Free 4 Free
Charge frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly
ATM monthly transactions
At India Post ATMs All free All free All free
At Punjab National Bank’s
ATMs
All free All free All free
At other bank’s ATMs:
Metro
3 txns. free 3 txns. free 3 txns. free
At other bank’s ATMs: Non-
Metro
5 txns. free 5 txns. free 5 txns. free
Additional transactions at
Other Bank’s ATMs
Financial: INR 20 Financial: INR 20 Financial: INR 20
Non-financial: INR 8 Non-financial: INR 8 Non-financial: INR 8
Maximum ATM withdrawal
per transaction
INR 10,000 INR 10,000 INR 10,000
per month in
aggregate by way of
withdrawals through
withdrawal slips at
Branch, ATM, POS
Outlets and
E-Commerce
Transactions
Maximum ATM withdrawal
per day
INR 25,000 INR 25,000
Maximum cumulative spend
at POS outlets and
ecommerce sites per day
INR 65,000 INR 65,000
Miscellaneous
Standing Instruction Charges
(IPPB to IPPB)
Free Free Free
Account status change
(Inactive to active and
dormant to active)
Free Free Free
Account Closure Charges within 14 days of Account
Opening
Free Free Free
Account Closure within 6 months – Customer induced INR 250 INR 250 INR 250
Balance certificate per Instance Free Free Free
ATM card/ KIT returned due to wrong address INR 100 INR 100 INR 100
Charges to be recovered from IPPB customer in case of
cheque bounce
100% of clearing
charges
100% of clearing
charges
100% of clearing
charges

All transaction limits set in this Schedule of Charges are applicable subject to the transaction amounts being within regulatory limits for the specified period as prescribed by RBI.

Remittances Charges

These charges are applicable irrespective of the type of Savings account.

Mode of Outward
Remittance
Transaction size Charges (excluding
service tax) at branch
and doorstep banking
Charges (excluding
service tax) for
mobile banking
NEFT Up to INR 10,000 INR 2.5 per transaction NA
INR 10,000 – INR 1
Lakh
INR 5 per transaction NA
IMPS
Upto 1 INR Lakh
INR 5 per transaction INR 4 per transaction
AEPS Upto INR 10,000
(max. limit)
Free NA

The charges are subject to any regulatory changes that might be intimated from time to time

Doorstep Banking Charges

Service
Charges (INR)
Doorstep Banking -On-boarding Customer On-
boarding
Free
Doorstep Banking – Cash based
transactions
Cash Deposit and
Withdrawal
For cash transactions
< INR 2,001 : INR 15 per visit
INR 2001 – 5,000 : INR 25 per visit
INR 5,001 – 10,000 : INR 35 for per visit
Cash transactions above INR 10,000 will
not be offered at doorstep
Doorstep Banking – Non-cash
based Financial Transactions
Remittance INR 10 per visit
Doorstep Banking – Non-cash
based Non-Financial Transactions
Balance Enquiry Free
Mini Statement

Notes:
1. The above charges are in addition to the transaction charges (e.g. charges for AEPS are not included above). Please refer to the respective sections for transaction charges.
2. The higher of financial and non-financial transaction charges for Doorstep Banking will be levied in case a customer avails both the facilities in a single visit (e.g. if a customer avails cash deposit of INR 10,000 and balance enquiry in a single Doorstep visit) the customer will be charged INR 35 for that visit).
3. Only three transactions are allowed per visit. Fourth transaction would be treated as another visit, and charges would apply accordingly.

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2348

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Extension of medical facilities to Defence Industrial Employees in Mumbai

Extension of medical facilities to Defence Industrial Employees in Mumbai

CGHS benefits to Defence Industrial Employees of Naval Dockyard, Central Ordinance Depot and AFMSD in Mumbai

S.11030/25/2009-CGHS(P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 21st/April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Extension of medical facilities to Defence Industrial Employees in Mumbai- reg

The undersigned is directed to say that the matter regarding extension of CGHS facilities to the Defence Industrial Employees of Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, Central Ordinance Depot, Mumbai and AFMSD, Mumbai at par with the Defence Industrial employees who are availing CGHS facilities in stations other than Mumbai, was under examination in this Ministry.

2. The matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with Ministry of Defence and it has been decided to extend CGHS benefits to Defence Industrial Employees of Naval Dockyard, Central Ordinance Depot and AFMSD in Mumbai.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Sunil Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel:23061436

Source: www.cghs.gov.in

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The Central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income : FM

The Central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income: FM

Following is the text of the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s Statement on the subject to impose tax on agriculture income:

“I have read the paragraph in Niti Ayog Report entitled ‘Income tax on agriculture income’. To obviate any confusion on the subject, I categorically state that the Central Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income. As per the Constitutional Allocation of Powers, the Central Government has no jurisdiction to impose tax on agricultural income.”

PIB

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4% Additional Dearness Allowance (DA) for Tamilnadu State Government Employees from Jan 2017

4% Additional Dearness Allowance (DA) for Tamilnadu State Government Employees from Jan 2017

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The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Government today announced a four percent of Dearness Allowance to its employees and pensioners with effect from January 2017.

Today the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has declared an another installment of additional 4% Dearness allowance with effect from Jan 2017 to the employees working under Tamil Nadu Government. Following the announcement, the existing percentage 132% is increased to 136% from Jan 2017.

Following the Central Government, the state government has declared DA to its employees from the existing rate of 132% to 136% with effect from 1.7.2016 as per existing basic pay.

Detailed order is awaited.

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Conducting of Agitation Programme for settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees

Demands pertaining the 7th CPC Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, Allowances, NPS, Pre-2016 Pensioners – Employees are in dark about development – INDWF’s All India Demand Week from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 with Charter of Demands

INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
Estd 1959 (Recognised by Govt. of India)

No. INDWF/Demand Week/M of D/2017

Date: 18.04.2017

To
Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Conducting of Agitation Programme for settlement of Charter of Demands of Defence Civilian Employees – reg.

Sir,
Indian National Defence Workers Federation in its 21st Conference held on 21nd and 22nd March, 2017 unanimously resolved to conduct agitation programme from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 in order to demand Ministry of Defence and Government of India to settle the demands.

INDWF being one of the constituent organisations of National Council (JCM) under the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees. NJCA deferred the proposed Indefinite Strike which was to commence from 11.07.2016 based on the assurances given by the group of Ministers Chaired by Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister that Government will constitute committee on on Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, Allowances, NPS and Pre-2016 pensioners. It was also the National Council (JCM) within 4 months. However, even after more than 6 months it is regretted to note that none of the demands of the NJCA pertaining to 7th CPC are accepted by the Government Employees in genera and Defence Civilian Employees in particular.

In addition to the above, it is to be pertinent to mention that the Government is going ahead very fast to privatise and outsource the entire defence production activities. We are in dark about the development which is taking place about the letter received from Hon’ble Prime Minister’s office to the Department of Defence Production and OFB asking various information’s of the production activities of the above unhelpful attitude and decision of Government of India and Ministry of Defence, the Defence Civilian Employees are very much agitated in this regard. Therefore, the Indian National Defence Workers Federation has decided to observe All India Demand Week from 24.04.2017 to 29.04.2017 by holding gate meetings, demonstration, wearing demand badges and submit memorandum for your favourable consideration and for early settlement of these demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Stop privatisation and outsourcing of Defence Production and withdraw 100% in Defence

2. Fill up all the existing vacancies including freezed vacancies during the period of ban on recruitment considering the increased work load.

3. Withdraw NEW PENSION SCHEME (NPS) for the Defence Civilian Employees and extend Defined Pension facilities at par with Armed Forces personnel as per CCS Pension Rules 1972 ensuring 50°/o pension on the last pay drawn and also extend Family Pension. Disability pension.

4 Regularise all the Casual. Contract, Outsource employees, Part time employees employed in permanent and perennial jobs.

5. Withdraw arbitrary decisions of stopping detailment of employees on Sundays/Holidays working in Ordnance Factories in order to achieve the projected targets.

6. Early implementation of granting of Allowances on 7m CPC Pay scales on HRA, TA and Other Allowances. Revise the Minimum Pay, implement 7th CPC recommendation of Option-I for pensioners and accepted by Government regarding pension of pre-2016 Pensioners without any further delay

Yours Sincerely.

(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Copy to
1) Secretary (DP)
Department of Defence Production
South Block, New Delhi.

2) Secretary & Chairman,
Department of Defence Research & Development.
DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi 110 105.

3) All Heads of Directorates.
DGOF & Chairman. OFB, DGQA, E-in-c’s Branch, COP Navy
AOP Air Force, AG Army HQs

Source: http://indwf.blogspot.in/

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CPAO: Not required to visit the bank to activate their first payment of pension

Pensioners were not required to visit the bank to activate their first payment of pension: CPAO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAVA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110068

CPAO/IT&Tech/ Simplification/2016-17/11Vol-VI/18

24.04.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Requirements from pensioner for credit of first pension to his/her account by bank.

Attention is invited to CPAO’s OM No.CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2014-15/52 dated- 28.05.2014 whereby it was intimated to all concerned that pensioners were not required to visit the bank to activate their first payment of pension. It was also intimated that undertaking for recovery of excess/over payment of pension had been made a part of PPO. Inspite of these instructions, banks used to insist on pensioners to physically appear in the bank before commencing first payment of pension. Consequently, CPAO had issued instructions vide OM No. CPAO/Tech/Life Certificate/2014-15/99-175 dated-28.07.2014 that banks should not insist on the pensioners to issue life certificate at the time of first credit of pension. They were also advised to identify the pensioner with reference to information already available with bank obtained through KYC at the time of opening of bank account. The above instructions were reiterated by 0M No. CPAO/Tech/Bank Performance/2014-15/45 dated-02.06.2016.

However. it is observed that banks are still insisting upon the pensioners for completion of formalities like submission of life certificate, letter of Undertaking and certificate of non-employment to credit their first payment and other dues to their pension account resulting into inconvenience to the pensioners defeating the very purpose of simplifying the pension procedures.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Heads of Government Business Divisions of all the banks are advised to ensure that instructions issued by CPAO are followed by CPPCs and paying branches and any inconvenience to pensioners are avoided.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Vijay Singh)

Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

Source: http://cpao.nic.in

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7th Pay Commission: Government ready to implement Higher Allowances

7th Pay Commission: Government ready to implement ‘Higher Allowances’

New Delhi: Giving the hint that government is all set to implement higher allowances, Finance Ministry sources said that ‘higher allowances’ will have no impact on inflation.

Finance Ministry sources today said the government is ready to implement the higher allowances from May after receiving the report of Committee on Allowances.

“Over 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will benefit by final report on allowances,” the sources added.

After the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016 in respect of basic pay and dearness allowances, the Committee on Allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was constituted in June last year.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances.

It’s been almost ten months and the Committee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. However, the committee was initially given four months’ time to submit the report to Finance Minister.

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Reconsideration of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
Admn. Section
Corporate Office
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
New Delhi 

No. BSNL/Admn.I/15-22/14

Dated: April 11, 2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Reconsideration of extension of without voucher facility to Retired Employees.

Ref: No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/1 dated 5.9.2011.

Facility of extension of without voucher facility was withdrawn vide guidelines conveyed vide letter No. 7-8/2010/EF/Part/1 dated 5.9.2011, as expenditure control measure. To mitigate the hardship in submission and following up of medical claims by retired employees, the Competent Authority has approved revival the facility only to retired employees, as per the guidelines issued vide letter No. BSNL/ADMN/l dated 28.2.2003 under para 2.1.1.

The entitlement under this option will be 50% of the admissible amount (annual outdoor ceiling prescribed) and will be paid in four equal instalments at the end of each quarter. The amount payable is taxable as per the applicable Rules.

The decision will however will be reviewed after 6 months.

sd/-

(Raj Kumar)

Assistant General Manager (Admn.IV)

Signed Copy

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Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014

Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014

ESIC

U-16/30/580/2016-Pro.Cell(SST)/WUL-290

Dated: 05/04/2017

To,
Director (Med.) Delhi, Director (Med.) Noida
MS’s- All ESIC Hospitals
SSMC’s/SMC’s- All States

Sub: Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List 2014- reg

Sir/Madam,

As per policy, ESI Corporation follows listed rates of CGHS for clearing bills of Empanelled Hospitals. In this context, ESIC Headquarters is receiving numerous representations from field units as well as tie-up hospitals regarding issues pertaining to defined CGHS package rates. As per clarifications received from CGHS Hqrs, New Delhi, the decisions are as under:

S.No. / Queries Raised / Decisions

1.Whether 10% deduction on rates admissible for General Ward is done for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.

No deduction or enhancement for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.

2.Whether immunosuppressant therapy for Kidney Transplantation (Related) is included within the package rates.

Yes, the rate is inclusive of immunotherapy.

3.Whether any charges for the consumable (balloon) are to be paid additionally over the package rate for Balloon Mitral Valvotomy/PTMC- (CGHS 547)

No additional Charges need to be paid.

4.Whether charges for the dye/medicine are to be paid additionally over the Package rates for Radio-Isotope Therapy- (CGHS 1364-1370)

Rates are inclusive of the dyes. No additional charges need to be paid.

These instructions will be valid from 01.04.2017.

This issues with the approval of Director General.

Your faithfully

sd/-
(Dr.Sangeeta Mathur)
Dy. Medical Commissioner (SST)

Authority: http://esic.nic.in/

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11th Bipartite – Next Wage Revision in Public Sector Banks

11th Bipartite – Next Wage Revision in Public Sector Banks

D.O.No. 4/2/2/15/IR
Girish Chandra Murmu, IAS .
Additional Secretary

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep Building, 3rd Floor,
10, Parliament Street,
New Delhi-110 001

March 21, 2017.

Dear MD/CEO

Kindly refer to this Department’s letter dated 12.01.2016, 24.08.2016, 21.10.2016 and 21.12.2016 addressed to all Public Sector Banks ( PSBs) whereby PSBs were requested to initiate the steps taken for smooth conclusion of next wage revision of the employee within time frame. However, it is seen that several Banks are yet to proceed in the matter.

2. May I request PSBs to kindly look into the matter and to conclude the next wage revision prior to the effective date i.e. 01.11.2017

With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(G.C. Murmu)

The Chief Executives of all Public Sector Banks

Authority: http://financialservices.gov.in/

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No imposition of Hindi language by Central Government

No imposition of Hindi language by Central Government

There is a report in a section of media that the Central Government is trying to impose Hindi language. In this regard reference was given to the Resolution issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Official Language and it was alleged that it has been made mandatory for Members of Parliament and Ministers knowing Hindi to deliver their speeches/statements in Hindi.

The Committee of Parliament on Official Language was constituted in 1976 and is working since then. This Committee has submitted 9 parts of its report. The 9th part of the Committee’s report was submitted to the President of India on 2nd June, 2011. The then Chairman of the Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Committee had given 117 recommendations. As views of all state governments and Ministries/Departments of the Central Government were to be invited on the Committee’s recommendations, it took time before the recommendations were considered and accepted by the President.

Recommendation No. 105 is as follows “All dignitaries including Hon’ble President and all the Ministers especially who can read and speak Hindi may be requested to give their speech/statement in Hindi only.”

The Central Government while accepting the above mentioned recommendation has issued a Resolution dated 31st March 2017. The Recommendation by the Committee is amply clear as it is in the form of a request and does not entail any form of Order/Instruction. The aforementioned recommendation is in pursuance with Constitutional and Statutory provisions regarding the progressive use of Official Language Hindi. Also, the recommendation is based on the policy of propagation; promotion of Official language through motivation & inspiration which is in line with the Government’s Policy.

It is clarified that such media reports are unfounded and devoid of facts.

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Online Statement Of Transaction (e-SOT) and the e-PRAN card launched for Atal Pension Yojana (APY) subscribers; More than 45 lacs subscribers to be benefitted

Online Statement Of Transaction (e-SOT) and the e-PRAN card launched for Atal Pension Yojana (APY) subscribers; More than 45 lacs subscribers to be benefited.

With a view to digitally empower the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) subscribers and improve the quality of service, the facility of online viewing of the statement of transaction(e-SOT) and also the e-PRAN card have been launched. More than 45 lacs APY subscribers are likely to be benefitted. The APY subscribers can visit the website: www.npscra.nsdl.co.in or www.npstrust.org.in under the Atal Pension Yojana Section to avail these value added facilities.

By providing the APY/PRAN Acct details and Savings Bank Account number details, the APY subscriber can view one’s APY Account Statement. Even for the APY subscriber who does not have his APY PRAN number readily available can also avail these facilities by providing one’s Date of Birth and Savings Bank Account number details. This online tool enables the Subscribers to view his complete details of APY account like transaction details, pension amount, pension commencement date, nominee name, associated bank name etc. Even though the feature is a self-servicing tool but the service providers can also access the feature on behalf of their customer to improve the quality of customer service. APY Subscribers can print their e PRAN card and get it laminated for their future reference if needed. In case of any changes in the demographic details in the APY account, the subscribers can re-print their e-PRAN which shows the updated subscriber records.

The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) Scheme is being implemented through 235 APY-Service Providers all over the country consisting of 27 Public Sector Banks (PSBs), 19 private banks, 1 foreign bank, 56 Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), 109 District Cooperative Banks (DCBs), 16 State Cooperative Banks(SCBs), 6 Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs) and the Department of Posts. All the APY-SPs are partners in achieving the APY outreach through-out the length and breadth of the country. Presently, there are more than 45 lacs subscribers registered in the Scheme. About 10000-15000 APY subscribers are getting enrolled into the Scheme every day.

The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) was launched by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 09th May, 2015 and became operational from 1st June, 2015. APY is available for all citizens of India in the age group of 18-40 years. Under the APY, the subscribers would receive a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000 per month from the age of 60 years, depending on their contributions, which depends on the age of the subscriber at the time of joining the APY. The Same amount of pension is paid to the spouse in case of subscriber’s demise. After the demise of both i.e. Subscriber & Spouse, the nominee would be paid with the pension corpus. There is option for Spouse to continue to contribute for balance period on premature death of subscriber before 60 years, so as to avail pension by Spouse. There are tax benefits at entry, accumulation and pension payment phases. If the actual returns on the pension contributions during the accumulation phase are higher than the assumed returns for the minimum guaranteed pension, such excess returns are passed on to the subscriber, resulting in enhanced scheme benefits.

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Allowances Committee Report and Financial Expenditure

Allowances Committee Report and Financial Expenditure

Comrades,

The Central Government Civilian Employees numbering around 36 lakhs employees and Defence forces numbering around 15 lakhs are waiting for a long period for the allowances committee to submit its report and almost 10 months have passed , the allowances committee has not submitted its report so far , the patience of the Central Government Employees is almost over , the main demand of the CG employees is house rent allowance , the expenditure towards the HRA is just at 4.15 % of the total expenditure , the breakup of pay and allowances is pay including DA constitute about 80% and all allowances together constitute around 20% of the total expenditure, even if the 7th CPC recommendations are accepted the HRA expenditure shall be at just 9% of the total expenditure, even if the staff side demands of the HRA is accepted the total expenditure shall not cross 10%, let us examine the following facts.

The total expenditure towards pay & allowances for 36 lakhs Central Government employees for the year 2015-16 is Rs 1,50,028.57 ( in crore) , Out of the total expenditure of 1,50,028.57 crore, the percentage expenditure on Pay, Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) and other allowances are Pay Rs 55,162.69 crores (36.77%) , DA Rs 64,304.33 crores (42.68%) , allowances constitute Rs 30561.55 crores of which HRA Rs 6,225.14 crores ( 4.15% ) and. Transport Allowance constitute Rs 6186.05 crores and other allowances 16.22% respectively.

Out of the total expenditure of Rs 6,225.14 crore on HRA in 2015-16, the HRA expenditure for X class cities is Rs 2287.80 crore which is around 36.75% of the total expenditure on HRA.

Number of Sanctioned Posts is 36,49,468 and Number in Position is 32,28, 921 vacant posts is 4,20,547 , the Defence forces constitute around 15 lakhs with an Indian Army strength of 11 lakh.

Pay commission views : Para number 16.3

16.3 The increases in allowances relate to the following:

a) House Rent Allowance (HRA): This accounts for the principal increase in the expenditure on allowances since it is calculated as a percentage of the basic pay and the rise in basic pay based on recommendations of the Commission would be reflected as increased HRA. The expenditure on account of HRA is likely to go up from Rs.12,400 crore to Rs.29,600 crore, an increase of Rs.17,200 (138.71%). This figure also includes an expenditure of Rs.3,700 crore that is likely to occur on account of the expansion in coverage of HRA benefiting personnel serving in the CAPFs (this figures include all Central Government employees including Defence employees)

Hence the additional expenditure towards allowances will not financially impact the Central Government as already 70% of the 7th CPC expenditure has been borne out by the Government, only additional expenditure of just around 30% that is Rs 30,000 crores has to be met by the Central Government. even if 7th CPC report is fully implemented the expenditure towards pay and allowances shall not exceed 10% of the total revenue We hope the Government understands the sentiments of the Central Government employees and announce the revised allowances immediately after the arrival of the Honorable Finance Minister from his official tour to US and Russia, which he is expected to return from foreign assignments on 27th April 2017.

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

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Implementation of new process of GPF advance and withdrawal payments to BSNL employees

Implementation of new process of GPF advance and withdrawal payments to BSNL employees.

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
Corporate Office,
CA Cell, 1st Floor,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
Janpath, New Delhi- 110001.

No. 500-57/2016-17/CA-I/Vol.VII (PT)

Dated 18.04.2017

To
The CGMs,
All BSNL Circles,

Sub:- Implementation of new process of GPF advance and withdrawal payments to BSNL employees- reg.

It has been decided that GPF advance and withdrawal payment to BSNL employees will be done through CCA office. The procedure to be followed through ERP system is enclosed herewith. It has been decided that after implementation of new process, no payment for GPF advance/withdrawal to BSNL employees shall be made by BSNL, all payments shall”be made by concerned Pr. CCAs/CCAS only. The implementation in the CCAs will be carried out in 2 phases, the schedule of the circles is tabulated below:

Sl.No. 1st Launch 2nd Launch
1 Assam Andman & Nicobar
2 Bihar Andhra Pradsesh
3 Chhattisgarh Jammu & Kashmir
4. Corporate Office Karnataka
5 Gujarat Kerala
6 Haryana Kolkata Telephones
7 Himachal Pradesh Maharashtra
8 Jharkhand Odisha
9 Madhya Pradesh Tamil Nadu
10 Rajasthan UP (East)
11 Uttaranchal UP (West)
12 West Bengal Others

The first launch will tentatively be held on 20th of April 2017 at West Bengal CCA, wherein the participants will also include Assam, Bihar, and Jharkhand. North and West zone will follow during the last week of April. The 2″d launch dates will be informed in due course of time. The respective circles are requested to coordinate with respective CCAs & make all necessary arrangements in this regard and confirm to this office for smooth implementation of new process PAN India.

Encl: As above

S/d,
(P D Chirania)
GM (CA)

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Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

NFIR

No.II/6/Part 7

 Dated : 22.04.2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Trade test for promotion in artisan categories-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 21/2015.
NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 6 dated 15/09/2014.
NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 25/04/2016.

In the separate meeting held on 11th January, 2017 between the Federation and the Railway Board on PNM items, the subject matter under Agenda Item No. 21/2015 was discussed, consequently it was decided to convene separate meeting of the Federation with the AM/Mechanical & AM/Electrical. Though more than three months passed there has been no progress on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to expedite action.

 

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

 Source : NFIR

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Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

7th CPC Pay Level 6

No. I/15/Part III

Dated: 22/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 06/01/2011, according to which employees working in GP 4200/- (PB-2) have been made eligible to receive 1st Class Privilege Pass. In this context, NFIR desires to convey that with the upgradation of the posts of ASM (GP 2800/PB-1) to GP 4200/PB-2 pursuant to implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC as communicated vide Board’s letter dated 02/08/2016, cited under reference (Note 2 of Annexure 13) the ASMs have been upgraded from VIth CPC GP 2800 to GP 4200/- (PB-2) consequently placed in 7th CPC Pay Matrix level 6 with effect from 01/01/2016. They are therefore eligible for 1st class pass automatically. Reports received at this that on a few Zonal Railways, the 1st Class Pass entitlement is being denied on the plea that separate orders have not yet been issued by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR re-iterates that Board’s instructions dated 06/01/2011 are very clear and therefore Zonal Railways should not deny 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs who have been placed in GP 4200 (PB-2)/Pay Matrix Level 6.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification to the Zonal Railways for granting 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs placed in GP 4200/Pay Level 6 without causing any hurdle. Copy of clarificatory instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016

Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016

HEADQUARTERS
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
An [so 9001-2000 certified organisation)
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN CIG MARG NEW DELHI

No. A-27/17/1/7th CPC/2016-E.III

Dated:- 27.02.2017

To,

The Regional Director,
Regional Office,
ESI Corporation,
Chennai

Sub:- Drawl of arrears – 7th CPC pay fixation -reg

Sir,

Kindly refer to your letter No.51/A/27/17/1/7th CPC/2016/Admn.II/Part file dated 22.11.2016 on the above cited subject.

In this regard, I am directed to invite your attention to Rule 7(3) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 as per which ‘A Government servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 and is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option for the revised pay structure’.

Accordingly, an employee who is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 01.01.2016, the arrears are also payable from 01.01.2016 provided the employee is entitled for leave salary.

This issues with the concurrence of Fin. & A/c’s.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(J. SRIVASTAVA)
ASST. DIRECTOR

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Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection

Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR,
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I-2015/CFP/8

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

New Delhi, dated 21.04.2017

Sub:- Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection.

In terms of provisions contained in Para 189 of IREM, Vol.I, Railway servants in erstwhile Group ‘D’ categories for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists, 33-1/3% of the posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Office Clerks, Stores Clerks etc. are eligible for promotion on completion of 3 years continuous service, which is relaxable for SC/ST employees who are eligible on completion of probation in recruitment grade, which is 2 years (Para 104 of IREM).

2. One of the Federations (NFIR) have raised an item in the PNM forum to prescribe two (02) years residency condition for promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against the above quota. The issue has been examined by the Board and it is now decided, that henceforth, staff will be eligible for promotion against 33-1/3% quota on completion of 2 years continuous service in the relevant grade on successful completion of probation period, irrespective of the fact whether such staff belong to GEN/OBC/SC/ST. These instructions will be effective from date of issue.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(M.K. Meena)
Deputy Director Estt.(N)
Railway Board

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Women Advocacy Programme in the Unions

NFIR

No. IV/ITF/2017/Part V

Dated: 22/04/2017

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Women Advocacy Programme in the Unions-reg.

Our women representatives Ms.Sunita Dhiman (URMU) and Ms. Similal Sridhar Singh (SRES) have recently participated in Women’s Advocacy Development meeting organized by the ITF at Kathmandu (Nepal) on 29th & 30th March 2017 and after deliberations, the conclusions drawn in the meeting have been conveyed to the Federation for taking action.

One of the important decisions of the Kathmandu meeting was “formation of Women Advocacy Committees” at Zonal level in aid of working women and also for their empowerment. The Advocacy Committee should consist of:

Union activist who has proficiency in the rules, labour laws etc,

A Group of NGOs working on Women issues,

Should be able to seek support of Police Department whenever required,

Should be capable of making alliance with other Unions on common issues such as violence against women,

Could seek help from students Union in the educational institutions.

NFIR, therefore, advises the affiliated Unions to set up the “Advocacy Committee” at the earliest and convey the names to the Federation as well to the office of ITF, New Delhi. List of names may also be made available to NFIR’s Media Centre. It may be noted that the Committee should invariably be constituted within a fortnight.

Yours fraternally

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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