Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015

Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/07/2015-reg-NFIR View

Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. I/5(A)/Part. I Dated: 01/05/2015
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/07/2015 -reg.

The All India Consumer Price Index for March 2015 was 254 and if it remains as it is for next three (3) months or if it rises to 256, the average is expected to be 253. Consequently, the Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015.

The above is for information of affiliates. You are aware that the Government normally announces DA. revision in September, to be given effect from July.

Yours fraternally,

sd/-

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

source-http://www.nfirindia.org/

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AICPIN for the month of April 2015

AICPIN for the month of April 2015

No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004

DATED : 29th May, 2015

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – April, 2015

The All-India CPI-IW for April, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 256 (two hundred and fifty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.79 per cent between March, 2015 and April, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.26 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.24 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Urd Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk (Buffalo & Cow), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Snack (Sweet & Saltish), Country Liquor, Electricity Charges, Doctor’s Fee, Private Tuition Fee, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Eggs (Hen), Onion, Chillies Green, Sugar, Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.79 per cent for April, 2015 as compared to 6.28 per cent for the previous month and 7.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 5.68 per cent against 6.98 per cent of the previous month and 7.76 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Srinagar reported the highest increase of 9 points followed by Bhilai (5 points). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 14 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Giridih centre recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Guntur (3 points) and Ranchi-Hatia and Godavarikhani (2 points each). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 8 centres. Rest of the 9 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of May, 2015 will be released on Tuesday, 30th June, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

sd/-
(S.S.NEGI)
Director

Source: http://www.labourbureau.gov.in/Press%20Note%20English%20Apr%202015.pdf

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Employees allowed to get advance money from their GPF (General Pension Fund)

Employees allowed to get advance money from their GPF

Chandigarh: Punjab government today allowed its employees to get advance payment from their respective GPF (General Pension Fund) accounts for the purpose of higher education of their wards.

It also gave nod to provide non-returnable advance to its employees for the treatment of employees or their family members, removing earlier restrictions in this regard.

The Finance Department in a statement said employees could get 90 per cent non-returnable advance from GPF before their superannuation.

According to official spokespersons, employees desiring to go for ‘Haj’along with their family members could also get non-returnable advance.

He said necessary directions have been issued to all heads of departments, commissioners of divisions, Registrar of Punjab and Haryana High Court, all Deputy Commissioners and all Session Judges.

PTI

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Pensioners Portal Orders : DR to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015

Pensioners Portal Orders : DR to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015
G.I., Dept. of Pen. P.W., O.M.F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G), dated 26.5.2015
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015.
In continuation of this Department’s OM No 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 20th October, 2014, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to the following:
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No.1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.
(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 215% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.
(a) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs 645 w.e.f 04 June ,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.
(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.
2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 25.05.2015.
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CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS WAS HELD ON 26.05.2015 DECLARATION

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS WAS HELD ON 26.05.2015 DECLARATION.
The National Convention Calls upon the Central Trade Unions All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2015.
NATIONAL CONVENTIONAL OF WORKERS, 26.5.2015, DELHI
DECLARATION
This National Convention of Workers being held under the banner of joint platform of all the Central Trade Unions of the country along with independent national federations of all sectors and service establishments expresses deep concern over anti worker, anti-people and pro-corporate actions of the present Govt. at the Centre in pursuance of the policy of the globalisation. During this period the Govt. has been over-busy in amending all labour laws to empower the employers with unfettered justifys to “hire and fire” and stripping the workers and trade unions of all their justifys and benefits besides aggressively pushing through almost unlimited FDI in strategic sectors like Railways, Defence and Financial Sector. Also, through sweeping changes in the existing Land Acquisition Act, farmers’ justify to land and agri-workers’ justify to livelihood are been sought to be drastically curbed and curtailed.
The Govts’ aim in aggressively pushing through sweeping changes in labour-laws is nothing but to push our overwhelming majority of workers out of the coverage of all labour laws and to drastically curb the trade union justifys. The CTUs had besides other issues raised the issue of strict enforcement of labour laws and universal social security but this Govt. is doing away with all justifys-components in all the labour laws aiming at creating conditions of bonded labour in all the workplaces. EPF and ESI schemes are proposed to be made optional which is also aimed at demolishing the PF and ESI schemes dismantling the basic social security structures available to the organized sector. And for the vast unorganized sector workers, old schemes are being repackaged and renamed, without providing for funds and implementation-machinery/network with a view to befool the people. The Govt. has not taken any step to curb price rise of essential commodities and to generate employment except making tall claims of containing inflation in the media. On universalising public distribution system, the Govt. is trying to scuttle it through Direct Benefit Transfer resulting further squeeze on the common people.
During the year with the support of the present Govt. various state governments have brought about drastic anti-workers changes in basic labour laws viz., Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, Factories Act and Apprenticeship Act, Trade Unions Act etc introducing “hire & fire”, throwing more than 71% of factories out of coverage of Factories Act and making all contractors employing up to 50 workers free from any obligation towards workers. The Central Govt. on its part has introduced amendments to Factories Act raising doubly the limit of workers for registration of factories, put in public domain the proposals for new Small Factories (Regulations of Service conditions) Bill which prescribes that major 14 labour laws will not apply to factories employing upto 40 workers. Labour Code on Wages Bill and Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill which under the cover of amalgamation seek to make registration of unions almost impossible, making retrenchment and closure almost free for the employers class. These bills have been put in public domain without consulting the trade unions thereby violating the provisions of ILO Convention 144 on Tripartite Consultation. Amendments have also been brought in EPF & MP Act and ESI Act to make it optional with a sinister design to finally demolish the two time-tested statutory schemes for the workers. The Prime Minister’s office has written to the Chief Secretaries of States to follow Rajasthan Model in labour laws. All these amendments are meant to exclude 90% of the workforce from application of labour laws thereby allowing the employers to further squeeze and exploit the workers.
The Convention also expresses dismay over the Govt’s total inaction in implementing the consensus recommendations of 43rd , 44th and 45th Indian Labour Conference of formulation of minimum wages, same wage and benefits as regular workers for the contract workers and granting status of workers with attendant benefit to those employed in various central govt schemes like anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA, para-teachers etc. On the contrary, the Govt drastically curtailed budget allocations to all those centrally sponsored schemes meant poor peoples’ welfare. It is also noted with utter dismay that the present government is also continuing to ignore the twelve point demands of entire trade union movement pertaining to concrete action to be taken for containing price-rise and aggravating unemployment situation, for strict implementation of labour laws, halting mass scale unlawful contractorisation, ensuring minimum wages for all of not less than Rs 15000 per month with indexation and universal social security benefits and pension for all including the unorganized sector workers, etc. The demands also include compulsory registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and ratification of ILO Conventions 87 and 98. Even the legislations passed by Parliament on the issue of Street Vendors is not being implement appropriately.
The National Convention also denounced the retrograde move of the Govt. in hiking/allowing FDI in Defence, Insurance, Railways and other sectors and also its aggressive move for disinvestment in PSUs including Oil and financial sector aiming at total privatisation which will be detrimental to the interests of the national economy, national security as well as mass of the common people. The National Convention also condemned the sweeping change sought to be brought in Land Acquisition Act permitting forcible acquisition of land from the farmers and putting in jeopardy the livelihood of agricultural workers. It is disgusting to note that 147 workers of Maruti-Suzuki at Manesar are being forced to languish in Jail for more than two years on false and fabricated charges. It is unfortunate that even after the assurance of Prime Minister to revive the closed NOKIA Sriperumbudur unit, the recent decision to sell it out demonstrates Government approach to deny protection to workers. The coal sector has already been opened for commercial operations by private sector.
The Convention supports the decision of the constituents of JCM of Central Govt. employees to go for indefinite strike from 23rd November, 2015 and will decide at appropriate stage the form of solidarity action to be taken. The Convention also congratulates coal, postal, transport and telecom workers for their strike against policies of the Govt.
The Convention demands upon the Central Govt. to stop forthwith the process of making retrograde amendments to the labour laws. The Convention also demands immediate steps to implement the consensus recommendations of successive Indian Labour Conferences and also positive response to long pending demands of the entire trade union movement of the country. The Convention urges the Central Govt. to desist from mindless drive for disinvestment in CPSUs and liberalising FDI in defence, insurance, Railways etc. and the convention also condemns the Govt. move of corporatization of major ports and postal services etc. The Convention urges the Govt. to reverse the direction of the ongoing economic policy regime which has landed the entire national economy in distress and decline affecting the working people most.
The Convention calls upon all the trade unions, federations across the sectors to widen and consolidate the unity at the grass-root level and prepare for countrywide united movement to halt and resist the brazen anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Govt and in preparation to the same undertakes unanimously the following programme:
1) Joint conventions and campaigns during June-July in state, district and industry level wherever possible and taking initiative to involve common people in support of workers struggle
2) ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND September 2015
The National Convention calls upon the trade unions and working people irrespective of affiliations to unite and make the countrywide General Strike a massive success.
BMS  – INTUC  –  AITUC  –  HMS  –  CITU
AIUTUC  – TUCC  –  SEWA  –  AICCTU  –  UTUC  –  LPF
and All India Federations of Banks, Insurance, Defence, Railways, Central/State Govt.
Employees and other Services Establishments
Source: Confederation

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DoPT is ready to hold meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015 on merger of DA, 7th CPC report on time, Scrap PFRDA Act

DoPT ready to hold meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015 on merger of DA, 7th CPC report on time, Scrap PFRDA Act. March to Parliament was held on 28.04.2015 and call of strike has been given by JCA on 23.11.2015 on the demands of central government employees. On the backdrop of the pressure mounted by JCA, DOPT has called a meeting of NC JCM on 29.05.2015 to discuss and consider the issues of central government employees.

 

No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

 

New Delhi,dated the 21st May, 2015

To

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary, Staff Side,
National Council (JCM)
13, C Ferozshah Road
New Delhi

Sir,

Please refer to your online grievance No.PM0PG/2015/83480 dated 28th April, 2015 regarding proposed call for Strike on 23.11.2015.

 

2. You will be aware that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2015 and also meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be held shortly. Some of the issues will be discussed and considered during the meetings.

 

Yours faithfully
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director (JCA)

 

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

 

1.    Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.
2.    No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.
3.    No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.
4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
5.    No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental  functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.
6.  Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.
7.    Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.
8.    No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
9.    Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.
10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2015/dopt-to-hold-a-meeting-of-nc-jcm-meeting-on-29-05-2015/

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Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities: Time Frame fixed by DoPT

Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE
FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
TIME BOND

 

No.36012/39/2014-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, Dated the 22nd May, 2015

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.
The Hon‘ble Supreme Court in its interim Order dated 28.04.2015 in Contempt Petition No. 499/2014 in Civil Appeal No. 9096/2013 in the matter of National Federation of Blind has. inter-alia, directed that the period for filling up of vacancies of Persons with Disabilities needs to be suitably compressed. Keeping in view the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. the competent authority has approved launching of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of unfilled vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

2. in a meeting held on 08.05.2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with more than 45 Departments/Ministries, the issue of launch of the Special Recruitment Drive was discussed in detail.

3. Keeping in view the time frame agreed upon by the Departments/Ministries, all Ministries/Departments are requested to take immediate necessary action for filling up of vacancies for persons with disabilities already reported to the Hon’ble Supreme Court and launch a Special Recruitment Drive to fill up those vacancies as per schedule given below:-

 

I. Outer Time frame for filling up of vacancies where recruitment action has already been initiated

 

Sl. No.
Action
Target Date
1.
Issue of instructions by the Ministries / Departments to all appointing authorities under their charge for conduct of the drive
By15.06.2015
2.
Reporting of vacancies to the UPSC / SSC or other concerned recruiting agencies by the concerned Ministries / Departments / appointing authorities. if not already reported
By 15.07.2015
3.
Advertisement by the UPSC/SSC/ Other recruiting agencies, if not already done
By 31.8.2015
4.
Receipt of applications / nominations by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 30.9.2015
5.
Holding of interviews / tests etc. by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 15.11.2015
6.
nformation about the selected candidates by the UPSCISSC/Other Recruiting Agencies to the concerned Ministry/Department/Office
By 30.11.2015
7.
Issue of offers of appointment to the selected candidates
By 31.12.2015

II. Outer Time frame for tilting up of vacancies where recruitment action is yet to be initiated

Sl. No.
Action
Target Date
1.
Issue of Instructions by the Ministries / Departments to all appointing authorities under their charge for conduct of the drive
By 01.07.2015
2.
Reporting of vacancies to the UPSC/SSC or other concerned recruiting agencies by the concerned Ministries Departments/appointing authorities
By 30.07.2015
3.
Advertisement by the UPSC/SSC/ Other recruiting agencies
By 30.9.2015
4.
Receipt of applications / nominations by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 20.11.2015
5.
Holding of interviews / tests etc. by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 20.12.2015
6.
Information about the selected candidates by the UPSC/SSC/Other Recruiting Agencies to the concerned Ministries/Department/Office
By 1.1.2016
7.
 issue of offers of appointment to the selected candidates
By 1.2.2016
4. All the Ministries I Departments. attached. subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Undertakings and autonomous bodies are requested to take action as per schedule given in preceding paragraphs of this Office Memorandum. They are also requested to collect information from all the appointing authorities under them and send the reports to this Department. as per the prescribed proforma attached with this Office Memorandum.

 

5. The attached offices. subordinate offices. Central Public Sector Undertakings and autonomous bodies will send their reports to the concerned administrative Ministry, who will ensure compilation of the same and thereafter send a consolidated report to the Department of Personnel and Training.

6. Hindi Version will follow.

sd/-
(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of india

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36012_39_2014_Estt_Res.pdf]

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Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents: MoD’s instructions to open a bank account and submit to PSA

Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents: In order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force Personnel/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the Pension Sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO /revised PPO.
No. 1(7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi
Dated: 15th May 2015

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

SUBJECT: Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in the GOI, MOD letter No A/49601/ AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.08.1987 as modified vide this Ministry’s letter No. 906//A/D(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.08.2008 and No 02(03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013 of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare regarding grant of Pension to old parents and disabled children/sibling after the death of the pensioners/family pensioner. Certain difficulties are being experienced for grant of such pension. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to further streamline the process of grant of pension to old parents/disabled children sibling as under. The employee/pensioner/family pensioner may, at any time before or after retirement/ death of Armed Force Personnel, make a request to the Appointing Authority seeking advance approval for grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling in terms of provisions contained in GOI, MOD Letter No.- A/49601/ AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services) dated 27.08.1987 as amended vide GOI MOD Letter No. 906/ AIDGPen/Sers)/05 dated 13.08.2008, which are reproduced as under:
2. Before allowing the family pension for life to any such son or daughter, the appointing authority shall satisfy that the handicap is of such a nature so as to prevent him or her from earning his or her livelihood and the same shall be evidenced by a certificate obtained from a Medical Board comprising of a Medical Superintendent or a Principal or a Director or Head of the Institution or his nominee as Chairman and two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of mental or physical disability including mental retardation setting out, as far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition of the child. As per GOI, MOD Letter No.- PN/7995/D(Pen/Pol)/2010 dated 01.10.2010, the family Pension to the dependent disabled siblings shall be payable if the siblings were wholly dependent upon the Armed Force Personnel immediately before his or her death and deceased Armed Force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child or eligible parents.
3(a). In terms of GOI, MOD Letter No. B/38207/ AG/PS4/931/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 6.08:-1998 the-family pension-to the parents-shall-be-payable if-the parents were wholly dependent on the Armed force Personnel immediately before his or her death and the deceased Armed force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child.
7. The authorization as indicated above shall be made in the PPO or by issuing a revised PPO if a child, parents or siblings is authorized for family pension after issue of the PPO. The revised PPO shall take the usual route to the Pension Disbursing Authority. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall start disbursing family pension to the permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents after the death of the pensioner/spouse/other family pensioner, as the case may be, on the basis of the PPO /revised PPO, approval of the appointing authority and the death certificates/s) of the pensioner and other family pensioners and the self-certificate for income.
8. Such an authorization shall become invalid in case a person becomes member of family after issue/amendment of such PPO and is entitled to family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents at the time of the death of the Pensioners/spouse. For example, the pensioner may marry/remarry after the death of first spouse or adopt a child. Such spouse/child may be eligible for family pension at the time of death of the pensioner or death/ineligibility of the spouse. A child adopted by the spouse of the pensioner shall not be treated as a member of the Family of the deceased pensioner. A decision regarding grant of family pension in such cases will be taken by the appointing authority in accordance with provisions of A151/80.
9. In order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force Personnel/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the Pension Sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO /revised PPO.
10. This issues with the concurrence of the finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 10(01)/2015/FIN/PEN dated 24.03.2015.
11. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/D%28PenPolicy%29-15-May-2015_0.pdf

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Headquarters/Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters/Home Town Leave Travel Concession : Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters / Place of Posting and Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue on this matter

“The number of Central Government employees utilizing the LTC facilities has increased substantially thanks to the initiative of the tourism department to encourage the development of economically-backward states”

Not many would have know this message that there are a number of retired Central Government employees who had completed 40 years of their service without utilizing even a single LTC facility.

“Once upon a time, LTC was considered as a wasteful expense…things have changed, and now people treat it as an indulgence…!”

In the past, not many were interested in LTC because the families were big and only the lowest class journey fare was reimbursed by the Central Government. But, now, LTC includes travel in air-conditioned class and air-fare. Not surprisingly, employees are now very much interested and are utilizing the facility without fail.

Practical difficulties began when a number of employees began to travel. One of them was the situation where the office location and the employee’s hometown are the same. Usually, Central Government employees are posted in towns and cities that are away from their hometown, or their native place. At the time of joining, the employees are required to denote a village or town as their home Town. This cannot be changed.

Once in every four years, the Government would give the option to reimburse the to and fro travel tickets for the employee and his/her family to go to their hometown to meet their relatives and to look after the family’s immovable properties located there. This facility is called the Home Town LTC.

In the past, since only a few utilized this facility, there wasn’t any confusion in implementing them. When the Government announced that Home Town LTC could be converted as All India LTC, troubles began and clarifications were required.

LTC rules state that the headquarter/place of posting and the employee’s Home Town are the same, then he/she is not entitled to the conversion of Home Town LTC.

There are many questions in the minds of the employees about this clause.

Will the facility of Home Town LTC be denied if the headquarters and home town share the same Postal Pin code?

Does this apply if both come under the limits of the same municipality or Panchayat?

Will the 8 KM rule of CGHS apply to this?

Should the home town and headquarters not be located in the same district?

What does the phrase “irrespective of distance,” which is underlined in a number of orders, mean?

Will the interpretation differ from one office to the other?

A number of such doubts prevail among employees.

One thing is for certain – Central Government employees will now be very alert about definitions regarding hometowns.

Source: http://90paisa.org/

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Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Orders regarding Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Orders regarding Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

G.I., Dept. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, O.M.No.1(7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy), dated 15.5.2015

SUBJECT: Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in the GOI, MOD letter No A/49601/AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.08.1987 as modified vide this Ministry’s letter No.906//A/D(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.08.2008 and No 02(03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013 of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare regarding grant of Pension to old parents and disabled children/sibling after the death of the pensioners/family pensioner. Certain difficulties are being experienced for grant of such pension. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to further streamline the process of grant of pension to old parents/disabled children sibling as under. The employee/pensioner/family pensioner may, at any time before or after retirement/ death of Armed Force Personnel, make a request to the Appointing Authority seeking advance approval for grant of family pension for lif to a permanently disabled child/sibling in terms of provisions contained in GOI, MOD Letter No.A/49601/AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services) dated 27.08.1987 as amended vide GOL MOD Letter No.906/ AIDGPen/Sers)/05 dated 13.08.2008, which are reproduced as under:

2. Before allowing the family pension for life to any such son or daughter, the appointing authority shall satisfy that the handicap is of such a nature so as to prevent him or her from earning his or her livelihood and the same shall be evidenced by a certificate obtained from a Medical Board comprising of a Medical Superintendent or a Principal or a Director or Head of the Institution or his nominee as Chairman and two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialis in the particular area of mental or physical disability including mental retardation setting out, as far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition of the child. As per GOI, MOD Letter No.PN/7995/D(Pen/Pol)/2010 dated 01.10.2010, the family Pension tothe dependent disabled siblings shall be payable if the siblings were wholly dependent upon the Armed Force Personnel immediately before his or her death and deceased Armed Force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child or eligible parents.

3(a). In terms of GOI, MOD Letter No.B/38207/AG/PS4/931/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 6.08:-1998 the-family pension-to the parents-shall-be-payable if-the parents were wholly dependent on the Armed force Personnel immediately before his or her death and the deceased Armed force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child.

7. The authorization as indicated above shall be made in the PPO or by issuing a revised PPO if a child, parents or siblings is authorized for family pension after issue of the PPO. The revised PPO shall take the usual route to the Pension Disbursing Authority. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall start disbursing family pension to the permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents after the death of the pensioner/spouse/other family pensioner, as the case may be, on the basis of the PPO/revised PPO, approval of the appointing authority and the death certificates/s) of the pensioner and other family pensioners and the self-certificate for income.

8. Such an authorization shall become invalid in case a person becomes member of family after issue/amendment of such PPO and is entitled to family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents at the time of the death of the Pensioners/spouse. For example, the pensioner may marry/remarry after the death of first spouse or adopt a child. Such spouse/child may be eligible for family pension at the time of death of the pensioner or death/ineligibility of the spouse. A child adopted by the spouse of the pensioner shall not be treated as a member of the Family of the deceased pensioner. A decision regarding grant of family pension in such cases will be taken by the appointing authority in accordance with provisions of A151/80.

9. In order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force Personnel/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the Pension Sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO /revised PPO.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No.10(01)/2015/FIN/PEN dated 24.03.2015.

Source: www.desw.gov.in

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