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Centralized online GPF Module roll out – Pre-requisites for on boarding the online GPF Module

MF-CGA/ITD/GPF-IMS/2017/PE-3/1028-39
Government of India
M/o Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bawan
GPO Complex, ‘E’ Block
INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated 01st Aug, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Centralized online GPF Module roll out – regarding

Reference is invited to this office OM. No. ITO-CGA/07/11/GF-MIDS/Pt. FileNol.2/163 dated 09 May 2017 regarding complete roll out of Centralized online GPF module. The module can be implemented in PAOs whose all DDOs are using Employees Information System (EIS) for generation of Salary Bills.

2. For migrating to the online GPF module on PFMS, PAOs have to complete some activities in “COMPACT” as per the annexure-I before exporting the GPF data from COMPACT to PFMS portal.

3. The merged DDOs of the PAOs are also required to upload the current year GPF data on the PFMS Portal. Merged DDOs have been provided with an offline utility with in EIS to enter data for uploading.

4. In view of the above, all Pr. CCAs, CCAs, CAs (with independent charge) are requested to direct the PAOs under their control to complete the activities mentioned in Annexure-I in COMPACT at the earliest possible.

Sd/-
(Anupam Raj)
Asstt. Controller General of Accounts

Annexure-I

Pre-requisites for on boarding the online GPF Module

1. General/Basic Information like Name, Date of Birth, Date of Joining Government Service, PAN Number of all GPF subscribers may be verified and updated

2. GPF Accounts of subscribers may be made up to date with posting of GPF credit/debit data.

3. May be ensured that noGPF bill is pending for pass and payment.

4. Voucher Incorporation from PFMS to COMPACT may be done for all Bills.

5. Opening Balances of current F.Y. may be verified and interest calculation and finalization of interest of previous year may be completed and data is transferred to F.Y.2018-19.

6. It may be ensured that any discrepancy, if noticed has been removed before shifting to PFMS.

7. May be ensured that GPF Advance recoveries data is correct.

8. It may be ensured to register Digital signature Certificate (DSC) in COMPACT.

9. Before creating final file, PAO should take backup of the data base.

10. GPF Accounts which are transferred out or final payment made may be closed at DH level through the option “Account Closing”.

Source: cga.nic.in

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Non-disclosure to draw penal provisions

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Disclosure of compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the Annual Reports of Private companies now made Mandatory: Ministry of Corporate Affairs amends the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

“A major step towards making the workplace safe for the women in the private sector”: Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Non-disclosure to draw penal provisions

13 AUG 2018

In order to ensure safe workplaces for Women in the private sector, the Ministry of Women and Child had requested Hon’ble Minister for Corporate Affairs to mandate the disclosure regarding implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in the Directors Report of every company. Vide its notification dated 31.07.2018,the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, issued under Section-134 of the Companies Act, by inserting clause(X) as follows:-

“A statement that the Company has complied with provisions relating to the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013″.

While thanking Hon’ble Minister for Corporate Affairs, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi stated that, “this is a major step towards making the workplace safe for the women in the private sector”. Smt. Gandhi also stated that she will be requesting SEBI to suitably incorporate this disclosure in the Corporate Governance reports of the listed Companies. This will cast as ever higher responsibility on the Directors of these Companies for implementation of the Act.

It may be noted that Section-134 of the Companies Act, 2013 provides the disclosure framework which the Directors of every company are required to comply with in the Annual Reports. This section also includes the penal provisions for non-disclosure. The inclusion of the compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the non-financial disclosures will ensure that the issue gets into the focus into Board of Directors of the companies

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been making continuous efforts to mainstream the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013. Detailed Rules under the Act were issued. It was ensured that all the ministries/ departments under the central government as well as the organizations working directly under them constitute the Internal Complaints Committee as mandated under them Act. A number of instructions have been issued by the DoPT on the request of the ministry to provide immediate relief to the women working in central government against sexual harassment at workplace. The ministry has also empanelled a number of entities who can provide training to any organization on effective implementation of the provisions of the Act. The ministry has provided a facility to all working women to file complaints under this Act directly with the ministry through the SHE-Box.

Please, click here, for the complete notification by the Ministry of Corporate affairs.

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Alternative Arrangement in Place of Employees on Child Care Leave

Alternative Arrangement in Place of Employees on Child Care Leave

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3587
ANSWERED ON: 08.08.2018

Alternative Arrangement in Place of Employees on Child Care Leave

NAGARAJAN P.  Will the Minister of
PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Union Government is aware of the fact that the office work is being totally disrupted due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid maternity leave and child care leave;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government has calculated days and assessed working during maternity/child care leave for making provisions of staff to overcome the shortage or cope up with the work in the absence of women employees who are on maternity and child care leave;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (e) : Disruption in the office work due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave has not come to the notice of the Government. Ministries/Departments are authorized to make suitable leave arrangements to cope up the loss of work hours when an employee proceeds on any kind of leave including Maternity and Child Care Leave. There is also provision for creation of leave reserve posts to cover the leave vacancies. No centralized data is maintained in this regard.

Source : LokSabha

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Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Central Government Employees Strike on 15.11.2018

Strike on 15th November 2018 – Memorandum to be submitted to Governor, Chief Minister, MP, Leaders of Political Parties, Trade Unions, Eminent personalities etc,

Dear Comrades,

All the affiliated organizations and C-o-Cs are requested to submit the following Memorandum to all concerned during the month of August, 2018. While taking the copy, in the first para delete the designations shown in brackets which are not required.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mobile & whatsapp:09447068125
mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS

MEMORANDUM

Memorandum submitted to —————————- on the grievances of Central Government employees and Pensioners.

No………………………… Date…………

Respected Sir/Madam,

We, on behalf of 32 lakhs Central Government employees and 33 lakhs Pensioners, seek your benign intervention to settle the following genuine grievances pending redressal for the last many years. We have brought these issues to the notice of the Central Government several times and also discussed in the negotiating forum which meets rarely. Inspite of our best efforts the issues could not be settled due to the unhelpful attitude of the Government. Having left with no other alternatives, we have been compelled to declare one day nationwide strike of Central Government employees on 15th November 2018. It is in this background, we are approaching your goodself for your kind intervention, so that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Hon’ble Prime Minister for early settlement.

1. Scrap Contributory Pension Scheme (Known as New Pension Scheme – NPS) and restore Defined Benefit Pension Scheme under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all Central Government Employees, joined in service on or after 01-01-2004.

2. Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers to the Leaders of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government employees regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula for Pay revision from 01-01­2016.

3. Regularisation and grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department. Implement all positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report without any modifications or dilution

4. Pension Parity recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission (Option-I)

5. Filling up of all vacant posts. There are about six lakhs vacant posts remaining unfilled in various Central Government departments.

6. Stop closure of Government establishments

7. Implement 7th CPC wage revision and pension revision of all Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments

9. Stop attack on trade union rights and ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) scheme at National and Departmental level.

10. Grant of five promotions during the entire service career of each employee .

At present almost all employees in the Group B and Group-C cadres retire from service with maximum three promotions only. Our request to ensure minimum five promotions in one’s career is not considered favourably by Government.

The above are some of the main issues agitating the minds of lakhs of central Govt. Employees and pensioners for long. Once again request your kind intervention.

With profound regards,
Yours faithfully,

Source : Confederation

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Cabinet approves extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List

Cabinet

Cabinet approves extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List

09 AUG 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List till November, 2018.

The Commission has held extensive meetings with the stake holders including the State Governments, the State Backward Classes Commissions, various community associations and general public belonging to various Backward Classes and Commissions. It had also obtained records, caste-wise, of OBCs admitted in higher educational institution as well as similar caste-wise data of recruits in Central Departments, Central Public Sector Undertakings, Public Sector Banks & Financial Institutions.

Based on the emanating information from the data as processed and analyzed, the Commission has expressed that a round of discussion with the States and their Backward Classes Commission was required before finalizing the sub-categorized lists and the Report.

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Disbursement of salary/wages/pension to the Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2018 on account of ONAM festival

Disbursement of Salary of August on 14.08.2018 to the CG Employees & Pensioners in Kerala on account of ONAM festival- reg.

F. No. 3(2)/2012/TA/361
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan, E Block, GPO Complex
INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated: 06.08.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of salary/wages/pension to the Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2018 on account of ONAM festival.

In view of the ‘ONAM’ festival, the Government have decided that the salary of all Central Government employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2018 may be drawn and disbursed by the Central Government offices (including Defence, Posts & Telecommunications) on 14th August, 2018 (Tuesday)

2. The wages for August, 2018 of the industrial employees of Central Government serving in the State of Kerala may also be disbursed in advance on 14th August, 2018.

3. The pension for August, 2018 of all Central Government Pensioners in the State of Kerala may also be disbursed by Bank/PAOs on 14th August, 2018.

4. The salary/wages/pension so disbursed is to be treated as advance payments and will be subject to adjustment after the full months salary/wages/pension of each employee/pensioner is determined. The adjustment, if any, will be made without exception from the salary/wages/pension as the case may be from the month of August, 2018.

5. The concerned Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of their offices located in the State of Kerala for necessary action immediately.

6. Reserve Bank of India is requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all paying branches of all Banks located in the State of Kerala for necessary action immediately.

(Vijay Kumar Singh)
Joint Controller General of Accounts

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Clarifications regarding House Building Advance

Clarifications regarding House Building Advance

1-17011/6(3)/13/2018-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated: 1.08.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarifications regarding House Building Advance – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that in partial modification to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs OM No. 1.17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017 regarding House Building Advance Rules – 2017, the competent authority has approved to modify the provision of para 2(i) in place of the existing provision.

“Constructing a new house on the plot owned by the employee or the employee and the employee’s wife/husband jointly with the clear title of the plot”

All the other existing provisions in the said OM of even no. dated 09.11.2017 shall remain same.

(Shailendra Vikram Singh)
Director (IFD)
Tel:011-23062798

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DoE: Appointment of Nodal CPIO for RTI Applications and Appeals

Appointment of Nodal CPIO for RTI Applications and Appeals

F. No. H-12019/2/2018-AD-I
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance

Room No. 264-B, North Block,
New Delhi, the 1st August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Appointment of Nodal CPIO for RTI Applications and Appeals-reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to RTI Cell’s Note dated 24.7.2018 on the above mentioned subject and to state that Shri R. K.Kureel, Deputy Secretary (RTI), Department of Expenditure has been appointed as Nodal Central Public Information Officer for RTI matters in the Ministry of Finance.

It is further stated that the role of the Nodal officer for RTI in the Ministry of Finance would be limited to receiving the RTI applications/ appeals addressed to Ministry of Finance and forwarding the same to the concerned CPIOs in all the Departments under the Ministry of Finance.

(S. K. Biswas)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph: 2309 5695

Source: DoE

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Cabinet approves: Raising of Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) for Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)

Cabinet

Cabinet approves: Raising of Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) for Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM(G)] amounting up to Rs. 15,000 crore during the financial year 2018-19; and

Expansion of scope of work of the erstwhile International Centre for Drinking Water Quality, to rename as National Centre for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality (NCDWS & Q) and to authorize it to work as a receptacle for receiving EBR for SBM(G).

01 AUG 2018

​The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following:

Raising funds up to Rs.15,000 crore as Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) (Gol Fully Serviced Bonds) for Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM(G)] during the financial year 2018-19 through NABARD.

Expansion of the scope of work of the Society named International Centre for Drinking Water Quality to authorise it for receiving EBR funds for SBM(G), disbursement of the same to the Sates/UTs implementing agencies, and its repayment.

To change the name of the Society to “National Centre for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality” in place of “International Centre for Drinking Water Quality”.

Impact:

This decision will benefit around 1.5 crore rural households eligible for incentive under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), and also Gram Panchayats for Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) activities.

The funds will be utilized to achieve and sustain Open Defecation Free (ODF) status in the villages across the country.

Expenditure involved:

The loan amount of Rs.15,000 crore will be repaid to NABARD as single bullet payment at the end of 10th year from the date of loan disbursement as per the agreed terms and conditions.

The EBR funds will be raised through NABARD after considering (he exact requirements/expenditure of the States/UTs and released to the States/UTs implementing agencies. For receiving the funds for SBM(G), disbursement of the same to the Sates/UTs implementing agencies, and repayment of loan and interest amount, National Centre for Drinking Water, Sanitation and Quality shall work as a receptacle agency.

This will help provide adequate and timely funds to the States/UTs for achieving the goal of SBM(G) within the targeted timelines.

Background:

SBM(G) was launched with effect from 2nd October, 2014, with the goal to achieve universal sanitation coverage in rural areas by 2nd October, 2019. For IHHLs, financial incentive of Rs. 12,000 is provided to the eligible beneficiaries for construction of individual household toilets in the prescribed funding share pattern between the Centre and the States. For SLWM activities, the financial assistance is provided with a cap of Rs.7/12/15/20 lakh to Gram Panchayats having up to 150/300/500/more than 500 households respectively. For 1EC, up to 5% of the total project cost can be spent at State/District levels and 3% at Central level. For Admin expenses, up to 2% of the total project cost can be made. The funds sharing pattern for these activities between the Centre and the States (except North. Eastern States, Jamrau & Kashmir and Special Category States) is 60:40. For North-Eastern States, Jammu & Kashmir and the Special Category States, the funding pattern is 90:10.

The Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin has made rapid progress in advancing sanitation in rural India. As on 31.07.2018, sanitation coverage in India is 88.9%. Over 7.94 crore toilets have been built since 2nd October 2014, with 4.06 lakh villages, 419 districts and 19 States & UTs already being declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). The pace of progress is constantly accelerating and India is on track to achieve ODF by October 2019.

The Cabinet had approved the SBM(G) on 24th September, 2014, with effect from 2nd October, 2014, with the goal to achieve universal sanitation coverage in rural areas by 2nd October, 2019. Significant progress has already been made under SBM(G), and with the mission nearing its final, accelerated progress is being seen across States and UTs.

In order to meet the financial requirements for achieving the goals of SBM(G), for the year 2018-19, in the Budget announcements made by Finance Minister, an amount of Rs.30,343 crore was allocated for SBM(G). This was proposed to be met by Rs. 15,343 crore from General Budgetary support and remaining Rs. 15,000 through Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR). Thereafter, the Steering Group on EBR under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs had recommended for raising of the EBR up to Rs.15,000 crore during 2018-19 for SBM(G) through NABARD.

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Duty allowance of Home Guards

Pay and allowances of Home Guards should not be less than minimum wages

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-879
ANSWERED ON-25.07.2018

 Duty allowance of Home Guards

879 . Shri Motilal Vora

(a) whether it is a fact that Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs has shown its displeasure over duty allowances of Home Guards in various States and Union Territories, which is less than minimum wages;

(b) the guidelines of Supreme Court in respect of duty allowances of Home Guards and the reasons for not implementing them in Union Territories till now; and

(c) whether Government would again take up the issue of implementing it in those States where it has not been implemented?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)

(a) to (c): The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its 201st Report has shown its displeasure over the non-implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order regarding payment of duty allowances to the Home Guards by the States.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the Civil Appeal No. 2759 of 2015, vide order dated March 11, 2015, directed that the State Government should pay Home Guards at such rates, total of which 30 days ( a month) come to minimum of pay to which the police personnel of States are entitled. It is expected that the State Government shall pass appropriate orders in terms of aforesaid observation on an early date.

Home Guards is a State/UT subject. Pay and allowances of Home Guards are governed by the Home Guards Acts and Rules of the respective States/UTs. Directorate General (Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards), Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th June 2015, 16th September 2016, 6th March, 2017, 24th April, 2017 and 11th April, 2018 have requested all the States/UTs to implement the aforementioned decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Further, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th May, 2018 and 18th July, 2018 has also requested the States/UTs to implement the same.

Source: http://164.100.158.235/question/annex/246/Au879.pdf

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Wages of contractual employees

Wages of daily wagers, casual workers, temporary workers, ad-hoc appointees, contractual employees etc

Wages of contractual employees

The Central and the State Government departments and agencies, on the basis of manpower requirement therein, engage various sets of workmen other than permanent employees viz. daily wagers, casual workers, temporary workers, ad-hoc appointees, contractual employees etc which are engaged by an establishment directly or through contractors. The wages, terms & conditions of service and the period of engagement of such workers in an establishment varies from establishment to establishment. Data in this regard is not centrally maintained.

The principle of “equal pay for equal work” was examined by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the civil appeal number 213 of 2013. The issue before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was that:

“…..whether temporarily engaged employees (daily-wage employees, ad- appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like), are entitled to minimum of the regular pay-scale, alongwith dearness allowance (as revised from time to time) on account of their performing the same duties, which are discharged by those engaged on regular basis, against sanctioned posts….”

The Hon’ble Supreme Court held that:

“….There can be no doubt, that the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged Government employees, holding the same post….”
It is mandatory for the employer/principal employer to comply with the various statutory provisions/Court Orders/Government Instructions including instructions on wage related issues of various categories of employees and apply the principle laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding “equal pay for equal work” while paying wages to its workers/labourers.

The instructions regarding equal pay admissible to casual workers already exists in terms of Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) O.M. No. 49014/2/86 Estt. (c) dated 07.06.1988.

In so far as the contract labour is concerned, the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 provides for wage parity as stipulated in rule 25(2)(v)(a) which is reproduced below:

“in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work and other conditions of service of the workmen of the contractor shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work…..”

In order to ensure compliance of labour laws and in this regard, there is separate enforcement machinery available in the Central and the State Sphere to which an aggrieved worker can approach for redressal of its grievances.

In the Central sphere there is a well-established Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM) having country-wide network of Dy. Chief Labour Commissioners (Central) and Regional Labour Commissioners (Central) under the control of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) for enforcement of labour laws and redressal of grievances/settlement of claims arising out of labour disputes.

The above statement was submitted by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Rajya Sabha in reply of undermentioned question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO-83
ANSWERED ON-25.07.2018

Wages of contractual employees

83 . Shri Sanjay Raut

(a) whether it is a fact that there are lakhs of contractual employees working in Government Departments and agencies who are getting lesser wages than permanent employees;
(b) if so, Government”s respose thereto;
(c) whether Supreme Court in its judgement, in the year 2016, has ordered that temporary workers are entitled to get wages at par with permanent employees;
(d) if so, Government”s reaction thereto; and
(e) whether the Ministry of Law and Justice has advised the various Ministries and Departments to abide by the SC judgement?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
*******

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) to (e) OF THE RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *83 FOR 25.07.2018 BY SHRI SANJAY RAUT REGARDING WAGES OF CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES.
******

(a) to (e):
– as above –

Source: RAJYA SABHA

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Retirement Benefits for Central Government Employees

Retirement Benefits for Central Government Employees

Retirement Benefits for Central Government Employees

Pension

The minimum eligibility period for receipt of pension is 10 years. A Central Government servant retiring in accordance with the Pension Rules is entitled to receive pension on completion of at least 10 years of qualifying service.

In the case of Family Pension the widow is eligible to receive family pension on death of her spouse after completion of one year of continuous service or even before completion of one year if the Government servant had been examined by the appropriate Medical Authority and declared fit for Government service.

W.e.f 1.1.2006, Pension is calculated with reference to emoluments (i.e.last basic pay) or average emoluments (i.e. average of the basic pay drawn during the last 10 months of the service) whichever is more beneficial. The amount of pension is 50% of the emoluments or average emoluments whichever is beneficial.

Minimum pension presently is Rs. 9000 per month. Maximum limit on pension is 50% of the highest pay in the Government of India (presently Rs. 1,25,000) per month. Pension is payable up to and including the date of death.

Commutation of Pension

A Central Government servant has an option to commute a portion of pension, not exceeding 40% of it, into a lump sum payment. No medical examination is required if the option is exercised within one year of retirement. If the option is exercised after expiry of one year, he/she will have to under-go medical examination by the specified competent authority.

Lump sum payable is calculated with reference to the Commutation Table. The monthly pension will stand reduced by the portion commuted and the commuted portion will be restored on the expiry of 15 years from the date of receipt of the commuted value of pension. Dearness Relief, however, will continue to be calculated on the basis of the original pension (i.e. without reduction of commuted portion).

The formula for arriving for commuted value of Pension (CVP) is
CVP = 40 % (X) Commutation factor* (X)12

* The commutation factor will be with reference to age next birthday on the date on which commutation becomes absolute as per the New Table annexed to the CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.

Death/Retirement Gratuity

Retirement Gratuity
This is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years’ qualifying service and eligibility to receive service gratuity/pension is essential to get this one time lump sum benefit. Retirement gratuity is calculated @ 1/4th of a months Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance drawn on the date of retirement for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service. There is no minimum limit for the amount of gratuity. The retirement gratuity payable for qualifying service of 33 years or more is 16 times the Basic Pay plus DA, subject to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs.

Death Gratuity
This is a one-time lump sum benefit payable to the nominee or family member of a Government servant dying in harness. There is no stipulation in regard to any minimum length of service rendered by the deceased employee. Entitlement of death gratuity is regulated as under:

Qualifying Service Rate
Less than one year 2 times of basic pay
One year or more but less than 5 years 6 times of basic pay
5 years or more but less than 11 years 12 times of basic pay
11 years or more but less than 20 years 20 times of basic pay
20 years or more Half of emoluments for every completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.

Maximum amount of Death Gratuity admissible is Rs. 20 lakhs w.e.f. 1.1.2016

Service Gratuity
A retiring Government servant will be entitled to receive service gratuity (and not pension) if total qualifying service is less than 10 years. Admissible amount is half months basic pay last drawn plus DA for each completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service. This one time lump sum payment is distinct from retirement gratuity and is paid over and above the retirement gratuity.

Issue of No Demand Certificate
Dues owed by the retiring employees on account of Licence Fee for Government accommodation, advances, over payment of pay and allowances are required to be assessed by the Head of Office and intimated to the Accounts Officer two months in advance of the date of retirement so that these are recovered from retirement gratuity before payment. For this purpose the Licence Fee for those in occupation of Government accommodation is taken into account up to the end of the permissible period for which accommodation can be retained after retirement under the Rules on normal rent. The recovery of Licence Fee beyond that period is the responsibility of the Directorate of Estates. If, for any reason final dues cannot be assessed on time, then 10% of gratuity is withheld from gratuity on the basis of a commutation from the Directorate of Estates in this regard.

General Provident Fund and Incentives

As per General Provident fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 all temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year, all re-employed pensioners (Other than those eligible for admission to the Contributory Provident Fund) and all permanent Government servants are eligible to subscribe to the Fund. However, these rules are not applicable to any of the Government Servants who join service on or after 1.1.2004. A subscriber, at the time of joining the fund is required to make a nomination, in the prescribed form, conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid. A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund except during the period when he is under suspension. Subscriptions to the Provident Fund are stopped 3 months prior to the date of superannuation. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 6% of subscribers emoluments are not more than his emoluments. Rate of interest varies according to notifications of the Government issued from time to time. The rules provide for drawal advances/ withdrawals from the fund for specific purposes.

The conditions for withdrawal from the fund have been liberalized and now no documentary proof is required to be furnished by the subscriber for GPF withdrawal. On retirement of a subscriber, instructions have been issued for immediate payment of final balance on retirement. No application is required to be submitted by the subscriber for final payment from the fund. .

Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme

Under the GPF Rules, on the death of subscriber, the person entitled to receive the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber shall be paid an additional amount equal to the average balance in the account during the 3 years immediately preceding the death of the subscriber subject to certain conditions provided in the relevant Rule. The additional amount payable under that Rule shall not exceed Rs. 60,000/-. To get this benefit, the subscriber should have put in at least 5 years service at the time of his/her death.

Contributory Provident Fund

The Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962 are applicable to every non-pensionable servant of the Government belonging to any of the services under the control of the President. A subscriber, at the time of joining the Fund is required to make a nomination in the prescribed Form conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid.

A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund when on duty or Foreign Service but not during the period of suspension. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 10% of the emoluments and not more than his emoluments. The employer’s contribution at that percentage prescribed by the Government will be credited to the subscriber’s account and this is 10%. The Rules provide for drawal of advances/ withdrawals from the CPF for specific purposes. As in GPF Rules, the CPF Rules also provide for Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme.

Leave Encashment

Encashment of leave is a benefit granted under the CCS (Leave) Rules and is not a pensionary benefit. Encashment of Earned Leave/Half Pay Leave standing at the credit of the retiring Government servant is admissible on the date of retirement subject to a maximum of 300 days.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme

A portion of monthly contributions paid while in service is credited in a Saving Fund, on which interest accrues. A Government servant while entering service has to apply in Form No. 4 of the above Scheme to the Head of Office, who shall issue a sanction for the payment of subscriber’s accumulation in the Savings Fund segment together with interest and arrange for its disbursement, soon after retirement. Payments under this Scheme are made in accordance with the Table of Benefit (as issued by Department of Expenditure) which takes in to account interest up to the date of cessation of service. Insurance cover benefit under this Scheme is available to the family in the event of death of the subscriber.

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Single Transfer Policy for State & Central Government employees

Single Transfer Policy for State & Central Government employees

There is no proposal to formulate single transfer policy for the Government employees
Single Transfer Policy for both Central & State employees

Transfer Policy

In terms of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on transfer/posting of Government employees, all Ministries/Departments of Government of India are required to have their own guidelines for transfer/posting of their employees providing for the following –

i. minimum tenure;

ii. have a mechanism akin to Civil Services Board for recommending transfer; and

Respective Ministries/Departments are also required to place the transfer policy in public domain.

There is no proposal to formulate single transfer policy for the Government employees as guidelines for transfer/posting of employees depend on the specific requirement of individual Ministries/ Departments. Moreover, the State Public Services are under State List for which the State Governments are competent to make rules and policies. Accordingly, there is no proposal to constitute any commission for single transfer policy for both Central & State employees.

This information was provided 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 written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Standard Terms and Conditions for 2017 IDA pay scales in respect of Board level executives of CPSEs

Regarding Standard Terms and Conditions [FORMAT] for 2017 IDA pay scales in respect of Board level executives of CPSEs

F. No. W-02/0031/2018-DPE (WC)-G1-XX/18
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block No.14, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road

New Delhi, the 23rd July, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Standard Terms and Conditions for 2017 IDA pay scales in respect of Board level executives of CPSEs – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DPE’s OM dated 14.12.2012 and to state that guidelines on revised pay scales etc. in respect of executives of CPSEs following IDA pattern of pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.2017 have been issued vide DPE OMs dated 03.08.2017, 04.08.2017 and 07.09.2017. Based on the Government policy declared in these OMs, standard terms and conditions in respect of Board level executives of the CPSEs following IDA pay scales have been finalized by DPE. A copy of the standard terms and conditions is enclosed.

2. All proposals for pay fixation and terms & conditions of Board level executives in 2017 pay scales may be finalized in the model format enclosed, as per the procedure prescribed in the aforesaid DPE OM dated 14.12.2012.

3. All the cases where the pay fixation based on 2017 IDA pay scales in respect of Board level executives of CPSEs have already been finalized, the terms and conditions of such Board level executives may be reviewed in light of the enclosed standard terms & conditions.

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

S/d,
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

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ECHS: Scrutiny of OPD/ IPD Claims at RC Level

ECHS: Scrutiny of OPD/ IPD Claims at RC Level

Central OrganisationECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines

Delhi Cantt- 110 010
B/ 49779-Outsourcing/ AG/ ECHS/ Policy
12 Jul 2018

All Regional Centres
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SCRUTINY OF OPD/IPD CLAIMS AT RC LEVEL

1. Further to our letter No B/ 49779-Outsourcing/ AG/ ECHS/ Policy dated 10 Nov 2017, pursuant to the instructions received from DoESW vide letter No. 18(80) / 2017/WE/ D(Res-1) dated 12 Jul 2018 and proposal to formalize second tier check vide case file No B/ 49779- Outsourcing/ AG/ ECHS initiated on 06 Jul 2018.

2.It is directed that the process for online bill processing at RC level to be carried out as under:-

(a) Bills Amounting to Less than Rs 30,000/ -. For bills amounting to less than Rs. 30,000/ -, 2% bills per day shall be checked by the JD (HS). The bills selected will be those having highest financial value. Additional bill scan be checked as per discretion.

(b) Bills in the Range of Rs 30,000/ -to Rs 59,999/ -. For bills in the range of Rs 30,000/ – to 59,999/ -, 3% bills per day shall be checked by the JD (HS). The bills selected will be those having highest financial value. Additional bills can be checked as per discretion.

(c) Bills in the Range of Rs 60,000/ -to Rs 99,999/ -. For bills in the range of Rs 60,000/ – to 99,999/ -, 5% bills per day shall be checked by the JD (HS). The bills selected will be those having highest financial value. Additional bills can be checked as per discretion.

(d) Bills Moret han Rs1 Lakh. 100% Bills for amount more than Rs. 1 Lakh to be checked by JD(HS) at RC.

3. The process to be put in effect immediately and respective functionaries in the Online Bill Processing chain to ensure that the above is complied.

4. The modification incorporated in the system of the online bill processing application will be such that a basket of 100 claims is presented to the JD(HS), those 100 claims will be picked up in FIFO manner out of the claims processed by BPA. There will be separate baskets for OPD, IPD and individual re-imbursement claims. The 100 claims in each basket will be strictly presented in FIFO manner. The presentation of these baskets to JD(HS) and its subsequent manner of processing for all baskets (OPD, IPD and individual re-imbursement) is described below:- ,

(a)Claims less than Rs. 30,000/ -. These will be listed on top of the page and JD(HS) would have to compulsorily check 2% of such claims (number to be rounded off to the next round figure). These claims would be the one’s with the highest recommended amount. The multi select option for the balance claim in this category would be available orally after atleast 2% claims have been checked. JD(HS) can check additional claims also as per his discretion.

(b) Claims between Rs. 30.000/ – to Rs. 59,999/-. A counter for the claims falling in this region would be created by BPA to reflect 3% of such claims ,(number to be rounded off to the next round figure) which would have to be compulsorily checked by the JD(HS). These claims would be the one’s with the highest recommended amount. The JD(HS) would ha’ve the option to check any additional claim also should he choose to do so. The multi select option for the balance claim in this category would be available only after atleast 3% claims have been checked.

(c) Claims between Rs. 60,000/ – to Rs. 99,999 / -. A counter for the claims falling in this region would , be created by BPA to reflect 5% of such claims (number to be rounded off to the next round figure) which would have to be compulsorily checked by the JD(HS). These claims would be the one’s with the highest recommended amount. The JD(HS) would have the option to check any additional claim also should he choose to do so. The multi select option for the balance claim in this category would be available only after atleast 5% claims have been checked.

(d) Claims above Rs. 1 Lakh/-. All claims above Rs. 1 Lakh will have to be compulsorily checked by JD(HS). No multi select option will be enable? in this window.

5. Next set of 100 claims in the concerned basket will be presented to the JD(HS) only after the claims in the respective basket has been completely cleared.

6.In addition, it is highlighted that in accordance with Para 2(d) of MoD letter No. 22(A)(10/ 10/ US(WE)(Res) dated 23 Feb 2012, “CFA will examine the bill and BPA’s worksheet prior to according sanction,,.” Hence, all CFAs must ensure that no violation to the above guidelines take place and ‘the provisions brought out above are not compromisedinany manner.

7. Please ensure speedy clearance of bills so that large pendencies can be reduced. Financial integrity of checks, will not be compromised.

8. These instructions are issued with approval of MD ECHS.1

(DM Anand)
Col
Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

Source: ECHS

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36th Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) Meeting of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban Sanctions a Total of 2,67,546 Houses from 10 States

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

36th Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) Meeting of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban Sanctions a Total of 2,67,546 Houses from 10 States

Madhya Pradesh gets 59,421 Houses, Gujarat-55,296, Maharashtra-52,935, Uttar Pradesh – 36,370, West Bengal – 26,604, Bihar – 15,924

24 JUL 2018

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 2,67,546 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The approval was given in the 36thmeeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee in its meeting held here today.

Madhya Pradesh has been sanctioned 59,421 houses while the sanction for Gujaratis 55,296 affordable houses.  The number of houses sanctioned for Maharashtra is 52,935, Uttar Pradesh 36,370 houses, West Bengal 26,604 houses and Bihar 15,924 houses.  Approvals given for Rajasthan stands at 8,600 houses while Chhattisgarh has been sanctioned 7,961 houses.  Punjab has been sanctioned 2,442 houses while the sanction for Uttarakhand is 1,993 houses.

With the above proposed houses, cumulative houses under PMAY(U) after subsuming projects of RAY scheme the total number of houses being funded under PMAY(Urban) would be 53,74,306 houses.

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

No. 19024/2212017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:  Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ O.M. No. 19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 and O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding guidelines on Air travel. As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various Ministries/Departments seeking ex-post-facto relaxation of the prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only.

The matter has been reconsidered in this Department. All Ministries/Departments are again directed to:

(i) Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/website of Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all officials/offices under their control. Henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this Department.

(ii) In case of non-availability of authorized agent at a particular place, ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC.

(iii) In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned Ministry/ Department have to mention in the meeting notice that the Non-official Member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department.

(iv) All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to widely circulate this O.M. in all offices including attached/subordinate offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments will be treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Social Security Schemes

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Social Security Schemes

23 JUL 2018

The Ministry of Labour & Employment, through its Labour Welfare Organizations across the country, implements welfare schemes relating to housing, education and health for beedi workers, mica mine workers, limestone & dolomite mine workers, iron ore manganese, chrome ore mine workers and cine workers. These schemes were earlier administered through 5 Welfare Cess and Welfare Funds under various Cess Acts of Parliament. Now, these cesses have been abolished/subsumed in GST and the welfare schemes have been retained with funding from the Consolidated Fund of India. Salient features of these welfare schemes: are as follows:

(i) Revised Integrated Housing Scheme-2016: Subsidy of Rs.1,50,000 for construction of a new house is provided to the workers in three installments.

(ii) Education Scheme: Financial Assistance varying from Rs.250 to Rs.15,000 per year is provided to the wards of the workers studying in classes I to XII or pursuing non-professional and professional degree/graduate/post graduate courses.

(iii) Health Scheme: Health care facilities are provided to the workers and their dependents through 12 hospitals and 286 dispensaries under Labour Welfare Organizations across the country. In addition, reimbursement of expenditure for specialized treatment taken in Government recognized hospitals is also provided.

The above three schemes have been extended upto the financial year 2019-20. In addition to the above welfare schemes, the Central Government has recently converged the social security schemes of Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) with Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) to provide life and disability coverage to the unorganised workers (in the age group 18-50 years) depending upon their eligibility. PMJJBY gives coverage of Rs.2 lakhs on death at premium of Rs.330/- per annum. PMSBY gives coverage of upto Rs.2 lakhs on accidental death and disability at premium of Rs.12 per annum. Under the scheme, the Central Government contributes 50% of the premium for eligible unorganized workers and has requested the States to contribute the remaining 50% premium.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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225 Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers punished for non-performance: Central Government

225 Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers punished for non-performance: Central Government

New Delhi: As many as 225 Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers have been punished for non-performance, the central government said today.

The performance of a total of 25,082 Group ‘A’ and 54,873 Group ‘B’ officers has been reviewed up to May 2018, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

Of these, the relevant rules were invoked against 93 Group ‘A’ and 132 Group ‘B’ officers, he said.

In reply to another question, the minister said during 2017 and March 2018, vigilance clearance has been denied to 80 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) on the ground of filing Immovable Property Returns after prescribed time or failing to file it.

He said that from the year 2014 onwards, sanction for prosecution has been granted against three IAS officers on account of having disproportionate assets.

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Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation on accidents applicable to the Department of Public Enterprises

Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents: DPE OM

 

No. A-42011/2/2018-Admn.
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block No – 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 11 July, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject : Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation on accidents applicable to the Department of Public Enterprises Reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to above said subject and to say that this Department has framed the guidelines for settlement of compensation claims arising out of accidents resulting into loss of life or permanent disability to a member of general public where the accidents happens in any premises where any official activity of the Department is being carried out of which a copy is enclosed herewith for information.

2. The guidelines has the approval of the competent authority.

Encl: As above

(Harish Chandra)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

GUIDELINES FOR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION ON ACCIDENTS APPLICABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES.

Accidental death compensation for central government employees

 Preamble

 Accidents are unfortunate incidents, occurrences of which cannot be obliterated completely, but can only be minimized by adopting most vigilant practices, safety precautions etc. Sometimes accidents do happen when responsibility and liability cannot be affixed on certain individuals or malfunctioning of certain machinery and the Law recognizes the Principle of ‘No faulty Liability’ for such unfortunate incidents. In such cases, the loss of life and loss of dependency cost of the dependents of such victims cannot be written off merely on the pretext that negligence on the part of Department or its agencies cannot be substantiated for want of stricter proofs particularly in a welfare state like ours. Therefore, these guidelines have been framed.

1. Title: These guidelines would be called as Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation.

2. Effective date: The guidelines would be effective from 11.07.2018.

3. Applicability: These guidelines would govern the settlement of compensation claims arising out of accidents resulting into loss of life or permanent disability to a member of general public where the accident happens in any premises where any official activity of the Department is being carried out.

4. Definitions:

  • Accident: Any death or permanent disability resulting solely and directly from any unintended and unforeseen injurious occurrence caused during the maintenance, Operation and provisioning of any public services undertaken by the Department where no negligence can be proved on the part of the Department.
  • Competent Authority: Competent Authority means Secretary to Govt. of India in the Department of Public Enterprises.
  • Department: Means Department of Public Enterprises.
  • Dependent: As defined in the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923.
  • Designated Officer: An Officer designated by the Competent Authority of the level of Under Secretary or equivalent for the purposes of receiving and processing claims for compensation under the present Guidelines.
  • Victim: Any person who suffers permanent disablement or dies in an accident as defined in these Guidelines.
  • Permanent Disablement: A disablement that is classified as a permanent total disablement under the proviso to Section 2 (l) of The Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923.

5. Detailed Accident Report: The report prepared by the police within a period of 30 days from the date of incident as per Schedule 1 of these guidelines.

Explanation- For the purposes of the preparation of the detailed accident report. the word “injury” as referred in Schedule -I refers to “permanent disability” as mentioned in clause 4(a) of the Guidelines.

 

6. Extent of Liability: On the occurrence of any “accident” as defined under these Guidelines, the Department shall whether or not there has been any wrongful act, neglect or default on its part and notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be liable to pay compensation to such extent as prescribed below:

  • In the event of death or permanent disability resulting from loss of both limbs: upto Rs. 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lakh).
  • In the event of other permanent disability : upto Rs. 7,00,000/- (Rupees Seven Lakh).

However, persons claiming compensation under these guidelines will not claim additional compensation from the Department under any other regulation or statute either directly or through a court of law. The claimant shall submit an undertaking to this effect before availing the compensation under these guidelines.

 

7. Procedure for settlement of claims in respect of compensation

a. The victim or his/her dependent would make an application within a period of 90 days of the accident to the Designated Officer under whose jurisdiction the accident had occurred. The application should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • (i) Proof of age of the victim.
  • (ii) Death certificate of the victim

OR

Permanent disability certificate issued by the Medical Board authorized by the Government.

  • (iii) Certified copy of FIR lodged in respect of the accident.
  • (iv) Proof of applicant’s relation with the victim/ Dependency Certificate.

b. The Designated Officer may seek any further documents for settlement of claim to its satisfaction.

Provided that where there are more than one dependent, the Applicant must mention their name, addresses and relations with the victim and the Designated Officer may at its own discretion issue notices to all before releasing the compensation.

c. The Designated Officer on receipt of above application shall take into consideration the Detailed Accident Report submitted by the Police Authority would process the claim of compensation on priority basis but would not normally take more than 30 days for seeking the orders of the competent authority in any case.

d. The Designated Officer, in case where no application is received from the victim/dependents of victims, may on receipt of the detailed accident report proceed suo-moto to initiate the process for consideration for grant of the compensation to the victim/dependents of victim. The payment of compensation whether fully in cash or partly in cash and partly towards reimbursement of medical expenses shall be decided by the sanctioning authority.

e. With effect from the date of the present Guidelines, all contract & agreements to be entered into by the Department with any person or agency for maintenance, operation and provisioning of public service would invariably include a clause whereby any compensation paid under these guidelines shall be recoverable from such person. agency or firm.

f. In no case a claim for appointment of any of the dependents on the compassionate grounds would be entertained by the Department.

 

8. Method of Disbursement of compensation.

i. The amount of compensation so awarded shall be deposited in a Nationalized bank or if the branch of a Nationalized Bank is not in existence, it shall be deposited in the branch of a scheduled commercial bank, in the joint or single name of the victim/dependents (5). Out of the amount so deposited, 75% (seventy five percent) of the same shall be put in a fixed deposit for a minimum period of one year and the remaining 25% (twenty five percent) shall be available for utilization and initial expenses by the victim/dependent(s) as the case may be. Provided that in exceptional cases, amounts may be withdrawn before one year for Domestic need/marriage in family/ educational or medical needs of the beneficiary at the discretion of the Department.

ii. In the case of a minor, 75% of the amount of compensation so awarded shall be deposited in the fixed deposit account and shall be drawn only on attainment of the age of majority. but not before one year of the deposit provided that in exceptional cases. amounts may be withdrawn for educational or medical needs of the beneficiary at the discretion of the Department.

iii. The interest on the sum shall be credited directly by the bank in the savings account of the victim/dependent(s) on monthly basis.

Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents

Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents

Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents

Source: dpe.gov.in

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