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Unions Firmly Rejected The Proposal of IBA – AIBOA

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Unions Firmly Rejected The Proposal of IBA – AIBOA

“Banking unions as they firmly rejected the proposal of IBA, lock, stock and barrel in the recent discussions held on 12th Oct,18 at Mumbai”

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION

CIRCULAR No.21/VII/2018

October 14, 2018

TO
ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES

Comrades,

FALSE AND MALICIOUS PROPAGANDA
TO DEFAME THE BANK EMPLOYEES TU MOVEMENT
UNDER THE BANNER OF UFBU

Our attention has been drawn to a joint circular purported to have been issued by our organisation jointly with AIBEA. First up of all there is no meeting of 9 constituents of UFBU at Chennai today.

The contents are false, malicious and also to bring disrepute to banking unions as they firmly rejected the proposal of IBA, lock, stock and barrel in the recent discussions held on 12th Oct,18 at Mumbai. The release of the circular with the forged signatures of General Secretaries of AIBOA and AIBEA is squarely condemned.

Please don’t be misguided by the false news.

We are initiating appropriate steps to nab the culprit under the provisions of law applicable, as this mishap has to be nipped it in bud.

This is the danger in utilising technology beyond the required level.

Yours Comradely,
sd/-
S.NAGARAJAN.
GENERAL SECRETARY

Source: http://www.aiboa.org

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Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018-19 (Series II) – Issue Price

Ministry of Finance

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018-19 (Series II) – Issue Price

12 OCT 2018

Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, Sovereign Gold Bonds 2018-19 (Series II) will be opened for the period October 15-19, 2018. The issue price of the Bond during this subscription period i.e. October 15-19, 2018, shall be Rs. 3,146 (Rupees Three Thousand One Hundred Forty Six only) – per gram with Settlement on October 23, 2018, as also published by RBI in their Press Release dated October 12, 2018.

Government of India in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to allow discount of Rs.50 (Rupees Fifty) per gram from the issue price to those investors who apply online and the payment is made through digital mode. For such investors the issue price of Gold Bond will be Rs. 3,096 (Rupees Three Thousand Ninety  Six only) per gram of gold.

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Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018 -19

Ministry of Finance

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2018 -19

08 OCT 2018

Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds-2018-19. The Sovereign Gold Bonds will be issued every month from October 2018 to February 2019 as per the calendar specified below:

S. No. Tranche Period of Subscription Date of Issuance
1 2018-19 Series II October 15-19, 2018 October 23, 2018
2 2018-19 Series III November 05-09, 2018 November 13, 2018
3 2018-19 Series IV December 24-28, 2018 January 01, 2019
4 2018-19 Series V January 14 – 18, 2019 January 22, 2019
5 2018-19 Series VI February 04-08, 2019 February 12, 2019

The Bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated post offices, and recognised stock exchanges viz., National Stock Exchange of India Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. The features of the Bond are given below:

Sl. No. Item Details
1 Product name Sovereign Gold Bond 2018-19.
2 Issuance To be issued by Reserve Bank India on behalf of the Government of India.
3 Eligibility The Bonds will be restricted for sale to resident entities including individuals, HUFs, Trusts, Universities and Charitable Institutions.
4 Denomination The Bonds will be denominated in multiples of gram(s) of gold with a basic unit of 1 gram.
5 Tenor The tenor of the Bond will be for a period of 8 years with exit option in 5th, 6th year and 7th year to be exercised on the interest payment dates.
6 Minimum size Minimum permissible investment will be 1 gram of gold.
7 Maximum limit The maximum limit of subscribed shall be 4 KG for individual, 4 Kg for HUF and 20 Kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal (April-March) notified by the Government from time to time. A self-declaration to this effect will be obtained. The annual ceiling will include bonds subscribed under different tranches during initial issuance by Government and those purchased from the Secondary Market.
8 Joint holder In case of joint holding, the investment limit of 4 KG will be applied to the first applicant only.
9 Issue price Price of Bond will be fixed in Indian Rupees on the basis of simple average of closing price of gold of 999 purity, published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Limited for the last 3 working days of the week preceding the subscription period. The issue price of the Gold Bonds will be ’50 per gram less for those who subscribe online and pay through digital mode.
10 Payment option Payment for the Bonds will be through cash payment (up to a maximum of ‘20,000) or demand draft or cheque or electronic banking.
11 Issuance form The Gold Bonds will be issued as Government of India Stock under GS Act, 2006. The investors will be issued a Holding Certificate for the same. The Bonds are eligible for conversion into demat form.
12 Redemption price The redemption price will be in Indian Rupees based on previous 3 working days simple average of closing price of gold of 999 purity published by IBJA.
13 Sales channel Bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated post offices (as may be notified) and recognised stock exchanges viz., National Stock Exchange of India Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange, either directly or through agents.
14 Interest rate The investors will be compensated at a fixed rate of 2.50 percent per annum payable semi-annually on the nominal value.
15 Collateral Bonds can be used as collateral for loans. The loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is to be set equal to ordinary gold loan mandated by the Reserve Bank from time to time. The lien on the bonds shall be marked by the depositary by the authorized banks. The loan against SGBs would be subject to decision of the lending bank/institution and cannot be inferred as a matter of right by the SGB holder.
16 KYC documentation Know-your-customer (KYC) norms will be the same as that for purchase of physical gold. KYC documents such as Voter ID, Aadhaar card/PAN or TAN /Passport will be required. Every application must be accompanied by the ‘PAN Number’ issued by the Income Tax Department to the investor(s).
17 Tax treatment The interest on Gold Bonds shall be taxable as per the provision of Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961). The capital gains tax arising on redemption of SGB to an indidual has been exempted. The indexation benefits will be provided to long term capital gains arising to any person on transfer of bond.
18 Tradability Bonds will be tradable on stock exchanges within a fortnight of the issuance on a date, as notified by the RBI.
19 SLR eligibility Bonds acquired by the banks through the process of invoking lien/hypothecation/pledge alone, shall be counted towards Statutory Liquidity Ratio.
20 Commission Commission for distribution of the bond shall be paid at the rate Rupee one per hundred Rupees the total subscription received by the receiving offices and receiving offices shall share at least paise 50 per hundred Rupees of the commission so received with the agents or sub agents for the business procured through them.

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Confederation One Day Strike on 15.11.2018 Postponed

Confederation One Day Strike on 15.11.2018 Postponed

CONFEDERATION ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15-11-2018 POSTPONED TO 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th.

TWO DAYS STRIKE JOINTLY WITH CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS AND ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION (AISGEF).

NO CHANGE IN THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS

SCRAP NPS WILL BE THE NUMBER ONE DEMAND.

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware, in the National Convention of Workers held at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi on 28th September 2018, all the Central Trade Unions (except BMS) and all other independent Federations have declared two days nationwide strike on 8th & 9th January 2019 against the anti-people and anti-labour policies of the NDA Government.

In the resolution adopted in the June 10th Hyderabad National Convention of Confederation and also in the National Secretariat meeting held thereafter, we have decided that the 2018 November 15th strike of Confederation will be changed, if the Central Trade Unions declare nationwide strike, so that the dates of both strikes will be synchronized to make it a joint strike.

Accordingly, the National Secretariat of Confederation has decided to postpone the 15th November 2018 strike to 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th. The strike will be for two days. There is no change in the Confederation charter of demands.

SCRAP NPS AND RESTORE OPS FOR ALL

will be the number one demand. All India State Government Employees Federation has also decided to postpone the strike to 2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob. & WhatsApp:
09447068125

Source: Confederation

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Alert Notice for General Public from PFRDA

Alert Notice for General Public from PFRDA

PLEASE BEWARE PFRDA NEVER SENDS ANY EMAIL OR MESSAGE PROMISING LARGE SUMS FOR PAYMENT OF FEE

ALERT NOTICE

“This is to inform general public that PFRDA is a Regulatory Body and does not ever call for any sum for release of funds to any individual from their Permanent Retirement Account (PRAN) maintained with the Centre Record Keeping Agency.

It is also informed that PFRDA has appointed entities such as Point of Presence, Aggregators etc. which are banks and non-banking financial companies which are authorized to interact with subscribers for a prescribed fee which is much less than what is being asked for by the fraudsters.

PLEASE BEWARE. PFRDA NEVER SENDS ANY EMAIL/MESSAGE PROMISING LARGE SUMS FOR PAYMENT OF FEE/CHARGE. ANY SUCH COMMUNICATION IS SENT WITH THE INTENTION TO DEFRAUD YOU. INFORM POLICE IMMEDIATELY.”

Source: http://www.pfrda.org.in

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All India Women’s Trade Union Camp on 29th & 30th Oct 2018

All India Women’s Trade Union Camp on 29th & 30th Oct 2018

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Central Headquarters
Ist Floor, North Avenue Postoffice Building, New Delhi-110001

Dated 03-10-2018.

Welcome to all Women Delegates & Leaders

All India Women’s Trade Union Camp
2018 October 29th & 30th
Haridwar

All Affiliates, C-O-Cs and Women Comrades are requested to mobilize maximum number of delegates to attend the Camp.  Affiliates, please instruct all your units to ensure maximum participation. Book tickets immediately.

Com: Subhashini Ali, Ex.MP – and Fighting leader of the working class will inaugurate the camp. Com: Kirti Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court & Convenor, Legal Cell, AIDWA will take class on “Women’s Social Status and Rights in Indian Society and our Task”.  Com: T.K.Rajalekshmi, Frontline, will take class on “Media and Politics”.  Com. K.K.N.Kutty, President and Com.M.Krishnan, Secretary General and other Chief Executives of Confederation and affiliates will speak on the subject – “SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS – Confederation charter of demands and Two days Nationwide strike on 8th & 9th January 2019″.  Com.Usha Bonepalli, President, Women’s Committee will preside and Com.R.Seethalakshmi, Convenor, Women’s Committee will address the camp.

 The camp will commence on 10 AM on 29th October and conclude at 2 PM on 30th October, 2018.

Welcome to all women delegates and leaders.  All India Women’s Convention will also be held along with the camp.

Fraternally yours,

R.Seethalakshmi
Chairperson  Convenor
Women’s Committee

Usha Boneppalli,
Women’s Committee.

K.K.N.Kutty  
President,
Confederation.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General,
Confederation.

Com.R.N.Parashar, SG NFPE & Chairman,COC, UP State – Mob: 09718686800
Com.Virendra Tiwari, Working Chairman, COC, UP State – Mob: 09839195933
Com.J.P.Singh, General Secretary, COC, UP State – Mob: 08005445445

Source: Confederation

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Speedy Clearance of GPF Final Settlement: DAD Estt

Speedy Clearance of GPF Final Settlement: DAD Estt

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (FYS)
AN-VII Section
10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata-700001

No.525/AN/VII/Circular/2017

Dated: 26.09.2018

Sub:Speedy Clearance of GPF Final Settlement: DAD Estt.

It has been noticed that Br.Account Officers are forwarding GPF final settlement claim to CDA(Fund), Meerut for payment at belated stage which may cause delay in payment of GPF accumulation to retirees. In this connection, reference is invited to this officer important circular dated 5.11.2012 (Copy enclosed) which is self explanatory. A check list circulated by CDA(Fund). Meerut vide their circular no.AN/Funds/Coord/Circular dated 25.8.2015 is also enclosed herewith for strict compliance.

Enclo: As above.

Sd/-
(Praveen Ranjan)
Dy.Controller of Account(AN)

Source: http://pcafys.nic.in

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11th Bipartite settlement next meeting date on 29th Sept 2018

11th Bipartite settlement next meeting date on 29th Sept 2018

Indian Banks’ Associations(IBA)

HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
No.HR &IR/UFBU/XIBPS/5870

September 15, 2018

Shri Sanjay K LUANDA
Convenor
United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) &
General Secretary
National Confederation of Bank Employee,
C/o State Bank of India. LHO
Plot No 1, Sector-17A
Chandigarh-160 017

Dear Sir,

Wage Negotiation: Negotiating Committee Meeting with Unions/ Associations

It has been decided in consultation withthe Chairman, Negotiating Committee of IBA. to hold next meeting ofNegotiating Committee of IBA with the representatives of Constitute & Workmen Unions/ Officers’ Associations on Saturday, 29th September 2018 at 10:00 am in the Committee Room of IBA, World Trade Centre,Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.

2. You are,therefore,requested to please convey suitably to the General Secretaries ofConstituent Workmen Unions/ Officers’ Associations of UFBU to make itconvenient to attend the meeting by their authorized representative (a)as under:

Sr No. Name of the Union/Association No of Representative (s)
1. All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) 2
2. National Confederation of Bank Employees (NCBE) 2
3. Bank Employees’ Federation of India (BEFI) 1
4. Indian Nahanni Bank Employes’ Federation (INBEF) 1
5. National Organisation of Bank Workers (NOBW) 1
6. All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) 2
7. All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA) 1
8. Indian National Bank Officers’ Congress (INBOC) 1
9. National Organisationof Bank Officers (NOBO) 1

3. Kindly confirm participation with details of the participants.

Yours Faithfully,

Senior Advisor (IIR &IR)

Source : www.bipartitesettlement.com

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Revision of interest rates for small savings schemes

Revision of interest rates for small savings schemes

F.No.01/04/2016-NS
Government of India
Ministry Of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 19.09.2018

Subject: Revision of interest rates for small savings schemes.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 16th February, 2016 vide which the various decisions taken by the Government Regarding interest fixation for small savings schemes were communicated to all concerned.

2. On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are to be notified on quarterly basis. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2018-19 starting 1st October, 2018 and ending on 31st December, 2018, on the basis of the interest compounding/payment built-in the schemes, shall be as under:-

Instrument Rate of interest w.r.f 01.07.2018 to 30.09.2018 Rate of interest w.r.t 01.10.2018 to 31.12.2018 Compounding
frequency*
Savings Deposit 4.0 4.0 Annually
1 Year Time Deposit 6.6 6.9 Quarterly
2 Year Time Deposit 6.7 7.0 Quarterly
3 Year Time Deposit 6.9 7.2 Quarterly
5 Year Time Deposit 7.4 7.8 Quarterly
5 Year Recurring Deposit 6.9 7.3 Quarterly
5 Year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme 8.3 8.7 Quarterly and paid
5 Year Monthly Income Account 7.3 7.7 Monthly and Paid
5 Year National Savings certificate 7.6 8.0 Annually
Public provident Fund Scheme 7.6 8.0 Annually
Kisan Vikaspatra 7.3 (will mature in 118 months) 7.7 (will mature in 112 months) Annually
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 8.1 8.5 Annually

*No change
3. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(Padam singh)
Sr.Regional Director(NS)
Tele: 01123095155

Source: Dea.gov.in

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Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and Performance Linked Incentive to AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and Performance Linked Incentive to AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)

19 SEP 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs)and performance linked incentive to AWHs [Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme] with a total cost of Rs. 10,649.41 crore (GoI Share) for the period from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2020.

Nearly 27 lakh AWWs/AWHs will be benefitted by the approval. Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS) is a universal scheme and beneficiaries are spread all over the country at AWC/village level.

Details:

The proposals approved consist of the following:

Name of Functionary Old Rates p.m. Revised Rates p.m.
Anganwadi Worker Rs.3,000/- Rs.4,500/-
Anganwadi Worker at Mini-AWC Rs.2,250/- Rs.3,500/-
Anganwadi Helper Rs.1,500/- Rs.2,250/-  (*)

(*) In addition, monthly performance linked incentive of Rs.250/- has also been approved for Anganwadi Helpers for facilitating proper functioning of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).

The enhanced rate of honorarium and performance linked incentive would be effective from 1st October, 2018.

Impact:

The programme through targeted interventions will strive to reduce the level of malnutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies, ensure empowerment of adolescent girls, provide protection to the children who are in conflict with law, provide safe place for day-care to children of working mothers, create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue negative alerts for timely action, encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals and bring more transparency.

Financial Implications:

The details of expenditure for the period from 1st October, 2018 to 31st March 2020 for payment of honorarium to AWWs/AWHs and performance linked incentives to AWHs are as under:

(Rupees in crore)

Name of the Components 2018-19

(6 months)

2019-20 Total
Honorarium to AWWs 2182.63 4365.27 6547.90
Honorarium to Mini-AWWs 154.60 309.19 463.79
Honorarium to AWHs 1212.57 2425.15 3637.72
Total 3549.8 7099.61 10649.41

Background:

Anganwadi Services (ICDS) aims at holistic development of children under the age of six years and its beneficiaries are children of this age group and Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers.The rate of honorarium paid to the Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers was last revised in the year 2011. Since then the cost of living has increased and the cost norms for the administration of Supplementary Nutrition have also been revised recently in the year 2017.

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Fixation of pay in respect of employees appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR)

Fixation of pay of an employee appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR) – J&K

GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/Jammu

O.M. No. A/35 (09)-560

Dated: 16 -08-2018

Subject:- Fixation of pay in respect of employees appointed on or after 01.01.2006 in the Grade of 4280 (PR).

Doubts have been expressed by various quarters regarding fixation of pay of an employee appointed to the post carrying Grade Pay of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 in PB-3- 9300-34800 (PR), on or after 01.01.2006 in terms of SRO 266 of 2009 dated 31.08.2009 read with SRO 42 of 2011.

The issue has been examined in the Finance Department and it has been observed that consequent to notification of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 vide SRO 93 of 2009 dated 15.04.2009, the pre-revised pay scales of 5000-8000, 5150-8300, 5500­9000,5600-9100, 5700-10100 and 6500-10500 were clubbed into single PB-2 – 9300-34800 (PR) with common Grade Pay of 4200. This created practical impediments in making appointments to various posts under these pre-revised pay scales/ Grade Pays, particularly in making promotions both functional or in-situ from one Grade Pay to another within the scales so clubbed. The promotion within these scales would mean nothing except change of designation.

In order to overcome the bottlenecks coming in the way of making appointments or promotions in these pre-revised scales, Grade Pays of 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 were introduced to pave way for promotion from one post to another scale.

Accordingly, it is clarified that the newly incorporated Grade Pays viz 4210,4220,4240,4260 and 4280 under SRO 42 of 2011 are applicable to all employees in the revised pay structure, but as far as the applicability of ready reckoner attached to said SRO is concerned, same is relevant for pay revision of employees who have been appointed before 01.01.2006, and were holding these posts on 01.01.2006 to arrive at their revised pay on 01.01.2006 in the revised pay structure in accordance with Rule 7 of J&K Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009.

It is also clarified that SRO 42 of 2011 is not an amendment to Rule (8) of Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009, prescribing fixation of pay of direct entrants to Government service on or after 01.01.2006, but is an insertion/ substitution of new Grade Pays in Section-I of first schedule attached to Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Revised) Pay Rules, 2009 against S.Nos 11 to 16 of Pay Band-2.

Sd/-
(M. R. Andrabi)
Director General (Codes),
Finance Department.

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Centralized GPF module on PFMS portal

Centralized GPF module on PFMS portal

MF-CGA/ITD/GPF-IMS/2017/ 293-324
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:30th, Aug 2018

This office has initiated the implementation of centralized GPF module on PFMS portal for the PAOs whose all DDOs are on EIS module for salary Bill preparation. The training have already been Imparted to some of the PAOs and merged DDOs (List enclosed).

2. The PAOs and merged DDOs who have been trained for centralized online GPF module were required to implement the same within a month after training. However, it has been observed that only few PAOs/DDOs from the trained PAOs and DDOs .has implemented the module.

3. All concerned Pr. CCAs, CCAs, CAs (with independent charge ) are requested to ascertain that the PAOs/merged DDOs who have been trained should migrate to new module expeditiously and the status of implementation may be intimated by 12 Sep 2018 to this office. It is also requested that Trained PAOs may also be directed to help/train the other PAOs whose all DDOs are on EIS module for salary bill preparation, in their respective controllers.

(Anupam Raj)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts

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RBI employees postpone 2-day mass leave programme

RBI employees postpone 2-day mass leave programme

The two-day mass casual leave on September 4 and 5 called by the United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and Employees (UFRBOE) has been deferred after discussion with the bank management, the union said Monday.

“Consequent to series of meeting between top management of Reserve Bank of India with unions, the forum has decided to defer the pragramme of mass causual leave scheduled on September 4 and 5 to first week of January, 2019 in response to the bank’s request to give some more time to resolve the demands,” a UFRBOE statement said.

The mass casual leave programme was likely to have paralysed operations of the central bank and other major lenders across the country.

UFRBOE had called the mass casual leave on September 4 and 5 demanding an option for contributory provident fund (CPF) retainers to switch over to pension scheme, and grant of additional provident fund (APF) to those recruited in the bank from 2012.

The forum had threatened that if the issue lingered, then they would resort to flash strike for two days.

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NJCA Decides to Observe “All India Demands Day” on 19.9.2018

NJCA DECIDES TO OBSERVE “ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY” ON 19th SEPTEMBER 2018

Dear Comrades,

NJCA has given a call to observe 19th September 2018, the 50th Anniversary day of 1968 strike of Central Govt. employees, as ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY protesting against the betrayal of BJP – led NDA Government and demanding immediate settlement of the following three demands. NJCA has also resolved and informed the Cabinet Secretary its decision to revive the deferred indefinite strike of Central Govt employees, in case The Govt refuses to settle the demands.

Demands :-
1) Upward revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula
2) Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
3) Allow Option-1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all affiliated Organizations and State / District level C-O-Cs to observe “Demands Day” on 19th September 2018 (if possible, jointly with Railway & Defence Federations) through out the country by holding protest demonstrations and rallies at all centres and also in front of all offices.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & whatsapp:
09447068125
e-mail:
mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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Shipping: New Wage Agreement Signed for Port and Dock Workers

Shipping: New Wage Agreement Signed for Port and Dock Workers


Ministry of Shipping


New Wage Agreement Signed for Port and Dock Workers

More than 135,000 Workers to be benefitted

Major Ports to spend Rs 560 crore for benefit OF port workers

30 AUG 2018

A new wage settlement agreement has been signed for Group C & D category of Port and Dock Workers in Mumbai in the presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.

The settlement provides for 10.6% fitment on basic pay plus DA. The lowest grade of workers would get a pay-scale of Rs.20900-43600 and the highest grade worker would get a pay-scale of Rs 36500-88700.

More than 32,000 Port and Dock workers and 1,05,000 Group C&D pensioners across all Major Ports will be benefitted from of this settlement. The Overall financial implication of this settlement for all the Major Ports for serving and pensioners is likely to be about Rs.560 crore per annum.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said, “As per the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, welfare of the people is the chief priority of the Government, and I am glad that Major Ports are becoming drivers of socio-economic change. Major Ports have become pioneers in taking this initiative, being the first to sign the wage settlement for Group C & D employees.”

The settlement has been signed between six Port and Dock Workers’ Federations and the Port Management under Section 12(3) of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, before the Regional Labour Commissioner, representing Chief Labour Commissioner. The Settlement would come into force from January 1, 2017 in retrospect. This is a five-year settlement arrived at in the port sector against the ten-year periodicity in many of the major public sector enterprises.

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Supreme Court Judgement – Casual Labour Regularisation: Applicable to those Appointed after 1993 & 2006 who completed 10 years service

Supreme Court Judgement – Casual Labour Regularisation: Applicable to those Appointed after 1993 & 2006 who completed 10 years service

REPORTABLE
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NOS.7423-7429 OF 2018
(Arising out of S.L.P. (Civil) Nos. 19832-19838 OF 2017)
Narendra Kumar Tiwari & Ors. Etc. ….Appellants

versus
The State of Jharkhand & Ors. Etc. ….Respondents

JUDGMENT
Madan B. Lokur, J.

1. Leave granted

2. These appeals arise out of the common judgment and order dated 17th November, 2016 passed by a Division Bench of the High Court of Jharkhand in a batch of writ petitions relating to the regularisation of daily wage or contract workers on different posts. The writ petitioners (now appellants) were denied the benefit of regularisation in view of the provisions of the Jharkhand Sarkar ke Adhinasth Aniyamit Rup se Niyukt Ewam Karyarat Karmiyo ki Sewa Niyamitikaran Niyamawali, 2015 (hereinafter referred to as the Regularisation Rules).

3. The admitted position is that the appellants are irregularly appointed employees of the State Government. They sought regularisation of their status on the ground that they had put in more than 10 years of service and were therefore entitled to be regularised. The High Court took the view that the decision of the Constitution Bench of this Court in Secretary, State of Karnataka and Ors. v. Umadevi (3) and Ors.1 did not permit their regularisation since they had not worked for 10 years on the cut-off date of 10th April, 2006 when the Constitution Bench rendered its decision. According to the High Court, the Regularisation Rules provided a one-time measure of regularisation of the services of irregularly appointed employees based on the cut-off date of 10th April,2006 in terms of the judgment of the Constitution Bench. Therefore, since the appellants had not put in 10 years of service they could not be regularised.

4. The appellants had contended before the High Court that the State of Jharkhand was created only on 15th November, 2000 and therefore no one could have completed 10 years of service with the State of Jharkhand on the cut-off date of 10th April, 2006. Therefore, no one could get the benefit of the Regularisation Rules which made the entire legislative exercise totally meaningless. The appellants had pointed out in the High Court that the State had issued Resolutions on 18th July, 2009 and 19th July, 2009 permitting the regularisation of some employees of the State, who had obviously not put in 10 years of service with the State.Consequently, it was submitted that the appellants were discriminated against for no fault of theirs and in an irrational manner.

5. Having heard learned counsel for the parties and having considered the decision of the Constitution Bench in Umadevi (3) as well as the subsequent decision of this Court explaining Umadevi (3) in State of Karnataka and Ors. v. M.L. Kesari and Ors.2, we are of the view that the High Court has erred in taking an impractical view of the directions in Umadevi (3) as well as its consideration in Kesari.

6. The decision in Umadevi (3) was intended to put a full stop to the somewhat pernicious practice of irregularly or illegally appointing daily wage workers and continuing with them indefinitely. In fact, in paragraph 49 of the Report, it was pointed out that the rule of law requires appointments to be made in a constitutional manner and the State cannot be permitted to perpetuate an irregularity in the matter of public employment which would adversely affect those who could be employed in terms of the constitutional scheme. It is for this reason that the concept of a one-time measure and a cut-off date was introduced in the hope and expectation that the State would cease and desist from making irregular or illegal appointments and instead make appointments on a regular basis.

7. The concept of a one-time measure was further explained in Kesari in paragraphs 9, 10 and 11 of the Report which read as follows:

9. The term “one-time measure” has to be understood in its proper perspective. This would normally mean that after the decision in Umadevi (3), each department or each instrumentality should undertake a one-time exercise and prepare a list of all casual, daily-wage or ad hoc employees who have been working for more than ten years without the intervention of courts and tribunals and subject them to a process verification as to whether they are working against vacant posts and possess the requisite qualification for the post and if so, regularise their services.

10. At the end of six months from the date of decision in Umadevi (3), cases of several daily-wage/ad hoc/casual employees were still pending before courts. Consequently, several departments and instrumentalities did not commence the one-time regularisation process. On the other hand, some government departments or instrumentalities undertook the onetime exercise excluding several employees from consideration either on the ground that their cases were pending in courts or due to sheer oversight. In such circumstances, the employees who were entitled to be considered in terms of para 53 of the decision in Umadevi (3), will not lose their right to be considered for regularisation, merely because the one-time exercise was completed without considering their cases, or because the sixmonth period mentioned in para 53 of Umadevi (3) has expired. The one-time exercise should consider all daily-wage/ad hoc/casual employees who had put in 10 years of continuous service as on 10-4-2006 without availing the protection of any interim orders of courts or tribunals. If any employer had held the one-time exercise in terms of para 53 of Umadevi (3), but did not consider the cases of some employees who were entitled to the benefit of para 53 of Umadevi (3), the employer concerned should consider their cases also, as a continuation of the one-time exercise. The one-time exercise will be concluded only when all the employees who are entitled to be considered in terms of para 53 of Umadevi (3), are so considered.

11. The object behind the said direction in para 53 of Umadevi (3) is twofold. First is to ensure that those who have put in more than ten years of continuous service without the protection of any interim orders of courts or tribunals, before the date of decision in Umadevi (3) was rendered, are considered for regularisation in view of their long service. Second is to ensure that the departments / instrumentalities do not perpetuate the practice of employing persons on daily-wage/ad hoc/casual basis for long periods and then periodically regularise them on the ground that they have served for more than ten years, thereby defeating the constitutional or statutory provisions relating to recruitment and appointment. The true effect of the direction is that all persons who have worked for more than ten years as on 10-4-2006 [the date of decision in Umadevi (3)] without the protection of any interim order of any court or tribunal, in vacant posts, possessing the requisite qualification, are entitled to be considered for regularisation. The fact that the employer has not undertaken such exercise of regularisation within six months of the decision in Umadevi (3) or that such exercise was undertaken only in regard to a limited few, will not disentitle such employees, the right to be considered for regularisation in terms of the above directions in Umadevi (3) as a one-time measure.

8. The purpose and intent of the decision in Umadevi (3) was therefore two-fold, namely, to prevent irregular or illegal appointments in the future and secondly, to confer a benefit on those who had been irregularly appointed in the past. The fact that the State of Jharkhand continued with the irregular appointments for almost a decade after the decision in Umadevi (3) is a clear indication that it believes that it was all right to continue with irregular appointments, and whenever required, terminate the services of the irregularly appointed employees on the ground that they were irregularly appointed. This is nothing but a form of exploitation of the employees by not giving them the benefits of regularisation and by placing the sword of Damocles over their head. This is precisely what Umadevi (3) and Kesari sought to avoid.

9. If a strict and literal interpretation, forgetting the spirit of the decision of the Constitution Bench in Umadevi (3), is to be taken into consideration then no irregularly appointed employee of the State of Jharkhand could ever be regularised since that State came into existence only on 15th November, 2000 and the cut-off date was fixed as 10th April,2006. In other words, in this manner the pernicious practice of indefinitely continuing irregularly appointed employees would be perpetuated contrary to the intent of the Constitution Bench.

10. The High Court as well as the State of Jharkhand ought to have considered the entire issue in a contextual perspective and not only from the point of view of the interest of the State, financial or otherwise – the interest of the employees is also required to be kept in mind. What has eventually been achieved by the State of Jharkhand is to short circuit the process of regular appointments and instead make appointments on an irregular basis. This is hardly good governance.

11. Under the circumstances, we are of the view that the Regularisation Rules must be given a pragmatic interpretation and the appellants, if they have completed 10 years of service on the date of promulgation of the Regularisation Rules, ought to be given the benefit of the service rendered by them. If they have completed 10 years of service they should be regularised unless there is some valid objection to their regularisation like misconduct etc.

12. The impugned judgment and order passed by the High Court is set aside in view of our conclusions. The State should take a decision within four months from today on regularisation of the status of the appellants.

13. The appeals are accordingly disposed of.

14. We may add that that it would be worthwhile for the State of Jharkhand to henceforth consider making regular appointments only and dropping the idea of making irregular appointments so as to short circuit the process of regular appointments.

………………………J.
(Madan B. Lokur)

.……………………..J.
(Deepak Gupta)

New Delhi: August 01, 2018

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Centralized online GPF Module roll out

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.

PIB

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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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