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20 lakh people have joined the modified Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) scheme, total account holders 32.61 crore

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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY)

As many as 20 lakh people have joined the modified Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), taking the total number of account holders in the flagship financial inclusion programme to 32.61 crore as on September 5, according to finance ministry data.

The government earlier this month relaunched PMJDY as an open-ended scheme with higher insurance cover and double the overdraft (OD) facility.

The Union Cabinet decided to continue the scheme beyond the four-year period ended August 14 with an aim to take the formal banking system from “every household to every adult“.

During the August 15-September 5 period, the total deposits in 32.61 PMJDY accounts witnessed an increase of Rs 1,266.43 crore.

The balance in PMJDY accounts was Rs 82,490.98 crore as on September 5.

Under the revamped scheme, accidental insurance cover for new RuPay card holders has been raised from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh for new PMJDY accounts opened after August 28.

Also, the existing OD limit of Rs 5,000 has been increased to Rs 10,000. Further, no conditions will be attached for OD up to Rs 2,000.

The data also showed that nearly 7.18 lakh people, who opened PMJDY account after August 28, may get the benefit of increased accidental insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh.

Launched in August 2014, the first phase of PMJDY focussed on opening basic bank accounts and RuPay debit card with in-built accident insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh.

Besides, it provided Basic Banking Accounts with OD facility of Rs 5,000 after six months.

Phase II beginning August 15, 2018 was planned to provide micro-insurance to the people and pension schemes to unorganised sector workers through Business Correspondents.

About 53 per cent of PMJDY account holders are women, while 83 per cent of the total accounts are seeded with Aadhaar.

PTI

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Calling of options from the candidates of LDCE 2018

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Options from the Candidates of LDCE 2018 – Department of Posts

Calling of options from the candidates of LDCE 2018

No. 3-37 / 201 6/PACE/AAO-Part-II/1835
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
PA Wing Dak Bhawan
Sansad Marg New Delhi 110 001

Dated : 24th August, 2018

To
GM (CEPT)
Mysore

Subject: Calling of options from the candidates of LDCE 2018.

The options form calling the options for choice of initial posting from the candidates of AAO LDCE’ 2018 (Containing 4 pages) is enclosed herewith for uploading the same on the department’s website.

Encl : As above

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(S.S. Bisht)
ACAO (PA-Admn.)

Source: http://utilities.cept.gov.in

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Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) – Government decision on allowances etc

Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in CPSEs – DPE Orders dt. 21.5.2018

Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) – Government decision on allowances etc: regarding

No.W-02/0058/2016-DPE (WC)-GL-XIII/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-110003.
Dated, the 21st May, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) – Government decision on allowances etc: regarding.

In continuation of DPE’s OM of even number dated 17.08.2017 regarding Pay Revision of Employees following CDA pattern in CPSEs, it is informed that following allowances applicable to the Central Government employees have been revised by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT):

i. Travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC as per DoPT’s OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2017(Annexure-I).

ii. Grant of Children Education Allowance as per DoPT’s OM NO.A 27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017(Annexure-II).

iii. Grant of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees as per DoPT’s OM No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.10.2017(Annexure-III).

iv. Special Allowance for Child Care for women with disabilities as per DoPT’s OM No.A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017((Annexure-IV)).

2. Further, the following allowances have been abolished by Department of Expenditure/DoPT

i. Department of Expenditure’s OM No.12 (4)/2016-EIII.A dated 07.07.2017 regarding discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms-recommendation of the 7th CPC (Annexure-V).

ii. Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No.A-27023/01/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 regarding implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC-Abolishing Desk Allowance (Annexure-VI).

3. Accordingly, the allowances of the employees of CPSEs following CDA pattern of pay may be revised in terms of OMs mentioned above in para 1 and 2 w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

4. Any subsequent amendment(s) made by the DoE/DoPT in respect of above allowances for Central Government employees would be applicable to these employees also.

5. All administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to bring these orders to the notice of CPSEs under their administrative control who are following CDA pattern of pay scales as per DPE’s OM dated 17.08.2017.

sd/-
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

Source: https://dpe.gov.in/

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GPF Interest rate from 1st April 2018 (7.6%)

GPF Interest rate from 1st April 2018 (7.6%)
(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)
F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2018
Government of India

 

Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, the 11th April, 2018

 

RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that during the year 2018-2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.6% (Seven point six per cent) w.e.f. 1st April, 2018 to 30th June, 2018.

This rate will be in force w.e.f.1st April, 2018. The funds concerned are:—

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).

2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).

3. The All India Services Provident Fund.

4. The State Railway Provident Fund.

5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).

6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.

7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.

8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.

9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.

10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Anjana Vashishtha)
Deputy Secretary (Budget)

Signed copy

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Implementation of GDS-Committee Report Expected End of April 2018

Implementation of GDS-Committee Report Expected End of April 2018

Today on Dt 9/04/2018, Com. R.N Parashar S/G NFPE & G/S – PIII and Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & G/S R-III, met the officers in Directorate.

As per information received from Directorate the work of approval of GDS committee Report by the Government of India is in final stage and the orders for implementation of GDS-Committee Report are  to be issued by the end of this month i.e. April 2018.

Source: https://nfpe.blogspot.in

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Construction Of Holiday Homes

Construction Of Holiday Homes

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4107
TO BE ANSWERED ON MARCH 20, 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF HOLIDAY HOMES

No. 4107 SHRI SATAV RAJEEV:
DR. HEENA VIJAYKUMAR GAVIT:
SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE:
DR. J. JAYAVARDHAN:
SHRI DHANANJAY MAHADIK:
SHRI MOHITE PATIL VIJAYSINH SHANKARRAO:

Will the Minister of State (Independent Charge) HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a)the number and details of the holiday homes and touring officers hostels/guest houses in the country along with their capacity, Location/State-wise;

(b)the details of the holiday home and touring officers hostels/guest houses which are covered under online booking, Location and State-wise;

(c)whether the Government proposes to construct more holiday homes for Government employees in various cities in the country;

(d)if so, the details thereof, State-wise including Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu; and

(e)the steps taken by the Government to provide accommodation facilities to Government officials during their official tour or holiday trip in the cities where holiday homes/guest houses are not available along with the other measures taken by the Government to construct more holiday homes in popular tourist destinations for the Government officials?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI)

(a)&(b) There are 20 Holiday Homes (HH) and 46 Touring Officers’ Hostels/Guest Houses under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Out of which 19 holiday home and 35 touring officers’ hostels are under online booking. Details of their State-wise location and capacity (including those covered under online booking) is given at Annexure-I.
(c) Yes Madam.
(d)&(e) In principle approval for construction of 19 new holiday homes/touring officers’ hostels/guest houses, including at the places where no holiday home/guest houses are available, has been issued. The details are enclosed at Annexure-II.

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DoPT: Engagement of workers in Grih Kalyan Kendra New Delhi for gaining work experience

F.No. 8/08/2016-GKK/110
Grih Kalyan Kendra
A registered Society under the aegis of
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Samaj Sadan, Lodhi Road Complex, New Delhi-110003.

Subject: Engagement of workers in Grih Kalyan Kendra New Delhi for gaining work experience.

The Grih Kalyan Kendra (GKK) is a registered Society under the Societies Registration Act,1860, functioning under the aegis of Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government ofIndia. The GKK runs various welfare activities for the benefit of Central Govermnent employees and their dependants.

2. The main objective of the Kendra is to help the needy Central Government employees belonging to lower income groups, who are in genuine financial and psychological need of temporary rehabilitation, by giving them training and experience which would enable them to supplement their domestic income and help them to acquire skill and experience for seeking better
avenues of employment elsewhere.

3. They are paid only honorarium and are not entitled to any service benefits. It is expected only to be a stepping stone and training ground for more needy dependants of Central Government employees, but not to give them any regular employment.

4. It is proposed to engage workers for the following posts in Grih Kalyan Kendra at New Delhi from the dependents of Central Government employees / retired Govt. employees having the requisite qualifications etc as given below:-

S.No Post Age Qualification Honorarium (per month)
1. Personal Assistant Not exceeding 35 years on the last date of receipt of applications (relaxable, up to 5 years In the case of candidates possessing higher qualifications/ experience) Graduate from recognized university or equivalent.

Desirable:

(i) Should have good command overwritten and spoken English language and good communication skill.

(ii) Should have knowledge of Shorthand and good Typing speed in English.
And
(iii) Should have good knowledge of computer operations.

Rs.12000/- (Consolidated)
2. Zonal Assistant Not exceeding 35 years
on the last date of
receipt of applications
(relaxable up to 5 years
in the case of
candidates possessing
higher qualifications!
experience)
In the case of retired
officers age should not
be more than 62 years
on the last date of
receipt of application.
(i)
Bachelors
Degree of a
recognized
university or
equivalent.
(ii) Knowledge of Administration,
Establishment
and Account matters and Govt. of India
Rules and
Regu lations.
Desirable:
Working knowledge of computer operation and
accountancy.
Rs.12000/- (Consolidated)
3. Gym Instructor Not exceeding 30 years on the last date of receipt of applications
(relaxable up to 5 years In the case of candidates possessing
higher qualifications/ experience)
Bachelors Degree of a recognized university.
Desirable:
Should have experience of 3 years in a recognized Club / Institute / Organisation.
Rs. 9360/- (Consolidated)
4. Day Care Attendant (Creche) Not exceeding 45 years on the last date of receipt of applications (relax able up to 5 years) in the case of candidates possessing higher qualification / experience. 8th passed preference will be given to candidates having past experience In similar work. Rs. 4800/- (Consolidated)
5. Nursery Attendant Not exceeding 45 years on the last date of receipt of applications (relax able up to 5 years) in the case of candidates possessing higher qualification / experience. 8th passed preference will be given to candidates having past experience In similar work. Rs. 3200/- (Consolidated)
6. Day Care Teacher (Creche) Not exceeding 45 years on the last date of receipt of applications (relax able up to 5 years) in the case of candidates possessing higher qualification / experience. Senior Secondary (10+2) from a recognized Board / University.

Desirable:
(i) Passed Diploma
in Child Care & Development from a recognised Institution
(ii) Work experience of one year in some other
recognised organization / Institution.

Rs.7200/ (Consolidated)
7. Booking Clerk Not exceeding 35 years on the last date of receipt of applications (relaxable up to 5 years III the case of candidates possessing candidates possessing experience) Senior Secondary (10+2) from a recognized Board / University.

Desirable:
(i) Should have command over spoken and written English
(ii) Should have good communication skill and pleasing personality.
(iii) Working knowledge of computer operations.

Rs.9360/- (Consolidated)
8. Cashier Not exceeding 35 years on the last date of receipt of applications (relaxable up to 5 years III the case o candidates possessing higher qualifications / experience)
In the case of retired officers age should not be more than 62 years on the last date of receipt of application.

 

 

 

Graduate from recognized university or equivalent.
Desirable:
(i) Preference shall be given to candidates possessing higher educational qualifications / experience.
(ii) Knowledge of double entry system of accounting on computers.
(iii) Experience handling Cash in an Organization.
Rs.12000/- (Consolidated)

Documents required to be submitted for the above mentioned posts:-
(i) Attested copy of CGHS Card or; any other valid proof of dependency, if CGHS Card is not available.
(ii) Latest Salary Slip, if dependent of a Central Government employee.
(iii) Photocopies of Certificates regarding Date of Birth, qualifications and experience.
(iv) Residence proof.
5. The workers in GKK are engaged initially for a period of one year. However, the engagement may be extended by the Competent Authority up to a maximum period of five years on year to year basis, subj ect to satisfactory performance and requirement for continuation of the post. The persons so engaged shall be paid a fixed monthly honorarium as mentioned above or as decided by the GKK Board from time to time.

6. It is requested that wide publicity may kindly be given to this circular amongst the Central Govt employees working in the Ministry / Department including attached and subordinate offices, who may apply as per the enclosed format for the post for which they are eligible. The completed applications along with required documents may be forwarded to Secretary, Grih Kalyan Kendra, Samaj Sadan, Lodhi Road Complex, New Delhi- 110003 within a period of 30 days from the date of issue of this Circular. Applications completed in all respects, shall only be considered. Applications received after the due date and without supporting documents will not be considered.

Source: DoPT

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NFIR: Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS)

NFIR: Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS)

Government of India (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4-Pt.

New Delhi, dated 13/02/2018

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055

Dear Sir,

Sub : Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS) – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIRs letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part- I dated 13.02.2017, 26.10.2017 and 11.12.2017 on the above subject.

2. In this regard it is informed that on the request of NFIR, Hon’ble former Minister of Railways, Sh.Suresh Prabhu had written a D.O letter dated 11.04.2017 to the Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Sh.Arun Jaitley, to have a second look on the issue of exemption of Railway employees from the application of National Pension System (NPS). In reply, Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Sh. Arun Jaitley has communicated that the matter was reconsidered in consultation with pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and that the request for exemption railway servants appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the application of NPS does not seem to be feasible proposition.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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CPAO: Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners

Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners.

CPAO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI:‐110066
PHONES:26174596,26174456,26174438

CPAO/IT&Tech/Bank Performance/37 Vol III(PF)/2017‐18/191

30.01.2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners.

Attention is invited to this office OM No CPAO/Tech/Bank Performance/2016‐17/255 dated-27.02.2017 whereby Heads of all the CPPCs and Government Business Divisions of the Banks were advised to Commence the family pension to the spouse immediately on receipt of death certificate of the pensioner,proof of spouse age/date Of birth and under taking of recovery of excess payment latest within a month.

However, analysis of reports prepared in CPAO regarding time taken in conversion of pension to family pension in Favour of spouse of deceased pensioners shows inordinate delay in many cases.The details of these cases are available in CPPC logins http://eppo.nic.in.

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Divisions of the banks are advised to review the latest position and ensure compliance of the above instructions and submit the status report to CPAO alongwith reasons for delay by 9th February,2018 positively by e‐mail at vijay.cpao@gmail.com.

It is further, requested to give the acknowledgement of receipt of application and death certificate to the Family pensioner regarding commencement of family pension.

(Subhash Chandra)
(Controller of Accounts)
Ph. No. 011-26174809

To,
1. Heads of CPPCs of all Banks
2. Heads of Government Business Division of all Banks

Source: CPAO

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Implementation of AICTE Initiatives on Quality Education

Ministry of Rural Development

 

Government committed to provide best teachers, best infrastructure and best scholarships to all the students – Shri Prakash Javadekar

 

Shri Prakash Javadekar presides over conference on ‘Quality Initiatives in Technical Education’

Shri Prakash Javadekar released Model Curriculum for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree courses in Engineering & Technology and Management courses

 

A one-day Conference on ‘Quality Initiatives in Technical Education’ was organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) here today. Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Minister of State for HRD Dr. Satya Pal Singh also graced the occasion. The objective of the conference was to share experiences of Vice Chancellors, leading academicians and eminent policy makers from State Governments & Central Government and exchange ideas on issues and challenges in technical education. The valuable inputs from luminaries will help in strategic planning and effective implementation of various policy initiatives taken by AICTE.

 

The main agenda of the conference is:-
1.Implementation of AICTE Initiatives on Quality Education
2.Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) III – Action Plan
3.Launch of Model Curriculum & Plan of Action for Implementation
4.Action plan for Digital Campuses
5.Accreditation by NBA- Progress and Plan of Action
6.Teacher Training

The participants of the conference included Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities, Secretaries and Directors of Technical Education of State Governments, leading academicians, eminent experts who have developed the model curriculum for Undergraduate, Post Graduate engineering and Management disciplines. The senior officials of Ministry of Human Resource Development, University Grants Commission etc. also participated in the conference and shared their views.

 

In order to meet challenges in technical education and effective implementation of various policy initiatives taken by AICTE, the participants were divided into four groups:

 

Group I : Adoption of Model Curriculum

Group II : Modalities of Summer Internship

Group III: Teachers Orientation and Teacher Training

Group IV : Teaching Learning Processes :New Pedagogy (SWAYAM)

 

The Groups discussed and deliberated upon the theme and devised an action plan for implementation of the above initiatives.

 

Shri Prakash Javadekar also released the Model Curriculum for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Degree courses in Engineering & Technology and Management courses (MBA and PGDM).

 

Speaking on the occasion Shri Javadekar said that the higher education in India especially technical education has witnessed an exponential growth in last few years. He added that quality education is the only way to progress and we have taken various initiatives to give impetus to the growth of quality education. The minister said that existing syllabus has been revamped by preparing a model curriculum as an updated curriculum is the students’ right. He further added that the inclusion of mandatory internship, both industry and social, will help engineering graduates connect with the need of the industry and society at large.

 

He said the government is committed to provide best teachers, best infrastructure and best scholarships to all the students. He also advised that the teachers must have passion to teach and they should follow a comprehensive design of quality practice.

 

While addressing the conference Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri Satyapal Singh said that providing quality education is our top priority as it will add value to students and society. He added that the aim of life should not be materialistic and one must learn the traditional values and our cultural ethos. He further suggested that lessons about happiness should be a part of the curriculum as students are pressurized due to tough competition. Shri Singh applauded the leadership of Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar for taking transforming decisions in the ministry. He also congratulated the AICTE team for developing the model curriculum.

 

Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, explained the various quality initiatives taken by AICTE including the Model Curriculum for UG & PG Courses in Engineering and Management, Induction Programme for Engineering Students, Industry readiness and Mandatory Internships for Students, start-ups and innovation etc. He informed that AICTE constituted subject-wise heads of the committees from IITs with respective team of 2-3 academic experts along with industry expert to develop the model curriculum of undergraduate engineering courses and faculty Induction program. He also mentioned that a three-week mandatory induction program for students has been introduced in the first year which will help the students to adjust in the new environment as they come with diverse thoughts, backgrounds and preparations. A novel concept of Virtual Laboratories has also been introduced in the model curriculum. A range of credits from 150 to 160 has been kept for a student to be eligible to get Under Graduate degree in Engineering. A student will be eligible to get Under Graduate degree with Honours or additional Minor Engineering, if he/she completes an additional 20 credits. These could be acquired through MOOCs. Similarly, model curriculum for Post Graduate courses in engineering shall have 68 credits. Model curriculum of 18 Post Graduate specializations was launched.

 

He further informed that the minimum number of credits for award of MBA/ PGDM course is 102 credits. The Chairman further emphasized that AICTE will ensure revision of the model curriculum on regular basis. Updation will certainly help students to achieve better employability, start-ups and other avenues for higher studies. The institutions/ universities in India are requested to adopt this “Model Curriculum” and depending on local needs may tweak the curriculum.

 

Prof. M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE, Prof. A.P. Mittal, Member Secretary, AICTE and Prof. Rajiv Kumar, Adviser-I, AICTE and other senior officials from the ministry were also present on the occasion.

 

Source: PIB

 

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Cabinet approves Cadre review of Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre of Central Industrial Security Force

Cabinet approves Cadre review of Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre of Central Industrial Security Force

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Cadre review of Group ‘A’ Executive Cadre of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).  It provides for creation of 25 posts of various ranks from Assistant Commandant to Additional Director General ranks to enhance the supervisory staff in Senior Duty posts of CISF.

The restructuring of the CISF Cadre will result in increase of Group ‘A’ posts from 1252 to 1277 with increase of 2 posts of Additional Director General, 7 posts of Inspector General, 8 posts of Deputy Inspector General and 8 posts of Commandant.

Impact:

After creation of these Group ‘A’ posts in CISF, the supervisory efficiency and capacity building of the Force would be enhanced. Timely creation of proposed posts in the Cadre Review of Group ‘A’ posts in the Force will enhance its supervisory as well as administrative capabilities.

Background:

The CISF came into existence through the CISF Act 1968 amended in 1983 declaring the Force as Armed Force of the Union. The original charter of CISF was to provide protection and security to the property of Public Sector Undertakings. The Act was further amended in 1989, 1999 and 2009 to enlarge the charter of duties and security cover to Private Sector Units and other duties that may be entrusted by the Central Government.

The CISF came into existence in 1969 with a sanctioned strength of only three Battalions. The CISF does not have a Battalion pattern like other CAPFs, except 12 Reserve Battalions and HQRs. Currently, the Force is providing security cover to 336 Industrial Undertaking (including 59 Airports) spread all over the country.  The Force, which had made a beginning with a sanctioned strength of 3192 in 1969, has grown to a strength of 1,49,088 as on 30.06.2017. The CISF has its Headquarters at Delhi. The Organization is headed by the DG which is an Ex-cadre post.

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Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has announced today as a holiday for its offices under the Negotiable Instruments Act, as a mark of respect to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A Government Order (GO) said the notified public holiday will apply to all state government offices, undertakings, corporations and boards.

“Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 read with Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No.20-25-26, Public-1, dated 8th June 1957 the Government of Tamil Nadu hereby declares that Tuesday, the 6th of December, 2016 as a public holiday as a mark of respect to the late Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,” it said.

The day will be also treated as a paid holiday for all industrial employees on regular work charge and industrial establishments and the labour hired on daily wages, it said.

The government also issued another order declaring three days holidays for “all educational institutions” starting today.

The holidays were being declared “as a mark of respect” to the late leader, the GO said

PTI

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PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF
ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016
 
33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE

A massive parliament march and rally of about 20000 Central Government Employees was held at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 24th June 2016. The rally was organized by National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees comprising Railways, Defence, Confederation and Postal organizations demanding modification in the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commissions including minimum wage and fitment formula. Other demands are scrapping of New Contributory Pension Scheme, No FDI in Railways and Defence, Grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, filling up of vacancies, enhancement of bonus ceiling, No outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation and corporatisation etc.

The NJCA had already given strike notice to Government on 9th June 2016. The Modi Government is not ready for a negotiated settlement with the staff side. The rally called upon the entirely of Central Government employees to intensify the campaign and preparations and make the strike a total success.

The rally was presided by Shri. N. Raghavaiah (General Secretary, NFIR & Chairman NJCA), Coms. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary AIRF & Convenor NJCA), Sreekumar (Secretary General AIDEF) M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation) R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Guman Singh (President, NFIR), Rakal Das Gupta (President, AIRF) K. K. N. Kutty (President, Confederation) B. C. Sharma (NFIR) S. K. Tyagi (AIRF), Mrs. Champa and Mrs. Gita Pandey addressed the rally

About 33 lakhs Central Government Employees will participate in the strike. 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners have declared their solidarity with the strike. Central Trade Unions had also extended their full support. State Government Employees Federations have cautioned the Central Government that they will also be compelled to join the strike if Government refuse to settle the demands relating to 7th CPC recommendations as majority of the state Governments are implementing the Central pay parity to their employees also.

Source: Confederation

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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017 – reg

F.No.12/8/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
JCA-2 Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th June, 2016

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017- reg.

central-government-holidays-2017

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2017. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11. IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
13. MUHARR.AM
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1. In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND GUDI PADAVA 1st NAVRATRA / NAURAJICHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festivals falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I .B /T.V. /A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2017, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday , October 19, 2017 (Ashvina 28). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Narakachaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on- “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2017, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 11(Eleven) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti, Id-ulZuha (Bakrid), Vijay Dashmi, Muharram, Guru Nanak Birthday and Miladun-Nabi(Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on day of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(K.Sahl Kumar)
Under Secretary (JCA)
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Encl.: Lists of holidays

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1938 SAKA ERA
1. Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Thursday
2. Maha Shivaratri February 24 Phalguna 05 Friday
1939 SAKA ERA
3. Holi March 13 Phalguna 22 Monday
4. Ram Navami April 04 Chaitra 14 Tuesday
5. Mahavir Jayanti April 09 Chaitra 19 Sunday
6. Good Friday April 14 Chaitra 24 Friday
7. Buddha Purnima May 10 Vaisakha 20 Wednesday
8. Idu’l Fitr June 26 Ashadha 05 Monday
9. Independence day August 15 Sravana 24 Tuesday
10. Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) September 02 Bhadra 11 Saturday
11. Dussehra September 30 Asvina 08 Saturday
12. Muharram October 01 Asvina 09 Sunday
13. Mahatma Gandhi’s
Birthday
October 02 Asvina 10 Monday
14. Diwali (Deepavali) October 19 Asvina 28 Thursday
15. Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 04 Kartika 13 Saturday
16. Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e
Milad (birthday of Prophet
Mohammad)
December 02 Agrahayana 11 Saturday
17. Christmas Day December 25 Pausha- 04 Monday

ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1938
1. New Year’s Day January 01 Pausha 11 Sunday
2. Guru Govind Singh’s
Birthday
January 05 Pausha 15 Thursday
3. Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausha 24 Saturday
4. Pongal January 14 Pausha 24 Saturday
5. Basant Panchami /
Sri Panchami
February 01 Magha 12 Wednesday
6. Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 10 Magha 21 Friday
7. Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Sunday
8. Swami Dayananda
Saraswati Jayanti
February 21 Phalguna 02 Tuesday
9. Holika Dahan/Dolyatra March 12 Phalguna 21 Sunday
1939 SAKA ERA
10. Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi
Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand
March 28 Chaittra 07 Tuesday
11. Hazarat Ali’s Birthday April 11 Chaitra 21 Tuesday
12. Vaisakhi/Vishu April 13 Chaitra 23 Thursday
13. Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Friday
14. Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/
Bahag Bihu (Assam)
April 15 Chaitra 25 Saturday
15. Easter Sunday April 16 Chaitra 26 Sunday
16. Guru Rabindranath’s
birthday
May 09 Vaisakha 19 Tuesday
17. Jamat-Ul-Vida June 23 Ashadha 02 Friday
18. Rath Yatra June 25 Ashadha 04 Sunday
19. Raksha Bandhan August 07 Sravana 16 Monday
20. Janmashtarni (Vaishnav) August 15 Sravana 24 Monday
21. Parsi New Year’s day/Naura August 17 Sravana 26 Thursday
22. Vinayaka Chaturthi/
Ganesh Chaturthi
August 25 Bhadra 03 Friday
23. Onam September 04 Bhadra 13 Monday
24.. Dussehra (Maha Saptami)
(Additional)
September 27 Asvina 05 Wednesday
25. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)
(Additional)
September 28 Asvina 06 Thursday
26. Dussehra (Maha Navmi) September 29 Asvina 07 Friday
27. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 05 Asvina 13 Thursday
28. Karaka Chaturthi
(Karva Chouth)
October 08 Asvina 16 Sunday
29. Deepavali (South India) October 18 Asvina 26 Wednesday
30. Naraka Chaturdasi October 18 Asvina 26 Wednesday
31. Govardhan Puja October 20 Asvina 28 Friday
32. Bhai Duj October 21 Asvina 29 Saturday
33. Pratihar Sashthi or Surya
Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
October 26 Kartika 04 Thursday
34. Guru Teg Bahadur’s
Martyrdom Day
November 24 Agrahayana 03 Friday
35. Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Sunday

Source: DoPT Holidays Order

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All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) Calls for Strike on May 20

All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) Calls for Strike on May 20All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) Calls for Strike – As per reports, State Bank of India (SBI) is all set to merge its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself.

Opposing the decision of boards of directors of five associate banks of State Bank of India (SBI) to close down and merge with SBI, the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has called a strike on May 20.

As per reports, State Bank of India (SBI) is all set to merge its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself to emerge as a financial behemoth, with assets worth Rs 37 lakh crore ($550 billion).

Its five associates are State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Travancore (SBT). BMP, started in 2013, is a Delhi-based public sector lender.

In a statement Tuesday, AIBEA said it has called an all-India strike in the five SBI associate banks — State Bank of Travancore (SBT), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), and State Bank of Patiala (SBP) — on May 20.

According to AIBEA, at the board meetings of the five SBI associate banks held in Mumbai on Tuesday, an agenda was brought to close down the associate banks and for acquisition by SBI.

“Despite opposition and protest by all the AIBEA’s Workman Directors and a few other independent directors about the proposal and the procedure adopted, the resolution has been approved in this regard,” the statement said.

“It is shameful that when the government is talking of corporate governance and good governance, board agenda is brought without intimation on such a serious matter and decision is taken,” AIBEA added.

According to the statement, the decision of the five banks is not in consonance with what Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had suggested to the union at their meeting on March 23 and April 25 this year.

“He opined that all the five banks can be made into one single entity. But what SBI and the Associate Banks are trying to do is the opposite to what the FM (finance minister) had suggested,” AIBEA said.

Source: BS

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PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM NPS, ORDERS ISSUED BY PFRDA

PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM NPS, ORDERS ISSUED BY PFRDAGuidelines issued from PFRDA on processing partial withdrawal requests under National Pension System (NPS).

As per the guidelines, a subscriber can partially withdraw his/her accumulated pension wealth, not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the contributions made by the subscriber and excluding contributions made by the employer, if any, at any time before exit from NPS.

The aforesaid guidelines issued by PFRDA provide terms & conditions, purpose, frequency and limits for partial withdrawal under NPS.

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Jaitley Launches Portal to Collect Rs 2 Lakh cr non-tax Receipt

Jaitley Launches Portal to Collect Rs 2 Lakh cr non-tax Receipt

Jaitley Launches Portal to Collect Rs 2 Lakh cr non-tax Receipt – State-owned NTPC remitted an interim dividend of Rs 989 crore to government through the electronic mode today.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today launched a portal to electronically collect over Rs 2 lakh crore annually in non-tax receipts from sources such as dividends by state-owned firms, RBI and spectrum fee.

“This (portal) has its own advantages and it will reduce a lot of manual work now,” Jaitley said while inaugurating the Non-Tax Receipt Portal (NTRP) which was developed by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).

State-owned NTPC remitted an interim dividend of Rs 989 crore to government through the electronic mode today.

The annual collection of non-tax receipts amounts to over Rs 2 lakh crore. It mainly includes dividends, interest receipts, spectrum charges, royalty, licence fee, sale of forms and RTI application fees.

As per the Budget, the government aims to collect over Rs 2.21 lakh crore as non-tax receipts during 2015-16.

Earlier in the day, the Finance Ministry tweeted: “Annual collection of non tax receipts is over Rs 2 lakh crore. Biggest share flows from dividends paid by Public Sector Undertakings, RBI.”

Arun Jaitley further said that it is “an important occasion when the office of the CGA has now started using technology and created a receipts portal for all the payments into the Consolidated Fund of India”.

NTRP provides a one-stop platform to citizens or corporates or other users to make online payment of non-tax receipts to Government of India.

While taxes are largely collected using the e-payment mode, non tax revenues flow mainly through physical instruments such as bank draft or cheque or cash.

“The online electronic payment will help common users/citizens from the hassle of visiting bank premises for issue of drafts, and later to Government offices to deposit the instrument for availing services.

“It also helps avoidable delays and remittance of these instruments into Government account as well as eliminate undesirable practices in the delayed deposit of these instruments into bank accounts,” a finance ministry statement said.

The online payments can be made by using either a credit card, a debit card or through net banking.

For 2015-16 fiscal, Rs 1,00,651 crore has been budgeted from dividends. Of this Rs 36,174 crore is estimated to come from CPSEs and Rs 64,477 crore from banks, financial institutions and RBI.

The ministry has already received a dividend of Rs 65,896 crore from RBI.

Source: Financial Express

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NJCA DECIDED INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11th APRIL 2016

NJCA DECIDED INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11th APRIL 2016

Meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (Railways, Defence, Postal, Confederation) held on 08th February 2016 unanimously decided to serve indefinite strike notice on 11th March 2016 and to commence indefinite strike from 11th April 2016.

Further details will follow.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Mob:09447068125

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7th Pay Commission Report : Employees Expectations versus Disappointments

7th Pay Commission Report – From the perspectives of various employees and employees’ unions”

 

On November 19, the 7th Central Pay Commission submitted its report on the salaries, pensions, and benefits for more than 50 lakh Central Government employees.

 

Within hours, the websites and news media began to give their elaborate interpretations and opinions about the recommendations. Mr. Krishnan, the secretary of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, on his website, gave a scathing review of the report, listing out all the drawbacks and disappointments. This was followed by similar opinions from almost all the other employees associations.

 

 

Employees’ expectations versus disappointments

 

Minimum wages : NCJCM demanded that the minimum wages be raised to Rs.26,000. Reports said earlier that the numbers range from Rs.24,000 to 21,000. But, the Pay Commission had fixed it as Rs.18,000. Criticism about the minimum wages that are going to be enforced for the next ten years is the great disappointment.

 

House Rent Allowance : House Rent Allowances have been brought down from the current 10, 20 and 30 percent to eight, 16, and 24 percent. NC JCM had asked for an increase to 20, 40, and 60 percent. Popular opinion says that even if the idea of increasing HRA was unacceptable, the commission didn’t have to reduce it.

 

Date of increment : There was disappointment because the report didn’t say anything about adding the date of increments, such as January 1 and July 1.

 

Date of implementation : NC JCM demanded that the new recommendations be implemented with effect from 01.01.2014, but the commission has prescribed 01.01.2016 as the date of implementation.

 

Multiplication Factor : The 6th Pay Commission recommended that the Grade Pay be calculated at 40 percent from the higher pay band and a Multiplication Factor of 1.86 be used on it. The 7th Pay Commission had recommended only 2.57 and has completely removed the Grade Pay structure. The NC JCM had insisted that it be fixed at 3.7.

 

Promotion and Increment : The Pay Matrix table was prepared only with 3 percent increment. Everybody expected in the benefit of promotion, there will be two increments or a 5 percent hike. The 7th Pay Commission instead made no changes to this. The employees are also disappointed that promotions are not likely to bring in a noticeable financial improvement. The Grade Pay hike, which was implemented in the 6th Pay Commission, has now been removed.

 

MACP Promotion Scheme : Four or five promotions were expected under the much-awaited MACP scheme. But the new report recommends the same 10, 20, and 30 years routine, with stricter guidelines for promotions. This could lead to complications for those who weren’t given any promotions for more than 10 years, to get one through the MACP upgradation.

 

Allowances and Advances : The Pay Commission has recommended the abolishing of about 52 allowances, including the “Family Planning Allowances.” It has also recommended the abolishing of all kinds of advances, including the LTC advance.

 

And also disappointed in the topics of New Pension Scheme, LTC, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, CGEGIS, Fixed Medical Allowance and GDS Issues.

 

Source: CGStaffnews.in

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7th Pay Commission has recommended on the rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.

7th Pay Commission Annual Increment : The 7th Pay Commission has recommended on the rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.

 

 

Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers after 20 Years :

 

There is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course. The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees. However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an “efficiency bar”. Additionally, for such employees there could be an option to leave service on similar terms and conditions as prescribed for voluntary retirement.

Grant of First Annual Increment in Recruits Pay :

The main demand of the Services in this connection is that the existing stipulation that next increment will be granted from the date of attestation or mustering be done away with. They have pointed out that trades whose skill requirements are low and whose entry level qualifications are lower invariably get attested or mustered earlier and thus are entitled to the next annual increment earlier than trades whose training period is longer.

Analysis and Recommendations :

The Commission is of the view that grant of next increment in the case of recruits should not place those with higher entry level qualifications at a disadvantage. The Commission, accordingly recommends that the date of enrolment should be reckoned for the purposes of first increment for all recruits who are finally successfully attested/mustered.

Needless to say that the most powerful keyword among the Central government employees, because a pay hike once in a year consolidated according to their basic pay. It is also a consolation even they are not getting promotion for years.

In 6th CPC tremendously modified in increment rules that the date of increment and rate of increment had been revised as first July of every year and 3% of basic pay.

In the same way in 7th CPC, employees are seeking modifications in the rules of getting increment…

NC JCM Staff Side suggested to 7th Pay Commission on Increment.

 

 

Increment
5.1 Whether the present system of annual increment on 1st July of every year uniformly in case of all employees has served its purpose or not? Whether any changes are required?
No. In fact the single date increment system has brought in anomalies, which were discussed at length at the National Anomaly Committee, without reaching an agreement.

In our Opinion, the commission must recommend, for administrative expediency, two specific dates as increment dates. Viz. 1st January and 1st July. Those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1st Jan and 30th June, will have their increment date on 1st January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between Ist July and 31st December will have it on Ist July next. This apart the Commission is required to specifically recommend that those who retire on 30th June or 31st December are granted one increment on the last day of their service.

What should be the reasonable quantum of annual increment?


The reasonable quantum of increment should not be less than 5% of the basic pay or the rate of increment agreed upon through bilateral discussion in the Banking industry, whichever is higher.

Whether there should be a provision of variable increments at a rate higher than the normal annual increment in case of high achievers? If so, what should be transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement, which could be uniformly applied across Central Government?
Without defining the term “high achiever” and prescribing transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement the system of variable increments at a rate higher than normal annual increments will be misused on subjective assessment of high achievements. For these reasons and for what we have stated in reply to question No. 2.3 the scheme of variable increment is not desirable.

Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.

Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000)

Source: 7thpaycommissionnews.in

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