ECHS to issue temporary slips in lieu of Smart Card

ECHS to issue temporary slips valid for a year till Smart Card is made available and will be uploaded by issuing authorities to digilocker.gov.in, which is an initiative of Govt to keep important documents in safe custody in digital form

 

ECHS has issued a communication to al the Regional Centres of the ECHS regarding issue of temporary slips till the availability of Smart Card as per the formats enclosed.

 

Central Organisation,
ECHS Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010

Tele: 011-25684645

Telefax: 011-25682392

Email: diritechs-mod@nic.in

B/49711-SC/ AG/ECHS

                                                          07 Aug 2015

All Regional Centres ECHS

 

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY REGIONAL CENTRES ECHS ON ISSUE OF TEMPORARY SLIP IN LIEU OF SMART CARD

 

1. Further to this Organisation letter No. B/49711-SC/ AG/ECHS dated 27 Jul 2015.

2. The format of the Temporary Slip to be given to the beneficiaries till such time the Smart Cards operations resume is enclosed. The same is also available on the ECHS website i.e.www.echs.gov.in and should replace Page No 7 (revised receipt enclosed) of the existing Application Form. The following aspects will be ensured while giving the Temporary Slip:-

 

(a) A unique Registration would be allocated to each slip. The format of which is enclosed as Appendix A.
(b) The validity of the slip will be of one year from the date of issue. The same should be unambiguously endorsed on the Temporary Slip.
(c) Photographs along with Name and Date of Birth wrt each beneficiary should be endorsed on Slip.
(d) PPO No., Aadhar No., and Mobile No. must be mentioned on the Slip.
(e) Veterans must be encouraged to register for Jeeavan Praman Scheme.
(f) They must be advised to get the slip laminated and keep in safe custody.

 

3. To ensure integrity of the data on the slip following measure will be taken:-

(a) All issuing authority will ensure that the slip is scanned and a record is kept with them in the PDF format.
(b) The Temporary Slip will be activated only after it has been signed by’ the OIC, Parent Polyclinic and details to be entered into the register maintained for the same at Polyclinics. Format for the same is enclosed (Appx B) All future referrals will be linked to the Unique No recorded at Parent Polyclinics.
(c) All issuing authority will open a Digilocker – Account at http://digilocker.gov.in (procedure for the same is enclosed (Appx C)) and e-sign all uploaded temporary slips. The account will be opened with the Aadhar No. of issuing officer and he shall be responsible for uploading the scanned slips and e-signing it.
(d) In case of loss of the temporary slip the e-signed temporary slip available in the digital locker of the issuing authority will be demanded by the nearest-Stn HQ/Regional centre ECHS after interaction with the issuing authority over email and a printout shall be given to the beneficiary after verifying the credentials and satisfying that the slip has genuinely been lost

 

4. Reports and Returns wrt Temporary Slip as sought vide our letter referred above must be sent the every month.

 

5. Forwarded for further action please.

Dir (Stats & Automation)

for MD ECHS

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CSD Canteen Facilities for Retired Employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD

CSD Canteen Facilities for Retired Employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD

 

“CSD Canteen facilities for Defence Civilian retired employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD”

 

For a number of years the Defence Civilian employees have obtained the facility to buy items at subsidized prices from CSD canteens. Especially, Ordnance Employees could buy anything from groceries to bike – at super-subsidized rates from the CSD Canteens, also called Unit Run Canteens. But these facilities were denied to retired employees.

 

There is no doubt that such concessions are of tremendous importance post-retirement, when the person faces extreme financial crunch. There is no denying the fact that the mental satisfaction is much higher when these items are bought at subsidized rates from these canteens. Also, denying this privilege after retirement becomes a prestige issue of sorts.

 

After prolonged fights by all the federations of employees union, the Centre is accepted to extend the subsidized CSD canteen facility to retired defence civilian employees too. It is being said that the Minister of Defence has given his approval to the order.

 

More information on this is expected soon. Issues like who qualifies for the facility, what are the items they cold buy at subsidized rates, and providing Smart Cards, etc., have not yet been decided.

 

One thing is for sure – retired employees can now proudly shop at the CSD canteens.

 

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

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Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service

Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service

After implementation of 6th CPC report, Pre 2006 Pensioners who did not complete 33 years of Service are paid only pro-rata pension as against Post 2006 Pensioners who are entitled for full pension after completion of 20 years of Service

Appeal made to PM for Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service at par with Post 2006 Pensioners

Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society has put forward an appeal before Prime Minister for implementation of judgements of various Courts for Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service at par with Post 2006 Pensioners

RAILWAYS SENIOR CITIZENS WELFARE SOCIETY

      Head Office: 32, Phase- 6, Mohali-160055 (Ph. 0172 2228306,  09316131598)

Email:rscws1991@gmail.com

 

No. RSCWS/ CHD/2015-5

Dated: 7-8-2015

Shri Narinder Modi,

Hon. Prime Minister of India &

Minister of Personnel, PG and Pensions,

Subject: Appeal for implementation of judgements of various Courts for Full Pension to Pre 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service – at par with Post 2006 Pensioners

Reference:- i) Resolution of GOI No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 29-8-2008 ii) DOP&PW O.M. – F.No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A), dated 1st September, 2008 iii) DOP&PW O.M. – F.No. 38/37/08-P&PW pt.1 dated 3.10.2008

iv) Judgements of CAT New Delhi in OA 1165/2011, Dated 21-4-2015

v) Judgement of High Court New Delhi in W.P.(C) 8012/2013 dated 09-4-15 / 07-5-2015 vi) Judgement of Supreme Court in SLP CC No. 21044/2014 dated 20-2-2015

1. We invite your kind attention  and urgent intervention  towards  the hardship  and suffering  of  Central  Government  Pensioners  for  the  last  7  years  because  of  unjust mutilation of the accepted Recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and non implementation of judgements of various Courts thereon. 2. All Post 2006 Pensioners with more than 20 years of service are being paid Full Pension (i.e. 50% of their last pay drawn or 50% of 10 months average pay – whichever is higher). But the Pre 2006 Pensioners with less than 33 years of service but more than 20 years of service are being paid pro rata Pension reduced as per number of years of service falling short of 33 years. This is discriminatory.

This was due to an unjust amendment vide DOP&PW’s so called clarifactory OM dated 3-10-2008 (Ref iii above) in contravention to the Resolution of GOI dated 29-8-2008. This OM has been quashed in various judicial pronouncements as mentioned below.

 

3. Principal Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in OA 1165/2011 Dated 21-4-2015 in Partap Narayan and others–vs-UOI, held as under:

 

13. It is made clear that this parity  of pension  between  pre and post-1.01.2006 pensioners (on the question of eligibility of minimum pensionable service of twenty years) would apply both as regards pension and family pension.   The respondents are   granted   three   months   time   from   the   date   of   receipt   of   this   order   for implementation of directions contained in this order.”

 

4. High Court New Delhi in W.P.(C) 8012/2013 dated 9-4-15/ 07-5-2015 S. A.Khan and Another –vs- UOI had passed the following orders:

“25.               Firstly  that  the  policy  decision  of  the  Government  in  the  Office Memorandum dated September 01, 2008 to fix pension for all category of pensioners did  not  classify  post  and  pre  January  01,  2006  retirees  and  all  were  entitled  to pension as per a common formula. Under the garb of clarification the Office Memorandum  of  October  03,  2008  followed  by  the  Office  Memorandum  dated October 14, 2008 and repeated in the Office Memorandum dated January 28, 2013 the cut-off date was inserted by an officer of the Government having no authority to cut down the beneficial policy decision notified on September 01, 2008. Secondly for the reason the cut-off date is arbitrary and fouls Article 14 of the Constitution of India.

26. The writ petitions are allowed. The Office Memorandums – introducing the cut-off date and mandating that pre January 01, 2006 pensioners would have their pension fix by pro-rata reducing the same by such numbers of years they have rendered less service than 33 years – are quashed. It is declared that the writ petitioners would be entitled to full pension post January 01, 2006 without any pro-rata cut therein. The arrears paid within six weeks from today failing which the amount payable would bear simple interest @ 9% per annum reckoned six weeks hereinafter.

5.  Supreme Court had also dismissed the SLP in CC No. 21044/2014 dated 20-2-2015UOI-vs-M. O. Inasu – Arising out of impugned final judgement and order dated 07/01/2014 inCAT No. 8/2014 passed by the High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam – on the same issue.

6. It is deeply regretted that the periods prescribed in the said judgements had expired long back but these judgements have not been implemented forcing the poor old Pensioners to repeated litigation at the fag end of their lives

7. It is, therefore, requested that:

A) Orders of the DOP&PW dated 3-10-2008, 14-10-2008, 11-2-2009, Para 5 of OM Dated 28-1-2013 and OM dated 19.03.2010 cited above may please be quashed/withdrawn – as held in the  judgements  of CAT  New  Delhi  in OA  655/2010  and  OA  1165/2011;  and  those  of the Supreme Court & High Courts cited above;

B) All Pre 2006 Pensioners who had completed more than 20 years of qualifying service may please be granted Full Pension (instead of pro rata Pension) – as in the case of Post 2006 Pensioners.

With regards,

(Harchandan Singh)

Secretary General, RSCWS

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One Rank One Pension (OROP) rally in Delhi: Anna Hazare

One Rank One Pension (OROP) rally in Delhi: Anna Hazare

 

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said preparations have begun for his rally in Delhi on October 2 over the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) for defence personnel.

 

“The preparations for the movement that we will start in Delhi on October 2 have started. Today I am going to Delhi, the I will go to Haryana to hold a ‘sabha’. Then there will be another ‘sabha’ in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh,” said Hazare.

 

“Besides these, I will also go to Bihar and Chattisgarh and many other states to make people aware and ask them to arrive in Delhi on October 2,” he added.

 

Hazare had earlier said he would do anything to ensure that the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme is implemented and added that mere assurance on the government’s part is not enough.

ANI

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7th CPC promised for 28.8.2015, may be delayed by one month – NC JCM Staff Side

7th CPC promised for 28.8.2015, may be delayed by one month – NC JCM Staff Side

 

NC JCM Staff Side Secretary said that it was assumed that the report of the VII CPC, as was promised for 28th August this year, may be delayed by one month. The letter is reproduced and given below for your information…

 

Brief of the meeting held today with the VII Central Pay Commission

 

No. NC/JCM/VII(CPC)

Dated: August 7, 2015

All Constituents Organizations,
National Councii(JCM)(Staff Side)

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the VII CPC

 

Today morning I met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur and Secretary, Mrs. Meena Agarwal.

 

It was assumed that the report of the VII CPC, as was promised for 28th August this year, may be delayed by one month.

 

I have impressed upon him once again for improvement in the service conditions of all the Central Government Employees working in different sectors with special emphasis in the matter of fixation of Minimum Wage and other benefits.

 

This is for your information.

Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary Staff Side
NC/JCM

 

Source: 7thpaycommissionnews.in

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Absence of records of verification of service – What says CCS (Pension) Rules?

Absence of records of verification of service – What says CCS (Pension) Rules?

 

“Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 on 29.8.2014 that in the absence of records of verification of service, the retiring Government servant may submit a written statement on plain paper stating that he had in fact rendered service for that period, and shall, at the foot of the statement, make and subscribe to a declaration as to the truth of that statement. The Head of Office shall, after taking into consideration the facts in the written statement admit that portion of service as having been rendered for the purpose of calculating the pension of that Government servant”.

 

Problems of Pensioners

 

The financial burden on account of pension has shown increasing trend because of, inter-alia, increase in the number of pensioners, periodic release of dearness relief, etc. it is because of pension liability likely to assume unsustainable proportions that the Government had taken decision in December 2003 to switch over form the “defined benefit” based pension to the “defined contribution” based pension scheme in case of Central Government civilian employees (except the Armed Forces) joining on or after 01.01.2004.

 

As regards lack of proper maintenance of records regarding delay in sanction of pension and other related problems after the employees retirement, a provision has recently been made by amending the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 on 29.8.2014 that in the absence of records of verification of service, the retiring Government servant may submit a written statement on plain paper stating that he had in fact rendered service for that period, and shall, at the foot of the statement, make and subscribe to a declaration as to the truth of that statement. The Head of Office shall, after taking into consideration the facts in the written statement admit that portion of service as having been rendered for the purpose of calculating the pension of that Government servant.

 

This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees: Finmin orders

Grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees: Finmin orders

 

Finance Ministry issued orders regarding the revised rates of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees as per Census 2011 with effect from 1.4.2015. The re-classification of cities/towns are specified in the list attached as Annexure.

 

G.I., Min. of Finance, Dep. of Exp. O.M.No.21(2)/2015-E.II(B), dated 6.8.2015

 

Subject:- Grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees

 

Reference is invited to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29th August 2008 regarding grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees, consequent upon implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (6th CPC).

 

2. The Government has since considered the re-classification of cities/towns/localities as per Census-2011 (population criteria) for the purpose of Transport Allowance. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide the revised classification of cities, towns and localities, for the purpose of grant of Transport Allowance at higher rates to Central Government employees, as per Annexure-1.

 

Therefore, the table below Para ‘1’ of O.M. dated 29.08.2008 stands partially modified as under :-

 

Finmin order on TA

 

The revised classification of cities/towns/localities for the purpose of grant of Transport Allowance shall take effect from 1st April, 2015.

 

4. The orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also be applicable to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Railways, respectively.

 

5. All other conditions mentioned in Department of Expenditure O.M. No.21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.08.2008 shall remained unchanged.

 

6. In so far as the persons working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this Order issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

 

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CGHS OPD Centres in Government Hospitals

CGHS OPD Centres in Government Hospitals

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

07-August-2015 15:04 IST

CGHS OPD Centres in Government Hospitals

There is no proposal to set up separate Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Out-Patient Department (OPD) centres for orthopaedics and paediatrics in all the Central Government Hospitals.

However, Paediatrics Specialists are posted in Safdarjung Hospital and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital of Delhi. Two General Duty Medical Officers with PG qualifications in orthopaedics are posted in CGHS wing of Safdarjung Hospital.

There are no sanctioned posts of Orthopaedics Specialists for CGHS wing. There is no separate CGHS wing at Lady Harding Medical College and Smt. Sucheta kriplani Hospitals.

CGHS beneficiaries can avail consultation from specialists of any Government Hospital.

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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DoPT organized Free Health Check-up Camp for Central Government employees and their dependents

DoPT organized Free Health Check-up Camp for Central Government employees and their dependents

DoPT organized Free Health Check-up Camp for the benefit of Central Government employees and their dependents at Samaj Sadan, Grih Kalyan Kendra, R.K. Puram, Sector-4, New Delhi on 8th August, 2015 (10.00 AM to 2.00 PM).

No.12015/1/2015-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market
New Delhi, Dated 07.08.2015

CIRCULAR

Subject: Free Health Check-up Camp for the benefit of Central Government employees and their dependents at Samaj Sadan, Grih Kalyan Kendra, R.K. Puram, Sector-4, New Delhi on 8th August, 2015 (10.00 AM to 2.00 PM).

Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India is organizing Free Health Check-up, Eye Check-up and Blood Donation Camps at Samaj Sadan, Grih Kalyan Kendra, R.K. Puram, Sector-4, New Delhi on 8th August, 2015 (10.00 AM to 2.00 PM) for the benefit of Central Government employees and their dependents.

Details of the Camps are as follows :-

S.No. Types of Check-Ups  In Association with
1. Health Check-Up(This includes free OPD consultation by renowned Doctors on Cardiac, Orthopedics and Gynecology/ Free tests of Sugar (Randum), BP, Height, Weight, BMD, PAP Smear & ECG. Rockland Hospital, New Delhi.
2. Eye Check-Up Sharp Sights Centre, New Delhi.
3. Blood Donation-Camp  Red Cross Society.

 

2. All are requested to avail the facility of free Health Check-up Camps for Free Health Check-up, Eye Check-up and Blood Donation Camps.

sd/-
(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary (Welfare)

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

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Debroy Committee, PLB and Strike on 23.11.2015 issues discussed with Railway Ministry – NFIR

Debroy Committee, PLB and Strike on 23.11.2015 issues discussed with Railway Ministry – NFIR

MEETING WITH MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND THE FEDERATIONS ON 06th AUGUST 2015 REGARDING BIBEK DEBROY COMMITTEE, PLB ETC.,

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

No.IV/NFIR/SR/2014/Pt.III (HLRRC)

Dated: 06/08/2015

Sub:
Meeting between the Federations (NFIR & AIRF) and Hon’ble Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu – Rail Bhawan, New Delhi – 60th August, 2015.

A special meeting was held in the Chamber of Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prahhu wherein the Presidents and General Secretaries of NFIR/AIRF have participated in the discussion. CRB, MS and ED (IR) were present during discussions.

Important issues discussed in the meeting

1. Bibek Debroy Committee Report
The Federations expressed their strong reservations on certain recommendations or High Level Railway Restructuring Committee (HLRRC) headed by Bibek Debroy, more particularly Railway Regulatory Authority (RRA), Private Players entry into the Railway services, Railway Medical services. RPF etc..

The Minister while appreciating the points raised bv the NFIR has directed the Railway Board (CRB/MS) to organise a separate meeting between Mr Debroy and the Federations for discussing the recommendations freely and frankly for the purpose of understanding each others perception, facilitating the Railway Ministry to appropriately consider further.

2. Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway employees

P.L. Bonus and the new formula floated by the Railway Board was discussed. Federations insisted thal the agreement reached on 22nd November, 1979 should be respected and no capital should be taken into consideration as the utilization or capital is not in the hands of workers.

After discussion, it was agreed to consider all points for sorting out the issues satisfactorily.

3. Charter of Demands and the decision of the JCM constituent organisations to go on Indefinite Strike from 23rd November, 2015.

The compelling circumstances under which the JCM constituent organisalions have taken a decision to go on indefinite strike and Railway Federations are party to the decision was explained to the Railway Minister. The Federations urged upon the Railway Minister to see that the Railway Ministry takes initiative towards reaching a negotiated settlement on pending issues and Charter of Demands. Issues, particularly upgradation of Apex Level Group ‘C’ posts to Group Gazetted. Act Apprentices. Non-implementation of agreement reached between the Federations and full Board on February, 2014. were brought to the notice of the Railway Minister.

After discussion, the MR has instructed the Board to deal with these issues for ensuring that healthy industrial relations are maintained with the Federations.

The Minister has been categorical in assuring the Federations that there is no question of privatization of Railways. The Minister also said that improved technology and improvement of efficiency levels will be given priority for making Indian Railwavs a dynamic infrastructure. He also complimented the rail work force for their devotion which has resulted in improvement of Operating Ratio.

Yours fraternally,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secrctary

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC Salary hike: Bank of America estimates 15%, Religare puts it 30%, Credit Suisse expects 40% – International Business Times Report

7th CPC Salary hike: Bank of America estimates the salary raise to be at 15%, Religare puts it at 28 to 30%. Credit Suisse expects a salary hike of 40%. – International Business Times Report

7th+cpc+salary+hike+ibt+report

How Pay Commissions Play a Key Role in Boosting India’s Growth

Pay Commissions, which are regularly constituted to review salaries of Central government employees, give a fillip to the Indian economy, according to analysts.

The sixth Pay Commission partly offset the after-effects of the 2008 Lehman crisis on India because of the 35% increase recommended.

The implementation of the hike boosted two-wheeler and car sales and increased demand in the cement sector, according to global brokerage firm Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

 

Pay packages of government employees rose by an average of 35% as per the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission. They also received arrears of more than 30 months due to delay in the implementation.

 

“The arrears resulted in robust demand for consumer discretionary products that resulted in sustained stock performance over 3-5 years,” Jai Shankar, chief India economist of Religare, told NDTV Profit.

 

Due to this co-relation between Pay Commissions and economic growth, many analysts are eagerly awaiting the 7th Pay Commission report.

 

The 7th Pay Commission was appointed in February last year by the outgoing Congress-led UPA government, is likely to submit its recommendations by August-end or latest by October. The recommendations are likely to be implemented by the Central government next year.

 

About 50 lakh central government employees (including 15 lakh defence personnel) and more than one crore state and local government employees will gain from the recommendations to be made by 7th Pay Commission, according to Religare.

Besides, it will also result in an upward revision of pension for about 30 lakh retired Central government employees.

While there is no consensus on the amount of salary hike likely to be recommended by the 7th Pay Commission, analyst expects it to be in the range of 15 to 40%.

 

While Bank of America estimates the salary raise to be at 15%, Religare puts it at 28 to 30%. Credit Suisse expects a salary hike of 40%.

 

Economists see the 7th Pay Commission as improving the economic activity in the country by increasing consumption.

 

“The most important factor is economic activity itself which is gaining pace and, together with greater employment generation and policy reform, the 7th Pay Commission salary hike may help India enter a larger virtuous cycle,” said Religare.

 

“A 15 per cent salary increase would push up the central government’s salary bill by Rs 25,000 crore (or $4 billion), which is 0.2 per cent of India’s GDP. This will help in a consumption-driven recovery in the domestic economy,” said Indranil Sen Gupta of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Read at: International Business Times

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Enter Aadhar Number in Service Book of Employees: DoPT’s reminder

Linkage of Aadhaar with various employees’ system- Reminder by DoPT for entry of Aadhar Number in Service Book of Employees:-

No. Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(Allowance)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension

Department of Personnel & Training

Block IV, Old JNU Campus,

New Delhi, August 5, 2015.

Office Memorandum

Subject: Linkage of Aadhaar with various employees’ system.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated May 20, 2015 on the subject mentioned above wherein all Ministries/Departments were requested to ensure that the service books of all employees have an entry of the employees’ Aadhaar number and sought compliance report. The information from most of the Ministries/Departments has not yet been received by this Department so far.

 

2. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are once again requested to intimate the action taken in this regard and also furnish consolidated information in respect of the Ministry/Department as a whole, including attached and subordinate offices, to this Department latest by 14th August, 2015.

(Mukul Ratra)

Director

Tel.No. 2616 4314

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/Z-20025_9_2014-Estt.AL-05082015.pdf]

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Extend necessary cooperation to the office bearers of identified pensioners associations in the matter of redressal of pensioners’ grievances

Extend necessary cooperation to the office bearers of identified pensioners associations in the matter of redressal of pensioners’ grievances

F.No.41/30/2011-P&PW(C)

Govt. of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,

New Delhi, the 4 August, 2015

To

All Nodal Officers of all Ministries/ Departments

(Web Based Pensioners’ Portal)

Subject: To extend necessary cooperation to the office bearers of identified pensioners associations in the matter of redressal of pensioners’ grievances.

Sir/ Madam

As you are aware, the grievances of pensioners are being fed online through our application CPENGRAMS available in the Pensioners’ Portal maintained by this Department. To facilitate lodging of grievances by pensioners’ spread all over India, this Department has identified 43 Pensioners’ Associations across the country as per list enclosed. These Associations, some time find out difficult in getting the grievances redressed in spite of constant follow up with the Departmental offices at regional level. Some of the Pensioners Associations have pointed out that timely action is not being taken by various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations for redressal of grievances and same remain pending for unduly long periods.

You are therefore, requested to sensitize your Department towards the grievances of pensioners so that unnecessary delays could be avoided for prompt redressal of grievances. The regional offices and field officers, wherever they exist also be requested to provide all cooperation to the Pensioners’ Associations who are helping in the redressal of grievances.

Yours faithfully

sd/-

(Seema Gupta)

Dy.Secretary

Authority: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

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DA for Bank Employees – IBA Circular issued on 3.8.2015 for Aug, Sep & Oct 2015

DA for Bank Employees – IBA Circular issued on 3.8.2015 for Aug, Sep & Oct 2015

Indian Banks’ Association

HR & Industrial Relations

No.CIR/HR&IR/76/D/2015-16/1159

August 3, 2015

All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)

 

Dear Sirs,
Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of August, September & October 2015 under X BPS/ Joint Note dated 25.5.2015

 

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended June 2015 are as follows:-

 

April, 2015  – 5843.43

May, 2015   – 5889.08

June, 2015  – 5957.56

 

The average CPI of the above is 5896. Consequently, Dearness Allowance payable to employees is for 364 slabs for the period August, September & October 2015 i.e. an increase of 27 slabs over the current level.

 

In terms of clause 7 of the 10th Bipartite Settlement dated 25.05.2015 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 25.05.2015 the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the months of August, September & October 2015 shall be 36.40% of ‘pay’. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.

 

We advise banks to pay the difference between the old and revised salary and allowance to officers on an ad hoc basis, pending amendments to Officers’ Service Regulations.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Senior Vice President

 

PS : The DA Payable under IXth Bipartite Settlement/Joint Note dated 27.04.2010, is @ 114.75% (5896-2836=3060/4 i.e 765 slab @ 0.15% per slab).

 

Authority : www.iba.org.in

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Strike Notice & Charter of Demands – All India Strike on 2.9.2015

Strike Notice & Charter of Demands – All India Strike on 2.9.2015

 

2015 SEPTEMBER 2nd ALL INDIA STRIKE – COPY OF THE CONFEDERATION STRIKE NOTICE

 

All affiliated organisations shall also serve strike notice to their respective departmental heads on 11.08.2015.

 

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: confederationhq@gmail.com

President
K. K. N. Kutty
09811048303

Secretary General
M. Krishnan
09447068125

No. Confdn/Strike/2015

Dated: 11th August 2015

To
The Cabinet Secretary,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Government of India,
Rastrapathi Bhawan,
NEW DELHI – 110004

 

Sir,
This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on one day’s strike on 2nd September, 2015. The Charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one day strike action is enclosed.

 

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
M. Krishnan,
Secretary General

ANNEXURE – I

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

 

1. Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.

 

2. (a) Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.

(b) No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.

 

3. (a) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation for labour laws. Withdraw the anti-worker Labour Law Amendments

(b) No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

 

4. (a) Universal social security cover for all workers

(b) Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

 

5. (a) Fix minium wage with provisions of indexation.

(b) Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.

 

6. (a) Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.

(b) No outsourcing, contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

 

7. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.

 

8. (a) Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO Convention C 87 and C 98.

(b) Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.

 

9. (a) Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

(b) No Privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.

 

10. Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.

 

11. Ensure five promotions in the serve career.

 

Source: Confederation

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Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices

Concessions and Facilities to Differently Abled Employees

Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices

The Department of Personnel and Training has informed that as per information submitted on-line by 71 Departments/Ministries, as on 01.01.2013, there were 9341 number of persons with disabilities who were employed in the Departments/Ministries of the Central Government. State/UT-wise information is not compiled.

As per section 46 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995, the appropriate Governments and the local authorities are required to provide for-

(a) ramps in public buildings;

(b) adaptation of toilets for wheel chair users;

(c) braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts;

(d) ramps in hospitals, primary health centers and other medical care and rehabilitation institutions.

All the Ministries/Departments have been requested to comply with this provision. The Ministry of Railways provides concessional fare for various classes of persons with disabilities as under:

S.No. Category of Persons Percentage of Concession
1 Orthopaedically Handicapped/Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort –for any purpose 75% in 2nd, Sleeper, 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair Car50% in 1AC and 2AC

25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains

50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

2 Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort- for any purpose.
3 Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose
4 Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose. 50% in 2nd , Sleeper and 1st Class50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.

 

Similarly, State Governments have their own schemes for providing concessional fare for persons with disabilities while traveling by the buses owned by State transport undertakings.

 

As per Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995, every appropriate Government are required to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three per cent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent each is reserved for persons suffering from blindness or low vision; (ii) hearing impairment; (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

 

Source: PIB News

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Ban on appointment of staffs

Ban on appointment of staffs

 

Due to administrative requirements, the Government has issued guidelines that any officer/ official/private person, who has worked earlier in the personal staff of a Minister, may not be appointed in the personal staff of Ministers in the present Government. Subsequently, certain relaxations, have been given according to which the said guidelines shall apply only in respect of Private Secretary, Officer on Special Duty, Additional Private Secretary, Assistant Private Secretary and First PA who have worked in the Personal Staff of any Minister for any duration during the last 10 years which is to be reckoned from 19.06.2014.

 

The instructions have been issued as per the administrative requirements. At present, there is no proposal to review the instructions.

 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. Kirit Somaiya in the Lok Sabha today.

 

Source: PIB News

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Linkage of Aadhaar with various employees’ system – Dopt Orders on 5.8.2015

Linkage of Aadhaar with various employees’ system – Dopt Orders on 5.8.2015

Reminder

No. Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

Block IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, August 5, 2015.

Office Memorandum

Subject: Linkage of Aadhaar with various employees’ system.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated May 20, 2015 on the subject mentioned above wherein all Ministries/Departments were requested to ensure that the service books of all employees have an entry of the employees’ Aadhaar number and sought compliance report. The information from most of the Ministries/Departments has not yet been received by this Department so far.

2. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are once again requested to intimate the action taken in this regard and also furnish consolidated information in respect of the Ministry/Department as a whole, including attached and subordinate offices, to this Department latest by 14th August, 2015.

(Mukul Ratra)
Director

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Five days Training Programme on ‘Ethics and Values’ in Governance to be conducted

Five days Training Programme on ‘Ethics and Values’ in Governance to be conducted

No.T-13014/2(1)/2015-LTDP
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Training Division)
*****

Old JNU Campus, Block IV, Third Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
Dated: 4thAugust, 2015

Office Memorandum

Subject: Five days Training Programme on ‘Ethics and Values’ in Governance to be conducted at IC Centre for Governance, Panchgani for Director/Deputy Secretary level officers working in DOPT and other five departments -Intimation of revised schedule and request for nominations.
The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT, Training Division’s O.M. of even number dated 28th July, 2015 and 30th July, 2015 (sent to Cabinet Secretariat)/intimating the dates for a five days training programme on ‘Ethics and Values in Governance’ sponsored and hosted by DOPT in collaboration with IC Centre for Governance (ICCfG), Asia Plateau,Panchgani for the Director/Deputy Secretary level officers of (1) Department of Personnel & Training (2)Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (3) Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (4) Ministr~ of Home Affairs (5) Cabinet Secretariat and (6)
Prime Minister’s Office during i September, 2015 to 11thSeptember, 2015.
2. In this connection, it is mentioned that due to certain unavoidable reasons the proposed training programme at the Training Centre of IC Centre for Governance( IC CFG) ,Asia Plateau, Panchgani has been rescheduled. The five days programme will now begin on 14th September, 2015 (Monday) and close on day 5 on 18th September, 2015 (Friday). As the programme is scheduled to begin early in the morning on Monday, September 14th, 2015 the participating officers will be required to arrive on the previous evening, i.e. on Sunday,13th September, 2015 by 6.00 PM. The programme will conclude after lunch on day 5 i.e. Friday, September 18th, 2015; so that the officers can leave for their return journey at 2.00 pm.
3. Being a DOPT sponsored programme, the Course fee and boarding /Lodging fee of the officers will be paid by DOPT. The batch size of the trainees is proposed to be 30 officers. All the concerned Departments mentioned in para 1 above are requested to nominate a few DS/Director level officers for this training programme by 14th August, 2015 in the enclosed proforma.

 

Yours faithfully,

(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 2619-4167
Email: anitripathi@hotmail.com

Encl: As above

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02trn/scan0014.pdf

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A Crucial Indicator for determining the Basic Pay of 7th Pay Commission- Multiplication Factor

A Crucial Indicator for determining the Basic Pay of 7th Pay Commission- Multiplication Factor

It is well known that Multiplication Factor 1.86 was being used by the 6th Pay Commission to calculate the new revised basic pay. The 6th Pay Commission had initially suggested 1.74, but it was later modified to 1.86.

The Multiplication Factor was arrived at by adding dearness allowance percentage to the basic pay with a simple methodology. The 6th Pay Commission also brought in a new concept called the Grade Pay. So, the basic pay diveded into two segments, which are called as Band Pay and Grade Pay.

Now that Grade Pay is not going to be included, it remains a mystery as to how the 7th Pay Commission will calculate the new Multiplication Factor.

A lot of speculations are now on about this.

With plenty of rumours afloat that salaries for Central Govt employees could increase twofold, an article was published by 90Paisa Blogrecently, which claimed that only a 30% hike in salary is sure to come. The article had used a Multiplication Factor of 2.68.

Last month, gservants.com claimed that the 7th Pay Commission may recommend a Multiplication Factor of 2.86. The website created waves when it published a projected basic pay structure by using a Multiplication Factor of 3.

The NC JCM Staff Side, in its memorandum to the 7th Pay Commission, suggested that a Multiplication Factor of 3.7 be used for calculation of new basic pay. They had also given a detailed explanation for it.

And one more, the Karnataka COC, which is an organization for Central Government employees, had demanded a Multiplication Factor of 3.85, and gave its own reasons for it.

All these are mere speculations…!

It’s up to the employees to believe what they want to.

Source: www.7thpaycommissionnews.in

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