Data Entry Operators in Ordnance & Ordnance equipment Factories

Honarable Supreme Court of India common Judgement dated 09/12/14 in respect of Data Entry Operators in Ordnance & Ordnance equipment Factories.

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)
10-A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata-700 001
No. Pay/Tech-I/O1(6Th CPC)/2015/01
Date: 03/03/2015

To
(i) All Group Controllers
(ii) AO OF(P) Nalanda
(iii) AO OF(P) Korwa

Subject: Hon’ble Supreme Court of India common Judgement dated 09/12/14 in respect of Data Entry Operators in Ordnance & Ordnance equipment Factories.

In the matter of higher pay scale in respect of Data Entry Operators of Ordnance Factories Organisation, a copy of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India common Judgement dated 09/12/14, circulated vide OFB No-340/OA-01/09/VA/115/HAPP/A/NI, dated 14/01/15 is hereby Uploaded in the PC of A web site for information and guidance to all concerned.

Branch AOs under your control may please be intimated accordingly.

-sd/-
Addl. Controller of Accounts (Fys)

Click here for Supreme Court Judgement

Source: http://www.pcafys.gov.in/files/deo_04032015.pdf

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Granting of Para Military Service Pay (PMSP) to Central Armed Police Force personnel at par with Army personnel

Granting of Para Military Service Pay (PMSP) to Central Armed Police Force personnel at par with Army personnel

Special Pay for Paramilitary Personnel at PAR with Army

As informed by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (AR), the detail of strength of CAPFs and AR is as under:

A proposal for grant of Para Military Service Pay (PMSP) to Central Armed Police Force personnel at par with Army personnel has been referred to the 7th Central Pay Commission vide MHA O.M. dated 05.11.2014. The rate of Para Military Service Pay requested is @ Rs. 2,000/- per month to Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Rs.6,000/- per month to officers upto Dy. Inspector General of Police rank, based on the rates of Military Service Pay. State Armed Police Forces are under the administrative control of State Governments. As such, present proposal does not include State Armed Police Forces.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri A.U. Singh Deo in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Vacant Posts in CSSS

Vacant Posts in CSSS
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
04-March-2015 17:18 IST

Vacant Posts in CSSS 

 A statement indicating the status of reserved vacancies and the number of officers promoted under Private Secretaries (PS) and Personal Assistants (PA) grades in Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) during 2014 is placed below:

Private Secretary

SLY

Vacancies of Seniority Quota and Limited Departmental Competitive Examination Mode (including backlog)

No. of vacancies filled up

2012

433

10

2013

444

27

 

 

 

Personal Assistants

SLY

 

Vacancies of Seniority Quota and Limited Departmental Competitive Examination Mode (including backlog)

No. of vacancies filled up

 SLY- 2012

457

3

SLY- 2013

506

1

SLY- 2014

535

1

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Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 28th February, 2015

Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from 1st January, 2011 to 28th February, 2015

A. Approved by Cabinet

Sl. No. Name of the Service CRC* Meeting Cabinet Approval
1. CPWD Central Engineering Service,
Central Electrical Mechanical Engineering Service and Central
Architecture Service
 27th June, 2011 3rd January, 2012
2. Military Engineering Services (Indian
Defence Service of Engineers, Architect Cadre and Surveyor Cadre
22nd September 2011 and 23rd January
2012
18th April 2013
3. Indian Radio Regulatory Service 19th Feb, 2013 3rd July 2013
4. Indian Revenue Service 19th Feb 2013 and GoM** on 29th April
2013
23rd May 2013
5. Indian Customs & Central Excise 27th Aug. 2013 5th Dec. 2013
6. Indian Cost Accounts Service 29th October 2013 2nd January 2014
7. Central Labour Service 1th9 Feb. 2013 17th July 2013
8. Central Power Engineering Service 11th December 2013 13th May 2014
9. Indian Ordnance Factory Service 19th March, 2014 29th October, 2014
10. Indian Civil Accounts Service 17th July, 2013 16th January, 2015

*CRC – Cadre Review Committee

**GoM – Group of Ministers

B. Pending Proposals

Sl. No. Name of the Service Status
(i) With Cadre Controlling
Authority/Ministry Concerned – CRC meeting held but Cabinet approval pending
1. Railway Protection Force CRC meeting held on July 29th, 2013. Decision
with the approval of MOS (PP) and FM has been communicated to the Ministry
of Railways for taking Cabinet approval.
2. Indian Naval Material Management Service The CRC meeting on 24th October, 2013.
Comments of DoPT on Cabinet Note have been provided on 21st January, 2015.
3.  Indian Statistical Service CRC meeting held on 24.06.2014. Approval of
MoS (PP) and FM has been conveyed to Ministry of Statistics Programme
implementation for taking approval of the Cabinet.
4. Indian Trade Service CRC meeting held on 06.05.2014. Comments of
DoPT on Cabinet Note have been provided on 26th December, 2014.
5. Indian information Service CRC meeting held on 30.07.2014. Comments of
DoPT on Cabinet Note have been provided on 15th December, 2014.
(ii) With Cainet Secretariat
6. Border Road Engineering Service Approval of Secretary (P) & Secretary (Exp)
has been obtained. CRC Note is under preparation.
(ii) With Department of
Expenditure
7. Indian Postal Service Approval of Secretary (P) has been obtained
and the has been referred to DoE for approval of Secretary (Exp)
8. Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance
Service
CRC Meeting held on 8 January, 2014. Approval
of MoS (PP) has been obtained and the file has been referred to DoE for
approval of Finance Minister.
9. Indian P&T Acctt. and Fin. Service Reply received on 07.01.2015 from DoT
has been forwarded to DoE for comments
10. DGET & Women Training Directorate Approval of Secretary (P) has been obtained
and the file has been referred to DoE for approval of Secretary (Exp)
11. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium

Enterprises (MSME)

Approval of Secretary (P) has been obtained
and the file has been referred to DoE for approval of Secretary (Exp)
(iv) With Department of
Personnel & Training
12. Indian Railways Personnel Service Reply of clarifications is received on 08.01.2015 from
Ministry of Railways. A meeting with Ministry of Railways will be held on
02.03.2015
13. Indian Railways Accounts Service Under Examination.
14. Indian Railways Stores Service -do-
15. Indian Railways Service of Signal
Engineers
-do-
16. Indian Railways Service of Electrical
Engineers
-do-
(v) With Ministry
concerned for clarification
17. Indian P&T Building Works Clarification are awaited from DoT.
Cabinet Secretariat has ben requested to convey date of meeting.
18. Central Engineering Service (Roads) The Proposal was received on 24.04.2014 but
lacked many essential information and therefore clarifications were sought
from MoRTH, Reply has been received on 16.10.2014.  A revised structure
suggested to MoRTH for their comments.  Reply from MoRTH is awaited.
19. Indian Railways Traffic Service Ministry of Railways is requested to provide
information.  Reply awaited.

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/MX-M452N_20150302_162501.pdf]

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Pension Scheme for Military Personnel and Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF): Lok Sabha Q&A

Pension Scheme for Military Personnel and Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF): Lok Sabha Q&A:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 852
ANSWERED ON 27.02.2015

PENSION SCHEME FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL

852 . Premachandran Shri N.K.
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to introduce pension scheme for short service candidates and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government proposes to sanction pension for military personnels having less than fifteen years of service, if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government received a representation from Military Service Pensioners Association in this regard;

(d) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government thereon;

(e) whether the Government proposes to introduce welfare scheme for military personnels having less than fifteen years of service; and

(f) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (RAO INDERJIT SINGH) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) At present, the Short Service Commissioned officers granted commission from other rank are entitled to pension on completion of 12 years of qualifying service. However, Short Service Commissioned officer who is granted commission from direct civil life is entitled to Terminal Gratuity only. There is no new proposal under consideration.

(b) Presently there is no such proposal.

(c) No, Madam.

(d) Does not arise, in view of (c) above.

(e) & (f): There are certain welfare schemes, administered by Kendriya Sainik Board for non- pensioners. Details are enclosed as per Annexure. There is no proposal at present to introduce any new welfare scheme.

WELFARE SCHEMES
KENDRIYA SAINIK BOARD

1. Financial Assistance from Raksha Mantri’s Discretionary Fund (RMDF):

Ser Grants Amount

(in Rs)

(a) Penury Grant (65 Yrs):

(Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank)

1,000/-pm

(life time)

(b) Education Grant:

(i)Boys/Girls upto Grdn.

(ii)Widows PG

(Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank)

1,000/-pm
(c) Officer Cadet Grant (for Cadets of NDA only):

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)

1,000/-pm
(d) Disabled Children Grant:

(Pensioner/Non-pensioner upto Hav Rank))

1,000/-pm
(e) House Repair Grant:

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)

100% Disabled ESM.

Orphan Daughter (of all ranks)

20,000/-
(f) Marriage Grant:

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)

Widow Re-Marriage Grant:

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)

16,000/-
(g) Funeral Grant:

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)

5,000/-
(h) Medical Grant:

(Non-Pensioners upto Hav Rank)

Medical Grant:

(Pensioner/Non-pensioner upto Hav Rank Nepal)

30,000/-

(Max)

(i) Orphan Grant:

(Pensioner/Non-pensioner All Ranks)

Daughters of ex-servicemen till she is married.

One Son of ex-servicemen upto 21 years of age.

1,000/-pm
(j) Vocational Training Grant For Widows:

(Pensioner/Non-Pensioner upto Hav Rank)

20,000/-

(One time)

 

2. Serious Diseases (Listed Only) Grant from AFFD Fund:-

 

(a)Serious Diseases:-

Angioplasty, Angiography, CABG, Open Heart Surgery, Valve Replacement, Pacemaker Implant, Renal Implant, Prostate Surgery, Joint Replacement and Cerebral Stoke.(b)Other Diseases: Where more than Rs.1.00 Lac has been spent on treatment.

75% / 90% of total expenditure (Officer and PBOR respectively). Upto a maximum of Rs. 1.25 Lac.
(c)Dialysis and Cancer treatment: 75% / 90% of total expenditure (Officer and PBOR respectively). Upto a maximum of Rs.75,000/- per FY only.

Annexure Source: http://164.100.47.132/Annexture_New/lsq16/4/au852.htm

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Disciplinary Cases Against Railway Employees: Rajya Sabha Q&A on 27.02.2015

Disciplinary Cases Against Railway Employees: Rajya Sabha Q&A on 27.02.2015:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 49
ANSWERED ON 27.02.2015

DISCIPLINARY CASES AGAINST RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

* 49.SHRI C. P. NARAYANAN:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of employees in Railways who were kept out of service or suspended as part of disciplinary action during 2014 and the corresponding figures for 2012 and 2013;

(b) whether non-filling of a large number of vacancies and over work have led to strained relations between authorities and employees and increase in disciplinary actions;

(c) whether there is inordinate delay in settling such cases and that approach and action of suspicion has increased strains between authorities and employees; and

(d) whether Government will take steps to introduce a HR policy to improve working condition of employees and ensure safety of commuters?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI SURESH PRABHAKAR PRABHU)

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

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 49 BY SHRI C. P. NARAYANAN ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 27.02.2015 REGARDING DISCIPLINARY CASES AGAINST RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

(a) The number of employees on Zonal Railways, Production Units, Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Central Organisation For Modernisation of Workshop (COFMOW) and Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE), who were kept under suspension during period 2012, 2013 & 2014, is shown in the table below:

Year -Number of employees kept under suspension
2012 -1538
2013 -1460
2014 -1194

(b) No, Sir. The Authorities and employees on the Indian Railways share harmonious relations and work jointly in the common enterprise of train operations. Disciplinary action is initiated against employees as per Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968 on objective grounds. Occurrence of vacancies and filling them up is an ongoing process and has no bearing on disciplinary action against employees.

(c) There are well defined rules and instructions for expeditious disposal of disciplinary cases and constant monitoring is being done by the Ministry as well as top management at Zonal levels to ensure that disciplinary proceedings are concluded in a time bound manner. The employees and authorities share harmonious relationship between them.

(d) Sound Human Resource Policy, in keeping with the broad framework of Government of India, is in place for Human Resource Management of the Railway employees. The Ministry of Railways is the only Ministry under the Government of India, which has a separate Civil Services Cadre called Indian Railway Personnel Service, which is managing Human Resources and Industrial Relations in Indian Railways. The Human Resource policies are periodically reviewed in keeping with the changing environment, to ensure that the working conditions of employees remain healthy and safe and efficient transportation is provided to the users.

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Source: Rajya Sabha.nic.in

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7th Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM – INDWF

7th Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM – INDWF

7th CPC meeting with National Council JCM on 25.02.2015

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/012/2015

Date: 25/2/2015

To
All Affiliated of INDWF

Dear Colleagues,
VII Central Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM for submission of oral evidence on the JCM/Common memorandum submitted by the National Council constituents to the commission on Pay and Allowances, Pay determination, Minimum and Maximum Pay, Pensionery benefits, Commutations, Revision of Pension for Pensioners etc on 25/2/2015 at 11.00 Hrs.

The Standing Committee members attendted the meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission from 11.00 Hrs ti 12.30 Hrs and the details are given as under :

1. At the outset Leader and Secretary Staff Side raised the issues that 6th CPC Chairman invited the Standing Committee NC(JCM) for oral evidence on 17th, 18th and 19th April, 2008 on the common memorandum submitted by the National Council Consituents. Therefore, we need minimum three days to supplement and give oral evidence to the VII CPC and one day for Retirement benefits.

a. Determination Pay and Minimum Pay as well as Maximum Pay

b. Pay and Allowances

c. Special Benefits on particular categories

d. Terminal and Retirement Benefits etc.

After receiving the names and dates for discussion we shall be able to allot time for discussion on those matters mentioned in the memorandum.

2. We have demanded that sufficient time to be given to the Federation to present their respective Ministries/Departments specific problems particularly Railways, Defence, Postal, Health Ministry where the issues are different from each other. Chairman agreed to give time after requestes from the respective Federations.

3. Regarding merger of DA and Granting of interim report on granting Interim Relief as per our request, Chairman said that this has not been included in the Terms of reference. However, we have insisted upon that the erosion of pay due to increase in prices and inflation the DA has crossed more than 100%, therefore merger of DA is important and Interim Relief should be granted. Chairman 7th CPC said there is no mention in the Terms of Reference and there are directives from Government on this issue. However, he assured that he will a DO letter to the Government whether 7th CPC can consider to recommend and submit an Interim Report on this matter.

The National Council JCM agreed to submit the names of members and dates for further discussion on the memorandum after having internal discussions among us and also approach the Government of India to give directives to 7th CPC for submitting an Interim Relief on merger of DA and Interim Relief for both employees and pensioners.

The meeting ended after the above discussions.

Yours Sincerly,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Outcome of Meeting with DoPT on Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands of Central Government employees submitted by NC JCM Staff Side – INDWF

Outcome of Meeting with DoPT on Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands of Central Government employees submitted by NC JCM Staff Side – INDWF

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/013/2015

Date: 25/2/2015

To
All Affiliated of INDWF

Dear Colleagues,
The National Council (JCM) constituents had their convention at New Delhi on 11.12.2014 and issued a joint declaration on Charter of Demands of Central Government employees and also declared their proposed action programme which you all are aware.

A letter has been sent to Cabinet Secretary alongwith Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands.

After reveiving the joint declaration and Charter of Demands, the Secretary, DoP&T called for a meeting to below for the information of all the unions affiliated to INDWF.

1. It was very much emphasised that the forum of JCM councils should be made effective. All the Departmental councils and National Council JCM should be conducted regularly so that the issues of Government employees can be discussed. It was agreed to take necessary steps to conduct the meetings regularly.

2. All agreed anomalies should be implemented particularly the fixation of pay between direct recruitees and promotees.

3. Anomaly committee should be convened to settle the pending issues.

4. MACP issues wherever courts have given judgements that should be considered and orders should be given to implement the same before 7th CPC report.

5. Wherever the Departments have recommended for improvement in Grade Pay of certain categories of employees should be considered by DOP&T and Ministry of Finance.

Further on Charter of Demands were discussed :
6. Pay Revision should be given effect from January 2014 due to the DA increase. Also in future, pay should be reivsed on completion of every 5 years.

7. Merger of DA upto 100%. It was insisted to direct the 7th CPC to consider and given their report by Ministry of Finance. After receiving a request from Staff Side it was agreed to consider.

8. Similarly on Interim Relief, after receiving a request letter from Staff Side, this will be processed.

9. Merger of Unskilled and Semi Skilled to Rs.1800/- Grade Pay, DoP&T has rejected to grant w.e.f.1.9.2008 which is against the CDS(RP) Rules 2008. It will be reconsidered after receiving a note from Defence Ministry.

10. MACP should be granted w.e.f.1.1.2006 for the benefit of reitired employees.

11. Wherever the promotion posts and feeder posts are identical (MAC and Chargeman) that should not be treated as promotion on their movement and ACP/MACP to be granted.

12. Railways and Defence employees should be exempted from NEW PENSION SCHEME.

13. On compassionate ground appointments ceiling of 5% to be removed which is without any rational.

The above points will be considered for remaining points, another meeting will be held with progress.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Air India LTC-80 Fares as on 02 March, 2015

Air India LTC-80 Fares as on 02 March, 2015

TABLE V- LTC Fares
S No SECTOR & V.V HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive Class) Airline Fuel Charge
Base Fare Base Fare
1 Agartala Guwahati 4831 10140 1850
2 Agartala Kolkata 3891 8506 1850
3 Agartala Silchar 4401 1850
4 Agatti Bengaluru 10691 1850
5 Agatti Chennai 10646 2150
6 Agatti Kochi 8571 1850
7 Agatti Kozhikode 7471 1850
8 Agra Delhi 5681 15327 1850
9 Agra Khajuraho 3891 8506 1850
10 Agra Varanasi 4946 12951 1850
11 Agra Mumbai 8571 2950
12 Ahmedabad Chennai 7426 26186 2950
13 Ahmedabad Delhi 6000 15502 2150
14 Ahmedabad Hyderabad 7076 19532 2150
15 Ahmedabad Mumbai 4351 13425 1850
16 Aizawl Guwahati 5351 1850
17 Aizawl Imphal 4466 7337 1850
18 Aizawl Kolkata 4626 11108 1850
19 Allahabad Delhi 6541 1850
20 Allahabad Kanpur 4751 1850
21 Allahabad Mumbai 9401 2950
22 Amritsar Delhi 4366 12436 1850
23 Aurangabad Delhi 8801 21747 2150
24 Aurangabad Mumbai 4451 10133 1850
25 Bagdogra Delhi 9716 21024 2950
26 Bagdogra Guwahati 4536 8398 1850
27 Bagdogra Kolkata 5436 13188 1850
28 Bengaluru Chennai 4701 10691 1850
29 Bengaluru Delhi 9901 28985 3650
30 Bengaluru Goa 5151 13297 1850
31 Bengaluru Hyderabad 5451 14823 1850
32 Bengaluru Kochi 4501 10907 1850
33 Bengaluru Kolkata 9701 30799 3650
34 Bengaluru Mangalore 4936 1850
35 Bengaluru Mumbai 6851 16356 2150
36 Bengaluru Pune 6184 16506 1850
37 Bengaluru Tirupati 5221 1850
38 Bengaluru Trivandrum 5451 12473 1850
39 Bhopal Delhi 4801 14856 1850
40 Bhopal Indore 4281 8625 1850
41 Bhopal Mumbai 5356 15560 1850
42 Bhubaneshwar Chennai 8291 17520 2950
43 Bhubaneshwar Delhi 9001 27424 2950
44 Bhubaneshwar Kolkata 5406 11764 1850
45 Bhubaneshwar Mumbai 9401 29518 2950
46 Bhubaneshwar Port Blair 11216 2950
47 Bhuj Mumbai 6541 1850
48 Chandigarh Delhi 4301 10534 1850
49 Chandigarh Mumbai 8836 26295 2950
50 Chennai Coimbatore 4251 12166 1850
51 Chennai Delhi 8456 28474 3650
52 Chennai Goa 6311 16217 1850
53 Chennai Hyderabad 4451 13732 1850
54 Chennai Kochi 5251 14630 1850
55 Chennai Kolkata 8566 27543 2950
56 Chennai Madurai 4251 11801 1850
57 Chennai Mumbai 8571 18623 2950
58 Chennai Pune 7851 21017 2150
59 Chennai Portblair 9411 24229 2950
60 Chennai Trivandrum 5601 14637 1850
61 Chennai Vishakhapatnam 4801 14673 1850
62 Coimbatore Delhi 9751 32763 3650
63 Coimbatore Kozhikode 4451 6739 1850
64 Coimbatore Mumbai 8001 18331 2950
65 Dehradun Delhi 5221 13980 1850
66 Dehli Dharamsala 4821 1850
67 Delhi Gaya 6851 19532 2150
68 Delhi Goa 8821 25860 3650
69 Delhi Guwahati 9811 24988 3650
70 Delhi Gwalior 5051 9977 1850
71 Delhi Hyderabad 8401 25748 2950
72 Delhi Imphal 9081 27248 3650
73 Delhi Indore 4851 15867 1850
74 Delhi Jabalpur 6401 1850
75 Delhi Jaipur 3551 8815 1850
76 Delhi Jammu 4401 13181 1850
77 Delhi Jodhpur 5706 14290 1850
78 Delhi Kanpur 5701 1850
79 Delhi Khajuraho 5651 15108 1850
80 Delhi Kochi 12351 37731 3650
81 Delhi Kolkata 9061 24251 2950
82 Delhi Kozhikode 10051 32763 3650
83 Delhi Kullu 6301 1850
84 Delhi Leh 5501 15141 1850
85 Delhi Lucknow 4821 12505 1850
86 Delhi Ludhiana 4351 1850
87 Delhi Mangalore 9901 29248 3650
88 Delhi Mumbai 8951 22740 2950
89 Delhi Pantnagar 4301 1850
90 Delhi Nagpur 7171 17336 2150
91 Delhi Pathankot 5101 1850
92 Delhi Patna 7151 17265 2150
93 Delhi Port Blair 21516 3650
94 Delhi Pune 9401 28208 2950
95 Delhi Raipur 7851 22112 2150
96 Delhi Rajkot 9101 2150
97 Delhi Ranchi 8811 20732 2950
98 Delhi Srinagar 6201 13370 1850
99 Delhi Surat 9101 20819 2150
100 Delhi Tirupati 9016 23756 3650
101 Delhi Trivandrum 12156 37731 3650
102 Delhi Udaipur 5786 15382 1850
103 Delhi Vadodra 7051 19853 2150
104 Delhi Varanasi 5681 15327 1850
105 Delhi Vijayawada 8566 26202 2950
106 Delhi Vishakhapatnam 10401 30218 2950
107 Dibrugarh Dimapur 3251 5106 1850
108 Dibrugarh Guwahati 4801 1850
109 Dibrugarh Kolkata 7401 14776 2150
110 Dibrugarh Lilabari 4051 1850
111 Dimapur Guwahati 4701 1850
112 Dimapur Imphal 4401 1850
113 Dimapur Kolkata 6101 13822 1850
114 Dimapur Shillong 4101 1850
115 Gaya Kolkata 4501 11744 1850
116 Gaya Varanasi 4851 9518 1850
117 Goa Kochi 5001 15159 1850
118 Goa Hyderabad 5251 13657 1850
119 Goa Mumbai 5321 11232 1850
120 Goa Pune 4536 8874 1850
121 Goa Srinagar 12351 38431 3650
122 Guwahati Imphal 4901 9498 1850
123 Guwahati Jorhat 3736 1850
124 Guwahati Kolkata 5076 11465 1850
125 Guwahati Lilabari 5151 1850
126 Guwahati Silchar 5251 1850
127 Guwahati Tezpur 4436 1850
128 Gwalior Mumbai 8401 19551 2150
129 Hyderabad Kolkata 9696 24985 2950
130 Hyderabad Mumbai 5251 14980 1850
131 Hyderabad Pune 5231 14265 1850
132 Hyderabad Tirupati 4656 12571 1850
133 Hyderabad Varanasi 8811 21806 2950
134 Hyderabad Vijayawada 5051 10655 1850
135 Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 4946 12951 1850
136 Imphal Kolkata 4281 11680 1850
137 Imphal Silchar 4601 1850
138 Indore Mumbai 4481 12637 1850
139 Jaipur Mumbai 7851 18794 2150
140 Jammu Leh 4886 9069 1850
141 Jammu Srinagar 4403 6998 1850
142 Jamnagar Mumbai 5181 12400 1850
143 Jodhpur Mumbai 7686 18670 2150
144 Jodhpur Udaipur 4231 8724 1850
145 Jorhat Kolkata 4976 1850
146 Jorhat Tezpur 4136 1850
147 Kanpur Kolkata 7401 2150
148 Khajuraho Varanasi 4936 12681 1850
149 Kochi Kozhikode 3501 7283 1850
150 Kochi Madurai 4301 1850
151 Kochi Mumbai 8401 21634 2950
152 Kochi Trivandrum 4301 8326 1850
153 Kolkata Kochi 10051 3650
154 Kolkata Lilabari 7800 2150
155 Kolkata Mumbai 8486 23558 3650
156 Kolkata Patna 5706 1850
157 Kolkata Port Blair 11071 26781 2950
158 Kolkata Ranchi 4536 1850
159 Kolkata Shillong 5481 1850
160 Kolkata Silchar 5001 11085 1850
161 Kolkata Tezpur 5151 1850
162 Kozhikode Chennai 5151 1850
163 Kozhikode Kolkata 8456 3650
164 Kozhikode Mumbai 9100 16513 2150
165 Kozhikode Trivandrum 4391 1850
166 Kullu Pathankot 4001 1850
167 Leh Srinagar 4603 8283 1850
168 Lilabari Tezpur 3881 1850
169 Lucknow Mumbai 8051 24985 2950
170 Lucknow Varanasi 4626 9607 1850
171 Ludhiana Pathankot 4201 1850
172 Madurai Mumbai 7851 23657 2950
173 Mangalore Mumbai 6086 15761 1850
174 Mumbai Nagpur 5001 15159 1850
175 Mumbai Raipur 9500 20692 2150
176 Mumbai Rajkot 5281 12473 1850
177 Mumbai Ranchi 9751 22813 2950
178 Mumbai Srinagar 9016 23756 3650
179 Mumbai Trivandrum 10201 23901 2950
180 Mumbai Udaipur 4786 15407 1850
181 Mumbai Varanasi 9696 24511 2950
182 Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 9101 24872 2950
183 Patna Ranchi 4603 1850
184 Raipur Bhubaneshwar 4281 9977 1850
185 Raipur Nagpur 5181 12660 1850
186 Raipur Vishakhapatnam 4251 11606 1850
187 Shillong Jorhat 4551 1850
188 Silchar Tezpur 4101 1850
189 Tirupati Vijayawada 5406 1850
190 Vishakhapatnam Bhubaneshwar 5321 10518 1850

 TABLE – VI 

Islanders Fares
Sector & v.v One Way Return Airline
Fuel
Charge
Fare Basis Fare Basis
UEIXZ URTIXZ
Port Blair Kolkata 5016 8632 2950
Port Blair Chennai 4816 8272 2950

Note : Above fares are valid for sale in Port Blair only against Identity Card.

-TABLE VII
Remarks & Notings

1 a) RBD ‘Z’ is Advance Purchase fare in Business Class. Fare Basis is ‘ZAP’ with minimum 3 days advance purchase restriction.

SAP90, SAP60, TAPP30 , T30PP, TRT30, TAP14,TRT14,T14PP, TAP7, TRT7, T7PP,TAP2,TRT2 & T2PP Fares Levels are Advance Purchase Fares which are available for sale upto 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 14 days, 7 days & 2 days respectively in advance before schedule date of departure of the flight.

b) *Some flights/sectors may not have the Advance Purchase restrictions and

 *Some Sectors are non-operating

2 Flight Routing D- Direct flight to destination.

V- Via Flight to Destination with stop/stops without change of aircraft

Link – Connecting Flight to Destination with a change of aircraft at a transit point

3 Taxes, Fee &
Charges
In addition to the above fares, Passenger Service fee, Airport Development Fee (wherever applicable) and Service Tax would apply.
a) Passenger Service fee is Rs. 233 except (a) Ex Jammu,Srinagar Leh where it is 207 (b) ex Kochi it is 225/-& ( c ) ex Delhi ,Mumbai,Chennai , Guwahati, Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Kolkata Rs.147/-
b) (a) User Development Fee (IN) ex Jaipur Rs. 150,

Amritsar Rs. 150, Trichy Rs. 150, Vishakapatnam Rs. 150, Udaipur Rs. 150, Ahmedabad Rs. 124, Mangalore Rs. 150,

Varanasi Rs. 150, Kolkata Rs.477 , Chennai Rs. 187 ,

Ex Guwahati: Rs.352(1st Apr 14- 31st Mar 15), Rs.374 (1st Apr 15- 31st Mar 16)

(b) UDF from Delhi( from 1st Apr 13- 31st Jan ’15) : Distance upto 500 Km- Rs 276/- more than 500 Km- Rs 551/-

( c ) UDF to Delhi( from 1st Apr 13- 31Jan ‘ 15) : Distance upto 500 Km- Rs 233/- more than 500 Km- Rs 466/-

(d) UDF from Mumbai (Travel from 1st Apr 13 to 31st Jan ‘ 15) Rs 308/-

Ex Bengaluru: Rs.385(1st Jul 14- 31st Mar 15), Rs.344 (1st Apr 15- 31st Mar 16)

(e) Airport Development Fee ( YM ) ex Delhi & ex Mumbai Rs. 113

c) Service Tax as applicable would be additional.
4
Fare Rules:
Fee for Refund/revalidation/re-issuance is levied as detailed under:effective 27th Apr’13
RBD Re-Issuance /Re-validation/ Refund Fee No-Show /Refund Fee( within 1 hour of flight departure )
First Class F NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1053
Business class C, D & J NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1053
Re-Issuance /Re-validation/Refund Fee No-Show Fee/Refund Fee
Z Rs.1053( Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1579
Re-Issuance /Re-validation/ Refund Fee No-Show/Refund Fee( within 1 hour flight departure )
Premium Economy Class P NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1053
Economy Class
Instant Purchase fares Y,B & M NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1053
Instant Purchase fares H,K,Q,V,W,G,L & U Rs.1053( Till 1 hour before departure) Non-Refundable
Instant & Apex Fares E, S & T Rs.1579( Till 1 hour before departure) Non-Refundable

(Penalty amount inclusive of service tax and applicable on Base Fare and Airline Fuel Charge.) 


Note:

a). Above Charges are applicable per coupon.

In case of ‘non-refundable, Basic Fare and Airline Fuel Charge will be forfeited.

b). In case of Re-issuance : Aplicable Charges and difference of fare if any are applicable.

c).LTC Tickets: Change/Refund Fee will be as applicable for highest Business or Economy Class fare

d).Armed Forces and related discounts : Change/ Refund Fee applicable for highest economy class fare. All categories of (Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces, General Reserve Engineering Forces, War Disables Officers, War Widows and Gallantry Award Tickets under RBD Y to H)

 

d)The refund rules applicable to Link Fares on all RBDs are as under:

 

(A) Originating point:

1. Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs U to K

a) Refund - Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of – Rs. 1053 /- coupon.

b) Refund of No-show ticket: Non Refundable(Basic fare + Airline Fuel Charge)

2) Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs S & T

(a) Refund - Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of – Rs.1579/- per coupon. b) Refund of No-show ticket: Non Refundable(Basic fare + Airline Fuel Charge)

 

(B) Intermediate Point :

In case of completion of part itinerary, a passenger desirous of claiming refund will be allowed to do so after deducting the applicable fare on booked RBD, for the sector travelled along with the applicable Refund Fee. Not permitted for RBDs S & T.

(C) In cases of Flight Disruptions:

(a) Alternate arrangements are made by the Airline- No Refund

(b)Passenger is taken back to the point of origin by the first available service- Full amount to be refunded.

(c)Own arrangement for the cancelled sector is made by the passenger(s): Refund of Basic fare of the cancelled sector in respective RBD (Airline Fuel Charge to be retained) along with unutilized non-airline taxes, if any.

e). No Re-validation or Cancellation Fee applicable on Infant Tickets.

5 Applicable Fares as on 2nd Mar ’15

6 These fares are subject to Change without prior notice.

Source: http://www.airindia.com/Images/pdf/WebFare.pdf

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Rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen

Rehabilitation of Ex-Servicemen

 

The Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), an Attached Office of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, is responsible for rehabilitation of retired defence personnel in the country including in the State of Himachal Pradesh. DGR implements certain schemes /resettlement opportunities for retired defence personnel viz. Security Agency scheme, management of CNG stations in NCR, allotment of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., / Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Company Owned Company Operated) outlets, Coal Loading and Transportation scheme, Mother Dairy/Gopaljee outlets, etc.

 

Reservation ranging from 10% to 24.5% of the available vacancies in Group C&D posts in Central Government and Central public Sector Undertakings/ Banks has been provided for the willing and eligible Ex-servicemen (ESM). 10% vacancies are reserved in the posts up the level of Assistant Commandants in Para-military forces. Moreover, age relaxation is available for the ESM in services or Posts filled by direct recruitment. ESM Officers are sponsored by DG Resettlement for jobs, based on requisitions received from Government/PSUs and Corporates.

 

In addition to this, Army Welfare Placement Organization and similar placement cells in Air Force help ESM in finding suitable jobs in Banks, Industries, corporate Houses, Academic Institutions, Hospitals, Hotels and Real Estate, etc.

 

Professional and vocational training to retiring officers, Junior Commissioned Officers & Other Ranks is imparted by DGR through various training institutes for rehabilitation and resettlement of ESM in civil life.

 

2 : Most State Governments also provide reservation to ESM in State Government jobs as per their own reservation policy which varies from State to State. Himachal Pradesh Government has provided 15% reservation to Ex-servicemen in Class I to Class IV posts in all services of the State Government including Public Sector Undertakings/Corporations and Autonomous Bodies. Posts like Sub-Inspector, Constable, Water Carrier, Dhobi, Cook, Sweeper and Barber reserved for Ex-servicemen are being requisitioned by the Police Department of Himachal Pradesh and the same are being filled up from the Ex-servicemen. Instructions to the concerned employer/department for filling up posts reserved for Ex-servicemen through Ex-servicemen Employment Cell are already in place.

 

The total number of ex-servicemen rehabilitated in Himachal Pradesh during the last three years and current year is 1187.

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Smt Viplove Thakur in Rajya Sabha today.

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Defence Organisation Under the Purview of RTI

Defence Organisation Under the Purview of RTI

justify to Information Act, 2005 is applicable to any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted by or under the Constitution of India; by any other law made by Parliament; by any other law made by State Legislature; by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government and includes (i) anybody owned, controlled or substantially financed;

(ii) non-Government Organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government. Further, no provisions of the RTI Act shall apply to the intelligence and security organizations specified in the second schedule of the Act, being organizations established by the Central Government or any information furnished by such organizations to that Government provided that the information pertaining to the allegations of corruptions and human justifys violations shall not be excluded. Two organizations of the Ministry of Defence namely, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Border Roads Development Board (BRDB) are placed in the second schedule of the RTI Act, 2005.

As per available information, no notice of Supreme Court regarding applicability of RTI Act on Defence organizations has been received.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu in Rajya Sabha today.

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Railway Board Order: Advance reservation period increased from 60 days to 120 days w.e.f.1.4.2015

Railway Board Order: Advance reservation period increased from 60 days to 120 days w.e.f.1.4.2015

 

It has been decided to increase the advance reservation period from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. 01.04.2015. CRIS will make necessary changes in the software for this purpose under intimation to all Zonal Railways as well as Board’s office.

 

There will be no change in case of certain day time Express Trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, special trains, etc. where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force. There will also be no change in case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.

 

Board desire that the above change may be given wide publicity well in advance of its implementation. Suitable instructions to all concerned may be issued to ensure smooth change-over to the new time limit.

 

Time limit for Advance Reservations in Railways has been increased from 60 to 120 days effective from 1.4.2015

 

Railway board issued orders on increasing the time limit for advance reservation in IRCTC has been enhanced from 1st April 2015

 

Source: 90paisa blog

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Government getting ready for 7th Pay Commission report – First reaction through Budget Speech by FM

But no signs of implementation from 1st January 2016 as no fund allocated for 7th CPC outgo in Budget 2015-16

Budget Speech of Finance Minister says “7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17″.

Until now, Government did not consider the demands of Central Government Employees such as grant of interim relief, DA merger with pay etc.  However after Budget Speech employees have got a ray of hope as it is indicated that Govt has started finding funds to meet out the outgo on implementation of 7th Pay Commission in 2016-17.

The following is an extract of Budget Speech 2015-16 in which the need for funds for implementing 7th Pay Commission and its impact on GDP.

Budget  2015-2016

Speech  of Arun Jaitley Minister of Finance

February 28,  2015

Fiscal Roadmap

23. I want to underscore that my government still remains firm on achieving the medium term target of 3% of GDP.  But that journey has to take account of the need to increase public investment.  The total additional public investment over and above the RE is planned to be `1.25 lakh crore out of which `70,000 crore would be capital expenditure from budgetary outlays.  We also have to take into account the drastically reduced fiscal space; uncertainties that implementation of GST will create; and the likely burden from the report of the 7th Pay Commission.  Rushing into, or insisting on, a pre-set time-table for fiscal consolidation pro-cyclically would, in my opinion, not be pro-growth.  With the economy improving, the pressure for accelerated fiscal consolidation too has decreased.  In these circumstances, I will complete the journey to a fiscal deficit of 3% in 3 years, rather than the two years envisaged previously.  Thus, for the next three years, my targets are: 3.9%, for 2015-16; 3.5% for 2016-17; and, 3.0% for 2017-18.  The additional fiscal space will go towards funding infrastructure investment.

***

In document to study Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement for further 3 years: Para 12:-

MEDIUM TERM FISCAL POLICY STATEMENT

12. However, it is pertinent to note that the resource base of the Centre will be constrained following the implementation of the FFC. With steep jump in the sharing pattern of tax revenues, the revenues of the States, which is surplus in most of the cases, will be further augmented on one side and the Centre will face resource crunch in one of the difficult phases of consolidation underway. While, therevenues are constrained in the FY 2015-16, it would continue over the medium term framework in FY 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Moreover, the 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17. The phase of consolidation, extended by one year, will be also be spanning out in the period. Thus, in the medium term framework the fiscal position will continue to be stressed. However, with necessary corrections on the Plan side under the new paradigm of Centre-State fiscal relationship and reforms on the subsidies, with better targeting and policy initiatives, it is expected that over the medium framework much of the fiscal correction would have taken shape, leaving room for building up better fiscal management thereupon. The change is monumental; and needs dextrous manoeuvring in this initial phase.

(c) Pensions

42. The expenditure on pension payments of the Central Government includes both defence as well as civil pensions. Pension payment, in nominal terms was estimated at ` 74,076 crore in RE 2013-14 and at the year-end it was accounted at ` 74,896 crore. In BE 2014-15, pension payment in nominal terms was estimated at ` 81,983 crore. In RE 2014-15, it has been revised at ` 81,705 crore. The pension payment of Central Government for the past few years has been growing faster than the salary expenditure. The main reason for this is that there is an increase in number of pensioners due to higher retirements and increased life expectancy. In view of the likely impact of VII Pay Commission, Pension payment of the Government likely to be about 0.7 per cent of GDP in FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 respectively

**

In document to study Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement for further 2 years:

FISCAL POLICY STRATEGY STATEMENT

Expenditure Management Commission:

37. While Government has managed to control the expenditure through rationalization in the fiscal consolidation phase, quality of expenditure remains an area that needs to be addressed. The ongoing fiscal consolidation has been successful in taming the fiscal deficit; however there is still imbalance in the public finance on the revenue side. As discussed in earlier section, concerted efforts are required to accomplish the target set for the revenue deficit and effective revenue deficit in the new FRBM regime. This entails structural changes in the Plan spending and definitive measures to contain Non-Plan spending within sustainable limits. Moreover, in the medium term, award of VII Pay Commission and XIV Finance Commission pose significant downside risk to Public Finance. Thus, time has come to look into the places where Government spends money and output achieved from it. Government will constitute an Expenditure Management Commission, which will look into various aspects of expenditure reforms to be undertaken by the Government.

MEDIUM TERM FISCAL POLICY STATEMENT

(c) Pensions

39. The expenditure on pension payments of the Central Government includes both defence as well as civil pensions. Pension payment, in nominal terms was estimated at ` 74,076 crore in RE 2013-14 and at the year end it was accounted at ` 74606 crore, marginally above the RE figure. In BE 2014-15, pension payment in nominal terms estimated at `81,983 crore. The pension payment of Central Government for the past few years has been growing faster than the salary expenditure. The main reason for this is that there is an increase in number of pensioners due to higher retirements and increased life expectancy. Accordingly, keeping past trend in view the Pension Expenditure of the Government has been projected to grow at 10.4 per cent in FY 2015-16. In view of the likely impact of VII Pay Commission, higher growth is assumed in FY 2016-17.

Source: India Budget

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Email Policy of Indian Government Employees for official communications

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(Department of Electronic and Information Technology)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 18th February, 2015

Subject: Email Policy of Government of India

F. No. 2(22)/2013-EG-II.—

1. Introduction

1.1 The Government uses e-mail as a major mode of communication. Communications include Government of India (GoI) data that travel as part of mail transactions between users [1] located both within the country and outside.

1.2 This policy of Government of India lays down the guidelines with respect to use of e-mail services. The Implementing Agency (IA) [2] for the GoI e-mail service shall be National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The organisations exempted under Clause 14 will themselves become the Implementing Agency (IA) for the purpose of this policy.

2. Scope

2.1 Only the e-mail services provided by NIC, the Implementing Agency of the Government of India shall be used for official communications by all organizations except those exempted under clause no 14 of this policy. The e-mail services provided by other service providers shall not be used for any official communication.

2.2 This policy is applicable to all employees of GoI and employees of those State/UT Governments that use the e-mail services of GoI and also those State/UT Governments that choose to adopt this policy in future. The directives contained in this policy must be followed by all of them with no exceptions. All users of e-mail services can find further information in the supporting policies available on http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines under the caption “E-mail Policy”.

2.3 E-mail can be used as part of the electronic file processing in Government of India. Further information in this regard is available at: http://darpg.gov.in/darpgwebsite_cms/ Document/file/CSMeOP_1st_Edition.pdf.

3. Objective

3.1 The objective of this policy is to ensure secure access and usage of Government of India e-mail services by its users. Users have the responsibility to use this resource in an efficient, effective, lawful, and ethical manner. Use of the Government of India e-mail service amounts to the user’s agreement to be governed by this policy.

3.2 All services under e-mail are offered free of cost to all officials under Ministries / Departments / Statutory Bodies / Autonomous bodies (henceforth referred to as “Organization [3]” in the policy) of both Central and State/UT Governments. More information is available under “NIC e-mail Services and Usage Policy” at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines/ under the caption “E-mail Policy”.

3.3 Any other policies, guidelines or instructions on e-mail previously issued shall be superseded by this policy.

4. Roles specified for implementation of the Policy

The following roles are specified in each organization using the GoI e-mail service. The official identified for the task shall be responsible for the management of the entire user base configured under that respective domain.

4.1 Competent Authority[4] as identified by each organization

4.2 Designated nodal officer[5] as identified by each organization

4.3 GoI e-mail service Implementing Agency (IA), i.e. National Informatics Centre or the exempt organisation as per Clause 14 of this policy.

5. Basic requirements of GoI e-mail Service

5.1 Security

a) Considering the security concerns with regard to a sensitive deployment like e-mail, apart from the service provided by the IA, there would not be any other e-mail service under GoI.

b) All organizations, except those exempted under clause 14 of this policy, should migrate their e-mail services to the centralized deployment of the IA for security reasons and uniform policy enforcement. For the purpose of continuity, the e-mail address of the organization migrating their service to the IA deployment shall be retained as part of the migration process. Wherever it is technically feasible, data migration shall also be done.

c) Secure access to the GoI email service

i) It is recommended for users working in sensitive offices to use VPN[7]/OTP[8] for secure authentication as deemed appropriate by the competent authority.

ii) It is recommended that GoI officials on long deputation/stationed abroad and handling sensitive information should use (VPN)/ (OTP) for accessing GoI e-mail services as deemed appropriate by the competent authority.

iii) It is recommended that Embassies and missions abroad should use Static IP addresses for accessing the services of the IA as deemed appropriate by the competent authority.

iv) More information is available under “Guidelines for E-mail Management and Effective E-mail Usage” at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines under the caption “E-mail Policy”.

d) From the perspective of security, the following shall be adhered to by all users of GoI e-mail service:

i) Relevant Policies framed by Ministry of Home Affairs, relating to classification, handling and security of information shall be followed.

ii) Use of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) [6] and encryption shall, be mandatory for sending e-mails deemed as classified and sensitive, in accordance with the relevant policies of Ministry of Home Affairs. Updation of current mobile numbers under the personal profile of users is mandatory for security reasons. The number would be used only for alerts and information regarding security sent by the IA. Updation of personal e-mail id (preferably from a service provider within India), in addition to the mobile number, shall also be mandatory in order to reach the user through an alternate means for sending alerts.

iii) Users shall not download e-mails from their official e-mail account, configured on the GoI mail server, by configuring POP [9] or IMAP [10] on any other e-mail service provider. This implies that users should not provide their GoI e-mail account details (id and password) to their accounts on private e-mail service providers.

iv) Any e-mail addressed to a user, whose account has been deactivated /deleted, shall not be redirected to another e-mail address. Such e-mails may contain contents that belong to the Government and hence no e-mails shall be redirected.

v) The concerned nodal officer of the organization shall ensure that the latest operating system, anti-virus and application patches are available on all the devices, in coordination with the User.

vi) In case a compromise of an e-mail id is detected by the IA, an SMS alert shall be sent to the user on the registered mobile number. In case an “attempt” to compromise the password of an account is detected, an e-mail alert shall be sent. Both the e-mail and the SMS shall contain details of the action to be taken by the user. In case a user does not take the required action even after five such alerts (indicating a compromise), the IA reserves the right to reset the password of that particular e-mail id under intimation to the nodal officer of that respective organization.

vii) In case of a situation when a compromise of a user id impacts a large user base or the data security of the deployment, the IA shall reset the password of that user id. This action shall be taken on an immediate basis, and the information shall be provided to the user and the nodal officer subsequently. SMS shall be one of the prime channels to contact a user; hence all users should ensure that their mobile numbers are updated.

viii) Forwarding of e-mail from the e-mail id provided by GoI to the Government official’s personal id outside the GoI e-mail service is not allowed due to security reasons. Official e-mail id provided by the IA can be used to communicate with any other user, whether private or public. However, the user must exercise due discretion on the contents that are being sent as part of the e-mail.

ix) Auto-save of password in the Government e-mail service shall not be permitted due to security reasons.

x) More details regarding security measures are available in “NIC Security Policy” at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines under the caption “E-mail Policy”.

xi) The guidelines for effective e-mail usage have been described in “Guidelines for E-mail Account Management and Effective E-mail Usage” available at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines under the caption “Email Policy”.

5.2 E-mail Account Management

a) Based on the request of the respective organizations, IA will create two ids, one based on the designation and the other based on the name. Designation based id’s are recommended for officers dealing with the public. Use of alphanumeric characters as part of the e-mail id is recommended for sensitive users as deemed appropriate by the competent authority.

b) Government officers who resign or superannuate after rendering at least 20 years of service shall be allowed to retain the name based e-mail address i.e. userid@gov.in for one year post resignation or superannuation. Subsequently, a new e-mail address with the same user id but with a different domain address (for instance, userid@pension.gov.in), would be provided by the IA for their entire life.

More details pertaining to e-mail account management are provided in “Guidelines for E-mail Account Management and Effective E-mail Usage”” available at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines under the caption “Email Policy”. The document covers creation of E-mail addresses, process of account creation, process of handover of designation-based ids, status of account after resignation and superannuation, data retention & backup and deactivation of accounts.

5.3 Delegated Admin Console

Organizations can avail the “Delegated Admin Console” service from IA. Using the console the authorized person of an organization can create/delete/change the password of user ids under that respective domain as and when required without routing the request through IA. Organizations that do not opt for the admin console need to forward their requests with complete details to the IA’s support cell (support@gov.in).

5.4 E-mail Domain & Virtual Hosting

a) GoI provides virtual domain hosting for e-mail. If an organization so desires, the IA can offer a domain of e-mail addresses as required by them. This implies that if an organization requires an address resembling the website that they are operating, IA can provide the same.

b) By default, the address “userid@gov.in” shall be assigned to the users. The user id shall be created as per the addressing policy available at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines/ under “E-mail Policy”.

c) Organizations desirous of an e-mail address belonging to other domains (e.g. xxxx@deity.gov.in, yyyy@tourism.gov.in) need to forward their requests to the IA

5.5 Use of Secure Passwords

All users accessing the e-mail services must use strong passwords for security of their e-mail accounts. More details about the password policy are available in “Password Policy” at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines under the caption “E-mail Policy”.

5.6 Privacy

Users should ensure that e-mails are kept confidential. IA shall take all possible precautions on maintaining privacy. Users must ensure that information regarding their password or any other personal information is not shared with anyone.

6. Responsibilities of User Organizations

6.1 Policy Compliance

a) All user organizations shall implement appropriate controls to ensure compliance with the e-mail policy by their users. IA shall give the requisite support in this regard.

b) The user organizations shall ensure that official e-mail accounts of all its users are created only on the e-mail server of the IA.

c) Nodal officer of the user organization shall ensure resolution of all incidents related to the security aspects of the e-mail policy. IA shall give the requisite support in this regard.

d) Competent Authority of the user organization shall ensure that training and awareness programs on e-mail security are organized at regular intervals. Implementing Agency shall provide the required support.

6.2 Policy Dissemination

a) Competent Authority of the concerned organization should ensure dissemination of the e-mail policy.

b) Competent Authority should use Newsletters, banners, bulletin boards etc, to facilitate increased awareness on the e-mail policy.

c) Orientation programs for new recruits shall include a session on the e-mail policy.

7. Responsibilities of Users

7.1 Appropriate Use of E-mail Service

a) E-mail is provided as a professional resource to assist users in fulfilling their official duties. Designation based ids should be used for official communication and name based ids can be used for both official and personal communication.

b) Examples of inappropriate use of the e-mail service

i) Creation and exchange of e-mails that could be categorized as harassing, obscene or threatening.

ii) Unauthorized exchange of proprietary information or any other privileged, confidential or sensitive information.

iii) Unauthorized access of the services. This includes the distribution of e-mails anonymously, use of other officers’ user ids or using a false identity.

iv) Creation and exchange of advertisements, solicitations, chain letters and other unofficial, unsolicited e-mail.

v) Creation and exchange of information in violation of any laws, including copyright laws.

vi) Wilful transmission of an e-mail containing a computer virus.

vii) Misrepresentation of the identity of the sender of an e-mail.

viii) Use or attempt to use the accounts of others without their permission.

ix) Transmission of e-mails involving language derogatory to religion, caste, ethnicity, sending personal e-mails to a broadcast list, exchange of e-mails containing anti-national messages, sending e-mails with obscene material, etc.

x) Use of distribution lists for the purpose of sending e-mails that are personal in nature, such as personal functions, etc.

Any case of inappropriate use of e-mail accounts shall be considered a violation of the policy and may result in deactivation [11] of the account. Further, such instances may also invite scrutiny by the investigating agencies depending on the nature of violation.

7.2 User’s Role

a) The User is responsible for any data/e-mail that is transmitted using the GoI e-mail system. All e-mails/data sent through the mail server are the sole responsibility of the user owning the account.

b) Sharing of passwords is prohibited.

c) The user’s responsibility shall extend to the following:

i) Users shall be responsible for the activities carried out on their client systems, using the accounts assigned to them.

ii) The ‘reply all’ and the use of ‘distribution lists’ should be used with caution to reduce the risk of sending e-mails to wrong people.

iii) Back up of important files shall be taken by the user at regular intervals. The IA shall not restore the data lost due to user’s actions.

8. Service Level Agreement

The IA shall provide the e-mail services based on the Service Level Agreement (SLA) available at http://www.deity.gov.in/content/policiesguidelines under the caption “E-mail Policy”.

9. Scrutiny of e-mails/Release of logs

9.1 Notwithstanding anything in the clauses above, the disclosure of logs/e-mails to law enforcement agencies and other organizations by the IA would be done only as per the IT Act 2000 and other applicable laws.

9.2 The IA shall neither accept nor act on the request from any other organization, save as provided in this clause, for scrutiny of e-mails or release of logs.

9.3 IA will maintain logs for a period of two years.

10. Security Incident Management Process

10.1 A security incident is defined as any adverse event that can impact the availability, integrity, confidentiality and authority of Government data. Security incidents can be due to factors like malware, phishing [12], loss of a device, compromise of an e-mail id etc.

10.2 It shall be within the right of the IA to deactivate or remove any feature of the e-mail service if it is deemed as a threat and can lead to a compromise of the service.

10.3 Any security incident, noticed or identified by a user must immediately be brought to the notice of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT) and the IA.

11. Intellectual Property

11.1 Material accessible through the IA’s e-mail service and resources may be subject to protection under privacy, publicity, or other personal rights and intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights and laws protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information. Users shall not use the Government service and resources in any manner that would infringe, dilute, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any such rights.

12. Enforcement

12.1 This “E-mail policy” is applicable to all Government employees as specified in clause 2.2.

12.2 Each organization shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions of this policy. The Implementing Agency would provide necessary technical assistance to the organizations in this regard.

13. Deactivation

13.1 In case of threat to the security of the Government service, the e-mail id being used to impact the service may be suspended or deactivated immediately by the IA.

13.2 Subsequent to deactivation, the concerned user and the competent authority of that respective organization shall be informed.

14. Exemption

14.1 Organizations, including those dealing with national security, that currently have their own independent mail servers can continue to operate the same, provided the e-mail servers are hosted in India. These organizations however need to ensure that the principles of the e-mail policy are followed. However, in the interest of uniform policy enforcement and security, it is recommended that these organizations should consider migrating to the core service of the IA.

14.2 Indian Missions and Posts abroad may, however, maintain alternative e-mail services hosted outside India to ensure availability of local communication channels under exigent circumstances such as disruption of internet services that can cause non-availability of Government e-mail services.

14.3 Organizations operating Intranet [13] mail servers with air-gap are exempted from this policy.

15. Audit of E-mail Services

The security audit of NIC email services and other organizations maintaining their own mail server shall be conducted periodically by an organization approved by Deity.

16. Review

Future changes in this Policy, as deemed necessary, shall be made by DeitY with approval of the Minister of Communication & IT after due inter-ministerial consultations.

R. S. SHARMA, Secy

GLOSSARY

S.No TERM DEFINITION
1 Users Refers to Government/State/UT employees who are accessing the Government e-mail services.
2 Implementing agency (IA) For the purpose of this policy, the implementing agency is “National Informatics Centre” under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India
3 Organization For the purpose of this policy, organisation refers to all ministries/departments/ offices/statutory bodies/autonomous bodies, both at the Central and State level. Government organizations offering commercial services are not included.
4 Competent Authority Officer responsible for taking and approving all decisions relating to this policy in his Organization
5. Nodal Officer Officer responsible for all matters relating to this policy who will coordinate on behalf of the Organization
6 DSC A digital signature is a mathematical scheme for demonstrating the authenticity of a digital message or document. A valid digital signature gives the recipient reason to believe that the e-mail was created by a known sender, such that the sender cannot deny having sent the e-mail (authentication and non-repudiation) and that the e-mail was not altered in transit (integrity).
7 VPN A virtual private network extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefitting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network
8 OTP A one-time password (OTP) is a password that is valid for only one login session or transaction. OTPs avoid a number of shortcomings that are associated with traditional (static) passwords
9 POP POP is short for Post Office Protocol, a protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server.
10 IMAP IMAP is short for “The Internet Message Access Protocol”, a protocol used to retrieve e-mail from a remote mail server. Unlike POP, in IMAP, Messages are displayed on your local computer but are kept and stored on the mail server. IMAP allows you to sync your folders with the e-mail server which is not possible using POP.
11 Deactivation Deactivation of an account means that the account can no longer be accessed. All e-mails sent to a deactivated account shall bounce to the sender
12 Phishing Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through e-mail, to steal a user’s personal information. Phishing e-mails almost always tell a user to click a link that takes the user to a site from where the personal information is requested. Legitimate organisations would never request this information via e-mail. Users should never click on a link. A user should always type a URL in the browser even if the link appears genuine.
13 Intranet An intranet is a private network that is contained within an organization. For the purpose of this policy, computers connected to an intranet are not allowed to connect to internet.

Download Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Notification F. No. 2(22)/2013-EG-II. dated 18.02.2015

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Rates for deduction of income-tax at source from “Salaries”, computation of “advance tax” and charging of income-tax in special cases during the financial year 2015-2016.

Rates for deduction of income-tax at source from “Salaries”, computation of “advance tax” and charging of income-tax in special cases during the financial year 2015-2016.

The rates for deduction of income-tax at source from “Salaries” during the financial year 2015-2016 and also for computation of “advance tax” payable during the said year in the case of all categories of assessees have been specified in Part III of the First Schedule to the Bill. These rates are also applicable for charging income-tax during the financial year 2015-2016 on current incomes in cases where accelerated assessments have to be made, for instance, provisional assessment of shipping profits arising in India to non-residents, assessment of persons leaving India for good during the financial year, assessment of persons who are likely to transfer property to avoid tax, assessment of bodies formed for a short duration, etc.
The salient features of the rates specified in the said Part III are indicated in the following paragraph—

A. Individual, Hindu undivided family, association of persons, body of individuals, artificial juridical person. Paragraph A of Part-III of First Schedule to the Bill provides following rates of income-tax:-

(i) The rates of income-tax in the case of every individual (other than those mentioned in (ii) and (iii) below) or Hindu undivided family or every association of persons or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not, or every artificial juridical person referred to in sub-clause (vii) of clause (31) of section 2 of the Income-tax Act (not being a case to which any other Paragraph of Part III applies) are as under:—

Upto Rs.2,50,000 Nil.
Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 10 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 20 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30 per cent.

(ii) In the case of every individual, being a resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or more but less than eighty years at any time during the previous year,—

Upto Rs.3,00,000 Nil.
Rs. 3,00,001 to Rs. 5,00,000 10 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs.10,00,000 20 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30 per cent.

(iii) in the case of every individual, being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or more at anytime during the previous year,—

Upto Rs. 5,00,000 Nil.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,000 20 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,000 30 per cent.

The amount of income-tax computed in accordance with the preceding provisions of this Paragraph shall be increased by a surcharge at the rate of twelve percent. of such income-tax in case of a person having a total income exceeding one crore rupees.

However, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge on total income exceeding one crore rupees shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on a total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees.

Source: http://indiabudget.nic.in/ub2015-16/memo/mem1.pdf

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Central Government staff demand early implementation of wage revision

Central Government staff demand early implementation of wage revision

Members of the Joint Council of Action South Zone which represents employees from the Railway, Defence, Postal and other Central Government departments organised a protest meeting near the Collectorate premises here on Monday.

More than 300 members of various associations, including Southern Railway Mazdoor Union (SRMU), All India Defence Employees’ Federation (AIDEF) and National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE), participated in the protest meeting. Zonal president Raja Sridhar and divisional secretary J.M. Rafiq addressed the meeting.

The members also submitted a petition at the Collectorate along with a copy of the demands adopted by the National Convention of the Central Government Employees in December 2014.

In their 37-point charter of demands, the employees asked for the implementation of wage revision for Central government employees, which should be done once in every five years.

‘No privatisation’

They also demanded that no privatisation or Foreign Direct Investment should be allowed in railways and defence establishments, and opposed corporatisation of postal services.

Among other things, they also opposed outsourcing and privatisation of governmental functions and asked the government to withdraw the proposed move to close down printing presses.

Stating that many residential quarters needed renovation, the employees urged the Central government to carry out repairs, not to compel staff to stay in inhabitable quarters, and pay house rent allowance.

Source: thehindu

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7th Pay Commission likely to submit report in October 2015

After 14th Finance Commission, 7th pay panel’s report looms

Finance ministry fears that its revenue will be affected in 2016-17 as it has to absorb new pay panel recommendations

New Delhi: After the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) forced the government to reduce its plan expenditure in the 2015-16 budget, the Union finance ministry fears its revenues will remain constrained in 2016-17 as well since it has to absorb the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission (SPC) in that year.

The Seventh Pay Commission will submit its report by October 2015. 

“The 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17. The phase of consolidation, extended by one year, will also be spanning out in this period. Thus, in the medium-term framework, the fiscal position will continue to be stressed,” the finance ministry said in the macroeconomic framework statement laid before Parliament along with the budget on Saturday.

 

The government appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman justice Ashok Kumar Mathur with a timeline of 18 months to make its recommendations. Though the deadline for submitting the report ends in August this year, the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to seek extension till October.

 

The Sixth Pay Commission which was constituted in October 2006 had submitted its report in March 2008.

As a result of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, pay and allowances of the Union government employees more than doubled between 2007-08 and 2011-12—from Rs.74,647 crore to Rs.166,792 crore, according to the Fourteenth Finance Commission estimates.

 

“As a ratio of GDP, it jumped from a little over 0.9% in 2007-08 to 1.2% in 2008-09 and about 1.4% in 2009-10 on account of both pay revision and payment of arrears. However, it moderated to little over 1% in 2012-13,” the Finance Commission said.

 

The recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission were implemented by states with a delay mainly between 2009-10 and 2011-12, with “significant expenditure outgo” in arrears on both pay and pension counts, the FFC said.

 

The FFC said that while the finance ministry projects an increase in pension payments by 8.7% in 2015-16, a 30% increase is expected in 2016-17 on account of the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission, followed by an annual growth rate of 8% in subsequent years.

 

However, it maintained that given the variations across states and the lack of knowledge about the probable design and quantum of award of the Seventh Pay Commission, it is neither feasible, nor practicable, to arrive at any reasonable forecast of the impact of the pay revision on the Union government or the states. “Further, any attempt to fix a number in this regard, within the ambit of our recommendations, carries the unavoidable risk of raising undue expectations,” added the Finance Commission.

 

A senior Pay Commission official, speaking under condition of anonymity, said its recommendations will surely have significant impact on the revenues of the central government. “The 14th Finance Commission was at a disadvantage since it did not have the benefit of the recommendations of the Pay Commission unlike its predecessors,” he added.

 

N.R. Bhanumurthy, professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, said the FFC has tried to factor in the impact of the recommendations of the SPC on the central government expenses. “The FFC report shows the capital outlay of the central government will dip in 2016-17 to 1.4% of GDP from 1.64% a year ago due to the implementation of the Pay Commission recommendation before it starts rising to 2.9% of GDP by 2019-20,” he added.

 

The FFC said that all states had asked it to provide a cushion for the pay revision likely during the award period. The FFC advocated for a consultative mechanism between the centre and states, through a forum such as the Inter-State Council, to evolve a national policy for salaries and emoluments.

 

The FFC also recommended that pay commissions be designated as Pay and Productivity Commissions, with a clear mandate to recommend measures to improve productivity of employees, in conjunction with pay revisions. “We recommend the linking of pay with productivity, with a simultaneous focus on technology, skills and incentives. We urge that, in future, additional remuneration be linked to increase in productivity,” it said.

 

The Pay Commission official quoted earlier said it has been mandated to recommend incentive schemes to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity, which it will do. “Though previous Pay Commissions have talked about linking pay with productivity, the earlier governments have not accepted such recommendations. Since this government has shown strong political will, we hope they will accept our recommendations,” he added.

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Meeting of IESM Delegation with RM Sh Manohar Parrikar on 2 Mar 2015

Meeting of IESM Delegation with RM Sh Manohar Parrikar on 2 Mar 2015

 

Dear Members

IESM delegation of five members met RM Sh Manohar Parrikar today at 1400 h. The salient points of the issues discussed in the meeting are given below and are attached. I am sure this will satisfy most of the queries of veterans arising out of budget speech given on 28 Feb 15. This is now clear that one needs to be optimistic and OROP will be out soon. However hold your celebrations till Notification of OROP is out as there is many a slip between the cup and the lip.

 

Meeting of IESM Delegation with RM Sh Manohar Parrikar on 2 Mar 2015

 

IESM contacted Sh Manohar Parrikar Raksha Mantri at the end of the budget presented on 28 Feb 15 and communicated to him that ESM in general are disappointed because OROP has not been mentioned in the budget speech of Finance Minister and allocation of funds for OROP has not been announced. RM explained on telephone that OROP has been approved in two budgets and hence it is considered approved and therefore there was no need to mention in the budget speech. He was kind enough to invite the IESM delegation at 1400h on 2 March 15 to clear any doubts if we had any.

 

Following five members of IESM met Sh Manohar Parrikar RM at 1400h on Monday 2 March 2015.
 

1. Maj Gen Satbir Singh SM
2. Col Kirit Joshipura
3. Col Anil kaul VrC
4. Wg Cdr CK Sharma
5. Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
6. Major DP Singh was also invited by RM for discussion on disability pension issue.

 

RM made everyone comfortable in the beginning itself that OROP for Armed Forces and Ex-servicemen is NDA Government’s commitment and he has worked out the expenditure for the OROP. He advised that there was no need to cover this issue in budget presented by NDA Government on 28 Feb 15 as it already stands approved by Parliament as part of budget for financial year 14-15. He confirmed that he had discussed the issue with officers of MOD and ironed out all issues of OROP. He also confirmed that OROP is genuine demand of Armed Forces and must be met in full; hence there is no difference in thinking of Armed Forces and MOD. Accordingly file has been prepared and is in process for approval from Ministry of Finance. After approval of the file from Finance Minister, it will be put up for approval of CCPA (Cabinet Committee for Political Affairs). RM has confirmed that MOD has recommended giving OROP for X group and Y group separately. He also confirmed that all ranks including widows have been included in the OROP. He further confirmed that he is attempting to meet the date line for issuance of Government letter (OROP Notification) given by him on 1 Feb 15 meeting with IESM delegation.

 

There was no doubt left in our minds after such a clear statement by RM and IESM delegation was convinced that OROP is now in safe hands will see the day light soon. General Satbir Singh thanked him and told him that it is first time that the demands of ESM are being given proper consideration and attention. IESM delegation then discussed following issues with RM.

 

1. Increase in Widow’s pension w.e.f 24 Sep 12; General Satbir Singh informed him that widow’s pension was not increased in 2012 when pension for all ranks was increased as per recommendations of 6 CPC. Widows must be given that increase in pension. RM expressed concerned on this issue and asked the delegation to give him the note for his consideration.

 

2. Major’s Pension Retired pre 1996; It was brought to RM’s attention that MOD is not paying Lt Col pension to Major rank officers who retired pre 1996 on completion of 21 years of service. Major Thomas of pre 1996 retirement had gone won the case in AFT and had been paid enhanced pension. It should be applicable for all Majors who had retired pre 1996 and had completed 21 years of service. RM asked for a detailed note on the issue for his consideration.

 

3. Major’s Pension who had retired on completion of 20 yrs but with less than 21 yrs of service; RM was informed that there will be only few hundred Majors who will fall in that category and MOD must consider giving them Lt Col Pension with Major’s grade pay as a special case. RM demanded a paper on this issue also for his consideration.

 

4. IESM will be sending the detailed paper on above issues to RM at the earliest.

IESM delegation was encouraged with the response and encouragement given by RM. One can now say that OROP is in safe hands will soon be approved.

Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM
2 Mar 2015

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Provision for 7th Pay Commission in Budget 2015-16

Provision for 7th Pay Commission in Budget 2015-16

 

The Budget is also gravely silent on fund allocations for the Seventh Pay Commission award, due for implementation in 2016.  The budgetary documents are stressing upon likely burden from the report of the 7th Pay Commission.  However the funds are allocated for Commission’ss establishment.  The extract of budgetry documents which are related to 7th CPC are mentioned below:-

Speech of Finance Minister – Heading Fiscal Roadmap para 23:-

Budget  2015-2016
Speech  of
Arun Jaitley
Minister of Finance

February 28,  2015

Fiscal Roadmap

23. I want to underscore that my government still remains firm on achieving the medium term target of 3% of GDP.  But that journey has to take account of the need to increase public investment.  The total additional public investment over and above the RE is planned to be `1.25 lakh crore out of which `70,000 crore would be capital expenditure from budgetary outlays.  We also have to take into account the drastically reduced fiscal space; uncertainties that implementation of GST will create; and the likely burden from the report of the 7th Pay Commission.  Rushing into, or insisting on, a pre-set time-table for fiscal consolidation pro-cyclically would, in my opinion, not be pro-growth.  With the economy improving, the pressure for accelerated fiscal consolidation too has decreased.  In these circumstances, I will complete the journey to a fiscal deficit of 3% in 3 years, rather than the two years envisaged previously.  Thus, for the next three years, my targets are: 3.9%, for 2015-16; 3.5% for 2016-17; and, 3.0% for 2017-18.  The additional fiscal space will go towards funding infrastructure investment.

***

In document to study Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement for further 3 years: Para 12:-

MEDIUM TERM FISCAL POLICY STATEMENT

 

12. However, it is pertinent to note that the resource base of the Centre will be constrained following the implementation of the FFC. With steep jump in the sharing pattern of tax revenues, the revenues of the States, which is surplus in most of the cases, will be further augmented on one side and the Centre will face resource crunch in one of the difficult phases of consolidation underway. While, the revenues are constrained in the FY 2015-16, it would continue over the medium term framework in FY 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Moreover, the 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17. The phase of consolidation, extended by one year, will be also be spanning out in the period. Thus, in the medium term framework the fiscal position will continue to be stressed. However, with necessary corrections on the Plan side under the new paradigm of Centre-State fiscal relationship and reforms on the subsidies, with better targeting and policy initiatives, it is expected that over the medium framework much of the fiscal correction would have taken shape, leaving room for building up better fiscal management thereupon. The change is monumental; and needs dextrous manoeuvring in this initial phase.

 

(c) Pensions

 

42. The expenditure on pension payments of the Central Government includes both defence as well as civil pensions. Pension payment, in nominal terms was estimated at ` 74,076 crore in RE 2013-14 and at the year-end it was accounted at ` 74,896 crore. In BE 2014-15, pension payment in nominal terms was estimated at ` 81,983 crore. In RE 2014-15, it has been revised at ` 81,705 crore. The pension payment of Central Government for the past few years has been growing faster than the salary expenditure. The main reason for this is that there is an increase in number of pensioners due to higher retirements and increased life expectancy. In view of the likely impact of VII Pay Commission, Pension payment of the Government likely to be about 0.7 per cent of GDP in FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 respectively

***

In document to study Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement for further 2 years:

FISCAL POLICY STRATEGY STATEMENT

 

Expenditure Management Commission:

 

37. While Government has managed to control the expenditure through rationalization in the fiscal consolidation phase, quality of expenditure remains an area that needs to be addressed. The ongoing fiscal consolidation has been successful in taming the fiscal deficit; however there is still imbalance in the public finance on the revenue side. As discussed in earlier section, concerted efforts are required to accomplish the target set for the revenue deficit and effective revenue deficit in the new FRBM regime. This entails structural changes in the Plan spending and definitive measures to contain Non-Plan spending within sustainable limits. Moreover, in the medium term, award of VII Pay Commission and XIV Finance Commission pose significant downside risk to Public Finance. Thus, time has come to look into the places where Government spends money and output achieved from it. Government will constitute an Expenditure Management Commission, which will look into various aspects of expenditure reforms to be undertaken by the Government.

MEDIUM TERM FISCAL POLICY STATEMENT

(c) Pensions

39. The expenditure on pension payments of the Central Government includes both defence as well as civil pensions. Pension payment, in nominal terms was estimated at ` 74,076 crore in RE 2013-14 and at the year end it was accounted at ` 74606 crore, marginally above the RE figure. In BE 2014-15, pension payment in nominal terms estimated at `81,983 crore. The pension payment of Central Government for the past few years has been growing faster than the salary expenditure. The main reason for this is that there is an increase in number of pensioners due to higher retirements and increased life expectancy. Accordingly, keeping past trend in view the Pension Expenditure of the Government has been projected to grow at 10.4 per cent in FY 2015-16. In view of the likely impact of VII Pay Commission, higher growth is assumed in FY 2016-17.

Details of funds allocated for Establishment of 7th CPC:-

(In crores of Rupees)

Major Head Actual 2013-2014 Budget 2014-2015 Budget 2015-2016 Revised 2014-2015
Plan Non-Plan Total Plan Non-Plan Total Plan Non-Plan Total Plan Non-Plan Total
Other Administrative Services
6. Seventh Central Pay Commission 2070 0.22 0.22  … 11.91 11.91 10.76 10.76  … 11.54  11.54

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Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary of 6th CPC

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary of 6th CPC

 

An All India Federation of Defence Workers, BPMS has published the message about the current status of Night Duty Allowance in Ordnance Factories.

 

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary of 6th CPC

 

Contempt Petition No. 200/2014 arising out of O.A. No. 2017/2014 Shri Arving Girija Sing & Ors Vs Union of India & Ors was heard by Hon’ble Mumbai Bench of CAT on 23.02.2015 and after hearing both sides Hon’ble CAT disposed of the Contempt Petition with an order to grant NDA as per revised rate within 03 months from the date of receiving the order. Further, CAT expressed that if required, a senior officer of O.F.Board should be deputed to the Ministry of Defence and Representative/Officer of MOD alongwith officer of O.F.Board should liaise with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure to expedite the matter.

 

Since the period granted by Hon’ble CAT would expire on 23.05.2015, Secretary MOD has approved the proposal and the same has been vetted by FA (Def Fin) and now file is being sent to Min of Fin for concurrence so that CAT order may be implemented.

 

It is the status of the NDA as on 26.02.2015.

MUKESH SINGH
Secretary
01.03.2015

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