Submission of Online proposals for the State Category Training Programme (SCTP) and Trainer Development Programme (TDP) sponsored by the DoPT for the year 2015-16.

Submission of Online proposals for the State Category Training Programme (SCTP) and Trainer Development Programme (TDP) sponsored by the DoPT for the year 2015-16.

 

By Speed Post

No.12021/38/2014-TFA

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training

 

Training Division, Block 4, 4th Floor,

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi-110 067.

Dated 26th November, 2014.

To

The Head of All State ATIs, ISTM, IIPA, NATRSS

 

Subject:    –       Submission of Online proposals for the State Category Training Programme (SCTP) and Trainer Development Programme (TDP) sponsored by the DoPT for the year 2015-16.

 

Sir  /  Madam,

 

I am directed to say that Department of Personnel & Training has been sponsoring ‘State Category Training Programme (SCTP)’ and ‘Trainer Development Programme (TDP)’ at various training institutions across the country under the Scheme “Training for All”.

  1. The online proposals for SCTP and TDP for the year 2015-16 are hereby invited from your institute. The proposal could be submitted using the Password allocated to your institute. The proposals, unless submitted online, will not be entertained in this Division. The necessary guidelines for conducting TDP and SCTP courses are at Annexure I & Annexure II.
  2. There is no upper limit for the number of courses an institute could submit. However, the courses would be allotted as per the priority of the Central Government and previous record of the training institute in conducting the courses. Preference will be given to those short-term training programmes which will be conducted on case-based pedagogy.
  3. The proposals may be submitted online at the earliest and in any case not later than 15th January, 2015. A letter containing summary of proposal submitted online may also be sent to this Department for information / record.

Receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged.

 

Yours faithfully,

(V.K. Sinha)

Director(Training)

 

Encl.:as above

 

ANNEXURE-I

Term and Conditions for Sponsoring Trainer Development Programme

  1. The course capacity and course fee will be as follows:-
Course Tutor           - TraineeRatio Course fee
DTS 4 24 2000/- per day/per participant
DoT 2 12 -do-
RTD on DTS 2 24 + 24 -do-
RTD on DoT 2 12 + 12 -do-
MTD on DTS 2 24 + 12 -do-
MTD on DoT 2 12 + 12 -do-
RTD on MoT 2 16 + 16 -do-
MTD on MoT 2 16 + 16 -do-
MoT 2 16 -do-
TNA 2 16 -do-
RTD on TNA 2 16 + 16 -do-
MTD on TNA 2 16 + 16 -do-
DLM 2 15 -do-
DLM Workshop 2 15 -do-
EoT 2 16 -do-
RTD on EoT 2 16 + 16 -do-
MTD on EoT 2 16 + 16 -do-
ELT 2 16 -do-
RTD on ELT 2 16 + 16 -do-
Mentoring 2 9 -do-
Facilitation 2 9 -do-
National TrainingPolicy (NTP) 2 20 -do-
RTD on Mentoring 2 8 + 8 -do-
RTD on Facilitation 2 8 + 8 -do-
MTD on Mentoring 2 8 + 8 -do-
MTD on Facilitation 2 8 + 8 -do-
Introduction to SAT 2 16 -do-
Courses 

 

  1. Nominations for all TDP courses may be invited by organizing institute and the institute will be responsible for getting adequate nominations.
  1. The department will also circulate letter for inviting the nominations for National Calendar Courses only. Nominations will be received in the host institute directly. This department will, however, forward the nominations to host institute, if received in this department.
  1. The tutor-trainee ratio for the TOT courses will be DTS 4:24, DoT 2:12 & MoT 2:16. The faculty for these courses will have to be arranged by the host institutes themselves.
  1. The deployment of trainers for the National Calendar will be decided by Training Division, DoPT and the host institute will have to bear the honorarium, travel, board and lodging charges of the guest faculty from the courses fee granted by DoPT.
  1. Once the Department communicates the deployment of Trainers, the Institute must contact the course with the deployed trainers only. Failing which no course fee would be released. In case the Institute faces a serious problem in conducting the course on the approved dates, the course can be-scheduled in consultation with this Department but must be conducted within the financial  In no case, will the curse be allowed to be carried over to the next financial year.

ANNEXURE – II

Terms and Conditions for Sponsoring State Category Training Programs

The present rate of course fee admissible for training courses of different duration under SCTP is as follows:

 

DURATION COURSE FEE(per pay/per participant inclusive ofBoarding and lodging)
   3days / 1 week / 2 weeks  State Level  District Level
  Rs. 1500/- Rs. 1000/-

 

  1. The course fee indicated includes the entire expenditure to be incurred by the Institute in conducting the course and no other charges / fee would be admissible.
  1. The number of participants per course should be 15 – 30. However, in case the number of participants happens to exceed 30 in any particular course, no additional amount will be paid by the Department. If the number of nominations initially received is below 15, the institute should make every effort to contact the nomination authorities by telephone/fax/e-mail well in advance to increase the number of nominations. In spite of having made all possible efforts, it is felt that a sufficient number of participants is not available, the course may be rescheduled to a later period but within the same financial year. All the nominated persons, their sponsoring authorities as well as this department should be informed. If the number of participants is less than 15 in any particular course, no amount will be paid by the Department.
  1. The State Training Institute are themselves to seek nominations directly for the courses and finalise the list of the participants selected to attend. It is, therefore, essential that the Institute circulate the details of each course sufficiently in advance to the concerned organizations. Full information on the course content, objectives, eligibility conditions etc. should be provided. This department, however, monitors progress in conducting the courses as well as evaluate the course conducted.
  1. It is the responsibility of the Institute to inform the participants and their respective controlling authority about the selection of the participants. The Institute also have to inform the participants and their controlling authority of the details of the locations of the Institutes, accommodation arranged or available for them (if any), how to reach the institute from the railway station/bus stand/airport etc. as well in advance.
  1. Once the department communicates its approval for conducting the courses, the institute must conduct the course in accordance with the approved schedule. In case the Institute faces a serious problem in conducting the course on the approved dates, the course can be re-scheduled in consultation with this Department but must be conducted within the financial year. In no case, will the course be allowed to be carried over to the next financial year.
  1. The Course Director should send the list of participants by fax/e-mail on the day of the commencement of the course itself and with in 15 days of the completion of the course, the Course Director / Institute should send the following documents to this Department:
  1. a) Final list of participants (duly classified)
  2. b) Course schedule
  3. c) Complete course material circulated for the course (only for the first course in a year on the subject)
  1. d) Two copies of the summary of the evaluation reports filled by the participants (as per the proforma) made by the course director
  1. e) Course Director’s reports (as per the proforma)

 

  1. The Institute need not send the original feed back forms filled by the participants. However, these should remain available with the Institute for one year, so that they are made available, if so demanded.
  1. This Department would evaluate the course on the basis of the participant’s feed back, the course material, schedule etc. (when they are received from the Institute) and for selected courses by deputing officers for attending the end of the course evaluation session.

 

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Source- http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02trn/OnlineProposal201516.pdf

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Sanction of 7% dearness relief on the Pension of the Pensioner of the State of Madhya Pradesh.(w.e.f. 01-01-2014)

Sanction of 7% dearness relief on the Pension of the Pensioner of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Government of Madhya Pradesh
Finance Department
Mantralaya – Bhopal

No. –F 9- 1 /2014/Rule/IV

Bhopal, dated 05 December, 2014

 

To,
All Department of Government
The President of Board of Revenue, Gwalior,
All Commissioners of Divisions,
All Heads of Department,
All Collectors,
Madhya Pradesh

Sub – Sanction of 7% dearness relief on the Pension of the Pensioner of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

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The State Government had sanctioned 100% dearness relief w.e.f. 01-01-2014 on pension/family pension to their pension to their pensioners/family pensioners vide Finance Department Memo No. F 9-1/2014/Rule/IV dated 30 April, 2014. The State Government has now decided that the dearness relief admissible to pensioners should be sanctioned as given below. The additional pension payable to the pensioner’s aged 80 years or above shall also qualify for dearness relief.

Period Rate of Dearness relief per month
w.e.f. 01-10-2014 (Pension/family pension for the month of October, 2014 paid in November, 2014) 107% of Pension/family pension

2. The above dearness relief shall be payable on the Superannuation, Retiring, Invalid and Compensation Pension. This dearness relief shall also be payable on the Compassionate Allowance sanctioned to the employees discharged or removed from service and the said dearness relief shall also be payable to persons receiving family pension and extra ordinary pension under the restrictions contained in the Finance Department’s Memo No.F.B.6/43/76/R-II/IV dated 5.10.76. The dearness relief on the pension /family pension shall not be payable in the cases where the pensioners/ family pensioners are appointed/re- appointed under the State Government or autonomous institutions. This relief on family pension shall be payable in cases where a person at the time of the death of the spouse was in service and was not appointed on compassionate grounds. This relief on family pension shall not be payable in cases where a person on account of the death of the spouse has been appointed on compassionate grounds. In this connection attention is invited to the provisions contained in Finance Department’s Memo NO.F.B.6/10/76/R-II/IV, dated 27.7.76 read with Memo No. No.F.B.6/10/77/R-II/IV, dated 2.5.77 and Memo No. F-12-5/2007/Rule/IV dated 19.4.2007

3. Pensioners, who have commuted a part of their pension, shall be paid the dearness relief on their original pension (pension before commutation).

4. This order shall be applicable in respect of State Government employees who had drawn lump sun amount on absorption in PSU/Autonomous body/Board/Corporation etc and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in terms of this Department’s memo No. F 9/9/2006/Rule/IV dated 5-1-2007.

5. Fraction of rupee of the amount to be paid as dearness relief shall be rounded off to the next rupee.

6. All Treasury Officers/Sub Treasury Officers/ Pension Disbursing Officers are directed to make payment of the above sanctioned dearness relief of State Government Pensioners early, keeping in view the amended provisions of S.R. 347 of the M.P.T.C. Volume-1, issued vide Finance Department’s endorsement No.E.-4/1/83R-V/IV, dated 29th January, 1983. After payment of dearness relief the same may be got checked from the usual payment authority received from the Accountant General, Madhya Pradesh. If some inaccuracy/discrepancy comes to the notice, the same may be adjusted in the payment on next month.

 

By order and in the name of the
Governor of Madhya Pradesh

(Milind Waikar)
Additional Secretary,
Government of Madhya Pradesh
Finance Department

Source- da-pension-order_rule_2014-12-05 (1)

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Pension scheme in NVS

Pension scheme in NVS

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1612

ANSWERED ON-08.12.2014

Pension scheme in NVS

1612 . Shri Arvind Kumar Singh

 

(a) whether Government is aware of the fact that the retired teachers and officials of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) are leading a precarious life after retirement, as the provision for pension was not available to the employees who joined before 2004, prior to introduction of New Pensions Scheme;

(b) whether Government is planning to provide pensions to such retired teachers and officials;

(c) if so, by when such pension would be disbursed and the details thereof; and

(d) if not, the reasons therefor?

 

ANSWER

 

MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

 

(a) to (d) The employees of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti had been given the benefit of Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) scheme since its inception. Subsequently, the Government had approved introduction of New Pension Scheme (NPS) for all regular employees of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) joining on or after 01.04.2009. However, those employees who joined NVS on regular basis before 01.04.2009 were given the option vide NVS’s notification dated 04.08.2009 either to continue with the existing Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) scheme or to join the New Pension Scheme. This option was to be exercised latest by 03.11.2009. Thus, the Government has already provided post retirement benefits of either CPF Scheme or NPS to the employees of NVS including teaching and non-teaching staff.

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Language labs in Kendriya Vidyalayas

Language labs in Kendriya Vidyalayas

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1590

ANSWERED ON-08.12.2014

Language labs in Kendriya Vidyalayas

 

1590 . SHRI MOTILAL VORA

 

(a) whether it is a fact that, with a view to make students proficient in languages, Government proposes to set up Language Labs in Kendriya Vidyalayas throughout the country;

(b) if so, by when such labs would be set up in those Vidyalayas;

(c) the amount of expenditure expected to be incurred per school on good books and CD-DVD players, etc. in libraries to be set up in those labs;

(d) by when the basic requirements would be met; and

(e) whether, after success of this experiment in Kendriya Vidyalayas, it would be implemented in other Government and private schools too?

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

(a) to (e): No such proposal is under consideration. However, one Language Lab has been set up in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Colaba No. 3, Mumbai on experimental basis, as an initiative at school level.
Source-http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

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Demand to extend and start new trains

Demand to extend and start new trains

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO-198

ANSWERED ON-05.12.2014

Demand to extend and start new trains

198 . SHRI BHUPINDER SINGH

(a) whether there is a continuous demand to extend Visakhapatnam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Samata Express to Amritsar as daily train;

(b) whether Government would consider the long pending demand to start a new train from Junagarh to Varanasi; and

(c) whether Government would consider to start intercity train from Junagarh to Visakhapatnam, Junagarh to Durg and Junagarh to Bhubaneswar via Kesinga, Titlagarh and Sambalpur in Odisha?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI SURESH PRABHAKAR PRABHU)

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

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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 198 BY SHRI BHUPINDER SINGH TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 05.12.2014 REGARDING DEMAND TO EXTEND AND START NEW TRAINS.

(a) Requests have been received for extension of 12807/12808 Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin Samata Express upto Amritsar and increase in its frequency from five days a week to daily. However, 18507/18508 Visakhapatnam-Amritsar Hirakud Express (tri-weekly) is presently available between Visakhapatnam and Amritsar.

(b) & (c) Junagarh Road station is presently connected to Bhubaneswar by 18437/18438 Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Link Express (daily) while connectivity to Durg and Visakhapatnam stations are available from Lanjigarh Road station (situated on mainline) which is about 54 Km from Junagarh Road station. For travelling to Varanasi, passenger of Junagarh Road station may avail change over at Raipur/Bhubaneswar which are presently well connected to Varanasi. However, at present, there is no proposal to introduce trains from Junagarh to Varanasi/Durg/Bhubaneswar/Visakhapatnam due to operational and resource constraints including non-availability of terminal maintenance facilities at Junagarh Road station. However, introduction of trains is an ongoing process over Indian Railways and is done keeping in view the traffic justification, operational feasibility, resource availability, competing demand etc.

Source-  http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

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New Generation E-Ticketing Capabale of Booking 7200 Tickets Per Minutes

NGet (New Generation E-Ticketing) System of Indian Railways is Capabale of Booking 7200 Tickets Per Minutes

A new ticketing system called NGeT (New Generation E-Ticketing), at a total cost of Rs.180 crores for five years has been launched by India Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways. With the new system, the problem has lessened to a great extent. This new system has capacity to book 7200 tickets per minute as against the old capacity of 2000 tickets per minute. It supports 1,20,000 concurrent users at any point of time. This system has been designed for faster booking of online rail reserved ticket all over Indian Railways.

The total amount generated by IRCTC through online ticket sales during the last three years, including current year (upto October 2014), is Rs.49310.38 crores. To increase the revenue, state of the art infrastructure and software has been provided to increase the capacity of e-ticketing system. Efforts are also on to increase the reach to rural areas through Common Service Centres

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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Can Retirement age 60 to 58 Solve Unemployment Problem?

Can Retirement age 60 to 58 Solve Unemployment Problem?

“The Financial Express”, one of the leading newspapers recently published a news article on the Central Government’s plan to reduce the retirement age of employees from 60 to 58. This news shocked the central government employees.

   “Reducing the retirement age of central government employees from 60 to 58 will help to solve the unemployment problem in India?”

Reasons for decreasing the retirement age from 60 to 58:

The following reasons are attributed for decreasing the present age of retirement:

1) To create more employment opportunities for the youth

2) To increase the contribution of younger employees in the government sectors and

3) To compensate the loss accrued due to payment of allowances

Unemployment issue:

None can have any disagreement about the fact that employment opportunities should be provided for the unemployed. There are so many ways for solving the unemployment problem. They are:

1) Introducing new employment policies

2) Filling all the positions lying vacant and

3) Promoting self-employment by introducing new schemes and providing suitable facilities and many more ways can help to solve the problem of unemployment.

Increasing the retirement age from 60 to 62 for scientists:

In the Rajya Sabha, for a question raised on increasing the retirement age for scientists from 60 to 62 in written format, the response given was: “it is under consideration”.

The important reasons for increasing the retirement age for scientists are:

1) Their experience and expertise should benefit the younger generation and

2) The average life span has increased.

“Isn’t there a need to increase the retirement age of employees working in other fields?”

Allowance issue:

Extra allowance that has to be paid is cited as a reason for bringing down the retirement age of employees from 60 to 58. However, in reality, the pay commission is set up only once in 10 years and benefits the central government employees.

“In the long interval of 10 years, only these allowances help the employees to cope with inflation”.

In the past, the average service period of a central government employee was 30 to 40 years. Presently, as the age limit for appointment has been relaxed, the average service period has come down to 20 to 30 years. Due to this, an employee can only have 2 or 3 pay commissions in his service period.

In this situation, citing allowance as a reason for decreasing retirement age and altering the present allowance rates will adversely affect the economic condition of central government employees.

Average retirement age in the world:

The average retirement age of many nations is between 63 and 65. Comparatively speaking, even the age of 60 is obviously a very early age for retirement. In this context, we do not know whether the employees will accept 58 as the age of retirement.

Will early retirement solve the unemployment problem?

Employment for all is a very important. It is the duty of a nation to provide employment to all her youth and lead them in a better way. The hope and aspiration of every youth in this country is to get a good job. They do not expect the retirement age to be brought down from 60 to 58.

Source: geod.in

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Annual Income Limit for Non-Creamy Layer

Annual Income Limit for Non-Creamy Layer


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
04-December-2014

The current annual income limit of creamy layer in OBC reservation is Rs. 6 lakhs per annum with effect from 16.05.2013. The parameter/criteria fixed for revision of said annual income limit of creamy layer is Consumer Price Index.

At present, there is no proposal to hike the annual income limit of creamy layer in OBC reservation.

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 Rajya Sabha here today.

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Aspirations of Pensioners regarding National Budget for 2015-16-Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Aspirations of Pensioners regarding National Budget for 2015-16-Bharat Pensioners Samaj

No BPS/SG/FM/014/1 Dated
01.12.2014
Hon’ble Shri Arun Jaitley ji,
Union Minister of Finance, Govt. of India,
134 North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Respected Sir,

Subject: Aspirations of Pensioners regarding National Budget for 2015-16

With hearty seasons’ Greetings, Bharat Pensioners Samaj, the largest representative Federation of Pensioners’ in the country, wish to place before you, the following aspirations of Pensioners’ in respect of the ensuing Union Budget.

Sir, Pensioners financial problems largely arise because most of us are products of the low cost economy era in our Country when Salaries and hence the pension and savings were meagre compared to present levels. Now even surviving with the dwindling returns on the already meagre savings/Pension and galloping inflation has become a challenge. Moreover, most of us suffer with age related health problems and health care has become so costly that we can hardly afford it, more so as the Govt, health schemes for retirees are grossly inadequate with limited coverage area. These are two situations on which we have no control.

Therefore, to merely survive in the present high cost economy we have to ask for some financial concessions and we earnestly request you to please consider these favourably.

1. Provide Rs500000/-basic Income Tax exemption to Sr. Citizens: Bharat Pensioners Samaj submits that for & up to F.Y.2004-2005 Sr. Citizen were getting, concession in income tax payable (under Section 88B) to the tune of Rs. 20000/-, as compared to other citizens with similar taxable income. In 2005-2006 this was changed, basic exemption for citizens was raised to Rs 100000/-& that for Sr Citizens it was made 185000/- This resulted in actual Tax relief of Rs 12000/- instead of Rs 20000/-. Thereafter it has been progressively reduced to just Rs5000/- further hitting hard the poor pensioners, the standard deduction was withdrawn through finance bill 2006.

Sir, Right from its inception, the basic I. tax exemption is related to cost of living. Where as in comparison to the year 2004-05 cost of food items have gone up by more than 6 times & that of health care has gone up more than 10times. I. Tax exemption in terms of Tax payable for 60+ Pensioners has gone down. In view of the facts quoted Bharat Pensioners Samaj appeal to Govt. of India to provide Rs 500000/-(five lac) basic Income Tax exemption to 60+Sr. Citizens/Pensioners and to Rs 800000/- for 80+ very / Sr. Citizen and that the standard deduction be restored for salaried class.

2. PENSION TO BE NET OF INCOME TAX: Purchase value of pension gets reduced day by day due to unbearable inflation and high rise in food items and cost of medical facilities. Retired persons/Sr Citizens do not enjoy fully, Public Goods and Services provided by Government for citizens, due to immobility and many other factors. Their ability to pay Tax gets reduced from year to year after retirement due to, ever increasing expenditure on food & medicines. Their net worth at year end gets reduced considerably as compared to the beginning of the year. Inflation, for a pensioner is much more than any Tax. It erodes the major part of already inadequate pension.

To enable pensioners, at the fag end of their lives, to live honourably Y to cater for ever rising cost of living, they be spare from paying Income Tax. Keeping in view the recommendation of 5th CPC vide their Para 167.11 Pension upto 500000/-(5lac) per-annum, should therefore, be paid net of income tax.

3. Tax deduction at source [TDS]: It is a fact that Sr. Citizens are often put to lot of mental stress and confusion as they are required to approach often repeatedly Income Tax offices for refund of Tax deducted at source despite their furnishing 15 “H” Form to the concerned authorities/Banks who still deducts TDS through inadvertence and oversight. It is therefore, that Senior Citizens Community may be excluded from the purview of TAX Deduction at Source. Under such arrangement, the taxpaying Sr. Citizens would obviously include the interest amount in their taxable incomes.

4 Raise Deposit Insurance Credit Guarantee to Rs.5.00 lakhs in case of Sr. Citizens: The pro-visions of Deposit Insurance Credit Guarantee Corporation may be suitably amended as ceiling for Rs. 1.00 laks is, long overdue for enhancement. It is suggested that the ceiling be raised to Rs.5.00 Lakhs per account in case of Sr citizens. The mechanism and procedure layout is stretched to a period of 2 to 3 years for payment of insurance settlement of balance amount as eligible in respect of failed financial institutions. For Senior Citizens, such a period is mentally harassing. To save them from such eventualities, it is suggested to provide that the affected St. Citizens, Orphans, Destitute, Widow etc. Would be paid forth with fifty percent of the balance amount or insurance amount whichever is more without waiting for the procedures or formalities to be fulfilled. Such provisions would ensure due protection to Sr. Citizens and would save them from mental uneasiness and anxieties arising out of inconvenience and fear of saving being blocked in the concerned financial institutions.

Sir, we have placed before you in brief out major financial aspirations. Considering the increasing span of life and limited resources at the disposal of Senior. Citizens/Pensioners, we feel confident that you will positively consider to translate the above aspirations into reality.

Sir, it is observed that before the Budget you arrange meetings with different sections of society to hear their views. We shall be thankful if you would consider us similarly so that there would be meaningful interaction to understand one another with relevant perspectives. We ardently look forward to your communication.

With Blessings from Elderly Community and regards

Yours faithfully,

S.C.Maheswari
Secretary General BPS

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INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6TH MAY 2015- MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH BY POSTAL JCA ON 04-12-2014

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6TH MAY 2015- MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH BY POSTAL JCA ON 04-12-2014

..MORE THAN 15000 POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES INCLUDING GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS & CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT EMPLOYEES TAKEN PART..

About 15000 Postal Employees marched to Parliament today under the banner of Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS). Employees from all the 22 circles participated in the historic march with colorful banners, flags and caps shouting slogans against the negative attitude of the Government towards the demands of the Postal Employees. Grant of Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and inclusion in 7th CPC, Merger of DA and grant of interim relief to all employees, scrap new pension scheme, Revision of wages of casual, Part-time contingent employees, implementation of cadre Restructuring committee report, settle 39 point charter of demands are the main demands raised in the Parliament March.

The rally was inaugurated by Com. A. K. Padmanabhan, All India President, CITU. Shri. M. Raghavaiyya (General Secretary, NFIR & Leader JCM National Council). Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary, AIRF & Secretary JCM National Council), Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, Confederation, Com. M. Krishnan (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers) Com. R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Shri D. Theagarajan (Secretary General, FNPO), Com. M. S. Raja (Secretary General, Audit & Accounts Employees Association), Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee (Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Association), Com. K. Raghavendran (Ex-Secretary General, NFPE) addressed the rally. Com. Girirraj Singh (President, NFPE) Com. T. N. Rahate (President, FNPO) presided. General Secretaries of all affiliated unions/Associations of NFPE, FNPO and General Secretaries of AIPEU-GDs (NFPE), NUGDS have lead the March to Parliament. Postal Joint Council of Action declared nationwide indefinite strike from 6th May 2015. If the Government is not ready to settle the demands before that date. The date of the strike was fixed as 6th May, taking into consideration the fact that the JCM National Council National Convention to be held on 11th December will be declaring series of agitational programmes during the month of February, March and April 2015.

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2014/12/massive-parliament-march-by-postal-jca.html

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