7th Pay Commission – Revision in 7th CPC report expected to be made by Empowered Committee

A summary of Expectations of Central Government Employees on changes required in 7th Pay Commission report which is being processed by Empowered Committee of Secretaries

7th Pay Commission review process by Empowered Committee of Secretaries – Changes / Revision expected by Central Government Employees in Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, Annual Rate of Increment, MACP, House Rent Allowance, and Transport Allowance among others

Recommendations of Empowered Committee on 7th Pay Commission report can be expected from now onwards , as it is reported that the top bureaucrats appointed by govt for this purpose would wrap up their review process soon. It is still unclear whether staff side leaders would called for negotiations on the demands of NJCA for revising the 7th Pay Commission report in many areas.

NJCA, the joint body of major Staff Side Associations from Central Government Employees, Railway Employees, and Defence Civilian Employees met Empowered Committee four times recently and submitted Staff Side Demands such as revision of Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Annual Rate of Increment, number of upgradations under MACP etc.

Based on these Staff Side Demands we have summarized here the Changes / Revision Expected by the Employees on the 7th Pay Commission Report, which have to be recommended by the Empowered Committee to Union Cabinet for its approval.

1. Minimum 7th Pay Commission Pay and Ratio between Minimum and Maximum Pay:

7th Pay Commission has proposed a basic pay of Rs. 18000 as minimum entry pay in Central Government Service (Pay of MTS). However, Staff Side JCM is of the view that as per approved methods such as Dr.Aykroyd Formula, minimum pay in Central Government Service should be Rs. 26,000.
2. Date of Effect and Fitment Formula:

Staff Side JCM had put forth before 7th Pay Commission that uniform fitment formula / multiplication factor of 3.7 to be applied while fixing the basic pay of existing employees.

With regard to Date of effect of 7th Pay Commission pay and allowances, members representing staff side submitted before 7th CPC that Central Government Employees are due for pay revision every ten years and that in order to rectify the delay in implementation of pay commission award in the past, the present pay commission award has to be given effect from 1st January 2014.

Contrary to Staff Side JCM’s suggestions, 7th Pay Commission has fixed the fitment formula / multiplication factor as 2.57. While mere merger of DA with existing pay in pay band and Grade pay would require a multiplication factor of 2.25, 7CPC proposed fitment formula / multiplication factor of 2.57 would result in increase in basic pay to an extent of 14.22% only.

Hence, convincing 7th CPC empowered committee for a higher multiplication factor / fitment formula would be the foremost concern of Staff Side JCM.

As far as date of effect of 7th Pay Commission award is concerned, the commission has not accepted the suggestion of Staff Side. It has observed that since the previous pay commission was given effect from 1st January 2006, the present pay commission award will have to be made effect only from 1st January 2016.

 

3. Annual Rate of Increment and Date of Increment:

Staff JCM in its memorandum before 7th Pay Commission suggested that since most of the PSUs including the banking industries provide the incremental rate at 5% and over a period of time it raised the salary level of the personnel, rate of annual increment for Central Government Employees will have to be fixed at 5%.

Further, uniform date of increment prescribed by the 6th CPC resulted in many anomalies, Staff Side JCM submitted that two specific dates as increment dates, Viz. 1st January and 1st July will have to be introduced. Those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1st January and 30th June will have their increment date on 1st January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between 1st July and 31st December will have it on 1st July next year.

Also, staff side required that those who retire on 30th June or 31st December are granted one increment on the last day of their service, since they serve the entire one year of service required for an increment as on the date of retirement

Recommendation of 7th Pay Commission on the rate of increment:

In spite of valid argument of staff side for recommending annual increment rate of 5%, 7th Pay Commission has not made revision in annual increment and Promotional increment which have been recommended at the rate of 3% of basic pay.
4. Scrapping of NPS:

Staff Side JCM is of the view that New Pension system (NPS) has to be scrapped and all the employees who have joined in Govt Service on or after 01.01.2004, are to be brought to defined pension scheme.

However, 7th Pay Commission observed that the NPS will have to be continued; that Govt should frame necessary law / Policy for proper investment of NPS fund in Equity and that a strong grievance redressel will have to be formed to serve NPS employees.

 

5. Transport Allowance:

With regard to Transport Allowance, Staff Side JCM presented the demand that if at all Transport allowance is meant to defray transport charges then low paid employees ought to have been paid higher transport allowance then higher level officers as they only travel from long distances to reach office. Hence, it was suggested by Staff Side that uniform transport allowance be paid irrespective of level of the cadre

Pay Range X class cities other places
Up to Rs.75,000 Rs. 7500 plus DA Rs. 3750 plus DA

However, 7th Pay Commission has not modified the structure of Transport allowance on the basis of pay level. The existing DA on Transport Allowance has been proposed to be merged. The new rates of Transport Allowance suggested are as follows

Pay Level

Higher TPTA Cities
(Rs. pm)

Other Places
(Rs. pm)

9 and above 7200+DA 3600+DA

3 to 8

3600+DA 1800+DA

1 and 2

1350+DA 900+DA

6. MACP:

It has been demanded by Staff Side JCM that five hierarchical promotions to be granted under MACP. Presently only 3 financial upgradations either in the form of promotion or time bound financial upgradation to next grade pay are being ensured under MACP.

7th Pay Commission has not made any proposal for revising the number of upgradations under MACP which is three at present.

With regard to the benchmark for performance appraisal for MACP as well as for regular promotion, 7th Pay Commission has recommended that in the interest of improving performance level, the same has to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good.’

7th Pay Commission has also noted that introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the government.

Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers:

7th Pay Commission has proposed that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.

The Commission has proposed for withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.
7. House Building Advance:

Staff Side JCM had demanded for increasing the advance to 50 times of the Salary and fixing the rate of interest not more than 5%.

As per 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, 34 times of Basic Pay OR Rs.25 lakh OR anticipated price of house, whichever is least can be availed as House Building Advance.

The requirement of minimum 10 years of continuous service to avail of HBA has been proposed to be reduced to 5 years.

If both spouses are government servants, 7CPC has proposed that HBA should be admissible to both separately. Existing employees who have already taken Home Loans from banks and other financial institutions would be allowed to migrate to this scheme, as recommended by 7CPC.
8. Children Education Allowance:

Suggestions of Staff Side:

Presently the allowance is admissible for two children, for studying in a recognised school up to XII standard. The maximum ceiling is stipulated at Rs.18000/- since this allowance had been hiked by 50% because of the DA component in salary having been crossed 100% on 1.1.2014. It is suggested that doubling of this allowance and increasing the same by 50 % whenever the DA crosses over by 50%

Further, it has been suggested that the CEA scheme may be extended to cover children studying for Graduate/Post Graduate and Professional courses.

7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on Children Education Allowance:

CEA (Rs. pm) 1500×1.5 = 2250 Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy (Rs. pm) 4500 x 1.5 = 6750 (ceiling) Whenever DA increases by 50%, Hostel
Subsidy shall increase by 25%

7th Pay Commission has not accepted the Staff Side’s demand that CEA to be applicable for children beyond class 12.

9. HRA:

House Rent Allowance suggested by Staff Side JCM

X classified cities 60%
Y classified towns 40%
Z classified/unclassified  places  20%

House Rent Allowance recommended by 7th Pay Commission

Population of
Cities/Towns

Class of
Cities/Towns

HRA rates as % of Basic Pay
(including MSP and NPA)

50 lakh and above

X

24

50–5 lakh

Y

16

Below 5 lakh

Z

8

HRA when DA crosses 50%

Population of
Cities/Towns

Class of
Cities/Towns

HRA rates as % of Basic Pay
(including MSP and NPA)

50 lakh and above

X

27

50–5 lakh

Y

18

Below 5 lakh

Z

9

HRA when crosses 100%

Population of
Cities/Towns

Class of
Cities/Towns

HRA rates as % of Basic Pay
(including MSP and NPA)

50 lakh and above

X

30

50–5 lakh

Y

20

Below 5 lakh

Z

10

10. LTC:

Staff Side JCM demanded the following as far as Leave Travel Concession applicable to Central Government Employees is concerned

1. Permission for air journey for all categories of employees to and from NE Region.

2. Permission for personnel posted in NE Region for a journey within NE Region.

3. To increase the periodicity of the LTC once in two years.

4. Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India once in a service career in lieu of the LTC.

7th Pay Commission Report on LTC:

It could be found that suggestions of Staff Side JCM such as increasing the frequency of All India LTC, permission for air travel for all categories of employees in respect of NE Region etc., were not discussed in the report of 7th Pay Commission.

The proposal to split hometown LTC has been considered and it is recommended that splitting of hometown LTC should be allowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep.

Also, it is observed by 7th Pay Commission that LTC to foreign countries is not in the ambit of this Commission.
11. Gratuity:

Suggestions of Staff Side JCM:

Staff Side JCM suggested that in respect of gratuity payable to employees ceiling of 16.5 times and the quantum limit of Rs. 10 lakhs should also be removed. It was pointed out that in the banking industry there is no such ceiling of 16.5 months  salary but the retiring bank employees are getting at the rate of ½ a month salary for every year of service even over and above 33 years of service. Hence, in respect of Central Government Employees also for a service span exceeding 33 years, the gratuity should be higher and the above ceiling be withdrawn.

7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on Gratuity:

It has been recommended by 7th Pay Commission that ceiling of gratuity is to be raised from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh from 01.01.2016. Further, as per Commission’s recommendations, Gratuity is to be partially indexed to Dearness Allowance. It is proposed that the ceiling on gratuity may increase by 25% whenever DA rises by 50 percent.

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir Extension

No. 31011/7/2014- Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: June 15, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & KashmirExtension reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. of even no. dated 01.06.2016 on the above noted subject and to say that travel by private airlines has been extended only in case of LTC journey(s) to visit Jammu & Kashmir region. This scheme is valid till 25.09.2016. Terms and conditions with regard to the LTC travel shall be the same as notified in this Department’s O.M. dated 28.11.2014.
2. Conditions related to air travel for LTC journey to North-East Region and Andaman & Nicobar Islands shall be the same as prescribed in DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 26.09.2014.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)

To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

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Cabinet approves disinvestment of 10% paid up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO)

Cabinet approves disinvestment of 10% paid up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for disinvestment of 10% paid up equity of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) out of Government of India’s shareholding of 100% through Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the domestic market as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Rules and Regulation.

The paid up equity capital of HUDCO is Rs.2001.90 crore and Government of India owns 100% 0f the equity at present. Net worth of the Company is approximately Rs. 7,800 Cr.

HUDCO was incorporated on 25th April 1970 as a wholly owned Government of India Enterprise under the administrative control of Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation with the objective of providing long term finance for construction of houses for residential purposes. It also finances and undertakes housing and urban development projects in the country.

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Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years

Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation of (i) Non-Teaching and Public Health Specialists of Central Health Service from 62 years to 65 years and (ii) Doctors of General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs) sub-cadre of Central Health Service (CHS) to 65 years.

The target group would be officers of Non-Teaching, Public Health and GDMO sub-cadres of CHS. The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.

There is no financial implications as the vacant posts would have to be filled up quickly to ensure continuity of patient care.

Background:

• The age of superannuation in respect of all four sub-cadres of Central Health Service was 60 years prior to 2006.

• The age of superannuation of the three specialists sub-cadres (Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health), except GDMO sub cadre, was enhanced, with the approval of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 2.11.2006, from 60 to 62 years.

• The age of superannuation of teaching sub-cadre was further enhanced from 62 to 65 years with the approval of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 05.06.2008 in view of huge shortfall of teaching specialists. The approval was limited to Teaching specialists engaged in teaching activities only and not occupying administrative positions.

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Recruitment of Staff through Employment Exchanges – Dopt Orders

Recruitment of Staff through Employment Exchanges, regarding

No.14024/1/2016-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Dated the 13th June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Recruitment of Staff through Employment Exchanges, regarding.

In continuation of this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 14024/2/96-Estt. (D) dated 18th May, 1998 and further amended vide OM of even number dated 09th November, 2005 on the above noted subject wherein it has been prescribed that all vacancies to be filled on regular basis, except those which fall within the purview of UPSC/Staff Selection Commission, are to be notified in the local Employment Exchange/Central Employment Exchange as per the provisions of the Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959. In addition to the reporting of the vacancies to the local Employment Exchange/Central Employment Exchange, it has been stipulated that the vacancies should be given wide publicity on an all India basis. In this regard, it was advised that the advertisement should be placed in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar published by the Publication division of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Such recruitment notices are also to be displayed on the Office Notice Board.

2. It has been decided that in addition to the above procedure, advertisement of vacancies may also be placed at the National Career Service (NCS) Portal of Ministry of Labour & Employment, which has been developed primarily to connect the opportunities with the aspiration of youth.

3. These instructions shall be applicable to all services/posts. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned including attached and subordinate offices.

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(Rajesh Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Empowered Committee meeting scheduled on 11.6.2016 has been cancelled – AIRF

Internal meeting of group of secretaries scheduled on 11.06.2016 on 7th Pay commission didn’t take place

Internal meeting of group of secretaries which was scheduled to be held on 11.06.2016 has been cancelled. Meeting didn’t take place at all. Shri P.K. Sinha Cabinet Secretary is heading the committee of Group of Secretaries.

On the clarion call of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), against the retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC, 11-point Charter of demands of the Central Government employees as also non-settlement of long pending genuine demands of the Railwaymen, AIRF and its affiliates organized huge demonstrations at all Zonal Headquarters of Indian Railways on 9 June 2016. On this occasion the employees of Indian Railway participated in mass demonstrations with full enthusiasm with holding banners in hand and shouting slogans for early redressal of their long pending genuine demands.

On the one hand AIRF and its affiliates are fighting for the cause of Railway employees and on the other hand rumour mongers are spreading false news through social media. Rumour mongers are coming out daily with different kind of news and pay scales about 7th Pay Commission. They have even declared that government would take a final call on 7th Pay Commission during internal meeting of group of secretaries on 11th of June, 2016.

We will update on the issue soon. Please don’t believe rumour mongers on What’sAPP, Facebook and other social media sources.

We request all comrades to not to believe such rumour mongers. These fellows have no benefits but to lighten the feelings of agitated working class. AIRF urge comrades to be prepared for Indefinite strike which is scheduled on 11, July 2016 at 06:00 AM.

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7th CPC: Secretaries panel yet to decide final monthly salary for central government employees

7th CPC: Secretaries panel yet to decide final monthly salary for central government employees

New Delhi: The meeting of the Empowered Group of Secretaries reviewing the 7th Pay Commission, to finalize the payout to the central government employees did not take place as scheduled earlier on Saturday.

The office of the Cabinet Secretary confirmed that the meeting did not take place on Saturday. It did not reveal either when would the secretaries panel meet again to give the final shape to the salaries of central government employees.

“The meeting is expected to take place on Tuesday, June 14″, said V.P. Mishra, President, Indian Public Service Employment Federation. “When we met the Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha on June 3, he told us that we would be meeting on June 14″, added Mishra confirming that the 7th Pay Commission report is said to be finalised soon.

The AK Mathur led 7th pay panel report, which was released in November, had raised the minimum pay of central government employees to Rs 18,000 per month from currently drawn Rs 7,000, while the maximum pay recommended was Rs 2.5 lakh per month from Rs 90,000.

The employees unions decried the wage revisions suggested by the Commission as the “the lowest in the post independent history of the country”, and said a “meager rise of 14% alone was recommended by the Commission to be effective for a long period of ten years.”

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries, which was set up in January to review the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, is expected to meet on Tuesday and is expected to finally decide how the monthly package of central government employees will shape up.

“We have give our recommendations, and the Cabinet Secretary told us that we are looking into these”, added Mishra.

“It (Empowered Committee of Secretaries) is a divided house, but good number of people agree that what we are saying has a point”, said KKN Kutty, President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers.

The Confederation is demanding the minimum salary of Rs 26,000 per month. ” The Staff side had computed the minimum wage as on 1.1.2014 at Rs. 26,000, The rates were taken on the basis of the actual retail prices in the market as on 1.1.2014 (average prices of 8 Cities in the country) substantiated by the documentary evidence of Cash bill obtained from the concerned vendors. As on 1.12016, the minimum wage work out to Rs. 29339, rounded off to Rs. 30,000″, said the Confederation in its Charter of demand.

It has done everything possible to get the maximum payout under 7th Pay Commission. The Confederation has decided to go on strike from July 11, if its charter of demand are not met by the government, and has already given the strike notice to the Cabinet Secretary.

There are nearly 47 lakh employees and over 50 lakh pensioners in India on central government payrolls currently.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries was set up in January has and involved all the stake holders involved–central government unions, departments, ministries and all other – and will complete deliberations in todays meeting and decide the final monthly payout.

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7th Pay Commission review panel held on Saturday, regarding pay hike to be implemented by August

7th Pay Commission review panel held on Saturday, regarding pay hike to be implemented by August

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries, who is processing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission met Saturday to discuss the issue of pay hike of central government employees and pensioners.

 

Sources told that Empowered Committee agreed to implement to hike pay to 48 lakh of central government employees and and 52 lakh pensioners from August 1, However, the source declined to reveal details of the meeting.

 

The final decision on the matter has been taken in the meeting of the 7th Pay Commission review committe chaired by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha in New Delhi on Saturday.

 

The meeting’s agenda also included adding final touches to the recommendations before they are handed to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

 

7th Pay Commission award comes into effect with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, salary packages of central government employees and pensioners will be impacted.

 

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries proposed to credit the arrears along with the revised pay.

The Secretaries’ group has recommended proposed a minimum salary at Rs 21,000 and the highest salary at Rs 2,70,000 for hiking salary around 30 per cent also recommended for doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances.

 

The 7th Pay Commission by headed Justice A K Mathur had recommended the minimum salary for central government employees at Rs 18,000 and maximum salary at Rs 2,50,000.

 

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LTC: Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases

Relaxation to travel by airlines other than Air India while availing LTC will be granted only in exceptional circumstances. Non availability of Air India Flight or Seat on a particular on a particular day or time will not be considered a reason for relaxation


LTC and Official Tour in Private Airlines – Ministry of Finance issues Guidelines for all Central Government Employees to travel by Private Airlines other than Air India – Powers for relaxation has been delegated to Financial Advisers of Ministry

Department of Expenditure has published an OM regarding procedure to be followed by Govt Officials for travelling through private airlines.

No.  19024/1/2009-E.IV

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

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New  Delhi,   dated the 7th  June,  2016 .

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub:- Delegation  of powers  to Financial Advisers  to accord exemption for air travel  in  airlines other than Air India  in individual cases – reg. 

Reference   is  invited  to  Department   of Expenditure’s O.M. of even number  dated  13th July 2009 which  provides  that  in all cases  of air  travel,   both domestic and   international, wherein the Government  of India bears  the cost of air   passage,  officials have to travel  in Air  India only. For cases of air travel  by Airlines  other than Air India  because of operational  or other reasons or on account of non-availability,   the  powers  were  vested  with    Ministry of Civil Aviation  to accord exemption  in individual cases.

2.The  matter   has  been  examined   in  consultation   with the   Ministry   of  Civil Aviation. Accordingly,      powers      are    hereby     delegated     to     the     Financial     Advisers    of     the Ministries/Departments to accord  exemption  for  air travel,  both Domestic  and International,  by airlines other  than  Air  India.  In respect of individual  cases of Autonomous Bodies, the  Financial Advisers of the concerned Ministry/  Department  will  accord exemption  for Air travel  by Airlines other than Air India. The individual   cases   of Financial Advisers  for  air travel  in airlines other  than Air India,  will  be approved  by the  administrative   Secretary  of the concerned  Ministry.

3.    To regulate   the   individual  claims, guidelines and proforma for  seeking relaxation for travel by airlines  other than Air  India, are enclosed at Annexure – A & B.

(Nirmala Dev)

Deputy  Secretary  to the Government  of India

                                                                                  Tel.23093276

Annexure- “A”

GUIDELINES  FOR RELAXATION  TOTRAVEL  BY AIRLINES OTHER THAN AIR INDIA

1. Request for seeking relaxation  is  required   to be submitted  in the  Proforma  (Annex.   B)

2. The request for  relaxation  must be submitted to Integrated Finance Division at  least 7  working  days in advance from  date  of travel.

3. There is  no requirement    to seek relaxation   for  those Sectors on which  General/blanket relaxation    has been accorded  by Ministry of Civil Aviation.

4. Those seeking  relaxation   on ground of Non-Availability of Seats  (NAS)  must enclose NAS Certificate  issued by authorized travel agents  or a copy of the sector  specific  snapshot of Air India website.

5. As per Ministry of  Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated  13th July, 2009 for  sectors which  are not connected  directly  by any of the airlines, an employee  must  travel  by Air India upto  the  nearest hub. Relaxation will  be granted for the remaining  segment.

6. Relaxation to  travel  by airlines  other  than  Air  India while availing  LTC  will  be granted only  in  exceptional   circumstances. Non  availability   of  AI flight/seats on  a particular day/time  would not be considered as a valid ground for seeking relaxation.

7. Availability  of lower  fare is no criteria for seeking relaxation.

8. Those seeking relaxation  on the ground  of attending  meeting at a  particular  time,  must attach meeting notice and approved tour programme.

9. For foreign  travel  cases, where  full  or partial  grants  are received, journey  has to  be performed   on Air  India  upto  the  place  upto  which  Air  India  is  available  and  seek relaxation  for  the  remaining  sector.   On international   routes  where  Air India  has  code share partner, the same must be utilised.

10. For invitees  from  abroad   travelling  on Government  of India funding,  efforts  should  be made to book them  on Air India and Air India code share  flights  to the  extent possible.

11.Non-receipt  of approval   by the stipulated date does not  entitle  one to claim,  relaxation as a matter  of right.

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Annexure-B

PROFORMA FOR RELAXATION  TO TRAVEL BY AIRLINES OTHER THAN AIR INDIA

Sl No..  Item of Information Remarks
1. Name
2. Designation
3. Name of  the Organization/Division
4. Date of visit
5.  Whether Foreign travel/ Domestic travel/ LTC
6.  In case of official visit, copy of approved tour programme
7. Whether  entitled for Air travel as per rules. If not, copy of approval of competent authority  for air travel
8. Detailed reasons for seeking permission to travel in airlines other than Air India (Foreign/ Domestic):
9. Attach  print  out  of communication with  official website  of Air India  and Govt  authorized travel agents viz.  Ashok Travels& Tours,  Balmer  Lawrie & Co. and  IRCTC regarding the above reasons or official communication from Air India and these agencies.
10. In case of foreign  travel, whether  full or part journey  is proposed  through alliance partner  of Air India
11.  Undertaking from  the travelling  official that in case permission  is granted for  air journey other  than  by Air India, he/she will avail  the cheapest available   ticket  in  the  entitled   category  among  the options   of various private  airlines operating in that sector.

(Signature  of the individual travelling)    (Signature  of the Head  of the Office)

RECOMMENDATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION/  MINISTRY

*(Signature  of Joint Secretary)

*Note:In  case  the  individual   travelling  is holding  the  appointment of JS or  above  in  the  Ministry,  no separate  approval of Head of the Organization and approval of the Administrative  Division/Ministry  is required.   In.  such   cases,  self-certification by the  travelling   officer  GS  &above)  will be  sufficient  for submitting  their proposal  for grant  of the said permission.

Download Ministry of Finance OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 07.06.2016

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India Post launches logo and tagline design contest for IPPB on MyGov

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

10-June-2016 14:41 IST

India Post launches logo and tagline design contest for IPPB on MyGov

The Department of Posts on 10.6.16 launched a logo and tagline design contest for the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank on the MyGov website. The Cabinet has on 1st June 2016, given its nod to the setting up of the IPPB under the Department of Posts to further financial inclusion in the country.

Department of Post wants to connect with and involve the people of India in designing the DNA of the India Post Payments Bank. One of the guiding principles of the India Post Payments Bank would be cocreating value propositions and products with its customers and other stakeholders. The present contest is the first step towards this ongoing engagement. It has also initiated a nationwide survey to understand the needs of different segments of customers.

Reward: The contest is open to all Indian citizens, institutions, agencies and entities for a period of one month, until 9th July 2016. The best entry will be awarded Rs 50,000/. A panel of eminent designers/ experts will help shortlist 20 best entries which will thereafter be put up for voting on the MyGov platform for the final selection of the winner.

About the India Post Payments Bank

The India Post Payments Bank will offer digitally enabled payments, banking and remittance services of all kinds between entities and individuals and also provide access to insurance, mutual funds, pension and credit products in partnership with third party financial service providers and Banks. It is poised to emerge as the main vehicle of financial inclusion in the country by bringing the physical reach of 1.55 lakh post offices and a modern payments platform powered by ubiquitous information and communication technologies together to create a national payments architecture that can be accessed by all users like never before. The stakeholders of the India Post Payments Bank within the Government and outside are looking at this new entity as a catalyst to social and financial inclusion. The roll out of the IPPB is to be completed by September 2017.

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DoP starts logo contest for payments bank with Rs 50k prize

DoP starts logo contest for payments bank with Rs 50k prize

The Department of Posts today started a contest inviting logo design and tagline for its payments bank from the public with a prize money of Rs 50,000 for the winner.

“The Department of Posts on June 10, 2016, launched a logo and tagline design contest for the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank on the MyGov website. The contest is open to all Indian citizens, institutions, agencies and entities for one month until July 9, 2016,” the Postal Department said in a statement.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared proposal to set up India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) with a corpus of Rs 800 crore and a plan for 650 branches operational by September 2017. It will be expanded further to cover the entire country by the end of 2018-19.

“The best entry will be awarded Rs 50,000. A panel of eminent designers and experts will help shortlist 20 best entries which will thereafter be put up for voting on the MyGov platform for the final selection of the winner,” the statement said.

The government has earlier accepted new sign of the rupee and the Swachh Bharat logo from public contests.

The department said it wants to connect with and involve the people of India in designing “the DNA” of the India Post Payments Bank.

“One of the guiding principles of the India Post Payments Bank would be co-creating value propositions and products with its customers and other stakeholders. The present contest is the first step towards this ongoing engagement. It has also initiated a nationwide survey to understand the needs of different segments of customers,” the statement said.

The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will offer digitally enabled payments, banking and remittance services of all kinds between entities and individuals and also provide access to insurance, mutual funds, pension and credit products in partnership with third-party financial service providers and banks.

Initially most of the 3.5 lakh workforce will be posted on deputation who will be gradually be replaced by fresh recruits.

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked the Postal Department to hire an MD and CEO of the IPPB by August and set up a selection committee for hiring a chief financial officer by June 15.

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Gazette Resolution Regarding Constitution of 3rd Pay Revision Committee

Gazette Resolution Regarding Constitution of 3rd Pay Revision Committee

MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
(Department of Public Enterprises)
RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the 9th June, 2016

No. W-08/0005/2016-DPE (WC).—Recognizing that in the prevailing business environment in the country and in the world, the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) have to be commercially viable and competitive, and that the employees of the CPSEs have to be provided with suitable working conditions, emoluments and incentives to motivate them to strive for further growth, productivity and profitability of their enterprises, the Government of India has decided to review and revise the existing structure of salary and emoluments of the CPSE executives.

2.1 The competent authority has decided to appoint the 3rd Pay Revision Committee (3rd PRC) comprising of the following:

Chairman : Justice Satish Chandra (Retd)
Members : (i) Shri Jugal Mohapatra, Ex-IAS Officer
(ii) Prof. Manoj Panda, Director, Institute for Economic Growth, Delhi
(iii) Shri Shailendra Pal Singh, Ex Director (HR), NTPC Ltd.
Ex-Officio Member : Secretary, DPE, Government of India
Member Secretary : Jt. Secretary/Additional Secretary, DPE, Government of India

2.2 The terms of reference of the Committee are follows:

2.2.1 The Committee will review the structure of pay scales, allowances, perquisites, and other benefits for the following categories in CPSE taking into account the salary, emoluments, incentives and other benefits (including non-monetary benefits) available to them and suggest changes which may be desirable, feasible and affordable:

(i) Board level functionaries
(ii) Below board level executives
(iii) Non-unionized supervisory staff

2.2.2 The Committee will make recommendations to enable CPSEs to become modern, professional, consumer friendly, commercially successful and competitive entities committed to national development goals and dedicated to the service of the people.

2.2.3 The Committee will devise a comprehensive pay package for categories of employees of CPSEs mentioned at sub-para 2.2.1 above that is suitably linked to promoting efficiency, productivity and profitability of CPSEs through rationalization of structures, systems and processes in the CPSEs with a view to leverage latest technology, management skills, global best practices, while ensuring accountability, responsibility, discipline and transparency in the operations and processes of these organizations.

2.2.4 While devising a suitable pay and compensation structure for the executives and the non-unionized supervisors of the CPSEs, the Committee will take into account the existing pattern of scales based on Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) and Central Dearness Allowance (CDA) pattern, wherever applicable, the prevalent categorization of CPSEs into ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ Schedule, the status of Maharatna, Navratna, Miniratna bestowed on the CPSEs, the overall condition of the loss/ marginal profit making CPSEs, and those CPSEs, which by the very nature of their business, are not-for-profit companies (registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956, or under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013).

2.2.5 The committee will make recommendations as would equip the CPSEs to compete in the emerging domestic and global economic scenario taking into consideration the special role of public sector, the demands and expectations of the stakeholders including the Government, the need to observe financial prudence in the management of CPSEs due to resource constraints, economic conditions, and the requirements of social and economic development in the country.

2.2.6 The Committee will examine the concerns of the CPSEs including the general principles, financial parameters and conditions which should govern the desirability, feasibility and continuation/modification of the Productivity Linked Incentives Scheme and Performance Related Payments.

2.2.7 While finalizing its report, the Committee will also take into account the report of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

3. The Committee may devise its own procedures as may be considered necessary for fulfilling the task assigned to it. Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and the State Governments will furnish such relevant information and documents as may be required by the Committee and which they are in a position and at liberty to give, and extend the necessary cooperation and assistance to it.

4. The Committee will make its recommendations to the Government within a period of six months from the date of its constitution and have its headquarters in Delhi.

5. The decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Committee will take effect from 1.1.2017.

6. The Committee will be serviced by the Department of Public Enterprises.

RAJESH KUMAR CHAUDHRY, Jt. Secy.

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Government constitutes 3rd pay Revision Committee for the executive of CPSUs

Government constitutes 3rd pay Revision Committee for the executive of CPSUs

 

The Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises has constituted the 3rd Pay Revision Committee for the executives of the Central Public Sector Undertakings under the chairmanship of Justice Satish Chandra (Retd.). The other members of the committee will be Shri Jugal Mohapatra, Ex-IAS Officer, Prof. Manoj Panda, Director, Institute for Economic Growth Delhi and Shri Shailendra Pal Singh, Executive Director (HR), NTPC Ltd. The Secretary Department of Public Enterprises will be the Ex-Officio Member while the Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary, DPE will be the member secretary for the committee.

 

The last pay revision for the executives of Central Public Sector Undertakings came into effect from 1.1.2007.

 

The Committee will provide its recommendations on the matter to the government, covering Board level functionaries, below–Board level executives and non-unionized supervisory staff of CPSEs. While submitting the final recommendations to the government, the Committee shall also take into account the Report of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The Pay Revision Committee will make its recommendations within 6 months from the date of its constitution. The decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Committee will take effect from 1.1.2017.

 

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Acceptance of Option Number 1 of the 7th CPC Recommendations on Parity of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners

Acceptance of Option Number 1 of the 7th CPC Recommendations on Parity of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners

All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association

(Registered No: 83/2015 under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975)
Chennai HQ: 2/44, Muthial Chetty Street, Purasawalkam, Chennai – 600007
New Delhi HQ: First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, North Avenue, New Delhi – 110001

No.AIPRPA / 1/6/2016 Dated 09.06.2016

Dear Sir,

Subject:- Acceptance of Option Number 1 of the 7th CPC Recommendations on Parity of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners – regarding.

 

We are deeply shocked to learn through the Staff Side JCM that the Defense Ministry and the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare are objecting to the implementation of the recommendation made by the 7th CPC on offering an Option to notionally add the number of increments earned in the last pay scale before retirement for calculating the minimum pension to past pensioners. The objection of the Defense Ministry is shocking as it had recently consented to the grant of One Rank One Pension to its own Pensioners. The objection of the Pensioners Ministry that this recommendation is not feasible due to non-availability of service records of Pensioners is most unjustified.

The non-acceptance of this recommendation will cause a major financial loss to many Pre-2016 Pensioners. It should be borne in mind that the Fifth CPC while evolving the norm of modified parity had mentioned in its Report that further improvements could be brought about by future Pay Commissions. It is after 20 years that 7th CPC taking a step in this direction recommended consideration of number of increments earned in that level while in service. The recommendation cannot be set aside on the plea of non-availability of record.

The issue, therefore, needs reconsideration especially in view of the following points:

i) Service Records are protected documents and cannot be destroyed without specific orders of the competent authority; Even if the Service Records of some of the Pensioners were not available, the same can be reconstructed/recast as per prescribed procedures and as per directions of various courts issued from time to time in such cases.
ii) All the Past Pensioners cannot be made to suffer heavy financial loss due to some missing records – which can in any way be reconstructed as stated above.
iii) 5th & 6th Pay Commissions had recommended for grant of Modified Parity to past Pensioners. The orders were implemented on the basis of service records.
iv) Recommendations of the 7th CPC in Para 10.1.67 (option 1) for Parity of Pension of Past (Pre-2016) Pensioners were based on legal and Constitutional grounds.

It is, therefore, requested that the Government should reject the opinions of both the Defense Ministry and the DOP&PW as well as the Empowered Committee and approve the recommendation of 7th CPC regarding option Number 1 to grant Parity to Pre-2016 Pensioners.

Thanking you Sir,

Yours faithfully,
K.Ragavendran
General Secretary AIPRPA

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Central Government employees could get 7th Pay Commission salary from 1st August 2016

Central Government employees could get 7th Pay Commission salary from 1st August 2016

 

7th Pay Commission payout, here’s when you may begin to get the money

 

The long wait of central government employees for the 7th Pay Commission payout may end soon with the government working on the possibility of starting to credit their accounts as per the proposed new pay scales from August 1, 2016.

The long wait of central government employees for the 7th Pay Commission payout may end soon with the government working on the possibility of starting to credit their accounts as per the proposed new pay scales from August 1, 2016.

“Central government employees could get the revised pay-scales with their July salaries that would be credited on August 1,” sources close to officials working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report told FeMoney.

However, while there are indications that arrears would also be credited along with revised pay, it is not clear whether the past dues according to the Commission’s report would be given at one go or in instalments.

The exact position is likely to be clear after the meeting of the 7th Pay Commission committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, on June 11 to decide the final contours of the payout plan.

The 7th Pay Commission recommendation, which will come into effect with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, will result in higher pay package of 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners.

The Commission has recommended a 23.55 per cent hike in pay and allowance. While pay will go up by 16 per cent, increase in allowance will be 63 per cent and increase in pension 24 per cent.

According to reports, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries under Cabinet Secretary Sinha has recommended a wage hike of Rs 21,000 and Rs 2.7 lakh for the lower and upper level, respectively. This works out to Rs 3,000 more at the lower end and Rs 20,000 more for the upper level than what the 7th Pay Commission prescribed.

The impact the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be to the tune of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the government’s exchequer, with the break-up being Rs 73,650 crore on the Union Budget and Rs 28,450 crore on the Railway Budget.

 

Source : http://www.financialexpress.com/

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Agitation Programme announced by BPMS

Agitation Programme announced by BPMS

 

Agitation Programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016 : BPMS affiliated unions will organize agitation programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016 like Gate Meeting, wearing black badges, slogan shouting, Dharna etc. On the last day of demand week a memorandum would be submitted to the respective Head of establishments addressing Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in

 

REF:BPMS/Circular/17th TC/02

Dated: 30.05.2016

To,
The Office Bearers & CEC Members BPMS,
President / Secretary of unions
Affiliated to Federation

Subject: Agitation Programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016.

Dear Brothers & Sisters
Sadar Namaskar
Government Employees National Confederation has decided that all the constituent Federations of GENC will observe an agitation programme throughout the country from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016.

Being a constituent of GENC this federation BPMS has decided that all the affiliated unions will organize agitation programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016 like Gate Meeting, wearing black badges, slogan shouting, Dharna etc. On the last day of demand week a memorandum would be submitted to the respective Head of establishments addressing Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

 

The demands are as follows :

1. Minimum Pay should be fixed 24000/- rupees in place of 18000/-;
2. The fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57 ;
3. The ratio of minimum Pay and maximum Pay should be 1:10 ;
4. Annual increment should be 5% in place of 3% ;
5. Five financial upgradation should be granted within the period of 30 years of Service under MACP scheme ;
6. Pay Scales of Group ‘C’ employees should be merged and upgraded. Grade Pay 1900 and Grade Pay 2000 should be merged and upgraded to 2400 and Grade Pay 2400 and Grade Pay 2800 should be merged and upgraded to Grade Pay 2800 ;
7. Risk Allowance, Washing Allowance, Family Planning Allowance should be continued ;
8. HRA should be granted at the rate of 15%, 25% and 35% ;
9. Minimum two increments should be granted at Promotion ;
10.Interest free Advances should be continued ;
11.OTA is being granted to the employees posted in offices, directorates etc at the rate of 12 rupees per hour (on the pay scales of 4th CPC). OTA should be granted on the Pay Scales of 7th CPC ;
12.Old Pension Scheme should be restored in place of NPS ;
13.The employees covered under NPS scheme should be benefited with gratuity ;
14.Commuted Pension should be restored on year in place of 15th year :
15.CCL related to women employees should not be reduced ;
16.There should not be any educational criteria (High School passed) for grant of compassionate ground appointment ;
17.Benefits of 7th CPC should be granted to Centre, State and autonomous body employees equally ;
18.Since amendment in Bonus Act has retrospective effect and implemented since 2014, the arrear of 2014-2015 should be granted without any delay ;
19.All the employees should be granted Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling ;
20.In Ordnance Factories all Piece work employees should be paid OTA (Between 44¾ and 48 hours) on their actual Pay instead of minimum Pay;
21.The employees having equal qualification and same nature of work should be granted equal pay in all ministries ;
22.Examiners working in Quality control department in OFB should be granted Incentive Bonus ;
23.According to 7th CPC recommendations, civilian employees retiring on same Post or same pay scale should be granted equal Pension ;
24.Wards of employees died in harness are unable to find a Job due to 5% ceiling in compassionate appointment. Therefore, waiting dependants should be granted one time relaxation in compassionate appointment ;
25.The employees of DRDO should be granted the benefit of PRIS ;
26.Trade Apprentices should be taken in job in their respective establishments according to their batch wise seniority.

We hope for full support and cooperation to give a great success to the programme.

With regards,

Brotherly yours
sd/-
(M P Singh)
General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE SERVED TO CABINET SECRETARY

INDEFINITE STRIKE NOTICE SERVED TO CABINET SECRETARY

35 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO COMMENCE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016.

40 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS ALSO WILL JOIN THE PROTEST ACTION THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

LARGEST PARTICIPATED STRIKE ACTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO BEGIN AT 6 AM ON 11TH JULY 2016.

PRESS STATEMENT OF CONFEDERATION

PRESS STATEMENT

Dated: 9th June, 2016

As per the decision taken by the NJCA (National Joint Council of Action of Central Government Employees Organisations), Confederation of Central Government employees and workers and all its constituent Associations/Federations in the Postal, Income Tax, Audit, Accounts, Ground Water Board, Printing and Stationery, Survey Departments, Atomic Energy, Central Secretariat, Central Excise and Customs etc. served the strike notice on their respective head of Departments today the 9th June, 2016. At Delhi massive demonstrations were held at Dak Bhawan, Central Revenue Building (ITO) and many other places. The NJCA includes all Associations and Federations of Departments of the Government of India, including Defence and Railways, Postal, Income Tax, Audit, Accounts etc. About 35 lakh Central Government employees are expected to take part in the indefinite strike action which as per the notice will begin from 11th July, 2016. The indefinite strike has become necessary due to the non settlement of the charter of demands submitted to the Government by the NJCA in December, 2015. (Enclosed is the charter of demands and the NJCA letter addressed to the Cabinet Secretary on10.12.2015).

The 7th Central Pay Commission submitted its report on 19th November, 2015, after a delay of three months from the stipulated period of 18 months given to them. The three months delay was also caused by the intervention of the Present Finance Minister. It is now more than six months the report is with the Government. The entire 35 lakh workers and the Civil Servant pension community was extremely unhappy over the recommendations of the 7th CPC which did not address the core issues presented before them and the wage revisions suggested by the Commission was the lowest in the post independent history of the country. A meagre rise of 14% alone was recommended by the Commission to be effective for a long period of ten years. The Government has so far failed to take note of the anger and anguish of the employees in the matter as the wage rise recommended in the face of the unprecedented rise in the inflation during the period between 2oo6 and 2016. The Government did not either grant any interim relief or even a small financial benefit in the form of merger of DA which at the setting up of every earlier Pay Commission the Government had adhered to.

The strike which commences on 11th July, 2016 shall be the largest participated strike action in the independent India as more than 35 lakhs civil servants are expected to join the strike action.

The entire pension community belonging to Civil Pensioners have decided to join the struggle for the Government has indicated that it will not be able to implement the recommendation of the 7th CPC concerning pensioners on the flimsy ground that relevant document required for the revision might not be available with them.

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

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Opening a postal bank account just a phone call away

Opening a postal bank account just a phone call away

Post Offices are going to function as Commercial Banks. Postman are going to act as mini ATM. Pensioners & account holder will get benefited

Postal Bank to be launched soon – Minister says postal bank account can be opened by just dialing designated phone number – Swiping Machines to be carried by Postmen for transaction at place of account holder

NEW DELHI: Opening a postal bank account is just one phone call away and if you are a pensioner, the money will reach at your door step through your friendly postman. These are a few of the many customer friendly initiatives approved last week by the Postal Board.

Aimed at making postal banking a major commercial success, the board has identified a number of touch points that required ease of customer interface. Customers will soon be able to drop cheques in those forgotten red post boxes, to deposits money in their postal account. In order to open postal bank accounts, all a person has to do is call a number that will be announced soon. This call will be diverted to the local postman of the area. The postman will speak to the called number that will be displayed on his smartphone/tab, (to be soon issued to all post man) and fix an appointment to visit the caller.

He will take pictures of the necessary documents on his smart phone/tab and get it processed at the postal bank. Union Minister for Communications, Information Technology and Post Ravi Shankar Prasad has received the decisions taken by the board and is understood to have approved them.
The major support that postmen will offer is to the more than 5.5 million pensioners in India, who will soon get the benefit of receiving pensions at their door steps, delivered by their postman. “We have a target to launch these services before March 2017,” sources in the Department of Post said.

Among other benefits to customers include Core Banking Systems at all the places of historical, cultural and tourist importance, as well as all state capital cities. Which means that all the facilities that are available at major postal offices will be available to them The core banking system at all major post offices are in advanced stages of connecting to CBS.

New roles galore

  • The post man will also act as a mini ATM, to help the old and infirm to deposit and withdraw money
  • Postmen will carry hand held card swipe machines that will accept deposits and also withdraw money, if a prior request is made
  • The Department of Port is aiming at a launch date before March 2017
  • 5.5 million pensioners will get the benefit of receiving pensions at the doorstep, delivered by postmen
  • The post man will also act as a mini ATM, to help the old and infirm to deposit and withdraw money
  • Postmen will carry hand held card swipe machines that will accept deposits and also withdraw money, if a prior request is made
  • The Department of Port is aiming at a launch date before March 2017
  • 5.5 million pensioners will get the benefit of receiving pensions at the doorstep, delivered by postmen

Source:  newindianexpress.com

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Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016

IMMEDIATE

No. 32/2016-E0 (MM.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 25th May, 2016

To
1. The Chief Secretaries of the State Governments
(As per list enclosed)
2. All Cadre Controlling Authorities of Group ‘A’ Services
(As per list enclosed)

Sub: Retention of names on offer for Central Deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016 – reg.

Sir/Madam,
Please refer to this Department’s D.O. letters of even number and No. 33/2016-E0 (MM.II) both dated 17th December, 2015 regarding sponsoring of the names of eligible officers for appointment in the Government of India under the Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2016.
2. As per directions of the ACC, the names of officers, for being placed on offer are to be obtained from the State Governments/Cadre Controlling Authorities in two tranches.
3. It is, therefore, requested to kindly sponsor the names of officers to this office, for retention under the Central Staffing Scheme for the 2nd tranche. Kindly give this circular wide publicity amongst the eligible officers under your administrative control. As far as possible the applicatiorn may be forwarded by 31st, July, 2016.
4. The applications of willing officers (including those pending from 1st tranche of 2016) may be forwarded to this Department after due scrutiny at the earliest. A copy of the D.O. letter dated 17th December, 2015 is enclosed with this letter.

Yours faithfully
(Jagannath Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary (MM)

DoPT circular

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References from Ministries/Departments seeking advice of the DoP&T regarding further course of action to be taken on the order of Tribunal /Courts

No. 43011/4/2015-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 07 th June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- References from Ministries/Departments seeking advice of the DoP& T regarding further course of action to be taken on the order of Tribunal/Courts.

***

The Ministries/ Departments make references to this Department seeking advice regarding the course of action to be taken on the order of Tribunal / Courts. Generally, ifthe directions of the Tribunals / Court is not in consonance with the policy of DoP&T, theadministrative Ministry / Department concerned is advised for filing an appeal / review inthe High Court in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs. In a few of these cases,the advice of the Department of Legal Affairs is contrary to the advice of the DoP&T. Undersuch circumstances, the administrative Ministries / Departments make a second referenceto DoP&T and DoLA for resolving the matter. The matter has been considered in the DoP&T and it also discussed with DoLA and representatives of Department of Revenue, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, who have in the recent past made a few references of this type. In order to avoid second reference and to effectively deal with Court Cases, it has been decided that the following course of action may be followed:-

(a) Wherever the direction of the Tribunal or court is not in consonance with the policy of DoP&T, the DoP&T may not insist on the Administrative Ministry obtaining the advice of Department of Legal Affairs.

(b) In all the cases filed in Tribunals/Courts, the administrative Ministry shall defend the policy of DoP&T as laid in various OMs and instructions by filing an appeal or review in the appropriate court.

(c) The Ministry of Law and Justice to designate a counsel for each Ministry so that the court cases are defended well.

(d) The Administrative Ministry / Department must ensure that an officer of the level of Under Secretary or above is present in the court when important issues having policy issues or contempt petitions come up for hearing in the court.

(e) Where necessary, DOP&T while giving advice on the references pertaining to court cases, will indicate that an officer of DOP&T shall be co-opted for briefing ASG. In such cases, the administrative Ministry/Department shall fix an appointment with ASG and inform this Department in advance accordingly (i.e., venue, date and time).

(f) Wherever there is a case of delay, the Administrative Ministry may fix responsibility for the same.

2. While defending court cases, as far as possible the DoP&T, Ministry of Law and line Ministry / Department should be on the same page and put up arguments on behalf of Union of India in a coherent manner and uphold the policy of the Government applicable in the relevant case.

(Rajesh Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

DoPT Circular

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