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Implementing OROP, 7th Pay Commission recommendations will not lead to cash crunch: Jayant Sinha

Implementing OROP, 7th Pay Commission recommendations will not lead to cash crunch: Jayant Sinha

The Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha, has said that implementing the One Rank One Pension scheme for military pensioners and the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will not bankrupt the nation.

The Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley had a meeting with the financial experts in New Delhi yesterday. Following the meeting, Mr. Jayant Sinha spoke to the mediapersons. He said –

“We are managing the country’s finances very well. Experts have appreciated our efforts. The government’s financial condition is very stable. Therefore, there wouldn’t be a cash deficit even if the government implements the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Similarly, the government can very well manage the additional cash burden incurred by implementing the One Rank One Pension scheme for the military.

Implementing the OROP will result in additional expenses of Rs.8000-10,000 crores this year. The 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations will be submitted to the government in December this year. Giving increments to the Central Government employees will result in additional expenses to the Government. He confirmed that the government can comfortably manage these expenses.
A lot of important issues, including financial burdens, increasing employment opportunities and agricultural outputs, were discussed at the pre-Budget consultation. Some of the leading names in financial management in India had participated in the meeting. It is normal for governments to hold such meetings prior to the annual budget, but it is unusual that such a meeting was held with six months to go before the next Budget is due. Sinha said that the valuable suggestions that were given by the experts have made the meeting worthwhile, and have convinced them that holding such meetings in advance was a good move.

A number of useful suggestions were given on the schemes that have to be implemented in the current and the next Financial Years. The meeting also paved way for the joint implementation of many a schemes, he said.

Discussions on agriculture and the issues related to it took up most of the time at the meeting. “We discussed a number of suggestions on how to improve our agricultural production. We talked about financial deficits and ways to reduce expenses and austerity measures. We had also discussed public investment options and the importance of making them profitable.

“The other most important topic that we had talked about was the Ministry of Finance. We had discussed the need for increasing the loans offered to farmers, and to the micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and the necessity for increasing job opportunity for youngsters. We had also discussed the steps that need to be taken to boost the large-scale and production-based industries, which are among the biggest sectors that offer employment.”

Source: centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in

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Odisha Government Sanctions 6% enhanced DA for State Employees effective 1st July 2015

Odisha Government Sanctions 6% enhanced DA for State Employees effective 1st July 2015

Payment of enhanced D.A. @ 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015 to the State Government Employees and Employees of Aided Educational Institutions drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 will be at par with D.A. sanctioned by Government of India.

Odisha Sanctions 6% enhanced DA for State Employees – D.A. in accordance with this Memorandum will also be admissible to the State Government Employees who were in service on the 1st July, 2015 but have ceased to be in service at the time of sanction of this enhanced D.A.

 

Ahead of the Dusshera festival, the Odisha Government announced a hike in the dearness allowance for its employees by 6 per cent.

 

With this increase, the DA is now 119 per cent compared with 113 per cent earlier. The new DA will benefit about four lakh government employees and pensioners. The State Government is estimated to take an additional burden of Rs. 305 crore by increasing the DA rate to 119 per cent, the sources said.

 

Sanction of Dearness Allowance @ 6% to the State Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2015.

 

GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

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OFFICE MEMORANDUM

No. 27766/F., dated 17.10.2015

FIN-CS-II-(ALW)0001/2015

 

Sub: Sanction of Dearness Allowance @ 6% to the State Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2015.

 

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in their Office Memorandum No.1/3/2015-E-II(B), dated 23.09.2015 have enhanced Dearness Allowance payable to the Central Government Employees from existing 113% to 119% with effect from 01.07.2015.

 

2. Now, considering the overall financial resources and fiscal target stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005, the State Government have been pleased to release additional dose of D.A. @ 6% enhancing the same from the existing rate of 113% to 119% on the Basic pay and Grade Pay taken together with effect from 01.07.2015 in case of State Government Employees, who are covered under the ORSP Rules, 2008. The Additional dose of D.A. will be paid in cash and can be drawn in the Pay Bill of October, 2015 payable in November, 2015 and onwards. Arrear from the month of July, 2015 to September, 2015 on account of the enhanced D.A., shall not be drawn before the date of disbursement of salary of October, 2015.

 

3. Payment of enhanced D.A. @ 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015 to the State Government Employees and Employees of Aided Educational Institutions drawing pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 will be at par with D.A. sanctioned by Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No.1/3/2015-E-II(B), dated 23.09.2015.

 

4. This additional dose of D.A. @ 6% on Basic Pay and Grade Pay taken together with effect from 01.07.2015 and the manner of payment to the State Government Employees as above is also applicable to the following category of employees covered under ORSP Rules, 2008.

 

All India Service Officers serving in the affairs of the State Government for which General Administration Department will issue Orders separately.

 

The Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Universities who are in receipt of regular scale of pay from whom the State Government is bearing full salary cost. These also include teachers of Universities who enjoy AICTE/UGC scale under ORSP (College Teachers) 2010 and Medical College Teachers under ORSP (Medical College Teachers) Rules, 2010.

 

Subordinate Judicial officers drawing their pay in accordance with Law Department Resolution No. 8318/L dated 02.08.2010.

 

Work-Charged Employees drawing in regular scale of pay under the ORSP Rules, 2008; and

Job Contract Workers of Consolidation and Settlement Organisation who are in receipt of fixed pay in regular scale of pay under ORSP Rules, 2008 and D.A. sanctioned thereon from time to time.

 

5. D.A. in accordance with this Memorandum will also be admissible to the State Government Employees who were in service on the 1st July, 2015 but have ceased to be in service at the time of sanction of this enhanced D.A.

 

6. The bill for drawal of enhanced D.A. @ 6% with effect from 01.07.2015 to the State Government Employees and Employees of Aided Educational Institutions, drawing pay under ORSP Rules-2008 will be submitted to the Treasuries/Special Treasuries/Sub-Treasuries alongwith Pay Bill for the month October, 2015 payable in November, 2015 onwards.

By Order of Governor

Special Secretary to Government.

Source: Business Line

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Mobile app for Public Grievances portal launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh launches Mobile app for Public Grievances portal

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the Mobile Application for the Centralized Public Grievances Redress & Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) portal of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) here today.

In this direction a further step has been taken by providing M-access to citizens through mobile phones. A Quick Response (QR) code has been provided on the pg-portal which can be scanned on to the smart phone after which grievances can be sent from the smart phone directly on to CPGRAMS.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh said this is another step towards translating the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of “ART of Governance” as spelt out by him, with A for Accountability, R- Responsibility and T- Transparency, forming the bedrock of the Government. He said the goal is that the Administration should be citizen centric, transparent and responsive. Dr. Jitendra Singh said more than six lakh public grievances have been settled since the NDA Government assumed office. This data will form the resource material to improve the Governance, he added.

Dr. Jitendra Singh hoped the common public will make maximum use of the mobile app since the mobile phone has emerged as the easiest way of communication from anywhere across the country.

In his address, Secretary, DARPG and Secretary, Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare, Shri Devendra Chaudhary said the mobile app will not only allow lodging of grievances, but the people can also track the status of the redress of their grievance. The DARPG is also carrying out analysis of the grievances and a systematic response is being worked out on how best to address the grievances, he added.

Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Shri Sanjay Kothari was also present during the launch function.

The Mobile App for the CPGRAMS is another innovative initiative of the DARPG, the nodal agency to formulate policy guidelines for citizen-centric governance in the country, redress of citizens’ grievances, being one of the most important initiatives of the department. The DARPG has been making endeavours to bring excellence in public service delivery and to redress grievances of citizens in a meaningful manner by effectively coordinating with different Ministries and Departments of the Government and trying to eliminate the causes of grievances.

CPGRAMS is a Government of India portal aimed at providing the citizens with a platform for redress of their grievances. Grievances received on this platform are redressed by the concerned Ministry/Department/State. CPGRAMS was launched by DARPG in technical consultation with NIC in 2007. More than 16 lakh grievances have been lodged since January 1, 2012. In last 12 months nine lakh grievances have been lodged and 6.47 lakh disposed off.

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CSD Canteen facilities to retired Defence Civilians – Clarification

Defence Accounts department clarifies various aspects of recent Extension of CSD Canteen Facilities to retired Defence Civilians

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEFENCE ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

No. AN/VII/7063/CSD/Misc

Dated: 20.10.2015

All PCsDA/PCA(Fys) Kolkata, CsDA
(Through CGDA website)

Subject: Extension of CSD Canteen Facilities to retired Defence Civilians

Reference: This office letter of even No. dated 21.08.2015.

In continuation of the above, the following clarification on some of the common points raised in various representations received in this office is as under:

Sl.No. Common Points raised in therepresentations Clarification
a) Whether the retired employees of the Defence Accounts facility as the orders from the DDGCS does not explicitly say so. Yes. The retried employees of the Defence Accounts Department are eligible for the C.S. D Canteen facility
b) Whether the DAD Pensioners can get the application forms authenticated only from the office from which they have retired. The authentication of the application forms may be carried out by the nearest Controller, under the jurisdiction, the pensioner is currently residing or the application is made. Also, the nominated Officers are directed to authenticate/countersign the application forms of any DAD pensioner, if the application is submitted to him/her.The authentication is to be carried out, based on submission of the documents as required by the Canteen authorities.
c) What is termed as ‘Govt Order for Retirement? The Part II. Office Order issued by the Controllers in respect of the retiring employee will suffice the requirement.
d) The said order does not speak about the eligibility of the Family Pensioners.Whether the same are eligible for the C.S.D Canteen Facilities? The extension of CSD Canteen Facilities to the Family Pensioners is implied as the QMG branch letter dated 12.08.2015 does not make any distinction between the Retired Defence Civilian Employees and Family Pensioners. The term DAD Pensioners includes within its ambit the Family Pensioners also, as they are drawing pension authorized by PCDA(P) Allahabad.

(Mustaq Ahmad)

Sr. ACGDA (AN)

Download Defence Accounts letter No.AN/VII/7063/CSD/Misc dated 20.10.2015

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Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund

Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition – 2003).

Railway Board has amended the Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition – 2003).

RBE No.125/2015
ACS No.127

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. E(W) 2010/FU-1/4

New Delhi, dated 12.10.201

The General Managers,

All Zonal Railways and Production Units etc.

Sub: Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition – 2003).

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 805 (1) and 805 (2) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I 1985 Edition be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 127.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Encl: Advance Correction Slip.

(Debasis Mazumdar)

Director Establishment (Welfare)

Railway Board.

5. Recreation other than sports 32 Recreational facilities, purchase of gym equipments, employees’/wards’ holiday camps, study tours.
6. Recreational facilities at institutes and Clubs etc. 36
7. Promotion of Cultural Activities 16 Organizing cultural programmes in residential colonies, Divisions and schools and purchase/maintenance of instruments etc.
8. Relief of distress, sickness, etc for staff in grade pay up to Rs.4600/ 120 To grant higher amount of relief to employees in need such as immediate financial assistance to railway employees in accidents and for employees who are long sick and hospitalized for a long period and are on leave without pay: no leave (LAP or LHAP) is in his credit. Funeral charges for death of Railway employees be given at 10,000/- in each case.
9. Sports activities 30 Encouraging sports by giving latest sports equipment and imparting training at schools, institutes and clubs
10. Scouts & Guides activities 22 Augmentation of training facility all over railways
11. Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy 36
12. Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of floods, famines, landslides, fire or any other
calamity
24
13. Developing occupational .skills of physically/mentally challenged railway employees and their wards including purchase of wheel chairs, other aids, special software etc. and organising workshops, seminars, camps etc. 50 Assistance to employees/wards in need of special equipments etc
14. Miscellaneous 80 Support for improvement in holiday homes, rest houses, entertainment/ information facility Viz colour TV; electrical appliances/maintenance fund for recurring expenses on such facilities.
Total 800/-

 

Note: –

(1) Allocation provided against Head/Activity at S.No.(1) (2) and (3) will also be utilized for financing the scheme of Cash award for wards of Railway employees for outstanding contribution in Academics & Sports as stipulated vide Annexure-I to Board’s letter No.E(W)2014/FU-1/1 dated 01-06-2015 (RBE No.54/2015.

(2) Note 3 below Clause (2) of Rule 805 may be substituted by the following:

Based on the overall per capita contribution of Rs.30/- for sports activities, sports allotments shall continue to be made by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with the Railway Sports Promotion Board, to the Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Allotment of Rs. 22/- for scouting activities will also be made by the Ministry of Railways. Rs. 24/- per capita allotted for “Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of natural calamities” will be made from the “SBF Calamity Relief Fund” at the level of the Ministry of Railways. Therefore, allotment for Rs.76/- will be authorized centrally by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) from sanctioned Budget allotments.

(Authority: Board’s letter No. E(W)2014/FU-l/1 dated 30.07.2014, 08.12.2014 and 01.06.2015)

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME-I, 1985 EDITION

(Second Reprint Edition-2003)

CHAPTER-8

Railway Staff Benefit Fund

Advance Correction Slip No.127.

0) Clause (1) of Rule 805 may be substituted by the following:

In addition to the credits to the Fund detailed in Rule 804, there shall be credited to the fund on the 1st April of each financial year an annual grant from the revenues of the Railway at a per capita rate of Rs.800/- based on the sanctioned strength of non-gazetted Railway employees, permanent and temporary, as on the 31st March, posts charged to capital being excluded. The Fund shall be credited provisionally on the 1st April each year with an amount equal to the contribution for the previous year, the necessary adjustment being made as soon as the correct amount of the contribution has been determined. The distribution of Rs.800/- among different activities will be as under:

S. No Head/activity Allocation(in Rs) Scope
1. Education- Scholarship for Higher Technical/Professional education for wards of staff in grade pay of above Rs.2400/- and up to Rs.4200/- @ Rs. 1500/- pm.

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For railway wards of employees in grade pay of above Rs.2400/- and upto Rs.4200/- pursuing higher technical/professional education.
2. Scholarship for higher technical/professional education of Girl children of staff in grade pay up to Rs.2,400/-@
Rs.1500/- pm
28 Scholarship for pursuing technical/ professional diploma/degree for girl children of railway employees up to Rs.2400/- in grade pay
3. Scholarship for higher technical/professional education of  Male children of staff in grade pay up to Rs.2,400/- @ Rs.1500/- pm 100 Scholarship for pursuing technical professional diploma/degree for male children of railway employees in grade pay up to Rs.2400/-
4. Women empowerment activities including seminar, training programmes camps, and gender sensitization camps etc. 28 Giving support to creches, arrangements for safety of women railway employees & other initiatives taken by Railways.

Download Railway Board RBE No.125/2015 ACS No.127 No. E(W) 2010/FU-1/4 dated 12.10.201

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Modification in Life Certificate of Pensioners – Acknowledgement to be issued

Finance Ministry advises Banks to issue duly signed acknowledgement to the pensioners while submitting Life Certificate

Department of Expenditure has advised Banks to issue the acknowledgement at the time of submission of Life Certificates by the Pensioners in the prescribed format given below.

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

CPAO/IT &Tech/Scheme Booklet/2015-16/1666

16.10.2015

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Modification in the format of Life Certificate -Issue of Acknowledgement to pensioners.

Attention is invited to this office OM No.CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2012-13/325 dated-18.02.2013 directing the banks to allow pensioners/family pensioners to submit the life certificates as well as other certificates to any branch of the bank through which their pension are being disbursed. In this context, several instances of stoppage of payment of pensions have been reported citing non-receipt of life certificate even though the pensioners had submitted their life certificates to the bank, due to misplacement of the life certificate at the bank branches concerned. Instances of some pension paying banks not accepting life certificates given to them by pensioners and directing pensioners to submit the life certificate to CPPC have also been reported causing great inconvenience to pensioners, which results in either stoppage of payment of pension or delay in payment of pension.

In this context, to alleviate the hardship faced by the pensioners, RBI has also instructed all the Agency Banks handling government pension payment, vide Notification No. RBT/2014-15/ 587 DGBA. GAD No. H-5013/ 45.01.001/2014-15 dated-07.05.2015 that on receipt of life certificate submitted in physical form, banks to issue duly signed acknowledgement to the pensioners and to enter the same in their CBS immediately and issue a system generated receipt to serve the twin purpose of acknowledgement to the pensioners as well as real- time updation of records.

To facilitate the bank authorities, CPAO has prescribed a modified format of life certificate providing therewith acknowledgement of the receipt of the life certificate vide Correction Slip No.24 to the Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Banks. The acknowledgement is a part of the format of Life Certificate, which can be detached and given to the pensioner by the receiving bank. The format (Annexure) has been circulated to all concerned and the same has been made available on CPAO’s website ‘www.cpao.nic.in’ at the link
“For Banks”–> Guidelines for Master data.

The Chairmen/Chief Executive Directors of Authorised Banks are requested to ensure that their paying branches follow the above instructions scrupulously without fail.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority

(Vijay Singh)

Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

ANNEXURE-XVIl

(See para 15.1page11 of

CPAO’s Scheme Booklet)

Part-A (Every year)

LIFE CERTIFICATE

(To be submitted by Pensioner once a year in November)

Certified that I have seen the pensioner Shri/Smt./Ms._______(Name of Pensioner)
holder of Pension Payment Order No.________ and that he/she is alive on this date.

1. Present address of the pensioner/family pensioner.
2. Telephone/Mobile number (if any).
3. E-mail Address (if any).

Name
Place:

Date:

Designation of Authorised Officer

Seal

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Life Certificate of Pensioner /Family Pensioner of Shri/Smt/Ms.__ (Name of Pensioner) holder of Pension Payment Order No.____ has been
received.

Date :-

Signature .

Name·····················

Stamp of the receiving Bank branch

Download Finance Ministry letter No.CPAO/IT &Tech/Scheme Booklet/2015-16/1666 dated 16.10.2015

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Punjab Announces Cashless Insurance for Government Employees & Pensioners

Punjab Announces Cashless Insurance for Government Employees & Pensioners

Punjab Announces Cashless Insurance for Govt Employees & Pensioners – The scheme would be made compulsory to employees and pensioners it would be optional for All India Service Officers, serving and ex-MLAs, serving and ex-Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

In a significant move that will benefit over 6.50 lakh employees and pensioners of the state government, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to implement Cashless Health Insurance scheme in lieu of the existing policy of reimbursement of the medical expenses.

A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here at Punjab Bhawan this evening.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Ministers Office said that the facility of cashless treatment would be provided to Government employee/pensioners and their dependents in more than 250 empanelled public and private hospitals in Punjab, Chandigarh and NCR (Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida) adding that under this scheme all the benefits would be granted to the employee as per Service Rules (Medical Attendance Rules 1940).

The expenses on treatment if taken outside the state would be reimbursed to the employees by the insurance company within 15 days of submission of medical claim. As per the scheme, the expenditure on treatment of patient admitted in hospital and 246 kinds of “day care” procedure (in which treatment was provided in less than 24 hours) and treatment of chronic diseases in OPD would be provided to patient without spending any money.

The OPD expenses other than those related to chronic diseases would continue to be met through fixed medical allowance. The scheme would cover pre and post hospitalisation benefits up to seven days and 30 days respectively, which were not available under the prevailing rules.

Though the insurance company cover was Rs 3 lakh per family, however, the scheme would cover a family for an unlimited amount. The scheme would be made compulsory to employees and pensioners it would be optional for All India Service Officers, serving and ex-MLAs, serving and ex-Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Source: Business Line

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Government approves hike in bonus ceiling from Rs. 3500 to Rs 7000

Government approves hike in bonus ceiling from Rs. 3500 to Rs 7000

central_government_bonus_hike_2015_approved NEW DELHI: The Cabinet decided to double the wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers and establishments with 20 or more workers.

“The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to enhance the monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from existing Rs 3,500 was approved by Union Cabinet here,” a source said after the Cabinet meeting.

The amendment bill will be made effective from April 1, 2015. Now the bill will be tabled in Parliament for approval.

The bill also seeks to enhance the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of an employee from Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000.

The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 is applicable to every factory and other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year.

The bill also provides for a new proviso in Section 12 which empowers the central government to vary the basis of computing bonus.

At present, under Section 12, where the salary or wage of an employee exceeds Rs 3,500 per month, the minimum or maximum bonus payable to employees are calculated as if his salary or wage were Rs 3,500 per month.

The last amendment to both the eligibility limit and the calculation ceilings under the said Act was carried out in 2007 and was made effective from April 1, 2006.

This amendment in the Act to increase wage ceiling and bonus calculation ceiling was one of ssurances given by the Centre after 10 central trade unions went on one-day strike on September 2.

The government had hinted at meeting workers’ aspirations on nine out of 12 demands submitted by the unions.

Source : AIRF

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Defence Personnel will have better facility for collection of Train I-Tickets Booked on Defence Travel System

Defence Personnel will have better facility for collection of Train I-Tickets Booked on Defence Travel System

Ministry of Railways

20-October, 2015

I-Tickets on Defence Travel System can be Collected at any PRS Counter by Defence Personnel

For hassle-free collection of i- tickets by Defence Personnel booked on the Defence Travel System on Indian Railways, the Indian Railways now affords the facility of collection of the booked i-tickets from any Computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counter of Indian Railways. Earlier, the i-tickets could be collected by the Defence Personnel at the journey originating station only. Now it has been liberalized and it can be collected from any PRS counter in the country. However, the i-tickets can be printed only once. This liberalized facility will be a big help to defence personnel.

With a view to phase out the Defence Warrant System, the Indian Railways commenced the Defence Travel System on its e- ticketing portal of IRCTC in 2009. The i-ticket now can be collected from any PRS counter by the defence personnel on showing one of the ten prescribed proofs of identity allowed for undertaking journeys on e-tickets. If some other person collects the tickets on behalf of the defence personnel, then he/she must produce any of the ten prescribed proofs of identity in original along with photocopy of the ticket-holding defence personnel.

The Railways has also issued format of receipt to be given by the Defence Personnel while collecting the i-ticket from the Railway counter which specifies inter alia details such as PNR Number and Transaction ID on Defence Travel System.

The Railway has also mitigated certain other problems encountered in booking of i-tickets for the Defence Personnel through facilities like auto cancellation of fully waitlisted e-tickets, allowing of booking of tickets on defence travel system during first thirty minutes of opening of reservation disallowed for all other ticketing agents.

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7th Pay Commission – Advantages to Government or Employees?

7th Pay Commission – Advantages to Government or Employees?

The Central Government employees are scheduled to get salary hikes on the basis of the recommendations by January 1, 2016. According to sources, the house rent allowance too would see an increase by 20 per cent. But the most significant recommendation is that 5 to 6 per cent of the annual increment would be performance-based. There is also likely to be a provision of retiring under-performing employees by the age of 55 or 30 years of service, whichever is more.
The Finance ministry has already opened its stand saying, the Seventh Pay Commission will be mindful of the fiscal concerns of the government while giving its report on new pay scales and remunerations for central government employees and pensioners.
So the question which arises in everybody’s mind is, for whom the 7th Pay Commission is for? Is it for the Central Government employees or for the Government? For Whose benefit is it working?
For example there is a rumour floating around that the CGHS facility is going to take its last breath after 7th CPC. The Seventh Pay commission is planning to propose health insurance scheme to replace Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) at highly subsidized rates.
The pay panel will ask the central government to urge the insurance industry to come up with feasible health insurance solution for the central government employees and pensioners. The IRDA, the insurance regulatory body of India, will be compelled to ask the health insurance companies to offer a basic insurance to every central government employee and pensioner, regardless of age or medical condition and will not be allowed to make a profit of this basic insurance.
Health insurance would be available for central government employees and pensioners till death, the insured employees and pensioners will have to pay 50% of the premium from their salaries and pensions and the remaining 50% premium may be paid by the central government.
The CGHS is financed mainly through the Centre’s tax revenues. Though beneficiaries do contribute a share of their wages towards premium, ranging from Rs 600 to Rs 6,000 a year depending on their pay scale, this accounts for just about 5 per cent of the total expenditure. The government shells out the remaining 95 per cent.
However, now the Government is looking for ways to end the CGHS in its current form and to move to an insurance based health scheme to cut costs.
Recently, the CG Employee’s Welfare Ministry released an announcement which has created confusion and fury among the CG employees.
In the announcement it has been said that the senior officials have to analyse the service record and decide whether employees who have completed thirty years of service or reached their 50th year should continue their service or be advised to leave service after three months notice.
Does it take a management to learn that an official or an employee is unfit to continue in service when he has reached his 50th year? Does it take thirty years of continuous service to assess the efficiency of an employee?
Then what is the need for a probation period? After serving the Government for 30 years or till his 50th year, if somebody is asked to quit just like that, giving some damn reason when he is old, appears rather inhumane.
Unlike in the private sector, the pay hike in government is a once-in-10-years-affair. The Government need not and should not compare the Government employees with the private sector. The private sector works on profit mode, but the government organisations work in the service mode.
The NJCA at the Meeting of the Confederation held at Hyderabad on 09th October 2015 while endorsing the decision of the National Joint Council of Action (Railway, Defence & Confederation) to organize massive protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 19th November 2015 and also Nationwide Protest Demonstration in front of all works spot & offices, has decided to further intensify the protest action against the negative attitude of the Government for the Unwarranted intervention of the Finance Ministry in the independent functioning of the Pay Commission by issuing a statement asking the 7th CPC to factor into its report the fiscal concern of the government and thereby to pressurize the commission not to recommend wage rise on the basis of a sound and scientific formulation and Causing engineered delay by the Government in the submission of 7th CPC report by granting four months extension upto 31st December 2015, even when the Pay Commission was ready to submit its report within the stipulated time i.e. 28th August 2015.

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Government may effect Bonus Ceiling hike to Rs 21,000 from the present Rs.10000

Government is likely to hike Bonus from the current ceiling of Rs 10,000 (basic + DA) per month to Rs 21,000 (basic + DA) a month. Agenda is to be taken up in the forthcoming Cabinet Meet.

Government may effect Bonus Ceiling hike to Rs 21,000 (basic + DA) a month soon – More Central Government Employees to be be covered for payment of Bonus

Ministry of Labour has hinted that the ceiling of Bonus is likely to be hiked from the current ceiling of Rs.10,000 (basic + DA) per month to Rs.21,000 (basic + DA) a month.

After the Bihar elections Union Cabinet may discuss about this ordinance to amend Payments of Bonus Act 1965 to make more employees eligible for annual bonus.

If the Ordinance is approved, those earning up to Rs.21,000 (basic + DA) a month will now be eligible bonus. This would be a steep jump from the current ceiling of Rs.10,000 (basic + DA) per month.

The government is already in the process of revising the minimum wages. The Election Commission has approved the Labour Ministry’s proposal and the Union Cabinet is likely to take up the issue on promulgating ordinance next week. From this year onwards, bonus will be linked to minimum wages.

Ministry in a recent meeting with trade unions said that the government agreed to amend the Bonus Act by enhancing the eligibility ceiling under section 2(13) of the Act from Rs.10,000 per month to Rs.21,000 month. It also agreed to calculate ceiling under section 12 from Rs.3,500 per month to Rs.7,000 per month, or the minimum wage notified by the government for the category of employment.

Trade unions View

All the trade Unions demanded the abolition on ceiling on payment of bonus due to rising inflation, the Government rejected it.

Source: Deccan Herald

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One Rank One Pension : A proud daughter of a proud Artillery Veteran writes to Modi

One Rank One Pension : A proud daughter of a proud Artillery Veteran writes to Modi

A letter to the PM – One Rank One Pension – By Shalini.

Dear Mr.Prime Minister,

For Your Information Sir.

A war widow at the age of 78 has to walk 18 km every month to collect her martyr husband’s pension of Rs .13/- (Rupees Thirteen only). The Freedom Fighters of Colonial India and their widows get a better pension than what is given to the Retired Military population. Even the laborers could get their daily wages hiked with time but the war widow stands where her husband left her. Have we lost all dignity, sense of respect and basic common sense for humanity? Where are we? Rs 13/- as monthly pension and a Kg of onion, Rs 50/-. For God’s sake……. Do we still need to talk ?

Our Flag does not hover because the wind moves it, it flutters with the last breath of each soldier who died and with each breath of the soldier who lives protecting it. You don’t get to deliver a speech on the Independence Day just because you are the PM, it is because of the human shield that sweats and freezes throughout the prime of their lives.

One speech you made to the tens of thousands Ex-Servicemen at Hissar, where you committed to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP), if elected, allowing you to tap into the vote bank of the services – retired, in-service, war widows and of course their families. You should dedicate your present electoral victory to the Services. Was it just voting bank politics, Sir? Gen VK Singh (Retd) stood testimony to your promise and more than you the personnel’s believed their Gen who is now a part of your Govt. Let the men not lose faith on their roaring Gen and let your politics not make him a scapegoat please.

Mr. Pradhan Sevak of the country. as you proclaim yourself to be, kindly refrain from politicizing the Services, the only Deptt committed to the country and its people. High time you and your team including your squad of so called highly efficient bureaucrats save yourself from the mockery you have brought on your kindselves.

Let’s try solving the issues.

If budget is an issue, reduce some of the frills that the politicians and the bureaucrats enjoy sitting in air conditioned offices with all the luxury possibly available.

If you are afraid that other retired from Govt services will claim for the same then let them commit one child per family to the Indian Military. A great way to make up for the shortage of Defense personnel. Let us make national service a must in the country. A stronger Military with more head counts is never bad.

If that is still difficult, please esteemed politicians and bureaucrats get yourself back packed and perched in Kargil, Jaisalmer, Cherrapunji, Tawang, Siachin or in the Arabian Sea for a month each with the men, like the men and then let’s do some talking.

Let there be some humility and respect by the Govt and the Police force while managing our Military veterans at peaceful protest with utmost dignity. When you fail to discharge your duties efficiently, that has often happened, be it a natural disaster or an internal security issue; the only alternate available is the forces for help. They did and have come to your rescue without fail. Our neighbours have a very drastic history of Military Coups since 1958 & have been successful thrice in doing so. Let’s not forget we have an active force of 1325000 personnel, with approximately 60K retiring each year. Let’s us not create conducive environment for more trouble within the country.

The Military of the country cannot be taken on a ride for votes and then just left. High time seriousness be taken on the mature and highly sensitive protest that is going on at the Jantar Mantar and India Gate for two months now. The men there have served selflessly be it insurgency, internal security issues, disaster mitigation without any reservations. They have been decorated for their gallant and then just forgotten …not acceptable.

Mr. PM, please shun talks – time to act and show and prove that what the Congress failed and kept washing their hands off has finally been given life by you.

Let the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ echo till eternity and your name be added to it. Let the soldiers remain to be our pride.

Jai Hind. Jai Jawan.

Regards.

Shalini. A citizen of the country.

A proud daughter of a proud Artillery Veteran

 

The concept – One Rank One Pension (OROP)

“bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners, and also future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. In armed forces, equality in service has two components, namely, rank and length of service. The importance of rank is inherent in armed forces as it has been granted by the President of India and signifies command, control and responsibility in consonance with ethos of service. These ranks are even allowed to be retained by the individual concerned after his/her retirement. Hence, two armed personnel in the same rank and equal length of service should get same pension irrespective of date of retirement and any future enhancement in rates of pension be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.”

Source: http://ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in/

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7th Pay Commission, OROP will not impact fiscal deficit: Jayant Sinha

Seventh Pay Commission, OROP will not impact fiscal deficit: Jayant Sinha
Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha

NEW DELHI: Increase in salary bill due to Seventh Pay Commission and Implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) will not strain government’s fiscal position, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said.

“I think we are in a very good shape as far as fiscal management is concerned. That was appreciated by all economists,” he said while interacting with reporters after a meeting of economists which was chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at NITI Aayog.

He made it clear that the government’s fiscal position is strong enough to bear the impact of implementation of Seventh Pay Commission and OROP.

The Seventh Pay Commission report in December is expected to recommend a hike in salary of central government employees. OROP is likely to result in an outgo of Rs 8,000-10,000 crore this fiscal.

The pre-Budget meeting discussed various issues, including agriculture productivity, job creation and fiscal expenditure.

“We had some of India’s most eminent economists and commentators there. Obviously, it is very early in the cycle to start the consultation. But we felt that if there were good ideas, we could incorporate them even in this fiscal year. Obviously, for the preparation of the current budget, we could begin the work on that right now,” he said.

“It was very good interaction and we look forward to incorporating much of this for this fiscal year as well as coming fiscal.”

There were several topics that came up, Sinha said, adding that “one very important topic that we spent time on is agriculture and what we could do to increase productivity in agriculture”.

The meeting also dwelt at length on fiscal expenditure and how to ensure fiscal expenditure, particularly public investment, could be as productive as possible.

“Third major area that we spoke about is obviously the financial sector… more credit for agriculture, MSMEs and what could we do further to strengthen our banks. The final area that we also spent time on is how to ensure we are able to create more jobs for young people, whether it is in the manufacturing sector or the service sector,” he said.

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian and Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Urjit Patel were present.

Besides, the meeting was attended by Finance Secretary Ratan P Watal, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia and Financial Services Secretary Anjuly Chib Duggal.

Economists such as Subir Gokarn, Director of Research at the Brookings Institution India, Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group, and Rajiv Lall, Vice-Chairman IDFC Ltd, also participated.

Inputs with PTI

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Revising Retirement age does not come under the purview of 7th Pay Commission

Revising Retirement age does not come under the purview of 7th Pay Commission.

Revising Retirement Age Recently the news about retirement age is blown out of proportion in Social Media. In Social Media it has been signaled casually that the retirement age will be brought down to 58 years. Initially it was said that 7th pay commission going to recommend the criteria for retirement age as either 33 years of Service or 60 Years of age whichever comes first.

And gradually it is reduced to 58years of age or 33 years of service and finally ends up with 30 years of service or at the age of 55 years.

7th pay commission Vs Retirement Age

Does it worth to believe the news circulated in social media about 7th pay commission recommendation and retirement age..? We asked the Federation sources about this and they want to maintain anonymity told that it depends upon the individuals to decide whether it is true or not. We should not blame the media for everything. We should be able to know the difference between the news and rumors.

One of our Sources told that revising the retirement age will not fall under the purview of Pay commission. It should be decided by central government only. No Pay commission has recommended anything about Retirement age so far.
Federation Leaders were asked about this retirement age issue, when it became sensational in Print and e-Media, why don’t they come forward to clear the doubts on this sensational issue?. They told that they didn’t want do give importance to the rumors and hear says.

They said, “We need to clarify the doubts of our cadres across the country whenever it was rumored in social media about their service related sensational issues. But when sensational becomes routine, it’s not our business to respond to such hearsays on daily basis”

As far as retirement age is concerned we know that 7th pay commission cannot recommend revising the retirement age of central government employees, since it does not fall under the purview of 7th Pay Commission. Even we won’t accept it if the central government tries to reduce the retirement age,” the sources added.

Source: http://govtstaffnews.in/

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Recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways

Railway Board had instructed all the recruiting arms to verify the certificates in respect of the candidates qualifications of the non-gazetted posts directly to the Board/University/Institution or the Council as the case may be, provided the said body is run by Central Government/State Government Bodies enacted by Act of Parliament or State Legislature

 

Ministry of Railways has issued clarification to all recruiting arms to follow the guidelines prescribed in Recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways and complete certification verification directly with the concerned Institution.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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E(NG)-11/2005/RR-1/8

New Delhi, dated 30.09.2015

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways/Pus,
Chairman/RRBs.

Sub: Recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways- Adherence to prescribed qualification in recruitment from open market – Clarification regarding.

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Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 28/8/2014 on the above subject. References are being received in this office regarding the applicability of the said instructions w.r.t other aspects as mentioned in para 3 of the letter ibid, apart from recognition of institutions. Accordingly, the matter has been looked into and it is clarified that the issues of duration of a course, equivalence etc. may also be confirmed by the concerned recruiting agency/appointing authority, contacting directly to the Board/University/Institution or the Council as the case may be, provided the said body is run by Central Government/State Government Bodies enacted by Act of Parliament or State Legislature or recognized by Central Government/State Government Bodies enacted by Act of Parliament or State Legislature.

(This also disposes off RRB/Patna’s letter No.RRB/PAT/02/CEN/2010 dated 16/8/2011 and para 2 of RRB/Bhopal’s letter No. RRB/BPL/Rly.Bd.Corres./87D dated 16/01/2015).

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

Download Railway Board letter No.E(NG)-11/2005/RR-1/8, dated 30.09.2015

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Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement – Determination of appointing authority reg.

Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement – Determination of appointing authority reg.

Ministry of Railways has sent a letter to all the GMs of the Indian Railways and the Production Units regarding Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement and the Determination of appointing authority.

RBE No. 119/2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(D&A) 2012 Res-34

New Delhi, 30.09.2015.

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways and Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement – Determination of appointing authority reg.

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter no. E(D&A) 2002 RGs-36 dated 25.11.2002 on the above subject relating to determination. of appointing authority for the purpose of imposition of the penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement on a Railway servant.

2. It was clarified in the above referred instructions that the intention of Rule 2(1)(a) of RS(D&A) Rules, 1968 is that the penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service should be imposed on a Railway servant only by the highest of the following authorities viz. the authority which actually appointed the railway servant to the relevant grade or post, or the authority which. is empowered to make appointment to that grade or post at the time of imposition of penalty. It was further emphasized that the penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service should not be imposed by an authority which has merely issued the offer of appointment or order of promotion with regard to the appointment or promotion ordered by a competent authority higher to that authority.

3. In a PNM meeting with the NFIR, the Federation has stated that inspite of the above mentioned instructions, in some instances, the penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement were imposed on a Railway servant by an authority lower than the authority which had actually ordered the appointment/promotion of the Railway servant. It is therefore reiterated that a lower authority who has merely issued/signed the order regarding appointment/promotion which has been ordered by a higher authority, is not competent to impose the penalty or dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service on such Railway servant. Such action is not only violative of the RS(D&A) Rules but- also unlikely to withstand judicial scrutiny. Railways may therefore impress upon all concerned to adhere to the provisions of Railway Board’s letter no. E(D&A) 2002 RGG-36 dated 25.11.2002, as brought out in para 2 above.

4. Hindi version will follow. Please acknowledge receipt.

(S.Modi)
Dy. Director Estt. (D&A)
Railway Board

Download Railway Board letter No. E(D&A) 2012 Res-34 dated 30.09.2015

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LIC Wage Revision – Joint Session Reporting

LIC Wage Revision – Joint Session Reporting

As scheduled, the discussions on Wage-revision were held today, i.e. on 16th October 2015 at Mumbai. The management was represented by the Chairman Shri S K Roy, all the three Managing Directors & the officials of Personnel department.

NOINO was represented by Shri Dattaraj Prabhukhanolkar, All India GS, NOINO; Shri Y N Murthy, All India Joint Secretary, NOINO; & Shri R Dhayalan, Zonal Secretary, NOINO SZ unit.

The Chief(Personnel) Shri Prakash Chand took stock of the situation. He lauded the role of the Chairman & our MD Smt Usha Sangwan in the wage-revision issue.

Thereafter, Smt Usha Sangwan, Managing Director spoke. She stressed on the need of a better professional approach; setting higher benchmarks in customer service etc.

Thereafter Shri V K Sharma, Managing Director, spoke. He stressed on the importance of agency retention. He also spoke on the issues of Market Share of LIC & the growth of New Business.

Shri S B Mainak, Managing Director expressed concern over the reduction in accounting surplus.

Thereafter, the Chairman spoke. The Chairman in his speech covered the following points:-

We all have put our best efforts during these hard times & expressed confidence that this teamwork will help facing the future challenges

Only thing permanent is ‘Change’

Degrowth of 41% in policies & 10% in FPI as on 31.3.2015

Achievement to budget was only 55% on policies & 82% on FPI.

Total income crossed 4 lakh crore; Asset base crossed 20 lakh crores

Claim settlement 99.77% as on 31.3.2015.

Adoption & use of technology is the need of the hour

Transfer & Mobility policy & Biometric Authentication (for eFEAP) to be applicable from 1st April 2016.

Thereafter the ED(P) gave the wage-proposal. Following are the salient features of the proposal(for Class I Officers):-

  • Rise of 13.5% in Basic Pay after 100% Merger of DA in old Basic as on 1.8.2012.
  • Rate of DA 0.10%(Old—0.15%)
  • HRA—A Class cities—10% of Basic Pay. Maximum 5200; B Class—-8%. Maximum 4320; C Class—7%. Maximum 4200.
  • CCA—A Class cities—3% of Basic Pay. Maximum 1275; B Class—-2.5%. Maximum 1210; C Class—2%. Maximum 930.
  • Transport allowance—1300(Old 800).
  • Cash Medical Benefit—upto Basic 60165—- 13000; above 60165—–19440.
  • PG 1 Allowance—1120(Old 680)
  • Audit allowance—1405(Old 850).

The Joint Session ended there.

The reporting of the Individual session with NOINO is being done separately.

Source: http://noinocentral.blogspot.in/

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Highlights of 27th SCOVA Meeting held on 13.10.2015 – BPS

Highlights of 27th SCOVA Meeting held on 13.10.2015 – BPS

The Managing Committee Member of BPS and the SCOVA Member rom NFRPA Shri.S.M.Kanjilal published the highlights of the 27th SCOVA Meeting held on 13th October 2015 on the official blog of Bharat Pensioners Samaj(BPS).

Brief of 27th SCOVA Meeting

The 27th meeting of SCOVA was held at Vigyan Bhawan on 13th Oct,15 at 11 hrs. The meeting was Chaired by Dr. Jitendra Singh , the Uninon Minister of State(IndependentCharge) for DoNER,Public Grievances & Pension, Atomic Energy and Space . Mr. Harjit Singh ,Joint Secretary ,(P&PW) submitted his welcome address to the house . After that all the Delegates attended the meeting introduced themselves, while as per programme Introductory remarks were placed by Secretary(P&PW).Later Hon’ble MOS(PP), Chairman SCOVA, addressed the meeting. He said that retired employees should become torch bearers of Start-up-India, Stand-up India initiative. Addressing the meeting, he called upon the pensioners to involve their vast experience and resources to assume the role of job creators. He said that the pendency without reason has to be taken care of completely. Sri Devendra Choudhury, Secretary DOP&PW beside others stated that department of P&PW has set a deadline of one months time during which backlog of 2200 pending pension grievances will be settled. He referred several welfare projects of GOI. It is reported that 19 Pensioners Association registered themselves under the initiative Sankalp.After his deliberation discussion was held on ATR on the points raised in the 26th Meeting of SCOVA and on Fresh Agenda items. The brief of the discussions appended below.
ATR of the 26th Meeting of SCOVA:

Item 1. Sl. No.1 of ATR, Status of issue revised PPO : On item (a),(b) and (c) no comments from the representatives of the Pensioners Association. However, on Ministry of Railways , the figure shown is confusing and promptly brought to the notice of the Chairman by the representative of NFRPA. He questioned when it is recorded in 6th CPC report that the total numbers of railway pensioners prior to 2006 was more than 10 lacs how the total revised cases of railway pensioners can be 1,10,543. No positive reply was there from official side. As regards the problems of dispatch of revised PPO to the pensioners address for not having the present address,the suggestion of NFRPA to handover the PPO to the pensioners through PDA had been taken into consideration.

Item 2 Sl.No. 3 of ATR Health Insurance : No comments

Item 3 Sl.No. 5 of ATR : Special Family Pension : Concerned Defence Pensioners Association raised some queries and questioned which have been discussed and noted.

Item 4, 5, 6 : Nothing specific discussed, except some grievances on Medical issues.

Item 7 Sl.No.9 of ATR : On the benefit of Rs. 4600 GP. It is stated that the concerned file is still pending with Department of Expenditure. On being urged to fix a time line by the representative of NFRPA, Guwahati, Assam, it is stated that within 10 days the file will be returned with comments to concerned Department.

Item 8 to 16 issues related to BSNL, Ministry of Health, DOP&PW etc have been discussed by the concerned representatives of the Pensioners Associations.

On Fresh Agenda of 27th Meeting.

1. On issue of acknowledgement to pensioners submitting life Certificate : CPAO formulated a format of Life Certificate which had been supplied to the Delegates and stated that the format will also be available in the website of CPAO.

2. Extension of the benefits of OM dated 28.01.13 less than 33 years : Stated that the matter is subjudiced.

3. On health issues (27.3,27.4) : On CGHS facilities various discussion were held . On RELHS issue NFRPA has proposed to include SMART CARD issue in the agenda which have not been taken. NFRPA representative raised the issue of SMART CARD. But the representative of official side of Railways failed to give any suitable reply.

4. On illegal recovery of pension vis a vis reduction of pension : The matter has been refered to DoPT on 07.06.15. DoPT informed on 30.06.15 that the matter is under consideration especially on the issues of impermissible-ness of recovery based on the letter of OM dated 06.02.14 and recent SC Judgments. It is stated that order may be issued for implementation of the guide lines prescribed by Hon’ble SC. On being insisted by the representatives of NFRPA, it is stated that before 27th Oct,15 the order will be issued. NFRPA also requested to review the issue of reduction of pension in fixing the Minimum Pension which has been done in misinterpreting the contents of the 6th CPC Resolutions and OM No. dated 1.9.2008 and 28.1.13respectively, wherein it is categorically stated that minimum pension in no case should be less than 50 % of the minimum pay of the pre-revised scale of the corresponding scale from which pensioner had retired.

5. On implementation of circular of P&PW(A) No. dt 30.7.15 it is directed that revision of pension in respect of all the pending cases must be completed by concerned Dept. by 16.10.15

6. On facility for online railway booking : NFRPA representative requested to extend the facility to Pass holders also so that the Retired Rly Pensioners can also avail this facility.

S.M.Kanjilal
General Secretary(A)
SCOVA Member from NFRPA & Managing Committee Member BPS

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CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO ORGANIZE NATION WIDE CAMPAIGN AND PROTEST PROGRAMME AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEMANDS

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO ORGANIZE NATION WIDE CAMPAIGN AND PROTEST PROGRAMME AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEMANDS

2015 NOVEMBER 2nd TO 6th

INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AMONG THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BY ORGANIZING GENERAL BODY MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, OFFICE TO OFFICE SQUAD WORK, DISTRIBUTION OF PHAMPLETS AND POSTERING

2015 NOVEMBER 6th

NATIONWIDE MASS DHARNA AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES

2015 NOVEMBER 19th

(a) MASSIVE DHARNA AT JANTAR MANTAR, NEW DELHI. ALL NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION LEADERS (RAILWAY, DEFENCE & CONFEDERATION) AND ALL STANDING COUNCIL MEMBER WILL SIT ON DHARNA.

(b) NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL WORK SPOTS AND OFFICES.

Dear Comrades,

The National Secretariat Meeting of the Confederation held at Hyderabad on 09th October 2015 while endorsing the decision of the National Joint Council of Action (Railway, Defence & Confederation) to organize massive protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 19th November 2015 and also Nationwide Protest Demonstration in front of all works spot & offices, has decided to further intensify the protest action against the negative attitude of the NDA Government by organizing the following programmes: –

(1) 2015 November 2nd to 6th – Campaign Week.
(2) 2015 November 6th – Nationwide Mass Dharna at all Important centres.

The Campaign and Protest Dharna will be organized mainly on the following three issues: -
(1) Non Settlement of any of the legitimate demands raised by the JCM Staff Side, National Council by the NDA Government.

(2) Causing engineered delay by the Government in the submission of 7th CPC report by granting four months extension upto 31st December 2015, even when the Pay Commission was ready to submit its report within the stipulated time i.e. 28th August 2015.

(3) Unwarranted intervention of the Finance Ministry in the independent functioning of the Pay Commission by issuing a statement asking the 7th CPC to factor into its report the fiscal concern of the government and thereby to pressurize the commission not to recommend wage rise on the basis of a sound and scientific formulation.

All affiliated organizations and C-O-Cs are requested to implement the above campaign and protest programme throughout the country in a most befitting manner.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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Government asks Pensioners to furnish their Life Certificate and relevant details to their respective banks in order to enable the banks to provide them better services

Government asks Pensioners to furnish their Life Certificate and relevant details to their respective banks in order to enable the banks to provide them better services

The Government has asked all the pensioners and family pensioners to furnish their Life Certificate in prescribed pro-forma in the month of November every year to their respective banks.

The pensioners should indicate their present address, telephone numbers (including mobile number) and email ID (if available) on their respective Life Certificates in order to enable the Banks to provide them (pensioners) better services.

PIB

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