Appointment on compassionate grounds – Suitability Test

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Compassionate grounds

RBE 81/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 81/2018

No. E(NG)II/20 li/RC-1/GenI/f New Delhi, dated 07 .06.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds- Suitability Test- regarding .

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)II/84/RC-1/174 dated 25.06.1985, No. E(NG)ll/88/RC-1/1/Policy dated 02.11.1989 read with para 2(i) of letter No. E(NG)Il/88/RC- 111/Policy dated 16.05.1991, stipulating inter-alia, that suitability of a person to be considered for appointment on compassionate grounds should be assessed by an appropriate suitability test, keeping the compassion in view. Board’s letter dated 25.06.1985 has laid down that such appointment be considered as per the educational qualification possessed by the candidate.

2. As regards number of chances, this Ministry’s letter dated 28.04.1999 (RBE No. 84/1999), 21.09.2001(RBE No. 192/2001) and dated 02.03.2012 ( RBE No. 28/2012), specify the number of chances to be given to a candidate (wards as well as widow/wife), for appearing in the suitability test for appointment on compassionate grounds to Non-Gazetted posts on the Railways. Accordingly, at present, there are three (03) and four (04) chances available for wards and widow/wife respectively. 3. It has come to the notice that not only the procedure adopted for conducting suitability test and additional chances to be given to candidates for appointment on compassionate grounds by the Zonal Railways vary from the instructions issued at paras I and 2 above, but the directives/intent of stipulation made in the instruction ibid are also not being followed in true spirit.

4. Accordingly, the matter has been looked into. It has now been decided by the Board that in compliance of letters mentioned at para 2 above, maximum of three such chances to the wards and four chances may be given to widow/wife commensurate with their educational qualification to the post and suitability may be adjudged accordingly. Second chance should be given as a rule and uniformally followed.

5. It is also reiterated that 2nd chance to wards and widow should be given with the approval of competent authority (DRMs/HODs/CWMs as the case may be). However, 3rd chance to ward/widow/wife and 41h chance to widow/wife will require personal approval of the General Manager.

6. In case a request has been received from the candidate for appointment on other Railway, his/her case may be transferred eylongwith all relevant papers to that Railway. Assessment of suitability may be done by the Railway where the candidate is to be appointed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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Brief of the meeting held today with Hon’ble Minister for Railways, who is also looking after the portfolio of the Finance Ministry

Brief of the meeting held today with Hon’ble Minister for Railways, who is also looking after the portfolio of MOF

AIRF

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: June 6, 2018

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with Hon’ble Minister for Railways, who is also looking after the portfolio of the Finance Ministry

Met today with Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Piyush Goyal Ji, who is also looking after Finance portfolio, at North Block, and pursued him for early settlement of the significant issues related to the Central Government Employees, viz. NPS, Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as well as important issues related to THE Railwaymen, viz. LARSGESS, upgradation of Trackmen in the ratio of 10:20:20:50 and Running Allowance, etc. etc.

Though he heard all the issues very patiently, but said that, the issues related to Finance Ministry would be dealt by the regular incumbent, Shri Arun Jaitley Ji, but promised that he would arrange a meeting.

Regarding Railways related issues, he said that, certain issues are in the process, and major issues like promotion of the staff, Running Staff, upgradation of the Trackmen in the ratio of 10:20:20:50, etc. etc., would be resolved amicably.

This is for your information.

Yours faithfully,
Shiva Gopal Mishra
General Secretary

Source: Airfindia.org

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Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Post Graduate Allowance

7th CPC –  Post Graduate Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)I-2017/AL-2

PC-VII No. 104,

RBE No. 75/2018

New Delhi, dated 28.05.2018

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Post Graduate Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to decide that Medical Officers will be granted Post Graduate Allowance as detailed below:

Post Graduate Allowance

S. NO

CATEGORY

REVISED RATES

1 Railway Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having Post Graduate degree qualification recognised under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. 2250/- p.m
2 General Duty Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having P G Diploma qualification recognised under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. 1350/- p.m

2. The rates of this allowance will further rise by 25 percent each time DA payable on revised pay scales rises by 50 percent. The revised rates of the allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

3. The terms & conditions as contained in para 1426 of IREC Vol.II (Sixth Edition – 1987, Second Reprint Edition 2005), will remain unchanged.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,

(N.P.Singh)
Jt. Director/Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 28.05.2018

No. E(P&A)I-2017/ AL-2

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Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee

IMMEDIATE

F.No.17-11/2018-GDS
Government of India
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated: 08/6/2018

To
All HOCs

Sub: Payment of arrears to GDS – Implementation of recommendations of GDS Committee – reg.

Sir,

The report of the GDS Committee is likely to be implemented very shortly. In this connection the competent authority has directed that payment of arrears on account of TRCA may be made through Post Office Saving Accounts only.

Therefore, I am directed to request you to ensure opening of SB Accounts for every GDS at their Post Office before 15/06/2018. Compliance report may be submitted to the Dte. by 15/06/2018

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(R.I.Patel)
A.D.G.(GDS)

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Army Persons to buy Personal Clothing

Army Persons to buy Personal Clothing

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Army Persons to buy Personal Clothing

07 JUN 2018

The Seventh Pay Commission has awarded monetary compensation to jawans for allowing purchase of personal clothing items of uniform to be purchased under arrangement to be made by the Army. An annual remuneration of Rs 10,000/- has been paid to all jawans in lieu of selected items of personal clothing. Accordingly, Army has made arrangements for purchase of quality cloth to be made available through CSD outlets and stitching to be carried out under unit arrangements or any other means that the individual jawans may wish to get their clothing stitched as per authorized specifications. This provision is applicable to Central Armed Police Forces as well. It is, therefore, incorrect and inappropriate to single out Army on this issue through inadequately researched articles in the media.

Col Aman Anand

PRO (Army)

Source : PIB

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GDS Arrear Tables for BPM and ABPM

GDS Arrear Tables for BPM and ABPM with effect from 1.1.2016

Yesterday Cabinet Committee has approved the revision of pay structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Department of Posts. Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.

Here we present the arrears table for BPM, MD/SV, MC/MP/MM separately…

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PCDA Circular No. 599 : 7th CPC – Revision of Disability / War Injury Pension for Pre 01.01.2006 Deference Forces Pensioners

PCDA Circular No. 599 : 7th CPC – Revision of Disability / War Injury Pension for Pre 01.01.2006 Deference Forces Pensioners

Office of the Principal CDA (Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad 211014

Circular No. 599

Dated : 05/06/2018.

To

1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt, Bank Accounts, Central Office C-7, Second Floor, Bandra- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandra East, Mumbai-400 051.
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICI/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks.
4. All Managers, CPPCs.
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal.
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh.
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut.
8. The CDA Chennai.
9. The Director of Treasury, All States.
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K).
13. The Post Master Camp Bell Bay.
14. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair.

Subject : Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC)-Revision of Disability / War Injury Pension for Pre 01.01.2006 Deference Forces Pensioners : Clarification Regarding.

Reference : This office Circular No. 582 dated 05.09.2017, Circular No. 585 dated 21.09.2017 and Circular No. 596 dated 09.02.2018.

Of late complaints are being received from the pensioners that PDAs are not revising the pension of Pre-01.01.2006 retiree Armed Forces Pensioners in terms of Got, MoD letter No. 17(01)/2017(01)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 23.01.2018 (circulated vide this office Circular No. 596 dated 09.02.2018) under which method of re-computation of Disability/War Injury Element before applying the multiplication factor of 2.57 has been provided.

In view of the above, PDAs are requested to revise the Disability/War Injury Pension of Pre-01.01.2006 retired Armed Forces Personnel strictly in terms of GoI, MoD letter dated 23.01.2018 till receipt of Corr. PPO based on Notional Pay Fixation method. Cases in which PDAs are facing any difficulty to identify the pensioner, if any, as mentioned at Para 5 of Circular No. 596 dated 09.02.2018, the case may be forwarded to Audit Section of this office. The revision of such cases may be done on priority basis.

It is reiterated that where the disability of the pensioner was assessed as 50% in discharge cases, then it will be rounded to 75% as mentioned in Para -3 of the Circular No. 596. However, if the individual has already been given rounding off benefit through PPO (in invalid out cases) then rounding off benefit in such cases should not be given.

S/d,
(Sushil Kumar Singh)
Jt. CDA (P)

No. Grants/Tech/7th CPC/0181/V

Dated : 05/06/2018.

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7th CPC – Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Fire-fighting staff working under various Defence Establishments

7th CPC – Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Fire-fighting staff working under various Defence Establishments

No. 02(01)/2017/D(Civ-II)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence

B-Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated, the 29th May, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Fire-fighting staff working under various Defence Establishments – Implementation of VII CPC Recommendations.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government vide Ministry of Finance Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06th July, 2017, the President is pleased to sanction Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-Fighting staff employed in various Defence Establishments at the following rates:

S. NO.

LEVEL IN PAY MATRIX

CELL NAME

RATE PER MONTH(IN RS.)

1

Level 8 and below

R2H3

2700

2

Level 9 and above

R2H3

3400

2. The above rates shall increase by 25 percent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure rises by 50 percent.

3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) vide their ID No. A-27023/4/2017/E.II B/7th CPC dated 10th May, 2018 and Ministry of Defence (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No. 28/AG/PB/2018 dated 24th May, 2018.

S/d,
(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt

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APAR of top management incumbents of CPSE and revised benchmarking of the grade from the year 2017-18

APAR of top management incumbents of CPSE and revised benchmarking of the grade from the year 2017-18

F. No. 18(1)/2013-GM

Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Block No.14, CGO Complex,

Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 1st June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Writing of Annual Performance Appraisal Reports (APARs) of top management incumbents of CPSEs from the year 2017-18 onwards

The undersigned is directed to state that in order to correlate the earlier and the new system of award of MoU scores with the system of awarding APAR rating/grade and to ensure that the overall grades are properly calculated in APARs, it has been decided to change the system of award of grade for APAR attributes and benchmarking of grade as contained in para 6 and 7 of Section III and para 10 of instructions of extant guidelines dated 5.4.2010.

2. The revised para 6 and 7 of Section III (Assessment of the achievements made against the targets) and Assessment of Personal Attributes and Functional Competencies) along with revised table for benchmarking of the Grade is enclosed.

3. All administrative Ministries/Departments are requested to take note of the above decision and bring it to the notice of CPSEs under their respective administrative control for information and compliance for completing the APARs of top management incumbents of CPSEs from the year 2017-18 onwards

Encl : As stated

(B.N. Mishra)
Director

Revised Table for Benchmarking Guide

10. Benchmarking of the Grade

The overall grade obtained by the officer shall be benchmarked as under :

Outstanding 90-100

Very Good Less than 90 to 70

Good Less than 70 to 50

Fair Less than 50 to 33

Poor Less than 33 to 0

Source: Dpe

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Recruitment Process followed in CPSEs – Validity of degrees / diplomas acquired in Open and Distance Learning mode

Recruitment Process followed in CPSEs – Validity of degrees / diplomas acquired in Open and Distance Learning mode

No. DPE~GM-12/0001l2015-GM-FTS-3756
Government of India
Ministry of industries and Heavy Industries &Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block no. 14. 060 complex.
Lodhi Road. New Delhi-110003.
Dated 25th May 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Recruitment Process followed in CPSEs.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, M/o Human Resource Development (MHRD). D/o Higher Education DO No.4-17712015-DL dated 13th May 2018 (copy enclosed) regarding non-recognition by CPSE of degrees / diplomas acquired in Open and Distance Leaming (ODL) mode from UGC recognized Universities for the purpose of employment.

2. As recruitment to the below Board level posts are done by Board of CPSEs, the administrative Ministries / Departments of the CPSEs are requested to advise their respective CPSEs to take cognizance of the various notifications / circdars / public notices of MHRD and UGC regarding the recognition of ODL mode degree for the purpose of employment while making recruitment in CPSEs.

(J. N. Prasad)
Director
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R Subrahmanyam IAS
Secretary
Ministry of Human Resource Devolopment
Department of Higher Education
Government of India

D.O. No.4-177/2015-DL
01.5.2018

Dear Madam

This Ministry has been receiving many complaints about PSUs not recognising degrees/diplomas acquired in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode from UGC recognised Universities for the purpose of employment.

2. In this regard, it is mentioned that Government of India has consistently maintained that degree acquired through ODL mode are valid for employment in Govt. and PSUs. A copy of MHRD Gazette Notification is attached. The University Grants Commission has also issued guidelines/ circular/ public notices from time to time in past for awareness of general public and others on the recognition / equivalency of the 001. degrees with the degrees acquired from regular universities. In this regard, UGC has issued a Public Notice dated 23rd February, 2018.

3. However, for the programmes for which AICTE is the regulator, its approval for ODL courses is necessary. In brief, AICTE does not recognize ODL degrees in subject areas other than management and information technology. But for all other non-professional courses/degrees acquired by individuals from the UGC recognised ODL programmes are valid degrees for appointment to post and services in the Central Government & PSUs.

4. In view of above, I would therefore, request you to kindly issue the necessary instructions to all the Central PSUs and Public Enterprises to take cognizance of the various notifications / circulars / public notices of MHRD and UGC regarding the recognition of ODL mode degrees for the purpose of employment.

With regards,

Encl: As above

Yours sincerely,
Sd/-
(R. Subrahmanyam)

Smt. Seema Bahuguna
Secretary
Department of Public Enterprises
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Block No.14, CGO Complex
LOdl Road, New Delhi-110003

Source: DPE.NIC.IN

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‘One nation one tax’, ‘one nation one election’, why not ‘one nation one retirement age’?

‘One nation one tax’, ‘one nation one election’, why not ‘one nation one retirement age’?

Retirement age?

Our country has replaced its numerous Union and state taxes with the Goods and Services Tax (GST), designed to unify the country into a single market. In other words, we may call, the GST brought ‘one nation one tax‘ regime in India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and all state assemblies, under the banner of ‘one nation one election’ citing reasons of massive expenditure; diversion of security and civil staff from primary duties; impact on governance due to the model code of conduct and disruption to normal public life.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch for ‘one nation one election’ has been backed by the opposition parties especially Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav.

However, The Election Commission (EC) has suggested “one year one election” as an alternative to Modi’s pitch for “one nation one election”.

So,’one nation one retirement age': Why not government employees? Why not now?

The retirement age is different for different states. The retirement age of government employees of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Arunachal pradesh, Maharastra, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Manipur, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Jharkhand is 58 years.

About the rest of states except Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh- government employees retire at 60, but existing Kerala government employees who have to retire on completion of 56 years, as the increase in the superannuation age 60, is cover only new comers, who joined service from the fiscal 2014-15.

The Central government had already raised the retirement age to 60 years in 1998.

However, Madhya Pradesh government has recently been increased the retirement age to 62 years from 60 for its employees and Chhattisgarh government already increased the retirement age to 62 years from 60 for its employees in 2013.

The World Economic Forum said that retirement age must rise as lifespans increase.

The Forum also said that employees should continue working until 70 in nations such as Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States.

A parliamentary committee of India in 2014 also recommended that retirement age should be increased from 60 years to 65 years, citing the increase in ageing population and their productivity.

While aging populations and longer lifespans have forced to raise retirement ages but the retirement comes India quite early, when government employees are required to hang up their boots.

According to ‘one nation one tax’ and ‘one nation one election’, the central and state governments will require to implement ‘one nation one retirement age’ for central and state government employees.

“So, the central government is seriously thinking of enhancing the retirement age of the its employees to 62 to cover the cost of ageing population and existing employees productivity,” a government official told

“Keeping in mind the national balance if the central government increases retirement age to 62 years, then states should also do the same,” he added.

TST

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BIG SALUTE TO ALL THE FIGHTING GDS: GDS Pay Revision

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (NUGDS)
Central Head quarters, New Delhi

BIG SALUTE TO ALL THE FIGHTING GDS  – HATS OFF
WE HAVE WON THE BATTLE
UNION CABINET APPROVED GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
FULL DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER
GDS UNIONS HAVE COME OUT WITH FLYING COLOURS
16 DAYS INDEFINITE STRIKE CALLED OFF
IF ANY ADVERSE CONDITIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE GOVT ORDERS,
IF MAJOR POSITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DILUTED,
GDS UNIONS SHALL RESORT TO NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME AGAIN
CONDUCT NATIONWIDE VICTORY RALLIES AND CELEBRATIONS

Dear friends / comrades,

Union Cabinet today approved the Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report. Full details given in the PIB Bulletin is enclosed.

An emergency meeting of all three striking GDS unions (AIGDSU, AIPEU-GDS & FNPO) held today at AIGDSU office and after reviewing the entire situation, unanimously decided to call off the 16 days historic indefinite strike of 2.76 lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.

The three GDS Unions further decided that, if any adverse conditions are there in the Govt orders, if major positive recommendations are diluted, GDS unions shall resort to nationwide agitational programmes again.

We congratulate the entire GDS who stood unitedly like a rock and defeated all the anti-strike propaganda of the Postal Board and their Agents. We salute the GDS for their courage, bravery and determination. This strike is a history and it will be written in golden letters in the history of Postal Trade Union movement and Indian working class movement. Not only all Central Trade Unions but the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) also extended full support and solidarity to this strike for emancipation of most down trodden section called GDS.

This strike is significant because, it fought against the adamant attitude of the Govt and Postal Board, rejecting their sweet-coated appeals and also threat of “withdraw the strike, then only we will talk” and finally ended in thumping victory and came out with flying colours. All credit goes to the three lakhs GDS who fought heroically and unitedly, even though they are scattered in 1,29,500 rural Branch post offices. This is the great victory of the poor, oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized section of the society who have nothing to loose but chains.

We convey our deep condolences to the families of brave GDS whose shocking sudden deaths and suicide while on strike has shaked the conscience of right thinking persons.

We convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to all Central Trade Unions, WFTU, Political parties, Chief Ministers, people’s representatives in Parliament and State Assemblies, distinguished personalities and all fraternal organizations and their leaders who stood with GDS in the hours of crisis and extended full support and solidarity to the striking GDS till the end of the strike. We also convey our sincere thanks to the electronic and print media of Delhi and all other states. We seek their continuous support and guidance in our future struggles for achieving our prime demand i.e., grant of civil servant status to GDS.

CONDUCT VICTORY RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

All Circle / Divisional Secretaries are requested to organize nationwide victory rallies, demonstrations and celebrations at all places on 7th & 8th June 2018.

Remember this is only one step forward and there are miles to go before we achieve our final goal – “civil servant status to all GDS”. Definitely our dreams shall become true one day. Keep the unity intact and march forward. Final victory shall be ours.

With struggle greetings,

Yours sincerely

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU

P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS

Source: Confederation

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Grant of Children Education Allowance to the railway employees implementation of Board’s decision – problems

Need Uniform Format to Claim Children Education Allowance – NFIR

NFIR writes to Railway Board to issue proper unifrom format to claims for reimbursement of CEA to avoid delay…

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.I/13(a)

Dated: 04/06/2018

Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to the railway employees implementation of Board’s decision – problems – reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s RBE No.147/2017 letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 dated 12/10/2017.

Pursuant to Government decision on the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the DoP&T vide No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/08//2017 had issued instructions revising the amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy. The Railway Board vide RBE No.147/2017 dated l2th Oct, 2017 has issued corresponding instructions to the General Managers for ensuring payment of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy at revised rates from 01/07/2017.

On Zonal Railways, the staff are facing much inconvenience on account of non-issuance of proper proforma/format for preferring claims, consequently the reimbursement is delayed and claims continued to remain pending due to queries being raised at different levels. It is further learnt that the Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and Central Railway have issued proforma/format which are however not common. Other Zonal Railways have not at all issued proforma for preferring the claims. It has however been found that the Eastern Railway Administration has not only circulated format, but also issued JPO.

NFIR is of the view that it would be necessary to bring reimbursement to avoid delay as well staff grievances.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to arrange to issue proper format to enable the employees to prefer claims without hassles together with certificate from the Heads of the Institutions. Such uniform format will be advantageous to the Railway Administration as well to staff who are entitled for reimbursement of Children Education allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Review of Model constitution and Rule and Regulations for the Residents Welfare Associations recognised by the government of India, Department of Personnel and Training

Review of Model constitution and Rule and Regulations for the Residents Welfare Associations recognised by the government of India, Department of Personnel and Training

No. 5/02/2018-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, Dated 4th June, 2018

To
1) All Area Welfare Officers.
2) Presidents of all RWAs.
3) Secretary of all RWAs.
4) All Ministries/Departments.
5) Placed on website of Department of Personnel and Training.

Sub:- Review of Model constitution and Rule and Regulations for the Residents Welfare Associations recognised by the government of India, Department of Personnel and Training- regarding.

Sir/Madam,

Keeping the following objectives in view, the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training has been encouraging the formation of Residents’ Welfare Associations in Government residential colonies as well as private colonies in which 2
or more Central Government employees are residing in one compact area:-

(a) To foster a spirit of mutual help and goodwill among the inhabitants of the colonyin general, and the members of the Association in particular, thereby, promoting communal harmony and national integration.

(b) To make all possible effort to achieve general amenities. Consumer protection such as interaction with traders on quality and quantity of goods, over charging etc. monitoring of the public distribution system including supply of essential and
consumable items and environmental protection such as steps to curb pollution, ensure cleanliness, plantation of tress, interaction with authorities on any environmental aspects and for this purpose, represent the interest of the residents
before appropriate authorities.

(c) To undertake all such other lawful acts, deeds or thing including Sports Cultural activities as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of any or all of the above objects including the general welfare of the Employees and their families.

(d) To promote such welfare and socio-economic activities as may be approved by the Department of personnel and Training.

2. Welfare Division of the Department of Personnel and Training, with a view to bring about uniformity and to provide guidance to these Association in their organizational matters have formulated a “Model constitution” and “Rules and Regulations” for the
Residents Welfare Association. A copy of these documents is enclosed as ready reference.

3. Lately, it has been noticed that the very objective of fostering a spirit of mutual help and goodwill among the inhabitants of the colony has gone on back foot due to growing disputes among the office bearers and members of RWAs and lack of
transparency in the functioning of RWAs.

4. In view of the above, a need has been felt to re-visit the Model Constitution and Rules and Regulations for the RWAs. Accordingly, all RWAs and AWOs are requested to suggest modification/amendment in the existing Model Constitution and Rules and Regulations for the RWAs in the following format for comparative analysis and consideration of the suggestion.

Sl.No. Provision in existing Model constitution and Rules and Regulation for the RWAs Modification/amend ment suggested Justification for suggesting the modification/amen dment

5. Your suggestions should focus on:-

i) Transparency and accountability in the functioning of the RWAs;

ii) Enhancing effectiveness and efficiency of the RWAs;

iii) Any other point you may wish to add.

6. You may submit your suggestions to the welfare Division of the Department of Personnel and Training by 30.06.2018 by post or email (i.e.- cgerwa123gmail.com) positively.

Yours faithfully,
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary (RWA)

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Training of Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens employees on Food Safety & Standards norms by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India

DoPT: Training of Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens employees on Food Safety & Standards norms by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India

No. 17/I/2018-Dir (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated 5th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Training of Non- Statutory Departmental Canteens employees on Food Safety & Standards norms by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 24.05.2018 on the above subject and to state that no nomination for the aforesaid training has yet been received by FSSAI from any Ministry/ Department.

2. All the Ministries /Departments are, therefore, once again requested to nominate individual for aforesaid training programme latest by 12.06.2018 on e-mail I.D- Shantnu@green-foods.in and ensure their active participation in the same, under intimation to this Department.

3. For further information queries, Sh. Shantnu Gupta, Food Technologist, FoSTaC (Mobile No. 09717171919 and e-maiII.D- Shantnu@green-foods.in) may be approached.

(Kulbhushan of India)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel No. : 011-24646961

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Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (1/2)

Cabinet Decision

June 06, 2018

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts
  • The revision in the wage structure would entail an estimated expenditure of Rs 1257.75 crore (Non-recurring expenditure – Rs 860.95 crore and Recurring expenditure of Rs.396.80 crare) during 2018-19. 3.07 lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks will be benefitted by this wage revision.

Details:

  • Time Related Continuity allowance (TRCA) structure and slabs have been rationalised. The total GDSs have been brought under two categories viz. Branch Postmasters (BPMs) and other thanBranch Postmasters namely Assistant Branch Postmaster (ABPMs).
  • The present 11 TRCA slabs will be merged into only three TRCA Slabs with two levels each for BPMs and other than BPMs.
  • Introduction of new Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) will be as below:
Minimum TRCA of two types of proposed categories of GDSs as per working hours / levels
S.No. Category Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/level 1 Minimum TRCA for 5 Hours/level 2
1 BPM Rs.12000/- Rs.14500/-
2 ABPM/Dak Sevaks Rs.10000/- Rs.12000/-

Cabinet approves Revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of the Department of Posts (2/2)

  • It is decided to continue the calculation of the ex-gratia bonus by applying the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000 as basic TRCA + DA till such time a new scheme is devised.
  • Arrears for the period 1.1.2016 to the date of implementation will be paid by increasing the basic TRCA drawn during the period by a factor of 2.57. The arrears will be paid in one instalment.
  • Annual increase at the rate of 3% and the same may be given on 1st January or 1st July of every year as the case may be based on the one time written request of GDSs.
  • Dearness Allowance will continue to be paid as a separate component, and also revised from time to time whenever it is revised for Central Government Servants.
  • A new Riskand hardship Allowance has been introduced. Other allowances Viz. Office maintenance allowance, Combined duty allowance, Cash conveyance charges, Cycle maintenance allowance, Boat allowance and Fixed Stationery Charges have been revised.

Implementation strategy and targets:

The revision would result in improving the wages, allowances and discharge benefits of Gramin Dak Sevaks resulting in providing efficient & cost-effective basic postal facilities in the rural area. The proposed increased emoluments will enable him to improve his socio-economic standing.

Impact:

The Branch Post Offices are the fulcrum for provision of Communications and financial services in the village and are located in remote areas. The Post Master has to deal with large sums while making payments to customers; hence accountability is already built into his work. The enhanced remuneration will increase the sense of responsibility. Moreover, with the roll out of the India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), the CDS network is expected to play a key role in the process of financial inclusion of the rural population.

Background:

The Extra Departmental system in the Department of Posts was established more than150 years ago to provide basic, economical and efficient postal services in the rural areas where there was no justification for engaging full time regular employees. One Lakh Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred forty-six (1,29,346) Extra-departmental Branch post offices are primarily manned by Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters. In addition, Gramin Dak Sevaks other than Branch Postmasters are also working in Branch, Sub and Head Post offices. The main features of the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks are that they work for part time ranging from 3 to 5 hours per day and supplement their income from other vocations so as to have adequate means of livelihood for themselves and their families. They remain in service up to the age of 65 years.

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World Bank approves Rs. 6,000 crore Atal Bhujal Yojana

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

World Bank approves Rs. 6,000 crore Atal Bhujal Yojana

06 JUN 2018

The World Bank has approved Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY), a Rs.6000 crore Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The scheme is to be implemented over a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23, with World Bank assistance. The scheme proposal has already been recommended by the Expenditure Finance Committee and the Ministry will be seeking Cabinet approval for the project shortly.

Atal Bhujal Yojana has been formulated by the Ministry to address the criticality of ground water resources in a major part of the country. The scheme aims to improve ground water management in priority areas in the country through community participation. The priority areas identified under the scheme fall in the states of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. These States represent about 25% of the total number of over-exploited, critical and semi-critical blocks in terms of ground water in India. They also cover two major types of groundwater systems found in India – alluvial and hard rock aquifers- and have varying degrees of institutional readiness and experience in groundwater management.

Funds under the scheme will be provided to the states for strengthening the institutions responsible for ground water governance, as well as for encouraging community involvement for improving ground water management to foster behavioural changes that promote conservation and efficient use of water. The scheme will also facilitate convergence of ongoing Government schemes in the states by incentivizing their focussed implementation in identified priority areas. Implementation of the scheme is expected to benefit nearly 8350 Gram Panchayats in 78 districts in these states. Funds under the scheme will be made available to the participating states as Grants.

Ensuring active community participation in groundwater management is among the major objectives of the scheme. The scheme envisages active participation of the communities in various activities such as formation of Water User Associations, monitoring and disseminating ground water data, water budgeting, preparation and implementation of Gram-Panchayat wise water security plans and IEC activities related to sustainable ground water management. Community participation is also expected to facilitate bottom-up groundwater planning process to improve the effectiveness of public financing and align implementation of various government programs on groundwater in the participating s0tates.

The implementation of the scheme is expected to have several positive outcomes like better understanding of the ground water regime, focused and integrated community based approach for addressing issues related to ground water depletion, sustainable ground water management through convergence of on-going and new schemes, adoption of efficient water use practices to reduce ground water use for irrigation and augmentation of ground water resources in targeted areas.

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MACP – Grant of financial upgradations under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

MACP – Grant of financial upgradations under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

MACP - Grant of financial upgradations under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

No.A-26011/20/MACPS/2017/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/162

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS

MAHALEKHA NIYANTRAK BHAWAN
‘E’ BLOCK, GPO COMPLEX, INA
NEW DELHI-110023
Dated: 4th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of financial upgradations under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme.

Reference is invited to this office OM No. A-26011/20/MACPS/2017/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/39 dated 13th April, 2018 and its subsequent reminder of even no. 110 dated 31.05.2018 vide which Ministries/Departments were requested to forward the cases of such AAOs/PS who are eligible for grant of financial upgradation upto 31.03.2019, in the enclosed proforma along with Service Book, complete CR Dossier upto 2016-17 and latest vigilance clearance certificate respectively by 15.05.2018 & 31.05.2018.

In this regard, it is stated that the requisite information is yet to be received from the Ministries/Departments mentioned below.

In view of above, it is requested that the matter may please be expedited and the cases of eligible AAOs/PS may be forwarded in the enclosed proforma alongwith Service Book, complete CR Dossier upto 2016-17 and latest vigilance clearance certificate by 11.06.2018 positively. In case of NIL information the same may also be furnished.

End: As above.

S/d,
(S.K.Gupta)
Senior Accounts Officer

To
All Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs
(CBEC,Coal,Commerce,CPAO,E&F,MEA,Health,HRD,INGAF,L&E,MNRE,RD,S&T,SRTH,H&UA)
Sr.A.O.(ITD)for uploading the OM on the CGA website.

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Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2017/Trans/01/Policy

New Delhi,dated: 31-05-2018

Managing director
CRIS
New Delhi

Sub: Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

A Director’s committee was constituted by the Board on the above subject. Keeping in view the recommendations of the committee, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following the implementation on IR:

1.0 CRIS will develop an online booking system with automated allotment facility for a specified percentage of rooms for the following categories:-

(i) Staff/Supervisors rest rooms
(ii) Holiday Homes (Officers/Staff)
(iii) Community Centers/Halls
(iv) Officers Rest House

2.0 The automated online allotment system may inter alia consider the following.

2.1 Master Data at the backend

2.1.1 Personal information of the staff/officers : Name, Designation, Grade Pay, Grade, Mobile number/CUG, E-mail Id etc. be linked to IPAS by CRIS. This will generate a password and username. Ideally AADHAR Number may be used. For retired Employees ARPAN may be used and for employees on deputation, the lien Railway may be asked to verify and generate username and password.

The software to be developed by CRIS may have the provision for feeding and storage of above details, to be fed by the users.

2.1.2 Rest house detail and its inventory : Location of rest house (Zone, Division, state, District or place, Address) type of facility (ORH,Staff/Supervisor rest house, Holiday Home, Community Hall) type of rooms (Double Bed, Multiple Beds, Dormitory, Suite with AC or Non AC Classification), location on Google map with photographs may be provided.

The Software to be developed by CRIS should have the provision for feeding and storage of above details, to be fed by the Railways.

2.1.3 Structure of ‘Admin’ for the allotment and monitoring : There will be a Super Admin at Board level and ‘Admin’ at Divisional level for allotment, operation and monitoring DRM office will have control on allotment for rest houses in open line, CAO/C office for rest house in construction Organization and GM office for production units.

3.0 Policy/Procedural issues

3.1 Advance Booking Period: At present there is no uniform policy in practice across IR. Advance Booking period of one month for Rest House facilities and two months for Holiday Home and Community Halls may be provided for in the software by CRIS.

3.2 There shall be an Automatic allotment (Software generated) of rooms/beds upto 70% of the total numbers, truncated to lower integer. For example in case rooms are 7, then 70% would be 4.9, this would be truncated to 4 for automatic and 3 for manual allotment called emergency allotment. Rooms against emergency allotment are to be allotted only after rooms against automatic allotment are booked.

3.3 Online payment facility and uniform room rent policy : Following room rents have been approved for uniform implementation across IR, depending upon the city and type of the room. The payment for the rest house shall be made online for all rooms with automatic allotment. The manual facility may also be continued for some time. For 70% auto allotment, advance online payment may be made compulsory. Payment Gateway may be provided by CRIS for this purpose.

The Room rents per day for officer Rent Houses/Holiday Homes are as under:-

Category of Stations / Cites ON DUTY ON Private Account For Guests
AC Room Non AC Room AC Room Non AC Room AC Room Non AC Room
A Nil Nil 300 240 930 400
B Nil Nil 200 160 600 240
C Nil Nil 100 80 480 160

* Dormitory on private account – Rs.50/Bed

3.4 Online check-in and Check-out facility : This will improve the rest house availability as room will be instantaneously available after checkout. check in and checkout may be done by the official himself or the supervisor/Caretaker of the facility.

3.5 Multiple ORH at big place : Many facilities are available at big cities and booked by different agencies like GM office, DRM office, and construction organization etc. also one rest house is booked by multiple agencies like Rail Nivas, New Delhi. In partial modification of the existing instructions, it has been decided that the DRM office of the station will be single point office, for allotment of all facilities except construction ORH, which will have the ‘Admin’ in construction organization.
In case of more than one DRM office at one place like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata Nagpur each one will control it in specific divisional area, this will be clearly indicated on the website.

3.6 Maximum rooms to be allotted : Not more than five days in lean season and three days in peak season will be the duration of the allotment.

3.7 Maximum duration for allotment : Not more than five days in lean season and three days in peak season will be the duration of the allotment.

3.8 Prevention of Multiple Bookings: In case of multiple rest houses in a city, the system shall be able to allot the rooms as per the maximum allotment permissible at the station among all the facilities of the city.

3.9 Cancellation and Modification: Officials will be allowed to modify the request and also to cancel the request. The online amount paid for booking will not be refunded for the facilities except Community centers/halls. The system will also have waiting list and in case of cancellation, the allotment will be as per the facilities except community centers/halls. The system will also have waiting list and in case of cancellation, the allotment will be as per the waiting list.

An official may be allowed to cancel the booking of holiday homes only three times in a year After this a no consideration period of six months for auto allotment of that facility may be imposed on the official. But the official may be permitted to get booking done on manual allotment basis.

In case of administrative requirement, ‘Admin’ may cancel the booking. In Case of special occasion like marriage, special booking through ‘Admin’ may be made.

3.10 Feedback and Rating:

Feedback as a one click system (star rating0 at the time of checking out, may be made. It will also have provision for remarks, visible to all users.

4.0 CRIS may consider the above and develop the application software and put it on trial for two months for obtaining feed back and making corrective action if any in consultation with Transformation cell.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell Railway Board.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

(T.K.Pandey)
Executive Director, Transformation

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Payment of revised pension including arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2016 to the pensioners

Payment of revised pension including arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2016 to the pensioners

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBA No.55/2018
No.2016/AC-II/21/8/Pt.VI

New Delhi dated 30.05.2018

Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways

Sub: Payment of revised pension including arrears w.e.f. 1.1.2016 to the pensioners.

Kindly refer to RBA No.170/2017 dated 30.11.2017 on the above subject. requesting Railways to verify the scrolls received from various Pension Paying Banks to establish that payment of revised pension has commenced in favour of all pensioners for whom revised PPOs have been issued. It is understood that despite lapse of nearly 6 months, revised pension is not being received by many pensioners and the issue is being raised in various Pensioners’ Forums including SCOVA.

Follow up on payment of revised pension by the banks is necessary to take the benefits to the pensioners in a timely manner. Therefore, a special drive may be launched in the EDP centres to reconcile the debit scrolls with the revised PPOs to ascertain the number of cases where payment of revised pension has not yet been initiated by the banks despite issue of revised PPOs. The matter may be taken up with defaulting Banks and a report sent at jda@rb.railent.gov.in in the following format by 30th June,2018 for Board’s information:

Position of Revision of Pension cases by Banks

Name of bank Total No. of revised PPOs issued Total No. of cases in which payment of revised pension has commenced Reference made to the Bank for expediting payment to the pensioners as per revised PPOs
       

S/d,
(Anjali Goyal)
Pr.Executive Director/Accounts
Railway Board

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