7th CPC : Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

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Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3

New Delhi, Dated: 25-01-2018

The General Manager (P);
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 circulating therewith Office Memorandum No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 of the Deptt. of Personal & Training (DOP&T) containing revised policy instructions on Children Education Allowance admissible to Government servants based on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

2. Deptt. of Personnel & Training has now issued another OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.08.2017 regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees. A copy of the said O.M. is enclosed herewith.

The aforesaid instructions of the DOP&T may be adopted mutatis-mutandis in respect of railway employees.

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(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018

Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018

No.II/95/Pt.X

Dated: 01/02/2018

The General Secretaries
of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

 

Brother,

Sub: Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018 – reg.

 

The GS/NFIR discussed with Railway Board on 31st Jan 2018 and reminded the following issues raised by the Federation from time to time:-

 

(i) Action to be expedited in the light of Supreme Court’s order for continuation of LARSGESS with proper safeguards.

 

(ii) Dispensing with ‘Very Good’ benchmark for granting financial upgradation under MACPS in Railways – already inputs given by NFIR.

 

(iii) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006 agreed with the NFIR on 5th Jan, 2018 in the meeting by CRB.

 

(iv) A venue of promotion for filling the vacancies of Station Managers in the wake of merger of GP 2800 with GP 4200. Federation requested the Railway Board to take speedy action on NFIR’s proposal.

 

(v) Keeping Ticekt Checking as separate category while taking steps in respect of commercial categories as per record note of discussions held with the NFIR.

 

Forwarded to the affiliates for information and conveying appropriately to the staff concerned.

 

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

Source: NFIR

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Extension of benefit of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (Non-functional) to staff working in the cadre of Pharmacist in case of transfer on own request

Extension of benefit of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (Non-functional) to staff working in the cadre of Pharmacist in case of transfer on own request

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VI No. 383
RBE No. 12/2018

No.PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/10
New Delhi, Dated: 23.01.2018

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(as per mailing list)

 

Sub: Extension of benefit of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (Non-functional) to staff working in the cadre of Pharmacist in case of transfer on own request.

 

Pharmacists who join in the entry grade of GP Rs. 2800/- (presently Level 5) are eligible for non-functional upgradation to GP Rs. 4200/- (presently Level 6) after 2 years of regular service in the Grade, in terms of RBE No. 47/2010 dated 30.03.2010 as further clarified vide RBE No. 165/2010 dated 19.11.2010.

 

2. In the case of a Pharmacist who opts for an own request transfer to a different Railway / seniority units on bottom seniority, a query has been raised by North Western Railway as to whether the benefit of counting service in the old seniority unit will apply for the grant of Non-functional Upgradation to GP Rs. 4200/- (Level 6) for the said pharmacists, in the new seniority unit.

 

3. It is pointed out that the specific issue raised in para 2 above is already covered by circular No. E(NG)I-2006/PN1/5 dated 21.03.2006 (circulated as RBE No. 34/2006) and may be dealt in accordance with the terms of the said circular.

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(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission – II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Amount Earmarked for Defence

Ministry of Defence

Amount Earmarked for Defence

Total amount earmarked for Defence under Defence Services Estimates (DSE) in Budget Estimate 2017-18 is Rs.2,59,261.90 Crores.

An amount of Rs.61,002.97 Crores has been spent till 31st December, 2017 for Modernisation (Capital Acquisition) under DSE, 2017-18.

The details of break-up of Budget Estimate allocation & Expenditure till 31.12.2017 for Army, Air Force and Navy (including Joint Staff) for Modernisation (Capital Acquisition) under DSE are as under:

(Rs. in crores)

BE Allocation

Actual Expenditure till 31.12.2017

Army

20178.21

16,038.06

Air Force

30899.90

30,994.47

Navy

18327.64

13,970.44

Total:

69405.75

61002.97

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr.SubhashBhamre in a written reply to Shri Harivanshin Rajya Sabha today.

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Dearness Relief payable to Pensioners for the period February 2018 to July 2018

Dearness Relief to Bank Pensioners from February 2018 to July 2018 – IBA Orders

Dearness Relief payable to Pensioners for the period February 2018 to July 2018

Indian Banks’ Association

HR & Industrial Relations

No.CIR/HR&IR/D/G2/2017-18/4433

February 1, 2018

(Designated Officers of all Members Banks which are parties to the Bipartite Settlements on Pension

 

Dear Sirs,
Dearness Relief payable to Pensioners for the period February 2018 to July 2018

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers  (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended December 2017 are as follows:-

 

October 2017 – 6551.03
November 2017 – 6573.86
December 2017 – 6528.21

 

In terms of Regulation 37 of Bank Employees’ Pension Regulations, 1995 Dearness Relief is payable to pensioners at rates specified in Appendix II to the Regulations.

 

Pending amendments to Pension Regulations, Banks may pay on ad hoc basis, the Dearness Relief payable to pensioners for the period February 2018 to July 2018 as per Annexure.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-

S K Kakkar
Senior Advisor (HR&IR)

Authority: http://www.iba.org.in/

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Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of February, March & April 2018 under X BPS/Joint Note 25.5.2015

DA to Bank Employees & Officers from Feb to Apr 2018 under 19th BPS Joint Note

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of  February, March & April 2018 under X BPS/Joint Note 25.5.2015

Indian Banks’ Association

HR & Industrial Relations
No.CIR/HR&1R/76/D/2017-18/4431

February 1, 2018

All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)

Dear Sirs,

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of February, March & April 2018 under X BPS/Joint Note 25.5.2015

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended December 2017 are as follows:-

October 2017 – 6551.03
November 2017 – 6573.86
December 2017 – 6528.21

The average CPI of the above is 6551 and accordingly the number of DA slabs are 527(6551-4440=2111/4= 527 Slabs). The last quarterly Payment of DA was at 516 Slabs. Hence there is an increase in DA slabs of 11, i.e 527 Slabs for payment of DA for the quarter February, March & April 2018.

In terms of clause 7 of the 10th Bipartite Settlement dated 25.05.2015 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 25.05.2015, the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the months of February, March & April 2018 shall be 52.70% of ‘pay’. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-

S K Kakkar

Senior Advisor (HR&IR)

Source: http://www.iba.org.in/

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Press Statement of AITUC – Budget 2018

Press Statement of AITUC – Budget 2018

Press Release

The following statement was issued to press today on budget by Ms. Amarjeet Kaur, General Secretary, All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC)

NDA government budget fails to address the concerns of common man, unemployed and vulnerable sections.

The NDA Govt. budget presented by Finance Minister was more of a jugglery of words, manipulation of statistics and deceitful way of putting things to sell dreams once again without backing of concrete steps and actions needed to implement the statement of ‘intent’ made.

The Finance Minister ended with quote from Swamy Vivekanand but his budget was just opposed to what Swamy ji wanted India to emerge from as a powerful nation of working people to full fill their aspirations, and attain a life of dignity.

The budget once again gives huge concessions to the corporates and big businesses including on focus to foreign investments, and continued disinvestments of Public sector units to the tune of Rs. 80000 crores in the coming year. The Govt wants to be satisfied with certificate from International Monetary fund for the growth estimates, as the Govt once again appeared to be committed to tag India’s economy with International finance capital. Ease of Business continued to be the keyword.

Several heads were amalgamated & repeated across various projects while duplicating to show huge amounts of allocations which is far from truth. On the one hand side 100 percent FDI is being brought in animal husbandry and on the other side it is nearly lip service made in the budget to this sector & fisheries.

The Govt had failed to fulfill its election promise to raise income of farmers by one & half times and once again the lollypop is distributed on similar promise. Nothing serious emerged how to tackle agrarian crises which is accepted even by Economic Survey Report. Only grant of the loan limits are increased, from ten lakh crores to eleven lakh crores how to take farmers out of indebtedness is no where in sight. The amount announced is meager for creation of farmer markets and irrigation.

While speaking on Education, health & basic amenities it seemed the Finance Minister is addressing only the upper middle class, elites and not the vulnerable common man which constitutes more than 80% of population. Black board to digital board is talked but those who do not have black boards in schools or those who have no access to black boards are not in the agenda of government.

Some adjectives are added as usual to SC & ST population with inflated figures of four years as if it is for the year 2018 – 2019. The population figure is presented to appear as if all of them are going to hugely benefit.

The medical colleges are only the upgradation of existing ones, but are projected as if new colleges are coming out. Announcements on RSBY are made which would enhance the business of private hospitals and private insurance companies. But public health system is not addressed, even when health care is becoming out of reach of common man.

Cess is being increased on Education & Health which will further add to indirect taxation on common man. On the other side the tax concessions to corporate and big business continued in this budget also.

70 lakh jobs were lost after demonetization and Govt. is talking of creating only 17 lakh jobs. Another six crores of people are expected to loose livelihood in informal sector according to independent surveys& 17 lakhs formal jobs to be further lost says the same survey.

Talking of railways and airways, concern and needs of vast majority of people of public transportation are not addressed, once again the FM was playing to the gallery of elites and affluents.

The budget dodged the common people who are in misery due to price rise in essential commodities and the students youth of India who want good inexpensive education in govt. sector and the employment to live with dignity.

Released from AITUC headquarters

35-36, DDU Marg, Road Rouse Avenue, New Delhi

Akshay-8447230937

Source: Confederation

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PRESS STATEMENT – BUDGET 2018 – CITU

PRESS STATEMENT – BUDGET 2018 – CITU

Press Release

1st February 2018

THE UNION BUDGET 2018-19: ANTI-PEOPLE ANTI-WORKER AND DECEPTIVE

The Union Budget 2018-19, presented by the Finance Minister of the Narendra Modi Govt today on a preliminary scrutiny, turns out to be deceptive one, meticulously articulated to misguide and confuse the people. The Budget is anti-workers, anti-people and also militates against the national interest. CITU condemns such an anti-people exercise.

The Budget remained liberal about extending concession to business houses. On the plea of supporting Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) the Budget extended the reduced corporate tax rate of 25% to companies having Rs 250 crore annual turnover. Is the turnover the right measure of identifying an MSME or the ‘capital deployed’ should categorise the MSME more honestly ? Will it really benefit the genuine MSMEs or allow the big players to corner the benefit ? However through such deceptive manner the burden on corporate houses has been reduced further by Rs 7000 crore while giving no relief to suffering millions reeling under post GST indirect tax burden. This along with other pro-corporate policy drives continued to remain the pattern of budget exercise of the Modi Govt in successive years of its governance pushing the entire country in the midst of extreme and obscene income inequality of one percent people cornering 73% of the national wealth. And yet the Govt will continue to call itself pro-poor.

Budget speech made no mistake in mentioning its resolve to extend the atrocious “fixed term employment” system to all the sectors consistent with its brazenly anti-worker pro-corporate drive for labour-law changes designed to impose slavery on the workers. While speaking lavishly about improving health, education and social welfare services toward universalisation, it remained totally negative in considering the long standing demands of about a crore workers working in its flagship scheme of NHM, Mid-day-Meal(MDM) and ICDS (Anganwadi) and other related central govt schemes of extending them at least the right to statutory minimum wages and attendant social security benefits. In fact the allocation under National Health Mission (NHM) has been reduced and on ICDS and MDM there are marginal increase that too for other expenditures. Such an attitude is utterly condemnable.

On employment generation also, the claim made in the budget speech is also not true. In fact, even as per official estimate, the net employment generation has turned negative in absolute term if job-losses owing to closure of factories/establishments during the period is taken into account. The claim of creation of 70 lakh jobs in the formal sector said to be based on the increase in number of EPFO data as touted by a so called “independent study” upheld by the Finance Minister is another hoax to confuse and misguide the people and a cruel joke on the several lakhs of unemployed. Rather every step of this Modi Govt is degenerating the employment situation in the country; and all concessions being given to business houses by the Govt including bearing the burden of employers contribution in EPF, allowing liberal income tax rebate to employers on account of wages paid to the newly employed workers etc is actually an arrangement of organized pilferage from the national exchequer by the employers’ class in complicity with the custodians of the said exchequer, without creating any employment whatsoever. Added to this has been the recent move of abolishing all posts in central govt establishment deliberately kept vacant for last five years, killing lakhs of employment positions.

The Budget speech has gone extremely lavish in pronouncing commitments for development of agriculture and rural development along with launching so many schemes, whereas budgetary allocation for 2018-19 both on account of Agriculture and Allied Services and Rural Development marked a marginal increase of Rs 9793 crore in nominal term meaning actually a decline both in real terms and also as a percentage of GDP and total budgetary allocations. The Budget gave a shockingly surprising news that the Govt has already implemented the Minimum Support Price (MSP) at the rate of one and half times of production cost for majority of the Rabi Crops and now the Govt is committed to extend the same to Kharif crops in the current year also which is totally untrue. Even Govt’s deposition before the Apex Court in this matter is reportedly negative.

Similarly, the budgetary statement about putting in place under its flagship programme of National Health protection Scheme to provide for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization at the rate of Rs 5 lakh per family per year to 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, if weighed in terms of actual budgetary allocations, turns out be another hoax. The budgetary allocation on this account is merely Rs 1600 core which can cover hardly 10 lakh families (and not 10 crore). And such discrepancy exposes the dubious intent. Overall, behind the shrill fraudulent noise of all round development, the budget continued to remain a contractionary budget and focus of almost all govt expenditures are designed to benefit only the rich and propertied business class and the common people and the workers in particular are being subjected to deeper exploitation and repression.

Budget speech lavishly spoke about developing self reliance in defence production and what is being actually done is setting the process of destruction of the existing indigenous manufacturing capabilities in the Ordnance factories, the defence PSUs and country’s shipyards by way of mass scale outsourcing in favour of private sector, both foreign and domestic turning around half of the Ordnance Factories redundant and starving the Defence PSUs and Shipyards of work-orders. On the same way, under the camouflage of expanding Railway network, the project of total privatization of Railways is being pursued in full swing. Are these in any manner serving national interests or sabotaging the same in favour of foreign players ?

The Govt has been moving fast in selling out the national assets through wholesale privatization. In the current year the target for disinvestment /privatization is kept at Rs 80000 crore to keep on the pace of its ‘destroy India’ programme under the camouflage of “Make in India”.

CITU denounced the budget 2018-19 of the Modi Govt and calls upon the working class to unitedly protest and fight against the fraud and exploitation they are being subjected to simultaneously.

Issued by
(Tapan Sen )
General Secretary

Source: Confederation

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Employees thank Prime Minister for allowing standard deduction of Rs 40,000

Employees thank Prime Minister for allowing standard deduction of Rs 40,000

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Delegation of DoPT employees calls on MoS (PP) Dr Jitendra Singh

Employees thank Prime Minister for allowing standard deduction of Rs 40,000

A delegation of officials of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today. The officials thanked the Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for incorporating their issues in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday.

The delegation was led by the DoPT Secretary Shri Ajay Mittal. The members thanked the Government for allowing them a Standard Deduction of Rs 40,000 p.a. for salaried individuals on income tax in lieu of the existing transport allowance and reimbursement of medical expenses. They also thanked the Government for taking various other welfare measures for the employees in the last three years.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that this is for the first time that a Government has acknowledged the contribution of the salaried class which is contributing the bulk of income tax collections throughout the country and accordingly, certain exemptions such as standard deduction of Rs 40,000 has been announced specifically for this class.

Shri Singh said that the Finance Minister also deserves to be lauded for having addressed the other issues of various sections and regions of the country. He also expressed happiness at the announcement of Rs 10,000 crore as “Fishery Fund” which will also benefit the people in Northeast. Bamboo Mission has a special significance for Northeast and the announcement made by the Finance Minister is a vindication of the Union Government’s continued commitment to the development of the remote regions. He said that the senior citizens faced the issues of late-age illness, lack of caretakers for help and financial constraint. He said that this has been taken care of by exemption of the interest on bank account from income tax up to Rs.50,000, enhancement of the health insurance amount up to Rs.50,000 and hike in medical expenditure. The budget is common man friendly and addresses issues of all sections, he added.

Source: PIB

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Budget disappointing for the Labour – Press Statement Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)

Budget disappointing for the Labour – Press Statement Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS)

Ref-BMS/D-20/37/2018

Dated-01-02-2018

Press statement issued by Sri Virjesh Upadhyay , General Secretary, BMS on 1st February 2018.

Budget disappointing for the Labour – BMS to hold countrywide demonstrations on 2nd February

Even though today’s budget for the first time has given more thrust to rural development, agriculture, health, infrastructure etc., it has totally neglected the woes of labour. Anganwadi workers, ASHA karmis and other scheme workers who belong to the poorest paid workers appointed under the Central Government have nothing as relief in the budget. Middle class employees are unhappy with no increase in their ceiling for tax exemption; at the same time the cess on income tax is increased from 3% to 4%. This was done at a time when the budget claimes 41% increase in the tax payers’ net.

Moreover the Government treasury has been hugely benefitted by the new GST regime, demonetization and digitalized bank transactions. Now there is a system by which last paise to be paid as direct or indirect tax will reach the Govt. treasury.

 

The unorganized sector workers’ Social security fund is also not given any support in the budget. Budget says the women employees need to pay only 8% contribution to EPF in startups. The increase in take home salary for women will reduce 16% of their future savings in the EPF when they leave their establishment within few years. The burden of merger of Insurance Companies also will be on the workers, and there is no Government’s assurance on their job security, transfer, promotion etc.

 

There is also no provision for revival of viable sick CPSUs, instead the Government is focusing its attention on Strategic sale of 24PSUs; increase in EPF pension from the current Rs.1000/- and budget allocation for cess withdraw from 9 labour welfare funds. Budget also omitted to increase allocation for MGNREGA so that it can increase the wage and number of working days.

 

Budget unilaterally announces fixed term employment to be extended to all employment. All labour related changes in law has to be discussed in the tripartite forum and then finalized. Now the draft notification on fixed term employment issued on 8th January is pending consultation with trade unions. In the meanwhile it is totally unfair on the part of Government to unilaterally announce it in Budget.

 

All these shows the total neglect of Government on labour. It is a labour unfriendly budget.

 

Hence, BMS decided to protest against Budget. It directs all its units to hold demonstrations demanding review on budget proposals.

 

its future course on unsettled issues related to labour will be decided in the coming National Executive Committee meeting to be held on 6-8 February .

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Virjesh Upadhyay)
General Secretary

Source: Confederation

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Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme

Central-Government-Health-Scheme-FMA-Pensioners

F.No.4/34/2017-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

 

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 31/01/2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Civil Pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme -reg.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.38/99/99-P&PW(C) dated 17-4-2000 on the subject mentioned above and to say that in accordance with the instructions contained therein, Central Government Civil Pensioners, residing in an area not served by any CGHS dispensary or any corresponding Health Schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments, as the case may be, even though their places of residence may fall within the limits of a CGHS covered cities, are required to submit the following documents for claiming Fixed Medical Allowance:

 

a) An undertaking in the prescribed format.

 

b) A certificate from the Medical Authorities of CGHS or from authorities of corresponding Health Schemes of the concerned Ministries/Departments, as the case may be, that the area where the pensioner is residing is not served by any dispensary under CGHS or the corresponding Health Scheme administered by the Ministry/Department.

 

2. Keeping in view the difficulties being faced by the pensioners in obtaining the required certificate from the concerned Medical Authorities, the matter has been reconsidered in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It has now been decided that the pensioners, residing in areas not covered by CGHS or any corresponding Health Schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments, as the case may be, would no longer be required to submit a certificate referred to in para 1 (b) above.

 

However, such pensioners would continue to submit an undertaking in the following format:
I , a retired employee of ____ (Office Address) declare that I am residing at (Residential Address indicated in PPO) , which area is not covered under CGHS or any corresponding Health Scheme administered by the Ministry/Department of , (as the case may be). I have also not obtained and do not wish to obtain a CGHS Card for availing out-door facilities under CGHS/Corresponding Health Scheme of other Ministries/Departments from any dispensary situated in an adjoining area.

 

3. A Central Government Civil Pensioner is also required to fill the enclosed Form along with above mentioned undertaking.

 

4. All the pension disbursing authorities are required to obtain the above undertaking along with the Form, as mentioned in Para 3 above, from such pensioners before sanctioning Fixed Medical Allowance. An entry to this effect should also be made in their PPOs.

sd/-
(Sanjay Wadhawan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

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DoPT: Filling up of outstation vacancies of CSSS at some outstation offices of some Ministries/Departments

DoPT: Filling up of outstation vacancies of CSSS at some outstation offices of some Ministries/Departments

MOST IMMEDIATE

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 01st Feb 2018

Subject: Filling up of outstation vacancies of CSSS at some outstation offices of some Ministries/Departments-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 13.11.2017 on the above mentioned subject and to say that this Department proposes to fill up the following outstation posts:-

S.
No.
Department Name of the office/location Name of the post No. of vacancies
1. Legal Affairs Branch Secretariat, Mumbai (i) PPS
(ii) PS
(i) 01
(ii) 03
2. Agriculture & Cooperation DMI, Faridabad PS 04
PPQ&S, Faridabad PS 01
DMI, Nagpur PS 01

2. All the cadre units are requested to give wide publicity to this OM and forward the applications of willing CSSS officers along with their personal particulars in the enclosed proforma latest by 19.02.2018.

3. Before sending the particulars, it may be assured that the web based dat in respect of the official(s) are updated.

(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To
The Under Secretary(Admn)
All Cadre Units of CSSS

BIO-DATA

1. NAME:
2. DESIGNATION:
3. CSL No.:
4. DATE OF BIRTH:
5. PRESENT MINISTRY/DEPARTMENT:
6. POST FOR WHICH APPLIED:
7. PERSONAL CONTACT NUMBER:
8. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
9. EXPERIENCE (INCLUDING DEPUTATION DETAILS):

S.No.

Grade

Ministry/Department

From

To

Attached With

10. MEDIUM:
11. Reasons for seeking outstation post:

DATE:

(Signature of the applicant)

Source: DoPT

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7th CPC: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission

7th CPC: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission

7th-CPC-Travelling-Allowance-Rules

F.No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
E.IV Branch

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated 01st February, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the issuance of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 13.07.2017 regarding implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC on Travelling Allowance (TA), various references are being received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Daily Allowance (DA) in case Govt. employee avails free boarding and lodging.

2. The 6th CPC had changed the old concept of Daily Allowance by introducing reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges on production of vouchers for the same. Since this was a new concept, therefore, option was given to the employees to choose either the old 5th CPC single rate of DA or the new system of DA based on reimbursement of expenses as per 6th CPC. The 7th CPC has recommended to continue the concept of reimbursement of Hotel Accommodation, Food Bill and Taxi Charges with the exception that vouchers are not required to be produced for Food Bills.

3. The matter regarding admissibility of DA in case of free boarding and lodging, has been considered in this Department. Daily Allowance is given to the Govt. employees as a reimbursement of the expenditure incurred by him on tour for his stay, food and travel at that station. ln case of free boarding and lodging, the Govt. employee, if incurring any expenditure on local travel, can claim the same as per para 2 E (i) and (iii) of the Annexure to 0.M. of even No. dated 13.07.2017. The earlier system of giving 25% of DA is being discontinued. Also, after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, the facility of DA at 5th CPC rates is done away with.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure). Hindi version is attached.

sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To
All Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of lndia etc. as per standard distribution list.
Copy to: C&AG and U.P.S.C., etc. as per standard endorsement list.

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Defence – Budget 2018-19 – Allocate 12.10 percent of the total Central Government Expenditure

Defence – Budget 2018-19 – Allocate 12.10 percent of the total Central Government Expenditure

Union Budget for the financial year 2018-19, presented by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in the Parliament today, envisaged a total outlay of Rs. 24,42,213 crore. Out of this, Rs 2,95,511.41 crore has been earmarked for Defence. This accounts for 12.10 percent of the total Central Government expenditure for the year 2018-19.

The allocation of Rs. 2,95,511.41 crore represents a growth of 7.81 percent over Budget Estimates (Rs. 2,74,114.12 crore) and 5.91 percent over Revised Estimates (Rs. 2,79,003.85 crore), respectively for the financial year 2017-18.

Out of Rs. 2,95,511.41 crore allocated for the financial year 2018-19, Rs. 1,95,947.55 crore has been allocated for Revenue (Net) expenditure and Rs. 99,563.86 crore for Capital expenditure for the Defence Services and the Organizations/ Departments under Ministry of Defence. The amount of Rs. 99,563.86 crore, allocated for Capital expenditure, includes modernization related expenditure. The Capital allocation for Ministry of Defence under BE 2018-19 is 33.1 percent of the total Central Government Expenditure on Capital Account, which is Rs 3,00,441 crore.

For Defence Pension, which is over and above the outlay mentioned above, an amount of Rs. 1,08,853.30 crore has been provided in BE 2018-19. This is 26.60 percent above the BE 2017-18 of Rs. 85,740 crore and 14.26 percent over RE 2017-18 of Rs. 95,000 crore.

The approval for the construction of Sela pass has given further impetus to the Defence preparedness.

Source: PIB

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Amendments in the income-tax act proposed to notify a new scheme for assessment in electronic mode

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

01-February-2018 13:20 IST

Amendments in the income-tax act proposed to notify a new scheme for assessment in electronic mode.

E-assessment to be rolled-out across the country to transform age-old assessment procedure

In the General Budget 2018-19 presented in Parliament today, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley proposed to amend the Income-tax Act to notify a new scheme for assessment. Shri Jaitley said the assessment will be done in electronic mode which will almost eliminate person to person contact leading to greater efficiency and transparency. The Finance Minister added that the e-assessment system was introduced in 2016 on a pilot basis. In 2017, it was extended to 102 cities with the objective of reducing the interface between the department and the taxpayers. “With the experience gained so far, we are now ready to roll out the E-assessment across the country, which will transform the age-old assessment procedure of the income tax department and the manner in which they interact with taxpayers and other stakeholders” Shri Jaitley said.

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Creating job opportunities employment generation during last three years.

Creating job opportunities employment generation during last three years.

Creating job opportunities and facilitating generation of employment has been at the core of our policy-making. During the last three years, we have taken a number of steps to boost employment generation in the country. These measures include:-

  • Contribution of 8.33% of Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for new employees by the Government for three years.
  • Contribution of 12% to EPF for new employees for three years by the Government in sectors employing large number of people like textile, leather and footwear.
  • Additional deduction to the employees of 30% of the wages paid for new employees under the Income Tax Act.
  • Launch of National Apprenticeship Scheme with stipend support and sharing of the cost of basic training by the Government to give training to 50 lakh youth by 2020.
  • Introducing system of fixed term employment for apparel and footwear sector.
  • Increasing paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks, along with provision of creches.

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Relief to Senior Citizens: Exemption of Interest Income on deposits increased to Rs 50,000

Ministry of Finance
Relief to Senior Citizens: Exemption of Interest Income on deposits increased to Rs 50,000

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana extended up to March 2020

Existed limit on investment under PMVVY enhanced to Rs 15 lakhs

With the objective of providing a dignified life to senior citizens, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, announced significant incentives for senior citizens.

Presenting the General Budget 2018-19 in Parliament here today, the Finance Minister said that the exemption of interest income on deposits with banks and post offices to be increased from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 50,000/- and TDS shall not be required to be deducted on such income, under section 194A. This benefit shall be available also for interest from all fixed deposits schemes and recurring deposit schemes.

The Finance Minister also announced raising the limit of deduction for health insurance premium and/ or medical expenditure from Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 50,000/-, under section 80D. All senior citizens will now be able to claim benefit of deduction up to Rs. 50,000/- per annum in respect of any health insurance premium and/or any general medical expenditure incurred.

Further, the Finance Minister proposed raising the limit of deduction for medical expenditure in respect of certain critical illness from Rs. 60,000/- in case of senior citizens and from Rs. 80,000/- in case of very senior citizens, to Rs. 1 lakh in respect of all senior citizens, under section 80DDB.

These concessions will give extra tax benefit of Rs. 4,000 crores to senior citizens.

In addition to tax concessions, the Finance Minister proposed to extend the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana up to March 2020 under which an assured return of 8% is given by Life Insurance Corporation of India. The existing limit on investment of Rs. 7.5 lakh per senior citizen under this scheme is also being enhanced to Rs. 15 lakh.

PIB

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HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET 2018-2019

HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET 2018-2019

PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET 2018-19
New Delhi, 01th February, 2018
  • Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley presents general Budget 2018-19 in Parliament.
  • Budget guided by mission to strengthen agriculture, rural development, health,
    education, employment, MSME and infrastructure sectors
  • Government says, a series of structural reforms will propel India among the fastest growing economies of the world. Country firmly on course to achieve
    over 8 % growth as manufacturing, services and exports back on good
    growth path.
  • MSP for all unannounced kharif crops will be one and half times of their production cost like majority of rabi crops: Institutional Farm Credit raised to 11 lakh crore in 2018-19 from 8.5 lakh crore in 2014-15.
  • 22,000 rural haats to be developed and upgraded into Gramin Agricultural
    Markets to protect the interests of 86% small and marginal farmers.
  • “Operation Greens” launched to address price fluctuations in potato, tomato and onion for benefit of farmers and consumers.
  • Two New Funds of Rs10,000 crore announced for Fisheries and Animal Husbandary sectors; Re-structured National Bamboo Mission gets Rs.1290 crore.
  • Loans to Women Self Help Groups will increase to Rs.75,000 crore in 2019 from 42,500 crore last year.
  • Higher targets for Ujjwala, Saubhagya and Swachh Mission to cater to lower and
    middle class in providing free LPG connections, electricity and toilets.
  • Outlay on health, education and social protection will be 1.38 lakh crore. Tribal students to get Ekalavya Residential School in each tribal block by 2022. Welfare fund for SCs gets a boost.
  • World’s largest Health Protection Scheme covering over 10 crore poor and
    vulnerable families launched with a family limit upto 5 lakh rupees for
    secondary and tertiary treatment.
  • Fiscal Deficit pegged at 3.5 %, projected at 3.3 % for 2018-19.. Rs. 5.97 lakh crore allocation for infrastructure
    budget-2018-19-snapshot
    budget-2018-19-deficit-trends
  • Ten prominent sites to be developed as Iconic tourist destinations
  • NITI Aayog to initiate a national programme on Artificial Intelligence(AI)
  • Centres of excellence to be set up on robotics, AI, Internet of things etc
  • Disinvestment crossed target of Rs 72,500 crore to reach Rs 1,00,000 crore.
  • Comprehensive Gold Policy on the anvil to develop yellow metal as an asset class
  • 100 percent deduction proposed to companies registered as Farmer Producer Companies with an annual turnover upto Rs. 100 crore on profit derived from such activities, for five years from 2018-19.
  • Deduction of 30 percent on emoluments paid to new employees Under Section 80-JJAA to be relaxed to 150 days for footwear and leather industry, to create more employment.
  • No adjustment in respect of transactions in immovable property where
    Circle Rate value does not exceed 5 percent of consideration.
  • Proposal to extend reduced rate of 25 percent currently available for companies
    with turnover of less than 50 crore (in Financial Year 2015-16), to
    companies reporting turnover up to Rs. 250 crore in Financial Year
    2016-17, to benefit micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • Standard Deduction of Rs. 40,000 in place of present exemption for transport
    allowance and reimbursement of miscellaneous medical expenses. 2.5 crore
    salaried employees and pensioners to benefit.
  • Relief to Senior Citizens proposed:
    • Exemption of interest income on deposits with banks and post offices to be increased from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000.
    • TDS not required to be deducted under section 194A. Benefit also available for interest from all fixed deposit schemes and recurring deposit
      schemes.
    • Hike in deduction limit for health insurance premium and/ or medical expenditure from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000 under section 80D.
    • Increase in deduction limit for medical expenditure for certain critical illness from Rs. 60,000 (in case of senior citizens) and from Rs. 80,000 (in case of very senior citizens) to Rs. 1 lakh for all senior citizens, under section 80DDB.
    • Proposed to extend Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana up to March, 2020. Current investment limit proposed to be increased to Rs. 15 lakh from the existing limit of Rs. 7.5 lakh per senior citizen.
      budget-2018-19-trends-in-tax-receipts
  • More concessions for International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), to promote trade in stock exchanges located in IFSC.
  • To control cash economy, payments exceeding Rs. 10,000 in cash made by
    trusts and institutions to be disallowed and would be subject to tax.
  • Tax on Long Term Capital Gains exceeding Rs. 1 lakh at the rate of 10
    percent, without allowing any indexation benefit. However, all gains up
    to 31st January, 2018 will be grandfathered.
  • Proposal to introduce tax on distributed income by equity oriented mutual funds at the rate of 10 percent.
  • Proposal to increase cess on personal income tax and corporation tax to 4 percent from present 3 percent.
  • Proposal to roll out E-assessment across the country to almost eliminate person
    to person contact leading to greater efficiency and transparency in
    direct tax collection.
  • Proposed changes in customs duty to promote creation of more jobs in the country and also to incentivise domestic value addition and Make in India in sectors such as food processing, electronics, auto components, footwear and furniture.

Source: PIB

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Grant of financial up gradation under MACPS to SSE-Drawing (formerly Diploma Holder Tracers) appointed against DR quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman

Grant of financial up gradation under MACPS to SSE-Drawing (formerly Diploma Holder Tracers) appointed against DR quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman

No. IV/MACPS/09/Pt.II

Dated: 29/01/2018

The Secretary (E)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Dear Sir

Sub: Grant of financial up gradation under MACPS to SSE-Drawing (formerly Diploma Holder Tracers) appointed against DR quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman-reg.

Ref:

(i) NFIR’s PNM item No.15/52015
(ii) NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Pt.10 dated 7/11/2016.
(iii) Reply receive vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/2015/PNM/NFIR/2 dated 30/05/2017 addressed to GS/NFIR
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Pt. 10 dated 19/06/2017.
(v) PCPO/S.C.Rly’s letter No.SCR/P-HQ/510/EE/GM.PNM/SCRES dated 21/11/2017 addressed to Railway Board.

Through the action taken statement provided to the NFIR during the PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14.11.2017, the Railway Board desired to have copies of NFIR’s letters dated 07/11/2016 & 12/04/2017 for further examination of the matter. Accordingly, the NFIR sends herewith copies of its letters dated 7/11/2016 & 12/04/2017 (with enclosures).

Federation re-iterates that pursuant to the demand raised by our affiliate the SCRF Sangh in the GM/PNM meeting, the PCPO, SCRly vide letter dated 21/11/2017 has sent another letter to the Board seeking clarification. A copy of PCPO/S.C.Rly letter dated 21/11/2017 is also enclosed for ready reference.

NFIR once again reiterates following points and facts for taking decision to concede Federation’s demand on S.C.Railay’s cases.

NFIR once again reiterates following points and facts for taking decision to concede Federation’s demand on S.C.Railway’s cases.

The panel of Diploma Holder Tracers to the post Asst. Draftsman against 50% DR qutoa was formed and implemented on 20th Jan, 1984. Para 5.3 of Railway Board’s letter No.PC III/84/UPG/19 dated 25/06/1985 is not applicable to the candidates as they were the empanelled Asst.Draftsman in the year 1984 itself (against DR quota). This connection of the Federation can be verified from the letter dated 21/11/2017 sent by the South Central Railway to Railway Board.

The group of ten employees selected against DR quota were placed above in the seniority list to those promoted against restructured posts pursuant to Board’s destructing decision.

Federation therefore contents that the SSE/Drawing (Former Diploma Holder Tracers) appointed as Asst Draftsman against DR quota vacancies as per Board’s orders have been wrongly denied the benefit of 3rd MACP in GP 4800/-.

NFIR therefore urges upon the Railway Board to review the decision and issue instructions to the Zones etc., for allowing MACP benefit (3rd MACP in GP 4800) to the Diploma Holder Tracers appointed as Asst Draftsman aganist 50% DR qutoa vacancies, duly treating their entry as “appointment”.  A copy of the instructions issued may be endrosed to the Federation.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS

Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS

No. I/11/Part I

Dated: 29/01/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 12/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. I/11/Part I dated 13/07/2017.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2017/R-U/28 dated 31/07/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. I/11/Part I dated 08/08/2017 & 24/08/2017.

During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14.11.2017, the Official Side conveyed that the Internal Meeting of the Committee constituted by the Railway Board vide order dated 06/07/2017 has been fixed for 29/11/2017. Responding to Official Side, Federation requested to expedite action for revising the rateds as the staff are eligible at revised rates w.e.f. 1st July, 2017. The Federation also requested in the meeting that the PCO Allowance be revised to those Groun ‘C’ staff working in Level 8 & 9 also. Federation also conveys that a period of more than two months has passed the progress amde on the subject has not been apprised.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly expedite action for revisio of hourly rates of incentive bonus, allowance and PCO Allowance to the staff of Workshops/Production Units under both CRJ/GIS pattern duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Federation also suggests that a separate meeting be convened soon for discussing the PNM item.

Your fatihfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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