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Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

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Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(G)2018/PN 1-7

New Delhi, Dated 16-04-2018

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(as per standard mailing list)

 

Sub: Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

 

References is invited to Railways Board’s letter No.2016/AC-II/21/7 dated 27-11-17 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been highlighted that grant of pension/family pension to NPS beneficiaries has not commenced on some of the Zones/Units. Board has taken a serious note of the aforesaid delay.

 

2. As already brought out in the attached letter, instructions have been issued from time to time for making provisional pension payment to eligible NPS beneficiaries by the Railways and Joint procedure order has been put in place duly signed by the personnel Department and the Accounts Department to ensure smooth disposal settlement of such cases.Relevant instructions have been reiterated vide Board’s letter dated 02.01.17 (RBA No.1/2017) a compendium of circulars compiled by PFRDA has also been uploaded on the website of Indian Railways (RBA No.162/2017).

 

3. It is accordingly desired that pension/family pension cases of NPS beneficiaries should be processed immediately without delay so that payment of pension in such cases commences at the earliest.

 

(Dr.Anand.S.Khati)
Eecutive Dir.Estt.(G)
Railway Board

 

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Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme,2018

Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme,2018

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

 NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2018

G.S.R. 170(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6C read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following scheme, further to amend the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, namely:-

 

1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2018.

(2) It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the official gazette.

 

2. In the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, in paragraph 22, -(1) in sub-paragraph (3), for clause (i), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(i) the average monthly wages drawn (subject to a maximum of fifteen thousand rupees), during the twelve months preceding the month in which he died, multiplied by thirty times plus fifty per cent. of the average balance in the account of the deceased in the Fund or of a provident fund exempted under section 17 of the Act or under paragraph 27 or 27A of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, as the case may be, during the preceding twelve months or during the period of his membership, whichever is less subject to a ceiling of one lakh and fifty thousand rupees:

Provided that the assurance benefit shall not be less than two lakh and fifty thousand rupees:

Provided further that the assurance benefit shall not exceed six lakh rupees:

 

3. The provisions of the first proviso of clause (i) of sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 22 shall be in force for a period of two years from the date of publication of this Scheme in the Official Gazette.”

 

[F. No. S-35012/8/2017-SS-II]

S/d,
R. K. GUPTA,
Jt. Secy

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One day Agitational Programme on 24.04.2018 on Minimum Guaranteed Pension under National Pension System (NPS)

BPMS

REF: BPMS/ 17th TC/ NPS/ Cir/ 33

Dated: 31.03.2018

To,
The Office Bearers and CEC Members
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh &
The President/ General Secretary
Unions affiliated to the federation

Subject: One day Agitational Programme on 24.04.2018 on Minimum Guaranteed Pension under National Pension System (NPS).

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sadar Namaskar

It is hoped that all of you are well and busy in accelerating trade union activities. As all of you know that the Central Executive Committee Meeting of this federation was held on 26, 27 and 28 March 2018 in Dehu Road, Pune where it was decided to hold one day agitational programme on 24.04.2018 on Minimum Guaranteed Pension under National Pension System (NPS).

A resolution to this effect was also passed in the CEC Meeting held at Hyderabad during September 2015 and subsequently several correspondence were made. However, in spite of lapse of such a large time, no tangible action has been seen from the Govt side on the issue.

Therefore, in absence of any concrete step from the Govt side on the issue it becomes necessary to register our displeasure over the lethargic attitude of the Government and register our protest to constrain the machinery to redress the Grievance.

Hence, you are requested to hold one day agitation programme on 24.04.2018 using all feasible and effective trade union instruments like Gate Meeting, Use of Black Badges, Slogan Shouting, publicizing of programme at humongous level through posters/ hoardings/ banners/ pamphlets/ social media so that the issue may be resolved at the earliest. Further, you are requested to submit a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister of India through proper channel on 24.04.2018.

With regards,

Brotherly yours
S/d,
(M P Singh)
General Secretary

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Payment of DA to Board level/below Board level executives and non-unionized supervisors following IDA scales of pay in CPSEs

Payment of DA to Board level/below Board level executives and non-unionized supervisors following IDA scales of pay in CPSEs

F. No. W-02/0003/2014-DPE (WC)-GL-VI/18

Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan

Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 3rd April, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Payment of DA to Board level/below Board level executives and non-unionized supervisors following IDA scales of pay in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on 1987 and 1992 basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para No. 3 of this Department’s O.M. No. 2(50)/86- DPE (WC) dated 19.07.1995 wherein the rates of DA payable to the executives holding Board level post have been indicated. In accordance with the DA scheme spelt out in Annexure-II of the said O.M, the installments of DA become payable from 1st January, 1st April, 1st July, 1st October, every year based on the price increase above quarterly index average of 1099 (1960=100).

2. In continuation of this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 03.01.2018, the rates of DA payable to the executives of CPSEs holding Board level post, below Board level post and Non-Unionized Supervisors following IDA pattern of 1992 pay scales may be modified as follows:

(a) Date from which payable: 01.04.2018

(b) AICPI (Linked to 1960=100) for the quarter Dec.’2017 7 Feb.’ 2018

Dec., 2017      – 6527
Jan., 2018      – 6572
Feb., 2018       – 6552
Average of the quarter  – 6550

(c) Increase over link point : 5451 (6550-1099)

(d) % increase over link point: 496% (5451/1099*100)

DA Rates for various Pay Ranges

Basic Pay per Month DA Rates
Upto Rs. 3500 496% of pay subject to minimum of Rs. 10902/-
Above Rs 3500 and Upto Rs. 6500 372% of pay subject to minimum of Rs. 17360/-
Above Rs 6500 and Upto Rs. 9500 297.6% of pay subject to minimum of Rs. 24180/-
Above Rs.9500 248% of pay subject to minimum of Rs. 28272/-

3. The payment on account of dearness allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

4. The quantum of IDA payable from 01.04.2018 at the old system of neutralization @ Rs. 2.00 per point shift for increase of 6 points, may be Rs. 12/- and at AICPI 6550 DA payable may be Rs. 11689.75 to the executives holding Board level post, below Board level post and non-unionised supervisors following IDA pattern in the CPSEs of 1987 pay scales.

5. All administrative Ministries/Department of Government of India are requested to bring the foregoing to the notice of the CPSEs under their administrative control for necessary action at their end.

S/d,
(Samsul Hague)
Under Secretary

To
All administrative Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th CPC

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 58/2018

S.No. PC-VI/385
No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018

The GMs/CPO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17.11.2017 (S.No. PC-VI/379, RBE No.169/2017) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2017 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No.106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

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

(Authority- MoF’s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)dated 28.3.2018).

S/d,
(U.K.Tiwari)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board

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Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners

Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners
Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan

No.1(5)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

 

New Delhi 9th April, 2018

To

The Chief of the Army Staff

The Chief of the Naval Staff

The Chief of the Air Staff

Sub: Enhancement/sanction of ex-gratia ad-hoc allowance to Burma Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Pensioners/Families of displaced Army Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian National but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/720/A/D(Pen/Sers)/98 dated 13.10.1998 as amended vide letter No. B/38174/AG/PS-4(b)/266/A/D(Pen/Sers)/2003 dated 12.3.2003, No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 3.9.2009 and No B/38174/PS-5/D(Pen/Pol) dated 9.9.2009 regarding enhancement of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance to Rs. 3,500/- per month with effect from 1.1.2006 in respect of Burma/Pakistan Army Pensioners/Family Pensioners as well as Burma Army Pensioners of Nepalese origin drawing pension in India as well as in Nepal.

2. In implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the minimum pension/family pension to Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners has been revised to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016 under this Ministry’s letter No. 17(2)/2016/D(Pen/ Policy) dated 4.9.2017. The President is pleased to sanction enhancement, on compassionate grounds, Ex-gratia Ad-hoc allowance to the following category of pensioners/ family pensioners from Rs. 3,500/- per month to Rs. 9,000/- per month with effect from 1.1.2016.

(a) Armed Forces pensioners/ family pensioners migrated from Pakistan.

(b) Burma Army pensioners/ family pensioners who are Indian nationals and drawing their pension in India.

(c) Burma Army pensioners of Nepalese origin who are drawing pension in India and Indian Embassy, Pension Paying Offices in Nepal.

3. The Ex-gratia adhoc allowance in each case will be so fixed as to increase the existing Ex-gratia adhoc allowance and any relief sanctioned by the Government of India/ Burma/ Pakistan to Rs. 9,000/- per month as on 1.1.2016.

4. The Burma / Pakistan Army pensioners/ family pensioners getting enhancement of Ex-gratia Allowance under these orders will also be entitled to dearness relief on the enhanced Ex-gratia adhoc allowance at the new rates with effect from 1.1.2016 admissible to and notified for Armed Forces pensioners from time to time.

5.The Payment of Dearness Relief under these orders from the dates indicated above shall be made after adjusting the installments of enhanced Dearness Relief already sanctioned and paid to these categories of pensioners. Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

6.The extra liability on account of grant/revision of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance will be borne by the Government of India and the expenditure will be debitable to the following head of account.

Account Code No.        
Description
2235 Social Security and welfare, 60 Other Social Security and welfare Programmes, 102 Pension under Social Security Schemes.”
Ex-Gratia
Ad-hoc Allowance to Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners migrated
from Pakistan and Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Indian
origin.
“Major Head 2071 Pensions and other Retirement Benefits, 02 Defence-101 Army.”         
Ex-Gratia
Ad-hoc Allowance to Burma Army pensioners/family pensioners of Nepalese
Origin drawing pension in India or from Indian Embassy, Pension Paying
Offices, Nepal.

7.The pre-revised Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance (including DR etc.) already drawn by the above pensioners from 1.1.2016 onwards shall be adjusted shall be adjusted from the enhanced Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance which shall become payable with effect from 1.1.2016 under these orders.

8. Policy and procedure regarding payment of Ex-gratia Ad-hoc Allowance shall continue to be governed by the existing instructions issued in the matter so far.

9.It may be ensured that the payment to pensioners/family pensioners indicated in para 2 above, is made into the Aadhaar Linked Bank Accounts.

10.This issues with the concurrence of Defence(Fin) vide their ID No.10(01)/2018/Fin/Pen dated 28-02-2018.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Signed Copy

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Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for appointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for appointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

F. No. 43011/4/2018-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated April 4, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Reiteration of instructions relating to application of own merit in Direct Recruitment for appointment of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its judgment in the case of R. K. Sabharwal vs. State of Punjab, had, inter-alia, observed that “the reserve category candidates can compete for the non-reserve posts and in the event of their appointment to the said posts their number cannot be added and taken into consideration for working out the percentage of reservation.”

2. As per instructions issued vide this Department’s OM No. 36012/2/96-Estt.(Res) dated 02.07.1997, in direct recruitments to Central Government jobs and services, the reserve category candidates who are selected on the same standard as applied to general candidates will not be adjusted against reserved vacancies. As per instructions issued vide DOP&T OM No. 36011/1/98-Estt.(Res) dated 01.07.1998, only when a relaxed standard is applied in selecting a reserved candidate, for example in the age limit, experience, qualification, permitted number of chances in written examination, etc., such candidates will be counted against reserved vacancies.

3. It has been brought to the notice of this Department by the Hon’ble Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of OBCs that these instructions are not being followed in some cases in direct recruitments to Central Government jobs and services. It is, therefore, reiterated that while making Direct Recruitments, guidelines issued vide this Department’s OM No. 36012/2/96-Estt.(Res) dated 02.07.1997 and OM No.36011/1/98-Estt.(Res) dated 01.07.1998 may be kept in view by all concerned.

4. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to the notice of all concerned for information and compliance.

S/d,
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel.: 23092110

Signed Copy

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7th Pay Commission Reports, some question raised in lok sabha

7th Pay Commission Reports, some question raised in lok sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 568
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

Pay Commission Reports

JOSE K. MANI
Will the Minister of

FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/ exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

A Statement is laid on the Table of the House

Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 568 dated 06.04.2018 raised by Shri Jose K. Mani regarding Pay Commission Reports

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally more pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017 after an examination by a Committee. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

Loksabha

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Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

F.No. 24(3)/E.Coord/2018
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 26th March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India.

The Department of Expenditure has from time to time issued instructions on provision of telephone facilities, monetary ceilings on reimbursement to the officers of the Government of India. Given the increasing dependence on telecommunication technology including mobile telephones for carrying out official work, the existing instructions have been comprehensively reviewed, revised and the following instructions are hereby circulated for compliance by all Ministry/Departments, in supersession of all earlier instructions issued by this Department on the subject.

1. Official Telephones

1.1 All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for office telephone with STD facility. For officers of the level below Deputy Secretary, Ministry/Departments may decide in consultation with the Financial Advisers on providing STD facility depending on their functional requirements.

1.2 ISD facility is allowed on official telephones in respect of Administrative Secretaries only.

1.3 All other cases for providing ISD facility on official telephone for officers of the level below Secretary to the Government of India may be decided by the Administrative Secretary in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser.

1.4 Administrative Secretary/ Head of Departments may in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser provide officers below the level of Deputy Secretary official telephones with STD facility on functional basis. This facility should not be given in a routine manner but extreme caution and austerity should be exercised.

1.5 Financial Advisors shall submit a half-yearly report to D/o Expenditure on the number of ISD facility concurred/approved during a financial year.

2. Residential telephones

2.1. All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for one official residential landline telephone with STD facility.

2.2 Residential telephone can be allowed to officials below the rank of Deputy Secretary equivalent on functional basis subject to the condition that this facility shall be restricted to 25% of the sanctioned strength of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/Department. This limit will equally apply to Attached and Subordinate offices.

2.3 ISD facility shall not be allowed on residential telephones.

2.4 Personal staff of Ministers [Private Secretary, Additional Private Secretary and 1st PA of Ministry] and Administrative Secretary [Principal Staff Officer (PSO)/ Senior Principal Private Secretary/ Principal Private Secretary/Private Secretary], Section Officer (Parliament) and Assistant Section Officer (Parliament) are entitled to the facility of one residential landline telephone.

3. Mobile Phone Handsets

3.1 Officers of the level of Secretary and equivalent will be entitled to reimbursement for one mobile handset costing not more than Rs.25,000/-(Rupees Twenty Five thousand only) once during the whole tenure. Global roaming facility shall not be allowed on the mobile connection.

4. Reimbursement of telephone call charges

4.1 Reimbursement of telephone call charges of residential telephone/ mobile phone/broadband/mobile data/data card shall be as per entitlement given below:

SI. No. Level/Designation Limit on reimbursement
1 Secretary to the Government of India and

equivalent level

Rs. 4200/- per month + taxes as applicable
2 Additional Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 3000/- per month + taxes as applicable
3 Joint Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 2700/- per month + taxes as applicable
4 Director/Deputy Secretary to the

Government of India and equivalent level

Rs. 2250/- per month + taxes as applicable
5 Below the rank of Deputy Secretary and
equivalent to the Government of India
(restricted to 50% of the sanctioned strength
of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/
Department/Attached/Subordinate office)
Rs. 1200/- per month + taxes as applicable

4.2 No SIM/data-card will be provided by office.

4.3 There will be no separate ceiling for the landline/ mobile/broadband/mobile data/data card. The amount reimbursable will cover landline and / or mobile /broadband/mobile data/data card connection and shall be limited to the ceiling prescribed or as per actuals whichever is lower. Call charges over and above the ceiling prescribed along with taxes thereon shall be paid by the officers

4.4 The amount shall be reimbursed on submission of bills/receipt by the concerned officer. Officers are at liberty to choose the service provider and the tariff package for residential landline/mobile phones.

4.5 In case where husband and wife are sharing the same residential landline telephone and both are entitled for reimbursement, only one of them will be allowed reimbursement against the residential landline telephone. The claim for mobile phone charges shall be treated separately for each of the officer subject to the entitled ceiling.

4.6 Reimbursement for mobile will be restricted to the officer in whose name the mobile connection is registered.

4.7 The entitlement of an officer drawing pay in a scale intervening between that of Director and Joint Secretary would be at par with that of Deputy Secretary/Director.

4.8 Excess expenditure upto 30% of the ceiling amount (applicable to the officer) can be reimbursed to officers of Joint Secretary equivalent and above and also to Private Secretary/ Officers on Special Duty to the Ministers subject to their submitting a certificate, duly justifying that excess expenditure incurred was for official purpose and unavoidable. This reimbursement would require the concurrence of the Financial Adviser concerned and sanction of the Administrative Secretary/ Secretary Equivalent of the Department/ Organization. In so far as Secretary/ Secretary equivalent officer are concerned, they shall be competent to exercise the aforesaid powers in their own cases. The power to sanction this expenditure shall not be delegated.

4.9 Telephone reimbursement will not be admissible in cases of Leave (of any nature) and trainings which are for more than one calendar month (s).

5. Mobile Facility during official visits abroad

5.1 Officials and delegations visiting abroad for the purpose of short official visits/meeting/conferences/workshops may be provided SIM card by our Mission / Embassy. In case SIM card is not provided by our Mission / Embassy, there will be a monetary ceiling of Rs.2000/- per day for officer above the level of Additional Secretary and equivalent and Rs.1000/- per day for other officers towards reimbursement of call charges.

5.2 No mobile phone facility shall be provided during training period whatsoever including training abroad.

6. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

S/d,
(H.Atheli)
Director

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Combined Defence services Examination (i)-2018 Declaration of written result

Combined Defence services Examination (i)-2018 Declaration of written result

On the basis of the results of the COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2018 held by the Union Public Service Commission on 04th February, 2018, 8261 candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for being interviewed by the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence, for admission to (i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 146th Course commencing in January, 2019 (ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala, Course commencing in January, 2019 (iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course (205 F(P)) commencing in February, 2019 (iv) Officers Training Academy, Chennai 109th SSC Course (NT)(for Men) commencing in April, 2019 and (v) Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 23rd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2019.

The candidature of all the candidates, whose Roll Numbers are shown in the lists below, is provisional. In accordance with the conditions of the admission to the examination, they are required to submit the original certificates in support of age (Date of Birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc. claimed by them along with self attested copies thereof, to Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry Section for males and SSC Women Entry Section for women candidates, West Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC as their first choice and to IHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy as their first choice, and to PO 3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force as their first choice. The original Certificates are to be submitted within two weeks of completion of the SSB Interview and not later than 13th November, 2018 for AFA and not later than 01st January, 2019 for IMA and not later than 01st January, 2019 for admission to NA (1st April, 2019 in case of SSC only). The candidates must not send the original Certificates to the Union Public Service Commission.

All the candidates who have successfully qualified in the written exam are required to register themselves online on the Indian Army Recruiting website joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks of announcement of written result. The successful candidates would them be allotted Selection Centres and dates, of SSB interview which shall be communicated on the registered e-mail ID. Any candidate who has already registered earlier on the site will not be required to do so. In case of any query/Login problem, e-mail be forwarded to dir-recruiting6-mod@nic.in.

In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters as the case may be.

The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding this examination on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone No.011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 from this Facilitation Counter. Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing UPSC website http://www.upsc.gov.in

The marks-sheet of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result of OTA (after conducting SSB Interview) and will remain available on the website for a period of 60 days.

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Details of Holiday Home/Touring Officers Hostels/Guest House

Details of Holiday Home/Touring Officers Hostels/Guest House
(location/State-wise & capacity)

State & No. of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s Hostels/Guest Houses Holiday homes (HH)/Touring officers’hostel (TOH) Location & Address Capacity (total Rooms Whether under online booking or not
Uttar Pradesh HH Sikandra, Agra 14 Yes
TOH Kar-Kunj Agra 4 No
TOH Sanjay Place, Agra 3 Yes
TOH Mahatma Gandhi Marg Allahabad 4 Yes
HH Sector-K, Aliganj, Lucknow 22 Yes
TOH Deen Dayal Puram,Bareilly 4 Yes
TOH Chandmari, Lamhi, Varanasi 4 Yes
Rajasthan HH Agra Gate, Ajmer 42 Yes
HH Vidhyadhar Nagar Jaipur 46 Yes
HH Bera Road ,Jaisalmer 13 Yes
TOH West Patel Nagar, Circuit House Road,Jodhpur 4 Yes
TOH Delwara Road,Distt. Sirohi, Mount Abu 4 Yes
HH Sector — 14, near C.A. Circle, Udaipur 15 Yes
Goa HH Bambolim, Panji Road, Goa 13 Yes
TOH Panaji-Madgaon Road Goa 8 Yes
Punjab TOH Ram Tirath Nagar,Amritsar 2 No
TOH Madhopur 4 Yes
TOH Sector 7B Chandigarh 20 Yes
Tamilnadu HH Koodalpudur, Anaiyur (PO) Madurai 20 Yes
HH Kovalam Road Kanyakumari 22 Yes
HH Udagamandalam, Nilgiris Ooty 25 Yes
Madras TOH Shashtri Bhawan, Chennai 10 Yes
TOH Rajaji Bhawan,Chennai 20 Yes
Karnataka HH T. Narasipur Road, Sidhartha Nagar Mysore 44 Yes
Andhra Pradesh TOH Domlur,Bangalore 2 No
TOH Koramangala, Bangalore 39 Yes
HH IS Mahal Road, Nehru Nagar, Tirupati 54 Yes
TOH Autonagar , Vijayawada 6 Yes
Telangana TOH Koti Nirman Bhawan ,Hyderabad 8 Yes
TOH Kawadi Guda , Hyderabad 7 Yes
Uttrakhand HH Southwood Cottage, ITBP Campus Mussoorie 5 Yes
TOH Landaur Bazar , Mussoorie 4 No
HH Khurpatal Nainital 13 Yes
TOH Subhash Chowk, (Near Clock Tower-Paltan Bazar), Dehradun 12 Yes
Himachal Pradesh HH Mall Road, Grand Hotel, Shimla 120 Yes
TOH ITBP Camp, Baweli Kullu 3 No
Andaman & Nicobar HH Ranchi Basti, Lamba Line Portblair 15 Yes
Kerala TOH Pulleppady, Kathrikkadavu Cochin 21 Yes
TOH Poonkulam Vellyani , Trivendrum 9 Yes
TOH Dutt Saw Mill Road, Kallai (PO), Kozhikode Calicut 5 Yes
Delhi HH West Kidwai Nagar, Delhi 20 Yes
TOH Curzon Road, Delhi 47 Yes
TOH Aliganj, Delhi 20 No
TOH HUDCO Place, Delhi 10 Yes
TOH Asia House, Delhi 30 Yes
Guj rat TOH Sector — 6/D, Near Civil Hospital,Gandhi Nagar 5 Yes
TOH Sector — 6/D, Near Civil Hospital,Gandhi Nagar 6 Yes
Sikkim HH (Near Zero Point and Vajra Cinema Hall) , Gangtok 15 Yes
TOH Near Zero Point, Gangtok 8 No
Assam TOH Narangi Road Guwahati (Main Building) 7 Yes
TOH Narangi Road Guwahati (Hostel Block) 4 Yes
Meghalaya TOH Dhankheti, CPWD, Office Residential Complex 6 Yes
Shillong
Madhya Pradesh TOH City Centre, Gwalior 2 No
HH Near Nain Narmada Temple, Amarkantak 70 No
(at the disposal of MPTDC on lease basis)
TOH Daskhina Maidan Neemuch 2 No
J&K TOH Satwari Gantt, Jammu 10 Yes
TOH Dhar Road,Udhampur 2 No
West Bengal TOH Acharya J.C. Bose Road Kolkata 56 Yes
TOH Nirman Bhawan, 4 Yes
Matigara,Siliguri
Maharashtra TOH Church Gate Mumbai 11 Yes
TOH Hyderabad Estates, Mumbai 36 Yes
TOH Antop Hills, Mumbai 5 No
TOH Seminary Hills, Bungalow No.3 Nagpur 14 Yes
TOH Gandhi Nagar Nasik 4 Yes
TOH Mukund Nagar Pune 3 Yes
Bihar HH Digha, Patna 28 Yes

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NFIR – Earmarking of reservation quota for women

Earmarking of reservation quota for women

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2007/TG – I/20/P Pt.II

New Delhi. Dated: 15.02.2018

The Principal Chief Commercial
Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

Managing Director,
CRIS, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi.

(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO 13 OF 2018)

Sub: Earmarking of reservation quota for women.

At present, following reserved accommodation is earmarked for use of female passengers:- .

(a) In Sleeper Class coach reservation quota of 6 berths in Mail/Express trains for ladies irrespective of age travelling alone or in a group of female passengers.

(b) In all trains having reserved sleeping accommodation, a combined quota of six lower berths per coach in Sleeper class and 3 lower berths per coach each in AC 3 tier and AC-2 tier classes for Senior Citizens, Female passengers of 45 years of age and above and pregnant women. In case of Rajdhani, Duronto and fully it Conditioned/Express trains, the number of berths to be earmarked under this quota in 3AC is 4 lower berths per coach as against 3 lower berths per coach in normal Mail/Express trains.

2. The issue regarding earmarking of ladies quota in 3 AC class of Garib  Rath Express trains has been examined and it has been decided to earmark a reservation quota of 6 berths in 3 AC class of these trains for exclusive use of female passengers irrespective of their a while travelling alone or in group of female passengers.

3. It has also been decided to modify the- logic of utilising accommodation  earmarked under ladies quota as under:-

(i) Till preparation of first reservation charts, only female passengers travelling alone or in group of female passengers will be booked against this quota,

(ii) However, at the time of preparation of first reservation charts, the unutilised  quota earmarked for female passengers will b released to waiting, Its female passengers travelling alone or in group of female passengers followed by waiting list senior citizens.

If there are no such passengers and berths are left vacant, on board ticket checking staff shall be authorised to allot this accommodation to any other lady passenger/senior citizen on partially confirmed ticket, if any after making necessary entries in the reservation chart.

4. CRIS will make necessary modification in the software and advise date of effect to all Zonal Railways as well as this office.

5. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned accordingly.

( Shelly Srivastava)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board.

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INDWF: Minutes of National Anomaly Committee Meeting

INDWF: Minutes of National Anomaly Committee Meeting

F.No.11/2/2016-JCA-I(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 16 February, 2018

To

Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra
Secretary, Staff-Side
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for, Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001

Subject: Minutes of the Meeting held on 11.01.2018 to discuss the admissibility of the agenda items received from the Staff Side, NC (JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) for the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Sir,

Please find enclosed a copy of the Minutes of the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Establishment) on Thursday the 11th January, 2018 at 1500 hours in Room No. 190, conference Room, North Block, New Delhi with the representatives of Staff Side, NC(JCM) for information and necessary action.

2. As per discussion in the above meeting, Staff Side may please reconsider their views on Item No. 7. A copy of the recording during the meeting enclosed for per usual.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(D.K. Sengupta)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. 23040255

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 11.01.2018 TO DISCUSS THE ADMISSIBILITY OF THE AGENDA ITEMS RECEIVED FROM THE STAFF SIDE FOR DISCUSSION IN THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE (NAC) FOR THE 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Shri G.D. Tripathi, Joint Secretary (Establishment), Department of Personnel & Training with the representatives of Staff Side of the National Anomaly Committee and senior officers from the other Ministries/Departments concerned at 3.00 p.m. on 11.01.2018 in Room No. 190, North Block, DoPT, New Delhi to consider the admissibility of the 18 items of anomaly forwarded by the Staff-Side of the National Council of JCM for settlement through discussion at the NAC constituted after the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The list of participants is at Annexure.

2. The Chairman welcomed the representatives of the Staff-Side of the National Anomaly Committee and asked Deputy Secretary (JCA) to briefly inform the participants the purpose for convening this meeting.

3. Deputy Secretary (JCA) informed that following the acceptance of the recommendations – to the extent they have been – of the 7th Central Pay Commission by the Government, the National Anomaly Committee has been constituted by DoPT. Subsequently, on receipt of a representation from the Staff Side, NC(JCM), the definition of what would constitute an anomaly has been revised and notified. Therefore, as per the revised scope of definition, anomaly will include the following cases;

a) Where the Official-Side and the Staff-Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP) Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules;

c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

4. Deputy Secretary (JCA) mentioned that a letter dated 16.08.2017 had been received from Secretary, Staff-Side proposing to discuss 15 items in the National Anomaly Committee (NAC). Subsequently, another letter dated 31.08.2017 was also received proposing 3 additional items. On examining these 18 items against the three (03) yardsticks as stated in para-3 above, it was felt that while some agenda items clearly fall within the definition of ‘anomaly’, there are a few which cannot be termed ‘anomaly’ as such, bordering more, as they are, on the side of ‘demands’. There are a few more which apparently by virtue of affecting the interests of one Department should rather be taken up at the Departmental Anomaly Committee. On sharing the findings of this Preliminary examination with the Secretary, Staff-Side, a communication was received from him suggesting inter-alia, besides giving their own reasons for retaining the same agenda – except one item – for the NAC deliberations, that a meeting be convened to discuss and finalize the items so as to to avoid delay in convening the NAC meeting.

5. The Chairman then requested the leader of the Staff-Side and other members to put across their points of view on the issue.

6. The Leader, Staff-Side, thanked the Chairman for convening the meeting at the suggestion of Secretary, Staff-Side and initiated the discussion by emphasising that the next meeting of the National Council under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary should be held urgently as more than 7 years have passed since the last such meeting was held. He referred to the background against which the JCM scheme has been institutionalized and stressed that the purpose of JCM is to avoid confrontation between the Government and its employees. He requested that the sentiments of the Staff-Side may be conveyed to the Cabinet Secretary so that the meeting of the National Council, JCM may be held without any further delay. He also suggested that the Cabinet Secretary should meet the Standing Committee of the National Council, JCM soon after the Republic Day celebrations so that the deliberations can be be held on all pending issues. The Leader, Staff-Side further stated that there are many issues arising out of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations which are still to be settled to the satisfaction of the Staff-Side. He particularly mentioned about the recommendations relating to New Pension Scheme, Minimum Pay, Fitment Formula, etc.

7. Secretary, Staff-Side also expressed similar views about lack of interaction between the Official-Side and the Staff-Side. He mentioned that the institutions of JCM machinery has become defunct and stated that the meetings of the Standing Committee and the National Council, JCM should be called without any further delay. He also mentioned that the Group of Ministers had met the staff representatives and given some assurances for favourable consideration regarding the Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula. But even after 1-1/2 years, no decision has been conveyed by the Government. He regretted that inspite of the report submitted by NPS Committee, nothing fruitful has been done for bringing new pensioners under defined and guaranteed pension scheme. He stated that based on the assurance given by the group of Ministers, the Staff Side had deferred the call for strike but now it is getting very difficult for them to control the resentments of the staff. He stressed the need for frequent interactions so that each side can appreciate the other’s views. He also mentioned that no decision has yet been conveyed on the 6th CPC related unresolved anomalies which, the Staff-Side feels, should be sent for arbitration as the Staff-Side has recorded its dissatisfaction on them.

(Action: D/o Pension & JCA Division, DoPT)

8. The Staff-Side members representing M/o Defence stated that they are on a hunger fast joining with the 4 lakhs Defence Civilian Employees to protest against the various decisions taken by Ministry of Defence against their interest. They lodged their protest aginst what they called ‘arbitary’ policy decisions made by the Government about outsourcing of jobs hitherto done in the ordince factories, converting Army Base Workshops to GOCO Model, closure of Station Workshops, Military Farms and Depots under Army Headquarters thereby rendering 31,000 Employees surplus including 9000 employees of Military Engineer Service, granting Uniform Allowance to the soldiers by stopping the practice of getting them stitched through almost 12000 Employees in 5 Ordnance Factories etc. This is against the assurance given by the Defence Ministry in the past to the Staff Side that the jobs being performed by ordnance factories would be outsourced. They also protested against the violation of the direction of Cabinet Secretary by the Ministry of Defence in that the Staff Side has not been consulted before deciding on outsourcing, closure, merger, declaring manpower surplus etc. They demanded that MoD may be directed to immediately hold discussions with the Staff Side and settle the issues in the interest of the Defence Industry and its employees

(Action: M/o Defence)

9. The Staff Side also raised the following issues:-

a) The demand of the Staff Side for extension of the date of option for switching over to 7th CPC Pay Scales from a date on which the employee got promotion/MACP is not yet settled. Necessary instructions may be issued in this regard.

(Action: Establishment Division, DoPT)

b) The Report of the NPS Committee even though submitted to the Government in August, 2017 the Staff Side is not yet given a copy of the same. The same may be given to the Staff Side and a meeting may also be held with the Staff Side by the Government before taking any decision on the recommendations of the NPS Committee.

(Action: D/o P & PW)

c) The Staff Side also pointed out what they felt arbitrariness of the decision of the Government to close down the various printing presses without even holding any discussion with the Staff Side. The employees have been asked to immediately get themselves, relived and join at faraway places. They added that assurances were given by the Cabinet Secretary at the National Council that the Government would discuss the problems faced by the staff and resolve the same in all cases when the Government decides to wind up any of its functions.

(Action: M/o Urban Development)

10. The Chairman stated that he has taken note of all the concerns expressed by the Leader, Staff-Side, Secretary Staff-Side and the other representatives of the Staff-Side. He stated that the work on finalizing the comments on the Agenda for the meeting with the National Council, JCM has been going on and another two weeks would be required to finalize the comments and thereafter the convenience of the Cabinet Secretary would be sought so that the meeting of the Standing Committee can be held in the month of February, 2018. He stated that the purpose of today’s meeting was to familiarize with the issues as well as to arrive at a mutually agreed decisions as to which of them should be taken up for discussion and settlement at the NAC so that the first meeting can be convened at the earliest. He further emphasised that the items on which the Government, has held a view different from that of the 7th CPC would not be taken up for discussion at the NAC since the Government decisions on them are well-thought-out and conscious ones. However, where there is a disagreement between what has been recommended and what the 7th CPC should have recommended as part of its policy/principles would figure in NAC discussion.

11. It was seen that there are seven (7) proposed items which clearly fall within the definition of ‘Anomaly’. At the conclusion of the discussions, the following was agreed to in respect of the remaining eleven (11) items:

Item No. Description Decision
1 Anomaly in computation of minimum wage In view of the response of Secretary, Staff-Side, the JCA Division will re-examine.
2 3% Increment in all stages In view of the response of Secretary, Staff-Side, the JCA Divison will re-examine
6 Remove Anomaly due to index rationalization In view of the response of Secretary, Staff-Side, the JCA Divison will re-examine
7 Anomaly arising from the decision to reject option No.1 in pension fixation Sent back to Staff-Side for reconsideration of its views
10 Minimum Pension The Staff-Side will take up this issue with the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare separately. This will not be treated as an anomaly.
11 Date of effect of Allowances- HRA, Transport

Allowance, CEA etc

Thil will be taken up separately as an item in the Standing Committee meeting
12. Implement the recommendation on Parity in Pay Scale between Sr. Auditors / Sr. Accountant of 1A & AD and organized Accounts with Assistant Section Officer of CSS. As this was already under examination in the Department of Personnel & Training it would not be taken up for

discussion in NAC at this stage. If it remains undecided at the later stage,

it will be included for discussion in NAC.

13 Parity in pay scales between Assistants/

Stenographers in field/ subordinate offices and Assistant Section Offices and Stenographers in CSS

The Staff-Side, NC (JCM) will provide additional details
15 Technical Supervisors of Railways The Staff-Side, NC(JCM) will take up this issue at the Departmental Anomaly Committee of Ministry of Railways.
16. Anomaly in the assignment of replacement of Levels of pay in the Ministry of Defence, Railways, Mines etc in the case of Store Keepers. The Staff-Side, NC (JCM) will take up this issue at the Departmental Anomaly Committee of Ministry of Defence. JCA Division will

write to Ministry of Defence in this regard.

18. Anomaly in the grant of DA instalment w.e.f.

01.01.2016

In view of the response of Secretary, Staff-Side, the JCA Division will re-examine.

12. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE PRE-NATIONAL

ANOMALY COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM) HELD ON 11/01/2018

S.No. Staff-Side Official-Side
1 Shri Shiv Gopal Misra Shri G.D. Tripathi
2. Shri M. Raghavaiah, Shri Amar Nath Singh
3 Shri Rakhal Das Gupta Shri Harjit Singh
4 Shri J.R. Bhosle Ms. Sujasha Choudhury
5 Shri Guman Singh Ms. Nirmala Dev.
6 Shri C.Srikumar Shri Jaya Kumar.G.
7 Shri K.K.N. Kutty Shri A.K. Jain
8 Shri Sankara Rao Shri Charanjit Taneja
9 Shri R. Srinivasan Shri Rajeev Kumar Bahree
10 Shri R.P. Bhatnagar Shri Ram Gopal

Source : INDWF

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Central Trade Unions decides to observe All India Protest Day on 15th March 2018

Central Trade Unions decides to observe All India Protest Day on 15th March 2018

The meeting of the Central Trade Unions held on 22nd February 2018 at INTUC Office New Delhi expressed indignation and strongly condemned the Government of the day for their intensified attack on the lives and livelihood of the people and seriously compromising the national interest.

Attack on working class centering around dismantling labour laws designed to completely casualise employment conditions through various routes like amending Contract Labour Act, introducing Fixed Term Employment etc has assumed aggressive height. Further it is noted that the Government is out to erase the public sector from the industrial map of the country. Specific cases of attack on privatization of railways, opening coal mining to private and foreign companies without any restriction whatsoever, mass scale privatization as well as destruction of defence production network through widespread outsourcing, thereby dismantling the almost half of the ordinance factories are some of the examples of the gross anti-people and anti-national actions of the Govt. Accumulation of huge non-performing assets of the public sector banks arising out of pilferage of bank-funds by deliberately defaulting private corporate coupled with recent explosion of frauds with bank fund engineered by the same corporate class is also a reflection of the anti-national act of the Govt indulging and patronizing the same big-business class.

The Central Trade Unions reiterated their utter condemnation against the Union Budget 2018-19 which is basically anti-worker and anti-people in character and engineered a deception on the mass of the people through loud populist slogans without actually making any resource allocation.

The Central Trade Unions denounced the Govt of India’s surreptitious move in postponing the 47th session of Indian Labour Conference, thereby reducing tripartism to a mockery.

CTUOs noted with satisfaction the surging struggles by the working people in different sectors throughout the country, both organised and unorganized.

The workers and federations of coal and transport have been preparing for united industry wide actions to be undertaken shortly. All the Federations of Defence Production workers have jointly decided to go in for nationwide strike on 15th March 2018. Many more sectoral actions are in the offing.

The CTUOs while reiterating their resolve to intensify preparation for indefinite strike in the days to come, calls upon all their constituents and working people in general irrespective of affiliations to jointly observe

ALL INDIA PROTEST DAY ON 15TH MARCH 2018

  • In solidarity with the striking Defence Production workers against anti-national privatization move
  • Against the Anti-people Deceptive Union Budget 2018-19.

The CTUOs will meet shortly after 15th March 2018 to decide their next course of united countrywide action.

INTUC AITUC HMS CITU
AIUTUC TUCC SEWA AICCTU UTUC LPF

Source : Confederationhq

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Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers

Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated – 25.01.2018

To,
Shri Ajay Mittal
Secretary
Department of Personnel & Training
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pension
Government of India

North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub:  Revision of Minimum Wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers – reg.

Ref: Your office letter No. 49014/1/2017-Estt (C) dated 16th August 2017.

Please refer to your office letter cited above copy of which is enclosed herewith for ready reference. It was informed that the matter of revision of wages payable to Temporary status Casual Labourers is under consideration.

We regret to inform you that the orders of revising the wages of Temporary status Casual Labourers with effect from 01.01.2016 is yet to be issued, eventhough the orders revising the pay of Central Government employees was issued on 25.07.2016.

It is once again requested to take necessary action in this regard, so that issuing of orders will be expedited.

Encls: as above

With regards,

Yours faithfully,
(M. Krishnan)

Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM & Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Govt.Employees & Workers
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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NFPE – National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018

NFPE – National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018
NFPE-character-of-demands-POSTAL-EMPLOYEES

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

NO.PF-12/2018

Dated :17 January,2018

NOTICE

It is hereby notified that National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharma from 12th to 16th February 2018 in Chief PMG Office Campus., Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.

All Members/Leaders of NFPE Unions are requested to participate in Dharna in maximum number as per schedule enclosed herewith for settlement of 15 Points Charter of Demands.

S/d,
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

SCHEDULE OF PARTICIPATION IN 5 DAYS RELAY DHARNA AT MEGHDOOT BHAWAN, NEW DELHI FROM 12TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY – 2018

NFPE-character-of-demands

 CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS

2. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification.

3. Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules.

4. Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment, victimization in the name of new schemes , technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization.

5. Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization.

6. Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle other issues of Casual Laboures.

7. Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO Postmaster Cadre, Postal Actts etc and accept the modifications suggested by federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group ‘C’.

8. Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.

9. Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices.

10. Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)

11. Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service.

12. Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts.

13. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT.

14. Status of Audit to SBCO.

15. Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees.

Source : NFPE

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7th CPC: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016

Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3

New Delhi,
dated : 16.01.2018

The General Manager/CAOs(R),

All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Subsequent to issue of clarifications regarding bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC Schedules to RS(RP) Rules, 2016 vide Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 dated 27.09.2016 (RBE No. 139/2017), queries have been raised by several Railways on granting benefit of bunching of stages in case(s) where pay of two direct officers (belonging to different allotment year) came out to be fixed at first cell of Level-13 though, difference in their pays as on 31.12.2015 is comprising two stages.

2. In this context, it is intimated that the issue has been referred to Ministry of Finance (copy enclosed) and clarification on the same is awaited.

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director(Pay Commission)VII
Railway Board


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

F.No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3

New Delhi,
dated: 15/01/2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages under revised pay structure.

Detailed guidelines on the subject have been issued vide MoF’s OM No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017, which has been adopted in Railways through letter 27.09.2017. Para 7 of MoF’s OM dated 03.08.2017 states clarify inter alia “…..benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC (emphasis added) for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by 7th CPC (emphasis added)”.

2. However, para 8 (iv) of the said OM states “All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC structure (emphasis added) as indicated in the Pay Matrix in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching”

3. However, certain cases have come to notice of this Ministry where this crucial difference in terminology in para-7 & para-8 of the OM is leading to confusion/ambiguity as to whether entry pay in 6th CPO alone and not 7th CPC is the deciding factor for determining bunching eligibility. Relying on the terminology adopted in para-8, cases have been noticed where benefit of ‘bunching’ has been given to direct officers of 2002 allotment year w.r.t. their junior of 2003 allotment year. Their pay fixation details are enclosed at Annexure-A. Similar cases involving certain retired officers in Level-13 and Level-14 has also been received. Illustration in this regard is enclosed at Annexure-B.

4. While the over-riding spirit of the clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance’s OM referred to above, was to avoid differential entry pay and was not to provide benefit of bunching at the entry level, this dichotomy in para-7 & para-8 is leading to differing interpretations. Clarifications over the issue may kindly be provided to enable uniform interpretation.

Encl. As above.

S/d,
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017

Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 1st January, 2018

G.S.R.08(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) Second Amendment Rules, 2017.-(2) They shall come into force on the dale of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules. 1972 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 54, in subrule (3), the words and subject to the other conditions laid down in rule 57 being satisfied, draw study allowance in respect thereof”‘ shall be omitted.

3. In the said rules, in rule 56,-

(a) in sub-rule (1) for the words “House Rent Allowance and Study Allowance as admissible in accordance with the provisions of Rules 57 to 60. the words and House Rent Allowance” shall be substituted.

(b) in sub-rule (4), the words “as envisaged in sub-rule (2) of Rule 57,” shall be omitted;

(c) sub-rule (5), shall be omitted.

4. In the said rules, rule 57, 58 and 59 shall be omitted.

5, In the said rules, in rule 60, in sub-rule (2), the words “and the Study Allowance” shall be omitted.

6. In the said rules, in rule 63, in sub-rule (1), in clause (i), the words “Study Allowance” shall he omitted.

[F.No.13023/1/2017-Estt.(L)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.

Note :

The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number S.O.940 dated the 8th April, 1972 and have been subsequently amended as follows :

Source: DoPT

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Applicability of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed Government Service and whose pay is debitable to civil estimates

Applicability of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed Government Service and whose pay is debitable to civil estimates -reg.

No. Conf/Re-emp.Ex-Service/2016-19

Dated – 01.01.2018

Shri Ajay Narayan Jha,

Secretary
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Room No.129-A, North Block
New Delhi – 110001

Sub: Applicability of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed Government Service and whose pay is debitable to civil estimates -reg.

Ref : DoPT O.M. No. F.No. 3/3/2016-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 18.10.2017.

Sir,

1. Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has received numerous complaints from re-employed ex-servicemen on the matter of their initial pay fixation in the re-employed posts. We have taken up this case in the Standing Committee meeting of JCM National Council as an agenda item. Minutes of the Standing Committee meeting circulated in DOP & T OM No.3/3/2016-JCA dated 08-08-2017 is reproduced below:

“S.No.36 – Removal of ambiguity in fixation of pay of re-employed ex-servicemen and grant of the same benefit extended to commissioned officers to Personal Below Officers Rank (PBOR) also.

Reply: Establishment Division in their comments dated 28-03-2017 had stated that –

(i) The first issue relates to pay fixation on re-employment in Civil Services and Public Sector Banks etc. Department of Financial Services (DoFS) is stated to have clarified that pay fixation of ex-servicemen would be through protection of pay plus DA drawn by them at the time of release from the Armed Forces. DoFS orders provide that in addition to the pay fixed on re-employment, pension and other retirement benefits would also be allowed.

(ii) Establishment Division of DOP&T has clarified to Department of Posts that initial pay on re-employment in case of ex-servicemen who had held posts below Commissioned Officers and Civilians below Group-A, shall be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed posts applicable to the case of direct recruits appointed on or after 01-01-2006.

(iii) Staff side says there is contradictions in the two clarifications and, as a result of the ambiguity, one section has benefited (Personnel who are covered under the instructions of DoFS) while others are not (Personnel who are covered under the instructions of DoPT). JS(E) stated that they had received a number of grievances and the Department of Welfare of Ex-Servicemen had also raised this issue. Presently there are two formulations for pay fixation of ex-servicemen – one for Group-A Posts and another for others – which is not an ideal situation. It was stated that the same is under active consideration and a decision is likely shortly.”

We understand that it is in this background DOPT has circulated a revised draft proposal seeking opinion from other nodal Ministers. In that context, I would like to draw your kind attention to the succeeding facts and circumstances of the case.

History of Rules/ OMs Governing Pay-fixation on Re-Employment

2. Before delving into the above captioned subject, it would be prudent to retrace the evolution of statutory rules governing the initial fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners. The first comprehensive policy on the subject was issued by Department of Expenditure, MoF vide their O.M. No. 8(34)/Est. III/57 dated 25.11.1958 (Annexure-I) which when read in conjunction with Article 510-526 of Central Services Regulation (Annexure-II), inter-alia states that:-

(a) Re-employed pensioners should be allowed only the prescribed scales of pay, that is, no protected time scales such as those available to pre-1931 entrants should be extended to them.

(b) The initial pay, on re-employment should be fixed at the minimum stage of the scale of pay prescribed for the post in which an individual is re-employed. In cases where it is felt that the fixation of initial pay of the re-employed officer at the minimum of the prescribed pay scale will cause undue hardship, the pay may be fixed at a higher stage by allowing one increment for each year of service which the officer has rendered before retirement in a post not lower than that in which he is re-employed.

(c) In addition to (b) above the Government servant may be permitted to draw separately any pension sanctioned to him and to retain any other form of retirement benefit for which he is eligible e.g. Government’s contribution to a Contributory Provident Fund, gratuity, commuted value of pension, etc.

3. The said policy was in vogue till 30.07.1986, with suitable amendments from time to time in so far as the amount of pension to be ignored while fixing the pay in the re-employed post is as given below :-

4. However, the subject was transferred to DoPT in 1986, therefore, all subsequent instructions were issued under the aegis of DoPT. One such impugned instruction is the CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 issued vide DOPT OM No. 3/1/85-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 31.07.1986 (Annexure-VIII). The subject order has been subsequently amended by DOPT vide their O.M. No. 3/19/2009-Estt (Pay-II) dated 05.04.2010 (Annexure-XI), 08.11.2010 (Annexure-XII)and O.M. No. 3/3/2016-Estt (Pay II) dated 01.05.2017(Annexure-X). However, these orders have failed to incorporate ‘Hardship Clause’ for pay fixation in respect of PBORs which has resulted in lot of heartburn and anomalous situation of pay-fixation post 1986 order viz-a-viz pre-1986 retirees. The situation has worsened post implementation of the 6th CPC and the recent 7th CPC, causing large-scale upheaval among PBOR ex-servicemen and further resulting in unending litigation in various courts of law across the country. Confederation has submitted a representation in September 2015 addressed to Shri. Jithendra Singh, Minister for State, Department of Personnel explaining the above position and requested to review the DOP&T orders. The matter was taken up in JCM also as stated above. Under such circumstances, DoPT has now decided to formulate a new policy, for which they have sought comments of Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare, MoD, Department of Expenditure, MoF and Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare. I would like to reiterate that unless there is a cogent reason, the policies affecting lives of millions of ex-servicemen should not be arbitrarily amended. This is especially evident from intentional/ unintentional omission of “hardship clause” from pay-fixation orders issued by DoPT which are at variance from the instructions issued by DoE till 1986.

5. It is also brought to the notice of Department of Expenditure that in view of large scale representation/litigation and discontent among re-employed ex-servicemen after issue of DoPT O.M.3/3/2016-Estt (Pay-II) dated 01.05.2017, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare, MoD vide their O.M. No 28(11)2017/D (Res-I) dated 24.07.2017 (Annexure-XIII)had suggested DoPT to completely revive the provisions contained in DoE, MoF O.M. No. 8(34)/Est. III/57 dated 25.11.1958. But, the proposal of DESW stated in Para 6 of their above cited O. M. would only be beneficial only if status quo existed till 30.06.1986 is fully revived. In other words, any proposal to revive the 1958 Orders would be beneficial to re-employed ex-servicemen (PBOR) only if the entire pension is ignored for fixation of pay in the re-employed post, i.e. the pension is not to be taken into account while fixing the pay as per Ministry of Defence O.M. No. 2 (1)/83/D (Civ.I) dated 08.02.1983 and Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Expenditure No. F. 4 (3)-E. III (B)/82 dated 13.12.1983.

OPINION/ RECOMMENDATION OF THE CONFEDERATION

Computation of Pre-Retirement Pay for the purpose of Pay-Fixation

6. Similarly, the concept of pre-retirement pay (PRP) has undergone changes to the detriment of re-employed pensioners/ex-servicemen. It may be appreciated that Article 510 of Central Service Regulations, DoE O.M. 5(21)-Est. III(B)/64 dated 15.06.1964(Annexure XIV), DoPT O.M. No. 3/1/86-Estt (P.II) dated 31.07.1986 include all components of pay such as rank pay, increments of pay for length of service, Good Service Pay, Classification Pay and X-Group Pay as a part of PRP. However, the proposal sent by DoPT for comments only takes basic pay as PRP like Armed Forces Officers, while ignoring other components which are part of pension. It would be prudent to mention that PRP of Armed Forces Officer and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) has never been same and treating PRP of Armed Forces Officer as that of PBOR will not only create anomalous situation but also bring financial losses to PBOR.

Treatment of Military Service Pay.

7. It is submitted that as per Part I, Section-3 of Gazette Notification dated 30 August, 2008(Annexure XV), Cabinet Resolution accepted Military Service Pay (Serial 2 of Annexure I-Part A) as part of pay in respect of all defence forces and is to be counted for pay fixation and pension in accordance with Para 2.3.12 of 6th CPC Recommendations(Annexure XVI). However, Defence Ministry arbitrarily overridden the above aspect through their O.M. dated 24.07.2009. Accordingly, DOPT has denied the benefit of MSP to all defence pensioners whereas the said O.M. of MoD was meant only for military officers on their re-employment within Armed Forces. In this context, I humbly refer to enclosed judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on Civil Appeal No 3744 of 2016 dated 08.12.2017(Annexure XVII) on admissibility of MACP on similar lines. In this judgment, Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that cabinet decisions cannot be overridden/ modified through the means of any executive order. Hence, Department of Expenditure may like to take cognizance of this ruling while forwarding its views to DoPT. It is imperative that the issue of MSP while fixing PRP is handled now in the spirit of above judgment which would go a long way in avoiding future litigation.

Methods of Pay Fixation

8. Since, DoPT has proposed to consolidate, rationalise and simplify existing orders on pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen (including reservists and ex-combatant clerks) in a single policy framework, we as representatives of employees including re-employed ex-servicemen, being a major stake holder in the matter would like to suggest that pay fixation policy envisaged from 25.11.1958 to 30.06.1986 may be revived. Accordingly, all re-employed ex-servicemen may be given two options to exercise, whichever may be beneficial to them and the subject option shall have a retrospective effect since 31.07.1986 at the discretion of affected ex-servicemen, as under :-

(a) Option I – The initial pay, on re-employment shall be fixed at the minimum of the scale of pay prescribed for the post in which the individual is re-employed. After fixing the pay as above, in case the initial pay is lesser than the last pay drawn (pre-retirement pay), such cases are to be treated as causing undue hardship, the pay is to be fixed at a higher stage by granting one increment for each year of service rendered by him, so as to bring the initial pay at par with the pre-retirement pay. The pay so fixed is to be treated as “minimum of the pay scale”. In addition to the above, the government servant is permitted to draw pension and all other forms of retirement benefits including Dearness Relief on pension which he is eligible.

(b) Option II – The initial pay of a re-employed pensioner shall be fixed in the time scale of the re-employed post at a stage equivalent to the stage that would have been reached by putting in the Civil Posts, the number of completed years of service rendered in the posts in the Armed Forces. The pay so fixed will not be restricted to the ‘pre-retirement pay’. The pension (including pension equivalent retirement benefit) may be reduced from the pay so fixed after ignoring an amount of Rs.15000/- as proposed by DOPT. In addition to the above, the government servant is permitted to draw pension and all other forms of retirement benefits including Dearness Relief on pension which he is eligible. (The amount of ignorable part of pension and PEG for pensioners re-employed prior to 01.01.2016 will remain at Rs.4000/-).

9. It is requested that the proposals of this Confederation may kindly be considered on merit while formulating DoE views for onward submission to DoPT. I am hopeful that appropriate policy would be formulated in consonance with the spirit of government orders in vogue till 1986.

Thanking You

Encl: As stated.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan,)
Member, Standing Committee,
National Council JCM &
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers.
Mob: 09447068125, Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave

Railway : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-4

New Delhi, dated 05.12.2017.

The General Manager (P),
Eastern Railway,
Kolkata

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave.
Ref:- Eastern Railway’s letter No.E.77/o/Vol.VIII, dated 06.03.2017.

With reference to Eastern Railway’s letter under reference, it is stated that the matter has been considered in Board’s office and it has been observed that on the identical issue a clarification already stands issued to Southern Railway vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-2 dt. 19.02.2002 (copy enclosed) clarifying that the period of 120 days mentioned in Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-82/HRA-2 dated 04.02.1982 had been revised to 180 days in terms of the amendment carried out to Rule 1707 of IREC-II vide Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II/89/HRA-48 dt. 07.08.1992. It was further stated in the letter dt. 19.02.2002 that the employees proceeding on study leave are entitled to House Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance for first 180 days of the study leave and continuation of these allowances beyond 180 days is subject to the production of certificates prescribed in Para 1707 (iii) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-II, 1987 Edition. It may however, be noted that CCA has already been abolished vide Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dt. 12.09.2008 (RBE No.110/2008).

2. Thus, necessary action on the above lines may be ensured.

DA: As above.

S/d,
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director / E(P&A)II,
Railway Board

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