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Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and Performance Linked Incentive to AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)

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Cabinet approves enhancement of Honorarium to Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and Performance Linked Incentive to AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)

19 SEP 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs)and performance linked incentive to AWHs [Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme] with a total cost of Rs. 10,649.41 crore (GoI Share) for the period from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2020.

Nearly 27 lakh AWWs/AWHs will be benefitted by the approval. Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS) is a universal scheme and beneficiaries are spread all over the country at AWC/village level.

Details:

The proposals approved consist of the following:

Name of Functionary Old Rates p.m. Revised Rates p.m.
Anganwadi Worker Rs.3,000/- Rs.4,500/-
Anganwadi Worker at Mini-AWC Rs.2,250/- Rs.3,500/-
Anganwadi Helper Rs.1,500/- Rs.2,250/-  (*)

(*) In addition, monthly performance linked incentive of Rs.250/- has also been approved for Anganwadi Helpers for facilitating proper functioning of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).

The enhanced rate of honorarium and performance linked incentive would be effective from 1st October, 2018.

Impact:

The programme through targeted interventions will strive to reduce the level of malnutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies, ensure empowerment of adolescent girls, provide protection to the children who are in conflict with law, provide safe place for day-care to children of working mothers, create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue negative alerts for timely action, encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals and bring more transparency.

Financial Implications:

The details of expenditure for the period from 1st October, 2018 to 31st March 2020 for payment of honorarium to AWWs/AWHs and performance linked incentives to AWHs are as under:

(Rupees in crore)

Name of the Components 2018-19

(6 months)

2019-20 Total
Honorarium to AWWs 2182.63 4365.27 6547.90
Honorarium to Mini-AWWs 154.60 309.19 463.79
Honorarium to AWHs 1212.57 2425.15 3637.72
Total 3549.8 7099.61 10649.41

Background:

Anganwadi Services (ICDS) aims at holistic development of children under the age of six years and its beneficiaries are children of this age group and Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers.The rate of honorarium paid to the Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers was last revised in the year 2011. Since then the cost of living has increased and the cost norms for the administration of Supplementary Nutrition have also been revised recently in the year 2017.

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2016-17. About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays, bringing a smile to lakhs of families ahead of the festive season.

The payment of PLB would serve as an incentive, and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, particularly those involved in execution and operations of railways, to improve their productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers. Indian Railways operates on the principle of maximum public welfare, and in this context, this bonus payment will help in improving accountability and efficiency in railways operations.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2,245.45 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB is Rs. 7,000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs. 17,951 for 78 days.

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Relaxation from payment of Service Charge in internet booking of Railway tickets through IRCTC

Relaxation from payment of Service Charge in internet booking of Railway tickets through IRCTC

Ministry of Railways has decided that in order to help passengers and incentive’s the payment through credit/debit/cash cards instead of cash payment for booking of reserved tickets, Service Charge shall not be collected on booking of e-tickets/ i-tickets from 23rd November to 31st December, 2016.

Service Charge is Rs. 20 on sleeper/ 2nd Class and Rs. 40 on AC classes for booking through IRCTC.

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Payment of Overtime, Piece Work Earning & Incentive Bonus on Implementation of instructions of 7th CPC recommendations:BPMS

Payment of Overtime, Piece Work Earning & Incentive Bonus on Implementation of instructions of 7th CPC recommendations:BPMS

BHARTIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH

Ref: BPMS /OFB / OTA / 43 A (7/2/R)
Dated: 30.07.2016

To,
The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10-A, S. K. Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Kind Attention: (Shri S K Singh, Director/IR, OFB)

Subject: Payment of Overtime, Piece Work Earning & Incentive Bonus on Implementation of instructions of 7th CPC recommendations regarding.

Respected Sir,

With due regards, I would like to invite your kind attention to the Section 59 of Factories Act, 1948, which states that a worker shall be entitled to wages at the rate of twice of his ordinary rate of wages, in respect of Overtime work and as per Sub Section (2) of Section 59 the ‘ordinary rate of wages’ means the basic wages plus such allowances, including the cash equivalent of the advantage accruing through the concessional rate to workers of food grains and other articles, as the worker is for the time being entitled to but does not include a bonus and wages for overtime work.

Now, Govt of India, Min of Finance (Department of Expenditure) has passed & adopted the Resolution (No. 1-2/2016-IC, Dated 25.07.2016) regarding 07th CPC recommendations on revised pay structure with effect from 01.01.2016.

Hence, all the industrial & non-industrial employees of Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories, who are deputed on overtime, have become eligible for payment of overtime allowance on the revised pay under the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 in compliance of statutory order of Section 59 of the Factories Act, 1948.

It is worth to mention here that regarding fixation of pay and payment of arrears, instructions have been issued vide Implementation Cell, 7th CPC O.M. No. 1-5/2016-IC, Dated 29.07.2016.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives for the payment of overtime allowance on the revised pay of 07th CPC and also to co-relate the piece work & incentive accordingly.

Thanking you

Sincerely Yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/overtime-revision-mqvg.pdf

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Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs

Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs

Most Immediate Out Today

F.No.325/10/2015-AVD-III

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 21st June, 2016

MEETING NOTICE

Subject: Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 10.12.2015 & 10.06.2016 on the above subject, wherein comments were sought from concerned Ministries/Departments on the report of the committee chaired by AS(S&V), DoPT, for reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances of CVOs in CPSEs etc. However, no comments have been received, so far, till date. It is, therefore, once again requested to furnish the same at the earliest, latest by 22.06.2016 positively.

2. As the matter is being reviewed at higher level, a meeting has also been scheduled to be held at 10.30 a.m. on 23.06.2016 in the conference Room No. 190 of DoPT, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, DoPT to discuss & finalize the matter.

3. It is, therefore, requested to depute an officer at the level of JS/Director, who is well conversant with the subject matter, alongwith the required input, if not already furnished, for the said meeting on the scheduled date & time.

(Gayatri Mishra)
Director (AVD-III)
Tel. No. 23092755

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Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under different Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs

F.No.325/10/2015-AVD-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 10 June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDAM

Subject: Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under different Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 10thDecember, 2015 whereas a report of the committee chaired by AS(S&V), DoPT, for reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under different Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs, was sent to 33 Ministries/Departments with the request to furnish comments, if any positively by 23rd December, 2015. It was also mentioned that if no comments are received within the prescribe time it will be presumed that Ministries/Departments have nothing to say in the matter. However, comments were received only from 16 Ministries/Departments till date. 17 Ministries/Departments have not furnished any comments.

2. All 17 remaining Ministries/Departments are once again requested to furnish their comments, if any in this matter positively by 20th June, 2016. If no comments are received within the prescribe time it will be presumed that Ministries/Departments have nothing to say in the matter and DoPT will finalize the same.

(Sarita Nair)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 23094541

To,
1. The Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Anushakti Bhavan, Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj Marg, Mumbai,400001.
2. The Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
3. The Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.
4. The Secretary, Department of Fertilizers, ‘A’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
5. The Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016.
6. The Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, North Block, New Delhi.
7. The Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, 3 rdFloor, `13′ Wing, Janpath Bhawan, New Delhi.
8. The Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi-I 10003.
9. The Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, C-Wing, New Delhi.
10.The Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
11.The Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.
12.The Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
13.The Secretary, Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
14.The Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Transport Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.
15.The Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
16.The Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
17.The Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.
18. NIC with the request to upload on website.

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PFRDA Order: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana

PFRDA Order: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
1st Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No. 6.
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area,
Phase – II, New Delhi – 110070

No. PFRDAIAPY/4/62

19th May, 2015

To,
All Banks under APY

Sir,

Subject: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana.


I am directed to say that incentive structure for Banks to mobilize and register subscriber under Atal Pension Yojana has been under the consideration of PFRDA.

2. In consultation with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, it has been decided that for mobilizing each account the Banks will be paid an incentive as per the table below:

i. Per capita incentive at Rs 100
ii. Incentive payable for promotion and development of APY:

S no Number of subscribers under APY with each Bank Incentive for promotional efforts (only for new accounts opened during the year)
1  Less than 1 lakh Rs 20/-
2 More than 1 lakh upto 3 lakh Rs 30/-
3 More than 3 lakh upto 5 lakh Rs 40/-
4 More than 5 lakh Rs 50/-

 

As Banks are expected to engage the Banking Correspondents (BCs) / Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) / Non-bank aggregators to mobilize the subscribers, they can Share the incentives with such BCs / MFIs / Non-bank aggregators etc. in the ratio 50:50 :: Banks : BCs/MFIs/ Non-bank aggregators.
3. Banks are advised to contact aggregators for shifting of existing eligible Swavalamban subscribers to APY as per the scheme.
4. Payment of incentives to banks each year will be made after the completion of the financial year on receipt of funds from the government.

 

Yours sincerely,
(Purnima Sharma)
Dy. General Manager

Source: http://pfrda.org.in/WriteReadData/Links/Incentive%20Structure%20for%20APY5c598c21-5021-481a-8866-16213d2d1343.pdf

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Minutes of PNM/AIRF meeting – discussion on left over items held on 20.02.2015

F.No.2014/E(LR)I/NM 1–9

Sub: PNM/AIRF meeting held on 12-13 December, 2014 – discussion on left over items held on 20.02.2015 in Committee Room, Rail Bhawan-Minutes thereof.
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The following officers and representatives of AIRF attended the meeting:

Official Side AIRF
S/Shri/Smt.
M. Akhtar, AM(Staff)
Neera Khuntia, EDPC-II
P.P. Sharma, EDE(G)
K. Shankar, DE(P&A)
D.V. Rao, DE(LL)
Anuradha Singh, D(MPP)
D. Mallik, DE/IR
S/Shri
Rakhal Das Gupta, President
Shiva Gopal Mishra, Genl. Secretary
J.R. Bhosale
Mukesh Galav
N. Kanniah



EDPC-I

5/2006: Avenues of promotion of Senior Supervisor in Scale S-13 to S-14 Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) on railways.

Official stated that the matter has been referred to Ministry of Finance. However, as agreed in the Fast Track Meeting, this will also be discussed by EDPC with the concerned officer(s) of Ministry of Finance to explain to them once again that upgradation is different from pay revision.

16/2008: Assured Carrier Progression Scheme applicable to Motormen of BCT division of Western Railway.

Official Side advised that Western Railway vide Board’s letter dated 04.07.2014 was asked to furnish the factual position in the matter which is still awaited. Federation told that a reply has been sent by Western Railway a day before. It was agreed to connect and examine the same. However, copy of Board’s Letter 04.07.2014 will also be given to the Federation, as desired by them.

30/2008: Voluntary Retirement of Drivers and Gangmen.

It was explained that the demand of Federation that staff retiring in GP `1900/- and eligible in LARSGESS and whose ward is to be appointed in the GP `1800/- may also be allowed the same eligibility conditions prescribed for railway employees retiring in `1800/- (i.e. 20 years and age bracket of 50-57 years), has already been examined and it was decided by Board that as posts in GP `1900/- are Group ‘C’ posts, relaxing the eligibility conditions to 20 years from the existing 33 years qualifying service and age bracket of 55-57 years is not feasible of acceptance. However, the other demand of constituting the Assessment Committee in respect of GP `1900/- at Divisional level has already been accepted and necessary instructions in this regard have also been issued vide Board’s letter dated 03.01.2014.
However, Federation insisted for a review on the 1st issue raised.

6/2009: Extra Ordinary Leave in continuation with Maternity Leave taken without production of proper medical certificate.

The provisions on the issue i.e. ‘EOL in continuation with Maternity Leave without production of Medical Certificate-treatment of this period as qualifying service’ has been reiterated vide Board’s Letter dated 11.07.2014.
(Closed)

10/2009: Liberalization in the Safety Related Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

Necessary instructions issued vide Board letter dated 03.01.2014.
(Closed)

12/2009: Grant of PCO Allowance/Incentive Bonus to technical staff supporting shops/Sections (including CMT/C&M Lab.), Drawing/Design, I.T. Power Supply and Stores etc.) – in Railway Workshops and Production Units- Treating them as part of Inspection, Planning & Planning & Progress wings of PCO.

A separate meeting with AM/PU on this issue was held on 04.12.2014. Federation desired that follow up action be advised to them.

7/2010: Inclusion of left out categories of the staff working in Railway Hospitals of the Indian Railways for the purview of Hospital Patient Care Allowance.

Federation was advised that two more categories i.e. Physiotherapist and Dental Hygienist are being considered under the purview of HPCA in consultation with Health Directorate of Railway Board and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
However, the Federation insisted that the other categories viz., cooks, Masalchis who are allowed HPCA under the orders of Health Ministry which is the nodal Ministry in the matter, may be allowed HPCA. Their demand was noted for examination.

9/2010: Grant of pay scales of `5000-8000 w.e.f. 01.01.1996 to the Sub-Overseer Mistry/ Supervisor(Works), now Jr. Engineer (Works).

Federation has been replied in the matter vide Board’s Letter dated 07.07.2014 to which no further reference has been received. Federation will get back, if necessary.

17/2010: Payment of Transport Allowance to the staff living in Ghaziabad (Northern Railway).

It was explained to the Federation that the matter has been consulted with Ministry of Finance who have clarified that the Railway employees posted at Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida are entitled to Transport Allowance at the rates as applicable to ‘other places’.
However, the Federation brought out that this has been allowed in some other offices. It was agreed to connect such orders and examine the issue.

27/2010: Implementation of recommendations of VI CPC – Grant of Transport allowance to Railway employees.

This issue will be discussed by the Federation with Board (MS and FC).

3/2011: Revision of rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of Kilometreage (ALK).

The matter is being deliberated by a committee constituted.

4/2011: Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry GP of `4200(non-functional grade) on completion of two years service in GP `2800 as well as grant of three MACPs to the Pharmacist category on the Indian Railways.

Reference has been made to Ministry of Finance for waiving off the overpayment made on account of erroneous grant of financial upgradation to Pharmacists. Reply from MOF is still awaited.

9/2011: Caretaking Allowance to Hostel Staff and merging of Caretaker posts with Ministerial Staff.

A detailed proposal for merger of caretaking staff with ministerial staff was called from IRISET which has since been received and the matter is under process.

10/2011: Grant of pay scale `5000–8000 (pre–revised)/ PB–II GP `4200 in new pay scales to Tower Wagon Drivers of Electrical Department.

Details regarding number of TWDs, their qualifications, scale of pay, method of selection etc. have been obtained from the Zonal Railways and the same is under examination.

13/2011: Grant of LAP, LHAP and Casual Leave to paramedical staff engaged to work in Railway Hospitals etc. on contract basis.

Official Side mentioned that para medical staff engaged to work on contract basis in Railway Hospital etc. are not treated as railway servants. As such they cannot be brought under the purview of leave provisions applicable to railway servants.
Federation stated that of late contract labour has been introduced in the railways and they are to be treated at par with casual labour. Federation also drew attention to Court orders on the issue of casual labour.

30/2011: Issue of PPOs and making entry of payment of Medical Allowance to Pensioners/ Family Pensioners.

Division – wise status of implementation of Board’s instructions dated 02.11.2012 on the issue of grant of FMA to railway pensioners has been reiterated on 08.12.2014. However, if the Federation has any specific instance of non payment by any bank, that can be taken up separately with concerned bank.

8/2012: Extension of second chance in the matter of Aptitude Test under LARSGESS Scheme.

Discussed.

18/2012: Payment of Breakdown Overtime Allowance to Mechanical Supervisors(C&W) – Mechanical Department.

Federation insisted that the demand may be considered in the light of instructions issued vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II -98/BDA-1 dated 25.05.1999. It was agreed to examine the matter.

32/2012: (A) Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre.(B) Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff.

Official Side stated that a separate meeting was held on this issue on 24.07.2013 wherein it was agreed that the Federation will provide further input after gathering information in respect of IT cadre of other Ministries. However, no input has been received from the Federation so far. Further, Federation requested for inclusion of this issue in the list of items to be discussed with MS & FC.
38/2012: Extension of scope of LARSGESS.
Federation insisted that the suffix ‘working on track’ in Board’s letter dated 24.03.2014 should be done away with because the same employee who has been covered under this scheme may be working at different places at different point of time and may not always be working on the track. It was agreed to examine the demand in consultation with Establishment Directorate.

40/2012: Earmarking of posts for promotion of Non-Appendix 3 IREM Qualified Accounts Assistants in the merged cadre of Sr. SO(A/Cs) and SO(A/Cs).

Federation requested for a meeting with Adviser (Accounts).

46/2012: (A) Payment of Running Allowance to medically de-categorised Running Staff kept on supernumerary posts.(B) Fixation of pay of medically de-categorized Running Staff while kept on supernumerary posts- Grant of benefits of Running Allowance.

Federation stated that they will reply to Board’s letter dated 12.09.2014. The demand is to be re-examined thereafter.

15/2013: (A) Proper implementation of LARSGESS in case of the candidates declared unsuitable in PET in 2010 Cycle.

(B) Minimum educational qualification for appointment under LARSGESS – Case of the wards of railway employees opted for LARSGESS in the year 2010.

(D) Alternative appointment to the wards of the railway employees under LARSGESS who failed to qualify the prescribed medical examination

Position explained to the Federation. However, Federation demanded that nonMatriculate wards should be given employment in 1S (`1300) and after six month training, they may be placed in GP `1800, which is to be examined.

23/2013: Denial of appointment under LARSGESS to the wards of railway employees working in Safety Categories.

Discussed.
(Closed)

24/2013: Payment of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen deployed to work on Level Crossing Gates.

The matter is under process. However, the Federation demanded that it should be done as in the case of Engg. Gates.

28-B/2013: Provision of Child Care Leave for women employees.

It was brought out by the official side that stipulation for making arrangement for leave reserve has not been laid down in the provisions on CCL by DOP&T. As such, this Ministry cannot unilaterally alter or modify the existing provisions.
However, AIRF insisted that Indian Railway being operating and industrial department the Railway Board should review and decision should be taken to facilitate women employee for forwarding them hassle free CCL .

29/2013: Stepping up of pay to Loco Running Supervisors promoted prior to 01.01.2006, viz-à-viz their juniors promoted after 01.01.2006.

Official Side stated that the matter is subjudice and is also being deliberated in Fast Track Committee. Federation demanded that recovery may be pended till the matter is finalised.

13/2014: Fixation of pay in case of financial upgradation under MACPS.

Official Side explained that while granting financial upgradation under MACP Scheme and fixation of pay in context thereof involves financial implications, it is logical that the concurrence of Associate Finance be obtained as per principles of financial propriety.

15/2014: MACP Scheme for Railway Servants – Treatment of employees selected under LDCE/GDCE Scheme – Clarification reg.

Position was explained to the Federation bringing out why the demand cannot be agreed to. However, on their insistence it was agreed to re-examine the matter.
ED(T&MPP)

1/2012: Revised Training Modules for Supervisors of Mechanical Engineering Department.

Instructions have been issued to Zonal Railways/Pus vide Board’s Letter No.E(MPP)2009/3/10 dated 28.02.2013. As regards Promotee Supervisors, instructions have been issued to Zonal Railways vide Board’s Letter No.E(MPP)2009/3/22 dated 26.09.2014.
EDE(G)

29/2011: Retention of railway quarter in favour of totally medically incapacitated railway employees.

Paper put up to Board through Finance.

47/2012: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in case of staff posted in newly formed Divisions.

Necessary instructions have already been issued vide Board’s Letter No.E(G)2007 QR1-5 dated 05.09.2014.
(Closed)

EDE(G)/DE(W)

21/2010: Revision in the Dress Regulations – 2004.

Discussed with both the Federations (AIRF and NFIR) and matter is under finalisation.

19/2011: Raising of upper age limit in case of entitlement of Privilege Passes/PTOs for dependent sons.

On the insistence of the Federation, it was agreed to review the matter and file to be put up to Member Staff.

7/2012: Implementation of various welfare schemes announced by the then Hon’bleMinister for Railway during her Rail Budget Speech.

Federation requested for details of action taken on the various recommendations as also a meeting with the Hon’ble MR before the Rail Budget. It was agreed to send them the position separately.

12/2012: Provision of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes in favour of widows of ex-railway employees.

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1-A/2013: Provision of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to the spouse/widow of deceased railway employees appointed on compassionate ground.

Official Side explained that the matter has been re-examined in consultation with Finance Dte. The request was, however, not considered feasible due to wider legal and administrative implications.
Federation requested for a separate meeting associating EDF(E).

28/2012: Sanction of Flood Relief Fund for the flood affected staff over the Indian Railways.

Managing Committee of Railway Minister’s Welfare & Relief Fund did not approve financial assistance for flood affected Railway employees residing Varanasi due to heavy rains in August, 2008 as the event/incident pertained to an earlier period and RMW&RF cannot be a source for reimbursement/refund for loss caused earlier. Furthermore, these floods were not declared as natural calamity by any appropriated authority.
No proposal has been received for financial assistance at Jaunpur and Mughalsarai.
Proposal for financial assistance at Ambala was not agreed to by SBF Calamity Relief Fund Committee.
Federation desired action taken in case of Vishakhapatnam calamity and J&K floods. Federation urged that fast action be taken in respect of these cases.

4/2013: Reduction in lower age limit of the pensioners/their widows from 65 to 60 years for entitlement of Companion in lieu of Attendant to 1st Class/1st A Class Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.

Discussed.
(Closed)

7/2014: Issue of Special Passes on medical ground in favour of two attendants in case of kid patient.

To be examined again.

10/2014: Provision of two sets of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to retired railway employees working in GP `1800.

Official Side brought out that Finance Directorate has not agreed to the Federation’s demand. However, on their insistence, it was decided to put up the papers afresh to Member Staff.

11/2014: Entitlement of Passes to the widows as Dependent in the Passes issued to their wards – Enhancement of income limit for the same.

Position explained.
(Closed)

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E%28LR%29/airf%20lo%2015-02-20.pdf

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Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualifications

Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualifications

No.1/3/2008-Estt.(Pay-I)(Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7th April, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualifications – Inclusion of additional qualifications / Review of the qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department’s OM No.1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 9/4/1999 – reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 28.4.2009 and subsequent reminders of even number dated 11.8.2009, 20.8.2009, 30.10.2009, 7.1.2010 and 22.11.2013 calling for suggestions regarding addition / deletion of qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department’s OM dated
9.4.1999.

2. Only few Ministries / Departments have sent in their suggestions on the subject.

The meeting of the Centralized Committee for considering the inclusion of new qualifications for grant of lump sum incentives is going to be held shortly.

3. All the Ministries / Departments are once again requested to furnish their suggestions to this Department latest by 10th April, 2015, This may please be accorded priority.

(A K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel.: 2309 3178

To
1. All the Secretaries to the Government of India
2. NIC, DoP&T, with a request to upload this OM on the Department’s website under “What is new”

DOPT ORDER

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EPFO Pension Scheme: Age Limit May Be Raised

EPFO Pension Scheme: Age Limit May Be Raised

New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s trustees in a meeting on Thursday will consider a proposal to raise the age limit from 58 to 60 years for vesting of pension under the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS-95).
At present, a formal sector worker covered under the EPS-95 can make contributions towards the pension scheme till the age of 58 years and can claim pension after that.

The Pension Implementation Committee (PIC) has recommended an increase in the age for vesting pension to 60 years, while suggesting that the actuary should be asked to develop a model to give incentive to those persons who opt for drawing pension at the age of 60 years.
An actuary analyses financial consequences of risk after studying uncertain future events, particularly of concerns to pension and insurance plans.

Raising the age limit would reduce the deficit in pension fund and would increase the pension benefits of members as there would be two additional years of service, as per the agenda listed for the meeting of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s apex decision making body – Central Board of Trustees (CBT).

According to a report of the valuer on the scheme, increasing the age limit would reduce the shortfall in the pension fund to the extent of Rs 27,067 crore.

The level of deficit is not a matter of concern, though it is recommended that the retirement fund body should look into investment returns more carefully and not increase benefits without consulting the actuary, and do sensitivity analysis more frequently, the valuer has suggested.

As per the the valuer, appointed by EPFO, net liability or deficit is Rs 10,855 crore as of March 31, 2012, Rs 6,712.96 crores as of March 31, 2013 and Rs 7,832.74 crore as of March 31, 2014.

It is also proposed by the committee to increase the short service pension entitlement age from 50 years to 55 years. This measure would reduce the shortfall in pension fund to the extent of Rs 12,028 crore.

At present, members can ask for fixing pension at attaining the age of 50 years provided they have served for at least 10 years.

It is also proposed that the pensionable salary should be determined on the basis of 36 months average wages immediately preceding the date of exit from the scheme in place of existing 60 months.

It may be noted that there is no bar of any kind for contributing towards other social security schemes run by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) – Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme 1952 and Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976.

Read at: NDTV Profit

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A Reader’s Opinion about Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS)

A Reader’s Opinion about Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS)

The Tamil newspaper Dinamalar recently published an opinion of one of its readers about Performance Related Incentive Scheme.

According to the write-up, based on the recommendations by the Sixth Pay Commission, the scheme had been introduced more than five years ago in select central government departments like atomic energy, space research and defence.

The scheme has already been implemented in atomic energy, space research and scientific and technical research departments under the name of “Performance Based Incentive Scheme”. As a result, there has been tremendous improvement in the productivity and output of these departments.

One can use the Right to Information Act to find out how the performance is evaluated and details regarding promotions. The annual performance appraisals submitted by the employees and the feedback and comments marked by their senior officials are now declassified and are accessible to all. The employee is evaluated based on the annual targets, and the amount of work accomplished that year.

Options have been created to constantly improve management practices. Still, there are issues that need to be addressed. There is fear that such target-based appraisals would encourage unhealthy and selfish result-obsessed-performances, and discourage team spirit and selfless acts aimed at general welfare.

In order to successfully implement these schemes, it is very important for the management to be proactive, benevolent, focused, with clear thinking process, and very impartial.

In other words, a mere rod isn’t sufficient to control an elephant. One also has to have a properly qualified and trained mahout. Similarly, mere schemes alone wouldn’t bring the required transformation in the central government departments. They also need excellent management teams to implement them successfully.

Source: CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2014/06/a-readers-opinion-about-performance-related-incentive-scheme-pris/]

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LTC by air extended for 2 more years

     LTC by air extended for 2 more years : Posted on 18/06/2014 by Dailyexcelsior

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 17: The Union Ministry for Tourism today extended by another two years a proposal to grant Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Jammu and Kashmir and North East by air.

The package was due to expire today.

The extension in package by another two years will allow all categories of Central Government employees to travel to Jammu and Kashmir by air, using either Air India or private airlines by Economy class only, irrespective of their entitlement.
The proposal would not only provide the Central Government employees an additional facility as an incentive but also give boost to tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

 

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Source: http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/ltc-air-extended-2-years/

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Admissibility of arrear in 5th CPC for PW Profit and Incentive after Re-Structuring of Cadre on 6th CPC recommendation

Admissibility of arrear in 5th CPC for PW Profit and Incentive after Re-Structuring of Cadre on 6th CPC recommendation

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)10-A, S.K.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA – 700001

No. Pay/Tech-II/1050/2012/cir/08

Date: 19/04/2012

To
All Group Controllers/All Br.A.Os

Subject: Admissibility of arrear in 5th CPC for PW Profit and Incentive after Re-Structuring of Cadre on 6th CPC recommendation.

One of our Branch AOs has raised a question as to whether arrear of Piece Work Profit is to be paid alongwith pay arrears as accrued due to implementation of the restructuring of Artisan Cadre with retrospective effect.

This office has examined the matter and as the restructuring w.e.f. 01/01/2006 has resulted in promotional movement of Industrial Employees guided under Factories Act hence they became entitled for Piece Work Earnings at enhanced rate as per minimum of the higher pre-revised Pay Scales corresponding to the revised pay scales in which their pay has been fixed as a consequence on such restructuring. As such, they have also become entitled for resultant Piece Work Arrears and payments may be released accordingly.

In this connection it is requested to please intimate no. of affected individuals whom the resultant piece work arrears to be paid with approximate budgetary implications for such payments.

Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys)

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