Posts Tagged ‘Retirement age’

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

Advertisement

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

Retirement age?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TST

Download Central Government Employees News iOS App . Click here Cg News for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch app to download in your device.
Stay updated on the go with CENTRAL GOVERNMENT NEWS App. Click here Cg news for Phones app to download it for your device.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - June 7, 2018 at 9:32 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , ,

Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts below Commissioned Officer Rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts in Railways etc

NFIR

No. 11/35/2018

Dated: 11/04/2018

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts below Commissioned Officer Rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts in Railways etc – reg.

Ref: (i) General Secretary/NFIR’s letter No. I1/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 addressed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
(ii) PMO ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 addressed to the Secretary, DoP&T and copy to the Federation.

The Federation desires to invite kind attention of the DoP&T to the reference made by the General Secretary, NFIR vide letter No. II/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 (addressed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister) on the subject matter, the same has however, been forwarded by the PMO vide ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 for taking further action and conveying the outcome to the Federation.

In this connection, Federation once again brings to the notice of the DoP&T that injustice is being meted out to the former Defence Forces Personnel (PBORs), reemployed in Railways and other Central services on account of the fact that the pay drawn by them at the time of retirement from Defence Forces (prior to attaining 55 years age) has not been protected on their re-employment, while those retired Defence Forces Personnel on re-employment in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Central/State Governments have been granted the benefit of pay fixation on the last pay drawn at the time of retirement from Armed Forces. The discrimination has resulted disappointment and frustration among the reemployed retired Armed Forces Personnel in Railways and Central Civil Services.

This subject was dealt by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), at the level of Railway Ministry in the negotiating fora of PNM, demanding pay re-fixation in favour of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel on the basis of last pay drawn more particularly those who have been re-employed on and after 01/01/2006. On a reference made by Railway Ministry vide O.M. No. E(G)2013/EM 1-5 dated 07/12/2016, the DoP&T had however not agreed for reckoning last pay drawn for pay re-fixation on re-employment in railways. The Federation encloses a copy of Railway Ministry OM dated 07/12/2016 to the DoP&T and reply thereon received from DoP&T vide OM dated 21/02/2017.

Federation also states that DoP&T vide OM dated 18th Oct 2017 called for suggestions for finding single methodology for pay re-fixation of all the ex-servicemen including PBORs, commissioned officers, ex-competent clerks/storemen, NFIR vide letter of even no. dated 21/12/2017 has submitted valid suggestions to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dept of Ex-Servicemen, Welfare, South Block, New Delhi, as follows:-

(a) Considering the crucial role of Defence Forces Personnel in safeguarding the Nation’s borders, they be given pay fixation on the basis of their last pay drawn on re-employment in the Railways and other Central Government Departments.

(b) Their pension needs to be totally ignored as the pension is the social security net provided in recognition to their loyal services to the nation.

(c) The PBORs are not the Personnel of high rankings with higher wages, therefore their case needs to be considered with sympathy and their last pay drawn at the time of retirement from armed forces, to be treated as entry pay on re-employment in Railways and Central Government Departments.

(d) Alternatively, the number of years service rendered by the PBORs in Armed Forces be taken into account for granting pay fixation duly adding the quantum of equal number of increments to the minimum pay of the re-employed post. This may be made applicable to all PBORs who have joined Central Government Departments after 01/01/2006.

(e) In those cases of PBORs retired before attaining the age of 55 years and got re-employment in Government services, their initial pay on re-employment may be fixed at the minimum of the scale of pay prescribed for the post and after fixing the pay, in case the initial pay so fixed, is found to be less than the last pay drawn in the Armed Forces, all such cases may be treated as “cases of undue hardship” and in those cases, their pay may be re-fixed at higher stage duly granting one increment for each year of service rendered in the Armed Forces in order to bring their initial pay at par with the pre-retirement pay, while their pension already drawn be continued un-altered.

NFIR, therefore, requests to kindly see that the above legitimate request of former Defence Forces Personnel is agreed to and orders issued soon. Federation also requests to kindly communicate the action taken in the matter early.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , ,

Retirement Age of CG Employees – Lok Sabha Q&A

Retirement Age of CG Employees – Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4181

ANSWERED ON: 21.03.2018

Retirement Age

BANSHILAL MAHTO

Will the Minister of

PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to change the retirement age of Central Government employees; and

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): No Madam.

(b): Not applicable in view of (a) above.

Authority: Lok Sabha

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 23, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , ,

Re-engagement of retired hands to 65 years from the exiting age limit of 62 years

Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)-II/2007/RC-4/CORE/1

RBE No.193/2017
New Delhi,Dated:12-12-2017

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways
(As per standard mailing List)

Sub: Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.
Ref: No.E(NG)II/2007/RC-4/CORE/1 dated 16.10.2017 (RBE No.150/2017)

Attention is invited to Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)’s letter referred on the above subject. In partial modification of the instructions contained in letter ibid, Board have decided to enhance the maximum age limit for re-engagement of retired hands to 65 years from the exiting age limit of 62 years. further, it has also been decided to extend the validity of the scheme of re-engagement of retired employees, to 01.12.2019 as against the existing validity up to 14.09.2018

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

Authority: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - December 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , ,

Cabinet approves the Retirement Age of Doctors increased to 65 years

Cabinet approves the Retirement Age of Doctors increased to 65 years

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

27-September-2017 18:32 IST

Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years in the following manner:

i. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age of doctors of Indian Railways Medical Service to 65 years.

ii. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age to 65 years for doctors working in Central Universities and IITs (Autonomous Bodies) under Department of Higher Education and doctors in Major Port Trusts (Autonomous Bodies) under Ministry of Shipping.

iii. The superannuation age has been enhanced to 65 years in respect of doctors under their administrative control of the respective Ministries/Departments [M/o of AYUSH (AYUSH Doctors), Department of Defence (civilian doctors under Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service), Department of Defence Production (Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service Medical Officers), Dental Doctors under D/o Health & Family Welfare, Dental doctors under Ministry of Railways and of doctors working in Higher Education and Technical Institutions under Department of Higher Education].

iv. The Union Cabinet has further approved that doctors shall hold the administrative posts till the date of attaining the age of 62 years and thereafter their services shall be placed in Non-Administrative positions.

The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.

Around 1445 doctors of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government would be benefitted.

The decision will not have much financial implications as large number of posts are lying vacant and the present incumbents would continue to work in their existing capacity against sanctioned posts.

Background :

  • The age of superannuation of doctors of Central Health Service was enhanced to 65 years w.e.f 31st May, 2016.
  • The doctors other than Central Health Service including doctors of other systems of Medicine of Central Government requested for enhancement of age of superannuation on the ground of parity with CHS and shortage.

Source: PIB

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - September 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , ,

Cabinet approves enhancement of the age of superannuation of Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles

Cabinet approves enhancement of the age of superannuation of Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation in respect of

(i) General Duty Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles from 60 to 65 years and

(ii) Specialist Medical Officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 60 to 65 years.

It would help in retention of officers in Specialist and General Duty Medical Cadre and thereby help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.

PIB

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - July 12, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , ,

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

No. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 20.06.2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Director General (RHS),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref:  NFIR’s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016, 25/11/201614/02/2017 & 10/04/2017.

Kind attention is invited to Federation’s letters cited above and my discussions with DG(P) wherein the Federation had requested that the retired Railway Doctors may be allowed to be reappointed upto the age of 70 years on the specific recommendation of concerned CMD for such appointment against a vacant post. As a result of discussions, the DG (P) said that the Board would consider processing the case for permitting the retired Railway Doctors for reappointment subject to the upper age limit being 68 years.

It is, however, learnt that there has been no progress towards revising the existing age limit of 65 years upwardly. Federation, therefore, once again requests to kindly arrange to take necessary action for allowing the reappointment of retired Railway Doctors on the specific approval of concerned CMD atleast upto the age of 68 years.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - June 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , ,

Central Government mulls raising retirement age of Group A officers

Central Government mulls raising retirement age of Group A officers.

retirement-age-cg-employees

New Delhi:The central government is taking into consideration suggestions to raise the retirement age of Group A officers to accommodate the increasing number of senior bureaucrats in administration.

A top official of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on condition of anonymity said there had been active discussion over the matter and DoPT had received views from certain stakeholders to review the retirement age of Group A officers.

He however said that any changes made to the retirement age of Group A officers would not be done in the near time as a lot of engagements with stakeholders need to be done first.

“The government is looking into that, in fact DoPT has received suggestions that the kind of acumen the Group A officers achieve by the time they reach the age of 60 should be put to use for another two years.

So, the government is seriously thinking of enhancing the retirement age of the Central Group A officers to 62 to cover the cost of ageing population.

“Amongst 48.85 lakh central government employees, 85% are holding Group-‘C’ posts and 12% are holding Group-‘B’ posts whereas employees holding Group -‘A’ posts are only about 3%,” he said.

The official said any proposal to increase the retirement age of the Central Group A officers would not be hampering the financial heath of the government as only 3 per cent regular Group A officers, who will get this facility.

Besides Central Group A officers, it will also be implemented to All India Service officers (IAS, IPS and IFS), he confirmed.

He added increasing the bar on retirement age would halt the job progress of those in the lower position to get promoted.

“If government keep raising, those who are supposed to be promoted will be affected … the government accept the idea but government needs to study it thoroughly,” he also said.

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has more than 65% of its population below the age of 35, but at the moment the government plans to increase the retirement age of Group A officers as average life expectancy rises.

There are several secretaries heading different departments have to cross their retirement age, but now they may be retained by the government owing to their experience and expertise.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - June 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , ,

Retirement age of Central Government Group A officers may be raised to 62 years

Retirement age of Central Government Group A officers may be raised to 62 years

retirement-age-central-government-employees

New Delhi: The retirement age of Central Government Group A officers may be raised from 60 to 62 years to help put their acumen to an extended use.

Indication in this regard was given by a top official of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on condition of anonymity.

“The government is seriously thinking of enhancing the retirement age of the Central Group A officers to 62. The kind of acumen they achieve by the time they reach the age of 60 should be put to use for another two years. The government would seriously work on the feasibility of this proposal,” he said.

He, however, clarified that the proposal to increase the retirement age will be limited to regular Group A officers.

Besides Central Group A officers, it will also be implemented to All India Service officers (IAS, IPS and IFS), he added.

Currently, the retirement age of Central government employees including Group A officers is 60. In all, about 48.85 lakh employees are working under central government.

Amongst 48.85 lakh central government employees, 85% are holding Group-C posts and 12% are holding Group-B posts whereas employees holding Group -A posts are only about 3%.

There are several secretaries heading different departments have to cross their retirement age, but now they may be retained by the government owing to their experience and expertise.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - May 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , ,

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

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

No. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 10/04/2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref:(i) NFIR’ s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 14/02/2017.
(ii) CMD, C. Rly’s letter No. 0561/Dr. Bansode/Retd.RMS dated 17/02/2017.

 

Federation vide its letters of even number dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016 & 25/11/2016 has been requesting the Railway Board to extend the age limit of retired Railway Doctors upto the age of 70 years facilitating their appointment as Contract Medical Practitioners.

In this connection, NFIR invites the kind attention of the Board (DG/P and DG/RHS) to CMD, Central Railway’s letter dated 17/02/2017 (copy enclosed) wherein request has been made to allow re-appointment of Dr. Bansode an eminent Cardiologist who is well versed with ECHO studies and is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with the Railway patients as Contract Medical Practitioner, as a special case. Federation is of the view that the proposal of CMD, Central Railway deserves to be considered, duly modifying the extant policy suitably so that the retired Railway Doctors can be appointed upto the age of 70 years.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board (DG/P & DG/RHS) to kindly see that the approval is accorded revising the age limit to 70 years for the purpose of engaging retired Railway Doctors as Contract Medical Practitioner.

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

Reminder -II

Central Railway
CMD’s Office,
Mumbai CST
Date : 17/02/2017

No:0561/Dr.Bansode/Retd.IRMS.

Director General (RHS)
Ministry Of Railways,
Railway Board,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Sub: Extension of age limit of Retired Railway Doctor as Contract Medical Practitioner for present age of 65 to 70 yrs.

Ref: This office letter of even no.dated :20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016
(copy enclosed)

 

In connection with the above subject, please refer to this office letters of even no.dated:20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016, where in you are requested to make the necessary changes in the policy guidelines to accommodate few deserving Retired doctors to work beyond age 65 years.

It seems, it is difficult to extend the working of Retired doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs as policy.

Of late, we are getting representations from anions and railways, retired and serving (copy enclosed) to extend the working of Retired Railway doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs.

As a matter of fact, Dr.B.R.Bansode (Physician), retired Railway doctor needs a special mention. He has been working Central Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai for more than 35 yrs. He is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with Railway patients.

At present, Central Hospital, Byculla is having only 2 IRMS (Physician) and other divisions of Central Railway are having only one Physician, except Pune division, wnere there is no Physician at all.

Dr.B.R.Bansode is well trained in Cardiology and does ECHO studies in Dr.BAMH, Byculla. The other available Physicians in Central Railway are not having that much experience as of Dr.B.R.Bansode to give full justice to ECHO Cardiolography studies.

In view of this it is requested that deserving doctor like Dr.B.R.Bansode may be reappointed as Contract Medical Practitioner as a special case at least for 2 years, if not upto 70 years.

Enclosures: As stated.

S/d,
(Dr. Shyam Sunder)
Chief Medical Director

Source : NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Categories: Railways, Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Service/Retirement Benefits: Lok Sabha Q&A

Service/Retirement Benefits: Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2229
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.03.2017)

SERVICE/RETIREMENT BENEFITS

2229. SHRI SULTAN AHMED:

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has reviewed or proposed to review the service and retirement benefits of Government employees;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the changes made/proposed to be made in regard to deputation and early retirement policies?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (b): The service and retirement benefits are decided and reviewed as per the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission (CPC) and acceptance/rejection of the same by the Government thereon. The recommendations of Seventh CPC have been considered by the Government and necessary resolutions have already been published in the Gazette of India.

(c): Vide DoPT’s O.M. No. 2/6/2016-Estt.Pay-II dated 17.02.2016, the Administrative Ministries/Departments and other borrowing organisations have been delegated powers to extend a deputation tenure upto seven years where absolutely necessary in public interest.This shall be subject to fulfilment of conditions prescribed in DoPT’s O.M. No. 6/8/2009- Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.06.2010.

The voluntary retirement policy of AIS officers have also been aligned with other Central Government employees vide this Ministry’s Gazette Notification No.24012/04/2016.AIS-II(Pension) dated 27.02.2017.

Source: LOK SABHA

Lok Sabha Q&A, Retirement AGE

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 20, 2017 at 7:54 am

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , , ,

3rd pay panel for CPSEs suggests min Rs 30,000 for executives

3rd pay panel for CPSEs suggests min Rs 30,000 for executives

New Delhi: The third pay revision committee for central public sector enterprises has recommended minimum pay of Rs 30,000 per month for executives and a maximum of Rs 3.7 lakh for CMDs.

As per the recommendations, the minimum monthly salary of below Board level executives will increase from Rs 12,600 to Rs 30,000.

However, in case of CMDs, the maximum monthly salary for Schedule A CPSEs will go up from Rs 1.25 lakh to Rs 3.7 lakh.

In case of Schedule B, C and D CPSEs, the maximum monthly salary will be Rs 3.2 lakh, Rs 2.9 lakh and Rs 2.8 lakh, respectively.

The recommendations of the Justice Satish Chandra committee, which are to come into effect from January 1, 2017, will be placed before the Union Cabinet for approval.

Depending upon profits, the PSUs are categorised into different schedules, with highest being Schedule A. There are currently 64 Schedule A, 68 Schedule B, 45 Schedule C and 4 Schedule D CPSEs in the country.

The committee has recommended that the rate of House Rental Allowance (HRA) will be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when industrial dearness allowance (IDA) crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when IDA crosses 100 per cent.

The panel recommended no change in the IDA pattern and the 100 per cent DA neutralisation shall continue to be applicable.

Revised IDA from January 1, 2017, shall be linked to All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) (2001=100) series with the base of AICPI as on January 1, 2017 as per the quarterly average of AICPI of September, October and November 2016.

The committee has also suggested that the annual increment be retained at 3 per cent of Basic Pay.

It has further recommended that increment on promotion shall continue to be at par with the annual increment rate (3 per cent of Basic Pay).

The panel has recommended no change in the retirement age for CPSE employees.

Besides, it said that ESOP being a concept beneficial for both CPSEs and its employees, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) should elaborate the mechanism in consultation with concerned authorities to enable introduction of ESOP in listed CPSEs with empowerment to the Board or Administrative Ministry to approve the same.

It will be in lieu of part of performance related pay.

Profit making CPSEs, which can bear the cost of VRS with their own surplus resources, are allowed to implement VRS policy by allowing compensation/ex-gratia on the revised pay scales proposed to be effective from January 1, 2017.

The committee has also recommended a modified performance related pay but said that the overall profit distribution should be linked to 5 per cent of the annual profit accruing from core business activity.

PTI

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - February 28, 2017 at 10:03 am

Categories: CPSE   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Raising Retirement Age of Doctors in the Armed Forces

Raising Retirement Age of Doctors in the Armed Forces

The retirement age of medical officers in the Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) is based on their rank, which ranges from 56 years in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (& equivalent) to 60 years in case of Major General (& equivalent). In certain cases, Director General of AFMS in the rank of Lieutenant General and other Lieutenant Generals (& equivalent) may retire respectively at the age of 61 & 62 years.
There is no proposal to equate the retirement age of medical officers of AFMS to those doctors working in the civil sector as the terms and conditions of service for the two categories of doctors are totally different.
The present total authorised strength of AFMS is 7073 out of which 843 posts are vacant. Recruitment drives are conducted from time to time to fill up the vacancies.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Shrimati Chhaya Verma and Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - February 7, 2017 at 7:45 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , ,

Recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee – Raise in the Retirement Age of Jawans by Two Years

Defence panel raises retirement age of soldiers by TWO years to ‘cut new recruitment cost’

Recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee were submitted to defence minister Manohar Parrikar

The report also touches upon the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff

In order to enhance their combat capabilities, a key defence ministry panel has made several recommendations including increasing the retirement age of jawans by two years, doing away with manpower in non-combat arms and shutting down military farms.

The recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee were submitted to defence minister Manohar Parrikar almost three weeks ago.

The report also touches upon the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff – who would be the single point contact for the military with the government.

The main aim of the committee was to suggest means to cut down on useless expenditure and use the savings to acquire and enhance fighting capabilities of the army.

One of the most important recommendations of the committee was to increase the retirement age of jawans by two years, which will help the army save a significant amount on pensions and training of personnel.

Army jawans retire after serving a minimum of 17 years and depending upon their promotion while in service.

‘If the recommendations are accepted, jawans and junior commissioned officers till the rank of subedar major will get two more years of service,’ ministry sources told Mail Today.

‘This will reduce the cost of training new jawans along with the problem of providing them reemployment. Of the one million jawans in the army, almost 60,000 retire every year.

‘For two years, the forces can also save on recruiting new manpower,’ they said.

The Shekatkar committee has also suggested ‘optimising’ non-combat support arms in the army such as supply corps, ordnance and electrical and mechanical engineers who service cars and heavy vehicles.

‘Even in remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, one can get private agencies close to the border to service and repair army vehicles,’ the sources said.

Same applies for certain functions of the supply and ordnance corps like supplying rations and clothes to the forces.

Their roles can be limited to during war and other critical assignments.

The committee has also recommended abolishing military and dairy farms, where several thousand army personnel and a considerable number of officers are involved in mundane tasks like cattle rearing and growing vegetables.

The committee has also called for downsizing the remount veterinary corps, which looks after horses and mules for ceremonial as well as operations in the higher Himalayan regions of J&K and Arunachal Pradesh.

‘With helicopters and road networks allowing vehicles to reach the last points of border areas and mountains, there is no need to maintain such a large force of mules,’ the sources said.

The NCC is also on the radar of the Shekatkar committee as a large number of officers from the Army are sent there.

‘The committee feels that retiring personnel can be trained and sent there as re-employment. This will save the army the regular personnel for operational duties,’ the sources said.

Source : dailymail.co.uk

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - January 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Government silent on fresh bill to hike retirement age of High Court judges

Government silent on fresh bill to hike retirement age of High Court judges

New Delhi: Amid an ongoing debate on vacancies in the higher judiciary, government has preferred to maintain silence on bringing afresh a bill to increase the retirement age of high court judges from 62 to 65 years.

Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha yesterday on whether any proposal for extension of retirement age of high court judges is under consideration of government, Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhary said in a written reply that a bill brought by the previous UPA government in 2010 lapsed after the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha in 2014.

“The Constitution (114th Amendment) Bill, 2010 which provided for increasing the retirement age of High Court Judges from 62 years to 65 years was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 25, 2010. Thereafter, the Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for examination and report, which recommended that the proposed bill in its present form should be passed without delay.

“The Bill could not be taken up for consideration and passing in the Parliament and lapsed with the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha,” he said.

The UPA proposal had sought to bring at par the retirement age of high court judges with that of Supreme Court judges at 65.

At a time when the 24 high courts face a shortage of nearly 450 judges, the government and the judiciary have agreed that an extraordinary provision of the Constitution can now be invoked to appoint retired judges with proven integrity and track record as judges of high courts to tackle rising pendency.

Nearly three crore cases are pending in courts across India.

PTI

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 18, 2016 at 8:06 am

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: ,

Increase in Retirement age to 65 for Doctors of OFB

Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factory Board (Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence)

BPMS

REF:BPMS/DoP&T/Retirement/53 (7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Minister of State, Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension,
North Block, New Delhi 110001

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi which he delivered on 26th May, 2016 in Saharanpur (U.P.) in a rally to observe the second anniversary of his Government, which was as under:

There is a shortage of doctors. In government hospitals, their retirement is 60 years in some states, 62 in some others. If adequate number of medical institutes were there, then we would have more doctors and would not feel the shortage. It is difficult to make doctors in two years but poor families cannot be forced to live without doctors.

Therefore from Uttar Pradesh, I want to announce this to my countrymen that this week our government’s Cabinet will take a decision within a week and the retirement age of our doctors, whether in states or Government of India, would be made 65 years instead of 60 or 62.

Honouring the promise of Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel & Training, MoP, PG & P, GOI issued Notification (GSR No. 567-E, Dated 31.05.2016) for amendment in FR 56 (bb) whereby the age of superannuation in respect of General Duty Medical Officers and Specialists included in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of Centre Health Service has been enhanced to 65 yrs.

Considering the huge shortage of Specialists (75%) & GDMOs (25%) in Indian Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories (Department of Defence Production, Min of Defence) this issue was brought to notice of Hon’ble Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar by this federation and requested him to take appropriate action to enhance the retirement age of IOFHS Cadre.

In turn Hon’ble Defence Minister assured for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre forthwith. Thereafter, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite that the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a DO Letter to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

It is worth to mention here that Min of Railways, Home Affairs, Municipality Corporation of Delhi etc. have already enhanced the superannuation age of their Doctors and meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016-CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

Now the time has come for Bureaucratic System to respect, accept & adopt the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s 3S Speed, Skill & Scale to resolve the issues of Government Employees.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives to the concerned authorities to extend the provisions of FR 56(bb) in respect of all the doctors of OFB so that the organization as well as the incumbents may also be benefitted with enhanced age of superannuation of 65 yrs with effect from 31.05.2016.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

BPMS

REF:BPMS/MOD/Retirement/53(7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Shri Manohar Parrikarji,
Union Minister for Defence,
Government of India,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi  110011

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to this federation’s letter of even no. dated 30.07.2016 whereby it has been requested to your good self to enhance the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factories and during your visit at the residence of Sri Rakesh Singh, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Jabalpur (M.P.) you have kindly assured this Federation BPMS to resolve the issue without further delay.

Thereupon, for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite it, the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a ‘DO Letter’ to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

Meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016- CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

In such circumstances, being the competent authority of Min of Defence, you are requested to approve the proposal of enhancement of superannuation of doctors of OFB without obtaining the permission of DoP&T as the other Ministries like MHA, Railways etc. have already done.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

Source: BPMS

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - September 21, 2016 at 5:32 am

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , , ,

Enhancement of Retirement Age for Dental Doctors

Enhancement of Retirement Age for Dental Doctors

Dental doctors seek enhancement in the age of superannuation

Senior Dental Doctors and Specialists working in Government of India today approached the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and sought his intervention against alleged discrimination towards them in the matter of age of superannuation.

A delegation led by Dr H. P. Singh, President, Central Government Dental Doctors’ Association handed over a memorandum to Dr Jitendra Singh in which it has been pointed out that whereas the Central Government, vide its order dated 31.05.2016, raised the superannuation age of Non-teaching Specialists sub-cadre, public health sub-cadre, GDMO sub-cadre of CHS to 65 years, the same rule somehow, did not become applicable to Dental Doctors working in Central Government. This has led to feeling of discrimination and grievance among the Central Government Dental Doctors, they said.

The memorandum also sought to note that out of 34 sanctioned posts of Dental Doctors all over India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, at present only 24 posts are filled and occupied. In other words, this means that the grievance pertaining to the enhancement of retirement age to 65 years in order to make at par with the other doctors of Central Health Services is confined only to 24 doctors who happen to be from Dental Specialty working under the Central Government.

The delegation underlined that they had represented their grievance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and were now approaching Dr Jitendra Singh.

Dr Jitendra Singh gave a patient hearing to the members of delegation and said that he would take up their grievance with the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Besides President Dr. H.P. Singh, other prominent members of the delegation included Dr. Gautam Khatak, Dr. D. Kabi, Dr. Rahul Minotra, Dr. M. Vasu, Dr. Meenakshi Panda and Dr. Nishtha Ramawat.

Source: PIB

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - September 14, 2016 at 7:11 am

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , ,

Committee to Review Representation for Compulsory Retirement

Committee to Review Representation for Compulsory Retirement

Review of performance is a continuous process under FR 56(j), Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules and the AIS Rules. Recently, all cadre authorities have been asked to constitute Representation Committees in case of receipt of representation from any Government servant, whom the Appointing Authority has decided to retire. Two members of the Committee are nominated by the Cabinet Secretariat and the third member will be nominated by the Cadre Authority.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri A. K. Selvaraj in the Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - August 6, 2016 at 8:46 am

Categories: CCS, Retirement Age   Tags: , , ,

Retirement age increased to 65 for Central Government Doctors – MOHFW orders on 31.5.2016

Retirement age increased to 65 for Central Government Doctors – MOHFW orders on 31.5.2016

Enhancement of Age of superannuation of Specialists of Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-Cadres of CHS and General Duty Medical Officers of CHS

No.A.12034/1/2014-CGHS-V

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi

Dated: the 31st May, 2016

The President is pleased to enhance the age of superannuation of the specialists of Non-Teaching and Public Health sub-cadres of Central Health Services (CHS) and General Duty Medical Officers of CHS to 65 years with immediate effect.

sd/-

(B.Bandyopadhyay)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.mohfw.nic.in

Click to view order

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - June 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , , , ,

Dopt Minister Clarifies on Retirement Age 58 or 33 Years of Service

Dopt Minister Clarifies on Retirement Age 58 or 33 Years of Service

In Lok Sabha today, the Dopt Minister Shri Jitendra Singh said that there is no proposal to reduce the retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for Central Government employees.

In a written reply for the question regarding the retirement age of Central Government employees in Parliament today, the concerend Minster of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the there is no such proposal to reduce the retirement age with the connection of 33 years of service.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - December 17, 2015 at 8:55 am

Categories: Retirement Age   Tags: , ,

Next Page »