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Over 11000 posts lying vacant in DD, AIR





Over 11,000 posts were lying vacant in various departments of Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR), the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting C M Jatua said in a written reply that the highest number of vacancies were in the engineering wing. In the AIR, 1,284 of these posts were vacant while DD was short of 2,714 people.

In the programming section too, the number of vacancies was high.

In AIR 3,010 posts in the wing were awaiting fulfillment, while in DD, 736 in this wing were to be filled.

In the News wing, the AIR was lacking 55 people while the DD in the same wing required 39 people, Mr Jatua said.

A total of 7,277 posts were lying vacant in AIR and 4,221 in DD, he said.
Source: WebIndia123

Bank employees to go on two-day nationwide strike from June 6



Banking services are likely to be affected as employees of public sector banks across the country will go on a two-day nationwide strike from August 6 to press for wage hikes and other issues.

There was a meeting between employee unions and the Indian Banks Association (IBA) in the presence of the Chief Labour Commissioner. However, it failed to yield any result, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) Convener C H Venkatachalam told PTI.

"We are going ahead with the strike," he said, adding that the IBA has further reduced the rate of wage hike from the proposed 17.5 per cent to 13 per cent.

At the same time, the IBA further did not concede demands on pension and appointing dependants of deceased employees on compassionate grounds, he said.

Thus, employees are forced to strike work as the IBA continues its stiff stance, he said, adding that the legitimate demands are being neglected by the managements of banks, leading to hardship for customers.

The UFBU is an umbrella body of nine bank employee unions of the country and claims to have members from public, private and foreign banks.

As many as 10 lakh employees, including officers, will participate in the strike, affecting services in about 60,000 bank branches in the country, the UFBU claimed.
Source: Samay Live

The Increment date is July 1st for all Central Government Employees




All employees who got their last increment between 2.1.2005 and 1.1.2006 would get their next increment on 1.7.2006. Those, whose date of increment falls on 1.1.2006, will draw increment in the pre-revised scale of pay on 1.1.2006 and the next increment on 1.7.2006 (as per O.M. dated 29 Jan, 2009).

Before 2006-Jan for those whose increment date were varied, after the implementation of VI CPC the announcement was made that for all, the increment date is July 1st which resulted in benefit to some and as a problem to others.

For some who got their increment between July and Dec 2005, the next increment then got was only on July 2006. That is they received their next increment within seven months, which was most beneficial to them.

For those who got their increment on Jan 2005, the next increment they received was only on July 2006. The span between one increment and the next ranged to 17 months resulting in a grave situation for them.

For receiving an increment instead of waiting for 12 months, we had to sit for 17 months thus resulting in a dire situation. So far there had been no salvation for those who experienced it.

Sum of Increment:-
For receiving one increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10. This will be added to the existing pay in the pay band.

Receiving two increments simultaneously:-
Eligible of receiving two increments simultaneously, those whose promotion ranges from January to June, accordingly to FR22(I)(a) (1) option would receive two increments on July 1st. (pay fixation on the date of next increment)

Taking together in to calculation both Promotional Increment and Annual Increment, two increments would be granted (as per O.M. dated 13 Sep, 2008). Even then while calculating of increment only the old Grade Pay in taken into consideration.

Leave on July first:-
If a government servant is on leave on the day of July first, the increased pay will be drawn only from the date on while he resumes duty and not from the first of July.

Muslims in Government Services



Government has said that statistics of employment of Minority community persons, including Muslims, in the Central Government Services is not maintained on the basis of a particular religion but for all the five minority communities as a whole.

Giving this information in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister for Minority Affairs, said that the guidelines issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) on 8th January, 2007 include instructions for monitoring the progress in recruitment of minorities in all Ministries/ Departments, public sector enterprises, public sector banks and financial institutions. The data is not collected minority community-wise or service-wise by the DOPT, but for the five minority communities as a whole. The number of persons belonging to the minority communities recruited during the last three years in the various Ministries/departments and their organisations are given below.

2006 - 072007 - 082008 - 09
Minorities recruited in
respect of 70
Ministries/Departments
Minorities recruited in
respect of 61
Ministries/Departments
Minorities recruited in
respect of 32
Ministries/Departments
12,18212,1954,479


Shri Khurshid futher said that the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities provides for giving special consideration to minority communities in recruitment of police personnel, Central police forces, railways, nationalized banks and public sector enterprises and for this purpose, the composition of selection committees should be representative. In pursuance of this, the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) has issued Office Memorandum on 8th January, 2007. The salient features of this Office Memorandum are as follows:-

(i) The composition of Selection Committees should be representative. It should be mandatory to have one member belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and one member belong to minority community in Selection Boards/Committees for making recruitment to 10 or more vacancies.

(ii) Where the number of vacancies against which selection is to be made is less than 10, efforts should be made to have the Scheduled Caste/Tribe officer and a Minority community officer included in such Committees/Boards.

(iii) Wide publicity should be given to all appointments in Government, public sector enterprises and public sector banks and financial institutions. Advertisements should be issued in the language(s) spoken by a large number of people of the State/UTs, apart from English and Hindi. Further, for Group C and D level posts, having only basic qualifying requirements, information about vacancies for recruitment should also be disseminated through schools and colleges in that area, in addition to normal channels.

(iv) Where there is concentration of minority community population in local areas, the vacancy circular in local language may be distributed in those areas by suitable arrangements.

In addition to the Office Memorandum of Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) dated 8th January, 2007 for giving special consideration to minorities in recruitment, as envisaged in the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities and also one of the decisions of the Government on the follow-up action on the recommendations of the Sachar Committee, three scholarship schemes and a coaching & allied scheme have been introduced exclusively for students from the minority communities. These schemes would enable students from the minority communities to pursue education starting from the primary level to higher education, including technical and professional courses, and provide coaching for employment in jobs in the Government and private sector enabling them to compete effectively.

Reservation for Dalit Muslims & Dalit Christians



The Government has said that the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has recommended that Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes(SC/ST) converts to Christianity or Islam should continue to enjoy all privileges and benefits as SCs/STs.

Giving this information in the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister for Minority Affairs, said that in 1995, National Commission for Minorities, under Section 9(1) of the National Commission for Minorities Act 1992, recommended that Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes(SC/ST) converts to Christianity or Islam should continue to enjoy all privileges and benefits as SCs/STs on par with the SC/ST converts to Buddhism.

Further, in 1997, NCM, under Section 9(1) of the NCM Act 1992, recommended for the outright removal of the Proviso in Constitution(Scheduled Caste) Order, 1950 which confines the SC status strictly to three specified religions.

Further, the National Commission for Minorities, in their Annual Report for 2006-07, have recommended that Christian and Muslim dalits, must be given the benefit of affirmative action through reservation.

Source: PIB

Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners / family pensioners etc

 

No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003


Dated the 21st May, 2009.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners / family pensioners etc.


The undersigned is directed say that in this Departments OM of even number dated 14.10.2008, all the pension disbursing public sector banks were requested to revise and disburse the enhanced pension (with dearness relief) and arrears within one month from the date of issue of that O.M. It was mentioned that a suitable entry regarding the revised pension would be recorded by the pension Disbursing Authorities in both halves of the Pension Payment Order and an intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension would be sent by the pension disbursing authorities to the Office of CPAO and Accounts Officer which had issued the PPO in the revised form given at Annexure-III of the said OM so that they could verify the pension so revised and update the Pension Payment Order Register, etc. In Annexure-III, it was mentioned that the verification / final revision of
pension/family pension in respect of pensioners would be done by the Pay and Accounts Officer concerned.


2 Accordingly, in cases where the information in Annexure-III has been received by the Pay and Accounts Officer from the Pension Disbursing Banks etc, he should verify the same and issue a revised authority for payment of pension. In case there is any discrepancy in the revision of pension by the Bank, the bank should be informed by the Pay and Accounts Officer immediately for making necessary adjustment. In cases where the information in Annexure-III has not been received by the Pay and Accounts Officer from the Bank, the Pay and Accounts Officer should issue revised authority for payment of pension based on the PPO/available records and send it to Bank for making the payment of revised pension accordingly.


3. In the aforesaid OM dated 14.10.2008, it was provided that in case any information regarding date of birth, scale of pay or the qualifying service, etc. was not available with the bank, the bank may obtain the requisite information from the concerned Pay and Accounts Officer/CPAO. It would be the responsibility of the concerned Pay and Accounts Officer/CPAO to provide the information from the available records within two weeks of the receipt of request from the bank.


4. The matter regarding the methodology to be adopted for payment of additional pension to old pensioners/family pensioners in cases where the date of birth is not available in the PPO as well as in the office records of CPAO/Pay and Accounts Office had been under consideration in consultation with the Controller General of Accounts and the Ministry of Finance, It has now been decided that in case the exact date of birth is not
available either in the PPO or in the office records but an indication regarding the age of pensioner/family pensioner is available in the office record, the additional pension/family pension shall be paid from the 1st January of the year following the year in which the pensioner/family pensioner has completed the age of 80 years, 85 years. etc. based on PPO/office records. For example, if the records show that the pensioner/family pensioner has already completed the age of 80 years/85 years as on 1st January, 2008, he shall be allowed additional pension/family pension from 1st January, 2008.

 

5. In case neither the exact date of birth nor the age is available either in the PPO or in the office records, the Pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will send an intimation to the pensioner/family pensioner about the non-availability of the information regarding date of birth/age and request him to submit four copies of any of the following documents, duly attested by a Gazetted officer/MLA to the Pension Disbursing Authority:

(i) Pan Card

(ii) Matriculation certificate (containing the information regarding date of birth)

(iii) Passport

(iv) CGHS Card

(v) Driving licence (if it contains date of birth)

If the pensioner/family pensioner submits a document which contains the information regarding exact date of birth, the additional pension/ family pension will be payable from the 1st day of the month in which his date of birth, falls, in the manner indicated in this Departments O.M. of even number dated 3.10.2008 In case the exact date of birth is not available on the document submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner but an indication regarding the age of pensioner/family pensioner is available therein, the additional pension/family pension shall be paid from the 1st January of the year following the year in which the pensioner/family pensioner has completed the age of 80 years, 85 years, etc.based on the document submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner. For example, if the copy of the Election ID Card submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner indicates that his/her age on 1st January, 2007 is 80 years, he/she shall be allowed additional pension/family pension from 1st January, 2007.


6. The Pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will make payment of additional pension/family pension in the above manner, on provisional basis, up to a penod of three months from the month In which the proof of age/date of birth is submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner, In such cases, the Pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will immediately send one copy each of the document submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner to the Pay and Account Officer/CPAO for formal authorisation of the additional pension/family pension. The Pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will make payment of additional pension/family pension beyond a period of three months only on receipt of such an authorisation from the Pay and Account Officer.


7. In case the pensioner/family pensioner is unable to submit any of the documents mentioned in para 5 above but claims additional pension based on some other documentary evidence, such cases will be submitted to the administrative Ministry. If the administrative Ministry is satisfied about the claim of the pensioner/family pensioner, it will authorise additional pension/family pension accordingly. The decision of the Administrative Ministry in this regard will be final.


8. It is impressed upon all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and the pension disbursing authorities to keep in view the above decisions while disposing of the cases of payment of additional pension/family pension. CGA/CPAO are requested to advise all Pension disbursing / sanctioning authorities to take suitable action in accordance with the above instructions/guidelines. Similarly instructions may be issued by Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways to their concerned Accounts Department accordingly.


9. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their I.C. U.O. No. 185/EV/2009 dated 4.5.2009.


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(M.P. Singh)

Director

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

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