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Thursday, October 08, 2009

CM-II & CM-I Merger has been done - OFB Order

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Information from AIANGOLatest Information about Merger & Protest Highlights1. CM-II & CM-I Merger has been done.

2. Merger of AF & JWM is still pending.

3. Protest Program will continue.

For more information please click on following Images.

Dharana on 5th Oct,2009 - AIANGO

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Dharana on 5th Oct,2009 As per news receiving form all the AIANGO branches, the Dharana program is 100% successful.

This program has been started in peacefully manner & made a landmark in AIANGO history.

AIANGO thanks their entire members for their assistance & involvement.

Long live AIANGO.

Unity is our strength.

Reinstated govt servants entitled to pay arrears: HC

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Reinstated govt servants entitled to pay arrears: High Court The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has ruled that if a government employee suspended or dismissed after being convicted in a criminal case is reinstated after acquittal by a higher judicial forum, he is entitled to arrears of pay and allowances for the period of absence.

"The Fundamental Rules governing certain service conditions of the Government employees are clear on this aspect," the Bench, comprising Justice Chitra Venkataraman and Justice M Duraiswamy, said, allowing a writ appeal by a Village Administrative Officer (VAO).

A single judge in February last year had directed Tamil Nadu government to reinstate the VAO from Tiruchirappalli district as he had been acquitted in a corruption case but refused to order payment of back wages.

The appeal had been filed against the portion of the order denying back wages.
Source:PTI

UCIL workers on strike demanding wage revision

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The workers of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) mines in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district today went on an indefinite strike demanding wage revision.

UCIL spokesman P V Dubey told PTI that the management has issued the 'no work, no pay' notice after the workers of UCIL units including Jadugora uranium mines, Narwapahar mines, Bhatin mines, Turamdih mines, Bagjata mines and Mahuldih mines in the district went on indefinite strike from this morning.

The strike has been called jointly by the four labour unions of UCIL demanding wage revision.

Describing the strike as "illegal", Dubey said the reconciliation process were on after few rounds of tripartite talks at Chaibasa and Jadugora failed during the last two days.
Source:PTI

Voluntary retirees from forces entitled to disability pension: SC

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In an order which would benefit a large number of armed forces personnel, the Supreme Court has ruled that disabled soldiers who opt pre-mature retirement at their own request are entitled to disability pension.

Defence personnel with disabilities attributable to or aggravated by military service are eligible for disability pension. The government, however, had been refusing payment of disability pension to personnel who had left the forces voluntarily on compassionate grounds. The reason given for denial was that such personnel were technically not deemed to have been ?invalided out? of service.

Upholding a Delhi High Court order, A division bench of the apex court comprising Justice P P Naolekar and L S Panta a few days ago dismissed a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the Central government against the high court order.

Acting upon a petition filed by ex-soldier Mahavir Singh Narwal, a division bench of the HC, headed by Justice Vijender Jain had, in 2004, held that disabled personnel obtaining release on compassionate grounds would also remain entitled to disability pension.

The Central government had gone into appeal in the case and the Supreme Court stayed the operation of the HC order till it passed final orders in January and dismissed the SLP.

Entitlement Rules for disability pension notified by the central government in the year 1982, simply provide that an individual would be deemed to have been “invalided” if, at the time of release, he was in a lower medical category than the one in which he was recruited.

Lawyer and author of a book on military benefits, Capt Navdeep Singh informed that the Army had also time and again taken up the issue for grant of disability pension for voluntary retirees with the central government and successive pay commissions but to no avail. The issue has also reportedly been taken up with the Sixth Pay Commission.

The Pension Regulations for the Army provide that disability pension can be granted if a person is invalided out with 20 per cent or more disability. The Regulations further provide that persons discharged on completion of terms of engagement or attaining retirement age shall also be deemed to have been invalided out.

Many ex-servicemen and lawyers have been contending that disability pension is granted as a compensation for injuries and diseases suffered due to military service and an early compassionate or voluntary discharge had nothing to do with the underlying reason behind such pension.
Source: The Tribune

Antony stresses on timely completion of projects

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The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has underlined the need to complete projects within the stipulated timeframe. Addressing a gathering here today after inaugurating a complex of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD), he commended the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which was the construction agency, for not only completing the project on time but also avoiding cost overruns. Lamenting the huge losses incurred by Central and State Governments due to delays in long gestation projects on account of time and cost overruns, Shri Antony motivated the DRDO to complete vital projects in time, saying that the organisation has proved that given the sincerity and will, it can deliver and meet its objectives.

Assuring the Government’s commitment to provide adequate manpower and fulfil the infrastructure needs, the Defence Minister asked Defence Finance officials to help the Services attain their targets. “Your officers must not only monitor the progress of budget utilization, but also come up with innovative solutions to help the Services manage their funds in an efficient and a transparent manner”, he said. The DAD has an important role to perform since the Defence Budget constitutes the single largest head of expenditure in the Union Budget, after interest payments, Shri Antony noted.

He commended the DAD officials for timely release of all pay arrears, well before Diwali, on account of Sixth Central Pay Commission implementation, to the Armed Forces personnel, numbering a huge 1.2 million. “Quick and efficient authorization, revision and payment of rightful dues to more than two million defence pensioners is and must be one of the topmost priority areas for the Government”, he added.

In his address the Minister of State for Defence Dr MM Pallam Raju welcomed the constitution of an effective grievance redressal system to ensure that no pensioner is put to any inconvenience. Dr Pallam Raju said that the Pension Adalats are being held regularly in different parts of the country to reach out to the pensioners. He asked the DAD to leverage the benefits of technology by transforming the current systems to an entirely computerized environment. “New initiatives include computerized generation of Pension Payment Orders, creation of pensioner profile and document imaging and management system for old records”, he added.

Shri Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Smt. Indu Liberhan, Secretary (Defence Finance) and Smt Bulbul Ghosh, Controller General of Defence Accounts, also spoke on the occasion. Dr VK Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, Secretary Defence Research and Director-General, DRDO, was among the distinguished guests present on the occasion.

Air Force day air display : an appeal

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The Indian Air Force celebrates its 77th anniversary on 08 Oct 2009. An air display by various aircraft will form part of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Hindon. The rehearsal of the air display will commence from 03rd October 2009. The areas over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpurpur Bridge – Karwalnagar – Afjalpur – Hindan, Shamli – Jiwana – Chandinagar – Hindon, Hapur – Philkua – Ghaziabad – Hindon.

BIRDS POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO AIRCRAFT FLYING AT LOW LEVELS. EATABLES THROWN OUT IN THE OPEN ATTRACT BIRDS. TO ENSURE A SAFE FLY PAST, THE INDIAN AIR FORCE REQUESTS THE CITIZEN OF DELHI, GHAZIABAD AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD NOT TO THROW EATABLES AND GARBAGE IN THE OPEN. ALSO, IF THEY FIND ANY CARCASS OUT IN THE OPEN, THEY ARE REQUESTED TO REPORT TO THE NEAREST AIR FORCE UNIT / POLICE STATION TO ARRANGE FOR ITS DISPOSAL.

The air display will commence with Para Motor and powered Hang Glider performance followed by flag bearing sky divers of Akash Ganga Team dropping out of an AN-32 aircraft .

The commencement of the Air Force Day Parade will be marked by fly past of three Mi-17 helicopters in Vic formation trooping the Air Force Ensign at a height of 60 Mtrs and speed of 80 Kmph. A Chakra formation comprising of three Mi-25 / Mi-35 would follow. This will be followed by a Spectrum comprising of one Dornier in the lead with two AVRO and two AN-32 aircraft in echelon position on wither side. The spectators would see for the very first time the AWACS (Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems) aircraft which would be escorted by two SU-30 MKI.

The fighter fly past will be led by three Jaguars in Vic formation closely followed by Vic formation of three each Bison (Mig-21), Baaz (Mig-29), Vajra (Mirage 2000) aircraft and a SU-30 MKI aircraft. One Sukhoi aircraft of the formation will then carry out four turn in Vertical Charlie manoeuvre.

The grand finale would be marked by aerobatics by Sarang ALH team followed by synchronized low level maneuvering the close formation by HJT-16 aircraft of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team (SKAT).

Employee has no right to voluntary retirement: SC

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An employee has no inherent right to "voluntary retirement" as the same is subject to the rules framed by the employer governing the scheme, the Supreme Court has ruled.
A bench of Justices Tarun Chatterjee and R M Lodha said if the scheme specifically stipulates that the voluntary retirement offer made by an employee is to be approved by the competent authority, then the employee cannot insist that he should be granted retirement even if it is not approved by the management.
The bench passed the ruling while dismissing the appeal by Padubidri Damodar Shenoy, Airport Manager of Indian Airlines, who challenged the state-owned carrier's decision not to accept his offer of voluntary retirement made in 2003.
Regulation 12 of the Service Regulations, (Indian Airlines) enables an employee to seek voluntary retirement on attaining the age of 55 years or on completion of 20 years of continuous service by giving three months notice.
However, the rule stipulated that the plea for voluntary retirement of an employee who has completed 55 years stands automatically accepted, whereas, under clause(B) in the case of those who have completed 20 years of service, but not attained 55 years, the same is subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
Shenoy had completed 20 years of service but did not complete 55 years and his offer of voluntary retirement was rejected by the management.
Source:PTI

Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance - Clarification

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Circular

No.AN/XIV/14162/6TH CPC/Circular/CEA
Office of the C.G.D.A., West Block-V,
R.K.Puram, New Delhi-66
Dated 23/9/2009


To,
All PcsDA/CsDA/CsFA (Fys)
PC of A (Fys) Kolkata
Jt.CDA (AF) Nagpur


Subject:- Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance - Clarification.



Following points of doubt regarding reimbursement of Tuition Fee/ CEA by the Government Servants was referred to GOI, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) for their clarification:-

(i) Whether the CEA is admissible for the third child after any one of the two children (for whom CEA / TF was being claimed) has become ineligible as per the Scheme i.e. whether CEA/TF can be claimed for two children at any time?

(ii) If the individual has 04 children and has not claimed CEA/TF/HS for any two children (out of 04 children) now under the new scheme effective from 01-9-2008 or he has to claim the CEA / TF / HS for first two children only.

2. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)have clarified that reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is allowed for the eldest two surviving children.

3. In view of the above clarification of DoPT the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance claims may be admitted accordingly.



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