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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Posting of husband and wife at the same station

with 33 comments


F.NO.28034/9/2009-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block,New Delhi,
Dated the 30th September, 2009.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Posting of husband and wife at the same station.

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In view of the utmost importance attached to the enhancement of women's status in all walks of life and to enable them to lead a normal family life as also to ensure the education and welfare of the ·children, guidelines were issued by DOP&T in O.M No. 28034/7/86-Estt.(A) dated 3.4.86 and No.28034/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 12.6.97 for posting of husband and wife who are in Government service, at the same station. Department had on 23.8.2004 issued instructions to all Mins.lDeptts. to follow the above guidelines in letter and spirit.

2. In the context of the need to make concerted efforts to increase representation of women in Central Government jobs, these guidelines have been reviewed to see whether the instructions could be made mandatory. It has been decided that when both spouses are in same Central Service or working in same Deptt. and if posts are available, they may mandatorily be posted at the same station. It is also necessary to make the provisions at Paras 3(iv) and (vi) of the a.M. dated 3.4.86 stronger as it is not always necessary that the service to which the spouse with longer service belongs has adequate number of posts and posting to the nearest station by either of the Department may become necessary.

3. On the basis of the 6th CPC Report, Govt. servants have already been allowed the facility of Child Care Leave which is admissible till the children attain 18 years of age. On similar lines, provisions of a.M. dated 12.6.97 have been amended.

4. The onsolidated guidelines will now be as follows:

(i) Where the spouses belong to the same All India Service or two of the All India Services, namely lAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service (Group 'A'); The spouse may be transferred to the same cadre by providing for a cadre transfer of one spouse to the Cadre of the other spouse, on the request of the member of service subject to the member of service not being posted under this process to his/her home cadre. Postings within the Cadre will, of course, fall within the purview of the State Govt.

(ii) Where one spouse belongs to one of the All India Services and the other spouse belongs' to one of the Central Services:- The cadre controlling authority of the Central Service may post the officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the State where the other spouse belonging to the All India service is posted.

(iii) Where the spouses belong to the same Central Service:

The Cadre controlling authority may post the spouses to the same station. (iv) Where the spouse belongs to one Central Service and the other spouse belongs to another Central Service:-

The spouse with the longer service at a station may apply to his/her appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists. In case that authority, after consideration of the request, is not in a position to accede to the request, on the basis of non-availability of vacant post, the spouse with lesser service may apply to the appropriate cadre authority accordingly, and that authority will consider such requests for posting the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists.

(v) Where one spouse belongs to an All India Service and the other spouse belongs to a Public Sector Undertaking:

The spouse employed under the Public Sector Undertaking may apply to the competent authority and said authority may post the said officer to the station, or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the State where the other spouse is posted.

(vi) Where one spouse belongs to a Central Service and the other spouse belongs to a PSU:-

The spouse employed under the PSU 'may apply to the competent authority and the said authority may post the officer to the station or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the other spouse is posted. If, however, the request cannot be granted because the PSU has no post in the said station, then the spouse belonging to the Central Service may apply to the appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the spouse employed under PSU is posted.

(vii) Where one spouse is employed under the Central Govt. and the other spouse is employed under the state Govt.:-

The spouse employed under the Central Govt. may apply to the competent authority and the competent authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the State where the other spouse is posted.

(viii) "The husband
& wife, if working in the same Department and if the required level of post is available, should invariably be posted together in order to enable them to lead a normal family life and look after the welfare of their children especially till the children attain 18 years of age. This will not apply on appointment under the central Staffing Scheme. Where only wife is a Govt. servant, the above concessions would be applicable to the Govt. servant.

5. Complaints are sometimes received that even if posts are available in the station of posting of the spouse, the administrative authorities do not accommodate the employees citing administrative reasons. In all such cases, the cadre controlling authority should strive to post the employee at the station of the spouse and in case of inability to do so, specific reasons, therefor, may be communicated to the employee.

6. Although, normal channels of representations/complaints redressal mechanism exist in the Min.lDeptts., added safeguards to prevent noncompliance may be provided by ensuring that the complaints against nonadherence to the instructions are be decided by the authorities at least one level above the authorities which took the original decision when they are below the level of secretary to the Govt. of India/Head of the PSU concerned and all such representations are considered and disposed off in time bound manner.

7. Hindi version will follow.
(C.B.Paliwal)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India


Saturday, January 30, 2010

AICPIN - for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2009

with 1 comment


All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2009

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2009 increased by 1 point and stood at 169 (one hundred and sixtynine).

During December, 2009, the index recorded a maximum increase of 5 points each in Yamunanagar, Mundakkayam and Puducherry centres, 4 points each in Madurai, Goa and Guntur centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. The index decreased by 1 point in 8 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 3 points in 7 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 5 points in Yamunanagar centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Wheat, Wheat Atta, Fresh Milk, Sugar, Firewood, etc., in Mundakayam centre due to Rice, Onion, Firewood, etc. and in Puducherry centre due to Rice, Poultry, Fish Fresh, Onion, Snack Saltish, Tea (Readymade), etc. The increase of 4 points each in Madurai, Goa and Guntur centres is mainly due to increase in the prices of Bread, Urd Dal, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Onion, Barber Charges, etc. However, the decrease of 3 points each in Tripura, Firidabad, Rangapara Tezpur, Bokaro, Siliguri, Lucknow and Agra centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Onion, Vegetable items, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad - 162
2. Bangalore - 176
3. Chennai - 159
4. Delhi - 156
5. Kolkata - 166
6. Mumbai - 171

The point to point rate of inflation for the month of December, 2009 is 14.97% as compared to 13.51% in November, 2009.

Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2009

with 0 Comment


No.22/5/2009-CS.I(PR)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training



II Floor Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 28th January, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2009 (as on 01.01.2010) - regarding.



The undersigned is directed to say refer to the subject noted above and to say that Immovable Property Returns for the year 2009 (as on 1.1.2010) are required to be submitted by all the Group 'A' & Group 'B'(Gazetted/Non-Gaz.) officers in the prescribed proforma latest by 31st of January, 2010. All the Group 'A' CSS officers are requested to send a copy the IP Return which they would be submitting to their respective cadre/sub-cadre administration, to the CS-I Dvision also for our records.

(A.K.Cashyap)
Under Secretary to the Government of lndia



Thursday, January 28, 2010

Refund Fraud scamsters Identified in Income Tax department

with 2 comments


Refund Fraud scamsters Identified. Swift action by the Income tax Department to put in place a robust method of issuing refunds


No.402/92/2006-MC (05 of 2010)
Government of India / Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
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New Delhi dated 25th January 2010
DRAFT PRESS RELEASE
On or about 12th January 2010, an officer in the Income Tax department, Mumbai, noticed that refunds had been issued from his jurisdiction without his knowledge or approval of his higher authorities. He immediately brought the matter to the notice of his superior officers.

2. On internal inquiry by the Income Tax department, it was found that User Ids and Passwords of certain officers had been fraudulently used to generate refunds in some cases. Upon detection of the fraud, the following actions were taken by the Income Tax department to contain the damage:-

(i) Stop payment orders were issued. As a result, refund outgo in at least two cases could be prevented. (ii) Investigation and search action was undertaken by the Directorate of Income Tax (Investigation), Mumbai to detect the bank accounts to which the refunds had been credited and the beneficiaries.

(iii) I-T investigators have identified the bank accounts, beneficiaries and some of the scamsters involved.

(iv) Mumbai police and CBI Mumbai have been informed.

3. Further actions being taken to prevent the recurrence of such frauds are as follows:-

a) All high value refunds issued during the current financial year will be cross-verified.

b) The system of handling high value refunds will be replaced with a more robust and foolproof system.



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Agenda Points for 46th Meeting of National Council (JCM) from BPMS

with 23 comments


Agenda Points for 46th Meeting of National Council (JCM) from BPMS Member, National Council (JCM) Mr.M.P.SINGH

Kindly refer your D.O. No. 3/2/2009-JCA Dated 30th Nov, 2009 whereby it has been intimated that the 46th meeting of the National council (JCM) is scheduled to be held on 16th January, 2010 under the Chairmanship of Hon`ble Cabinet Secretary.

In this meeting, I would like to submit following points on behalf of my federation BPMS, which needs the attention of the meeting for the welfare of the employees.

1. DISPARITY IN THE FORMATION OF PAY BAND / SCALES

Central Govt. Employees as well as Federations were confident that a similar Pattern would be adopted by the 6th CPC and Review Committee, in the formation, of Pay Scales, irrespective of the Cadre of workers and Officers. After thorough study of the Pay Structure, it is observed that the structure of Pay bands of PB-1 to PB-4 has been formulated with multiplying factor. But it is found that this factor has not been applied in all the Pay bands uniformly.

The Multiplying factor from PB- 1 to PB- 3 is found to be 1.86 (Approx) and for PB-4 it comes to 2.61 (Approx). This disparity has increased the Min. & Max Ration in the Pay Scales of the lowest employees and the highest, officer. This has created great resentment among the workers. It is a great un-justification with the Central Govt. employees.

This Federation strongly demands that this disparity should be removed to console the Central Govt. employees and a multiplying factor of 2.61(Approx) should also be applied for Pay Band PB- 1, PB-2 & PB-3.

2. ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION (ACP) SCHEME

It is submitted that the Govt. of India has introduced the ACP scheme vide  No.35034/1/97- Estt (D) Dated 09.08.1999 on the recommendation of Fifth Central Pay commission to provide ‘Safety Net’ to deal with the problem of genuine stagnation and hardship faced by the employees duet to lack of adequate promotional avenues. As per instructions, the Government employees are granted financial upgradations after completion of 12 & 24 years of regular service and the mobility under ACPS are to be allowed in the ‘existing hierarchy’. Since the benefits of upgradation under ACPS are to be allowed in the existing hierarchy, the mobility under ACPS shall be in the hierarchy existing after merger of pay scales by ignoring promotions. For granting financial upgradation, if such cadre/hierarchy exists in the Ministry/Department concerned, the upgradation

maybe allowed in keeping with the pay scale of an analogous grade of a cadre/post in the same Ministry/Department. However, if no such grade exists in the Ministry/Department concerned, comparison may be made with an analogous available in other Ministries / Departments.

Further your kind attention is invited to the Resolution published in Gazette of India on 29th August 2008 which also deals with recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission on Assured Career Progression Scheme and the para 1. says that the Government employee will be granted 03 financial upgradations after completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of service and para. (iii) accepted by Govt. of India reads as under:-

“(iii) The grade pay shall change at the time of financial upgradation under this scheme (MACPS). The grade pay given at the time of financial upgradaion under MACPS will be the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of revised pay bands and grade pay being recommend. Thus, grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under ACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such case, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organixation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.”

In such circumstances, the wish of the Govt. of India to grant 03 financial upgradation for betterment of its employees in thirty years service span will not be culminated through MACP Scheme as it is disadvantageous in comparison to erstwhile ACP Scheme particularly for the employees in Pay Band -1 as the MACPS will grant different Grade Pay to the employees of same cadre and post.

Therefore you are kindly requested to issue necessary instructions whereby the granting of benefits of ACP in vogue may be continued with modification that 03 financial upgradation will be granted on completion of 10, 20 & 30 years in the such cadre/hierarchy exists in the Ministry/Department and if no such grade exists in the Ministry/Department concerned, comparison may be made with an analogous grade available in other Ministries/Departments.

3. PROMOTIONAL BENEFITS

It is observed that there will be a very small / meager financial benefit to a Group ‘C’ Employees on his promotion. Group ‘C’ employees in the Pay Band of Rs.5200 – 20200 when promoted after a service of five years then at the time of his promotion his basis pay would be Rs.6040 (Approx). On his promotion he will get a benefit of one increment of 3% i.e. Rs.180 and additional Grade Pay of Rs.100 only, thus total financial benefit comes to Rs.280, which is a very meager amount when compared with the employees of PB-2 & PB-3 Pay Band.

It is worth to mention here that two additional increments to be granted at the time of promotion to officers of Indian Administrative Services as per Resolution issued by MoF on 29th August, 2008.

Considering the above this federation demands that two increments or a minimum of Rs.1000, whichever will be higher, should be enhanced in the Basic Pay of the Minimum paid employee.

4. INCREMENTAL BENEFIT

Your attention is invited to the para 2 (iii) of the letter No. G.O.I. MF., DoE, (Implementation Cell), F.No.1/1/2008-IC Dt. 30.08.2008 on the subject matter, which deals with granting the next increment in the revised pay structure is as under:-

“In terms of the CCS(RP)Rules, 2008, there shall be uniform date of increment i.e.1st July of the year after implementation of the revised pay structure. Consequently, will be drawn in the pre-revised scale and pay fixed in accordance with the tables after including this increment. The next increment in the revised pay structure in such cases will be drawn on 1st July, 2006.”

Further Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 is an under:-

“….. Employees completing 06 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July will be eligible to be granted the next increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 01.01.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.”

The above is creating dilemma whether the employees whose date of next increment falls between 01st Feb, 2006 and 01stJune, 2006 will also be eligible to be granted their next increment on 01st Jan, 2006. If not, they will be eligible to be granted their next increment on 01st July, 2006 and this will violate the provisions of F.R.26 which confers the right to be granted next increment on completion of 12 months and as per FR 24 as increment shall ordinarily be drawn as a matter of course unless it is withheld.

Therefore you are kindly requested to remove the anomaly so that the employee may be granted the next increment on 1st January to whom those were drawing their increment between July to December of the year.

5. MERGER OF PAY SCALE OF Rs.3050 – 4590 with Rs.3200 – 4900 and Rs.4000 – 6000 with Rs.4500 – 7000

The industrial workers are being recruited in the Semi-Skilled grade against the sanctioned post of Skilled grade in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590. Such employees have the educational qualification of Matriculation with Science & Mathematics plus they have to undergo training for 03 or 04 years as per Trade Apprentice Act. It seems injustice to grant the pay scale of Rs. 3050 – 4590 to the Skilled employees as they have to perform the highly sensitive operations on the CNC machines, metallurgical operation, work on optical and electronics equipments, chemical process with hazardous operation.

The pay scale of Ministerial Category i.e. Clerks and Store Keepers should be revised. At present the Pay Scale of LDC (Lower Divisional Clerk) & Store Keepers have been equated with cooks, L.H.Fireman and Drivers, causing thereby demoralization in this category. This category is performing sophisticated, Tedious & highly complicated and sensitive jobs i.e. Recruitments, Posting / Transfers, DPC, Defending Court Cases. Parliament Questions, Welfare, Labour Relation Work, Financial Implications viz. GPF A/c’s maintaining records of Advances, Pension / Retirement Terminal Benefits, Facing Audit Objections, Procurements , Preservations, Control on Material Movement, keep safe the inventories etc. etc. On the same analogy, the incumbents like Highly Skilled trades man, UDC, Supervisors (Non – Tech.) & equivalent are also eligible to be granted the higher pay scale of Rs. 4500 – 7000 from Rs.4000 – 6000 due to their job responsibilities.

It is urged to merge the pay scale of Rs. 3050 – 4590 with Rs.3200 – 4900 and the pay scale of Rs. 4000 – 6000 with Rs.4500 – 7000 in the pre-revised with grade pay of Rs.2000 & Rs.2800 respectively.

6. UPGRADATION FROM PROPECTIVE DATE

After perusal of the Gazette Notification it is found that under Part B section sub para it is very clearly mentioned that the pre-revised pay scales of Rs.5000 – 8000, Rs.5500 – 9000 and Rs.6500 – 10500 which presently constitute feeder and promotion Grades will come to lie in an identical grade. With the provision given in the Gazette, the posts in the scale of Rs.5000 – 8000 and Rs.5500 – 9000 should be merged, with the post in the of Rs.6500 – 10500, being upgraded to the next higher grade in pay band-2 i.e. to the grade pay of Rs.4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7450 – 11500, the post upgraded from the scale of Rs.6500 – 10500 should be merged with the post in the pay scale of Rs.7450 – 11500.

Further it is mentioned under sub-para-(iii) of section I that ‘posts in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 Carrying minimum qualification of either Degree n Engineering or a Degree in Law should also be upgraded in the pays scale of Rs.7450 – 11500 corresponding to the revised pay band of Rs.9300-34800 along with grade pay of Rs.4600. It has very specifically been mentioned that ‘post of scientific staff in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 Carrying minimum qualification of Engineering Degree or a post Graduate Degree should also be upgraded and placed in the pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB-2 of Rs.9300-34800 along with grade pay of Rs.4600. The Gazette Notification has ordered the effectiveness of the revised pay scales along with financial benefits w.e.f.1.1.2006, but lately on the contrary MoD vide its I.D. No.11(1)/2008-D(Civ.l) dated 10th Sept. under Para 2. has ordered that such upgraded Scales will be effective from a Prospective date.

It is submitted that when all the recommendations of the CPC has been agreed from 1.1.2006 then why a small group of employees should be deviated from this advantage. As such this federation demands that the upgraded scales should also be affective from 1.1.2006. This will give benefits to the employees of EME & DGOS.

7. MERGER OF PAY SCALE OF 7450-11500 & 7500-12000 OF GROUP ‘B’ GAZETTED

it is submitted that the nature of work and responsibilities of JTO (S) and JSO in DGOA & in other Defence Departments is almost same and similar. The pay scale of JTO (S) is Rs.7450-11500 and of JSO is Rs.7500-12000. (Both Group-B Officers), the difference in their pay scale is marginally of Rs.50only. It takes more than four years for JTO (S) to get promotion to JSO, which gives negligible financial gain. Further the grade pay of JTO (S) with pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 is Rs.4600 & Rs.4800 respectively. Both are Group B Gazetted Officer and doing the same nature of work. As per the recommendations of 6th, JSO with grade pay of Rs.4800 get into the grade pay of Rs.5400 after completion of four years of service in that post (refer para 3.1.14 of the report) whereas an other officer doing the same nature of work with similar responsibility has to wait for eight years to get into Rs.5400 pay band. It is a great anomaly and may be sorted out to remove resentment in the affected officers.

This Federation demands that the Cadres of JTO(S) & similar cadre should be merged into JSO cadre in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7500 – 12000 and both of them should be given the same grade pay of Rs.4800 and promotional benefit after completing their four years of service in this cadre.

It is observed that in different Organizations / Departments the revised pay scales of the staff & officers working in the pay scale of Rs.6500 – 10500 has been upgraded to the Pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 having less qualification & responsibility than the Scientific / Technical staff of DGQA, working in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500.

For example:

a) The employee in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 carrying minimum qualification of engineering degree has been upgraded to the Pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 with grade pay of Rs.4600 whereas a Section Officer / PS / Equivalent in the revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 has been upgraded to the pay scale of Rs.7500-1200 with grade pay of Rs.4800. The section officer / PS of secretariat will get the next higher grade pay of Rs.5400 after four years of service in that grade (Refer para 3.8.12) whereas the officer of other organization will have to wait minimum for eight years to get that grade pay. First minimum four years to get promotion for grade pay of Rs.4800 then after four years to gain grade pay of Rs.5400.

b) Asst. Nursing Superintendent in the revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 has been upgraded to the pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 (Refer para 3.8.15) is still bearing less qualification & responsibilities of Graduate Engineer working in work shops / Quality Assurance / Research work in defence organizations.

c) The Primary School Teachers / Trained Graduate Teachers / Post graduate teachers in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 has been upgraded to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 with grade pay of Rs.4800 whereas they have minimum responsibility, less working hours and more leaves in a year.

d) Removal of anomaly in the pay scale of Junior Work Manager in OFB Junior Works Managers are the main pillars of this organization still they are deprived of their legitimate rights. Considering their responsibilities and duties, the pay scale of JWM may be upgraded to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 to the revised pay band -2 (Rs.9300-34800) with grade pay of Rs.4800 and after completion of four years of service in the grade, they will be placed in the PB-3 (15600-39100) with the grade pay of Rs.5400 as it is stipulated in para. 1(x(a) to (e) of resolution, bearing No.1/1/2008-I.C. dated 29.08.2008 of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) for group ‘B’ cadres of DANICS, CSS, CSSS, IA & AD and group ‘B’ officers of Ministry of Railways and Departments of Posts, Revenue etc. Similar self explanatory examples are elaborated in Para 7.6.18; 7.8.10; 7.10.26; 7.19.51 & 7.19.68 etc. of the Gazette Notifications / CPC Report.

This Federation strongly demands that this disparity should be removed and similar advantage should be extended to all deserving employees of Departments of MOD viz. DGQA, DGAQA, DRDO, Naval etc. considering their qualification, Responsibility and nature of duties.

8) DISPARITY IN THE PAY OF DIRECT RECRUITEE & PROMOTEE SHOULD BE REMOVED

It is observed that a promotee with a bundle of Departmental experience gets less enumeration than a recruit appointed on direct recruitment in different cadres. Kindly refer section II of para –A of the Notification where entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 is mentioned.

To illustrate, if an employee drawing basic pay Rs.3200 in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 is fixed on the basic pay of Rs.6060+1900 = 7960 in the revised pay scale of PB-1(5200-20200) on 1.1.2006. Later, if he is promoted to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.4000-6000 his pay will be fixed at Rs.6300+2400 = 8700 as per para 13 of the CSS (Revised Pay) Rules,2008.

On the same day, if another employee is directly recruited in the pay scale of Rs.4000-6000 (pre-revised), his pay will be Rs.7510+2400=9910 in the revised pay scale of PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 as per section II of part A of the first schedule of these rules. Thus, directly recruited employee will get Rs.1210 (i.e. 9910 – 8700 = 1210) more in comparison to the promoted employee. It is great anomaly and may be removed to avoid disappointment among the staff.

This federation demands that necessary amendments may pleas be carried out, so that the pay of the promoted employee may be fixed higher than the entry pay for the direct recruits appointed on after 1.1.2006.

9. RISK ALLOWANCE, HOSPITAL PATIENT CARE ALLOWANCE SHOULD BE CONTINUED

The risk allowance is paid to all those engaged in duties involving greater hazards or whose health is liable to be adversely affected progressively over a long period of time because of the particular avocation. The second pay commission recommended that certain unskilled staff employed in the Ministry of Defence and Railways, whose work was exceptionally heavy or whose normal duties involved special risk such as those of chemical process was also extended to sweepers working in underground sewers and in infectious hospitals in the name of Patient Care Allowance and or Hospital Patient Care Allowance. On the recommendation of 3rd CPC, a committee was constituted to examine the facilities of rationalizing nature, which classified the beneficiaries of Risk Allowance into four categories namely: Semi Skilled, Skilled Workers, Supervisors and certain Gazetted and non Gazetted officers. The 4th CPC recommended a hundred per cent increase in the cover in cases where employees like custom inspectors, Railway Drivers, Guards, Income Tax officers and staff carrying out raids, are exposed to risks. The 5th CPC concluded that risk and continuous risks. Contingent risks relate to one time events where event is uncertain and that may be considered for insurance cover or ex-gratia payment. Continuous in the occupation itself with adverse effect on the health and the employee will be paid the risk allowance with the revised rates.

The 6th CPC was also partially agreed that Risk Allowance is only justified for jobs which are inherently risky with adverse effect on health but recommended that the Government should insure that latest technology and greatest level of care is observed in these jobs so that the element of risk involved therein minimized. In this context, it should be kept in views that technological upgradation cannot zero the continuous risk but in can minimize the risk only due to nature of specific job or process. Hence, the risk insurance scheme cannot provide any relief in case of continuous risk.

Therefore, this Federation demands that the Risk Allowance, Patient Care Allowance, Hospital Patient Care Allowance should be continued and even the amount of the risk allowance should be doubled as the 6th CPC has doubled all the allowance payable to Government employees.

This Federation does appreciate the provision for free medical and insurance for those employees, but it should be in addition to Risk Allowance.

10. CHILD CARE LEAVE

6th CPC has recommended Child Care Leave for women employees having minor children for a maximum period of two years 730 days during their entire service for taking care of up to two children. This leave s admissible up to the age of 18 years of her child. This Federation welcomes this scheme, it will help the mothers to built better career of their child.

This Federation submits that there may be a case/instance when the wife of the Central govt. employee expires at the time of delivery or at time when her child is less than 18 years of age. In that case the father of the child should be entitled for all that child care leave benefits for which a Central govt. women employee is entitled. Such cases happen very rare, but there must be a similar provision for Central Govt. male employees so that a proper care could be given to their child.

Further, child care leave and enhanced maternity leave should be granted to Industrial Employees as it is being to the female employees governed by the existing provisions of the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules,1972.

11. NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE (NDA)

6th CPC vide their Sub para 4.2.81 has recommended to double the allowances including Night Duty Allowance, which is not as per rules of Night Duty Allowance (NDA). NDA has ever been calculated with a given formula. This Federation demands that for the calculation of NDA the same formula should be adopted with inclusion of Transport Allowance in place of CCA.

Formula:-

Night Duty Allowance =
Basic Pay + DA + TA
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195 x 6

12. RECRUITMENT OF TRADE APPRENTICES

The grade of unskilled and semi-skilled has been merged as per recommendation of 6th CPC 3.8.27. In such circumstances, ex-trade apprentices (NCVT / ITI passed) should be directly recruited in the grade of skilled in the pay scale of Rs.5200-20200 + Grade Pay of Rs.1900) instead of Semi-Skilled grade.

13. PAY SCALE OF Sr. DATA ENTRY OPREATOR

Head clerk / Assistants / Steno Gr.II / Equivalent in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 and Rs.5000-8000 are upgraded to the revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 in the PB-II with a grade pay of Rs.4200. Accordingly Sr.Data Entry Operator who are in the existing pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 should be covered by such upgradation. It is learnt that the same benefit has been granted in DRDO vide their letter No. DHRD/16342/VI CPC/1/C/M/01 dated 7.10.2008.

14. DISPARITY IN LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION

Prior to implementation of 6th CPC the benefit of availing LTC was uniform among the employees, but the anomaly has been created by implementing the 6th CPC and some segment (newly recruited) of employees will enjoy the benefits of LTC every year, but others shall loose the same benefits.

It is therefore submitting that suitable provisions in the rules may be obtained to clear this disparity by providing LTC to the employees every year as every employee and his family desires to visit at his Home Town yearly.

15. DATE OF NEXT INCREMENT IN EXTRA ORDINARY LEAVE CASES

Your attention is invited to DOP&T U.O No. 13/1/2009-pay I dated 20/02/2009 on the subject matter wherein it is stipulated “…. Qualifying service of less than 06 months rendered between 1st January and 30th June of any year on account of EOL will have the effect of postponing one’s increment to1st July of next year ,if all other conditions are met.”, whereas the Rule 10 of the Civilians in Defence Services [Revised Pay] Rules,2008 issued by MOD F>No.11[1]/2008/D[Civ-I] dated 09th Sep,2008 says that the employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on1st July will be eligible to be granted the increment.

It is crystal clear from Rule 10 above that if an employee completes 06 months or more between 01st July,2006 to 30th June,2007 and he takes EOL of 02 months for personal affairs [without medical certificate] between 01.01.2007 to30.06.2007, he will be granted his next increment on 1.7.2007 (not on 1.7.2008). Such types of examples are published in the Swamysnews.

Therefore you are kindly requested to amend the DOP&T letter dated 20.2.2009 and issue clarification so that the employees may be granted their next increment on their legitimate due date.

16. ENHANCEMENT OF BENEFITS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SHCEME

The Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme was introduced in Jan 1982 to provide insurance cover to the employees so as to enable their families to get a lump sum amount in the event of employees death. The scheme also envisages a lump sum payment on cessation of employment. The scheme is wholly contributed and is run on self different groups. Subscription under the scheme is appointed between the insurance fund and the saving fund in the ratio of 30:70. The rates of monthly subscription as well as the insurance cover are supposed to be revised periodically.

The present rates of subscription and insurance cover for the different categories of employees are Rs.15 and Rs.15000 respectively for the lowest category of government employees since Jan. 1990 (i.e. due to implementation of 4th CPC recommendations).

Thereafter, the 5th CPC, taking in account the erosion in the real value of rupee recommending daubing of the rates of monthly subscription, as well as the insurance cover available under the scheme has become totally inadequate and an amount of Rs.15000 cannot provide financial support to the family of a diseased group ‘D’ employees. When the rates of subscription and the insurance cover under this scheme were last revised in 1990, the pay scales recommended by 4th CPC were in vogue and the minimum salary was Rs.750.

Now the minimum salary of Government employees is Rs.7000 as recommended by 6th CPC. The increase in the minimum salary between 1.1.1990 and the date of implementation i.e. 1.1.2006, of the pay scales works out to be more than nine times. However, the 6th CPC has recommended that monthly subscription should be Rs.180 and the amount of insurance will be Rs.180000

To restore the actual value of insurance cover provided under the scheme, this federation demands that the present amount for various categories should be enhanced to rupees two lakh as a minimum payment to the lowest cadre.

17. DEFINE THE MEANING OF “ORDINARY RATE OF WAGES” UNDER THE FACTORIES ACT, 1948

This reflects the concern of the employees working in Indian Ordnance Factories under Ministry of Defence, over the interpretation of ‘Ordinary rate of wages’ under Rule 59 of the Factories Act, 1948 issued by Ministry of Labour and Employment vide their O.M. No. Z 16025/81/2007 – ISH – II dated 27.05.2009 wherein it has opined that the allowance of compensatory nature (HRA / Transport Allowance / Small Allowance etc.,) may be excluded for the purpose of computing Overtime Allowance under the Factories Act, 1948. Earlier, Ministry of Labour and Employment vide their O.M. No. Z – 16025/81/2007 – ISH – II dated 19.11.2007 has compensatory allowance which is reimbursed and hence may not be taken into account calculating OTA under the Factories Act, 1948.

The above interpretation of the Ministry of Labour is contrary to the provisions of Factories Act, 1948. As per section 59 of Factories Act, a worker shall be entitled to wages at the rate of twice of his ordinary rate of wages, in respect of Overtime work 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.

Presently Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance and Transport Allowance are included for the purpose of calculating Overtime Allowance under Factories Act, 1948 and the employees are being paid accordingly.

Dearness Allowance” which is being paid at present is in the nature of a compensatory payment to employees for erosion in the real value of their salaries resulting from price rise. (Para 13.1; Page 216 of 4th CPC Report)

“City Compensatory Allowance” is granted to Central Government employees to enable them to meet the high cost of living in certain specially costly cities. (Para 106.2; Page 1579 of 5th CPC Report)

“House Rent Allowance” is paid to Central Government employees to compensate them partly for the specially high rents which they have to pay for hired residential accommodation. (Para 14.21; Page 225 of 4th CPC Report)

“Transport Allowance” has been granted to Central Government employees to suitably compensate them for the cost incurred on account of commuting between the place of residence and the place of duty.
(G.I. M.F., O.M. No.21(1)97/E-II (B), dated 03.10.1997)

From above it is abundantly clear that allowances like DA, CCA, HRA and TA being paid to Central Government employees are compensatory in nature and there is no justification in discriminating among the above allowances.

It is worth to mention here that the Ministry of Labour is a custodian of rights conference by the Parliament of India to the employees under various Labour Laws but now it has wrongly interpreted the meaning of the ordinary rate of wages means the basic wages plus such allowance such the worker is for the time being entitled. Due to this the employees are deprived of the extra wages for overtime, which they are getting for more than last 50 years.

Therefore you are requested to take appropriate action so that the provision of payment of Overtime may be continued in letter and spirit of Factories Act, 1948 and the House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance should not be excluded for the purpose of calculating extra wages for overtime under the Factories Act, 1948.

18. COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENTS IN FATAL ACCIDENT CASE

Your attention is invited to the situation where a Government servant who is the sole breadwinner of a family unfortunately dies in harness leaving his family in immediate need of assistance in such cases, Ministries / Departments have been delegated the power to appoint n relaxation of procedure of recruitment to a dependent member of the family of the deceased, in the event of there being no other earning member in the family.

For this purpose, Ordnance Factory Board has forwarded the MOD, D(Lab) instruction vide OFY letter No. 039/(6)/A/A/(Vol-III) dated 18.1.2006, whereby directives have been issued ofr making relative merit points scale to various parameters like Family Pension, Terminal Benefits, Monthly income of earning members and income from property, Movable/immovable property. No.of Dependents, No.of unmarried daughters, No. of minor children and left over service. The weightage fixed above is to be strictly followed.

Sir, very painfully it is brought to your kind notice that no weightage has been given to the death in fatal accident in the process of performing his duty. We have experienced that a number of Ordnance Factories are engaged in manufacturing, filling ;process of Highly Explosives and during the above process some major fatal accidents occurred causing loss of several employees like Ordnance Factory Bhandara, Itarasi and Khamaria where employees have succumbed to the accidents but their dependents are waiting for extra weightage to the Department/Ministry/Nation which needs to be considered while assessing the wieghtage for compassionate appointments. In spite of that MOD has clarified vide its I.D dated 4.8.2008 as under:

“Since the financial impact of the family due to demise of the Government servant for whatever cause (accident or otherwise) is similar, the cases of accident victims cannot be taken on a different footing and may be regulated under the scheme for compassionate appointment as circulated vied this Department’s O.M. dated 9th Oct, 1998.

In the above circumstances, you are requested to intervene into the matter and kindly issue necessary directions so that top priority may be given to the next of kin to the deceased employees for granting him immediate compassionate appointment without considering the weightage whereby it may be proved that MOD, GOI as always caring the family of the employee who have sacrificed his life of the Government.

19. HALF DAYS’ CASUAL LEAVE TO INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES AT PAR WITH THE OTHER CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES

The Government of India has kindly pleased to grant Half Day Causal Leave to the employees for various reasons mentioned in the G.I., M.H.A., O.M. No. 60/17/64-Esst. (A) dated 4.8.1965. It is worth to mention here that the above does not discriminate among the Industrial Employees and Non-Industrial Employees but the rule is published only in the Appendix –III under Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972.

Therefore you are requested to issue necessary instructions so that half days causal leave to the Industrial employees may be granted at par with the other CG employees, and present system of short leave of 2 hours on 2 occasions in a month may be continued but without pay.

20. REMOVAL OF LEAVE DISPARITY AMONG THE FACTORIES ACT, 1948 AND DEPARTEMNTAL RULES

It is apprised that the ‘Principal Controller of Accounts (Factories), Kolkata vide its letter No. pay/Tech – II/ 1058 dated 27.3.2007 has instructed to all Branch Accounts Officers of Ordnance & Ord. Equipment Factories that the Industrial employees who has opted to be governed by CDS(IEs) Leave Rules, 1954 is entitled to 30 days Earned Leave and those who have opted for Factories Act are entitled to one EL for every 20 days of work in the preceding year.

Kindly refer to GOI, DoP&T O.M. No. 12012/1/97-Esst (Leave) dated 20 July, 1998 wherein it is stipulated that as per agreement with the Staff Side of the National Council (JCM) singed on 11.9.1997, the Govt. has decided that henceforth the Industrial employees in CG Departments other than Railways shall be entitled year of service irrespective of service holidays shall also count towards such leave. Chapter – VIII of the Factories Act, 1948 deals with Annual Leave with wages and Section 78 of the Act reads as under:

(i) The provision of this chapter shall not operate to the prejudice of any right to which a worker may be entitled under any other law or under the terms of any award, agreement (including settlement) or contract of service: Provided that if such award, agreement (including settlement) or contract of service provides for a longer Annual Leave with Wages than provided in this chapter, the quantum of leave, which the worker shall be entitled to, shall be in accordance with such award, agreement or contract of service, but in relation to matters not provided for a in such award, agreement or contrast of service or matters not provided for less favorably therein, the provisions of Section 79 to 82, so for as may be, shall apply.

From above it may be deduced that the Industrial employees who have opted for Earned Leave under Factories Act, are entitled for 30 days in a year and the matter to remove disparity of leave among Factory Rules and Department Rules for industrial employees is pending for very long period.

21. CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

DOP&T has issued clarification vide OM No. 1201111612009 – (Allowance) dated 13th Nov. 2009 that CEA is admissible for the two eldest surviving children only, expect when the number of children exceeds two due to second child birth resulting in multiple births.

It is worth to mention here that neither 6th CPC has restricted that the only first 02 eldest surviving children’s education allowance will be reimbursed not DOP&T has restricted vide instruction OM NO. 12011/03/2008 – Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd Oct. 2008.

In such circumstances, kindly issue necessary instructions for granting the CEA to the employees for his/her 3rd or 4th son/daughter if he has not claimed the Tuition Fee reimbursement for his son/daughter on any earlier occasions.

22. REMOVAL OF ANOMALY IN THE PAY SCALE OF LAB.TECHNICIANS SERVING IN ORDNANCE FACTORIES HOSPITALS IN PB-2 WITH GRADE PAY OF Rs.4200 LIKE OTHER CENTRAL GOVT. DEPTT. i.e. RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD INSTEAD OF PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200) WITH GRADE PAY OF Rs.2800.

Lab Technicians serving in Ordnance Factory Hospitals under Min. of Defence have been ordered to be placed in PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200) with Grade Pay of Rs.2800 due to their corresponding 5th CPC scales of Rs.4500-7000.

1. As per description given Lab Technician (designated as Lab. Superintendent Gr-III in the other central government department exists in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500. It means that Lab Technician (Lab. Superintendent) should be in the scale of Pay of Rs.5000-8000 minimum. The below scale of Rs.4500-7000 was meant for Lab. Asst. and not for Lab. Technician. This anomaly should have been set right prior to 6th CPC, but it is painful that nothing was done in this regard.

2. Following list of other CG Departments clearly exhibit that Lab. Technician with entry qualification B.Sc + Diploma are getting the 5th CPC scale of Rs.5000-8000 whereas in Ordnance Factory Board organization. Lab. Technician inspite of having the same entry qualification B.Sc + Diploma are getting 5th CPC scale of Rs.4500-7000.

Organisation/Post Pay Scale(Pre-revised) Qualification Nature of Work
Ordnance Factory Hospitals Lab.Technician Rs.4500-125-7000 (i) BSc with Bio-Chemistry/Micro Biology
(ii) Diploma in MLT
(iii) 01 year experience
Routine Blodd Test of Pathology, Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry etc.
Regional Institute of Health & Medical Science Shilong Sr.Lab.Technician Rs.5500-175-9000 (i) BSc with Medical Lab.Technology or
(ii) BSc with Phy/Chem/Zool/Bot from a recognised university with Diploma in MLT of 1 year duration.
Routine Blodd Test of Pathology, Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry etc.
Bhabha Automic Research Centre. Scientific Asst.B(Pathology) Rs.5500-175-9000 BSc + 01 year Diploma in MLT with 50% in BSc and 60% in DMLT Routine Blodd Test of Pathology, Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry etc.
J.N.Medical College, AMU Sr.Tehcnical Asst. Rs.5500-175-9000 (i)BSc
(ii)Diploma in MLT
(iii)02 years experience
Routine Blodd Test of Pathology, Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry etc.
Railway Recruitment Board Lab.Superintendent Gr-III Rs.5000-150-9000 (i)BSc with Bio-Chemistry/Micro-Biology
(ii)Diploma in MLT
Routine Blodd Test of Pathology, Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry etc.
Rastriya Sanchari Rogsansthan Technician Rs.5500-150-8000 BSc with Bio-Chemistry/Micro-Biology Routine Blodd Test of Pathology, Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry etc.


3.OFB while issuing SRO – 88 (Recruitment Rules) as on 3rd August 2005 revised the entry qualifications of Lab. Technician B.Sc + Diploma (DMLT) + 01 year experience bringing it at par other Lab. Technician serving in other CG Departments, but did not revised the 5th CPC scale of pay from Rs.4500-7000 to Rs.5000-8000. In spite of the facts that many of Lab. Technician of other deptt. are already getting the 5th CPC pay scale of Rs.5000-8000.

In view of the above, kindly initiate necessary action for placing Lab.Technician of Ordnance Factories under Ministry of Defecne, appropriately in PB-2 with Rs.4200 Grade Pay so that the norms / logic of giving 5th CPC scale of pay Rs.5000-8000 Lab.Technician, which of course could not be done for any reason, is set right at this stage with the placement of the scales in the 6th CPC.

22. ENCASHMENT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR PENSIONERS/FAMILY PERNSIONERS

On the recommendation of 5th CPC Govt. of India has issued instruction vide DOP&PW. OM NO. 45/57/97-P 7 PW. Dated 19.12.1997 to the grant of fixed medical allowance @ Rs.100 p.m. to the CG pensioners / Family pensioners residing in the areas not covered by CGHS administered by Min. of Health & Family Welfare and corresponding Health Scheme administered by other Ministries/Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. The amount of Rs.100 was recommended by the 5th CPC and has remained unchanged since then.

6th CPC has recommended in para, 4.11.3 that the Government should consider enhancing the medical allowance for pensioners living in non-CGHS areas appropriately.

Therefore all pensioners and family pensioners living in non-CGHS areas should be granted Rs.100 p.m. Fixed Medical Allowance and the rate of this allowance should be enhanced by 25% automatically each time the dearness allowance payable on the revised pay band goes up by 50%.

23. REDUCTION IN MINIMUM QUALIFYING SERVICE FOR PROMOTION FROM ONE GRADE PAY TO NEXT GRADE PAY.

DOP&T has issued instructions vide OM No. AB 14017/61/2006-Esst. (RR) dated 24th March, 2009 on Sixth CPC recommendations – revision of pay scales – amendment of service rules / Recruitment Rules and instructed to modify the heading of column No. 4 of the schedule on Recruitment Rules and the minimum eligibility service as per the revised guidelines as enclosed in annexure reveals that the minimum qualifying service for promotion from one grade to next or higher grade pay has been enhanced in comparison to existing SROs. This causes discontentment among the employees.

Therefore you are requested to issue necessary instructions for revision of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules without adversely affecting the promotional aspects agenda points in the meeting.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Source: CG STAFF NEWS

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Grant of Presidential Awards to the officers of the customs and central excise

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Grant of Presidential Awards to the officers of the customs and central excise on the occasion of Republic Day 2010

The officers of the Customs & Central Excise Department are considered for grant of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for exceptionally meritorious service at the risk of life and specially distinguished record of service on their achieving and maintaining excellence in the discharge of their duties. These awards are announced on the eve of Republic Day every year. This year, one officer has been selected for Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for exceptionally meritorious service at the risk of life and thirty-one(31) officers have been selected for grant of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for specially distinguished record of service. These officers have exhibited exceptional commitment and devotion to duty on a sustained basis, while achieving the goals set for their organizations.

The list of officers, along with their designation and present place posting, who have been selected for grant of the Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for rendering-

A. Exceptionally Meritorious Service rendered at the risk of the life; and
B. Specially distinguished record of service, on the occasion of Republic Day 2010, is given below:
A. EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE RENDERED AT THE RISK OF LIFE:-
Late Sh. Narabadeshwar Singh,while working as Assistant Commissioner, Central Excise Division, Varanasi.

B. SPECIALLY DISTINGUISHED RECORD OF SERVICE:-
COMMISSIONERS/ADDITIONAL DIRECTORS GENERAL
Smt. Somya T. Dave, Additional Director General, Directorate of Systems &Data Management, New Delhi.

ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONERS/ADDITIONAL DIRECTORS/JOINT COMMISSIONERS / JOINT DIRECTORS
1. Sh. Sanjay Mahendru, Assistant Director General, Cental Economic Intelligence Bureau, New Delhi
2. Sh. K.V.V.G Diwakar, Additional Director, Directorate of Central Excise Intelligence, Bangaluru
3. Sh. Gurdeep Singh, Additional Director, Directorate of Export Promotion, New Delhi.
4. Smt. P. Hemavathi, Additional Director, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Gandhidham.
5. Sh. Kumar Santosh, Additional Director, Directorate of Vigilance, New Delhi.
6. Sh.Sharawan Kumar, Additional Commissioner, Service Tax, Bangaluru.

DEPUTY DIRECTORS/DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS/ASSISTANT DIRECTORS / ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS
1. Sh. Ranatosh Mukherjee, Deputy Director, Directorate of Systems & DataManagement, Risk Management Division, Mumbai.
2. Sh. P. AnanthaKrishnan, Deputy Director, Directorate of Revenue Iintelligence, Calicut.
3. Sh. D.S. Mane, Assistant Director, Directorate of Central Excise Intelligence, New Delhi.
4. Sh. N.V. Joshi, Assistant Commissioner, Ahmednager Central Excise Division, Aurangabad

APPRAISERS/SUPERINTENDENTS/SENIOR INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS / ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
1. Sh. Sunil Kumar Pandey, Appraiser, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, New Delhi.
2. Sh. Natarajan Suryanarayanan Iyer, Senior Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Ahmedabad.
3. Sh. Subarath Kar, Senior Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Central Excise Intelligence, Kolkatta.
4. Sh. Anil Kumar Rawal, Senior Intelligence Officer, Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence, New Delhi.
5. Sh.Prodyot Mukherjee, Appraising Officer, Directrotate of Revenue Intelligence, Kolkatta.
6. Sh. Atul Kumar Pande, Superintendent, Central Excise, Bhopal
7. Sh. M.V.S. Prasad, Superintendent, Central Excise, Guntur
8. Sh. K. Jagan Mohan, Supreintendent, Central Excise,Visakhapatnam -1
9. Sh. S. Ravindranath, Enforcement Officer, Directorate of Enforcement, Hyderabad.
10. Sh. Satya Prakash, Enforcement Officer, Directorate of Enforcement, New Delhi

INSPECTORS/INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS
1. Sh. G. Raja Sekhar reddy, Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Hyderabad
2. Sh. Gurjit Singh, Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Hqrs. New Delhi.
3. Sh. F. Rajasekar, Inspector, Central Excise, Puducherry
4. Sh. Diwakar Joshi, Intelligence Officer, Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, New Delhi.
5. Sh. S. Murlidharan, Inspector, Central Excise, Coimbatore
6. Sh. Nalin Kumar Jha, Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Central Excise Intelligence, Ahmedabad
7. Sh. Shivananda Prabhu, Inspector, Large Tax Payer Unit, Bangaluru.

PA-CUM-CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
Sh. N. Ariramakrishnan, PA-Cum-Confidential Assistant, Consulate General of India, Dubai

SENIOR TAX ASSISTANT
Sh. Bachan Lal, Senior Tax Assistant, Customs and Central Excise, Jammu

DRIVER
Sh. S.P. Dhotre, Driver Grade -1, Driver, directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Mumbai.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Reservation for the Persons with Disabillties – Filling up of the backlog reserved vacancies through a Special Recruitment Drive

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No. 3603812/2008-EsH(Res)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel,P.G.&Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated the 15th January,2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Reservation for the Persons with Disabillties – Filling up of the backlog reserved vacancies through a Special Recruitment Drive.

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The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 27.11.2009 whereby a Special Recruitment Drive has been launched to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disability. Attention is also invited to this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/8/2003-Estt(Res) dated 26th April, 2006, which, inter alia, required preparation of reservation roster registers and earmarking of reservation for persons with disabilities in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Res) dated 29.12.2005 starting from the year 1996. The OM provided that if some or all the vacancies so earmarked had not been filled by reservation and were filled by able bodied persons either for the reason that points of reservation had not been earmarked properly at the appropriate time or persons with disabilities did not become available, such unutilized reservation might be treated as havlng been carried forward. There may be some vacancies which might have become available for persons with disabilities in terms of the OM dated 264.2006 It has been decided to fill up all such vacancies during the Special Recruitment Drive referred to above.

2. All the Ministries/Departments etc, are requested to scrupuiously implement the above decision.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Private hospitals bleeding CGHS dry

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Private and corporate hospitals in the city have charged as much as Rs 12 crore in excess from the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the past 17 months by submitting inflated bills, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) stated in its recent report.

The hospitals had claimed Rs 43 crore as against the actual expenditure of Rs 31 crore incurred by them. Implemented by the Union health ministry, CGHS provides health care facilities for central government employees, pensioners and their dependents.

An official of CGHS, Hyderabad division, informed TOI that the CVC's report had stated that 14 hospitals claimed excess amount for providing treatment to patients. In all, 34 hospitals are empanelled for CGHS patients in Hyderabad.

Hospitals enter into an agreement with the CGHS, which has a special tariff for treatment including the charges of various wards, depending upon the eligibility of the card holder. Scrutiny of the bills revealed that the provision of agreement was not adhered to by the hospitals. For instance, room charges for private ward is Rs 750 per day for a BHEL employee and Rs 400 for BSNL employee, but these hospitals billed an amount of Rs 1500 even for these CGHS patients. It was also found that the hospitals did not submit monthly and annual reports to the health ministry on the number of CGHS patients who utilised the facility as per the agreement. Hospitals also violated agreement by not giving two per cent discount on payments made within seven days from the date of submission of bill and five per cent on every cash payment made immediately.

Sources said the CVC conducted the inquiry following a complaint made by a patient, who had undergone surgery in a corporate hospital last year. He had complained to the ministry of health and family welfare about the alleged irregularities in reimbursement of medical bills of the empanelled hospitals.

The official said that based on the CVC report, notices were sent to the hospitals last month seeking their explanation. Middle-level hospitals replied to the notices which were forwarded to Union health ministry but the bigger corporate hospitals are yet to submit their replies. As per rules, the Union health ministry is empowered to cancel the empanellment if the charges are proved, official sources said. Computerisation of processing of bills and claims to avoid such irregularities in future is also being contemplated, sources added.
Source: Times of India

Central govt to net Rs1,400 crore as tax from pay arrears to staff

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The government will mop up Rs 1,400 crore (Rs 14 billion) this fiscal by taxing the second instalment of arrears due to central government employees, who were awarded increased salaries by the Sixth Pay Commission.

The first instalment of arrears (representing 40 per cent of the increased pay) was disbursed during financial year 2008-09.

The employees will also have to pay two per cent education cess on the total amount of the arrears.

"The total arrears for this fiscal is Rs 18,000 crore (Rs 180 billion). The arrears that would fall in the tax net would be about Rs 9,000 crore (Rs 90 billion). Barring the grade-IV employees, and according to calculations, around 15 per cent of this amount-- about Rs 1,400 crore (plus education cess) would go into government's coffers during this fiscal as tax," a senior finance ministry official said.

"The Central and State government and various organisations under them are advised to compute the correct tax liability of every employee on second instalment of arrears drawn by him and immediately recover the full tax liability along with education cess thereon at the rates in force," a recent CBDT circular asked all government employers.

Distribution of the remaining 60 per cent of arrears has already begun. The I-T department has received the TDS on arrears from various government departments, while the rest would be received soon, the official said.

"The deduction of tax at source on such arrears payment should not be deferred in any circumstance. They (employers) should further ensure that the tax so recovered is paid to the account of Central government account immediately as per the Income Tax Rules, 1962," the CBDT circular said.

The total arrears, accumulated after the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, were Rs 12,000 crore (Rs 120 billion) during 2008-09 fiscal, the official said.

The government has also said that employers "should ensure that the PAN details of the deductees (recipient of arrears) are correctly quoted in the relevant quarterly e-TDS returns filed by them so that government servants get proper credit of their tax deducted in their respective income tax returns."

Those who (employers) fail to comply with the provisions of Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 would be liable to pay interest under section 201 of Income Tax Act along with other penal consequences.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Two hundred new Kendriya Vidyalayas in the offing

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The Government has initiated the process of expanding the network of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country by opening another 200 such schools during the 11th Plan period.

The HRD Ministry has projected a requirement of Rs 813.7 crore for the purpose as the Planning Commission has given "in principle" support for the project.

At present, there are 981 Kendriya Vidyalayas which cater to the educational needs of children of Central Government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel who are frequently transferred.

"There is a proposal for opening 200 KVs during the 11th Plan in metros, areas having sufficient concentration of defence or para-military forces and areas with high concentration of Central government personnel. The Planning Commission has supported this proposal in principle," a ministry official said.

The locations will be decided on the basis of local demands and feasibility of proposals.
Source: Indian Express

INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2009-2010

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CIRCULAR NO.: 1/2010
F.No. 275/192/2009-IT(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
…..
New Delhi, dated the 11th January,2010
SUBJECT: INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2009-2010 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961.

Reference is invited to Circular No.08/2007 dated 5.12.2007 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head “Salaries” under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, during the financial year 2008-2009, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head “Salaries” during the financial year 2009-2010 and explains certain related provisions of the Income-tax Act. The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department-
www.incometaxindia.gov.in.
Highlights from the OM…

Relief When Salary Paid in Arrear or Advance:

3.5 Under sub-section (2A)of section 192 where the assessee, being a Government servant or an employee in a company, co-operative society, local authority, university, institution, association or body is entitled to the relief under Sub-section (1) of Section 89, he may furnish to the person responsible for making the payment referred to in Para (3.1), such particulars in Form No. 10E duly verified by him, and thereupon the person responsible as aforesaid shall compute the relief on the basis of such particulars and take the same into account in making the deduction under Para(3.1) above.
Explanation :- For this purpose “University means a University established or incorporated by or under a Central, State or Provincial Act, and includes an institution declared under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956(3 of 1956), to be University for the purposes of the Act.
However with effect from 1/04/2010 (AY 2010-11) that no such relief shall be granted in respect of any amount received or receivable by an assessee on his voluntary retirement or termination of his service, in accordance with any scheme or schemes of voluntary retirement or in the case of a public sector company referred to in sub-clause (i) of clause (10C) of section 10 (read with Rule 2BA), a scheme of voluntary separation, if an exemption in respect of any amount received or receivable on such voluntary retirement or termination of his service or voluntary separation has been claimed by the assessee under clause (10C) of section 10 in respect of such, or any other, assessment year

New Pension Scheme :-

The New Pension Scheme(NPS) has become operational since 1st Jan, and is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government Services from 1st January, 2004. Since then it has been opened to employees of State Governments, Private Sector and Self Employed (both organized and unorganized).
The income received by the NPS trust is exempt. The NPS trust is exempted from the Dividend Distribution Tax and is also exempt from the Securities Transaction Tax on all purchases and sales of equities and derivatives. The NPS trust will also receive income without tax deduction at source. The above amendments are retrospectively effective from 1/4/09 (AY 2009-10) onwards

Medical Reimbursement by the employer exceeding RS. 15,000/- p.a. u/s. 17(2)(v) is to be taken as perquisites.

It is further clarified that the rule position regarding valuation of perquisites are given at Section 17(2) of Income Tax Act’61 and at Rule 3 of Income Tax Rules’62. The deductors may look into the above provisions carefully before they determine the perquisite value for deduction purposes.
It is pertinent to mention that benefits specifically exempt u/s 10(13A), 10(5), 10(14), 17 etc. would continue to be exempt. These include benefits like travel on tour and transfer, leave travel, daily allowance to meet tour expenses as prescribed, medical facilities subject to conditions.
Under Section 80E of the Act a deduction will be allowed in respect of repayment of interest on loan taken for higher education, subject to the following conditions:
(i)In computing the total income of an assessee, being an individual, there shall be deducted, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, any amount paid by him in the previous year, out of his income chargeable to tax, by way of interest on loan, taken by him from any financial institution or any approved charitable institution for the purpose of pursuing his higher education or for the purpose of higher education of his spouse or children.
(ii) The deduction specified above shall be allowed in computing the total income in respect of the initial assessment year and seven assessment years immediately succeeding the initial assessment year or until the interest referred to above is paid in full by the assessee , whichever is earlier.
For this purpose -
(a) “approved charitable institution” means an institution established for charitable purposes and approved by the prescribed authority under clause (2C) of section 10, or, an institution referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 80G.
(b) “financial institution” means a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act); or any other financial institution which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;
(c) “higher education” means any course of study pursued after passing the Senior Secondary Examination or its equivalent from any school, board or university recognised by the Central Government or State Government or local authority or by any other authority authorised by the Central Government or State Government or local authority to do so;
(d) “initial assessment year” means the assessment year relevant to the previous year, in which the assessee starts paying the interest on the loan.
(e) relative”, in relation to an individual, means the spouse and children of that individual or the student for whom the individual is the legal guardian


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Grant of financial under the Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme

with 8 comments


No.22/22/2009-CS.I(CR)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training



Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Mkt.
New Delhi, dated 12th January, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of financial under the Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme.



The undersigned is directed to say that this Department is receiving a large number of requests from diffrent Ministries/Departments for furnishing ACR dossiers of Grade I officers of CSS for grant of 3rd financial upgradation. Clarification was sought from the Establishment (D) Section of DOP&T. In terms of para 8.1 of MACP scheme dated 19.05.2009, it has been clarified that such officials (DR Assistants/DR Grade 'C' Stenographers) who have got Non-functional grade (NFG) in the pay scale of Rs.5400/- would only be entitled for 3rd financial upgradation in the immediate higher grade pay of Rs.6600 on completion of 30 years of continuous service. No further financial upgradation would be admissible to such officials.

2. The cadres are requested to deal with such cases accordingly.

(K.Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of lndia



Government's Policy of Appointment on Compassionate Ground

with 1 comment


No.4101311/2007-Estt.(D)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

*********

New Delhi, dated the 12th January,2010.



OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Action Taken on 23rd Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice on the Government's Policy of Appointment on Compassionate Ground.



The undersigned is directed to refer to para 9.4 of the 23rd Report on Government policy of appointment on compassionate ground given by Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, Rajya Sabha. It is envisaged in the above para that if the Government's effort is to help the family of the deceased employee then there must be a separate Cell in each of the Ministries or Departments, which will cater to only compassionate appointment cases. The cell should send periodical information on number of vacancies, number of applications received, time taken to dispose of the cases, reasons for not disposing favourably etc. to the head of the Department. The Committee has, therefore, recommended that the Government should come forward with certain new guidelines for the benefit of the employees like creation of a separate Cell, etc.

2. The matter has been considered in the Department. It is not felt desirable for the small Departments to have a separate cell. It is, however, advised that bigger organizations should create a separate cell for handling large number of cases for compassionate appointments in order to ensure timely and meticulous processing of applications. The cell should be entrusted, inter-alia, With the responsibilities as envisaged in the Report of the Committee.

( Alok Ranjan )
Director(E.1)



Simplification of procedure for payment of pension

with 0 Comment


F.No.25014/2/2002-AIS(I1)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training



North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated 12th January, 2010

To Chief Secretaries of all State Government/UTs

Subject:- Simplification of procedure for payment of pension and other benefits to All lndia Service officers retiring from Government of India / State Governments - bearing the liability of arrears related to Sixth Pay Commission.



Sir,
1 am directed to refer to the above subject and to say that the issue of bearing the liability of arrears of All India Service officers related to Sixth Pay Commission by the Government of lndia has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Finance. It has been decided that the arrears will be paid in two installments of 40% & 60% in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 respectively for All lndia Service officers. Arrears paid up to 31.3.2008 are debitable to State Governments and arrears from 1.3.2008 are debitable to the Central Government.

2. All the State Governments are requested take necessary action in accordance with the above.

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated 12th January, 2010



(XXVi): HLTF constituted by the Government has recommended certain benefits that can be provided on death or discharge on invalidation/disability of a Government servant covered under NPS. However, it is likely to take some time before the Rules regulating these benefits under NPS are put into place. However, the CPAO will maintain the data base of the benefits paid to each pensioners/family pensioners as per this OM".

(H.K.SRIVASTAV)
Deputy Controller General of Accounts

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fixation of Pay of Group 'B' Officers of the Department of Income Tax

with 2 comments
No.HRD/CM/175/15/2008-09/Pt-2/1249
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX
(HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT)
Dated :31-12-2009

ORDER

Subject:- Fixation of Pay of Group 'B' Officers of the Department of Income Tax at the time of placement in Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 Non Functional Scale.


Ministry of Finance vide Part 'C' - Section - II of their Gazette Notification No.622(E) dated 29th August, 2008 read with GSR 650 (E) dated 8th September, 2009, revised the pay scale of Income Tax Officers Group 'B' as follows:-
Sr.No. Revised Pay Scale Corresponding Pay Band & Grade Pay
1 Rs.7500-12000 Rs.9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4800, PB-2
2 Rs.8000-13500
(after four years)
Rs.9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs.5400, PB-2
>
As already clarified vide this office letter dated 14-09-2009, placement in higher grade pay after four years as notified is admissible to eligible officers completing four years service on or before 01.01.2006 effective from 01.01.2006 and in other cases from the date they complete four years service after 01.01.2006.

A doubt has arisen whether the benefit of granting one increment as laid down in Rule 13(1) of CCS (RP) Rules,2008 is applicable at the time of placing Group 'B' officers in the higher Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 after completion of four years of Regular Service. The issue was referred to the Department of Expenditure, Implementation Cell, Minsitry of Finance seeking clarification on the above points.

3. Department of Expenditure, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance have clarified vide their U.O. No.10/1/2009-IC dated 21.12.2009 that Income Tax Officers Group 'B' are to be allowed the benefit of pay at the time of allowing Non Functional Pay Scale of Rs.9300-34800 + Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 on completion of four years of Regular Service.

4. Actin may, therefore, be taken to re-fix the pay of Income Tax Officers Group 'B' accordingly and arrears drawn where due.

(Binay K Jha)
DIRECTOR OF INCOME TAX (HRD)
NEW DELHI


Monday, January 11, 2010

Govt to identify more PSUs for selloff for next 2 years

with 0 Comment


After the planned divestment in four more public sector enterprises this fiscal, the Centre will identify more candidates for public offers for the next two years.

The Government is also planning to change the criteria of appointing investment bankers so that only those advisors with deep-pockets do not qualify for this purpose, an official close to the development said.

The Government plans to divest stakes in NTPC in the last week of January or early February, followed by REC just before the Budget (likely on 26th February), NMDC by 10th March, and Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam by the end of March, which will together fetch around Rs 30,000 crore to the Exchequer.

"After we are through with these disinvestment plans, we will identify public sector enterprises where the Government could offload its stakes in the next two years," the official informed.

The Disinvestment Department has already asked 32 nodal ministries to identify state-run firms where the government stake could be sold, a senior official had said earlier.

As per the recently cleared criteria by the Cabinet, around 60 PSUs, including MMTC, BSNL, Neyveli Lignite Corp, Engineers India, State Trading Corp, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers, National Fertilisers and Andrew Yule, are eligible for stake sale.

Also, the Department will approach the Central Vigilance Commissioner to allow it to change the criteria of choosing investment bankers from just cost-basis to quality-cum-cost basis, the official said.

Currently, investment bankers are selected on the cost basis--the one qualifying the technical bid and quoting the lowest cost is selected as advisors, the official said.

The new criteria, if accepted, will assign weights to the track record of the investment bankers, including their experience, and match them with their costs, they added.

The Government has already appointed ICICI Securities, JP Morgan, Citi, and Kotak as investment bankers for the NTPC follow-on issue.

Six leading bankers--Kotak Mahindra, Citigroup, RBS Equities, UBS Securities, Morgan Stanley, and Edelweiss Capital are also learnt to have been shortlisted for managing the NMDC offer.

The Cabinet had earlier asked all listed profitable CPSUs to have public holding of at least 10 percent in them. It had also asked profitable unlisted PSUs to hit the capital markets. This makes around 60 PSUs eligible for disinvestment.

The listed CPSUs that are making profits and have public holding of under 10 percent include trading firm MMTC, mining major NMDC, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Engineers India, State Trading Corporation, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers, National Fertilisers and Andrew Yule.

At present, the public holdings in these companies range from 0.67 percent in MMTC to about 9.6 percent in Engineers India.

This fiscal, the Government had already divested its stake in NHPC and Oil India.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

NTPC, DVC likely to join New Pension System

with 0 Comment


On the heels of the state-owned Nalco joining the New Pension System, the public sector power firms such as NTPC and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have shown interest in moving their retirement funds to the scheme.

"NTPC and DVC have shown interest in joining the New Pension System (NPS). We are holding talks with them," a senior Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) official told PTI today.

The nation's largest power producer NTPC employees around 24,500 while DVC has over 11,000 in its rolls.

Recently, the interim regulator PFRDA wrote to the Department of Public Enterprises to help the Central PSUs bring their employees into the NPS for pension savings beyond the mandatory contributions at 24 per cent of the salary to the Employees Provident Fund Organisation.

"We expect more PSUs to put their retirement funds in the coming days into the NPS," the official added.

Initially, the NPS was launched for Central government employees joining service from January 1, 2004, but from last May it was extended to all citizens.

According to the information available on the PFRDA website, as many as 6,90,274 subscribers have joined the NPS till this January 2, which include 3,119 from the unorganised sector.

Out of this , the maximum 5,64,705 subscribers are the Central Government employees, apart from 1,20,517 state government employees.

The total corpus under these schemes is close to Rs 3,500 crore.
Source: Economic Times

Govt to raise gratuity ceiling for pvt sector employees

with 1 comment


After bringing teachers under the Payment of Gratuity Act, the Government is now proposing to raise the ceiling for payment of gratuity to private sector employees from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

A decision in this regard is likely to be taken at the next Cabinet meeting scheduled for January 9, sources in the Labour and Employment Ministry said. The Cabinet's nod will bring parity between Government and private sector employees in enjoying equal gratuity benefits. The Sixth Pay Commission recommendation had raised the limit for Central government employees.

The trade unions and other bodies had been pressing for raising the ceiling for private sector employees. In fact, some trade union bodies had insisted against fixing any upper ceiling but the Labour Ministry was of the view that this would put burden on the employers, sources said.

The Ministry had held consultations with various stakeholders about raising the ceiling, they said.

In the last Parliament session, the Centre had amended the Gratuity Act to clarify the definition of an employee. According to the new law, anybody who is earning a wage is characterised as an employee and is liable to receive gratuity.

National Aluminium Company became the first public sector undertaking to move its employees retirement funds to the New Pension System to contribute six per cent of the basic pay into the NPS.

CGEGIS - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2010 to 31.12.2010.

with 0 Comment


No.7(2)/EV/2009

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

*********

New Delhi, the 29th December,2009.



Subject:- Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme - 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2010 to 31.12.2010.



The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's O.M.No.7(2)/EV/2008 dated 22nd December, 2008 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS for the year 2009. New Tables of Benefits for the savings fund of the Scheme based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 per month w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards have been prepaid for the year 2010 and a copy of the table is enclosed. Another Table of Benefits for the savings fund based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990 have also been drawn up for the year 2010 and a copy of that table is also enclosed. The amounts in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 10% per annum(compounded quarterly) for the period from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1982, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1983 to 31.12.1986, 12% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f.1.1.1987 to 31.12.2000, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001, 9.5% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2002 to 31.12.2002, 9.0% per annum (compounded quarterly)w.e.f.1.1.2003 to 31.12.2003 and 8% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f.1.1.2004 onwards. The mortality rate under the Scheme has been taken as 3.75 per thousand per annum up to 31.12.1987 and 3.60 per thousand per annum thereafter in both the cases. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(MANOJ SAHAY)
DIRECTOR



Saturday, January 09, 2010

RE-GRADING OF APAR (Previously known as ACR) BY DPC - DOPT Order

with 0 Comment


No.21011/1/2005-Estt.(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grivances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training



New Delhi, the 6th January,2010



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:- Effect on modification/expunction of adverse remarks in the ACRs and upgradation/down-gradation of the overall grading in the ACRs prior to the period 2008-2009.



The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide O.M. of even number dated 14th May, 2009 by which the complete APAR (previously known as ACR) including the overall grading and assessment of integrity shall be communicated to the concerned officer for representation if any, with effect from the reporting period 2008-09 which was to be initiated from 1.4.2008. Prior to that only adverse remarks in the ACR were required to be communicated for representation, if any. The then existing instructions further provided that the overall grading in the ACR should remain unchanged even after modification or expunction of the entire adverse remarks. It was left to the DPC to re-determine the overall grading if it considered that the expunction of such adverse remarks had so altered the quality of the ACR. The matter has been further considered and it has been decided that in those cases where the reckonable ACRs prior to the reporting period 2008-09 are to be considered in a future DPC on which the adverse remarks of Reporting I Reviewing / Accepting Authorities have been expunged or modified by the Competent Authority, the "overall grading" in the ACR be kept blank for appropriate re-grading by the DPCs. The existing grading shall be blocked in such cases. It has also been decided that where the authority has upgraded / downgraded the overall grading without giving sufficient reasons, the DPC shall treat such an exercise as non-estlinvalid. General terms, such as "I agree or disagree with the Reporting Officer / Reviewing Officer" used by the Reviewing I Accepting Authority shall not be construed as sufficient reason for upgrading / downgrading the overall grading given by the Reporting Authority 1 Reviewing Authority. The proposals for the DPC where ACRs upto the reporting period 2007-08 will be taken into account should specifically bring out these guidelines.

2. It is also made clear that past cases already decided will not be re-opened.

(C.A.Subrarnanian) Director

Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualification

with 3 comments


No.1/3/2008-Esst (Pay-I)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training



7th Floor, Loknayak Bhavan, Khan Market
New Delhi the 7th January, 2010



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:- Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualification - 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 9.4.99.


*****


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 28.4.2009 and reminders of even number dated 17.6.2009 and 20/8/2009 and 30.10.2009 calling for suggestions regarding addition / deletion of qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department's OM dated 9.4.1999. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish their considered views/suggestions in this regard to this Department within 30 days from the date of issuance of this OM.

(B.K.Mukhopadhyay)
Director (Pay)



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