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Thursday, September 30, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers On Base 2001=100 for the Month of August, 2010

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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers On Base 2001=100 for the Month of August, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of August, 2010 remained stationary at 178 (one hundred and seventy eight).
During August, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 5 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre, 4 points each in Mariani Jorhat, Munger Jamalpur, Giridih, Asansol and Chhindwara centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 5 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. The index decreased by 3 points in Jharia centre, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 17 centres, while in the remaining 18 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 5 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Mustard Oil, Chillies Green, Clothing items, etc. The increase of 4 points in Mariani Jorhat centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Turmeric Powder, Chillies Green Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The increase of 4 points in Munger Jamalpur centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Onion, Tea (Readymade), Clothing items, etc. In Giridih centre this increase is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Milk, Turmeric Powder, Firewood, etc. In Asanol centre this increase is mainly due to Rice, Wheat Atta, Milk, Onion, Firewood, Clothing items, etc. In Chhindwara centre this increase is the outcome of increase in the prices of Wheat, Soyabeen Oil, Garlic, Firewood, etc. However, the decrease of 3 points in Jharia centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc.

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

1. Ahmedabad – 173
2. Bangalore – 182
3. Chennai – 161
4. Delhi – 164
5. Kolkata - 175
6. Mumbai – 175


The point to point rate of inflation for the month of August, 2010 is 9.88% as compared to 11.25% in July, 2010.



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Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – payment of Disability Pension/Family pension

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No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated 30th September, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – payment of Disability Pension/Family pension – regarding.

     The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of pensioner/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 under the CCS(EOP) Rules is to be revised in accordance with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare Office memorandum No.38/37/2008-P&P&W(A) dated 1.9.2008.

2.     The question of modified parity between past and present pensioners, covered under the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules/Liberalized Pensionary Award Scheme, on the lines of benefits sanctioned for ordinary pensioners/family pensioners, has been under the consideration of the Government. It has now been decided that the revision of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners coming under this category would be done as under:-

(A) The past cases of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners will be revised under Para 4.1 of this Department’s OM NO. 38/37/2008-P&P&W (A) dated 1.9.2008 as is being done hithertofore and the revised pension on the basis of the provisions of this OM worked out.

(B) The pension/family pension shall also be calculated as on 1.1.2006 by applying the following procedure:

I.      Family Pension for Categories B & C

(a) Where the deceased Government servant was not holding a pensionable post:

          40% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum of Rs.4550/-

(b) Where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post:

          60% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum of RS.7,000/-

In case where the widow dies or remarries, the children shall be paid family pension at the rates mentioned at (a) or (b) above, as applicable, and the same rate shall also apply to fatherless/motherless children. In both cases, family pension shall be paid to children for the period during which they would have been eligible for family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules. Dependent parents/brothers/sisters etc. shall be paid family pension one-half the rate applicable to widows/fatherless or motherless children.

II.           Family Pension under Categories D & E

                    Family pension shall be calculated as the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee.

(a                     If the Government servant is not survived by his widow but is survived by child/children only, all children together shall be eligible for family pension at the rate of 60% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum ofRs. 7000/-

(b                     When the Government servant dies as a bachelor or as a widower without children, dependent pension will be admissible to parent without reference to pecuniary circumstances, at the rate of 75% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, if both parents are alive, and at the rate of 60% if only one of them is alive.

III.           Disability Pension for Categories B & C

(a)           Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay or the minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1-1-2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, to be reduced proportionately, if the employee did not have required qualifying service for full pension, plus disability element equal to 30% of the same minimum basic pay, for 100% disability.

(b)           For disability less than 100%, disability element shall be reduced proportionately. In cases of disability pension where permanent disability is not less that 60%, the disability pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability element) shall not be less than 60% of the minimum of pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay or the minimum basic pay in the revised Scale of pay in case of HAG and above, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, subject to a minimum ofRs. 7000/- per month.

IV.           Disability Pension for Category D

(a)          Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee subject to proportionate reduction in case his qualifying service up to the deemed date of retirement falls short of full qualifying service and disability element equal to 30% of the same minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay / minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay, subject to the condition that the aggregate of service and disability element shall not be less than 80% of the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay, in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disability.

(b)           For lower percentage of the disability, proportionate reduction would be made in disability element as provided in OM dated 3.2.2000 as amended vide O.M.No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18.11.2008

V.           Disability Pension for Cases under Category E

(a)           Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay or the minimum Basic pay in the revised Scale of pay in case of HAG and above applicable from 1-1-2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee subject to proportionate reduction in case his qualifying service upto deemed date of retirement falls short of full qualifying service and disability element equal to the same minimum of pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Payor the minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay in case of HAG and above, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disability subject to the condition that the aggregate of service and disability elements shall not exceed the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay, in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disability.

                    The condition that the aggregate of service and disability elements shall not exceed the minimum of Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay/minimum Basic Pay in the revised Scale of Pay, in case of HAG and above, applicable from 1.1.2006, corresponding to the scale of pay last held by the employee, for 100% disabilitystands withdrawn w.e.f. 1.7.2009.

(b)           For lower percentage of the disability, proportionate reduction would be made in disability element as provided in OM dated 3.2.2000 as amended vide O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18.11.2008.

3.           After the revised pension/family pension has been calculated in accordance with the methods indicated in (A) & (B) above, the higher of the two shall be granted as revised pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

4.           All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 3.2.2000, as amended vide O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18.11.2008 shall remain unchanged.

5.           This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure U.O. No.403/EV/2010 dated 28.7.2010.

6.           In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.



(Tripti P Ghosh)
Director





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Declaration of holiday for Central Government Offices

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No. 12/7/2009-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th September, 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Declaration of holiday under Negotiable Instrument Act for Central Government Offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Gurgaon, Faridabad, NOIDA and Ghaziabad on the 14th October, 2010 on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games-2010.

In continuation of this Departments 0.M of even No. dated 7/7/2010, it has further been decided to declare Thursday, the 14th October 2010, as a Holiday for Central Government Offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Gurgaon, Faridabad, NOIDA and Ghaziabad on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games - 2010.

2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 188 1 (26 of 1881).

3. Central Government Offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Gurgaon, Faridabad, NOIDA and Ghaziabad may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.



(Dinesh Kapila)
Director



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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grant of special TA/DA allowances to Dy. Directors/Wardens

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F.No.1-1/2010-TS.I
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section - I
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Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated :23rd September,2010.


To
The Director,
Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Khargapur, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee,Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi Patna, Ropar


Sir,
Iam hereby directed to inform you that after due consideration the Ministry has taken the following decisions with regard to grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance :-

A. Grant of special allowance. Dy. Directors/Wardens etc.

Keeping in view the Special Allowance of Rs.4000/- prescribed for Pro- Vice Chancellor, Ministry has suggested vide it is letter dated 9th March,2010 that the Dy. Directors may be paid a monthly special allowance of Rs.4000/- per month. Accordingly, it has been felt that the honorarium for Deans, Wardens etc. may be suitably revised keeping in view the existing norms. Accordingly, honorarium/special allowances in respect of Dy. Directors, Deans, Wardens etc. will be as under:-

Existing Proposed revision
Dy.Director Rs.1000/ p.m. Rs.4000/- p.m.
Deans Rs.900/ p.m. Rs.3500/- p.m.
Wardens Rs.800/ p.m. Rs.2500/- p.m.
Assoc./Asstt. Wardens Rs.500/ p.m. Rs.2500/- p.m.


B. Eligibility for TA/DA with reference to Academic Grade

The recommendation with regard to the question of equivalence of Academic Grade Pay with Grade Pay for the purpose of determining the eligibility for TA/DA and other benefits also requires a re-look. Even though acadehic grade pay has been fixed slightly at a higher level than the grade pay fixed for similar grade of Central Government employees, the entitlement for TA/DA and other allowances would be governed by the provision of the CCS (RP) Rules,2008 as per the TNDA entitlement for corresponding Grade Pay. Accordingly, the following mapping of academic grade pay with grade pay is required to be followed for the purpose of determining eligibility for TA/DA and other allowances:

Sl.No. Academic Grade Pay Equalent Grade Pay for TA/DA/Other Allowances
1 Rs.6000 & Rs.7000/- Rs.6600/-
2 Rs.8000/- Rs.7600/-
3 Rs.9000/- Rs.8700/-
4 Rs.9500/- Rs.8900/-
5 Rs.10000 / 10500/- Rs.10000/-


C. HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 - 79,000/- :

A new HAG scale of Rs.67,000-79,000 has been introduced in place of Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/-. Accordingly, the Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/- does not any more exist .

The conditions for moving to the new HAG scale will remain exactly the same as the movement from AGP of Rs.10,500/-to AGP of Rs.12,000/-. Further, as indicated in this Ministry's letter of even number, dated 18.8.2010, this will have prospective effect from the date of issue of orders regarding revision of scales of pay, i.e. 18.8.2009.

This issues with the approval of Secretary (HE).



Yours faithfully
s/d
(Pratima Dikshit)
Director



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Revision of pay of teaching and other Staff in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs)

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23-1/2008-TS.II
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section-II
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Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-01
Dated: 15th September 2010


To
The Director,
All Centrally Funded Technical Institutions


Subject: - Revision of pay of teaching and other Staff in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) following the pay revision of the Central Government employees on the recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission (6th CPC).

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s order of even number dated 18th August, 2009 which inter-alia provided Professors in the Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 10,500/- per month to be eligible to move to AGP of Rs. 12,000/- per month subject to conditions stipulated therein.

2. It has now been decided in consultation with the Department of Expenditure to extend the HAG scale of Rs. 67000-79000/- without any Grade Pay in place of AGP of Rs.12000/- per month does not exist anymore. Other conditions of eligibility to move to the above scale of pay will remain the same. Further the new scale of pay as indicated in MHRD letter of even number dated 26.08.2010 will have prospective effect from the date of issue of orders revising the scales of pay, i.e., 18.08.2009.

2. This issues with approval of Secretarty (HE)



Yours faithfully
s/d

(Pratima Dikshit)
Director



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An additional Dearness Allowance of 16% - who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the Pre-revised as per 5th CPC scale

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An important order has been published by Finance Ministry today for Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies employees, who are all getting their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The additional rate of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above said employees shall be enhanced 16% from the existing rate of 87% to 103% with effect from 1.7.2010

We reproduced the Office Memorandum and given below for your information...

No. 1(3)/2008-EII(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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New Delhi, the 29th September, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2010 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC.

         The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM. of even No dated 31st march,2010 revising the Deafness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2010 in respect of employees of Central Government and Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2       The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 87% to 103% w.e.f. 1.7.2010. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M.dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3       The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.


(Y.P.Sehgal )
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Hindi Version will follow...



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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LIST OF CATEGORY WISE HOSPITALS ELIGIBLE FOR EMPANELMENT UNDER CGHS, CHENNAI

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No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (PartVI)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
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Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110108 dated the 16th September, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:    Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS, Chennai – Clarifications regarding


    The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Office Memorandum, of even number dated the 17th August, 2010, on the above subject, vide which inter alia revised package rates applicable under CGHS, Chennai were also notified and to state that 1st September, 2010, was intimated as the date from which new rates would become operational. This was done on the presumption that hospital short listed for empanelment under CGHS Chennai would have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the CGHS by then. It has, however, been observed that only a few hospitals have submitted the Memorandum of Agreement to CGHS. It, therefore, follows that the new rates will become effective only after the hospitals, short listed to be empanelled including the existing empanelled hospitals on the basis of response to the tender floated by the CGHS, have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the CGHS, Chennai, and such hospitals are notified.

2.    After the issue of the above referred Office Memorandum of 17th August, 2010, CGHS has received requests for clarification as to whether they will be categorized as “super-specialty hospitals” and that they can charge rates fixed for Super-specialty hospitals. It is clarified that the entitlement of hospitals to super-specialty rates will not be because they perceive themselves to be super-specialty hospitals, but subject to their fulfilling the eligibility conditions in the tender document for being classified as super-specialty hospitals. The qualifications as mentioned in the tender document, to be eligible for qualifying under different categories of hospitals, are stated below.

“A. CATEGORIES OF HOSPITALS

CGHS would consider the following categories of hospitals for empanelment :

i. General purpose hospitals having 200 or more beds with the following specialties :

General Medicine, General surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics(excluding Joint Replacement), ICU and Critical Care units, ENT and Ophthalmology, (Dental specialties- desirable), and facilities for Radiology and in house diagnostic facilities and Blood Bank.

ii. Specialty hospitals (specialties list given below) Hospitals having less than 200 bed can apply as a specialty hospital –provided they have at least 50 beds earmarked for each specialty applied for with at least 30 additional beds. Thus under this category a single specialty hospital would have at least 80 beds. However, under this category a maximum of three specialties is allowed.

 Cardiology , Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic surgery
 Urology - including Dialysis and Lithotripsy
 Orthopedic- Surgery – including arthroscopic surgery and Joint Replacement
 Endoscope surgery
 Neurosurgery

iii. Super-specialty Hospitals- with 300 or more beds with treatment facilities in at least three of following Super Specialties in addition to Cardiology& Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Specialized Orthopedic Treatment facilities that include Joint Replacement surgery:

• Nephrology & Urology incl. Renal Transplantation
• Endocrinology
• Neurosurgery
• Gastro-enterology & GI –Surgery incl. Liver Transplantation
• Oncology – (Surgery, Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy)

iii. Cancer hospitals having minimum of 100 beds and all treatment facilities for cancer including radio-therapy (approved by BARC / AERB).

iv. Specialty Eye Centres

v. Dental Clinics

vi. Private hospitals already on the panel of CGHS subject to their fulfilling their relevant eligibility criteria.

B. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

i. The Hospitals must fulfill the requirements of one of the categories of hospitals indicated at (A) above

ii. The hospitals that are not already empanelled by CGHS must be accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care providers (NABH) or its equivalent such as Joint Commission International(JCI) of USA , ACHS of Australia or by any other accreditation body approved by International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). Must have obtained entry level pre-accreditation from NABH at the time of submission of bid. Such hospitals would however have to obtain final accreditation from NABH by 31 August 2010 failing which they shall be removed from CGHS panel.

iii. Hospitals already on the panel of CGHS must be NABH accredited or equivalent accreditation such as Joint Commission International(JCI) of USA, ACHS of Australia or by any other accreditation body approved by International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).

or
should have obtained entry level pre-accreditation from NABH.

or
must have applied for NABH accreditation in pursuance of letter No. Misc. 4006 / 2009/ CGHS/ Comp. Cell dated 12th May 2009.

iv. In house diagnostic laboratory of the hospital must be accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
or
must have applied for NABL accreditation.”

3.        Accordingly, a list of hospitals which have qualified for being short-listed for empanelment under CGHS Delhi under different categories, is annexed.

4.        The hospitals in the list enclosed are requested, if not done earlier, to submit their acceptance of the rates already notified vide Office Memorandum No. S. 11011/23/2009-CGHS D. II /Hospital Cell (Part VI) dated 17th August 2010 and sign the Memorandum of Agreement on or before 25th September, 2010, failing which action will be initiated to take them off the list of hospitals short listed for empanelment.


[R Ravi]
Director
To
MS of all hospitals short listed for empanelment

No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part VI) – ANNEXURE

LIST OF CATEGORY WISE HOSPITALS ELIGIBLE FOR EMPANELMENT UNDER CGHS, CHENNAI

General Purpose
1 Milt Hospitals - General Purpose incl .Jt replacement
2 Sugam Hospital - General purpose incl .Jt replacement
3 K.J. Hospital Pvt Ltd - Geneal Purpose
4 Csi Kalyani General Hospital - General purpose incl, Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery and Jt. Replacement
5 National Hospital - General purpose incl. Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
6 Sridevihospital - General purpose incl. Jt.replacement.

SPECIALITY (SELECTIVE)
Soundarapandian Bone And Joint Hospital - Orthopeadics sugery

SUPER SPECIALITY
1 Apollo Hospitals, Chennai - Super Speciality
2 Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre - Super Speciality


CANCER HOSPITAL

EYE CARE Centres
1 Prems eyeclinic
2 Vasabeyecarehosputalannagar
3 Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital Ltd


DENTAL CLINICS
1 Dr Sethurajan Dental And Maxillofacial Centre
2 Sriram Dental Clinic
3 Dr ramyas Cosmetic Dental Clinic
4 Aridhra Dental Clinic


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Expected Productivity Liked Bonus for Railways Employees

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Expected Productivity Liked Bonus for Railways Employees

AIRF Secretary Mr.Shiva Gopal Mishra has published a letter in his website regarding the issue of PLB for Railway Employees. In this letter he mentioned that Railway employees may get PLB for 77 days this year, which is increased by 2 days than last year. He hopes that the issue will be sorted out soon and orders to this effect will be issued early.

The amount of bonus for 77 days will be Rs.8860.00.



Monday, September 27, 2010

ENHANCED DEARNESS RELIEF ORDER PUBLISHED BY DOPT

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F. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th September, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:     Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 1.7.2010.

        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 31.3.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief payable to Central Government pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% w.e.f. July, 2010.

2.         These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/famiiy pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3.         Central Government Employees who had drawn Iumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of1/3 rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department‘s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR 45% w.e.f. 1.7.2010 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn Iumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 ofthe O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refers.

4.         Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5.         Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re­empIoyed Central Government Pensloners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6.         In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7.         It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8.         The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of above instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No.2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9.         In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

10.         This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure víde their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 24th September, 2010.

s/d
( V.K Wadhwa )
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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Sunday, September 26, 2010

DISCUSSIONS ON VARIOUS ISSUES TAKEN UP BY THE STAFF SIDE IN THE 2ND MEETING OF MACP COMMITTEE

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Confederation of Central Government Employees General Secretary Mr.K.K.N.Kutty has written in his website regarding the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side in second meeting of the MACP Committee, which was held on 15th September, 2010. We have reproduced the full content of the post and given below for your information...

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side.

1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme. This has not been agreed to.

2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which would secure quicker promotion.

3. Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered.

4. Item No. 2, 10 and 48. The Scheme of MACP to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. Not agreed to.

5. Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed to.

6. Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation. Covered by the clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See their website)

7. Item No. 5 and 23. Counting of 50% of service rendered by a casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30 years of service for the purpose of MACP. They will examine the court ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should count for the purpose of MACP.

8. Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than their supervisor. The item has been transferred to the National Anomaly Committee for discussion.

9. Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments, promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted. The Official side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective departments.

10. Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the Anomaly Committee of Railways.

11. Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case of old ACP scheme. The Official side agreed to look into it.

12. Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58. It was pointed out that under old ACP scheme in case of an employee who were reverted from higher post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher post was counted for the benefit of ACP. This should be extended to the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary clarification in this regard.

13. Item No.14. A departmental employee who has been appointed to a higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment. Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please see their website)

14. Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP. The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately.

15. Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts. The Official side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by the Court or the Appellate Authorities.

16. Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for MACP. Not agreed to.

17. Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme

18. Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to lower post. This is covered under the scheme.

19. Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to .

20. Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to reiterate Railway Board's order issued in the year 2005.

21. Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation. The Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court's order may be furnished to them.

22. Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The Railway Board to process this case separately.

23. Item No. 21.27 and 28. The Bench mark of good for entitlement to MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to examine and issue necessary clarification.

24. Item No. 24, 40 and 45. Counting of Training period. The induction training period would be counted.

25. Item No. 25. The incentive may be given as applicable to the grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways.

26. Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately.

27. Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of MACP with an increment. This was not accepted.

28. Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not accepted.

29. Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to be processed separately.

30. Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP scheme. The Item may be considered by the Railway administration.

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, we could not place this letter on our website immediately after the meeting. We regret for the same.



With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General





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CGHS Dispensary Shifting - 20,000 beneficiaries face uncertainty

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CGHS Dispensary Shifting
20,000 beneficiaries face uncertainty
Anuja Jaiswal
Tribune News Service


Chandigarh, September 25 Over 20,000 beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the region could be deprived of health care facilities until and unless either the Union Health Ministry takes urgent steps to find an alternative place to shift its lone dispensary in Sector 45 or the UT administration shelves its plan to evict them from there.

The CGHS dispensary, the only one in the northern region (up Delhi), which caters to Central Government employees and retired personnel working or settled in Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, faces eviction notice from the Administration and is presently functioning on an extended deadline. The initial deadline expired in June and the Administration has given six additional months to the CGHS to make alternative arrangements.

However, nothing much has been done till date and if the things continue at the same pace and the Administration doesn’t extend the deadline, the CGHS beneficiaries could be heading for trouble, vis-a-vis their health care.

Confirming the Administration’s move, SC Anand, Additional Director, CGHS, Chandigarh, said, the UT administration had served an eviction notice for June, but after the intervention of some members of the coordination committee of the Central Government Pensioners Association, the deadline was extended till December.

He said the building where the dispensary was located was taken on rent from the Administration in 2002.

Anand said though they had identified some alternative sites for shifting the dispensary, the approval was yet to come from the Administration. “If any of the given sites is approved in time, the work can be started and the deadline met,” he said. Else they would face the dilemma of what to do post-December, he added.

On the other hand, UT health officials say they need the site for converting it into standalone “labour rooms” for encouraging institutional deliveries in and around Sector 45. Though the reason may sound plausible, a senior official could not explain why this particular site was required when the Administration has many alternatives with it.

Central Government employees and pensioners are obviously concerned about these developments and feel that rather than just indulging in “babugiri” of issuing notices, the Administration should offer alternatives. “If the lone wellness centre is closed, the elderly pensioners will be at loss,” said one of the members of the pensioners’ committee.

Interestingly, most of the Central Government pensioners registered at the CGHS dispensary in Sector 45 are from Chandigarh and are not covered by any other health care scheme. In case the dispensary goes non-functional, they will be deprived of medical facilities, maintains another member of the coordination committee.



Source: Tribune

Saturday, September 25, 2010

PIL on retirement age of civil servants

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PIL on retirement age of civil servants

Lucknow, Sep 24 (PTI) A PIL was filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today, seeking direction to extend the retirement age of officers of India Civil Services from 60 years to at least 65 years.

Neelendra Pandey, a local social worker, stated in his PIL that he is aggrieved with discrepancies in the retirement policy of different government services.

He said IAS, IPS and IFS officers retire at 60 years, while people of about 80 years and sometime even more continue as President, Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister, Minister and MLAs.

Professors and doctors of Central universities and institutions like AIIMS retire at 65 and primary school teachers retire at 62, Pandey said while terming the retirement policies as defective and challenging the same.

He requested the court to direct Central government to consider making a universal retirement policy for all public servants.

Source: PTI



Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children of Railway employees

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RBE No.135/2010
PC-VI No.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi, dated 14.09.2010

No.E(W)2008/ED-2-5

The General Manager (P), All Indian Railways/PUs.


Sub : Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children of Railway employees - recommendations of the VIth Central Pay Commission.

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1. In term of Para 2 of Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T)'s OM No. 12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 11-09-2008, circulated on the Railways vide Board's letter of even number dated 13-10-2008, reimbursement of Education Allowance for disabled children of Railway employees was granted at double the normal rates prescribed i.e. Rs.24,000/- per annum per child.

2. The matter regarding admissibility of double the amount of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children has been under consideration in consultation with DOP&T and it has been decided that the Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Railway employees shall be payable at double the rates i.e. Rs.6000/- per month per child, subject to the conditions as stipulated in DOP&T OM No. 12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 02.09.2008 circulated on the Railways vide Board's letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.


s/d
(Debasis Mazumdar)
Joint Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board



Friday, September 24, 2010

CBDT extended the due date of filing of return of income in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

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F.No.225/72/2010/ITA.II
Government of India
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, the 23rd September,2010

Order under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

ON consideration of the reports of disturbance of general life caused due to the law and order problem in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax, 1961, hereby extends the due date of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2010-11 for all category of cases in the State of Jammu & Kashmir to 30th November 2010. Accordingly the date for obtaining and furnishing Tax Audit report u/s 44AB of the Income Tax Act is also extended to 30th November 2010.


s/d
(Ajay Goyal)
Director (ITA.II)



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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2010

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE.No. 139/2010
New Delhi, dated 22.9.2010.

S.No.PC-VI/227
No.PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

The GMs/CAO (R),
All Indian Railways/Production Units
(as per Mailing List)


Subject :    Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2010.



      Please refer to this ministry"s letter to even number dated 26.03.2010 (S.No PC-VI/194, RBE No 45/2010) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2.      The provisions contained in paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry"s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC -VI/3. RBE No 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3.      The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees.The arrears may be charged to the salary bill for September 2010 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4.      The issues with the concurrence of the finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

s/d
(Hari Krishan)
Director Pay Commission II
Railway Board



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Calculation of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees

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No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 22nd September, 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2009-10.

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    The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2009-10 to the Central Government employees in Group `C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group `B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling of Rs. 3500/- will remain unchanged. The payment will also be admissible to the Central Police and Para-military Personnel and Personnel of Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2.         The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:

(i)         Only those employees who were in service on 31.3.2010 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2009-10 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).

(ii)         The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4(average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of Rs. 3500 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs.3500×30/30.4=Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454/-).

(iii)         The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more(206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 days week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable. will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv)         All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v)         The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14(1O) – E.Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

3.         The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4.         The expenditure incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5.         In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.



(RENU JAIN)
Director



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Govt announces bonus for non-gazetted employees

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Govt announces bonus for non-gazetted employees

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) In a festival gift to non-gazetted central government employees, the Centre today announced a bonus of up to Rs 3,500 for 2009-10. All the central government employees in Group C and D and all gazetted employees in Group B who are not covered by any productivity linked bonus scheme will get bonus equivalent to 30 days emoluments, Finance Ministry said in an office memorandum.

The payment will also be admissible to the Central Police and para-military personnel and personnel of armed forces, it said. Only those employees who were in service on March 31, 2010 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2009-2010 will be eligible for payment, it said.

Meanwhile, the Central Government also issued notification for enhancing the Dearness Allowance for its 88 lakh employees and pensioners by 10 percentage points. This comes as a follow up to the approval given last week by the union Cabinet to hike the DA from 35 per cent to 45 per cent of the basic salary of the central government employees with retrospective effect from July 1, 2010.

The increase in DA comes just a few days after the organised workforce was cheered by one percentage point increase in the interest rate on the provident fund to 9.5 per cent.

Source: PTI

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees

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No.7/22/2008-E-III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III-A Branch)


New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010


Subject:   Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees for the year 2009-2010-Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies



    Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.7/24/2007 E-III(A) dated 22-09-2009 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (as-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2009-2010 to the central government employees not covered by the productivity Linked Bonus Schemes. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i)follow the pattern of emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and(ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation

2.       In case of doubt as to the operation of these orders the clarificatory orders,circulated vide this Ministry,s OM No.14(10) E-Coord/88 dated 4-10-88,as amended fromtime to time,may be kept in view,mutatis mutandis.

3.       Any request for funding by the Government to meet the liability on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus ) in respect of various organizations would not be considered by the Ministries cicerned, having regard to the stipulation of aforesaid OM dated 22.09.2010 that the expenditure on Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) should be met from within the existing budgetary provisions of the respective organizations. While the Autonomous Bodies not funded by the Central Government may also adopt these orders in respect of their employees,no liability for funding will in any case lie on the Central Government on this account.



(Renu Jain)
Director



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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees - Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010

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No. 1(6)/2010-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:   Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees - Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010.

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      The undersigned is directed to refer to this ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2009-E-II(B) dated 26th March.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2 .     The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2008 29th August,2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders

3.     The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash ro all Central Government employees.

4.    These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates.In regard to Armed Forces Personnel and railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5.     In so far the persons serving in the Indian Audit an Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditot General of India.


s/d
(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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Relaxation in eligibility conditions to appear in LDCE for SOs/Stenographers (Gr.;B’/Gr.’I’)

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No.21/7/2010-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 17th September, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Relaxation in eligibility conditions to appear in SOs/Stenographers (Gr.;B’/Gr.’I’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2008 in the grade of Section Officer of CSS – Representations of DR Assistants belonging to 2002 and 2003 –regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has received many representations from Dr Assistants belonging to 2002 and 2003 working in various Ministries/Departments for grant of relaxation in eligibility conditions to enable them to appear in SOs/Stenographers(Gr.;B’/Gr.’I’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2008 in the grade of Section Officer of CSS.

2. The matter has been examined in this Division and it has not been found possible by the competent authority to accede to the requests for relaxation of the eligibility conditions as laid down in the CSS, SO Grade(LECE) Regulations 1964.

3. In terms of Rule 5 of this Department’s Notification No. 6/2/2010-CS-I(P) dated 28.8.2010, the final decision shall be that of the UPSC with regard to the acceptance of the eligibility or otherwise for admission to the aforesaid Examination.

4. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the knowledge of all concerned Assistants, whose request have been forwarded to DOP&T(CS Division).


s/d (K. Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
Railway Board.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kharge rejects Finance ministry's 'advice'

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Kharge rejects Finance ministry's 'advice'

Bangalore, Sep 18 (UNI) Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge today said his Ministry will not heed to the 'advice' made by the Finance Ministry to invest 15 per cent of the funds in the Provident Fund account in stock market.

At present, only five per cent of the Rs 3,00,000 crore in the fund is being invested in the equity market under the strict advice of the financial consultants hired by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

Speaking to UNI, Mr Kharge, who is the Chairman of the Central Board of Trustees of the EPFO, said safety of the PF funds will be of paramount importance for his ministry and the organisation would continue to invest only in recognised institutions like RBI, SBI, public sector units and other governmental organisations, which give guarantee of certain percentage of returns.

''We cannot take risk when it comes to the funds saved for years by the employees. PF is their lifetime savings and the only guarantee that will help them lead a comfortable retired life.

''Finance Ministry has asked us to increase the funds placed in open market to 15 per cent. But this will not happen. If the government gives us guarantee for our original capital and the returns in terms of interest or dividend, then we can see. But we cannot play into the hands of the open market'' he stressed.

Source: UNI India

Rate of monthly subscription and insurance cover under CGEGIS-1980 for Group 'D' employees

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No.7(1)/EV/2008
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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New Delhi, Dated 10th September, 2010

Office Memorandum

Subject:    Rate of monthly subscription and insurance cover under CGEGIS-1980 for erstwhile Group 'D' employees placed in PB-1, Grade Pay Rs.1800/- and classified as Group 'C'.

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      The undersigned is directed to invite the attention of all Ministries/Departments of the Central Government to this Ministry's O.M. No.F.7(5)-EV/89 dated 15th May, 1989 updating the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980.

2.       The 6th Central Pay Commission in para 4.9.4. of its report has recommended that the rate of monthly subscription and the amount of insurance cover under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) should be enhanced 6 times. The Commission has also recommended up-gradation of Group D in the Government with all existing Group D employees being upgraded and placed in the entry grade of Group C. Accordingly, no separate slab for Group D has been recommended.

3.       In view of the recommendations of 6th CPC, Department of Personnel & Training vide notification dated 9/4/2009 has classified the posts carrying the Grade Pay of 1800/- as Group C.

4.       Therefore, it has been decided to enhance the monthly subscription towards CGEGIS and insurance coverage to the erstwhile Group 'D' employees placed in PB-1 with Grade Pay of 1800 and classified as Group 'C', @ '30/- per month from 1st January of the next calendar year i.e. January, 2011.


s/d
(Manoj Sahay)
Director

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Monday, September 20, 2010

NEED FOR COMBINED CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP A, B AND C ON THE RAILWAYS...

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NEED FOR COMBINED CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP A, B AND C ON THE RAILWAYS IS MACPS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CAREER PLANNING?

Promotion without improved status is like ‘Crumbs without the Soup’

IRTSA has been continuously seeking Career Planning of Technical Supervisors on Railways for the last nearly 45 years – ever since its inception. While some relief was provided over the years through the Cadre Restructuring in 1979, 1984, 1993 and 2003 – when a varying % age of posts were upgraded in different cadres. This did help in reducing the stagnation in lower pay scales, to a certain extent. But neither there was uniformity in the revised %age between various cadres nor did it bear any relativity with the duties and responsibilities or the increase thereof over the years.

But the worst part of it is that the entire exercise was separately done for the various Groups of Posts in Group A, B, C and D – thus taking away the basic thrust for simultaneous Career Planning. As such, IRTSA recently conducted a special Seminar on “Career Planning of Technocrats on Railways” and also submitted Memoranda to the Railway Board on the issue. But while the response of MM was positive on the issue, AMS felt that the MACPS (Modified Assured Career progression Scheme) will provide the requisite Financial Upgrading – ignoring all together that MACPS did not provide for improvement in status & power – which were equally important for effective Management.

There has been no upgrading or Cadre Restructuring of the Apex Grade of Group ‘C’ (Rs.840-1040 / Rs.2375-3500 / Rs.7450-11500) ever on the Railways – (either in 1979, 1984, 1993 or 2003). Consequently there is extreme stagnancy & resultant frustration amongst the incumbents of the Apex Grade ‘C’ – especially amongst the Technical Supervisors on the Railways.

There has been substantial increase in the duties and responsibilities over the years of the Technical Supervisors (JEs, SEs & SSEs) ¬due to modernisation and advancement of technology on the Railways – but this has not been recognised or remunerated in any manner whatsoever – especially in the case of Senior Section Engineers.

Only about 2 to 3% of Technical Supervisors – (entering with Diploma or Degree in Engineering) - reach Group ‘B’ level and only a small fraction thereof reach Group ‘A’ level – due to very meager number of Posts in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ vis-à-vis Group ‘C’ and non-implementation of DOPs orders regarding Classification of Posts – issued after the last 4 Pay Commissions on the Railways. Large majority of Technical Supervisors (with Diploma in Engineering at JE level and with Graduation in Engineering at SE/SSE level) do not get any promotion except in a very few cases and that too at the fag end of their careers. Even after acquiring long years of experience and expertise they remain and mostly retire in the Supervisory cadre itself.

In the new scenario of modern liberalized economy; and the management requirements thereof, it is imperative that Combined “Cadre Restructuring” of posts in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ may be considered to upgrade adequate number of Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘A’, ‘B’ – to fully meet with the job requirements of the posts of Technical Supervisors on Railways. Most of the employees in other cadres get 3 or 4 promotions or even more in their service in Railways - except the JEs & SE/SSEs. It is pertinent that JEs with Diploma in Engineering and one & a half year of training as well as SE/SSEs with Graduate in Engineering and one year of on the job training - are getting stagnated in the Apex Group ‘C‘ scale without any further avenue of promotion except in rare 2 to 3% cases. JEs who enter in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 get only one promotion to the Grade Pay of Rs.4600. SE/SSE with Graduate in Engineering qualification enter in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600 - remain stagnant in the entry grade itself.

The JEs & SE/SSEs rot at the Grade Pay of Rs.4600 throughout their career since there are very meager number of posts in Group-B.

In the Technical Departments of Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunications and Stores, only 4274 Group-B posts are available for 5,72,191 Group-C employees, i.e. just 0.74% posts are available in Group-B. After abolition & Up-gradation of Group-D to Group–C the availability of Group-B posts will further dip to very meager i.e. just 0.47%.

In spite of higher nature of duties and responsibilities on account of requirements of Safety & modernisation, Railways have the lowest %age of Gazetted posts in Group A & B vis-à-vis Group C & D - in comparison to all other Departments of Central Government (as cited in the highlights of Power Point Presentation – reproduced in this issue).

With the huge investments and fast coming-up of new projects, more number of posts in the Group-A & B are essentially required, so that decision making and accountability can be broadened in the administrative hierarchy.

Sixth Central Pay Commission in its recommendations and thereafter the Government has made the right decision of abolishing the Group-D posts and upgrading them as Group-C. But similar functional and career improvements (made at the bottom level) have not been carried over to the middle tier in the apex Group-C and Group-B.

Large number of Posts have been upgaraded over the years in Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ to ensure the career planning of the Officers in those cadres but no such upgrading had been allowed in case of Apex Scale of Technical Supervisors – to improve their career prospects or in view of the increase in their duties & responsibilities due to modernisation on the Railways.

All these are not only the root cause of frustration amongst the Technical Supervisors on the Railways - these are also an impediment in effective execution of administrative polices & plans due to lack of executive powers of the Technical Supervisors who are the ‘On-the-Spot Managers. This is bound to have an adverse impact on the efficiency and safety on the Railways, as has been mentioned variedly by all the Railway Accident Inquiry Committees and Railway Reforms Committee.

Combined cadre strength of Technical Departments including all posts in Group - ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ on Indian Railways, should therefore be Restructured – so as to be comparable with - if not higher than - the All India Average % age of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ of Central Government employees in other Departments – as cited and fully justified elaborately by IRTSA in its Memorandum to the Railway Board.

Source: Voice of Rail Engineers - July-August, 2010 Issue
Courtesy: IRTSA

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Anomalies in pension of majors removed - Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT)

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Anomalies in pension of majors removed
Those who retired before 2006 to benefit
Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service



Chandigarh, September 14
Holding that the pension shall not be less than 50 per cent of the minimum pay within the pay-band, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) today allowed a petition filed by majors and equivalents that would now entitle them to enhanced pension.

With the removal of existing anomalies that had resulted in majors, who retired prior to 2006, getting pension lower than even junior commissioned officers, they would now be paid an additional basic pension of about Rs 5,000 per month, besides consequential benefits. The order affects a substantial number of officers of the three services who had retired in the rank of major prior to 2006.

After the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission (SPC), the pension of majors was fixed at Rs 14,100 per month. This was less than what JCOs, four ranks below their grade, have been getting (Rs 16,145).

The anomaly in pension fixation arose because the minimum of the entire pay-band (PB-3) was taken into account while fixing the pension instead of considering the minimum of the pay-band applicable to majors. PB-3 (Rs 15,600-39,100) includes officers of the ranks of lieutenant to major and equivalents in other services. The minimum scale of major post-SPC is Rs 23,810.

The petitioners had contended that the existing basic pay, inclusive of grade pay and military service pay, worked out to be Rs 36,410, hence their pension at the stipulated 50 per cent of basic worked out to be Rs 18,205 per month, to which they were entitled.

In December, 2004, all majors with 13-year experience and having requisite qualifications were promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel (time scale) and the policy has continued since then. Following the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, all 35 categories of services were merged into four pay bands in which lieutenant colonels were initially placed in pay band-3, but later moved to pay band-4.

The pension of lieutenant colonel is fixed at Rs 25,700 whereas that of majors who retired before 2006 is Rs 14,100, creating a huge difference of Rs 11,600, the petitioners claimed. Prior to the Sixth Pay Commission, the difference was just Rs 950.

In fact, the Department of Pensions (DoP) had raised the issue of incorrect interpretation of pension fixation rules of pre-2006 majors with the Department of Expenditure (DoE) and that it needed to be corrected. Despite the fact that the ministers of finance as well as personnel were in favour of the correction, the bureaucracy in the Ministry of Finance put a spanner in the work. The case was taken up time and again by the DoP, but was always rejected by the DoE.

Source: Tribuneindia

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Educational and other qualifications required for person to be eligible for direct recruitment to the post of Stenographers…

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THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 5th August, 2010

G.S.R. 659(D) - In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consideration with the Comptroller and Audit General of India i relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits to the posts of Stenographers in Pay Band-1 and Pay Band-2 in the Central Civil Services and Civil posts in connection with the affairs of the Union, namely :-

1 Short title and commencement.— (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services and  Civil posts, Stenographer grades in Pay Band-1 and Pay Band-2 (Educational and other Qualifications for Direct Recruitment) Rules, 201O.

2. They shall come to force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette,

2 Application.—These rules shall apply to all posts of Stenographer in the grade of Pay Band-1 and Pay Band-2 the Central Civil Services and Civil posts under the Central Government and under the Indian Audit and Accounts Department for which direct recruitment is made through the Staff Selection Commission.

3. Educational and other qualifications required for person to be eligible for direct recruitment to the post of Stenographers.— Notwithstanding anything contained in any recruitment rules relating to the posts of Stenographers in Pay Band-1 or in Pay Band-2 borne on the Central Civil Services and Civil posts, the educational and other qualifications required for persons to be eligible to be appointed to such post of Stenographers by the method of direct recruitment through the Staff Selection Commission shall be as under :—

"(i) 12th class pass or equivalent qualification from a recognised Board or University;
(ii) Skill Test Norms:

(a) For Stenographers in Pay Band-1:
Dictation : 10 minutes @ 80 words per minute.
Transcription : 50 minutes (English), 65 minutes (Hindi) on computers,

(b) For Stenographers in Pay Band-2 :
Dictation : 10 minutes @ 100 words per minute.
Transcription : 40 minutes (English), 55 minutes (Hindi) on computers".

 

[F.No.AB. 14017/08/2010-Estt.(RR)]

MAMTA KUNDRA, Jt. Secy.

Source document from www.persmin.gov.in

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fixation of Pay in merged grades for working on ad-hoc basis on ex-cadre posts in Construction Organisations

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINSTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

S.No.PC-VI/225
No. PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/6

RBE No.133/2010
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2010

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways,
(As per mailing list).

Sub: Fixation of Pay in merged grades for working on ad-hoc basis on ex-cadre posts in Construction Organisations.

      As per Rule (7) of RS(RP) Rules,2008, initial pay of a Railway servant shall be fxed separately (i) in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which the employee holds a lien and (ii) in respect of his pay in the Officiating post held by him.

2.     As per note 5 below Rule 7 of RSRP Rules, 2008, Where a Railway servant is holding a permanent post and is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the scales applicable to these two posts are merged into one scale, the pay shall be fixed under this sub-rule with reference to the officiating post only and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay”.

3.     Clarifications are being sought by the zonal railways regarding fixation of pay of staff working in Construction Organisation on ex-cadre posts on ad-hoc basis in merged grades. The matter has been examined and it is clarified that in the case of staff working in Construction Organisation on ex-cadre posts on ad-hoc basis, their pay in the 6th CPC pay structure is to be fixed separately for cadre post and ex-cadre post as provided in Rule 7(1) of RSRP, 2008. Note 5 below Rule 7 is not applicable in their case.

4.     This issues in consultation with Establishment Directorate and with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5.     This disposes of CAO (Const. & MTP), Southern Railway’s letter No.P-5241/I/P/CN dated 12.08.2009 and Southern Railway’s letter No.P(R)524 dated 31.0.2009.



(U.K.Tiwari)
Deputy Director Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board.



www.indianrailways.gov.in

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Guidelines on Air Travel on LTC - Clarifications regard to purchase of Air Tickets...

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No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
***
New Delhi, dated the 16th September, 2010
Office Memorandum

Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Tours / LTC.

This Department is receiving repeated references seeking clarifications with regard to purchase of Air tickets through authorized agents and relaxation for travel by Airlines other than Indian Airlines. The following guidelines may be noted for compliance:

1. On Official Tours :

(i) For travel by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability of Air India flights, individual cases for relaxation to be referred to M/o Civil Aviation, as stated in this Ministry's OM No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.07.09.

(ii) Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/Website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours.

2. LTC :

(i) Travel by Air India only.

(ii) In Economy class only, irrespective of entitlement.

(iii) LTC-80 ticket of Air India only to be purchased.

(iv) Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters / Website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoP&T OM No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dt. 02.12.09).

3. LTC for J&K :

(i) Relaxation to travel by Private Airlines to visit J&K while availing LTC is available to all the categories of Govt. employees, including those entitled to travel by Air [DoPT OMs No. 31011/2/2003-Esst.(A-IV) dated 18.06.10 and 05.08.10 refer].

(ii) For purchase of Air tickets, however, the procedure as given under para 2 (iv) above should be followed.

4. All Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India are requested to strictly adhere to these instructions.


Sd/-
(Karan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India




Source: www.finmin.nic.in

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Release of additional instalment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees

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Release of additional instalment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2010 to compensate for price rise

The Union Cabinet today decided to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2010 representing an increase of 10% over the existing rate of 35% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief will be of the order of Rs. 9303.2 crore per annum and Rs. 6202.1 crore in the financial year 2010-2011 (for a period of 8 months from July,2010 to February, 2011).

Source: PIB

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dearness Allowance announcement likely tomorrow...

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Dearness Allowance announcement likely tomorrow after the cabinet meeting...

The much awaited official announcement of the additional Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners is expected to be announced tomorrow after the cabinet meeting.

Sources said that cabinet to be announced tomorrow, the additional enhanced Dearness Allowance effective from July, 2010 is 10% and the total of 45%.

Departmental proceedings against Government Servants Consultation with the Union Public Service Commission for advice

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NO. 39011/12/2010-Estt.(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)


North Block, New Delhi, the 14th September, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:-  Departmental proceedings against Government Servants Consultation with the Union Public Service Commission for advice.

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 10th May, 2010 on the subject mentioned above forwarding the updated Proforma (copy enclosed) for forwarding the disciplinary cases to UPSC wherein all Ministries/ Departments have been requested to ensure that the complete and timely reference on disciplinary matters (under Article 320(c) of the Constitution of India read with Regulation 5 of the UPSC (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958 is made to the UPSC allowing sufficient time to the Commission to give its advice.

2.       This Department had set up a Committee of Experts under the chairmanship of Shri P.C.Hota, former Chairman, UPSC to suggest measures to expedite the process involved in disciplinary/vigilance proceedings. In its Report, the above Expert Committee has observed that at present in as many as 40% cases of disciplinary inquiries referred to the UPSC for advice, the case records are deficient in terms of requisite information wanted by the UPSC as per the proforma prescribed and therefore returned by the UPSC to the Department/ Ministry for rectification of the deficiencies which causes avoidable delay in the Department/Ministry getting timely advice from the UPSC. In order to ensure prompt disposal of disciplinary inquiries by Departments / Ministries, the Expert Committee has recommended that before the case records in a Disciplinary Inquiry are sent to the UPSC for advice, the Joint Secretary/Director/Deputy Secretary in charge of the matter in the concerned Department/Ministry must give a certificate in writing that the case records are being sent to the UPSC for advice after complying with all items in the standard “Proforma” by the Department/Ministry. The expert Committee has suggested that if the certificate of Joint Secretary/Director/Deputy Secretary is found to be defective, as all items in the standard proforma have not been complied with before furnishing the certificate and the certificate has been issued in a slip-shod manner, the concerned Joint Secretary/ Director/Deputy Secretary of the Department/Ministry should be held responsible.

3.       In view of the above, it is reiterated that all Ministries/Departments may ensure that all the requisite details in the proforma are properly filled up and sent with the relevant documents required to be sent to the UPSC so that there does not arise occasion for the UPSC to make a back reference to the Ministries/Department for the deficiencies found by the Commission in the papers sent to them. While forwarding the case records to the UPSC, a certificate shall be appended duly signed by the concerned Joint Secretary that the case records are being sent to the UPSC for advice after complying with all the items as applicable in the proforma by the Ministry /Department concerned. In future, if the UPSC has to return the documents in this regard for correct filling up and forwarding of the requisite documents stated in the proforma, the Commission may address the letter to the Secretary in the Ministry/Department. In case it is found that the Proforma had been forwarded to the UPSC in a casual manner, the Secretary in the Ministry I Department may issue a written warning to the Joint Secretary / Director /Deputy Secretary concerned to be more careful in future. A second time default by the same officers shall invite minor penalty proceedings against them.



s/d
Rakesh Moza
Under Secretary to the Government of India



www.persmin.nic.in

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stepping up of pay Senior Direct recruitees with Junior Direct recruited officials appointed on or after 1.1.2006

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National Federation of Postal Employees Secretary General Mr.M.Krishanan has written in his website regarding the issue of stepping up of pay Senior Direct recruitees with Junior Direct recruited officials appointed on or after 1.1.2006. We reproduce the content of the post and given with the Office Memorandum links for your information.

Stepping up of pay Senior Direct recruitees with Junior Direct recruited officials appointed on or after 1.1.2006

The Department of Posts vide its letter No. 1-9/2010-PCC (Pt) dt. 14.09.2010 has provided stepping up of pay of senior direct recruited official with that of junior direct recruited official.

(i) Direct recruits like Postman, PA who are appointed prior to 1.1.2006 and gets lesser pay than Direct recruits, they are entitled to step up their pay with that of junior.

(ii) This is not applicable to compare promotees with Direct recruitees.

The Department’s order has partially sorted out the issue. The main issue that minimum pay in the cadre applicable for direct recruits be applied for promotes also is still pending in JCM National Council level.

Let us hope for that also.


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DAC - Departmental Anomaly Committee to examine the anomalies arising out of implementation of Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations - reg.

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No.43011/3/2009-Ad.I
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/Grih Mantralaya

North Block,New Delhi
Dated 15thFEB, 2010



OFFICE ORDER



Subject :- Departmental Anomaly Committee to examine the anomalies arising out of implementation of Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations - reg.

It is in continuation of Office Order of even no. dated 3rd September 09 on the above cited subject. In addition to the composition of the "Anomaly Committee" as circulated vide aforesaid Office Order, DS/Director of the Division concerned wherefrom the proposal to the Anomaly Committee originates will be co-opted as Member Secretary of the Committee. The Member Secretary of the Committee will be interalia responsible for :-

a. Circulation of the agenda items to all the Members/Chairman of the Committee after a proposal is found to be in order after due diligence in the Division concerned.
b. Fixing the meeting of the Committee as per the convenience of the Chairman.
c. Circulation of the minutes/findings of the Committee.

2. It is reiterated that the secretarial assistance to the Committee will be provided by the Division concerned. In case a reference is required to be made to the D/o Expenditure and D/o Personnel & Training etc. such reference will also be made directly by the Division concerned without any reference to the Administration Division.



s/d
(J.B.Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



Monday, September 13, 2010

Safety Related Retirement Scheme in Railways covering with Safety Categories

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.131/2010.


New Delhi, dated 10.09.2010.

No.E(P&A)I -2010/RT-2

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.


Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering safety categories with grade pay of Rs.1800/-.


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Please refer to Board’s letter No. E(P &A) I – 2001/RT-2 (KW)dated 02.01.2004 regarding introduction of safety related retirement scheme (SRRS) for Drivers and Gangmen.

2.It has now been decided to extend the benefit of scheme to other safety categories of staff with a grade pay of Rs. 1800/- p.m. The qualifying service has been reduced from 33 years to 20 years and the eligibility age group from 55 – 57 years to 50 – 57 years for seeking retirement under the Scheme in the case of Safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs.1800. The list of safety categories covered under the scheme is enclosed as Annexure.

2.1 It has also been decided to modify the nomenclature of the scheme as Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS) with grade pay of Rs.1800. However, the employment under the scheme would be guaranteed only to those found eligible/suitable and finally selected as per procedure.

3. The condition of qualifying service (i.e. 33 years) and age group (i.e. 55 – 57 years) for Drivers will remain unchanged.

4. It is also reiterated that the retirement of the employee be considered only if the ward is found suitable in all respects. Retirement of the employee and appointment of the ward should take place simultaneously.

5. The other terms and conditions of the scheme will remain unchanged.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the finance directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Kindly acknowledge the receipt.

8. Hindi version will follow.



s/d
(Dharam Pal)
Deputy Director Estt.(P & A) II,
Railway Board.



ANNEXURE to Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I – 2010/RT – 2 dated 11.09.2010.

Safety Categories with grade pay of Rs. 1800.

A. Operating Department.
1- Pointsman
2- Shuntman
3- Leverman
4- Gateman
5- Traffic Porters

B. Civil Engeering Department.
1-Gateman
2-Trolley man
3-Key man

C. Signal and telecommunication Department.
1-Khalasi/Khalasi Helper re-designated as Helper Grade II & Grade I atched to ESM/MSM/TCM/WTM

D. Mechanical and Electrical Department.
1-Khalasi/Khalasi Helper re-designated as helper Grade II & Grade I assisting Loco Fitter / C&W Fitters in Diesel Sheds (Open Line & Workshops) EMU / Elec. Sheds (Open Line & Workshops) and Train Lighting & AC. Fitters (Open line & Workshops)
2- Crane Jamadar & Crane Khalasis.

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Source: AIRF

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Employees whose DNI falls between 1st February to 1st June(Pre Revised Scale)...

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Anomaly in annual increment arising due to the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission Recommendations

The point regarding the anomaly relating to Rule 9 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, concerning the date of next increment has been discussed in second Anomaly Committee meeting held on 27th March 2010. According to the Minutes of the meeting, Published by DOP&T on 4th May 2010, the Staff Side reiterated their demand that employees whose date of next increment falls between 1st February to 1st June may be given an increment, as a onetime measure, in the pre revised pay scales on 1.1.2006 as has already been done in respect of employees whose next date of increment was 1.1.2006.

The representatives of the Department of Expenditure stated that it is important to first examine the repercussions of granting an increment w.e.f 1. 1. 2006 in the pre revised pay scale because such a decision may eventually lead to certain other anomalies. After a long discussion, it was agreed that the Official Side would re- examine the matter and either suitable clarification in this regard will be issued before the next meeting of the National Anomaly Committee or if there is a need, the Department of Expenditure shall discuss the matter again with the representatives of the Staff Side.

But ,as agreed by the official side,the suitable clarification not been issued till now .

One of our viewer Ms.Pushpa Malhotra,writes her views regarding Pay anomaly in annual increment arising due to the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission Recommendations .

Dear Sir,
I like to invite government’s kind attention to the minutes of the second meeting of National Anomoly Committee held on 27th March,2010 and like to convey my sincere gratitude as an individual for the concern shown by Govt. representatives and representatives of Staff side in resolving the anomalies out of 6th CPC.

While discussing the Agenda No.5 (v), the representatives of the Govt. had expressed apprehension that granting an increment w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in pre-revised pay- scale to those employees whose date of next increment falls between 1st February to 1st June, as a one time measure may eventually lead to certain anomalies and therefore proposal had to be examined first. In this connection, I would like to submit that by all probabilities, it may not create anomaly because the seniors got this benefit by taking the increment on or before 01.01.2006. However more realistic approach could be to revise the pay on the date of increment / promotion between 01.02.2006 to 01.06.2006 and allow the next increment on 01.07.2006. In this case the employees may forego the arrears for the period from 01.01.2006 till revision of pay as they will draw pre-revised pay till then.

I hope the official side will come out with an appropriate solution to solve the anomaly. Needful to mention that my increment date was 01.02.2006 and retirement date falls on 31st March. The increment drawn for the period from 01.02.2006 to 30.06.2006, 01.02.2007 to 30.06.2007 and 01.02.2008 to 30.06.2008 in the pre-revised grade have been withdrawn and my arrears were very less than my juniors due to postponement of increment dates. Besides, it will effect my pensionary benefits because my retirement date falls on 31st March, whereas before 6th CPC, the increment date was 1st February i.e. before my retirement and my pension would have fixed after drawal of increment.

I hope, the Govt. will consider the issue sympathatically and issue necessary orders to settle the anomaly so that we are not put to regular financial loss, including pensionary benefits.
(Pushpa Malhotra)
Assistant,
National Council for Cooperative Training,
Under M/o Agriculture, (Deptt. of Agril. & Coopn.)


Source: GServants



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