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Paid Holiday to employees on the day of Poll

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Paid Holiday to employees on the day of Poll

Election Commission of India has declared to grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll in Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, 2012. As per the section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll. The rule of section 135B says,

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - AICPIN for the month of January, 2012

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AICPIN for the month of January, 2012

Ministry of Labour & Employment

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers           
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of January, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 198 (one hundred & ninety eight).

During January, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 9 points each in Haldia and Bhilai centres, 7 points  in Jamshedpur centre, 6 points each in Tiruchirapally and Srinagar centres, 5 points  in 2 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 3 points each in Rangapara Tezpur and Godavarikhani centres, 2 points each in Madurai and Mercara centres, 1 point in 8 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index remained stationary.

GOVERNMENT FILES APPEAL AGAINST JUDGMENT ON MODIFIED PARITY IN PENSION

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GOVERNMENT FILES APPEAL AGAINST JUDGMENT ON MODIFIED PARITY IN PENSION
LEGAL BATTLE FOR JUSTICE CONTINUES FOR PENSIONERS

The Government has filed an Appeal against the 1ST November 2011 judgment of the Principal Bench of Delhi Central Administrative Tribunal on modified parity in pension to the pensioners retired prior to 1.1.2006. You may remember that the Principal Bench of Delhi CAT had directed implementation of OM dated 1.9.2008 based on the Government's Resolution dated 29.08.2008 accepting the recommendation of 6th CPC for modified parity of pension to pre 1.1.2006 pensioners by nullifying the clarificatory orders issued subsequently that denied the real content of the 6th CPC recommendation as accepted earlier by the Union Cabinet through its Resolution dated 29.08.2008. However now the Government has filed an Appeal against the judgment of the CAT.

National Pension Schemes will be linked to Aadhar, says Jairam

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Ministry of Rural Development

National Pension Schemes will be linked to Aadhar, says Jairam

The Rural Development Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh today said that National Social Assisstance Programme, NSAP will be completely restructured and all payments under the scheme will be done through Aadhar-based payment system. Talking to a select group of media persons here, he said, the restructured system will be in place by 10th of March this year and it will ensure that each beneficiary under old age, disabilities and widow pension schemes will get one’s entitlement every month and there will be no delay in payments. He said, the Central government spends nearly 8,000 crore rupees under the NSAP scheme, but the devolvement of funds is being done in a complicated process in a layered manner, which he said will be rectified and only one State Agency will be identified for receipt of funds for final disbursement to pass book holders through Aadhar-based system.

MAGNIFICENT STRIKE BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES - PRESS STATEMENT

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MAGNIFICENT STRIKE BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORK

Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95 Rajouri Garden

 New Delhi. 110 027
Date: 28th February 2012

PRESS STATEMENT

The General Strike of Indian working class for which the call was given by the Central Trade Unions and endorsed by all the Federations and the Central and State Govt. Employees elicited the largest participation today. The increased participation of workers in the industrial action was indicative of the growing realization of the need to struggle against the present economic policies of the Govt. of India.

The Central Govt. employees throughout the country responded to the call admirably in as much as the strike was almost total in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur and about 80% in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and partial in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Gujarat.

Strike disrupts banking, transport sector in Delhi

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Strike disrupts banking, transport sector in Delhi

New Delhi: The nation-wide strike against government's "anti-labour" policies had little impact on normal life in Delhi today though functioning of PSU banks was affected and a number of autos and taxi drivers kept their vehicles off the roads.

Commuters complained that frequency of state-run buses was low as the 24-hour strike called by all major unions to protest the "anti-labour" policies of the government, rising prices and disinvestment of PSUs began this morning.

Nation-wide strike evokes mixed response

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Nation-wide strike evokes mixed response

The 24-hour country-wide strike called by major trade unions on Tuesday to protest anti-labour policies of the govt and rising prices evoked a mixed response with the banking and transport sector hit in some parts.

In West Bengal, there were fewer vehicles on the road but several schools and government offices remained open following the warning given by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that absence from duty will be treated as a break in service.
 
Director General of Police Naparajit Mukherjee said in Kolkata that the situation was normal in the districts.

Expert Group for Modernisation of Indian Railways Presents its Report to Minister of Railways

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Ministry of Railways

Expert Group for Modernisation of Indian Railways Presents its Report to Minister of Railways
Report Suggests a Total Funding of Rs. 822,671 Crore in Next Five Years
‘Mission Mode’ Approach for Focus Areas Suggested

The Expert Group for Modernisation of Indian Railways, constituted by the Ministry of Railways under the Chairmanship of Shri Sam Pitroada, Advisor to the Prime Minister, presented its report to the Minister of Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi, at a function, here today. The purpose of the Expert Group was to recommend ways and means to modernize Indian Railways to meet the challenges of economic growth, the aspirations of the common man, the needs of changing technology and the expanding market while at the same time ensuring adequate focus on addressing social and strategic requirements of the country in consonance with Indian Railways’ national aspirations. Present on the occasion among others were the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Vinay Mittal, Board Members and some of the members of the Expert Group. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Shri Trivedi complemented all members of the Expert Group, especially Shri Pitroda for their invaluable contribution.

Trade unions reject PM's appeal to call off strike

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Trade unions reject PM's appeal to call off strike

Trade unions have rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's appeal to call off the all-India strike on Tuesday.

Dr. Singh reportedly got in touch with the Congress-backed Indian National Trade Union Congress president G. Sanjeeva Reddy and urged him to convey his appeal to the apex body of the unions coordinating the strike.

It is the first time since independence that trade unions of all hues have got together to register their protest on a wide range of issues stemming out of the liberalisation policy.

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS DECIDE FOR COUNTRYWIDE GENERAL STRIKE ON 28.2.2012 - AIBOA

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CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS DECIDE FOR
COUNTRYWIDE GENERAL STRIKE ON 28.2.2012
 
Message from ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION...

The Central Trade Unions in a meeting congratulated the mass of the working people for their massive response to the programme of countrywide Jail Bharo/Satyagraha of 8th November 2011 jointly organised by Central and other Trade Unions of India.
  
The Central Trade Unions also convey their appreciation to the independent All India Federations if the employees and workers for their active wholehearted support to the call of countrywide Satyagraha/Jail Bharo.
  
The Central Trade Unions noted with serious concern that despite several rounds of united protests by the entire trade union movement of the country, the Government has remained totally unresponsive to major concerns of the working people.  Rather anti-worker moves are being taken to further aggravate the rise in prices through frequent hike in power tariff, urea, etc besides complete decontrol of petrol prices.  Existing labour rights including right to form union are sought to be curbed and social security and pension are under attack through various legislative and administrative moves.  Mass scale contractorisation of the regular work is continuing in all the workplaces including in PSUs and Government establishments.  Contract workers are not being paid in most of the places even the statutory minimum wages.  Disinvestment of shares of Public Sector Units is being actively pushed through by the Government to facilitate phased privatization of the highly profit-making PSUs.
  
The Central Trade Unions also expressed serious concern over the flaring up of the rampant corruption all around and huge black-money-generation in the economy resulting in widespread popular discontent and disgust over the issue of corruption.  The CTUOs demand concrete legislative and administrative measures and change in the economic policy regime to eradicate and prevent corruption and bring back the black money stashed abroad.
  
The Central Trade Unions reiterate the most pressing demands of the workers highlighted by the Jail Bharo/Satyagraha agitation on 8th November 2011 :
  
While reiterating the five point demands formulated jointly by the Central Trade Unions and Federations for 1) concrete measures to contain price rise 2) concrete measures for linkage of employment protection with the concession/incentive package offered to the entrepreneurs, 3) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws, 4) universal social security cover for the unorganised sector workers without any restriction and creation of a National Social Security Fund with adequate resources in line with the recommendation of NCEUS and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour and 5) Stoppage of disinvestment in central and state profit making PSUs, the Central Trade Unions also demand immediate action by the Government of India to ensure :-
  1. No Contractorisation of work of permanent /perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry / establishment.
  2. Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs.10,000/-.
  3. Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the quantum of gratuity.
  4. Assured Pension for all
  5. Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Conventions nos 87 and 98
To press for above demands the Central Trade Unions decided to observe countrywide general strike on 28th February, 2012.
 
The Central Trade Unions also urge upon their state committees and all the trade unions irrespective of affiliations to hold statewise and industrywise conventions and launch immediately other forms of joint campaign to make the countrywide general strike on 28th February, 2012 a total success.
The Central Trade Unions call upon mass of toiling people and their organizations irrespective of affiliations to join the call for general strike enmasse throughout the country.
  
                     BMS       INTUC                    AITUC           HMS            CITU
                        
                AIUTUC    AICCTU      UTUC          TUCC           LPF          SEWA

One Day Strike on 28th February, 2012 - NFIR

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One Day Strike on 28th February, 2012
Message from NFIR...

The Working Committee of INTUC  in its meeting held at Puducherry on 29th & 30th November, 2011 has approved the decision of the Central Trade Unions to go for one day strike on 28th February, 2012 on the following issues.

ONE DAY GENERAL STRIKE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2012- NFPE

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ONE DAY GENERAL STRIKE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2012

Message from National Federation of Postal Employees...

ONE DAY GENERAL STRIKE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2012
NFPE APPEALS TO ALL LEADERS AND MEMBERS TO MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO MAKE THE 28TH FEBRUARY-2012 ONE DAY GENERAL STRIKE A GRAND SUCCESS IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

THE BIGGEST HISTORIC JOINT STRIKE OF
INDIAN WORKING CLASS ON 28.02.2012

Make the 28th February strike a historic success... BSNL Employees Union

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Make the 28th February strike a historic success

Message from BSNL Employees Union (CHQ), New Delhi...

"The Indian working class is all set to go on a strike tomorrow, which is going to be the biggest strike the country has even witnessed. The strike will also be a very big success in BSNL, which will start from 0000 hrs on 28.02.2012 and will end at 0000 hrs on 29.02.2012. Comrades are requested to make last minute mobilization to make the strike a grand success".

Labour Minister appeals trade unions not to go on general strike

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Ministry of Labour & Employment

Labour Minister appeals trade unions not to go on general strike

Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has appealed to the major central trade unions not to go on countrywide general strike tomorrow.

Strike on 28.02.2012 by AIDAEA (HQ) Kolkata - Charter of demands

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Strike on 28.02.2012 by AIDAEA (HQ) Kolkata - Trade Unions draw up Charter of demands...

FAX

FROM ;
OFFICE OF THE CGDA
ULAN BATAR ROAD,
PALAM, DELHI CANTT, – 10

TO
All the PCsDA/CsDA

Subject : Strike on 28.02.2012 by AIDAEA (HQ) Kolkata

Residents of the State of J and K (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to CCS and Posts) Amendment Rules, 2011

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Residents of the State of J and K (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to CCS and Posts) Amendment Rules, 2011.


[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRA ORDINARY,
PART-II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi, dated the 30th December, 2011.

NOTIFICATION

G.S.R. (E) -------- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1997, namely:-

Increment issue - Dopt order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued very soon...

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The order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued in the first week of March 2012
Sources close to the DOP&T informed that the issue of granting one increment to the government servants, whose increment date falls between February 2006 and June 2006, has been forwarded to Finance Ministry for its approval. According to the sources, the Finance Ministry gave its approval to this proposal as agreed by the Government in the National Anomaly Committee.

The Federations representing National Anomaly Committee approached the Government to issue the order very soon, since the decision of granting one increment to the govt servants was taken in the National Anomaly Committee on 5th January 2012. It is believed that the federations were informed that due to the ongoing Elections for state assemblies in some states, issuing order is delayed. As per the Election Schedule the elections for state assemblies for 5 States are commenced on 28-1-2012, and the 6th phase of U.P and Goa State assembly elections will be completed by 03-03-2012. So, keeping in view of the above, we can expect that the order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued in the first week of March 2012.

According to the decision which is agreed by government in National Anomaly Committee, the govt servants will be granted one increment in the pre revised 5 CPC scale on 01-01-2006, and then it will be multiplied by 1.86 and the pay in the Pay Band in the 6 CPC will be fixed accordingly.

Source: gservants.com

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7 bank unions call for strike on February 28; services may be hit

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7 bank unions call for strike on February 28; services may be hit
NEW DELHI: As many as seven employees' unions of banks have given a call for strike on Tuesday, demanding stringent measures to recover bad loans and opposing outsourcing of non-core activities to the private sector.

"Seven bank unions of nine have given strike call for stringent and effective measures to recover bad loans of banks and unilateral imposition of Khandelwal committee recommendations," All India Bank Employees Association ( AIBEA) General Secretary C H Venkatachalam told PTI.

Union Labour Minister’s Appeal to Trade Unions

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Union Labour Minister’s Appeal to Trade Unions

Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has appealed to the major central trade Unions to desist from going on countrywide general strike on February 28,2012.The Minister has issued the following appeal here today:

‘ I am pained to learn that all major central trade unions have decided to observe a countrywide general strike on 28th february 2012 when the whole attention of the country is focussed on achieving high economic growth. It may be appreciated that the UPA Government has taken strong measures to contain price rise, as a result of which prices of commodities have decreased significantly in recent months. It is well-known that the interest of the common man is paramount for the UPA Government in all policy decisions, particularly relating to the weaker sections of society, farmers and working class. In pursuance to these avowed objectives the Ministry of Labour and employment has taken many radical steps to improve the lot of working class. Most of the issues relating to labour raised by the central trade unions have already been addressed to a substantial extent. However, i do assure all the central trade unions that i am always open to discussions on any of the issues relating to labour at any time and resolve the same amicably through consultations.

There is no denying the fact that the proposed strike will not only cause colossal economic loss to the country but also bring hardship and inconvenience to the common man.

In view of the above and in the interest of the country I would fervently appeal to all the central trade unions to desist from going on strike on 28th February 2012. “



Diamond Jubliee Year Celeberations of ESIC Concludes

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Ministry of Labour & Employment

Diamond Jubliee Year Celeberations of ESIC Concludes

Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has said that Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC ), which was established with an ambition to provide integrated health care and social security to India’s working class in the organized sector and their families, over a period of time has become the backbone of the working class in the country. Speaking at the concluding function of the Diamond Jubilee Year Celebrations of ESIC here today, Shri Kharge said numerous benchmarks of excellence, quality and services have been achieved by ESIC during the last six decades. He said “it has served as an agent for empowering the workforce with social security. Not only the worker and their families have been protected from adversity, but it has also facilitated the acceleration of urbanization and industrialization of the country”.

Referring of the achievements of the ESICs during the Diamond Jubilee Year the Labour Minister said that corporation has introduced many more commitments to the IPs and employers. He said all the commitments were made in such a way that they helped beneficiaries of ESI schemes in getting a better service.

The Minister expressed the confidence that the improvements like IT enabled solutions, modernization of hospitals, opening of medical institutions in various parts of the country and simplification of procedure in availing the cash benefits as well as medical benefit would further glorify the achievements of the Corporation and would lead it towards a brighter future.

In his concluding remarks the Union Labour Minister said “ achieving all these milestones would not have been possible without the hard work and sincere commitment of all officers and staff of ESIC. I hope that they will continue with the same zeal of service towards our IPs, beneficiaries and other stakeholders”.

A book titled ‘ESIC Sparkling Diamond’ containing history of ESIC from 1952 to 2011 and journey of activities/fulfillment of commitments made during the Diamond Jubilee Year by all field offices of ESIC was released by Shri Pranab Mukherjee , Minister of Finance, on the occasion. He also announced the complete Digitization of ESIC on the occasion.

A commemorative postal stamp depicting ESIC’s far reaching contribution to India’s social security scenario was also released on the occasion by Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and IT.
The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri M. Kharge announced the opening of model branch office of ESIC at Hadapsar, Pune. He also released multi-media CD on Diamond Jubilee commitment on ESIC on the occasion.

Source: PIB

JOINT CONSULTATION AND COMPULSORY ARBITRATION FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES...

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THE MACHINERY FOR JOINT CONSULTATION AND COMPULSORY ARBITRATION

The Scheme for Joint Consultation  and Compulsory Arbitration for the Central Government Employees was introduced in the year 1966 on the lines of the Whitely Councils of the United Kingdom.  This is a declaration of joint intent regarding the common approach of the Government of India on the one hand and the employees’ organisations on the other for joint consultation and smooth working.  The basic objectives of the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) are as under:-
To promote harmonious relations between the government and its employees.

Employment News :Recognition of Certificate/Qualification of I.T.I upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) and its acceptance for the purpose of employment in railways

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.16/2012

No.E(NG)-II/2005/RR-1/7.

New Delhi, Dated :01/02/2012.


The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,
MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,
Director General, RDSO/Lucknow & RSC/Vadodra, Director, IRISET/Secundrabad,
IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik & IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway
Recruitment Boards; Managing Director/Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.

Sub: Recognition of Certificate/Qualification of I.T.I upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) and its acceptance for the purpose of employment in railways.

Ref: (i) Board’s letter of even number dated 27.12.2006 (RBE No. 196/2006).

      (ii) Ministry of Labour & Employment’s Gazette Notification dated 07.11.2007, 21.7.2010 and 7.9.2010 (enclosed)

The proposal for recognition of certificate / qualification imparted by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) under the scheme envisaged by Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour & Employment and acceptance of the same for the purpose of employment on the railways has been under examination of this Ministry.

Dopt issued clarification on Children Education Allowance


No.12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, 21-02-2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance.

Subsequent to issue of Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, a number of references have been received on certain aspects of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy. After due consideration of the references, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, the following modifications/alterations are carried out with effect from the date of issue of this O.M. on pro-rata basis:
i. Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee shall be reimbursed. The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tuition fee has not been charged by the school/institution.

ii. Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2-9-2008. The school/institution shall be aided or approved by the Central/State Government/UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities.

iii. The minimum age of 5 years, stipulated in O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 11th November, 2008, for disabled children, pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed. Henceforth, there will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

2. Cases where reimbursement has been made on the basis of earlier O.M, on the issues need not be reopened.

Hindi version will follow

sd/-
(Vibha G. Mishra)
Director

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

[http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12011_07-ii_2011-Estt-AL.pdf]

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Clarification on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy

No.12011/07(i)/2011-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, 21st February, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance - Clarification.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008, and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, and to state that various Ministries / Departments have been seeking clarifications on various aspects of the Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy. The doubts raised by various authorities are clarified as under:

Fixation of ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for promotion of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS for the Select list Year 2010

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No. 5/1/2012-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training


3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
16th February, 2012.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Fixation of ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for promotion of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS for the Select list Year 2010.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Order No.20/51/2009-CS.II dated 27.1.2011 vide which it has been decided, inter-alia, to fill up all existing direct recruitment vacancies in the PA grade only by way of promotion through seniority quota as a one-time measure. In addition to the vacancies of PAs earmarked for direct recruitment, the vacancies of PAs earmarked to be filled up through Seniority Quota (SQ) for SL year 2010 are also being filled up by way of promotion through SQ. Accordingly, it has been decided to fix the ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for making additions to the Select List of PA Grade (Seniority Quota) of CSSS for the Select List Year 2010 as follows:

GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION TO KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS ( 2012-13)

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 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 
18 Institutional Area, 
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg 
New Delhi – 110016 
Tel: 26858570 
Fax No. 26514179 
Website: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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F.110331-1/2011/KVSHQ(Acad)                                              

Dated : 31..01.2012

To
Deputy Commissioners
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices

The Directors
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All ZIETs

Subject: Admission Guidelines 2012-13.

Madam/Sir, 
Kindly find attached admission guidelines for the year 2012-13 for Kendriya Vidyalayas duly approved by the competent authority.

You are requested to circulate the same to all Principals under your jurisdiction for compliance.

Yours faithfully,

(P.V. Sai Ranga Rao)
Assistant Commissioner (Acad)

Encl: As above
Copy to the Joint Commissioner(Acad) for information.

Assistant Commissioner (Acad)



GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION TO
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS ( 2012-13)

1. In supersession to all guidelines that have been issued governing admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas, the following guidelines are issued to regulate admissions in the Vidyalayas with effect from the academic session 2012-13.  These guidelines are not applicable to KVs in abroad.  The separate guidelines are being issued to foreign Kendriya Vidyalayas.   

2. DEFINITIONS
Unless the context suggests otherwise, the definition of the following terms would be as below :-  
(i) CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES : An employee who draws his emoluments from the consolidated fund of India. 
(ii) TRANSFERABLE : An employee who has been transferred at least once in the preceding 7 years shall be deemed to be transferable.   
(iii) TRANSFER : An employee would be treated as transferred only if he/she has been transferred by the competent authority from one place/usrban agglomeration to another place/urban agglomeration which is at a distance of at least 20 kms.  and minimum period of stay at a place should be six months.
(iv) AUTONOMOUS BODIES / PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS : Organizations which are fully financed by the government or where the government share is more than 51 per cent would be deemed to be autonomous bodies/ public sector undertakings. 
3. PRIORITIES IN ADMISSION
The following priorities shall be followed in granting admissions:-      
(A) KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS UNDER CIVIL/DEFENCE SECTOR :
1. Children of transferable and non-transferable central government employees including ex- servicemen.  This will also include children of foreign national officials, who come on deputation or transfer to India on invitation by Govt. of India. 
2. Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of  Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertaking/Institute of Higher Learning of the Government of India. 
3. Children of transferable and non-transferable State Government employees. 
4. Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/Institute of Higher Learning of the State Governments.
5. Children from any other category including the children of foreign nationals who are located in India due to their work or for any personal reasons.  They would be considered only in case there are no Indian Nationals’ waitlisted for admission.   

Note:  Admission will be granted based on the number of transfers of the parents as per the existing procedure.  The parents of non-transferable Central Govt. Employees including ex-servicemen will be considered after exhausting all transferable employees including ex-servicemen with minimum one transfer.  The same is true in other categories.

(B) KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS UNDER PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS/ INSTITUTES OF HIGHER LEARNING :
1.   Children and grand children of employees of the Public Sector Undertakings/Institutes of Higher Learning which are the sponsors of the Vidyalaya.  The children of project employees & Post Graduate students who are working long term research projects and children of regular Council of Wardens (COW) employees besides retired employees to be included in category I for the purpose of admission.  It has also been decided to include re-admission of those children of Institutes of Higher learning who had to discontinue school to accompany parents going out of station on sabbatical leave/long leave, over and above the class strength (90th BOG meeting held on 30-08-2011).

2-6 The priorities given for Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil/Defence sector will follow in the same sequence, thereafter. 

4. ELIGIBLE AGE FOR ADMISSION  
               
A Child must be 5 years old as on 31st March in the academic year in which admission is sought for Class I.

A. The minimum and maximum age for admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas in various classes is given below:

CLASS
MINIMUM AGE ON 31ST MARCH OF THE IN WHICH ADMISSION IS SOUGHT                                                MAXIMUM AGE ON 31st
                                                   
MAXIMUM AGE ON 31ST MARCH OF THE YEAR IN WHICH ADMISSION IS SOUGHT
I
5 years
7 years
II
6 years
8 years
III
7 years
9 years
IV
8 years
10 years
V
9 years
11 years
VI
10 years
12 years
VII
11 years
13 years
VIII
12 years
14 years
IX
13 years
15 years
X
14 years
16 years
      
 Note: 1. The above rule is not applicable to existing students of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country.
           2.  The maximum age would be further relaxed by two years to handicapped children only by the Principal.

B.     There is no age restriction for admission to class XI provided the concerned child is seeking admission in the year of passing the class X examination. Similarly there will be no upper & lower age limit for admission to class XII provided there has been no break in the continuous study of the child after passing class X/XI. 

5. METHOD OF ADMISSION    

         A.     In Class I (RTE Act 2009 – section 12(1)(c) ) (See Annexure –V)
To fulfil the constitutional mandate of reservation to SC/ST and also to implement the provisions of RTE Act under Rule 12(1) c following procedure shall be adopted for admission to class I (with class strength of 41). 

1. In first phase 31 seats in Class I should be filled as per existing category system in KVS irrespective of reservation. (However, 01 seat may be granted to disabled child of any category under 3% horizontal reservation) 

2. The children secured admission in 1st phase will not be included in 2nd phase (RTE system).  However, the unsuccessful candidates in 1st phase, if otherwise, eligible in RTE quota will be included in 2nd phase (RTE Quota).

3. In 2nd phase, the remaining 10 seats will be filled as per RTE provisions (25% of seats)

(a) All applications of Scheduled Caste candidates will be subjected to random method (Lottery System) to select 6 candidates.
(b) All applications of (Scheduled Tribe) candidates will be subjected to random method (Lottery System) to select 3 candidates.
(c) All applications of Economically Weaker Section (EWS)/Below Poverty Line (BPL)/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/Disabled Children will be subjected to random method (Lottery System) to select 1 candidate.

Note:  If adequate number of candidates are not available in (a), (b), & (c), the admission may be granted by inter changing the above three categories to fill all 10 seats in above sequence.  In no case these seats will be de-reserved for General Category.
 If required number of candidates covered under RTE do not register in 1st spell of registration then a second notification may be given in the month of April itself.  
 The definition/eligibility criteria of Economically Weaker Section/BPL/OBC(Non creamy layer may be verified from the notification of the concerned State Governments.



Employment News : Minimum Wages Act Coverage for all Employments...

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Ministry of Labour & Employment

Key Recommendations of 44th Session of Indian Labour Conference 

Minimum Wages Act Coverage for all Employments

Raising The Wage Ceiling in the Employees Provident Fund, Enhancement of Pension Under Employees Pension Scheme 95, Portability of PF Account, Reduction in the Requirement of Minimum Continuous Service, Etc.

Stress on Matching the Large Scale Skilling Targets with Creating Similar Number of Openings in the Area of Employment

Maternity Leave Under the Maternity Benefit Act be Increased from the Present Level of 12 Weeks to 24 Weeks

Enhancement of various allowances by 25% from 01-01-2011 owing to over 50% increase in Dearness Allowance..

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Enhancement of various allowances by 25% from 01-01-2011 owing to over 50% increase in Dearness Allowance...

F.No.5-06/2011-PAP 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND I.T. 
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS 
[ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION] 
DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI-110116

THE 24th JANUARY, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT : ENHANCEMENT OF VARIOUS ALLOWANCES BY 25% FROM 1.1.2011 OWING TO OVER 50% INCREASE IN DEARNESS ALLOWANCE - REG.

The undersigned is directed to say that a number of references and queries have been received in this Directorate from various Circles seeking clarifications in respect of increase of various allowances consequent upon increase in the Dearness Allowance beyond 50% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It may be recalled that, on implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, necessary orders in respect of various allowances and certain advances were issued by the Government. Some of these orders inter alia stipulated that such Allowances/advances shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%.

REGULATION OF STRIKE PERIOD- REITERATION OF INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED VIDE LETTER NO. 8/27/97 SR (Pt) DATED 23.06.1998.

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REGULATION OF STRIKE PERIOD- REITERATION OF INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED VIDE LETTER NO. 8/27/97 SR (Pt) DATED 23.06.1998.

D.G. Posts No. 8/15/2011-SR dated 1st February, 2012.

            As you aware, the Postal Joint Council Action served a notice of Indefinite Strike with effect from 17.01.2012 accompanied by a 25 point Charter of Demands. All the items were discussed in detail in a series of meetings taken by Secretary/Members of the Postal Services Board and minutes of the meeting were sent to you vide communication dated 16.01.2012.

2.         In this regard attention is invited to para 24 of the minutes of the meeting dealing with imposing FR-17A against strikers. Instructions on the subject were issued by the Department vide D.O. letter No. 8-27/97-SR (Pt) under the signature of the then Member Development which inter alia states that the provisions of FR-17A in respect of Departmental Employees and Rule 23 of ED Conduct and Service Rules -1964 in respect of EDs (Since substituted by GDS (Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011) may be invoked only in cases of incitement, instances of violence /sabotage etc. The Department is following these instructions in the matter of regulating the strike period/strike situation. It is requested to review the action taken in this regard in the light of the aforesaid instructions, under intimation to this office.

Sd/-
(Subhash Chander)
Director SR &Legal

Courtesy : NFPE
[http://nfpe.blogspot.in/]

Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation

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No.6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II) dated 17th June, 2010 vide which instructions were issued for regulating the terms and conditions of pay, Deputation (duty) allowance etc. on transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government employees to ex-cadre posts under the Central Government/State Governments/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies, Universities/UT Administration, Local Bodies etc. and vice versa.

From Today Onwards, Carrying of Original ID Proof is Compulsory during Train Journey in All Air Conditioned Classes

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Ministry of Railways

From Today Onwards, Carrying of Original ID Proof is Compulsory during Train Journey in All Air Conditioned Classes 

New Condition is Not Applicable on Passengers Upgraded to AC Class
From  today onwards i.e. 15th February 2012, anyone of the passengers/the passenger booked on the ticket issued from computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS counters) and Internet (i-ticket) undertaking journey in AC-3 tier, AC-2 tier, 1st AC, AC Chair Car and Executive Classes will have to carry one of the nine prescribed proofs of identity (in original) during the journey.  The passengers of these AC classes would be required to produce the Identity Card in original as and when required failing which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as without ticket and charged accordingly.  However, the Identity Card (in original or its photocopy) will not be required at the time of purchase reserved AC tickets from PRS counters or i-ticket.  These instructions are valid for all categories of trains, with the above mentioned classes of travel.  The Ministry of Railways has taken this decision to prevent misuse of Reserved Train Tickets and reduce cases of travelling on transferred tickets, Ministry of Railways has decided that with effect

Re-reimbursement of Children Education Allowance to Railway employees - NFIR


NFIR 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
(Affiliated to Indian National Union Congress) 
(Affiliated to International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) London)

No.I/13(a)

Dated – February 06, 2012

Sub: Re-reimbursement of Children Education Allowance to the employees - Unjustified decision to deny the Allowance on the plea on non-production of original bills - S.C.Railway

Ref : Railway Board's letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008 & 10.06.2009.

NFIR enclose copy of C.P.O. South Railway's circular No.SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/0/866/P(R) 249/III dated 8.4.2011. Vide Para V (3) of the circular of South Central Railway, it has been stipulated that the claim made by the employee should not be processed unless it is accompanied with the bills in original. This condition is causing hardship to those employees who have produced certified copies of the bills as the original bills were misplaced / lost.

NFIR contends that so long as claims are genuine according to the certified copies of bills (certified by the Competent Authorities of Institutions).

In view of the above, NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue instructions to the General Manager, South Central Railway to entertain the claims for re-imbursement of Children Education Allowance on the strength of certified copies of the bills.

Encl : Copy to C.P.O..S.C.Railway's letter No.SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/0/866/P(R)249/III dated 8.4.2011

Yours failthfully, 
sd/- 
(M.Raghavaiah
General Secretary


SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY

Headquarters Office, 
Personnel Department/SC 
Dated 08.04.2011

No.SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/0/866 
No.P(R)249/III

ALL CONCERNED

Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to Railway employees.

1.Instructions of Railway Board vide their letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008 circulated under Serial Circular No.135/08 provide for grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) per month at prescribed rates, which can be availed in respect of a maximum of 2 children for expenditure incurred on the education of school going children only i.e. for children from classes nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by junior colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education. In cases where minimum qualification for admission in the two years Diploma course in Polytechnic is 10th Class and the student joins the polytechnic after passing X class, the classes of the above course in terms of Board's letter dated 18.19.2008 [S.C.No.207/08]. Children Education Allowance is to be allowed on the submission of original receipts and on the basis of self-certification by the Railway servant.

II. It was further clarified by the Railway Board under their letter No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 10.6.2009 [S.C. No. 93/09] that, other than the exceptions, Children Education Allowance is to be allowed for eldest two surviving children studying in schools affiliated to Boards of Education.

III. Board have also clarified under letter dated 23.02.2011 [No.31/2011] that CEA/Hostel Subsidy will be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from the service in the course of academic year. The payment is to be made by the office in which the Railway servant worked prior to these events and payment regulated by the other conditions laid down under the CEA scheme.

IV. Whether Railway Servant dies while in service the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same provided the spouse of the employee is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization such as Municipality, Post Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully by the Central Government/State Governments, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Railway servant worked prior to his demise.

[b]. The upper age limit for disabled children has been set at the age of 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will now be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class, which-ever is earlier. Cases where reimbursement have already been made in respect of children above this age need not be reopened. Board have also decided that CEA may henceforth be allowed in case of children studying through "Correspondence or Distance Learning", subject to fulfilment of other conditions prescribed.

[c] For the purpose of hostel subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digits of the PIN Code of the area where the Railway Servant is posted and/or residing. The first three digits of the PIN Code indicate a Revenue District.

IV. Despite the above instructions, during a recent vigilance check on a Division, it has been noticed that claims in respect of the third and fourth child and even dependent brothers and sisters were submitted and Children Education Allowance was paid. It has also been noticed that the claims are being processed for payment though it is submitted without the original bills in proof of having incurred the expenses.

V. While retirement the extant instructions on the subject for strict adherence, the following guidelines are issued in order to prevent fraudulent claims being submitted/processed.

1. The employees should mandatorily submit a copy of the pass declaration for the year for which the children education allowance is being claimed duly countersigned by the Controlling Officers/Supervisory official, along with the claim for CEA. A copy of the medical identity card may also be enclosed.

2. A certificate to the effect that the claim for children education allowance is for the first or second child as the case may be, duly signed by the employee, should also accompany the claim. It should also be indicated in the certificate that if at a later date the claim is found to be false, the amount paid will be recovered in one lumpsum besides initiating DAR action.

3. The claim should not be processed unless it is accompanied with the bills in original.

4. The Bill drawing Officers should not allow the claim of CEA without the certification by the employees as above and the original bills.

5. The claims of CEA/Hostel Subsidy of wards of deceased employees submitted by the family pensioner should be processed by the office in which the employee worked prior to his demise and payment arranged to the family pensioner by the Settlement Section, subject to the conditions stipulated in para III [a] above. The claim should be accompanied with a copy of documentary proof viz., Family Identity Card/Medical Card indicating the date of birth of the ward[s].

6. Claims of CEA/Hostel Subsidy if any, submitted by employees who ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year, should be processed by the office in which the employee worked prior to these events and payment arranged by the Settlement Section in terms of para III above, subject to other terms and conditions laid down under CEA scheme.

V. This issues in consultation with FA&CAO and has the approval of competent authority.

sd/- 
(G.Subramanyam) 
SPO/Rules 
for Chief Personnel Officer

Source: NFIR
[http://www.nfirindia.com/Index.aspx]

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