Enter Keyword and Search







Flash News : Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the CG Employees - Finmin Orders

Removal of Difficulties in Declaration of assets by Public Servants under Lokpal

with 0 Comment
Declaration of assets by Public Servants under Lokpal: Removal of Difficulties Order Notification by DoPT

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
ORDER
New Delhi, the 26th December, 2014

S.O. 3272(E).- Whereas the Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of
section 62 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), made the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as the said Order) with effect from the 15th February. 2014 for the purpose of carrying out modifications and amendments in all existing rules regulating the filing of property returns and making of declaration of assets by public servants so as to bring them in conformity with the provisions of the said Act. within a period not exceeding one hundred and eighty days from the date on which the provisions of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 came into force, i.e., the 16th January, 2014;


And whereas, the central Government initiated the process of modifications and amendments of all existing rules dealing with the subject matter of filing of annual returns and making of declaration of assets by public servants in consultation with various authorities, such as, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the Election Commission, the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Department), the Department of Financial Services, the Department of Public Enterprises and the State Governments;

And whereas, the comments and suggestions received from above said authorities had been under consideration of the Central Government and the completion of the procedure of finalising the rules under the said Act was likely to take some more time and the process of harmonisation of the existing rules with the provisions of the said Act and the rules made thereunder was taking time beyond the period notified under the said Order, and, therefore, the Central  Government amended the said Order on 14th July, 2014, extending the said period of one hundred and eighty days to a period of two hundred and seventy days;

And whereas, the Central Government, after consulting the Ministries/Departments. including the Department of Financial Services, the Department of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Law and Justice and the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, made the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (l) of sub-section (2) of section 59 read with section 44 and section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, and notified the said rules on 14th July, 2014, prescribing therein the forms in which information and annual returns are to be filed by every public servant;

And whereas, the Central Government forwarded the Copies of the notification containing the said rules to all Ministries and Departments of the Central Government requesting them to take the follow-up action in terms of the said rules. and for ensuring compliance with the said rules by all officers and staff in the respective Ministries, Departments and organisations and public sector undertakings under their control;

And whereas. the Central Government also forwarded the copies of the notification containing the said rules to the Chief Secretaries of all State Governments and Union territories, requesting them to take the follow-up action in terms of the said rules requiring all officers of the All India Services working in connection with the affairs of the State Governments and the officers and staff working in various organisations and public sector undertakings under their control so as to ensure due compliance with the said rules by all of them;

And whereas, concerns and apprehensions were raised by some Ministries and Departments, Organisations and individuals about the posting of every information provided by the public servant on public domain and the complexities involved in posting such details in the prescribed formats and also about exacerbation of vulnerabilities of the public servants after filing such details. specifically of movable property and their publication on the websites of respective Ministries and Departments giving rise to the apprehension of the safety and security of the members particularly children of the public servant;

And whereas, keeping in view the genuine concerns and apprehensions aforesaid, the Central Government constituted a Committee on 28th August, 2014 to simplify the forms and the process in which public servants shall make declaration of assets and liabilities as required under the said Act and the rules made thereunder and the Committee was required to examine the forms prescribed under the said rules and suggest changes therein as may be considered necessary within a period of forty-five days;

And whereas, the exercise of reviewing the existing rules relating to various services and posts with the provisions of the said Act and the rules made thereunder, the process of completion of follow-up action by various Ministries and Departments of the Central Government and the State Governments and the exercise of simplification of forms and the process in which public servants shall make declarations of assets and liabilities, was likely to take time beyond the period of two hundred and seventy days as specified in the said Order (as amended by the Order, dated 14th July, 2014), it had become necessary to extend the said period of two hundred and seventy days and, accordingly, the Central Government amended the said Order on 8th September, 2014. extending the said period of two hundred and seventy days to a period of three hundred and sixty days for the purposes of section 44 of the said Act;

And whereas, the Committee constituted by the Central Government on 28th August, 2014 to simplify the farms and the process in which public servants shall make declaration of assets and liabilities as required under the said Act and the rules made thereunder, submitted its first Report to the Government on 1st October, 2014, wherein the Committee suggested simplification of form prescribed for submission of statement regarding movable assets and the form prescribed for submission of statement regarding debts and liabilities by public servants, under the aforesaid rules;

And whereas, the processing of necessary amendments to the aforesaid rules so as to incorporate the revised forms for filing statement regarding movable properties and the statement regarding debts and liabilities and the circulation of the revised formats, after their due notification in the Official Gazette, to all Ministries and Departments of the Central Government and the Chief Secretaries of all State Governments and Union territory administrations and the further process of follow-up action in terms of the said rules requiring all officers of the All India Services working in a connection with the affairs of the State Governments and the Offices and Staff working in various Organisations and Public Sector Undertakings under their control so as to ensure due compliance with the revised rules by all of them, is a time consuming process and as such the said process cannot be completed within the limit of three hundred and sixty days as contemplated in the principal order as amended by the order dated 8th September, 2014;

And whereas, Central Government has decided to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, to address various deficiencies noticed in the said Act and, in that context, a need has also been felt to amend the provisions of section 44 of the said Act so as to harmonise the provisions of the said section with the relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and rules framed thereunder, the All India Services Act, 1951 and rules framed thereunder, the rules framed by the Central Government in pursuance of article 148 and article 309 of the Constitution and also various statutes setting up autonomous bodies and Public Sector Undertakings and the rules framed thereunder; 

And whereas, the introduction of a Bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, and its passing by Parliament and enforcement is also likely to take time; and hence it has become necessary to extend the said period of three hundred and sixty days to a period of eighteen months and the Central Government has accordingly decided to extend the period to complete this process;

New. therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 62 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (l of 2014). the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment further to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, namely-

In the said Order, in paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (1), for the words “within a period not exceeding three hundred and sixty days”, the words “within a period not exceeding eighteen months” shall be substituted.

[R No. 407/ 12/2014-AVD-1V(B) l]
JlSHNU BARUA, Jt. Secy.

Note : The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 was published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, vide notification number 8.0. 409(E), dated 15th February, 2014 and amended by Order, dated 14th July, 2014 published vide notification number 8.0. 1840(E) dated lSth July, 2014; and by Order dated 8th September. 2014 published vide notification number 8.0. 225605) dated 81h September, 2014.

Source:www.persmin.gov.in

Grant of Special Allowance @ Rs.1000/-p.m. to staff of Cash & Pay Department (Senior Cashier/Head Shroff)

with 0 Comment
Grant of Special Allowance @ Rs.1000/-p.m. to staff of Cash & Pay Department (Senior Cashier/Head Shroff)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No. 144/2014.
No. E(P&A)I-2011/SP-1/AC-1
New Delhi, dated 16.12.2014.
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Grant of Special Allowance @ Rs.1000/-p.m. to staff of Cash & Pay Department (Senior Cashier/Head Shroff) on their posting as Accounts Stock Verifiers in GP Rs. 4200/- on passing Appendix IV -A (IREM) Examination.

Residency period for promotion - Railway Board Orders

with 0 Comment
Residency period for promotion - Railway Board Orders

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
NO.E(NG)I-2014/PM7/5
New Delhi, dated:10.11.2014
The General Manager(P)
North Western Railway,
Jaipur

(Kind attn: Shri Karan Singh. CPO)

Sub: Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard and Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard.

Ref: (i) Railway Boards letter No.E(NG)I-94/PM1/9 dated 02.09.1994
(ii) Railway Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2004/PM7/16 dated 22.03.2005

This bears reference to North Western Railway’s D.O. letter No.875/E/O/Selection dated 03.09.2014 and letter No.655ई/ मैक्नी/ टैक्नी/ जोधपुर मंडल भाग.1/उपरे dated 21.10.2014, wide which the. issue of promotion from Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) to Sr. Assistant Loco Pilot, without observing two years residency period can be made or otherwise, has been raised.

Change in date of birth/age of family pensioners for payment of additional pension

with 0 Comment
Change in date of birth/age of family pensioners for payment of additional pension.

No. 1(11)/2009-D (Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi – 110011
Dated : 23rd December 2014
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Change in date of birth/age of family pensioners for payment of additional pension.

Sir,
In accordance with the instructions issued vide GOI, MOD letter no. 17(4)/2008(1)-D (Pen/Policy) dated 11.11.2008 and GOI, MOD letter No. 1(11)/2009-D (Pen/Policy) dated 18th Aug 2009, additional pension/ family pension is allowed on the basis of the date of birth/age recorded in the Pension Payment Order/Discharge Certificate or other office records. Only in cases where the details regarding date of birth/age are not available in the PPO/Discharge Certificate or Office records, additional pension/family pension to old pensioners/family pensioners has been allowed on the basis of following documents :-

Expected AICPIN for Nov 2014 – Will the AICPIN rise?

with 1 comment

Expected AICPIN for Nov 2014 – Will the AICPIN rise?

It looks as if there is scarcely any curiosity among Central Government employees to know about the next DA hike percentage. With just about everybody trying to predict the percentage hike, the topic has lost its novelty. Moreover, with DA increase not amounting to anything much, the curiosity to know has also nosedived.


One Rank One Pension – Decision Expected in 1-2 Months

with 1 comment
One Rank One Pension – Decision Expected in 1-2 Months

Much to the relief of nearly 25 lakh ex-servicemen, including 12 lakh soldiers who are protecting this sovereign nation, the final decision on the One Rank One Pension demand will be announced in a month or two.

Will the National Council JCM get revived again?

with 0 Comment
Will the National Council JCM get revived again?

The Joint Consultative Machinery has always been a bridge between the Centre and its employees. The National Council JCM Secretary has written a letter to the Centre to conduct the NC-JCM meeting, which hasn’t been held in the past four years. Some of the important points mentioned in the letter are given below:

No Decrease or Increase in Retirement Age – Centre clarifies

with 0 Comment
No Decrease or Increase in Retirement Age – Centre clarifies

No Plans to Reduce Retirement Age – Centre clarifies

The Centre has clarified in the Parliament that there are no plans to reduce the retirement age for Central Government employees. The Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh had said this via a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha yesterday.

The Minister has already clarified that there are no plans to increase the retirement age to 62 in Rajya Sabha on 11th December 2014.

This puts to rest speculations that had been making the rounds for a number of weeks now.

NC Staff Side JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary to convene a meeting of National Council JCM

with 0 Comment
NC Staff Side JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary to convene a meeting of National Council JCM

The procrastinated discussions in the National Anomaly Committee did not proceed to settle any tangible anomaly item. Even after reaching agreement, the government has refused to issue orders on some issues. This apart, the demands raised by the Staff Side for grant of Interim Relief and Merger of DA with Pay have been refused by the government. 

National Council Staff Side Secretary JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary to organize a JCM meeting. Reproduction of the letter is given below for your information…

Retirement age issue echoes in Parliament

with 0 Comment
Retirement age issue echoes in Parliament

Revision of retirement age topic echoes also in Parliament today. Dopt Minister replied in a written form to a question asked by the members of Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr.T.Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha today. Minister said that there is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

Dopt orders on alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant – reiteration of the instructions.

with 2 comments
Dopt orders on alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant – reiteration of the instructions.

Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules states that except as otherwise provided in the rule, every Government servant will retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years. Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years.

Introduction of AADHAR enabled Biometric Attendance System in all Income Tax Offices – CBDT Order

with 0 Comment
Introduction of AADHAR enabled Biometric Attendance System in all Income Tax Offices – CBDT Order

The Government has decided to introduce Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System(AEBAS) and has made employee’s registration mandatory. The system enables an employee with an .Aadhar number to register his/her attendance (arrival/departure) in the office through Biometric authentication.

Will the 7th Central Pay Commission present an Interim Report to the Central Government?

with 1 comment
Will the 7th Central Pay Commission present an Interim Report to the Central Government?

Why are central government employees so keen to know about the interim report?

A few months ago, excitement was sparked by an opinion expressed by the Karnataka Pensioners Association’s chief, Ramnath Rao, after his meeting with the members of the 7th Pay Commission.

He said that the chairman of the 7th Pay Commission had told him that an interim report would be presented only if the Government gives its direction.

7th Pay Commission scheduled to visit Kolkata & Andaman

with 1 comment
7th Pay Commission scheduled to visit Kolkata & Andaman

7cpc.india.gov.in – An official website of 7th Central Pay Commission published an another schedule a visit Kolkata and Andaman Nicobar Islands on 4 to 6 Jan and 8 to 10 Jan 2015 respectively.

Commission’s visit to Kolkata and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Kolkata from 04th to 06th January 2015 and Andaman & Nicobar from 08th to 10th January 2015. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Pay Parity for Defence Personnel – Memorandum submitted to 7th Pay Commission

with 2 comments
Pay Parity for Defence Personnel – Memorandum submitted to 7th Pay Commission

Pay Parity for Defence Personnel

The three Services, in the Joint Services Memorandum submitted by them to the Seventh Central Pay Commission have projected following major parity issues:

• Review and enhancement of Grade Pay of Service Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBORs);

• Initial Pay fixation of Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and Brigadier equivalents;.

• Placing of all Lieutenant General / equivalent in Higher Administrative Grade + (HAG+) scale;

Public Holiday on 25.12.2014 on account of Christmas Day – Clarification issued by MHRD

with 0 Comment
Public Holiday on 25.12.2014 on account of Christmas Day – Clarification issued by MHRD

PRESS NOTE

Time of India news item dated 15.12.2014 by Abhishek Chaudhari – reg.

Newspaper article in Times of India today i.e., 15th December, 2014 gives a distorted impression that schools have been asked to remain open on 25th December.

2. This is to clarify that CBSE has not directed any school to remain open on 25th December. All schools will follow their vacation schedule including vacation/holiday on 25th December as specifically clarified by CBSE.

Finance Ministry replied on Interim Report of 7th Pay Commission – Rajya Sabha Q & A

with 1 comment
Finance Ministry replied on Interim Report of 7th Pay Commission – Rajya Sabha Q & A

While answering in Rajya Sabha to a question regarding Interim Report of 7th Central Pay Commission as follows…

The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during the course of its deliberations.

The Motive behind Reducing Retirement Age for Central Government Employees – An Analysis

with 0 Comment
The Motive behind Reducing Retirement Age for Central Government Employees – An Analysis

For a few weeks now, reports have been surfacing that the Centre is giving serious thoughts about reducing retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 to 58.

The truth behind these series of rumours couldn’t be found yet. There is no official sand on this either.

The news was first published by popular English daily newspaper. Without any official source to confirm it, the article analyzed the issue from various perspectives. It was presented in a manner that was acceptable by most.

Expected DA Jan 2015 – Easy Calculation Instant Chart with input of AICPIN

with 1 comment

Expected DA Jan 2015 – Easy Calculation Instant Chart with input of AICPIN

Once upon a time, Dearness Allowance calculation method and formula was very difficult for Central Government employees and Pensioners. And, some of few administrative staff and employees only to predict the Dearness allowance and Dearness Relief before the authentic announcement of Cabinet Committee with the help of calculation formula. ‘Swamy’s News’ books, one of the fantastic way to know the increasing in DA and DR for all. Even the publication releasing the book by monthly edition, more than three decades ‘Monopolize’ news magazine among Central Government employees. Still every unionist is getting knowledge on service matters through these publication books continues.

Vacation and breaks in Kendriya Vidyalayas during academic session 2015-16

with 0 Comment
Vacation and breaks in Kendriya Vidyalayas during academic session 2015-16

KVS has published the schedule for vacation and breaks in KV Schools for the academic session 2015-16.

Summer Vacation started from 3rd May 2015 and Winter break from 5.12.2014, accroding to the climate condition the schedule has been changed in KV Schools located in entire nation.

Click here to view the detailed table…

Press statement and Declaration of National Convention of JCM NC Staff Side held on 11.12.2014 at New Delhi

with 3 comments
Confederation published the Press Statement and declaration of the Joint National Council meeting held today at New Delhi…

"The wage revision which was due in 2011 has not come about even though 7 CPC was set up a few months back. The demand for Interim Relief, merger of DA with Pay which normally accompanies the announcement of the pay commission were not granted by the government, the demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks within the purview of 7th CPC was also rejected."

MACP for Central Government Employees – Clarification issued by Dopt on 10.12.2014

with 7 comments
Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employees – Clarification issued by Dopt on 10.12.2014

Recommendations of the Screening Committee henceforth be placed before the Appointing Authority of the post in both cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or in other cases for approval with regard to grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

National Council Staff Side JCM meets today (11.12.2014) – Eyes of all look expectantly on the demand of DA Merger and Interim Relief

with 2 comments
National Council Staff Side JCM meets today (11.12.2014) – Eyes of all look expectantly on the demand of DA Merger and Interim Relief

National Council Staff Side JCM organise a National Convention today at New Delhi. All major federations including Railway, Defence and Confederation will participate in the convention. Convention will adopt a joint declaration on future course of agitational programmes on the following demands of the Central Government Employees. The official report has been published through confederation blog as follows…

Is the Central Government Planning to Reduce Retirement Age?

with 22 comments

Is the Central Government Planning to Reduce Retirement Age?

A popular English daily reported on the 28th of last month that the Central Government is giving serious thoughts about reducing the retirement age of its employees. The news has created a big buzz among the employees working under Central Government.

It was said that the proposal is part of the Government’s strategy to reduce non-plan expenses. It was mentioned that a senior official said that the move will help giving employment opportunities to new people under the new recommendations to be suggested by the 7th Pay Commission.

Accreditation Certificate for Clinical Laboratories

with 0 Comment
Accreditation Certificate for Clinical Laboratories

Health is a State subject. Accreditation of clinical laboratories is undertaken by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) under the Department of Science and Technology. The compliance of requirements under ISO 15189 is used as the criteria for such accreditation by the NABL.

Accreditation of hospitals/laboratories provides a sense of assurance about the availability of quality healthcare service from the accredited institutions. 

Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor – Pensioners Portal Orders

with 1 comment
Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor – Pensioners Portal Orders

No.7/3/2013-P&PW (F)
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003
Dated the, 2, December, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor — regarding

In accordance with the existing instructions, the payment of a portion of death gratuity could be made to the guardian, in the absence of a natural guardian, without production of a guardianship certificate. As per the existing orders, an amount of Rs.10,000/- (or the first Rs.10,000/- where amount exceeds Rs.10,000/-)in favour of a minor could be made to his/her guardian, in the absence of a natural guardian, without production of a formal guardianship certificate but subject to production of an indemnity bond.

Disability Policy – State Disability Policy

with 0 Comment
Persons with Disabilities, only 7 States namely Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have formulated policy for persons with disabilities

Disability Policy

The Department of Personnel & Training has intimated that information about vacant post reserved for persons with disabilities is not centrally maintained. A Special Recruitment Drive for filling up the backlog of persons with disabilities has been launched in November, 2009. The Drive was concluded on 31.03.2012. As per the information received from the 73 Ministries/Departments there were 6003 backlog vacancies, out of which 2388 have been filled up.

Expected Dearness Allowance from January 2015 for Central Govt Employees and Pensioners, almost confirmed 6% increase…

with 8 comments
Expected Dearness Allowance from January 2015 for Central Govt Employees and Pensioners, almost confirmed 6% increase…

Expected DA from Jan 2015 is on fourth step, no change in the index of CPI(IW) for the month of October 2014, stands at 253 only.

Increase in Dearness allowance for Central Govt employees and Pensioners from Jan 2015 is likely to be 6% and the total Dearness allowance will go up to 113%.

Biometric Attendance System – Are the Central Government Employees Supporting or Opposing It?

with 17 comments
Biometric Attendance System – Are the Central Government Employees Supporting or Opposing It?

BIOMETRIC ATTENDANCE SYSTEM is the procedure of registering the attendance by placing the thumb imprint on a machine which captures the imprint and records the time of entry or exit from the office. In the moderate scheme, the employee has to manually enter his/her 6-digit Aadhaar number and then confirm his/her identity by fingerprint and iris-scan.

Biometric Attendance System – Are the Central Government Employees Supporting or Opposing It?

Ceiling limit for purchasing goods in CSD canteens

with 3 comments
Parliament Question & Answer - Ceiling of purchasing in 'Military Canteens'

Yes, there is ceiling for purchasing grocery items in CSD Canteens for all categories card holders.

Canteen Stores Department (CSD) Canteens, which is familiar to known as Military Canteens, every card holder can only purchase within the limit and minimum of Rs.3500 per month. This topic discussed in Parliament today, Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar said in a written reply to a question regarding this subject as follows…


AICPIN for the Month of October 2014 – Labour Bureau Press Release

with 0 Comment
Expected DA from Jan 2015 

Press Release has been published by Labour Bureau today regarding the statistics of Consumer Price Index, particularly for the calculation of Dearness allowance issued to the employees working under Central Government…

DA from Jan 2015 is almost confirmed by 6%...

Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit J&K – Dopt orders on 28.11.2014

with 0 Comment
Entitled and not entitled officers to travel by air may also travel by private airlines subject to the conditions laid in the previous orders.
(i) Officers entitled to travel by air may also travel by private airlines from their headquarters; 
(ii) Officers not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by private airlines between Delhi /Amritsar and any place in J&K.

Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners – Aadhaar based biometric verification system

with 2 comments
Aadhaar enabled authentication of Digital Life Certificate for pensioners.  

This being an important step in realizing the vision of Digital India, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has desired that the system is fully operationalised by the end of November 2014 and PMO to be informed of progress by 1st week of December, 2014.

No CSD Canteen Facility for Para Military(CAPF) personnel

with 1 comment
CSD Canteen Facility for Retired Para Military(CAPF) personnel in Rohru, Shimla

Canteen Stores Department (CSD) facility is applicable to serving and retired personnel of Defence Forces and not to Para-Military

Hon’ble Member Shri Bashistha Narain Singh asked in Parliament yesterday about the eligibility of CSD Canteen facility for retired Para Military (CAPF) Personnel in Rohru and he also questioned that any proposal to open CSD Canteens in Rohru, Shimla(HP) .

The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju replied in written form in Parliament as follows…

New Holiday Home at Madurai – Advance Booking Starts from Dec 2014

with 0 Comment

Commencement of Booking of New Holiday Home at Madurai with effect from 1.12.2014

One more new and fresh Holiday Home has been commenced at Madurai for Central Government Employees and Officers. As per the notification issued by the Directorate of Estates, arrangements started for advance booking for 20 suites in the heart of the Temple City Madurai.

Madurai is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest city and urban agglomeration in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, after Chennai and the sixteenth largest urban agglomeration of India.

The booking office is located at Plot No. C.1, Tamil Nagar, Koodal Pudur, Anaiyur (P.O.), Madurai, Pin – 625017 (Tamil Nadu) and the online booking also started from 1st December 2014. Contact numbers for the ‘Madurai Holiday Home Booking Office’ is 0452-2661891 and 2661892.

Next 7th Pay Commission Meeting at Jodhpur from 12th to 15th December

with 0 Comment
7th Central Pay Commission is proposed to visit Jodhpur to meet the CG Employees Associations and Trade Union delegates from 12th to 15th December, 2014.

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Jodhpur from 12th to 15th December, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

Yoga Classes for Central Government employees and their dependents – Dopt orders

with 1 comment
Yoga sessions in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi for the benefit of Central Government employees and their dependents at Grih Kalyan Kendra w.e.f. 01.12.2014. The yoga sessions will be held in the morning 7-9 AM at the above said venues for six days in a week (Monday to Saturday).

SCOVA meeting with Standing Groups including National Council (Staff Side) JCM

with 0 Comment
Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) meeting with Standing Groups including National Council (Staff Side) JCM will be scheduled to be held in the January, 2015. The details of the date, time and venue of the meeting will follow. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Pubic Grievances & Pensions.

Latest news on Retirement Age – Extension in Retirement Age of Scientists

with 1 comment

Latest news on Retirement Age – Extension in Retirement Age of Scientists

While answering to a question in Lok Sabha today regarding the retirement age of scientists, Dr.Harsh Vardhan said that this issue is under consideration of a Committee.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology

26-November-2014 16:10 IST

Extension in Retirement Age of Scientists

The Government has received any proposals to enhance the retirement age of scientists to 62 from the present age of 60 years. The issue is under consideration of a Committee.

CGHS Hospitals under surveillance by the aegis of CGHS Officer to check irregularities including exploitation of patients

with 1 comment
CGHS Hospitals under surveillance by the aegis of CGHS Officer to check irregularities including exploitation of patients

While replying to a question in Parliament today, Minster of Health & Family Welfare Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said that to ensure that the terms and conditions of the Memorandum of Agreement are followed scrupulously by the empanelled hospitals, a monitoring cell under the aegis of a senior officer of CGHS has been established to check irregularities including exploitation of patients”,

Treatment by CGHS empanelled hospitals in emergency cases

One Rank-One Pension (OROP) formula has since been implemented or not..? Question raised today in Parliament

with 4 comments
One Rank-One Pension (OROP) formula has since been implemented or not..? Question raised today in Parliament

Whether Government’s decision to grant pension to the retired personnel of the Defence Forces as per “One Rank-One Pension (OROP)” formula has since been implemented

If not, the reasons for the delay; and

By when this scheme is likely to be implemented? these questions asked by the Hon’ble Member Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa in Parliament today and the Minister of Defence Shri Manohar Parrikar replied as follows…

Air India Domestic LTC Fare List - 3rd November 2014

with 1 comment
Air India Domestic Fare list updated with LTC Scheme – LTC Fare List Nov 2014

Journey by Air Travel while availing LTC, stipulating that the orders insisting to travel by Air India only.

Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) are entitled to travel by Air to NER on LTC. Other employees are entitled to travel by Air to NER from Guwahati or Kolkata airport only.

One more restriction of travel by Air India only need not apply to non-entitled employees who travel by air and claim LTC reimbursement by entitled class of rail.

Income Tax Exemption Slab Could be Raised Further: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Informs

with 0 Comment
Income Tax Exemption Slab Could be Raised Further: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Informs

“I have no intention of burdening the salaried and middle classes by imposing heavy taxes on them. At the same time, I’m not going to let tax evaders get away. I’m going to bring them into the tax-payers circle,” Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley said.

“Salaried middle class people are paying more in direct taxes. If you ask me, I’d suggest that their direct tax burden should be reduced and if you could ensure that they get their full salaries, they will spend more. You can thus collect the money from them through indirect taxes,” he said.

Whether 7th Pay Commission proposes to submit Interim Report?

with 0 Comment
Is Interim Relief Likely for Central Government Employees?

Is it really possible for Central Government employees to get an interim relief this time? Let us look at it in detail.

‘Interim Relief’ may be defined as the temporary relief given to employees before the new Pay Commission’s recommendations are implemented. ‘Interim relief will be treated sui generis’, most of the Finance Ministry orders included the sentence when sanctioning interim relief.

If one looks at the interim relief granted in 1983 and 1993, it can also be inferred that interim relief is granted in order to correct the errors in salary revision once every ten years. One gets the feeling as if an entire Pay Commission was lost simply for the sake of a small hike.

DA Merger and Interim Relief to be discussed in the National Convention of NC JCM Meeting – INDWF Circular

with 0 Comment
Important issues of DA Merger and Interim Relief to be discussed in the National Convention of NC JCM Meeting which will be held on 11.12.2014 – INDWF Circular

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/Circular/012/2014
Date : 17.11.2014
To
All Office Bearers and Working Committee Members,
INDWF

Sub: Holding of National Convention of the National Council (JCM) Staff Side – reg.
Ref: National Council (JCM) Staff Side circular No.NC.JCM/2014/SC Dated 25.10.2014

Acceptance of Digital Life Certificate based on Aadhaar Biometric Authentication as a valid life certificate

with 0 Comment
Central Pension Accounting Office issued amendment orders for the authentication of Digital Life Certificate obtained from the website of jeevanpramaan.gov.in

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi 110 066

CPAO/Tech/Amdt.-Sch.Book/2014-15/720
dated: 14.11.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Reference is invited to Correction Slip No.12 dated-10.11.2014 issued to facilitate acceptance of digital life certificate based on Aadhaar Biometric Authentication. The detailed process off getting digital life certificate issued for pensioners to be followed by banks and pensioners is hereby enclosed for necessary guidance.

Employment News Weekly Highlights – Latest Vacancies for this week

with 0 Comment
This week Employment News Weekly Report brings some important vacancies for young Indian job seekers...

Every week Employment News Weekly is publishing the new job lists for young unemployed youth. Ordnance factories requires 97 vacancies of LDC, Supervisor, (Teacher (Primary), Laboratory Assistant, Steno etc…

Aadhar enabled bio-metric attendance system – Early leaving is also to be treated as late coming…

with 15 comments
"As per existing instructions, half a-day’s casual leave should be debited for each day of late attendance, but late attendance upto an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month"...

Govt introduces Aadhar enabled bio-metric attendance system

The Centre on Friday decided to phase-out manual attendance system and use an Aadhar enabled bio-metric attendance system (AEBAS) in all its offices.

“It has been decided to use an Aadhar enabled bio-metric attendance system in all offices of the central government, including attached and sub-ordinate offices, in India,” said an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Aadhar is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the central government.

The system will be installed in the offices located in New Delhi by this year end.

Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – Pensioners Portal Orders

with 0 Comment
Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – Pensioners Portal Orders

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 20, November, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/Family Pensioners – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 under the CCS(EOP) Rules was to be revised in accordance with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare OM NO.38/37/2008-P&P&W(A) dated 1.9.2008. Accordingly, instructions were issued vide this Department OM of even number dated 30th September 2010 for extension of benefits of modified parity to past pensioners’ for revision of disability pension/family pension covered under CCS(EOP) Rules.

Pensioners Portal Order - Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Pensioners enhanced from Rs.300 to Rs.500 w.e.f. 1.09.2008

with 1 comment
Pensioners Portal Order - Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Pensioners enhanced from Rs.300 to Rs.500 w.e.f. 1.09.2008

At present Fixed Medical Allowance is granted to the Central Government pensioners/family pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and corresponding health schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. Orders were issued vide this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 26.05.2010 for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/-p.m. w.e.f. 1.09.2008.

Aadhar Based Bio-Metric Attendance System for all Central Govt Employees before 26.1.2015

with 0 Comment
 Dopt said in the order that the Aadhar Based Bio-Metric Attendance system will be installed in the offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi by 31st December 2014. In other places this may be installed by 26th January 2015.

Biometric attendance system is only an enabling platform. There is no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc. which will continue to apply. 

Introduction of Aadhar Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System - Dopt Orders issued on 21.11.2014

Dopt Orders on Advice of the UPSC to be communicated to the delinquent Government servant

with 0 Comment
Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – Advice of the UPSC to be communicated to the delinquent Government servant – Amendment – regarding.

The Disciplinary Authority shall forward or cause to be forwarded to UPSC for its advice:

A copy of the report of the Inquiring Authority together with its own tentative reasons for disagreement, if any, with the findings of Inquiring Authority on any article of charge; and

Comments on the representation of the Government servant on the Inquiry report and disagreement note, if any, with all the case records of the inquiry proceedings.

Permission for Commercial Employment after Retirement of CG Employees – Dopt orders

with 0 Comment
Permission for Commercial Employment after Retirement of CG Employees – Dopt orders

Procedure for grant of permission to the pensioners for commercial employment after retirement – revision of Form 25.

Retired Government servants proposing to take up commercial employment within a year of retirement are required to seek permission from the Government. They are required to apply for permission in Form 25 of CCS(Pension) Rules…

Central Government invites suggestions from Pensioners, Pensioners Associations, Banks and concerned Ministries/Departments

with 5 comments
Central Government invites suggestions from Pensioners, Pensioners Associations, Banks and concerned Ministries/Departments

Central Government has decided to invite suggestions form the stakeholders, Pensioners, Pensioners Associations, Banks and concerned Ministries/Departments. An Office Memorandum issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare today, specially for improving the functioning of the Department and welfare of pensioners and also simplifying rules and procedures. The original order is reproduced and given below…

Public Holidays 2015 for Banks – Government Notification for Delhi, Daman&Diu, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal etc..

with 0 Comment
Public Holidays 2015 for Banks – Government Notification for Delhi, Daman&Diu, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal etc..

Branches of banks working on Sundays observe their weekly-off on any other day of the week as decided by the Bank and notified to members of staff and public. Therefore, all Sundays will be working days for Sunday working branches, except those Sundays declared as holidays by the Central/ State Government/Union Territory for a specified festival/occasion in a particular year, under the Negotiable Instruments Act.

Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners from Jeevan Pramaan website

with 3 comments
Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners from Jeevan Pramaan website

Jeevan Pramaan is a biometric enabled digital service for pensioners. Pensioners of Central Government, State Government or any other Government organization can take benefit of this facility.

How it Works
Jeevan Pramaan uses the Aadhaar platform for biometric authentication of the pensioner.
A successful authentication generates the Digital Life Certificate which gets stored in the Life Certificate Repository. The Pension Disbursing Agencies can access the certificate on-line.

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE ON 11TH DECEMBER 2014

with 0 Comment
JCM, National Council, Staff Side is organizing a National Convention on 11.12.2014

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE ON 11TH DECEMBER 2014

UNITED MOVEMENT OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF JCM
NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE
ON 11TH DECEMBER 2014

JCM, National Council, Staff Side organizations will be organizing a National Convention of all Central Government Employees at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. Railway, Defence & Confederation will participate in the convention. Convention will declare future course of action. DA merger, Interim Relief, Date of effect of 7th CPC inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC etc are the main demands.

Suspension of empanelment of Dr. Khannaís Path Care Pvt. Ltd. Delhi.

with 0 Comment
Suspension of empanelment of Dr. Khannaís Path Care Pvt. Ltd. Delhi.

No. 22-1/2013/CGHS/GE
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108, dated the 14th November, 2014

OFFICE ORDER

Subiect: Suspension of empanelment of Dr. Khannaís Path Care Pvt. Ltd. Delhi.

With reference to the above mentioned matter, the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even No. vide which Dr. Khanna's Path Care Pvt. Ltd., A-43, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016 was empanelled under CGHS and to state that Dr. Khannaís Path Care Pvt. Ltd., Delhi had violated the terms & conditions of MoA signed with CGHS by indulging in fraudulent practices. 

Important message for employees retiring within the next three months

with 0 Comment
Important message for employees retiring within the next three months

PRE - RETIREMENT COUNSELLING WORKSHOP

Important message for employees retiring within the next three months

The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare is organizing a Pre-retirement counselling workshop on 25th, November, 2014 from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM in the Conference Room of Department of Administrative Reforms, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi. 

DA MERGER – INTERIM RELIEF – DATE OF EFFECT OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS FROM 01.01.2014 – INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC ETC…

with 4 comments

DA MERGER – INTERIM RELIEF – DATE OF EFFECT OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS FROM 01.01.2014 – INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC ETC…

CONFEDERATION INTENSIFIES STRUGGLE

MASS SQUATTING

On 18th November 2014

Dopt orders on amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules

with 0 Comment
Amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979

For appointment to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/ State Government employees will be entitled to joining time under these rules in case such Government servants opt for having their past service in the Central/State Government counted for all purposes in the Central Government.



DON'T FORGET TO ACTIVATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

ACTIVATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE BY CLICKING THE ACTIVATION LINK FROM YOUR INBOX...
FREE EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION

Today's Recent Entries...

Disclaimer:As and when orders amending the rules are published by the Government, the amendment orders will be published in our blog immediately. Readers are requested to refer to the source link is given at the end of the post. All efforts have been made to ensure accuracy of the content on this blog, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. 90paisa accepts no responsibility in relation to the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or otherwise, of the contents. Users are advised to verify/check any information with the relevant department(s) and/or other source(s), and to obtain any appropriate professional advice before acting on the information provided in the blog. Links to other websites that have been included on this blog are provided for public convenience only. 90paisa is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the view expressed within them. We cannot guarantee the availability of such linked pages at all times.

Recent Posts