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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for December 2014

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for December 2014 released by Labour Bureau
No.5/1/2014-CPI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LABOUR BUREAU `CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004 DATED: the 30th January, 2015 Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – December, 2014
The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between November, 2014 and December, 2014 when compared with the decrease of (-) 1.65 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

All CG Employees are required to register themselves in the system of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

All CG Employees are required to register themselves in the system of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System - Dopt notification
Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 28.1.2015
Sub: Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system.

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) - Dopt Orders

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries/Departments
G.I., Dep. of Per. Trg., O.M.No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D), dated 28.1.2015
Subject: Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries / Departments.
Reference is drawn to this Department’s instructions on Model calendar for DPCs vide O.M. No.22011/9/98-Estt (D) dated 8th September, 1998. The Model Calendar envisages initiating action in advance of the commencement of the vacancy year so as to have the approved select panels ready before start of the vacancy year and ensure timely promotions of employees.


Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification orders issued by DoPT on 27.1.2015

Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification orders issued by DoPT on 27.1.2015
"travel by Premium Trains is not permissible on LTC. Hence, the fare charged by the Indian Railways for the journey(s) performed by Premium trains shall not be reimbursable for the purpose of LTC."
G.I., Dep.of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.31011/2/2015-Estt.(A-IV), dated 27.1.2015
Subject: Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification reg.

Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday to CG Employees on the day of Poll – Orders Issued by Election Commission

Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday to CG Employees on the day of Poll – Orders Issued by Election Commission
Election Commission has issued orders on General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi 2015, grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll under section 135B of Representation of the People Act 1951. The order is reproduced and given below for your ready reference…
ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA No.78/2015/EPS Dated: 20th January, 2015 To 1. The Chief Secretary to the Government of NCT of Delhi,Delhi. 2. The Chief Electoral Officer,Delhi. 3. The Secretary to the Govt, of India, M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi.
Subject:- General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015 – Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Regarding.
Sir, I am directed to invite your attention to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which p…

Regulation of journeys on use of own/ hired taxi on account of disability of the Government Employees on LTC – CGDA Orders

Regulation of journeys on use of own/ hired taxi on account of disability of the Government Employees on LTC – CGDA Orders
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
Circular No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim Dated: 13th Jan 2015 To All PCsDA/ CsDA PCoA (F‘ys) Kolkata
Sub: Regulation of journeys on use of own / hired taxi on account of disability of the Govt. Servant on LTC.
Reference is invited to GoI, DoPT OM F No. 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated: 28th Oct’ 2009.

Dopt Notification – Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

Dopt Notification – Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., Notification, dated 22.1.2015
G.S.R. 6(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 27th October, 2013.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 29, for clause (2), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—

Address by the President of India on the eve of the Republic Day of India 2015

Address by the President of India on the eve of the Republic Day of India 2015
Press Information Bureau Government of India President’s Secretariat 25-January-2015 19:20 IST
Address by the President of India on the eve of the Republic Day of India 2015
My Fellow Citizens: 1. On the eve of the 66th Republic Day, I extend warm greetings to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Internal Security Forces.

Comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series of CPI

Comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series of CPI
Base Year Revision of Consumer Price Index (CPI)
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) for Rural, Urban and Combined, at State/UTs and all India level, w.e.f. January 2011. The Base Year of this series of CPI is 2010=100 and weighting diagrams are based on the results of Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) 2004-05.
2. Now the CSO is in the process of revising the Base Year from 2010=100 to 2012=100. The weighting diagrams have been prepared on the basis of the results of CES (2011-12). With this revision, the gap between Price Reference Year (Base Year) and the Weight Reference Year has been minimized. Apart from this, a number of methodological improvements have been introduced in the revised series, which are as follows:

Feedback of the AIRF’s Leadership meeting with Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu

Feedback of the AIRF’s Leadership meeting with Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu
A.I.R.F. All India Railwaymen’s Federation 4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055 No.AIRF/24(C) Dated: January 24, 2015 The General Secretaries, All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades, Sub: Brief of the meeting held with Hon’ble Minister for Railways
Yesterday I met Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, and had discussion on various issues, justify from 14:00 to 14:45 hrs.
Once again I tried my level best that the FDI should not be brought in the Railways.

Dopt Orders - Shortage of staff in the grades of Assistants and Section Officers

Shortage of staff in the grades of Assistants and Section Officers - modification to the channel of submission till staff position improves regarding.
Vacancy position in the grades of Assistants (2475) and Section Officers (540)
It may be seen that the combined strength of officers in-position in these grades in almost all the Ministries/Departments is more than the sanctioned strength of Assistants. 

CGEGIS Table 2015 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2015 to 31.12.2015

CGEGIS Table 2015 – Table for Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980
Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2015 to 31.12.2015
CGEGIS Table 2015: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015.
G.I., M.F., O.M. No.7(1)/EV/2014, dated 22.1.2015
Subject:- Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No.7 (1)/EV12013 dated 8th January, 2014 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS for the year 2014. 

Removal of medicines from CGHS list – Life saving medicines – Reg.

Removal of medicines from CGHS list – Life saving medicines – Reg.
Member of Parliament Shri.Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa asked some important questions in respect of CGHS beneficiaries regarding the life saving medicines and concerned minister has given reply on this issue as follows…
With a view to streamline the issue of medicines, an Office Memorandum was issued on 25.08.2014. Under the revised guidelines:

Age limit of Retirement in Central Government Services – What says FR56..?

Age limit of Retirement in Central Government Services – What says FR56..?
“All Government servants are to retire on the last day of the month in which they attain the age of 60 years, subject to the exceptions mentioned therein”.
The DoPT Minister informed in the Parliament as a written reply to a question to the subject above mentioned as follows…
As per Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules all Government servants are to retire on the last day of the month in which they attain the age of 60 years, subject to the exceptions mentioned therein. A copy of the relevant rule is annexed. Different age of retirement for certain categories has been fixed on functional requirements.

Railway Board Orders - Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2015.

G.I., Railway Board Letter No. 2012/E(LR)Ill/HL 1/1, dated 4.9.2014
Sub: Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2015.

With regard to above subject a copy of Department of Personnel & Training’s letter No. 12/5/2014-JCA-2 dated 6th June, 2014 as displayed on their web site, with a list of holidays to be observed in Central ‘Government Offices during the year 2015 is sent herewith for information and necessary action.
Click to view the list of Holidays 2015 - Dopt Order
Source document from official website of AIRF

Suggestions for the General Budget 2015-16 - AIRF

AIRF has sent suggestions for General Budget to Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley.
Suggestions for the General Budget 2015-16
A.I.R.F. All India Railwaymen’s Federation 4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055 No.AIRF/60 Dated: January 20, 2015 Hon’ble Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance, (Government of India), New Delhi
Dear Sir, Sub: Suggestions for the General Budget 2015-16
All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), representing more 1.3 million Railwaymen, being the largest and oldest organization of the Railwaymen in India, wish to put-forth following important suggestions to be considered favourably while finalizing General Budget proposals for the Financial Year 2015-16:-

Latest Finmin Orders Jan 2015 – Foreign tours, Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG and Sukanya Samridhhi Account

Latest Finmin Orders Jan 2015 – Foreign tours, Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG and Sukanya Samridhhi Account
The Finance Ministry has issued some important orders today on its portal, the same is reproduced and given below for your kind information…
1. Foreign tours/travels as part of Training Programmes — approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCOS).
2. Direct Benefit Transfer / Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) — payment of Commission to Banks.
3. Launch of scheme for Girl Child named “Sukanya Samridhhi Account’ by Hon’ble Prime Minister

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS SUBMITS JOINT MEMORANDUM TO FINANCE MINISTER

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS SUBMITS JOINT MEMORANDUM TO FINANCE MINISTER
17th January 2015
The Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Govt. of India, North Block, New Delhi
Dear Sir, We thank you for inviting the central trade unions representing the working people in the country in both organized and unorganized sector for this pre-budget consultation.
In the previous pre-budget consultation meeting with you held on 6th June 2014, we urged upon you to please consider a directional change in the economic policy regime from that pursued during the previous government which, you have also admitted, had landed the country’s economy in a bad situation. In fact, we had articulated our views and proposals on that premise. But we like to submit candidly that our proposals did not receive a positive response and the economic policies followed the same trajectory and made situation worse for the mass of the people during the intervening period.

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015

Election Holidays 2015 – Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015: DoPT Order

G.I., Dept. of Per & Trg., O.M.F. No. 12/7/2014-JCA2, dated 19.1.2015
Subject: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015.
The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the general election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, to be held on 7“I February, 2015, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/ 14/99-JCA dated 1oth October 2001, have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in NCT of Delhi.

Awareness Programme Under Pensioners’ Portal

Awareness Programme Under Pensioners’ Portal
The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is implementing a web based mission mode project on pensions namely Pensioner’s Portal under the National e-Governance Plan. The Department has also started initiative called SANKALP for channelizing the experience and skill of Pensioners towards meaningful social activities.
The Department is proposing to conduct the next such Awareness Programme for Pensioners in Aizwal, Mizoram at Assam Rifles Cinema Hall on February 05,2015. The meeting will be chaired by Secretary (P,AR&PG).

Dopt issued guidelines on prescribing Educational Qualifications and experience for recruitment of various post

Guidelines on prescribing Educational Qualifications and requisite experience in respect of various posts, Pay Band & Grade Pay/ Pay Scale for appointment by Direct Recruitment.

Educational Qualifications and requisite experience in respect of various posts, Pay Band & Grade Pay/ Pay Scale for appointment by Direct Recruitment or deputation depending upon the nature of functions and duties are being issued. 

Dopt orders on review of Model RRs for the Storekeeping staff category of posts

Dopt orders on review of Model RRs for the Storekeeping staff category of posts

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M., No. AB-14017/11/2014-Estt.(RR), dated 16.1.2015
Subject : Review of Model RRs for the Storekeeping staff category of posts.
The Model RRs for the Storekeeping staff category of posts issued in this Department OM No. AB-14017/41/87-Estt. (RR) dated 23.3.1987 have been reviewed in the light of 6th CPC recommendations on revision of pay scales, instructions issued by this Department, etc. Accordingly, the revised Model Recruitment Rules for the same are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

Immovable Property Return for the year 2014 (as on 31.12.2014) – submission through cscms.nic.in – regarding

Immovable Property Return for the year 2014 (as on 31.12.2014) – submission through cscms.nic.in – regarding
Govt. servants will be required to file annual property return as per existing provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 also. Accordingly, all CSS Officers are directed to file immovable property return by 31.1.2015.

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 16.01.2015)

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 16.01.2015)
Date Meeting with
14.01.2015 At Kolkata: All India Railway Accounts Staff Association, SER Chapter; Technical Assistants’ Association of IIEST; All India Postal Stenographers’ Association; Eastern Railwaymen’s Congress (ERMC); All India Data Processing Officers’ Association; National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped Staff Association; Commercial Intelligence Union; Commercial Intelligence and Statistics Employees Association; Employees’ Association, CAT-III, Office of AG, WB; All India Customs Ministerial Officers’ Association; All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation; National Library Employees Association; East Coast Railway Engineers’ Association; The Company Law Administrative Employees Association; Joint Council of Action of Income Tax Associations, WB.

Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) 2015

Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) 2015: Meeting on 21.01.2015
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., Circular No. 15/1 /2014-CS.II(A), dated 14.1.2015
Sub: Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS), 2015 – reg.
A Cadre Restructuring Committee (CRC) has been constituted under the chairmanship of EO & SS to review the service conditions of the CSSS personnel and suggest requisite measures pertaining to the said service. Service Associations, cadre units of CSSS as well as individual officers are invited to present their views in this regard before the Committee on 21.01.2015 at 10.00 in Room No. 190, North Block,New Delhi.

CCS (Conduct) Rules – Filing of annual Immovable Property Returns

CCS (Conduct) Rules – Filing of annual Immovable Property Returns – Dopt Orders 2015
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. F. No. 11013/3/2014-Estt.(A), dated 16.1.2015
Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 — Filing of annual Immovable Property Returns – regarding
The undersigned is directed to state that as per various notifications issued by this Department, relating to the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Returns of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, the public servant who has filed declaration, information and annual returns of property under the provision of the rules applicable to such public servant, should file the declaration, information and return indicating his/her assets and liabilities, as on 01.08.2014, to the competent authority on or before, 30.04.2015. The notifications are available on the Department’s website at http://persmin.gov.in/Lokpal Hom…

DR Orders for CG Pensioners – Issue taken as agenda by DPPW

Simultaneous issue of orders for the release of Dearness Allowances: Issue taken as agenda by DPPW in the SCOVA meeting
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions published an order yesterday regarding the four new agenda items will be discussed in the meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOCA) under the Chairmanship on 3.2.2015.
The four fresh agenda points are given below…

7th Pay Commission : Highlights of the demands of Central Government Employees to 7CPC

7th Pay Commission : Highlights of the demands of Central Government Employees to 7CPC
1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employee as on 01-01-2014.
2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014.
3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.
4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.
5. Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8.


Introduction of postal stamps as RTI fee/cost – seeking comments from public regarding

Introduction of postal stamps as RTI fee/cost – seeking comments from public regarding
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., Circular No.1/3/2014-IR, dated 14.1.2015
Subject: Introduction of postal stamps as RTI fee/cost – seeking comments from public regarding
RTI Rules, 2012 prescribe payment of RTI application fee/Cost through four Modes i.e. IPO, Demand Draft, Bankers Cheque and Cash against receipt. Apart from regular modes of payments, Information seekers can use the facility of e-IPO and also use Debit/Credit Card for filing online RTI application.


Clarification regarding Pay fixation on grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to the officers of Organized Group A Services

Clarification regarding Pay fixation on grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to the officers of Organized Group A Services
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No. AB. 14017/25/2013-Estt.(RR), dated 12.1.2015
Subject: Clarification regarding Pay fixation on grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to the officers of Organized Group A Services
The instructions for grant of NFU as per 6th CPC for officers of Organized Group ‘A’ services have been issued in DOPT OM dated 24.04.2009. The terms & conditions for grant of NFU as laid down in Clause-7 of the Annexure to the above said 0.M., prescribe that pay fixation on grant of NFU under these orders will be done as per the provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 i.e. officers will be granted one increment at the rate of 3% of basic pay and the difference of grade pay will be added to their basic pay. As for the officers posted under the Central Staffing Scheme, they will be granted one increment on account of NFU, but their grade pay will remain un…

Dopt clarification orders regarding declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013

Dopt clarification orders regarding declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013
Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — extension of last date for filing of revised returns by public servants who have filed property returns under the existing service rules – Clarification on filing of property returns in accordance with existing service rules for different categories of public servants.
Filing of property returns already extended the time limit from 31st December, 2014 to 30th April, 2015
In this regard, several queries are being received from various Ministries/Departments/cadre authorities, as to whether there is any need for public servants to file property returns under the relevant provisions of the existing service rules, as applicable to them, since they are now required to file information and annual returns under the provisions of t…

Staff Side NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary for Interim Relief, Merger of DA

Staff Side NC JCM writes to Cabinet Secretary for Interim Relief, Merger of DA etc.
Secretary Staff Side NC JCM writes to cabinet secretary regarding demands of central government employees:-
"The National JCA met today and took note of the silence on the part of the Government to our pleadings. The meeting has, therefore, decided to go ahead with the agitational programmes, the first phase of which will culminate in a massive March to Parliament by Central Government employees on 28th April, 2015."

One time relaxation in Rules for leave encashment during service

One time relaxation in Rules for leave encashment during service – Permission for leave encashment to Railway Employees who have failed to avail leave encashment during the previous blocks.
RBE No. 141/2014 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR) MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRAIAYA) (RAILWAY BOARD) No. F(E)III/2008/LE-1/1 New Delhi, Dated: 15/12/2014 The GMs/FA & CAOs, All Zonal Railways/PUs, (As per Mailing List)
Subject: One time relaxation in Rules for leave encashment during service – Permission for leave encashment to Railway Employees who have failed to avail leave encashment during the previous blocks.
Representations have been received in this office to allow leave encashment to Railway employees who have failed to avail the benefit during the previous blocks despite availing Pass/PTO and leave during a block on the ground that the concept of block period was new for the Railway employees and it Introduced during the 2nd block period resulting in some of the employees faili…

There should be No Reservation in Promotions – Supreme Court

There should be No Reservation in Promotions – Supreme Court
Supreme Court in a landmark judgement has ruled out reservation in promotion for SC/ST categories.
New Delhi: January 10
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has ruled that there could be no quota for SC and ST employees for top posts in public sector banks but reservation for them was permissible in posts from scale-I till scale-VI.
A bench of J.Chelameswar and A.K.Sikri held that though there was no provision for reservation in promotion in banks for officers from scale-I onwards but an office memorandum issued by Department of Public Enterprises in November 2004 permitting quota up to scale-VI.

Recruitment of Ex-Trade Apprentices in Ordnance Factories – BPMS

Recruitment of Ex-Trade Apprentices in Ordnance Factories – BPMS
BPMS General Secretary Shri M.P.Singh writes a letter to the Chairman of DGOF regarding the subject above quoted, the content of the letter is reproduced ang given below for your information…
BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH (AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
REF: BPMS /OFB / Trade Apprentice / 228(8/3/L) Dated: 09.01.2015 To, The DGOF & Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board, 10 A, S K Bose Road, Kolkata
Subject: Recruitment of Ex-Trade Apprentices in Ordnance Factories: Compliance of the amended provisions of The Trade Apprentices Act, 1961.

Review of Model Constitution in respect of Resident Welfare Associations recognized by DOPT

Review of Model Constitution in respect of Resident Welfare Associations recognized by DOPT
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.05/08/201 3-Dir(C), dated 9.1.2015
Subject: Review of Model Constitution in respect of Resident Welfare Associations recognized by DOPT
The undersigned is directed to say that certain amendments to the existing Model Constitution of RWAs(Copy Enclosed) are proposed to be made in the light of various suggestions made by stakeholders and subsequent deliberations done in the Department. A  copy of the proposed amendments to Model Constitution is attached for reference.

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS regarding

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS regarding
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.4/2/2006-CS.II (B) (Vol.), dated 9.1.2015
Subject :- Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 3Rd July, 2014 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of Assistant up to 31.12.2014. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad-hoc appointment of those UDCs of CSCS who are working as Assistants of CSS on ad-hoc basis may be extended up to 30.06.2015 or titi regular Assistants become available, whichever is earlier.

Engagement of a retired officer of CSS as consultant on contract basis – Dopt Orders 2015

Engagement of a retired officer of CSS as consultant on contract basis – Dopt Orders 2015
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.I-28011/5/2015-Coord., dated 8.1.2015
Sub: Engagement of a retired officer of CSS as consultant on contract basis – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to state that one Consultant is to be engaged in the Department of Personnel and Training to assist the Department in filing of replies, taking updates of court cases from counsels in respect of the Court/CAT cases.

Relaxation for purchase of Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents: CBDT Orders

Relaxation for purchase of Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents: CBDT Orders
F.No. A-27017/01/2015-Ad.VI (A) Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, dated 9th January, 2015 To All Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, All Director General of Income Tax,
Sub: Relaxation for purchase of Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents – Regarding.
Sir/ Madam, Kindly find enclosed herewith a copy of GM. of Ad.I Section of Department of Revenue bearing No. FTS No.110738/2014-Ad.I dated 31st December, 2014 alongwith its enclosure on the above mentioned subject for strict compliance by field offices.

Instructions regarding observance of Wednesdays as a ‘Public Meeting Day’ for hearing public grievances - CBDT Orders

Instructions regarding observance of Wednesdays as a ‘Public Meeting Day’ for hearing public grievances - CBDT Orders
F.No.Dir(Hqrs.)/Cb.(DT)/29/2013 Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue {Central Board of Direct Taxes)
Room No.157-B, North Block, New Delhi, Dated the 6th January, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Instructions regarding observance of Wednesdays as a ‘Public Meeting Day’ for hearing public grievances-
As a part of Prime Minister’s ‘Good Governance Day’ promise to provide an “open and accountable administration’ it has been decided that all field offices of the Income Tax Department will observe ’Public Meeting Day’ during 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM every Wednesday to listen to and try to resolve the grievances of the members of the public. Heads of local income tax offices will not fix any official meeting on Wednesdays during the hours prescribed for interaction with the public and will ensure that their staff including staff at the reception and securi…

Request for not booking rooms in holiday home at Goa in February and March 2015 for renovation

Suspension of booking of Goa Holiday rooms for renovation – Directorate of Estates orders on 17.12.2014
MOST IMMEDIATE/SPFED POST
No.D-11016/23/2007-Regions Government of India Ministry of Urban Development Directorate of Estates Nirman lihawan, New Delhi Dated 17.12.2014 Office Memorandum
Subject: Request for not booking rooms in holiday home at Goa in February and March 2015 for renovation.

Dopt Orders on Promotion of LDC as UDC of CSCS

Dopt Orders on Promotion of LDC as UDC of CSCS on ad hoc basis
G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No. 3/2/2010-CS II (B), dated 9.1.2015
Subject :- Promotion of LDC as UDC of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) on ad hoc basis-continuance of Ad-hoc appointment regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 3rd July, 2014 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of UDCs up to  31.12.2014. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad- hoc appointment of those LDCs of CSCS who are working as UDCs of CSCS on ad-hoc basis may be extended up to 30.06.2015 or till regular UDCs become available, whichever is earlier.

Detailed Report on Negotiations with IBA – BEFI

Detailed Report on Negotiations with IBA – BEFI
In view of some improvement in the talks, UFBU decided to defer the proposed Strike of 07th January 2015. During the negotiations on 07th, UFBU once again insisted on IBA for further improving its offer, to which IBA expressed that they want some more time for discussion amongst themselves. To our demand that negotiations be held at regular intervals for arriving at a settlement without further delay, IBA responded positively and indicated its intention to conclude the process by the end of February 2015. 

Merger of 4600 and 4800 grade pay to the employees of Public Sector Undertakings

Merger of 4600 and 4800 grade pay to the employees of Public Sector Undertakings
Government have not merged grade pay of Rs.4600 and Rs.4800 as per the 6th Pay Commission recommendations to the employees of Public Sector Undertakings so far.
In Parliament the Minister DR.Jitendra Singh replied in a written form to a question above quoted, that the employees of Public Sector Undertakings were not covered under the Terms of Reference of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) meeting will be held on 11.1.2015

National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) meeting will be held on 11.1.2015
National Council Staff Side Secretary Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra writes a letter to all its constituent organisations to send the nomination details of State and District Joint Council Action and the meeting of NJC of Action is going to be held on 11th Jan 2015. We reproduced the letter and given below for your ready reference…
Formation of joint action committees and district joint council of Action

Dopt issued policy and procedure for appointments in autonomous institutions through ACC

Dopt issued policy and procedure for appointments in autonomous institutions through ACC
G.I, Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No. 20/7/2014/ EO(SM.II), dated 5.1.2015
Sub: Policy & procedure for appointments in autonomous institutions through ACC.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Secretariat’s OM No.28/13/2006-E0(SM.11) dated 03.07.2006 on the subject referred to above and to state that the procedure prescribed in para (x) for assigning additional charge of the posts for a maximum period of one year w.e.f. the date of occurrence of vacancy with the approval of the Minister-in-charge is specifically , for posts other than that of the Chief Executive which are not being filled with the approval of the ACC. However, for such posts other than the Chief Executive (including the posts in subordinate organizations, Statutory Bodies and Regulatory Bodies), which are being filled with the approval of the ACC, it is clarified that the additional charge arrangements have to be made …

All India Strike by 7 Lakh Coal Mine Workers

All India Strike by 7 Lakh Coal Mine Workers
More than 7 lakh employees across the country have launched a 5-day long strike from yesterday, protesting the Central Government’s decision to sell the company’s shares. This is expected to severely affect the electric power generation for the next few days.
The Central Government has decided to revamp the coal mine companies and sell the shares in the open market. Coal mine workers all over the country had announced a 5-day long strike, claiming that the decision was against the principles of nationalization. The striking workers had also presented their list of demands.

Dopt Orders on submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants

Dopt Orders on submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants.
"the last date of revised returns of assets and liabilities by public servants has been extended to 30th April 2015."


Reimbursement when Pensioners take treatment immediately after Retirement before getting CGHS Cards

Reimbursement when Pensioners take treatment immediately after Retirement before getting CGHS Cards
“within the grace period of three months from the date of retirement will be allowed and expenditure reimbursable” and also clarified that “expenditure on treatment taken after the grace period of three months from date of retirement will not be reimbursable…”

CBSE Date Sheet for 10th and 12th Classes released

CBSE Date Sheet for 10th and 12th Classes released 
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the date sheet for 10th and 12th Class officially.
The detailed time table for both classes has been uploaded in CBSE website yesterday. The board examinations 2015 for classes 10th and 12th will commence from March 2nd 2015 and will end by 17th April 2015.
Students and parents are requested not to spend their time surfing around websites, please click the links are given below for downloading both classes…

Expected DA Jan 2015 – ‘DA’ run may stop at 113

Expected DA for January 2015 – DA Hike Almost Decided..!
Until the 6th CPC, the Dearness Allowance didn’t increase by more than 1 or 2%. It was only after the 6th Pay Commission that it began to increase substantially. With the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, Dearness Allowance too began to rise. Twice, it touched double digits. In July 2013 and Jan 2014, within 12 months the DA has leapt on to the 100%. We cannot forget that the each instalment gave 10%. Then, it slumped.
Dearness Allowance, which is given once every six months, is likely to be 6% hike from January 2015. This is 1% less than the previous hike of additional DA from July 2014. The total DA from Jan 2015 will become 113%.
As soon as the first instalment is confirmed, expectations will start growing about the second instalment, i.e., ‘Expected Da from July 2015‘. The second instalment of the year will cover the months between July and December 2015. This will be the last time that the DA hike will be calcul…

Central Government Employees’ LTC Likely to Cover Foreign Countries

Central Government Employees’ LTC Likely to Cover Foreign Countries 
Leave Travel Concession for Central Government employees is likely to be extended to cover trips to foreign countries too. Although these are unconfirmed reports, we are sharing the news reports that have appeared in leading English newspapers recently. 
Traveling abroad is a dream for most Indian families. The Centre’s attempts to fulfill this dream are worth appreciating. Although initially the scheme covers only four countries (Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka), traveling to a foreign country, with the expenses paid by the Government, is no small accomplishment. Traveling abroad with the entire family is bound to elevate the social status of the employee among his friends and relatives. 

Referral Mechanism by CGHS - Guidelines on referral system in CGHS

Guidelines on referral system in CGHS – Referral Mechanism by CGHS
Treatment under medical emergency: No referral is required and beneficiary can directly go to any private empanelled hospital for availing treatment.
II. Elective treatment at Empanelled hospitals in Delhi/NCR :
(i) CGHS/Government Specialist advises specific treatment procedure required. Permission letter has to be obtained from CGHS Wellness centre / Addl. Director of CGHS in case of pensioners, ex- MPs , etc., and from the department in case of serving employees for undergoing the treatment at any of the CGHS empanelled hospitals of his / her choice.

Central government employees waiting for Interim relief – CG Staff News

Central government employees waiting for Interim relief – CG Staff News
Mumbai bureau Venu Gopal Arya writes an article regarding Interim Relief, he said, the declaration by the government may be done during or before the budget session. We present his view here to our blog viewers for easy understanding…
Central government employees waiting for Seventh Pay commission and interim relief
Staff union making up pressure on the Seventh Pay commission

One Rank One Pension – IESM announces Maha Rally on 1.2.2015 at Jantar Mantar

One Rank One Pension – IESM announces Maha Rally on 1.2.2015 at Jantar Mantar
IESM ANNOUNCES MAHA RALLY ON 01.02.2015 AT JANTAR MANTAR FOR O.R.O.P.
We all, in most disciplined manner and peacefully, have been waiting the implementation of OROP as promised by the UPA Government and then by Shree Modi the Prime Minister of the NDA Government.
Unfortunately for us the NDA Government has made a U Turn on its pre-poll promises and repeated announcement by Shree Narender Modi since the time he became the PM.

Savings Bank allowance to Postal Assistants – Orders issued by Department of Posts

Savings Bank allowance to Postal Assistants – Orders issued by Department of Posts
Grant of Savings Bank allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank/Certificate Branches – clarification by Department of Posts
SB ORDER No.13/2014 F.No. 113-07/2010-SB Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts (F. S. Division) Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001 Dated: 24.12.2014 To, All Heads of Circles/ Regions, Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi
Subject : Grant of Savings Bank allowance to Postal Assistants working in Savings Bank/Certificate Branches – clarification reg.
Sir/ Madam, It has come to notice of this office that some Circles are giving SB allowance to those who have completed one year service and are working in SB / SC branch after qualifying the SB Aptitude Test and some Circles are interpreting it as if the eligibility to appear in the Aptitude Test is completion of one year service but the eligibility for getting SB Allowance is …

CGEGIS 1980 : Annual report including CGEGIS subscribers for the year 2014

CGEGIS 1980 : Annual report including CGEGIS subscribers for the year 2014
It is requested that Annual Report on the CGEGIS-1980 in respect of DAD personnel and Non-DAD personnel (Defence Civilians) may kindly be forwarded separately to this HQrs by 16th February, 2015 positively in the prescribed format (Annexure ‘D’ copy enclosed). While forwarding the report, it may please be ensured that the number of CGEGIS subscribers for the year 2014 shown in the last report must be correctly reflected in the Part-I of the report.

Discussion with 7th Pay Commission by IRTSA Delegates in the meeting at Jodhpur

Discussion with 7th Pay Commission by IRTSA Delegates in the meeting at Jodhpur
Clarifications sought by Chairman and Members of the 7TH CPC during the Powerpoint Presentation and Oral Evidence by IRTSA Delegation at Jodhpur
ISSUES RAISED BY CHAIRMAN & MEMBERS OF 7TH CPC DURING & AFTER THE PPP IN THE MEETING WITH IRTSA
During the presentation Chairman, Secretary & the Members of 7th CPC had inter-acted with IRTSA delegates and sough clarifications for their doubts.

Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants belonging to CSSS & CSCS

Dopt issued orders on submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants belonging to CSSS & CSC
The formats for submission of statements regarding movable properties (Form-II) and for submission of statements regarding debts and liabilities (Form-IV) under the said rules have also been modified and the same are enclosed for information and necessary action.

Introduction of Biometric Attendance System on Indian Railways

Introduction of Biometric Attendance System on Indian Railways As per the decision of Central Government on the newly introudction in attendance of its employees, the detailed DOPT order is enclosed here with. 
Biometric Attendance System has to be implemented on Indian Railways by 26th January, 2015. An Aadbar based Biometric Attendance System has already been successfully put in place at the Railway Board office and it has been decided to replicate the same on Zonal Railways in a phased manner.

Temporary allotment of GPRA for marriage, Scoial Purpose - Directorate of Estates Orders

Temporary allotment of GPRA for marriage, Scoial Purpose - Directorate of Estates Orders
Consolidated instructions for temporary allotment of general pool residential accommodation for marriage/social purposes. In order to consolidate the extant instructions and streamline the procedure for temporary allotment of general pool residential accommodation for marriage/social purposes shall be governed by the following norms...

Transfer Guidelines for LDC posted in Regional Offices under the administrative control of Directorate of Estates

Transfer Guidelines for Lower Division Clerks posted in Regional Offices under the administrative control of Directorate of Estates.
Directorate of Estates has eight (8) regional offices under its administrative control at different places i.e. Kolkata, Shimla, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Nagpur & Chennai. So far there is no any guidelines for transfer from one office to another regional office. Now, the Ministry has decided to issue the frame of gudelines for transfer...

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – November, 2014

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – November, 2014
G.I., MoL&E., Press Release No. 5/1/2014- CPI, dated 31.12.2014
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – November, 2014
The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between October, 2014 and November, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.83 per cent between the same two months a year ago.