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Saturday, February 28, 2015

No Change in the Rate of Personal Income Tax and The Rate of Tax for Companies on Income in Financial Year 2015-16

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No Change in the Rate of Personal Income Tax and The Rate of Tax for Companies on Income in Financial Year 2015-16

Surcharge @12% Levied on Individuals, HUFs, AOPs, BOIs, Artificial Juridical Persons, Firms, Cooperative Societies and Local Authorities Having Income Exceeding Rs 1 Crore

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in his Budget Speech in Lok Sabha today proposed no change in the rate of personal Income-tax. He announced the tax proposals with no change in the rate of tax for companies in respect of the income earned in the financial year 2015-16, assessable in the assessment year 2016-17.

Benefits to Middle Class Tax Payers in the Budget 2015-16

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Benefits to Middle Class Tax Payers in the Budget 2015-16

Payments to the Beneficiaries Including Interest Payment on Deposit in Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme to be Fully Exempt

The Union Minister of Finance Shri Arun Jaitley in his Budget Speech in Lok Sabha today proposed rationalization of various tax exemptions and incentives to reduce tax disputes and improve tax administration. He said, with a view to encourage savings and to promote health care among individual tax payers, it is proposed to increase the limit of reduction of health insurance premium from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 and for senior citizen this limit is increase from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000.

Friday, February 27, 2015

AICPIN for the Month of January 2015 – Index stands at 254

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AICPIN for the Month of January 2015 – Index stands at 254

No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: the 27 th February, 2015
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – January, 2015

The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2015 increased by 1 point and pegged at 254 (two hundred and fifty four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.40 per cent between December, 2014 and January, 2015 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.84 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

Meeting with 7th Pay Commission and DoPT on 25.2.2015 – Confederation publishes brief resume of the discussions

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Meeting with 7th Pay Commission and DoPT on 25.2.2015 – Confederation publishes brief resume of the discussions

Meeting with Chairman 7th Pay Commission & Discussion with Govt. on NJCA Strike Charter of Demands – 25.02.2015 – Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President), Com. M. S. Raja (Working President) & Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General) attended both the meetings on behalf of Confederation.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
No. NC-JCM/2015/S.C
February 26, 2015
Dear Comrade

The Standing Committee of the Staff Side, National Council has interaction with the 7th CPC on 25th Feb. 2015 followed by the Standing Committee meeting of National Council (JCM) with the Secretary DOPT in the afternoon. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

JCM Staff Side Meeting with 7th Pay Commission – Discussion about DA Merger and Interim Relief

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JCM Staff Side Meeting with 7th Pay Commission – Discussion about DA Merger and Interim Relief

The JCM Staff Side delegation met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, 25/02/2015 at 11:00 hrs. The detailed report as follows…
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI . 110055

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated 25/02/2015
Sub: JCM Staff Side Meeting with the Chairman, 7th CPC.

The JCM Staff Side delegation met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, 25/02/2015 at 11:00 hrs. The following issues were raised :-

i. Merger of DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief :-

Amendment in CCS Leave Rules for Disabled Persons – Dopt Orders

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Amendment in CCS Leave Rules for Disabled Persons – Dopt Orders

Amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 – Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act, 1995,)-regarding

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L), dated 25.2.2015

Subject: Amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 – Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act 1995)-regarding

The Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 were amended vide the Department of Personnel and Training Notification No.13026/1/2002-Estt(L) dated the 15/16th January, 2004 consequent to the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act 1995) which came into force from 7th February, 1996.

AIBOA published discussion and decision taken in the meeting with IBA on 23.2.2015

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AIBOA published discussion and decision taken in the meeting with IBA on 23.2.2015

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION
Circular No.6/VI/2015
February 23, 2015
Camp: MUMBAI
To:
ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES

Dear Comrades,

WAGE REVISION – 18TH ROUND.
TOTAL QUANTUM CLINCHED.
A NEW SERVICE CONDITION INTRODUCED.
4 DAYS STRIKE CALLED OFF.

In the background of C.L.C.(Central) Delhi, counseling IBA and also representatives of the unions to get back to the negotiation on 20.02.2015, in which Com.Alok Khare, Vice Chairmen, Com.S.S.Shishodia, President and Com.Sanjay Khan Joint Secretary AIBOA participated and at the CLC’s advice IBA invited the unions for discussions on 23.02.2015.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dopt Clarification on Definition of a Dependent Family Member – Whether ‘married son’ can be considered for compassionate appointment?

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Dopt Clarification on Definition of a Dependent Family Member – Whether ‘married son’ can be considered for compassionate appointment?

G.I., Dep.of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.14014/02/2012-Estt(D), dated 25th February, 2015

Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment ‘D’ Section

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Compassionate Appointment

Definition of a Dependent Family Member

S.No. Question and Answer

60. Whether ‘married son’ can be considered for compassionate appointment?

DOPT invited NC JCM Staff Side for a meeting on the issues raised in Charter of Demands

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DOPT has invited NC JCM Staff Side for a meeting on the issues raised in Charter of Demands.

Meeting to be held on 25/2/2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) – Order sent to all Secretaries

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.N0.3/1/2015-JCA, dated 23.2.2015

Subject: Meeting to be held on 25/2/2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P).

This is in continuation of this Department’s letter of even no. dated 20th February, 2015 forwarding therewith the letter No. NC/JCM/2015 dated 11/2/2015 received from Staff Side, NC (JCM). A copy of the Charter of Demands received vide their letter dated. 2nd February is also enclosed.

Standing Committee of National Council JCM Meeting Held on 7.5.2014 – Minutes issued by DoPT

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Standing Committee of National Council JCM Meeting Held on 7.5.2014 – Minutes issued by DoPT

Department of Personnel and Training has now published the detailed minutes of the ‘Standing Committee of National Council JCM’ meeting held on 7.5.2014 on its portal. The meeting was chaired by Dr.S.K.Sarkar, Secretary DoPT and elevan members of JCM Staff Side was attended the meeting. The detailed record note of the meeting has already published in our blog on 7th August, 2014(Click here to view). Once again the content of the orders which was published by DoPT today is reproduced and given below for your information…

Minutes of the meeting of the Standing Committee held on 7th May, 2014

1. A meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM), was held on 7.5.2014 at 11.00 AM in Conference Room No 119, North Block and was chaired by Dr S K Sarkar, Secretary DOP&T. A list of members who attended this meeting is at ANNEXURE I.

NFIR - 55 Point Charter of Demands Including DA Merger, Interim Relief and Scrap NPS

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NFIR’s 55 Point Charter of Demands Including DA Merger, Interim Relief and Scrap NPS

1. Withdraw FDI, PPP in Railways – Stop Out Sourcing, Contractorisation and Privatization.

2. Scrap New Pension Scheme in Railways and restore liberalised pension scheme.

3. DA merger with pay with retrospective effect and payment of Interim Relief to Central Government employees (serving and retired).

4. Calculation and payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on actual wages.

5. Transport Allowance be exempted from the purview of Income Tax.

Meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 25.02.2015 – Memorandum including Minimum Wages, Retirement Benefits, Allowances

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Meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 25.02.2015 – Memorandum including Minimum Wages, Retirement Benefits, Allowances

AIRF
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
No.AIRF/60
Dated- February 24, 2015
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Meeting with Seventh Pay Commission on 25.02.2015

Seventh Central Pay Commission is going to hold a meeting with Staff Side Members of NC JCM on 25th February 2015 at 11.00 am in the Conference Room, 1st Floor B­14/A, Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi.

Monday, February 23, 2015

X Bipartite Bank Employees Wage Revision - Settlement points between IBA and Bank Unions

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X Bipartite Bank Employees Wage Revision - Settlement points between IBA and Bank Unions

Indian Banks’Association
Minutes of the discussions held on 23rd February 2015 between IBA representing
Management of banks which are parties to the Bipartite settlement and
Workmen Unions and Officers Associations on wage revision

Discussions were held between the Indian Banks’Association representing Managements of banks and the authorized representatives of Workmen Unions and Officers Associations on wage revision for officers in banks. After holding several rounds of discussions, the parties have mutually agreed as under:

Prime Minister says Budget session of Parliament important as people look at it with lot of hopes

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Prime Minister says Budget session of Parliament important as people look at it with lot of hopes

Prime Minister says Budget session of Parliament important as people look at it with lot of hopes

Says it is collective responsibility of all parties to ensure effective functioning of Parliament

PM assures leaders of several parties all their concerns will be discussed

Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu says broad consensus on Ordinances; Land concerns can be discussed

Several parties call for smooth functioning of Parliament at All Party Meet on Budget session

Leaders welcome Prime Minister’s statement on religious freedom

Reckoning of 30% pay element for the purpose of payment towards leave encashment upto 10 days to running staff

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Reckoning of 30% pay element for the purpose of payment towards leave encashment upto 10 days to running staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.10 /2015
No.E(P&A)II-2011/RS-20
New Delhi, dated 12/02/2015

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.I&II).

Sub: Reckoning of 30% pay element for the purpose of payment towards leave encashment upto 10 days to running staff.

Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS – MoD Orders

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Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS – MoD Orders

G.I., Min. of Defence, O.M.No.9(6)/2014/D(Civ-II), dated 30.12.2014

Subject: Revision of Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to family members of the CGHS covered employees subsequent to implementation of recommendations of the VI CPC – Clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the above mentioned subject and to state as follow:

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Meeting between JCM Staff Side & 7th Pay Commission – Discussion on DA Merger & Interim Relief – NFIR

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Meeting between JCM Staff Side & 7th Pay Commission – Discussion on DA Merger & Interim Relief – NFIR

Meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission – reg

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford road, New Delhi – 110 005

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated: 18/02/2015
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,
Sub: Meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission – reg.

A meeting will take place between the JCM Staff Side and the 7th Central Pay Commission on 25th February 2015. Following issues are expected to be discussed in the meeting.

AIRF writes to PM in respect of his support in defending justify to Strike for workers

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AIRF writes to PM in respect of his support in defending justify to Strike for workers

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra writes to Prime Minister of India in respect of his support in defending justify to Strike for workers.

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055, India
No.AIRF/128
Dated: February 18, 2015
Shri Narendra Modi Ji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister,
(Government of India),
South Block,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

I write today to alert you to the serious situation faced by the International Labour Organization.

The Employers’ Group in the Committee on the Application of Standards precipitated a crisis by challenging the independence of the long-established and authoritative Committee of the Experts on Application of Conventions and Recommendations(CEACR), a group of highly qualified persons, vetted and appointed through the tripartite Governing Body of the ILO.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dopt Orders on MACP – Granting of MACP benefits as and when the employees become eligible

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Dopt Orders on MACP – Granting of MACP benefits as and when the employees become eligible

"MACPS are not being granted as per the schedule/provisions in the MACP Scheme leading to dissatisfaction and grievances among the employees. Therefore, Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure strict compliance to the time limits indicated in MACPS for grant of benefits under this scheme as and when the employees become eligible for such benefits".

BPS- As Principal stakeholder of Civil Pensioners at 7th CPC round-table on 17.2.15

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Important demands of Civil and Defence Pensioners submitted to 7th Pay Commission- BPS

BPS- As Principal stakeholder of Civil Pensioners at 7th CPC round-table on 17.2.15

As a rare distinction ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’ & its one affiliate CGPA Noida only were shortlisted to represent Civil Pensioners on 7th CPC round -table, the other three organizations who participated were of Defence Pensioners.

No cutoff dates,

min.pension to be 65% family Pension 45% of last drawn,

include DA in pension emoluments,

bring down ratio bet.minimum-maximum paid,


Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – Dopt orders Feb 2015

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Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – Dopt orders Feb 2015

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F. No. 11013/3/2014-Estt.(A), dated 17.2.2015

Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year — regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’ OM of even no. dated /16.01.2015 clarifying the provisions relating to submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants. As per this clarification, all Government Servants have been advised that:

(i) The annual Immovable Property Return (IPR), as on 31.12.2014, under the existing CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 is required to be filed on or before 31.01.2015;

(ii) The first return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (as on 01.08.2014) should be filed on or before 30.04.2015; and

(iii) The next annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, for the year ending 31.03.2015, should be filed on or before 31.07.2015.

2. The Secretaries of all Ministries/ Departments have also been requested that all concerned may be suitably advised to file the IPRs and the return under the Lokpal Act as per the dates indicated above. A compliance report in respect of the IPRs filed by Group ‘A’ Officers of the Central Civil Services, as on 31.01.2015, has also been requested by 30.04.2015. It has also been requested that similar action may be taken by the authorities controlling services not covered by the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

3. In this regard it has been directed that all preparatory steps for the purpose of filing returns under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, be put in place. An online system for filling the annual declarations of assets and liabilities by the public servants, as in PRISM (Property Related Information System) for IAS officers developed by NIC, may be adopted.

4. The Cadre Controlling Authorities are accordingly requested to please take immediate steps for putting in place all preparatory steps.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Click to view the order

Authority www.persmin.gov.in

Importance of following the due process in disciplinary proceedings – DOPT Orders issued on 18.2.2015

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Importance of following the due process in disciplinary proceedings – DOPT Orders issued on 18.2.2015

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F. No.11012/3/2015-Estt.A-III, dated 18.2.2015

Subject: Importance of following the due process in disciplinary proceedings – regarding

This Department has been emphasising the necessity of conforming with the procedures prescribed in the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1965 [CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965] while dealing with the disciplinary proceedings conducted in Ministries/ Departments. Many a times the Hon’ble Administrative Tribunals and Courts have held the proceedings non-est for non-conformity of the procedure, without even going into the merits of the case. This issue was highlighted recently in the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the B. V. Gopinath case in SLP No. 6348/2011.

Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training

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Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc.

G.I., Finane Ministry, O.M.No.19030/3/2013-E.IV, dated 17.2.2015

Subject:- Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc.

References have been received in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure seeking provision in the Rules/instructions regulating Travelling Allowance, in order to allow grant of Travelling Allowance to the Government servant with Disabilities in respect of an Attendant/Escort accompanying such a Government servant with Disabilities during travel while on tour/training, etc. At present there are no provisions in the Travelling Allowance rules which allows Government servants to claim Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort accompanying them on tour/ training, etc. where such Government servants require the assistance of an Attendant/Escort for travel.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DoPT’s reply to NC JCM Staff Side on the decision to call for strike on 28th April 2015

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DoPT’s reply to NC JCM Staff Side on the decision to call for strike on 28th April 2015

No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the January, 2015
To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM)
13, C Ferozshah Road
New Delhi

Sir,
Please refer to your letter No.NC/JCM/2015 dated 11th January, 2015 addressed to the Cabinet Secretary regarding the National Council (Staff Side)’s decisions to call for strike on 28th April, 2015.

National Council JCM Staff Side Secretary writes to Director/JCA about concerns of Central Government employees

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National Council JCM Staff Side Secretary writes to Director/JCA about concerns of Central Government employees

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary Staff Side NC JCM writes to Director JCA about concerns of central government employees

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

NATIONAL COUNCIL (STAFF SIDE)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
No. NC/JCM/2015
Dated 16.02.2015.
The Director/JCA,
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension,
Department of Personnel & Training,
New Delhi.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Committee for evolving a new formula for productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on Indian Railways.

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Committee for evolving a new formula for productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on Indian Railways.

Government of India
Ministry Of Railways
Railway Board
No.E(P&A)II-2013/PLB-8
New Delhi, dt.11-02-2015
The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110 055

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.

Sub: Committee for evolving a new formula for productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on Indian Railways.

To start in-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments – Dopt

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To start in-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments – Dopt

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. F.No.T-17/1/2014-CTP(CSS), dated 10.2.2015

Subject: To start in-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 17th October 2014 (copy enclosed) wherein all Ministries/Departments were requested to start hourly in-house weekly training for their employees immediately, However information in this regard is awaited.

Revoking suspension of empanelment of Dr. Khanna’s path Care Pvt. Ltd. Delhi

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Revoking suspension of empanelment of Dr. Khanna’s path Care Pvt. Ltd. Delhi

G.I., M.H., CGHS, O.M.F. No: S-11011/02/2014-CGHS (HEC), dated 13.2.2015

Sub: Revoking suspension of empanelment of Dr. Khanna’s path Care Pvt. Ltd. Delhi.

With reference to the above mentioned matter, the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Order dated 14.11.2014 vide which empanelment of Dr. Khanna’s Path Care Pvt. Ltd., A-43, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016 was suspended for a period of three months or till further orders. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses in addition to Fixed Medical Allowance(FMA) to serving Government employees in remote areas

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Proposal for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses in addition to Fixed Medical Allowance(FMA) to serving Government employees in remote areas

No.9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
B Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 15th December, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Proposal for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses in addition to Fixed Medical Allowance(FMA) to serving Government employees in remote areas.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’ ID No. S.14025/9/2011-MS dated 14.08.2014 on the above mentioned subject.

Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR

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Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR(Click here to view the detailed list of CGHS Hospitals updated on Nov 2014)
No. S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC)
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 10th February, 2015
OFFICE ORDER

Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

In continuation of this Directorate’s Office Memorandum of even no. dated 01.10.2014 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to convey that in addition to the list of the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories already empanelled, the hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories as per the list attached have also been empanelled under CGHS in Delhi & NCR. The newly empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics & eye centres) and diagnostic laboratories may be treated as included in the existing list with same terms and conditions as have been indicated in the Office Memorandum dated 01.10.2014.

TEARFUL RED SALUTE to Com. S.K.VYAS

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TEARFUL RED SALUTE to Com. S.K.VYAS

COMRADE S.K. VYAS  NO MORE 


With deep grief and extreme sorrow, it is intimated that Com. S.K.Vyas, the legendary leader of the Central Govt. Employees and   Pensioners, is no more. He passed away at about 08.20 PM on 13 February 2015, at  a Jaipur hospital, where he was admitted a few days back after a massive heart attack. He was recovering, but all of a sudden, the situation worsened and he passed away.

He was 85 years.

His funeral will take place at Jodhpur on 14th Feb 2015. Com.Vyasji was the Secretary General of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and workers since 1967 for more than four decades. He was holding the posts of Secretary General of both BCPC and NCCPA, Federations of Pensioners 

Associations till his end.

His death is an irreparable loss to the entire CGE and Pensioners movement.
Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades.

TEARFUL Red Salute to Com.S.K.Vyas !

Friday, February 13, 2015

Promotion of UDCs of Central Secretariat Clerical Service to the Assistant Grade of Central Secretariat Service on Ad hoc basis

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Promotion of UDCs of Central Secretariat Clerical Service to the Assistant Grade of Central Secretariat Service on Ad hoc basis.

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.111112015-CS. II(S), dated 12.2.2015

Subject; Promotion of UDCs of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) to the Assistant’s Grade of Centrai Secretariat (CSS) on Ad-hoc basis

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. No. No.1211/2011-CS.I( (B) dated 27th January 2015 wherein a list of 1552  officials was circulated. Compliance report was also sought from the  cadre units with regard to their inclusion in the SL 2003(extended) UDC  grade. All the cadre units have given thesr report to effect that the officials  have been included in SL 2003(extended) and stand promoted.

LTC 80 Scheme – Air India Domestic Fare effective from 2.2.2015 for Central Govt Employees

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LTC 80 Scheme – Air India Domestic Fare effective from 2.2.2015 for Central Govt Employees

A another revised list of LTC 80 Fare with effect from 2nd February 2015 is released by Air India (Last updated on 3.11.2014).

Already Dopt issued orders for relaxation to travel by air to visit Jammu & Kashmir, NER and Andaman Nicobar Islands on 26.9.2014. An additional Tourist destination has been granted to visit for central government employees in this order. Through this LTC relaxation they can now travel to Port Blair by Air from Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar if they are not entitled to travel by air. Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

7th Pay Commission – Meeting Details with the representatives of various Unions & Associations as on 10th Feb 2015

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7th Pay Commission – Meeting Details with the representatives of various Unions & Associations as on 10th Feb 2015

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 10.02.2015)

Date wise Meeting with

05.02.2015 At Port Blair: Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee; Federation of Pharmacist Association (FIPO); Pensioners Association (JN Chander); Central Islands Agricultural Research Institute; Specialist Doctors Association; Light House and Light Ships Staff Association; Andaman and Nicobar Group “D” Medical Employees Association; Andaman and Nicobar Island Doctors Health Service Association; Andaman and Nicobar Teachers’ Association

Constitution of Search-cum-selection Committee for selection for appointment to a Board level post in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs)

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Constitution of Search-cum-selection Committee for selection for appointment to a Board level post in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs)

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 27(8)EO/2014(ACC), dated 12.02.2015

Subject: Constitution of Search-cum-selection Committee for selection for appointment to a Board level post in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs).

Attention of all Ministries/Departments is invited to the Government of India Resolution dated 03.03.1987 as amended from time to time which provides that in special circumstances, the appointment to a particular post or posts in Public Sector Enterprises may be made other than through the PESB with the prior and specific approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet(ACC). The said Resolution also stipulates that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, while granting such an approval, will also specify the body such as Search Committee, Selection Committee, or the Civil Services Board, as the case may be, that shall make the selection for that particular post or posts as well as the selection procedure to be followed for filling the particular post or posts.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS)- sanctioned strength of Officers – Dopt orders

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Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS)- sanctioned strength of Officers – Dopt orders

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.15/112014-CS.II-(A), 11.2.2015

Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS)- sanctioned strength of Officers – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) is under process in this Department. In this regard, the information rebted to sanctioned strength of the officers who are entitled to the assistance of the CSSS personnel is urgently required.

NFIR observe Satyagraha all over India on 26.2.2015

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NFIR observe Satyagraha all over India on 26.2.2015

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen calls for sectoral struggle and ‘Satyagraha’ on 26th Feb 2015 all over India.

Trade Union Unity – Satyagraha all over India on 26th Feb-2015

NFIR appeals to all affiliated Unions to participate in joint action including sectoral struggle and Satyagraha on 26th February, 2015. The affiliates may interact with INTUC leaders and cadre in their respective areas for the purpose of oberving “Satyagraha” jointly.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts – DoPT Orders issued on 9.2.2015

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Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts – DoPT Orders issued on 9.2.2015

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.3/2/2009-Dir.(C), dated 9.2.2015

Subject: Amendment of Model Recruitment Rules for various posts in Non Statutory Departmental Canteens/Tiffin Rooms located in Central Government Offices.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 4/6/2014 and 22/5/2013 wherein Model Recruitment Rules (RRs) for various Group ‘B’ & Group ‘C’ posts in Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens / Tiftin Rooms located in Central Government Offices were
circulated.

Encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC – Clarification issued by Dopt

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Encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC – Clarification issued by Dopt

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.14028/2/2012-Estl(L), 9.2.2015

Subject: Encashment earned leave alongwith LTC- clarification.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A), dated 23s September, 2008 allowing encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC and to say that references have been received with regard to the number of times that a Government servant can avail of the encashment within the same block.

NFIR insists to 7th Pay Commission to arrange a meeting to discuss on its memorandum

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NFIR insists to 7th Pay Commission to arrange a meeting to discuss on its memorandum

NFIR writes a letter to the Chairman of 7th Central Pay Commission to fix a inter-action meeting on its memorandum. The letter is reproduced below…

"In the Railways, there are eight major departments with hundreds of categories. Eight different dates for explaining our case may kindly be considered."

Interaction Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission on NFIR’s Memorandum

AIRF getting ready for oral evidence before 7th Pay Commission – Meeting is likely to start from March 2015

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AIRF is getting ready for oral evidence before 7th Pay Commission – Meeting is likely to start from March 2015

Preparations for oral evidence before Seventh Central Pay Commission

A.I.R.F
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF/405 (VII CPC)
Dated: February 5, 2015
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Preparations for oral evidence before Seventh Central Pay Commission

You are aware that the schedule of holding hearings by the VII CPC may appear on any day, and oral evidence is likely to commence from March 2015.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Biometric attendance system – Aadhaar details should not be used for personal reasons – Supreme Court

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Aadhaar based biometric attendance system – Aadhaar details should not be used for personal reasons – Supreme Court

Aadhaar based biometric attendance system – Employees express displeasure

The biometric Aadhaar-linked attendance system has now been introduced among the staff of Income Tax Department in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. This now links the everyday attendance of these Income tax officials with their Aadhaar card. The fingerprint registered in the Aadhaar card database must match with the fingerprint saved in the timecard. Employees who have not yet applied for their Aadhaar card were instructed to get them as soon as possible.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Voluntary Retirement from Persons suffering with disability – Dopt orders published on 6.2.2015

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Voluntary Retirement from Persons suffering with disability – Dopt orders on 6.2.2015

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F. No. 25012/01/2015-Estt (A.IV), dated 6.2.2015

Subject: – Request for Voluntary Retirement from Persons suffering with disability – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that many Government servants seek voluntary retirement on medical grounds. Sec 47 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act) lays down that no establishment shall dispense with the services of an employee who acquires a disability during the course of service. It is proposed that any Government servant seeking voluntary retirement on medical grounds may be apprised of the above provisions of PWD ACT, in order that he can take a considered decision.


Recruitment to Multi Tasking Staff in Pay Band-1 with Grade Pay of Rs.1800

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Recruitment to Multi Tasking Staff in Pay Band-1 with Grade Pay of Rs.1800

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.AB-14017/6/2009-Estt (RR), dated 5.2.2015

Subject: Recruitment to Multi Tasking Staff in Pay Band-1, with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- : Sending of requisition to Staff Selection Commission.

This Department vide OM of even number dated 12.5.2010 and reiterated vide OM dated 21st October, 2013 had issued instructions to all the Ministries/Departments that they have to intimate their requirements for Multi Tasking Staff (Non-Technical) in PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.1800/- to the Staff Selection Commission. The Ministries/Departments were also advised to take action simultaneously for framing Recruitment Rules for these posts in accordance with the Model RRs already circulated vide OM dated 30.4.2010.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Capturing Mobile Telephone Number for the booking of eMO

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Capturing Mobile Telephone Number for the booking of eMO

G.I., Dep. of Posts., Circular No 3-4/2014-Po, dated 3.2.2015

Subject: Capturing Mobile Telephone Number for the booking of eMO.

Attention is invited to the Directorate memo no.27-6/2014-PO dated 17-07-2014, vide which a combined Money Order Form was introduced.

2. The new Combined Money order form referred to above provides the fields for capturing Mobile Number of the sender as well as that of the addressee/receiver The functionality to enter the mobile number of the sender and addressee also exists in the eMO software. However, these fields have not been made mandatory either in the form or eMO software.

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Still the cloud is not clear…

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Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Still the cloud is not clear…

INDWF General Secretary Shri.R.Srinivasan published on its official blog regarding the burning issue of ‘Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories’. He said, that the media is highlighting in the press that M of D proposing to corporatise the Ordnance Factories in ‘The Hindu’ on 18th Jan 2015. Also damaging statements are appearing in the Press against Ordnance Factories. 

In this respect, all the three recognised Federations submitted a Joint Memorandum to Hon’ble Defence Minister on 30.12.2014 requesting him to call for a meeting to discuss the proposal of M of D about Ordnance Factories. But till date, no intimation has been received from M of D.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

NC JCM staff side demands scheduled meetings of JCM for redressal of grievances of 40 Lakhs central government employees

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NC JCM staff side demands scheduled meetings of Joint Consultative Machinery for redressal of grievances of 40 Lakhs central government employees.

Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
No.NC-JCM/2014/DoP&T
Dated: February 2, 2015
Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State for Prime Minister Office,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
(Department of Personnel & Training),
(Government of lndia),
New Delhi

7th Pay Commission urged to give hearings to NC JCM Staff Side

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Holding of Hearings by 7th CPC with members of Standing Committee – National Council (JCM)

7th Pay Commission urged to give hearings to NC JCM Staff Side because it is imperative to bring grass root workers level problems to the notice of 7th CPC.

Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail: nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No. NC-JCM-2015/7th CPC
2/2/2015
The Chairman
7th Central Pay Commission,
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
1st Floor, B-14/A,
Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016
Post Box No. 4599,
Haus Khas P.O.

TAMIL NADU CONFEDERATION PROTEST DAY MEETING HELD ON 28.01.2015

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TAMIL NADU CONFEDERATION PROTEST DAY MEETING HELD ON 28.01.2015

A special meeting of TN Confederation was conducted at the meeting hall of Shastri Bhavan on 28.1.2015 by 01.00 PM.

Protest day was observed condemning the administration of Kalpakkam Atomic Power Plant for unleashing Trade Union victimisation against the office bearers for organising the two days nationwide strike during Feb.12,13.02.2014 announced by Confederation.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

DA for Bank Employees – Circular issued by IBA

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DA for Bank Employees – Circular issued by IBA

IBA issued circulars regarding increasing the Dearness allowance for bank employees from February to April 2015 and Dearness relief for bank pensioners from Feb to July 2015

Click here to download the IBA circular of DA for employees
Click here to download the IBA circular of DR for pensioners.

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Monday, February 02, 2015

Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace – Amendments to CCS(Conduct)Rules 1964

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Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace – Amendments to CCS(Conduct)Rules 1964

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 11013/2/2014-Estt (A-III), dated 2.2.2015

Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 — Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace— regarding

Following the promulgation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 [SHWW(PPR) Act] and notification of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013 [SHWW(PPR) Rules] on 09.12.2013., the Government has recently, on 19.11.2014, notified the amendments to Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and Classification, Control and Appeal Rules, 1965. 

Procedure for conduct of supplementary DPC – Dopt issued orders with illustration

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Procedure for conduct of supplementary DPC – Dopt issued orders with illustration

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 22011/2/2014- Estt.D, dated 30.1.2015

Subject:- Procedure for conduct of supplementary DPC

This Department instructions issued vide OM No. 22011/5/86-Estt (D) dated 10.4.89 [para 6.4.2 (i)] provide that vacancies occurring due to death, voluntary retirement, new creations etc. could not be foreseen at the time of placing facts and material before the DPC, therefore, another meeting of DPC (commonly referred to supplementary DPC) should be held for drawing up a panel for these vacancies.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

GPF & Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004 – Dopt orders

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GPF & Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004 – Dopt orders

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.49014/2/2014-Estt(C), dated 29.1.2015

Subject: GPF & Pension Benefits to Casual Labour with temporary status regularised after 1.1.2004 —regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that following the issue of this Department’s O.M. No. Dated 26.04.2004, the status of admissibility of pensionary benefits to CL-TS regularised after 1.1.2004 has been a subject of litigation in a number of court cases being contested by various Ministries/Department.



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