Saturday, June 18, 2016

7th Pay Commission News – NJCA Writes to PM on 7th Pay Commission issues

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7th Pay Commission News – NJCA Writes to PM on 7th Pay Commission issues

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary/Staff side writes to the Prime Minister on 14th of June 2016 regarding issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015

7th Pay Commission – NJCA Writes to PM on 7th Pay Commission related issues and regarding NPS – He reports that the central government employees are very much disappointed with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission

Here is the excerpt of the letter which Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary/Staff side wrote to the Prime Minister on the 14th of June 2016 regarding 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

‘With Great regret I bring to your notice that the central government employees demands have no ears to hear, hence we are forced to go on an indefinite strike from 11th July 2016.

Dear Sir, the central government employees are very much disappointed with the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. We have written to you before too, and to the empowered committee also. However we feel even after expressing our grievances, there is no concrete action taking place.

Sir, The new pension scheme is a curse on the employees. As far as employees are concerned, they are worried that in future they may be deprived of their pension in total. They are also worried that there is no guarantee of either family pension nor gratuity as per 7th pay commission recommendations. The central government employees are in fact very much annoyed and anxious with the 7th pay commission recommendations.

There are about 11 lakh employees, out of which around 5 lac employees are from railways, most of whom are responsible for safety, and our demand is, their job should be non transferable, for the safety reasons, since they know their area better.

Sir, we hope that you will do the needful to release the stress through which the employees are going on now.

Sir, we write to you in the hope that you do the needful and accept our just demands.’

The Charter of Demands send to the Prime Minister

Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015.

Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety categories etc. in Railways& Defence, different categories in other Central Govt. establishments by the 7th pay commission.

Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993.
i) No privatization/outsourcing/contractorisation of governmental functions.
ii) Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pay, pension and allowances to the GDS.

No FDI in Railways & Defence; No corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.

Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments, lift the ban on creation of posts; regularize the casual/contract workers.

Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments.

Extend the benefit of Bonus Act,1965 amendment on enhancement of payment ceiling to the adhoc

Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with effect from the Financial year 2014-15.

Ensure Five promotions in the service career of an employee.

Do not amend Labour Laws in the name of Labour Reforms which will take away the existing benefits to the workers.

Revive JCM functioning at all levels.

Empowered Committee recommendations on 7th Pay Commission report – Detailed report by Mr.Dorai

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Empowered Committee recommendations on 7th Pay Commission report – Detailed report by Mr.Dorai

MEDIA REPORT THAT EMPOWERED COMMITTEE OF SECRETARIES ARE PLANNING TO RECOMMEND 30 PERCENT INCREASE IN BASIC PAY SHALL ACTUALLY RESULT IN LOWER BENEFIT THAN WHAT THE 7TH CPC RECOMMENDED – M.DORAI

Recent news appearing in the media that the Empowered Committee of Secretaries are planning to recommend 30 percent increase in the Basic Pay of Central Government employees has come as a bolt from the blue as it shall fetch lower benefit than what has been recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission.

It is not clear whether the media is bungling on this issue without confirming the authenticity of any such move by the Empowered Committee.

Surprisingly quite a large number of central government employees and the Central Government Employees Federations/Associations including the media are not aware that 7th CPC had already recommended a minimum of 32% increase in the basic pay. In fact the recommendation works out to more than 32% increase in basic pay and may go even up to 40% in most of the cases, since after multiplying the existing Pay and Grade Pay by a factor of 2.57 the resulting figure is fitted into the pay matrix at the next higher slab.

The following illustration shall make clear the percentage of increase in basic pay which come to more than 32% of the basic pay:

Under 6th CPC: Assumed Pay & G.P Rs.29490+ D.A at 125% Rs.36863= Rs.66,353
Under 7th CPC: Pay & G.P Rs.29490 x 2.57 factor = 75,789 to be fixed at the next slab of Rs. 77,700 at level 10 in the Grade Pay of Rs.5400
Fitment Benefit : Rs.77,700 – Rs.66,353 = Rs.11,347
Percentage of increase: 38.32% of the basic pay (Rs.11,347 / Rs.29490 =38.47%). The increase will be only 17.10% if both basic and D.A are to be added.(Rs.11,347 / 66,353 = 17.10%)

The VII CPC has arrived at a factor of 2.57 for multiplication with the pre-revised Basic Pay comprising pay in the pay band and grade pay to arrive at new basic pay thereby including 32% of increase in the basic pay. The VII CPC have recommended 32% hike uniformly to all the employees as fitment benefit to the existing pay and grade pay and raised the existing 2.25 factor to 257% or 2.57 factor.
(The increase come to 14.22% if both the basic pay and D.A. are reckoned. However it must be noted that none of the pay commissions in the past had projected the increase by including both basic pay and D.A but had taken only Basic Pay into account for arriving at the percentage of fitment benefit granted as a bonanza.)

THE FOLLOWING COMPARISON OF FITMENT BENEFIT GRANTED BY 6TH CPC AND THE 7TH CPC SHALL GIVE CORRECT PICTURE:

INCREASE GRANTED UNDER 6TH PAY COMMISSION:

i. The 6th CPC had granted approximately 40% increase on the maximum of 5th CPC basic pay scale without taking into account Dearness Pay and D.A as on 1/1/2006 for the purpose of projecting the increase. The fitment benefit of 40% was distinctly shown as Grade Pay.)

ii. The increase granted by 6th CPC works out to 21.5% only if D.P and D.A are to be included in basic pay (40/1.86* factor = 21.5%)

( *1.86 factor means: 1 is to be taken as 100 which stands for Basic Pay and .86 should be taken as 86% which constitute 50% of Dearness Pay +24% DA on both Basic Pay and Dearness Pay i.e. Basic Pay100 + D.P 50 =150 x 24% =36% totaling to 186 or 1.86 factor which the employees had already drawn under 5th CPC Pay Scale as on 1/1/2006)

INCREASE RECOMMENDED UNDER 7TH PAY COMMISSION:

i. The recommended increase in basic pay by 7th CPC without taking into account 125%D.A as on 1/1/2016 come to a minimum of 32% which may go upto 40% of basic pay comprising Pay in the pay band and Grade Pay depending upon the slab in which the 2.57 multiplication factor gets fitted into at various levels of pay in the pay matrix.

ii. The recommended increase come to only 14.22% if both the basic pay and the 125% D.A as on 1/1/2016 is taken into account.(32/2.25 =14.22%) In other words 2.57*-2.25** = 32.

(*2.57* factor means: 1 + 1.25 + 32 =2.57. While 1 stands for 100% Basic Pay comprising Pay in the pay band and Grade Pay, 1.25 stands for 125% D.A. as on 1/1/2016 and .32 stands for 32% increase in Basic Pay comprising Pay in the pay band and grade pay recommended as Fitment Benefit by VII CPC totaling to 257% or 2.57 factor.

(**2.25 means: 1 + 1.25. While 1 stands for 100% of Basic Pay comprising Pay in the pay band and Grade Pay, 1.25 stands for 125% of D.A. as on 1/1/2016 totalling to 225 or 2.25 factor which the employee was already drawing under 6th CPC Pay Scale as on 1/1/2016. Added to it is 32% fitment benefit on Basic Pay comprising Pay and Grade Pay totaling to 257 or 2.57 factor. In other words 2.25 + 32 =2.57 factor).

Thus it may be seen that if the media report is really true that the Empowered Committee of Secretaries are planning to revise the increase in fitment benefit to 30% of the Basic Pay alone, it is highly deplorable as it shall lead to still lower fitment benefit than what has been proposed by the 7th CPC which recommended 32% minimum increase in the basic pay by arriving at 2.57 factor. This 2.57 factor recommended by 7th CPC for multiplication of basic pay shall come down to 2.55 factor if the Empowered Committee of Secretaries are going to recommend 30% increase in basic pay alone as under:

Basic Pay = 100%
D.A. as on 1/1/201 =125%
Fitment Benefit =30%
Total 255% or 2.55 factor

CONCLUSION: It is high time, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries entrusted with the task of reviewing the recommendations of VII Central Pay Commission desist from taking any hasty decision without fully analyzing the ground realities as the result will be dismal if really such a move is on the anvi. This 32% minimum increase in Basic Pay comprising Pay in the pay band and Grade Pay recommended by VII CPC which come to only 14.22% increase if both basic pay and D.A is taken into account, has caused disgruntlement and anguish among all the central government employees. If there is going to be an increase of 25 to 30 percent on both basic pay and grade pay or 50 to 60 percent increase on basic pay alone, then there can be some contentment among the central government employees who have been desperately waiting for a pay hike for more than 10 years. What is required is a concerted and concrete effort to solve the grievances relating to pay hike, in consultation with the stake holders with a pragmatic approach to resolve the issues.

M.DORAI
Deputy Director
ESIC MODEL HOSPITAL
(Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India)
Rajajinagar,Bangalore-560010- is the Author of this article

Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees posted to new zones/new divisions – Railway Board orders

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Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees posted to new zones/new divisions – Railway Board orders

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE.No.63/2016
No.E(P&A)II-98/HRA-6
New Delhi, dated 13/06/2016
The General Manager/CAO’s
All Indian Railways & Production units

Sub: Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees posted to new zones/new divisions – regarding.

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 9/3/2004 and 17/02/2016 on the above subject.

2. The matter has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter No.e(G)2009 QR-1-2 dated 05/04/2016 and it has been decided that railway employees posted to ECR and NWR may be allowed house rent allowance upto 31.12.2016 on the same terms and conditions laid down in the letter of even number dated 09/03/2004 ibid and as emended/clarified from time to time.

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

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(Salim Md.Ahmed)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-II
Railway Board.


Authority: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

Policy / Guidelines for setting up of Sanskriti type schools

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Policy / Guidelines for setting up of Sanskriti type schools

No.22/212010 -Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 07.06.2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Policy / Guidelines for setting up of Sanskriti type schools.

The success of the innovative and experimental project of setting up of SANSKRITI School has led to demands from various other regions of the country for setting up of such schools in those locations as well.
2. It is observed that All India Services as well as Central Services Officers face similar problems in other large metro cities where they are posted on transfer and where it becomes very difficult for them to secure admission for their children in schools. Similarly officers of all India services and State Civil Services also get frequently transferred from various stations within the State to state capital and they also face similar problems.

3. It is, therefore, view of the Government that as a welfare measure Government of India should also encourage and support opening of Sanskriti type Schools in other parts of the country.

4. Accordingly, a draft policy note for schools on the pattern of the Sanskriti School has been prepared and attached for comments of the Ministries/departments.

5. It is, therefore, requested to furnish comments of the Ministry/Department on the draft policy note for schools on the pattern of the Sanskriti School latest by 20th June, 2016 to this Department.

(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations

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Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under different Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs

F.No.325/10/2015-AVD-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 10 June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDAM

Subject: Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under different Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 10thDecember, 2015 whereas a report of the committee chaired by AS(S&V), DoPT, for reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under different Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs, was sent to 33 Ministries/Departments with the request to furnish comments, if any positively by 23rd December, 2015. It was also mentioned that if no comments are received within the prescribe time it will be presumed that Ministries/Departments have nothing to say in the matter. However, comments were received only from 16 Ministries/Departments till date. 17 Ministries/Departments have not furnished any comments.

2. All 17 remaining Ministries/Departments are once again requested to furnish their comments, if any in this matter positively by 20th June, 2016. If no comments are received within the prescribe time it will be presumed that Ministries/Departments have nothing to say in the matter and DoPT will finalize the same.

(Sarita Nair)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Parliament Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice to visit Bengaluru, Chennai and Bhopal

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Parliament Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice to visit Bengaluru, Chennai and Bhopal

The Department-related Parliament Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice will visit Bengaluru, Chennai and Bhopal beginning 20th June, 2016. The committee consisting of 28 MPs will be chaired by Dr E.M.S. Natchiappan.

During the visit, the Committee will hold meeting with the representatives of recognised political parties and Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state on implementation of Model Code of Conduct for Political Parties during General Elections. The members will also meet the representatives of State Governments, State Public Service Commission and Administrative Training Institute and Indian Institute of Management in the respective states, on the subject of appointment of advisors/experts in Government establishments.

During visit to Bengaluru, the committee will visit the National Law School of India University and hold interaction with Christ University School of Law, Law Academies, Law firms including State Judicial Academy, Bar Council of Karnataka and University Law College, Bangalore University on “Promotion of Legal Education and Research under the Advocates Act, 1961”. The Committee will also hold meeting with State Bank of Mysore, Vijaya Bank, Aeronautical Development Establishment, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) and National Small Industries Corporation on the “Status of implementation of Public Grievance Redressal Mechanism, Vigilance Administration and Right to Information Act”.

In Chennai, the committee will visit the Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University and hold discussions on “Promotion of Legal Education and Research ”. The committee will also hold meeting with representatives of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Indian Overseas Bank, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (BHAVINI), National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Airports Authority of India on the “Status of implementation of Public Grievance Redressal Mechanism, Vigilance Administration and Right to Information Act”.

During its visit to Bhopal, the committee will hold discussion with Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), Northern Coalfields Limited, National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC), Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (MECON Limited), Bharat Coking Coal Limited and Oriental Insurance Company Ltd on the “Status of implementation of Public Grievances Redressal Mechanism, Vigilance Administration and Right to Information Act”. The committee will also visit the National Judicial Academy of India, Bhopal and hold interaction on Promotion of Legal Education and Research.

Source: PIB News

Non Resident Indians (NRIs) can now join and subscribe to NPS online through eNPS

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Non Resident Indians (NRIs) can now join and subscribe to NPS online through eNPS

NRIs have a pivotal role to play in the Indian economy. India has the second-largest Diaspora in the world, with around 29 million people living in over 200 countries and out of these 25% live in the Gulf countries. Most of the Indians going to the Gulf and some other countries go for employment and return to India after having worked abroad for a certain period.

NPS can provide a long term solution to their old age income security. NPS has been available to NRIs for some time through Bank offices and now, to further ease the process of joining, eNPS is being extended to Non-Resident Indian subscribers.

NRIs can now open NPS Accounts online if they have Aadhaar Card or PAN card

Till now, NRIs could open NPS accounts only through paper applications by approaching Bank offices but this has now changed. Through eNPS, a subscriber will be able to open an NPS account from the comfort of his home. All he will need is an internet connection and an Aadhaar/ PanCard.

Further, NRIs will be able to open NPS accounts both on Repatriable and on Non Repatriable basis. On a Repatriable basis, an NRI will have to remit the amount through his/her NRE/FCNR/NRO account.

For Non-Repatriable scheme, NRIs will be able to join NPS through their NRE/FCNR/NRO accounts at the time of maturity or during partial withdrawal, the NPS funds would be deposited only in their NRO accounts.

Both Repatriable and Non-Repatriable schemes will greatly appeal to NRIs who intend to return to India after their employment abroad, in view of their attractive returns, low cost, flexibility and their being regulated by the PFRDA, a Regulator established by the Central Government .

Source: PIB News

Minutes of the Pre Retirement Counseling workshop held on 31st May,2016

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Minutes of the Pre Retirement Counseling workshop held on 31st May,2016

Minutes of the Pre Retirement Counseling workshop held on 31st May,2016 at Vigyan Bhawan under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension)

A Pre Retirement Counseling workshop was conducted on 31st May,2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi for retiring employees of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government.

At the outset, Joint Secretary (Pension) welcomed the participants and gave a brief overview of the workshop. During the technical sessions she informed the participants about the road map for sanction of pension and other retirement benefits and the role and responsibility of the retiring employee as well as that of Head of Office for timely payment of retirement dues. Participants were asked to complete all formalities in time and submit Form 5 to Head of Office. Head of Departments were requested to monitor the delay at various stages through Bhavishya.

In the next session, participants were informed about Sankalp, the scheme of Department of Pension & PW for engaging pensioners for voluntary work. Retiring employees were asked to share their experience through Anubhav portal so that the institutions could benefit from their experience and the institutional memories could be strengthened. The Anubhav forms submitted by pensioners were collected.

Dr.Tiwani, Director, CGHS informed the participants about the CGHS scheme for pensioners and family pensioners and the procedure to get temporary card after retirement.

In the next sessions basic advice on investment, preparation of will and benefits available to senior citizens including Income Tax benefits were also covered.

During the question and answer session, following issues were raised by the participants:

Issue 1: Service verification has not been completed in time and there was an round delay in processing of pension cases.

• It was agreed that the matter would be taken up with the concerned Ministry. A general set of instructions would also be sent.

Issue 2: A participant raised a point that for the CGEGIS, payment is delayed due to missing entry in the service book.
• JS(P) stated that the matter has been taken up with Department of Expenditure and would be followed up.

Issue 3: One of the participant asked whether vigilance clearance is required at the time of retirement.
• It was informed that there is no provision in pension rules.

Issue 4: One participant enquired whether any pension process will be delayed on account of non availability of record of government accommodation and not informed by Directorate of Estates.

• JS (P) stated that Directorate of Estates is responsible for giving timely information on dues to be deducted on account of license fee etc. Gratuity may be paid by office it Directorate of Estates does not inform in time.

The workshop ended with Vote of Thanks to the participants.

Change in Retirement age of Non-Teaching, Public Health and GDMO sub-cadres of CHS

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Change in Retirement age of Non-Teaching, Public Health and GDMO sub-cadres of CHS

Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet
15-June-2016 16:34 IST

Cabinet approves enhancement of age of superannuation of Non-Teaching, Public Health Specialists and General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Health Service to 65 years

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation of (i) Non-Teaching and Public Health Specialists of Central Health Service from 62 years to 65 years and (ii) Doctors of General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs) sub-cadre of Central Health Service (CHS) to 65 years.

The target group would be officers of Non-Teaching, Public Health and GDMO sub-cadres of CHS. The decision would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.

There is no financial implications as the vacant posts would have to be filled up quickly to ensure continuity of patient care.

Background:

• The age of superannuation in respect of all four sub-cadres of Central Health Service was 60 years prior to 2006.

• The age of superannuation of the three specialists sub-cadres (Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health), except GDMO sub cadre, was enhanced, with the approval of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 2.11.2006, from 60 to 62 years.

• The age of superannuation of teaching sub-cadre was further enhanced from 62 to 65 years with the approval of the Cabinet in its meeting held on 05.06.2008 in view of huge shortfall of teaching specialists. The approval was limited to Teaching specialists engaged in teaching activities only and not occupying administrative positions.

INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11.07.2016 CALLED BY AIDAEA (HQ) KOLKATA

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INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11.07.2016 CALLED BY AIDAEA (HQ) KOLKATA

“PARTICIPATION IN STRIKE MAY ATTRACT DEDUCTION OF PAY / BREAK IN SERVICE AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION INCLUDING RECOURSE TO PROVISIONS FR 17, 17A AND RULE 7 OF CCS (CONDUCT) RULES.”

FAX

FROM :
OFFICE OF THE CGDA
ULAN BATAR ROAD,
PALAM, DELHI

All the PCsDA/CsDA

SUBJECT : INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11.07.2016 CALLED BY AIDAEA (HQ) KOLKATA

ALL INDIA DEFENCE ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (HQ) KOLKATA HAS GIVEN A CALL FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 1.07.2016 AT THE CALL OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYEES & WORKERS FOLLOWED BY A DECISION OF NJCA.

ALL CONTROLLERS ARE REQUESTED TO TAKE NECESSARY MEASURES FOR A NORMAL WORKING IN ALL DAD OFFICES THE STAFF BE CAUTIONED THAT PARTICIPATION IN STRIKE MAY ATTRACT DEDUCTION OF PAY / BREAK IN SERVICE AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION INCLUDING RECOURSE TO PROVISIONS FR 17, 17A AND RULE 7 OF CCS (CONDUCT) RULES.

KINDLY ENSURE SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF OFFICES UNDER YOUR ORGANIZATION. A REPORT TO THIS EFFECT ON THE FUNCTIONING OF OFFICES UNDER YOUR CONTROL AND THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATING IN THE SAME MAY PLEASE BE RENDERED ON 12.07.2016 BY FAX. SUBSEQUENTLY, LIST OF EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATING IN STRIKE MAY BE PREPARED AND SUBMITTED IN DUE COURSE. CONFIRM RECEIPT BY RETURN FAX(.)

(MUSTAQ AHMAD)
Dy.CGDA(AN)
No. AN/VI/17022/Strike/2016

Dated: 15.06.2016

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Bunching benefit on fixation of pay of MCM in Defence Establishment – CGDA Orders on 13.6.2016

Pay Fixation of industrial employees on restructuring of the cadre of the Artisan Cadres in Defence Establishment – bunching benefit on fixation of pay of MCM



Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ 1)

Subject: Pay fixation of industrial employees on restructuring of the Artisan Cadres in Defence Establishment – bunching benefit on fixation of pay of MCM

Reference CGDA U.O.No.AT/II-2458/(PC)6/06-II dated 12 June 2013. 26.03.2014 and 24.06.2014 on the above subject. In these letters, the CGDA has written to MoD/D(Civ 1) that a clarification from DoP&T is required. Accordingly with the approval of JS(Estt), MoD referred the file to DoP&T for furnishing a clarification. DoP&T/Estt.(Pay-I) section have reiterated the position given in Rule 7(1)(A)(ii) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 to allow the bunching benefit during the pay fixation of MCM. They however, advised to consult Department of Expenditure also.

2. Accordingly, the issue was referred to Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Expenditure) through MoD (Fin/AG/PB). Now, MoD(Fin/AG/PB) has conveyed the clarification, issued by Ministry of finance (Deptt of Expenditure) which is reproduced as under.

“The proposal of M/o Defence relating to grant of bunching benefit in pay fixation of Master Craftsman (MCMs) in terms of Rule 7(1)(A)(ii) of CDS (RP) Rules 2008 has been examined in the Department of Expenditure. Rule 7(1)(A)(ii) would apply in this case if the initial pay in the revised scale was fixed in this case under Rule 7(1)(A)(i) and the condition of the proviso to Rule 7(1)(A)(ii) are fulfilled.”

3. In view of the above, the PCDAs may please be advised to allow the bunching benefit to the MCM in terms of the above clarification issued by Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Expenditure) copy of Ministry of Finance (Deptt of Expenditure) ID No.300282217/E.III-A/2016 dated 2nd May 2016 is also annexed for information.

(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to Govt. of India

Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance
E-II(A) Branch

Reference Notes on page no46-48/N-ante
(F.No.A-110163/2002-AG(PB)of M/o Defence)
(M.F.No.161/2013-D(Civ.1)

The proposal of M/o Defence relating to grant of bunching benefit in pay fixation of Master Craftsman (MCMs) in terms of Rule 7(1)(A)(ii) of CDS (R) Rules, 2008 has been examined in the Department of Expenditure.

2. Rule7(1)(A)(ii) would apply in this case if the initial pay in the revised scale was fixed in this case under Rule 7(1)(A)(i) and the condition of the proviso to Rule 7(1)(A)(ii) is fulfilled.

3. This issues with the approval of joint secretary (Pers.)

(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: http://cgda.nic.in/

Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases – reg.

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Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases – reg.

No.19024/1/2009-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 7th June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases – reg.

Reference is invited to Department of Expenditure’s O.M. of even number dated 13th July 2009 which provides that in all cases of air travel, both domestic and international, wherein the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, officials have to travel in Air India only. For cases of air travel by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability, the powers were vested with Ministry of Civil Aviation to accord exemption in individual cases. [See also: International travel — clarification regarding]

2.The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Accordingly, powers are hereby delegated to the Financial Advisers of the Ministries/Departments to accord exemption for air travel, both Domestic and International, by airlines other than Air India. In respect of individual cases of Autonomous Bodies, the Financial Advisers of the concerned Ministry/ Department will accord exemption for Air travel by Airlines other than Air India. The individual cases of Financial Advisers for air travel in airlines other than Air India, will be approved by the administrative Secretary of the concerned Ministry.

3. To regulate the individual claims, guidelines and proforma for seeking relaxation for travel by airlines other than Air India, are enclosed at Annexure – A & B.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

GUIDELINES FOR RELAXATION TO‘TRAVEL BY AIRLINES OTHER THAN AIR INDIA

1. Request for seeking relaxation is required to be submitted in the Proforma (Annex. B)

2. The request for relaxation must be submitted to Integrated Finance Division at least 7 working days in advance from date of travel.

3. There is no requirement to seek relaxation for those Sectors on which General/blanket relaxation has been accorded by Ministry of Civil Aviation.

4. Those seeking relaxation on ground of Non-Availability of Seats (NAS) must enclose NAS Certificate issued by authorized travel agents or a copy of the sector specific snapshot of Air India website.

5. As per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13th July, 2009 for sectors which are not connected directly by any of the airlines, an employee must travel by Air India upto the nearest hub. Relaxation will be granted for the remaining segment.

6. Relaxation to travel by airlines other than Air India while availing LTC will be granted only in exceptional circumstances. Non availability of AI flight/seats on a particular day/time would not be considered as a valid ground for seeking relaxation.

7. Availability of lower fare is no criteria for seeking relaxation.

8. Those seeking relaxation on the ground of attending meeting at a particular time, must attach meeting notice and approved tour programme.

9. For foreign travel cases, where full or partial grants are received, journey has to be performed on Air India upto the place upto which Air India is available and seek relaxation for the remaining sector. On international routes where Air India has code share partner, the same must be utilised.

10. For invitees from abroad travelling on Government of India funding, efforts should be made to book them on Air India and Air India code share flights to the extent possible.

11.Non-receipt of approval by the stipulated date does not entitle one to claim, relaxation as a matter of right.

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Recruitment of Staff through Employment Exchanges - DOPT

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Recruitment of Staff through Employment Exchanges, regarding

No.14024/1/2016-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 13th June, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Recruitment of Staff through Employment Exchanges, regarding.

In continuation of this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 14024/2/96-Estt. (D) dated 18th May, 1998 and further amended vide OM of even number dated 09th November, 2005 on the above noted subject wherein it has been prescribed that all vacancies to be filled on regular basis, except those which fall within the purview of UPSC/Staff Selection Commission, are to be notified in the local Employment Exchange/Central Employment Exchange as per the provisions of the Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959. 

In addition to the reporting of the vacancies to the local Employment Exchange/Central Employment Exchange, it has been stipulated that the vacancies should be given wide publicity on an all India basis. In this regard, it was advised that the advertisement should be placed in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar published by the Publication division of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Such recruitment notices are also to be displayed on the Office Notice Board.

2. It has been decided that in addition to the above procedure, advertisement of vacancies may also be placed at the National Career Service (NCS) Portal of Ministry of Labour & Employment, which has been developed primarily to connect the opportunities with the aspiration of youth.

3. These instructions shall be applicable to all services/posts. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned including attached and subordinate offices.

sd/-
(Rajesh Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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