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President’s Greetings on the Eve of New Year

President’s Greetings on the Eve of New Year
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the nation on the eve of the New Year 2018.  In a message the President has said:-
"New Year is a time for reflection, for resolutions and for renewal. As 2018 dawns, let us all commit ourselves to a happier and wholesome period ahead – to strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as Indians. And to working for a cleaner and greener environment that we can bequeath to our children.
New Year wishes to all fellow Indians, whether at home or anywhere in the world. May the coming year bring joy and prosperity to your lives and to your families – as well as to the global community with which we share so much".
(Ashok Malik) Press Secretary to the President
Source: PIB News

AICPIN November 2017 - No change in Expected DA

AICPIN November 2017 - No change in Expected DA (No Change in 'Expected DA' from Jan 2018) No.5/1/2017-CPI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004 DATED: 29th December, 2017
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — November, 2017
The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2017 increased by 1 point and pegged at 288 (two hundred and eighty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.35 per cent between October, 2017 and November, 2017 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.36 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.10 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat Atta, Eggs (Hen), Goat Meat, Milk (Cow), Onion, Tamarind, Bitter Gourd, Cabbage, Carrot, Coconut, Potato, Tomato, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Firewood, Kerosene Oil, Private Tuition Fee, Petrol, Bar…

GDS Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon – Minister replied in Parliament on 27.12.2017

GDS Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon – Minister replied in Parliament on 27th December, 2017
Minister of State (IC) for Communications & Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, in a written reply to a question on GDS Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report, in Lok Sabha on 27.12.2017 informed that a One Man Committee has been constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra.
The Committee has submitted its report to the Government. The salient features are given in the Annexure.
The recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Department. After getting the necessary approvals from all concerned, the recommendation of the Committee will be implemented.
Annexure : Salient features  of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra
The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment sys…

Voluntary Retirement in Paramilitary Forces

Voluntary Retirement in Paramilitary Forces
PERSONNEL OF PARAMILITARY FORCES TAKING VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT
Minister of State for Home Affairs replied in Parliament(Rajya Sabha) on 27.12.2017 regarding Voluntary Retirement in Paramilitary Forces.
“As per information provided by Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR), 19239 personnel have taken voluntary retirement from service since January, 2016.
Improvement in service conditions/ amenities and welfare of the force personnel is a continuous endeavour. A study was got conducted through Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) into the factors causing stress and suggest remedial measures and another similar study was got conducted though Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) for BSF & CRPF”. Based on the above study report, the measures, which have been taken to boost the morale and improve the working conditions and reduce stress among the force personnel, are at Annexure-‘A’.
ANNEXURE …

New Year Message from NFIR

New Year Message from NFIR No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)/Allowance/2016/Part I Dated: 25/12/2017 MESSAGE
Dear Brothers/Sisters,
We Will be celebrating New Year Day on January 1, 208 with disappointment and  agony as the Government has done grave injustice by reducing the percentage or various  Allowances and also by not granting the Allowances from 1st January. 2016. Almost all Railway employees in all corners Of Indian Railways have been deprived Of their legitimate Allowances in terms Of percentages existed prior to acceptance Of 7th CPC report.
The Running Staff, Brothers/Sisters, are aware that NFIR has placed cogent case before the Railway Board for hiking Kilometrage rates on the basis of Running Allowance formula and revision of TA rates. Our presentation was admired by the Running Staff. The Railway Board has discussed with NFIR twice on revision of Running Allowance rates and on both the occasions we conveyed the logic for upward revision or mileage rates and also revision of other re…

Re-Employment of Armed Forces Personnel

Re-Employment of Armed Forces Personnel
Government provides non-monetary benefits such as travel concessions, health amenities, housing facilities, re-employment and pension concessions to serving and retired defence personnel including their family members. The details of the benefits are as under:
Travel Concessions:- The service personnel and their dependents including father, mother, brothers and sisters, if otherwise dependent on service personnel, are entitled for LTC from Duty Station to Home Station and back once in a year.
The service personnel and their dependents consisting of wife and dependent children are authorised for LTC from Duty Station to anywhere in India once in alternate year. In case the said concession is availed by personnel, the concession of travel entitlement from Duty Station to Home Station will be forgone. Retired defence personnel are not entitled for LTC.
The Chakra series Gallantry awardees and widows after their demise are granted complimentary Card…

Latest Details of Premature Retirement and Suicides in Armed Forces

Latest Details of Premature Retirement and Suicides in Armed Forces
Suicides by Army Personnel
The details of number of incidents of suicide in the defence forces during last three years and the current year, force-wise & year-wise is as under: Year Army Navy Air Force Officers JCOs/ORs Officers Sailors Officers Airmen 2014 02 82 Nil 04 02 19 2015 01 77 Nil 03 Nil 14 2016 04 100 01 05 03 16 2017

No Downgradation in the existing equivalence of the service ranks in Defence Service Personnel

No Downgradation in the existing equivalence of the service ranks in Defence Service Personnel
Rank Parity
The Government is fully sensitive to the concerns expressed by the Armed Forces from time to time, including those relating to rank equation, allowances and benefits. The Government has already clarified that there has been no downgradation or change in the existing equivalence of the service ranks vis-à-vis their civilian counterparts.
In recognition of the unique aspects of Defence Service, a number of facilities and benefits in cash and kind are admissible to Defence Service personnel, including tax concessions available in Canteen Stores Depot, concession vouchers for travel in Railways and by Air, apart from compensation granted by way of various allowances for unique risks and hardships borne by the Defence personnel. A list of 28 risk and hardship related allowances and 31 other allowances and concessions available to the Armed Forces personnel and the revised rates at whic…

No Proposal to Amend Income Tax Rates – Lok Sabha Q&A

No Proposal to Amend Income Tax Rates – Lok Sabha Q&A
Govt says No Proposal to Revise Income Tax Rates this year
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 1355 TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 22ND DECEMBER, 2017 01, PAUSHA, 1939 (SAKA)
AMEND INCOME TAX RATES 1355. SHRI DEVENDRA SINGH BHOLE:
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government proposes to amend the present rates of income tax so that more people may pay income tax;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the benefits likely to accrue to common man and the Government by this step; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)
(a) to (b) No Madam. Currently, there is no such proposal under consideration.
(c) The rates of income tax are prescribed through the Finance Act every year

Demands of General Duty Medical Officers

Demands of General Duty Medical Officers
The demands of GDMOs include merging of all CHS sub cadres, periodical cadre review of CHS, uniform retirement age of 65 years, extension of DACP to HAG level.
One of the sub-cadres of CHS, GDMOs provide basic health care services in dispensaries and hospitals, Central Government Health Services (CGHS), National Health Scheme, etc. Placed in the entry level GP 5400 (PB-3), the entry level qualification for GDMOs is MBBS Degree.
The Commission notes that these demands are common to all CHS cadres and have been discussed earlier in this chapter.

Demand for Uniformity in Retirement Age

Demand for Uniformity in Retirement Age
One of the demands of the Association is to bring uniformity in the age of superannuation among the various sub-cadres of CHS.
The Commission notes that the age of superannuation of GDMOs is 60 years, whereas, that of Non-Teaching Specialists (NTS) and Public Health Service Specialists (PHSS) is 62 years, and that of Teaching Specialists (TS) is 65 years. On this issue, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has commented that CHS cadre is facing shortage of doctors due to a number of factors like low rate of joining, specialist doctors not willing to join outside Delhi etc. 
The Ministry has further stated that the issue of raising the retirement age of doctors was considered and a view was taken that the shortage of doctors could be met by re-employment on contract basis. The Commission agrees with this view.



















Is the HRA paid to Central Government employees sufficient?

Is the HRA paid to Central Government employees sufficient? Is the House Rent Allowance paid to Central Government employees as per the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission sufficient?
If the question is to be answered at a superficial level, the answer is yes. Let us analyze things from the angle of a lower rung employee.
An employee is paid HRA at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% of his basic salary based on the city where he works. For HRA purpose, cities in India are divided into three groups, namely X, Y and Z, and HRA is paid respectively at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% uniformly for all categories of employees.
A person employed in Delhi will get 24% of his basic salary as HRA and an employee employed in Kanyakumari will get 8% of his basic salary as HRA. The minimum basic salary of a Central Government employee is Rs.18000. Accordingly, a person working in Delhi should get Rs.18000 x 24% = Rs.4320, and a person employed in Kanyakumari should get Rs.18000 x 8% = Rs.1440. But the …

7th CPC revision of pay scales — Amendment or Service Rules/Recruitment Rules – DoPT Orders

7th CPC revision of pay scales - Amendment or Service Rules/Recruitment Rules - DoPT Orders
Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations - revision of Pay Scales - Meeting regarding Amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules
F.No.AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR) Government of India Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions Department of Personnel and Training Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi Dated: 22nd December, 2017
MEMORANDUM
Sub: Seventh Central pay Commission’s recommendations — revision of pay scales — amendment or Service Rules/Reeruinnent Rules.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M or even number dated 9th August. 2016 the subject mentioned above wherein it was requested that as per the CCS (Revised pay) Rules, 2016 issued by Department or Expenditure vide Notification dated 25th July, 2016, consequential amendment in the existing Service Rules.’Recruitment Rules shall be made by the Ministries/Departments by substituting the existing…

KVS Recruitment 2017: 1017 Vacant Post of Officers, Librarian and Non-Teaching Staff

KVS Recruitment 2017: 1017 Vacant Post of Officers, Librarian and Non-Teaching Staff
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has announced through on its portal regarding more than 1000 vacancies and the webpage links are available to know more details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.

Recruitment of Officers Cadre, Librarian and Non-Teaching Posts in KVS (2018) – Short Advertisement.

Recruitment of Officers Cadre, Librarian and Non-Teaching Posts in KVS (2018) – Detailed Advertisement. Click here to apply online for KVS Recruitment of Officers Cadre, Librarian and Non-Teaching Posts FAQs for Recruitment of Officers cadre, Librarian and Non-teaching posts

New Grievance Portal Launched for CG Pensioners

New Grievance Portal Launched for CG Pensioners
New Grievance Portal Launched
PCDA Pension has lauched on internet a new grievance portal to lodge grievance of the pensioners. This is already on this website. Pensioners are requested to complete the required details before submitting the complaint / grievance for its redressal. E-mail grievance lodged after 3-11-2017 will not be entertained.

Click to view the Complaint Webpage

1.1.2018 All India Protest Day - AIRF

1.1.2018 All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board
1st January, 2018 to be observed as All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board
As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related to Running Staff are overdue and are delayed inordinately by the Ministry of Railways. You also know that AIRF has been making all out sincere efforts with the Railway Board to get the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff revised, but till date no fruitful outcome has emerged…… The General Secretaries, All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades! Sub: Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff
At the outset I convey my hearty best wishes to all of you, along with the entire family members, for a very very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018.
As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related…

Implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report – FNPO

Implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report – FNPO met Central Ministers
FNPO Delegation met Central Ministers for pursual of early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.
Sri.B.Shiva Kumar Asst.G/S , Sri.Sivaji Vasireddy Asst.G/S , Sri.CH.Laxmi Narayana President NUGDS , Sri.L.Krishna Prasad RR NAPE Gr-C AP Circle, Sri.V.Manjappa D/S NAPE Gr-C Shimoga met Hon’ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers Sri.Anantha Kumar and Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways Sri.Nitin Gadkari at their Parliament Offices and requested for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.
Source: FNPO

HRA to Armed Forces Personnel - MoD Orders

HRA to Armed Forces Personnel - MoD Orders
House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Armed Forces Personnel – MoD Orders dt. 11.10.2017
Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations for grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Armed Forces Personnel
No.3(1)/2015-D(Q&C) Government of India Ministry of Defence New Delhi, Dated 11th October, 2017 To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations for grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Armed Forces Personnel.
Sir, I am directed to say that consequent on the decisions of the Government on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide for grant of HRA to Armed Forces Personnel in partial modification of MoD letter No.10(55)/98/D(Q&C) dated 18th November, 2008 as amended from time to time that the admissibility of HRA shall be as under: Classification of Cities/Towns Rate of House Rent Allowance per month as a percentage of…

10 crore viewers…90Paisa Blog touches new heights

10 crore viewers…90 Paisa Blog touches new heights
Making a Mark Achieved 100 Million Page Views - "Central Government Employees News" Blog We are proud of our latest accomplishment – 90Paisa Blog, the first ever blog for Central Government employees, has now crossed 10 crore hits!!! 
From the bottom of our hearts, we express our sincere gratitude to all our patrons who have been supporting us all along. 
The '90Paisa' blog was started in the year 2008. I began to write whatever I knew about the stock market. It began as a blog under the free blog hosting facility offered by Google. Hence, its domain name was 90paisa.blogspot.com. It has to be mentioned here that my knowledge about computers and the internet was very limited in those days. 
With hesitation creeping in about writing on stock market, I decided to write about something I knew reasonably well and liked. Without changing the blog’s domain name, I began writing under the title of “Central Government employee …

NAC Agenda Items: Anomalies - Dopt Comments - Staff Side Reply

National Anomaly Committee Discussion Items: Anomalies - Dopt Comments - Staff Side Reply
National Anomaly Committee Meeting Agenda Items with the comments of DoPT and also reply from the NC JCM Staff Side
Description of Anomaly Official Comments Reply By Staff Side Anomaly in computation of Minimum Wage 
(Item No. 1) As against the Minimum Wage decided to be Rs. 18000/- by the Govt. w.e.f. 01.01.2016, the Staff-Side has said that this should be not less than Rs. 26,000/-and the multiplication factor ought to have been 3.714 and not 2.57. They have further asked for the pay matrix to be changed. Objecting to the methodology adopted by the 7th CPC in computing the Minimum Wage, they have given a number of reasons like the retail prices of the commodities quoted by the Labour Bureau being irrational, adoption of the 12 monthly average of the retail price being contents to the Dr. Avkrovd f ormula, the website of the Agriculture Ministry giving the retail prices of commodities …