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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018

All India Protest Day on 19.9.2018 - DoPT Instructions under CCS (Conduct) Rules

All India Protest Day on 19.9.2018 - DoPT Instructions under CCS (Conduct) Rules - DoPT issued Orders

Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, Scrapping NPS, Allow Option No.1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula

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No.45018/l/2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 18th September, 2018

Subject: All India Protest Day for 19th September, 2018 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964 - Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), New Delhi has decided to observe "All India Protest Day" on 19th September, 2018 in support of the following issues:

i. Upward Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula,
ii. Scrapping of the New Contributory Pension Scheme; and
iii. Allow Option No.1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.

Also read: Decision of National Secretariat Meeting Held on 5.9.2018 at New Delhi – Confederation

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow  etc. or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. dated 12.9.2008, on the subject for strict compliance (enclosed as Annexure-A).

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or any other kind of leave to the officers and employees, if applied for, during the period of proposed protest, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on protest, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty on the day of protest, i.e., 19.09.2018.

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(Jugla Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)


Authority: https://dopt.gov.in/
September 19, 2018

NCL-Singrauli Various Operator 839 Vacancies – Online Application Form 2018

NCL 839 HEMM Operators Recruitment 2018 – Apply Online

NCL-Singrauli Various Operator 839 Vacancies – Online Application Form 2018


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  • Closing Date of Online Application & Payment Gateway: 24/09/2018
  • Last Date of Submission of Application online: 24/09/2018
  • Last date of receipt of Hard copy of application with relevant documents: 24/10/2018
September 19, 2018

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners and family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018

No. 42/06/2018-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Dated the 18th September 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.07.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/06/2018- P&PW(G) dated 22.03.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7°/o to 9% w.e.f 01.07.2018.

Also read: DoE Orders on DA – 9% Effective from 1.7.2018 to all CG Employees

2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 4134/2002-P&PW(D) Vo1.11 dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.

3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

5. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

6. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

7. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II134-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

8. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

9. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1/2/2018-E.II(B) dated 07th Sept,2018.

Hindi version will follow.

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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Authority: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018

IBPS CRP Clerks-VIII 2019-20 | Apply Online

IBPS CRP Clerks-VIII 2019-20 |  Apply Online

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
COMMON RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR RECRUITMENT OF CLERKS IN PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS 
(CRP CLERKS-VIII for Vacancies of 2019-20 )

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018 & January 2019. 

Application Process Begins: 18.9.2018
Last Date to Apply: 10.10.2018
Total Vacancies: More than 7000

Age (As on 01.09.2018):
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years 

Educational Qualifications:
A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India

September 18, 2018

CGHS Clarification on Package Rates

CGHS Clarification on Package Rates

F.No.C.11322/27/2018/HEC
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department f Health & Family Welfare

545-A, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 11th September, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Clarification regarding 'fall clause' for the services provided by CGHS empanelled Health Care Organizations under 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana'

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersinged is directed to clarify that if CGHS empanelled Health Care Organixations provide health care facilities under 'Pardhan Manri Jan Arogya Yojana' at rates lower than the CGHS package rates 'the fall clause' as mentioned under Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS sall not apply.

Issued with the approval of Competent Authority.

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(Dr.Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS

Authrority: https://cghs.gov.in

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility to Railway Employees

‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility to Railway Employees

Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility to Railway Employees

Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(W)2017/PS5-1/3
New Delhi, dated 10.09.2018
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units

Sub: Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP).

Ref: Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T)’s OM No.31011/15/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 27.03.2018.

Pursuant to recommendations of Seventh CPC, DoP&T have communicated Government’s decision, vide their OM referred above, to allow the Railway employees to avail AILTC facility in accordance with the ‘Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988’ i.e. CCS (LTC) Rules.

2. Accordingly, in exercise of powers conferred vide Rule 1(3)(iii) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993), the Competent Authority in the Ministry of Railways has accorded approval to exclude such railway servants and other eligible persons (i.e. eligible for PP) from the facility of Privilege Passes in that particular calendar year in which they opt for AILTC facility. Applicants may avail AILTC facility subject to conditions stipulated in para 2 of the referred OM dated 27.03.2018 (copy enclosed as Annexure-I). This facility is further subject to procedural guidelines/conditions stipulated hereunder.

3. These orders shall be applicable to (i) Railway Servants entitled to PPs; (ii) Other government department’s officials serving in railways on deputation and entitled to PPs; (iii) Other officials serving in railways and entitled to PPs; and (iv) Officials of Audit Department (Railway) entitled to PPs. The Competent Authorities concerned shall modify terms and condition of such officials as required and necessary. These orders would not be applicable to those who are undergoing minor penalty of stoppage of even a single PP at the time of application for availing AILTC.

4. Those officials, who opt for AILTC facility, would be issued a “Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate” (PPSC) i.e. a pre-requisite for availing AILTC facility. The “Pass Issuing Authority” (PLA) shall issue the PPSC as per format at Annexure-II, duly following the procedure stipulated as under:-

(i) Applicant employee will submit an application (format at Annuexure-III) to the concerned PIA for issue of a PPSC.

(ii) Thereafter, the PIA will first check the “Privilege Pass Account” (PPA) of the applicant to verify whether the applicant has already availed any PP or not in that particular calendar year.

(iii) If applicant has already availed a PP in that particular calendar year, then the application for issue of PPSC would be rejected and the applicant should be intimated accordingly, as per format at Annexure-IV.

(iv) If applicant has not availed any PP in that particular calendar year, the PIA concerned will disallow operation of PPA by blocking it with an entry (PPSC issued on date …/…/…./) in PPA so that the applicant is barred from drawing any PP, even inadvertently, during that particular calendar year in which AILTC facility has been opted.

(v) If both husband and wife are entitled to PPs, both have to surrender their respective entitled PPs that are admissible to them in the calendar year in which either of them opt for AILTC facility. In this scenario, PIA will issue a single composite PPSC duly completing Part-II of the PPSC. The following procedure will be followed, additionally, in such cases:-

(a) If PPAs of both the spouses are maintained by same PIA at the time of applying for AILTC facility, then the composite PPSC will be issued by the PIA after receipt of a joint application from both of them.

(b) If PIAs of both the spouses are different (due to any reason or on account of their working in separate Railways/Divisions/Units, etc.,), the PPSC shall be issued by the PIA concerned of the applicant only after receipt of a “Confirmation Note in lieu of PPSC” (CN) to be issued (by other PIA as per format in Annexure-V) in favour of spouse of the main applicant. The spouse will apply for CN as per format at Annexure-VI.

(vi) In case of a deputationist (i.e. Railway servant serving on deputation etc in any other organization) and eligible for PPs as per statutory rules, the PIA concerned will issue PPSC as per aforementioned procedure.

(vii) The PIA will issue PPSC/CN or intimate about rejection/non-acceptance of the request, as the case may be, within ten working days of receipt of application.

(viii) After issue of PPSC/CN, request for its cancellation and re-opening of PPA will not be entertained on any ground, even if AILTC facility could not be availed due to whatsoever reason i.e. whether administrative or personal reasons.

(ix) The role of PIAs will cease once “PPSC” is issued to the applicant. Matters such as advance/reimbursement/travel entitlements during availing of AILTC shall be dealt by other respective Sections of Personnel/Accounts Department handling Travelling Allowance claims, taking into account PPSC as a basic document alongwith other documents stipulated in the CCS (LTC) Rules.

(x) A duplicate PPSC/CN can only be issued under special circumstances by the PIA concerned after taking approval of the Principal CPO.

5. The Railways should administer the AILTC facility strictly in accordance with the CCS (LTC) Rules-1988, as modified from time to time, without any deviation. It may be noted that ‘Home Town LTC/Home Town converted LTC’ shall not be admissible to railway servants and the definitions of beneficiaries for LTC (e.g. members of family, dependents), dependency critieria, etc are different from that Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986. A copy of DoP&T’s letter No.31011/7/2013-Estt.(A)-IV dated 26.09.2014, containing clarifications and illustrations on administering LTC entitlements of “Fresh Recruits” is enclosed as Annuexure-VII. Accordingly, the AILTC facility shall be regulated fully by the conditions and definitions as laid down in the CCS (LTC) Rules.

6. Regarding travel entitlements for availing of AILTC facility, copies of following OMs, as applicable on date, are enclosed:-

Issued by
Details
Annexure No.
Ministry of Finance
OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017
Annexure-VIII
DoP&T
OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt.19.09.2017
Annexure-IX
DoP&T
OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt. 18.01.2018
Annexure-X

It may be noted that DoP&T have stipulated vide their OM dated 19.09.2017 that (i) the travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide MoF’s OM dated 13.07.2017, excepting the air travel entitlements for the employees in Level 6 to 8 of the Pay Matrix (para 3) and (ii) the other conditions that would govern the LTC facility (para 4). Hence, the same entitlements prevailing in civil side (i.e. not as per railway entitlement) will be applicable for availing AILTC facility.

7. To summarize, the position, as contained in above OMs, with certain modifications, is briefly brought out in the table below:-

Pay Level in
Pay Matrix
Travel/LTC entitlement for AILTC
Level 1 to 5
Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt-A-IV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 6 to 8
Air travel entitlement stipulated in Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017 is not admissible for LTC. However, all other entitlements shall be as per aforementioned MOF’ OM dated 13.07.2017 and subject to other conditions stipulated in aforementioned DoP&T’s OM dated 19.09.2017.
Level 9 to 13 and NFSAG officers
Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt-A-IV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 14 & above (Excluding NFSAG officers)
Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2017 and also as clarified vide DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 18.01.2018.

8. The Zonal Railways and PUs are advised to get themselves familiarized with the extant CCS (LTC) Rules as well as clarifications available in the official website of DoP&T (i.e. presently (i) https://dopt.gov.in/ccs-lte-rules and (ii) https://dopt.gov.in/notification/oms-and-orders/ →LTC Rules). It may also be noted that OMs/Notifications related to CCS (LTC) Rules and issued and uploaded from time to time by DoP&T in their official website will come into force with immediate effect for regulation of AILTC facility as being extended by this order. Hence, these orders/instructions will not be circulated separately by the Ministry of Railways. Accordingly, the Railways and PUs should regularly visit the official website of DoP&T and download the latest instructions from time to time for settling claims of LTC etc and for compliance.

9. However, if any clarification in respect of TA Rules notified by Ministry of Finance is required, the same may be addressed to the Nodal Dte. in Board’s office viz. Fianance Establishment Dte. for further examination and issue of appropriate clarification/reply.

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

11. Hindi version will follow.

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(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare)-I
Railway Board


Authority: http://scrmuscdivision.com
September 16, 2018

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 | 54953 Vacancies | Last Date 30.9.2018

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 | 54953 Vacancies | Last Date 30.9.2018

(एसएससी जीडी कांस्टेबल भर्ती 2018 | 54,953 रिक्तियों | अंतिम तिथि 30.9.2018)
SSC GD Constable Recruitment Online Application 2018

STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION

Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR) Examination, 2018

On line registration opening Date: 21.07.2018
On line registration Closing Date: 20.08.2018

Computer based Examination date: To be notified later

“GOVERNMENT STRIVES TO HAVE A WORKFORCE WHICH REFLECTS GENDER BALANCE AND WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”

Updated News: SSC 54953 Constable(GD) Vacancies in CAPF – Last Date Extended

Last Date for Online Application has been extended upto 17.9.2018 and Online registration process for SSC GD Constable has been already started from Yesterday (17.8.2018)

Updated News: SSC decided to extend the closing date for filling up of online application forms for the said examination from 17-09-2018 to 30-09-2018 (5.00 PM). It may be specifically noted by the candidates that no further extension of time will be given beyond 30.09.2018 (5.00 P.M.) for submission of online application forms for the said Examination.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 15, 2018

7th CPC Travelling Allowance: Finmin Clarification dt.12.9.2018

7th CPC Travelling Allowance: Finmin Clarification dt.12.9.2018

Reply to SSOA from Ministry of Finance on Clarification regarding TA rules after implementation of 7th CPC

No.904302/2018-E.IV 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi -110001 
Dated the 12th September, 2018

To
Sh. Ravi Karan
President, SSOA
A-16, Shradha Puri Phase-II,
Sardhana road Kankar Khera,
Meerut U.P. – 250001

Sub: Clarification regarding Travelling allowance (TA) rules after the implementation of 7th CPC

Sir, The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter dated 25.07.2018 on the above mentioned subject. In this regard, the following is clarified:-

(i) As per rule position as mentioned in SR-71 of FRSR part-II TA rules. TA for a local journey shall be admissible if the temporary place of duty is beyond 8 km from the normal place of duty irrespective of whether the journey is performed by the Government servant from his residence or from the normal place duty. Further, for local journeys, a Government servant will draw, for journey involved, mileage allowance and in addition draw 50% of daily allowance as per OM dated 13.7.2017

(ii) After the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances, OM dated 13.7.2017 regarding TA rules has been issued by this Department wherein Daily Allowance on tour comprises 3 components i.e. Hotel Accommodation, Travel within the city and Food charges. For local journey beyond 8 kms, the following may be admissible:-

a. Hotel accommodation:- Not Applicable. b. Travel within the city/Mileage Allowance:- As per para 2 (E) (i) of OM dated 13.07.2017. c. Food charges – 50 % of amount payable on tour as mentioned in pare 2 (E) (v) of OM dated 13.07.2017as follows:-

LENGTH OF ABSENCE     
AMOUNT PAYABLE ON TOUR
AMOUNT PAYABLE ON LOCAL JOURNEY (50% OF AMOUNT PAYABLE ON TOUR)
If absence from headquarters is <6 hours
30% of Lumpsum amount
15% of Lumpsum amount
If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours
70% of Lumpsum amount
35% of Lumpsum amount
If absence from headquarters is >12 hours
100% of Lumpsum amount
50% of Lumpsum amount

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(Nirmala Dev) 
Deputy Secretary the Govt. of India

Source: SSOA Facebook


Monday, September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018

An Overview of New Contributory Pension System (NPS) – Confederation

An Overview of New Contributory Pension System (NPS) – Confederation

NEW CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SYSTEM (NPS)

M.krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers

Pension system was in vogue in India for a century or more and the British Government during the pre-independence era introduced Pension Rules for Government employees and thus made it statutory. In the year 1982 Supreme Court in its landmark judgement in Nakara’s case declared that – “as per India’s constitution, Government is obliged to provide social and economic security to pensioners and that Government retirees had the fundamental right to pension….. Pension is not a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex-gratia payment, but a payment for past service rendered. It is a social welfare measure, rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the hey days of their life, ceaselessly toiled for their employers on the assurance that in their old age, they would not be left in lurch.”

During the advent of globalisation policies in 1980’s the pension reforms also started simultaneously. IMF & World Bank started publishing so many reports and documents emphasizing the need for pension reforms. They also started studying about the reforms to be undertaken in the pension sector in India. In 2001, “IMF work paper on pension reforms in India” and World Bank India specific report “India – the challenge of old age income security” were published. Their work reports emphasized that “Pension obligations or promises made by the Governments which have potential of exerting pressure on Govt. finances, have been a subject of increased focus in assessing medium to long term fiscal sustainability.” In tune with the dictates of IMF and World Bank BJP-led NDA Government appointed Bhattacharjee Committee in 2001 headed by Ex-Chief Secretary of Karnataka, to study and recommend pension reforms. Thus after creating ground for pension reforms, under the pretext of implementing recommendations of Bhattacharyya Committee, the NDA Government introduced New Pension System called Defined Contributory pension system for all employees who join service on or after 01-01-2004. The Congress-led UPA Government which came to power in 2004 continued with the reforms and promulgated an ordinance to legalise NPS. But UPA-I Govt. could not pass the Pension Bill in Parliament due to stiff opposition of Left Parties supporting it. Later when UPA-II Government came to power the Pension Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill was passed in the Parliament with the support of BJP, the then opposition party. Many State Governments governed by political parties other than Left Parties, introduced Contributory Pension System for their employees from various dates after 2004. Left Front Governments of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura refused to introduce the New Pension Scheme and they continued with the old defined benefit pension scheme. Congress-led UDF Government introduced NPS in Kerala. After BJP coming to power in Tripura also Contributory Pension Scheme is introduced recently. In West Bengal old Pension Scheme continues even now. Not only newly appointed Central and State Government employees, almost all new entrants of public sector and Autonomous bodies are also brought under the purview of NPS.

As per New Contributory Pension Scheme an amount of 10% of pay plus Dearness Allowance will be deducted each month from the salary of the employees covered under NPS and credited to their pension account. Equal amount is to be credited by the Government (employer) also. Total amount will go to the Pension Funds constituted under the PFRDA Act. From the pension fund the amount will go to the share market. As per the PFRDA Act – “there shall not be any implicit or explicit assurance of benefit except (share) market based guarantee mechanism to be purchased by the subscribers”. Thus the amount deposited in Pension Fund may or may not grow depending on the fluctuations in the share market. After attaining 60 years of age i.e., at the time of retirement, 60% of the accumulated amount in the Pension Account of the employee will be refunded and the balance 40% will be deposited in an Insurance Annuity Scheme. Monthly amount received from the Insurance Annuity Scheme is the monthly pension i.e., Pension is not paid by Government, but by the Insurance Company and hence NPS is nothing but Pension Privatization..

Thus it can be seen that the growth of the accumulated amount in the Pension fund depends upon the vagaries of share market. If the share markets collapse, as happened during the 2008 world financial crisis, then the entire amount in the pension fund may vanish. In that case employee will not get any pension. Every fluctuation in the share market will affect the future of pension of those employees who are covered under NPS. Uncertainty about pension and retirement life looms large over their heads. Even if there is a stabilized share market the 40% amount in the annuity scheme is not enough to get 50% of the last pay drawn as pension, which is the minimum pension as per old pension scheme. Many employees who entered in service after 01-01-2004 has retired in 2017 and 2018 after completing 12 & 13 years of service. They are getting Rs.1400- to Rs.1700- only as monthly pension from Insurance Annuity Scheme. If they have entered service in 2003 i.e., in the old pension scheme, they would have got 50% of the last pay drawn as pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000- as minimum pension, that too without giving any monthly contribution towards pension from their salary. In short, NPS is nothing but NO PENSION SYSTEM.

As per clause 12(5) of the PFRDA Act even the employees and pensioners who are not covered under NPS, can be brought under the Act by a Gazette notification by the Government. Thus NPS is a Damocles’ sword hanging over the head of all employees and pensioners.

Who is the beneficiary of this pension reforms? As in the case of every neo-liberal reforms, the ultimate beneficiary is the Corporates. The huge amount collected from the workers through pension fund is invested in share market by the Pension Fund Managers and this amount in turn can be utilied by the multi-national Corporates for multiplying their profit. Amount deducted and credited to the Pension fund from each newly recruited employees plus the employer’s share amount will remain with the pension fund and share market for a period of minimum 30 to 35 years i.e., till the age of 60 years. During this long period of 35 years crores and crores of rupees will be at the disposal of share market controlled by multinational corporate giants. Ultimate causality will be the poor helpless employee/pensioner.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) has been opposing the NPS from the very beginning and a one day strike was conducted on 30th October 2007. It was one of the main demand in all other strikes during these period. The campaign and struggle against NPS continued and as of now the subjective and objective conditions for a bigger struggle against NPS has emerged as almost 50% of the total employees in Central, State, Public sector and Autonomous bodies are now covered under NPS and are becoming more and more restive and agitated. 7th Central Pay Commission Chairman Retired Supreme court Judge Sri. Asok Kumar Mathur has correctly pointed out that “Almost a whole lot of Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004, were unhappy with New Pension Scheme. Govt. should take a call to look into their complaint”.

As per the recommendations of 7th CPC, Central Government appointed a Committee called “NPS Committee” for streamlining the functioning of NPS. The Staff-side has demanded before this Committee to scrap NPS and guarantee for 50% of the last pay drawn as minimum pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000-. Even though, the Committee has submitted its report 18 months back, the Government has not yet disclosed the recommendations of the Committee.

Confederation and AISGEF has decided countrywide intensive campaign culminating in one day strike on 15th November 2018 demanding that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme (New Pension Scheme – NPS) imposed on new entrants must be scrapped and the Government should reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Old Pension Scheme – OPS) that was in vogue for a century or more. We are also exploring the possibility of organizing an indefinite strike in the coming days exclusively on one demand i.e., SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS for which wider consultations are being made with all like-minded organizations.

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Source: Confederation
September 10, 2018

Direct Recruitment in ESIC Corporation – Notification 2018 – Last Date 5.10.2018

Direct Recruitment in ESIC Corporation – Notification 2018 – Last Date 5.10.2018

Application Begin : 7.9.2018
Last Date: 5.10.2018

EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
(An Autonomous Body under Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India)
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN, C.I.G. MARG, NEW DELHI-110002.
www.esic.nic.in

RECRUITMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICER / MANAGER GRADE-II / SUPERINTENDENT IN ESI CORPORATION

ONLINE Applications (through the website of ESIC at www.esic.nic.in) are invited for filling up the post of Social Security Officer/ Manager Gr-II/Superintendent on regular basis by Direct Recruitment in ESIC.

DETAILS OF VACANCIES
Category
No. of Vacancies
UR
294
SC
82
ST
22
OBC
141
Total
539
PWD-A
06
PWD-B
05
PWD-C
07
PWD-D&E
01
Ex.SM
49
*Details of PWD Category
Category A – Blindness and Low Vision.
Category B – Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Category C – Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy.
Category D – Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness.
Category E – Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf –blindness.

SCALE OF PAY: Revised pay as per 7th Central Pay Commission for the post is Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) with Entry Pay Rs 44900/-, replaced against Pay Band Rs. 9300-34800/- with Grade Pay Rs.4600/- of 6th Central Pay Commission.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
1. A degree of a recognized University (Preference will be given to the graduates in Commerce/Law/Management).
2. Working knowledge of computer including use of office suites and database Experience (Desirable): Three years’ service in a Government Organization or Corporation or Government Undertaking or Local Body or Scheduled Bank etc.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

September 08, 2018

Revision of Minimum Wage, Improvement of Fitment Formula and abolition of National Pension System (NPS) – NJCA

Revision of Minimum Wage, Improvement of Fitment Formula and abolition of National Pension System (NPS) – NJCA





No.IV/NJCA(N)2014-Pt.III

Dated: 01/09/2018

The General Secretaries
of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: Resolution No. NJCA/2018 dated 18/08/2018 against Government’s Failure to fulfill its assurances – Reg.

A copy of Resolution dated 18/08/2018 passed by NJCA is enclosed [Click to view the Resolution].

As decided by NJCA in its meeting held on 18/08/2018 at New Delhi, the affiliates are directed to hold mass rallies/demonstrations etc., protesting against Government failure to implement its assurances on revision of minimum wage, improvement of fitment formula and abolition of National Pension System (NPS). Other pending issues related to railway employees may also be highlighted during protest actions. Affiliates may take note that “September 2018” should be treated as PROTEST MONTH by organizing different forms of protest actions at all levels i.e. Depots, Establishments, Workshops, Major Stations etc.,


“All India Protest Day” should be observed on 19th September 2018 and on the said date the affiliates should mobilize employees in large number along with those of Central Government Employees Organizations and hold massive rallies/demonstrations. The members of INDWF and FNPO should also be made part of agitation wherever possible.

A report on protest actions conducted by the affiliates may be sent to the Federation promptly.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Source: NFIR
September 08, 2018

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2018

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2018

केन्द्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों को महंगाई भत्ता प्रदान किया जाना – 01.07.2018 से प्रभावी संशोधित दरें

No.1/2/2018-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7th September 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates Effective from 1.7.2018

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/1/2018-E-IL (B) dated 15th March 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

Read also: Revised Pay Matrix Table for Central Government Employees

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: https://www.doe.gov.in

Click to view the original order – English / Hindi
September 08, 2018

Decision of National Secretariat Meeting Held on 5.9.2018 at New Delhi – Confederation

Decision of National Secretariat Meeting Held on 5.9.2018 at New Delhi – Confederation

DECISION OF THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING HELD ON 05.09.2018 AT NEW DELHI

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

To
All National Secretariat Members
All Affiliated organizations
All C-O-Cs

Dear Comrades,

National Secretariat meeting of Confederation with available Secretariat Members was held on 05.09.2018 at NFPE Head Quarters, New Delhi.

1. 5TH SEPTEMBER 2018 – MASS RALLY AT NEW DELHI – REVIEW
The rally was well organized and a grand success. About 5000 Central Government employees from all states, representing various affiliates and C-O-Cs of Confederation had participated in the rally. The rally of Confederation was very good, impressive and clourful. Participants wearing caps and T-Shirts with “SCRAP NPS” demand written on it and holding about 500 placards with “SCRAP NPS, SETTLE CHARTER OF DEMANDS” slogan along with flags and banners of affiliates and C-O-Cs made the rally most attractive and inspiring. With the participation of thousands and thousands of workers and peasants of Trade Union and Class and mass organisations the entire Jantar Mantar and Parliament Street became an ocean of red with about 2 to 3 lakhs participants. The rally demanded the NDA Government to stop the anti-worker, anti-people neo-liberal economic policies and also the divisive policy of communalism. The message of the rally was loud and clear. If the Modi Govt. is not ready to change the retrograde policies, the workers and peasants shall intensify their campaign to change the Government.

2. 15TH NOVEMBER 2018 – NATIONWIDE ONE DAY STRIKE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
It is decided to further intensify the campaign programme to make the 15th November 2018 one day strike a resounding success. The 10 points Charter of demands of Confederation, especially the “SCRAP NPS & HONOUR ASSURANCE” demands should be popularised among all section of employees and pensioners. The National Secretariat Members of Confederation shall attend one largely attended, well organized campaign programme in each state. Campaign programme of National Secretariat Members will be finalized and published shortly in consultation with all Natinal Secretariat Members. In addition to the campaign of National Secretariat Members, each affiliated organization and C-O-C shall organize its own separate campaign programme among its own membership in maximum places.

Tour programme of National Secretariat members will be from 3rd October to 3rd November 2018, as already decided in the Hyderabad National Convention.

3. 28.09.2018 – NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS
A National Convention of workers will be organized by all Central Trade Unions (except BMS) and independent Federations (including Confederation) on 28th September 2018 at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi from 10 AM onwards, to discuss and decide about next course of united country wide actions including strike against the anti-worker, anti-people policies of the NDA Government. If the Convention declare strike, then the date of the 15th November strike of Confederation will be changed to synchronise with the strike date of Central Trade Unions and independent Federations, as already decided in the Hyderabad National Covention.




4. NJCA Programme – OBSERVE “ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY” ON 19.09.2018.
It is decided that all affiliates of Confederation and C-O-Cs shall implement the “All India Demands Day” call of the NJCA on 19.09.2018, by holding protest demonstrations at all Centres and also in front of all Central Government offices.

The main demands raised by NJCA are –
(1) Scrap Contributory Pension System
(2) Enhance Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula.
(3) Implement Option-I also as pension fixation formula

Whether NJCA will revive the indefinite strike or not depends upon the decision of Railway Federation (AIRF & NFIR). Confederation and All India Defence Employees Federation want to revive the indefinite strike without any further delay. Chairman and convenor of NJCA (NFIR & AIRF) are authorized to declare strike.

5. ALL INDIA WOMEN’S TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP – 2018 OCTOBER 29TH & 30TH AT HARIDWAR
C-O-C, U.P. State is making all arrangements for the successful conducting of the Camp in consultation with C-O-C Uttarakhand. Hall of the Camp and accommodation for delegates are already booked. All affiliates and C-O-Cs are once again requested to ensure participation of lady delegates as per the quota already fixed. Please instruct the lady delegates to book their travel tickets immediately. Haridwar is an internationally renowned holy place and tourist Centre. There will be more rush of tourist and pilgrims during October. Hence tickets may be booked now itself. National Women Convention will also be conducted on the Second day of the Camp and new office bearers of Women’s Committee will be elected. C-O-C UP proposed to convene a seminar along with the Camp (Copy of the previous Circular is attached herewith).

6. 2018 SEPTEMBER 19TH – 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1968 SEPTEMBER 19TH STRIKE.
It is decided that the 50th anniversary of 1968 September 19th Strike may be organized at all Centres in a befitting manner by hoisting of flags in front of main offices, paying homage to martyrs of 1968 strike, conducting gate meetings/general body meetings, honouring those leaders who participated in the 1968 strike and victimized by Government.

7. KERALA FLOOD HAVOC- DONATIONS TO CHIEF MINISTER’S FLOOD RELIEF FUND
Reports from affiliates and C-O-Cs show that Sincere efforts are being made by Confederation affiliates and C-O-Cs to collect maximum amount of donation towards Kerala Chief Minister’s Flood Relief Fund. The meeting decided to call upon al Central employees to donate at least one day salary towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

All National Secretariat Members, Chief Executives of affiliated organisations and General Secretaries of C-O-Cs to take necessary action to convene their managing bodies to implement the above decisions.

Fraternally yours

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
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Source: Confederation

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