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Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir

Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir.

Sub: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir.

Attention is invited to the DoPT O.M. No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 13th January 2017 wherein it is stated that “Facility to travel on LTC by private airlines to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under the special dispensation scheme was allowed for a period of one year. This facility ended w.e.f.28.11.2015 and was re-introduced on 01.06.2016. It has been decided to allow the claims of those Government employees who had travelled by private airlines to Jammu & Kashmir on LTC during the gap period of 28.11.2015 – 31.05.2016. This shall be subject to the condition that tickets have been booked through the authorized modes and at LTC-80 fare or less and other conditions perscribed in DoPT’s O.M. No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 28.11.2014”.

Kindly ensure maximum/wide publicity of the above points within your jurisdiction for effcting compliance.

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Asstt.Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

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7th CPC Leave Travel Concession Orders
Travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC
DoPT Orders On 19.9.2017
No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
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Non Entitled Staff Travelling by Air
Dopt Orders on 21.8.2017
No.31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV)
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Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains
No. 31011/3/2016-Estt.(A-IV)
DoPT issued orders on 17.4.2017
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Fulfillment of procedural requirements
9.2.2017
No.31011/3/2015-Estt.(A.IV)
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Clarification on purchase of 
Air Tickets from Unauthorized Agents
5.1.2017
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Relaxation to travel by Air
No.31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) 
9.9.2016
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Irregularities and misuse in availing LTC
No.31011/3/2013-Estt.(A.IV)
12.7.2016
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Relaxation to travel by private airlines
Dopt on 1.6.2016
No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV) 
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Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents

Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultations Mechinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-mail :nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC-JCM-2017/

The Secretary,
Government of India,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi
February 9, 2017

Sub:- Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents.

Ref:- Decision taken in the New Agenda No.III of the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 25.10.2016

Dear Sir,
In the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held under your chairmanship on 25.10.2016 the Staff Side informed that many non entitled Central government Employees had availed themselves the benefit of LTC-80 and purchased ticket from unauthorized agents, unaware of the rule position. Subsequently audit had returned the LTC final claims without sanctioning them and advised the administrative divisions of the Ministries concerned to recover the entire LTC advance from their salary. The staff Side also informed that Ministry of Defence, with the approval of Hon’ble Defence Minister had forwarded a proposal the DOPT seeking one time relaxation in such cases. The Secretary (P) informed in the meeting that the entire issue is under consideration of the DOPT.

To our shock and surprise the Ministry of Defence vide their ID Note dated 3.2.2017 has issue a letter to the lower formations (copy enclosed) stating that the DOPT has not agreed for granting bulk relaxation to thousands of Group B and Group C Defence Civilian Employees. Further DOPT has advised Ministry of Defence that the proposal for granting relaxation for booking of tickets through private travel agents may be scrutinized individually and has given certain guidelines which is practically difficult to adopt at this stage, since many such employees are due to retire from service shortly. It will be difficult for the administration to cross verify all those claims since the number of affected employees are more than 5000. In this situation we suggest the following for your kind consideration.

“In the case of those employees who have purchase air tickets from other than authorized agents and have actually travelled and submitted the tickets along with boarding pass, in such cases the administration may find out the actual LTC-80 fare from the concerned Airlines on that particular date when the concerned employee actually traveled and the claim may be restricted to the same and the balance amount if any calimed the same may be recovered from the concerned employee”.

The above proposal if accepted will reduce lot of administrative work and also will relieve the concerned employees from financial and mental hardship, thereby setting and outstanding issue once for all. In case of any further clarification required the Staff Side may please be invited for a discussion on the subject. Awaiting for your favorable response please.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation

7th CPC Leave Travel Concession Orders
Travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC
DoPT Orders On 19.9.2017
No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
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Non Entitled Staff Travelling by Air
Dopt Orders on 21.8.2017
No.31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV)
Click to read...
Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains
No. 31011/3/2016-Estt.(A-IV)
DoPT issued orders on 17.4.2017
Click to read...
Fulfillment of procedural requirements
9.2.2017
No.31011/3/2015-Estt.(A.IV)
Click to read...
Clarification on purchase of 
Air Tickets from Unauthorized Agents
5.1.2017
Click to read...
Relaxation to travel by Air
No.31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) 
9.9.2016
Click to read...
Irregularities and misuse in availing LTC
No.31011/3/2013-Estt.(A.IV)
12.7.2016
Click to read...
Relaxation to travel by private airlines
Dopt on 1.6.2016
No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV) 
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The Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2017

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The Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 23rd January, 2017

G.S.R. 69(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to the article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely : –

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2017

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 56, in clause (d), after the sixth proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:–

“Provided also that notwithstanding anything contained in the fifth proviso, the Central Government may, if considers necessary, in public interest, so to do, give an extension in service for a further period not exceeding one year beyond the said period of two years to the Foreign Secretary”.

[F. No. 26012/1/2017-Estt. (A-IV)]

GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.


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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of procedural requirements- Clarification reg.

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of procedural requirements- Clarification reg.

No.31011/3/2015-Estt.(A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated February 9, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of procedural requirements- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 8 and 9 of the Guidelines enclosed in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 18.2.2016 on the above noted subject and to say that the issues have been revisited. It has been decided that the cases where a Government servant travels on LTC upto the nearest airport/railway station/ bus terminal by authorized mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport/ own arrangement (such as personal vehicle or private taxi etc.), may be dealt with as follows:-

(a) In all such cases the Government servant may be required to submit a declaration that he and the members of the family in respect of whom the claim is submitted have indeed travelled upto the declared place of visit.

(b) If a public transport is available in a particular area, the Government servant will be reimbursed the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal to the declared place of visit by shortest direct route.

(c) In case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the Government servant may be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

(d) Furnishing of false information will attract disciplinary action under the CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.

Note: For the purpose of these rules, the expression ‘Public Transport” means all vehicles, including trains and airplanes operated by the Tourism Development Corporations in the Public Sector, State Transport Corporations and Transport services run by other Government or local bodies.

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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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7th CPC Leave Travel Concession Orders
Travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC
DoPT Orders On 19.9.2017
No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Click to read...
Non Entitled Staff Travelling by Air
Dopt Orders on 21.8.2017
No.31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV)
Click to read...
Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains
No. 31011/3/2016-Estt.(A-IV)
DoPT issued orders on 17.4.2017
Click to read...
Fulfillment of procedural requirements
9.2.2017
No.31011/3/2015-Estt.(A.IV)
Click to read...
Clarification on purchase of 
Air Tickets from Unauthorized Agents
5.1.2017
Click to read...
Relaxation to travel by Air
No.31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) 
9.9.2016
Click to read...
Irregularities and misuse in availing LTC
No.31011/3/2013-Estt.(A.IV)
12.7.2016
Click to read...
Relaxation to travel by private airlines
Dopt on 1.6.2016
No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV) 
Click to read...

KV School Admission Guidelines for Academic Session 2017-18

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KV School Admission Guidelines for Academic Session 2017-18

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN – GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION IN KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS

PART- A

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. In supersession of all the guidelines governing admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas that have been issued in the past, the following guidelines are issued to regulate admissions in the Kendriya Vidyalayas with effect from the academic session 2017-18. These guidelines are not applicable to Kendriya Vidyalayas located abroad.

2. DEFINITIONS

Unless the context suggests otherwise, the definition of the following terms used in these guidelines would be as below:-

(i) CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: An employee who draws his emoluments from the consolidated fund of India.

(ii) TRANSFERABLE: An employee who has been transferred at least once in the preceding 7 years shall be deemed to be transferable.

(iii) TRANSFER: An employee would be treated as transferred only if he/she has been transferred by the competent authority from one place/urban agglomeration to another place/urban agglomeration which is at a distance of at least 20 kms. and minimum period of stay at a place should be six months.

(iv) AUTONOMOUS BODIES / PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS: Organizations which are fully financed by the government or where the government share is more than 51 per cent would be deemed to be autonomous bodies/ public sector undertakings.

(v) SINGLE GIRL CHILD: Single Girl Child means the only child i.e. only girl child to the parents, with no other siblings.

KV School Admission Schedule for the Session 2017-18

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KV School Admission Schedule for the Session 2017-18

SCHEDULE FOR ADMISSION

The Admission Schedule for the Session 2017-18 will be as under

S.no
CONTENTS
SCHEDULED DATES
1
Advertisement for admission by Regional
office/Kendriya Vidyalaya
01/02/2017
2
Online Registration for Class-I (Except for Special Provision) –  http//darpan.kvs.gov.in.à Online admission)
08-02-2017 (From 8.00 a.m)
3
Last date of Registration for Class-I
10.03.2017 (Till 4.00 p.m.)
4
Declaration of selected list for Class I &
admission for Class-I.
20-03-2017 onwards
5
Registration for Class-II onwards* (except Class XI). Wherever new Schools/Sections are opened registration may start from
08/02/2017
05-04-2017 from 8.00 AM
6
Extended date for Second Notification admissions to be made under RTE Provisions (Class-I), if sufficient applications not received under RTE Provisions I
17-04-2017
7
Last date of registration for Class-II onwards* (except Class XI).
18-04-2017 upto 4:00 PM
8
In case sufficient number of registrations for SC/ST not received in Ist Phase, second notification may be issued.
May to June 2017.
9
Declaration of list of class II onwards
25-04-2017
10
Admission for class II onwards*
26-04-2017 to 05-05-2017
11
Registration for class XI*
Within 20 days after declaration of Board results
12
Display of list & admission for Class-XI
Within 30 days after declaration of Board results
13
Last date of Admission for all Classes
31-07-2017

Subject to availability of vacancies in a particular class

Note:
1. Admission under Special Provisions (Part B) (Single girl child, Grand son/grand daughters of KVS retired employees etc.) will be offline. In this regard please contact Principal of concerned Kendriya Vidyalaya.

2. List of children registered, list of eligible children, category-wise list of provisionally selected children, waiting list and subsequent lists to be compulsorily displayed on the web-site of the Kendriya Vidyalayas concerned, in addition to display on School’s Notice Board.

3. If any of the dates happens to be a public holiday the next working day shall be treated as opening/closing date.

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Training Equipment Operator Pay Level-5 of Pay Matrix – Draft RR

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Training Equipment Operator Pay Level-5 of Pay Matrix – Draft RR

Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM

No.A-12034/14/2016-ISTM
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Old JNU Campus, Block IV, 4th Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
Dated: 8th February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM.

The undersigned is directed to upload the draft Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management, New Delhi and to request for comments, if any, from all the stakeholders on the draft RRs. The comments may kindly be sent on email ID:sanjay.mehta@nic.in and an.narayanan@nic.in latest by 09.03.2017.

Encl.: As above

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(Sanjay Mehta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telephone: 011-2616 1871
sanjay.mehta@nic.in

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INCOME TAX FORM 16 CALCULATOR FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AY 2017-18

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INCOME TAX FORM 16 CALCULATOR FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AY 2017-18: 

TDS certificate form 16: Form 16 is the certificate of deduction of tax at source and issued on deduction of tax by the employer on behalf of the employees. These certificates provide details of TDS / TCS for various transactions between deductor and deductee. It is mandatory to issue these certificates to Tax Payers.

Updation of AADHAR no. in PRAN of Subscribers

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National Pension System (NPS) Service Fortnight (February 1 - February 15, 2017) : Updation of AADHAR no. in PRAN of Subscribers.

PENSION FUND REGULATORY ADN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14A, Chhatarpati Shivaji Bhavan, Qutab Institutional Area,
katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016

File No.PFRDA/19/CG/1/43
31st January. 2017
To,
PrA0s, PAOs, CDDOs & other CG Nodal offices;
DTAs, DT0s, & other SG Nodal offices,
Autonomous Bodies under CG & SG.

Dear Sir/Madam,

National Pension System (NPS) Service Fortnight (February 1 — February 15, 2017) : Updation of AADHAR no. in PRAN of Subscribers.

In continuation of our earlier communication dated 07.01.2016, we have decided to include ‘updation of Aadhar number’ also as one of the activities for NPS service fortnight. Therefore, Nodal offices of Central State Governments are advised to guide and encourage the subscribers for updation of their AADHAR no., in addition to mobile app download and other activities during the fortnight.
 
2. In this regard, subscribers may be advised for login in the CRA website www.cra-nsdl.com through their login id & password and further update AADHAR no. under the ‘update details’ tab. The request for updating AADHAR no. will have to be authorized by the associated nodal office. PFRDA has already advised NSDL/CRA for providing all necessary assistance to the Nodal Offices and subscribers. Based on numbers of such updation, PFRDA will recognize various State governments and Central Ministries in the same way it has announced for Mobile App download.

3. In case of any assistance/clarificatlon required, nodal offices may contact Shri Sachin Joneja, Manager, PFRDA at sachin.joneja@pfrda.org.in or Sh. Bibhas Outta, NSDL at 022-24994558 / bibhasd@nsdl. co.in or Abhishek Dhuri, NSDL at 022-24004266/abhishekd@nsdl.co.in.

Yours Sincerely
(Ashish Kumar)
General Manaker

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Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

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Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No.PC-VII/14
No. PC-V/2016/PS/1(Stipend)
RBE No. 08/2017
New Delhi, dated 02-02-2017.
The General Managers
All Indian Railways and PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008/PS/1 (Stipend) dated 15-12-2008

Consequent upon the promulgation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 on the basis of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the issue of revision in the rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees (non-gazetted) on Railways was under consideration. Now, the President is pleased to revise the rates of stipend to the apprentices and trainees as per the schedule attached herein.

2. It is likely that some of the existing categories of apprentices on certain Railways may not have designations identical to what appears in the enclosed Schedule. In such cases, the Railway administration, in consultation with FA & CAO, should identify the designation/category of the apprentice concerned with similar case appearing in the Schedule and determine the rate of stipend applicable thereto. Wherever such identification is not possible, specific cases may be reported to the Board with verbatim comments of the FA & CAO.

3. In case, the period of training as indicated in these orders is at variance with the actual practice in respect of one or more categories, the matter should be referred to the Railway Board for decision.

4. The apprentices and trainees will draw the revised rates of Dearness Allowance appropriate to the revised rates of stipend.

5. The revised rates of stipend will take effect from 01.08.2016.

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

7. Hindi version is enclosed.

(N.P. Singh)
Dy. Director/Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Raising Retirement Age of Doctors in the Armed Forces

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Raising Retirement Age of Doctors in the Armed Forces

The retirement age of medical officers in the Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) is based on their rank, which ranges from 56 years in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (& equivalent) to 60 years in case of Major General (& equivalent). In certain cases, Director General of AFMS in the rank of Lieutenant General and other Lieutenant Generals (& equivalent) may retire respectively at the age of 61 & 62 years.

There is no proposal to equate the retirement age of medical officers of AFMS to those doctors working in the civil sector as the terms and conditions of service for the two categories of doctors are totally different.

The present total authorised strength of AFMS is 7073 out of which 843 posts are vacant. Recruitment drives are conducted from time to time to fill up the vacancies.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Shrimati Chhaya Verma and Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad in Rajya Sabha today.

Upgradation of Employment Exchanges

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Upgradation of Employment Exchanges

As per information received from the States, at present 978 employment exchanges are functioning in the country.

The Ministry is implementing the National Career Service (NCS) Project as a plan scheme for transformation of the National Employment Service to provide a variety of employment related services like job matching, career counselling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, etc. These services are available online on the National Career Service Portal (www.ncs.gov.in) and supported by Call Centre/Helpdesk. The services under NCS are accessible from multiple delivery channels like NCS Portal, Employment Exchanges (Career Centres), Common Service Centre etc.

The NCS Project envisages setting up of 100 Model Career Centres (MCCs) in collaboration with States and other institutions to deliver employment services during the 12th Five Year Plan. The Government provides financial assistance to these centres upto Rs 50 lakh per centre based on the proposals and scheme guidelines. These model centres can be replicated by the States from their own resources. In addition, the NCS project has a component of interlinking of employment exchanges and provides part funding of upto Rs 8 lakhs per exchange to States for their upgradation. Based on the scheme guidelines and proposals received from the States, approvals have been accorded for release of funds to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Gratuity Benefits under National Pension System (NPS)

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Gratuity Benefits under National Pension System (NPS)

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

03-May-2013 16:54 IST

Gratuity Pay under New Pension System

Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity is paid to Central Government employees under New Pension System (NPS) as it is paid under the old pension scheme. The monthly annuity under the New Pension System (NPS) is only a replacement of pension on retirement and family pension of death after retirement. The benefits of Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) and pension/family pension have been provisionally allowed, vide the Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare No. 38/41/06-P & PW(A) dated 5.5.2009 in respect of Central Government servants covered under NPS in cases where a Government Servant is retired on invalidation/disability and in the case of death of a Government servant in service on the same rates as are applicable under the old pension scheme Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. The retirement gratuity is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years’ qualifying service and eligibility to receive service gratuity/pension is essential to get this one time lump sum benefit. Retirement gratuity is calculated @ 1/4th of a month’s Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance drawn before retirement for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service. The maximum retirement gratuity payable is 16½ times the Basic Pay, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10 lakh. If the Government Servant dies while in service, the death gratuity shall be paid to his family at rates furnished in the table below:
Sl. No.
Length of Qualifying Service
Rate of Death Gratuity
1.
Less than one year
2 times of emoluments
2.
One year or more but less than 5 years
6 times of emoluments
3.
5 years or more but less than 20 years
12 times of emoluments
4.
20 years or more
Half of emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.

Maximum amount of Death Gratuity admissible is Rs, 10 lakh with effect from 1.1.2006.

This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena, in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Regarding grant of House Rent Allowances at Chandigarh rates to Central Government Employees Posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali.

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Regarding grant of House Rent Allowances at Chandigarh rates to Central Government Employees Posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali.

No.2/2/2016-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 3rd February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regarding grant of House Rent Allowances at Chandigarh rates to Central Government Employees Posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.2(37)/E.II(B)/93 dated 13.10.1993 regarding grant of House Rent Allowances (HRA) to the Central Government Employees posted within the limits of the Notified Areas of S.A.S.Nagar Mohali at par with Chandigarh.

2. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments regarding the rates of HRA admissible at S.A.S.Nagar Mohali. The matter has been considered and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that the special dispensation allowed to S.A.S.Nagar Mohali for grant of HRA at par with Chandigarh allowed vide the O.M. dated 13.10.1993, shall continue to be admissible further.

3. Hindi version is attached.

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(A.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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MODI GOVT’S SURGICAL STRIKE ON RAILWAYS AND DEFENCE EMPLOYEES

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MODI GOVT’S SURGICAL STRIKE ON RAILWAYS AND DEFENCE EMPLOYEES

The BJP- led NDA Government has intensified it’s policy attack on Railways and Defence establishments and employees.

ATTACK ON RAILWAYS.

After the Narendra Modi Government coming to power 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed in Railways. A committee headed by Sri Bibek Deb Roy , Member , NITI Ayog (National Institute for Transformation of India Ayog) was appointed for restructuring of Railways. The committee recommended complete privatisation of Railways. AIRF in its resolution adopted in the 92nd Annual Conference held at Allahabad from 8th to 10th December 2016, stated as follows:

“NDA Government assumed power on 26th May 2016. The General Body meeting of AIRF held on 3rd and 4th July 2016 at Chennai, decided to defer the strike decision to provide time to the new Government to settle and resolve grievances. But the same Government by a notification dated 22nd August 2014, decided to induct 100% FDI in Indian Railways, Defence establishments etc. The Government appointed a high level Railway Restructuring Committee, on 22nd September 2014, headed by Sri Bibek Deb Roy, for restructuring Railways. The same committee had drawn a road map for privatisation and went ahead gradually, despite all out protest by AIRF. “

The merger of the Railway Budget with the General Budget was one of the key recommendations on Bibek Deb Roy committee, as an important step towards privatisation of Railways. Government has implemented the decision from this year onwards, on top priority basis. It is also reported in the media that Government has decided to privatise heritage and tourist Railways like Kalka – Shimla, Siliguri – Darjeeling and Nilgiri (Ootty) railways. BIBEK DEB ROY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE THE BEGIN ING OF THE END OF THE GOVT OWNED INDIAN RAILWAYS.

To add insult to injury, the Railway Board has issued orders curtailing the basic trade union rights of Railway employees. AIRF circular issued on 2nd February 2017 reads as follows:
“In continuation of our earlier letter of even no. dated 1st February 2017, you are advised to observe “Black Day” on 6th February 2017 wearing black badges/ribbons, right from branch to zonal levels, at all important offices of your Railway administrations, DEMANDING WITHDRAWAL OF RAILWAY BOARD’S LETTER DATED 31.01.2017, WHEREIN THE BOARD HAVE DECIDED TO DEBAR SUPERVISORS (IN ERSTWHILE GRADE PAY OF 4200) WORKING IN SAFETY CATEGORIES FROM TRADE UNION”.

AIRF statement also said that the order is in violation of 87th ILO Convention and Indian Trade Union Act.

Railway order says that those supervisors working in safety categories cannot become office bearers of unions/Associations/Federations, but can only remain as members with effect from 01.04.2017.

The above is the present situation in Indian Railways and all the Railway unions/Associations/Federations are conducting various protest programmes (other than strike as dominant organisations are yet to take such a decision) against the policy offensives of the NDA Govt. Recently on 1st & 2nd February 2017, Dakshin Railway Employees Union (DREU) , All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA), All India Station Masters Association (AISMA) , All India Guard Council , Indian Railway Technical Supervisors Association etc. (other than AIRF and NFIR) had organised a massive National Convention and also Parliament March at New Delhi , demanding no privatisation and modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations.

ATTACK ON DEFENCE SECTOR
The situation in Defence sector is also not different. All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) in its circular dated 04.02.2017, has conveyed the following developments to its rank and file:

“The ordnance factories are under severe attack due to the policies being adopted by the BJP – led NDA Government. Instead of developing and strengthening the ordnance factories, the Govt. is disowning the same and is planning fully to proceed to weaken the ordnance factories. Licences are being given to private companies for defence manufacturing including for those products which are being manufactured in the ordnance factories.”

In a meeting of Senior Officers held on 5th January 2017, the Secretary, Ministry of Defence made the following comments –
“You have to reduce the cost, otherwise you will not get workload in future, you have to compete with the private sector for getting workload. Two years is the period for ordnance factories.”

Recently Sri Manohar Parikar, Defence Minister , who visited AFK Pune , in the meeting held with unions has stated that —” Factories which are manufacturing clothing and leather items are not required in the Government. These items can easily be procured from private sector.”

The proposal of corporatisation (which is a step towards privatisation) is also under consideration with Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Govt has constituted another committee to identify low technology/noncore items. It is seen from the press reports that a committee constituted by Defence Minister under the chairmanship of one retired IIM Professor has recommended for creation of a new independent organisation outside the Ministry of Defence to undertake defence procurement. It is understood that a new organisation tentatively called the “DEFENCE ACQUISITION AUTHORITY” will be fully responsible for the entire process of acquisition.

All these policy decisions of the Government will have serious impact on the existence of ordnance factories and on the job security of defence civilian employees. AIDEF has decided to convene a meeting of ordnance factory unions to take a serious stock of the situation and formulate an action plan to fight back.

THIS GOVT WILL UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF STRIKE ONLY. CONFEDERATION IS ON THE RIGHT PATH.
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, representing about thirteen lakhs Central Government Employees, which always stood in the forefront of the struggle against neo-liberal reforms and anti-people, anti -worker policies of the Govt. and also which conducted series of agitational programmes including strikes against the policy offensives of the Government, extends full support and solidarity to the Railway and Defence employees in their struggle for existence.

Confederation calls upon the entire Central Govt. employees to make the 16th March 2016 one day strike a thundering success. Let us be ready for an indefinite strike, if situation warrants.

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

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Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972

No.250141/06/2016.AIS.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi—110001
Dated the 4th January, 2017

The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.

Subject: Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pcnsion) Rules, 1972.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare’s .OM No.38/49/2016.P&PW(A) dated 30th November, 2016 (copy enclosed) regarding “Revision of provisional pension”.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM regarding grant of Provisional Pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding “Revision of provisional pension’ applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners to whom provisional pension as sanctioned under Rule 6 of All India Service(Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits), Rules, 1958.

Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/

NPS COMMITTEE – HOPES OF YOUNGER GENERATION SHATTERED

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NPS COMMITTEE – HOPES OF YOUNGER GENERATION SHATTERED

NPS committee constituted by the Government to streamline the National Pension System has called the JCM Staff Side for second round of discussion on 10.02.2017. As per the notified agenda, the committee is proposing discussion on only cosmetic changes in NPS. Basic issues such as (1) scrapping of NPS (2) Guaranteed Minimum pension to NPS Pensioners ie; 50% of the last pay drawn should be guaranteed by Government as minimum pension even if the returns from annuity insurance scheme amount is less than the 50%. and (3) Exemption of Central Govt. Employees from the purview of NPS, are not included in the agenda of the meeting even though the Cabinet Secretary has assured JCM Staff Side Chairman and Secretary Shri. Raghavayya and Shri Shiv Gopal Misra on 19th January 2017 that — “so far as issue of NPS is concerned he has already directed the Committee to hold meeting with Staff Side”. From reading the agenda it can be seen that main demands of the Staff Side are avoided, thus betraying the cause of thousands of younger generation Central Government Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004. Their hopes are shattered and belied. NJCA should revive the deferred strike to protect the interest of younger generations. Let us make the 16th March 2017 Confederation Strike a grand success.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.
Mob & WhatApp: 09447068125.
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

7th CPC arrears for Defence Pensioners

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7th CPC arrears for Defence Pensioners – Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
03-February-2017 16:28 IST
Defence Pensioners

Details of State-wise assessed number of Defence Pensioners as on 01.04.2016 are enclosed as under: STATE WISE ASSESSED NUMBER OF DEFENCE PENSIONERS AS ON 01.04.2016.

Pension Disbursing Agencies have started releasing the 7th CPC arrears due to the pensioners. Details regarding amount released and number of pensioners benefitted are being collected. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Vasanthi M. in Lok Sabha today.

Every Government Employee should take care of their parents

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Every Government Employee should take care of their parents

Assam Government has announced an important legislation in its recent budget that the Government employees should take care of their parents. If they receive any complaints from their parents, some part of the salary will be given to the parents.

The statment is given below...

“Employees working in the government, state PSUs and companies will be expected to take care of their elderly parents in a desirable manner. In case of non-compliance, the proposed legislation would mandate that a certain portion of the salary of such employees would be deducted to be given to their respective parents,”.

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