Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DA MERGER * INTERIM RELIEF * DATE OF EFFECT OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS FROM 01.01.2014 * INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC ETC.

CONFEDERATION INTENSIFIES STRUGGLE

MASS SQUATTING

On 18th November 2014

Minimum 3000 Central Government Employees will participate at all state capitals to protest against the negative attitude of the NDA Government towards the demands of Central Government Employees. Make it a grand success.

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

Source:Confederation







Payments on the basis of Life Certificate

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSION) 
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Important Circular No.176
Dated: 17.11.2014
Subject: Payments on the basis of Life Certificate 

Provisions regarding payment of pension to defence pensioner/family pensioners on the basis of Life Certificates are provided in Defence Pension Payment Instructions 2013.

2. As per the extant procedure, pensioner who does not appear in person for one or other reasons can produce a Life Certificate as in Form No. 5 of Appendix 11 to DPPI 2013 from one of the authorities mentioned at items I to XIX of para 69 of ibid Instructions during the month of November every year. Similar provisions are available in Scheme for payment of pensions of Defence Pensioners by Public Sector Banks. This causes hardship particularly to those who are aged and/or infirm Pensioners. Besides, the existing system is prone to misuse by way of fraudulent withdrawls causing loss to the exchequer.

3. To overcome above causes /situation, the Department of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India has developed “Jeevan Pramaan Digital Life Certificate” Portal (jeevanpramaan.gov.in).

4. In view of the above, it has been decided that with immediate effect a Life Certificate issued online by a Government Agency as a result of Aadhaar Biometric Authentication will also be accepted as a valid certificate. This document may be accessed through a website ( to be notified separately) by the Pension Disbursing Agency without insisting either on personal appearance of the pensioner or Life Certificate by the competent authority referred above.

No. AT/Tech/ 30/XVI
Dated: 17.11.2014

(B.Mukhopadhyay)
ACDA (P)

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-176.pdf

Monday, November 17, 2014

Inclusion of eligible officers who are due to retire before the likely date of vacancies, in the panel for promotion

NO. 22011/1/2014-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated- 14th November, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Inclusion of eligible officers who are due to retire before the likely date of vacancies, in the panel for promotion-Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 2201114/98-Estt(D) dated October 12, 1998 regarding consideration of retired employees who were within the zone of consideration in the relevant year(s) but are not actually in service when the DPC is being held. The said OM provides as follows:

“……..There is no specific bar in the aforesaid Office Memorandum dated April 10, 1989 or any other related instructions of the Department of Personnel and Training for consideration of retired employees, while preparing year-wise panel(s), who were within the zone of consideration in the relevant year(s). According to legal opinion also it would not be in order if eligible employees, who were within the zone of consideration for the relevant year(s) but are not actually in service when the DPC is being held, are not considered while preparing year-wise zone of consideration/panel and, consequently, their juniors are considered (in their places), who would not have been in the zone of consideration if the DPC(s) had been held in time. This is considered imperative to identify the correct zone of consideration for relevant Year(s). Names of the retired officials may also be included in the panel(s). Such retired officials would, however, have no right for actual promotion. The DPC(s) may, if need be, prepare extended panel(s) following the principles prescribed in the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No.22011/8/87-Estt.(D) dated April 9, 1996.”

2. Appointment Committee of Cabinet has observed that DPCs often do not consider such eligible officers who are retiring before the occurrence of the vacancy in the panel year. These undesirable trends negate the very purpose of the above said Office Memorandum No. 22011/4/98-Estt(D) dated October 12, 1998 and it is also against the principle of natural justice.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are therefore advised to ensure strict compliance of the instructions of the Department of Personnel & Training issued vide this Department’s OM No. 22011/4/98-Estt(D) dated October 12, 1998.

4. These instructions may please be brought out to the notice of all concerned including attached and subordinate offices.

(S.K.Prasad)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/22011_1_2014-Estt.D-14112014.pdf]

Friday, November 14, 2014

3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board) 
No PC-V/2011/M/3/AIRF
New Delhi, dated 13.11.2014
The General Secretary
AIRF
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,
Sub:-3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.


The undersigned is directed to refer to AlRF’s letter No.AlRF/MACP/2014 (302), dated 07.10.2014 and to state the matter has already been consulted with DoP&T, the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, and they have advised as under:

As regards the Order dated 31.05.2011 in CA No. 1038/CH/2010 (Raj Pal vs UOI) of Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh which was upheld by the High Court and Apex Court, it may be stated that the Apex Court has not considered the issue on merit. The said SLP was dismissed due to insufficient explanation to condone the delay in the filing of the SLP. As regards implementation of CAT Order dated 9.5.2012 in GA No. 141/2012, the administrative Department was advised for implementation for the petitioners only subject to outcome of Review Petition in view of Contempt case. It may also be stated that generally the judgments passed by Hon’ble Tribunals/Courts are applicable/implemented to the specific case, unless there is any direction for similar dispensation to be extended to similarly placed persons. Hence, the above Orders pronounced favoring the applicants by the Tribunal/Courts and implemented on attaining finality or due to contempt or due to any other reason may be taken as exceptions/aberration.
In the matter, DOP&T have advised to maintain status quo with regard to the provisions for grant of MACPS benefits. It may be clarified that financial upgradations under MACPS would continue to be granted in the successive grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay as given in Section 1, Part-a of the first Schedule of the Railway Services (Revised Pay), Rules, 2008 and not in the promotional hierarchy, where functional promotion are allowed in the same Grade Pay, MACP benefits would also be regulated in the Grade Pay only.

Since, DoP&T is the nodal department on MACP Scheme and financial upgradation under the Scheme are regulated as per instructions/clarifications issued by them from time to time. In view of the above, it is not feasible to deviate from the instructions issued by the nodal deptt. on the subject viz. DoP&T.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/Railway

Source: www.airfindia.com
http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Grant%20of%203rd%20financial%20upgradation%20under%20MACPS.pdf

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2013-2014.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No. 126/2014.
No. E(P&A)II-2014/PLB-3
New Delhi, dated : 11.11.2014.
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.1 & 2).

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2013-2014.

Board’s letter of even number dt. 26.09.2014 and 05.11.2014 on the above mentioned subject may be referred to. Vide Board’s letter of even no. dated 05.11.2014 the provisional sanction for payment of PLB for 78 days was regularised.

However. queries are being raised whether the wage calculation ceiling limit of‘ Rs. 3500/- p.m. had been removed. It is hereby clarified that there is no change in the wage calculation ceiling limit of Rs. 3500/- pm. for calculation of PLB.

(K. Shankar)
Director/E(P&A),
Railway Board.

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/RBE_126.PDF

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Clarification/Interpretation of Policy Guidelines relating to LARSGESS-AIRF

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

110001, 07.10.2014

No. E(P&A)I-2014/RT-14

Rail Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001, dated 07.10.2014



The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.
NR, New Delhi.

Sub: Clarification/Interpretation of Policy Guidelines relating to LARSGESS.

E(P&A)I Branch of Pay Commission Directorate at Railway Board is the nodal branch to formulate policy/guideline in respect of LARSGESS and also mandated to ensure that the provisions of the scheme is uniformly followed by the Zonal Railways.

2. It has come to the notice that some of the Zonal Railways at local level has taken decision otherwise to implement the scheme of LARSGESS in deviation to the extant guideline issued by Railway Board. While such an option is not open to Zonal Railways, it has not only resulted in irregular appointments but also proliferation of court cases and vigilance cases as well.

3. Kindly note that such a dispensation is not available to Zonal Railways as E(P&A)I Branch of Pay Commission Directorate is alone mandated for interpretation of the Policy on LARSGESS and uniform implementation of the scheme across the Indian Railways.

4. Kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter.

Sd/-
(ROBIN DEKA)
Executive Director Pay Commission-I
Railway Board.

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Clarification%20on%20LARSGESS.pdf

Parity between Assistant, SO of Ordnance Factory and CSS/CSSS Pay Scale: Judgement by HC citing "Equal pay for Equal Work"

 New pay scale benefits for ordnance staff too: HC

UNIFORMITY Citing ‘equal pay for equal work’ principle, Delhi High Court tells Centre to grant pay parity to ordnance factory employees

Employees at Ordnance Factories (OF) – who have been contesting their omission from the benefits of the sixth pay commission for over seven years have finally more than one reason to rejoice.

Reining in the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ at public offices, the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to grant pay parity to employees in the OF with that of identically ranked official in the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographer’s Service (CSSS).

The direction will be applied retrospectively from 2006 — when the sixth CPC was implemented. Not only this, the HC order will come in handy for the employees of the OF when the seventh central pay commission is implemented.

The HC order came in response to a petition filed by Ordnance Factory Employees Association challenging the decision of the finance ministry declining their request for the assistants working in the OF Board to be given same pay scale as was given to similarly placed officials in CSS, CSSS, Ar my Headquarters, UPSC and other services.

The starting point of discrimination against the employees of the OF Board came soon before the acceptance of recommendation of the sixth CPC when a pay upgradation of employees of CSS and CSSS was made in September 2006.

While the OFs and Armed Forces Head Quarters (AFHQs) — both non-secretariat organization — were excluded from the pay upgradation, the latter took the matter to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and got an order in its favour.

In the case of OF Board, the central government took the view that since it was a nonattached office working outside the Secretariat, there cannot be parity of pay scales. The OF Board was denied benefit of upgradation and the replacement scales given by the sixth CPC. The CAT, too, took a similar stand and denied any relief to the OF Board.

The matter finally reached the Delhi HC last year and after over a year of deliberation a bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Vipin Sanghi termed the discrimination meted out to the OF Board as “over-classification.”

The HC said the discrimination was illogical and artificial. It also took note that the cadre structure of CSS and CSSS is identical to that of the OF. In all the above organisations, the cadre of upper divisional clerks (UDCs) is filled by the feeder of the cadre of the lower divisional clerks (LDCs).

The cadre of assistants on the OF Board is filled by promotion from the feeder cadre of UDCs with at least five years of experience on regular basis.

“The OF Board was treated historically as equals to CSS/CSSS employees and enjoyed equal pay and all benefits flowing from equal pay,” the high court noted adding, “This was based on the previous four instances of determinations by successive pay commissions that they performed equal work.”

Courtesy:http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/2014/11/blog-post.html





7th Pay Commission visit to Hyderabad from 18th to 20th November, 2014

Commission’s visit to Hyderabad
The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Hyderabad from 18th to 20th November, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.


The last date for receiving request for meeting is 17th Nov. 2014 (1700 hours).

Source:http://7cpc.india.gov.in/news06.html



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER/ J&K and A&N.

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH

(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

REF: BPMS / DoP&T/ LTC / 50 (7/2/R)
Dated: 10.11.2014
To,
The Joint Secretary (E),
Govt of India, Min of P, PG & P,
Department of Personnel & Training (Establishment Wing),
North Block, New Delhi - 110001

Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER/ J&K and A&N.

Reference: DoP&T O.M. No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV), dated 26.09.2014

Respected Madam,

With due regards, it is submitted the Govt has issued the OM. cited under reference to travel by air to visit NER, J&K and A&N but the para (iii) of the OM. restricts the facility for Group ‘B’ employees, which is reproduced as under:-

i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/A&N/J&K against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LT C. Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them.

(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LT C from their Headquarters in Economy class.

(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chermai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K

Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.”

It is worth to mention here that earlier instruction on the subject matter issued vide DoP&T F.No. 31011/412007-Estt.(A), dated 02.05.2008 stipulates as under:

“The undersigned is directed to say that in relaxation of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, the Government have decided to permit Government servants to travel by air to North Eastern Region on LTC as follows:-

(i) Group A and Group B Central Government employees will be entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport to a city in the NER or nearest airport,
(ii) Other categories of employees will be entitled to travel by air to a city in the NER from Guwahati or Kolkata.

From above it is being interpreted that earlier the Group ‘B’ Central Government employees were entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport but now only eligible Government servants may travel from their place of posting or nearest airport.

Further, vide DoP&T F.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt (A), Dated 30.04.2012 the Air travel relaxation under LTC for NER was extended for 02 yrs from 01.05.2012, i.e., applicable upto 01.05.2014 and vide DoP&T F. No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.A-IV, dated 15.06.2012 the Air travel relaxation under LTC for J&K was extended for 02 yrs from 18.06.2012, i.e., applicable upto 18.06.2014 whereas this order grants the relaxation for air travel w.e.f. 26.09.2014.

There are some of the employees who have travelled by Air under LTC in the intervening period, i.e., 01.05.2014 / 18.06.2014 and 26.09.2014 in anticipation of extension of such relaxation as per prevailing practice. To mitigate the financial hardships of such employees, the DoP&T O.M. No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV), dated 26.09.2014 should have retrospective effect, i.e., 01.05.2014.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary clarification so that the Group ‘B’ employees may be entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport and reimbursement claim submitted by the employees who have travelled by Air under LTC in the intervening period, i.e., 01.05.2014 / 18.06.2014 and 26.09.2014 may be allowed as one time relaxation.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours

SADHU SINGH
Member, National Council (JCM)

Copy to: The Leader / Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM)
For your kind information and necessary action please.

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/ltc-nffq.pdf

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