REVISION OF FINANCIAL POWERS TO HEADS OF CIRCLES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS [ORDER DATED 08.01.2019] To view please Click Here.
HAPPYLOHRI, MAKAR SANKRANTI, PONGAL, BHOGALI BIHU, UTTARAYAN AND PUSH PARBON
QUESTIONS ON NEW SYSTEM FOR PROMOTION LOKSABHA Q & A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS (DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3529 (TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.01.2019) NEW SYSTEM FOR PROMOTION
3529. DR. BOORA NARSAIAH GOUD:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government is proposing to have a new system introduced to assess the integrity and reputation of bureaucrats on the basis of which promotion is given;
(b) if so, the services that are going to be considered and from when this is likely to be introduced;
(c) whether there is a proposal to send these guidelines to the States; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (d): Promotions are given in accordance with the provisions in the Recruitment Rules / Service Rules for the respective posts. The consolidated guidelines on Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) for making recommendations in regard to fitness of officials for promotion have been issued vide Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No. 22011/5/1986-Estt.(D) dated 10.04.1989. The policy contained in this OM with regard to Benchmark, assessment of fitness, sealed cover procedure in respect of officers under cloud, zone of consideration for promotion, and other related matters has been reviewed and amended from time to time. The important amendments made in the promotion guidelines during past three years are as under:
i. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 25/01/2016 regarding promotion of Government Servants exonerated after retirement-procedure and Guidelines to be followed.
ii. OM No. 22011/4/2007-Estt. (D) dated 21/11/2016 regarding Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion – role of Departmental Promotion Committee.
iii. OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 08/05/2017 regarding procedure to be observed by the Departmental Promotion Committees(DPCs) – Model Calendar for DPCs -relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs and crucial date for eligibility.
iv. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 15/11/2018 regarding promotion of Government servants found fit by review DPC after retirement – procedure and guidelines to be followed.
These instructions are applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees and Central Services except Railways Services and services under the control of the Department of Atomic Energy, the erstwhile Department of Electronics, the Department of Space and the Scientific and Technical Services under the Department of Defence Research and Development.
The state services are under Schedule VII of Constitution and States are empowered to make rules under Article 309 in respect of services and posts under them.
WITHDRAWAL FROM NEW PENSION SCHEME
Ministry of Finance
Withdrawal from New Pension Scheme
Posted On: 08 JAN 2019 5:29PM by PIB Delhi
Government has allowed premature withdrawal from New Pension Scheme Fund. A subscriber is eligible for three partial withdrawals during the period of subscription under National Pension System (NPS), each withdrawal not exceeding twenty-five percent of the contributions made by the subscriber and excluding contributions made by the employer. There is, however, no restriction on withdrawals from the Tier-II account of the subscriber. Further, keeping in view the possibility of sudden financial needs of the subscribers, the requirement of minimum period under National Pension System (NPS) for availing the facility of partial withdrawal from the mandatory Tier-I account of the subscriber has been reduced from 10 years to 3 years from the date of joining w.e.f. 10th August, 2017. The minimum gap of 5 years between two partial withdrawals has also been removed w.e.f. 10th August, 2017.
On 06.12.2018, Government has approved the following proposals pertaining to choice of Pension Fund and investment pattern for Central Government subscribers under NPS:
· Choice of Pension Fund: Central Government subscribers will be allowed to choose any one of the pension funds including Private sector pension funds. They could change their option once in a year. However, the current provision of combination of the Public-Sector Pension Funds will be available as the default option for both existing as well as new Government subscribers.
· Choice of Investment Pattern: The following options for investment choices will be offered to Central Government employees:
Government employees who prefer a fixed return with minimum amount of risk may be given an option to invest 100% of the funds in Government securities (Scheme G).
Government employees who prefer higher returns may be given the options of the following two Life Cycle based schemes.
oConservative Life Cycle Fund with maximum exposure to equity capped at 25% at the age of 35 years and tapering off thereafter (LC-25).
oModerate Life Cycle Fund with maximum exposure to equity capped at 50% at the age of 35 years and tapering off thereafter (LC-50).
In case an employee does not submit any choice, the existing allocation of funds shall continue as the default option.
This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
INCOME LIMIT FOR CREAMY LAYER
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Income limit for Creamy Layer
Posted On: 08 JAN 2019 2:42PM by PIB Delhi
The erstwhile Ministry of Welfare had constituted the Expert Committee and on its basis Department of Personnel and Training has issued Office Memorandum Vide No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 9th March, 2004 on the subject “Revision of Income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for other Backward Classes (OBCs)”. In the Office Memorandum dated 08th September 1993, and for the category VI of the Schedule, the following explanations were also mentioned:-
Income from salaries or agricultural land shall not be clubbed;
The income criteria in terms of rupee will be modified taking into account the change in its value every three years. If the situation, however, so demands, the interregnum may be less.
In para 27 of the Report, the Expert Committee of 1993 had observed the following:
“In addition to the above, we have to say that the income/wealth test governs categories IV, VB and VC as stated earlier. For the remaining categories, namely I, II,III and VA, specific criteria have been laid down; however, if in these categories, any person, who is not disentitled to benefit of reservation, has income from other sources or wealth, which will bring him within the criterion under Item No.VI, then he shall be disentitled to reservation, in case his income-without clubbing his income from salaries or agricultural land – or his wealth is in excess or cut-off points prescribed under the income/wealth criteria.”
From the reading of para-27 of the Expert Committee Report, it is clear that the Explanation (i) given below to Category VI of Schedule to OM dated 08.09.1993, that income from salaries or agricultural land shall not be clubbed would be applicable only in respect of category VI(b). Hence as per provision of O.M. dated 08.09.1993, the salary of the parents of the candidates, who are working in PSUs, PSBs etc., was taken into account for determining their Creamy Layer status, till such time the equivalence vis-à-vis Government posts is established.
The erstwhile National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in 2011 had recommended Rs. 9 lakh for Rural and Rs. 12 lakh for Urban for income limit for creamy layer.
In the year of 2015, the erstwhile National Commission for Backward Classes had recommended Rs. 15 lakh for income limit for Creamy layer.
The Cabinet in 2004 had decided to follow the Consumer Price Index (CPI) principle which has been adopted and not the formula recommended by NCBC.
This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
RESERVATION PROVISIONS FOR SC/ST/OBC PIB
Reservation Provisions for SC/ST/OBC
Reservation in admission of students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Educational Institutions established, maintained or aided by the Central Government is enforced through the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act, 2006 as amended from time to time. At present there is no proposal under consideration of Government to enact legislation for implementing reservation in services under the Central Government and its Public Sector Undertakings.
The policy of reservation in services is administered through executive instructions. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Indira Sawhney vs. Union of India (W.P. No. 930 of 1990) has held that these instructions have the force of law.
This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
All India RMS &
MMS Employees Group `C` CHQ Conference and Red Salute to all CWC Members,
Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries, office bearers and members for
participating and making it a grand
success of 8th & 9th January, 2019 two days
Nationwide Strike called by Confederation, Postal JCA and RMS JCA
from Circles is as under:-
TOTAL STRIKE:- ASSAM,
A.P., KERALA, KARNATAKA, M.P. JHARKHAND, MAHARASTHRA, CHHATTISGARH, ODISSA,
GUJARAT, TAMILNADU AND TELENGANA.
MORE THA 80% :- WEST
BENGAL, RAJASTHAN, HARYANA, PUNJAB AND BIHAR
MORE THAN 50%:- DELHI
(90% IN DIMC FOREIGN POST, MMS DEPOT S.NAGAR, BNPL, NEW DELHI DN., H.P. (TOTAL
IN MANDI, UNA AND PATHANKOT RMS). U. P.(Total Strike in Varanasi RMS, Aligarh RMS, Saharanpur RMS,Allahabad RMS, Jhansi RMS, Basti RMS and MMS Varanasi
PARTIAL STRIKE IN J&K.
MACP SCHEME FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL EMPLOYEES FROM (MOF)(Click the link below to view)
THUNDERING SUCCESS IN CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES SECTOR
OUTBURST OF ANGER & PROTEST AGAINST CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
1ST FLOOR, NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE BUILDING, NEW DELHI-110 001.
Dated 8th January, 2019
About thirteen (13) lakhs Central Govt. Employees commenced nationwide two days strike today (8th January 2019) as per the call given by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers. The main demand of the strike is “Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) & Restore Old Pension Scheme (OPS)”.In fact, the share market oriented NPS is nothing but “No Pension Scheme”.The strike is also to express the anger and protest of the Central Government employees and Pensioners against the betrayal of the NDA Government by not honouring the assurances given by Group of Ministers headed by Sri. Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, to leaders of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 30th June 2016 that the Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased.Even after a lapse of two and a half years, the BJP Government has not implemented the assurance.The indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 was withdrawn believing the assurance.
Other demands include :
Grant of Option-I parity to Pensioners,
Grant of HRA arrears from 01-01-2016,
Grant of MACP promotion from 01-01-2006 and removal of bench mark,
Filling up of vacant posts,
Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks,
Regularisation of Casual/Contract Workers,
Grant of equal pay for equal work and parity in pay scales,
Revision of wages and pension of Autonomous body employees and Pensioners,
Stop outsourcing, downsizing, contractorization, corporatization, privatisation and closure of Government departments and functions,
Removal of 5% condition on compassionate appointments,
Grant of five assured career progression and
Stop attack on trade union rights.
In Postal department about five lakhs employees participated in the strike all over the country under the banner of two major Postal Federations viz, NFPE & FNPO. 1,55,000 Post Offices and about 400 RMS offices remained closed. Gramin Dak Sevaks of rural post offices also went on strike. Delivery work also affected as Postmen joined the strike.
In Income Tax Department the strike is total in all the States. Work of all Income Tax Offices came to a stand still. Employees of Audit & Accounts department, Civil Accounts, Atomic Energy, Geological Survey of India, Customs and Central Excise, Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Central Ground Water Board, Postal Accounts, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Printing and Stationery, Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), AGMARK, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), Medical Stores Depots, Film Division of India, Indian Council for Medical Research, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Central Food Processing Laboratory, Census Department, National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), Defence Accounts, Rehabilitation Department, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Canteen Employees, Institute of Physics, LNCPE, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Passport Department, Zoological survey of India, Patent Office, Central Drug Laboratory, NADMO, National Library, Marketing Inspection, Commercial Intelligence, Homeopathy and various other autonomous and Scientific Research Institutions participated in the nationwide strike.
Strike is total in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, North Eastern States including Tripura. 70 to 80% participation in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. 60 to 70% strike in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Gujrat and J & K.
Solidarity demonstrations were conducted by Central Government Pensioners Organizastions in various states.
National Secretariat of the Confederation thanked and congratulated the Central Government employees for their massive participation and for making the two days nationwide strike a resounding success National Secretarial called upon the entire employees to continue the strike on 9th January also.
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PHOTOS OF STRIKE AT VARIOUS PLACES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ON 08.01.2019