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Tuesday, October 30, 2018




INCLUSION OF AADHAR IN RESPECT OF SMALL SAVINGS SCHEME - SB ORDER 16/2018, ADDENDUM-III

Monday, October 29, 2018

NFPE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT MEETING



NFPE Federal Secretariat Meeting will be held at NFPE office, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi-110001 on 15.11.2018 from 11:00 AM to discuss the prevalent situation in Department of Posts and for deciding future course of action.



All General Secretaries of NFPE Unions and available office bearers at Head Quarter are requested to attend the meeting in time.





R. N. Parashar

Secretary General

NFPE
PJCA MEETING

P.J.C.A. (consisting NFPE, FNPO & GDS Unions) meeting will be held at NFPE office, North Avenue PO, Building, New Delhi - 110001 on 15.11.2018 from 04.00 PM to discuss the prevalent situation in Department of Posts and for deciding future course of action.



All General Secretaries of NFPE & FNPO are requested to attend the meeting in time.

R. N. Parashar                                           T. N. Rahate             
Secretary General                                       Secretary General
NFPE                                                         FNPO

CLARIFICATION ON FIXATION OF PAY OF INSPECTOR POSTS ON PROMOTION TO THE CADRE OF ASSTT. SUPERINTENDENT POSTS CADRE    (Click the link below to view)

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TRAVEL ENTITLEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF LTC POST SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION – CLARIFICATION (Click the link below to view)

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STEPPING UP OF PAY-CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES

No.4/3/20 17-Estt(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 26th October, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Stepping up of pay-Consolidated guidelines-reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the issue of anomaly relating to senior Government employees drawing less pay than their juniors due to application of provisions of FR 22(I)(a)(1) is considered on merits for allowing stepping up pay of the seniors so as to bring it at par with that of the junior in accordance with the guidelines scattered in various OMs noted in the margin. A need has been felt to consolidate guidelines on stepping up of pay at one place keeping in view the provisions of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, [in short CCS(RP)Rules, 2016] as the frequent references on such issues continue to be received in this Department.

2. Consequent upon implementation of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016, the President is pleased to decide the following:

(i) In order to remove the anomaly of a Government servant promoted or appointed to a higher post on or after 1-1-2016 drawing lower pay in that post than another Government servant junior to him in the lower grade and promoted or appointed subsequently to another identical post, the pay of the senior Government servant in the higher post should be stepped up to a figure equal to the pay as fixed for the junior Government servant in that higher post. The stepping up should be done with effect from the date of promotion or appointment of the junior Government servant and will be subject to the following conditions, namely:

(a) both the junior and the senior Government servants should belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted are identical in the same cadre;

(b) the Level in the Pay Matrix of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should be identical;

(c) the anomaly is directly as a result of the application of the provisions of Fundamental Rule 22(I)(a)(1) read with Rule 13 of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016. For example, if the junior officer was drawing more pay in the existing pay structure than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, the provisions of this sub rule should not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.

(ii) The order relating to re-fixation of the pay of the senior officer in accordance with clause (i) shall be issued under Fundamental Rule 27 and the senior officer shall be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of re-fixation of pay.

3. The following instances/events wherein juniors draw more pay than seniors, do not constitute anomaly and, therefore, stepping up of pay will not be admissible in such events:

(a) Where a senior proceeds on Extra Ordinary Leave which results in postponement of his Date of Next Increment in the lower post and consequently he starts drawing less pay than his junior in the lower grade itself. He, therefore, cannot claim pay parity on promotion even though he may be promoted earlier to the higher grade than his junior(s);(b) If a senior forgoes/refuses promotion leading to his junior being promoted/appointed to the higher post earlier and the junior draws higher pay than the senior.

(c) If the senior is on deputation while junior avails of the ad-hoc promotion in the cadre, the increased pay drawn by the junior due to ad-hoc/officiating and/or regular promotion following such adhoc promotion in the higher posts vis-à-vis senior, is not an anomaly in strict sense of the term;

(d) If a senior joins the higher post later than the junior, for whatsoever reasons, whereby he starts drawing less pay than the junior. In such cases, senior cannot claim stepping up of pay at par with that of his junior.

(e) If a senior is appointed later than the junior in the lower post itself whereby he is in receipt of lesser pay than the junior, in such cases also the senior cannot claim pay parity in the higher post if he draws less pay than his junior though he may have been promoted earlier to the higher post

.(f) Where an employee is promoted from lower post to a higher post, his pay is fixed with reference to the pay drawn by him in the lower post under FR22(I)(a)(1) read with Rule 13 of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016 and due to his longer length of service in the lower grade, his pay may get fixed at a higher stage than that of a senior direct recruit appointed to the same higher grade and whose pay is fixed under different set of rules. For example a Senior Secretariat Assistant (SSA) on promotion to the post of Assistant Section Officer (ASO) gets his pay fixed under FR 22(I)(a)(1) with reference to the pay drawn in the post of SSA, whereas the pay of ASO(DR) is fixed under Rule 8 of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016 at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, applicable to ASO to which he is appointed. In such a case, the senior ASO (DR) cannot claim pay parity with that of the promotee junior ASO.

(g) Where a senior is appointed in higher post on ad-hoc basis and is drawing less pay than his junior who is appointed in the same cadre and in same post on ad-hoc basis subsequently, the senior cannot claim pay parity with reference to the pay of that junior since the ad-hoc officiating service in higher post is reversible and also since full benefits of FR22(I)(a)(I) are not available on ad-hoc promotion but only on regular promotion following such ad-hoc promotion without break
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(h) Where a junior gets more pay due to additional increments earned on acquiring higher qualifications.

Note: The above instances/events are only illustrative and not exhaustive
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4. These orders shall be in supersession of D/o Expenditure’s OM No.F.2(78)-E.III(A)63 dated 2nd February, 1966 and DOP&T’s OM No.4/7/92-Estt(Pay-I) dated 4th November, 1993.

5. This OM is effective from 01.01.2016.

6 In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders have been issued after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

7 Hindi version will follow.
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(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.



Message of PJCA

Postal Joint Council of Action comprising NFPE & FNPO call upon All General Secretaries/Circle Secretaries, Divisional and Branch Secretaries of NFPE and FNPO affiliated unions to hold Lunch hour demonstration in front of all Head Post offices, General Post offices, Divisional, Regional and Circle offices against the incident of Allahabad Kutchery HO (Uttar Pradesh) starting since today dated 29.10.2018 and continue up to 03.11.2018.

Ask all members to bear black badges during the whole period of duty from today dated 29.10.2018 to 03.11.2018 in protest of this incident and non-functioning of CSI.

We have already reported matter to Secretary (Posts) with Photos on 27.10.2018. Our circle union of Uttar Pradesh circle has also reported matter to Chief PMG, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow.

Some advocates of Allahabad Distt. Court assaulted on our postal employees as their Regd. Letter were, not being booked due to failure of internet connectivity under C.S.I. They have vandalized the post office property including counters, computers and other equipments and put on fire two motor bikes of staff.

This all happened because of non-functioning of CSI.

We have approached Postal Administrative several times, but there is no improvement.

If corrective and remedial measures are not taken immediately, we shall be compelled to launch serious trade union action after consultation with all constituents of NFPE and FNPO

Photos of incidents are published below.



(R. N. Parashar)                                                  (T. N. Rahate)           
Secretary General                                               Secretary General
NFPE                                                                 FNPO

Friday, October 26, 2018



TRANSFER ON DEPUTATION/FOREIGN SERVICE OF 
CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES TO EX-CADRE POSTS

F.No.2/15/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated:18th October, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under the State Governments/ Union Territories or to any entity controlled by and located in the States / UTs – relaxation of para 8.5 of O.M. dated 17.6.2010.
This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17th June, 2010 regulates Pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Tenure of Deputation / Foreign Service and other terms and conditions on the subject of deputation / foreign service of Central Government employees to ex-cadre posts under the Central Government, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, Union Territories Administration, local Bodies etc and vice-versa. Subject to its applicability as provided in para 2 of the OM, these instructions cover cases of deputation/foreign service where Central Government is either lending authority or borrowing authority or both.

2.         As per para 8.5 of the aforesaid OM, a Central Government employee shall be eligible for deputation / foreign service to posts in State Government / State Government Organisations/Governments of UTs / Government of UT’s Organisations / Autonomous Bodies, Trusts, Societies, PSUs etc. not controlled by the Central Government only after he has completed 9 years of service and is clear from vigilance angle.

3.         As per para 10 of the aforesaid OM, any relaxation of these terms and conditions will require the prior concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training.

4.         Various administrative Ministries / Departments / Borrowing Organisations have been approaching this Department for relaxation of the eligibility condition of minimum 9 years of service for proceeding on deputation / foreign service, on case to case basis, citing exigencies, quoting provisions of para 10 of the OM dated 17.06.2010.

5.         The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that Ministries/Departments may consider and allow relaxations to para 8.5 of the OM dated 17.06.2010 with the approval of their Minister-in-charge in following category of cases:-

a)         A Central Government employee after completion of 7 years of service in his/her cadre, may be allowed to go on deputation to any State of North Eastern Region and Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep or on foreign service to any entity controlled by and located in the said States/ Union Territories.

b)        Central Government employees may be allowed to go on deputation to State Governments / Union Territories or on Foreign Service to any entity controlled by and located in the States/ Union Territories on spouse ground after completion of 6 years of service in the cadre.

6.         The cases not covered by above dispensation will not be considered for relaxation. All other terms and conditions issued vide OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II) dated 17th June, 2010 as amended from time to time will remain unchanged.

7.         In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

8.         These orders shall come into effect from the date of issue of this OM.
(A.K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


CLARIFICATION ON OPENING OF SUKANYA SAMRIDHI

Wednesday, October 24, 2018



CLARIFICATION ON MODALITIES OF TRANSFER OF NPS CONTRIBUTION TO CASUAL LABOURERS WITH TEMPORARY STATUS (CL-TS) TO THEIR GPF ACCOUNTS-REG    (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW DOPT ORDER)

No.49014/2/2014-Estt.(C)-PT.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 11th October, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification on modalities of transfer of the NPS contribution to casual labourer with temporary status to their GPF accounts.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M No.51016/2/90-Estt (C) dated the 10th September, 1993 vide which a scheme for grant of temporary status to the casual employees was framed. The scheme applied to those casual labourers who were in employment on the date of the issue of the 0M and had rendered one year of continuous service in Central Government offices, which meant that they must have been engaged for a period of at least 240 days (206 days in the of offices observing days week). The scheme did not apply to Departments of Telecom & posts and Ministry of Railways.

2. As the scheme, after rendering three years’ continuous service after conferment of temprary status, the casual labourers were to be treated at par with temproary Group ‘D’ employees for the purpose of contribution to the General Provident Fund. Further, after their regularisation, of the service rendered under temproary status was to counted for of retirement benefits.

3. As per para 8 of the scheme, two out of every three vacancies in Group ‘D’ in respective offices where the casual labourers had been working was to be filled up as per extant recruitment rules and in accordance with the instructions issued by Department of Personnel and Training from amongst casual workers with temporary status. However, regular Group ‘D’ staff rendered surplus for any reason would have prior claim for absorption against existing/future vacancies.

4. Vide the O.M. No.49014/1/2004 -Estt.(C) dated the 26th April, 2004, the above scheme was reviewed in light of introduction of New Pension Scheme in respect of appointed to the Central Government service on or after 1.1.2004. These casual labourers with temporary Status were now to be considered under the NPS and their underlying amount in GPI was credited to them.

5. The 0M dated 26th April, 2004 was quashed by various benches of CAT/High Courts who had decided that the scheme could not modified retrospectively.

6. The position was reviewed in the light of the Court judgements in consultation with the Department of Expenditute. It was then decided vide this Department’s O.M. No. 49014/2/2014- Estt(C) dated 26.02.2016 and 0M. No. dated 28.07.2016 that the casual labourers who had been granted temporary status under the scheme, and have completed 3 years of continuous service after that were entitled to contribute to the General Provident Fund. It was also decided that of the service rendered under temporary status would be counted for the purpose of retirement benefits in respect of those casual labourers who have been regularised in terms of para 8 of the 0M dated 10.09. 1993. This was applicable to all casual labourers covered under the scheme Of 1993 whether they were regularised before or after 31.12.2003.

7. It was emphasised that the benefit of temporary status is available only to those casual labourers who were in employment on the date of the issue of the 0M dated 10th Septetmber, 1993 and were otherwise eligible for it. No grant of temporary status is permissible after that date. The employees erroneously granted temproary status between 10.09.1993 and the date of Hon’ble Supreme Court judgernent in Union Of India And Anr vs Mohan Pal. 2002 (3) SCR 613, delivered on April, 2002, will however be deemed to have covered under the scheme of 10.09.93.

8. Subsequent to the issue of this Department’s O. M. 49014/2/2014-Esst(C) dated 26.02.2016 and O.M. No. 49014/2/2014-Estt(C) dated 28.07.2016 several Ministries/ Departments were seeking clarifications as regards to the modalities of transfer of the amount lying in the NPS account to the GPF account of these casual labourers. Ihe matter has been examined in consultation with D/o Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare, D/o Financial Services and D/o Expenditure.

9. D/o Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare have clarified/ stated that the employees’ share or the NPS subscription with interest should withdrawn and deposited in the GPE accounts if these CL-TS regularized after 31.12.2003 and the Government share with interest accrued under NPS should be deposited in Government’s account.
10. Controller General of Accounts (CGA) have furnished following clarifications vide letter No. dt 11.03.2016 ona similar matter which are as under:

(i)Adjustment of Employees contribution in Accounts:- Amount may be credited to individual GPF Account and the account may he recasred permitting up-to-dare inreresf (Authority-FR-16 & Rule / of GPF Rules)

(ii) Adjustment Of Government contribution under NPS in Accounts. TO be accounted for as (-) Dr. to object heads Recoveries under major Head 2071- Pension and Other Retiremenl benefit-Minor Head 911- Deduct Recoveries Of over payment (GAR 35 and para 3.10 of List of Major and Minor Heads of Accounts)

(iii) Adjustment of increased value of subscription on account of appreciation of investment- may be for crediting the amount Govt. account under Contribution towards pensions and other Retirement Bencfll.s SOO- Other Receipts (Note under the above Head in LMMHA).

11. The principle underlying the consideration of the case of CL(TS) is that Casual labourers Who were covered under the scheme Of 1993 and have been regularised in terms Of the above scheme were entitled to GPF and Old Pension scheme even if they were regularised after 31.12,2003.

12. Furthermore. as per Dio ExE*nditure/CGA, if the kr•nefits under old pension scheme are to allowed to a retired employee, who had contributed towards NPS at any stage. the entire NPS accumulations i.e. employee’s contribution + Government’s matching contribution + appreciation thereon should be remitted into the accredited bank of the PAO concerned and the accounting procedure will be same in this case as prescribed at par 10 above.
13. All Ministries/Departments are requested to settle the matter explained amve If any further clarification is needed in the matter, they should approach CGA (Controller General of Accounts) directly, since CGA is the accounting agency and is competent to clarify the matter.

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(N.Sriraman)
Director (Establishment)

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REVISION OF PROVISIONAL PENSION SANCTIONED UNDER RULE 69 OF THE CSS (PENSION) RULES, 1972    (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW DOPT ORDER)

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Revision of disability pension and family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules to pre-1996 and pre-2006 disability pensioners and family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules - inclusion of Non-practicing Allowance (NPA) for revision of disability pension and family pension covered under CCS(EOP) Rules to retired medical Officers-regarding.
(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW DOPT ORDER)


Important CAT Judgement 

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Monday, October 22, 2018

All India Women's Trade Union Camp


TRAVEL ENTITLEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF LTC POST SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION - CLARIFICATION REG.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

विजयदशमी की शुभकामनाएं

IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF ONE–MAN COMMITTEE ON ISSUE OF IDENTITY CARDS TO THE GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SUBMISSION OF DIGITAL LIFE CERTIFICATE BY DISABLED AND AGED (80 YEARS AND ABOVE) PENSIONERS IN THE CITIES OF MUMBAI / AMBARNATH, CHANDIGARH, MYSORE, VADODARA, DEHRADUN, BANGALURU AND TRIVANDRUM



F.No. 11013/4/2018-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11 October, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Official dealings between the Administration and Members of Parliament and State legislatures - Observance of proper procedure.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 11013/4/2011-Estt.(A) dated 1st December 2011 subsequently reiterated vide D.O. letter dated the October 9, 2012 from Secretary (Personnel), O.M. No. 11013/2/2012-Estt.A. dated 19.11.2014 and O.M. of even No. dated 7.02.2018 (copies enclosed) on the subject mentioned above and to reiterate these instructions for strict compliance on the recommendations of the Committee of Privileges, Lok Sabha in its Sixth Report tabled in the Lok Sabha on 20.12.2017 and Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha in its Fourth and Fifth Report tabled in the Lok Sabha on 01.08.2018.

2.         All Ministries/ Departments are requested to ensure that instructions issued through aforementioned communications are followed by all officials concerned, both in letter and spirit. Violation of these guidelines will be viewed seriously.

3.         Chief Secretaries of all States/ UTs are requested circulate these instructions to all State Government officials at the State/ Division and District levels and sensitize them with regard to their duties and obligations in so far as the movement of Members of Parliament in general and more particularly during Parliament sessions. It is also requested to periodically review implementation of these instructions.

4.         Hindi version will follow
(Nitin Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 011-23040264
Source: DoPT

DATED 15-10-2018 ON MACPS

O R D E R
(a) The impugned judgment and order dated 16th April, 2013 made by the CAT is hereby set aside.

(b) The petitioner is held entitled to receive the benefit of MACP with effect from 1st January, 2006 together with all consequential benefits.

(c) The respondents are directed to work out the benefits of MACP with effect from 1st January, 2006 together with consequential benefits and to pay the same to the petitioner as expeditiously as possible and in any case within a period of three months from today.

(d) If, such benefits/consequential benefits are not paid to the petitioner within three months from today, then the respondents will liable to pay interest thereon @ 6% p.a. from the date such payments became due and payable, till the date of actual payment.

(e) Rule is made absolute in the aforesaid terms. There shall however be no order as to costs.

( M. S. SONAK, J. )                                                          ( A. S. OKA, J. )

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ALL INDIA WOMEN'S TRADE UNION CAMP: HARIDWAR

29th & 30th OCT 2018
CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION) RULES, 1988 - RELAXATION TO TRAVEL BY AIR TO VISIT NORTH EAST REGION, JAMMU & KASHMIR AND ANDAMAN & NICOBAR - EXTENSION BEYOND 25.09.2018 (Click the link below to view)    http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3021

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PROMOTION AND POSTING OF HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (HAG) OFFICER OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A' TO THE MEMBER GRADE OF THE SERVICE AND TRANSFER/POSTING OF REGULAR MEMBER GRADE OFFICER OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A' (Click the link below to view)    http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3019

REQUEST FOR CASH  PAYMENT OF BONUS – REG.


No. PF-16(h(2018)                                                                                   Dated: 16 Oct 2018


To
            Shri A.N Nanda,
Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 001

Sub: Request for Cash  Payment of Bonus – Reg.

Ref:-.DTE - F.No.26-1/2018-PAP  date 16 Oct 2018

Sir
             Your  kind attention is invited towards the above mentioned orders of Directorate regarding payment of Bonus to the Postal Staff.
            In this connection, it is worth mentioning here that due to CSI Roll out, there will be problem in payment of bonus at so many places.
            We are receiving complaints from so many circles that the arrear of D.A has not been paid to the employees yet because of CSI Problem.
            The bonus is paid to celebrate Durga Puja and Dussera and if employees will not get Bonus, then they will get disappointed.
            Further there are two bank holidays and two Gazetted holiday starting from 18th to 20th Oct 2018.
            The payment is also less then Rs twenty thoushand only.
            In the view of the above facts, we would like to urge upon you to kindly issue instructions to all CPMGs and GMs/ Finance / DAPs to make payment of bonus in cash.
           
An immediate action is highly solicited.

            Hoping for a Positive response.
           
Yours Sincerely,

(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General


Copy to (1) The Director General, Department of  Post Dak Bhanwan New Delhi
   (2) The Dy. Director General (Estt) Department of Post Dak Bhawan New Delhi