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Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Photos of 23 AIC of AIPAEA held at Kolkata from 27th to 29th November, 2018










 


PROMOTIONS AND POSTINGS OF HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE (HAG) OFFICERS OF INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A' TO THE MEMBER GRADE OF THE SERVICE (Click the link below to view)
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A COMPILATION OF BLANK FORMS USED IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS  CLICK HERE  TO VIEW

 

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 A HAND BOOK ON CSI OPERATIONS FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF RMS: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

 



MEETING OF THE NJCA




CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (REVISED PAY) RULES, 2008 - SECTION -II OF THE PART 'A' OF THE FIRST SCHEDULE THERETO - ENTRY PAY FOR DIRECT RECRUITS APPOINTED ON OR AFTER 01-01-2016 AND PAY FIXATION IN THE CASE OF PERSONS OTHER THAN SUCH DIRECT RECRUITS   CLICK HERE   FOR COPY AND DETAILS
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MS. ANITA PRAVEE:1 IAS (TN:89), HAS ASSUMED THE CHARGE OF THE POST OF ADDITIONAL SECRETARY AND FINANCIAL ADVISER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS (Click the link below to view)     http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3065

Thursday, November 22, 2018

PROMOTION OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS FOUND FIT BY REVIEW DPC AFTER RETIREMENT – PROCEDURE AND GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED.

No 22011/3/2013-Estt (D), dated 15th November 2018 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Department of Personnel & Training.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s OM of even number dated 25.1.2016 which deals with the grant of notional promotion to a Government servant exonerated in a disciplinary proceedings after retirement. However, the cases of Government servants who are found fit by review DPC after their retirement on account of revision of seniority list of the feeder cadre, upgradation of below benchmark APARs etc. are not covered under the said OM. These cases have now been examined and it has been decided to lay down procedure as narrated in subsequent paragraphs for dealing with such cases.

2. A Government servant who is not recommended in the panel by the original / supplementary DPC but later on is recommended in the panel by a review DPC but has since retired may be given the benefit of notional promotion w.e. f. the date of promotion of his immediate junior in the reviewed panel and fixation of notional pay subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:

(i)            That the officer who is immediate junior to the retired Government servant assumed charge of the higher post on or before the date of superannuation of the retired Government servant.

(ii)          That the said retired Government servant was clear from vigilance angle on the date of promotion of his immediate junior.


(iii)         A retired Government servant who is considered for notional promotion from the date of promotion of his immediate junior on the recommendation of a review DPC would also be entitled to fixation of pension on the basis of such notional pay.

(iv)         The notional promotion, notional pay fixation and revision of pension shall be further subject to extant rules on promotion, pay fixation and CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, Actual increase in pension shall be given only from the date of approval of reviewed panel by the competent authority. No arrears shall be paid.

3. The provisions contained in this Office Memorandum shall become operational from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. Past cases settled in accordance with the earlier provision shall not be reopened.

4. 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.

(G.Jayanthi)
Joint Secretary (E.I)



Daily Wagers Entitled To Minimum Wages Applicable To Regular Employees Holding The Same Post, Reiterates SC [Read Judgment]

The Appellants are entitled to be paid the minimum of the pay scales applicable to regular employees working on the same posts.’
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reiterated that temporary employees are entitled to draw wages at the minimum of the pay scales which are applicable to the regular employees holding the same post.
The bench allowed appeals filed by daily rated workers employed in Group ‘D’ posts in the Forest Department in Uttar Pradesh against Allahabad High Court judgment that had dismissed their pleas.
The high court had relied on Supreme Court judgments in State of Haryana v. Tilak Raj and State of Punjab v. Surjit Singh to hold that the daily wagers are not entitled to the minimum of the pay scales.
Before the bench, the appellants placed reliance on an earlier decision by a three-judge bench of the apex court in State of U.P. & Ors. v. Putti Lal, in which the apex court had affirmed a high court judgment that held that the daily-rated wage workers shall be paid at the minimum of the pay scales was affirmed by this court on the principle of equal pay for equal work.
The bench also noticed a judgment in State of Punjab vs. Jagjit Singh which had relied on Putti Lal (supra) and held that temporary employees are entitled to draw wages at the minimum of the pay scales which are applicable to the regular employees holding the same post.
Allowing the appeals and holding that these daily wagers are entitled to be paid the minimum of the pay scales applicable to regular employees working on the same posts, the bench said: “In view of the judgment in Jagjit Singh (supra), we are unable to uphold the view of the High Court that the Appellants-herein are not entitled to be paid the minimum of the pay sales. We are not called upon to adjudicate on the rights of the Appellants relating to the regularization of their services. We are concerned only with the principle laid down by this Court initially in Putti Lal (supra) relating to persons who are similarly situated to the Appellants and later affirmed in Jagjit Singh (supra) that temporary employees are entitled to minimum of of the pay scales as long as they continue in service.”
The bench then directed the state to make payment of the minimum of pay scales to these daily wagers with effect from this December 1.



Read the Supreme Court Judgement dated 14.11.2018.





Thursday, November 15, 2018



POSTAL SAVINGS SCHEMES AT A GLANCE

AS ON 31.10.2018


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POSTPONEMENT OF THE “INTERNAL MEETING” OF THE NJCA TO BE HELD ON 19th NOVEMBER-2018 IN JCM OFFICE , NEW DELHI


REVISION OF RATE OF TRAINING ALLOWANCE

No. 13024/01/2016 – Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training [Training Division (IST/IIPA)]
Block -4, Old JNU Campus,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67,
Date: November 12 , 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance.
In continuation of this Department's O.M. No. 13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref. dated October 24, 2018 on the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to state that the contents of para 1 (ii) and (iii) of the said O.M. may be read as follows:
Para 1 (ii): ‘Training Allowance will be admissible only to faculties who join the training academies/institutes/establishments for imparting training for a specified period of time and are then likely to go back’
Para 1 (iii): “Training Allowance will not be admissible to those permanent faculties of training academies/institutes/establishments who have been recruited directly by the training academies/institutes/establishments for imparting training’
2. The concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has also been obtained vide their UO No. 124- /03-2017/Vol.II dated July 2, 2018.
3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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TRAINING OF NON-STATUTORY DEPARTMENTAL CANTEENS EMPLOYEES ON FOOD SAFETY & STANDARDS NORMS BY FOOD SAFETY & STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA(Click the link below to view)
PCDA CIRCULAR 2016: TRANSFER OF PENSION ACCOUNT

TRANSFER OF PENSION ACCOUNT FROM ONE PENSION DISBURSING AUTHORITY (PDA) TO ANOTHER PDA
O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension) 
Draupadighat, Allahabad-211014

Circular No. 206
No.AT/Tech/30-XX
Dated: 02/11/2018

Sub: Transfer of pension account from one Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) to another PDA.

Provisions for Transfer of pension account from one Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) to another PDA has been provided in the Defence Pension Payment Instructions (DPPI) as well as Scheme for Payment of Defence Pensions by Public Sector Banks. But, it has been observed that the PDAs are not following laid down procedure in the matter. Hence, the competent authority has decided that following procedure is required to be adopted in the matter.

(i) Pensioner shall submit a simple application (in Part-I of the enclosed formats) along with Pension Certificate (where issued to him) to the PDA from where he is drawing pension at present. A copy of application may be returned to the pensioner duly giving the receipt of the application by the PDA for the records of the pensioner.

(ii) The following documents are required to be forwarded by the existing PDA to the new PDA by registered post. (a) PPO (including all Corrigendum PPOs) and Payment Authority (if any issued) (b) Descriptive Roll/Identification Documents with Photographs. (c) Extract of Payment Register with a certificate thereon indicating the rate of Pension and Dearness relief and date upto and for which last paid. Where the pensioner has been allowed commutation of pension, the PDA should also indicate prominently in the Last Pension Certificate, the date of payment of capitalized value of pension, the date of reduction of pension on account of commutation and the date on which he would complete 15 Years for restoration of his commuted portion of pension. (d) Nomination to receive arrears of pension (e) Option & undertaking furnished by the pensioner for Medical Allowance (f) Pension Certificate (where issued)

(iii) In the current scenario, most of the PPOs are issued e-PPO form. Hence, it has been decided that transferor PDA will forward the documents mentioned above as well as copy of e-PPO received through SFTP from this office duly countersigned by him to the new PDA as per existing system.

(iv) Further payments in continuation of the date upto and for which the pensioner is shown as paid on the Extract of Payment Register, will be arranged by the new PDA.

(v) An intimation regarding the transfer of pension papers should invariably be sent both by the transferor/transferee PDA to the Pr. CDA (Pensions) Allahabad through Form-I/IMP-5(A)/D-II by the transfer or PDA (under Part-II of the enclosed format) and FormII/IMP-5/D-I by the transferee PDA (under Part-III of the enclosed format) as per prevailing procedure by registered post as well as on e-mail ID: pcdappdat.dad@hub.nic.in

(2) While forwarding Form-I/IMP-5(A)/D-II to this office by the transfer or PDA, following documents are also required to be attached with Formt/IMP-5(A)/D-II:

(i) A consent (in Part-IV of the enclosed format) from the new PDA that after receipt of documents from the existing PDA, his/her pension will be paid after taking on the payment strength of the new PDA. (ii) A leaf of cheque issued by the new PDA duly cancelled in the case of new PDA is Bank.
(3) In the case of change of PDA from Indian Embassy, Nepal to other PDA and vice-versa, existing system for pension file routed through this office and issuance of corrigendum PPO before change of PDA will follow.

(4) This circular has also been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in
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(SANDEEP THAKUR)
 Addl. CDA (Pension)


IMPROVEMENT IN MINIMUM WAGE AND
FORMULA - NJCA

Meeting of the NJCA on 19-11-2018 - New Delhi
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Raod, New Delhi - 110055
No.NJCA/2018
Dated: November 9, 2018
All Members of the NJCA
Sub: Meeting of the NJCA
It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 19th November, 2018 from 16.00 Hrs. in JCM Officer, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, to take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settlement of major pending issues, viz.

(i) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula

(ii) No Progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees

(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.

All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the aforementioned meeting of the NJCA, so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.
With Fraternal Greetings,
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(Shiva Gopla Mishra)
Convener

Wednesday, November 14, 2018







SIMPLIFICATION OF PROCEDURE FOR TREATMENT AT PRIVATE HOSPITALS EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS/CS (MA) RULES, 1944.





MEETING OF THE NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION


Tuesday, November 13, 2018





SUKANYA SAMRIDDHI ACCOUNT (SSA)
 UPDATED PAMPHLET

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DEPARTMENT OF POSTS IS CONDUCTING
A STAMP DESIGN COMPETITION
FOR THE REPUBLIC DAY, 2019 
Department of Posts is conducting a Stamp Design Competition for the Republic Day, 2019. The Competition is open to all. First prize Rs. 25,000/-.


Please log on to www.indiapost.gov.in andwww.postagestamps.gov.in for more details. Participate and win exciting prizes...!
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POST OFFICE SAVINGS SCHEMES WITH INTEREST RATE UP TO 8.7% EXPLAINED HERE


The senior citizen savings scheme offers an interest rate of 8.7 per cent per annum.

          India Post offers a number of saving schemes ranging from Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) to Post Office Recurring Deposit (RD) Account, as mentioned on its official website- indiapost.gov.in. India Post has a network of more than 1.55 lakh post offices across the country and offers a variety of banking and remittance services, other than mailing services. Interest rates on post office saving schemes move in line with the government's interest rates on small savings schemes, which are revised on a quarterly basis. Recently, the government revised interest rates on small saving schemes for the quarter between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Post office recurring deposit (RD) account

           Post office Recurring Deposit (RD) account offers an interest rate of 7.3 per cent per annum, which is compounded quarterly. On maturity, a recurring deposit of Rs. 10 per month fetches a return of Rs. 725.05 on maturity and can be continued for another five years on a year-to-year basis. Post Office RD account can be opened by cash as well as cheque. Minimum amount for opening of post office recurring deposit account (RD) is Rs. 10 per month or any amount in multiples of Rs. 5.

Post Office Time Deposit (TD) or Fixed Deposit (FD) account
   
          Post office time deposit (TD) or Fixed Deposit (FD) account offers interest rates across four maturities: one, two, three and five years. Post office fixed deposit for one year, two years, three years, and five years offer 6.9 per cent, 7 per cent, 7.2 per cent, and 7.8 per cent respectively. Interest is payable annually but is calculated quarterly. The minimum amount that one requires to open a fixed deposit with the post office is Rs. 200 can be opened by cash or cheque. However, there is no maximum limit. 

Senior citizen savings scheme (SCSS)

          The senior citizen savings scheme offers an interest rate of 8.7 per cent per annum, which is payable from the date of deposit on March 31/ September 30/December 31 in the first instance and thereafter, interest shall be payable on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. However, customer can make only one deposit in the account in multiple of Rs.1,000 which should not exceed Rs. 15 lakh.

15-year public provident fund or PPF account

          PPF accounts, which are also offered by banks, offer an interest rate of 8 per cent per annum, which is compounded annually. A minimum of Rs. 500 and a maximum of Rs. 1,50,000 can be deposited in a financial year in a PPF account. One can make deposits in lump-sum or in 12 installments.

Source: https://www.ndtv.com/