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Sunday, January 31, 2021

 

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No. Confd./Circular-2021                                    

                                CIRCULAR                   Dated: 22.01.2021

Dear Comrades,                       

            During our campaign to make the 26th November one day General Strike a grand success, we faced innumerable queries over the long pending demands of the Central Government employees, especially,  the freezing and denying the DA/DR payment upto 30th June, 2021,  the continuing impasse over the NPS; the dubious attitude of the Government over honouring the assurance held out in 2016 etc.  The lamenting of the Cabinet Secretary over the financial health of the Government when the Staff Secretary met him recently would be considered by the rank and file of the membership as nothing but a pitiful distraction.  There had been no such situation when the promise was held out in 2016 .  In fact the Government had been boasting of the steady growth of the economy then.  Even during covid days they merrily went ahead with the privatisation spree; On the contrary the Government had been taking advantage of a pathetic situation of the people at large in pushing through their agenda.  There had been no response from the Government to very many issues and problems of the employees faced with the covid-19 pandemic.  They had no qualms in pushing through the despised legislations over the labour code during this period. 

The Indian farmers has no doubt shown the way as to how to combat the situation emanating from sheer chicanery.  They have proved that the unflinching determination is the only way forward.  We must salute them and imbibe the qualities they have demonstrated in no uncertain terms.

We are, therefore, happy to note that the National JCA has decided to hold a protest demonstration on 1st Feb. 2021, the day when the Finance Minister will rise to present her budget proposal before the Parliament.  We would like to name the programme as protest day rather than the call attention day for this Government  has no intention to  listen to any legitimate grievances of the people.  The protest day may be organised in front of all offices, eliciting the participation of the entirety of the employees.  The occasion must be used to explain the chicanery indulged in by the Government by not honouring the assurances held out on revision of minimum wage;  how unprecedented and wrong was it to deny the Dearness Allowance/Relief to employees and pensioners; how the NPS will deny the requisite pension to the employees even after collecting contribution from them; as to how the privatisation of public sector and Government run organisations is amounting to selling away the Nation’s assets for a song to the cronies of the ruling party; as to how the negotiating forum has been permanently shut down etc. etc.  Above all it must  be the occasion to congratulate the farmers of the country  for their determination, courage, conviction  and unflinching faith in struggles as the certain way to success.  While explaining the grievances of the farmers emanating from the enacted farm laws, we must also  point out as to how the parliamentary system was overturned by dubious methods, when the Government had no majority in Rajya Sabha. 

It will also be pertinent to point out that the enacted legislation has the strange provision in as much as the farmers are not entitled to approach the judiciary (the courts of law at any level) to settle their dispute with the giant corporates.  The Law stipulates that such disputes are to be brought before the Government appointed bureaucrats, whose decision would be deemed to be  final.  For not anything, at least for this obnoxious and extremely untenable provision alone, the enactment must be scrapped

In the charter of demands, prepared by the NJCA and endorsed, all important demands have been included.  For the sake of uniformity, we would not like to incorporate any other issue.  We would like to convey a strong message of unity of the Central Government employees to the Government.

We request all affiliates, State COCs to immediately convey to the Branches and through them to all members of the programme slated for Ist Feb. 2021 and take immediate steps required to make the programme a grand success on Ist Feb. 2021.  All Branches, divisions, regions of all affiliates, the district and state units of COCs must ensure that each and every member of the unit and present on that day at the office takes part in the demonstration adhering to the norms and stipulations made by the concerned Governments to arrest the spread of Covid 19. 

We have convened the meeting of the National Sectt. to discuss and decide as to how to make the programme participative of all members and a grand success.

With greetings,

 

Yours fraternally, 

   R.N. Parashar

Secretary General.

Encl: Charter of demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.      Withdraw the decision to corporatize Railway Production Units, 41 Ordnance Factories, GOCO Model in Army Base Workshops and stop Privatization and Outsourcing of permanent and perennial jobs.

 

2.      Immediate release of three installments of DA / DR due to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners from 1/1/2020, 1/7/2020 and 1/1/2021

 

3.      Implementation of the assurances given by the Group of Ministers on 7th CPC demands including minimum pay and fitment factor etc.

 

4.      Settle all the 7th CPC Anomalies pointed out by the Staff Side of NC – JCM including extension of one more option to switch over to 7th CPC, restoration of certain allowances and advances and grant of two increments while on promotion / MACP etc.

 

5.      Withdrawal of NPS and restoration of the Guaranteed defined Pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1973.

 

6.      Withdrawal of FR 56(j) which is being misused as a measure of punishment

 

7.      Issue Government Orders on all the demands agreed in the meeting of the Standing Committee of NC JCM and in the 47th Meeting of the NC-JCM

 

8.      Settle the demands of the Staff Side with regard to regularization of the absence of the employees during COVID-19 pandemic and Lock down Period due to non-availability of Public Transport and home quarantine etc.

 

9.      Payment of compensation to the Central Government employees who died due to COVID – 19 Virus infection.

 

10.  Ensure 100% Compassionate Appointment to the wards of the deceased Central Government Employees and those who are medically invalidated from service

 

11.  Implement the following Supreme Court Judgments for the similarly placed employees:-

(i)                 Grant of Notional Increment to those employees who retired / retiring on 31st January / 30th of June.

(ii)               Implementation of MACP Scheme w.e.f. 1/1/2006

 

12.  Payment of Night Duty Allowance to the employees detailed on Night shift duty without any basic pay ceiling limit

13.  Reimbursement of the Actual Amount charged by the CGHS empanelled Hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19 infection

Friday, January 29, 2021

 DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF GDS COMMITTEE ON SUBSTITUTE ARRANGEMENTS IN PLACE OF REGULAR GDS AGAINST SHORT TERM VACANCIES

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

 Ministry of Home Affairs

MHA GUIDELINES FOR SURVEILLANCE, CONTAINMENT

AND CAUTION

ALL ACTIVITIES PERMITTED OUTSIDE CONTAINMENT ZONES
STATES/ UTS MANDATED TO CONTINUE TO ENFORCE
 CONTAINMENT MEASURES AND SOPS ON VARIOUS ACTIVITIES AND COVID-APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Posted On: 27 JAN 2021 6:11PM by PIB Delhi

 

·         Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an Order today with Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution, which will be effective from February 1, 2021 and to remain in force upto February 28, 2021.

·         The main focus of the Guidelines is to consolidate the substantial gains that have been achieved against the spread of COVID-19 which is visible in the steady decline in number of active and new cases in the country over the last four months. It is, therefore, emphasised that to fully overcome the pandemic, there is need to maintain caution and to strictly follow the prescribed containment strategy focussed on surveillance, containment and strict observance of the guidelines/ SOPs issued by MHA and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW).

SURVEILLANCE AND CONTAINMENT

·         Containment Zones, if required, shall be carefully demarcated by the district authorities at the micro level, taking into consideration guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in this regard.  Within the demarcated Containment Zones, containment measures, as prescribed by MoHFW shall be scrupulously followed.

·         Local district, police and municipal authorities shall be responsible to ensure that the prescribed Containment measures are strictly followed and State/ UT Governments shall ensure the accountability of the officers concerned in this regard.

COVID-APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

·         State/ UT Governments shall take all necssary measures to promote COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and ensure wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing.

·         National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, so as to enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior.

 

STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE PRESCRIBED SOPS

 

·         All activities have been permitted outside Containment Zones, except for the following, which will be subject to strict adherence of SOPs, as indicated below:

o    Social/ religious/ sports/ entertainment/ educational/ cultural/ religious gatherings have already been permitted upto a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity, with a ceiling of 200 persons in closed spaces; and keeping of the size of the ground/ space in view, in open spaces. Now such gatherings will be allowed subject to SOP of the State/ UT concerned.

o    Cinema halls and theatres have already been permitted upto 50% of seating capacity. Now they will be permitted to operate at higher seating capacity, for which a revised SOP will be issued by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in consultation with MHA.

o    Swimming pools have already been permitted for use of sports persons. Now swimming pools will be permitted for use of all, for which a revised SOP will be issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MoYA&S) in consultation with MHA.

o    Business to Business (B2B) exhibition halls have already been permitted. Now all types of exhibition halls will be permitted, for which a revised SOP will be issued by the Department of Commerce in consultation with MHA.

·         For further opening up of international air travel of passengers, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) may take a decision in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) based on the assessment of the situation.

·         SOPs, as updated from time to time, have been prescribed for various activities. These include:  movement by passenger trains; air travel; metro trains; schools; higher educational institutions; hotels and restaurants; shopping malls, multiplexes and entertainment parks; yoga centres and gymnasiums, etc.  These SOPs shall be strictly enforced by the authorities concerned, who shall be responsible for their strict observance. 

LOCAL RESTRICTIONS

·         There shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods including those for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.

Protection of vulnerable persons

·         Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years are advised to take necessary precautions.

Use of Aarogya Setu                

·         The use of Aarogya Setu mobile App will continue to be encouraged.

NDW/RK/PK/AD/DDD (Release ID: 1692725) 

CIRCULAR-56

 CHQ CIRCULAR-56
 
No.R-III/Circular- 56/2021                               Dated    28-01-2021
 
To,
    All CWC Members, Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries.
 
Dear comrades,
 
    All India RMS and MMS Employees Union Group 'C' CHQ congratulates to All CWC Members, Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries for participating and making a grand success of One Day Nationwide Strike dated 26 November, 2020 called by NFPE and Confederation and appeal to all to mobilize rank & file to observe Call Attention Day on 1st February, 2021 by holding  gate meetings in offices during lunch hours called by Confederation.  
 
Central Working Committee Meeting R-III  
     
     As notified Central Working Committee Meeting of All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group ‘C’ was held on 23.01.2021 through Video Conference under the Presidentship of Com. P. V. Rajenderan who delivered welcome speech and spoke in details on Postal, RMS and MMS problems including review of  One Day Strike on 26.11.2020 ,Next AIC and other issues.
 
    Com C. C. Pillai Ex Secretary General NFPE and Ex Working Chairman of Confederation inaugurated the CWC meeting and spoke on present Developments and situation in the country, problems of C. G. Employees, Postal/RMS/MMS problems, Farmers Agitation, privatization of Railway, Air Port, Government Companies HCL, Bank, Insurance  etc.
 
    All the Circle Secretaries except AP, Assam, H.P. J&K, Jharkhand, Orissa and Telengana and Office Bearers except Coms G. Talukdar AGS ,SSV Prasad V.P and Divisional Secretaries of MMS Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad were participated in the discussion.  
 
    Com. Pradip U. Khadse General Secretary placed the report in brief on Agenda items Covid-19, filling up vacant posts in each cadre including MMS, Cadre Review, Merger of L-2  Mail offices, abolition of Transit Sections, One Day Strike 26 November-2020, CWC members were participated in the discussion and CWC passed the resolution and endorsed the decision of Confederation  to observe Call Attention Day by holding gate meetings on 1st , February,2021.  
 
    This CWC was also addressed by Coms. Giri Raj Singh Ex President NFPE & GS R-III, S. K. Bardhan Ex President & CS R-III,  P. Suresh  General Secretary  R-IV.
 
All India Conference:-
Next AIC which was scheduled to be held on April-2020 and postponed due to pandemic COVID-19 and lockdown imposed by the Government will be held at the same venue at Patna during April-2021. Date of the AIC will be finalized in consultation with the Reception committee and intimate soon.
 
 
 
MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION
 
    This CWC reviewed and requested to all Circle/Divisional/Branch Secretaries and Office bearers to make a special drive to contact all members, non members, new members and Members who may be willing to join our Union. The Membership verification online may be held very soon.
 
RTP COURT CASE—Next date in this case has fixed on 10.03.2021.
 
PAMENT OF QUOTA
 
    All Circle, Divisional, Branch Secretaries are requested to clear the arrears of Quota to CHQ without delay and remit in future regularly. RMS Worker will not be posted to those Branches which are in arrears more than 3 months and Divisions which are more than 6 months in arrears will be treated as defunct. Please remit the quota to CHQ through EMO/DD/Cheque and Accounts transfer. The CHQ Account Number details are as under:-
 
Name         -    All India RMS & MMS Employees Union Group `C`
Bank        -    Indian Overseas Bank
Branch     -     Gole Market New Delhi-110001.
Account No.-    084001000002260
IFSC        -        IOBA 0000840
 
Call Attention Day to be observed on 1 Feb 2021
 
    As Confederation of C G Employees and Workers gave a call to observe  Call Attention Day on 1 Feb-2021 by holding demonstration, gate meeting in front of all offices demanding to stop NPS Restore OPS stop, Out Sourcing, Privatization, remove 5% Cape on compassionate Appointment, Restore DA/DR etc .CHQ appeal once again to all to mobilize rank and file and participate and make a grand success of Call attention Day on 1 Feb-2021 called by Confederation.
 
REMEMBERANCE OF GREAT LEADERS
 
21st Death Anniversary of Com. N. J. IYER
 
    Com. N. J. Iyer   founder President of NFPE and General Secretary R-III who built strong Postal and Central Govt. Employees movement passed away on 13th February-2000. His 21st death Anniversary falls on 13th February’2021. We call to all rank & file and workers to observe his 21st death Anniversary falling on 13th February, 2021 by holding General body and explain the life and work of great commented leader.
 
 6th Death Anniversary of Com. S.K.Vyas.
 
    Com. S. K. Vyas who was Secretary General of Confederation and legend leader of C. G. Employees & Workers falls on 13-02-2021. CHQ R-III appeal to all to observe the 6th Death Anniversary of Com. S.K.Vyas by holding Meeting and explain the life and work of the commented leader.
 
With best wishes,
Yours Comradely
 
 
(Pradip U. Khadse) 

 

        General Secretary
 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Volunteer to APS


 

 CALL ATTENTION DAY BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AS THE DAY OF PRESENTATION OF BUDGET 2021 ON 01.02.2021


NOTICE FOR OBSERVING (DAY OF PRESENTATION OF CENTRAL BUDGET 2021) AS CALL ATTENTION DAY BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 




  

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No. Confd./Circular-2021                                    

                                CIRCULAR                   Dated: 22.01.2021

Dear Comrades,                       

            During our campaign to make the 26th November one day General Strike a grand success, we faced innumerable queries over the long pending demands of the Central Government employees, especially,  the freezing and denying the DA/DR payment upto 30th June, 2021,  the continuing impasse over the NPS; the dubious attitude of the Government over honouring the assurance held out in 2016 etc.  The lamenting of the Cabinet Secretary over the financial health of the Government when the Staff Secretary met him recently would be considered by the rank and file of the membership as nothing but a pitiful distraction.  There had been no such situation when the promise was held out in 2016 .  In fact the Government had been boasting of the steady growth of the economy then.  Even during covid days they merrily went ahead with the privatisation spree; On the contrary the Government had been taking advantage of a pathetic situation of the people at large in pushing through their agenda.  There had been no response from the Government to very many issues and problems of the employees faced with the covid-19 pandemic.  They had no qualms in pushing through the despised legislations over the labour code during this period. 

The Indian farmers has no doubt shown the way as to how to combat the situation emanating from sheer chicanery.  They have proved that the unflinching determination is the only way forward.  We must salute them and imbibe the qualities they have demonstrated in no uncertain terms.

We are, therefore, happy to note that the National JCA has decided to hold a protest demonstration on 1st Feb. 2021, the day when the Finance Minister will rise to present her budget proposal before the Parliament.  We would like to name the programme as protest day rather than the call attention day for this Government  has no intention to  listen to any legitimate grievances of the people.  The protest day may be organised in front of all offices, eliciting the participation of the entirety of the employees.  The occasion must be used to explain the chicanery indulged in by the Government by not honouring the assurances held out on revision of minimum wage;  how unprecedented and wrong was it to deny the Dearness Allowance/Relief to employees and pensioners; how the NPS will deny the requisite pension to the employees even after collecting contribution from them; as to how the privatisation of public sector and Government run organisations is amounting to selling away the Nation’s assets for a song to the cronies of the ruling party; as to how the negotiating forum has been permanently shut down etc. etc.  Above all it must  be the occasion to congratulate the farmers of the country  for their determination, courage, conviction  and unflinching faith in struggles as the certain way to success.  While explaining the grievances of the farmers emanating from the enacted farm laws, we must also  point out as to how the parliamentary system was overturned by dubious methods, when the Government had no majority in Rajya Sabha. 

It will also be pertinent to point out that the enacted legislation has the strange provision in as much as the farmers are not entitled to approach the judiciary (the courts of law at any level) to settle their dispute with the giant corporates.  The Law stipulates that such disputes are to be brought before the Government appointed bureaucrats, whose decision would be deemed to be  final.  For not anything, at least for this obnoxious and extremely untenable provision alone, the enactment must be scrapped

In the charter of demands, prepared by the NJCA and endorsed, all important demands have been included.  For the sake of uniformity, we would not like to incorporate any other issue.  We would like to convey a strong message of unity of the Central Government employees to the Government.

We request all affiliates, State COCs to immediately convey to the Branches and through them to all members of the programme slated for Ist Feb. 2021 and take immediate steps required to make the programme a grand success on Ist Feb. 2021.  All Branches, divisions, regions of all affiliates, the district and state units of COCs must ensure that each and every member of the unit and present on that day at the office takes part in the demonstration adhering to the norms and stipulations made by the concerned Governments to arrest the spread of Covid 19. 

We have convened the meeting of the National Sectt. to discuss and decide as to how to make the programme participative of all members and a grand success.

With greetings,

 

Yours fraternally, 

   R.N. Parashar

Secretary General.

Encl: Charter of demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.      Withdraw the decision to corporatize Railway Production Units, 41 Ordnance Factories, GOCO Model in Army Base Workshops and stop Privatization and Outsourcing of permanent and perennial jobs.

 

2.      Immediate release of three installments of DA / DR due to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners from 1/1/2020, 1/7/2020 and 1/1/2021

 

3.      Implementation of the assurances given by the Group of Ministers on 7th CPC demands including minimum pay and fitment factor etc.

 

4.      Settle all the 7th CPC Anomalies pointed out by the Staff Side of NC – JCM including extension of one more option to switch over to 7th CPC, restoration of certain allowances and advances and grant of two increments while on promotion / MACP etc.

 

5.      Withdrawal of NPS and restoration of the Guaranteed defined Pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1973.

 

6.      Withdrawal of FR 56(j) which is being misused as a measure of punishment

 

7.      Issue Government Orders on all the demands agreed in the meeting of the Standing Committee of NC JCM and in the 47th Meeting of the NC-JCM

 

8.      Settle the demands of the Staff Side with regard to regularization of the absence of the employees during COVID-19 pandemic and Lock down Period due to non-availability of Public Transport and home quarantine etc.

 

9.      Payment of compensation to the Central Government employees who died due to COVID – 19 Virus infection.

 

10.  Ensure 100% Compassionate Appointment to the wards of the deceased Central Government Employees and those who are medically invalidated from service

 

11.  Implement the following Supreme Court Judgments for the similarly placed employees:-

(i)                 Grant of Notional Increment to those employees who retired / retiring on 31st January / 30th of June.

(ii)               Implementation of MACP Scheme w.e.f. 1/1/2006

 

12.  Payment of Night Duty Allowance to the employees detailed on Night shift duty without any basic pay ceiling limit

13.  Reimbursement of the Actual Amount charged by the CGHS empanelled Hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19 infection


NETAJI


 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Festival Package to GDS



 

CALL ATTENTION DAY


 

 RBI: WITHDRAWAL OF CIRCULARS ON RECOVERY OF EXCESS PENSION MADE TO PENSIONERS

RBI/2020-21/84
DGBA.GBD.No.SUO 546/45.01.001/2020-21

January 21, 2021

The Chairman / Chief Executive Officer
All Agency Banks

Dear Sir,

Withdrawal of circulars on Recovery of excess pension made to pensioners

It has been brought to the notice of RBI that the recovery of excess /wrong pension payments from the pensioners are being made in a manner that is not in keeping with the extant guidelines / Court orders.

2.         This issue has been examined by RBI and it has been decided that the following circulars issued by Department of Government and Bank Accounts, Reserve Bank of India related to recovery of excess pension paid by agency banks stands withdrawn with effect from the date of this circular –

a. Circular no DGBA.GAD.No.2960/45.01.001/2015-16 dated March 17, 2016
b. Circular no CO.DGBA (NBS) No.44/GA.64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated April 18, 1991
c. Circular no CO DGBA (NBS) No.50/GA.64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated May 6, 1991.

3.         It may please be noted that though the above-mentioned circulars issued under the signature of RBI stand withdrawn, agency banks are requested to seek guidance from respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities regarding the process to be followed for recovery of excess pension paid to the pensioners, if any.

4.         As regards the issue of refund to be made to the government of excess/wrong pension payments, banks may be guided by the guidelines laid down in our Circulars Nos.DGBA.GAD.H10450/45.03.001/2008-09 dated June 1, 2009 and DGBA.GAD.H.4054/ 45.03.001/2014-15 dated March 13, 2015. Agency banks are again advised that, where excess pension payment has arisen on account of mistakes committed by the bank, the amount paid in excess should be refunded to the Government in lumpsum immediately after detection of the same and without waiting for recovery of any amount from the pensioners.

       Yours faithfully

   (Charulatha S Kar)
Chief General Manager