Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Holding of meeting of the NJCA

National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055

No.NJCA/2018
Dated: June 8, 2018
All Members of the NJCA

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Holding of meeting of the NJCA

It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Council of Action (NJCA) on 3rd July, 2018 from 16.00 hrs, in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi

The following would be the issue of discussion:-

(i) To take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settled of major pending issues, viz. 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 said meeting so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.

With Fraternal Greetings,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Source: Confederation
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Continuance of “Special Allowance” to Teaching Staff in NVS

NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SAMITI
(An Autonomous Organization Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Department of School Education & Literacy)
Govt. of India
B-15, Institutional Area,
Sector-62, NOIDA
Uttar Pradesh-201309

20-01/2017-NVS(Admn.)C4073
Date: 15 /06/2018

NOTIFICATION

Sub: Continuance of “Special Allowance” to Teaching Staff in NVS - reg.

The proposal for continuance of special allowance @ 10% of Basic Pay to the teaching staff of NVS including Librarian has since been approved by the Department of Expenditure as communicated vide Minisry of HRD’s letter No.17-01/2017-UT.3 dated 04.06.2018.

This is issued in continuation to Samiti’s Notification of even number dated 20.02.2018,

(B. .Panda)
Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)

Source:http://nvshq.org/uploads/1notice/Special_Allowance_15062018-1529064198.pdf

Monday, June 18, 2018

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Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes

F. No. 36033/2/2018-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated June 8, 2018

To

The Chief Secretaries of all States / Union Territories

Subject:- Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes - Revision of Income Criteria and determining equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, etc. with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria - regarding

Madam/ Sir,

I am directed to invite attention to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt,(SCT) dated 08.09.1993 which, inter-alia provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the ‘creamy layer’ and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes.

2. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh, Rs. 4.5 lakh Rs. 6 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh vide this Department’s O.M. No. 36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 09.03.2004, O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 14.10.2008, O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 27.05.2013 and CM. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res) dated 13.09.2017, respectively.

3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the status of equivalence and revision of income criteria, in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Financial Institutions with posts in Government. In this regard, copies of the following Office Memorandums issued by Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Financial Services and this Department are enclosed for ready reference:

i) O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 13.09.2017 of this Department regarding revision of income criteria;

ii) O.M. No. DPE-GM-/0020/2014-GM-FTS-1740 dated 25.10.2017 of the Department of Public Enterprises on establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria; and

iii) O.M. No. 19/4/2017-Welfare dated 06.12.2017 of the Department of Financial Services on establishing equivalence of posts in respect of Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, Public Sector Insurance Companies.

4. It is requested to please bring the contents of the above mentioned O.M.s/ instructions to the notice of all concerned for information / compliance.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax - 23092110

Copy to:
1. All the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India
2. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
3. Department of Public Enterprises, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
4. Department of Financial Services, Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi
5. National Commission for Backward Classes, Trikoot-1, Bhikaji Cama Place, R. K. Puram, New Delhi
6. Hindi Section for providing a translation
7. Guard File

Source: http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02adm/36036-2-2018%20Estt%20ResSNCMw.pdf

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Special Increment in 7th CPC for Participating Sports Events

No. 6/1/2017-Estt (Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 11th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of special increment in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, in the 7th CPC Scenario— reg.

Subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC and issuance of CCS(RP) Rules 2016, the system of running Pay Bands and Grade Pays have been replaced by pay matrix. Accordingly, in partial modification of this Department’s OM No. 6/1/2013-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 19.09.2013, the President is pleased to revise the rates of special increment granted in the form of personal pay to Central Government Servants, for participation in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance, as indicated in Column 5 of Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2. The revised rates and these guidelines will be effective from 01.07.2017.

3. In respect of the Government Servants who are already getting the special increments as Personal Pay in accordance with this Department’s OM dated 19.09.2013, the rates for them have also been revised as per Column 5 of the Annexure to this Office Memorandum. The rate of revised Personal Pay to these Government servants is to be granted based on the Grade Pay attached to the post in which they were placed at the time of participating in the sporting event for which they are getting special increment as Personal Pay.

3.1. Illustration: (a):

3.2. Illustration: (b):
4. The Central Government servants who become eligible for grant of special increment in the form of personal pay on or after 01.07.2017, shall be entitled to the Personal Pay prescribed in Column (5) of the Annexure to this OM, corresponding to the level of the post in the Pay Matrix [indicated in Column (4)1, in which the Government Servant is placed at the time of participating in the sporting event.

4.1. Illustration:

Level of the post in the Pay Matrix in which the Government Servant is placed at the time of participating in sporting event     :; Level 7

 Amount corresponding to Level 7 in Column (5) of the Annexure to this OM :1020/-

5. This Personal Pay shall not count for any service matters like pay fixation on promotion, retirement benefits or any other allowances like HRA etc.

6. The entitled Central Government servant should claim the benefits within six months from the date of completion of the overall sporting event.

7. All the other terms and conditions governing the subject matter shall remain unchanged and will continue to apply.

8. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9. Hindi version will follow.

(A.K. Jam)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source:https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/sports%20OM%20pdf.pdf
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Every promotion order must clearly mention the stipulation that the promotion shall be subject to further orders which may be passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court-DOPT

F. No. 36012/11/2016- Estt.(Res-I) {Pt-II}
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated June 15, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of interim Orders/ directions in Special Leave to Appeal (C) No. 30621/2011 arising out of final judgment and order dated 15.07.2011 in CWP No. 13218/2009 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana and Special Leave to Appeal (C) No. 31288/2017 arising out of Hon’ble Delhi High Court judgment dated 23.08.2017 and other related court cases — regarding

The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order dated 15.11.2017 in SLP(C) No. 28306/2017 has decided to refer to a Constitution Bench to examine whether its earlier decision in M. Nagraj and others vs. Union of India and others requires reconsideration or not, inter alia, on the issue as to whether test of backwardness would, at all, apply in case of SC and ST.

2. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP (C) No. 30621/2011 has passed the following Order on 17.05.2018:

“It is directed that the pendency of this Special Leave Petition shall not stand in the way of Union of India taking steps for the purpose of promotion from `reserved to reserved’ and ‘unreserved to unreserved’ and also in the matter of promotion on merits

3. Further, in the matter related to SLP(C) No. 31288/2017, connected to Special Leave to Appeal (C) No. 28306/ 2017,  the Hon’ble Supreme Court held as under on 05.06.2018:

“Heard learned counsel for the parties. Learned ASG has referred to order dated 17.05.2018 in SLP (C) No.30621/ 2011. It is made clear that the Union of India is not debarred from making promotions in accordance with law, subject to further orders, pending further consideration of the matter. Tag to SLP(C) No.30621 of 2011.”

4. The cadre controlling authorities of Central Government Ministries, Departments and Union Territories are to carry out promotions in accordance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court mentioned in paragraphs 2 and 3 above based on existing seniority/select lists.

5. Every promotion order must clearly mention the stipulation that the promotion shall be subject to further orders which may be passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

6. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned for information/ compliance.

7. State Governments are also advised to take necessary action in accordance with the above mentioned orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02adm/Implementation-of-interim-orderP5wNW.PDF

Friday, June 15, 2018

Medical Identity Cards - Uniformity and renewal

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards
New Delhi, dated: 08.06.2018

The General Manager, All lndian Railways/PUS, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAlR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Medical Identity Cards - Uniformity and renewal

For bringing uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following.

1. The Medical Identity Card should be a plastic based card, the size of which should be same as that of the debit/credit cards issued by banks.
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2. A strip at the top of the card should have different color for serving and retired employees and their dependents as per extant instructions on color of Medical Identity Cards.

3. A separate Medical Identity Card, with unique all India number, should be issued to the employee as well as each dependent. The card of the dependent may also bear the Medical Card number of the primary serving/retired employee. The numbering scheme is to be decided by Establishment Directorate.

4. The level of entitlement of employee, which indicates the level of facilities to be provided to the beneficiaries, should be indicated on the card. The pattern being used by CGHS may be adopted with suitable modifications, if required. Health directorate may decide the same.

5. The Medical Identity Card for beneficiaries upto the age of 15 years should be made valid for 5 years, after which these should be renewed. For beneficiaries above the age of 15 years, the Medical Identity Card should be renewed on attaining the age of 40 years and at the time of retirement. The Medical Identity Card should also be reissued on change of level of entitlement.

6. Only bare minimum information of the beneficiary may be visible on the card. The following data may be printed on the card:

a. The name of the Railway
b. Medical Card Number
c. Name & Medical Card Number of the Primary holder in case of card of dependent
d. Name of the card holder
e. Year of Birth
f. Date of validity of the card
g. Level of entitlement of medical facilities
h. Health Unit
i. Blood Group
j. Photograph
k. Signature/LTI of the beneficiary
l. Signature/Designation of issuing authority
m. Electronic card reading may be incorporated where such systems are implemented.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

(Rajesh Gupta)
Executive Director
Transformation Cell

Source:http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/Transformation_Cell/Circulars/MX-M464N_20180611_133826.pdf]

Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage.

भारत सरकार
(Government of India)
रेल मंत्रालय (रेलवे बोर्ड)
Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)

No. 2018/Heritage/Misc/1
New Delhi; Dated: 12.06.2018

General Manager(s)
All Indian Railways

Sub: Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage.

For meaningful preservation and revival/ restoration of railway heritage items like steam locomotives, vintage coaches, steam cranes, semaphore signals, station equipment, steam powered equipment etc., Board (MS & FC) has approved contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum-Coach” basis as per following stipulations initially for a period of one year:
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(i) Principal HODs (PHOD) of Zonal Railways shall be empowered to engage retired railway employees having adequate skills for consulting and guiding the process of revival and preservation of heritage items like steam locomotives, vintage coaches, steam cranes, semaphore signals, station equipments, steam powered equipments etc.

(ii) PHODs shall be empowered to ‘Search’ & ‘Select’ appropriate retired railway staff for aforesaid engagement keeping in view his/ her good health and level of his/her relevant skills/ knowledge.

(iii) The engagement will be purely on contractual short term basis with a maximum tenure of six months at a time and not against vacancies for doing regular work.

(iv) Number of retired staff and period of engagement will be decided by concerned PHOD in consultation with PFA & PCPO depending upon the actual workload. PHODs can engage up to a maximum of 10 (Ten) retired railway staff (considering that there may be more than one location in the Railway like Workshops, Museums etc. where such engagements are needed concurrently) at any point of time.

(v) The retired railway staff will be paid Rs. 1200/- (Rupees One Thousand Two Hundred only) per day on consolidated basis. However, in no case the remuneration for retired staff shall exceed last pay drawn when added to pension. No other remuneration like OT, TA, DA, accommodation or transport will be admissible.

(vi) The upper age limit for engagement of retired railway staff shall be 65 years.

Sd/-
(Subrata Nath)
Executive Director/Heritage
Railway Board

Sd/-
(A K Chandra)
Executive Director/ Transformation Cell
Railway Board

Source:http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/Transformation_Cell/Circulars/Heritage.pdf
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Revision of pension as per 7th CPC to retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18.Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi 110 016
Fax:26514179, Tel: 26858570
website:www.kvsangathan.nic.in

F.11015-3/2017-KVS (Admn-I)/ VoIII
Date: 14.06.2018
The Deputy Commissioner/ Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices/ ZIETs.

Sub: Revision of pension as per 7th CPC to retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan – Reg.

Sir/ Madam

I am to refer to MHRD’s letter F.No.3-45/2017-UT.2 dated 13th June, 2018 and to convey the approval of the Govt. of India for revision of pension and pensionary benefits to the staff of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan as per the 7th CPC in terms of D/o P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 4.8.2016, OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12.05.2017 and OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 6.7.2017. These benefits will be applicable to employees of KVS who retired post 1.1.2016 as well as for revision of pension/ family pension of those pensioners / family pensioners who have retired prior to 1.1.2016.

The Copies of the D/o P&PWs OMs, above may be downloaded from official website of Ministry of Personnel, P.G.and Pensions.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully,
Dr.Shachi Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)

Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN(1)-14-06-2018.PDF

Grant of Non-functional Up-gradation to Indian Railway Medical Service officers.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 83/2018
New Delhi, Dated:- 08.06.2018
No. PC-VI/2009/I/4/R-6/1
PC-VI No. 386

The General Managers/CAO(R)
All India Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub : Grant of Non-functional Up-gradation to Indian Railway Medical Service officers.

Ref : (i) Railway Board’s letter No. PC VI/2009/I/4/R-6/1 dated 27.11.2009 (RBE No.209/2009) & 29.07.2010 (RBE 107/2010)
(ii) Railway Board’s letters No.PC-V/2008/ACP/2 dated 07.01.2009 (RBE No.05/2009)

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter No. PC VI/2009/I/4/R-6/1 dated 27.11.2009 (RBE No.209/2009) circulating DOP&T’s OM No. AB. 14017/64/2008-Estt(RR) dated 24.04.2009 & 25.09.2009 for adoption in favour of Railway Officers of Organised Group `A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

2. It was subsequently clarified by DOP&T vide their OM No. AB.14017/39/2009-Estt.(RR) dated 02.04.2012 that the benefit of NFU to Organised Group `A’ Services shall not be applicable to the officers in those Organised Services where FCS and DACP Schemes are already operating and where officers are already separately covered by their own in-situ Progression Schemes. However, Hon’ble Delhi High Court in WP (C) No. 4067/2014 and WP (C) No. 4073/2014 vide orders dated 13.10.2014 quashed the DOP&T’s OM dated 02.04.2012. Since the said judgment of Hon’ble High Court attained finality as Hon’ble Supreme Court dismissed the SLP and Review in the case, DOP&T decided to declare their OM dated 02.04.2012 as non-est, as conveyed vide their OM No.CS-14017/1/2018-Estt.(RR)(Pt.l) dated 25.04.2018.

3. There has been a demand of IRMS officers also for extension of the benefits of NFU Scheme and the issue has been the subject matter of litigation. Hon’ble Central Administrative Medical Tribunal vide their orders dated 28.09.2017 in O.A.No.3290/2017 (Indian Railway Medical Services Association & Anr vs DOP&T & Anr) allowed the relief in terms of the judgment of Hon’ble Delhi High Court in W.P.(C ) No. 4067/2014. The matter was accordingly referred to DOP&T.

4. DOP&T have considered the issue in consultation with Department of Expenditure and conveyed their no-objection to the Ministry of Railways to extend NFU benefits to IRMS doctors. Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to grant the benefit of Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) Scheme as applicable to Organized Group `A’ services of Railways to IRMS Officers as per the detailed terms and conditions as have been in vogue from time to time after introduction of the scheme. Accordingly, grant of higher scale / benefits under the scheme would be admissible w.e.f. 1.1.2006, where due and admissible, as provided in the original instructions under reference.

(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director/Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/pay_comm/PC6/2018/RBE_83_2018.pdf

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7th pay commission: Central government employees may soon hear good news; here is why

7th pay commission: At a time when central government employees await a hike in minimum salary as well as fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th CPC, Centre has cleared these benefits for quite a number of sections of its staff. Quite a few state governments have done the same for their employees. This has set of a trend of sorts and it may well augur better things to come for central government employees at last. In short, it suggests the chances of them getting their demands met have risen manifold.

As far as central government employees are concerned, while 7th Pay Commission has been implemented for them quite some time ago, they have not received a go-ahead to their long-term demands of hiking minimum salary as well as the fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay commission recommendations.

Among the trend setting acts has been the NDA government approving AAP government’s Amendment to minimum wages ACT. This will ensure adequate wages to these concerned workers.

Also, the government brought cheers to lakhs of retired teaching and non-teaching staff, including retired employees of the Central Universities and Colleges by raising their wages in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The latest Modi government decision is likely to benefit as many as 23 lakh retired teachers and non-teaching staff of universities. It was taken yesterday.

Another segment of the government workforce, which was demanding end to pay anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th pay commission for Dept of Post that was not applied to them, also got their salary hiked by the central govt. 

The good news may be setting the momentum elsewhere too. Now, central government employees want fitment factor of 3.68 times with minimum pay scale of Rs 26,000. This is after the Union Cabinet revised their minimum pay to Rs 18,000 from previous Rs 7,000 per month, along with fitment factor of 2.57 in June 2016 leading to a major hike in all central government employees salaries.

It was rumoured for a while that the government may hike minimum pay to Rs 21,000 and fitment factor by 3.00 times. However, the NDA government at Centre claimed that they are not really looking to hike minimum pay beyond the recommendations provided in the 7th CPC report.

Source:http://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-7th-pay-commission-central-government-employees-may-soon-hear-good-news-here-is-why-50972

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