Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions

No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi

Dated: 17th July 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions –

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the Institution as mentioned in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:

a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation, the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children born o the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s){including e-receipt(s)} confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy. The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will be done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi Government Organization such as Municipality, Port Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt./State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

1) In case of retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service, CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

0) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/ Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards

q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.

3.These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.

Hindi version follows.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02est/CEA%20OMwVQXm.pdf
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7 CPC National Anomaly Committee Meeting-NC JCM

National council(Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C,Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC-JCM-2018/NAC
Dated: 17/07/2018
To

The All Member of the
National Council (Staff Side) JCM

Comrades,

The meeting of the 7 CPC National Anomaly Committee was held today (17/7/2018). Shri Chandramouli, Secretary (P), DOPT presided over this meeting. The Department of personnel had identified the following six items only for discussion:
Item No. 3- Removal of condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit 
Item No. 4- Fixation of pay on promotion 
Item No. 5- Removal of Anomaly in Pay Matrix 
Item No 8- Lesser Pay in higher level of Pay Matrix 
Item No. 9 - Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure 
Item No. 14 – Grant of GP 5400 to Sr Section Officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accounts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts) 
The above items were subjected to discussions and the following decisions were taken.

Item No 3 – The Govt. will consider as to how the matter could be resolved after assessing financial implications

Item No 4 – The suggestion of the Staff Side to fix the pay on promotion at the next higher stage after granting one increment was not accepted. After discussion it was agreed that Govt would address the issue on case by case basis. Those who are covered by the anomaly described under this item have been advised to make representation to Fin. Ministry directly. The staff side however insisted that the entire anomaly would he resolved if two increments are granted while on promotion/MACP.

Item No. 5 & 8 – it was agreed by the official side that this is an aberration ·and shall be addressed.

Item No 9- Rejected by official side

Item No 14 – The matter is under consideration of the Govt.

Alter completing discussions on the above items, the Staff Side insisted that the following remaining items may also be taken up for discussion.

Item No.l  Anomaly in computation of Minimum Wage

Item No.2. 3 % Increment at all stages

Item No.6 Anomaly due to index rationalization

Item No.7 Anomaly arising from the decision to reject option No. 1 in pension fixation

Item No. 10 Minimum Pension

Item No.11 Date of Effect of Allowances -HRA. Transport Allowance, CEA etc.

Item No.18 Anomaly in the grant of D.A. installment w.e.f. 1.l.2016

After discussion on the above items. the official side informed that the DOPT had already examined those issues and have come to the conclusion that those items will not come under the ambit of the definition of Anomaly. The Staff Side contested this. It was decided that the DOPT will convey the reasoning to the staff side and hold meeting with the Staff Side to sort out the differences.

The following items has been referred to Departmental Anomaly Committee of the respective Department/Ministries.

Item No.15. Technical Supervisors of Railways

Item No.16 Anomaly in the assignment of replacement of Levels of pay in the Ministry of Defence. Railways, Mines etc in the case of Store Keepers

Item No. 17 Anomaly in the assignment of pay Levels in the case of Research Assistants in Ministry of AYUSH. Homoeopathic Department.

The staff side then raised the following other issues.

1. Central Govt employees may be granted one more option to switch over to 7 CPC from a date subsequent to 25th of July 2016 - the official side informed that the matter is under consideration and a decision would be taken shortly.

2. The issue of pay fixation of ex-servicemen in the last pay drawn by them before retirement from armed forces is remaining unsettled - the official side informed that the matter has been referred to Min. of Defence by DOPT for their comments. Decision would be taken after receipt of comments from MOD.

3. The Staff side raised the issue of not convening meetings of the National Council. JCM and Standing Committee.

4. The staff Side also informed of the decision taken by the NJCA in its meeting held on 3-7-2018 of the revival of the deferred indefinite strike by the Central Govt Employees if no settlement is brought about on major demands like upward revision of minimum pay. fitment factor and NPS before 7-8-2018.

With Greetings

Yours faternally,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com

Monday, July 16, 2018

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Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee-Confederation

Staff side
MEETING NOTICE

F.No.11/2/2016-JCA (Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Sect,.

North Block, New Delhi
Dated July 13,2018

Meeting Notice

Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee -regarding.

The next meeting of National Anomaly Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) is Scheduled to be held on 17.07.2018 (Tuesday) at 11:00 A.M. in Room A. 119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JGA)
Tele: 23092338

Source : Confederationhq
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Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers.

RBE No. 85/2018
भारत सरकार GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड RAILWAY BOARD)

E(NG)I/2012/PM 5/1
New Delhi, dated June 11, 2018
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & PUs.
(as per standard list)

Sub: Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers.

Attention is invited to provisions contained in item (f) of Board’s letter of even number dated 14.10.2014, which is reproduced below:

The pay of the staff promoted against the vacancies from the date of restructuring orders will be fixed on profarma basis as per Rule 13 of RSRP Rules with the benefit of one increment @ 3% of the basic with the usual option for pay fixation as per extant rules. The actual payments will be made from the date of taking over charge of the hzgher grade post.
Reports have been received that the above provision is not being implemented in its proper perspective on some of the Zonal Railways.

The aforesaid provision is hereby reiterated. Necessary action may please be taken for proper implementation of the instructions.

(P.M.Meena)
Dy. Director II/E(NG)I
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-I/RBE_85_2018.pdf

Friday, July 13, 2018

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Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

No.21/3/2017-E-IIB
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 12th July, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification whether Transport Allowance at double the normal rate is admissible to persons with disabilities employed in Certral Government who have been provided with Government Accommodation within one km. of office or within the campus housing the place of work and residence.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it clarified that persons with disabilities employed in Central Government, as mentioned in Para 2(iii) of 0M No.21/5/2017-EII(B) dated 07.07.2017 regarding grant of Transport Allowance as 7th CPC rates, are eligible to draw Transport Allowance at double the normal rates + DA thereon, irrespective of whether they are residing within the campus – housing the place of work and residence or Govt. or private accommodation within one km. of office.

All other terms and conditions regulating the Transport Allowance at double the normal rates will remain the same.

4. This is ssued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govemment of India

Source:https://www.finmin.nic.in/

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Master Circular on Probation / Confirmation in Central Services

28020/3/2018 – Estt.(C) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training) 

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated : 02nd July, 2018 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject : Master Circular on Probation / Confirmation in Central Services – reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No 28020/1/2010 dated 21,07,2014 on the above subject and to say that guidelines / instructions regarding Probation and Confirmation have been issued from time to time. It is now proposed to farther consolidate these instructions to provide clarity and ease of reference.

2, Below the Master Circular is finalised, it is furnish comments / views in this regard. if any by 16.07.2018 to the undersigned at the email address : jha.sn@nic.in


(Surya Narayan Jha) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India 

No. 28020/3/2018-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated   June, 2018

Subject: Master Circular on Probation/Confirmation in Central Service - Reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. No. 28020/3/2010-Estt(C) dated 21.07.2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/Confirmation where issued.

It has been decided to further consolidate the instructions/guidelines in relation to probation and confirmation as a Master Circular to provide clarity and ease of reference.  The Master Circular issued vide O.M. dated 21.7.2014 has been suitably updated as on date and the same is enclosed.  The list of O.Ms. issued till date is at Appendix.

Sd/-
(N. Sriraman)
Director (Establishment)

MASTER CIRCULAR ON PROBATION AND CONFIRMATION IN CENTRAL SERVICES
1. A person is appointed on probation in order to assess his suitability for absorption in the service to which he has been appointed. Probation should not, therefore, be treated as a mere formality. No formal declaration shall be necessary in respect of appointment on probation. The appointing authority may declare successful completion, extend the period of probation or terminate the services of a temporary employee on probation, on the basis of evaluation of performance.

2. Probation is prescribed when there is direct recruitment, promotion from one Group to another or for officers re-employed before the age of superannuation. The probation shall stand successfully completed on issue of orders in writing. It is, however, not desirable that a Government servant should be kept on probation for long periods.

3. Instead of treating probation as a formality, the existing powers to discharge probationers should be systematically and vigorously used so that the necessity of dispensing with the services of employees at later stages may arise only rarely

4. Concentration of attention on the probationer’s ability to pass the probationary or the departmental examination, if applicable, is essential part of the qualification for confirmation but not the most important part. There should be a very careful assessment of the outlook, character and aptitude for the kind of work that has to be done in the service before a probationer is confirmed.

5. A probationer should be given an opportunity to work under more than one officer during this period and reports of his work obtained from each one of those officers. The probation reports for the whole period may then be considered is fit to be confirmed in service. For this purpose, separate forms of report on the probationers should be used, which are distinct from the usual Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) forms. The probation reports, unlike APAR, are written to help the supervising officer to concentrate on the special needs of probation and to decide whether the work and conduct of the officer during the period of probation or the extend period of probation are satisfactory enough to warrant his further retention in service or post. The probation reports thus do not serve the purpose for which the APARs are written and vice versa. Therefore, in the case of all probationers or officers on probation, separate probation reports should be written in addition to the usual APARs for the period of probation.

6. Save for exceptional reasons, probation should not be extended for more than a year and in no circumstance an employee should be kept on probation for more than double the normal period.

7. A probationer, who is not making satisfactory progress, should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement. This can be done by giving him a written warning to the effect that his general performance has not been such as to justify his confirmation and that, unless he showed substantial improvement within a specified period, the question of discharging him would have to be considered. Even though this is not required by the rules, discharge from the service being a server, final and irrevocable step, the probationer should be given an opportunity before taking the drastic step of discharge.

8. During the period of probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions and to pass examinations, and tests (including examination In Hindi) as Government may deem fit, as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.

MANDATORY INDUCTION TRAINING

9. In all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of at lest two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities and the Training Division of DOPT can be consulted, if required. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rules are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.

PERIOD OF PROBATION
The period of probation is prescribed for different posts/services in Central Government on the following lines:

Probation period for Direct recruitment
(A) DIRECT RECRUITMENT

If a Government servant is appointed to another post by direct recruitment either in the same department or a different department, it may be necessary to consider him for confirmation in the new post in which he has been appointed by direct recruitment irrespective of the fact that the officer was holding the earlier post on a substantive basis. Further confirmation in the new entry grade becomes necessary because the new post may not be in the same line or discipline as the old post in which he has been confirmed and the fact that he was considered suitable for continuance in the old post (which was the basis for his confirmation in that post) would not automatically make him suitable for continuance in the new post the Job requirements of which may be quite different from those of the old post.

(B) PROMOTION

(i) Persons who are inducted into a new service through promotion shall also be placed on probation but there shall be no probation on promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts, except when the promotion involves a change in the Group of posts in the same service, e.g. promotion from Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A’ in which case the probation would be for the prescribed period.

(ii) If the recruitment rules do not prescribe any probation, an officer appointed on regular basis (after following the prescribed DPC procedure, etc.) will have all the benefits that a person confirmed in that grade would have.

(C) APPOINTMENT ON CONTRACT BASIS, TENURE BASIS, RE-EMPLOYMENT AFTER SUPERANNUATION AND ABSORPTION

There shall be no probation in the cases for appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re-employment after superannuation and absorption.

LEAVE TO PROBATIONER, A PERSON ON PROBATION

11. A person appointed to a post on probation shall be entitled to leave under the rules as a temporary or a permanent Government servant according as his appointment is against a temporary or a permanent post. Where such person already holds a lien on a permanent post before such appointment, he shall be entitled to leave as a permanent Government servant.

12. The period of joining time availed of by a probationer on return from leave should be counted towards the prescribed period of probation if but for the leave, he would have continued to officiate in the post to which he was appointed.

13. If, for any reason, it is proposed to terminate the services of a probationer, any leave which may be granted to him shall not extend –

(i) Beyond the date on which the probation period as already sanctioned or extended expires, or

(ii) Beyond any earlier date on which his services are terminated by the orders of an authority competent to appoint him.

EXTENSION OF PROBATION PERIOD
14. If during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations prescribed [proficiency in Hindi, etc.), if any, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation.

15. The Appointing Authority may, if it so thinks fit, extend the period of probation of a Government servant by a specified period but the total period of probation does not exceed double the normal period. In such cases, periodic reviews should be done and extension should not be done for a long period at one time.

16. Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the Service/Post at the end of his period of probation, having been completed satisfactorily.

17. Some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. In such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

TERMINATION OF PROBATION
18. The decision whether an employee should be confirmed or his probation extended should be taken soon after the expiry of the initial probationary period, that is within six to eight weeks, and communicated to the employee together with the reasons in case of extension. A probationer who is not making satisfactory progress or who shows himself to be inadequate for the service in any way should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement

9. On the expiry of the period of probation, steps should be taken to obtain the assessment reports on the probationer to:-

i. Confirm the probationer/issue orders regarding satisfactory termination of probation, as the case may be, if the probation has been completed to the satisfaction of the competent authority; or

ii. Extend the period of probation or discharge the probationer or terminate the services of the probationer as the case may be, in accordance with the relevant rules and orders, if the probationer has not completed the period of probation satisfactorily.

20. In order to ensure that delays do not occur in confirmation, timely action must be initiated in advance so that the time limit is adherred to.

21. If it appears to the Appointing Authority, at any time, during or at the end of the period of probation that a Government servant has not made sufficient use of his opportunities or is not making satisfactory progress, the Appointing Authority may revert him to the post held substantively by him immediately preceding his appointment, provided he holds a lien thereon or in other cases may discharge or terminate him from service.

22. A Probationer reverted or discharged from service during or at the end of the period of probation shall not be entitled to any compensation.

CONFIRMATION

23. If, during the period of a probation or any extension thereof, as the case may be Government is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, Government may discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service, as the case may be.

24. Confirmation will be made only once in the service of an official which will be in the entry grade post/service/cadre provided further confirmation shall be necessary when there is fresh entry subsequently in any other post/service/cadre by way of direct recruitment or otherwise. Confirmation is de linked from the avialbility of permanent vacancy in the grade. In other words, an officer who has successfully completed the probation, as prescribed under relevant rules, may be considered for confirmation. A specific order of confirmation will be issued when the case is cleared from all angels.

25. On satisfactory completion of the period of probation or extension thereof, the Government may confirm a temporary Government servant to his appointment from the date of completion of the period of his probation or extension thereof.

26. The date from which confirmation should be given effect to is the date following the date of satisfactory completion of the prescribed period of probation or the extended period of probation, as the case may be. The decision to confirm the probationer or to extend the period of probation as the case may be should be communicated to the probationer normally within 6 to 8 weeks. Confirmation of the probationer after completion of the period of probation is not automatic but is to be followed by formal orders. As long as no specific orders of confirmation or satisfactory completion of probation are issued to a probationer, such a probationer shall be deemed to have continued on probation.

28. Where probation on promotion is prescribed, the appointing authority will on completion of the prescribed period of probation assess the work and conduct of the officer himself and in case the conclusion is that the officer is fit to hold the higher grade, he will pass on order declaring that the person concerned has successfully completed the probation. If the appointing authority considers that the work of the officer has not been satisfactory or needs to be watched for some more time he may revert him to the post/service/cadre from which he was promoted, or extend the period of probation, as the case may be.

29. Since there will be no confirmation on promotion before an official is declared to have completed the probation satisfactorily, rigorous screening of his performance should be made and there should be no hesitation to revert a person to the post or grade from which he was promoted if the work of the officer during probation has not been satisfactory.

30. A Government servant appointed by transfer would duly have been confirmed in the earlier post. In such a case further confirmation in the new post would not be necessary and he could be treated as permanent in the new post. Where, however, a Government servant who has not already been confirmed in the old post is appointed by transfer, it would be necessary to confirm him in the new post. In such case, he may be considered for confirmation after watching him for two years. Within that period of two years, the officer would earn two reports in the new grade and the DPC may consider his case for confirmation on the basis of these APARs.

Source:http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02est/probationdraft5go2D.pdf
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Central Government Holidays 2019-DOPT

F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment(JCA – 2)Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11th July,2018

Sub: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During the year 2019-Reg

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure – I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative offices of the central government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2019. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II

2. Central Government Administrative offices located outside Delhi/New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

REPUBLIC DAY
INDEPENDENCE DAY
MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
BUDDHA PURNIMA
CHRISTMAS DAY
DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
DIWALI(DEEPAVALI)
GOOD FRIDAY
GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
IDU’L FITR
IDU’L ZUHA
MAHAVIR JAYANTI
MUHARRAM
PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY(ID-E-MILAD)

3.1 In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with coordination committees at other places in the state. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices with in the concerned state shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter.

AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
HOLI
JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
RAM NAVAMI
MAHA SHIVRATRI
GANESH CHATURTHI/VINAYAK CHATURTHI
MAKAR SANKRANTI
RATH YATRA
ONAM
PONGAL
SRI PANCHAMI/BASANT PANCHAMI
VISHU/VAISAKHI/VAISAKHADI/BHAG BIHU/MASHADI UGADI/CHAITRA SUKLADI/CHETI CHAND/GUDI PADAVA/ 1ST NAVRATRA/NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over (indicated in para 3.1), after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’I Fitr, Idu’I Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees’ Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’I Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3. It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe up to 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2019, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on day of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Annexure – 1
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

Annexure -II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI /NEW DELHI


Source:https://dopt.gov.in/

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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NJCA will again meet on 18.08.2018 to finalize the future course of action-Confederation

National Joint Council of Action 
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055 
No.NJCA/2018 

Dated: July 3, 2018 

Dear Comrades,

The NJCA met today and took note of the inordinate delay in honouring the commitment made by the Government on 30th June, 2016 in respect of Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme, Option No.1 to Pensioners, Outsourcing, Regularisation of Contract/Casual Workers, JCM revival etc.

At the end of the deliberations it was decided to  adopt a resolution [ Read ] and forward the same to the Government.

Copies of the Resolution and letter to the Cabinet Secretary are enclosed herewith [ Read ], which are self-explanatory.

The NJCA will again meet on 18.08.2018 to finalize the future course of action in the matter of Indefinite Strike which was deferred on 06.07.2016.

Comradely yours, 
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra) 
Convener 

Source: Confederation

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NJCA will be left with no other alternative but to revive the decision of Indefinite Strike action-Confederation

National Joint Council of Action 
4, State Entry Road New Delhi – 110055 
No. NJCA /2018 

Dated: July 3, 2018 
Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

The NJCA of the organizations, participating in the JCM, met today and adopted the enclosed resolution.

The NJCA was extremely unhappy to note that the government did not honour its commitment made to the leaders of the organizations when they met the Hon’ble Home Minister and Finance Minister in the presence of the then Railway Ministers on 30.06.2016 on the basis of which the Indefinite Strike which was to commence on 11.07.2016 was deferred.

The reply to a question asked by Shri Neeraj Shekhar in the Upper House of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha) given by Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Shri P. Radha Krishnan, on 06.03.2018 Minister, which is reproduced below, has further angered the Central Government employees.

“Question of Shri Neeraj Shekhar (1170)

(a) Whether Government is actively contemplating to increase minimum pay from Rs. 18,000/- to Rs.21,000/- and fitment factor from 2.57 to 3, in view of resentment among the Central Government employees over historically lowest increase in pay by 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC);

(b) If so, the details thereof and the date from which it would be implemented; and

(c) If not, the reasons for the callous attitude of Government towards Government Employees?”

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE ( SHRI P RADHAKRISHNAN )

“(a), (b)&(C ) – The minimum Pay of Rs.18,000/- p.m. and fitment factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration”.

The NJCA has decided to meet again on 18.08.2018 to consider the response, if any, from the government to this letter and to the enclosed resolution.

In case of the continuing negative attitude of the government, the NJCA will be left with no other alternative but to revive the decision of Indefinite Strike action, which was deferred on 06.07.2016 on the basis of the assurance given by the Group of Ministers on 30.06.2016.

Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Source : Confederation
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Pay Fixation of medically decategorized Running Staff on their absorption in alternative post

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012 
NFIR 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)

No. I/2/Part IV
Dated: 05/07/2018
The Secretary/ (E),
Railway Board, New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Pay Fixation of medically decategorized Running Staff on their absorption in alternative post-reg'

Reports are being received by the Federation that the pay fixation granted in the case of medically de categorized Running Staff on their absorption in the alternative stationery posts, after introduction of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels, has resulted in loss of legitimate financial benefits to them.

In this connection, NFIR desires to bring to Railway Board's notice that consequent to implementation of 6th CPC Pay Band with Grade Pay, since it was an open ended Pay Scale having no fixed stages, whatever the pay so arrived at, after computing Pay plus 30% thereon (as Pay element), the same was fixed in the same Pay Band + Grade Pay and such pay fixation had resulted in no loss to Running Staff as the question of pay fixation with personal pay (PP) had not arisen.

Now with the implementation of the 7th CPC Pay Matrices with effect from 0l/01/2016, the medically decategorised. Running Staff absorbed in alternative: posts have been put to disadvantageous position consequent upon pay fixation, resulting loss of one increment benefit for the year. The pay fixation cases of two medically decategorised Loco Pilots, absorbed in alternative posts in Salem Division of Southern Railway are mentioned below as example:-

The above position indicates that the pay fixation in alternative posts has caused loss to the staff as a portion of the pay has been treated as "PP" even though appropriate stage is available in the table given for Pay Level-6 of 7th CPC.

The above irregular pay fixation needs to be rectified duly re-fixing pay at the stage available in Pay Level-6 without treating any portion af pay as "PP".

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to look into the faulty pay fixation of treating a portion of pay as 'PP' in the "ur" oi medically decategorized Running Staff absorbed in alternative posts and issue suitable clarification instructions to the Southern Railway in particular and other zonal Railways in general not to treat a portion of pay as 'PP', when the ,tug., are available in the 7th CPC pay levels.

A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
Dr. M. Raghavaiah
General Secretary

Source:http://www.nfirindia.com

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