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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

EXPECTED DA JULY 2019

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EXPECTED DA JULY 2019
No. 5/1/2018-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st January, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — December, 2018

The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2018 decreased by 1 point and pegged at 301 (three hundred and one). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.33 per cent between November, 2018 and December, 2018 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.69 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.38 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Onion, Banana, Coconut, Lemon, Brinjal, Cabbage, Chillies Green, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Bean, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Tea (Readymade), E.S.I. Contribution Premium, Repair Charges (Bicycle), etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.24 per cent for December, 2018 as compared to 4.86 per cent for the previous month and 4.00 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (-) 0.96 per cent against (-) 1.57 per cent of the previous month and 4.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Munger Jamalpur, Tripura and Doom-Dooma Tinsukia reported the maximum decrease of (6 points each) followed by Ranchi Hatia, Lucknow and Kanpur (5 points each). Among others, 4 points decrease was observed in 3 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, Salem recorded a maximum increase of 6 points followed by Jalpaiguri (5 points). Among others, 2 points increase was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and 41 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Chandigarh centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2019 will be released on Thursday, 28th February, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Source:http://labourbureaunew.gov.in/Press_Note_CPI_IW_DEC_2018_EH.pdf

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Provision of GP Rs.4200(Level-6) to Dressers/OT Asstt. working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units

January 31, 2019 0
Provision of GP Rs.4200(Level-6) to Dressers/OT Asstt. working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units
A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD, NEW DELHI-110055
No.AIRF/PNM/60/2018 
Dated: January 28, 2019

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Provision of GP Rs.4200(Level-6) to Dressers/OT Asstt. working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units

Board’s Attention is invited towards AIRF’s PNM Item No.60/2018, wherein AIRF has demanded initial Grade Pay of Rs.2000 in the case of Dressers working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units.

In this connection, Board’s attention is also invited towards Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s letter No.V-17020/189/2018-INI-II dated 07.09.2018, wherein following pay structure for the category of Dressers/OT Asstt. has been approved and circulated to all concerned:-

(i) OT Technician – Entry Level GP Rs.4200(Level-6 of VII CPC)

(ii) Sr. Technician(on promotion from GP Rs.4200) to be placed in GP Rs.4600(Level-7 of VII CPC)

(iii) Sr. Technician(OT) is eligible for promotion as Technical Officer(OT) in GP Rs.5400(Level-9 of VII CPC)

(iv) Technical Officer(OT) in GP Rs.5400(Level-9 of VII CPC) is eligible for promotion to Sr. Technical Officer(OT) in GP Rs.6600(Level-11 of VII CPC)

AIRF, therefore, desires that, Dressers/OT Asstt., working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units, be provided with similar pay structure, as already approved and circulated by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Nodal Ministry, with effect from the date mentioned in their letter ibid dated 07.09.2018.


Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/2019/01/28/provision-of-gp-rs-4200level-6-to-dressersot-asstt-working-in-the-railway-hospitalshealth-units/

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NJCA Meeting on 8.2.2019

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NJCA Meeting on 8.2.2019
National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 8th February 2019
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi – 110055

No.NJCA/2018

Dated January 28, 2019

All Members of the NJCA

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Meeting of the NJCA
Ref : This office letter of even number dated 30.11.2018

It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 8th February 2019 from 11:00 hrs in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, to take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settlement of major pending issues, viz

(i) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula

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

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

All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the aforementioned meeting of the NJCA, so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.

With Fraternal Greetings,
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Source : Confederation

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) posts.

January 30, 2019 0
Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) posts.
F. No. 20(10)/99-DPE-GM-Part-2019-FTS-1517
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises 
Department Of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhavan,
Block No. 14, CGO Complex, 
Lodhi Road New Delhi,

Dated 25th January, 2019

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) posts.

In continuation of OPE OM of even no. dated 25-02-2015 regarding extension of the instructions issued by Government in respect of reservation to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD & Ex­ servicemen to all the CPSEs , the undersigned is directed to state that the instructions issued by DoPT vide its OM No. 36039/1/2019-Estt.(Res .) dated 19-01-2019 and DO of even no. dated 21- 01-2019 (copies enclosed) in respect of reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) are also to be taken as mutatis mutandis extended to all the CPSEs.

2. . In this regard, all Ministries / Departments are requested to advice all CPSEs under their respective jurisdiction to ensure that 10% reservation for EWSs as per the provisions of OM dated 19.01.2019 of DoPT would be effective in respect of all direct recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 01. 02.2019 .
3. As clarified by DoPT in the OM dated 19.01.2019, the detailed instructions regarding operation of roster and procedure for implementation of EWSs reservation will be issued separately . All administrative Ministries I Departments are also requested to submit Fortnightly Report in respect of CPSEs , beginning from 15.02.2019 , to DoPT as per format given in DoPT DO dated 21. 01.2019.

4. This has the approval of the Competent Authority.

Encl.: As above.

Sd/-
(A.K. Khurana)
Director

Dr. C Chandramouli, IAS
SECRETARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES 
AND PENSIONS
NORTH BLOCK NEW DELHI-110001

DO No. 36039/1/2019-Estt.(Res)
21st January, 2019

Dear Secretary

Subject: Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in civil posts and services in the Government of India

Please find enclosed a copy of OM N o.20013/01/2018-BC.II  dated 17.1.2019 issued by Ministry of Social Justice an d Empowerment and DO PT OM N o.36039/1/2019-Estt (Res.) dated 19.01.2019 on the above noted subject.

2. I would be grateful if you could issue necessary instructions to all  concern ed to ensure that reservation for EWS as per the provisions of OM dated 17.1.2019 of Ministry of Social Justice an d Empowerment are implemented with out fail in respect of all Direct Recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 01.02.2019. I also request that a fortnightly report beginning from 15.2.2019 may be arranged to be sent to this Department as per the format enclosed.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Dr. C. Chandramauli)

Source: https://dpe.gov.in/sites/default/files/EWS-1517-25-01-2019_0.pdf

Minimum prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Technician Grade III in Level-2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.

January 30, 2019 0
Minimum prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Technician Grade III in Level-2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.
Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board) 
RBE No. 13/19

No. E(NG)II/2018/RR-1/51
New Delhi, dated 16.01.2019.

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways/PUs
Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

Sub: Minimum prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Technician Grade III in Level-2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/6 dated 3.8.2001.

Attention is invited to instructions under reference prescribing, inter-alia, minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Technician Grade-III in Level -2 of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as under:

“Act Apprenticeship/ITI in relevant trade”.

Diploma in Engineering should not be considered as an alternative higher qualification. Act Apprenticeship/ITI in relevant trade is the only qualification and no other qualification including Diploma in Engineering should be accepted as an alternative qualification on the ground of being a higher qualification in the same line of training.

2. The inclusion of the Trade of Operator Advanced Machine Tool as an eligibility qualification for the post of Technician Grade III has been under consideration of this Ministry. Accordingly, it has been examined in consultation with the technical directorates of this Ministry and it has been decided by the Board to include the Trade of Operator Advanced Machine Tool as eligibility qualification for the posts as identified and mentioned below:

(a) Tech Gr IT (EMU)

(b) Tech Gr.III Machinist (C&W)

(c) Tech Gr.III Machinist (Workshop)

(d) Tech Gr.III Mechanical (PUs)

(e) Tech Gr.III Turner (Workshop)

3. These instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.  Cases already under process will continue to be dealt in terms of earlier instructions.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(M.M. Rai)
Jt. Director Estt.(N)II
Railway Board

Source:http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-II/2019/RBE_13_160119.pdf

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Clarificatory OM for payment of two family pensions on death attributable to Govt service of a re-employed pensioner regarding

January 26, 2019 0
Clarificatory OM for payment of two family pensions on death attributable to Govt service of a re-employed pensioner  regarding
No. 1/4/2016-P&PW(F)
Government of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
(Desk-F }

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.

Dated the 24th January, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarificatory OM for payment of two family pensions on death attributable to Govt service of a re-employed pensioner  regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that references have been received in this Department seeking clarification as to whether a second family pension is admissible under CCS(EOP) Rules when a military/civil pensioner is re-employed in civil service dies and his death is attributable to Government Service.

2 Vide this Department's Notificaton No G.S:R, 938(E) dated 27.12.2012, sub-rule 13A and 13B of Rule 54, prohibiting two family pension, have been deleted. Subsequently, vide OM No 1/33/2012-P&PW( E) dated 16 1.2013, two family pensions have been allowed in the event of death of a re-employed pensioner, in service or after retirement. The financial benefits for the past cases however is with effect from 24th September, 2012. Thus under CCS(Pension) Rules, two family pensions are admissible with effect from 24th September 2012.

3. The matter has been examined in the context of the provisions of CCS(Extra-ordinary Pension/Rules it is clarified that the provisions of two family pensions, one in respect of military/civil service and.the other for civil service after re-employment, as available in terms of CCS(Pension) Rules, is also applicable under COS(EOP}Rules. In other words. on death of a pensioner who was re-eamployed in civil service where death is attributable to government service, family pension under CCS(EOP Rules in respect of Service In re-employment would he admissible in addition to ordinary family Pension in respect of the previous military/civil service.

4 Where, however, on death of a re-employed civil Government servant, the family is eligible for Special/extra-ordinary family pension under the EQP-rules in respect of the first spell of service, family pension fer the second spell of service would be admissible under the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 only.

5. The extra-ordinary family pension shall be granted only in one service. In no case, both the family pension shall be granted under EOP Rules.

6. The financial benefits in the past cases will accrue with effect from 24th September, 2012, as in the case of family pension under CCS(Pension) Rules.


7. Formal amendment in Central Civil Service (Extraordinary Pension) Rules will be made in due course.

8. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, vide their ID Ne 1(5)/EV/2012 dated 3/4/2017 and 15/01/2019

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director

Source: http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/PPWF_240120197jk0N.pdf

GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND INTEREST RATES w.e.f.FROM 1st JANUARY 2019

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GENERAL  PROVIDENT FUND INTEREST RATES w.e.f.FROM 1st JANUARY 2019
(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)
F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, the 03 January, 2019

RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that during the year 2018-2019, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight percent) w.e.f. 1st January, 2019 to 31st March, 2019. This rate will be in force w.e.f.1st January, 2019. The funds concerned are:

The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
The All India Services Provident Fund.
The State Railway Provident Fund.
The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

Sd/-
(Akhilesh Kumar Mishra)
Director (Budget)

Source: https://dea.gov.in/sites/default/files/GPF%20Resolution%20January%202019%20%281%29.pdf

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Enhancement in age of contractual doctors from 67 years to 70 years for contractual engagement in CGHS Delhi reg

January 23, 2019 0
Enhancement in age of contractual doctors from 67 years to 70 years for contractual engagement in CGHS Delhi reg
File No. 4-07/2018/CGHS/GE/
GOVT. OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR
C.G.H.S. (HQ), Estt.(G) Section
Sector – 12, Rama Krishna Puram
New Delhi – 110022

Date:- 21/01/2019

Sub: Enhancement in age of contractual doctors from 67 years to 70 years for contractual engagement in CGHS Delhi reg

In continuation to this office letter of even no. dated 12.12.2018 it is informed that the age limit for contractual engagements of doctors in CGHS is enhanced from 67 years to 70 years. Those medical officer who have completed 67 years of age but are less than 69 of years as on 31.01.2019 may apply a fresh to this office by 31.01.2019 either by post or by hand.

Additional Director (HQ)
Central Government Health Scheme
Delhi

Source:https://cghs.gov.in/

Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (Level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2).

January 23, 2019 0
Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (Level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2).
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE NO.03/2019
No.E(NG)I/2015/PM 1/20
New Delhi, dated: 8th January, 2019
The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub: Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (Level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2).

In terms of Para 189(ii) of IREM Vol.1, employees in Level-1, to be eligible for promotion to Level-2, should have put in a minimum of 3 years of continuous service except in the case of promotion of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe.

The matter regarding reduction in the residency period for promotion from Level-1 to Level-2 in respect of all departments, has been under consideration of the Board, consequent to a demand to this effect having been raised by both the Federations i.e. AlRF and NFIR.

Keeping in view, the fact that younger and better qualified and talented employees are now available in Level-1 of all the departments, it has been decided that the residency period for promotion from Level-1 to Level-2 in all departments may be reduced from the existing 3 years wherever prescribed, to 2 years. However, in cases where higher incumbency is prescribed, the same shall continue.

SC/ST employees possessing requisite educational qualification can be considered for promotion to the posts of Skilled Artisan against the 25% qualified staff quota on completion of one year’ regular service.

Para 189(ii) of IREM Vol.I, 2009, Reprint Edition is accordingly amended as per ACS No.260 is enclosed herewith.

This issue with the concurrence of the Accounts Dte. Railway Board.

No.E(NG)I/2015/PM 1/20

(P.M.Meena)
Dy. Director-11/Estt.(NG)I
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-I/E(NG)I-2015-PM1-20_08012019.pdf

Admissible Allowances under the full funding Scheme of Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) of DOPT.

January 23, 2019 0
Admissible Allowances under the full funding Scheme of Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) of DOPT.
F.No.12037/41/2017-FTC
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department Of Personnel and Training
Training Division

Block-IV,Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 09-01-2019
To

1. The Chief Secretaries of all the State Governments/Uts.
2. The Secretaries of all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

Subject: Admissible Allowances under the full funding Scheme of Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) of DOPT.

Reference: This department’s Circular No.12037/14/2010-FTC dated 19.01.2011 and No.12037/20/2015-FTC dated 17.10.2016

Madam/Sir,

The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has been sponsoring the names of suitable officers every year for undergoing training in various universities/institutions abroad under the Domestic funding of foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme.

2. The matter regarding the accommodation allowance to the officers deputed for undergoing DFFT programs has been reviewed in consultation with the IFD of this department and it has been decided to circulate consolidated information regarding various allowances admissible to the officers while deputed under the DFFT Scheme of DoPT.

3. Long-term programmes:-

(i) Monthly Living Allowance:-

COUNTRIESLIVING ALLOWANCE IN US$/PER MONTH
USA1918
UK2014
France1994
Netherlands1880
Switzerland2205
Australia1880
Philippines1803
Singapore1880

(The above mentioned rates are based on the Foreign Allowance (FA) fixed by MEA in 2009 and are at 45% of FA of MEA being given to Director level officers in these countries and is subject to change as per any revision in FA of MEA officers)

(ii) Monthly Accommodation Allowance:

(a) University accommodation should be taken. The same will be paid as per actual, subject to it being for a single bedroom accommodation. If the officer avail other than single bedroom university accommodation. the highest rate of the one bedroom university accommodation will be payable.

(b) In case the University accommodation is very limited and not available to all officers nominated for the programme, then University empanelled/recommended accommodation can be taken which will be treated at par with the University accommodation. In case the university recommended/empanelled accommodation are also limited and not available to all officers. then private accommodation can be taken in which case, accommodation allowance shall be paid at par with the highest of the university's one bedroom accommodation or the actual rent paid by the officer, whichever is less on producing the supporting documents from accommodation authority viz. rent receipt, certificate from university regarding non-availability of the university accommodation etc.

(c) In case where the University accommodation/Unversity recommended/empanelled accommodation are not available, the accommodation allowance may be given at the rate of US $750 per month and US $1000 per month in normal cities and big cities respectively.

(iii) One-time Allowances:

Warm Clothing Allowance - US $500
Departure Allowance - US $500
Arrival Allowance - US $375
Books & Assignment Allowance - US $1000

Note: The above one time allowances will be admissible to the officers deputed for one year long term program only. The officers deputed for two years IACA programs will be admissible for Warm Clothing Allowance and Books & Assignment Allowance only. The living and accommodation allowance in respect of IACA programs will be regulated in terms of allowances given in short term programs.

4. Short-term programmes:

(i) Per Diem (DA):
Per Diem to be disbursed under the DFFT Scheme would be equal to per diem available to officers while on tour as per GoI's guidelines.

(ii) Accommodation Allowance:-
This allowance will be paid at par with the rates of per Diem for training programmes upto the duration of 2 months. For programmes beyond 2 months duration, the rates agreed for long term programmes. i.e US $750 per month and US $1000 per month in normal cities and big cities respectively would be applicable.

5. Further, as a matter of policy, accommodation and living allowances for one year long term program shall be paid for the period of training including one week (7 days) at the beginning of the programme and one week (7 days) at the end of the programme. subject to the total period of training being within one year.

Yours faithfully,

(Rajendra Prasad Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02trn/DFFT%20revised%20ciruclarcMyMX.pdf