Saturday, November 30, 2013

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1.      Accept the terms of reference of 7th CPC, submitted by the staff side, National Council JCM.

(a)      To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits of various categories of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) of Postal Department.

(b)      To work out the comprehensive revised pay packet for the categories of Central Government employees including GDS as on 1.1.2014.

(c)       The Commission shall determine the pay structure, benefits, facilities, retirement benefits etc. taking into account the need to provide minimum wage with reference to the recommendation of the 15th Indian Labour Conference (1957) and the subsequent judicial pronouncement of the honorable Supreme Court there-on, as on 1.1.2014.

(d)      To determine the Interim Relief needed to be sanctioned immediately to the Central Government employees including GDS.

(e)       To determine the percentage of Dearness allowance/Dearness Relief immediately to be merged with Pay and pension including GDS.

(f)        To settle the anomalies raised in various fora of JCM.        
(g)      To work out the improvements needed to the existing  retirement benefits, like pension, death cum retirement gratuity, family  pension and other terminal or recurring  benefits maintaining parity amongst past, present and future pensioners and family pensioners including those who entered service on or after 1.1.2004.

(h)      To recommend methods for providing cashless/hassle-free Medicare facilities to the employees and Pensioners including Postal pensioners.

2.      Ensure every five year revision of wages of Central Government Employees in future.

3.      (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department and grant of Civil Servant status, statutory pension and all other benefits at par with regular employees.

(b) Regularisation and revision of wages of casual and contract workers.

4.      Compassionate appointment – removal of restrictions imposed by Government.

5.      JCM and Anomaly Committee Functioning.

6.      Fill up all vacant posts and creation of new posts wherever justified.

7.      Stop downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation and privatization of Government functions.

8.      Stop the move to introduce performance related Pay (PRP) system, Extend PLB Bonus for all, removing bonus ceiling.

9.      Revise OTA and Night Duty Allowance rates and clothing rates.

10.  Implement arbitration awards.

11.  Five promotions to all.

12.  Rescind the PFRDA Act. Ensure statutory Pension for all.

13.  Stop price rise. Revive and extend public distribution system for all.

14.  Stop trade Union victimization.

15.  Ensure Right to strike.


Friday, November 29, 2013

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National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2013 Declaration of Final Results thereof

The following is list, in order of merit of 469 candidates, who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Written Examination held by the Union Public Service Commission in April, 2013 and the subsequent  Interviews held by the Services Selection Board, of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy for the 131st  Course and Naval Academy for the 93rd  Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January, 2014. For detailed information regarding the date of commencement of the above courses, please visit the websites of Ministry of Defence i.e., www. or

The results of Medical Examination have not been taken into account in preparing these lists.

The candidature of all the candidates is provisional, subject to their submitting the requisite certificates in support of date of birth and educational qualifications etc. claimed by them directly to the Additional Directorate General of Recruiting, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Army), West Block No.III, Wing–I, R.K Puram, NEW Delhi -110066 wherever this has not already been done and NOT to UPSC.

In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarter at the address given above.

            The result is also available on the UPSC website at However, marks of the candidates will be available on the website after 15 days from the date of declaration of final results.

For any further information, the candidates may contact Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of the Commission, either in person or on telephone Nos. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 between 10:00 hours to 17:00 hours on any working day.

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Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) October 2013

According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for October, 2013 rose by 3 points and pegged at 241 (two hundred and forty one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.26 per cent between September and October compared with 0.93 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 2.53 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Onion, Vegetable items, Tea Readymade, Electricity Charges, etc.. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Ginger, Petrol, putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 11.06 per cent for October, 2013 as compared to 10.70 per cent for the previous month and 9.60 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 15.02 per cent against 13.36 per cent of the previous month and 9.91 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Bhavnagar recorded the highest increase of 9 points each followed by Ahmedabad, Labac Silchar and Kodarma (8 points each) and Vadodara and Surat (7 point each). Among others, 6 points rise was registered in 8 centres, 5 points in 10 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 11 centres. On the contrary, Belgaum and Chhindwada centres reported a decline of 3 points each followed by Mercara (2 points) and Salem, Hubli Dharwar and Puducherry (1 point each). Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 39 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2013 will be released on Tuesday, 31 December, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website


Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Strike ballot over the Indian Railways on 20th and 21st December, 2013 on 36-point Charter of Demands — Resolution adopted in the 89th Annual Convention of AIRF, held at Patna from 22-24 November, 2013

All India Railwaymen's Federation
Dated November 27, 2013
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Strike ballot over the Indian Railways on 20th and 21st December, 2013 on 36-point Charter of Demands — Resolution adopted in the 89th  Annual Convention of AIRF, held at Patna from 22-24 November, 2013
As per the Resolution unanimously adopted in the 89th Annual Convention of the All India Railwaymen's Federation, held at Patna from 22nd to 24th November, 2013, Strike Ballot would be conducted all over the Indian Railways on 20th and 21st December, 2013.

It is requested to advise all the Zonal Railways, Metro Railway Kolkata, RDSO Lucknow and Production Units to extend all the facilities for conducting Strike Ballot smoothly.

Copy of the Resolution, unanimously adopted in the above-mentioned Convention of the A1RF, is enclosed herewith.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary


The problems of railwaymen like filling up of vacancies, sanction of addition posts in commensurate with additional work load, scraping of New Pension Scheme, appointment of 7th  CPC, removal of anomalies of 6th  CPC, removal of ceiling of PLB, implementation of Welfare Schemes assured by the Railway Ministers, implementation of the recommendation of Joint Committee on the problems of Trackman, merger of Tech. Gr. II with Tech. Gr. I, provision of 4800 as apex scale in Gr. ‘C’, upgradation of posts from Group ‘C’ to ‘B’, merger of grade pay Rs. 2400 with Rs. 2800, treatment of 100% CL/CPC service as regular one, stepping up of pay of senior one, extension of the scope of LARSGESS, demand for recruitment of wards of railwaymen, Accounts and other Ministerial staff, grievances of Loco & Traffic Running Staff, Traffic Operating, Shunting & Yard staff, Commercial & Ticket Checking staff, Artisan staff, technical supervisors, Supervisors of other Departments, P. Way staff, staff of Bridge and works of Civil Engineering Departments, Signal & Telecommunication Staff, Paramedical and other Medical staff, Health and Sanitation staff, staff of store department, Stenographers, EDP staff, Hindi Translators, Scientific staff, Train Escorting Duty staff etc. have been represented to the Ministry of Railways and the Govt. of India repeatedly and through demonstrations before Parliament on 25th November, 2011 and 28th March, 2012. The problems were reiterated through a resolution during last 88th Annual Conference of AIRF held in December, 2012 at Vishakhapattnam followed by subsequent representations at different levels. Subsequently AIRF in its Working Committee had to decide to conduct Strike Ballot. The Railway Board at the Apex level had held a negotiation with AIRF on the Charter of Demands on 23.08.2013 and certain issues were resolved.

 The Govt. had placed the PFRDA Bill on the floor of Parliament on 3rd September, 2013. All the Unions affiliated to AIRF throughout the country has registered protest through various means against the PFRDA Bill. But brushing aside the opposition the Govt. have passed the Bill on the floor of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The same is now waiting for the ascent of the President.

The General Council meeting of AIRF held at New Delhi on 13th September deliberated on the whole issues and decided to conduct Strike Ballot throughout the country on 20th & 21st December, 2013.

The Govt. have announced appointment of 7th Pay Commission on 25th September, 2013. The Railway Board have issued orders of restructuring of certain Gr. ‘C’ categories on 8th October, 2013.

During Strike negotiation in February, 2006, the Govt. had agreed to appoint a High Powered Committee to go into the question of duty hours and the other problems of Running staff and other Safety Categories of staff. The committee was appointed on 25.05.2011 after repeated representations. The committee has since submitted its report to the Railway Board on 23.08.2012. The recommendation of the Committee is far from satisfaction and the problems need to be addressed.

After reviving the whole situation, the 89th Annual Conference of All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) held at Patna from 22nd to 24th November, 2013 demands on the Ministry of Railways and the Govt. of India to have negotiated settlements on all the following issues, failing which AIRF would be compelled to conduct Strike Ballot on 20th & 21st December, 2013.

 36-point Charter of Demands

1. Filling up all vacant posts.

2. Sanction additional post in commensurate with the increase in the number of trains and workload.

3. Stop outsourcing of perennial nature of jobs violating the provision of Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970.

4. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all Railwaymen with Pension and Family Pension Scheme as available to the staff appointed prior to 01.01.2004.

5. Recommendations of the Joint Committee constituted to study the career progression and package for Trackmen has been diluted arbitrarily. The recommendation should be implemented in to to.

6. Remove the ceiling limit of Rs. 3500 for the purpose of payment of PLB.

7. Raise the ceiling of Income Tax deduction to Rs.5.00 lakh.

8. Exempt Transport Allowance and Special Duty Allowance from the perview of Income tax deduction and also raise the Income Tax deduction ceiling on Running Allowance.

9. Remove all anomalies of 6th CPC as agreed upon in the meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee and resolve all anomalies pending before NC/JCM Anomaly Committee

10. Complete Cadre restructuring of left over categories.

11. Liberalize the procedure of GDCE, raise its limit from 25% to 50% of DR Quota and arrange to hold the examination at Zonal/Divisional level.

12. Merger of Grades of Technician Gr. II and Gr. I duly granting GP of Rs.2800.

13. Provision of GP of Rs.,4800 in place of Rs.4600 to all senior Supervisors.

14. Upgradation of 15% apex level Group ’C’ posts to Group `B’.

15. Settle the long pending grievances of Running Staff such as granting of Running Allowance w.e.f.1-1-2006 duly improving the ALK, Reduction in Duty Hours, Provision of Additional Allowance to Running Staff working in Goods Trains and also to Traffic Running Staff working as Goods Guards and Passenger Guards, improvements in the condition of Running Rooms etc.

In SPAD Cases penalty of “Removal from Service” should be withdrawn.

16. Running Allowance be paid to the medically de-categorized Running staff kept on supernumerary posts and issue necessary clarification for payment of final settlement dues taking 55% of Pay into account .

17. Merger of Grade Pay of Rs.2400/- and Grade Pay of Rs.2800 for all categories of Staff.

18. Grant Parity to Stenographers working in the field office and that of the Secretariat in respect of Grade Pay.

19. Repair Quarters, roads, drains and do not compel staff to stay in inhabitable quarters and pay House Rent Allowance to such staff.

20. Reckoning of 100% Casual Labour/CPC Service rendered as qualifying service for seniority and pensionary benefits pending with the Government in spite of Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement.

21. Issue order for stepping up of Pay of Seniors who are drawing less pay than the Juniors consequent on fixation of pay due to implementation of VI CPC recommendations between the direct recruits and promotees.
 22. Stepping up of Pay of senior employee on par with junior employee consequent on modification of ACP Scheme as MACP and grant three financial upgradation on promotional hierarchy.

23. The Safety Related Voluntary Retirement Scheme has been modified as LARSGESS permitting the Railway employees in safety categories to give voluntary retirement so as to enable their wards getting appointed. The age should be extended up to 59 years.

Expand the scope of LARSGESS amongst all categories of staff, re-consider the cases of candidates failed in PET and allot the wards at par with compassionate ground appointees.

24. Improvement of conditions in the Railway Hospitals and filling up of all vacancies of Doctors, Nurses and paramedical staff, regularization of the services of Contract Paramedical staff, provide Medical facilities to the staff posted in roadside stations and Ganghuts.

25. The demand of recruitment of wards of railwaymen as Substitutes has not been implemented by the GMs of the Zonal Railways due to several restrictions imposed in the orders of the Railway Board.

26. The welfare schemes announced in the Railway Budget such as opening of Nursing Colleges, Medical and Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics, Kendriya Vidyalas for the children of Railwaymen, extension of medical facilities and pass to both dependant father and mother of Railway employees etc. are yet to be implemented by the Board.

27. As per the decision taken in the DC/JCM Meeting 5% of the sanctioned strength of the Section Officers in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 was earmarked to Non-qualifying Appendix III Accounts Assistants. Consequent upon the implementation of VI CPC recommendations, the same was revised to 1% of the combined strength of SOs & SO(A)s , reducing the percentage. The demand of increasing the same to 5% on the combined strength of SOs and SSO(A)s is still pending with the Railway Board. Also revise the pay scale of Accounts Staff w.e.f 01.01.1996 instead of 19.02.2003 as per judgement of Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam, Hon’ble Kerla High Court, and Hon’ble Supreme Court(Jose Sebastian & Ors. VS Union of India & Ors.). Review Petition No.1494 of 2013.

28. Settle the grievances of AC Mechanics and AC Attendants deputed to work on trains in respect of duty hours, accommodation in trains etc.

29. Even though several times the issue of absorption of Quasi Administrative staff was discussed, no orders have been issued so far for absorption of Quasi Administrative staff in the Railways.

30. Increase the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance and issue Smart Card to all RELHS beneficiaries.

31. Grant parity in pension and family pension to the staff / family retired prior to 01.01.2006.

32. Revise the rates of Risk Allowance and grant Patient Care Allowance to the staff of Medical Deptt. working in Kitchen, Store, Watching duties etc.

33. Limit duty hours of staff to a maximum of 7 hours a day.

34. Review the recommendation of High Powered Committee in consultation with AIRF

35. Pay TA, OT, NDA, National Holiday Pay etc. regularly.

36. Increase the rate of Special Duty Allowance by 25% with retrospective effect from 01.01.2011.

Source: AIRF


Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee Secretaries Committee-2012-(Joint notification).

Circular No. 514
Dated: 05.09.2013 

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee Secretaries Committee-2012-(Joint notification).

Reference: This office Circular No. 504 dated 17.01.2013. [click here to see]

Consequent upon issue of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 01(05)/2010- D(Pen-Policy) dated 17.01.2013, the families of Armed Forces Pensioners who got second employment in Central Civil departments or State Govt. / PSUs/ Autonomous bodies/ Local Funds of Central/ State Governments after getting retired / discharged from military service and were in receipt of ordinary family pension would be entitled to draw two family pension i.e., the Family Pension (Ordinary) from Military side in addition to the Family pension, if any, authorized by the re-employer for re-employed civil service subject to fulfillment of other prescribed conditions as hiethertofore.

2. In this regard this office has already issued circular No. 504 dated 17.01.2013 for grant of family pension from both side. There are plethora of complaints received in this office that in some cases in which joint notification has already been done by this office and Individual has been re-employed thereafter and family pension has been sanctioned from re-employer side then as per existing rules and note endorsed in the PPO, family pension has not been payable from Army side.

3. But now in consequence of the above cited GOI, MOD letter family pension will be payable from both side. In view of above it is hereby clarified that PDAs will make payment of family pension from both side i.e. Army side in addition to civil side w.e.f 24.09.2012, if he/she is otherwise eligible. In this regard PDA may endorse a note to this effect in the PPO that individual is re-employed and family pension from Army side is payable from 24.09.2012.

4. The provision of this circular shall be effective from 24th September 2012. This circular has been uploaded on this office website for disseminating across the all concerned.
Please acknowledge receipt.

(G K Baranwal) 
No. Gts/Tech/0167/XVI
Dated: 05/09/2013


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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FAQ regarding New Pension Scheme in Ordnance Factories

10-A, S K BOSE ROAD. KOLKATA – 700001

NPS Section

Questionnaire regarding New Pension Scheme :-

1.What is New Pension Scheme ?

A new defined contribution pension system in place of existing defined benefit system, applicable for fresh entrants to Central Government Service from 01-01-2004.

2. When it is started & for whom ?

The system is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government Service from 01-01-2004 except the Armed Forces.

3.What is the quantum of the Contribution ?

The monthly contribution to be deducted amounts to 10% of the Basic Pay, Grade Pay and DA to be paid by the employee & matched by the Central Government.

4.What will be the amount of Government Contribution?

It is equal to the individual’s subscription.

5.Is there any maximum limit of the subscription for an individual?

The maximum limit is 10%.

6.When does the NPS subscription start?

Recoveries towards Tier-I contribution start from the salary of the month following the month in which the Government Servant has joined the service. Therefore, no recovery is to be effected for the month of joining.

7.Whether GPF will be available to the subscribers of the NPS ?

The existing provisions of defined benefit pension & GPF would not be available to the new recruits in the Central Government service covered under NPS.

8.How many Tiers are there in the NPS ?

There are two Tiers in the NPS. Tier-I is compulsory & Tier-II is voluntary. Tier-II is a withdrawable account at subscriber’s option. The employee would be free to withdraw part or all of the Tier-II of his money any time. Government will not make any contribution to Tier-II account.

9.When can the subscriber of NPS exit from the system ?

Individual can exit at the date of Superannuation i.e. at the age of 60 years.

10.What amount will be paid to the subscriber of the NPS at the time of retirement?

At exit, the individual would be mandatorily required to invest 40% of the pension wealth to purchase an annuity and balance pension wealth will be paid to him. Individual would have the flexibility to leave the pension system prior to age 60. However, in this case, the mandatory annuitization would be 80% of the pension wealth.

11.What is the Architecture of the New Pension Scheme ?

In order to implement the scheme there is a Central Record Keeping Agency (National Securities Depository Limited) & several Pension Fund Managers. At this stage there are three PFMs viz. SBI Pension Funds Pvt.Ltd., UTI Retirement Solutions Ltd. & LIC Pension Fund Ltd.

An independent Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) is to regulate and develop the pension market.

12.How & when an employee can contribute to Tier-II of the Scheme ?

An individual can open a Tier-II account with a Nationalized Bank and the contribution will be deposited to the Bank by the subscriber concerned. As Government will not make any contribution to Tier-II account no recoveries will be made from the salaries of the employees on this account.

13.How an employee be a member of the NPS ?

Immediately on joining Government service, the Government servant will be required to provide particulars such as his name, designation, scale of pay, date of birth etc. in the prescribed form viz. S-I form prescribed by the NSDL, Mumbai, and submitted to his DDO. The S-I form shall be submitted by the DDO to his Pay & Accounts Officer. The PAO will forward the S-I form to the NSDL, Mumbai. On receipt of the form, NSDL will allot 12 digit PRAN (Permanent Retirement Account Number) to the subscribers and a PRAN kit will also be forwarded to the subscribers by the NSDL.

14.How will the subscription recovered from the subscribers be remitted to the concerned authorities ?

The subscription of the NPS subscribers will be recovered from his regular pay by the PAO concerned. The PAO will upload the NPS data to the NPSCAN of NSDL & a cheque of the same amount will be remitted to the Trustee Bank appointed by the PFRDA viz. Bank of India after the data has been uploaded to the NPSCAN.

15.What is the investment plan of the NPS ?

The contribution towards pension will be invested in the default Schemes termed as ‘Scheme I’ of various Pension Fund Managers (SBI Pension Funds Pvt. Ltd., UTI Retirement Solutions Ltd. & LIC Pension Fund Ltd.) presently in the proportion of 33%, 32% & 35%, respectively. Each PFM will invest 85% of the contributions received by it in fixed income instruments and 15% in equity & equity related instruments.

16.Whether the individual is entitled for leave encashment after retirement ?

The benefit of encashment of leave salary is not a part of the retirement benefits admissible under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. It is payable in terms of CCS (Leave) Rules which will continue to be applicable to the Government Employees who join the Government Service on or after 01-01-2004. Therefore, the benefit of encashment of leave salary payable to the Government Employees/ to their families on account of retirement/death will be admissible.

17.What happens if an employee gets transferred during the month ? Which office will make deduction of contributions ?

As in the case of other recoveries, the recovery of contributions towards NPS for the full month (both individual & Government) will be made by the office who will draw salary for the maximum period.

18.Who will pay additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by NPS ?

Additional relief on death/disability of Defence Civilians Personnel covered by the New Defined Contribution System (NPS) will be dealt with by PCDA (P) Allahabad.

19.What is the procedure for recovery of NPS contribution in the case of EOL/HPL ?

The subscription of the employee and the Government would be restricted proportionately to the leave salary in case of HPL cases.

In case of EOL since no salary is drawn during this period, no contribution either from employee or from Government would be payable.

20.What is the procedure for recovery of NPS contribution in the case of Suspension cases?

Every subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the NPS when on duty or Foreign Service but not during a period of Suspension.

On exoneration or otherwise, the amount of subscription shall be the emoluments to which he was entitled on the first day after his return to duty.

If a subscriber elect to pay arrears of subscriptions in respect of a period of suspension, the emoluments or portion of emoluments which may be allowed for that period on re-instatement, shall deemed to be emoluments drawn on duty.

21.What is the Time Line of regular upload and Fund Transfer ?

The responsibility for timely remittance to the Trustee Bank is that of the PAO in respect of all the subscribers under his domain. After pre-audit of pay bill the PAO should upload the subscriber contribution details on NPSCAN and obtain the transaction ID by the 25th of each month.

If the remittance is through RTGS/NEFT then it may be ensured that the NPS contributions (Govt. & Employees) should be credited to the account of the Trustee Bank by the PAO on the last working day of each month for that salary month. If the remittance is through a cheque payable to the Trustee Bank, then the same should be delivered to the local branch of the Trustee Bank by the PAO by the 26th of each month marked NPB for the last working day of the month.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Legislative Assemblies etc. during 2013

F.No.12/12/2013-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Paining) 
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 26th November, 2013 

Subject: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Legislative Assemblies etc. during 2013.
The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the general elections to the Legislative Assemblies of some States, scheduled to be held in 2013, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001, have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States:-

(i) The relevant offices/organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where general elections to the State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted on the day of poll.

(ii) In connection with bye-election to Lok Sabha/State Assembly, only such of the  employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may alsp be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization/Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/bye-election.

The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualifications

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Peosions
Department of Personnel and Training
NorthBlock, New Delhi

dated the 22nd November, 2013


Subject: Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualifications – Inclusion of additional qualifications / Review of the qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department’s OM No.1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-1) dated 9/4/1999 – reg

The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s OM of even number dated 28.4.2009 and subsequent reminders of even number dated 17.6.2009, 20.8.2009, 30.10.2009, 7.1.2010 and 23.3.2010 calling for suggestions regarding addition / deletion of qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department’s OM dated 9.4.1999.

2. Even after lapse of considerable time, no inputs in this regard have been received from Ministries / Departments, except Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

3. All the Ministries / Departments are, therefore, requested to furnish their suggestions in this regard to this Department within 30 days from the date of issuance of this OM, before a final decision is taken in the matter. This OM may please be given wide publicity.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Law ministry asks defence ministry to get its act right and not to keep bothering AG Vahanvati over Rank Pay issue

The constant to and fro of the files pertaining to the Rank Pay case involving veterans has certainly irked the community. However it now seems that the country's top law officer is being made to face the red-tapism, something he is not taking very lightly to.

It has been reliably learnt that while dealing with the Statements of Case (SOC) on this issue from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), in a meeting with the Law Ministry, it as conveyed to the Legal Adviser (Defence) that the ministry should not keep bothering the AG with queries of same/similar nature. Not just that, with this blow, the MoD had no option but to retreat on this and take the SOCs back. Reliable sources say the MoD has to now re-work its SOCs.

Not only will it further delay the case but also add another layer of bureaucratic procedure before the AG's office can be approached. This, it is learnt, was conveyed to LA (Defence) in a meeting on October 28, 2013 which he conveyed to Joint Secretary (Establishment) MoD on October 31. With that move, the SOCs of service headquarters as well as MoD were returned by the AG's office and Law Ministry towards 'framing questions of law pertaining to the case.'

There have been multiple SOCs which have been sent to the AG already on which he had given his opinion in the month of September 2013. However since AG had replied on an old SOC sent to him by MoD, service headquarters objected to it. Subsequently when services sent it to him, SOCs were returned as proper protocol had not been followed. The lack of coordination can be gauged by the fact that while the SOC was returned by AG, MoD was about to begin implementing AG's version to which services objected to Antony. It was only after all this that Antony wanted SOCs to go together, a move which has now been stalled.

In June this year, the Defence Minister AK Antony had made it clear that the final word on the implementation of the SC order of September 2012 will rest with the AG who had to interpret the apex court's order correctly. There was a wide disparity between how the armed forces had construed the SC judgment and how the MoD's civilian bureaucracy was implementing the same. It was for this reason that Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne as the Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee wrote twice in this year itself to Antony, informing him of the widespread discontent among the services on account of MoD's handling of the case.

Said a source, "True that we've been asked to rework our case. These are issues of language and wordings which we will overcome." When asked, a source at the AG's office too confirmed that 'all representations had been returned to MoD.' A set of questions sent to the MoD went unanswered despite repeated requests.

 Source:India Today
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NMC urges PM to appoint chairman of 7th Pay Commission

The National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint chairman and other members of the recently-announced 7th Pay Commission at the next cabinet meeting.

"We urge the PM to appoint Chairman and other members of the 7th Pay Commission and take decision in this regard at the next cabinet meeting as employees and pensioners will be entitled for pay commission with effect from January 1, 2011," NMC president Subash Shastri said while addressing a workers' rally here today.

He said discussion should be started with representatives of both central and state government employees.

The NMC president said early notification for appointing chairman and other members of the commission is the need of the hour, which is bound to have bearing on about one crore employees and pensioners.

Stressing the need for merging 50 percent DA with basic pay and pension, Shastri appealed to the PM and the Finance Minister to take an early decision in this regard.

He said the merging of DA is necessary and it would provide some relief to salaried employees. He also appealed to the state government to immediately release the pending instalment of DA due from July last year.


Friday, November 22, 2013

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Seminar on 7th CPC common demands on 18/12/13 at Bangalore

All Affiliates
COC Karnataka


As decided in the meeting of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees Karnataka State ( COC ) held on 29-10-2013at ITEF  and a one day State level  Seminar of all India Central Government Employees will be held on 18-12-2013, Wednesday from 10 am to 5pm at Bangalore to discuss common demands of the Central Government Employees for presenting the memorandum to the  7th Central Pay Commission . The Seminar will be addressed by Comrade K.K.N.Kutty, President of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees  New Delhi and Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees  New Delhi .

It is requested to give wide publicity to this seminar so that delegates from all over the State  to attend this Seminar representing  all Central Government Departments, we can a fruitful discussion on the common demands of Central Government Employees . Since the Central Government is likely to set up the 7th Central Pay Commission  in December 2013, hence this seminar will be very vital for CG Employees.

In order to meet the expenses towards food and snacks, printing of memorandum about 50 pages, traveling expenses of the  central leaders a sum of Rs 150/- (one hundred and fifty) will be charged as delegate fee.

The affiliates are requested to intimate well in advance regarding the participation in seminar so that arrangements can be made for the seminar such as food and  printing of memorandum. The affiliates of COC are requested to intimate by 1st December  to the undersigned.

The  minimum delegates  shall be as follows :

NFPE - 70 members   (RMS 10 P3 30 P4 20  DAP 10)
ITEF 30 members, AG's 10 members, SOI 10 members, Central Excise 10  members
Ground water 10  members, CGHS 10  members, Census 10  members GSI 10  members
CWC 5  members IMD 5 members   ASI  5 members others each 5 members.

The  districts units  shall  nominate  a minimum of two persons from each district.

If any outstation members require accommodation for stay at Bangalore it is available at  NGO rooms Cubbon park at Rs 250/- for three persons, they can book through their respective associations well in advance .

                                                                                                                                                         Comradely yours                                                                                                                                                  (P.S.Prasad)
  General Secretary

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
19th November, 2013

Sub: Record Note of the meeting held on 24.10.2013 at 3.00 PM to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th CPC with the representatives of the Staff Side of JCM

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Record Note of the meeting held with Staff Side on 24.10.2013 to discuss the possible Terms of Reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Record Note of the meeting held Qn 24.10.2013 at 3.00 PM to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th CPC with the representatives of the Staff Side of JCM

A meeting was held on 24.10.2013 at 3.00 PM in Committee Room No 190, North Block under the chairmanship of Dr S.K.Sarkar, Secretary DOP&T to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th Central Pay Commission, which is going to be set up by the Government, with the representatives of the Staff Side of JCM. List of Participants to this meeting is at Annexure I.

At the outset, Secretary (P) welcomed the Staff side representatives and thanked them for attending this meeting on a short notice. He indicated that since this meeting has been convened to discuss the possible Terms of Reference (ToR) for the 7th Central Pay Commission, he hoped that the discussions would remain so focused.

Sh Umraomal Purohit, Secretary, Staff Side, in his opening remarks stated that it would have been preferable that there was a proposal from the official side on this issue to the Staff Side and then the same could have been discussed further in a meeting where the Finance Secretary could also be invited. He then pointed out that the new concept of Pay Bands and Grade Pay structure as per the 6th CPC, which changed the pay structure in Government, had resulted in a new experience which was mixed. He stated that though the 6th CPC did not recommend merger of DA with Pay, they could not have anticipated such a high rate of inflation which resulted in such high rate of DA; the rate of Dearness Allowance presently was 90% and due to high inflation there was a need to consider merger of a part of DA with Pay. He also raised the question of Interim Relief pending finalisation of 7th CPC recommendations. Shri Purohit further mentioned that anomalies of 6th CPC should be resolved on priority before 7th CPC. He also suggested that there must be some machinery which should resolve anomalies within one year of implementation of CPC report.

M.Raghavaiah, while thanking the Chairman raised the issue of anomalous situations which had arisen due to the new concept of Pay Bands and Grade Pay structure as per the 6th CPC. He suggested that the Finance Ministry should look into this aspect as to how anomalies cropped up due to this and how these can be avoided in future. He was of the view that the anomalies cases which stand referred to the Ministry of Finance need to be cleared. He referred to anomalies relating to MACP scheme vis a vis ACP scheme and resolution pending thereon required to be resolved as already discussed in the Joint Committee meetings on MACPS. He also demanded that there should be merger of DA with Pay as was agreed to in 2004. He also
pointed out that the Railway Ministry’s proposals on 6th CPC related matters presently pending with Ministry of Finance should be cleared.

The other representatives from Staff Side raised the following issues

1) Entry level pay to promotee employees at par with that admissible to Direct Recruits as was agreed in the National Anomaly Committee;

2) One of the ToR should be to set up a special bilateral mechanism to sort out anomalies arising out of Pay Commission recommendations;

3) Professional approach should be adopted in dealing with peculiarities concerning Railways and Defence civilian employees;

4) There should be parity between pre & Post CPC retirees for the purpose of pension etc.;

5) Cadre review/restructuring proposals should be delinked from the 7th CPC so that these are not delayed;

6) Wage Revision should be effective after every 5 years as in the case of PSUs;

7) If there is going to be separate CPC for the Armed Forces as had been reported in media, or if there is a representative of Armed Forces in the 7th CPC then there should be a representative of Labour in the CPC;

8) CPC should not go by “Central Secretariat” structure to make its recommendations which does not take into account specific complexities in large Government organisations like Railways, Postal Department and Defence establishments.

9) Allowances should be enhanced concurrently with the pay consequent upon Pay commission implementation.

10) Supreme Court has upheld that MACP should be in the hierarchy of the Post and also for grant of NDA in 7th CPC rates w.e.f. 1/4/2007. These judgments should be implemented to all similarly placed employees.

11) The Secretary Staff side in the end requested that a copy of Terms of Reference as proposed by the Ministry of Finance may be circulated and then another meeting with Secretary, Department of Expenditure and Department of Personnel & Training be arranged to discuss & finalise the Terms of Reference of 7th CPC.

In his concluding remarks, the Chairman thanked the participants for their views and requested the Staff Side that they may send their suggestions in writing also.


List of Participants in the Meeting held on 24th October, 2013 at 3.00 PM in Room No. 190, North Block, New Delhi.

Dr.S.K.Sarkar, Secretary (Personnel)
OFFICIAL SIDE                                                  STAFF SIDE
1. Mamta Kundra JS (E), DoPT                      1. Umraomal Purohit
2. Ashok Kumar, DS(JCS), DoPT                      2. M.Raghavaiah
3. Sanjiv Shankar, Director (Estt.II), DoPT          3. Shiva Gopal Mishra
4. Mukesh Chaturvedi, DS(Pay), DoPT               4. Rakhal Das Gupta

                                                                          5. Guman Singh

                                                                          6. R.P.Bhatnagar

                                                                          7. K. K.N.Kutty

                                                                           8. S.K.Vyas

                                                                            9. C.Srikumar

                                                                            10. S.N.Pathak

                                                                            11. R.Srinivasan

                                                                            12. J.R.Bhosle




Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has launched e-wallet, a user-friendly scheme aimed at making purchase of e-tickets easier.

The e-wallet is a rolling deposit scheme wherein the customers will have an account with the IRCTC and deposit money to be used in future for booking e-tickets from its website (, said a senior IRCTC official involved with the project.

Currently, one has to make the payment for the fare of the ticket, while booking e-ticket, through credit card, debit card or net banking. The process is a bit longer as the customer is transferred to the bank's server, from IRCTC's server, for making the payment and thereafter he is once again taken back into the IRCTC site which takes considerable time for booking a ticket, he said.

There have been instances when customer's login, in the IRCTC site, expires during this process and money is deducted from his bank account but he fails to get the ticket. The problem is being addressed with the launching of e-wallet scheme, he said.

Since the customer's money is already deposited with the IRCTC, he is not transferred to the bank's server for payment. This way precious time is saved and the chances of money deduction and not getting ticket are also nullified.

Only PAN card verified users can register this scheme and in case of ticket cancellation, the due refund will be credited to the e-wallet account next day.

Source : The Times of India

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Govt mulls ESMA as strikingstaff remain firm on demands

LUCKNOW: Despite claims by employee associations that essential services in the state have been hit as a result of their strike, healthcare delivery mechanism in UP has remained largely unaffected with as many as 478 surgeries being performed at eight government hospitals in the city alone. Nearly 200 surgeries were also performed at government hospitals in the Lucknow division as well. According to official information released by Faizabad, Azamgarh, Basti, Bareilly and Chitrakoot divisions, health services, though tempered with delays, continued to remain functional in these areas as well.

As the unions' strike entered the seventh day on Monday, state government employees continued to demand an increase in grade pay, hike in dearness allowance and change in norms for Assured Career Promotions (ACP). With no signs of a compromise in sight, officials said they would consider imposing the Essential Services Maintenance Act ( ESMA) to ensure that the delivery of essential services is not affected by the strike. On Monday, a local lawyer also filed a PIL in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court seeking action against state government employees who are on a strike.

If the Samajwadi Party government accepts the demands, it will result in better pay and pre-requisites to UP government employees even in comparison to their Central government counterparts.

During Mayawati's tenure, the state government had revised the ACP norms for employees and made them eligible for promotions after 10, 16 and 24 years of service, respectively. At present, the striking employees are asking for a further relaxation in these norms, demanding that promotions be granted after service tenure of 7, 17 and 21 years. Central government employees, in contrast, are only eligible for promotions after 10 and 20 years of service, respectively.

It will not be easy, as a result, for the government to tide over the current impasse. Through a series of appeasement measures - read vote bank politics - successive governments have first allowed parity of state and Central government pay scales, effective January 1, 2006, and then to an increase that has taken state level pay scales at least a notch higher than the Central government scales. Now, striking employees are asking for another revision that will only hike the levels one step higher.

For the government, the financial implications are not only phenomenally high, but also impossible to fund. At a rough estimate, for every 10% increase in dearness allowance for 16 lakh employees in UP, the government must shell out about Rs 500 crore. In the case of the ongoing strike, change in an employee's package - salary, transport allowance, dearness allowance and medical reimbursements - will mean an additional of Rs 1,000 crore. Overall, the amount is set to exceed Rs 50,000 crore, which the cash-strapped UP government is in no position to pay. What makes it even more interesting is that the finance department, under successive governments, has resisted the relaxation, terming the resultant changes "financially unviable". At present, of UP's Rs 2,21,201.19 crore annual budget, more than 30% of the non-plan budget is set aside for payment of employee salaries and perquisites. In comparison, human resource component in capital expenditure borne by most private companies does not exceed 7% to 10% of the total expenses.

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Mamata announces 6% DA, CPM protests procedure

Calcutta, Nov 20 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced an additional instalment of dearness allowance for state government employees, sparking protests by the Opposition CPI-M and Congress.

Mamata, who appeared in the House to give a statement on the price rise situation during question hour, said that despite all the financial constraints the state was facing, the employees would get a six per cent increase in DA from January 2014.

War of words broke out between the Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition and CPI(M) member Surjya Kanta Mishra, who contended that Mamata was not following the Assembly rules in making the statement as it also required a debate amongst all parties.

Mishra also said that the Chief Minister came to the House for a statement on the price rise, but announced DA rise for the state government employees. Mamata contested it and said the issues were related.

The Chief Minister said she should not be guided by the Leader of the Opposition on what is to be done and asked the Speaker to allow Mishra to speak for some time.

Speaker Biman Banerjee interrupted and said under the Assembly rules, the Chief Minister can make a statement in the House on any important matter and no question should be asked while the statement was being made.

At this point Subrata Mukherjee, a member of Mamata’s Trinamul Congress party, intervened to say that Mishra's intention was clear and aimed at interrupting the Chief Minister, which is condemnable.

It was very much within the rules and conventions of the Assembly, he asserted.

While Mamata was blaming the Centre and its policies for causing the rise in prices of essential commodities, Congress members stood up shouting and asked the Speaker to allow them to speak, which was not entertained.

They subsequently walked out.

Apparently annoyed, Mamata said that neither the Congress, the CPM nor the BJP would form the government at the Centre.

Mamata said people are fed up with the Centre and regional parties would form the government.

She also said the state government would supply certified potato seeds to 30,000 farmers in the four districts of Hooghly, Burdwan, West Midnapore and Birbhum at much lower rates than what procured from Punjab.

The seeds were being developed by scientists in the state, she said. “This was a baby step and let us see the result,” she said.

Mamata said that efforts were also being made to develop seeds of other vegetables like onion.

West Bengal also needed to be self-sufficient in fish and egg supplies and become less dependent on other states and do away with the transportation costs, she added.

The chief minister also announced that 100,000 tonnes of potato would be sent to Odisha as the situation was grave there.

She said that potato prices were higher in Tripura than West Bengal.

Mamata also demanded that the Centre devolve 70 per cent of the total tax collection from West Bengal to the state.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Model Recruitment Rules for the various posts of Accounts Cadre-reg.

No. AB-14017/32/2012-Estt. (RR) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
New Delhi 
Dated the 18th November, 2013 


Subject: Model Recruitment Rules for the various posts of Accounts Cadre-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 31.10.2013 enclosing the revised Model RRs for the post of Junior Accounts Officer/Accountant and Accounts Officer of Accounts Cadre. The Model RRs for the post of Junior Accounts Officer/Accountant have been issued in respect of those posts which have pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 1640-2900 (as per 4th CPC which has been subsequently revised to Rs. 5500-9000 on implementation of 5th CPC) and accordingly, the Model RRs have been issued in PB-2 and GP-Rs. 4200. These Model RRs are not applicable for those posts of accountant which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 4500-7000 revised to PB-1, GP-Rs. 2800.

2.  Hindi version will follow.

(Mukta Goel) 
Director (Estt-I)


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Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014.

F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2013
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
New Delhi, the 12th November, 2013


Subject : Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014.

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014 i.e. from 1st April, 2013 to 31st March, 2014 are revised as under:    
                                                                                           Rate of interest per annum
(i) Advance for purchase of conveyance
other than motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.)                                                                            9%
(ii) Advance for purchase of motor car                                                                                          11.5%

(A.K. Bhatnagar)
Under Secretary (Budget)


Monday, November 18, 2013


Preparation of Select List for the year 2012 of Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS — Vigilance status and statement of minor / major penalties imposed etc.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003
Dated the 12th November, 2013


Subject: Preparation of Select List for the year 2012 of Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS — Vigilance status and statement of minor / major penalties imposed etc.

The undersigned is directed to refer lo DoPT's O.M of even number dated 18.10.2013 and subsequent reminder dated 01.11.2013 on the subject mentioned above (available in the web site of this Department at -> DoPT -> central secretariat ->CSS -> promotion -> regular -> SO to US) and to say that fresh vigilance status of officers whose names figure in Annexure have not yet been received Out of 406 officers in the zone of consideration, fresh vigilance status has been received only in respect of 158 officers. For want of vigilance status forwarding of proposal to UPSC is getting delayed.

2. Ministries/ Departments concerned are, therefore, once again requested to furnish vigilance status of the officers indicated in Annexure to this OM afresh so that the proposal for preparation cl USSL 2012 may be sent to UPSC at the earliest. The information should reach this Department by 22.11.2013. Vigilance status in respect of retired officers and who are in the zone of promotion is also required to be furnished.

3. All Officers concerned, in their own interest are also requested to pursue with the Administration Division concerned to ensure that the said documents/information in their respect are furnished to this Department urgently.

4. Vigilance status of the officers is also required to be updated in the vigilance module of Web Based Cadre Management System hosted at
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Out-of-Turn Promotions to Sportspersons/coaches for excellence in field for sports - clarification regarding.

RBE No. 114/2013
Clarification/Corrigendum No. 39

No. 2013/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarification
New Delhi, 31st October 2013

Sub: Out-of-Turn Promotions to Sportspersons/coaches for excellence in field for sports - clarification regarding.

Ref:- Railways Board's letter No. 2012/E(Sports)/4(1)/3/OTP/DOPT dated 23.05.2013 (RBE No. 50/2013)

As per Para 2 of Board's letter dated 23.05.2013 referred to above on the subject matter, the instructions contained in this letter shall be effective from the date of issue.  In this connection it is clarified that the sports event concluded on or after 23.05.2013 and which makes eligible to a sportsperson/coach for out-of-turn promotion as per the provisions of Board's letter referred to above, shall only be considered as per this policy letter.  The other cases of out-of-turn promotion on sports account shall be dealt with as per the policy in vogue at the time of sports achievement.

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Induction of Trackmen into other departments - Revision of age limit - Regarding

RBE No. 121/2013
No. E(NG)I-99/CFP/23(Vol.II)
New Delhi dated 14.11.2013

Sub: Induction of Trackmen into other departments - Revision of age limit - Regarding.

Reference this Ministry's letter of even number dated 02.08.2012 reducing lower age limit for induction of Trackmen in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.1800 to Workshops, Traffic and Commercial departments agains 10% quota with 50% seniority and against 40% quota on bottom seniority from 45 years to 40 years.  It was also decided that the matter will be reviewed after 06 months.

2.  In the light of the developments, the matter has again been considered by the Board.  It has been decided that the lower age limit, as contained in Para 179 (XV) of IREM Vol.I (Revised Edition-1989) First Re-print Edition-2009, for induction of Trackmen in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.1800 for transfer to Workshops, Traffic and Commercial departments against 10% quota with 50% seniority may be reduced from 40 years to 38 years.  Other terms and conditions of transfer of Trackmen to the above departments against both the quotas remain unaltered.

3.  The Railways should fill up the vacant posts of Trackemen annually and regularly as per the time schedule contained in Board's letter No. E(NG)II-2007/RR-1/58 dated 08.12.2011 and actual release may be regulated by zonal Railways as per vacancy position.

Please acknowledge receipt
(M.K. Meena)
Deputy Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board
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Charter of demands for the 7th Central Pay Commission-CONFEDERATION KARNATAKA

1) Providing proper minimum wage of Rs 25000/- for CG Employees including that of GDS employees and pay scales.

 2) Increment rate should be 10% of basic pay. The present grade pay system should be removed, the time scale gap between one posts to another should be at-least Rs 1000/ not Rs 100/ at present and it should be uniform rate from starting to end. The Group B gazetted post should start from Rs 5400/- GP.   Grant of Grade Pay Rs.4800 to  Supervisors cadre. Removal of Grade Pay Rs.2000.  There should be uniform pay scales for similar posts.

3) Proper promotion policy that is in a career and   in same grade pay providing additional increment for those who got MACP promotion. Provide five promotion to all. Promotional benefit should be at-least Rs 2000/- per month.

 4. Providing proper DA for CG employees & rectification of DA formula and DA merger etc.

5) There are three demands of working women

a)Flexi working  working hours due to traffic problems.
b) CCL not granted as loop holes are their in the order.
c)Posting  on promotion at same place.

6) ) Proper entitlement of wards in hospitals under CGHS and proper health care system.

7)  Increasing tour TA/ DA  rates for field staff.

8 Transport Allowance for all field staff without any conditions.

9) Increase in OTA rates on par with Railways.

10) Night Duty Allowance on par with Railways.

11) Increase in rate of all Allowances including HRA it should be doubled.

12) Stitching charges for uniforms should be doubled.

13) VRS scheme on par with Railways.

14) Compensate appointment on par with Railways remove ceiling.

15) Ensure 8.33% of the Gross salary as Bonus, Removal of ceiling on Bonus, etc

16) Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax - enhancement of exemption limit from Rs.800 to Rs.3200 plus DA thereon.

17) Providing good quality uniforms.

18) To exempt Children education Allowance from Income Tax.

19) To fill up all vacancies in all Central Government Establishments and remove ban on recruitment.

20) Provide additional increment w.e.f. 01.01.2006 to staff working in old pay scale Rs.7450-11500.

21) The daily wages of the casual labour are to be fixed as 1/30th of the monthly salary of a regular employee working in the same kind of job.

22) To remove the anomalies in the pay of Direct Recruitees and the promotees in the all cadre and stepping up of pay.

23) Merger of Jr. Clerk (LDC) and Sr. Clerk (UDC) and allotment of Grade Pay Rs.2800 as entry level in Clerical Cadre.

24) Parity in pay scales of the Ministerial and Stenographers   between Field and Secretariat offices.

25) Pay parity of Drivers on par with Central Secretariat Drivers.
26 To abolish the license fee for the Departmental Quarters allotted to the employees since the HRA is recovering fully.

27 For improvement in the House Building Advances – To reduce the rate of interest, One more chance to avail HBA who already taken earlier to improve the existing accommodation, allowing to avail HBA for extension, renovation of exiting own accommodations, HBA for purchasing resale flats/houses.

28 To revise various Allowances such as Winter Allowances, Hill Compensatory Allowances, Tribal Allowances, etc. and to ensure the rate on par with the concerned state Governments.

29 To revise the Gratuity equal to last drawn one month salary and to extend the gratuity to the employees joined after 01.1.2004.

30  Restore two increments or more on acquiring additional qualifications.

31  To enhance – double the CEGIS coverage limit.

32  To enhance all Allowances such as DA, HRA, Special Allowances by 25% from the date of attaining DA 50%.
33  To modify the OM issued by Dept of Expenditure to fix the Pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and responsibilities carrying the same grade pay by deleting the reference previous OM by the Department issued in the year 2000, i.e. prior to the implementation of 6th CPC.

34  To stepping up the Pay Scale of Seniors on par with the juniors who are elevated on account of ACPs.

35  Rectification of all anomalies.

36  Holidays grant of 12 Casual Leave and Local CWCC should be given more powers.

37  Pension issues & Scrapping of New Pension Scheme.

38  Provide ample facilities to Sports persons working in the Central Government.

Counting of training period (Prior to posting) for drawing increments.INDIA POST

No 4/2008 400 (Corr)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 14.10.2013
Sub: Counting of training period (Prior to posting) for drawing increments.

This has the reference to your office letter 127/PM/G II/C-266 dated 17.07.2013 on the subject cited above.

2. In this context, I am directed to convey that GIO (1) below FR 26 provides that where a person has been selected for regular appointment and before formally taking over the charge of the post for which selected person is required to undergo training, training period undergone by such a Government servant whether on remuneration or otherwise counts as duty for the purpose of drawing increments.  This order is applicable only in case of direct recruits.  Further Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 provides that employees completing six months and above in the Revised pay strucutre as on 01st Jul will be eligible to be granted the increment.  Thus, from the contents of GIO (1) below FR 26 read with Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, it is clear that "a Government servant who has completed the six month service including training period (whether on remuneration or otherwise) as on 01st Jul will be eligible for increment."  This is applicable only in case of direct recruits.

This issues with the concurrence of DDG (PAF) vide Diary NO. TTL-4-PEA dated 11.10.2013.

(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDC/PCC)

Source :NFPE

Friday, November 15, 2013


Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2013 Result

On the basis of the written results of the Indian Forest Service  (Main) Examination, 2013 held by the Union Public Service Commission in October, 2013, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Personality Test.

         Candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects. The candidates will be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims pertaining to age, educational qualifications, community, physical handicap and other documents such as  Attestation Form and TA Form, etc. at the time of their Personality Test.

          Interview of Candidates who have qualified for the Personality Test are likely to be held in December, 2013.  The exact date of interview will, however, be intimated to the candidates through Interview Letter/e-mail.  Roll Number wise Interview Schedule will also be made available on Commission’s Website in due course. The candidates are advised to check their e-mail also for further information. The candidates who do not receive communication regarding their Personality Test, should immediately contact the office of the Commission through letter or on Phone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125, 011-23098543 or Fax No. 011-23387310, 011-23384472.

         No request for change in the date and time of the Personality Test intimated to the candidates will be entertained.

         The candidates are advised to notify changes in their address, if any, to the Commission immediately through letter or Fax or Telephone numbers indicated above.

         The mark-sheets of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s Website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting Personality Test) and will remain available on the Website for a period of 60 days.

         Click here to see result


Pavilion of India Post Inaugurated at IITF

Department of Posts Releases Stamp on ‘Children’s Day’

The pavilion of India Post was inaugurated here today at the 33rd India International Trade Fair (IITF) by Shri Vasumitra, Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Circle.

Following are the attractions of the pavilion:

Gives an insight into the IT Modernization project of the Department of Posts;

A variety of Premium Products/Services;

Tailor made solutions for your mailing needs;

Customized Business Packages for Corporate Customer;

Postal Life Insurance;

Solution for your logistics needs;

AMSC- Automated Mail Sorting Centre for modernizing mail processing;

Financial Services;

Philatelic Stamps/Stationery;

My Stamp Counter- For making personalized postage stamps;

Proposed modernization in Mail delivery system; and

Philatelic Souvenirs on sale.

On the occasion, a commemorative postage stamp on Children’s Day was also released by Shri Vasumitra. Department of Posts has been releasing commemorative stamps on Children’s Day every year. The design of the stamp is selected from the designs made by the children themselves in a Stamp Design Competition organized by the Department every year across the country. The theme of the contest for this year was ‘A Holiday’.*


Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
14-October-2013 17:31 IST
Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly provisional Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2010=100 along with annual inflation rates for September 2013, compiled by the Central Statistics Office. Final CPI numbers for the month of August 2013 have also been released.

All India General (all groups) CPI numbers of September 2013 for rural, urban and combined are 137.8, 134.0 and 136.2 respectively.

Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for September 2013 on point to point basis (September 2013 over September 2012) is 9.84%. The corresponding inflation rates (provisional) for rural and urban areas are 9.71% and 9.93% respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for August 2013 are 8.93%, 10.32% and 9.52% respectively.

Provisional annual inflation rates of September 2013 for rural, urban and combined in respect of ‘food and beverages’ are 11.48%, 11.36% and 11.44% respectively.

Source: PIB


1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: WWW.

Dated – 13.11.2013

All CHQ Officers
All General Secretaries C-O-Cs
All Chief Executives of Affiliated Unions


Dear Comrades,

Intensive campaign and preparations are in full swing all over the country for making the 2013 December 12th Parliament March organized by all the Central Trade Unions an unforgettable event in the Trade Union history of our country. The rally is organized as a continuation of the united struggle of the working class of India against the neo-liberal policies of the Central Government.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers, being a class-oriented militant organisation of the Central Government Employees, has always been in the fore-front of all the struggles conducted against the neo-liberal globalization policies and had participated in all the strike actions including the 2013 February 20, 21st 48 hours strike. The 12th December 2013 mobilisation at Delhi must have to reflect the spirit and tempo of preparation for a bigger struggle in the days to come.

The National Secretariat of the Confederation calls upon the entirety of the Central Government employees to ensure massive participation in the 12th December 2013 Parliament March.

The C-O-Cs and affiliated organisations of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhad and Bihar are requested to make all out efforts to mobilize maximum Central Government employees in the Parliament March.


All India Postal Employees Union – GDS (NFPE) and affiliate of Confederation will be organizing a massive Parliament March of Gramin Dak Sevaks on 11th December 2013 demanding inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC, Regularisation, Civil Servant Status, and other benefits at par with Departmental employees. All affiliates of the Confederation are also requested to ensure maximum support and cooperation for making the GDS Parliament March a grand success.


All arrangements have been made by the Reception Committees of Mumbai and Delhi (COCs) for the successful conducting of the Trade Union Camp and Women’s Convention. Full details are available in the Confederation Website ( Com. Tapan Sen, MP, will inaugurate the Mumbai camp and Prof. Utsa Patnaik will inaugurate the New Delhi Women’s Convention.


Confederation National Secretariat meeting will be held at New Delhi on 28.11.2013 at 4 PM. 7th CPC related issues and the future course of action will be decided in the Secretariat meeting. all office Bearers are requested to attend the meeting WITHOUT FAIL.


10th Congress of SIGTUR hoisted by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) will held at “Point Walter Sport and Recreation Centre in Perth, Western Australia from 2nd to 6th December 2013.

Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation will be attending the Congress as an official Delegate.


As already mentioned in the previous circulars, without streamlining the functioning of State/District C-O-Cs to ensure democratic functioning at all levels, we cannot make Confederation a vibrant organisation. All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are once again requested to take initiative to form State and District Committees of Confederation in a phased manner and also to convene Conferences and Committees in a democratic manner.


The updated mailing list is exhibited in the Confederation Website. Please check it and furnish the names and address of the organizations and C-O-Cs, of which are missing in the mailing list. Correct Postal Address with pincode and mobile number (Plus e-mail ID) of omitted organizations and         C-O-Cs may be furnished before 15.12.2013 either by e-mail or by post.


As you are aware for effective functioning of a vibrant organisation like Confederation, sound financial position is a must. At present the financial position of Confederation CHQ is not at all satisfactory. It is regretted to note that most of the affiliated organistaions and C-O-Cs, have not remitted their quota after the Kolkata National Conference held in May 2013. All Affiliated organistaion are requested to remit their quota to confederation CHQ (Rupee one per member per year) in the following address before 31.12.2013.


Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee
Financial Secretary
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers (CHQ)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, North Avenue
New Delhi – 110001


Decision regarding publishing of a monthly journal of Confederation CHQ will be taken in the National Secretariat meeting to be held on 28.11.2013. Improvement in the financial position is a prerequisite for publication of Journal.


Comradely yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125


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Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD.

Ministry of Urban Development
Central Public Works Department

Date 11 Nov 2013

Subject: Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD.

Reference is invited to this Directorate OM of even No. 1576 dated 9.11.2010, vide which the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was kept on hold.

Subsequently, vide this Directorate OM of even No. 301 dated 25,3.2011, orders for keeping hold the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was revoked. However, the MACPS to the cadre of Junior Engineers was again kept on hold vide OM of even No. 320 dt 31.3.2011

It has now been decided to revoke above referred orders dated 31.3 2011 of keeping hold the MACPS for Junior Engineers. MACPS notified vide DoPT ref. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.5.2009 shall be implemented for this cadre.

This issues with the approval of Director General, CPWD

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Sri TKR Pillai GeneralSecretary of ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF has published a letter regarding LDC-UDC ISSUE in his blog.CGE PORTAL reproduced the same for your information.

Dear friends,

I am posting a letter addressed to Shri K Suresh Kumar, Under Secretary, CS II Section DoPT, returning the proposal for the upgradation of Grade pay of LDC and UDC by the  Deputy Secretary (JCA) on the ground given therein. This letter was not attached with the original documents while returning the case to the Association by the CS II.  Shri Bipin Kumar Pandey has obtained this letter through RTI and forwarded to me through e-mail.

            In para II it is stated that no anomaly item related to the upgradation of the grade pay of LDC and UDC is pending with the National Anomaly Committee. The matter was discussed with Shri S.K. Vyas, who representing the Confederation in the National Anomaly Committee. Shri Vyas has informed me that 11 additional items including item related to the LDC & UDC, have been admitted for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee. Shri Vyas further said that the assurance of taking up these items in the final meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was given to the Staff Side. But any initiative to conduct the final meeting of the NAC has not been come up from the side of the Government. Thus the statement given by the Deputy Secretary (JCA) is not in match with the statement of Shri Vyas, Member NAC.

            It is to be noted that in Para IV the Deputy Secretary suggested the CS II to take up the upgradation work of the Grade pay of LDC & UDC in consultation with the Department of Expenditure which itself speak the genuiness of the issue.

TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Mob 09425372172

No 11/3/2013-JCA (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personal, PG & Pensions
Department of Personal & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th August, 2013
Office Memorandum

Sub:    Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC and UDC in the Administrative branch of Government of India Offices.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to CS II ID No. 25/2/2013-CS. II (B) dated 13/08/2013 relating to PMO ID No. 4/3/2013-PMP4/67682 dated 15.07.2013 on the subject mentioned above.

            It is noted that the General Secretary of All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG) has demanded revision of Grade pay of LDCs and UDCs in the Administrative branch of Government of India. This is not an issue of anomaly and no such item was before the National Anomaly Committee.

            In this regard it may be noted that the Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended a hierarchical structure and revised pay scales for the Central Secretariat in Para 3.1.9 of its report. A similar recommendation in respect of Non-Secretariat Organization had been made in Para 3.1.14 of the report. Sixth CPC has granted parity in hierarchical structures and revised pay scales to posts existing in the Central Secretariat and Non-Secretariat Organizations up to the level of Assistant. Accordingly, Sixth CPC granted identical revised pay structures to LDCs, UDCs and Assistants both in Central Secretariat and Non-Secretariat Organizations.

            Accordingly, the demand of the All India Association of Administrative Staff(NG) for the revision of the Grade Pay of LDCs and UDCs in the Administrative branch of the Government of India is required to be considered by the CS II Division (which deals with the LDCs and UDCs of CSCS) in consultation with the Department of Expenditure who are the nodal Ministry in respect of  CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. JCA Section has no role in this issue.

            This reference in original is accordingly returned to CS-II Division for action as appropriate.

(Alok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)