Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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DEARNESS ALLOWANCE JANUARY 2018-AICPIN PUBLISHED BY LB

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

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th February, 2018

Press Release

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

The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2018 increased by 2 points and pegged at 288 (two hundred and eighty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.70 per cent between December, 2017 and January, 2018 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.36 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 3.99 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Tea (Readymade), Pan Leaf, Doctor’s Fee, Medicine (Allopathic), Cinema Charges, Bus Fare, Petrol, Flowers/Flower Garlands, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Gram Dal, Eggs (Hen), Fish Fresh, Onion, Brinjal Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Bean, Gourd, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Sugar, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.11 per cent for January, 2018 as compared to 4.00 per cent for the previous month and 1.86 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 3.36 per cent against 4.32 per cent of the previous month and 0.34 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Nasik reported the maximum increase of (16 points) followed by Nagpur (11 points), Pune, Lucknow and Goa (10 points each), Kodarma and Amritsar (9 points each), and Coonoor, Agra and Chandigarh (8 points each). Among others, 7 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 6 points in 1 centre, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 1 centre, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 8 centres. On the contrary, Quilon recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Siliguri and Madurai (5 points each). Among others, 4 points decrease was observed in 3 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 8 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. Rest of the 6 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and 40 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Varanasi and Jabalpur centres remained at par with All-India Index. The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2018 will be released on Wednesday, 28th March, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in

(ANIL KUMAR NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Source:http://labourbureaunew.gov.in/#
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7th CPC Overtime Pay for Defence Industrial Establishments – MoD

Government of India
Ministry of defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-II)

B-Wing, Sena Bhavan,
New Delhi, the 26February, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of overtime Allowance (OTA) in the revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948.

Consequent upon revision of pay structure as per VII CPC recommendations, the matter regarding payment of OTA, as per revised pay, to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishments under the Factories Act, 1948 has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law & Justice.

2. It has been decided that the Overtime Allowance shall be paid to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factories Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 1.1.2016. The OTA on the basis of revised wages is subject to the conditions stipulated in this Ministry’s OM No. 14(1)/97/D(Civ-11) dated 1st July 1998.

3.It is further added/clarified that those categories of “workers” who come within the scope of Section 64 of the Factories Act and whose basic pay exceed the wage limit, as specified in sub-section (6) of Section (1) of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, are entitled for payment of OTA in terms of MoD OM No. 14(2)/76/D(Civ-II) dated 25.06.1983 on the basis of wage limit notionally determined. Accordingly, OTA will be paid to them on the basis of wage limit notionally determined on the basis of old pay scales until the new wage limit is defined by the Ministry of Labour & Employment based on the consumer expenditure survey published by NSSO. Thereafter, the OTA will be paid to them on the basis of new wage limit notionally determined, if the basic pay exceeds the new wage limit.
The other conditions as laid down in this Ministry’s letter No. 14(1)/97/D(Civ-II) dated 1st July. 1998 shall remain unchanged

4.This issues with the concurrence of MoD(Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy No. 1 04/AG/PB dated 15.02.2018 and after consultation with Ministry of Labour & Employment vide their ID No. Z-16025/09/2017-ISH-II dated 13.11.2017

(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel. 23014675

Source:https://mod.gov.in/

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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REJECTING CHILD CARE LEAVE WITHOUT PROPER REASON -FACE LEGAL ACTION

Child care leave created happiness among all women employees . A woman is the backbone of the family. Some critical situation might arise when children are deceased or to attend board examination to enter higher studies. Availing Leave is the only remedy to handle this situation.

Nowadays scoring high marks in board examination only determine the admission  in good colleges.
The 7th Pay commission recommends CCL can be granted to women employees in central government service having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children. During this period women will be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. As per 7th pay commission recommendations employees will get full salary for 365 days only and the remaining days with 80 percent of salary.

Actually getting CCL is not so easy. Some departments right away, rejecting  the leave application. The reason behind this is, acute shortage of staff to run the office. Even though there are enough number of employees  to take care of the office ,the leave sanctioning authority rejecting the application.

Click here to view legal fight for CCL

CCL is not a basic right, even though Central government approved the CCL  recommendations for women's welfare because women are the only best and real  support for the family.

In most of the cases women employees will not move to court to get justice in this regard. Because they have to be very cautious after filed complaint against higher officials. They may have to face action like Transfer in the future

Central government must interfere in this matter and form a committee to analyzing the situation. Then only woman employees will get appropriate result in this. One more thing they can always do that to use RTI to get full details of the application received and no of applications rejected by the authorities with the reasons. It will help women employees to reach a solution in child care leave matters.

National commission for  women will assist for Generation of legal awareness among women, thus equipping them with the knowledge of their legal rights and with a capacity to use these rights.

Child Care Leave – Frequently Asked Questions

[Q] Who are entitled for Child Care Leave?

[A] Child Care Leave can be granted to women employees having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older.

[Q] Am I eligible to draw Salary for the period for which Child Care leave is availed?

[A] During the period of such leave, the women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

[Q] Whether CCL can be debited against any other type of Leave admissible to the employee?

[A] Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account. Child Care Leave may also be allowed for the third year as leave not due (without production of medical certificate).

[Q] Whether Child Care Leave can be combined with any other leave?

[A] It may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.

[Q] Whether Child Care Leave is applicable for third child?

[A] :- No. CCL is not applicable to third Child.

[Q] How to maintain Child Care Leave account?

[A] The leave account for child care leave shall be maintained in the proforma prescribed by Govt, and it shall be kept alongwith the Service Book of the Government servant concerned.

[Q] Whether CCL can be claimed as a matter of right?

[A] The intention of the Pay Commission in recommending Child Care Leave for women employees was to facilitate women employees to take care of their children at the time of need. However, this does not mean that CCL should disrupt the functioning of Central Government offices. The nature of this leave was envisaged to be the same as that of earned leave.

[Q] Whether we can prefix or suffix Saturdays, Sundays, and Gazetted holidays?

[A] As in the case of Earned Leave, we can prefix or suffix Saturdays, Sundays, and Gazetted holidays with the Child Care Leave.

[Q] Should we have any Earned Leave in Credit for the purpose of taking Child Care Leave?

[A] There was a condition envisaged in the Office Memorandum relavant to Child Care Leave to the effect that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit. However, this condition was withdrawn by the Government and as such there is no need for having EL in credit to avail CCL.

[Q] Whether CCL can be availed without prior sanction?

[A] Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of the Leave sanctioning authority.

[Q] Can we avail CCL for the children who are not dependents?

[A] The Child Care Leave would be permitted only if the child is dependent on the Government servant.

[Q] Is there any other conditons apart from the total number of holidays and the age of the child?

[A] The Conditions regarding spell of CCL, imposed upon by the Government are that it may not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year and that CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days.

Further, CCL should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which this leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.

[Q] Whether Earned Leave availed for any purpose can be converted into Child Care Leave? How should applications where the purpose of availing leave has been indicated as ‘Urgent Work’ but the applicant claims to have utilized the leave for taking care of the needs of the child, be treated?

[A] Child Care Leave is sanctioned to women employees having minor children, for rearing or for looking after their needs like examination, sickness etc. Hence Earned Leabe availed specifically for this purpose only should be converted.

[Q] Whether all Earned Leave availed irrespective of ‘number of days i.e. less than 15 days, and number of spells can be converted? In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year :for example 30 days CCL from 27th December, whether the Leave should be treated as one spell or two spells’?

[A] No. As the instructions contained in thc OM dared 7.9.2010 has been given retrospective effect, all the conditions specified in the OM would have to be fulfilled for conversion of the Earned Leave into Child Care Leave. In cases where the leave spills over to thc next year, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.

[Q] Whether those who have availed Child Care Leave for more than 3 spells with less than 15 days can avail further Child C31.e Leave for the remaining period of the current year’?

[A] No. As per the OM of even number dated 7.9.2010, Child Care Leave may not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed more than 3 times irrespective of the number of days or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier.

[Q] Whether LTC can be availed during Child Care Leave?

[A] LTC cannot be availed during Child Care Lcave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child during examination, sickness etc.

[Q] Whether Child Care Leave is applicable to All India Services?

[A] Yes. Child Care Leave is applicable to employees under All India Services.

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Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers – revised guidelines.

F.No.08(34)/2017-E II(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.ll(A).B.ranch

New Delhi, the 20th February, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers – revised guidelines.
In supersession to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum bearing No. 08(64)/2017-E.ll(A) dated 27th September 2016, regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries/ Departments & delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that lap{op; tablet; notepad; ultrabook; notebook, net-book or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised in consultation with the Financial Adviser by the Secretary of the Ministry/ Department or
any other authority who are specifically delegated these powers by this Ministry from time to time, duly taking into consideration the functional requirements and budgetary provisions.

2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Cost of device: The Cost of device including Standard software* shall not exceed Rs. 80,000/- Standard Software: Any software (Operating System, Antivirus software or MS-Office etc.) that is essential for the running of device towards discharge of official functions/duties.

(ii) Purchase Procedures: As prescribed under GFRS/CVC guidelines may be followed.

(iii) Safety, Security & Maintenance of Device: The officer, who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security as well as security of data/information, though the device shall continue to remain Government property. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.

(iv) Retention/Replacement of device:

a) No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry /Department, up to five years. Any further issue of laptop in case of loss/damage beyond repairs within the prescribed period, should be considered only after the cost is recovered from the officer based on the book value after deducting the depreciation.

b) For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on straight line method, be adopted.

c) Post the completion of five years of usage, the officer shall retain the issued device.

(v) Conditions at the time of transfer, Superannuation etc.:

a) ln case where, at the time of purchase of device if the residual service of the officer is less than 5 years or in case the officer is transferred/deputed to State Govt. but with residual service of less than 5 years or the officer leaves the Government Service within 5 years of purchase of such device, the officer concerned will have the option of retaining the device by paying the annunl after deducting the depreciation.

b) Upon transfer/deputation of the officer to other Ministry/ Departments Attached/Subordinate offices of the Government of India or to the State Government in case of Officers of the All India Services, the officer will have the option of retaining the existing device and in case of such retention, this fact should be specifically mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate (LPC).

3. lnstructions for Ministries/Departments:

(i) For the officials who are currently holding laptops, notebooks or similar devices in accordance with the provisions of O.M. dt. 2710912016, the terms & conditions for retention/disposal of the device shall continue to be governed under the existing instructions of the said O.M.

(ii) The applicability of the provisions of this order to the officers of Armed Forcesi Para-Military Forces, officers of MoD & other similar establishments would be subject to restrictions imposed by the concerned departments/ organizations duly taking into consideration the security of information. ln all such cases the security of the information shall be the responsibility of the concerned department.

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

sd/-
(Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Singh)
Directo(E.IIA)

Source:https://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/Laptop-OM_0.pdf

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission 2018-19

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (HQ)
New Delhi
Admission Notice : 2018-19

Online Registration for Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalaya for the Academic Year 2018-19 will commence from 01.03.2018 at 8:00 AM to 19.03.2018 upto 4:00 PM and for Class II and above from 02.04.2018 at 8:00 AM to 09.04.2018 upto 4:00 PM. The Admission details can be obtained at http://kvadmissiononline2018.in

Registration for Class II and above except Class XI will be done only if Vacancies exist. For Class XI, application forms will be issued immediately after the declaration of Class X results, subject to availability of Vacancies in the Vidyalayas

Reckoning of age for all Classes shall be as on 31.03.2018. Reservation of seats will be as per KVS Admission Guidelines available on the website (www.kvsangathan.nic.in). For further details, parents may contact the Principal of nearby Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Source:http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN(2)-26-02-2018.PDF

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Amendment to Railway Board Transformation – Improving Delivery and Performance with regard to registration of vigilance cases

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2017/Trans/01/Policy

New Delhi, dated: 16-01-2018

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO & NAIR,
CAQS, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela

Sub: Amendment to Railway Board Transformation Cell’s letter No.2017/Trans/ 01/Policy dated 16.11.2017 on Process Reforms- improving Delivery and Performance with regard to registration of vigilance cases.

Ref: Railway Board Transformation Cell letter no 2017/Trans/01/Policy dated 16.11.2017

Subsequent to the issue of guidelines vide letter under reference, it has been decided that para 1, “Guidelines to be followed for registration of a vigilance case” may be modified to read as under:

1. Guidelines to be followed for registration of a vigilance case :

1.1 While investigating a case arising out of a complaint or preventive check, it is necessary for vigilance officials to establish that the matter has a Vigilance Angle before registration of a case against an officer. In order to have a comprehensive picture of the entire case, it is thus important that the views of the PHOD on Vigilance Angle are also taken before the case is registered against an officer. Therefore the following procedure may be followed:

a) SDGM/CVO may first examine the ease/complaint from the standpoint of Vigilance Angle and, in case no Vigilance angle is prima-facie found, the case may be sent to PHOD concerned for taking appropriate action as per the disciplinary procedure under the service roles on the administrative omission/lapses which may have been identified in the Preliminary Investigation Report of Vigilance However, cases referred by CVC, PMO, RB etc, for investigation and submission of Report, are required, to be submitted to Railway Board Vigilance for further necessary action/advice duly incorporating the views of the PHOD(s)

b) In case SDGM/CVO arrives at an opinion that the case involves Vigilance Angle the matter should be referred to the PHOD(s) concerned for his/their reasoned views on the existence of a vigilance angle or otherwise before a final decision on registration of a case is taken. The PHOD may, if required, consult DRM/CWM etc. However, in the interest of ensuring that the vigilance investigation is not delayed and processed as expeditiously as possible, it is important that the PHOD(s) concerned give his/their views within a period of 14 days. If this is not done, the case may be withdrawn from PHOD(s) and processed further without the views of the PHOD(s), it is also important that the PHOD(s) concerned maintain, the requisite confidentiality in the matter so that the reputation of the officer, identity of complainant and critical issues requiring investigation are not adversely affected or compromised.

c) In case of a disagreement between PHOD and SDGM/CVO, the matter should be put up to the General Manager for his views. in case of difference of opinion between SDGM/CVO and the General Manager, the case should be referred to PED/Vigilance i-e. the CVO of the Ministry of Railways for taking a final view on the matter in terms of the provisions of the IR Vigilance Manual and extant CVC guidelines.

d) In the case of non-gazetted officials, SDGM may consult PHOD concerned before taking a final view on registration of a case.

e) The PHOD/DA while giving his reasoned views may also consider, among other things, the following:

i. Law of ordinary prudence be kept in mind for the evaluation of a case, and instructions which are not available in codes/manuals, or not readily available on websites, need not be the sole criteria for ascertaining the vigilance angle.

ii. Whether a pattern has emerged on the basis of which an inference that an officer was actuated by extraneous consideration can be drawn.

iii. Whether there has emerged from record, one or more circumstances which indicate that the decision which formed the basis of the charge of misconduct was not an honest exercise or the executive discretion and delegation of power.

iv. The charge of misconduct against an executive must be distinguished from a purely erroneous decision whether on law, policy or fact.

v. Try to differentiate between a malafide and a genuine lapse/mistake and also keep in mind the practical aspect of an event/working.

This is issued with the approval of the Chairman Railway Board. Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

S/d,
(T. K. Pandey)
Executive Director/Transformation

Source:Railway Board
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New Facilities for UAN- Aadhar Linking Introduces By EPFO

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced UAN-Aadhaar linking facility for the convenience of members using EPFO Link in UMANG Mobile App. This is in addition to the existing web facility already available at EPFO’s website www.epfindia.gov.in >> Online Services >> e-KYC Portal>> LINK UAN AADHAAR.

The facility on e-KYC Portal has further added a new feature to link UAN with Aadhaar online using biometric credentials. Using the aforesaid facilities, EPFO members can link their UAN with Aadhaar as under:

For using this facility with UMANG APP, Member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN registered Mobile Number. After OTP Verification, member will have to provide Aadhaar details and gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN). Another OTP will be sent on Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email. After OTP verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched.

For using this facility through E-KYC Portal, Member will have to provide his/her UAN. An OTP will be sent to the UAN registered Mobile Number. After OTP Verification, member will have to provide Aadhaar details, gender information (where gender information is not available against UAN) and select Aadhaar verification method (Using Mobile/email based OTP /using Biometrics). Another OTP will be sent on Aadhaar Registered Mobile Number and/or email or Biometric will be captured using Registered Biometric Device. After verification, Aadhaar will be linked with UAN where UAN and Aadhaar details are matched.

Moving towards Digital India, EPFO has also launched e-Nomination facility for filing nomination form by the member. This functionality is available at Member Interface of EPFO Unified Portal (https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/). Any member having activated and Aadhaar seeded UAN, can avail this facility.

This functionality is independent from employer. After giving nomination details online, member has to digitally sign the nomination. Aadhaar based eSign is being used for digital signing of nomination form. Aadhaar based eSign is being provided to members free of cost by EPFO. Only member’s mobile number should be linked with Aadhaar. This functionality will also be made available on UMANG mobile app soon.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1521826



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Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Dress Allowance.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

F. No. PC-VII/201811/7/5/1
New Delhi, dated : 15.02.2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub : Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Dress Allowance.

Vide Board’s letter F. No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7 dated 03.10.2017 circulated as RBE No. 141/2017, Government’s decision on payment of Dress Allowance at specified rates annually to eligible categories of employees, was notified. It was mentioned in the circular that this Dress Allowance would be in lieu of basic uniform and uniform-related allowances hitherto supplied/paid to Railway employees. The orders were specifically mentioned as taking effect from 01.07.2017.

2. Two Railways (WCR and SECR) have now raised queries on whether Uniform stock already finalised/under finalisation for procurement in some categories should lead to non-payment of the Dress Allowance due from July, 2017. In this context, it is pointed out that the 7th CPC recommendations on Dress Allowance (Chapter 8.16 of the 7th CPC Report) did not comment on liquidation of uniform stock procured/under procurement prior to payment of Dress Allowance to eligible categories of employees. The Ministry of Finance’s OM dated 02.08.2017 that notified implementation of this accepted recommendation also did not have any caveat on Dress Allowance not having to be paid with effect from July, 2017 to cater to procurement processes of uniforms already initiated as on the date of notification of the said OM. Accordingly, RBE No. 141/2017 also did not specify any such caveat while notifying the date of effect of the orders as 01.07.2017.

3. If any Railway/PU is unable to make payment of Dress Allowance in terms of RBE No. 141/2017 and desires a review of existing instructions on the matter, it may send a comprehensive proposal in this regard with the concurrence of PFA and approval of the GM, to enable the matter to be put up to Board.

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

Source:NFIR

Monday, February 26, 2018

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Status of 7th CPC pension revision -CPAO

F.No.CPAO/Co-Ord/(100)/2017-18/491
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,

NEW DELHI-110066
Dated: 22nd Jan, 2018

All the Joint Secretaries (admin)/Admin in charge
Ministries/ Departments Government of India

Sub: Providing a link of CPAO website in the websites of Ministries/Departrnents and their attached/ subordinate offices to get the status of 7th CPC pension revision by the central civil pensioners.

Sir/Madam,

As you are aware that 7th CPC pension revision for Pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners is going on in compliance to the DP&PW 0M dated 12th May, 2017. As on date, more than 5 Lakhs pension revision cases of central civil pensioners/family pensioners have been received in Central pension Accounting Offce (CPAO). CPAO is receiving many queries from the pensioners/family pensioners regarding status of their pension revision. CPAO is providing the status of pension revsion to the pensioners. The pension revision status can also be checked by the pensioners/family pensioners through CPAO website vvww.cpao.nic.in by entering their 12 digit PPO numbers. For the wider publicity of this facility among Central Civil Pensioners/family pensioners, it is felt necessary that a link of this facility available on CPAO website may be provided in the official websites of your Ministry/Department and its attached/subordinate offices for the benefits of pensioners.

It is therefore requested that a iink of following URL -Of CPAO website:  http://cpao.nic.in/pensioner/ppo_status.php [ Click here to visit ] may be created in the websites of your Ministry/Department by the NIC Wing under the caption-“Check Your 7th CPC Pension Revision Status”.

For any query, Sh. Davinder Kumar, Sr. Technical Director, NIC, CPAO maybe and email-kumardavinder@nic.in.

Yours Sincerely

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ppwadmin_22jan2018.pdf
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Central Trade Unions decides to observe All India Protest Day on 15th March 2018

The meeting of the Central Trade Unions held on 22nd February 2018 at INTUC Office New Delhi expressed indignation and strongly condemned the Government of the day for their intensified attack on the lives and livelihood of the people and seriously compromising the national interest.

Attack on working class centering around dismantling labour laws designed to completely casualise employment conditions through various routes like amending Contract Labour Act, introducing Fixed Term Employment etc has assumed aggressive height. Further it is noted that the Government is out to erase the public sector from the industrial map of the country.  Specific cases of attack on privatization of railways, opening coal mining to private and foreign companies without any restriction whatsoever, mass scale privatization as well as destruction of defence production network through widespread outsourcing, thereby  dismantling the  almost half of the ordinance factories are some of the examples of the gross anti-people and anti-national actions of the Govt. Accumulation of huge non-performing assets of the public sector banks arising out of pilferage of bank-funds by deliberately defaulting private corporate coupled with recent explosion of frauds with bank fund engineered by the same corporate class is also a reflection of the anti-national act of the Govt indulging and patronizing the same big-business class.

The Central Trade Unions reiterated their utter condemnation against the Union Budget 2018-19 which is basically anti-worker and anti-people in character and engineered a deception on the mass of the people through loud populist slogans without actually making any resource allocation.

The Central Trade Unions denounced the Govt of India’s surreptitious move in postponing the 47th session of Indian Labour Conference, thereby reducing tripartism to a mockery. 

CTUOs noted with satisfaction the surging struggles by the working people in different sectors throughout the country, both organised and unorganized.

The workers and federations of coal and transport have been preparing for united industrywide actions to be undertaken shortly. All the Federations of Defence Production workers have jointly decided to go in for nationwide strike on 15th March 2018. Many more sectoral actions are in the offing.

The CTUOs while reiterating their resolve to intensify preparation for indefinite strike in the days to come, calls upon all their constituents and working people in general irrespective of affiliations to jointly observe

ALL INDIA PROTEST DAY ON 15TH MARCH 2018
·    In solidarity with the striking Defence Production workers against anti-national privatization move
·    Against the Anti-people Deceptive Union Budget 2018-19.

The CTUOs will meet shortly after 15th March 2018 to decide their next course of united countrywide action.

 INTUC                                    AITUC                                    HMS                CITU           
AIUTUC          TUCC             SEWA            AICCTU         UTUC                        LPF 

Source:http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
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Timely commencement of family pension to spouse in the event of death of the pensioners

CPAO Order

CPAO/1T&Tech/Bank Performance/37 vol. III (PF)2017-18/191

30-1-2018

Subject: – Timely commencement of family pension in favour of spouse by banks in the event of death of the pensioners.

Attention is invited to this office 0M No. CPAO/Tech/ Bank Performance/2016-17/255 dated-27.02.2017 whereby Heads of all the CPPCs and Government Business Divisions of the Banks were advised to Commence the family pension to the spouse immediately on receipt of death certificate of the pensioner, proof of spouse age/date of birth and under taking of recovery of excess payment latest within a month.

However. analysis of reports prepared in CPAO regarding time taken in conversion of pension to family pension in favour of spouse of deceased pensioners shows inordinate delay in many cases. The details of these cases are available in CPPC logins http://ppo.nic.in

In view of the above, Heads of CPPCs and Government Business Divisions Of the banks are advised to review the latest position and ensure compliance of the above instructions and submit the status report to CPAO along with reasons for delay by 9th February, 2018 positively by e-mail at vijay.cpao@gmail.com

It is, further, requested to give the acknowledgement of receipt of application and death certificate to the family pensioner regarding commencement of family pension.

(Subhash Chandra)
(Controller of Accounts)

Source:http://cpao.nic.in/index.php
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7th Pay Commission: Current Status & Updates on Hike in Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor

New Delhi, Feb 23: In June 2016, the government had approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC, which raised minimum pay and fitment factor. Since then, the central government employees have been demanding to raise minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

As far as the current status is concerned, the government has formed a panel to take the final call on a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a day after the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, had promised central government employees to appoint a high-level committee to look into the issue.

This came amid reports that the government is considering to announce a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in April this year. The government may raise minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from 2.57 times that were recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

“The employees, who get salaries from pay matrix level 1 to 5 will get a salary increase with fitment factor 3.00 times instead of 2.57 times of basic pay of 6th pay commission. Accordingly, minimum pay will be hiked up to Rs 21,000,” a Finance Ministry official told Sen Times.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 percent hike in basic pay, raising minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 month with fitment factor 2.57 times. However, the central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times.

2. We regret for the inconvenience caused in this regard.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,

(K S Chauhan)
Advisor (HR&IR)

Source : banknewskumar.blogspot.in

Friday, February 23, 2018

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7th Pay Commission: Current Status & Updates on Hike in Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor

New Delhi, Feb 23: In June 2016, the government had approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC, which raised minimum pay and fitment factor. Since then, the central government employees have been demanding to raise minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

As far as the current status is concerned, the government has formed a panel to take the final call on a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a day after the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, had promised central government employees to appoint a high-level committee to look into the issue.

This came amid reports that the government is considering to announce a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in April this year. The government may raise minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from 2.57 times that were recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

“The employees, who get salaries from pay matrix level 1 to 5 will get a salary increase with fitment factor 3.00 times instead of 2.57 times of basic pay of 6th pay commission. Accordingly, minimum pay will be hiked up to Rs 21,000,” a Finance Ministry official told Sen Times.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 percent hike in basic pay, raising minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 month with fitment factor 2.57 times. However, the central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times.
Source:http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-news-current-status-updates-on-hike-in-minimum-pay-fitment-factor-beyond-cpc-recommendations-2910382/

Split Medical Identity Card to serving Railway employees.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2017/H-1/2/13/SplitMedicalIdentityCard

New Delhi, dated 09.02.2018

The General Managers, All Indian Railways/PUs
The Chief Administrative Officers/DMW/Patiala/RWP/Bela/Patna
The Director General/RDSO


Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2004/H/28/1/RELHS/Card dated 22.03.2005.

In terms of provisions contained in Para 626 (1) of India Railway Medical Mannual (IRMM) -2000, it is necessary to produce medical identity Card for availing of medical facilities in Railway Hospitals. It has been brought to the notice of Board that serving Railway employees/their eligible dependent family members find difficult to avail of medical facilities when one of the family member move out of station carrying Medical Identity Card provision for RELHS beneficiaries though exist vide letter under reference but no such facility existed for serving Railway Employees. The issue has, therefore, been examined and it has been decided to extend the facility of split Medical Card to serving Railway employees covered by RMA rules.

Original Medical Identity Card may be deposited with the issuing authority who may issue split Medical Identity Card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.

Issuing authority of Split Medical Card will be the office of controlling authority where the employee is working and the registering authority of Split card will be authorised Medical officer (AMO) of nearest Health Unit/Hospitals where the dependensare staying.

Mrs.H.K.Sanhotra
Dy.Director/H&FW
Railway Board

Source:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AFYMnexZvFzBGgPCPXayBK-xAQyGevfL/view

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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7th Pay Commission: Govt employees may see pay hike in FY19, arrears unlikely

Union Finance Ministry has reportedly set a panel to take a final call on demands of these employees by April this year..

Promises made by FM Arun Jaitley on fitment factor and payscale to lower-level employees might also become a reality. Earlier reports stated that the Gazette will have thses information in the next financial year and it might be implemented from April 2018.

If reports are to be believed then central government employees will soon see a Rs 3000 rise in thier minimum payscale, increasing the minimum basic pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000.

Minimum pay scale of Rs 21,000 has been predicted for quite some time now, although the employees believe this hike will bring no positive impact on their financial position.

When the 7th Pay Commission was approved by the Union Cabinet last year, the minimum basic pay was increased from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 whereas the maximum pay increased to Rs 2.5 lakhs with a fitment factor of 2.57 times.

However, the employees were demanding that the minimum basic pay be increased to Rs 26,000 with a fitment factor of 3.68 times.

A government employee in an OdishaTv.in report said, "If the government increases the fitment factor 3 times, the problems will continue to hunt us; 3.68 times fitment factor hike from the existing 2.57 times can only work for us."

“We don’t have any faith on this government. You would have noticed, all the policies introduced by the Modi government are anti-employees. The government has failed us. But hopes are still there,” said another employee in the report.

The government might implement the new salary from April 2018, but it is in no mood to give arrears to the employees.

According to an earlier report, financial advisors to the government are of the view that arrears on higher minimum pay will bring an extra burden to the exchequer.

Recent reports have also mentioned that, for entry-level employees' basic pay may go up to Rs 18,000 from previous Rs 7,000, while for highest level like secretary -- the pay scale could rise to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 90,000.

Moreover, basic pay of Class 1 officers is expected to start from Rs 56,100.

According to the Ministry of Finance, 7th CPC will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh Defence Forces personnel. It had examined 197 allowance, recommending abolition of 53 allowance and subsuming 37 others. Also, 7th CPC recommended revised rates commensurate with Dearness Allowance.

There are still confirmations pending from the government or the department  concerned or ministry with regards to pay scale and fitment factor.

Source:http://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-7th-pay-commission-govt-employees-may-see-pay-hike-in-fy19-arrears-unlikely-37662
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7th Pay Commission: Here's a Good News About Hike in Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor

New Delhi, Feb 21: The government had approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC hiking minimum pay and fitment factor for the central government employees on June 29, 2016. Since then, the central government employees have been demanding to raise minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Here’s a good news for central government employees who have been waiting for higher minimum pay. (UPDATE: Will There be Good News About Hike in Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor Beyond CPC Recommendations in April?)

The Finance Ministry has reportedly formed a panel to take the final call on a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha may head the panel, which is likely to submit its report in six months.

The panel may have secretaries from ministries of Home Affairs and Defence, department of personnel and training, pension, revenue, expenditure, posts, health, science and technology Chairman of Railway Board and Deputy CAG as its members.

The development assumes significance as the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a day after the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, promised central government employees to appoint a high-level committee to look into the issue of hike in minimum pay and fitment factor.

The development comes amid reports that the government is likely to give its nod to hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in April this year. The government may raise minimum pay to Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 and fitment factor to 3.00 times from 2.57 times that were recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14.27 percent hike in basic pay, raising minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 month with fitment factor 2.57 times. However, the central government employees have been asking to raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000 and fitment factor 3.68 times.
Read at:http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-news-heres-a-good-news-about-hike-in-minimum-pay-fitment-factor-beyond-cpc-recommendations-2906334/
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CGHS - PERMISSION FOR INVESTIGATIONS/TREATMENT PROCEDURES

No Permission is required for getting listed Investigations/ Treatment Procedures done at the CGHS empanelled Diagnostic Centres/Hospitals, if prescribed by CGHS Medical Officer/ CMO Incharge or Government Hospital specialist.

Listed Investigations/Treatment Procedures prescribed by a specialist of empanelled hospital need to be endorsed by the referring CGHS Medical Officer/ CMO Incharge, however permission is not required in this case also.

For unlisted Investigations/Treatment Procedures permission is required from the AD of the City/Zone in case of pensioners and Head of Department/Office in case of serving employees. However for pensioners of Autonomous bodies the permission is to be given by the concerned department only.

Procedure for getting the investigations done by an empanelled Diagnostic centre/Hospital

The following documents are required to be submitted:
1. Self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist
2. Copy of CGHS Card of the patient and main card holder.
3. Original Prescription and Original Cards are to be produced at the centre for verification.

Investigation can be done within 14 days of the advice only.

Procedure for getting for any treatment procedure done at an empanelled hospital
The following documents are required:
1. Self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist
2. Copy of CGHS Card of the patient and main card holder.
3. Original Prescription and Original Cards are to be produced at the centre for verification.

Treatment procedures can be done within 3 months of the advice only.
Source:confederation

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Indian Railways Eases Application for Mega-recruitment Plan

Ministry of Railways

Railways has made changes with respect to certain criteria so that more aspiring candidates from all sections of society get opportunity to serve the nation by working for Indian Railways.

Age relaxation restored for various categories of candidates by further extending relaxation by 2 more years.

For non-exempt candidates who have to pay Rs. 500/- as examination fees, Rs. 400/- will be refunded if they appear for the exam.

Educational Qualifications criteria for Level I will be class 10th or ITI or equivalent, again for this exam.

Question papers to candidates will be provided in 15 languages.

Candidates can now make signature in any language instead of only in Hindi or English.
Posted On: 22 FEB 2018 7:29PM by PIB Delhi
Ministry of Railways has announced one of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89,409 posts in Group C and Level I (Erstwhile Group D) and Level II Categories. Since this recruitment process is taking place after a gap of 4 years, many changes proposed in the intervening years had been included this time. However, some of these changes had restricted many candidates from applying this year without any adequate information in advance. Railways is also the lifeline of travel in India, and to provide the best service, its own staff should reflect the diversity and inclusiveness of the country.

Accordingly, Ministry of Railways has made changes with respect to certain criteria so that more aspiring candidates from all sections of society get opportunity to serve the nation by working for Indian Railways.

These changes include -

Age relaxation restored: Age restriction made many candidates who would normally have expected to be eligible to apply, ineligible. Therefore, age relaxation to various categories has been further extended by 2 years. Thus, revised age limit for applicants are as under:-

CEN 01/2018 – Asst. Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician
(age in years)
Community
Notified
Revised
UR
28
30
OBC
31
33
SC
33
35
ST
33
35
CEN 02/2018 – Level-1 (erstwhile Group D)
(Age in years)
Community
Notified
Revised
UR
31
33
OBC
34
36
SC
36
38
ST
36
38
  
Examination fees were levied to discourage non-serious candidates who applying and do not appear for the exam. This would save the Railways substantial amount of resources spent on setting up infrastructure to enable candidates to appear for exams. Examination fees for recruitment were fixed at Rs. 500/- for non-exempted candidates.  It is now decided that Rs. 400/- will be refunded to those candidates who appear for the exam. To enable refund of this amount, candidates will be required to submit details of their bank accounts online. This facility will be executed shortly. Exempted categories like SC / ST / Divyang / Ex-servicemen / Women / Minorities / Economically Backward Classes will be charged Rs. 250/-. The whole of this amount will be refunded to those candidates from these categories who appear for the exam. These fees will ensure only serious candidates appear.
Educational Qualifications: Minimum educational qualifications for all Level I posts were class 10th or ITI or equivalent till July, 2017.  In July, 2017 for many of these Level I posts, criteria was changed to class 10th and ITI or equivalent. This was not known the people in advance and was unfair to candidates who had been preparing over the past years for this recruitment. Candidates would have got a chance to acquire the required certifications and qualifications had they been given adequate advance notice. Therefore, it has now been decided that for this exam, criteria will be class 10th or ITI or equivalent, again.  This will enable more candidates to apply for the posts and ensure wider participation. In addition, Railways has planned further training programmes to ensure better skills for staff.
Language: Question papers to candidates will be provided in 15 languages – Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. This will ensure opportunities for candidates across India.
Signature: Candidates can now make signature in any language instead of only in Hindi or English. This will adequately reflect the diversity and plurality of India.

Source:http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1521460

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – Applicability to the pay scales of Casual Labourers with Temporary status.

No.49011/2/2017-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 19th Feb, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – Applicability to the pay scales of Casual Labourers with Temporary status.

The undersigned is directed to say that on the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as per Government of India Notification dated 25 th July, 2016, the Casual Labourers with Temporary Status will continue to receive their wages with effect from 01.01.2016 as per provisions of the Casual Labours (Grant of Temporary Status & Regularisation) Scheme, worked out on the basis of the pay scales of Group ‘C’ as per Level 1 of the Pay Matrix recommended by the 7 th Central Pay Commission and approved by the Government provided they are matriculate. In case of the similarly placed non- matriculate Casual Labourers with Temporary Status the above benefit of wages w.e.f. 01.01.2016 may he extended only after imparting the requisite training, by the respective administrative Ministries/ Departments on the lines indicated in the MOF O.M. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 24.12.2008.

2. This issues with concurrence of M.O.F. I.D. No. 4-17/2017-IC/E.IIIA dated 07.02.2018.

(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (Estt)

Source:http://dopt.gov.in/
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DOPT Order : Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre

F.No.AB.-14017/14/2016-Estt. (RR)(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
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Dated the 20thFebruary, 2018

MEETING NOTICE

Subject: Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre — reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department OM of even number dated 17.10.2016 and subsequent reminders dated 30.11.2017 on the above mentioned subject wherein Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish information on the following points:-

(i) Whether EDP cadre is existing, if yes, the hierarchy and the strength in each grade/level thereof;

(ii) Copy of the existing Recruitment Rules for all the levels;

(iii) Suggestions, if any, regarding the cadre re-structuring in the cadre;

(iv) Comments on the recommendations of 7th CPC.

2. Even after lapse of a considerable period information has been received from very few Ministries/Departments. Therefore, it has been decided to hold a meeting with all Ministries/Departments under the Chairmanship of Sh. G. D. Tripathi, Joint Secretary (E), DOP&T in Room No. 190, North Block, New Delhi on 27.02.2018 at 3.00 PM to discuss the issue relating to the recommendations of the 6th CPC on the issue of Electronics Data Processing (EDP) Staff and the way forward on the same. Ministries/Departments are requested to depute an officer of appropriate rank who is well conversant with the subject matter to attend the meeting. It is also requested that information on the above points may also be brought if the same has already been not forwarded to DOP&T so far. A copy of the extract of the recommendation of the 7th CPC is also enclosed.

Encl: As above.

(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://dopt.gov.in/

Cabinet approves New Bill to ban Unregulated Deposit Schemes and Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018

In a major policy initiative to protect the savings of the investors, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to introduce the following bills in the Parliament:-

(a) Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 in parliament &

(b) Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given approval to introduce the banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 in Parliament. The bill is aimed at tackling the menace of illicit deposit taking activities in the country. Companies/ institutions running such schemes exploit existing regulatory gaps and lack of strict administrative measures to dupe poor and gullible people of their hard-earned savings.

Details:

The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 will provide a comprehensive legislation to deal with the menace of illicit deposit schemes in the country through,

complete prohibition of unregulated deposit taking activity;
deterrent punishment for promoting or operating an unregulated deposit taking scheme;
stringent punishment for fraudulent default in repayment to depositors;
designation of a Competent Authority by the State Government to ensure repayment of deposits in the event of default by a deposit taking establishment;
powers and functions of the competent authority including the power to attach assets of a defaulting establishment;
designation of Courts to oversee repayment of depositors and to try offences under the Act; and
listing of Regulated Deposit Schemes in the Bill, with a clause enabling the Central Government to expand or prune the list.
Salient Features:

The salient features of the Bill are as follows:

The Bill contains a substantive banning clause which bans Deposit Takers from promoting, operating, issuing advertisements or accepting deposits in any Unregulated Deposit Scheme. The principle is that the Bill would ban unregulated deposit taking activities altogether, by making them an offence ex-ante, rather than the existing legislative-cum-regulatory framework which only comes into effect ex-post with considerable time lags.
The Bill creates three different types of offences, namely, running of Unregulated Deposit Schemes, fraudulent default in Regulated Deposit Schemes, and wrongful inducement in relation to Unregulated Deposit Schemes.
The Bill provides for severe punishment and heavy pecuniary fines to act as deterrent.
The Bill has adequate provisions for disgorgement or repayment of deposits in cases where such schemes nonetheless manage to raise deposits illegally.
The Bill provides for attachment of properties/ assets by the Competent Authority, and subsequent realization of assets for repayment to depositors.
Clear-cut time lines have been provided for attachment of property and restitution to depositors.
The Bill enables creation of an online central database, for collection and sharing of information on deposit taking activities in the country.
The Bill defines “Deposit Taker” and “Deposit” comprehensively.
“Deposit Takers” include all possible entities (including individuals) receiving or soliciting deposits, except specific entities such as those incorporated by legislation.
“Deposit” is defined in such a manner that deposit takers are restricted from camouflaging public deposits as receipts, and at the same time not to curb or hinder acceptance of money by an establishment in the ordinary course of its business.
Being a comprehensive Union law, the Bill adopts best practices from State laws, while entrusting the primary responsibility of implementing the provisions of the legislation to the State Governments.

Background:

The Finance Minister in the Budget Speech 2016-17 had announced that a comprehensive central legislation would be brought in to deal with the menace of illicit deposit taking schemes, as in the recent past, there have been rising instances of people in various parts of the country being defrauded by illicit deposit taking schemes. The worst victims of these schemes are the poor and the financially illiterate, and the operations of such schemes are often spread over many States. Subsequently, Finance Minister in the Budget Speech 2017-18 had announced that the draft bill to curtail the menace of illicit deposit schemes had been placed in the public domain and would be introduced shortly after its finalization.

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to introduce the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in Parliament. In order to facilitate orderly growth of the Chit Funds sector and remove bottlenecks being faced by the Chit Funds industry, thereby enabling greater financial access of people to other financial products, the following amendments to the Chit Funds Act, 1982 have been proposed:

Use of the words “Fraternity Fund” for chit business under Sections 2(b) and 11(1) of the Chit Funds Act, 1982, to signify its inherent nature, and distinguish its working from “Prize Chits” which are banned under a separate legislation;
While retaining the requirement of a minimum of two subscribers for the conduct of the draw of the Chit and for the preparation of the minutes of the proceedings, the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 proposes to allow the two minimum required subscribers to join through video conferencing duly recorded by the foreman, as physical presence of the subscribers towards the final stages of a Chit may not be forthcoming easily. The foreman shall have the minutes of the proceedings signed by such subscribers within a period of two days following the proceedings;
Increasing the ceiling of foreman’s commission from a maximum of 5% to 7%, as the rate has remained static since the commencement of the Act while overheads and other costs have increased manifold;
Allowing the foreman a right to lien for the dues from subscribers, so that set-off is allowed by the Chit company for subscribers who have already drawn funds, so as to discourage default by them; and
Amending Section 85 (b) of the Chit Funds Act, 1982 to remove the ceiling of one hundred rupees set in 1982 at the time of framing the Chit Funds Act, which has lost its relevance. The State Governments are proposed to be allowed to prescribe the ceiling and to increase it from time to time.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1521027

Monday, February 19, 2018

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Grant of 10 Days Casual Leave for Employees of all Army Dtes

Addl Dte Gen of MP/MP 4(Civ)(c)
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQrs of MOD (Army)
West Block III, RK Puram
New Delhi 110066

16337/JCM/MP-4(Civ)(c)

16 Feb 2018

HQ Southern Command,
HQ Eastern Command,
HQ Western Command
HQ Central Command,
HQ Northern Command
HQ South West Command
HQ Army Training Command

Grant of Ten Days Casual Leave to the Industrial and Non-Industrial Employees of all Army Dtes at par with other Employees of MOD
1. Reference speech point No.2© of review meeting of 24th Steering Committee Meeting 12th term of AHQ JCM III Level Council on the above subject

2. It has been pointed out by the Staff Side JCM Level III Council that in those Units/Establishments where employees are not getting benefits of 17 closed holidays in a year , may be granted 10 Days Casual leave(CL)

3. In this Connections, it is clarified that as per para 9 of Appendix III of FRSR Part III Leave Rules, all central Government Employees are entitled for Casual Leave as under:-

a) 08 days CL – for those entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year

b) 10 days CL – for those not entitled to 17 days gazetted holidays per calendar year

4. It may be ensured that Casual Leave may be granted as per the above guidelines

5. This has approval of Competent Authority

(MC Sharma)
LWC ( C )
MP-4(Civ) ( c )

Source :paynews.in
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Revised Pay Scales and Model Recruitment Rules for various OL cadre posts in KVS


F.6-1/2001-KVS(Admin-I) Vol-II



     Dated: 19.02.2018

OFFICE-MEMORANDUM

The Board of Governors, KVS in its 96’h meeting held on 28.012014, while considering the agenda on adoption of Revised Model Recruitment Rules/ Pay Scales for various official language (OL) cadre posts in KVS according to DOPT, Govt- of India OM No. AB- 14017/46/2011-Estt (RR) dated 19.09.2013 had, inter-alia, decided as under: –
“The Board approved the Model Recruitment Rules and the pay scales ordered in the OM No. AB 14017/46/2011-Estt.(RR) dated oy GOI, Ministry of Personnel. PG & Pensions, DOPT with the direction that the revised pay scales would be given prospectively only to those OL cadre posts incumbents of KVS who fulfil the eligibility conditions of Model RRs. It was also decided to obtain the approval Of MRHD in this matter.

2. Thereafter a detailed proposal seeking approval of the Ministry of HRD was submitted by KVS vide KVS letter of even number dated 24.02.2014.

3. After detailed examination of the proposal of KVS, the Ministry of HRD vide their letter No. F. 3-5/2014-UT.2 dated 04.01.2018 has conveyed the approval of the competent authority for adoption of Model Recruitment Rules for the various Official Language cadre posts in KVS w.e.f. 28.01.2014 with the condition that officials presently working in Kendiriya Vidyalaya Sangathan would not become automatically eligible for modified scales but only after adoption or RRs and applicability in respect of existing officials would happen, if they are eligible as per the conditions oi eligibility of Model Recruitment Rules.

4. Pursuant to the above approval of the Ministry of HRD, the Commissioner, Kendiriya Vidyalaya Sangathan vide KVS office order dated 22.01.2018 constituted a committee under the Chairpersonship of Joint Commissioner (Administration), KVS to verify the eligibility of each incumbent to various Official Language cadre posts in KVS.

5. The committee examined the documents of all the employees from their service records and, in its meeting held on 08.02.2018, found all the existing employees of KVS eligible as per the Model Recruitment Rules. The committee submitted its recommendations on 09.02.2018.

6. Accordingly, approval of the Ministry of HRD is hereby conveyed for the adoption Of the revised Model Recruitment Rules and revised pay structure for various Official language cadre posts in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan as under : –

7. The designation of the Official Language cadre posts in KVS also stands modified accordingly as mentioned Para 6 above.

This issues with the approval of Commissioner, KVS.

(Dr. Shachit Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Pers)

Source:http://kvsangathan.nic.in/
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Payment of Conveyance Allowance to Medical Officers under CGHS for Domiciliary visits

Z 15025/DIR/CGHS/Conveyance/JACS/2017/74452
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Office or the Director, CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 Off
Dated, the February, 2018

Subject:- Payment of Conveyance Allowance to Medical Officers under CGHS for Domiciliary visits- regarding

With reference to the above subject undersigned is to state that tie payment of Conveyance to CHS doctors (GDMOs and Specialists) working in CGHS Wellness Centres for domiciliary visits and performing Other official duties is governed by this Ministry 0M No. A-45012/03/2008 -CHS-V dated 28th April, 2009.

2. In this regard attention is drawn to the Circular No C. 14019 103/2013/CGHS-lll dated the 12th April, 2013 and 23rd October 2015 vide which certain instructions have been issued for claiming conveyance allowance for domiciliary visits to see patients by CGHS \doctors. In this regard the undersigned is directed to state that the matter has been by this Ministry, in response to the representations received from CGHS doctors and to State that it has now been decided, in supersession Of the earlier directives that for the conveyance allowance by CGHS doctors that the instructions as contained in the 0M No. A- 45012/03/2008 —CHS-V dated 28b April, 2009 shall be applicable and CGHS doctors shall submit a certificate as per Annexure ‘A’ enclosed) for claiming the conveyance

3. The instructions shall be applicable uniformly for CGHS Medical Officers regardless of their posting in a Wellness Centre or a Central Government Hospital or a medical

4. This issues with the approval of AS&DG,CGHS

(Dr.D.C.Joshi)
Director. CGHS

Source:http://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=4945