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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday declared for central govt offices on polling day

The central government offices in the states where elections to state assembly are scheduled to be conducted will remain closed on the day of poll. ....

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7th Pay Commission notification likely within two months

A report from the Hindustan Times says that the Government is likely to notify the the pay commission within the next two months The timing is in such a way that it is well before the model code of conduct for the .....
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Monday, November 25, 2013

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. ....

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Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered by the Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)

Reference is invited to Dept. of Pension and Pensioners Welfare’s O.M. No.38/41/06/P&PW(A) dated 5-5-2009 regarding additional relief ondeath/disability of government servants covered by the Defined ContributionPension System (NPS) ...

Rank Pay issue: Law Ministry advisory to Defence Ministry

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....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

7th Pay Commission : DoPT-JCM meeting on ToR - record notes

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. ....
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Secretary MoUD letter to Secretary DoPT on ption to choose ACP or MACP


The proposal sent by this Ministry in Jul'2013 for allowing individual option to choose either earlier ACPS or MACPS by the employee is a balanced and just one and caters to the concerns of all individuals.  DoPT must not have any reservation in accepting the same since change of the scheme by the Government should not be to the disadvantage of the individual employee.  ....
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ammended DTC bill likely to be introduced in winter session of parliament. Income Tax rate change unlikely

Finance Ministry is finalising the official amendments to Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill so that it could be taken up in the Parliament  during the Winter Session. The session is scheduled to commence on December 5. ...
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Landlord's PAN must for HRA exemption for rent exceeding 1,00,000 PA

The income tax department has lowered the limit for exemption from producing the landlord's PAN number.  The government has made it mandatory for an employee claiming HRA exemption to report the PAN of the landlord to the employer if annual rent paid by the employee exceeds .....
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PCDA : Income criteria for dependent parents of Armed Forces Personnel for grant of two family pensions.

As per para 11.2 of MOD letter No.-17(4)12008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dated 12.11.2008 the dependency criteria for the purpose of family pension shall be the minimum family pension along with dearness relief. Now the Ministry of Defence has clarified that the GOI, Ministry of Personnel, PG& Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners' welfare no.- 1/11/2011- P&PW(E) dated 30th November 2011 .....
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Vehicle loan / Conveyance advance revised for 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:.....

CGHS : Nomination Facility for medical claims in event of death of principal Cardholder

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has simplified the procedure by providing an option to the principal CGHS cardholder beneficiary to nominate a person to claim reimbursement of medical expenses in the event of his/her unfortunate death...........

Induction of Trackmen into other departments - Revision of age limit

Booking of Air-ticket by franchisee of authorized travel agent - Admissiblity of TA/LTC Claim

A copy of Dept of Expenditure, E.IV Branch I. D. Note no. 84522/2013 dated 21/10/2013 (F.No. 19024/1/2012-E.IV) regarding clarification on the admissibility of TA claim Where air tickets have been purchased from a franchisee of M / s Balmer Lawrie ......
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Tax-free bonds: 10 facts you need to know before investing

Clarification regarding rule position for gratuity covered under NPS


The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Defence OM.No12(15)/2013-D(Civ.II) dated 12.7.2013 & 26.9.2013 on the subject noted above and to say that the provision of CCS(Pension) rules are not applicable to government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004. This department is in the process of framing rules on New Pension scheme. ....

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Confederation appeals for mass participation in December 12th Parliament March

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.....

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Rectification of pension anomalies : SC rejects Govt's review petition to make effective from 24/09/2012

As most would know, the Govt had challenged before the Supreme Court the decision of the Delhi High Court wherein the judgement by the Central Administrative Tribunal granting benefit of rectification of pensionary anomalies from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 was .....
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

LDC and UDC Grade Pay upgradation : JCA writes to Under Secretary, DoPT



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 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.....

PMO forwards NIFR request for DA merger to DoPT

While thanking you for the decision for appointment of 7th Central Pay Commission, we request you to kindly appreciate that the Dearness Allowance paid to the Central Government employees had crossed 50% of pay as on 01.01.2011. This portion of the Dearness Allowance needs to be merged with the Pay for all purposes as was done in the year 2004.....

Monday, November 11, 2013

Muharram holiday changed from 14th to 15th Nov for Delhi CG offices

The Department of Personnel and Training has issued a circular stating the change in holiday on account of Muharram from 14th to 15th November, 2013....

7th Central Pay Commission - Charter of demands by Karnataka Confederation

1) Providing proper minimum wage of Rs 25000/- for CG Employees including that of GDS employees. 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 of increment from starting to end. The Group B post should start from Rs 5400/-....

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh publishes suggestions for 7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference

With due regards, your attention is invited to the letter cited under reference whereby suggestions of the Staff Side on the subject matter have asked for. Hence, according to this federation the terms of reference of the 7th CPC should be as under:- .........
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CGHS emergency treatment : Reimbursement at 25% more than 2002 rates admissible

A Clarification was sought from the Chief Medical Officer (SAG), CGHS Mumbai on the rates at which the claims are settled of CGHS beneficiaries. The CGHS authorities have clarified vide their letter No. 3(xiv)3/13 Gen1/1958/13 dt 30 Aug 13 that reimbursement at 25% ....
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Railway : Clarification on acceptance of certificates of Open Universities

Clarification regarding acceptance of educational qualification obtained through distance education mode from Open University without undergoing formal education for the purpose of employment on the railways ....

Monday, November 4, 2013

September CPI-IW index at 238. Dearness Allowance from January 2014 to be 100%

With the available figures, its almost sure that the DA/DR from Jan 2014 may touch 100% , ant increase by 10%. Considering the current inflation,, economic scenario and the reluctance ....
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Leave encashment by e-transfer before retirement

Soon, central government employees will get disbursal of leave encashment in their bank accounts before retirement. A proposal in this regard is being worked out in consultation with pay and accounts officers of the departments concerned....
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Demand for higher medical allowance for CG pensioners rejected

The Govt. had on the recommendation of the 5th Central Pay Commission sanctioned Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.100 p.m. as in the year 1997. After 6th Central Pay Commission this amount was raised to Rs.300 p.m. w.e.f. 11912008. The demand for further enhancement of FMA was raised during the meeting with representatives ....
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