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Monday, December 30, 2013

NFIR : DA Merger, Bonus Ceiling, 7th CPC, Interim Relief & 65 listed issues

While enclosing copies resolutions passed in the 27th National Convention of NFIR, held at Visakhapatnam from December 10th to 12th, 2013, the affiliates are advised that as per resolution, strike ballot should be organised on 17th & 18th January 2014 on pending demands, for eliciting the opinion of Railway Employees............

NPS : Tips to claim benefits

The National Pension Scheme (NPS) is an option that a lot of investors can make use of but there are doubts among several investors about the manner in which the benefit can actually be claimed. One of them pertains to the conditions when the benefit can be claimed and whether this exists even if they are contributing to the fund outside of employment. ........

NFIR : DA Merger, Bonus Ceiling, 7th CPC, Interim Relief & 65 listed issues

While enclosing copies resolutions passed in the 27th National Convention of NFIR, held at Visakhapatnam from December 10th to 12th, 2013, the affiliates are advised that as per resolution, strike ballot should be organised on 17th & 18th January 2014 on pending demands, for eliciting the opinion of Railway Employees. ......

DoPT : Consolidated instructions on forwarding applications for outside employment

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions/guidelines have been issued by the Government from time to time regarding forwarding of applications of Government Servants for posts outside their own Cadre. .........
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Railways : Temporary posts to be considered during restructuring of Group 'C' cadres

In view of the above, the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) and it has been decided that existing instructions contained in item 2 of Board's letter PC-I11/2013/CRC/4 dated 8.10.2013 RBE No.102/2013),may be revised as follows:- ......
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Fixed Medical Advance to the employees working in interior where AMA not available

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a representation dated 27/6/2013 of Shri Mukesh Singh in original received through Deptt. of Expenditure vide letter No.164/EV/2013- Hindi dated 7.10.2013 for considering the grievances raised therein expeditiously in accordance with the extant rules/instructions under intimation to the representationist to whom a copy of this communication is also being endorsed........
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Guidelines on age limit of ex-servicemen for recruitment in PSU Banks

Guidelines on re-employment of Ex-servicemen in Public Sector Banks/Financial services have been issued vide the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division) (Now Department of Financial Services) OM No.261/16/89-SCT(B) dated the 30th May, 1990...
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Lok Sabha Q&A on Resettlement of Defence Officers

(a) the approximate number of personnel retiring each year from the Armed Forces; 
(b) whether the Government is imparting any training to the personnel of Armed Forces before their retirement; 
(c) if so, the details thereof including that provisioned for the Short Service Commissioned officers .......

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cabinet approves pensionary benefit to MTNL employees

Over 43,000 MTNL employees in Delhi and Mumbai will have something ti cheer about this new year. The Union Cabinet today approved the pension benefits for all employees who have opted for combined service. The benefits will be similar to the benefits for absorbed employees of BSNL.....

Guidelines on age limit of ex-servicemen for recruitment in PSU Banks

Guidelines on re-employment of Ex-servicemen in Public Sector Banks/Financial services have been issued vide the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division) (Now Department of Financial Services) OM No.261/16/89-SCT(B) dated the 30th May, 1990.

The OM prescribes the following maximum age limit for recruitment of Ex-servicemen in the Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions........

CRPF : Spl.Allowance to personnel deployed in difficult areas

Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance to the combatized personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), upto the rank of Commandant, based upon their area of deployment in difficult areas.

The Risk Allowances in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas include Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Field Area Allowance and Counter Insurgency Operation

(CI Ops) Modified Field Area Allowance as detailed below ......

Lok Sabha Q&A on Resettlement of Defence Officers

 Yes, Directorate General of Resettlement organises professional and vocational training for all willing retiring officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks (including Short Service Commission Officers) through various training institutes for their rehabilitation and resettlement in civil life. Details of training imparted during the last three year are as under:-......
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Fixed Medical Advance to the employees working in interior where AMA not available

With due regards, it is submitted that this Federation has raised the subject matter before the Secretary, MOH&FW and Min of Defence on 05.07.2011and reminded from time to time that Fourth Central Pay Commission (04th CPC) recommended in Para 16.9 as under ....
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Gazetted Officer's Confederation demands 50% DA merger w.e.f. Jan 2011 and 100% w.e.f. Jan 2014

The Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officer's Organisations, Tamil Nadu region, has announced the common minimum demands to be placed before the 7 Central Pay Commission. The demands include a just and equitable pay at the entry level of Group ‘B’ officers. The demands were finalised at the workshop organised by the Confederation.At the workshop, it was also agreed to demand a joint....

Buy books online from Swamy Publishers on Central Government Rules for civil services

Buy books online from Swamy Publishers (P) Ltd. - India's leading and most authentic publisher of Central Government Rules for civil services. 
Swamy Publishers (P) Ltd. is a publishing house which is mainly doing the publishing of books on Central Government Rules. ....

Monday, December 23, 2013

Railway secret ballot : Strike likely as majority favor

The secret ballot procedure adopted by the railway unions to get the consensus of members to decide whether to go on indefinite strike has absolute majority in favor. In the voting held here on December 20-21, 90 percent of the employees .....
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

7th CPC constitution soon, reports The Hindu

The central government is likely to constitute the 7th Pay Commission for revising the salaries of its over 50 lakh employees before the start of process of next general elections due in May, 2014.

“The Finance Ministry is working out a Cabinet proposal for constitution of the 7th Pay Commission which could be .......

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CGHS : Weight loss surgery included

The weight-loss surgeries has been included under the central government health scheme (CGHS) list.  The procedure will be available free of cost to the beneficiaries. The guidelines of the US National Institute of Health will be used for select candidates for the procedure. .....
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3 Lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks are civil servants - rules SC

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has ordered the Delhi High Court to decide the prayer of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in writ petition No. 1003 of 2013 to treat the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants for all purposes at par with other regular employees as per 1977 SC Judgment & to quash the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011. .....
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How to earn maximum interest from your PPF account

The Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most popular tax-saving schemes. It can also be a very good investment option for retirement planning and but many of us treat it as just a tax-saving tool. Till the accounts department sends us a reminder for furnishing tax-saving documents, we don't think much about it. ......

7th CPC - Charter of Demands by DAPWA

It is now three months that the Government announced setting up of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The names of the Chairperson and members as well as the terms of reference (ToR) are yet to be announced. ........
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Hostel facilities for single women Railway employees at all Divisional headquarters

Following declaration by the then Hon'ble Railway Minister in his Budget speech (2013-14) in regard to provision of hostel facilities for single women Railway employees at all Divisional headquarters, the issue has been considered by the full Board. ......

ECHS: Empanelment of new hospitals

I am directed to state that in terms of the provisions of Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 228 (04)f2010IUS (WE)JD(Res) dated 18 Feb 2011, it has now been decided by the Empowered Committee in its meeting held on 10 Sep 2013 under the chairmanship of Secretary (ESW) to empanel 43 Private Hospitals......
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Feedback on the meeting held today with the Member Staff, Railway Board on Staff Grievances

During course of meeting, I explained him all the circumstances under which AIRF was forced to take the decision of Strike Ballot. 
I also explained him that, due to non-redressal of genuine long-pending demands of the Railwaymen, like removal of anomalies(Running Staff grievances, merger of Technician II with Technician I, GP Rs.4800 to all the Supervisory Staff, abolition of GP Rs.2000 for the purpose of MACP Scheme), non-implementation of unanimously agreed decisions of the Railway Board - unanimous recommendations of Jt. Committee on Trackmen, ....

Thursday, December 12, 2013

BJP for abolishing income, sales and excise tax

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is talking about the abolition of income, sales and excise tax. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who is in charge of preparing the party's vision document, 'India Vision 2025',  .........
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Granting of Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- to Stenographers

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OMS. of even numbers dated 22.09.2011 and 27.05.2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the references have been received in this Department from various Ministries l .....
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Accounting Policy for Inflation Linked Bonds under NPS

1. Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIB) 2013-14 issued by RBI has a fixed real coupon rate and a nominal principal value that is adjusted against inflation. Coupons will be paid on adjusted principal and on maturity, the adjusted principal or face value (whichever is higher) will be paid. For providing inflation protection, Final Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) will be used with four months lag. .....

7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference - Published by INDWF

Hon’ble Union Finance Minister made an announcement on 25th September, 2013 for constituting 7th Central Pay Commission; the Government has invited the leaders of the Federations (JCM National Council) for a meeting on 24.10.2013 to discuss the probable terms of reference of 7th Central Pay Commission.
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Amendment of Allotment Rules for Out of Turn Allotment

G.S.R.  In pursuance of the provisions of rule 45 of the
Fundamental Rules, the President hereby makes the following rules further to
amend the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi)
Rules, 1963, namely :-

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JCM Meeting discussion points published by INDWF

The following issue were discussed and some of the progresses on the issues are given below for the information of all our affiliated unions.
  1. Ex-gratia payment of Rs.10 Iakhs to each family of the employees who lost lives while performing their bonafide duties has been cleared by M of D and .......

Monday, December 9, 2013

Amendment of Regulation 18 of Pension Regulation for Army

The undersigned is directed to state that as per Regulation 18 of Pension Regulation for Army Part II (2008) a Pending Enquiry Award of. disability pension shall be authorised by the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) from the ....

Bombay High Court directs caste verification of central government employees

The Bombay High Court had directed central government offices to give details of the caste verification of their employees recruited in SC/ST category. The move is aimed in regulating the caste validation of central government employees. These offices have been asked to file an affidavit by February 10, 2014.The court action follows the the writ petition filed by a Pune-based NGO - ....

IRTSA : Minutes of CGB Meeting & Annual Conf IRTSA Held at Trichy on 14 & 15 Nov' 13

1.0 Central General Body (CGB) Meeting and 48th All India Annual Conference of IRTSA were  held at Tiruchirappalli, Southern Railway, on 14th and 15th November, 2013. Around 500 delegates from all over Indian Railways participated. ....

Cabinet approves CBEC cadre restructuring; 18,000+ new posts to be created

The cadre restructuring proposal of the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) was approved by the Cabinet on Thursday. The Indirect Tax wing of the Finance Ministry, consisting of Custom, Excise and Service Tax Department, will get over 18,000 new recruits.The move is expected to help boost revenue collections, as additional posts will be created.Out of 18,067 additional posts created, 989 pos....

From NFPE Blog : No compromise on 7th CPC Terms of Reference

7th CPC – NO COMPROMISE ON TERMS OF REFERENCEGET READY FOR STRIKE IF GOVERNMENT REJECTS DA MERGER,GDS INCLUSION & INTERIM RELIEFEventhough Government has announced constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission, the appointment is yet to take place. In the meanwhile one round of discussion was held with Secretary, DOP&T on terms of reference. Subsequently, the staff side, JCM National Council ....

October CPI-IW at 241. DA from January 2014 at least 100%

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has published the updates version of the guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005. Section 26 of the RTI Act requires the Government to compile a guide containing such information, in an easily comprehensible form and manner, as may reasonably be required by a person who wishes to exercise any right specified in the Act. Further, it requires the....

Govt initiates process to constitute 7th central pay commission

The Government has initiated the process to constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission along with finalization of its Terms of Reference, the composition and the possible timeframe for submission of its Report. The date of effect thereof will be known once the Report is available. This was stated by Shri Namo Narain Meena, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in a written reply to a questio....

Monday, December 2, 2013

7PC rumors : Raminder Singh Gujral IAS, the Finance Secretary may be the pay commn. secretary

Rumors are making round via various blogs that Shri. Raminder Singh Gujral IAS, the Finance Secretary , might be appointed as Member secretary of 7th Pay Commission. Mr. Raminder Singh Gujral has retired from the service on 30th November 2013. .....
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HP CM seeks OROP

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here and pleaded the case for implementation of 'one rank, one pension' scheme for the ex-servicemen. .....

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Dec 20-21 strike : Resolution adopted at the AIRF annual convention

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 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 CPC, removal of ceiling of PLB, implementation of Welfare Schemes assured ......
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October CPI-IW at 241. DA from January 2014 at least 100%

With 10 of the 12 index values available, the DA/DR from Jan 2014 will be 100%, that is increase of 10%. Considering the current inflation, populist measures expected as the elections are close, the DA rates can even touch 101%. .....
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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 general elections comes into force. Such a move will bring a positive mood .....
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