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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Defence Minister targets 'one-rank one-pension' implementation before next budget

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have said that 'one-rank one-pension' policy would be implemented in the defence forces before the next budget. ........
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Asset declaration - last date extended to April 2015

Central government has extended the deadline for the employees to file details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal rules by four more months, till April 2015. ..............
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Modi rules out privatization of Railways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ruled out privatization of Railways and said that people must not be wary of foreign and private capital being utilised for improving infrastructure of the national transporter which, in turn, will help boost the country's economy. 

Govt. planning to limit domestic economy flight fares to Rs. 20,000/-

The central government is working out on a proposal to regulate domestic fares so airlines cannot charge passengers more than a fixed upper limit. Rs. 20,000 is being proposed as the upper limit for a one-way economy class ticket within the country. ..........

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Govt. planning to waive off mandatory provident fund contributions

The government is proposing to amend the Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act to enable the Centre to reduce or waive mandatory provident fund contributions by employees in certain cases.

LTC 80 for non entitled Government Servants

Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors between: ........

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Govt planning to cut EPFO trustee numbers by half

Battling for a consensus on various important issues in the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the Union government has proposed cutting the number of its trustees by almost half, to ensure “effective” functioning............

EPFO set for major overhaul, flexible investments proposed

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is set for a major overhaul in the way it manages the provident fund deposits of its over five crore subscribers...........

Inquiry started on "deliberate mischief" via news on retirement age reduction

The Government on Thursday was left in a tizzy over what its officials described as a "deliberate mischief" in form of a widely circulated message on Whatsapp  ...........
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Political conspiracy alleged in retirement age change rumours. Govt. fields crisis managers to end misinformation campaign

The Narendra Modi government had to field its crisis managers on Thursday to end what it called a "strong misinformation campaign," which it feared could hurt the ruling BJP's electoral interests in the Delhi elections due soon...........

EPFO may not recommend investing in equity

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is not likely to recommend investing a portion of its funds in the equity market, according to sources. ..........

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Over 24 lakh cases settled in National Lok Adalat conducted in Tamil Nadu

The National Lok Adalat, conducted across Tamil Nadu on December 6, settled 24,73,212 cases for an award amount of Rs 2,081 crore. 

"The figures might be among the highest in the country. We will receive the exact numbers from the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi, within a week,"

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Cabinet clears GST bill. Likely to be taken in the ongoing session of Parliament

The Union Cabinet have cleared the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and is likely to be introduced in the ongoing session of Parliament. The bill is intended to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms. ...........
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Parliamentary standing committee call for total overhaul of Income Tax exemptions

Concerned over ever increasing revenue foregone due to income tax exemptions, which crossed Rs 5.5 lakh crore in 2013-14, the parliamentary standing committee on finance on Tuesday sought a comprehensive review of I-T exemption regime ahead ............
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DoPT proposal for retiring employees to showcase outstanding achievements

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has initiated a proposal for creating a "platform to showcase the significant achievements" of civil servants which they can look back on at the time of retirement with "satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment". ..........
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Rajya Sabha Q&A : On 7th Pay Commission

The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during ...........
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Wholesale Price Index based inflation dips to zero

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation for the month of November dropped to zero. The figure was 1.77 percent in October and 7.52 percent in the previous year corresponding period. The dip is attributed to the continuous decline in fuel and food prices............

Railway fares to go up next year

Railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu have hinted a railway fare hike next year. The minster was quoted stating "some burden has to be shared by people." .....

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Action plans decided at the JCM national convention


  • Organise State/District/Divisional level Joint convention to popularize the declaration before February 2015.
  • To organize massive dharma/rally at all State Capital/major Defence

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    No proposal to hike retirement age : Minister at Rajya Sabha

    Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has clarified that there is no proposal to hike the retirement age of central government employees from the existing 60 to 62 years. ............
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    DoPT clarification on MACP : Screening committee recommendation to be placed before appointing authority


    DoPT clarification on MACP : Screening committee recommendation to be placed before appointing authority ..........

    JCM National Convention at New Delhi on 11th December, 2014

    JCM National Council Staff side organisations will be organizing a National Convention of all Central Government Employees at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. Railway. Defense and Confederation will participate in the convention ..........
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    Article on Postal task force report by Shri. M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & Secretary General, Confederation

    Lok Sabha Q&A : On large number of army officers and soldiers retiring in next 5 years

    Question

    (a) whether the Government is aware that a large number of officers and soldiers of the army are going to retire from the service in the next five years;  .........

    43 per cent of govt employees don’t have perks of govt job

    Nearly 43 per cent of all government employees in India are holding a temporary post, with no long-term benefits such as a provident fund to fall back on..........

    Assets declaration form to be simplified

    The format for declaration of assets and liabilities by government employees under the Lokpal rules may be simplified, following concerns raised by several departments............

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    EPFO may soon invest in equity

    The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the institution invested with safeguarding and growing your retirement savings, usually does a poor job of its mandate. ..........

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    The Government's Plan To Make Rail Stations As Clean As Airports

    Railways Ministry under its new minister Suresh Prabhu has just revealed its plan to clean up railway stations across the country. And it's pretty detailed. Here are the highlights. .........

    Railway unions stage dharna to oppose 100% FDI

    As part of the joint decision taken by Central trade unions, the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) including the Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh (WRMS) staged a dharna and ...........
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    SBI reduces interest on retail term deposits

    State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a reduction in interest rate on retail term deposits, in select maturities, with effect from December 8............

    EPFO settles 10 lakh PF claims in November

    Retirement fund body EPFO has settled 10 lakh claims, including withdrawal and transfer of provident fund, in the month of November. ........

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    India improves in corruption index, better than China

    Some good news for Indians - India's ranking in Corruption Perceptions Index by the Transparency International in 2014 has improved to 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year. Lower ranking means less corruption. .............

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    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    NFPE parliament march today

    20,000 postal and RMC employees will march to parliament today (December 4, 2014) to protest against the negative attitude of the government towards postal employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and casual labourers. Massive preparation .......
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    NDA, UPA - two sides of same coin : Confederation. Calls for parliament march and other programmes

    New Central Govt. under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has completed six months in office. As far as the common people and working class of this .......
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    Give pension to illegitimate kids of all govt employees: PIL

    Bombay high court has asked for a Central government circular to be produced which provides for giving pension to the illegitimate children of class one officers. ........

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    Govt staff adviced to do official work on ‘secure’ sites

    The Centre on Friday informed the Delhi High Court that to control flow of “sensitive” communication, employees of ministries and departments of central and state governments have been asked to .......
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    Sunday, November 30, 2014

    Yoga sessions by Grih Kalyan Kendra from December 1

    Yoga sessions will be organised for central government employees and their dependents by the 'Grih Kalyan Kendra', a welfare Society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 a........
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    AI CPI-IW unchanged for 2 consecutive months. DA hike from Jan'15 to be 6%

    The All-India CPI-1W (AI CPI-IW) for the month of October has been released by the Labour Bureau, Government of India. The index remained unchanged from the month on August and September 2014 at 253. .......
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    Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace - Amendment 19-11-2014.

    Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 amended for stricter rules against sexual harassment

    The Narendra Modi Government has introduced strict rules for checking sexual harassment in government workplaces with a new set of provisions inserted  ......
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    Modi for privatization of railway station

    "Railway facilities are the same as they were 100 years back.... Privatise the railway stations and modernise them," he said after flagging off the first train linking Meghalaya. "I will make it in 10-12 places. Stations should be better than airports as most travellers are poor people ...........
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    Friday, November 28, 2014

    Govt. may reduce retirement age to 58 : Financial Express

    In a time the employees are hoping to get the retirement age hiked to 62, roumors are heard that the Narendra Modi government is planning to reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 to 58.  .......
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    Enhancement of retirement age of scientists to 62 under consideration

    The Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan in a written reply to Lok Sabha question have informed that the proposal to enhance the retirement age of scientists to 62 is under ......
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    EPFO Clarifies - No plan to launch housing scheme

    Retirement fund body EPFO has no plans to launch a housing scheme for its over five crore subscribers on additional contribution by its .......
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    One Rank-One Pension will be implemented once modalities approved by Govt.

    The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under .......
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    Online EPFO withdrawal facility by December. To settle claims in three days

    EPFO will be launching the online facility for the withdrawal claims in December. This facility will enable quick settlements and benefit its over five crore subscribers. .......

    FM for raising IT exemption limit, talks against burdening salaried, middle class

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at an interaction with PTI journalists at PTI headquarters, on Saturday said that he does not favour burdening the salaried and middle-class with more taxes. He would rather but would go after the evaders in widening the net. He also said that he would encourage more money ........
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    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Bio-metric Attendence System in all offices by 26th Jan, 2015

    DoPT has issued an office memorandum stating that the Bio-metric Attendence System will be installed in the offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi by 31st December 2014 and in other places by 26th January 2015.  .........

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    Fixed Medical Allowance for pensioners hiked from Rs.300/- to Rs.500/-

    Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare have issued an office memorandum stating the enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.300/- to Rs.500/- per month for the pensioners/family pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme. .......

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    Govt. reluctant to consider DA merger,Interim Relief and Scrapping NPS : AIRF

    On the eve of 90th Annual Convention of All India Railwaymen Federation, Shri, Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF addressing the press conference informed that 90th Annual Convention of AIRF is being organized at Hubli from 18th to 20th November, 2014, where approximately more than 30,000 Railwaymen .......
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    DA Merger, Interim Relief, Date of effect of 7th CPC : JCM National Convention on Dec 11th

    Minimum 3000 Central Government Employees will participate at all state capitals to protest against the negative attitude of the NDA Government towards the demands of Central Government Employees. Make it a grand success..............

    Govt. lowers age limit and attempts for UPSC civil services exams

    In a move that could effect thousands of civil service aspirants, the Government on Tuesday lowered the upper age limit for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants.

    Kisan Vikas Patra relaunched

    The government relaunched the once popular small savings scheme - the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP).

    "In the last 2-3 years, savings rate in country has declined from a record high of 36.8 per cent to below 30 per cent. It is, therefore, necessary to encourage people to save more" Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said during the launch of the revamped .......

    Monday, November 17, 2014

    Government to consider retiring employees for promotions

    The government employees must be considered for promotions in case meetings of the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) are held after their retirement, the Centre has said. ......

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    Sunday, November 16, 2014

    Inflation Falls to Record Low of 5.52%

    Consumer inflation fell to a record low of 5.52 per cent in October, dragged down by sharp drops in food and oil prices. This is the slowest pace of price rise since retail inflation numbers were first published in January 2012. ........

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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    7th CPC Memorandum by Comptroller & Auditor General of India

    These proposals, while showing the pay scale and grade pay recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission for each individual cadre, propound a pay scale and grade pay which is deemed to be more appropriate for that cadre given its role, duties and responsibilities. It is recommended that the 7th Central Pay Commission consider this deemed pay scale and grade pay as the base for making its recommendations in respect of these cadres.  .......
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    Monday, November 10, 2014

    PM Launches "Jeevan Pramaan" – the Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate for pensioners

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate” for pensioners a move that could eventually benefit over a crore pensioners who are forced to submit physical life certificates every year. 

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    LDC - Grade Pay and MACP : CGHS Employees Assn meets 7th CPC

    All India CGHS Employees Association had a meeting with the 7th Pay Commission on 8th November 2014. During this meeting the delegation led by Shri Francis Ellis Secretary General raised the common issues of Administrative Staff viz.
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    Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners - inclusion of Non-Practicing Allowance for medical officers

    Railway : Old pension scheme applicable to those in temporary status prior to 01.01.2004 and regularized later

    Railway board has issued an order clarifying that substitutes who got temporary status prior to 01.01.2004 but regularized/absorbed after 01.01.2004 and after regularization, if the date of appointment is prior to 01.01.2004, in terms of provision of Board's letter No.E(NG)ll/90/SB/Master Circular dated 29.01.1991(M.C. No.20/91) and para 6 of letter No.E(NG)11/2008/SB/SR115 dated 17.09.2010, will be covered under Old Pension Scheme.  ......

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    Inclussion of Aadhar number in service book

    It has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all Government servants in their Service Books. The DoPT has issued an order in this regard .........

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    Aadhaar number to be furnished in service books

    The central government employees are required to record 'Aadhaar' numbers in their service books.

    "It has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all government servants in their service books. The e-service book format already provides fields for Aadhaar number of the  ............

    Railways referres running, additional and breakdown allowances to 7th CPC

    Railways have referred three allowances (viz, Running Allowance, Additional Allowance and Breakdown Allowance) peculiar to the railway staff to the Seventh CPC for their consideration and recommendation. 
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    Government employees to design, implement own projects

    Taking a cue from Gujarat, the Centre has asked all its employees to design and implement projects of their choice to help it in improving citizen- centric services, governance and provide new initiatives of mass welfare. .......
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    Sunday, November 2, 2014

    CPI-IW remains static during September'14. DA from January 2015 to be 113 or 114%

    The All-India CPI (IW) for the month of September, 2014 has been announced by the Labour Bureau, Government of India. The index remained unchanged from the month on August'14 at 253. The downward trend is basically due to decline in overall food prices and also the reduction in the diesel prices.

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    Fin Min order on austerity measures

    The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance order has issued an order on austerity measures that include banning meetings at five-star hotels, cut down on foreign travel, Cut in Non-Plan expenditure, restriction on purchase of vehicles, restriction on creation of new posts etc..

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    Govt. orders austerity measures

    The government today ordered minor austerity measures including a ban on holding meetings at five-star hotels and cut down on foreign travel. The government is trying to trim the fiscal deficit to a seven-year low. The measures also include banning officials 
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    CGHS : Empanelment validity extended for hospitals outside Delhi/NCR

    CGHS : Empanelment validity extended for hospitals outside Delhi/NCR


    CGEC, NOCGE & INTUC to observe National Protest Day on Dec 5th, 2014

    Central Government Employees Confederation (CGEC); National Organisation of Central Government Employees (NOCGE) and INTUC have unanimously resolved to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 all over India along with all
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    DoPT clarification on regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status

    The undersigned is directed to say that Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status & Regularisation). Scheme of Government of India, 1993, circulated vide DOPT OM No. 51016/2/90-Estt(C) dated 10.09.1993,

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    JCM national convention on interim relief and DA merger

    National Convention of the National Council (JCM Staff Side) will be held on 11.12.2014 at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gurjarathi Samai, Rai Niwas Road, Civil Lines(Opposite Civil Lines Metro Station), Delhi. The convention will discuss the issues pertaining to lnterim Relief and Merger of DA.
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    Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: SC

    A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said.
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    Promise of "One Rank, One Pension" had been fulfilled : PM

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today made a surprise visit to Siachen. Addressing officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces at Siachen Base Camp at a height of over 12,000 feet, he praised their valour and courage, saying that 125 crore 
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    JCM National convention on December 11th. on DA merger, Interim relief etc.

    JCM STAFF SIDE NATIONAL CONVENTION ON 11TH DECEMBER 2014 AT NEW DELHI. WILL DECLARE JOINT PROGRAME OF ACTION ON CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES COMMON DEMANDS 

    Railway - re-engagement of retired staff scheme extended upto 14.09.2015

    Attention is invited to this Ministry's letter of even number dated 12.09.2013 (RBENo.94/2013) on the above subject. Keeping in view the acute shortage of staff in various categories of posts and consequent hampering ......
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    Uploading of RTI replies on website

    Attention is invited to DOPT’s guidelines on suo motu disclosure issued vide OM. No.1!6/2011-IR dated 15.4.2013 whereby Public Authorities have an obligation to proactively disclose RTI applications and appeals received by them and their responses on their websites.
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    7th CPC chairman favors interim relief, looks for Govt. direction : Karnataka CG pensioners assn.

    Karnataka Pensioners Association president Shri Ramanatha Rao have informed that the 7th Pay Commission chairman clearly appeared to be in favour of the grant of Interim Relief but wanted a direction from the Government to consider grant of Interim Relief. He has written to the Prime Minister

    Pre-1996 pension revision - Inclusion of NPA

    Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners - inclusion of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 1.1.1996.
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    Armed forces demand higher allowances for 'hardship' postings

    The armed forces are seeking an enhancement of allowances for their personnel posted in "hardship" areas on the pattern of high-altitude Siachen in Jammu and Kashmir.
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    PFRDA proposes tax exemption for NPS withdrawal

    PFRDA is planning to approach the Finance Ministry seeking tax exemption for withdrawals under the National Pension System (NPS), its Chairman Hemant G Contractor has said.
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    WPI inflation drops to 2.38% - a five year low.

    The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation for September 2014 dipped to a 5-year low of 2.38% versus 3.74% in August. This is much below expectations. Inflation data for the month of July was revised to 5.41% versus 5.19% earlier. 
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    NFCAA protest against biometric attendance system

    The 6th Federal Council meeting of the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations held at Cochin on 18th and 19th September 2014 discussed the decision of Govt. of India to introduce the Aadhar Card based biometric attendance system for the Central Govt. Employees.

    Scientists, not ministers, to represent India at science, tech conferences

    India hereafter will be represented by eminent scientists and not a minister from the Narendra Modi government at conferences on science and technology. The trend will be started at conferences in Santiago and Boston next month. This is a major policy shift from the past, where such conferences were considered as a complement.

    Biometric Attendance System to be fully operational by this month end

    The Aadhaar-based Biometric Attendance System (BAS) will be fully operational by this month end. The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has started the trial run of the website -- attendence.gov.in -- earlier this month and it will track the attendance of the employees.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Plans to hike retirement age of scientists to 62

    Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh have indicated that the retirement age of scientists under the ministry may be raised from 60 to 62 years. The proposal is to utilise the expertise over an extended period.......

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    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Railway Board has announced 78 days PL Bonus. Rs. 8975/- to be disbursed

    The railway board has issued order granting Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 [Seventy Eight] days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2013-14 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees. The wage for calculation will be ceiled to Rs. 3500 pm as per existing .........

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    LTC relaxation to Jammu & Kashmir, North East and A&N extended by two years

    DoPT have issued an order extending the relaxation to travel by air to visit the North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) for another 2 years. Accordingly eligible staff can avail LTC by air (LTC 80) against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. .......

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    Government to wind up 6 PSUs, revive another 5

    The government may wind up at least six central public sector enterprises including the iconic watchmaker HMT that it believes are not capable of revival. Heavy industry minister Anant Geete on Thursday said that the government is preparing a roadmap  .........
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    7th Central Pay Commission looking for more staff on deputation

    Ministry of Finance issued orders on the subject of Staff Mobilisation today on its portal that 13 more officials are required to 7th Central Pay Commission on deputation basis. ......

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    No holiday on October 2nd. Employees have to report to work.

    Modi is acting tough. For the first time in the history of India, Gandhi Jayanti will not be a holiday for government staff who will have to report to work to take the 'Swachch Shapath'. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the daywill launch 'clean India' campaign .......

    Non-Productivity Linked Bonus for Autonomous Bodies

    Subject:- Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14 – Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.

    Bibek Debroy to head panel on restructuring Railway Board

    A committee set up to recommend strategies on restructuring the Railway Board will have to submit the report in a year. ....

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    LTC 80 tickets from web-portal of authorized agents will be accepted

    Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has issued an OM clarifying that the LTC 80 tickets purchased via web-portal of authorized travel agents will be treated as an acceptable mode for purchase of air tickets on LTC .......

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    PM announces minimum pension of Rs 1000 for CG pensioners

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a rally here today , announced that effective from October, the minimum pension for all former Government of India employees would be Rs 1000. ......

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    Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems by this month end



    Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems for central government employees will be fully operational by the end of this month. The system will be be a revolutionary step towards monitoring and tracking the work of government officials. .....

    60 days bonus declared for postal employees

    Department of Posts has issued order for release of 60 days of Productivity linked bonus for the year 2013-14. This productivity Linked Bonus is payable to Group ‘D’ / MTS, Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’.

    Revamped IT website launched

    The income tax (I-T) department has revamped its web site which brings multiple services related to the IT under same site. Taxpayers so far had to go to different official websites of the I-T department for these matters. “An updated version of the website— www.incometaxindia.gov.in, will act as the ‘single window´ for all activities and online services offered by the I-T department.”......

    CBEC cadre review notification

    Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India have issued the order for the
    CBEC cadre review

    Railway DA hike order

    The Railway have issued the order for hiking the dearness allowance to 107%.
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    NPS : Additional benefits on death/disability

    NPS : Additional benefits on death/disability

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Fin Min issues order hiking dearness allowance to 107%

    Finance Ministry have issued the order enhancing the dearness allowance from the existing rate of 100% to 107% with effect from 1st July, 2014. ......

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    Fin Min issues OM on the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus

    The Ministry of Finance have issued the office memorandum granting the non-productivity linked bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) for the year 2012-13. The Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme will be eligible for the ad-hoc bonus. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall continue to be monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500/-. ......


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    Railway : Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners-reg.

    A copy of Department of Pension and Penisoners' Welfare (DOP&PW)'s O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated  26.08.2014 along with enclosures is enclosed for information and compliance.  These instructions shall apply in the case of petitioners (as contained in the enclosed list) only.  ........
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    SC clears 3% reservation for disabled in jobs, promotions

    The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favour of three per cent reservation for differently-abled candidates in civil services, not only at the stage of their appointments but also for departmental promotions. ....

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    Approval for banning Gmail, Yahoo etc. for official use expected by this month end

    The proposal making government electronic communication only via the platform of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), moved by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) for cabinet approval is expected by this month-end.....

    PF Portability Soon: How It Will Work

    Soon, you will be able to change jobs without worrying about transferring the funds lying in your provident fund. Retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) expects to operationlise permanent or universal account numbers (UAN) to its over 4 crore subscribers by October 15 this year........

    Central Excise Executive Officers Assn. to protest

    With nothing left to be happy about in terms of career prospects, pay or any other service matter, superintendents of central excise, service tax and customs will gather before the residences of Joint Secretary (Administration) and Member (PandV) of the Central Board of Excise  .....
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    BPMS writes to PM & Labour Min demanding removal of ceiling of Rs. 3500/- for bonus

    The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh have submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Labour & Employment, demanding the removal of ceiling of Rs. 3500/- under Bonus Act. It says Central Government employees are getting the bonus @ Rs. 3500/- per mensem under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 or Productivity Linked Bonus whereas none of them is drawing wages less than Rs. 7000/- per mensem excluding other allowances which has been causing discontentment amongst the employees. 
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    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants drawing less pay than juniors

    The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No.18/2/2007-CS-I dated 20.05.2014 and subsequent clarifications issued vide OM dated 08.07.2014 on the subject mentioned above. ......
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    OROP for paramilitary personnel to be considered : HM

    The Home Minister's assurance came during an interaction with jawans of Border Security Force during a visit to the frontier district of Kutch along the India-Pakistan border. ....

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    Govt may withhold publishing of cash, jewellery details

    The central government has decided to amend the Lokpal and the Lokayukta Act to give itself a statutory power to withhold certain information from the public. .....

    Fin Min may ratify 8.75% interest rate on EPFO next week

    The Finance Ministry is likely to give its concurrence next week to retirement fund body EPFO's trustees' decision to provide 8.75 percent rate of interest on PF deposits to over five crore subscribers this fiscal. ...

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    Affidavits to be replaced with with self-attested declarations

    The Centre will replace the requirement of furnishing affidavits with self-attested declarations in a major chunk of government-related work and an official order in this regard will be issued soon, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. ....

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    Assets and liabilities declaration - last date extended to 31st December, 2014

    The government has extended the time limit for filing of assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 by all public servants to 31st December, 2014. Initially the limit set was 15th August, 2014, which was extended to 15th September, 2014.
    Please find the order here

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    7% DA hike approved by the cabinet

    The Union Cabinet have approved the grant of 7 per cent additional Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees. It also approved Dearness Relief (DR) for pensioners. Both DA and DR will become effective from July 1, 2014. With this the DA and DR ...
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    Un-claimed PPF, post office and saving schemes accounts to be used for the benefit of senior citizens

    Finance Minister Approves Setting-up of A Committee to Examine un-Claimed Amount Remained in PPF, Post Office and Savings Schemes and Recommend how this Amount can be Used to Protect and Further the Financial Interest of the Senior Citizens.....

    Government notifies new pension rules to check delays

    In a step aimed at checking harassment of government employees in grant of pension, a head of office will now be responsible for any failure to ascertain non-qualifying service period and will undertake preparation of paper work one year before an employee is due to retire. ....

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    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Govt. moves for DA hike to 107%. Unions press for merger

    Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) by 7% to 107% this month. The pensioners will also gain as the benefit provided to them as dearness relief will be hiked to 107 per cent of basic pay. This will benefit around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents. The revised Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers data for J....

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Online tracking of attendance to be introduced

    In yet another move to make the government staff more accountable, the government has launched an “attendance website” to serve as a centralised database for all central government employees. The website, attendance.gov.in is still in under developement ...............

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    DDA housing scheme 2014: 10 facts you need to know

    • The registration for these flats would be open to applicants from September 1 and the last date to receive the application is October 9.
    • The draw of lots would preferably be taken out within 20 days of the close of the scheme. ......

    Feedback : Meeting with Chairman Railway Board and Member Staff Railway Board

    I met CRB and Member Staff on 20.08.2014 after returing from ITF Congress -2014 held in Sofia, Bulgaria. I have shown great concern and anguish of Railwaymen on the issues of FDI, PPP, PLB, unmanned Railway Crossings, non functioning of fast track committees & Running Staff committees & other issues of strike ballot. .......
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    Govt offices instructed to reduce the usage of paper

    The Finance Ministry have issued an OM asking government departments to reduce the usage of paper and listed out guidelines for typing official documents and forms ....

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    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Modi govt's 'clean-up' drive: no dust, no paan stains in offices

    In yet another directive aimed at improving the work culture in government offices, the cabinet secretary has asked all secretaries to improve the overall ambience of offices and ensure punctuality of officials especially in departments with major public interaction. .........

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    AIRF pushes for Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB)

    The All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) General Secretary Shri. Shiva Gopal Mishra has written to Railway Minister for early action on payment of productivity linked bonus to the railwaymen for the year 2013-14.All India Railwaymen’s Federation4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055No.AIRF/387(252)Dated: August 21, 2014Hon’ble Minister for Railways,Ministry of Railways,Rail Bhawa....

    Public Provident Fund : Amendment Order

    Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System to be implemented in CG offices.

    The Narendra Modi government has ordered that an Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) be implemented in all central government offices. ....
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    7th CPC memorandum : Non-Gazetted Government Officers' Assn., A&N Islands

    Memorandum has been submitted to the seventh central pay commission by the Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands ..........

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    Lok Sabha Q&A : Ceiling for children education allowance

    While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is ..
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    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Confederation calls for nationwide agitation on demands including DA merger and Interim relief

    The National Sectt. of the Confederaton met at New Delhi on 11.08.2014 to consider the follow up action required in the matter of some of the pressing issues on which Confederation had organized series of agitational programmes prior to the commencement of the Election process of the 16thLok Sabha. The CHQ has received reports from various affiliaties to the effect that they have all endorsed the common memorandum, the Confederation had submitted to the 7th CPC.  ......
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    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Undertaking for simplification of pension procedure-submission

    Highlights of PM's Independence day speech

    • Politicians haven't made this nation, parties haven't made this nation, governments haven't made this nation. Instead it is the farmers, scientists and common people who have built this nation.
    • 'We don't want to go ahead with the strength of numbers; we want to go ahead with unanimity. This could be seen in the just concluded Parliament session. We have taken the Opposition in agreement at every step.'