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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.
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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....