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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.