Friday, November 28, 2008

Strike 2000 - To be treated as Leave - Letter from the dept. to all Circles.

Govt. of India
Ministry of Communications & I T
Department of Posts
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001
No. 1`0-12/2007 - SR Dated 27-10-2008
All Heads of Circles
Subject:- Strike of Postal employees/GDS w.e.f 5.12.2000 to 18-12-2000 decided under the principle 'No work no pay' - its conversion in to leave.
The Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT has decided to treat the period of strike from 05-12-2000 to 18-12-2000 as E.L accumulated during the year 2000-2001. which may be worked out and communicated to Directorate before giving effect in this order for making budgetary provision. This will be subject to the officials making specific request in this regard which will be examined in the Directorate in terms of provisions contained in F.R 17-A and the relevant guidelines dealing with the subject.
The claim being time brred all provisions relating to the pre-audit of bills will need to be taken care of. Necessary action may be taken to comply with the order of the Hon'ble minister. The Hon'ble Minister has taken the above decision as a one-time measure and it is not to be quoted as precedent.
sd/ Subash Chander
Director (SR & Legal)

Friday, November 21, 2008

No Daily allowance on tour

The Min. of Finance vide its O.M.No. 19030/3/2008 - E.IV dated 19th November 2008 has clarified that"Daily allowance in monetary terms is no longer admissible to CentralGovenment employees on tour. It is further clarfied that only the actual expenditure incurred within the prescribed limits will be reimbursed as per normal procedure of reimbursement."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Child Care Leave for Women C.G Employees

The Cental Govt. had modified its stand regrding child care leave for women C.G employees and now clariified that employees who are having E.L at their credit are eligible for this leave. The order issued is reproduced for information.
The NUPE- opposes the above order and taken up with the staff side Secretary of the JCM and urged him to take up this with the Govt.of India immediately.
No. 130 18/2/2008-Estt. (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
..... l'
" "- New Delhi, dated the 18th November, 2008.
Subject: Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees as a result
of Sixth Central Pay Commission - clarification regarding -
The order regarding introduction of Child Care leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government employees were issued vide this Department's O.M. of even number dated 11th September, 2008. Subsequently, clarification in this regard were also issued vide O.M. dated 29th September, 2008.

2. Consequent upon the implementation of orders relating to Child Care Leave, references has been received from various sections regarding the procedure for grant of this leave etc. In this connection, it is mentioned that the intention of the Pay Commission in recommending Child Care Leave for women employees was to facilitate women employees to take care of their children at the time of need.
However, this does not mean that CCL should disrupt the functioning of Central Government offices. The nature of this leave was envisaged to be the same as that of earned leave. Accordingly, while maintaining the spirit of Pay Commission's recommendations intact and also harmonizing the smooth functioning of the offices, the following clarifications are issued in consultation with the Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) with regard to Child Care Leave for Central Government employees:-
i) CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right. Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior proper approval of the leave by the leave sanctioning authority.
ii) The leave is to be treated like the Earned Leave and sanctioned as such.
iii) Consequently, Saturdays, Sundays, Gazetted holidays etc. falling during the period of leave would also count for CCL, as in the case of Earned Leave.
iv) CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit.

3. Hindi version will follow.
~Bala Singh)
Unde ecretary to the Govt. ofIndia

Special Casual Leave C.G employees with disabilities

The Govt. had issued orders that C.G Employees with disabilities are entitled for 12 days special casual leave in a calendar year with effect from 1.9.2008. The order is reproduced below :
No. 25011 j 1j2008-Estt(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi, dated November, 2008
Subject: - Sixth Central Pay Commission Recommendation – Special dispensation in the form of Special Casual Leave to Central Government Employees with disabilities.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended that the number of Casual Leave available for employees with disabilities should be 12 days as against 8 days for other employees and it has been decided that the additional benefit of 4 days leave shall be granted in the form of Special Casual Leave. The undersigned is accordingly directed to convey the sanction of the Government that Central Government employees with disabilities as defined in the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 may be granted Special Casual Leave for 4 (four) days in a calendar year for specific requirements relating to the disability of the official.

2. These Orders take effect from 1.9.2008.

3. Hindi version will follow

Thursday, November 13, 2008

13/14 days 2000 Strike salary

The Department has addressed all the Heads of Circles to intimate whether the officials who were on strike have got enough E L at their credit after obtaining a letter from the individual officials and the amount required for payment of salaries as per 2000 year pay. After obtaining the particulars, the department may go to Finance Ministry for the funds.
We don't think that the circles will respond quickly and therefore the issue may not be settled in the near future.

MoS meeting with Union Leaders

The Minister of State for Communications & I.T Shri.Jyotirajya Scindia invited the recognized Unions for a meeting on the 12th November 2008 at his office in Electronic Niketan at 11.00 A.M. The FNPO was represented by the S.G and General Secretaries of NUPE-C, NUPE PM&Gr.D and NURMSE Mail Guard and Group D. The Minister had appealed the Union leaders to give their unilateral support to Project Arrow, a scheme devised by him for serving the public in a most efficient manner. He said as a first step , he wanted the Post Offices to be provided with all modern amenities for which he could secure the required finance from the Govt. of India.
When some leaders pointed out that in delay delivery of letters is due to the present policy adopted by the department, he replied that he is aware of the problem and assured to overcome that after improving the infrastructure of the Post Offices.