Monday, December 31, 2012

NUPEGC WISHES HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL THE VIEWERS,MEMBERS,OFFICE BEARERS

GENERAL SECRETARY


DG No. 8-4/2005-Inv dated 05-12-2012

Subject;: Tenure posting of officials in single handed & double handed post offices preventive Vigilance measure.

Instructions were issued vice this office letter dated 22-09-2005 to the effect that officials who had been posted as SPM/PA in a single handed or double handed post office irrespective of period of posting/completion of tenure should not be posted back to the same office after a break. It was suggested that officials in single handed or double handed post offices can have only one posting in the same single/double handed PO during their service period. However, only in respect of double handed post offices the CPMG/PMG were given the discretion to personally relax this provision in specific casesn if warranted by exceptional administrative exigencies. This was done as a preventive vigilance measure and to have better administrative management and control of single/double handed offices.

2.         Subsequently, power to relax the aforesaid stipulations vested with the Chief PMG/Regional PMG in respect of double handed SOs, was extended in respect of single handed post offices also vide Directorate letter of even no. dated 12-01-2012.

3.         It has now been decided that the aforesaid powers vested with the Chief PMG/Regional PMG in respect of single handed and double handed post offices to consider an official, who had earlier served in the single/double handed office in the Division, will henceforth be exercised by the Divisional Heads subject to the following conditions:

(i)         The Divisional head will satisfy himself/herself about the antecedents and character of the officials for whom the proviso are being relaxed: and a  note to this effect will be given in the file.

(ii)        No official will be posted back to the same single handed / double handed post offices on transfer / deputation or otherwise before a break of full tenure period.

(iii)       Information about cases of relaxation so exercised by the Divisional Head will be communicated in the Regional  PMG/ Chief PMG as the case may be, in a half yearly statement.

4.         This issues with the approval of Secretary (Posts).

Sd/-
(Som Nath Chuchra)
Assistant Director General (INV-I)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Leave Travel Concession is one of the topics in which Central Government Employees are mainly interested.  Though this topic is not complex as such, many questions and doubts would arise regarding the admissibility of LTC in many practical situations.  Of Course a written law cannot cover all the situations.  So, Government is issuing clarifications on LTC from time to time.  Covering the original orders and those subsequently issued clarifications by DOPT, some time back we had   published a compilation of frequently asked questions relating to Leave Travel Concession (LTC) applicable to Central Government Employees.
Now DOPT has come up with a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions on LTC (Leave Travel Concession) same mentioned below.

Leave Travel Concession – FAQ – Part-2

Question: 1  How are the claims of LTC be adjusted in case of delayed submission?
Answer:        Where advance has been drawn, the claim for reimbursement shall be submitted within one month of the completion of the return journey.
Where no advance has been drawn, the expenditure incurred shall be submitted within three months of the completion of the return journey.
Administrative Ministry / Department concerned can admit the claims in relaxation of the provisions subject to the following time limits without reference to DOPT:
(a)       Where no advance is taken, LTC bill submitted within a period not exceeding six months; and
(b)       Where advance has been drawn, claim for reimbursement submitted within a period of three months after the completion of return journey (provided the Govt. servant refunds the entire advance within 45 days after completion of the return journey. Rule 14 of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with O.M.No.31011/5/2007-Estt.A dated 27.09.2012.
Question : 2 Can a Government. Servant visit NER or J&K on more than one occasion on conversion of Home town under the relaxation allowed for LTC visits to NER / J&K
Answer:        Government Servant who has availed the benefit of Home Town conversion to NER / J&K i one block (say 2006-09) can again visit NER / J&K in the new / next block (say 2010-2013) subject to availability of LTC in a particular block so long as the relaxation is in force.
1. O.M No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 02.05.2008
2. O.M No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 23.04.2010
3. O.M No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010
Question: 3  Can a Government Employee avail of air travel to NER / J&Kin case of All India LTC if his hometown and the Head Quarters are at the same place?
Answer:        Both NER and J&K scheme of LTC allow relaxation for air travel on All India LTC to all categories of employees to the extent specified in the DOP&T’s O.M.No 310311/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 02.05.2008 and DOP&T’s O.M 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010 even if the Hometown and the Headquarters are same.
Question 4:  Whether Government Servant who has already availed one Home Town LTC in the current block can avail LTC to visit NER?
Answer:        Yes, he can avail it against All India LTC.
Question 5:  Can a Government Servant avail the benefit of visiting NER /J&K twice in a particular block of 4 years?
Answer:        Yes, a Government Servant can visit NER / J&K by conversion of his home town and also by availing LTC subject to validity period of the Scheme and fulfilling of other conditions
Question 6.   Can a fresh recruit avail the benefit of Home Town conversion to NER / J&K against one of the three occasions of Home Town available to him in each block.
Answer:        Any fresh Government Servant can also avail the benefit of Home Town conversion NER ? J&K against one of the three occasions of Home Town available to him in each block.
Question 7.   Can fresh recruit avail of conversion of home town to visit NER / J&K under the relaxation allowed for visiting NER / J&K?
Answer:        Any Government employee can avail of the relaxation for visiting NER / J&K and convert one home town LTC for such visit in a block of 4 years as long as the relaxations continue.
1. O.M.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 02.05.2008
2. O.M.No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010
Question 8.   Can a fresh recruit Government servant avail of All India LTC anytime during the 4 year block?
Answer:        It can be availed only in the 4th occasion of the block and not at random.
Question 9.   Whether carry over of LTC is allowed to fresh recruits?
Answer:        Carryover of LTC is not allowed to fresh recruits as they are eligible for every year LTC for the first 8 years of service.
Question 10. Who is a fresh recruit entitled for LTC every year?
Answer:        A person who has joined service for the first time is treated as a fresh recruit for the first eight years.   O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A) dated 23.09.2008
Question 11.How the LTC entitlements of fresh recruits are regulated in the first eight years?
Answer:        On completion of one year, the fresh recruit can be allowed 3 Hme Town LTC and 1 All India LTC in each block of Four Years in the first 8 years.
O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A) dated 23.09.2008
Question 12.            Whether Dependent parents of fresh recruits can avail LTC for the journey form Hometown to Headquarters and back?
Answer:        No, the dependent parents of fresh recruits can not avail LTC for the journey from Hometown to Headquarters and back.
Question 13.            Whether claims for reimbursement can be allowed for road journeys by bus / taxi or other vehicle operated by private operators?
Answer:        LTC Rules do not permit reimbursement for journey by a private car(owned/borrowed/hired) or a bus/van or other vehicle owned by private operators. LTC facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by Govt. or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Govt. or a local body. Rule 12(2) of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with
DOPT’s O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.A dated 23.09.2008
Question 14.            Whether air fare of children whose full fare is charged by airlines is reimbursed?
Answer:        If full fare has been charged by the airlines and paid by the Government servant, the same will be reimbursed.
Question 15.            Can a Government servant use the service of travel agents for LTC purpose?
Answer:        Yes. but it should be limited to M/s Balmer Lawrie and Company and M/s Ashok Travels and tours.
Question 16.            What is the definition of family for LTC?
Answer:        For LTC purpose family consists of
(i) Spouse of the Government Servant and two surviving unmarried children or Step children.
(ii) Married daughters, who have been divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands and widowed daughters residing with wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant.
(iii) Parents and / or step parents residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant.
(iv) Unmarried minor brothers as well as unmarried, divorced, abandoned separated from their husbands and widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent on the Government Servant provided their parents are either not alive and are themselves wholly dependent on the Government Servant.
Rule 4 of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with
O.M.No: 31011/4/2008 – Estt.(A) dated 23.09.2008
Question 17.            What are the dependency criteria?
Answer:        A member of family whose income from all sources, including pension, temporary increase in pension does not exeed Rs.3500 from 01.09.2008 and Dearness relief thereon is deemed to be wholly dependent on the Government Servant.
Question 18.            Can parents / children residing at other places avail LTC to visit the Government Servant at Headquarters and go back?
Answer:        No, reimbursement of LTC claims being restricted to the entitlement for journey between Headquarters and place of visit, the amount reimbursable in such cases is Nil

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ITEMS FOR THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL

THE NEW ITEMS FOR THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL WERE  SUBMITTED BY THE STAFF SIDE.TO DOWNLOAD CLICK ON THE RIGHT SIDE NUPEGC-DATABASE AND Departmental council items in the database

MEETING OF DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION COMMITTEE FOR LSG,HSGII

THE DEPARTMENT ASKED CIRCLES TO GO AHEAD WITH DPCS TO THE VACANCIES IN LSG AND HSGII. TO DOWNLOAD ORDERS CLICK NUPEGC-Database on the right side and Meeting for  Departmentalpromotion committee in the Data base
General Secretary


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

No.18016/4/2012-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 
New Delhi, the 14th December , 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government - Clarification. 
          The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT OM No.18016/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 27.6.2012 extending the Special concession/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/ subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control or Central Government for the period with effect from 1.1.2012 to 31.12.2012 and to say that this Department has been receiving references seeking clarifications. 
The doubts raised are clarified as under:- 
1.    Whether those employees who are posted in Kashmir Valley (comprising of 10 districts) are eligible to draw HRA at the rate of 30% for the period of posting when they are transferred from Delhi or any other 'X' class city? As regards to quantum of additional HRA, it is clarified that applicability of above referred OM is not linked to previous place of posting where the officer posted to Kashmir Valley chooses to retain his family nor it is linked to any other place where he chooses to move his family. It is uniformly admissible @ of HRA applicable for Class 'Y' city only for employees who exercise the option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India. 
2.    Whether it is applicable for those staff also who have been appointed on Zonal basis in Kashmir Valley and do not have all India transfer liability?The package of special concession for Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley confirms its uniform applicability to all Central Government employees without making any distinction as regards their mode of appointment i.e. whether it is on Zonal basis or whether such appointment entails all India posting liability or whether such duty posts are in non-family stations. As such, special concession is available to all Central Government employees/PSU under the Government of India posted in Kashmir Valley. 
2. Hindi version will follow. 
sd/-
(S.  G. Mulchandaney) 
Under Secretary to Govt. of India

Friday, December 7, 2012

12-12-2012 STRIKE

THE FNPO AFFILIATED UNIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS HAS NOT SERVED ANY  STRIKE NOTICE FOR THE STRIKE ON 12-12-2012.THE NUPE,GROUPC IS NOT A PARTY FOR THE STRIKE CALL GIVEN BY CERTAIN TRADE UNIONS

GENERAL SECRETARY


Min of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel nd Training
No. 36035/6/2012-Estt.(Res) dated 26 Nov, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Filling up of vacancies reserved for Persons with Disabilities-reg.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 29-12- 2005 regarding, reservation for Persons with Disabilities in posts and services under the Central Government. The O.M. constrained instructions,inter alia, on carry forward of reservation of persons with Disability (PwD).
2.         Extant instructions provide for ensuring that Persons with Disabilities get a fair opportunity in consideration for appointment to an identified post. The following points are required to be kept in view while sending the requisition notice to the Employment Exchange, the SSC, the UPSC etc. and while advertising the vacancies:-
(i)         Number of vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs/Ex-servicemen/persons suffering from blindness or Low Vision/Persons suffering from Hearing Impairment/Persons suffering from Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy should be indicated clearly.
(ii)        in case of vacancies in posts identified suitable to be held by persons with disability, it shall be indicted that the post is identified for persons with disabilities suffering from blindness or low vision; hearing impairment; and /or locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, as the case may be, and that the persons with disabilities belonging to the category/categories for which the post is identified shall be allowed to apply even if no vacancies are reserved for them. Such candidates will be considered for selection for appointment t to the post by general standards of merit.
(iii)       In case of vacancies I posts identified suitable for persons with disabilities, irrespective of whether any vacancies are reserved or not, the categories of disabilities viz blindness or low vision, hearing impairment and locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, for which the post is identified suitable alongwith functional classification and physical requirements for performing the duties attached to the post shall be indicated clearly.
(iv)       It shall also be indicated that persons suffering from not less than 40% of the relevant disability shall alone be eligible for the benefit of reservation.
3.         Concerted efforts should be made to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies for Persons with Disabilities at the earliest.
4.         The instructions continued in the aforesaid OM dated 29th December, 2005 should be followed scrupulously.
Sd/-
(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India