Tuesday, January 29, 2013


CONCORDANCE TABLE REVISED ON THE BASIS OF 6CPC REVISED PAY FITMENT TABLE APPLICABLE TO POST 2006 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

After a long battle, Pre-2006 Pensioners and family pensioners have something to cheer. Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Pension Grievances and Pension has issued orders to enhance the pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners based on revised Concordance Table meant for linking pre-1996, Pre-2006 Pay Scales. This Concordance Table has been revised on the basis of 6CPC revised pay fitment table applicable to Post 2006 Central Government Employees.
It was a long pending demand of Pre-2006 Pensioners and Family Pensioners right from the day of implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report by Govt in 2008 that revision of pension as per minimum of pay in pay band equivalent to the pre-revised pay scale (Pay Scale w.e.f 1986 and Pay scale w.e.f 1996) had created anomaly among Pensioners retired in lower and higher cadre. This Anomaly in revision of pension as per aggrieved pensioners is due to merger of 5 to 9 pre-revised scales in to one post-2006 Pay in Pay band.
For example, nine pre-revised scales were merged into one Post-2006 Pay band of Rs. 15,600-39,100. Consequently, after revision of pension as per 6CPC recommendations in 2008, a pensioner who retired in (comparatively) lower pre-revised pay scale of Rs.9000-275-9550 (S-17) and a pensioner who retired in (comparatively) higher pre-revised pay scale of Rs.12,000-375-18,000 (S-23) were fixed with same amount of post-2006 revised pension.
In order to set right this anomaly, government has now come up with this Office MemorandumF.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013. As per this OM dated 28.01.2013, the concordance table which was used in the earlier Office Memorandum No: OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 01.9.2008 has been revised and the pension of pre-2006 pensioners has been enhanced based on fitment table as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.l/l/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008, which was issued for fixation of revised pay of Central Government Employees. Similarly, the family pension of Central Government family pensioners has also been enhanced based on revised concordance Table.
To illustrate, this enhanced pension, a pensioner who retired from the pre-1996 (w.e.f 1986) pay scale of Rs.3700-125-4950-150-5700 (S-23) was fixed with post-2006 revised pension of Rs.11,600 as per OM dated 01.09.2008. Now, as per revised concordance Table in OM dated 28.01.2013, the same pensioner would be fixed with a revised enhanced pension of Rs.14,960. The differential enhanced pension in this case would Rs.3360.
However, no arrears of pension will be paid based on this revision of Pension, as the order for enhanced pension would take effect only from 23.09.2012. It has been categorically stated in the OM dated 28.01.2013 that There will be no change in the amount of revised pension/family pension paid during the period 1.1.2006 and 23.9.2012, and, therefore, no arrears will be payable on account of these orders for that period.
The full text of this Office Memorandum F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 is as follows.
F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 28th January. 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners — reg.
The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, orders were issued for revision of pension/family pensioners vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1 .9.2008. as amended from time to time.
2. It has been decided that the pension of pre-2006 pensioners as revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or para 4.2 of the aforesaid OM dated 1.9.2008. as amended from time to time, would be further stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance. Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above-referred OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.
3. The normal family pension in respect of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners as revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or para 4.2 of the aforesaid OM dated 1.9.2008 would also be further stepped up to 30% of thc sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the Government servant had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance. Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August. 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales. this will be 30% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure).
4. A revised concordance table (Annexure) of the pre-1996, pre-2006 and post 2006 pay scales/pay bands indicating the pension/family pension (at ordinary rates) payable under the above provisions is enclosed to facilitate payment of revised pension/family pension.
5. The pension so arrived ai in accordance with para 2 above and indicated in Col. 9 of Annexure will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules,1972 as applicable before 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs.3.500/- p.m.
6. The family pension at enhanced rates (under sub rule (3)(a) of Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972) of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or this Department’s OM No.1/3/2011-P&PW(E) dated 25.5.2012 would be further stepped up in the following manner:
(I) In the case of Government servants who died while in service before 1.1.2006 and in respect of whom enhanced family pension is applicable from the date of approval by the Government, i.e. 24.9.2012, the enhanced family pension will be stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the Government servant had died, as arrived at with reference to the fument tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August. 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above-referred OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.
(ii) In the case of a pensioner who retired before 1.I.2006 and in respect of whom enhanced family pension is applicable from the date of approval by the Government. i.e. 24.9.2012, the enhanced family pension will be stepped up to the amount of pension as revised in terms of para 2 read with para 5 above. In case the pensioner has died before from the date of approval by the Government, i.e. 24.9.2012, the pension will be revised notionally in terms of para 2 read with para 5 above. The amount of revised enhanced family pension will, however, not be less than the amount of family pension at ordinary rates as revised in terms of para 3 above.
7. In case the pension consolidated pension/family pension/enhanced family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.
8. All other conditions as given in OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.
9. These orders will take effect from the date of approval by the Government, i.e. 24.9.2012. There will be no change in the amount of revised pension/family pension paid during the period 1.1.2006 and 23.9.2012, and, therefore, no arrears will be payable on account of these orders for that period.
10. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
11. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents fo these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing offices are also to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.
12. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Tripti P.Ghosh)
Director

Saturday, January 26, 2013

CONSOLIDATED ORDERS ON COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENTS

FOR ORDERS OF MINISTRY CLICK RIGHT  SIDE ON THE NUPEGC-DATABASE AND compassionate appointment in the database
General Secretary

REPUBLIC DAY GREETINGS TO ALL VIEWERS


Wednesday, January 23, 2013



GM CEPT Mysore
No. STA-2-27/12-13 dated 21-1-2013

Sub: Deputation of PA/SA/IP/ASP to CEPT Mysore as Programmer/Helpdesk administrator/OA NPS Nodal office/OA IRU/ System Administrator

            General Manager, Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology, Mysore  invite applications from officials from the above mentioned cadre to work as CEPT, Mysore as
Programmer/Helpdesk administrator/OA NPS Nodal office/OA IRU on deputation basis.

TO WORK AS PROGRAMMER the following is required:
1.         KNOWLEDGE OF c#.NET/asp.NET/vb.NET AND SQL 2008
2.         Ability to complete the assigned project within the deadlines given.
TO WORK AS FHELP DESK ADMINISTRATOR/OA NPS Nodal office/OA IRU:
1.         Must have working knowledge of most of the software developed by CEPT,
            Mysore
2.         Should enjoy interacting with field staff
3.         Able to fluently converse in English and understand Hindi also.
TO WORK AS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR:
            The official should have worked as System Administrator previously.
2.         Applications in the enclosed format may kindly be obtained and forwarded to this office by 11-02-2013, However, the candidate can also submit an advance copy of the application to GM,CEPT,Mysore.

3.         Short listed officials will be called for an interview and a test before their services are requisitioned by CEPT.

4.         It is requested to give wide publicity to this information by circulating to all Postal/RMS Divisions under your control

            This is issued with the approval of GM, CEPT Mysore
Sd/-
Dy. Director CEPT, Mysore

Application to work as Helpdesk administrator/OA NPS Nodal office/OA IRU/ System Administrator on deputation basis at Centre for excellence in Postl technology, Mysore-570 010

1.         Name )in block Letters)                                    :

2.         Designation, Office/Division with PIN    :

3.         Date of birth                                                     :

4.         Date of joining as PA/SA                                  :

5.         Work experience in the Department                  :

6.         Educational Qualification & experience  :

            (a)        Academic                                             :

            (B)       Technical                                              :

7.         Experience as a System administrator    :

Place:                                                                                                   Signature

Date:


Application to work as Programmer
On deputation basis at
Centre for excellence in postal technology, Mysore-5470 010

1.         Name (in block Letters)                                    :

2.         Designation, Office/Division with PIN    :

3.         Date of birth                                                     :

4.         Date of joining as PA/SA                                  :

5.         Work experience in the Department                  :

6.         Educational Qualification & experience  :

            (a)        Academic:
            (B)       Technical         

7.         Experience in programming
            (Attach copy of certificates)     

8.         Details of projects completed/ any
            other useful information
            (Attach extra sheets if required)

9.         Experience as a System administrator

Place:                                                                                       Signature
Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

REVISED NORMS FOR THE OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES AT SPEED POST SORTING HUBS, INTRA-CIRCLE HUBS AND COMPUTERISED REGISTRATION CENTRES.
D.G. Posts No. 28-8/2011-D Dated 17.01.2013.
Reference is invited to the Directorate Memo No. 30-64/2009-D dated 08.10.2009, vide which ad-hoc norms for processing of Speed articles at Speed Post Centres were circulated. Attention is also drawn to the Directorate Memo No. 28-5/2006-D dated 13.09.2006, vide which norms for processing of registered articles at Computerized Registration Centres (CRs) were circulated.
2.         The matter relating to revision of norms for various activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and CRCs was under examination at this Directorate . Based on the Wok Study undertaken by the Directorate with respect to Speed Post operations at Speed Post Centres (restructured as ‘Sorting Hubs’ as part of Mail Network Optimization Project) and extension of operational processes followed at  Speed Post Hubs and Intra-Circle Hubs to the CRCs, norms for various activities have been revised. The revised norms are given at the Annexure and would be applicable to Speed Post Sorting Hubs and Intra-Circle Hubs as well as CRCs.
3.         The revised norms for activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and CRCs would be applicable with immediate effect.
            This issues with the concurrences of Integrated Finance Wing and approval of Secretary (Posts)
Sd/-
(Rishikesh)
Director (Mail Management)
Annexure
REVISED NORMS FOR ACTIVITIES AT SPEED POST SORTING HUBS, INTRA-CIRCLE HUBS AND COMPUTERIZED REGISTRATION CENTRES (CRCS).
Item
Item of Work
Revised time factor(
 in minutes)
01
Switching on and opening of computer by user
2.00
02
Receipt of bag
0.166 rounded to 0.17
03
Examination & opening of bags
0.5
04
Examination of articles received
0.11
05
Scanning of article in receipt
0.44 (25 articles per minute or 1500 per hour)
06
Sorting of articles
0.063 (950 articles per hour)
07
Scanning of article for dispatch
0.04 (25 articles per minute)
08
Generation of list
0.40
09
Closing of bags
1.00
10
Preparation of mail  lists
0.20
11
Opening/examination/sorting and preparation of bundles
0.15
12
(i) Dispatch of Mail
(ii)Receipt of bag from sorter
(iii) Preparation of TBs
(iv)Dispatch of mail
1 minute per bag
13
Misc. work/irregularities
10% of total work hours.
14
Clicking shift end and switching off computer by SA/RSA
1.33
15
Supervisor
1 on 6 SAs/RSAs.
On less than 6 SAs/RSAs, coefficient of 1.20 hrs. is required to be given on each SA/RSA
Note: Articles for the purpose of CRC include ‘High Value Money Orders (HVMOs).

Monday, January 21, 2013

DG No. 2(1)/09/PA Admn I/414-434 dated 9-1-2013

Sub: Diversion of vacant post of SA cadre into DR quota of JA

I am directed to refer on the above subject and to state that as per the existing instructions the vacancies in the cadre of Senior Accountants are operated in Junior Accountants cadre against DR/SCF quota only. However, a number of proposal for allowing the diversion of vacant posts in SA cadre into DR quota of JA has been received through PAOs and Staff Associations on account of non filling of the retirement vacancies in S cadre.

The matter has been examined and it has been decided by the competent authority for diversion of vacancies in SA cadre to DR quota as one time measure only for smooth function fo PAOs upto the limit of 60% of vacancies of Senior Accountants minus the total number of eligible candidates available in JA cadre who has completed more than 2 years and 3 years, of vacancies as on 1-1-2012.

This has approval of DDG(PAF)
Sd/-
(R Magadevan),Asst. Director General (PA Admn)

Min of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
No. 1/33/2012-P&PW(E) dated 16-1-2013
Office Memorandum
Sub: (i) Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and   
        (ii)            Eligibility for two family pensions – clarification regarding.

            The undersigned is directed to state that the Government has decided to allow continuance of family pension to mentally/physically disabled children who drew, are drawing or may draw family pension even after their marriage. Further, the Government has also decided to allow to family pensions where the pensioner drew, is drawing or may draw two pensions for military and/for civil employments.
2.         In order to implement these decisions, Explanations 1 and 3 after sub-rule 6 of Rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 have been suitably amended and sub-rules 13-A and 13-B have been omitted. A copy of Gazette notification, GSR No. 938 (E) dated 27th December , 2012 , giving effect to these amendments is issued.
3.         For the sake of clarity, the old and new explanations 1 and 3 are reproduced as under highlighting the changes made therein:
Old: EXPLANATION 1 – An unmarried son or an unmarried or widowed or divorced
daughter shall become ineligible for family pension under this sub-rule from the date
 he or she gets married or remarried.
        EXPLANATION 3 -  It shall be the duty of son or daughter or siblings or the        guardian to furnish a certificate to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that (i) he or she has not started earning his or her livelihood and (ii) he or she has not yet married or remarried. A similar certificate shall be furnished by a childless widow after her re-marriage or parents to the Treasury or Bank s the case may be, once in a year that she or he or they have not started earning her or his or their livelihood.

New: EXPLANATION 1 – An unmarried son or an unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter, except a disabled son or daughter, shall become ineligible for family pension under this sub-rule from the date he or she gets married or remarried.
           EXPLANATION 3 – It shall be the duty of son or daughter or siblings or the guardian to furnish a certificate to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that (i) he or she has not started earning his or her livelihood and (ii) he or she has not yet married or remarried. A similar certificate shall be furnished by a childless widow after her re-marriage or by the disabled son or daughter or parents to the Treasury or Bank s the case may be, once in a year that she or he or they have not started earning her or his or their livelihood.

4.         Sub-rule 13-A regulates the grant of family pension to a military pensioner after his re-employment in a civil service or a civil post. Grant of two family pensions had been prohibited under this sub rule. Similarly, sub rule 13-B prohibits grant of two family
pensions to a person who is already in receipt of Family Pension or is eligible therefore under any other rules of the Central Government or a State Government and/or Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body/Local Fund under the Central or a State Government. The sub-rules 13-A and 13-B have since been omitted vide the above mentioned Gazette notification.

5.         It is clarified that financial benefits in past cases will accrue with effect from 24th September, 2012.

6.         As regards pensioners / family pensioners belonging to the India Audit and Accounts Department, these Orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury), Dy. Secretary to the GoI

Friday, January 18, 2013



Department of personnel and Training
No. 36011/1/2012-Estt. (Res.) dated 10-1-2013

Office Memorandum

Sub: Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/St/OBC certificates.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s OM No. 11012/7/91-Estt(A) dated 19-5-1993 which provides as under:-

            “Wherever it is found that a Government servant, who was not qualified or eligible in terms of the recruitment, rules etc., for initial recruitment in service or had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. If, he is probationer or a temporary Government servant, he should be discharged or his services should be terminated. If he has become a permanent Government servant, an inquiry as prescribed in Rule 14 off CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 may be held and if the charges are proved, the Government servant should be removed or dismissed from service. In no circumstances should any penalty be imposed.”

2.         The position was reiterated vice this Department’s OM No. 42011/22/2006-Estt.(Res.) dated the 29th March, 2007 that the cases other than those protected by the specific order of the Apex Court should be dealt with in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid O.M. However, it has been observed that disciplinary proceedings in the cases involving appointments on the basis of false /fake caste certificates take considerable time and the persons who have secured employment on the basis of false caste certificates enjoy the benefits of Government service whereas such  Government servants should be remove/dismissed from the service at the earliest.

3.         It is requested that disciplinary inquiries involving the matter of securing jobs on the basis of false/fake certificates should be completed in a time bound manner and unscrupulous persons who have got appointment on the basis of fake/false caste certificates should not be retained in service and should be dismissed/ removed thenceforth.

4.         Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Sd/-
(Sharad kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary of the GoI

Monday, January 14, 2013



   D.G. Posts No. A-34012/01/2013-DE dated 9th January, 2013.

Sub: CALENDAR OF DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATIONS TO BE HELD IN THE YEAR 2013 AGAINST THE VACANCIES AVAILABLE

(A) Centralized Examinations
S. No.
Name of Examination
Proposed Schedule tentatively
1.
Inspector of Posts Examination
7th & 8th September 2013
2.
PS Group ‘B’ Examination
9.6.2013 Sunday
3.
Postmaster Grade-I Exam
9.6.2013 Sunday
4.
LGO Examination for Pas/SAs in Circles
9th September, 2013
5.
Junior Engineer (C&E) Examination
Will be notified after receipt of Question Banks and syllabus revised.
6.
Asstt. Engineer (C&E) Examination
7.
Sr. Postmaster Examination
Tentatively proposed to be held in November 2013.
8.
PAs/SAs Direct Recruitment Examination
20th October 2013 for 2013 vacancies.
9.
Assistant Manager(MMS)
Will be notified after receipt of revised Recruitment rules.
10.
Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO)
(B) Decentralized Examination
1.
Confirmation Examination for direct recruit Jr. Accountants in PAO
11th & 12th May, 2013
2.
LDCs to Junior Accountants in PAOs
15th & 16th June 2013
3.
LGOs Examination for promotion to Assistant of other wings i.e. MMS, Foreign Post, RLO, Stores Depot and CO/RO
21st July 2013
4.
Postman Examination
To be held in November 2013 for 2013 vacancies.
5.
Direct Recruitment to Multi-Tasking Staff
6.
Departmental Examination for promotion to LDCs in PAOs from Stores and MTS
28.07.2013