Friday, November 29, 2013

DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL-CADRE RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE MEETING

THE DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL MEETING WAS HELD ON 27-11-2013 UNDER THE CHAIRPERSON OF Ms  P.GOPINATH.ALL THE ITEMS WERE DISCUSSED.THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING  WILL BE HOSTED ON RECEIPT

CADRE RESTRUCTURING MEETING WAS HELD IN THE AFTERNOON UNDER THE NEW CHAIRMAN SRI V.P.SINGH.ALL THE GENERAL SECRETARIES OF PIII & PIV ATTENDED.THE CHAIRMAN WANTED PRESENTATION OF OUR FINAL VIEWS.THE OFFICIAL SIDE WILL PREPARE.THE FINAL REPORT AND CALL FOR ANOTHER MEETING WITHIN 15 DAYS.THE MEETING WAS POSITIVE

GENERAL SECRETARY


Friday, November 22, 2013



DoPT GUIDELINES FOR SUOMOTO DISCLOSURE UNDER RTI ACT 2005 BY STATE GOVERNMENTS

RECORD NOTE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ( JCM ) MEETING HELD ON 24/10/2013 REGARDING TERMS OF REFERENCE OF SEVENTH CPC

Department of Posts cancelled tender for sale of gold coins

A PRESS NEWS REGARDING GOLD SALES BY POSTAL DEPARTMENT




                                                 20/11/ 2013

The Communist Party of India has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in stalling sale of gold coins from post offices as “it is against the Finance Ministry’s directive to restrict the sale and import of gold.”

In a letter to Dr. Singh, party general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy said “high gold imports and specifically the import of gold coins had surely led to a burden on our import bill.”

Referring to Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s statement on ban on import of gold coins and medallions, Mr. Reddy said in his letter: “Despite the ban, I am surprised to see that while the Finance Minister holds a specific view on import of gold coins, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology holds a divergent view on the same.”

The Department of Posts had floated a tender for “supply of gold coins on sale,” which concludes on November 27, Mr. Reddy said.

Quoting Mr. Chidambaram as also saying that “banks were told to strictly follow guidelines on gold imports,” Mr. Reddy said the decision of the Communications and Information Technology Ministry (to sell gold coins) went against the decision of the Finance Ministry.

“If banks selling gold coins are strictly being discouraged, how could post offices selling gold coins be encouraged?” he sought to know.

Import of gold coins and floating of tenders by the Postal Department “implies encouraging the import of gold coins once again.”

‘Why no uniform view ?’

“With a heavy import bill burden already on the economy, why is the government not having a uniform view regarding the sale of gold coins” Mr. Reddy asked.

Thursday, November 21, 2013



Revised Results Framework Document (RFD) for Department of Posts (2013-14)...

Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014

Nomination Facility under CGHS for Claiming Medical Reimbursement in Event of Death of Principal CGHS Cardholder


43rd UPU Letter Writing Competition 2014

Donation to Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) in respect of UTTRAKHAND DISASTER...

Dopt Orders - Preparation of Select List for the year 2012 of Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS -Vigilance status and statement of minor / major penalties imposed etc.

INDEMNITY BOND FOR SETTLEMENT OF DUPLICATE HOSPITAL BILLS


SB Order No. 12/2013 : Change in procedure for payment of Commission to SAS/MPKBY Agents and PRSG Leaders in the Post offices to be migrated to Finacle CBS Application



Pension from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 : Supreme Court dismisses the Review Petition filed by Govt of India

As most would know, the Govt had challenged before the Supreme Court the decision of the Delhi High Court wherein the judgement by the Central Administrative Tribunal granting benefit of rectification of pensionary anomalies from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 was questioned. The order in effect and essence affected all central govt pensioners, including defence pensioners.
 

The controversy had emanated from the fact whether the benefits of the correct pension were to flow from 01 Jan 2006 which is the date from which the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations were implemented or from 24 Sept 2012 when the Govt had decided to remove the anomalies in the pension structure after the said Pay Commission. Of course, it was held by Courts that the removal of the anomalies shall date back to the date of the inception of the said anomalies and not any later artificial date.


Incorrigible as it is, the Govt had gone ahead and filed a Review Petition in the matter urging the Supreme Court to review its order of dismissal of the SLP filed by the Central Govt.

The Supreme Court has yesterday dismissed the Review Petition filed by the Govt in the matter.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013




LDC-UDC ISSUE: Deputy Secretary JCA writes to Under Secretary CS-II, DoPT

Dear friends,

I am posting a letter addressed to Shri K Suresh Kumar, Under Secretary, CS II Section, DoPT returning the proposal for the upgradation of Grade pay of LDC and UDC on the ground given therein. This letter was not attached with the original documents while returning the case to the Association by the CS II. Shri Bipin Kumar Pandey has obtained this letter through RTI and forwarded to me through e-mail.

In para II it is stated that no anomaly item related to the upgradation of the grade pay of LDC and UDC is pending with the National Anomaly Committee. The matter was discussed with Shri S.K. Vyas, who representing the Confederation in the National Anomaly Committee. Shri Vyas has informed me that 11 additional items including item related to the LDC & UDC, have been admitted for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee. Shri Vyas further said that the assurance of taking up these items in the final meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was given to the Staff Side. But any initiative to conduct the final meeting of the NAC has not been come up from the side of the Government. Thus the statement given by the Deputy Secretary (JCA) is not in match with the statement of Shri Vyas, Member NAC.

It is to be noted that in Para IV the Deputy Secretary suggested the CS II to take up the upgradation work of the Grade pay of LDC & UDC in consultation with the Department of Expenditure which itself speak the genuiness of the issue.

TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Mob 09425372172

No 11/3/2013-JCA (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personal, PG & Pensions
Department of Personal & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th August, 2013

Office Memorandum

Sub: Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC and UDC in the Administrative branch of Government of India Offices.

The undersigned is directed to refer to CS II ID No. 25/2/2013-CS. II (B) dated 13/08/2013 relating to PMO ID No. 4/3/2013-PMP4/67682 dated 15.07.2013 on the subject mentioned above.

It is noted that the General Secretary of All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG) has demanded revision of Grade pay of LDCs and UDCs in the Administrative branch of Government of India. This is not an issue of anomaly and no such item was before the National Anomaly Committee.

In this regard it may be noted that the Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended a hierarchical structure and revised pay scales for the Central Secretariat in Para 3.1.9 of its report. A similar recommendation in respect of Non-Secretariat Organization had been made in Para 3.1.14 of the report. Sixth CPC has granted parity in hierarchical structures and revised pay scales to posts existing in the Central Secretariat and Non-Secretariat Organizations up to the level of Assistant. Accordingly, Sixth CPC granted identical revised pay structures to LDCs, UDCs and Assistants both in Central Secretariat and Non-Secretariat Organizations.

Accordingly, the demand of the All India Association of Administrative Staff(NG) for the revision of the Grade Pay of LDCs and UDCs in the Administrative branch of the Government of India is required to be considered by the CS II Division (which deals with the LDCs and UDCs of CSCS) in consultation with the Department of Expenditure who are the nodal Ministry in respect of  CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. JCA Section has no role in this issue.

This reference in original is accordingly returned to CS-II Division for action as appropriate.

sd/
(Alok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Shri K. Suresh Kumar
Under Secretary
CS-II Divisiion,
Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Urban Development
Central Public Works Department 

No.55/4/2006-S&D/897
Date 11 Nov 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD.

Reference is invited to this Directorate OM of even No. 1576 dated 9.11.2010, vide which the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was kept on hold.

Subsequently, vide this Directorate OM of even No. 301 dated 25,3.2011, orders for keeping hold the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was revoked. However, the MACPS to the cadre of Junior Engineers was again kept on hold vide OM of even No. 320 dt 31.3.2011

It has now been decided to revoke above referred orders dated 31.3 2011 of keeping hold the MACPS for Junior Engineers. MACPS notified vide DoPT ref. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.5.2009 shall be implemented for this cadre.

This issues with the approval of Director General, CPWD

CCS (CCA) RULES - Resignation from Service procedure

Consolidated instructions on incentives for sportspersons

Air Travel on TA-LTC (Official Account) — relaxation of government instructions: Min Civ Aviation OM

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holding of meeting on cadre Restructuring of Group 'C' Employees on 27th, Nov 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013



Promotion and postings of STS officers of Indian Postal Service {lPoS}, Group 'A' on ad hoc basis to Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) of the Service and transfers/postings of JAG officers of lPoS, Group'A',

Reimbursement of Medical Claim for emergency treatment in non-empanelled hospital - CGHS Mumbai Clarified.


F.No.l2/10/2013-JCA-2 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training) 

North Block, New Delhi                                                                       Dated the lith November, 2013
                                                            OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Change in the date of Holiday onthe occasion of Muharram -reg.

                   The Holiday on the occasion of Muharram was listed on Thursday the 14" November, 2013vide Annexure I of this Department's O.M. No 12/4/2012-JCA-2 dated 5th June, 2012. This was dependent on sighting of the Moon. It has now been decided that for offices in Delhi / New Delhi, the Holiday on the occasion of Muharram will now be on Friday, the 15" November, 2013 and all Central Government Administrative offices located in Delhi / New Delhi shall remain closed on account of Muharram on 15th November, 2013. 

2. Hindi version will follow.
                                                                                                                           Deputy secretary (JCA)
                                                                                                                                     2309 2589

1.All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
2. UPSC/CVC/C&AG/ PMO / Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/
President's SecretariatNice-President's Secretariat1 Su~reme Court1 High
Court/Central ~drninistrative Tribunal/ Election ' Cornkission of 1ndia-/
Minorities Commission/ National Human Rights Commission/Central
Information Commission/National Commission for Women.
3.All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. &Pensions.
4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New
Delhi.
5. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).
6. All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of
Personnel, P.G. and Pensions. 7. Commissioner for Scheduled Castes /Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes.
8. PS to Cabinet Secretary.
9. Deputy Secretary (Coordination), Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I G Stadium, I.T.O.,
New Delhi.
lo. The Manager (Store), Government of India, Forms Store, 166, Lenin Sarani,
Kolkata
11. Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments / Union Territories.
12, Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, PTI Building, New Delhi
13. Deputy Director (Bills), Dte. of Printing, B-Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
14. Positional Astronomy Centre, Block-AQ, Plot No.8 Sector-V, Salt lake, Manish
Bathan, Kolkata - 700091
15. Facilitation Center, DOP&T (20 copies)
16. NIC (DOPT) with the request to place this O.M. on the Website of the
Department (www.persmin.nic.in)

The Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) for GDS came into effect from 1st April, 2011  (vide OM No.6-11/2009-PE-II dated 01-04-2011). It is noticed that only 70% of GDS has opted the Scheme.
              On request of Service Unions / Federations, it is now considered to give one more option to the remained willing GDS; the Directorate issued guidelines / instructions  on the subject on two items :

(i)   Extend one extra option for enrollment:
= GDS having less than 3years of service as on 01-01-2014 are not eligible.
= Enrolment must be made before 31st January 2014
(Govt. contribution shall be commenced from that month only)

(ii) Personal subscription / contribution towards this scheme:
= It is now allowed to made personal contribution / subscription from GDS towards the Scheme.
= Same rate of Rs.200/- permonth can be made as personal subscription for the Scheme with effect from the month of October 2013.

= The personal contribution / subscription can be deducted from the monthly TRCA on application to the concerned DDO.

The interested GDS can now enroll themselves in the Scheme.



Counting of Training period (prior to posting) for drawing increments - clarification from Directorate

UP CIRCLE  RESULTS-  CLICK HERE

DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POSTMASTER GRADE-I & IPO EXAMINATION FOR THE YEAR 2013

Answer keys of the above exams are published only recently. Representations and feedbacks received from candidates are to be scruitinised and then only result will be declared. It is learnt that 2 or 3 CAT cases are also registered and the department is busy with filling reply.

PA/SA/PA(SBCO) RESULT

UP CIRCLE  RESULTS-  CLICK HERE

NEED TO ENSURE PROMPT DELIVERY OF ALL AVAILABLE MAILS ON MONDAYS AND THE NEXT DAY OF POSTAL HOLIDAYS


Friday, November 8, 2013

DG No. 19-31/2012-WL/Sport dated 14.10.2013
Subject: Allocation of funds to the circles Welfare Fund for Gramin Dak Sewaks for the year 2013-2014.

Approval of competent authority is hereby conveyed for release of funds amounting to Rs 2,57,85,600/- (Rs two crore fifty seven lakh eighty five thousand six hundred only) from the Postal Services Staff Welfare Fund to the respective Circle Welfare Fund for GDS for the year 2013-2014 as per detail given below;

1.    Andhra Pardesh                              -2845900
2.    Assam                                                -  852500
3.    Bihar                                                  -1484400
4.    Chhatishgarh                                               -  520500
5.    Delhi                                                  -    25000
6.    Gujrat                                                 -1445500
7.    Haryana                                             -  403800
8.    Himachal Pradesh                           -  622200
9.    Jammu & Kashmir                           -  265400
10. Jharkhand                                         -  566300
11. Karnataka                                          -1166200
12. Kerela                                                            -1412000
13. Madhya Pradesh                             -1334600
14. Maharashtra                                     -1991000
15. North East                                         -  737200
16. Orissa                                                 -1470900
17. Punjab                                               -  591200
18. Rajasthan                                          -1385500
19. Tamil Nadu                                       -2190300
20. Uttar pardesh                                    -2339000
21. Uttarakhand                                      -  623300
22. West Bangal                                     -1510900
___________________________________
Total                                               -25785600

2.         Any discrepancy noticed in allocation of funds may be reported to this office along with the requisite details, so as to enable this office to further review the position.

3.         The above allocation has been made subject to the condition that entire expenditure will be incurred by respective CPMGs within his/her financial powers subject to concurrence of CIFA in accordance to powers as laid down in Schedule II, HOC’s financial Powers which should be strictly adhered to.
4.         The funds allocated will be utilized in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time and accounts there of will be maintained in the prescribed format and as per procedure already defined & submitted to this office duly audited by P&T Audit.

Central Organization ECHS,Ministry of Defence (Army)
No. B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates Policy dated 15 Oct, 2013
(Addressed to Regional Centre ECHS Mumbai)

Sub: Reimbursement of Med Claim for emergency treatment in non empanelled
Hospital

A Clarification was sought from the Chief Medical Officer (SAG), CGHS Mumbai on the rates fat which the claims are settled of CGHS beneficiaries. The CGHS authorities have clarified vide their letter No. 3(xiv)3/13 Genl/1958/13 dated d30 Aug, 13 that reimbursement at 25% higher rate that the 2002 CGHS rates is applicable to those who have taken treatment in private non empanelled hospital through CGHS in Mumbai.

2.         Based on the above provision provided by CGHS reimbursement at 25% higher rates that 2002 CGHS rages will also be applicable to those ECHS members who have taken any emergency treatment in a non empanelled hospital for or for those undergoing any planned listed procedure in a non empanelled hospital after taking prior sanction of Central Org ECHS.


3          The above orders are applicable till further instructions.