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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Revision of Income Limit for reservation for OBC: DoPT Order

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 भारतीय अतिरिक्त विभागीय कर्मचारी संघ (जी 0 डी 0 एस 0 )का अखिल भारतीय अधिवेशन / उत्तर प्रदेश सर्किल का सर्किल अधिवेशन

          भारतीय अतिरिक्त विभागीय कर्मचारी संघ (जी 0 डी 0 एस 0 ) का 1 2 वा  अखिल भारतीय अधिवेशन / उत्तर प्रदेश सर्किल का  सर्किल अधिवेशन दिनाक 8 एवं 9  जून 2 0 13 को महारानी लाल कुवर पी 0  जी 0 कालेज बलरामपुर जिला गोंडा (उत्तर प्रदेश ) में होने जा रहा है ! खुले अधिवेशन का उद्घाटन चीफ पोस्ट मास्टर जनरल उत्तर प्रदेश सर्किल  श्री कमलेश चंद्रा जी करेगे 1 माननीय संचार मंत्री श्री कपिल सिब्बल जी के आने की पूरी पूरी संभावना है 1 
        
        किसी को भी अधिवेशन स्थल पर पहुचने में कठिनाई हो वह  उत्तर प्रदेश सर्किल (जी 0 डी 0 एस 0) के सर्किल सचिव श्री दिनेश धर दुबे के मोबाइल नंबर 0 9 4 1 5 3 6 2 6 3 1 एवं अधिवेशन प्रबंधक श्री रामानंद तिवारी के मोबाइल नंबर 0 9 9 1 9 2 0 0 9 00 एवं  बी 0 पी 0 ई 0 एफ 0 के ऑफिस सेक्रेटरी श्री प्रेमचंद के मोबाइल नंबर 0 9 9 1 0 3 4  1 9 1 0 पर सम्पर्क कर सकते है 1 जिन लोगो की लखनऊ तक ट्रेन है वह लखनऊ में  बी 0 पी 0 ई 0 एफ 0 के सेक्रेटरी जनरल श्री शिवाकांत मिश्र के मोबाइल नंबर 0 8 0 9 0 0 1 2 3 2 4    एवं बी 0 पी 0 ई 0 एफ 0 के संगठन मंत्री श्री संतोष कुमार सिंह जी के मोबाइल नंबर 0 9 4 5 0 3 9 5 0 1 0  पर सम्पर्क कर सकते है 1 
      
        एक बार दुबारा आप सभी से निवेदन है कि अधिक से अधिक संख्या में अधिवेशन में आकर अधिवेशन को सफल बनाये 1                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                           सुगंधी कुमार मिश्र 
                                                    महामंत्री (जी 0 डी 0 एस 0 ) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Monday, 27 May 2013

GDS AND CASUAL LABOUR LATEST NEWS


1.Postal Board has sent the proposal for introducing Health Insurance Scheme to GDS, to Finance Ministry for approval.

2. GDS Bonus ceiling limit raising – Finance Ministry has again returned the file with adverse comments.

3.Casual Labourers Committee recommendations have been considered by the Postal Board and proposal of the Postal Board is being sent to Finance Ministry for approval. 

Review of the Special Recruitment Drive launched to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs.



The Union Cabinet today approved the Special Recruitment Drive launched to fill up the backlog in reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The achievement of the drive was reviewed in July, 2011 by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as there was a large backlog of vacancies which were yet to be filled. The drive was re-launched to fill up the remaining identified backlog vacancies by the end of the financial year i.e. 31.03.2012. All Ministries/Departments were requested to make concerted efforts to ensure that the remaining backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs were filled up by 31st March, 2012.

The achievement of the Special Recruitment Drive on its conclusion on 31st March, 2012, as reported by various Ministries/Departments is as follows:

(i) A total of 75,522 backlog vacancies were identified. Of these, 44,427 were in the direct recruitment quota and 31,095 in the promotion quota.

(ii) Of the 44,427 backlog vacancies in the direct recruitment quota, 28,588 have been filled up so far. The success rate in direct recruitment quota is therefore 64.35 percent .

(iii) Out of 31,095 backlog vacancies in the promotion quota, there are 11,347 vacancies (SC 4,239 & ST 7,106) for which eligible candidates are not available even in the extended zone of consideration. Therefore, it has not been found possible to fill up these vacancies. Out of the remaining 19,748 vacancies in the promotion quota, 19,446 vacancies have been filled up so far. After excluding the vacancies for which candidates are not available, achievement of the drive in respect of the promotion quota is 98.47 percent. 

The India Post Office Act, 1898



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Availing of LTC (Leave Travel Concession) in current block year


Everyone knows that all central government employees can avail LTC through their respective department and can use this opportunity for travelling to any part India. This concession can be availed in block years.  A block year consists of four calendar years. As far this block year is concerned, this year 2013 is the last year in this particular block year – i.e. 2010-2013.
 
                Employees can use this opportunity this year itself without waiting for an extension in the next year. In the last couple of years the block years were extended for another one year for the benefit of many of our employees who are not utilizing it properly. In JCM Meetings, Trade unions and Federations are demanding more facilities in LTC like Air Travel from anywhere in India. Now employees can travel to Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern States by air. The government has informed that only about 20% of the employees are utilizing this concession.
 
                Going for vacation to different places with family and friends gives the entire family, a fresh atmosphere.  Mingling with friends and other people in different places nourishes our thoughts and minds. In foreign countries, going for a vacation is encouraged very much. To conclude, all central government employees should grab this golden opportunity to travel to any part our country and can enjoy their vacation.
 

ISSUE OF DUE MAIL & SORTING LIST CONSEQUENT UPON IMPLEMENTATION OF REDESIGNED NETWORK FOR FIRST CLASS AND SECOND CLASS MAIL UNDER MNOP



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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Clarification on grant of one increment in pre-revised pay structure - Finance Ministry


Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.03.2013 - clarification

F.No.1/1/2008-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd May, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.3.2012 - clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum of even no. dated 19.3.2012 which provides that those Central Government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006, may be granted one increment as on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and, thereafter, will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006.

2. As per this Ministry’s OM No. F. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. fitment tables have been prescribed in Annexure-1 thereto, specifying the stages of revised pay in the revised pay band with reference to each stage of pre-revised pay in various pre-revised pay scales. As per the fitment tables, the stage of revised pay in the pay band has been mentioned at the same stage in respect of two consecutive pre-revised stages of pay in cases of certain pre-revised scales.

3. This Ministry has been receiving references as to whether in cases where the fitment table provides for the same revised stage in case of two consecutive pre-revised stages in a particular pre-revised scale of pay, the 
benefit of bunching is admissible after grant of one increment in the pre-revised pay scale by virtue of this Ministry’s OM dated 19.3.2012.

4. The matter has been considered and it is clarified that Fitment Table contained in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008 is to he strictly followed for fixation of pay in the revised structure without any deviation.

5. In cases where the stages of fixation of pay in the revised pay band as per fitment table contained in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008 provides for the same revised stage in the Pay Band with reference to two consecutive stages of pre-revised pay in the corresponding pre-revised scales, then in such cases due to application of this Ministry's OM dated 19.3.2012, there will be no change in the revised pay as on 1.1.2006, if the revised stage with reference to the pre-revised pay after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale does not undergo any change as per the Fitment Table. It is also clarified that no further bunching will be allowed in such cases and no re-fixation of pay will be admissible in the revised pay as on 1.1.2006.

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(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6670 ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 DEMANDS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013


DEARNESS ALLOWANCE MERGER – QUESTION OF MERGING CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DA WITH THEIR PAY DOES NOT ARISE AS 6TH PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDED NOT TO MERGE THE SAME WITH PAY – MINISTER REPLIES IN THE RAJYA SABHA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4384
ANSWERED ON-07.05.2013

Dearness Allowance as Dearness Pay

4384 . SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR

(a) whether the earlier Pay Commissions for Central Government Employees had recommended that a certain percentage of Dearness Allowance to be treated as Dearness Pay;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) by when the salaried class as well as pensioners are likely to be benefited so as to overcome the hardship being faced by them to maintain their day-to-day household expenses?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance (E & FS) (Shri Namo Narain Meena)
(a)&(b) The 5th Pay Commission had recommended that Dearness Allowance should be converted into Dearness Pay each time the Consumer Price Index increases by 50% over the base index used by the last pay Commission. Accordingly the Government issued orders on 27.02.2004 for merging of 50% of the DA with the basic pay w.e.f.01.04.2004.
(c) The 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage. Government has accepted this recommendation vide Resolution dated 29.08.2008. Hence the question to merge DA with basic pay does not arise. However, the rate of DA is being revised at periodic intervals.
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PROMOTION AND POSTING TO THE GRADE OF MEMBER, POSTAL SERVICES BOARD, INDIAN POSTAL SERVICE, GROUP 'A'. (Click the link below for details)http://www.indiapost.gov.in/DOP/Pdf/Postings/1-19-2013-spgDtd21May2013.PDF


Increment provision for retiring employees: Govt reply in Rajya Sabha

In written reply of question "whether Government proposes to modify the existing recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission that Central Government employees will get an increment in the month of July in every calendar year to ensure that those Government employees who are retiring irrespective of the month of the calendar year and have at least put in more than six months of service get the last increment", Govt has submitted that there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to make any changes in increment date.
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4380
ANSWERED ON-07.05.2013
Increment provision for retiring employees
4380 . SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR

(a)  whether Government proposes to modify the existing recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission that Central Government employees will get an increment in the month of July in every calendar year to ensure that those Government employees who are retiring irrespective of the month of the calendar year and have at least put in more than six months of service get the last increment;

(b)  if so, by when a revised notification will be issued to benefit those retiring Government employees as it affects their pensionary benefits etc.; and

(c)  if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)

(a) to (c) : The existing provision for uniform date of annual increment on 1st July every year is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission which went into the service conditions of the Central Government employees taking into account all relevant factors. There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to make any changes therein.

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भारत सरकार
वित्त मंत्रालय
व्य्य विभाग

राज्य सभा

अतारांकित प्रश्न। संख्याक-4380 

 मंगलवार, 07 मई, 2013/17 वैशाख, 1935 (शक) 

सेवानिवृत्त हो रहे कर्मचारियों हेतु वेतन-वृद्धि संबंधी प्रावधान 

4380. श्री बलविंदर सिंह भुंडर:  
क्यान वित्त मंत्री यह बताने की कृपा करेंगे कि:
(क) क्या सरकार का प्रत्येक कैलेंडर वर्ष के जुलाई माह में केन्द्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों की वेतन-वृद्धि होने संबंधी छठे वेतन आयोग की मौजूदा सिफारिश में बदलाव करने का विचार है, ताकि सुनिश्चिेत किया जा सके कि एक कैलेंडर वर्ष में किसी भी माह में सेवानिवृत्ता होने वाले तथा उस वर्ष में कम से कम छ: माह तक अपनी सेवाएं प्रदान कर चुके सरकारी कर्मचारियों को अन्तिम बार वेतन-वृद्धि मिल सके; 
(ख) यदि हां, तो सेवानिवृत्र हो रहे ऐसे सरकारी कर्मचारियों को लाभान्वित करने हेतु संशोधित अधिसूचना कब तक जारी कर दी जाएगी, क्योंकि इसका प्रभाव उनके पेंशन संबंधी लाभों आदि पर पड़ता है; और 
(ग) यदि नहीं, तो इसके क्या, कारण हैं? 

उत्तर

        वित्त राज्य़ मंत्री (श्री नमो नारायन मीना)

(क) से (ग): प्रत्येक वर्ष 1 जुलाई को वार्षिक वेतन-वृद्धि की एक समान तारीख का वर्तमान प्रावधान, छठे केन्द्री य वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों पर आधारित है जिसे सभी संबंधित कारकों को ध्यान में रखकर, केन्द्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों की सेवा शर्तों में शामिल कर दिया गया है। सरकार इसमें परिवर्तन के किसी प्रस्ताव पर विचार नहीं कर रही है। 
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Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A
Hindi version: http://164.100.24.219/qhindi/228/Au4380.doc

Monday, 20 May 2013


SHORTAGE OF STAFF IN POSTAL DEPARTMENT

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6875
ANSWERED ON 8.05.2013
SHORTAGE OF STAFF IN POSTAL DEPARTMENT
6875 . Smt. DARSHANA VIKRAM JARDOSH, ASHOK TANWAR
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has abolished 17093 posts across the cadres in the department of posts during the period from 2005 to 2008; 
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; 
(c) whether there is a shortage of staff in various cadre in the department and in the post offices in the country; 
(d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise; and 
(e) the steps proposed to be taken to fill the vacant posts expeditiously, so as to ensure prompt and quality service to customers?
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Dr. (SMT) KILLI KRUPARANI)
(a) Yes, Madam.
(b) The details of abolition of posts are placed at Annexure-I. The reasons for abolition of posts were in accordance with Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 2/8/2001-PIC dated 16.5.2001 vide which the Scheme of Optimization for Annual Direct Recruitment Plan was launched. As per this Scheme, the direct recruitment was to be limited to 1/3rd of the direct recruitment vacancies arising in a year subject to a further ceiling that it does not exceed 1% of the total sanctioned strength of the Department. The remaining direct recruitment posts were required to be abolished. 
(c) Manpower requirement and regular recruitment is an ongoing process in the Government. Shortage of staff in the Department and in the Post offices in various cadres arises mainly due to promotion, retirement, death, leave or transfer. 
(d) Does not arise in view of (c) above..
(e) Vacancies in the Department are filled up by promotion or by direct recruitment as per extant procedures regularly.
ANNEXURE-I
Abolition of posts across various cadres in the Department of Posts during 2005-2008.

Year
No. of direct recruitment vacancies abolished
2005
2121
2006
5426
2007
4957
2008
4589
Total
17093


EXTENSION OF RTI WEB PORTAL FOR ONLINE FILING OF RTI APPLICATION

No.1/1/2013-1R 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17/05/2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.

          In continuation of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 22/04/2013, ¡t is intimated that training to RTI Nodal Officers, RTI Cell officials and NIC/IT personnelattached with Ministries/Departments of Government of India have been completed by DoPT with the help of NIC.
2.    It is again requested that training to all the CPlOs and First Appellate Authorities (FAAs) may be provided by the concerned Ministry/Department, through the officials trained by DoPT/NIC, User name/password to all the CPIOs and FAAs are to be provided by RTI Nodal Officers of the concerned Ministry/Department. It is imperative that the RTI Nodal Officers start updating the details of CPIOs / FAAs in the system and issue user name and password to them at the earliest.
3.     As mentioned in the said O.M., it is planned to extend the facility of RTI onlineweb portal to all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India. This facility is being extended to Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Food and Public Distribution from 22 May 2013.
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(Sandeep Jain)
                              Deputy Secretary  

Sunday, 19 May 2013


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said some of the demands raised by the various central trade unions, for which they organised a nationwide general strike for two days in February, were in advanced stage of consideration of the government.Click below link to see the details 






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Friday, 17 May 2013




SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS-MERIT POINTS


No. 17-17/2010-GDS                                                                                        Dated: 09-03-2012

SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS- MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION- REVISED PROVISIONS THEREOF .

            A reference is invited to this Directorate letter of even number dated 14 December, 2010 and 01 August, 2011 vide which the scheme for engagement of GDS on compassionate engagement cases to be considered on or after 0-01-2011.

2. The Scheme has recently been reviewed in this Directorate and partial modification to the existing provisions of the Scheme. The following provisions are hereby to be substituted with the approval of the competent authority:-

(a)  The attribute of assessing indigence appearing at Ser. 7- Educational Qualification of Applicant” on Page 3 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDS dated 14-12-2010 is deleted.
(b)  The attribute of assessing indigence appearing at Ser. 2- outstanding liabilities for Education/ marriage of dependent children” on Page 2 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDS dated 14-12-2010 is substituted as under :-

S.No.         Points                                                                    Criteria

1.                  20 for two or more dependent Children        For education of Children
                               15 for one dependent Child

2.                 20 for two or more daughters                        For marriage of daughters
                        15 for only daughters
    
     (C) The attribute of assessing indigence appearing Ser.6- Discharge Benefits i.e. under NPS life and Group Insurance Benefits received by family on Page 3 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010-GDS dated 14-12-2010 is substituted as under :- 

S.No.   Pints                                                                Slabs for benefits on discharge

1.     20                                                                   Rs. 75000 & below
2.    15                                                                    Below Rs. 1,50,000 but above Rs. 75000
3.    10                                                                    Rs. 1,50,000 & above

(d)The words ‘ Proposed’ appearing under criteria 1,3,5, & 6 on page 2 &3 of this Directorate letter No. 17-17-2010 –GDS dated 14 December, 2010 may be taken as deleted.

(e) Apart from the above, cases where the wife     of the deceased GDS has applied for compassionate engagement for her, she shall get 15 additional points as grace points. This is in line with the general principle that     the widow needs to be given preference for compassionate engagement. Such grace points shall not be permissible to the widower applicant.

3. All other provisions contained in the scheme dated 14-12-2010 as further modified under letter of even number dated 01-08-2011 shall continue to apply as already prescribed and all compassionate engagement shall be approved within the ambit of the prescribed Scheme only. It is reiterated that the existing criteria of 50 Points and above for adjusting ‘ hard and deserving cases’ stands.
4. The above changes shall take effect   from the date of application of the original Scheme. All cases which were considered & rejected by the CRC based on the earlier provisions of the new Scheme, may be reconsidered afresh based on application of the revised criteria within the time frame allowed under Para 7 (e) of this Directorate letter No. 17-17/2010 –GDS dated 14-12-2010 as fresh cases subject to availability of vacancies in the division concerned in view of removal of ceiling of 10% already without further reference to this Directorate.

5.Pursuant to the provisions now revise, where the  widow now applies  for the compassionate engagement following rejection of the case of one of her child; her case may also be taken as a fresh case to be considered as per the new scheme as modified. Thus before the already rejected cases are reconsidered, the widow may be given an option to be exercised in writing within one month on date of receipt of the communication to be issued by the Circle treating the application of her child as withdrawn & consideration of her application afresh to follow in due course . Where such an option is exercised, the already rejected application of her child may not be reconsidered and her fresh application may go processed expeditiously.   


                                                                                                           (Surender Kumar)
                                                                                                Assistant Director General (GDS)


STUDY GROUP REPORT ON ENHANCEMENT OF BONUS CEILING FOR GDS
It is favourably recommended by the Committee that the Ceiling of Bonus should be enhanced from Rs.2500 to Rs.3500- to Gramin Dak Sevaks...

"..........the Group recommends that bonus ceiling for GDSs should be increased prospectively."......

"....... the Group recommends that bonus ceiling for GDS should be increased from Rs.2500- to Rs.3500-."

"..............The Group feels that the additional expenditure on this account will be recouped by the Department on account of the increased productivity with a better motivated work force. Further acceptance of this recommendation for increasing the bonus ceiling to Rs.3500- will not only settle the long pending demand of GDS but would also harmonize the service union's relations with the administration"









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