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Tuesday, September 18, 2018


PROHIBITION ON BRINGING ANY POLITICAL OR OUTSIDE INFLUENCE BY GOVT. SERVANT OR BY THEIR CLOSE RELATIVES
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt 110010

No. AN/XIII/13006Nol-XXII
Dated 12.09.2018
To
       The PCsDA/CsDA
       The PIFAs/IFAs
       (Through website)

Subject: Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives in respect of service matters.


Reference: This HQrs letter bearing No. even dated 30.05.2017.

Please refer to the communication cited under reference containing guidelines regarding representation from Government servants on service matters. As per existing instructions, wherever, in any matter connected with his service rights or conditions, a Government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redressal of a grievance, the proper course for him is to address his immediate official superior, or Head of his office, or such other authority at the appropriate level who is competent to deal with the matter in the organization.

2          However, it has been observed that instances of bringing outside as well as political influence by the official and their close relatives in matters like transfer etc. are on the rise. Such trend has been viewed seriously and the officials concerned may be liable for disciplinary action for such transgression and violation of provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964.

3.         In this context, attention is also invited to DOP&T OM bearing F.No.11013/08/2013-Est(A-111) dated 31.08.2015.

4.         The contents of this communication may be disseminated to all officers/ staff serving in your organization.
(Mustaq Ahmad)
Dy. CGDA(Admin)
Source:cgda.nic.in

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IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT -- OFFICIAL RETIRED ON 30th JUNE IS ELIGIBLE FOR INCREMENT DUE ON 1st JULY NOTIONALLY FOR PENSIONARY BENEFITS
CLICK HERE   FOR THE COPY OF THE JUDGEMENT

NFPE CIRCULAR
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
  Phone: 011.23092771                                              e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9718686800/9810853981                 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com 

No.PF-1(e) 2018                                                                        Date: 18th September 2018
CIRCULAR
To,
            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office bearers.
All Circle / Divisional and Branch Secretaries

SUB:   SOLIDARITY TO GDS AGITATIONAL PROGRAMES

Comrades,
           
                        As you are aware that GDS Committee Report headed by Sri Kamlesh Chandra was implemented by the Govt. of India w.e.f. 01.07.2018 after a long struggle of 16 days indefinite strike conducted by All GDS employees under leadership of AIPE Union GDS and other three unions NFPE had extended solidarity support by various ways of agitational programmes during the entire period of Strike.

            In Some circles all NFPE members conducted strike from 4 days to 10 days. Kerala comrades conducted 10 days Strike in support of GDS Strike.

            NFPE pays red salute to all GDS and regular employees who conducted strike and various agitational programmes which made the strike grand success and the Central Govt. was forced to implement GDS committee Report. The Govt of India has not implemented so many positive recommendations given by Sri Kamlesh Chandra Committee. Only pay revision and very few other recommendations have been implemented.

            The new pay scales which require to be implemented from 01-01-2016 have been given effect from 01.07.2018. From 01.01.2016 , only 2.57 factors has been given. The GDS employees are much more frustrated and agitated . AIPEU GDS and other two unions have held meeting and decided future course of action and charter of demands. Which is mentioned below.

            We as NFPE endorse the agitational programmes and charter of demands of GDS Unions and appeal to entire rank and file to extend full solidarity support , help, co-operation and participation to make the agitational programmes successful.

Agitational Programmes.

1.    25.-09-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast infront of Divisional Offices
2.    04-10-2018 : One day country wide hunger fast in front of Circle Offices.
3.    10-10-2018 : One day massive hunger fast in New Delhi.



CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.    GDS committee report as a whole be implemented with effect from 01st of January 2016.
2.    Change the formula already adopted for calculation of arrears.
3.    Change of upper limit of gratuity from Rs 1,50,000/- to Rs 5,00,000/-
(a)  GIS limit should be enhanced to Rs. 5,00,000 with the subscription of Rs. 500/-
4.    10% of the TRCA of the GDS should be recovered towards SDBS contribution and the Government to  contribute equal share.
(a)And also EFP Scheme to be introduced to GDS as recommended by the GDS Committee. This was alos recommended by the previous GDS Committees.
5. GDS should be granted 30 days paid leave in a year and the leave should be    
    allowed to be carry forward subjected to the maximum of 180 days and provide encashment of the leave.
6 .Grant Children Education allowance Rs 6000/- per child per Annum.
7. Enhance composite allowance to the BPMs  from Rs500/- to Rs 1600/- also grant composite allowance to ABPMs & GDS working in classified cities and the GDS working in Departmental Offices etc., wherever applicable.
8. GDS employees should be granted financial up gradation on completion of 12,24, and 36 years of service in the form of grant of additional increments.
(a)  Point to point fixation to be ordered instead of bunching of TRCA scales.
9 Limited transfer facility to GDS on request should be relaxed. There shall not be any drop in wage scale on account of a request transfer. The transfer of GDS will be approved by Divisional head if the transfer is within the Division, by regional PMG if it is within the region by HOC if the transfer is within the Circle.
10 Voluntary discharge schemes for the GDSs’ 3 types of voluntary discharge schemes as recommended by GDS committee for the GDSs’ who are willing to quit the post before the discharge at the age of 65 years should be implemented.
11 All discharge benefits (retirement benefits) should be implemented retrospectively , w.e.f 01January 2016.
12. Put off duty may be averted by transferring the GDS to another place.
13 Incentive system should be abolished for India Post Payment bank (IPPB) work. Enhance the working hours of branch post office and GDS officials concerned after introducing the IPPB.
14. GDSs’ should be  allowed to get discharge from the service on the last day of the month in which He/She attains the 65 years of the age.
15. All single handed branch post offices should be provided with one more hand to upgrade to double handed office.
16. ‘Employees’ state Insurance (ESI) facility to be extended to Grameen Dak Sevaks wherever E.S.I dispensaries and hospitals are available the country.


With revolutionary greetings.
Yours Comradely,


R.N Parashar
Secretary General

Saturday, September 15, 2018

OBSERVANCE OF SWACHHTA HI SEWA PAKHWADA IN ALL MINISTRIES / DEPARTMENTS – REGARDING  (Click the link to view)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/swachhta%20hi%20sewa_0.pdf

 

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VERY GOOD BENCHMARK FOR MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) WILL BE APPLICABLE ACRS FROM JAN 2018 ONWARDS – DELHI HIGH COURT CIRCULAR

 

High Court Circular regarding Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, regarding upgradation of benchmark from “Good” to “Very Good”

HIGH COURT OF DELHI, NEW DELHI
(Establishment-I Branch)
No. 107/E-9/Estt.-I/DHC

Date: 27.01.2018

CIRCULAR

In partial modification of circular No. 608/E-10/Estt.-I/DHC dated 17.08.2017, it is hereby circulated for information of all concerned that O.M. F.No. 35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 27/28.09.2016, issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, regarding upgradation of benchmark from “Good” to “Very Good” under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS), is applicable w.e.f. 1st January, 2018. The required grading of “Very Good” will be applicable only in respect of ACRs from the current year, i.e. 2017 onwards. For earlier years grading of “Good” upto the grade pay of Rs.6600/- (pre-revised), will be treated as qualifying/ eligibility criteria for the benefit under the MACP Scheme.
(Shekhar Chandra)
Joint Registrar (Estt.)

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CALCUTTA HIGH COURT RULES DEARNESS ALLOWANCE IS A LEGAL RIGHT  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/LIVEMINT NEWS

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GDS: COURT CASE

IT IS INFORMED THAT THE GDS COURT CASE IN Pr.CAT, DELHI IS FURTHER ADJOURNED TO 11-12-2018.

PROCEEDING DATE
12/09/2018
NEXT LISTING DATE
11/12/2018
COURT
2
BENCH
DIVISION BENCH
LAST ACTION IN COURT
ADJOURNED WITH DIRECTIONS


Friday, September 14, 2018

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP LNSURANCE SCHEME, 199O -TABLES OF BENEFITS FOR THE SAVINGS FUND FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01.07 2018 TO 30.09.201 8 - REG. (Department of Posts Orders)

GRANT OF SCHOLARSHIP TO THE CHILDREN OF POSTAL & GDS EMPLOYEES




GDS-MATERNITY GRANT CLARIFICATION AFTER MATERNITY LEAVE FROM 01-07-2018


Thursday, September 13, 2018



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

GRANT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES _ REVISED RATES EFFECTIVE FROM 01.07.2018

No.8-1/2016-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
[Establishment Division / PAP Section]
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi -,110 001
                                                        Dated 12th September,2018

To

1. All Heads of Circles,
2. Director RAKNPA,
3 Sr. Deputy Director Generate (PAF) / CGM(PLI)/CGM(BD).
4. All Heads of Postal Accounts Offices,
5. ADG (Admn.), Postal Directorate,
6.. All Heads of PTCs.

Sub. : Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees _ Revised Rates effective from 01 07 2018.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Ministry  of Finance, Department of Expenditure's Office Memorandum No.1/2/2018-E-II(B) dated  07th September, 2018 on the subject cited above for information, guidance and further necessary action.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority

(S.B. Vyavahare)
Asstt. Director General (ESTT)

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 No.1/2/2018-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7th September 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates Effective from 1.7.2018

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/1/2018-E-IL (B) dated 15th March 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


RATE OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE APPLICABLE W.E.F. 01.07.2018 TO THE EMPLOYEES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND CENTRAL AUTONOMOUS BODIES CONTINUING TO DRAW THEIR PAY IN THE PRE-REVISED PAY SCALE/GRADE PAY AS PER 5TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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RATE OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE APPLICABLE W.E.F. 01.07.2018 TO THE EMPLOYEES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND CENTRAL AUTONOMOUS BODIES CONTINUING TO DRAW THEIR PAY IN THE PRE-REVISED PAY SCALE/GRADE PAY AS PER 6TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NEW  CONTRIBUTORY PENSION  SYSTEM  (NPS)

M.krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Govt.
Employees & Workers
                   Pension system was in vogue in India for a century or more and the British Government during the pre-independence era introduced Pension Rules for Government employees and thus made it statutory.  In the year 1982 Supreme Court in its landmark judgement in Nakara’s case declared that - “as per India’s constitution, Government is obliged to provide social and economic security to pensioners and that Government retirees had the fundamental right to pension.....  Pension is not a  bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer.  It is not an ex-gratia payment, but a payment for past service rendered.  It is a social welfare measure, rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the hey days of their life, ceaselessly toiled for their employers on the assurance that in their old age, they would not be left in lurch.”
                   During the advent of globalisation policies in 1980’s the pension reforms also started simultaneously. IMF & World Bank started publishing so many reports and documents emphasizing the need for pension reforms.  They also started studying about the reforms to be undertaken in the pension sector in India.  In 2001, “IMF work paper on pension reforms in India” and World Bank India specific report “India - the challenge of old age income security” were published.  Their work reports emphasized that “Pension obligations or promises made by the Governments which have potential of exerting pressure on Govt. finances, have been a subject of increased focus in assessing medium to long term fiscal sustainability.”  In tune with the dictates of IMF and World Bank BJP-led NDA Government appointed Bhattacharjee Committee in 2001 headed by Ex-Chief Secretary of Karnataka, to study and recommend pension reforms.  Thus after creating ground for pension reforms, under the pretext of implementing recommendations of Bhattacharyya Committee, the NDA Government introduced New Pension System called Defined Contributory pension system for all employees who join service on or after 01-01-2004.  The Congress-led UPA Government which came to power in 2004 continued with the reforms and promulgated an ordinance to legalise NPS.  But UPA-I Govt. could not pass the Pension Bill in Parliament due to stiff opposition of Left Parties supporting it.  Later when UPA-II Government came to power the Pension Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill was passed in the Parliament with the support of BJP, the then opposition party.  Many State Governments governed by political parties other than Left Parties, introduced Contributory Pension System for their employees from various dates after 2004.  Left Front Governments of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura refused to introduce the New Pension Scheme and they continued with the old defined benefit pension scheme.  Congress-led UDF Government introduced NPS in Kerala. After BJP coming to power in Tripura also  Contributory Pension Scheme is introduced recently.  In West Bengal old Pension Scheme continues even now.  Not only newly appointed Central and State Government employees, almost all new entrants of public sector and Autonomous bodies are also brought under the purview of NPS.
                   As per New Contributory Pension Scheme an amount of 10% of pay plus Dearness Allowance will be deducted each month from the salary of the employees covered under NPS and credited to their pension account.  Equal amount is to be credited by the Government (employer) also.  Total amount will go to the Pension Funds constituted under the PFRDA Act.  From the pension fund the amount will go to the share market.  As per the PFRDA Act - “there shall not be any implicit or explicit assurance of benefit except (share) market based guarantee mechanism to be purchased by the subscribers”.  Thus the amount deposited in Pension Fund may or may not grow depending on the fluctuations in the share market.  After attaining 60 years of age i.e., at the time of retirement, 60% of the accumulated amount in the Pension Account of the employee will be refunded and the balance 40% will be deposited in an Insurance Annuity Scheme.  Monthly amount received from the Insurance Annuity Scheme is the monthly pension i.e., Pension is not paid by Government, but by the Insurance Company and hence NPS is nothing but Pension Privatization..
                   Thus it can be seen that the growth of the accumulated amount in the Pension fund depends upon the vagaries of share market.  If the share markets collapse, as happened during the 2008 world financial crisis, then the entire amount in the pension fund may vanish.  In that case employee will not get any pension.  Every fluctuation in the share market will affect the future of pension of those employees who are covered under NPS.  Uncertainty about pension and retirement life looms large over their heads.  Even if there is a stabilized share market the 40% amount in the annuity scheme is not enough to get 50% of the last pay drawn as pension, which is the minimum pension as per old pension scheme. Many employees who entered in service after 01-01-2004 has retired in 2017 and 2018 after completing 12 & 13 years of service. They are getting Rs.1400- to Rs.1700- only as monthly pension from Insurance Annuity Scheme. If they have entered service in 2003 i.e., in the old pension scheme, they would have got 50% of the last pay drawn as pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000- as minimum pension, that too without giving any monthly contribution towards pension from their salary. In short, NPS is nothing but NO PENSION SYSTEM.
                   As per clause 12(5) of the PFRDA  Act even the employees and pensioners who are not covered under NPS, can be brought under the Act by a Gazette notification by the Government.  Thus NPS is a Damocles’ sword hanging over the head of all employees and pensioners.     
                   Who is the beneficiary of this pension reforms?  As in the case of every neo-liberal reforms, the ultimate beneficiary is the Corporates.  The huge amount collected from the workers through pension fund is invested in share market by the Pension Fund Managers and this amount in turn can be utilied by the multi-national Corporates for multiplying their profit.  Amount deducted and credited to the Pension fund from each newly recruited employees plus the employer’s share amount will remain with the pension fund and share market for a period of minimum 30 to 35 years i.e., till the age of 60 years.  During this long period of 35 years crores and crores of rupees will be at the disposal of share market controlled by multinational corporate giants.  Ultimate causality will be the poor helpless employee/pensioner.
                   Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) has been opposing the NPS from the very beginning and a one day strike was conducted on 30th October 2007.  It was one of the main demand in all other strikes during these period.  The campaign and struggle against NPS continued and as of now the subjective and objective conditions for a bigger struggle against NPS has emerged as almost 50% of the total employees in Central, State, Public sector and Autonomous bodies are now covered under NPS and are becoming more and more restive and agitated.  7th Central Pay Commission Chairman Retired Supreme court Judge Sri. Asok Kumar Mathur has correctly pointed out that “Almost a whole lot of Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004, were unhappy with New Pension Scheme.  Govt. should take a call to look into their complaint”. 
As per the recommendations of 7th CPC, Central Government appointed a Committee called “NPS Committee” for streamlining the functioning of NPS. The Staff-side has demanded before this Committee to scrap NPS and guarantee for 50% of the last pay drawn as minimum pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000-. Even though, the Committee has submitted its report 18 months back, the Government has not yet disclosed the recommendations of the Committee.          
Confederation and AISGEF has decided countrywide intensive campaign culminating in one day strike on 15th November 2018 demanding that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme (New Pension Scheme - NPS) imposed on new entrants must be scrapped and the Government should reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Old Pension Scheme - OPS) that was in vogue for a century or more. We are also exploring the possibility of organizing an indefinite strike in the coming days exclusively on one demand i.e., SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS for which wider consultations are being made with all like-minded organizations.
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