Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
FROM 1 POINT FOR EVERY 1000/- CASH TRANSACTIONS IN A MONTH HAS BEEN TIGHTENED INTO 1 POINT FOR EVERY 20,000/- CASH TRANSACTIONS IN A MONTH
NFPE AND GDS UNION HAVE DEMANDED REVISION OF NORMS IN A JUSTIFIED MANNER BEORE THE GOPINATH COMMITTEE AND TO THE DEPARTMENT - GOPINATH COMMITTEE ALSO RECOMMENDED ONLY 1 POINT FOR EVERY 10,000/- CASH TRANSACTION IN A MONTH - BUT NOT ACCEPTED BY GOVERNMENT
THIS UNJUSTIFIED REVISION OF NORMS WOULD RESULT IN REDUCTION OF WORKLOAD IN CALCULATION AND WOULD DENY HIGHER TRCA FOR BPMs DESPITE INCREASED WORKLOAD IN MANY PLACES DUE TO NEW WORK / SERVICES - THE GDS UNIONS / STAFF SIDE WILL OPPOSE THIS UNJUSTIFIED & UNILATERAL / UNSCIENTIFIC REVISION OF NORMS.
THE ORDERS ISSUED BY THE DIRECTORATE IS REPRODUCED BELOW:
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 15 December 2009
All Chief Postmasters General
All General Managers (Finance)/
Director of Accounts (Postal)
Sub: Revision of Norm for cash handling for work load assessment of Branch Postmaster.
I am directed to invite your kind attention to Para 2(b) of Directorate letter No.14-6/87-PAP dated 15.7.87, wherein the norms for fixation of the work load of the Branch Postmaster in Point system was communicated.
2. As per the above letter,, the norm for cash transactions was fixed as " 1 Point for every Rs.1000 cash transactions in a month".
3. The Department has undertaken a work study for fixing the norms for cash handling by the Branch Postmasters. The IWSU of the Directorate has recommended for fixing the norms for cash handling by Branch Postmasters as Rs.20000/- per month for earning one point of work load. The Competent authority in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing after careful examination, has accepted the recommendations of the internal Work Study Unit of the Department. Consequently, the existing norm for cash handling for the Branch Postmasters is revised as " 1 Point for every Rs.20000/- cash transactions in a month" in supersession of the earlier order communicated vide letter No.14-6/87-PAP dated 15.7.87.
4. The cash handled on account of Money Order issue/payment, Savings Bank/RS deposits/withdrawals, RPLI collections/Bill collection and Bill Payments will constitute the items of cash handling. The remittances received from Account Office or sent to Account Office shall be excluded while computing the cash handling.
5. The above revised norm will apply with immediate effect.
6. The Heads of the Circles will please bring the contents of this letter to the notice of all concerned and ensure scrupulous observance of the revised norm.
7. This issues in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing vide Note dated 10.9.2008.
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)
TO ENABLE THE FAMILY TO LEAD A NORMAL LIFE AS ALSO TO ENSURE EDUCATION AND WELFARE OF THE CHILDREN AND IN THE CONTEXT OF EFFORTS TO INCREASE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT JOBS THE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED TO CONVERT THE EXISTING GUIDELINES INTO MADATORY PROVISIONS
DECIDED TO MANDATORILY POST IN THE SAME STATION BOTH HUSBAND AND WIFE IF VACANCIES ARE AVAILABLE
CHILD CARE LEAVE IS ADMISSIBLE TILL CHILDREN ATTAIN 18 YEARS OF AGE AND ON SAME LINES THE O.M. ON POSTING OF SPOUSE IN SAME STATION IS ALSO AMENDED IN ORDER TO FACILITATE SUCH POSTING ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE HAVING CHILDREN BELOW 18 YEARS AGE
THE NEW ORDERS COVERS EXTENSIVELY OF SPOUSES WORKING IN VARIOUS SERVICES IS REPRODUCED BELOW:
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Dated the 30th September, 2009.
Subject: Posting of husband and wife at the same station.
In view of the utmost importance attached to the enhancement of women's status in all walks of life and to enable them to lead a normal family life as also to ensure the education and welfare of the ·children, guidelines were issued by DOP&T in O.M No. 28034/7/86-Estt.(A) dated 3.4.86 and No.28034/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 12.6.97 for posting of husband and wife who are in Government service, at the same station. Department had on 23.8.2004 issued instructions to all Mins.lDeptts. to follow the above guidelines in letter and spirit.
2. In the context of the need to make concerted efforts to increase representation of women in Central Government jobs, these guidelines have been reviewed to see whether the instructions could be made mandatory. It has been decided that when both spouses are in same Central Service or working in same Deptt. and if posts are available, they may mandatorily be posted at the same station. It is also necessary to make the provisions at Paras 3(iv) and (vi) of the a.M. dated 3.4.86 stronger as it is not always necessary that the service to which the spouse with longer service belongs has adequate number of posts and posting to the nearest station by either of the Department may become necessary.
3. On the basis of the 6th CPC Report, Govt. servants have already been allowed the facility of Child Care Leave which is admissible till the children attain 18 years of age. On similar lines, provisions of a.M. dated 12.6.97 have been amended.
4. The onsolidated guidelines will now be as follows:
(i) Where the spouses belong to the same All India Service or two of the All India Services, namely lAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service (Group 'A');
The spouse may be transferred to the same cadre by providing for a cadre transfer of one spouse to the Cadre of the other spouse, on the request of the member of service subject to the member of service not being posted under this process to his/her home cadre. Postings within the Cadre will, of course, fall within the purview of the State Govt.
(ii) Where one spouse belongs to one of the All India Services and the other spouse belongs' to one of the Central Services:-
The cadre controlling authority of the Central Service may post the officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the State where the other spouse belonging to the All India service is posted.
(iii) Where the spouses belong to the same Central Service:
The Cadre controlling authority may post the spouses to the same station.
(iv) Where the spouse belongs to one Central Service and the other spouse belongs to another Central Service:-
The spouse with the longer service at a station may apply to his/her appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists. In case that authority, after consideration of the request, is not in a position to accede to the request, on the basis of non-availability of vacant post, the spouse with lesser service may apply to the appropriate cadre authority accordingly, and that authority will consider such requests for posting the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists.
(v) Where one spouse belongs to an All India Service and the other spouse belongs to a Public Sector Undertaking:
The spouse employed under the Public Sector Undertaking may apply to the competent authority and said authority may post the said officer to the station, or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the State where the other spouse is posted.
(vi) Where one spouse belongs to a Central Service and the other spouse belongs to a PSU:-
The spouse employed under the PSU 'may apply to the competent authority and the said authority may post the officer to the station or if there is no post under the PSU in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the other spouse is posted. If, however, the request cannot be granted because the PSU has no post in the said station, then the spouse belonging to the Central Service may apply to the appropriate cadre controlling authority and the said authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station, to the station nearest to the station where the spouse employed under PSU is posted.
(vii) Where one spouse is employed under the Central Govt. and the other spouse is employed under the state Govt.:-
The spouse employed under the Central Govt. may apply to the competent authority and the competent authority may post the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the State where the other spouse is posted.
(viii) "The husband & wife, if working in the same Department and if the required level of post is available, should invariably be posted together in order to enable them to lead a normal family life and look after the welfare of their children especially till the children attain 18 years of age. This will not apply on appointment under the central Staffing Scheme. Where only wife is a Govt. servant, the above concessions would be applicable to the Govt. servant.
5. Complaints are sometimes received that even if posts are available in the station of posting of the spouse, the administrative authorities do not accommodate the employees citing administrative reasons. In all such cases, the cadre controlling authority should strive to post the employee at the station of the spouse and in case of inability to do so, specific reasons, therefor, may be communicated to the employee.
6. Although, normal channels of representations/complaints redressal mechanism exist in the Min.lDeptts., added safeguards to prevent noncompliance may be provided by ensuring that the complaints against nonadherence to the instructions are be decided by the authorities at least one level above the authorities which took the original decision when they are below the level of secretary to the Govt. of India/Head of the PSU concerned and all such representations are considered and disposed off in time bound manner.
7. Hindi version will follow.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT IS OFFERED W.E.F. 30th DECEMBER OR FROM THE DATE OF ASSUMPTION OF CHARGE WHICHEVER IS LATER
CANDIDATES ARE TO REPORT BEFORE THE CONTROLLER OF COMMUNICATION ACCOUNTS IN RESPECTIVE CIRCLE OFFICES FOR TRAINING BEFORE 30th DECEMBER 2009
CANDIDATES HAVE TO SUBMIT AN UNDERTAKING ACCEPTING THE OFFER UNCONDITIONALLY
CHQ CONGRATULATES ALL CANDIDATES ON THEIR PROMOTION
FULL TEXT OT THE ORDERS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKINGTHE LINK OF DOT BELOW:
Thursday, December 17, 2009
1. Adhoc Promotion to all AAOs before 31.12.2009: Adhoc Promotion to all AAOs before 31st Demcember to protect them against the financial loss of postponement of increment and future promotions is discussed with the Secretary by giving a letter - Secretary [P] informed us that the process for promoting them aginst the vancant posts in DOP is on way - We requested that since hundreds of posts are vacant only in Telecom side, without promoting the officials at least on ad-hoc basis pending a final decision on the issue of cadre control by the Government of India, benefit will be denied to hundreds of AAO waitlisted officials for years together - We insisted for doing something in this line before 31/12/2009. The letter from NFPE in this issue is reproduced at the end of this blog.
2. Constitution of Cadre Restructuring Committee in Department of Posts: We pointed out that in addition to Income Tax Department, the Department of Railways also constituted a Committee for Cadre Restructuring consisting of both Official and Staff Side representatives and requested for constitution of similar Cadre Restructruring Committee in Department of Posts also. The SSecretary [P] granted an informal meeting today to NFPE - A Delegation of NFPE consisting of Comrades K.Ragavendran Secretary General NFPE, K.V.Sridharan General Secretar P3, Ishwar Singh Dabas General Secretary P4 and Giriraj Singh General Secretary R3 met the Secretary Department of Posts and discussed the undermentioned important issues during the meeting - We thanked the Secretary [P] for relaxing the composition of the Screening Committee by accepting our demand :
ecretary [P] agreed to favourably consider the proposal. The letter given on this issue is reproduced below.
3. Holding of Departmental Council JCM - Anomaly Committee - & - Periodical Meeting: We requested for convening of the above meetings early and the Secretary agreed for the same.
4. Implementation of MACP Conditions prospectively: We have requested for giving effect to the conditions like postponement of MACP for declining promotion and benchmark 'good' for MACP above 2800/- Grade pay only prospectively since we are just now coming under the ACP Scheme from TBOP/BCR Scheme.
5. Modification in MACP Orders: We reminded that the corrections with regard to change of Pay Band from PB-1 to PB-2 while granted financial upgradation from 2800/- GP to 4200/- GP etc for Group C employees are yet to be carried out in the MACP Orders issued by the DoP. The letter given in this matter is also reproduced below.
6. Attempt to shift Headquarters of RMS Divisions in Maharashtra & Punjab: We pointed out the attempts to shift the headquarters of RMS Divisions in some circles against the decision of status-quo arrived at on 30/11/2009 in the negotiations between the Secretary [P] and Postal JCA. Secretary [P] assured that status quo will be maintained.
In addition to the above issues, NFPE also submitted letters on the following issues to Secretary [P] and DDG[Estt]:
1. Request for supply of the copy of Pact entered into with ICICI Prudential by the Department of Posts
2. Request for early issue of orders for revision of wages to part time contingent and DRM workers
3. Grant of Officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR Officials
4. Regularization of Casual, Contingent Employees in Andhra Circle –Consideration of pending appeals in Directorate
5. Non-implementation of Directorate Orders in RMS 'BM' Division under Goa Region of Maharashtra Circle on providing full time employment
Copy of Letters from NFPE on all the above issues are reproduced below for information:
Sub: Promotion as AAOs before the end of December 2009 for protecting the interests of waitlisted JAOs and consequential promotions – reg.
PF-64/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
Please refer to the orders of merger of Accounts of DOP and DOT vide Ministry of Communications Department of Posts No. 2-9/2009-SPG dated 28.08.2009 issued after the Gazette Notification. The merger of Accounts has thus been accomplished.
However, we find that the processing of promotions of all wait listed JAOs [renamed as AAOs] are stalemated with all consequential promotions for hundreds of officials also stopped. We recall to your mind the discussions this Federation had with you earlier on the issue of promotion to JAOs during which you have assured that you will not stand in the way of their promotion as there is no problem anymore for filling up the resultant vacancies due to lifting of Screening Committee by the MOF. Now, we find that the whole process of getting their promotions is not progressing over the problem of cadre controlling authority once again.
We are constrained to point out that the delay beyond 31st December 2009 would bring heavy financial loss to the officials since their future promotions to higher cadres as well as their annual increments would be delayed by one year. We therefore request you to kindly cause necessary instructions to all Circles to complete the processing immediately to ensure the promotions before 31st December at least on ad-hoc basis to be regularised subsequently on finalisation of Recruitment Rules, pending a final decision by the Government of India on the matter of cadre controlling authority.
This Federation would be highly thankful for your favourable decision in this matter.
Sub: Constitution of Cadre Restructuring Committee – reg.
Ref: This Federation letter No. PF-11(c)/2009 Dated 28.09.2009
PF-11(c) /2009 Dated 15th December 2009
Kindly refer to the minutes of the meeting held by you with this Federation and its affiliated unions / associations on 13.01.2009 in which the issue of Cadre Restructuring in the Department of Posts was also discussed and also this Federation's letter of even number dated 28.09.2009 requesting for the constitution of a Cadre Restructuring Committee.
We point out that following the Income Tax Department, now the Department of Railways has constituted a Cadre Restructuring Committee consisting of both Official and Staff Side Members of Railways vide Railway Board No.PC-VI/2008/CRC/1 dated 9/11/2009 for considering the cadre review issue of Railway Employees.
The promotional avenue of all erstwhile Group 'C' & 'D' Cadres in our Department of Posts is very little in comparison to other departments of Government of India but still the other departments have constituted Cadre Restructuring Committees after the 6th CPC for propelling further the promotional avenue of their cadres.
This Federation once again urges upon you to kindly cause to issue necessary orders for constituting similar Cadre Restructuring Committee consisting of both Official and Staff Side representatives to go into the proposals already submitted by us.
Sub: Request for holding of meetings of JCM Departmental Council, Departmental Anomaly Committee and Periodical Meeting – regarding.
PF-04(a)/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
This Federation would like to seek your personal attention that no meeting of JCM Departmental Council and Periodical Meeting have been held for a very long time. Even the Departmental Anomaly Committee constituted for dealing with the anomalies arising out of implementation of 6th CPC recommendations has been convened.
We hope you would definitely agree that holding of discussions in such negotiating bodies periodically would help building confidence in the process of amicable solutions of problems of staff.
This Federation therefore requests your personal intervention for causing orders to convene these meetings without further delay.
Sub: Application of MACP Conditions prospectively – reg.
PF-31/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
This Federation would appreciate your kind intervention for causing instructions to apply the conditions attached with the MACP orders only prospectively, at least on the following two issues to ensure financial upgradation to officials:
Past declination of any promotion to LSG or HSG-II by officials should be ignored and the condition in the MACP orders that declining promotion would delay the grant of MACP until the acceptance of the declined promotion should be applied only prospectively. This is to benefit the officials who declined their promotion for certain reasons before introduction of MACP Scheme.
The benchmark 'good' stipulated for upgradation to Grade Pay 4200/- and above under MACP Scheme also should be waived for the years prior to introduction of MACP Scheme. This is so because there is a blind habit of giving 'average' without understanding its adverse effect on officials while writing CRs in the Department of Posts and also the absence of statutory automatic review of CRs of officials by higher authorities as in other CG Departments. Until introduction of this system of automatic revision of CRs to undo any blind CR writing, the benchmark 'good' may kindly be not insisted for grant of upgradations under MACP.
These two concessions would protect thousands of Postal Employees from deprivation of their Modified ACP upgradations in the background of switching over from TBOP/BCR Scheme to MACP Scheme.
This Federation would highly appreciate your favourable decision in this important matter.
Sub: Request for early issue of corrigendum to the MACP Orders – reg.
Ref: This Federation's letter No. PF-31/2009 Dated 24.09.2009
PF-31/2009 Dated 12th December 2009
A reference is kindly drawn to this Federation's letter dated 24th September 2009 seeking some corrections in the MACP Orders. While we thank for the correction carried out and corrigendum issued with date of effect of MACP as 1/9/2008, the other corrections sought vide Point No.2 to Point No.5 in our letter cited under reference is yet to be issued.. [Copy supplied for ready reference]
This Federation requests early issue of corrigendum.
Sub: Request for supply of the copy of Pact entered into with ICICI Prudential by the Department of Posts – reg.
Ref: Newspaper material
PF-66/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
This Federation requests for the supply of a copy of the full pact entered into with the ICICI Prudential by the Department of Posts.
Sub: Request for early issue of orders for revision of wages to part time contingent and DRM workers – reg.
PF-50 (c)/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
This Federation hastens to point out that the issue of orders for revision of wages to part time and contingent and DRM [Daily rated Mazdoors] are still to be issued. The mention by the Directorate in the orders issued for Temporary Status Casual labourers that a separate order will be issued for these categories has resulted even in non inclusion of Dearness Allowance also since 1.1.2006.
We therefore once again request for immediate release of orders in this matter.
Sub: Grant of Officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR Officials – reg.
PF-19/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
This Federation is constrained to seek your kind attention to the earlier representations from the Staff Side for grant of officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR officials, which was denied on the grounds that this is not contemplated in the RR despite the fact that BCR was considered as a promotion and hence equivalent to HSG-II for long until the Department of Posts unilaterally revised the concept of promotion into financial upgradation.
However this issue went to different courts and ultimately the SLP filed by the Department of Posts in the Apex Court also was dismissed in favour of BCR officials who officiated in HSG-I vacancies making way for payment of Officiating HSG-I Pay to BCR Officials who officiated in such vacancies including fixation of higher pension quantum based on the officiating pay prior to retirement.
This Federation therefore requests for early issue of orders for grant of Officiating Pay in HSG-I for all those BCR officials who officiated and fixation of higher pension for those officials who retired after officiating in HSG-I vacancies in the backdrop of the dismissal of SLP by the Supreme Court.
Sub- Regularization of Casual, Contingent Employees in Andhra Circle –Consideration of pending appeals in Directorate - reg
Ref: DOPT orders
PF-67-1/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
This Federation hastens to bring to your notice the issue of absorption of Casual employees working in RMS in Andhra circle, which was already discussed with the Secretary earlier.
In the RMS of Andhra Circle, a number of Casual, Contingent employees are working since 1990 onwards, but they are not being absorbed against the existing GDS/GROUP'D' vacancies on one plea or other. On this Federation's request in the year 2000, orders were issued to absorb them against the existing GDS vacancies by fixing a cut-off date by CPMG AP Circle. However the directions of Directorate were not implemented but certain clarifications were sought by the CPMG. The Postal Directorate issued clarifications on 14.02.2002 stating that those casual labourers who worked for 240 days in a year in the same post and sponsored through Employment Exchanges at the time of their recruitment are only eligible for absorption. Basing on that clarification the Chief PMG AP Circle rejected all the cases.
Aggrieved with the decision of the Chief PMG many casual labourers approached Hon'ble CAT Hyderabad and filed a number of cases. Hon'ble CAT in its judgement advised the Department to modify the clarifications as they are against the spirit of the original order issued on 29-12-2000 by the Postal Directorate. In accordance with the CAT order all those casual labourers preferred appeal to Member [P]. Those appeals are pending for final consideration at the Directorate.
In this connection we would like to draw your kind notice to the DOPT Orders issued after the recent judgement delivered by Hon'ble supreme court in the case of Umarani Vs Govt. of India in which the Hon'ble Apex Court has clearly directed to absorb all those casual employees who completed 10 years service in any post irrespective of the procedure followed at the time of their recruitment whether it is legal or illegal. [Copy enclosed for ready reference]
Therefore this Federation requests your personal intervention to cause to issue instructions to circulate the DOPT orders to all Circles and to cause instructions to the Chief PMG AP Circle to absorb all the Casual/Contingent employees who are eligible as per the above judgement and DOPT Orders without insisting for those two conditions.
An early action and a line in reply will receive our high appreciation.
Sub: Non-implementation of Directorate Orders in RMS 'BM' Division under Goa Region of Maharashtra Circle on providing full time employment – reg.
Ref: Directorate Order No.6-56/92-PE-II/D Dated 16.11.2000.
PF-67-14/2009 Dated 16th December 2009
This Federation hastens to bring to your notice that the orders of the Postal Directorate on granting full time employment to part time casual labourers has not been implemented by the divisional administration of RMS 'BM' Division under Maharashtra Circle resulting in seven part time casual labourers recruited through Employment Exchanges have been denied of full time employment for years. The representations from aggrieved casuals and our Unions in Maharashtra Circle have not remedied the situation.
The Directorate had issued more than one order reiterating combining duties of part time casual labourers and vacant GDS posts to provide full time employment for the part time casual labourers. [ copies enclosed for ready reference]. This Federation has been appraised that the non-implementation of the above orders by the RMS BM Division that have resulted in seven part time casual labourers recruited 15 to 20 years back through Employment Exchanges are still unable to get full time employment as per the orders of the Postal Directorate.
This Federation would highly appreciate your personal intervention for causing appropriate instructions for offering full time employment to these part time casuals of RMS BM Division.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
REVIEW OF SCHEME OF COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT & STAFF QUARTERS FOR TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS - ORDERS
SCHEME OF COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT PARTIALLY MODIFIED BY THE GOVERNMENT
IN THE BACKGROUND OF ABOLITION OF GROUP D CLASSIFICATION AND CONVERSION OF GROUP D INTO MULTI-SKILLED EMPLOYEES WITH MATRICULATION QUALIFICATION AS PER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF 6TH CPC, GOVERNMENT OPTED TO MODIFY THE RULES TO RECRUIT UNDER COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT WITH LESSER QUALIFICATION
SUCH PERSONS RECRUITED WILL BE PLACED IN 1-S SCALE WITHOUT ANY GRADE PAY - NOT EVEN THE GRADE PAY OF 1300/-
THEIR SERVICE UNDER 1-S PAY BAND WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS REGULAR SERVICE UNTIL THEY ACQUIRE THE MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIRED UNDER RECRUITMENT RULES
COPY OF ORDERS ISSUED BY THE DOPT ARE REPRODUCED BELOW FOR THE INFORMATION OF OUR MEMBERSHIP - COMRADES ARE REQUESTED TO ANALYSE THIS ORDER AND SEND THEIR COMMENTS TO CHQ BY CLICKING ON THE COMMENTS BELOW THIS BLOG:
Government of lndia
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training
New Delhi, dated the 11th December, 2009
Subject: Review of Scheme for Compassionate Appointment in the
light of the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.
. . .
The modification of the existing Scheme for Compassionate Appointment has been considered in the light of the recommendation of the 6'h CPC as contained in para 2.2.9 and 2.2.10 of its Report. Accordingly, in partial modification of the Scheme for Compassionate Appointment issued by this Department vide O.M.No.14014/6/94-Estt.(D) dated gth October, 1998, as amended from time to time, it has been decided in consultation with the Department of Expenditure that for appointment on compassionate arounds, in exceptional circumstat6es Government may consider- recruiting persons not irnmediatelv meeting the minimum educational standards. Government may engage them as trainees who will be given the regular pay bands and grade pay only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. The emoluments of these trainees, during the period of their training and before they are absorbed in the Government as employees, will be governed by the minimum of the - IS pay band of Rs. 4440-7440 without any grade pay. In addition, they will be granted all applicable Allowances, like Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance at the admissible rates. The same shall be calculated on the minimum of - IS pay band without any grade pay. The period spent in the -IS pay band by the future recruits will not be counted as service for any purpose as their regular service will
start only after they are placed in the pay band PB-1 of Rs.5200- 20200 along with grade pay of Rs.1800.
2. The above decision may be brought to the notice of all concerned
for information, guidance and necessary action.
3. Hindi version will follow.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
No. 2-4/2009-Bldg. Dated:10.12.2009.
Sub: Allotment of General Pool accommodation to temporary status employees.
Sir / Madam.
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Directorate of Estates O.M.No. 12035/20/94-Pol.II (Pt) dated 27.08.2009 and to say that it has been decided that the instructions contained therein regarding allotment of General Pool Accommodation to temporary status employees will also be applicable to temporary status postal employees who fulfill the conditions mentioned therein.
2. Further, the allotments to such temporary status employees should be made only after ensuring that there are no applications awaiting allotment from among the eligible regular departmental employees.
3. This issue with the approval of Member (Planning).
4. Kindly acknowledge receipt of the letter.
Asstt. Director General (Bldg.)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
( Policy Division)
No. 12035/20/94-Pol.II (Pt.I)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 27th August, 2009
Sub: Allotment of General Pool accommodation to temporary status employees.
The issue relating to allotment of General Pool quarters to temporary status employees has been under consideration in the Directorate of Estates for quite some times. After detailed examination of the request received from various offices and considering the issues involved, it has now been decided to allow allotment of General Pool quarters to such temporary status employees those who:
(i) are working in eligible offices and have been awarded temporary status under the provisions of the scheme called "Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of the Government of India ,1993",
(ii) have rendered service as temporary status for at least three years, and
(iii) is in receipt of House Rent Allowance.
This issues with the approval of AS (UD).
Deputy Director of Estates
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS LIBERALISING THE COMPOSITION OF SCREENING COMMITTEE FOR GRANT OF MACP ON DEMAND BY P3 CHQ & NFPE
GRANT OF MODIFIED ACP WILL BE SPEEDED UP DUE TO LIBERALISATION OF CONDITIONS FOR SCREENING COMMITTEE
Officer holding the post of JTS with Grade Pay Rs.5400/- in PB-2 can act as Chair Person of the Screening Committee for granting Modified ACP in Department of Posts
Department issued orders on the demand made by P3 CHQ & NFPE for liberalisation of the conditions to speed up the grant of Modified ACP in all Circles
In the event of non-availability of STS officer, JTS Officer can act as chair person of the Screening Committee for MACPS in Department of Posts
Copy of the Order is as follows:
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
NO No.4-7/MACPS/2009/-PCC dated 9.12.2009
I am directed to invite your attention to the Para 9&10 of this office OM No 4-7(MACPS)2009-PCC dated 18 Sep 2009 regarding constitution of Screening committee for MACPS. Parag 9 of the OM provides that Member of the Committee should not be below the rank of Under Secretary or equivalent in PB-3 with Grade Pay of Rs 6600/- and the Chairperson should be a grade above the members of the Committee.
Keeping in view the difficulties experienced -by various Circles for constitution of the Screening Committee due to non-availability of officers of the rank of Under Secretary or equivalent in the Grade Pay of Rs.6600 and likely delay in holding the meetings of the Screening Committee in the light of the existing provisions; the issue has been considered in the Directorate and I am directed to convey that Officer holding the post in JTS with grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 [in the event of non-availability of STS officerl can act as chair person of the Screening Committee in Department of Posts.
In case of any difficulty experienced following the above change in the composition of the screening committee, the same may be brought to the notice of this Directorate for examination.
This has the approval of Secretary (Posts).
Sd/- (Surendra Kumar),
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Monday, December 14, 2009
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS.
A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110 027
Tel: 011-2510 5324: Mobile: 98110 48303
D/11/1/2009 Dated: 14th December, 2009
National Anomaly Committee
Meeting and decisions.
The first meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 12th December, 2009. Secretary (Personnel) chaired the meeting. On behalf of the Confederation, Com. S.K. Vyas, President and Com. K.K.N. Kutty Secretary General attended and participated in the discussion. In the opening remark, Com. Umraomal Purohit drew the attention of the Chairman of the non-functioning of the Departmental Councils in various departments and the consequent non setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committees. He also raised the issue of the order of the DOPT defining the term Anomaly, which was at variance with the one given in 1997. He recalled the discussion he had with the official side in the matter when it was agreed that the definition of the term would be the same as was in the order of 1997. Responding to the remarks made by the Staff Side Secretary, the Chairman said that his office would take steps to ensure the functioning of the JCM at all levels and informed the meeting that the National Council of the JCM would meet on 16th January, 2009 and the notice therefore has already been issued. On the question of anomaly, it was informed by the Chairman, that all efforts would be taken to address all questions of anomaly and resolve them. The official side clarified that all questions of disparity in relativities would also be addressed except on those on which the 6th CPC has gone into and taken decision enumerating reasons. The Chairman asked the staff Side to bring to the notice of the DOPT/DOE of all those items which stand rejected by the concerned Departmental Anomaly Committees taking shelter under the extant definition.
We now reproduce the items which were discussed and the decisions arrived on each of them.
- The item Nos. 1 to 4 and 5(iii)(iv) and 7 were grouped together and discussed as they were identical in content. For the sake of convenience, we reproduce item No. 3 which covers all the above mentioned items.
Fixation of Pay in Revised Pay Scale
The VI CPC in para 2.2.19 (vii) has indicated that where prerevised pay scales have been merged it has been done by extending the existing minimum prescribed for the highest pay scale with which the other scales are being merged. Accordingly it has also been stipulated in 7(1) (A) of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 that if the minimum of the Revised Pay Band / Pay Scale is more that what is determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding of the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised Pay Band / Pay Scale. Note 2B below Rule 7, ibid and illustration 4B given in the Explanatory Memorandum to the Revised Pay Rule apply to cases of merger of Pay Scales. Note 2 B states that pay in the revised Pay Bands will be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) (i) And clause (A) (ii) of Rule 7. In illustration 4B a case of an employee in the pre revised pay scale Rs.5000-8000 drawing Rs.5600 as on 1.1.2006 in the pay scale of 6500-10500 has been indicated with which the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 stands merged.
Taking these into account the pay in the Pay Band in the case of all employees in the Pay Scales of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 has to be fixed at Rs. 6500 multiplied by 1.86 i.e. Rs.12090. The fixation tables for pay scales 5000-8000 and 5500-9000may therefore be modified fixing the pay in the pay band at Rs.12090 wherever it is less than that amount.
Illustration 4B in the explanatory memorandum to the Revised Pay Rules 2008 may be modified as under:-
Existing Scale of Pay 5000-8000
Pay Band PB-2 9300-34800
Merged with Pay Scale 6500-10500
Existing Basic Pay as on 1.1.06 Rs.5600
Pay in the PB-2 Rs.5600 X 1.86 = 10420 As per Clause (A) (i) of Rule 7(i) of Revised Pay rules 2008
Pay in the PB-2 Rs.6500- X 1.86 = 12090 As per Clause (A) (ii) of Rule 7 (i) of Revised Pay Rules 2008
Grade Pay Rs.4200
Revised Basic Pay Rs.16290
The Staff Side pointed out that what has been recommended by the 6th CPC in Para 2.2.19(vii_ in respect of fixation of minimum pay in the Pay band for merged pay scales had not been taken into account while computing the pay band and the table. After some discussion, the official side stated to have a re-look into the matter.
Item No. 5(i)
On Revised Pay Rules. 2008
It has been mentioned under sub rule 4 thereof that the option once exercised shall be final and should be exercised within three months from the date of notification of the rule vide Sub rule I thereof. Since it is very difficult to comprehend and assess the implication of such option, we propose that the first option exercised within three months may not be treated as final and the employees be permitted to revise the option within six month of the date of exercising the first option.
The official side has agreed to allow another option. The Side Side also pointed out during the discussion that the option exercised by the officials under F.R. 22(I)(A(1) on promotion has been restricted to only first promotion, which appears to be unreasonable. The official side has agreed to examine whether the above option can be allowed to cover all promotions.
Item No. 5(ii)
(ii). Special allowance and qualification pay which are taken for fixation purposes on promotion should be doubled with effect from 1.1.2006 and not from 1.9.2008 as it cannot be construed to be an allowance. If this is not done, senior employees will suffer loss in emoluments, in case of persons who are promoted during the period between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008.
It was pointed out that the item relating to 5th CPC is still pending at the Standing Committee. The Official Side stated that the item would be covered when a decision is taken on the item relating to 5th CPC.
Item No. 5(vi)
(vi) Rule 9. Date of next increment
It is seen after going through the stipulation in the above rules that a person whose increment falls on 1.1.2006 will get the increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre revised pay scale and will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 i.e. on expiry of six months. Similarly those, whose next increment is between 1st July, 2006 and 1st December, 2006 would also be granted next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006. On the other hand, the persons whose increment dates are between 1st Feb. 2006 and 1st June 2006 have to wait for more than 12 months to get the next increment on 1.7.2006. This is quite anomalous. In the case of those who retire during the period between 1st Feb. and 30th June, they will suffer a loss of one increment perpetually thus affecting their pension. It is, therefore proposed that the persons whose increment falls between 1st February and 1st June, 2006 may be given one increment on 1.1.2006 as a one time measure.
The official side agreed to issue orders to cover those in service between 1.1.2006 and 1.7.2006 as a one time measure. The Staff Side however, pointed out that they have made the suggestion for a one time measure on the specific understanding that Rule 9 of the Revised Pay Rules 2008 has no applicable in the fixation of increment date in future as in those cases, the Fundamental Rules will have the application. The Official side was of the opinion that the Revised Pay Rules will override the provisions of the Fundamental Rules. The Staff Side then contended that the increment of an official cannot be postponed except on award of a penalty after initiation of the disciplinary proceedings. The official side after some discussion agreed to reconsider the issue in the light of the contention made by the Staff Side.
Item No. 5(vii).
(vii). Tax deduction from salary:
Spread over of the arrears of salary is permissible under section 89 (a) of the I.T. Act. No tax will thus become payable by Group D employees on account of receipt of arrears eventually. Therefore, executive instructions may be issued not to deduct any tax from the arrears payment pertaining to the Group D employees. In respect of others, they may be allowed to exercise option to tax the arrears either on receipt basis or accrual basis.
Since the arrears have all been paid after deduction of tax, this item was not pressed.
Item No. 5(vii)Temporary Status Casual Labourers
As per existing scheme the employees who are afforded temporary status are paid the wages computed with reference to the minimum of the corresponding scale of pay of regular employees. In the case of Group D temporary status employees, it will become necessary that they are afforded the requisite training if they are non- matriculates.
Orders would be issued in the case of temporary status employees. In the case of those who died /retired between 1.1.06 and 1.9.2008 grant of grade pay of Rs. 1800 without training was raised by the Staff Side. It was agreed that the Govt. would take a decision in their case favorably.
Item No. 6. Benefit on promotion.
It is an accepted proposition that an employee when promoted to a higher post involving higher responsibility should get a suitable raise in his salary. It was on this consideration that FR 22-C was framed whereby the promotee was first granted an increment in the lower Pay Scale and then fixed at the appropriate (next) stage in the higher grade.
At the time of V CPC it was agreed that minimum increase in salary on promotion shall not be less then Rs.100/- There are certain grades in which, on promotion, a hike of Rs.650/- is being allowed with reference to pre-revised pay scale.
In these circumstances grant of only one increment in the lower Pay Band / Pay scale and difference in grade pay, if there be any, being granted on promotion is certainly inadequate. We therefore propose that minimum benefit on promotion should not be less than 10% of the Pay+Grade Pay of the feeder post.
The official side stated that the above item was not covered under the definition of anomaly. However, after some discussion, it was agreed that the official side would further discuss the issue outside the forum of the Anomaly Committee.
Item No. 7. Fixation of pay on promotion.
The minimum Entry pay with Grade Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 has been specific vide first Schedule, Part –A, Section II of the Gazette Notification of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance No. G.S.R. 622 (E) dated 29.8.2008.
On promotion, the pay of the promotees should not be less than the
In VI CPC structure there is no pay scale and new concept of grade pay has been inducted, which should determine the status. As such the following provisions need to be inserted below clarification 2. 'The method of Fixation of Pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006.
"on promotion to the higher grade pay of an employee should be fixed appropriately and in any case it should not be less than the entry Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on of after 1.1.2006 for the post." further, on promotion to the next higher grade pay an employee should be fixed by adding 10% of pay, plus the grade pay as demanded by NC/JCM in its memorandum submitted to the Chairman, NC/JCM/Cabinet secretary on 8.4.2008.
The Official Side agreed to issue enabling orders in the matter.
Item No. 8. Refixation of pension/family pension.
Para 9 of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension's O.M. No. F.No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008 states as under:-
"The consolidated pension / family pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of para 4.1 above shall be treated as final basic pension with effect from 1.1.2006 and shall qualify for grant of Dearness Relief sanctioned thereafter.".
This has left uncovered the provision made in para 4.2 of the same OM, which lays down as under:-
"The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension in no case, shall be lower than fifty present of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In the case of HAG + and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale."
Since refixation of pension has been allowed both under paras 4.1 and 4.2, they should both he covered in para 9 of the OM. It is requested that para 9 of the said OM may be revised including both paras 4.1 and 4.2 thereof.
Orders have been issued vide O.M.dated 12th and 14th September, 2009
Item. No. 9. Anomaly in pension for Government Servants who
retired/Died in harness between 1.1.2006 and 1.9. 2006
The Sixth Central Pay Commission lays down inter-alia that once an employee renders the minimum pensionable service of 20 years, pension should be paid at 50% of the average emoluments received during the past 10 months or the pay last down, whichever is more beneficial to the retiring employee.
As per the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension O.M. F.No. 38/37/08-P&P(W)(A) dated 2nd September 2008, these orders shall come into force with effect from the date of issue of this OM, namely 2nd September 2008 and shall be, applicable to all Government Servants becoming entitled to pension after rendering the minimum qualifying service of 20 years or on completion of 10 years qualifying service in accordance with rule 49(2) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
However, the Govt. servants who have retired on or after 1.1.2006 but before the date of issue of this OM (2.9.2008) have been debarred from this benefit. They will be governed by the rules/ orders which were in force immediately before coming into effect of these orders. In other words their pension will be calculated on average emoluments received during the last 10 months and not on the actual pay last drawn. It is requested that this discrimination should be removed.
Orders are under issue. The Staff Side raised the inordinate delay in fixing the revised pension and disbursement of arrears to pensioners. The official side assured to monitor the payment of arrears to pensioners. The refusal on the part of many banks to issue the due and drawn statement even on requisition was also brought to the notice of the Chairman. The Director (Pension) assured that suitable instructions would be issued in this regard to all Banks.
Item No.10. Commutation of pension.
The minimum period of service for eligibility for pension is 10 years. For appointment to Government Service the minimum age is 18 years. In view of this, if a person is appointed at the age of 18 years he cannot become eligible for pension unless he has served for a period of at least 10 years and attained the age of 28 years i.e. when his birthday falls in the 29th years.
The table adopted a per the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension's OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 2.9.2008 shows the minimum age of next birthday after retirement as 20 which is not understood. It is requested that suitable amendment to the table referred to may be notified.
The item was withdrawn by the Staff Side.
Item No.11 to 14. These items were deferred for discussion at the next meeting.
Parity in pension of all pre 1996 retirees with those who retired on
Or after 1.1.2006
The Government have already accepted in principle that there shall be parity in pension amongst pensioners irrespective of the date from which they had retired.
Accordingly pension of all pre 1986 retirees was revised with effect from 1.1.96 by first determining the notional pay which would have been fixed as on 1.1.86 (treating as if the employees were in service on that date) and then the Notional Pension was updated by applying the same fitment formula which was applied to serving employees.
We, therefore demanded that the notional pay of all pre 1996 retirees may be fixed as on 1.1.96 in terms of Revised Pay Rules, 1996 and the notional pension as on 1.1.96 may be revised w.e.f. 1.1.06 by applying the same fitment formula which is applied in the case of serving employees i.e. by multiplying the notional pension as on 1.1.96 by 1.86 + the Grade Pay of the Pay Scale (V CPC) from which they would have retired.
The revision of pension has been done by applying the formula of Basic Pension as on 1.1.96 + Dearness Pension (50% of Basic Pension) + Dearness Relief on Basic Pension + Dearness Pension+40% of Basic Pension.
This is not the same that has been granted to serving employees. In whose case the Grade Pay which is the fitment benefit is 40% of the maximum of the Pre-revised Pay Scale.
As such the Pensioners should also be granted 50% the of Grade Pay of the Pay Scale from which they had retired by way of fitment benefit and not 40% of Basic Pension.
The Staff Side pointed out that the 6th CPC in order to maintain the existing modified parity between the present and future retirees had indicated that it would be necessary to allow the same fitment benefit as is being recommended for the existing Government employees vide para 5.1.47 in page 338. However, the Commission recommended that all past pensioners should be allowed fitment benefit equal to 40% of the basic pension. The statement and the recommendation made to give effect to the statement was at variance giving rise to anomaly and disparity in pension entitlement between the past pensioners and the future pensioners. After detailed discussion, the official side agreed to consider the issue once again.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Staff Side took up the matter concerning non representation of Postal Federations in the National Council as some members of a Federation which could not muster even 5% membership had been approaching one court or the other in a bid to delay the verification process and consequent recognition of the Associations and Federations in the Postal Department. As it would be a never ending process, the denial for the unions who had mustered more than 75% of the membership representation in the National Council would be a miscarriage of justice, the Staff Side added.. The Director (SR) of the Postal Department, who had represented the Postal Department in the official side agreed with the contention of the Staff Side and reported to the Chairman, that they had granted adhoc recognition to the Unions who had mustered the requisite membership and the Department Council had also been convened and met on adhoc basic. The question of granting of representation to the representatives of the Staff in the National Council had been referred to the Department of Personnel and their advice in the matter was being solicited. The Chairman assured the Staff Side to look into the matter and take appropriate decision soon.
The denial of revised higher Grade Pay to Master Craftsmen of Workshops in MMS in the Postal Department, while affording the same to those in Railways and Defence was also raised by the Staff Side. The Department of Expenditure pointed out that they had not received any reference from the Postal Department in this matter, whereas the official side representative of the Postal Department stated that they had referred this matter to them earlier. After some discussion, it was agreed that the Department of Expenditure and the Postal Department would sort out this matter expeditiously.