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Tuesday, July 31, 2018


CONDUCT OF LDCE FOR LGOS FOR PROMOTION TO THE CADRE OF PAS/SAS FROM POSTMAN/MAIL GUARD/DESPATCH RIDER AND MTS CADRE FOR THE VACANCY YEARS 2016-17,2017-18 AND 2018 (UP TO 31.12.2018 )




7TH PAY COMMISSION REPORT, BURDEN ON FINANCE/EXCHEQUER, PRODUCTIVITY LINKED PAY HIKE AND ANY ALTERNATIVE OF FUTURE PAY COMMISSION

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1652
ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018

Pay Commission Reports

RAJENDRA AGRAWAL

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances after an examination by a Committee have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16. 
(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. 

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.


Monday, July 30, 2018


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1155 ANSWERED ON: 25.07.2018 Filling up of Vacant Posts

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ENGLISH HINDHI

POSTAL CRUSADER EDITORIAL AUGUST 2018
5TH SEPTEMBER JOINT MASS RALLY OF WORKERS BEFORE PARLIAMENT

Confederation of Central Government employees and workers and National Federation of Postal Employees along with other independent federations, Central trade unions, Mass Organizations and other workers organizations of organized and unorganized  sectors have given the call to join Joint Mass Rally  of workers before Parliament on 5th September 2018 and make it historic success.

        This joint mass rally of workers has been organized to give final warning to the Central Government to stop and change the anti people, anti workers, neo liberal  economic policies which are creating untold sufferings and miseries to the common man and entire working class including farmers and to defend their livelihood , hard earned democratic rights and to defeat the designs of big corporate which are responsible for exploitation of workers

        None of the demands of 7th CPC related issues has been settled by the present Central Govt. The assurance given by the group of ministers during the negotiation with NJCA leaders in the wake of impending strike from 11th July 2018 to revise the minimum wage and fitment factor has not been fulfilled yet.

        Our demand of scrapping New Pension Scheme or to give guarantee of minimum  50 % of the last pay drawn has not been considered. The Employees who  joined service on or after 1-1-2004 are getting very meager pension after retirement. As per RTI information, out of 32 lakh Central Govt Employees  17,58,144 employees have come under purview of New Pension Scheme.  The Government has set up one committee to stream line NPS but scrapping or guarantee of 50%  pension is not mandated. The number of employees is increasing day by day and discontentment is also growing day by day and this volcano  can burst at any time which will be uncontrollable to the Govt.

        Six lakhs posts in various Central Govt. Departments were declared by 7th CPC  at the time of submission of its report. Every month retirement of employees is  taking place. This number may increase. But after lapse of 4 years vacancies have not been filled up.

        The Government is not ready  to consider the most genuine demands of Central Govt. Employees i.e HRA Arrears,  MACP Bench Mark , MACP Promotional Hierarchy and date of effect from 1-1-2016, option – 1 for pensioners.

        After 16  days of successful GDS Strike, The Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report has been implemented w.e.f July 2018 but the upgraded pay scales as recommended by committee have been implemented w.e.f July 18   instead of Jan-16. Positive recommendations either diluted or curtailed.

        Large scale Out-Sourcing , Contractorization and Privatization in Govt. Services has become the order of day.

        Large scale corporatization and privatization is taking place in Railway and Defence.

Railway stations are being given to private companies to maintain and develop for which they will charge user fees.  41 ordinance factories have been declared to be handed over to multinational and national companies for defense production. 12 out of 17 Printing Presses have been closed. Only one Postal Printing  Press at Bhubaneshwar  is also under process of closure.

        Trade union facilities are being curtailed. Even ban has been imposed on Dharnas and orders are issued not to grant any type of leave to any official on the day of such notified Dharna or Demonstration. This is attack on the democratic rights of workers .

        The membership verification was conducted in 2016 , but the result has not been declared yet.
        GDS membership verification was cancelled after completion of whole process.
        The draconian rules under FR56(J) and Pension Rule 48 are being misused to retire the employees compulsorily .
        The National convention of confederation held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 has declared  Mass Rally  on 5th Sept 2018 in front of Parliament and one day Strike on 15thNovember 2018 to fight out the retrograde and anti working class policies of Govt. N.F.P.E has endorsed the call of confederation .
        We on behalf of NFPE call upon the entirety  of Postal, RMS and GDS employees to participate in 5th  September 2018 Mass Rally before parliament and make it historic success and further make all efforts to make one day strike on 15th November 2018 a grand success.

Friday, July 27, 2018



PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION ACT
UNION MINISTER’S CLARIFICATION
Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
25-July-2018
Prevention of Corruption Act 

The provision of section 13(1)(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 as it presently exists is as follows:

“13. Criminal misconduct by a public servant.

(1) A public servant is said to commit the offence of criminal misconduct,- if he,
(iii) while holding office as a public servant, obtains for any person any valuable thing or pecuniary advantage without any public interest;…….”
The aforesaid provision does not carry the element of mens rea and thus does not confine such type of corruption to bribing of a public servant or any dishonest behavior by him.  This raises apprehensions and fears in the mind of public servant which prima facie have the potential of impeding and slowing down decision making.
The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013, for amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 19.08.2013.  The Bill after having been considered by the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, in its 69thReport and the Law Commission of India in its 254th Report, was also examined by the  Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, which submitted its report on the Bill to the Rajya Sabha on 12th August, 2016.
Recommendations made by the Select Committee in its report on the Bill were considered by the Government and official amendments were moved on the Bill as reported by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.
The Bill was taken up for discussion and passed by the Rajya Sabha on 19th July, 2018 during its current 246thSession. Further, it was taken up for discussion and passed by the Lok Sabha on 24th July,2018 during its current 15th Session of the 16th Lok Sabha.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source” PIB
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NURSING ALLOWANCE WHILE ON LEAVE UP TO 60 DAYS
No.19051/03/2013-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 19th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days.
            References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Nursing Allowance to Nursing personnel working in various hospitals and institutions during absence of full calendar month(s) due to leave, training, tour etc.
2.         The matter has been considered in this Department. It has been decided that Nursing Allowance will be admissible to Nursing personnel during absence of more than 30 days due to leave, training, tour etc., however, duration of such leave will be restricted to maximum 60 days. Beyond 60 days leave/ absence, the Nursing Allowance will not be admissible.
3. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Exp.).
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

REIMBURSEMENT OF COST OF NEURO-IMPLANTS FOR CGHS / CS (MA) BENEFICIARIES

Government of lndia
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
No. Misc.12014/2005/CGHS(R&H)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 9th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Permission / Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, lntra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

            With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandam of even Number dated 23/06/2006 and 4/12/2008 and OM No.S.3849/09/CGHS(R&H)-CGHS(P) dated 8/12/2014 vide which the rates and guidelines for Permission /Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, Intra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries were notified and to convey the approval of competent authority to allow reimbursement of cost of the above mentioned neuro-implants under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules at the same ceiling rates and guidelines and conditions till the rates for the above mentioned implants are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
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(Bindu Tewari)
Director (EHS)
7th  PAY COMMISSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS – REVISION OF PAY SCALES, AMENDMENT OF SERVICE RULES/RECRUITMENT RULES
F.No.AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)(Part-I)
Government of India
Ministry or Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 25th July 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: 7th Central Pay Commissions recommendations — revision of pay scales – amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 9th August 2016 regarding amendment of Service Rules/ Recruitment Rules by replacing the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay with the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix in the revised pay structure recommended by the Seventh CPC and notified in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
2. In the light of above all cadre controlling authorities of Organized Group A services are hereby requested to amend the SRs as per OM dated 30.08.2016 to bring them in conformity with 7th CPC structure. The information in this regard may also be furnished to the undersigned latest by 31st July 2018 in the format enclosed.
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(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to Government of India
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CLARIFICATION ON ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION: GRADUATE MTS & GRADUATE CLERK TO AUDITOR GRADE EXAM TO BE HELD IN AUGUST -2018.

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt.-110010

AN/ XI/11154/ 2017/ Mts-Clk (Graduate)
Date 03.07.2018
To,
            ALL PCsDA/ CsDAIFAs / PC of A (Fys)

Sub: Clarification on eligibility criteria for appearing in Departmental Examination: Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor grade exam to be held in August -2018.

            References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification regarding eligibility criteria for appearing in the Departmental examination for Graduate MTS and Graduate Clerk to the -post of Auditor to be held in the month of Aug-2018. Clarification are also being sought as to whether Stenos/ Driver/Staff other than Graduate MTS &Graduate Clerk are eligible to appear in the said exam.
2.         The matter was examined in HQrs office and it is stated that eligibility criteria for the examination for the post of Auditor will be same as stipulated in amendment of Defence Accounts Department (Auditor) Recruitment Rule, 2009, promulgated vide S.R.O No. 23 dated 03rd May 2016 which clearly states 10% by promotion from amongst Graduate Clerk cum typist and Graduate MTS having a minimum of three years of service on passing Departmental Examination by them for the post of Auditor.
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(Praveen Kumar Rai)
Sr. Dy. CGDA(AN)
REVISED INSTRUCTIONS ON APAR
CLICK HERE  FOR COPY OF DETAILS

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APAR IN RESPECT OF HAG, SAG, JAG/STS AND GROUP-B OFFICERS      CLICK HERE  FOR COPY OF THE ORDER

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP 'C'
CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008 

Ref: P/4-5/IPPB                                                                                                         Dated – 27.07.2018

To

Sri. A. N. Nanda
Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

Sub: -  Opening of separate counters for IPPB in Post offices.

Sir,

It has been brought to our notice that separate counters for the work of IPPB are being opened in Post offices.

Whenever any discussion took place, the Postal Administration had stated that the IPPB will function separately. To manage the work, many officials have been taken on deputation from PA Cadre working in Post offices and having experience of at least two years in SB branches.

Now almost the separate branches of IPPB have been established in all Head Post offices, encroaching the prime location, mainly the premises of S.B. Counters.

But now it is being told that the IPPB office will work as back up office and will not do any counter or operational work. The entire operational work will be got done by the Postal Staff by opening separate counters.

As you are well aware that there is acute shortage of staff particularly in PA cadre in all Post offices. The post offices up to triple hand have been converted in to single hand. More premium services like Aadhar, Pass Port and others have been introduced.

After implementation of CBS, now CSI is being implemented, which is creating more troubles to the staff.

In single handed Post offices, it is very difficult to manage all the affairs single handedly.

In CBS at least two persons are required keeping in view the theory of maker & checker.

Recently orders have been issued to establish separate Parcel hubs under PNOP scheme, in which also staff will be deployed from Post offices.

If the work of IPPB is required to be done by the Postal staff then the following suggestions are given for you consideration.

1.      Fill up all vacant posts of PA Cadre.
2.      Convert all single handed Post offices in to double hand.
3.      Provide adequate infrastructure.
4.      Revert back the Postal Staff taken on deputation.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable action in this regard.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,


(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary