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Monday, January 18, 2021

 PAYMENT OF LUMP SUM COMPENSATION TO EMPLOYEES COVERED UNDER NPS ON RETENTION IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN SPITE OF DISABLEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 9(3) OF CCS (EXTRA ORDINARY PENSION) RULES, 1939-REGARDING

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http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/Lumpsum_to_NPS_employeesu0Dff.pdf

 PRESS NEWS

GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES THE LIST OF POSTS IDENTIFIED SUITABLE FOR PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Posted On: 15 JAN 2021 7:10PM by PIB Delhi

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on 4th January 2021 notified 3566 posts in Central Government establishments as suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities (disability of 40% and above) under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. These posts include 1046 in Group A, 515 in Group B, 1724 in Group C and 281 in Group D posts. Posts have also been identified suitable for new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability; specific learning disability, mental illness and multiple disability have been added. This list is not an exhaustive one and Central Ministries/Department/Autonomous Bodies and Public Sector Undertakings may further supplement. This notification will broaden the scope for employment for persons with benchmark disabilities in Government establishments.    

A list of 2973 posts identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities was last notified on 29.07.2013 in terms of the repealed Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. As compared to the earlier notified list, 593 new posts have been added.

The list of posts notified by the Central Government on 04.01.2021 is based on the recommendations of an expert committee constituted under the chairpersonship of the Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and consisting experts, persons with benchmark disabilities and representatives from various associations of persons with disabilities.

Details of the list is available on the website of the Department. Notification is also available on http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2021/224370.pdf

NB/SK/jk/MoSJ&E-15-01-2021(Release ID: 1688869) 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

SUPPLEMENTARY RESULT DECLARED IN R/O COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF GDS TO THE CADRE OF PA HELD ON 15.09.2019      (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5230

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SUPPLEMENTARY RESULT DECLARED IN R/O COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF GDS TO THE CADRE OF POSTMAN HELD ON 29.09.2019   (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5231

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COVID-19 VACCINATION PRECAUTIONS CONTRAINDICATIONS AND SCHEDULED: DIFFERENCE OF COVID-19 VACCINES



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
NIRMAN BHAVAN, NEW DELHI – 110011

DO No. T-22020/14/2020-Imm
Date: 14th January 2021

Dear All,

As you are aware that COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled for roll-out in the country on 16th January 2021 and the States/UTs have already received vaccines for the same.

In this regard, a comparative factsheet for both the vaccines that will be used during the introduction have been prepared which contains information on vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold chain storage requirements, contraindications and minor AEFIs. A detailed note on contraindications and special precautions has also been prepared and is enclosed.

You are requested to kindly disseminate the above mentioned documents to Programme Managers across all levels and through them to cold chain handlers and vaccinators for ready reference.

Enclosure: As above

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. Manohar Agnani)


Precautions and Contraindications for COVID-19 Vaccination

1. Authorized Age Group: Under the EUA, COVID-19 vaccination is indicated only for 18 years and above.

2. Co-administration of vaccines: If required, COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines should be separated by an interval of at least 14 days

3. Interchangeability of COVID-19 Vaccines is not permitted: Second dose should also be of the same COVID-19 vaccine which was administered as the first dose.

Contraindication

1. Persons with history of:

Anaphylactic or allergic reaction to a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Immediate or delayed-onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food-items etc.

2. Pregnancy & Lactation:

Pregnant & Lactating women have not been part of any COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial so far. Therefore, women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy; and lactating women should not receive COVID-19 vaccine at this time

Provisional / temporary contraindications: In these conditions, COVID vaccination is to be deferred for 4-8 weeks after recovery

1. Persons having active symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

2. SARS-COV-2 patients who have been given anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma

3. Acutely unwell and hospitalized (with or without intensive care) patients due to any illness

Special precautions:

  • Vaccine should be administered with caution in persons with history of any bleeding or coagulation disorder (e.g., clotting factor deficiency, coagulopathy or platelet disorder).
  • Following conditions are not contraindicated for COVID vaccines
  • Persons with a past history of SARS-CoV-2 infection (sero-positivity) and or RT-PCR positive illness
  • History of chronic diseases and morbidities (cardiac, neurological, pulmonary, metabolic, renal, malignancies)
  • Immuno-deficiency, HIV, patients on immune-suppression due to any condition (the response to the COVID 19 vaccines may be less in these individuals)
  • Vaccine specific contraindications may apply as the new information becomes available

Comparative Sheet for different Covid-19 vaccines, under Indian Government supply

IndicatorCOVISHIELDCOVAXIN
Type of VaccineRecombinant COVID-19 vaccine based on Viral Vector TechnologyWhole-Virion Inactivated Corona Virus Vaccine
No. of doses in each vial1020
Shelf life6 months6 months
Expiry date available on vialYesYes
Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) Not Availablenot available
RouteIntramuscular (IM) Injectable Intramuscular (IM) Injectable
Physical Appearance of VaccineClear to slightly opaque, colourless to slightly brownWhitish translucent
Dose0.5 ml each dose0.5 ml each dose
Course 2-doses2-doses
Schedule4-weeks apart4-weeks apart
Vaccination during Pregnancy Not recommendedNot recommended
Vaccination < 18 years of ageNot recommendedNot recommended
Vaccination to Lactating motherNot recommendedNot recommended
Storage and transportation+2°C to +8°C at all levels+2°C to +8°C at all levels
Cold chain storage space in secondary packaging2.109 cm31.7187 cm3
Shake test Not applicableNot applicable
Open Vial PolicyNot applicableNot applicable
Freeze SensitiveYesYes
Discard the vaccine vial, if found‘frozen’ or ‘frozen and thawed’‘frozen’ or ‘frozen and thawed’
Discard the vial, ifSolution is discoloured or visible particles are observedPresence of particulate matter or other coloration
AEFISome mild AEFIs may occur like injection site tendenrness, injection site pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills and arthralgia, nauseaSome mild may occur like injection site pain, headache, fatigue, fever, body ache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, dizziness-giddiness, tremor, sweating, cold, cough and injection site swelling
AEFIsite pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills and arthralgia, nausea
AEFI Other

Paracetamol may be used to provide symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions
Very rare events of demyelinating disorders have been reported following vaccination with this Vaccine without the causal relationship establishment
As with other intramuscular injections, COVISHIELD should be given with caution to individuals with thrombocytopenia

 


Any other instruction
Shake well, before use
Use of Chloroquine and Corticosteroids may impair antibody response.

Packaging details —

Packaging detailsDosesDimensionTotal Volume
COVISHIELDCOVAXINCOVISHIELDCOVAXINCOVISHIELDCOVAXIN
Primary

10

10

21.09 cm334.37 cm3
Secondary500320L-18.5 cm, W-9.5 cm, H- 6cmL-10 cm, W- 10cm, H-5.5 cm1053 cm3550 cm3
Teritiary3,0007680L-31 cm, W-19 cm, H- 13.3 cmL-41 cm, W-20 cm, H- 18cm7833 cm314760 cm3
Quaternary (A)*12,000Not ApplicableL-57.9 cm, W-46.4 cm, H- 37 cmNot Applicable99402 cm3Not Applicable
Quaternary (B)12,000Not ApplicableL-60 cm, W-48 cm, H- 41 cmNot Applicable1,18,080 cm3Not Applicable


Source: MoHFW

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

 NEXT DATE IN RTP CASE IS FIXED AS

10th MARCH-2021

                       WARM GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES

ON THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF

 

LOHRI, MAKAR SANKRANTI,

PONGAL AND BIHU

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

 

PLI - RPLI TABLES

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ECONOMY INSTRUCTIONS - PRINTING ACTIVITIES

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Provision of compensation of Rs.10 lakh to GDS Employees due to cover death due to Covid-19 while discharging official duties – Not agreeing to the proposal by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

 



Ref: P/4-12/Cadre Restructuring                                         Dated – 11.01.2021

 

To 

The Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001

 

Sir,

 

Sub: - Implementation of Cadre restructuring - Date of effect - reg. 

Ref: -   1. Directorate No.25-4/2012/PE-1(Vol.II) dated 27-05-2016.

2. Directorate No.25-4/2012-PE-1 (Vol.II) dated 1101102916.

3. Directorate No.25-4/2012-PE-1 (Vol.II) dated 09-06-2017.

4. CO No.EST/1-6/2016 dated 21-07-2016.

5. CO No.ST/5-2/CADRE REST/2019 dated 21-01-2020.

 

Our union wish to pointout the following factual position regarding the implementation of the cadre-restructuring and plead for the fixation of the date of effect notionally as 27-05-2016 as per the Directorate instructions. 

1. Orders of Cadre-restructuring of Group-C Employees were issued by the Directorate vide No.25-4/2012-PE-I (Vol.II) dated 27-05-2016. Clarification as to how it is to be implemented is also issued by the Directorate vide Letter No.25-4/2012-PE-I (Vol.II) dated 11-11-2016. Subsequently a committee under the Chairmanship of Shri. Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle was set up to find out solution and eliminate the queries raised by the Circles and service unions. Vide Directorate No.25-4/2012-PE-I (Vol.II) dated 09-06-2017. Accordingly, the committee examined all the queries raised by the staff side and submitted the report on22-09-2017. Based on the report the circles started the implementation process. 

2. In Kerala Circle as first step the Posts/offices for upgradation were identified. A circle gradation list was also circulated. Some officials approached the Hon’ble CAT challenging the gradation list. The Hon’ble Court has stayed the process of Cadre Re-structuring and our Circle could not go further on the matter observing Directorate instructions either by completing DPC process by 31-12-2017 or issuing orders of posting by 31-01-2018. Completing the Court proceedings the Hon’ble CAT has lifted the stay orders and permitted the department to go ahead with the cadre re-structuring process with the existing gradation list. Accordingly after a long gap of 4 years the cadre-restructuring of Group C officials has been implemented in the month of July 2020. 

3. All other circles except Kerala has completed the Cadre Re-structuring process and extended the benefits to the eligible officials within the time frame fixed by the Directorate. Kerala Circle could not implement and extend the benefits for the last 4 years due to the simple reason of a court case. Though the cadre re-structuring is a Pan-India issue and orders has been in force at National level, the denial of the benefit to a section of employees in a circle for more than 4 years based on a locally promulgated court case is unjustified. More over the Hon’ble Court has not mentioned any adverse comment about the date of effect while disposing the case. Normally the date of effect fixed by the Directorate is applicable to our circle also. Para 4.5 of the Charles Lobo Committee report reads as under: 

“For the sake of uniformity, the promotions will be effective from the date of the original order dated 27-05-2016. It will be applicable to all eligible officials including those were in service but now retired.” 

4. In Kerala Circle uniformity has been tampered and as a result the benefit of Cadre Re-structuring is delayed by 4 years. In other circles the officials promoted to the cadre of LSG with effect from 27-05-2016 will get promotion to the higher cadres i.e. HSG-II and HSG-I after the completion of 6 years and 5 years as stipulated in the existing recruitment rules. But the officials in our circle will have to wait more years to get their promotion to the higher cadres. Many officials are at the fag end of their service and naturally they will be compelled to retire from the existing cadre without enjoying the benefits of the approved promotion scheme. 

5. The proposal for giving adhoc promotion to HSG-II Cadre in relaxation of normal recruitment rules is under process at directorate level. Recently directorate has called for a proforma report by fixing the eligibility period as 3 years in LSG cadre for adhoc promotion to HSG-II cadre. If the date of effect of cadre re-structuring is taken as per the Directorate instructions, all the officials in LSG cadre in our circle will be eligible for adhoc promotion. The proforma report is to be prepared accordingly. 

Considering the above valid points, we would like to urge upon you to kindly issue suitable orders to ensure the date of effect of cadre restructuring as stipulated by the directorate i.e. 27-05-2016. 

Hoping for an early and positive action with regards, 

With regards, 

Yours sincerely, 

 

(R. N. Parashar)

General Secretary 



Ref: P/4-1/Staff                                                                     Dated – 11.01.2021

To 

The Secretary

Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001

 

Sub: -  Strengthening the office of Sub Divisional officer in DoP.


Ref: -   Dte. No. Q-25/01/2021-PE-I dated 08.01.2021.

 

Sir, 

With reference to Directorate letter No. as referred above on the subject mentioned above, we do not agree such proposal of providing assistance of one PA to Each sub Divisional office. 

In this connection we would like to mention as every Sub Divisional Inspector or Astt. SPOs is already given assistance of 2-3 mail overseers. Further there is acute shortage in PA Cadre Deployment of PAs from the existing strength will further enhance the shortage causing more burden on existing PAs. Already in Administrative offices and other new schemes and works and for IPPB also, PAs have been deputed from the existing strength. 

If Department is very much willing to provide assistance of PAs to Sub Divisional officers, we would like to suggest that additional post of PAs may kindly be got sanctioned and after recruitment they should be deployed there. 

We have made several requestes to return back PAs from IPPB and administrative offices so that the shortage in Post office may be met and public work and official work may run smoothly. 

Hope you will consider positively. 

With regards,

Yours sincerely,


(R. N. Parashar)

General Secretary

Confederation writes to Finance Minister regarding Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.

 

Ref: Confdn/Dearness Allowance                                                                             Dated – 11.01.2021

To

Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Seetharaman

Finance Minister

Government of India

New Delhi – 110001

Sub: -  Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.

Respected Madam, 

Vide Office Memorandum dated 23rd April, 2020 of Government of India Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure letter No. 1/1/2020-E-II-B, the additional DA for CG employees and DR for pensioners was freezed from 1st January 2020 till 1st July 2021 due to the reason “view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19”. These orders are applicable to all Central Government employees and Central Government pensioners. Which has affected both the serving employees and pensioners and especially to those who have retired during the period 1st Jan 2020 to 1st Jan 2021. 

The Covid-19 situation in India has improved considerably and under control with a vast population of the country are unaffected by the Covid-19, The Covid cases in September 2020 was around 95,000 cases daily , on 4th January 2021 is around17,000 cases which is lowest in six months, with less mortality rate. 

The economic situation in the country has also improved compared to April- May 2020 situation, where the industrial production had gone down to minus 57% and in October to plus 3.6 % Industrial production has vastly improved with a recovery , the financial position of the country has also improved considerably the GST collections has shown a positivity in last four months. 

Month

GST collection in rupees crores

March, 2020

97,597

September, 2020

95,480

October, 2020

1,05,155

November 2020

1,04,963

December 2020

1,15,000

The Goods and Service Tax collection for December 2020 touched a record high of Rs 1.15 lakh crore. This is the highest ever collections since the implementation of the countrywide tax in July 2017. 

The Central Government employees have attended their assigned duties even during the pandemic situation, many have lost their sacrificed their life for the nation building, hence there contribution should be taken into the account. 

The additional financial implication on account of this increase in Dearness Allowance for additional 11% DA is due which works out to 13,000 crores annually, which is manageable under the existing financial conditions , more over this will benefit about 49.93 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners who pump this money into the market which also improves the economy considerably and about 30% of the amount spent is collected back by the Government by way of taxes. 

As the Covid situation is under control and economic situation in the country has also improved considerably. Therefore, it is requested to kindly grant Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates which is 28% as on 1st January 2021. 

With regards, 

Yours sincerely, 

 

(R. N. Parashar)

Secretary General

Saturday, January 9, 2021

 PROVISION OF COMPENSATION OF RS.10 LAKHS TO ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) TO COVER DEATH DUE TO COVID-19 WHILE DISCHARGING OFFICIAL DUTIES : NOT AGREEING TO THE PROPOSAL BY DOE, MOF 

 

Friday, January 8, 2021

 REIMBURSEMENT OF CANCELLATION/ RESCHEDULE CHARGES FOR AIR/ TRAIN TICKETS BOOKED FOR THE PURPOSE OF LTC AND RELAXATION OF LTC ADVANCE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - RELAXATION REGARDING. (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/31011-1-2020-7012021-English.PDF

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EXTENSION OF EMPANELMENT OF AYUSH HOSPITALS UNDER CGHS TILL 14 DEC 2021 (OM DATED 5 JAN 2021)  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=5962

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REVISED-NOTIFICATION- PO & RMS ACCOUNTANT EXAMINATION SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 14.02.2021 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5167

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NOTIFICATION FOR INTEREST RATES ON SPECIAL DEPOSIT SCHEMES FOR Q4 OF FY 2020-21

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https://dea.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification%20egazatte.pdf

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RATE OF INTEREST ON GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND AND OTHER SIMILAR FUNDS FOR Q4 OF FY 2020-21

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https://dea.gov.in/sites/default/files/GPF%20Resolution%20for%204th%20Quarter%20of%20FY%202020-21.pdf