Saturday, 13 September 2014

13/09/2014.
1)UNITED TRADE UNION MOVEMENT NATIONAL PROTEST CONVENTION OF WORKERS ON 15-09-2014
– A meeting of the leaders of all central trade unions was held at INTUC headquarters, New Delhi on 7 August. Among those who participated in the deliberations included CITU general secretary Tapan Sen, MP, AITUC general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta, BMS general secretary Brijesh Upadhyaya, HMS general secretary Harbajan Singh Sidhu. The meeting was presided over by G.Sanjiva Reddy, president of INTUC.
2)As per the latest updates published in the official recruitment site for PA/SA Exam 2014 the exam dates for Computer Typing/Data Entry of Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, North East, Assam, Jharkhand, Punjab,Rajasthan and Gujrat will be as follows:
Postal Circle
Exam Date
Exam Time
Tamil Nadu (29)
24 to 29 September 2014
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Uttarakhand (31)
25 to 27 September 2014
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Gujrat (16)
13 to 19 September 2014
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Rajasthan (28)
16 to 24 September 2014
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Punjab (27)
17 to 18 September 2014
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Jharkhand (20)
17 to 18 September 2014
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Assam (12)
20 to 21 September 2014
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North East (25)
21 September 2014
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Know Evaluation / Qualification Criteria in Computer Typing & Data Entry Test (PAPER II): Click Here.
3) India Post Launches a work book on Nation Cleanliness Drive for staff and officers. CLICK HERE FOR SEE DETAILS.
12/09/2014.
1)Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers’ Grade man their juniors – OM No.18/2/2007-CS-I dated 20.05.2014 – Followup action regarding.
2)Gazette Notification regarding minimum pension of Rs.1000/- pm under EPS,1995.
3) Gazette Notification regarding increase in wage ceiling from Rs.6500/- to Rs.15,000/- under EPS,1995, EPFS,1952 & EDLI,1995 
4)Extension of benefit of upgraded Grade Pay to Pre-2006 retirees .
11/09/2014.
2) Government to replace affidavits with self-attested documents; order soon .
3)  Lokpal rule on declaration of assets of government employees’ wives stayed 
10/9/2014.
1)IPO & LGO EXAMINATIONS POSTPONED
2)Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network.
3)GET READY FOR STRIKE IF DEMANDS ARE NOT SETTLED.
4)7th Pay Commission Postponed its Jammu and Kashmir visit
5) Removal of Difficulty Amendment Order dated 8.9.2014 .
09/09/2014.
1)Promotion and Posting to the Grade of Member Postal Services Board. click the below link to see the order.
2)Notification for extending time limit for filing returns of assets.
3)  DOPT letter to Secretaries on filing Returns of Assets and Liabilities .
08/09/2014.
1)Revise Bonus Act for Central Government employees to get real wages  as Bonus –

2)Revision of maximum limit of subscription in a financial year of PPF Account.

Click here to see the letters.
3) Postal exam update Click below link to see the details.
http://postalexam2014.in/

Friday, 5 September 2014

Result of MTS Direct Recruitment Examination Telangana & AP States

Result of the Multi Tasking Staff(MTS) Direct Recruitment Examination held on has been declared 17.08.2014 has been declared on 4.9.2014.
For results division wise CLICK HERE

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Govt approves 7% DA hike; raises it to 107% from July 1

Government on Thursday approved 7 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA), taking it to 107 per cent of basic pay, a move that will benefit around 30 lakh central employees and 50 lakh pensioners including dependents. 


"The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the release of an additional instalment of DA to general government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from July 1, 2014. This is an increase of seven percent over the existing rate of 100 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise," a press statement said here. 

MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH on 10th December 2014

NFPE & FNPO ANNOUNCE
MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH OF 20000 POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES INCLUDING GRAMIN IAK SEVAKS ON
10th DECEMBER 2014 AT NEW DELHI Demanding settlement of Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO)         charter of demands submitted to Govt. andPostal Board. 
PREPARE FOR INDEFINITE STRIKE IF GOVT. REFUSES TO SETTLE THE DEMANDS
          Twenty Thousand (20000) Postal & RMS employees including Gramin Iak Sevaks will march to Parliament on 10-12-2014, demanding immediate settlement of charter of demands submitted postal JCA to Govt. and Postal Board. All Branch / Divisional / Circle Secretaries of all affiliated Unions / Associations of NFPE & FNPO (P3, P4, R3, R4, Admin, Postal Accounts, SBCO, Civil Wing and GDS) are requested to start preparations now onwards to ensure maximum participation of members in the Parliament March. Let us make it a historic success.

Committee to Examine un-Claimed Amount Remained in PPF, Post Office and Savings Schemes.

Finance Minister Approves Setting-up of A Committee to Examine un-Claimed Amount Remained in PPF, Post Office and Savings Schemes and Recommend how this Amount can be Used to Protect and Further the Financial Interest of the Senior Citizens.
The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has approved the setting-up of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India(RBI) to examine un-claimed amount remained in PPF, Post Office, Savings Schemes etc and recommend how this amount can be used to protect and further the financial interest of the senior citizens.
The Finance Minister, vide para 39 of his Budget Speech 2014-15, had announced that “a large amount of money is estimated to be lying as unclaimed amounts with PPF, Post Office, Savings Schemes etc. these are mostly out of investments belonging to the senior citizens and on their demise, remain unclaimed for want of relevant payment instructions” and has proposed to set-up a Committee to examine and recommend how this amount can be used to protect and further financial interest of the senior citizens.
Accordingly, with the approval of the Union Finance Minister, a Committee has been set-up with the following composition:
1) Deputy Governor, RBI – Chairman
2) Secretary, Department of Posts – Member
3) Joint Secretary (Law), M/o Law and Justice – Member
4) Dy. Managing Director of S.B.I – Member
5) Executive Director, Punjab National Bank – Member
6) Joint Secretary (Budget), DEA – Member
7) Joint Director, – Member Secretary
National Savings Institute
The Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Committee would be:
· Based on defined scope, by Reserve Bank of India, estimation of amount lying unclaimed under various scheme`s (Small Savings and other Savings Schemes of banks) with Post Offices/ Public Sector Banks;
· Procedure for bringing such unclaimed deposits to a common pool to be suggested by the Committee. Changes, if any, required to be made in the legal framework may be suggested. Committee to also suggest if such a pool should be placed within Government account or outside it.
· Committee to recommend how this unclaimed amount can be used to protect and further financial interests of the senior citizens.

Union Cabinet today approves 7% DA from July 2014 to CG Employees and Pensioners


Union Cabinet today approves 7% DA from July 2014 to CG Employees and Pensioners

Release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners due from 01.07.2014 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2014. This is an increase of seven percent over the existing rate of 100 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. 

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of the order of approximately Rs. 7691 crore per annum and Rs.5127 crore respectively in the financial year 2014-2015 (i.e. for a period of eight months from July, 2014 to February, 2015).

Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) by 7% to 107% this month. The pensioners will also gain as the benefit provided to them as dearness relief will be hiked to 107 per cent of basic pay. This will benefit around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents. 

The revised Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers data for June was released by Labour Ministry on last day of August.  The Finance Ministry will now put a Cabinet proposal for approval of 7% DA hike from July 1 this year. 

Last time the  DA was increased increased by 10% to 100% with effect from January 1, 2014, on February 28. 

The unions are pressing for the long pending demand of merger of DA with basic pay. "The erosion of value of wages is unbearable at 50 per cent dearness allowance. Now it will be 107 per cent. It is high time to merge DA with basic pay to provide relief to employees," Confederation of Central Government Employees' President K K N Kutty told PTI. 

"We had summited our memorandum in this regard to 7th Pay Commission. They forwarded it to Central Government. We have apprised about the issue to the newly elected NDA government. But no decision has been taken so far," he said. 

With merger of DA with basic pay, the salary and allowances paid in proportion of basic pay are increased. As per earlier practise DA was merged with basic pay once it breached 50 per cent mark. But 6th Pay Commission has disallowed that.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

POSTAL JCA DECLARES NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME PROTESTING AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND POSTAL BOARD

CLICK HERE   for  detailed programme given by the All India JCA leladers.

* Susbmission of Memorandum : 28.8.2014

* Mass Dharna  infront of Postal/RMS divisional offices: 24.9.2014

*  5 Days relay Dharnas infront of Region/Circle Offices: 27.10.2014 to 31.10.2014

*  Massive parliament March in the month of November (Date will be intimated lateer)

*  Indeffinate hunger fast in front of Division/Region/Circle/DAP offices from 1.12.2014

*   Indefinate strike ( date will be announced later)

INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7th CPC – CABINET SECRETARIAT FORWARDS THE LETTER OF SECRETARY JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL TO SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS.

22/08/2014.
Grant MACP on Promotional Hierarchy- CAT Principal bench New DelhiCLICK HERE FOR  DETAILS
21/08/2014
Allocation of exclusive Bar Code Series for Speed Post Articles containing  Passport for Regional Passport offices.

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20/08/2014
Children Education Allowance for Central Government Employees - Annual Ceiling and Details of Admissible Institutions.
While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child. 
The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is 9,000/- per child per month. 
These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014. 
The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognised institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognised by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.
19/08/2014.
Benefit of reservation to Ex-servicemen, who applies for variousexaminations/vacancies before joining civil posts/ services in the Government job on civil side click here to view
18/08/2014
Action against “habitually late” employees to be intensified  
Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has asked Secretaries of all central departments to intensify the crackdown on government employees who are found to be “habitually late” in reaching office. Seth, in his July 31 missive, has specifically cited concerns expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.Stating that the onus lies on the Secretaries to make the staff more work-oriented, the letter says that Modi has taken cognizance of some official reports which say that there has been no visible improvement in the ambience of the workplaces while “some officials have been habitually coming late” to work.“In some departments, the ministers have noticed the laxity in this regard. The PM has expressed concern over these reports,” says the letter.The government is waiting for the success of its drive to make its employees punctual, which can happen on “continued perseverance by every employee,” it says. Cautioning the Secretaries against any “slippages” in this regard, Seth has asked them to review the situation on a sustained basis.At a meeting with the Secretaries in June also, Seth had emphasised the need to ensure punctuality and attendance.Two Secretary level officers told The Indian Express that a Joint Secretary level officer has been informally deputed in each ministry to keep a check on attendance. Though the letter does not spell out the punitive action in case of continued poor attendance, it is learnt that the defaulters may have to take compulsory leave.source-http://indianexpress.com/
16/08/2014.
1)Highlights of Prime Minister’s Address on Independence Day.
2)Department of Post appeal Postal JCA to call off the proposed agitation. 
3)Simplification of pension procedure-submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers.
4) Strike Called by GGEA – Govt Warns ‘No Work No Pay’ 


14/08/2014
1)Delhi High Court dismissed petition filed by Union of India challenging CAT order in favor  of Shakeel Ahmad Burney Former President FNPO for granting III MACP ignoring his selection from class IV  to PA as pro motion .Judgment on 5/8/2014 in W.P C 4131/2014.....
 2)Attendance to Republic Day Function compulsory for Central Government Employees working Delhi Click here to view
3)Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) Guidelines – Modified check-list of papers/information to be submitted for consideration by DPC.
4) Less Government More Governance .
13/08/2014
Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & VigilanceInquiries (Hota Committee).click here to read.
12/08/2014
Group wise sanctioned Strength of Central Government Employees Click here to view.
11/08/2014
Change in commission`s visit to Bengaluru. 
There is a slight change in 7th CPC's visit to Bengaluru. The Commission now proposes to visit Bengaluru between 24th and 26th August, 2014 instead of the earlier announced date of 25th-27th August, 2014.
The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.
In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.
Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Bengaluru between 24th August and 26th August 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail. An early response in this regard would facilitate proper scheduling of the meetings.
2)CIVIL LIST OF OFFICERS.
09/08/2014
1)Revision In the rates of Personal Pay for Central Government employees for participating in sporting event.
2)DA Merger and Effect Date of 7th CPC – Explanation from Official Side in the Standing Committee meeting held on 7.5.2014.
3)Opening of New Holiday Home at  Udaipur (Rajasthan).
08/08/2014.
Dear colleagues,
Today is the 103rd birthday of our beloved  leader  of  K.R. let us remember  his yeomen services to central Government employees in general and Postal employees in particular.

2)DOP&T CALLS FOR NEW ITEM FOR THE NEXT JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING
07/08/2014
1)Percentage of SCs, STs and OBCs in Group A,B,C and D positions in each Ministry.

2)There is no proposal to enhance Earned Leave and Casual Leave – Central Government.

3)Employment to the dependant  on compassionate grounds.

4)No proposal for grant of Interim Relief to Central Government employees.

06/08/2014
1)PM encourages self-certification in place of affidavits and attestations to benefit the common man.
2) Central Government Employees Sanctioned and Actual Strength – Minister’s Reply in Lok Sabha .
05/08/2014
Uniform Labour Law
The Minister of State for Mines, Steel and Labour and Employment, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that “Labour” is in the Concurrent List of the Constitution. Thus, both the Centre and the States can legislate in this area. There are 44 labour related statutes enacted by the Central Government dealing with wages, social security, labour welfare, occupational safety and health and industrial relations etc., being enforced by Central and State Governments, as appropriate Governments, as envisaged in the respective Acts. Each Act has been enacted keeping in view its objectives which are defined in each Act and accordingly the definitions have been incorporated in the Acts.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that ministry is also addressing the issue of ease of compliance to promote an enabling business environment. A single unified Web Portal is being developed for Online Registration of Units, Reporting of inspections, and submissions of Annual Returns and redressal of grievances. This portal will facilitate ease of reporting at one place for various Labour Laws by a single online Annual Return; consolidate information of Labour Inspection and its enforcement thereby enhancing transparency in Labour Inspection as well as that in monitoring of Labour Inspections. An Inspection scheme has also been notified with the objective of simplifying business regulations and for bringing in transparency and accountability in labour inspections. The scheme envisages objective criteria for selection of Units for inspection.

04/08/2014
1)Extension of working hours of Central Government employees.
2)Biometric Attendance to be implemented soon.
01/08/2014
1)Long pending issues pertaining to Postal & RMS  employees including GDS  agitational  Programme .
2)extension of last date for filing of Income Tax Returns – Extended up  5th August.
3)HSG I  R.Rule.

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4) The Dearness Allowance from July 2014 will be 107%.
5)Treatment of period of Leave towards minimum residency period for Flexible Complimentary Scheme  
6) 7th pay commission visit Bengaluru between 25to 27th August 2014 .
7)MACP on Promotional hierarchy was directed to be granted by Principal CAT Delhi in its order in Appeal OA 864-2014 dated 12.03.2014 Now Hon’ble Delhi High Court has dismissed the department’s appeal against this CAT Order

 

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