Monday, 20 October 2014

20/10/2014.
Procurement of bags & Plastic seals.Click here to see the order.
18/10/2014.
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17/10/2014.
1)Modeled on the lines of Jharkhand government’s attendance website, it has a dashboard which gives an overview of daily attendance activity of every employee registered with it, and will very soon become a centralised database of and for all central government employees.
2) PFRDA will approach FM seeking tax exemption for NPS withdrawals .
3) SNAP DEAL to have the business deal with INDIAPOST.
16/10/2014.
1)Suggestions are invited on utilization of deposits remained unclaimed with Post Office and Banks.
2)No proposal to bring bank employees under the purview of the pay commission -IBA
3) Pay Commission team visits Siachen to get first-hand experience .
15/10/2014.
1)Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Haryana Govt Orders Issued.
2)RRB to Allow candidates to take away the Question Booklets after written examination. Click here to view.
14/10/2014.
1)Declaration of Public Holiday on 15.10.2014 – General Assembly Elections in Maharashtra – Orders issued.
2) Rs. 10 Lakh Compensation if Government Employee Dies During Election Duty .
13/10/2014.
Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers
Ram Vilas Paswan, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Distribution, has said that the Centre is giving serious thoughts about canceling the distribution of ration supplies to tax-paying members of the public.
While talking to newspersons, he said that the Government’s intention is to bring everybody under the Food Safety Act. The difficult task of identifying the real beneficiaries of this scheme and to provide food grains to them, has started. Instead of identifying the poor people who desperately need this scheme, it is easier to remove the ones who don’t need the benefits of it.
The Government is considering cancellation of supply of food grains through the ration cards to those who are paying taxes. Supplies have already been cancelled to Class 1 and 2 Government officials in Madhya Pradesh., who pay taxes. We have requested other state governments to follow this.
Distribution works carried out by the PDS is very unsatisfactory. Food grains are not being provided to the poor and the needy. There are countless complaints against the Public Distribution System. The Minister has promised to conduct enquiries into them.
12/10/2014.
1)Participation of Women in Central Government Services
2) Central Government employees attendance system goes online…It can be monitored by public also .
3)Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment – Dopt Orders on 7.10.2014
11/10/2014.
1) Countersignature of two permanent government employees in the undertaking is not required for Compassionate Appointment
2)Existing Indian Railways Network, its Operations and its Core Activities Will Remain with the Indian Railways Only and not Open for Privatization: 

3)RTI online Certificate Course conducted by the Department of Personnel and Training.

18 Oct, 2014 2:03p.m.


Karnataka Pensioners Association president Shri Ramanatha Rao have informed that the 7th Pay Commission chairman clearly appeared to be in favour of the grant of Interim Relief but wanted a direction from the Government to consider grant of Interim Relief. He has written to the Prime Minister on the matter


Date:August 26, 2014.

To
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
Government of India,
South Block, NEW DELHI 11001

Respected Hon’ble Prime Minister,
At the outset, we extend Good wishes to the Government. We are happy the 7th Central Pay Commission team came to Bangalore, and gave us an audience on August 24 to present our views on different subjects. Around 20 organisations representing different sections of serving employees and pensioners met the Commission, in groups. The interaction was very good. The Chairman and the members heard us all very well and gave convincing answers.

2. One subject of immediate interest is the Grant of Interim Relief. We stated that the very constitution of the Commission was as a sequel to the proposal of the Planning Commission about two/three years back. This meant that the Commission gives out its Recommendations within 2016, and thereupon the Govt could take its Decisions before 2016. This also meant particularly that the Government would not face a situation, as it did after the 6th CPC, wherein it had to pay out large sums to the serving staff and pensioners, which it did in two instalments, in 2008-09.

In this very background, to reduce payment of large sums in 2016, the concept of Interim Relief has been in place. A similar Pay Commission has recommended it in the past, and the Govt has accepted such a recommendation, in the interest of the serving and retired staff. The State Governments have sanctioned the Interim Relief along with the constitution of the Pay Commissions. If it could be stated, by 2016, when the Commission Recommendations come into force, some of the aged members may not be there. The Grant will also help the staff/pensioners face the rising food prices to some extent and the erosion in monetary value. The Interim Relief is thus justified.

3.When this position was projected to the Commission at Bangalore, on August 24, the Chairman gave us all an Impression that the Commission was in favour of the Interim Relief; but the Government should give them a specific reference on the subject. He added that the Commission would consider the reference in a month or two, and give out its Recommendation on Interim Relief. The Quantum of Interim Relief and the Date of effect are to be decided.

It should be admitted that this IR would not be calculated for the purpose of DR/DA/HRA/CCA or any such Allowance; and the amount paid thus would be adjustable in the payments that would befall in 2016, about 18 months hence. This Grant of Interim Relief would be Dasara/Deepavali Gift.

4. We. therefore, very sincerely Request the Government to make a very specific reference soon to the 7th CPC to consider the Grant of Interim Relief.

Respectful Regards and Namaskar,

Yours faithfully,
(Sd)
SS Ramanatha Rao

Friday, 10 October 2014

riday, October 10, 2014

Is Interim Relief Likely for Central Government Employees?

Is Interim Relief Likely for Central Government Employees?
Is it really possible for Central Government employees to get an interim relief this time? Let us look at it in detail.
‘Interim Relief’ may be defined as the temporary relief given to employees before the new Pay Commission’s recommendations are implemented. ‘Interim relief will be treated sui generis’, most of the Finance Ministry orders included the sentence when sanctioning interim relief.
If one looks at the interim relief granted in 1983 and 1993, it can also be inferred that interim relief is granted in order to correct the errors in salary revision once every ten years. One gets the feeling as if an entire Pay Commission was lost simply for the sake of a small hike.

During the previous Pay Commission, particularly in 5th CPC, since 50% DA Merger was granted, there was no interim relief.
Here are some of the reasons why interim relief is normally granted :
* It has been granted a number of times before, in the past.
* DA Merger hasn’t been sanctioned this time
* Prices have touched the skies
* Some errors in the formulation of once-in-a-decade Pay Commission…etc.,
Reasons cited for the Government’s refusal to sanction DA Merger/interim relief:
* 7th Pay Commission was constituted at the justify time.
* There was no recommendation for DA Merger in the 6th Pay Commission
* There was a recommendation against DA merger in the 6th Pay Commission (the Commission is, therefore, not recommending merger of dearness allowance with basic pay at any stage).
* In the event that the Price Index is taken as 115.76 instead of 306.33 for the DA calculations.
All the Central Government Employees Unions and Federations are functioning with the intention of getting the DA merged with the basic pay. If that doesn’t happen, these federations are hoping that interim relief will be offered through the 7th Pay Commission’s interim report.
This is very much possible if Modi Government is willing to accept the demand.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

07/10/2014.
1)Demands for DA Merger & Interim Relief strengthen Once again…NC JCM Staff Side emergency meeting on October 12.
2) MACP on Hierarchy: Pr. CAT directs to implement the judgment of High Court 
Click here to see the details..
3) Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by post alter offices implementation of CBS. click here to view.
4)Regarding delegation of powers of revision to the Heads of Circles (other thanThe Heads of Circles of Senior Administrative Grade) under Rule 29 Sub - rule(1) of clause (VI) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. *issue of clarification click here to read

Monday, 6 October 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Postal dept. ties up with online retailers-- PRESS NEWS

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CHENNAI, October 4, 2014


Don’t be surprised if your neighbourhood postman delivers products you have ordered online, along with letters.
The department of posts has recently tied up with various online shopping portals to offer delivery services.
With e-commerce growing by leaps and bounds, the postal department, which has a widespread reach, particularly in rural areas, will bridge the gap in logistics.
The department has tied up with major e-commerce players, including Amazon, Flipkart, Shopping Zone India and Naaptol, to help ramp up their delivery system.
“We are also in the process of tying up with smaller online players. We are delivering more than 80 per cent of the products ordered online to customers across the State on behalf of some e-commerce firms,” said an official.
A tie-up with another major online market firm, Snapdeal, is also under way. Soon, customers need not necessarily visit the nearest philatelic bureau to buy stamps as Snapdeal will also offer philatelic stamps and first covers of the postal department.
In Chennai and its suburbs, nearly 2,300 postmen, postwomen and gram dak sevaks (who are part-time staff members) attached to 110 post offices will be involved in delivering goods through various modes, including cash-on-delivery.
T. Murthy, chief postmaster general, Tamil Nadu circle, said: “We have set up a dedicated parcel-handling unit in Ekkaduthangal where the products are sorted and dispatched to various places. We have the capacity to handle over 40,000 parcels daily.”
The department now handles nearly 28,000 parcels daily and delivers across the State. Of these, about 30 per cent is delivered in and around Chennai.
“We deliver in a day from the date of booking, in Chennai, and in a maximum of four days in remote areas. We are processing the requests of many other e-commerce firms too,” said Mr. Murthy.


Select your present Pay Band / Grade Pay
Present Pay in Pay Band effective from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015
Present HRA %
Present TA


Your estimated 7th Pay Commission Pay and Allowances in Rs.
Estimated Pay Band as on 1st January 2016
11650-45250
Estimated Grade Pay as on 1st January 2016
6100
Estimated Pay in Pay Band as on 1st January 2016
39430
Estimated Basic Pay (Pay in pay band + Grade Pay)
45530
Estimated HRA
9106
Estimated Transport Allowance as on 1st January 2016 + DA @ 0%
1792
Estimated Total Pay
56428

 

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Urgent meeting of the Staff Side of JCM (National Council) to discuss various demands including DA Merger and Interim Relief...

Urgent meeting of the Staff Side of JCM (National Council) to discuss various demands including DA Merger and Interim Relief...

Urgent meeting of the Staff Side of JCM (National Council) on 12.10.2014

JCM National Council, Staff Side Meeting on 12th October 2014 – To give final shape and formulate strategy to have vigorous campaign at Grass Root level.


In view of the Government of India’s in different attitude in the major issues viz Merger of Dearness – Allowance, Payment of Interim Relief and date of effect of Recommendations of 7th CPC i.e. from 1.1.2014, an URGENT MEETING of the Staff Side of JCM, (National Council) shall be held at 12.00 hrs on 12.10.2014 in the Staff Side office 13-C, Ferozshah Road New Delhi – 110001, to discuss and finalize future course of action.

Source: CGEN.in

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