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Transfer/Posting Order of IPOs in Bihar Circle on 20.12.2016

Transfer/Posting Order of IPOs in Bihar Circle on 20.12.2016

Timely and advance action in filling up of the Direct Recruitment (DR) vacancies

Amounts exceeding Rs.5000 in old notes can be deposited only once between now and 30th December, 2016

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
19-December-2016 16:24 IST

Amounts exceeding Rs.5000 in old notes can be deposited only once between now and 30th December, 2016 

The deposits of old notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denominations have been reviewed by the Government from time to time. Already more than five weeks have elapsed since the time of the announcement of the cancellation of the legal tender character of these notes. It is expected that, by now, most of the people would have deposited such old notes in their possession. Keeping this in view and to reduce the queues in the banks, it has now been decided that amounts exceeding Rs.5000 in old notes can be deposited only once between now and 30th December, 2016. The banks have been advised to conduct due diligence regarding the reasons for not depositing these notes earlier. Amounts of Rs.5000 or less may continue to be deposited with banks in the customer’s account, as at present. However, cumulative deposits exceeding Rs.5000 between 19th and 30th December, 2016 will be as per the procedures advised by RBI in respect of deposits exceeding Rs.5000 as stated above. 

Further, an opportunity has been given to the public to make the payments towards tax, penalty, cess/surcharge and deposit under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) 2016 with the old bank notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denomination upto 30th December, 2016. 

A number of representations had been received from District Cooperative Central Banks (DCCBs) to allow them to deposit with their linked currency chests the old Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes that had been collected by them between the 10th of November and 14th of November, 2016. An enabling notification to this effect has been issued. NABARD which supervises the DCCBs will conduct complete audit check of the Know Your Customer (KYC) documents of the individual customers who have deposited these notes or of the members of the Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS) who have deposited these notes. The details in this regard will be notified by RBI.

Policy to be followed in case where persons refuse promotions to a higher grade

DoPT O.M No.No.22034/3/81-Estt(D) 01/10/1981

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Updates on 20-12-2016

Result of Combined Higher Secondary Level (Tier-II) Examination, 2015 / Postal Assistant Examination 2015

The Result of SSC CHSL Tier II Examination / Postal or Sorting Assistant Examination 2015 would be declared by the commission in the evening of 2nd January 2017.

Revision of income limit for Dependency Criteria for CGHS

Revision of income limit for Dependency Criteria for CGHS

No.S-11012/2/2016-CGHS-P
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(CGHS-P Section)

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 8 November, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) coverage to family members of the CGHS covered employees subsequent to implementation of recommendation of the seventh Central pay commission-regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of the 6th CPC, the income limit for dependency for the purpose of extending CGHS coverage to “fami.ly” members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees was enhanced to Rs. 3500/-per month plus the amount of dearness relief on the basic pension of Rs. 3500/- as on the date of consideration.

2. With the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central pay commission, the issue of revision of income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to family members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees and pensioner CGHS beneficiaries was under consideration keeping in view the amount of minimum pension/family pension fixed by the 7th central pay commission.

3. On the basis of the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare under Para 5.2 of their OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) dated 4/8/2016 , has fixed the amount of minimum pension as Rs. 9,000/- per month and under para 7.1 of this OM the amount of family pension has been fixed as 30% of the basic pay in revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs. 9,000/- per month and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Government. Vide Para 7.3 of the aforesaid 0.M, it has been mentioned that there will be no other change in the provisions regulating family pension.

4. It has been decided, in consultation with the Department of Expenditure, to revise the income limit for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to the family members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees to Rs. 9,000/- plus the amount of dearness relief on basic pension of Rs. 9,000/- as on the date of consideration”.

5. As such, all the orders related to the CGHS Rules stand amended to the extent that the income limit for Rs. 3500/- per month from all sources including pension/and family pension stands amended to an income of Rs. 9000/- plus amount of the dearness relief on the basic pension of Rs. 9000/- as on the date of consideration. The amount of dearness relief, as indicated in the income limit stands for the amount of dearness relief drawn by a pensioner/family pensioner on the date of consideration and not the amount of dearness relief due on the date of consideration.

6. The income limit for dependency of “Rs.9000/- plus amount of the dearness relief on the basic pension of Rs.9000/- as on the date of consideration”, shall also be applicable for the cases covered under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 for the purpose of examining eligibility of family members of the Central Government Employees for medical facilities under the Rules.

7. The Order shall be effective from the date of issue of instructions of this O.M.
8. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide their I.D.No.204/E-V/2016 dated 19/10/2016.

(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 23061986

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DRAFT OF THE STRIKE NOTICE BEING SERVED BY CONFEDERATION CHQ TO GOVT OF INDIA


No. Confdn/Strike/2016-19 Dated - 28th December 2016

To
The Cabinet Secretary
Cabinet Secretariat
Government of India
Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001


Sir,
This is to give notice that employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on one-day strike on 15th February 2017. The Charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one-day strike action in enclosed.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Encl: - Charter of Demands


CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Settle the demands raised by NJCA regarding modifications of 7th CPC recommendations as submitted in the memorandum to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I). Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6thJuly 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the existing percentage itself i.e. 30%, 20% and 10%. Accept the proposal of the staff side regarding Transport Allowance. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Government regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners, without any further delay. Settle the pension related issues raised by NJCA against item 13 of its memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015. (See Annexure-I).

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Treat Gramin Dak Sewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS. Publish GDS Committee report immediately.

5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits. Revise the wages as per 7th CPC minimum pay.

6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-matrix hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to access the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in Loksabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16. Ensure cashless medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgement of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

Notification of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (PA/SA) Examination-2016 (Tier-I)

The Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination 2016 (tier-1) i.e Postal /Sorting Assistant Examination in Postal Department would be conducted by the Commission on the Scheduled dates i.e from 07th Jan,2017 to 5th Feb 2017

It is difficult for India to go completely cashless: Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos

Dean of Diplomatic Corps says tourism is taking a hit as foreigners have limited cash

Ambassador of Dominican Republic to India Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, who is also the Dean of Diplomatic Corps, believes it will be difficult for India to go cashless. In an interview to BusinessLineCastellanos said tourism will take a big hit due to the demonetisation. Excerpts:

How soon do you think the demonetisation concerns that you have raised on behalf of diplomats, will be address?

We had written the first letter to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on November 11 after the announcement, in which we expressed our concerns and inability to handle the day-to-day operations. Since we did not receive a response from the Chief of Protocol, we mailed a second letter to the Foreign Secretary on November 17. We then met them and told them about the difficulties.

We discussed a number of possibilities in order to find a solution at least for the foreign tourists and for medical tourists. But no concrete solution could be found because the Foreign Secretary has to discuss the same with the Finance Ministry first.

What suggestions did you give?

I told them during the meeting that we needed a higher amount of withdrawal per week to handle daily operations, especially, if the mission has a delegation, a head of state’s visit, and construction and renovation of the missions.

Bigger Embassies have bigger challenges like China, Canada, the US and others. Even in our daily lives, we are facing a lot of issues.

But aren’t bigger Embassies given special preference too?

Not anymore. Bigger embassies have bigger compounds and bigger staff, with families. They have their kids going to school; you cannot give them credit cards to buy their food in schools.

And remember, when Indian banks issue credit cards to foreigners or diplomats, there is generally a limit of only ₹1 lakh. This is an established procedure.

What about foreign tourists?

Tourists are the worst effected. Some of them who came before demonetisation are going back home and have no way to change their money. If there were more currency exchanges and banking outlets at airports, people could have got their money back. For those coming to India, you don’t expect them to stand in the queue here after a nine-hour flight.

What could be the solution?

We have suggested to the MEA to set up ATMs inside hotels so that foreigners can have better access to cash. 

Some foreigners who came here to see the Taj Mahal are not being able to travel because they don’t have money. Ticket counters at all important monuments should start accepting credit cards.

Taj Mahal, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, temples in Varanasi, the Humayun Tomb, all these places should accept credit cards.

They just cannot ask for cash now. People come all the way to India from far off places, drive to Taj Mahal and are not allowed to go in because they do not have cash.

Do you think it is feasible for the Indian economy to be cashless?

In Europe, people are have been adapting to this idea for many years, yet cash is required.

Credit cards do not always go through, communication lines are not robust, there is issue of steady electricity, and so people need cash. Credit cards get blocked and in those cases you need cash. In India, it is not possible to go completely cashless.

What is the diplomatic community doing in this endeavour?

Although we are encouraging embassies to make payments through cheques, some staff still do not have bank accounts.

Few of them are not able to open any due to the long queues and some are unable to do so because of lack of documents. This is mostly true for the cleaning staff, security guards, drivers and the clerical staff, who are employed in the smaller embassies. We are working with some banks to come to the embassies and open accounts for such staff.

What are the problems you are facing with banks?

We had special facilities and privileges before demonetisation. Now, most of the banks have stopped doing so because they are overwhelmed.

The MEA has asked them to give embassies certain priorities, but it will take time. Earlier, they used to bring cash at the embassies but now they do not even have cash.

Some embassies are also concerned that some of their staff are using the IDs of diplomats to take out money.

Have you decided to meet Finance Ministry officials?

I know some Ambassadors are meeting them directly; I am using the channel I should because that’s the correct way as per the protocol. Protocol-wise diplomats should go to the MEA. I am relying on them.

What about those who are under sanctions?

Yes, I am concerned about the Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban nationals who do not have access to international credit cards because of sanctions in their countries.

Do you think the policy could have been implemented better?

In the desire to make the policy not known to the Indian nationals, they were unable to make the necessary preparations or advisories to foreigners coming to India.

So, I think that may be there were certain issues regarding foreign tourists, diplomats that could have been better handled. Banks too, could have been better prepared.

Source : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/

ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2017

AGAINST THE BREACH OF ASSURANCE AND BETRAYAL BY GROUP OF MINISTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT.

TO UPHOLD THE SELF-RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF 33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND 34 LAKHS PENSIONERS.

ABOUT 15 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUTONOMOUS BODY EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE STRIKE

v Central Government employees and Pensioners betrayed by NDA Govt. by breach of assurance given by Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Shiri Arun Jaitely and Shri Suresh Prabhu regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. This is the worst pay revision after 2nd CPC report in 1960. Government implemented the report without any modification suggested by Staff side (JCM). In 1960 entire employees went on five days strike.

v Central Government Pensioners and Family Pensioners betrayed by NDA Government by not implementing Option-I (parity) recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by Cabinet.

v Autonomous bodies employees betrayed by NDA Government by issuing instructions NOT TO IMPLEMENT 7th CPC benefits to Autonomous body employees and Pensioners UNTIL FURTHER ORDERS.

v Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal Department betrayed by NDA Government by not extending the benefits of 7th CPC to them and also by not publishing the separate one-man committee report already submitted to the Government.

v Thousands of Casual, Part-time, contingent employees, daily rated mazdoors and contract workers are betrayed by the NDA Government by not regularizing their services and by not revising their wages on the principle of “Equal Pay for Equal Work”.

v 7th CPC Submitted its report after 21 months on 19th November 2015. Even after 13 months the NDA Government has not implemented the revised HRA, Transport Allowance and all other Allowances. Government is deliberately delaying it further to deny implementation from 01.01.2016 and also to delay it to next Financial year 2017, thereby denying arrears.

v Government betrayed Central Government employees and Pensioners by denying eligible 3% Dearness Allownace with effect from 01.07.2016. DA for pre-revised Minimum pay of 7000 is 7% = 490 per month. Same pre-revised pay of 7000 revised to 18000 after merger of 125% DA as on 01.01.2016. New DA granted for revised minimum pay of 18000 is 2% = 360 per month. Thus there is a recurring loss of Rs. 130/- per month in DA granted to Minimum pay. For other higher pay scales the loss is still higher.

v In the past, only one Committee before implementation of CPC report and one Anomaly Committed after implementation was constituted. This time Committee after Committees are constituted but no negotiated settlement with the JCM (NC) staff side on any of the issue, but only one-way hearing of the views of the staff side. Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowances Committee, Pension (Option-1) Committee, Anomaly Committee, New Pension System (NPS) Committee and Senior officers Committee (?) to discuss the issues arising out of 7th CPC recommendations. (no formal orders constituting the Group of Senior Offices Committee and no terms of reference made public). Almost six months are over after Cabinet approving pay scales and one year is over after submission of 7th CPC report, but no outcome of any committee).

v No negotiated settlement on Confederation’s 21 Point Charter of demands which includes increase in minimum pay, Fitment formula, no reduction of HRA rate, Revision of all allownaces, Restoration of abolished Advances, Option-1 for pensioners, Scrap New Pension System, Autonomous bodies wage revision, GDS Issues, Casual Labour issues, MACP promotional hierarchy and “Very good” bench mark, filling up of vacancies, removal of 5% compassionate appointment restriction, Five promotions, LDC/UDC pay upgradation, Parity in pay scales with Central Secretariat Staff, removal of CCL adverse condition, equal pay for equal work etc.

WHAT HAPPENED ON 30TH JUNE 2016 ?
AND WHO BETRAYED THE EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ?

On the night of 30th June 2016, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways informed the Secretary, JCM (NC) Staff side Shri Shiv Gopal Misra that the Prime Minister had empowered three Cabinet Ministers, viz: Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitely, Hon’ble Fiance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Railways Minister, to negotiate with the staff side, JCM (NC), and invited staff side (JCM) for a meeting at the Official residence of Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister on the same night 21:30 hrs. On persistent demand of the staff side (JCM), the Group of Ministers assured that the issue of increase in the Minimum wage and Fitment formula will be referred to a High Level Committee and the Committee will submit its report to the Government within four months.

NOW SIX MONTH’S ARE ALMOST OVER.
WHERE IS THE HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE REPORT?

CHEATING……………….CHEATING………………….. CHEATING

WHEN CABINET MINISTERS BETRAY, WHAT SHALL WE DO?

STRIKE…………….STRIKE……………….. STRIKE

Strike is the only BEFITTING REPLY to those who betrayed the cause of the Central Government employees and pensioners.

We cannot go on begging before the NDA Government.

WORKERS ARE NOT BEGGARS.

Let us make the 15th February 2017 one day strike a resounding success.
Let us not surrender our prestige and self-respect before those who betrayed our cause.

Fraternally yours

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: 09447068125

Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Gazette Notification No. S.O. 4086(E) in c/w Deposit of SBN/WOS Notes limited to Rs.5000/-

Gazette Notification No. S.O. 4086(E), in continuation of gazette notification No. S.O. 3407(E)
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Judgement on the issue of fixation of pay -Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
S.No. PC-VI/ 371

No. PC-VI/2014/MISC/04
New Delhi, dated 24.10.2016
The General Manager/ CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/ Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Sharing of judgement - Judgement dated 09.09.2016 of CAT / Patna Bench in OA. No. 441/2014 (Dharmendra Singh & Ors Vs UoI Ors) on the issue of fixation of pay with reference to higher pre-revised pay scales of the upgraded/ merged scales w.e.f the date of promotion.

A number of court cases have been filed by the employees viz. Section Officer (A)/ Sr. Section Officer (A) etc. (in the pro-revised scales ofRs. 6500-10500/ 7450-11500) of various Railways before various benches of Hon‘ble Central Administrative Tribunal seeking fixation of pay in the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs. 4800/- based on upgraded pay scale in pre-rcvised terms viz. Rs. 7500-12000 from the date of their promotion. Similarly, some employees of certain other categories in scale Rs. 650040500 have filed cases for fixation in revised pay structure of l’B-Z GP Rs. 4600 based on fixation table of pre-revised scale Rs. 7450-11500. The issue has been gone into the merits by CAT/Patna vide their judgement dated 09.09.2016 in O.A. No. 441/2014 (Dharmendra Singh & Ors Vs Uo1 & Ors). Hon’ble Tribunal has dismissed above oA vide orders dated 09.09.2016 (copy
enclosed) holding as follows:-

“43. As we have stated earlier, the claim of the applicants is not tenable as per the rules. This Bench in GA No. 442/2014 did not examine the matter independently. Rather, the direction was to extend the benefit of the judgement of Allahabad Bench subject to the outcome of the SLP. The Allahabad Bench judgement has already been examined in detail by the Principal Bench and the Full Bench and found not acceptable. We have also examined the Rules in detail and given our conclusions
above.

44. On detailed examination, we have come to the conclusion that the applicants’ prayer is not acceptable. All these reasonings which we have given in detail in this order and our independent examination were not available before the Hon 'ble Patna High Court. It also appears that the judgements of the Principal Bench and the Full Bench of the Tribunal referred to above were not before the Hon 'ble Patna High Court.

45. Accordingly we find no merit in the OA. The OA is therefore dismissed with no order as to costs."

2. The Railways may bring the above position to the notice of Railway Advocate contesting such other cases and take necessary action to file a copy of above judgement before the respective Tribunals.

3. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

DA. As above

(M.K. Panda)
Jt. Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

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