Monday, October 16, 2017

NAC meeting this month, likely to recommend hike in minimum pay and fitment factor

The National Anomaly Committee is set to meet to discuss the hike in pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission. The meeting that was scheduled to be held on October 7 was postponed and now the matter is expected to be taken up anytime before the end of this month. 

The NAC is meeting to decide on the proposal to hike the basic minimum pay for Central Government employees. Although no official date has been given, sources say that the NAC is making all necessary arrangements to meet this month itself.

India Post officer scale 2, 3, 5 and 7 recruitment 2017: Apply at indiapost.gov.in

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has called for the recruitment of officers of scale 2, 3, 5 and 7. There are six posts available in the fields of operations, risk and compliance and HR and administration. Candidates who wish to apply for these posts can do so from the official website of India Post (indiapost.gov.in).

The application process began on October 5, 2017 and will carry on till October 24. Candidates have to pay a fee of Rs 700 (Rs 150 for resrved category).
“Before applying candidates are advised to ensure that they fulfill the stipulated eligibility criteria. Candidates are advised to fill in the particulars of themselves correctly in the online application form,” IPPB said in a notification.
Posts available: 6
TEGS VII- 2
SMGS V- 1
MMGS III- 2
MMGS II- 1
Pay scale:
TEGS VII- Rs 76,520 – Rs 85,000
SMGS V- Rs 59,170 – Rs 66,070
MMGS III- Rs 42,020 – Rs 51,490
MMGS II- Rs 31,705 – Rs 45,950
Steps to apply for India Post officer scale 2, 3, 5 and 7 recruitment 2017:

Step 1: Go the the official website of India Post as mentioned above.

Step 2: Follow the links to the financial pages.

Step 3: Click on the tab that says “work with us” and on the link that reads as “Click here to apply online for IPPB Scale II/III/V/VII Posts”.

Step 4: Register for the site and apply online.

Step 5: Save a copy of the application form for further reference.

Jio Payments Bank could launch in December: Report

Reliance Jio is reportedly gearing up to offer payment services across the country and its payments bank expected to be launched in December.

According to a report by Mint, Jio Payments Bank will be a 70:30 joint venture between Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and State Bank of India (SBI).
Reliance Jio received a payment bank license from the RBI in March this year and the company was set to launch operations in October to coincide with the delivery of its latest 4G-enabled JioPhone. However, it got delayed as the RBI asked them to demonstrate its capabilities.

''The RBI wanted to be sure that the payments bank is fully compliant with all the regulations and is able to service its customers efficiently. The demonstrations are being made to assure the regulator that the standards of customer service will be sustainably maintained,'' reports quoted a Jio official as saying.

Jio Payments Bank will compete with Airtel Payments Bank, Paytm Payments Bank and India Post Payments Bank Ltd.

A Digital Payments Bank service provides complete digital and paperless banking services such as opening account, cash deposit, withdrawal etc. One can easily open an account via Aadhaar based e-KYC process and verify his credentials through biometric inputs or Iris scanner.

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VACANCY CIRCULAR


5th CPC DR Orders from July 2017 to CPF Beneficiaries

F.No.42/l5/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date – 13th Oct, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-reg.

In continuation of this Department’s OM No.42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 12.05.2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief @ 5th CPC w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to the following categories :-
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No.1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 264% to 268% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97 -P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 256% to 260% w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.rn. & revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June, 2013 vide OM No 1110/2012-P&PW(E) dated 2ih June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment ofRs. 654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

3. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

4. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

5. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 26th September,2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

CSI-Updated user manual for Changing F&A Workflow


TALK ON ‘CHANGING FACE OF INDIA POST’ HELD

The Odisha Postal Circle organised a state-level seminar on ‘Changing Face of India Post’ here on the occasion of the National Postal Week and Business Development Day on Friday. Higher Education Additional Chief Secretary GVV Sarma, MSME ACS LN Gupta, Electronics and IT Secretary Ashok KK Meena, Culture Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi, State Armed Police Additional Director General B Radhika, Doordarshan Bhubaneswar Deputy Director General ( E) Dhruba Nanda, Ramadevi Women’s University Vice-Chancellor Professor Padmaja Mishra and officials of Transport Department, Nabard, SBI , IOCL participated in the seminar and gave valuable feedback on postal services. Chief Postmaster General Dr Santosh Kumar Kamila presided over the seminar. Brahmapur Region Postmaster General Col Jaleswar Kanhar gave the welcome address. Sambalpur Postmaster General Lalitendu Pradhan made a power point presentation on postal services on the occasion. DPS (HQ) Rajendra Prasad Gupta gave vote of thanks. 

Among others, Accounts Director Smruti Ranjan Swain, Doordarshan Programme Executive Niladri Satpathi, Coimbatore DPS Pawan Singh, professor Mitali Chinara, Susmita Sahu, Chinmayee Biswal, Satyabadi Biswal, Khageswar Mallick and Gadadhar Rath were present.

POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES UNDER HEAVY ATTACK


POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES
UNDER HEAVY ATTACK

GDS MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS STOPPED.

IMPLEMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE REPORT DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR, STILL PENDING WITH FINANCE MINISTRY.

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES ON 23.10.2017.

FEDERAL SECRETARIAT WILL MEET AND DECLARE FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION.

Dear Comrades, 
Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017. 
This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2017 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting. 

NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rd OCTOBER 2017.

Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action. 

Yours fraternally, 

R.N.PARASHAR 
Secretary General 
NFPE

Source : www.aipeup3chq.com/

17th OCTOBER 2017 ORGANIZE MASS DHARNA AT ALL STATE CAPITALS

17th OCTOBER 2017
ORGANIZE MASS DHARNA AT ALL STATE CAPITALS

As already communicated in Confederation CHQ circular dated 07.09.2017, all C-O-Cs and Affiliated organisation are requested to organize Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017 demanding immediate settlement of 21 points Charter of Demands of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.
M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob. & Whats App: - 09447068125

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4. Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6. (a) No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
(b) Stop proposed move to close down Government of India Presses
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-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8. (a) 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.
(b) Withdraw all trade union victimisations and attack on trade union facilities.
9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess 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, hassle free 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 7thCPC 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 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.
21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

Grant of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy to Railway Employees

RBE No.147/2017
PC-VII No.68
Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)
No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 New Delhi,
Dated: 12-10-20 17

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.
Please refer to Board's letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01-10-2008 followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Now, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) has conveyed Government's decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission in regard to grant of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy to Government servants vide OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 (copy enclosed). These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees and shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

Aforesaid instructions on Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy are being issued in supersession of Board's letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 13-05-2014.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

Tamil Nadu 7th Pay Commission Finance (Pay Cell) Department G.O.No.303 Dated 11.10.2017

Tamil Nadu 7th Pay Commission
Finance (Pay Cell) Department G.O.No.303 Dated 11.10.2017

The State Government of Tamil Nadu issued orders on 11th October, 2017 regarding the recommendations of Official Committee on Revision of Pay, Allowances, Pension and Related benefits.
ABSTRACT


OFFICIAL COMMITTEE, 2017 – Recommendations of the Official Committee, 2017 on revision of pay, allowances, pension and related benefits – Revision of Pay – Orders – Issued – The Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 – Notified.

Read the following:-
G.O.Ms.No.40, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 22-02-2017
G.O.Ms.No.189, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated 27-06-2017
ORDER:

The Government of Tamil Nadu in the Government Order first read above constituted an Official Committee to examine and make recommendations on revision of scales of pay and allowances for State Government employees and teachers including employees of Local Bodies and revision of pension, family pension and retirement benefits based on the decisions of the Government of India on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and the High-Level Committee constituted by it for revision of allowances other than Dearness Allowance.
2. The Official Committee was also requested to submit its report to Government within four months i.e. on or before 30-06-2017. On the request of the Official Committee, 2017, its tenure was extended in the Government Order second read above upto 30-09-2017.

3. The Official Committee, 2017 has submitted its report to Government on 27-09-2017. The Government after careful consideration of the report of the Official Committee, 2017 has decided to accept its recommendations and pass the following orders:

NEW PAY STRUCTURE
4. The existing system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay applicable to State Government employees and teachers including employees of local bodies shall be replaced by new system of level based Pay Matrix in a manner similar to that adopted by the Government of India for its employees. Accordingly, Pay Matrix as in Schedule-III and Schedule-IV of the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 shall replace the existing system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay. The Pay Matrix shall comprise of two dimensions viz. horizontal range and vertical range:

(i) In the ‘Horizontal Range’, level corresponds to a functional role in the hierarchy and has been assigned level numbers 1, 2, 3 and so on, till 32. The level numbers correspond to Grade Pays in the existing system. Movement from one level to a higher level would take place due to movement to a higher functional role, including that due to promotion.

(ii) In the ‘Vertical Range’, each step denotes ‘pay progression’ within that level, and indicates the steps of annual financial progression of three percent in each level, corresponding to one increment. Movement along vertical range arises due to sanction of annual increment or grant of Selection Grade/Special Grade / stagnation / bonus increment.

5. Schedule-I and Schedule-II of the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 indicate the pay levels for Government employees on time scales of pay and employees on special time scales of pay respectively corresponding to their grade pay under the existing system. Schedule-III and Schedule IV contain the Pay Matrix for employees on time scales of pay and employees on special time scales of pay respectively.

6. In the Pay Matrix, the minimum pay at Level-1 is Rs.15,700 and maximum pay at Level-32 is Rs.2,25,000 in respect of employees on time scale of pay.

FITMENT AND FIXATION OF PAY
7. Fitment factor of 2.57 shall be applied uniformly to all employees while fixing pay of existing employees in the pay matrix, irrespective of their present grade pays or corresponding new levels. Pay plus grade pay of an employee at any level as on 1-1-2016 (Pay in the Pay Band + Grade Pay) shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 for the purpose of fixing the pay in the pay matrix.

OPTION FOR THE DATE OF MIGRATION TO THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE
8.Every existing employee shall be permitted to determine his date of migration to the revised pay structure by choosing any of the following options:

(a) to migrate to the revised pay structure with effect from 1st January 2016; or

(b) to continue in the existing pay structure until the date when his/her next or any subsequent increment falls due or until he/she vacates his/her post or ceases to draw pay in that pay structure and migrate to revised pay structure on such date; or

(c) to migrate to revised pay structure from the date of promotion between 1-1-2016 and the date when the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 are notified.

FIXATION OF PAY AND INCREMENTS IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE
9. The fixation of pay and increments in the revised pay structure shall be governed by the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 appended with this order.

SELECTION GRADE AND SPECIAL GRADE SCALES OF PAY 
10. The existing scheme of providing two increments for Selection Grade / Special Grade on completion of 10/20 years of service shall be continued in the revised pay structure also for employees holding posts in Level-1 [Employees holding the Ordinary Grade Posts in the existing Grade Pay Rs.1300/-] upto Level-23 [Employees holding the Ordinary Grade Posts in the existing Grade Pay Rs.5700/-]. Accordingly, such employees moving to Selection Grade/ Special Grade on or after 1-1-2016 shall be granted two increments in the same Level in Pay Matrix on that date.
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TN 7th CPC Pay Calculator for Regular State Govt Employees

Tamil Nadu 7th CPC Pay Calculator for Regular State Govt Employees

We provide here a simple basic pay calculator for regular employees of Tamil Nadu Government. Just enter your basic pay details as on 1.1.2016 and get your new basic pay with Pay Matrix Table

FITMENT AND FIXATION OF PAY : Fitment factor of 2.57 shall be applied uniformly to all employees while fixing pay of existing employees in the pay matrix, irrespective of their present grade pays or corresponding new levels. Pay plus grade pay of an employee at any level as on 1-1-2016 (Pay in the Pay Band + Grade Pay) shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 for the purpose of fixing the pay in the pay matrix.

Inspector Posts (IP) Induction Trainees 2017 batch for Maharashtra, MP, Chattisgarh & Gujrat.

Inspector Posts (IP) Induction Trainees 2017 batch for Maharashtra, MP, Chattisgarh & Gujrat state

Proprietor of Balasubramanian Blue Metal, Palamadai has sponsored Rs. 1 Lakh to opening of SSA accounts to underprivileged girl children in Tirunelveli District

In Tirunelveli Postal Sub Division, A Special function was celebrated on 11.10.2017 as a part of National Postal Week in which Shri. P. Pandiaraj, ADM(RPLI), O/o PMG, Southern Region, Madurai participated as the Chief Guest along with Shri. A. Soranam, SSPOs., Tirunelveli Division.
Shri. Chockalinga Thevar, Proprietor of Balasubramanian Blue Metal, Palamadai has sponsored the first installment for 100 underprivileged girl children for opening SSA Accounts by donating Rs.1000/- each (Rs.1 Lakh in total). Apart from this, the Postal Staff of Tirunelveli HO have sponsored for 46 SSA Accounts by collecting money among themselves. The beneficiaries were distributed with SSA Pass books on the occasion. Welcome address was delivered by Shri. S.K. Jacobraj, In-Charge, CPC, Tirunelveli HO, Inaugural address was given by Shri. G. Senthil Kumar, ASP, Tirunelveli Sub Division and Vote of Thanks was given by Shri. S. Venkateswaran, Postmaster, Tirunelveli HO. The arrangements were made by Shri. S. Kanagasabapathy, PRI(P), Tirunelveli HO and Shri. Rajendra Bose, ME, Tirunelveli HO. More than 250 Postal Officials and General Public participated in the function. Apart from the above, 212 RPLI Policies for Rs.3.37 Crores were procured on the day.