Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Aicpin for the month of June 2018

No. 5/1/2018-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st July, 2018

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-1W) — June, 2018

The All-India CPI-1W for June, 2018 increased by 2 points and pegged at 291 (two hundred and ninety one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.69 per cent between May, 2018 and June, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.72 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.86 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, French Bean, Gourd, Potato, Tomato, Sugar, Electricity Charges, Doctor’s Fee. Medicine (Allopathic), Sercondary School Fee, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Groundnut Oil, Banana, Coconut, Lemon, Mango (Ripe), Parval, Primary School Fee, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 3.93 per cent for June, 2018 as compared to 3.96 per cent for the previous month and 1.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 0.97 per cent against 1.66 per cent of the previous month and (-) 1.28 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Quilon reported the maximum increase of 10 points followed by Jharia (7 points) and Rourkela (6 points). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points followed by Hyderabad with 1 point. Rest of the 13 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 39 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Jalandhar and Jabalpur centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-1W for the month of July, 2018 will be released on Friday, 31st August, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRIFLAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Revision of Welfare Schemes for Postal Employees - Incentive and Scholarship Scheme : DOP Order dated 31.01.2018

Discontinuation of overtime allowance

Discontinuation of overtime allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1518
ANSWERED ON-31.07.2018

Discontinuation of overtime allowance

1518 . Dr. Banda Prakash
Shri N. Gokulakrishnan

(a) whether Government has decided to discontinue overtime allowance for categories other than operational staff and industrial employees;

(b) whether it has also been decided to link grant of overtime allowance with biometric attendance; and

(c) whether Government has also decided not to revise the rate of overtime allowance or OTA for the operational staff and they would continue to get the amount as per its order issued in 1991?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE
(SHRI PON. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) Yes Sir, in pursuance of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and the decision of the Government thereon, Department of Personnel & Training has issued orders in this regard vide O.M. No.A-27016/03/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 19.06.2018.

(b) Yes, Sir. As per above mentioned O.M., in respect of certain category of staff, the overtime allowance will be calculated on the basis of bio metric attendance.

(c) Yes, Sir. As per above mentioned O.M., Government has decided not to revise the rates of overtime allowance for Operational Staff, Office Staff and Staff Car Drivers, they would continue to get the amount as per its order issued in 1991.

Source – Rajya Sabha

GDS date of implementation, arrears formula cannot be reopened

GDS date of implementation, arrears formula cannot be reopened

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAK UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION – GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (NUGDS)
____________________________________________
Today meeting held in Dak Bhawan at 11.00am

Meeting conducted under the Chairmanship of DG (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt.), DDG (SR & Legal), ADG (Estt), ADG (GDS) and other officers of the department attended.

Union Side : All three General Secretaries and other representatives, General Secretary, NAPE attended.

Detailed discussion held between Administration and Union Representatives on the basis of JCA memorandum, major issues viz., date of implementation of new scales, payment of arrears, gratuity, financial upgradation, leave etc.,

Department categorically replied that in case of financial implication issues like date of implementation of new scales, arrears formula as already cleared by Cabinet and it can not be reopened. Regarding all other issues viz., Leave, Children Education Allowance, GIS, Transfer, ESI facility, SDBS, Financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible.

But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new scales, arrears payment formula and strongly demanded for reconsideration.

Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting for further consideration at appropriate level.

The General Secretaries of GDS Unions discussed over the today’s meeting and decided to submit a detailed note soon. Further decided to meet again to decide further course of programme of action seriously.

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary

AIGDSU
P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary

NUGDS
P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS
Source : https://ruralpostalemployees.blogspot.com/

Select List Direct Recruitment Candidates for the post of PA / SA/ PA[SBCO] / PA [RO/CO] for the vacancies of the year 2016-17 : TN Circle

Select List Direct Recruitment Candidates for the post of PA / SA/ PA[SBCO] / PA [RO/CO] for the vacancies of the year 2016-17 : TN Circle

























































APAR on SPARROW for CSS & CSSS Group ‘A’ officers – Instructions for submission of self-appraisal: year 2017-18

APAR on SPARROW for CSS & CSSS Group ‘A’ officers – Instructions for submission of self-appraisal: year 2017-18
IMMEDIATE

F.No.22/10/2018-CS-I (APAR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS — I (APAR)

2nd Floor, A Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.

Dated: 30th July, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) for CSS & CSSS Group ‘A’ officers —Instructions for submission of self-appraisal APAR by the Officer to be Reported Upon (ORU) for the financial year 2017-18 – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 24th July, 2018 vide which various timelines for submission of APAR for the financial year 2017-18, on SPARROW web portal in respect of CSS & CSSS Group ‘A’ officers has been extended.

2. The progress on generation of online APARs on SPARROW web portal and its movement to different levels reveals that a large number of Officers to be Reported Upon (ORU) have not submitted their self appraisal APAR to the concerned Reporting Officer even after extended timelines. It is reiterated that the last date (extended) for submission of self appraisal APAR by the ORU to Reporting Officer is 31st July, 2018. As the closing date is coming near. the ORUs are requested to submit their self appraisal APAR to Reporting Officer on SPARROW web portal by the last date positively.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to send alert to the defaulting officers (ORUs). Such ORUs may be warned that if they fail to submit their APAR to their Reporting Officer by the extended timeline. their APAR may not be recorded by the Reporting/Reviewing Officers in terms of instructions of this Department. No assessment will be made by future DPCs, if ORU fails to submit his/her self appraisal APAR (for the financial year 2017-18) to his/her Reporting Officer on SPARROW portal by the extended timelines.

(Chandra Shekhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

7th pay commission: This kind of tough negotiations in offing?

Salary hike demand has been hanging fire for a very long time and it has raised anxiety levels among all concerned as there is no real example that can act as the template that will show the way forward when negotiations for pay hike finally do happenfor central government employees. Unless, of course, Centre declares it by fiat where no negotiations are asked for. In such a vacuum, what is happening in other segments of the bureaucratic and financial system acquires importance. The current tussle that is in the news is between the Indian BanksAssociation (IBA) and bank employees unions. Staff has asked for a pay hike as high as 25%, but had earlier added this is negotiable. IBA, which represents bank management, will have none of it. It had offered just 2 percent, citing bank NPAs crisis to say it can't offer a greater pay hike to staff. Employees had replied that the problems were not created by them and that they have worked hard to implement government schemes such as Jan Dhan, demonetisation, Mudra and Atal Pension Yojana, among others. 

Since the employees unions stuck to their demands, IBA stance softened and it announced its willingness to give a salary hike of 6%. Employees' unions promptly rejected the proposal. However, though unions, under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), rejected the offer again, it did say that it is still open to negotiations.

UFBU convener for Maharashtra, Devidas Tuljapurkar said, "IBA improved the offer from two per cent to six per cent. UFBU has rejected the offer but have agreed to continue to negotiate." This was after the 13th round of wage negotiations with IBA, which represents 37 banks.

Unions had gone on a two-day strike starting May 30 when they were offered a meagre 2% salary hike.

Source - Zee News 

Pending SLPs before Supreme Court on the issues of counting GDS Service for the purpose of Pension : Obtaining information

Pending SLPs before Supreme Court on the issues of counting GDS Service for the purpose of Pension : Obtaining information - Reg.

Syllabus for LGO Examination for promotion to PA/SA

Lower Grade Official (LGO) Examination for Promotion to Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant - New / Revised Syllabus



Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) - Procedure-regarding

Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) - Procedure-regarding

RBE No. 102/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)II/2008/RR-I/33 (3010339)
RBE No. 102/2018
New Delhi, dated 18.07.2018
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) - Procedure-regarding.

The non-materialization of full panel despite all out efforts made by the Railway recruiting agencies has been engaging the attention of the Board. Accordingly, the procedure for recruitment from open market in Level-1 was reviewed and following decisions taken with respect to different instructions issued from time to time:-

i) Para I (ii) of instructions contained under RBE No. 138/2014 dated 10.12.2014 lays down that "the number of candidates called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) should be 02 (two) times the number vacancies".

In modification of above, the number of candidates to be called for PET should now be 03 (three) times the number notified vacancies.

ii) Para 3 of instructions contained in RBE No. 73/2008 dated 17.06.2008 lays down that "the number of candidates called for Document Verification (DV) shall be 20% over & above the number of vacancies".
In modification of above, henceforth, the number of candidates to be called for DV shall be twice the number of notified vacancies.

iii) Para 2 of instructions contained in RBE No. 06/2014 dated 10.01.2014 stipulates that "no replacement panels are to be given against non-joining of selected candidates".

In modification of the above, it has been decided that the panel will now be formed to the extent of the notified vacancies with a standby panel of 50% of the notified vacancies. In case the main panel plus stand-by is also exhausted and still there is a shortfall vis-a-vis notified vacancies, the recruiting agency may further go down in the list of candidates which meet the requirement of minimum qualifying marks in their respective community for conducting PET(If needed) and DV/ME to the extent of shortfall community-wise. This may be done till the demand from the concerned Railway administration w.r.t indent placed and vacancies notified is fully met. These provisions shall be subject to currency of the panel.

2. The above guidelines will also be applicable to recruitment notification published under centralized Employment Notice No. 02/2018, issued by Railway Recruitment Boards.

Please acknowledge receipt.
sd/-
(Neeraj Kumar)
Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board
Source: AIRF
7th CPC PAY MATRIX TABLE
LEVEL 1 TO 5 (GRADE PAY 1800 TO 2800)
PB-1 (5200-20200)
Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
Level 1 2 3 4 5
1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200
2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000
4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900
5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900
6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900
7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900
8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900
9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000
10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100
11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200
12 24900 27600 30200 35300 40400
13 25600 28400 31100 36400 41600
14 26400 29300 32000 37500 42800
15 27200 30200 33000 38600 44100
16 28000 31100 34000 39800 45400
17 28800 32000 35000 41000 46800
18 29700 33000 36100 42200 48200
19 30600 34000 37200 43500 49600
20 31500 35000 38300 44800 51100
21 32400 36100 39400 46100 52600
22 33400 37200 40600 47500 54200
23 34400 38300 41800 48900 55800
24 35400 39400 43100 50400 57500
25 36500 40600 44400 51900 59200
26 37600 41800 45700 53500 61000
27 38700 43100 47100 55100 62800
28 39900 44400 48500 56800 64700
29 41100 45700 50000 58500 66600
30 42300 47100 51500 60300 68600
31 43600 48500 53000 62100 70700
32 44900 50000 54600 64000 72800
33 46200 51500 56200 65900 75000
34 47600 53000 57900 67900 77300
35 49000 54600 59600 69900 79600
36 50500 56200 61400 72000 82000
37 52000 57900 63200 74200 84500
38 53600 59600 65100 76400 87000
39 55200 61400 67100 78700 89600
40 56900 63200 69100 81100 92300

Monday, July 30, 2018

Admission of children of Gramin Dak Sevaks in Kendriya Vidyalayas in Civil & Defence Area


Limits on Money Transfer - Mobile Bank App, IPPB Assisted mode, At Access Point / Doorstep


Regarding Training calendar for the 2nd Quarter of 2018-19 at PTC Darbhanga in Bihar dated 30.07.2018


SB Order 07/2018 : Deduction of TDS in r/o Senior Citizens who have invested in SCSS -reg.,

Comprehensive Transfer Policy – Exemption from 5 years Service Condition

Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition – NFIR

No.II/14/2018
Dated: 23/07/2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016 and ATS given to Federation on 10th May 2018 during NFIR’s PNM meeting with the Railway Board.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E (NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21st Feb, 2017, 23/02/2017 and 12/04/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 15/05/2017 & 04/12/2017.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2015/TR/20 dated 17/01/2017.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 30/01/2018.

Federation is disappointed to note that despite justification given by the NFIR time and again to the Railway Board at the highest level (Hon’ble MR & CRB), instructions for relaxation from the minimum service condition in the case of re-employed former Defence Forces Personnel to facilitate them to reach their places on inter railway transfer have not been issued. Federation feels sad to mention that through the Action Taken Statement provided during NFIR’s PNM meeting conveys as follows.

“Necessary instructions have been issued vide Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/2015/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017 exempting certain categories of transfer from the minimum 5 years service condition. As decided in the meeting, the case for ex-servicemen was put up to competent authority who has not agreed to the proposal”.

2. In this connection, Federation invites kind attention of the Board (CRB) to the discussion held by GS/NFIR on 06/06/2018 and again on 13/07/2018 wherein the Federation had again sought intervention of CRB on the subject matter, who in fact agreed and advised officials to process the case for granting relaxation to the former Defence Personnel re-employed in Railways who seek inter railway transfer. But, there has been no progress on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Board (CRB) to kindly see that relaxation to 5 years service condition is granted in the cade of inter railway transfer requests of former Defence personnel re-employed in Railways as a special case.

Yours fatihfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Filling up of the Posts of Instructor on Deputation at PTC Saharanpur

File No.B-2/69/XXIX dated 28.07.2018
Sub : Filling up of the Posts of Instructor on Deputation at PTC Saharanpur

Corrigendum : Postal Training calendar for the 2nd Quarter (July 2018 to Sept. 2018) at PTC, Darbhanga

Corrigendum : Postal Training calendar for the 2nd Quarter (July 2018 to Sept. 2018) at PTC, Darbhanga dated 27.07.2018

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7th Pay Commission Report, Burden on finance/exchequer, Productivity linked pay hike and any alternative of future Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission Report, Burden on finance/exchequer, Productivity linked pay hike and any alternative of future Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1652
ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018
Pay Commission Reports
RAJENDRA AGRAWAL

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances after an examination by a Committee have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16. 

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. 

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.
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Additional Training Calendar for the 2nd Quarter (Jul 2018 to Sep 2018) of 2015-19 at PTC Darbhanga in Bihar

Conduct of LDCE for LGOs for Promotion to the cadre of PAs/SAs from Postma/MTS which will be held on 09.12.2018

Conduct of LDCE for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of PAs/SAs from Postman/Mail Guard/Despatch Rider and MTS cadre for the vacancy years 2016-17,2017-18 and 2018 (up to 31.12.2018 ).
The Examination will be held in all the Circles 09.12.2018.

Fixing Maximum & Minimum Cash Balances - Instructions regarding : DOP Order


Calculation of Income tax – Retired employee above the age of sixty years but below the age of 80 years

Calculation of Income tax – Retired employee above the age of sixty years but below the age of 80 years

For Assessment Year 2018-19

A. Calculation of Income tax in the case of a retired employee above the age of sixty years but below the age of 80 years and having gross pension of:

iv. 4,50,000/-,

v. 8,00,000/- ,

vi.12,50,000/-.

 

B.What will be the amount of TDS in case of above employees, if PAN is not submitted by them to their DDOs/Offices:

PARTICULARS RUPEES RUPEES RUPEES
(i) (ii) (iii)
Gross Pension 4,50,000 8,00,000 12,50,000
Contribution of P.P.F. 70,000 1,00,000 1,50,000

Computation of Total Income and tax payable thereon

PARTICULARS RUPEES RUPEES RUPEES
(i) (ii) (iii)       
Gross Pension 4,50,000 8,00,000 12,50,000
Less: Deduction U/s 80C 70,000 1,00,000 1,50,000
Taxable Income 3,80,000 7,00,000 11,00,000
TAX THEREON 4,000 50,000 1,40,000
Add:

 

(i)     Education Cess @ 2%.

80 1000 2800
(ii)          Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1% 40 500 1400
TOTAL TAX PAYABLE 4120 51,500 1,44,200
 

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Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme : Rajya Sabha Q&A

Demand to withdraw the NPS - "It is not possible to revert back to old pension scheme: Govt." 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-710
ANSWERED ON-24.07.2018

Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme

710 . Shri Dharmapuri Srinivas

(a) whether the attention of Government is drawn to the matter of Contributory Pension Scheme and problems being faced by the employees;

(b) if so, the details thereof; 

(c) whether a number of requests from State Governments and Government employees have been received by Government to withdraw the CPS System, the status of such requests; and 

(d) whether Government is planning to resolve the matter and abolish the CPS System in view of the problems being faced by the employees?

ANSWER
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance 

(a) to (d) Yes Sir. Representations have been received from various Associations of Government Employees on the problems being faced and the demand to withdraw the National Pension System (NPS). The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) also in its report examined the issues related to NPS and made recommendations for addressing these issues. Pursuant thereto, it was decided to constitute a Committee of Secretaries to suggest measures for streamlining NPS. The Committee has submitted its report. Due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and keeping in view of fiscal imperatives, it is not possible for the government to revert back to old pension scheme.

Direct Recruitment of Officers in Scale II, III, IV & V

Pay and allowances of Home Guards should not be less minimum wages

Pay and allowances of Home Guards should not be less minimum wages

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-879
ANSWERED ON-25.07.2018
Duty allowance of Home Guards
879 . Shri Motilal Vora

(a) whether it is a fact that Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs has shown its displeasure over duty allowances of Home Guards in various States and Union Territories, which is less than minimum wages;

(b) the guidelines of Supreme Court in respect of duty allowances of Home Guards and the reasons for not implementing them in Union Territories till now; and

(c) whether Government would again take up the issue of implementing it in those States where it has not been implemented?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)

(a) to (c): The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its 201st Report has shown its displeasure over the non-implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court Order regarding payment of duty allowances to the Home Guards by the States.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the Civil Appeal No. 2759 of 2015, vide order dated March 11, 2015, directed that the State Government should pay Home Guards at such rates, total of which 30 days ( a month) come to minimum of pay to which the police personnel of States are entitled. It is expected that the State Government shall pass appropriate orders in terms of aforesaid observation on an early date.

Home Guards is a State/UT subject. Pay and allowances of Home Guards are governed by the Home Guards Acts and Rules of the respective States/UTs. Directorate General (Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards), Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th June 2015, 16th September 2016, 6th March, 2017, 24th April, 2017 and 11th April, 2018 have requested all the States/UTs to implement the aforementioned decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Further, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th May, 2018 and 18th July, 2018 has also requested the States/UTs to implement the same. 

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Implementation of the orders on counting of the pre induction training period for TBOP/BCR

This article is about the implementation of the orders on counting of the pre induction training period for TBOP/BCR.

            For those employees underwent training on or after 1.1.1986, this benefit had already been extended and after a prolonged effort this has been extended to those officials who undergone training prior to 1.1.1986 as a one- time measure.

            I am happy that atleast some divisions have implemented this order but in majority of divisions this order has not been implemented. In the implemented divisions, these orders have been implemented only partially and not in full as per the letter and spirit of the orders. This article is about the implementation of this order.

            Kindly refer no 44-2/2011-SPB.II of Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts dated 5.5.2016.

For employees undergone training on or after 1.1.1986.
            For these employees, the training period has been included for increment and hence automatically for TBOP/BCR. To cite an example, consider an official who underwent training after 1.1.1986 and joined as Postal Assistant on 1.4.1986. After including the training period of 90 days, his first increment was drawn on 31.12.1986. This is because, the period of training of 90 days were added to the date of first increment on 1.4.1987, and his increment date is advanced by 90 days i.e. on 31.12.1986. This official had drawn his subsequent increments on 1.12.88, 1.12.1989 etc. on completion of 12 months’ period from the date of previous increment, as per FR 26. It may be noted that the pay of the official was fixed notionally from 1.4.1986 upto 30.9.1990 (from date of appointment or 1.1.1986 whichever is later and no benefits was paid) and on actual basis from 1.10.1990 and consequential benefits was paid for the period from 1.10.1990. (For an official who joined on 1.4.1987, for the period from 1.4.1987 to 30.9.1990 no arrear was paid and the fixation was done notionally.)

This official was due for TBOP on 1.4.2002, after completion of 16 years’ of service, if the period of training was not included. But this official had been awarded TBOP on 31.12.2001 by counting the period of training. His date of TBOP was advanced by 90 days. The pay of the official from time to time is furnished as follows.
Period Pay Remarks
01.04.1986 975 PA scale. Minimum 975
31.12.1986 1000 Training period counted.
01.12.1987 1025 Increment after 1 year from 31.12.86
01.12.1988 1050 Notional basis. no arrear
01.12.1989 1050 Notional basis. no arrear
30.09.1990 1050 Notional basis. no arrear
01.10.1990 1050 Actual basis. Entitled for arrear.
01.12.1990 1075 Actual basis.
31.12.2001 TBOP fixation Training period counted. Actual date of TBOP is 1.4.2002 but advanced by 90 days
01.12.2002 First increment after TBOP 12 months after 31.12.2001
            From the above it could be seen that since the period of induction training is counted for increment, it counts for everything.

For employees undergone training prior to 1.1.1986

            The employees underwent induction training prior to 1.1.1986 were demanding for the above benefit for a pretty long period. Finally, the department issued orders to this effect. Clarifications were also issued to extend this benefit for the erstwhile RTPs even there is a break between the period of training and their actual date of appointment.

            In majority of the divisions, this order has been implemented partially as follows. To cite an example, consider the official who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986. After training, this official worked as RTP and he was regularized w.e.f. 1.4.1986. This official is also entitled for the same benefit as that of the official mentioned in the previous example.

            In some divisions, the date of TBOP i.e. 1.4.2002 is advanced to 31.12.2001 and the arrears for the period from 31.12.2001 to 31.3.2002 only was given. I came to understand that one such official was paid a paltry Rs.300 as arrear. The increment of this official is continued at 1.4.2003, 1.4.2004 etc. This had been done in a majority of divisions, I came to understand. Since the date of TBOP is 31.12.2001 the pay of the official would have been fixed for TBOP on that date. As per FR 26, the next increment should have been granted after 12 months from the date of fixation, i.e. 1.12.2002. The subsequent increments should have been drawn on 1.12.2002, 1.12.2003 etc. after a period of 12 months, as per FR 26. I do not know whether this had been done in any division.

            Both of the above are wrong. The intention of the order is to count the training period for increment, as done for the officials undergone training on or after 1.1.1986. If this is done, then the training period will automatically count for TBOP/BCR.

            Para 3 of the order No 44-2/2011-SPB.II dated 5.5.2016 categorically state the reason for non-inclusion of the training period for TBOP/BCR in these cases. The same is reproduced below for ready reference.

It was further clarified vide the order dt 5.5.2014 that the training period in respect of direct recruits would be counted for benefit towards TBOP/BCR only if such training period were counted for increment in that scale; and that since as per DOPT’s instructions, all induction training completed before 1.1.1986 is not counted towards grant of increment, such training period would also not count towards TBOP/BCR.”

            From the above it is clear that the demand is for including the training period for increment which will be automatically included for TBOP/BCR.       Para 5 of the order ibid extends this benefit to those officials who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986 as a one-time measure. The same is reproduced for ready reference.

Accordingly, a proposal regarding counting the period of induction training of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant (both promotes and direct recruits) undertaken prior to 1.1.1986 for the purpose of qualifying service under TBOP/BCR scheme has been examined in consultation with DOPT and it has now been decided that the benefit may be extended to the direct recruits Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants only who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986, as a onetime measure.”

Any period which is not taken for grant of increment will not be counted for anything as per FR. Any period which is taken as qualifying service for the grant of increment will count for all purposes, especially for promotions. Also, no period shall be counted for a specific promotion, just like TBOP, in an isolated manner. Counting of training period for TBOP, ipso facto implies that the training period is counted for increment also.

A kind reference is invited GIO (1) below FR 26. The same is reproduced.
(1)   3. The matter has been considered in the National Council (JCM) and it has been decided that in case where a person has been selected for regular appointment and before formally taking over charge of the post for which selected person is required to undergo training, training period undergone by such a Government servant whether on remuneration or stipend or otherwise may be treated as duty for the purpose of drawing increments.
(1)   4. These orders take effect from 1st October, 1990. On the demand of the Staff side in the National Council (JCM), the matter has further been examined and it has been decided that the benefit of treatment of such training period as duty for the purpose of increment may be allowed in the case of those government servants also who had undergone such training on or after 1st January, 1986. However in such cases the benefit of counting period for pay will be admissible on notional basis from 1.4.1986 and actual basis from 1st October 1990.
(DOPT OM No 16/16/89-Estt.(pay-I) dt 22.10.1990 and OM 16/16/92-Estt.(pay-II) dt 31.3.1992)
            From the above, it is very clear that the period of training should be counted first for increment and will automatically be counted for TBOP/BCR. Originally, the above orders are applicable for those underwent training after 1.1.1986 and now those officials who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986 are extended the same benefit.

            The correct procedure to implement the order is as follows.

            Consider the same official who joined as Postal Assistant on 1.4.1986 who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986, worked as RTP. His first increment is to be given on 31.12.1986 by counting the training period of 90 days. The subsequent increments should be given on 1.12.1987, 1.12.1988 etc. No arrear will be paid for the period from 1.4.1986 to 30.9.1990. The actual benefits will be paid from 1.10.1990 only as this benefit was extended to those officials who underwent training on or after 1.1.1986. The date of promotion under TBOP is 1.4.2002 without counting the training period. This should be advanced to 31.12.2001 and fixation is to be given for TBOP. The subsequent increments would be on 1.12.2002, 1.12.2003 etc. Similar procedure should be followed for BCR also. If the date of appointment is subsequent to 1.1.1986, the pay will be fixed notionally from the date of appointment to 30.9.1990 and on actual basis from 1.10.1990.

            Some of the Postal Assistants were appointed on adhoc basis, worked for some time and then their services were terminated. Subsequently, they were again appointed as Postal Assistants. These officials are also entitled for this benefit.

            I hope that this will be taken at appropriate level and necessary instructions would be issued early for the correct implementation of this order.

Article by
R.Hariharakrishnan
Manager,
Postal Stores Depot,
Tirunelveli 627002
Tamilnadu circle
formerly Postmaster, Srivaikuntam HO 628601

New version of CSI POS BULK UPLOAD FILE Creator Version 4.0

CSI POS BULK UPLOAD FILE Creator Version 4.0.0 
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What is new in version 4.0.0
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1. New UI.

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1. Added support for bulk EMO.

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Thanks & Regards
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Postal Assistant
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