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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees - w.e.f 01.01.18 - FinMin Order


Latest list of GDS working in the Country

Latest list of GDS working in the Country

STATE WISE LIST OF NUMBER OF GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS WORKING
IN THE COUNTRY

Latest News on Gramin Dak Sevaks Pay Revision

 
"In Parliament today, the Minister of State for Communications and State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said in the written reply that the recommendations of the one man Committee are presently under active considerations of the Government, and action will be taken after following due procedure."

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3216

TO BE ANSWERED ON 14th MARCH, 2018

GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

3216. SHRI BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO:
SHRI A. ANWHAR RAAJHAA:
SHRI GAJANAN KIRTIKAR:
SHRI SUDHEER GUPTA:
SHRI T. RADHAKRISHNAN:
SHRI ASHOK SHANKARRAO CHAVAN:
SHRI NARANBHAI KACHHADIYA:
KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH:
SHRI S.R. VIJAYAKUMAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:
(a) the number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise;
(b) whether pay/remuneration of Grameen Dak Sevaks has not been increased as per 7th Pay Commission recommendation and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
(c) whether the Government has received any representation’s from people representatives to increase their pay/ remuneration as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government thereto; and
(e) the time by which their pay/ remuneration is likely to be increased?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) The number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise is given in Annexure – I.

(b) Grameen Dak Sevaks are not covered under the purview of the 7th Pay Commission. Therefore a separate one man Committee was constituted to examine the wage structure and service conditions of the Grameen Dak Sevaks. The Committee has submitted its report and the recommendations are presently under consideration of the Government. The details of the recommendations are given in Annexure – II.

(c) Yes, Madam. Government has received several representations from people’s representatives to implement the recommendations of the GDS Committee Report.

(d) & (e) 34 such representations were received between January 2017 to February 2018. The recommendations of the one man Committee are presently under active considerations of the Government, and action will be taken after following due procedure.

Source: www.loksabha.nic.in

Time-limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances

No.19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 13th March, 2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Time-limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances – regarding.

Consequent upon the issuance of General Financial Rule (GFR)-2017, vide Rule 290 of GFR-2017, time-limit for submission of claim for Travelling Allowance (TA) has been changed from one year to sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey. Accordingly, in supersession of this Department’s O.M. No.F.5(16)-E.IV(B)/67 dated 13.06.1967 & OM No.19038/1/75-E.IV (B) dated 18.02.1976, it has been decided with the approval of competent Authority that the claim of a Govt. servant to Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on Tour/Transfer/Training/Journey on Retirement, is forfeited or deemed to have been relinquished if the claim for it is not preferred within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey.

2. ln respect of claim for Travelling Allowance for journey performed separately by the officer and members of his family, the dates should be reckoned separately for each journey and the claim shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of each individuai journey. Similarly, TA claims in r/o transportation of personal effects and conveyance shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date on which these are actually delivered to the Govt. servant at the new station.

3. The date of submission of the claims shall be determined as indicated below :-

(i) In the case of Officers who are their own Controlling Officer
The date of presentation of the claim at the Treasury-Cash Section.

(ii) In the case of Officers who are not their own Controlling Officer
The date of submission of the claim to the Head of Office-Controlling Officer.

4. In the case of claims falling under category 3(ii), which are presented to the Treasury after a period of sixty days succeeding the date of completion of journey, the date of submission of the claim will be counted from the date when it was submitted by the Govt. servant to the Head of office/Controlling Officer within prescribed time-limit of sixty days.

5. A claim for Travelling Allowance of a Govt, servant which has been allowed to remain in abeyance for a period exceeding one year should be investigated by the Head of the Department concerned, lf the Head of Department is satisfied about the genuineness of the claim on the basis of the supportive documents and there are valid reasons for the delay in preferring the claims, the claims should be paid by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer or Accounts Officer, as the case may be, after usual checks.

6. These orders are not applicable in r/o Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims which are governed by separate set of rules of DoPT.

7. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this O.M.
 
8. ln so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of lndia.

sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of lndia

Authority: www.doe.gov.in

7th CPC Anomalous Situation: Definition of Anomaly – DoPT

Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations – extending the scope of definition regarding.

No.11/ 2/ 2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block New Delhi
Dated the 14 March, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations — extending the scope of definition regarding. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 20/02/2017 on the subject as cited above, and to incorporate the following further modification in the definition of what would constitute an anomaly: 

“where the amount of revised allowance is less than the existing rate or any other anomaly observed while implementing the revised allowance”
2. With the incorporation of the above para in the OM, the definition of anomaly will read as follows:-
(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases
a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;
b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP) Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules;
c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.
d) Where the amount of revised allowance is less than the existing rate or any other anomaly observed while implementing the revised allowance 

3. The rest of the contents of the OM issued by DoPT under reference no. No.11/2/2016-JCA dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.
sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Stephen Hawking, the scientist who touched lives beyond labs

Unlike Newton and Einstein, who contributed to a wide range of fields, Stephen Hawking focused on cosmology where he made significant contributions ever since his graduate student days in Cambridge University, U.K.

If one had to name only three physicists who touch the lives of people beyond the limits of labs and universities, the answer, without any hesitation, could be Newton, Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Newton’s laws of motion, especially the third one, inspire millions to query and to quip, and Einstein has, in the 20th and 21st centuries, become the epitome of what a scientist should be like. In the case of Hawking, his life and works touch millions not just because of his bestselling book, The Brief History of Time, but also because, unlike Newton and Einstein who contributed to a wide range of fields, he focused on cosmology, despite his extreme physical disability.

Besides his contribution to cosmology since his graduate student days in Cambridge University, U.K., Hawking’s life was a major inspiration to people in general.
Onset of an incurable disease
In 1962, one day he had difficulty tying his shoelaces. It was no small problem and he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a motor neuron disease. The incurable disease could be fatal and he was given two years to live by doctors. He was then just over 22 years. He did go into a depression, doubly so because his dream of working with the famous cosmologist Fred Hoyle in Cambridge did not materialise. It was then that his relationship with Jane Wilde, whom he later married, deepened and helped pull him out. He went on to do his PhD under the supervision of Dennis Sciama in Cambridge University’s physics department.
Stephen Hawking visited India in 2001 to deliver the Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture titled ‘Predicting the Future: From Astrology to Black Holes.’ File | Photo Credit: AP
Ironically, Hawking ended up refuting Hoyle’s ideas in his PhD thesis itself. The dominant paradigm of the universe at the time Hawking began his PhD was the Steady State theory of the universe, of which Hoyle was a major proponent.

In papers published in the late 1940s, Hoyle argued that the universe had no beginning. Despite evidence that galaxies are moving away from each other, he argued that more matter was being created that kept the overall density a constant. This theory was a serious contender to the Big Bang theory. In fact, Hoyle was the one who in 1950s coined the term, ‘Big Bang’, though derisively.
Influenced by work of Roger Penrose

When Hawking came into the picture, he was influenced by the work of Roger Penrose, who was an applied mathematician working on singularity theory. Sciama drew Penrose’s attention towards stars and black holes and the latter came up with the theory that if a star collapses beyond a point, it would be unable to stop this. With general theory of relativity, it could only reach an infinite density at the end of the process, or a singularity.

Hawking got interested in this work and applied it to the whole universe. He came up with the result that if general relativity was correct, there must have been a point far back where there must have been such a singularity. This was his contribution to the Big Bang cosmology and for which he got his PhD.

This work, early in his career, was just one step but a big one in making him an internationally known scientist.

Among many interesting books on Hawking is ''Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide'' by J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate, which helped the author in writing this article.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/