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Expected DA: All-India CPI-IW for July, 2019 increased by 3 points and pegged at 319

Expected DA: All-India CPI-IW for July, 2019 increased by 3 points and pegged at 319

No. 5/112019-CPI 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT 
LABOUR BUREAU
'CLEREMONT', SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th August, 2019 

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - July, 2019


The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2019 increased by 3 points and pegged at 319 (three hundred and nineteen). On I-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.95 per cent between June, 2019 and July, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 3.44 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 2.00 percentage points to the total change. The Food index further accentuated the overall index by (+) 0.91 percentage points. At item level, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Goat Meat, Pure Ghee, Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Mango (Ripe), Palak, Potato, Tomato, Torai, Electricity Charges, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Rice, Fish Fresh, Poultry Chicken, Coconut, French Bean, Lemon, Cooking Gas, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.


The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 5.98 per cent for July, 2019 as compared to 8.59 per cent for the previous month and 5.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 4.78 per cent against 5.47 per cent of the previous month and (-) 0.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.


At centre level Haldia observed the maximum increase of 23 points followed by Ranchi-Hatia (13 points), Jaipur (11 points), Jharia & Nagpur (10 points each) and Goa & Munger-Jamalpur (9 points each). Among others, 8 points increase was observed in 6 centres, 7 points in 4 centres, 6 points in 2


centres, 5 points in 8 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. On the contrary, Coimbatore recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points. Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 2 centres, 2 points in 3 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 6 centres' indices remained stationary.


The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and 43 centres' indices are below national average. The index of Rourkela centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2019 will be released on Monday 30th September, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov. in.

Sd/-
(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR








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REMINDER FOR ISSUE OF ORDERS TO GRANT FINANCIAL BENEFIT TO SENIORS WHO WERE WORKING AS ASP AS ON 1-1-2006

To
Sh. A.N.Nanda,
The Secretary (Post)
Department of Post
DakBhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-100001

No. CHQ/POA/1-1/2019-20 Dated 2.09.2019

Sub: Request for issue of orders to grant financial benefits on 01/01/2006 to senior IPs, ASPs and Group B officers consequent upon placing IPs & ASPs in the same scale.
Respected Sir,

Members of the Postal Officer Association (India) have been raising their concern for not settling the issue regarding grant of financial benefit to senior ASPs w.e.f 1-1-2006 but our Directorate is silent despite several requests from the staff side. Consequent upon court verdict various orders like (i) placing of Inspector of Posts ( IP) in the Grade Pay of Rs 4,600/- from Rs 4,200/- w.e.f. 01-01-2006 on par with next hierarchical promotional Gazetted Post i.e. Assistant Superintendent of Posts (ASP) and (ii) grand of one increment in the same scale on promotion to next hierarchical Post of ASP cadre have been issued by the department for those who joined the department just after 2006 with all consequential benefits including arrears. These beneficiaries are being allowed the provisions of MACP at the upgraded level. Whereas far-far seniors who were working as ASPs on 1-1-2006, now Postal Service Group B officer have been placed in a detrimental and disadvantageous position. It is pertinent to mention here that many of our senior members are still working at level 8 whereas the juniors have been placed at level 9 on allowing benefit of 3rd MACP. It is a clear cut case of discrimination.

Sir, you will agree that consequent upon placing ASPs and IPs in the same GP of 4600/- corresponding to the old pay the scale of 7450-225-10500, the promotion already given to ASPs in the lower scale of 6500-200-10500 has become redundant and need to be discarded Hence, an anomaly occurred due to hierarchical problem. These orders nullified the promotion of ASPs (Gazetted). As a matter of justice, ASP should be allowed benefit of one increment as on 1-1-2006 as allowed to ASP promoted after 1-1-2006 in the same scale.

Reasons for Anomaly between IP & ASP on 1-1-2006. 

1. Postal Directorate vide Memo No 2-12/2013-PCC dated 24.10.17 increased Grade pay of IP by Rs 400/- (from 4,200 to 4,600) from 1-1-2006.

2. IP pay has been fixed minimum as Rs 17,140 ( Pay band Rs 12,540 + GP Rs 4,600) as on 1-1-2006 vide OM No. 8-23/2017-E.IIIA dated 28-09-2018 of Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure.
3. Under the provision contained in OM No.10/02/2011-E.III/A of Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure dated 7-01-2013 one increment is given when IP promoted to ASP after 2006.

4. Further, on 1-9-2008 after the introduction of MACP orders, a PA recruited after 1-9-1989 who is IP/ASP will get 4,800/-grade pay WITH INCREMENT in his 2nd MACP in just 20 years of service apparently earlier to Sr. ASP who got 4800 after 30 years.

In nutshell with all above orders/provisions some of the IP's pay either became equal or crossed the ASP after 1-1-2006 to 1-9-2008. Reason for pay Anomaly between ASP & IP is due to placing/granting of 4,600 Grade Pay to IP on and after 1-1-2006 and ignoring the fundamental right of seniors.

Further calculation reveals that IPs as on 1-1-2006 are given Rs. 400/-increase in their Grade Pay and also will get one increment when they get ASP promotion after 1-1-2006 around Rs 600/-. But contrary to this those who were ASPs as on 1-1-2006 and their pay was fixed after 6th pay commission was simply given multiple of 6500/- without even giving the benefit of fitment table. Now again on the promotion of these IPs to ASP will again get one increment + 4,800 GP under 2nd MACP around Rs 650 + 200 = Rs 850/-.

As explained above, after 1-1-2006 an IP by 1-9-2008 will get around Rs 400+600+850 = Rs 1,850/-. While ASP has not given any benefit of creating an anomaly in the hierarchy.
ANOMALY is due to the WRONG decision of MoF/DoE/DoP as grade pay of ONLY IP was upgraded WITHOUT UPGRADING grade pay of ASP. Hence, Anomaly has to be set right.
.
Solution to set right Anomaly between IP and ASP

A. Cadre of Inspector Post (Non-Gazetted) and ASP (Gazetted) have been placed in the identical GP of Rs. 4600/-. As provided in MOF OM No. 10/2/2011.E.III/A dated 7-1-2013, the fixation of pay on promotion from one post to another where promotional post carries the same GP as the feeder post, in such cases fixture of pay will be done in the manner as prescribed in Rule 13 (i) of CCS (RP) rules 2008. Apparently, the officers who were working as ASPs as on 1-1-2006 are also eligible for the fixture of pay w.e.f 1-1-2006 in an identical scale for two different cadres after giving the benefit of increment.

B. Since ASPs and IPs have been placed on the same scale so provision for grant of MACP or ACP will have to be redefined in view of the DoPT clarification in its OM No. 35034/1/97-Estt (D) (Vol. IV) dated 12.02.2000 ( point of doubt No. 1) and 18.7.2001, earlier promotion given is to be IGNORED COMPLETELY & promotion earned /up-gradation granted under the ACP schemes in the past to those grades which now carry the same GP due to the merger of the scales/ up-gradation of posts recommended by the sixth pay commission shall be ignored for the purpose of up-gradation under MACPs.

As such fixation is to be given afresh with increment on 1-9-2008 under MACP. As per VI pay Commission, change of grade pay should be accompanied by fixation only. Otherwise, Anomaly continues & hundreds of both serving & retired ASPs have to approach Court unnecessarily by spending thousands of rupees.

Association, therefore again urge your kind honour to issue orders with regard to extending benefits of Grade pay of 4800 and 5400 as on 01-01-2006 with increment in the same scale to all senior IPs/ASPs, who were promoted to ASP/PS group B cadre or had been granted 2nd financial up-gradation prior to 01/01/2006.

With profound regards
Yours Sincerely

R N Yadav
General Secretary
Postal Officer Association

Copy to:
1. Sh. P.K.Bisoi, The Member (Personnel) Postal Services Board, Postal Directorate, New Delhi-110001
2. The DDG (Establishment ) Dak Bhawan New Delhi-110001
3. The ADG(PPC), Dak Bhawan New Delhi-110001

Revised seniority Lists of STS

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Nature of discipline and a punishment appropriate to the seriousness of the offense committed

Nature of discipline and a punishment appropriate to the seriousness of the offense committed

No.C-14016/09/2019-VP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110 001
Dated: 24.04.2019

To
All Chief Post Masters General

Subject: Nature of disciplinary action and quantum of punishment to be commensurate with the gravity of the offence committed- reg.

Madam / Sir,
It has been observed by the Competent Authority that in some of the Rule9 cases submitted to this office for Presidential Order the charge sheets under Rule-14 of CCS (CCA Rules, 1965 are issued to the officials in cases having low gravity of offence committed by the delinquent officials immediate before their retirement. These proceedings are deemed to be continued under Rule-9 of CCS (Pension) Rules, t972 after their retirement.

On examining such cases, the misconduct or negligence cannot be established grave enough which warrants imposition of penalty by way of withholding pension / gratuity or both in terms of Rule-9 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. As such the proposal is dropped by the Competent Authority. This results in payment of interest on delayed payment of Gratuity to the official.

Instruction on the subject matter have already been circulated vide letter No 6/19/72Disc.1 dated 29.11.1972 (DG P&T order 2 below Rule’14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965). It is, therefore, reiterated that in future while issuing charge sheet to the delinquent officials, the Disciplinary Authority should determine the with care and deliberation gravity of office and nature of action to be taken in each case on its merits.

Yours faithfully,
Shailendra Dashora)
DDG (VP, SR &Legal)
Signed Copy below

Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – DoPT Orders on 23.8.2016

F.No.11012/04/2016-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi — 110001

Dated August 23, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T’s O.M. No.11012/17/2013-Estt.A-III dated 3rd July, 2015 on the above mentioned subject and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015, the Apex Court has directed as follows:

“14 We, therefore, direct that the currency of a Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/employee; if the Memorandum of Charges/Charge sheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension. As in the case in hand, the Government is free to transfer the concerned person to any Department in any of its offices within or outside the State so as to sever any local or personal contact that he may have and which he may misuse for obstructing the investigation against him. The Government may also prohibit him from contacting any person, or handling records and documents till the stage of his having to prepare his defence Furthermore, the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance stands superseded in view of the stand adopted by us.”

2. In compliance of the above judgement, it has been decided that where a Government servant: is placed under suspension, the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the charge-sheet is not served to the charged officer. As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension. As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time.

3. It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched. Clarifications in this regard have already been issued vide O.M. No. 11012/6/2007-Estt.A-Ill dated 21.07.2016.

4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices’ are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.

5. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Periodical Meeting of Service Associations in Department of Posts, New Delhi.

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Fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/NFSG i.r.o. officials who benefited under MACP Scheme: Clarification by DoPT and seeks data in this regard

Fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/NFSG i.r.o. officials who benefited under MACP Scheme: Clarification by DoPT and seeks data in this regard.









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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Revised Seniority Lists between the Direct Recruit (DR) and promotee officers of senior Time scale (SRS) of Indian postal service Posts, Group A

Revised Seniority Lists between the Direct Recruit (DR) and promotee officers of senior Time scale (SRS) of Indian postal service Posts, Group '"A" as on 01.04.2018, 01.04.2016, 01.04.2017 and 01.04.2018 - regarding.

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CHQ on Letter Delivery of Citizen Centric services through Post offices- interaction with unions.

CHQ on Letter Delivery of Citizen Centric services through Post offices- interaction with unions.










Fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/NFSG i.r.o. officials who benefited under MACP Scheme: Clarification by DoPT and seeks data in this regard

Fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/NFSG i.r.o. officials who benefited under MACP Scheme: Clarification by DoPT and seeks data in this regard
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No.25/7/2019-CS.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training
***
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan 
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 27th August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Seeking data regarding fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/ grant of NFSG in respect of officials who are already granted the benefit under MACP Scheme -regarding
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The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 12/2/2015- CS.II(B) dated 16.11.2015 and OM No. 12/3/2016-CS.ll(B) dated 19.07.2016 wherein the SSAs of SL-2003(Extended) and SSAs of SL-2004-2009 were granted NFSG and promoted subsequently to the grade of Assistant Section Officer on ad-hoc basis. It has come to notice that a large number of Ministries I Departments have fixed the pay of the SSAs belonging to CSCS in the following manner:-
S.No. Situations Pay fixation on NFSG Pay fixation on next promotion as ASO
(a) SSAs without the benefit of MACP (with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400/-) One increment @ 3% was granted and pay fixation in GP of Rs.4200/- One increment @3% was granted and pay fixation in GP of Rs. 4600/-
(b) SSAs with the benefit of MACP (with Grade Pay of Rs.2800/-) One increment @ 3% was granted and pay fixation in GP of Rs. 4200/- No increment was granted. Only, the difference in GP(i.e. 4600-4200=40 0) was allowed.
  1. The matter has been examined in consultation with Establishment Division, DoP&T in the light of the OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated 04.07. 2017 modifying the para 4 of Annexure-I of the OM dated 19.05.2009, which is as under:-
"Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non Functional Scale. ii it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion / grant of Non Functional Scale if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion / grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher grade pay than what has been given under MACPS, the employee shall have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion /grant of Non-Functional Scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP"

As every financial upgradation including Non-Functional upgradation (NFS/NFSG) is treated as an offset against financial upgradation under MACP and also keeping in view the fact that the spirit of the para 4 of MACP was to disallow the double benefit of pay fixation, is stated that practice followed by Ministry/Department for pay fixal'1on as shown in the table against sl. no. (b) in para 1 above is erroneous. Therefore, the pay should be fixed in the following manner:-
Sl. Situations Pay fixation on NFSG Pay fixation on next on next as ASO
(a) SSAs without the benefit of MACP i.e.with Grade pay of Rs. 2400/- One increment @ 3% is to be granted and pay should be fixed in the GP of Rs. 4200/- One increment @ 3% is to be granted and pay should be fixed in GP of Rs. 4600/-
(b) SSAs with the benefit of MACP i.e. with Grade pay of Rs. 2800/- No increment should be granted. Only the difference in GP (i.e. 4200-2800=1400), should be allowed. One increment @ 3% is to be granted and pay should be fixed in GP of Rs. 4600/-

  1. In view of above, all the cadre units of CSCS are requested to take necessary action as advised in the para 3 above. Simultaneously, they are also requested to send the information as per the format given in the Annexure-I to this OM for further examination of the issue of recovery of pay for taking a view at this end. The information may be sent latest by 09.09.2019 positively. In case of no information, 'Nil' report is required to be sent by the stipulated date.


(Vasanthi V Babu)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


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Source: https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/pay%20matter.pdf