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Regarding list of New Office Bearers of All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union (AIGDSU)

Regarding list of New Office Bearers of All India Gramin Dak Sevaks Union (AIGDSU) Elected in 10th AIC Held from 03rd December to 05th December, 2018 at Balkrishna Mangal Karyalaya, Deopur Dhule Maharashtra Circle.

Format of Register of Request of Transfer : Gramin Dak Sevaks Limited Transfer Facility Policy [Application Form & Declaration Form]

Gramin Dak Sevaks - Limited Transfer Facility Policy - Application Form - Declaration Form - Format of Register of Request of Transfer

No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
GDS Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001
Dated, 04.01.2019

Office Memorandum
Sub: Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

The undersigned is directed to refer to letters (i) No.19-10/2004 – GDS dated 17.07.2006, (ii) No. 19-10/2004-GDS (part) dated 21/22.07.2010, (iii) No. 19-10/2004-GDS (part) dated 19.03.2012 and No.19-10/2004-GDS (part) dated 10.04.2012 regarding Limited Transfer Facility or Gramin Dak Sevaks.
2. After taking into consideration the approved recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility and in supersession of all previous orders regarding transfer of Gramin Dak Sevaks. the Competent Authority has approved the following guidelines to regulate the Limited Transfer facility of Gramin Dak Sevaks:-
(a) Conditions of Transfer
(i) The maximum number of chances to he provided for male GDSs is one only and two for female GDSs.

(ii) The transfer will be at his/her own request and own cost to a vacant post, at his/her place of choice to his/her/spouse home village or home division or a place recommended for medical treatment.

(iii) A minimum engagement period of three years from the date of regular engagement on GDS Post will be mandatory, before transfer request can be entertained. In addition all verification formalities viz (Caste, Education and Police verification report etc.) should have been completed.

(vi) Transfer request of GDS who are under put off duty or against whom any disciplinary action, Police case or Court case is pending will not be entertained.

(v) Past engagement period will be counted for assessing the eligibility for appearing in departmental examination as well as for annual increment. GDS will not have any claim to go back to the previous engagement/recruitment Unit/Division in any circumstances.

(vi) When a GDS is transferred at his own request and the transfer is approved by the competent authority. she/he will rank junior in the seniority list of the new unit, to all the GDS of that unit who exist in the seniority list on the date on which the transfer is ordered, except in case of transfer within the same engagement/recruitment Sub Division/Unit) Division.

(viii) The GDS can be transferred on her/his request in following circumstances:-

(a) BPM Level 2 to BPM Level-2 in TRCA slab-3.
(b) BPM Level-1 to BPM. Level-1 in TRCA slab-2.
(c) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 in TRCA slab-2
(d) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 in TRCA slab-1.

(viii) There will not be any drop in TRCA slab on account of a request transfer and numbers of increments earned by GUS will be retained.

(b) Competent Authority
i) The transfer of GDSs will be approved by Regional PMG, if the transfer is within the Region and by the Head of Circle, if the transfer is within the Circle. The approval of two concerned Heads of Circle will be required, if the transfer 16 between two Circles.
(c) Process of Transfer
(i) Application for transfer should be called for during April – June of every year.

(ii) An application will be submitted to the Divisional Head on a prescribed proforma attached herewith as annexure-I. The application will be submitted through head of the recruitment/engagement Unit/ Division duly recommended.

(iii) Divisional Head will submit all the application to approving authority through proper channel.

(iv) A separate register in prescribed proforma attached herewith as Annexure-II is to be maintained m Circle Office/Regional Office/Divisional Office for recording transfer requests of all categories of GDS.

(v) All the applications received will be arranged in order of seniority from the date of engagement of GDS and the orders for transfer may be issued during July.

3. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue or this O.M.

4. The instructions will be uploaded in India Post Employees Corner website for information of all concerned.
5. Hindi version will follow.

(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

33.66 crore Accounts Opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY) as on 26.12.2018 - Ministry of Finance

33.66 crore Accounts Opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY) as on 26.12.2018 - Ministry of Finance

As apprised by banks, as on 26.12.2018, there are 33.66 crore accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY). Out of these accounts, 28.16 crore PMJDY accounts are operative accounts.

Accounts could be closed by banks on request of concerned customers. Further, vide, Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s Master Circular on Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms, dated 1.7.2015, banks are permitted to close an account in phased manner in case of non-furnishing of required KYC information and /or non-cooperation by the customer, after issuing due notice to the customer.

Number of PMJDY accounts closed is not centrally monitored. However, cumulative number of existing PMJDY accounts monitored by this Department, shows that the number of these accounts has increased since launch of the scheme.

PMJDY accounts are “Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account” (BSBDA) in nature and as per extant guidelines, there is no requirement for maintaining minimum balance in such accounts. Accordingly, no penalty is imposed on PMJDY accounts for non-maintenance of minimum balance.

This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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DoPT Order 2019 - All India Strike on 8th and 9th January, 2019 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964

DoPT Order 2019 - All India Strike on 8th and 9th January, 2019 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964

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No.450 18/ 1 /20 17-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 08th January, 2019

Subject: All India strike for 08th and 9th January, 2019 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has decided to observe two day strike on 8th and 9th January, 2019 to protest against NPS and certain 7th CPC issues.

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow etc. or any action that abet any form of strike/protest in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike/protest. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also agreed in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Kind attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. No.330 12/ I/(s)/2008- Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008, on the subject for strict compliance (enclosed as Annexure-A).

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or any other kind of leave to the officers and employees, if applied for, during the period of proposed strike, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on strike, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e., 08.01.2019 and 09.01.2019.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
011-23092338

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EO&A S/ A S(S& V)/J S(Vig.)/ J S(Trg.)/J S(E)/Secretary( PESB)/PS to M OS(P P)/PSO to Secretary(P)

All Officers/Sections (including PESB) of Department of Personnel & Training.

Copy also forwarded for necessary action to: 
1. Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi.
2. Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.
3. Secretary, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi.
4. Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, New Delhi.
5. Secretary, Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, New Delhi.
6. Director, Institute of Secretariat Training and Management, New Delhi.
7. The Chief Security Officer, MHA, North Block.
8. The Commandant, CISF with the request to ensure strict vigil on all the gates and if necessary deploy extra security personnel for the purpose.

Source: DoPT

Nationwide two days strike :: 08-01-2019 : Postal JCA strike at various places in the country

Confederation Press Statement : Historic Two Days All India Strike Commenced

HISTORIC TWO DAYS ALL INDIA STRIKE COMMENCED

THUNDERING SUCCESS IN CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES SECTOR

OUTBURST OF ANGER & PROTEST AGAINST CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

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CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
1ST FLOOR, NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE BUILDING, NEW DELHI-110 001.

PRESS STATEMENT
Dated 8th January, 2019

About thirteen (13) lakhs Central Govt. Employees commenced nationwide two days strike today (8th January 2019) as per the call given by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers. The main demand of the strike is “Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) & Restore Old Pension Scheme (OPS)”. In fact, the share market oriented NPS is nothing but “No Pension Scheme”. The strike is also to express the anger and protest of the Central Government employees and Pensioners against the betrayal of the NDA Government by not honouring the assurances given by Group of Ministers headed by Sri. Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, to leaders of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 30th June 2016 that the Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased. Even after a lapse of two and a half years, the BJP Government has not implemented the assurance. The indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 was withdrawn believing the assurance.

Other demands include :
  • Grant of Option-I parity to Pensioners, 
  • Grant of HRA arrears from 01-01-2016, 
  • Grant of MACP promotion from 01-01-2006 and removal of bench mark, 
  • Filling up of vacant posts, 
  • Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, 
  • Regularisation of Casual/Contract Workers, 
  • Grant of equal pay for equal work and parity in pay scales, 
  • Revision of wages and pension of Autonomous body employees and Pensioners, 
  • Stop outsourcing, downsizing, contractorization, corporatization, privatisation and closure of Government departments and functions, 
  • Removal of 5% condition on compassionate appointments, 
  • Grant of five assured career progression and 
  • Stop attack on trade union rights. 

In Postal department about five lakhs employees participated in the strike all over the country under the banner of two major Postal Federations viz, NFPE & FNPO. 1,55,000 Post Offices and about 400 RMS offices remained closed. Gramin Dak Sevaks of rural post offices also went on strike. Delivery work also affected as Postmen joined the strike.

In Income Tax Department the strike is total in all the States. Work of all Income Tax Offices came to a stand still. Employees of Audit & Accounts department, Civil Accounts, Atomic Energy, Geological Survey of India, Customs and Central Excise, Survey of India, Botanical Survey of India, Central Ground Water Board, Postal Accounts, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Printing and Stationery, Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), AGMARK, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), Medical Stores Depots, Film Division of India, Indian Council for Medical Research, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Central Food Processing Laboratory, Census Department, National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), Defence Accounts, Rehabilitation Department, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Canteen Employees, Institute of Physics, LNCPE, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Passport Department, Zoological survey of India, Patent Office, Central Drug Laboratory, NATMO, National Library, Marketing Inspection, Commercial Intelligence, Homeopathy and various other autonomous and Scientific Research Institutions participated in the nationwide strike.

Strike is total in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, North Eastern States including Tripura. 70 to 80% participation in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. 60 to 70% strike in Uttarakhand, Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Gujrat and J& K.

Solidarity demonstrations were conducted by Central Government Pensioners Organizastions in various states.

National Secretariat of the Confederation thanked and congratulated the Central Government employees for their massive participation and for making the two days nationwide strike a resounding success National Secretarial called upon the entire employees to continue the strike on 9th January also.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General,
Confederation
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Income limit for Creamy Layer

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Income limit for Creamy Layer

Posted On: 08 JAN 2019 2:42PM by PIB Delhi

The erstwhile Ministry of Welfare had constituted the Expert Committee and on its basis Department of Personnel and Training has issued Office Memorandum Vide No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 9th March, 2004 on the subject “Revision of Income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)”. In the Office Memorandum dated 08th September 1993, and for the category VI of the Schedule, the following explanations were also mentioned:-

Income from salaries or agricultural land shall not be clubbed;
The income criteria in terms of rupee will be modified taking into account the change in its value every three years. If the situation, however, so demands, the interregnum may be less.

In para 27 of the Report, the Expert Committee of 1993 had observed the following:

“In addition to the above, we have to say that the income/wealth test governs categories IV, VB and VC as stated earlier. For the remaining categories, namely I, II,III and VA, specific criteria have been laid down; however, if in these categories, any person, who is not disentitled to benefit of reservation, has income from other sources or wealth, which will bring him within the criterion under Item No.VI, then he shall be disentitled to reservation, in case his income-without clubbing his income from salaries or agricultural land – or his wealth is in excess or cut-off points prescribed under the income/wealth criteria.”

From the reading of para-27 of the Expert Committee Report, it is clear that the Explanation (i) given below to Category VI of Schedule to OM dated 08.09.1993, that income from salaries or agricultural land shall not be clubbed would be applicable only in respect of category VI(b). Hence as per provision of O.M. dated 08.09.1993, the salary of the parents of the candidates, who are working in PSUs, PSBs etc., was taken into account for determining their Creamy Layer status, till such time the equivalence vis-à-vis Government posts is established.

The erstwhile National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in 2011 had recommended Rs. 9 lakh for Rural and Rs. 12 lakh for Urban for income limit for creamy layer.

In the year of 2015, the erstwhile National Commission for Backward Classes had recommended Rs. 15 lakh for income limit for Creamy layer.

The Cabinet in 2004 had decided to follow the Consumer Price Index (CPI) principle which has been adopted and not the formula recommended by NCBC.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

No proposal under consideration of Government to enact legislation for implementing reservation in services under the Central Government and its Public Sector Undertakings.

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Reservation Provisions for SC/ST/OBC

Posted On: 08 JAN 2019 2:45PM by PIB Delhi

Reservation in admission of students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Educational Institutions established, maintained or aided by the Central Government is enforced through the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act, 2006 as amended from time to time. At present there is no proposal under consideration of Government to enact legislation for implementing reservation in services under the Central Government and its Public Sector Undertakings.

The policy of reservation in services is administered through executive instructions. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Indira Sawhney vs. Union of India (W.P. No. 930 of 1990) has held that these instructions have the force of law.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Withdrawal from New Pension Scheme

Ministry of Finance
Withdrawal from New Pension Scheme

Posted On: 08 JAN 2019 5:29PM by PIB Delhi

Government has allowed premature withdrawal from New Pension Scheme Fund. A subscriber is eligible for three partial withdrawals during the period of subscription under National Pension System (NPS), each withdrawal not exceeding twenty-five percent of the contributions made by the subscriber and excluding contributions made by the employer. There is, however, no restriction on withdrawals from the Tier-II account of the subscriber. Further, keeping in view the possibility of sudden financial needs of the subscribers, the requirement of minimum period under National Pension System (NPS) for availing the facility of partial withdrawal from the mandatory Tier-I account of the subscriber has been reduced from 10 years to 3 years from the date of joining w.e.f. 10th August, 2017. The minimum gap of 5 years between two partial withdrawals has also been removed w.e.f. 10th August, 2017.

On 06.12.2018, Government has approved the following proposals pertaining to choice of Pension Fund and investment pattern for Central Government subscribers under NPS:

Choice of Pension Fund: Central Government subscribers will be allowed to choose any one of the pension funds including Private sector pension funds. They could change their option once in a year. However, the current provision of combination of the Public-Sector Pension Funds will be available as the default option for both existing as well as new Government subscribers.
  • Choice of Investment Pattern: The following options for investment choices will be offered to Central Government employees:
  • Government employees who prefer a fixed return with minimum amount of risk may be given an option to invest 100% of the funds in Government securities (Scheme G).
  • Government employees who prefer higher returns may be given the options of the following two Life Cycle based schemes.
  • Conservative Life Cycle Fund with maximum exposure to equity capped at 25% at the age of 35 years and tapering off thereafter (LC-25).
  • Moderate Life Cycle Fund with maximum exposure to equity capped at 50% at the age of 35 years and tapering off thereafter (LC-50).
  • In case an employee does not submit any choice, the existing allocation of funds shall continue as the default option.
This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.