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Monday, December 30, 2013

NFIR : DA Merger, Bonus Ceiling, 7th CPC, Interim Relief & 65 listed issues

While enclosing copies resolutions passed in the 27th National Convention of NFIR, held at Visakhapatnam from December 10th to 12th, 2013, the affiliates are advised that as per resolution, strike ballot should be organised on 17th & 18th January 2014 on pending demands, for eliciting the opinion of Railway Employees............

NPS : Tips to claim benefits

The National Pension Scheme (NPS) is an option that a lot of investors can make use of but there are doubts among several investors about the manner in which the benefit can actually be claimed. One of them pertains to the conditions when the benefit can be claimed and whether this exists even if they are contributing to the fund outside of employment. ........

NFIR : DA Merger, Bonus Ceiling, 7th CPC, Interim Relief & 65 listed issues

While enclosing copies resolutions passed in the 27th National Convention of NFIR, held at Visakhapatnam from December 10th to 12th, 2013, the affiliates are advised that as per resolution, strike ballot should be organised on 17th & 18th January 2014 on pending demands, for eliciting the opinion of Railway Employees. ......

DoPT : Consolidated instructions on forwarding applications for outside employment

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions/guidelines have been issued by the Government from time to time regarding forwarding of applications of Government Servants for posts outside their own Cadre. .........
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Railways : Temporary posts to be considered during restructuring of Group 'C' cadres

In view of the above, the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) and it has been decided that existing instructions contained in item 2 of Board's letter PC-I11/2013/CRC/4 dated 8.10.2013 RBE No.102/2013),may be revised as follows:- ......
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Fixed Medical Advance to the employees working in interior where AMA not available

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a representation dated 27/6/2013 of Shri Mukesh Singh in original received through Deptt. of Expenditure vide letter No.164/EV/2013- Hindi dated 7.10.2013 for considering the grievances raised therein expeditiously in accordance with the extant rules/instructions under intimation to the representationist to whom a copy of this communication is also being endorsed........
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Guidelines on age limit of ex-servicemen for recruitment in PSU Banks

Guidelines on re-employment of Ex-servicemen in Public Sector Banks/Financial services have been issued vide the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division) (Now Department of Financial Services) OM No.261/16/89-SCT(B) dated the 30th May, 1990...
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Lok Sabha Q&A on Resettlement of Defence Officers

(a) the approximate number of personnel retiring each year from the Armed Forces; 
(b) whether the Government is imparting any training to the personnel of Armed Forces before their retirement; 
(c) if so, the details thereof including that provisioned for the Short Service Commissioned officers .......

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cabinet approves pensionary benefit to MTNL employees

Over 43,000 MTNL employees in Delhi and Mumbai will have something ti cheer about this new year. The Union Cabinet today approved the pension benefits for all employees who have opted for combined service. The benefits will be similar to the benefits for absorbed employees of BSNL.....

Guidelines on age limit of ex-servicemen for recruitment in PSU Banks

Guidelines on re-employment of Ex-servicemen in Public Sector Banks/Financial services have been issued vide the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division) (Now Department of Financial Services) OM No.261/16/89-SCT(B) dated the 30th May, 1990.

The OM prescribes the following maximum age limit for recruitment of Ex-servicemen in the Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions........

CRPF : Spl.Allowance to personnel deployed in difficult areas

Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance to the combatized personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), upto the rank of Commandant, based upon their area of deployment in difficult areas.

The Risk Allowances in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas include Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Field Area Allowance and Counter Insurgency Operation

(CI Ops) Modified Field Area Allowance as detailed below ......

Lok Sabha Q&A on Resettlement of Defence Officers

 Yes, Directorate General of Resettlement organises professional and vocational training for all willing retiring officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks (including Short Service Commission Officers) through various training institutes for their rehabilitation and resettlement in civil life. Details of training imparted during the last three year are as under:-......
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Fixed Medical Advance to the employees working in interior where AMA not available

With due regards, it is submitted that this Federation has raised the subject matter before the Secretary, MOH&FW and Min of Defence on 05.07.2011and reminded from time to time that Fourth Central Pay Commission (04th CPC) recommended in Para 16.9 as under ....
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Gazetted Officer's Confederation demands 50% DA merger w.e.f. Jan 2011 and 100% w.e.f. Jan 2014

The Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officer's Organisations, Tamil Nadu region, has announced the common minimum demands to be placed before the 7 Central Pay Commission. The demands include a just and equitable pay at the entry level of Group ‘B’ officers. The demands were finalised at the workshop organised by the Confederation.At the workshop, it was also agreed to demand a joint....

Buy books online from Swamy Publishers on Central Government Rules for civil services

Buy books online from Swamy Publishers (P) Ltd. - India's leading and most authentic publisher of Central Government Rules for civil services. 
Swamy Publishers (P) Ltd. is a publishing house which is mainly doing the publishing of books on Central Government Rules. ....

Monday, December 23, 2013

Railway secret ballot : Strike likely as majority favor

The secret ballot procedure adopted by the railway unions to get the consensus of members to decide whether to go on indefinite strike has absolute majority in favor. In the voting held here on December 20-21, 90 percent of the employees .....
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

7th CPC constitution soon, reports The Hindu

The central government is likely to constitute the 7th Pay Commission for revising the salaries of its over 50 lakh employees before the start of process of next general elections due in May, 2014.

“The Finance Ministry is working out a Cabinet proposal for constitution of the 7th Pay Commission which could be .......

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CGHS : Weight loss surgery included

The weight-loss surgeries has been included under the central government health scheme (CGHS) list.  The procedure will be available free of cost to the beneficiaries. The guidelines of the US National Institute of Health will be used for select candidates for the procedure. .....
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3 Lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks are civil servants - rules SC

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has ordered the Delhi High Court to decide the prayer of NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) in writ petition No. 1003 of 2013 to treat the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants for all purposes at par with other regular employees as per 1977 SC Judgment & to quash the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules 2011. .....
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How to earn maximum interest from your PPF account

The Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the most popular tax-saving schemes. It can also be a very good investment option for retirement planning and but many of us treat it as just a tax-saving tool. Till the accounts department sends us a reminder for furnishing tax-saving documents, we don't think much about it. ......

7th CPC - Charter of Demands by DAPWA

It is now three months that the Government announced setting up of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The names of the Chairperson and members as well as the terms of reference (ToR) are yet to be announced. ........
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Hostel facilities for single women Railway employees at all Divisional headquarters

Following declaration by the then Hon'ble Railway Minister in his Budget speech (2013-14) in regard to provision of hostel facilities for single women Railway employees at all Divisional headquarters, the issue has been considered by the full Board. ......

ECHS: Empanelment of new hospitals

I am directed to state that in terms of the provisions of Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 228 (04)f2010IUS (WE)JD(Res) dated 18 Feb 2011, it has now been decided by the Empowered Committee in its meeting held on 10 Sep 2013 under the chairmanship of Secretary (ESW) to empanel 43 Private Hospitals......
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Feedback on the meeting held today with the Member Staff, Railway Board on Staff Grievances

During course of meeting, I explained him all the circumstances under which AIRF was forced to take the decision of Strike Ballot. 
I also explained him that, due to non-redressal of genuine long-pending demands of the Railwaymen, like removal of anomalies(Running Staff grievances, merger of Technician II with Technician I, GP Rs.4800 to all the Supervisory Staff, abolition of GP Rs.2000 for the purpose of MACP Scheme), non-implementation of unanimously agreed decisions of the Railway Board - unanimous recommendations of Jt. Committee on Trackmen, ....

Thursday, December 12, 2013

BJP for abolishing income, sales and excise tax

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is talking about the abolition of income, sales and excise tax. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who is in charge of preparing the party's vision document, 'India Vision 2025',  .........
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Granting of Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- to Stenographers

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OMS. of even numbers dated 22.09.2011 and 27.05.2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the references have been received in this Department from various Ministries l .....
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Accounting Policy for Inflation Linked Bonds under NPS

1. Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIB) 2013-14 issued by RBI has a fixed real coupon rate and a nominal principal value that is adjusted against inflation. Coupons will be paid on adjusted principal and on maturity, the adjusted principal or face value (whichever is higher) will be paid. For providing inflation protection, Final Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) will be used with four months lag. .....

7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference - Published by INDWF

Hon’ble Union Finance Minister made an announcement on 25th September, 2013 for constituting 7th Central Pay Commission; the Government has invited the leaders of the Federations (JCM National Council) for a meeting on 24.10.2013 to discuss the probable terms of reference of 7th Central Pay Commission.
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Amendment of Allotment Rules for Out of Turn Allotment

G.S.R.  In pursuance of the provisions of rule 45 of the
Fundamental Rules, the President hereby makes the following rules further to
amend the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi)
Rules, 1963, namely :-

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JCM Meeting discussion points published by INDWF

The following issue were discussed and some of the progresses on the issues are given below for the information of all our affiliated unions.
  1. Ex-gratia payment of Rs.10 Iakhs to each family of the employees who lost lives while performing their bonafide duties has been cleared by M of D and .......

Monday, December 9, 2013

Amendment of Regulation 18 of Pension Regulation for Army

The undersigned is directed to state that as per Regulation 18 of Pension Regulation for Army Part II (2008) a Pending Enquiry Award of. disability pension shall be authorised by the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) from the ....

Bombay High Court directs caste verification of central government employees

The Bombay High Court had directed central government offices to give details of the caste verification of their employees recruited in SC/ST category. The move is aimed in regulating the caste validation of central government employees. These offices have been asked to file an affidavit by February 10, 2014.The court action follows the the writ petition filed by a Pune-based NGO - ....

IRTSA : Minutes of CGB Meeting & Annual Conf IRTSA Held at Trichy on 14 & 15 Nov' 13

1.0 Central General Body (CGB) Meeting and 48th All India Annual Conference of IRTSA were  held at Tiruchirappalli, Southern Railway, on 14th and 15th November, 2013. Around 500 delegates from all over Indian Railways participated. ....

Cabinet approves CBEC cadre restructuring; 18,000+ new posts to be created

The cadre restructuring proposal of the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) was approved by the Cabinet on Thursday. The Indirect Tax wing of the Finance Ministry, consisting of Custom, Excise and Service Tax Department, will get over 18,000 new recruits.The move is expected to help boost revenue collections, as additional posts will be created.Out of 18,067 additional posts created, 989 pos....

From NFPE Blog : No compromise on 7th CPC Terms of Reference

7th CPC – NO COMPROMISE ON TERMS OF REFERENCEGET READY FOR STRIKE IF GOVERNMENT REJECTS DA MERGER,GDS INCLUSION & INTERIM RELIEFEventhough Government has announced constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission, the appointment is yet to take place. In the meanwhile one round of discussion was held with Secretary, DOP&T on terms of reference. Subsequently, the staff side, JCM National Council ....

October CPI-IW at 241. DA from January 2014 at least 100%

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has published the updates version of the guide on the Right to Information Act, 2005. Section 26 of the RTI Act requires the Government to compile a guide containing such information, in an easily comprehensible form and manner, as may reasonably be required by a person who wishes to exercise any right specified in the Act. Further, it requires the....

Govt initiates process to constitute 7th central pay commission

The Government has initiated the process to constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission along with finalization of its Terms of Reference, the composition and the possible timeframe for submission of its Report. The date of effect thereof will be known once the Report is available. This was stated by Shri Namo Narain Meena, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in a written reply to a questio....

Monday, December 2, 2013

7PC rumors : Raminder Singh Gujral IAS, the Finance Secretary may be the pay commn. secretary

Rumors are making round via various blogs that Shri. Raminder Singh Gujral IAS, the Finance Secretary , might be appointed as Member secretary of 7th Pay Commission. Mr. Raminder Singh Gujral has retired from the service on 30th November 2013. .....
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HP CM seeks OROP

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here and pleaded the case for implementation of 'one rank, one pension' scheme for the ex-servicemen. .....

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Dec 20-21 strike : Resolution adopted at the AIRF annual convention

The problems of railwaymen like filling up of vacancies, sanction of addition posts in commensurate with additional work load, scraping of New Pension Scheme, appointment of 7th CPC removal of anomalies of 6th by the Railway Ministers, implementation of the recommendation of Joint Committee on the problems of trackman, merger of Tech. Gr. II with Tech. Gr. I, provision of 4800 as apex scale CPC, removal of ceiling of PLB, implementation of Welfare Schemes assured ......
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October CPI-IW at 241. DA from January 2014 at least 100%

With 10 of the 12 index values available, the DA/DR from Jan 2014 will be 100%, that is increase of 10%. Considering the current inflation, populist measures expected as the elections are close, the DA rates can even touch 101%. .....
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7th Pay Commission notification likely within two months

A report from the Hindustan Times says that the Government is likely to notify the the pay commission within the next two months The timing is in such a way that it is well before the model code of conduct for the general elections comes into force. Such a move will bring a positive mood .....
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday declared for central govt offices on polling day

The central government offices in the states where elections to state assembly are scheduled to be conducted will remain closed on the day of poll. ....

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7th Pay Commission notification likely within two months

A report from the Hindustan Times says that the Government is likely to notify the the pay commission within the next two months The timing is in such a way that it is well before the model code of conduct for the .....
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Monday, November 25, 2013

NMC urges PM to appoint chairman of 7th Pay Commission

The National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint chairman and other members of the recently-announced 7th Pay Commission at the next cabinet meeting. ....

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Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered by the Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)

Reference is invited to Dept. of Pension and Pensioners Welfare’s O.M. No.38/41/06/P&PW(A) dated 5-5-2009 regarding additional relief ondeath/disability of government servants covered by the Defined ContributionPension System (NPS) ...

Rank Pay issue: Law Ministry advisory to Defence Ministry

The constant to and fro of the files pertaining to the Rank Pay case involving veterans has certainly irked the community. However it now seems that the country's top law officer is being made to face the red-tapism, something he is not taking very lightly to....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

7th Pay Commission : DoPT-JCM meeting on ToR - record notes

Record Note of the meeting held with Staff Side on 24.10.2013 to discuss the possible Terms of Reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. ....
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Secretary MoUD letter to Secretary DoPT on ption to choose ACP or MACP


The proposal sent by this Ministry in Jul'2013 for allowing individual option to choose either earlier ACPS or MACPS by the employee is a balanced and just one and caters to the concerns of all individuals.  DoPT must not have any reservation in accepting the same since change of the scheme by the Government should not be to the disadvantage of the individual employee.  ....
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ammended DTC bill likely to be introduced in winter session of parliament. Income Tax rate change unlikely

Finance Ministry is finalising the official amendments to Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill so that it could be taken up in the Parliament  during the Winter Session. The session is scheduled to commence on December 5. ...
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Landlord's PAN must for HRA exemption for rent exceeding 1,00,000 PA

The income tax department has lowered the limit for exemption from producing the landlord's PAN number.  The government has made it mandatory for an employee claiming HRA exemption to report the PAN of the landlord to the employer if annual rent paid by the employee exceeds .....
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PCDA : Income criteria for dependent parents of Armed Forces Personnel for grant of two family pensions.

As per para 11.2 of MOD letter No.-17(4)12008(2)/D(Pen/Pol) dated 12.11.2008 the dependency criteria for the purpose of family pension shall be the minimum family pension along with dearness relief. Now the Ministry of Defence has clarified that the GOI, Ministry of Personnel, PG& Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners' welfare no.- 1/11/2011- P&PW(E) dated 30th November 2011 .....
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Vehicle loan / Conveyance advance revised for 2013-2014

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014 i.e. from 1st April, 2013 to 31st March, 2014 are revised as under:.....

CGHS : Nomination Facility for medical claims in event of death of principal Cardholder

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has simplified the procedure by providing an option to the principal CGHS cardholder beneficiary to nominate a person to claim reimbursement of medical expenses in the event of his/her unfortunate death...........

Induction of Trackmen into other departments - Revision of age limit

Booking of Air-ticket by franchisee of authorized travel agent - Admissiblity of TA/LTC Claim

A copy of Dept of Expenditure, E.IV Branch I. D. Note no. 84522/2013 dated 21/10/2013 (F.No. 19024/1/2012-E.IV) regarding clarification on the admissibility of TA claim Where air tickets have been purchased from a franchisee of M / s Balmer Lawrie ......
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Tax-free bonds: 10 facts you need to know before investing

Clarification regarding rule position for gratuity covered under NPS


The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Defence OM.No12(15)/2013-D(Civ.II) dated 12.7.2013 & 26.9.2013 on the subject noted above and to say that the provision of CCS(Pension) rules are not applicable to government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004. This department is in the process of framing rules on New Pension scheme. ....

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Confederation appeals for mass participation in December 12th Parliament March

The National Secretariat of the Confederation calls upon the entirety of the Central Government employees to ensure massive participation in the 12th December 2013 Parliament March.....

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Rectification of pension anomalies : SC rejects Govt's review petition to make effective from 24/09/2012

As most would know, the Govt had challenged before the Supreme Court the decision of the Delhi High Court wherein the judgement by the Central Administrative Tribunal granting benefit of rectification of pensionary anomalies from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 was .....
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

LDC and UDC Grade Pay upgradation : JCA writes to Under Secretary, DoPT



I am posting a letter addressed to Shri K Suresh Kumar, Under Secretary, CS II Section, DoPT returning the proposal for the upgradation of Grade pay of LDC and UDC on the ground given therein. This letter was not attached with the original documents while returning the case to the Association by the CS II. Shri Bipin Kumar Pandey has obtained this letter through RTI and forwarded to me through e-mail.....

PMO forwards NIFR request for DA merger to DoPT

While thanking you for the decision for appointment of 7th Central Pay Commission, we request you to kindly appreciate that the Dearness Allowance paid to the Central Government employees had crossed 50% of pay as on 01.01.2011. This portion of the Dearness Allowance needs to be merged with the Pay for all purposes as was done in the year 2004.....

Monday, November 11, 2013

Muharram holiday changed from 14th to 15th Nov for Delhi CG offices

The Department of Personnel and Training has issued a circular stating the change in holiday on account of Muharram from 14th to 15th November, 2013....

7th Central Pay Commission - Charter of demands by Karnataka Confederation

1) Providing proper minimum wage of Rs 25000/- for CG Employees including that of GDS employees. 2) Increment rate should be 10% of basic pay. The present grade pay system should be removed, the time scale gap between one posts to another should be at-least Rs 1000/ not Rs 100/ at present and it should be uniform rate of increment from starting to end. The Group B post should start from Rs 5400/-....

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh publishes suggestions for 7th Pay Commission Terms of Reference

With due regards, your attention is invited to the letter cited under reference whereby suggestions of the Staff Side on the subject matter have asked for. Hence, according to this federation the terms of reference of the 7th CPC should be as under:- .........
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CGHS emergency treatment : Reimbursement at 25% more than 2002 rates admissible

A Clarification was sought from the Chief Medical Officer (SAG), CGHS Mumbai on the rates at which the claims are settled of CGHS beneficiaries. The CGHS authorities have clarified vide their letter No. 3(xiv)3/13 Gen1/1958/13 dt 30 Aug 13 that reimbursement at 25% ....
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Railway : Clarification on acceptance of certificates of Open Universities

Clarification regarding acceptance of educational qualification obtained through distance education mode from Open University without undergoing formal education for the purpose of employment on the railways ....

Monday, November 4, 2013

September CPI-IW index at 238. Dearness Allowance from January 2014 to be 100%

With the available figures, its almost sure that the DA/DR from Jan 2014 may touch 100% , ant increase by 10%. Considering the current inflation,, economic scenario and the reluctance ....
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Leave encashment by e-transfer before retirement

Soon, central government employees will get disbursal of leave encashment in their bank accounts before retirement. A proposal in this regard is being worked out in consultation with pay and accounts officers of the departments concerned....
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Demand for higher medical allowance for CG pensioners rejected

The Govt. had on the recommendation of the 5th Central Pay Commission sanctioned Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.100 p.m. as in the year 1997. After 6th Central Pay Commission this amount was raised to Rs.300 p.m. w.e.f. 11912008. The demand for further enhancement of FMA was raised during the meeting with representatives ....
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ban on private emails like Gmail, Yahoo etc. likely by mid December

The government is most likely to ban the e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for the  official communications by December this year....

Repo rates hiked. Car, home loans may not get dearer

The RBI's move may force banks to increase interest rates on loans leading to higher EMIs for existing home loans and costlier retail loans for new customers. However for private banks this is compensate by the cut in the MSF rate. .....
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Dept. of Posts : Grant of GP 1800 to Group D/MTS who retired/expired from service after 31-08-2008

The issue of allowing Grade pay of Rs. 1800 to those erstwhile group D non- matriculate employees who retire/died. beyond 29-08-2008 without being imparted prescribed training for one reason or the other is currently under examination in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure'...
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ESIC : Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-l to all group "D" Employees

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-l to all group "D" Employees including Para-medical Employees appointed in ESIC Hospitals/Institutions as per the pre-amended Recruitment Rules....
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Unorganised workers' body opposes 7th pay commission

Opposing the central government's recent decision of setting up seventh pay commission for central government employees,...
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Draft terms of reference for 7th Pay Commn. published by Confederation

The members of the National Secretariat of the Confederation available at New Delhi met on 23rd Oct. 2013 and again on 24th October, 2013 to discuss and formulate our views on the 7th CPC terms of Reference....
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Railways : Private cash ceiling hiked

In continuation of above mentioned instructions regarding declaration of private cash of Staff before taking up duty, Ministry of Railways have decided to increase the monetary ceiling from Rs. ....
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7th Pay Commission : Draft Terms of Reference by AIRF & NFIR

To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.....
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Confederation letter on Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC

This is in reference to the letter dated 14/10/2013 sent to you, on the above subject, by the All India Association of Administrative Staff, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India .....

HUDCO rent to own scheme to help govt employees own a house

The House and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) has some good news for those who have been dreaming a home in the city. The new scheme is ‘’rent-to-own-scheme’’ under which it will finance the construction of affordable housing projects in major urban centres.....
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Consolidated Instructions for foreign assignments

Minutes of DoPT Meeting by INDWF



Indian National Defence Workers Federation continuously representing in various forums and also raised before Hon’ble Defence Minister on the pending issues of Defence Civilian employees.  Now on the following issues, decisions were taken by Ministry of Defence which are as follows....

Accommodation (GPRA) : Priority allotment to the personal staff of Union Ministers / dignitaries

Personal staff attached with the Union Mirnstets and other dignitaries and key officials working in the Vice-President's Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Secretariat are eligible for priority/out of tum allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) in accordance with the provisions contained in SR 317-B-8A of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963 and this Directorate’s OM...
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave on superannuation

of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, the authority competent to grant leave is suo mote required to issue an order granting cash equivalent of leave salary for both earned leave and half pay leave, if any, at the credit of the Government servant on the date of his retirement, subject to the prescribed limits. ....
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Revised format Service Book : Simplification of procedure for Service verification

which relate to maintaining records of service of a Government employee. The provisions of SR- 199 and 202 require that "Every step in a Government servant's official life must be recorded in his Service Book and each entry must be attested by the Head of his Office...." (SR199) and that "It shall be the duty of every Head of Office to initiate ...
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Non-Central Staffing Scheme post : Extension in deputation tenure beyond 7 years

Sub:- Extension in deputation tenure beyond the prescribed limit of seven years/premature repatriation from a Non—Central Staffing Scheme post – reg.
As per the ACC directions, an officer working on a Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) post is allowed an additional tenure of two years on his shift to a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post and vice-versa, subject to cadre clearance and further subject to the maximum limit of seven ....
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Relaxation in requirement of 4 APARs for Section Officer LDCE 2012 & 2013

Whereas the Central Secretariat Service Section Officers' Grade (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) Regulations, 2010 provide that for being eligible to appear in the Section Officers' Grade (Limited Departmental Competitive...
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NPS : Exit Guidelines - Option for withdrawal

Subject: Exit guidelines under National Pension System – Option for Complete withdrawal of accumulated pension wealth by subscriber. In partial modification of exit guidelines provided under master circular no: PFRDA/2013/2/PDEX/2 (at Serial no: 2 & 3) dt: 22/01/2013, it has been decided to provide an option to withdraw the entire accumulated pension wealth to subscribers other than the subscribers of NPS Lite – Swavalamban Scheme, subject to the condition that:....
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Railway : Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to Gr. C & D RPF/RPSF

The President is pleased to decide that all Group 'C' & 'D' RPF/RPSF personnel, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 (thirty) days emoluments for the financial year 2012-2013, without any eligibility wage ceiling. The calculation ceiling of 7 3500/- will remain unchanged.
2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

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NMC urges to appoint chairman for 7th Pay Commission

National Mazdoor Conference has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint the chairman and other members of the 7th Pay Commission and hold discussions ...
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Monday, October 21, 2013

7th Pay Commn. : DoPT meeting with Staff Side (JCM) on Terms of Reference

The DoPT has convened a meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Dop&T on the possible terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission from the Staff Side.....
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Dopt guidelines on protection of Public Interest Disclosure & Protection of Informers

Subsequent to the Public Interest Disclosure & Protection of informers’ Resolution 2004 (PIDPI), the Commission has created a mechanism for handling complaints where identity of the complainant is kept secret and the complainant is provided protection. This has been endorsed and operationalized by the Central Government with the approval of the competent authority....
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NPS : Changes is Investment Guidelines

The following changes in the investment guidelines have been made :-

1.1 Debt securities selected for Investments should have a minimum residual maturity period of  three years from the date of investment by the Pension Fund.

1.2 Debt securities must have an investment grade rating from at least two credit rating agencies.  Apart from ratings by agencies. PF shall undertake their own due diligence for assessment of risks associated with the securities before investments.

Hota Committee recommendation of major penalty proceedings conclusion in 18 months accepted

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) – Para 48 of the Committee’s Report on conclusion of major penalty proceedings within a period of 18 months – Acceptance by Government...

TA/DA to be provided for retired employees appearing as witnesses before CVC

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) – Para 38 of the Committee’s Report regarding payment of TA/DA to retired government servants appearing as witnesses in proceedings before the CDI in CVC – Government’s decision thereon – ....

Railway Group "C" Staff Cadre Restructuring

The Ministry of Railways have had under review Cadres of certain Group 'C' staff in consultation with both the recognized Federations (AIRF/NFIR) with a view to strengthen and rationalize the staffing pattern on Railways. As a result of the review undertaken on the basis of functional, operational and administrative requirements, it has been decided with...
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CAT orders refund of the amount recovered for excess payment

The Madras Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), have asked the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to refund the amount recovered from casual labours as excess payment made....
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NFIR / Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh strike called off

The strike call given by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen and Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh was withdrawn till the December working committee meeting after the railway board recently accepted all the major demands of the unions. The move comes following the Cadre Restructuring, issue of 78 days PL Bonus & the announcement of the 7th Central Pay Commission.....
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PCDA : Ex-gratia to pre-1986 CPF retirees / dependent enhanced

Please refer to Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of pension & Pensioner’s welfare OM No: 45/52/97- P&PW (E), dated 16-12-1997 sanctioning monthly payment of an amount of Rs.600/- as ex-gratia, to CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service prior to 1-1-1986. This amount was payable w.e.f. 01-11-1997...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

IRTSA submits suggestions on composition & terms of reference to the PM

The Indian Railway Technical Supervisors Association have submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister suggesting the Composition & Terms of Reference for the seventh pay commission. Read the memorandum....

Entitlement of 30days EL irrespective of option in respect of Industrial Employees of OFs

I am directed to refer to OFB I.D >No 265/A/A dated 19.02.2013 and 01.08.2013 on the subject mentioned above. The matter has been examined in consultation with D(Civ-II) and they opined that DopT OM dated 20.07.1998 inter alia provides
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Railway employees demand removal of bonus ceiling

Railway employees in Aurangabad have not welcomed the central government's decision to pay the wages of 78 days as a bonus. Instead, they have demanded that the government abolish the ceiling for calculation of the productivity-linked-.....
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ECHS: Unlisted Lab Tests in Emergency

3. in continuation of the policy as per letter at Para 1 above henceforth for any unlisted lab test advised by concerned specialist of empanelled hospital an Appx `A’ for unlisted procedures will be filled up and countersigned by the med specialist of non military ECHS Polyclinics for charges upto Rs. 5000/-. ...
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

NIFR writes to PM on Grade Pay, Pay Structure anomalies

Kind attention of Hon’ble Prime Minister is invited to the following issues wherein Railway Ministry having conceded that the anomalies arisen as a result of the implementation of revised pay structure of 6th Central Pay Commission needs Io be rectified...
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Minutes of the 23rd SCOVA meeting on 20.09.2013

Please find enclosed herewith a copy of minutes of the 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary AgenCies (SCOVA) held on 20th September, 2013 under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi for your kind perusal and necessary action....
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NIFR urges against railway order on MACPS

NFIR vide its letter dated 29/07/2013 had invited attention of Railway Board to their letter dated 31/01/2013 wherein clarifications have been issued by Board contrary to the instructions issued by DoP&T vide 0.M. dated 4th 0ctober, 2012 allowing benefit of MACPS in the following situation:-...

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Railway Bonus - Order Issued

The railways have issued order regarding the Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2012-2013. View the orderScroll for english....

Cabinet approves 78 day wages as bonus for Railway

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages for the financial year 2012-13 for all eligible non-gazetted railway employees. Over 12.37 lakh non-gazetted railway employees will benefit from the decision of the Cabinet. Though there are a total of 13.26 lakh railway employees, 1.26 lakh....

Bonus order for Autonomous Bodies

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2012-13 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages exceed Rs. 3500/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if ‘wages’ are Rs. 3500/- p.m....Read more....

Bonus for Postal Employees, Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual labourers

I am directed to convey the approval of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2012-2013 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are ...Read more....

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2013.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2013....
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7th pay panel will look into concerns of pensioners, elderly

The adviser to the Prime Minister, TKA Nair,had said that the Centre has always been concerned about the genuine problems of senior citizens and the Seventh Pay Commission will look into the demands of pensioners. ....
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7th Pay Commission may recommend performance-linked pay system

The government last week cleared the setting up of the 7th Central Pay Commission for its employees. The move may be prudent politically but it will add to the problems of the next government which will also be burdened with the impact of the Food Bill on financial and the Land Bill on investment.....

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Armed forces demand representation on 7th Central Pay Commission : TOI article

Angry with the step-motherly treatment meted out to them by successive Central Pay Commissions (CPCs), which they feel largely pander to the interests of the civil services, the Armed forces have demanded "full representation" on the 7th CPC to address their long-pending pay and pension "anomalies"....
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

78-day wages as bonus likey for Railway employees

The Railways is likely to announce 78-day wages as bonus, same as last year, for its employees for 2012-13."The proposal for declaring 78-day productivity-linked bonus for railway employees is being finalised with railway unions and it will go to the Cabinet for a final decision," a senior Railway Ministry official said.The NIFR and AIRF had demanded for the bonus to be increased from the last yea....

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

AIRF : 38 Point Charter of Demands for Strike Ballot


  • Filling-up all vacant posts.
  • Sanction additional posts in commensurate with increase in the number of trains and workload.
  • Stop outsourcing of perennial nature jobs, violating the provision of Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970.

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    Monday, September 30, 2013

    August CPI-IW up by 2 points, at 237. Jan 2014 DA to touch 100%

    The Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India have released the All India CPI-IW index for the month of August 2014. The index rose by two points and stood at 237. On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.85 per cent between June and July compared with 0.94 per cent between the same two months a year ago. With this we have 8 of the 12 indices required for the DA ca....

    Sunday, September 29, 2013

    Govt reiterates : No plans to hike retirement age

    The government on Friday made it "very clear" that there is no plan to raise retirement age of Central government employees to 62 years from the existing 60.The minister of state for personnel V Narayanasamy told "At present, there is no thinking in the government for increasing the retirement age. That I would like to make it very clear," The remarks from the minister cane in the wake of media re....

    Bonus for CGE : Order issued

    Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has issued the office memorandum for Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2012-13. The staff have been granted a Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2012-13 for all Groups C’ and D and Group ‘B’ all non-gazetted employees in ....

    कार्यालय ज्ञापन : उत्पादकता असांबध्द बोनस 2012-13

    Friday, September 27, 2013

    Railway : July'13 Dearness Allowance hike order issued

    Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised rates effective from 01.07.2013.
       Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 26.04.2013 (S.No PC-VI/315, RBE No.38/2013) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 90% with effect from 1st July, 2013.....Read order...

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    After 7th Pay Commn., retirement age likely to be hiked

    After the announcement of the 7th Central Pay Commission, rumors of the retirement age hike is being heard again. The media speculates that the government may take a decision on hiking the retirement age for the central government employees to 62 may be taken in a couple of weeks time. Even though the government had made it clear that there was no such proposal, the same was the case with the pay ....

    Confederation issues press statement on 7th Central Pay Commission announcement

    CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS(Central Head Quarters)1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi - 110001Dated – 25.09.2013PRESS STATEMENTCentral Government has announced the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission. Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has been raising this demand before the Government right from 201....

    Unions welcomes 7th Pay Commn, seeks retrospective effect from January 1, 2011, demands pay commn every 5 years

    Trade union representing central government employees today welcomed the announcement to set up the 7th Pay Commission, but demanded that recommendation be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2011.The government has announced constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission, which will look into the salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of its employees and pensioners."We ....

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    DA revision : Finance Ministry issues order

    The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1(2)/2013-_E-Il {B} dated 25th April, 2013 on the subiect mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 90% with effect from  2013.

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    Defence likely to have separate pay commission

    The government is likely to accept the demands from the defence personnel for setting up a separate pay commission for the pay revision and benefits granted to the defence personnel only. Last year the three services chiefs had written to the Defence Minister AK Antony about the anomalies in the sixth pay commission. The Central government has agreed to delink the pay revision of defence personne....

    7th Pay Commission for central govt employees announced

    Its election bonanza for the central government employees. It was 10% DA last week And now the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have today approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission, which is likely to impact at least 85 lakh central government employees and pensioners. It is one of the most important demand by the central government employees of India.The 7th Pay Commission is expe....