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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thought on hiking retirement age to 62 for Central Government employees

On 21st March 2013, there was an unstarred question in Rajya Sabha, about whether there was a proposal to increase the retirement age of Central government employees. The relevant MOS answered there was no such proposal. That’s not quite true, because there is such a proposal floating around and it went to Cabinet sub-committee and an in principle decision to implement was taken by Department of P....

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Retirement age to be raised to 62?

The Union Government is seriously considering raising the retirement age to 62 for Central Government employees...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS

Railway : Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2013

Creamy layer order

Friday, May 24, 2013

Order : Clarification on grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale

There will be no change in the revised pay as on 1.1.2006, if the revised stage with reference to the pre-revised pay after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale does not undergo any change as per the Fitment Table...

Cabinet approves IT Dept Cadre Restructuring; 40,000 additional posts

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal for creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres that is 1349 additional...
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Lok Sabha Q&A : Government’s stand to consider employees’ demands


(a) whether the Government has considered various demands of the Central Government employeesand if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Government has held discussions with the Trade Unions and other organisations before the Nation wide strike;
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether the Government proposes to consider the demands in the interest of employees; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) cadre restructuring proposal


There is a proposal for a cadre restructuring of Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC). This will add 20,000 officers to its existing workforce of 66,808 officers, taking it to 86,808, and this may give additional revenue of about Rs 68,000 crore...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cabinet raises floor of annual income for creamy layer


More people from the other backward classes (OBCs) would be able to get reservations in government jobs and admission to central education institutions as the Cabinet today approved raising of a floor for creamy layer from over Rs 4.5 lakh per annum income to over Rs 6 lakh a year.However, the OBC lobby within the Congress had demanded raising of the floor further.The decision means that members o....

Rajya Sabha Q&A : No proposal to waive the ceiling for bonus

As per the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, any employee is entitled to get bonus provided he / she is considered as an eligible employee. As per the Act, an “employee” means any person (other than an apprentice) employed on a salary or wage not exceeding ...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

OROP Pension - Some model Calculations issued by PCDA

The department of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) has issued illustrations to calculate the pension at revised rates for OROP Pensioners and family pensioners...
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Resolution of 24th All India Conference of Confederation held at Kolkotta


Resolution adopted in the 24th All India Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees held at Kolkata from 4th May to 6th May. 12 Resolution was moved by the Presidium. About 136 issues were brought to the notice of the Resolution Committee by the participants....
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OBC creamy layer limit to be hiked to Rs. 6 Lakhs


More young people from the other backward classes (OBCs) will be entitled to quota in jobs and education in government institutes with the Centre set to relax the creamy layer bar. ...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Travelling Allowances for Ex-Servicemen for Medical Treatment


With reference to Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) Dated 19th December, 2003, l am directed to convey the sanction of the President to amend and include following sub-paragraphs 2 under Heading “Travelling Allowance” as under :...
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DoPT proposes to publish a compendium of best practices on RTI

The Department of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India proposes to publish a compendium of best practices on RTI being adopted by Public Authorities all over the country. Write ups are invited from the Indian Citizens about the best practices on RTI being adopted by Public Authorities all over the country...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Amendments in provisions for One Rank One Pension

The demand for One Rank One Pension was gone into by various Committees and Group of Ministers set up in the past. Significant improvement in pension of the pre 2006 Armed Forces pensioners has been made as a result of recommendations made by them. However, Armed Forces Tribunal in a case filed...
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Rajya Sabha Q&A : Status of Implementation on One Rank One Pension


Government has always been sensitive to the demand for One Rank One Pension. Keeping in view the spirit of the demand, several Commissions/Committees have gone into the matter. Their recommendations have resulted in improving the pension of past pensioners. The 5th Central Pay Commission did not recommend grant of 'One Rank, One Pension' by stating that every Pay Commission gives certain bene....

Friday, May 10, 2013

Enhancement of Risk Allowance for unskilled staff of railways


Enhancement of Risk Allowance for unskilled staff of railways...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Status of Implementation on One Rank One Pension


Government has always been sensitive to the demand for One Rank One Pension. Keeping in view the spirit of the demand, several Commissions/Committees have gone into the matter. Their recommendations have resulted in improving the pension of past pensioners. The 5th Central Pay Commission did not recommend grant of 'One Rank, One Pension' by stating that every Pay Commission gives certain bene....

Association of Administrative Staff for GP 2400 to LDC, 2800 & 4200 to UDC on 5 years, MACP on promotional hierarchy, cadre restructuring before 7th CPC


The issues related to the Administrative Staff of the Government of India as follows have been placed before the 24th Conference held at Kolkata during 4th to 6th May 2013 by the undersigned in the capacity as National Organizing Secretary of the Confederation. The resolution committee of the Conference has finally adopted these demands and the same will be taken up with the Government by the Confederation in the coming days....

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Pensioners retired before 2006 to get pension as per Sixth Pay Commission : Delhi HC


    The Delhi High Court has held that all government employees who retired even before 2006 will get revised pension according to the Sixth Central Pay Commission.Rejecting the government's plea that the pre-2006 employees would get the increased pension only from 2012, the court directed the authorities to give retired employees the increased pension from 2006 itself.The sixth pay commission, which....

    CGDA order : Promotion in the grade of Private Secretary from Stenographer Grade-I

    CGDA order : Promotion in the grade of Private Secretary from Stenographer Grade-...

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    Pay Anomaly arisen due to Grant of Higher Entry Pay to Direct Recruits: Clarification by FinMin & DoPT to CGDA


    The proposal of MOD regarding stepping up of pay of Assistant Accounts Officers of Defence Accounts Department at par with directly recruited SAS Apprentices has been further examined in the Department of Expenditure. This Department agrees to the stepping up of pay of the promotee AAOs at par with the directly recruited SAS Apprentices subject to the following conditions:...

    Monday, May 6, 2013

    Railways : Fixation of pay of disabled/medically unfit running staff as per 6CPC

    Reference Railway Board's letter No.E(NIG)1-96/RE-3/9(2) dated 29.04.1999 containing procedure for absorption of disabled/medically unfit Railway servant in alternative employment, framed pursuant to the enactment of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act-1995.
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    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    AI CPI-IW for March at 224, DA from July 2013 to be 89% or more


    Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment have announced the the All-India CPI-IW for the month of March, 2013 which rose by 1 point and now stands at 224. On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.45 per cent between February and March compared with 1.01 per cent between the same two months a year ago. Last two months had  seen a 2 point growth in the index. With this, the Dearness allowance which is calculated based on the CPI-IW is likely to be 89% plus from July 2013. The index for the ...