Friday, 23 June 2017

Applications from willing officials from the cadre of PA/SA to work in CSI Command and Control Team at Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore

Date : 23.6.2017

Applications from willing officials from the cadre of PA/SA to work in CSI Command and Control Team at Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore.



Revised Accounting Procedure for Point of Sale Machines (POS)

Date : 23.6.2017

Revised Accounting Procedure for Point of Sale Machines deployed by SBI in Post Offices




Thursday, 22 June 2017

Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners (Format)

Date : 23.6.2017

Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners (Format).


Launching of Online Software for Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings IAS officers, will subsequently be extended to all Group "A" Officers


Date : 22.6.2017

Launching of Online Software for Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings IAS officers, will subsequently be extended to all Group "A" Officers

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

22-June-2017 15:32 IST

Dr Jitendra Singh launches Online Software for Departmental Proceedings 
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the online Software for Departmental Proceedings, here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh complemented the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), CVC and other departments for their collective efforts in this direction. He said that the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been working on the principles of ‘maximum governance, minimum government’, transparency with accountability & citizen centricity and zero tolerance against corruption. The Minister said that the aim of the software is to see that the proceedings are done against corrupt officers and the honest officers are not put to harm due to inordinate delays. He said that the bureaucracy is the tool of governance and the aim of the government is to provide work-friendly environment to the officers. He said that the software will check that the honest officers are not intimidated and it will encourage the transparent functioning in the Government. It will ensure that the malpractices are not spared and the good practices are not punished, he added. He said that the efforts have been made to complete the disciplinary enquiry within 2 years. He said that reducing the timeline in completion of disciplinary proceedings will give faster relief to the honest officers.

The Secretary to Prime Minister, Shri Bhaskar Khulbe said that it is a big achievement accomplished by DoPT to bring departmental proceedings online. He said that delays are inordinate in the entire proceedings structure and this software will address that issue. He also emphasised upon the training of the disciplinary proceeding officials and also mentioned that a ready reckoner on rules and procedures should be available to the disciplinary proceeding officials.

The SS & EO, DoPT, Shri Rajiv Kumar said that DoPT has taken various steps to streamline the process and make it more transparent. This software will help fast track the process of departmental proceedings and bring more transparency in the system, he added.

The Secretary, CVC, Smt. Nilam Sawhney said that the focus of the software is to reduce the pendency in the cases related to disciplinary proceedings.

The online software portal for Departmental Proceedings is as per provisions of All India Service (AIS )(D&A) Rules, 1969, against All India Service officers. There had been serious concerns raised on the enormous time and delay encountered for completion of departmental proceedings instituted against government servants. As per a report of CVC, departmental proceedings which should ideally be completed within 2 years take anywhere from 2 to 7 years for completion. The delay is due to numerous factors which inter alia include delays in furnishing replies by the charged officer, finalisation/acquiring of documents required for proving the charges (listed documents), multiple adjournments during the inquiry process due to non-receipt or delayed receipt of information by the stakeholders and lack of accountability for completion of inquiry and in other stages during the departmental proceedings. To plug the delays and to complete inquiries expeditiously, specific timeframes were recently introduced through amendment to the AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 which were notified on 20.01.2017. The amendments have provided a timeframe of six months for completion of inquiry. Any further extension will require approval of the disciplinary authority with cogent arguments. Similarly, timeframes have also been introduced for reply of the charged officer on the charge sheet and advice of the UPSC. Amendments have also been made to the analogous provisions of CSS (CCA) Rules in respect of Central Government Employees vide notification dated 02.06.2017.

To augment the amendments made to the rules and to further expedite the inquiry process, the online system for departmental proceedings has been introduced. The online system envisages use of cloud based technology and provides interface to different stakeholders like the Administrative Ministry, which is initiating the inquiry, the Cadre Controlling Authority, Charged Officer, Inquiry Officer etc. through separate modules. All documents required for the conduct of the inquiry will be stored online and authenticated through digital signature/e-signature. Further, all communication between the different stakeholders will be through the system with provision for email and SMS alerts. The software also provides status of all pending cases on real time basis along with alerts for adhering to the timeframes indicated in the rule. It is expected that the online system will enable monitoring of the departmental cases more effectively to complete inquiries within stipulated timeframes and fix accountability at different stages. The online portal will initially be adopted in respect of IAS officers posted in the Central Government and will subsequently be extended to AIS officers in the Central Government as well as Central Group ‘A’ employees. The State Government will also be involved in the subsequent phases for consideration of extension to AIS officers serving in the State Government.

The senior officers of the DoPT were also present on the occasion.

EPFO signs MoU with HUDCO under new Housing Scheme of EPF & MP Act-1952

Date : 22.6.2017

EPFO signs MoU with HUDCO under new Housing Scheme of EPF & MP Act-1952 


Dr. V.P. Joy, Central Provident Fund Commissioner and Dr. M. Ravi Kanth, CMD HUDCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the august presence of Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu and the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour & Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya for facilitating “Housing for All by 2022” here today.

By taking one step forward to achieve Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Housing for all by 2022, EPFO has amended EPF Scheme 1952 vide Gazette notification No. G.S.R. 351(E) dated 12th April, 2017 to provide assistance in acquiring affordable houses to the EPF members by allowing withdrawal from the provident fund to the extent of 90% of the total PF accumulation and also facilitating payment of installment of housing loan. The major objective of this scheme is to assist in building houses for workers integrating with housing programmes of the Central and State Governments.
The salient features of this scheme are:-

1. Bringing together all stake holders namely, workers, employers, financial institutions & housing agencies to provide workers' need for Housing.
2. Forming Housing societies for collective action, ten or more members can register a society. Society will arrange housing units from public/private housing providers, apply to the concerned PF office through the society for getting Certificate of Fund & Contribution.
3. Channelizing the corpus of EPF savings to build affordable housing for the working class, withdrawal of up to 90% of accumulations in members Provident Fund Accounts is allowed.
4. Banks/Financing Agencies can make use of certificate issued by Commissioner to arrive EMI for withdrawal under Para 68 BD (3) of EPF Scheme.
5. Full/ Part repayment of loans out of monthly P.F. Contributions.
6. Eligibility condition relaxed for such withdrawal, now membership period of EPF reduced from 5 years to 3 years.
7. Members can avail interest subsidy up to 2.20 lakh in Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) through Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation through its Nodal Agency HUDCO and National Housing Bank for those members whose annual income is less that the amount specified in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.
8. Individual housing loan repayment can be done by authorizing EPFO to pay installments directly to the lending agency.

Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson : Enhancement of rates - DoP Order.

Date : 22.6.2017

Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson : Enhancement of rates - DoP Order.



Verification of Membership for recognisation of Service Associations representing GDS - Procedure Reg.

Date : 22.6.2017

Verification of Membership for recognisation of Service Associations representing GDS - Procedure Reg : DoP Order.



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - Suggestions, if any, from all concerned including general public.

Date : 22.6.2017

Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - Suggestions, if any, from all concerned including general public.



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Central Civil Pensioners: Now Track 7th CPC Revision and View Monthly Pension Payment & Revision Orders - Register now

Date : 22.6.2017

Central Civil Pensioners: Now Track 7th CPC Revision and View Monthly Pension Payment & Revision Orders - Register now


The Web Responsive Pensioners' service has been developed to provide single point web solution for pensioners to obtain comprehensive information relating to status of the pensions and pension payments.

Pensioners can avail the following services after registration on CPAO website:

  • Pensioners can view their profile and also of the bank and PAO concerned.
  • View list of all Pension Payments &Revision Orders sent to banks from CPAO.
  • Pensioners can download Pension/Revision Orders sent to Banks from CPAO website.
  • Pensioners can view details of monthly payments of pension that are credited to their bank accounts, i.e. their basic pension,dearness relief, medical allowance, arrear payments, etc.

This information is being made available from the monthly scrolls received from the banks. Payment details of the last six transactions are shown.


Pensioners are now provided with an SMS facility for tracking status of pension process at CPAO, and at the stage of grievance registration & disposal.

Easy Registration on CPAO Web Responsive Pensioners Service - 
Pension Processing Status Tracking : Retired and retiring pensioners can track status of their pension cases of both new as well as revision like date of receipt of their cases in CPAO and date sent from CPAO to the Bank. To track the pension status, in respect of retired government employees, PPO numbers, date of birth and date of retirement/date of death are required. 

Important: For retiring employees, PAN number and date of retirement is required. - Click given link for more information 

Information required for Registration: 
  1. PPO No.
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Date of Retirement/Death
  4. Mobile Number
  5. Email ID
Note: Please check your Email ID before registration

How to registered on Web Responsive Pensioner's Service

1st Step:- In first screen of Registration enter correct PPO Number & click Submit Button

2nd Step: In second screen fill Date of Birth and Date of Retirement/Death in DD/MM/YYYY format
Example:- for Date of Birth 05th March 1949 fill 05/03/1949 [enter only digit "/" not required]

3rd & last important Step:-

User ID: - In box near to UserID choose your easy user ID and check the availability.  Suggested to keep user-id equal to Email User ID, which is easy to remember. If your email ID is vmurugan @ gmail.com then try first "vmurugan" as your User ID and check availability.

Password & Confirm Password: Write a secure password same in both box and memorize/note it.

Security Question/Answer: Next have to select security question, select any one security question suitable to you and write the answer of selected security question.  Please note this is required of recovery of your forgotten password, therefore choose security question related to you and your own answer.

Mobile No.: Fill your own correct mobile number to get information via SMS in future.

Email ID: Fill your Email-ID carefully.

Captcha Image: Enter the Image text correctly.  You can change the image by clicking the button next to it. Appearance of Captcha Image is depends on Internet Speed and browser setting.  If captcha image is not appearing then check the internet speed or change the Internet Browser.

Now Click the "Create my Account" Button, will get the congratulation message and link to login.  In login screen fill your User-ID & Password.  Now view your all details.


Above process also can be done in Smartphone.

 Sign-Up! Only for Central Civil Pensioners.
Other users and CCAs / CAs / PAOs may contact 1800117788 Or cccpao[at]nic[dot]in for any help or query.

Final Key & details of all appeared candidates circle wise of LDCE IP 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd of October, 2016

Date : 21.6.2017

Final Key & details of all appeared candidates circle wise of LDCE IP 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd of October, 2016


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Constitution of the Committee to review the Cadre Restructuring orders of Postal Group 'C' employees.

Date : 21.6.2017

Constitution of the Committee to review the Cadre Restructuring orders of Postal Group 'C' employees : DoP Order.



Department of Posts awarded by Ministry of Rural Development

Date : 21.6.2017

Department of Posts awarded by Ministry of Rural Development


Secretary (Posts) with recipients of #MGNREGA awards given by Ministry of Rural Development for their outstanding contribution in disbursement of MGNREGA wages.


Declaration of the result of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (66.66%) for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd October, 2016

Date : 21.6.2017

Declaration of the result of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (66.66%) for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2015-16 held on 22nd & 23rd October, 2016.






Result of IP Examination held on 22.10.2016

Date : 21.6.2017

Result of IP Examination held on 22.10.2016



Implementation of 6th Cadre Review orders - creation of SAG/JAG Posts in Circles - change of Headquarters of PMGs in NE Circle

Date : 21.6.2017

Implementation of 6th Cadre Review orders - creation of SAG/JAG Posts in Circles - change of Headquarters of PMGs in NE Circle


7th CPC Pay Matrices & MACP Benchmark : NFIR discussed with Railway Board

Date : 20.6.2017

7th CPC Pay Matrices & MACP Benchmark : NFIR discussed with Railway Board
No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10
No. IV/NFIR/7CPC (Imp)/R.B.20166/Part I
Dated : 20/06/2017
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Brother,
Sub: Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017) – reg.
*********
(i) MACPS ‘Very Good’ Benchmarking should be scrapped:
After discussion, it was agreed to send a cogent communication about the Railway employees working system for exempting Railways from the revised ‘Very Good’ benchmarking. In this context, NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/DoP&T dated 23/08/2016 addressed to Cabinet Secretary and letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 09/01/2017 addressed to Railway Board may be connected.
(ii) 7th CPC Pay Matrices and Option for Pay Fixation for those who were granted increment on 1st July or those promoted in between 01/01/2016 and the date of notification:
The Railway Board have clarified that instructions already exist for granting option NFIR, however, pointed out that on several Zones, the Option opportunity has been denied as the Zonal Railways as well as Divisions have not understood the provisions contained in Board’s instructions and demanded that illustrations be issued by the Railway Board through clarificatory instructions.
After discussion it was agreed to.
Yours fraternally,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Securing the Personal information including Aadhar No. in RTI Applications/Appeals in compliance to Aadhar Act, 2016 and IT Act, 2000: DoPT Order

Date : 21.6.2017

Securing the Personal information including Aadhar No. in RTI Applications/Appeals in compliance to Aadhar Act, 2016 and IT Act, 2000: DoPT Order


Guidelines on joining formality for the selected candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade-II in the Postal Circles

Date : 20.6.2017

Guidelines on joining formality for the selected candidates for the post of Stenographer Grade-II in the Postal Circles : DoP Order



EX-SERVICEMEN CONTRIBUTORY HEALTH SCHEME (ECHS

Date : 20.6.2017

EX-SERVICEMEN CONTRIBUTORY HEALTH SCHEME (ECHS)

1. General : The 421 operational Polyclinics, approx 52 lakhs beneficiaries and 2247 empanelled hospitals is a true depiction of reach and delivery of benefits under the Scheme. A constant effort is being made to ensure accessibility and transparency through expansion and adoption of technology.
2. Important Govt Orders/ Policy Letters/ Advisories: The following Govt orders have been issued since last publication:-
(a) Govt has sanctioned for empanelment of 36 Prosthesis Centres of Endolite and 17 Prosthesis Centres of Ottobock vide letter No 22B(01)/2016-WE/D (Res) Part-II dated 03 Nov 2016.
(b) Remuneration of Medical Officers and Para Medical staff issued vide MoD ID No 22D(50)/2007/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 27 Nov 2015 and 22D(50)/2007/US(WE)/ D(Res) Vol-II dated 03 May 2016 respectively.
(c) Revision of terms and conditions of leave entitlement of contractual employees at ECHS Polyclinics vide GoI MoD letter No 24(6)/03/US (WE)/D(Res) dated 01 Jul 2016.
(d) Sanction has been accorded by the Ministry of Defence to follow-up treatment from Govt hospitals and Regional Cancer Centre vide letter No.22D(09)/2013/US (WE)/D(Res) dated 26 Jul 2016. Expenditure incurred on account of the treatment of ECHS beneficiaries at these hospitals is reimbursable as per rates of respective hospital according to the ward entitlement.
(e) AFMSD is now delinked from supply of medicines. SEMO has been envisaged with powers of procurement and will solely be responsible for procurement and supply of medicines. Instruction were issued vide O/o DGAFMS/2C letter No 19199/DGAFMS/DG-2C/ECHS dated 10 Oct 2016.
(f) Clarification with regard to ECHS membership, i.e. the ESM should be drawing Service/Disability/Family Pension from Controller of Defence Accounts issued vide IHQ of MoD ID No 22D(03)/2015/WE/D(Res) dated 17 Nov 2016.
(g) Income criteria from all sources for dependency has been revised from Rs 3500/- pm to Rs 9000/- pm plus DA.
(h) The Scheme has been extended to eligible APS pensioners vide Central Org ECHS letter No B/49714-APS/AG /ECHS dated 16 Feb 2017.
(j) Revised comd & control matrix in respect of 37 ECHS Polyclinics has been promulgated vide Central Org ECHS letter No B/49705-C&C/AG/ECHS /2017 dated 30 Mar 2017.

7th Pay Commission: Modi, Jaitley meet, revised allowances from July, HRA at 27 per cent

Date : 20.6.2017

7th Pay Commission: Modi, Jaitley meet, revised allowances from July, HRA at 27 per cent
A crucial meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was held to discuss the issue of revised allowances and higher HRA as per the 7th Pay Commission. With pressure building on the government from the lakhs of central government employees, both Modi and Jaitley met to discuss the issue. The government has confirmed that the central government employees will get revised allowances from July 2017 onwards. The exact date given for this is July 18 2017.
Crucial Modi-Jaitley meet With the unrest among the central government employees growing, it was decided that the government does not want to keep the issue pending. Both the Prime Minister and Finance Minister are going out of the country this week. While Modi will be away in the US, Jaitley is on a visit to Russia from June 20 onwards. Both Modi and Jaitley were unable to discuss the 7th Pay Commission recommendations earlier as they were busy with the Presidential candidate. However it was decided that the two leaders would hold a quick meeting to clear pending issues.
What next?
Now that the meeting has been held, there is confirmation that revised allowances would be rolled out from next month.The issue of revised allowances and higher HRA, the matter would be placed before the Union Cabinet. The Cabinet is meeting on Wednesday, but is unlikely to take up the matter as Jaitley would not be present. It is the Finance Minister who has to place the matter before the Cabinet. Sources say that the matter will be taken up in the next Cabinet to be held on June 28.
Agenda to be fixed
The matter which should have been cleared two weeks ago remains pending. On both occasions the agenda was not fixed as a result of which it was not taken up. Government sources said that certain issues were being finalised and hence there was a delay. Moreover many in the BJP government were busy with the Presidential elections and hence there was a delay on higher allowances and HRA.
HRA to be fixed at 27 per cent
While there is confirmed news that revised allowances would be rolled out from July 2017 onwards, sources now say that the Finance Ministry is in favour of giving HRA at 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent for X, Y and Z cities respectively under the 7th Pay Commission. The general secretary of National Joint Council of Action or NJCA is holding talks with the government on behalf of the employees. He recently met the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and urged him not to delay the matter further.
IB warns of unrest
Meanwhile various intelligence agencies say that if the matter is delayed further there could be a nation wide unrest. There is already lot of tension and frustration among the employees. The IB has said that if the matter gets delayed any further it could go out of hand. For now the employees are indulging in peaceful protests such as forming human chains. However if the matter gets delayed further, it could go out of control. The government has taken this report seriously and will work on the issue and try resolving by June end.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Government reviews service books of 67,000 staff

Date : 19.6.2017

Government reviews service books of 67,000 staff


The review exercise is a part of the government's efforts to further improve the service delivery and governance system.


NEW DELHI: The central government has undertaken an exercise to review the service records of about 67,000 employees, including IAS and IPS officers, to identify non-performers. 

The review exercise is a part of the government's efforts to further improve the service delivery and governance system. 

A senior official in the Department of Personnel and Training said the exercise may result in punishment to those who do not conform to the code of conduct framed for them. 

"The service records of nearly 67,000 central government employees are under review to check non-performance," he said. 

Nearly 25,000 of these are from all Indian and Group A services -- including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS), among others, the official said.

When contacted by the PTI, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said while on the one hand the government approach is of high-level efficiency and "zero- tolerance" towards corruption, on the other hand, it is also ensuring work-friendly environment for honest officers. 

"The government time-to-time reviews performance of its workforce. It is to encourage the honest employees," he said. 

Singh said the NDA government in its three years has introduced multiple relaxations in rules on transfer policy, Leave Travel Concession etc. 

"But at the same time, a more objective mechanism has been developed to assess the performance of officers and also to determine their suitability for further promotion and empanelment," the minister said. 

The Centre has given compulsory retirement to 129 non- performing employees, IAS and IPS officers among them, in last one year. 

As per norms, a government employee's performance is reviewed twice during service -- after 15 years of qualifying the service and then after 25 years. 

There are about 48.85 lakh central government employees, according to latest data.

Cadre restructuring update

Date : 18.6.2017

Cadre restructuring update 

Our union opposed the divisionalisation  of LSG proposal given by NFPE. we are still on that demand. In Tamilnadu instead of up gradation of C and B class offices  PA posts were  upgraded in contravention  of DOPT and DG orders. Our union opposed this TN circle orders and given letter to secretary.  We never asked total Abeyance.But the  GS AIPEU misleading the issue .This is to keep the records straight. 

D.Kishanrao, GS
NAPE Group'C'.





Narendra Modi government may push wage code bill in monsoon session of Parliament

Date : 18.6.2017

Narendra Modi government may push wage code bill in monsoon session of Parliament



The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to push the Code on Wages Bill for passage in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning next month, the labour ministry revealed.


It will also cover those workers who are getting monthly pay of higher than Rs 18,000. At present laws on wages do not cover workers getting monthly wage of more than Rs 18,000. (Source: IE)
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is likely to push the Code on Wages Bill for passage in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning next month, the labour ministry revealed. The Code would ensure universal minimum wage for all industries and workers. It will also cover those workers who are getting monthly pay of higher than Rs 18,000. At present laws on wages do not cover workers getting monthly wage of more than Rs 18,000. “We are aiming for that,” replied Labour Secretary M Sathiyavathy when asked whether the Code on Wages Bill would be pushed for passage in the forthcoming session of Parliament next month. The ministerial panel on labour issues headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already approved the Code on Wages. The ministry is in the process of getting the draft law approved from the Union Cabinet after vetting by the law ministry.
The Code on Wages Bill seeks to empower the Centre to set a minimum wage across sectors and states will have to maintain that. However, states will be able to provide for higher minimum wage in their jurisdiction than fixed by the central government. Besides, the minimum wage would be applicable on all classes of workers. At present, it is applicable for scheduled industries or establishments in the law. Similarly, the universal minimum wage would be applicable for all workers irrespective of their pay. At present, the minimum wage rates fixed by the Centre and states are applicable to workers getting up to Rs 18,000 monthly pay. The proposed Code on Wages will subsume the Minimum Wages Act of 1948, the Payment of Wages Act of 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act of 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act of 1976. The labour ministry is in the process of condensing 44 labour laws into four codes– wages, industrial relations, social security and safety, health and working conditions.
The ministerial panel headed by Jaitley is also deliberating upon the Code on Industrial Relations, which will subsume Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the Trade Unions Act, 1926, and the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946. On the Code on Industrial Relations, Sathiyavathy said, “We have to give one more presentation to the Group of Ministers. We have to get time for that from Finance Ministry.”