Saturday, 19 August 2017

7 th CPC Pension Revision -Regarding : Ministry of Finance OM Dated 17.8.2017.

Date : 19.8.2017

7 th CPC Pension Revision -Regarding : Ministry of Finance OM Dated 17.8.2017.


Introduction of another Standarized Uniform Savings Bank Passbook (SB5A) for TD, NSC and KVP Accounts to issued by CBS and non CBS Post offices -Regarding.

Date : 19.8.2017

Introduction of another Standarized Uniform Savings Bank Passbook (SB5A) for TD, NSC and KVP Accounts to issued by CBS and non CBS Post offices -Regarding.


Andhra Pradesh Circle MTS Direct Recruitment Notification for the year 2015 - 2016.

Date : 19.8.2017

Andhra Pradesh Circle MTS Direct Recruitment Notification for the year 2015 - 2016.

For Apply Online please visit www.appost.in








Signboard for awareness of public - DOP Order

Date : 19.8.2017

Signboard for awareness of public - DOP Order



lmplementation of recommendation of the 7 th CPC - Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees : DoP Order

Date : 19.8.2017

lmplementation of recommendation of the 7 th CPC - Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees : DoP Order.



Implementation of recommendation of the 7 th CPC - Grants of various Allowances to Central Government Employees.

Date : 19.8.2017

Implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Grants of various Allowances to Central Government Employees.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Recommendations of the 7th CPC - implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities

Date : 17.8.2017

Recommendations of the 7th CPC - implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities : DoPT



Recommendations of the 7th CPC - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance : DoPT

Date : 17.8.2017

Recommendations of the 7th CPC - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance : DoPT





lmplementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion

Date : 17.8.2017

lmplementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion : DoP Order.



Rates of 7th CPC Transport Allowance Chart

Date : 17.8.2017

Rates of 7th CPC Transport Allowance Chart
7th Pay commission Transport Allowance for Higher TPTA Cities (19 Cities Covered) : Incidentally, only 13 cities fall under this categorization: six in A1, viz., Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and seven in A, viz., Ahmedabad, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kanpur. Recently, six more cities, viz., Patna, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Coimbatore and Ghaziabad have been added to A1/A categories, making it nineteen in all.





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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The government has categorically made it clear that no decision will be taken to reduce the pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission, confirm sources .

Date : 17.8.2017


The government has categorically made it clear that no decision will be taken to reduce the pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission, confirm sources
.

7th Pay Commission – Government Firmly Rejects Demand to Reduce Pay Gap

The pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission was a major issue for Central Government employees. The cabinet decided go ahead with the recommendations of the pay panel which suggested 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay which was effective from January 1 2016.
The cabinet had cleared the recommendations of the pay panel in June which effected 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners.

Recommendations by-passed

While clearing the pay panel’s recommendations the basic hike in pay effective January 1 2016 was at 14.27 per cent. The recommendations made by the Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for an average 30 per cent hike in basic pay was bypassed by the Union Cabinet.

Pay matrix

As per the notification there were 18 pay matrices that were approved. The notification said, the highest pay matrix (Level-18) for the Cabinet secretary to the Union government is Rs 2,50,000 (fixed), which was Rs 90,000 (fixed) in the immediate past under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 178%. The pay matrix in the lowest grade (Level-1) is Rs 18,000 which was Rs 7,000 under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 157%.
The ratio of pay between the highest declared pay matrix (Level-18) and the lowest grade (Level -1) in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:13.9, which was 1:12 as per the previous pay commission:

No Pay Gap made up

All pay commissions in the past had made up the pay gap between the lower paid employees and the top officials from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12. In the first pay commission, the pay of the top bureaucrats was 41 times higher than the employee earning the lowest. The future pay commissions however reduced the ratio from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006.

Reducing Pay Gap Ruled Out

Reliable sources confirm, the government has put aside the demand by central government employees to reduce the pay gap. The government has categorically made it clear that no decision will be taken to reduce the pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission, confirm sources. Government employees have been demanding for a long time to pay ratio should be minimised. They have also demanded that Rs 25,000 should be the minimum pay in the new pay scale and the fitment factor will be higher than the 2.57 times approved by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Implementation of 7th CPC- Conveyance Allowance & Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours : DoP Order.

Date : 16.8.2017

Implementation of 7th CPC- Conveyance Allowance & Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours : DoP Order.

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Monday, 14 August 2017

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Date : 14.8.2017

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2017

National Union 

                     Wishes 

                                  You All

           Happy Independence Day




Economy Measures - Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

Date : 14.8.2017

Economy Measures - Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings : Ministry of Finance.




Sunday, 13 August 2017

Training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disablities and OBC - reg.

Date : 14.8.2017

Training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disablities and OBC - reg : DoPT.



No need for government employees to visit bank to start pension

Date : 14.8.2017

No need for government employees to visit bank to start pension




There is no need for central government employees to visit banks to start pension as their copy of the Pension Payment Order (PPO) will be handed over to them at the time of retirement, the personnel ministry has said

New Delhi: There is no need for central government employees to visit banks to start pension as their copy of the Pension Payment Order (PPO) will be handed over to them at the time of retirement, the personnel ministry has said.
Citing existing rules in this regard, the ministry, in a recent order issued to all central government departments, has said, “The pensioner is no longer required to visit the bank to activate the first payment of pension.”
The rules also provide for an undertaking to be submitted by the retiring government servants or pensioners to the disbursing banks before the commencement of their pensions. After ascertaining that the bank’s copy (of PPO) has been dispatched by the Central Pension Accounting Office, the pensioner’s copy is to be handed over to him at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues, the order said.

An employee posted at a location away from the head of office, or who for any other reasons feels that it would be more convenient to him to obtain his copy of the PPO from the bank, may inform the head of office of his option in writing while submitting his pension papers, it said.
In the recent past, many instances have come to the notice wherein the pensioner’s copy of the PPO had not been handed over to him/her and instead had been sent to the bank and was lost in transit sometimes, thereby causing hardship to the pensioner, the order issued on 1 August, said.
In view of these, all ministries/departments are once again requested to strictly follow the procedure henceforth and hand over the copy of the PPO to the pensioner at the time of retirement along with other retirement dues, except if the pensioner specifically requests for delivering his/her copy of the PPO through the bank, it said.

There are about 48 lakh central government employees and about 53 lakh pensioners. The pension gets delayed either due to the delay in receipt of intimation by the pensioner that relevant papers have reached the bank or because of delay on the part of the pensioner in approaching the bank for submission of undertaking, the personnel ministry had said in one of its earlier orders.

National Union submit views/ ideas to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Sri.Narendra Modiji :

Date : 14.8.2017

National Union submit views/ ideas to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Sri.Narendra Modiji : sharing Views of Public in Independence Day 2017 Speech.




We request one and all to put their views regarding GDS System  : Share your ideas to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Sri.Narendra Modiji Speech on Independendence Day 2017. ........Please click the above link and registered with your e mail id or Phone Number and submit your views. Its a very crucial situation for all GDS for existance.So , please make a move towards Recognisitation of GDS.

CH.Laxmi Narayana
President, NUGDS

No Hike in Minimum Pay : 7th Pay Commission – Bad News for Central Government Employees, No minimum Pay Hike

Date : 13.8.2017

No Hike in Minimum Pay : 7th Pay Commission – Bad News for Central Government Employees, No minimum Pay Hike



There is bad news for Central Government employees who have been demanding an increase in the minimum pay as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Central Government Employee unions have been demanding that the minimum pay be hiked from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The government had earlier assured to look into this issue.


No Hike in Minimum Pay


There were discussions about hiking the pay by the National Anomaly Committee setup by the central government. The committee was looking into the issue. The government has however decided not to go ahead with the demand. There is no scope for change, the government has decided.

Minimum Pay at Rs 18,000

Despite efforts by the employee unions, the government has decided that the minimum pay would stay at Rs 18,000. The matter is before the committee. It has been sought that the pay be hiked from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. Even if the committee were to consider the same, the government says that there is no scope for any change.

No Scope for PSUs Too

Employees of the Public Sector Units too had made a similar demand. They too had been demanding that their pay is hiked to Rs 26,000. However the government has made it clear it will not be likened to the one that the central government employees are getting.

Frustration Builds


Finance Minister of India, Mr.  Arun Jaitley had said after the 7th Pay Commission recommendations were cleared that salaries for central government employees have to be taken respectable when compared to the ones in the private sector. However the central government employees feel cheated and frustrated as their demand for arrears on allowances from July 2016 was not met.

Source: OI

Finance Ministry issues guidelines; All Central Government offices to retrofit energy efficient appliances

Date : 13.8.2017

Finance Ministry issues guidelines; All Central Government offices to retrofit energy efficient appliances


Department of Expenditure decides Energy Efficiency Services Limited to execute work on nomination basis
EESL’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme to bring in 1000 crore investment covering 10,000 large government/private buildings by 2020
Considering the fact that majority of the government buildings are old constructions and, therefore, consume large amount of energy, the Ministry of Finance has issued guidelines for mandatory installation of energy efficient appliances in all Central Government buildings across India.
The Ministry, in a statement, has directed that usage of LED based lightings and energy efficient cooling equipment such as fans and air conditioners in government buildings will lead to savings in the long run through reduction in energy consumption. To implement this, Department of Expenditure under Ministry of Finance has decided to take up services of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, on nomination basis to assist various ministries and departments to retrofit energy efficient appliances in all their premises across the country.
Currently, EESL is the implementation agency for the Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme, which was launched in May 2017 by Minister of State (IC) FOR Power , Coal , Mines & New & Renewable Energy , Shri Piyush Goyal. Under the programme, EESL intends to bring in investment of around 1000 crore covering more than 10,000 large government/private buildings by 2020. It is estimated that about one crore LED lights, 15 lakh energy efficient ceiling fans, and 1.5 lakh energy efficient ACs will be retrofitted by EESL in these buildings. Apart from retrofitting, EESL also aims to widen its services in areas like centralized AC system, Energy Audits, and New Generation Energy Management System in buildings.
The Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme has two business models: a) The ESCO (Energy Servicing Company) model, where the entire upfront investment is made by EESL, which is paid back by the building owner out of the resulting energy savings from the intervention, and b) The PMC (Project Management Consultancy) model, where EESL is the project management consultant for implementing the project for the client. The client invests the entire project cost and bears one-time PMC charges of EESL.
With the Buildings Programme, EESL aims to enhance the savings portfolio and ensure energy security for each citizen. EESL has already retrofitted energy efficient appliances in prominent Government buildings such as NITI Aayog, Nirman Bhawan, Sardar Patel Bhawan, Shastri Bhawan, J&K Assembly, Jammu Secretariat, Vidyut Bhawan, and Rajiv Chowk Metro station where energy efficient LED lights, energy efficient ceiling fans, and energy efficient air conditioners have been retrofitted. EESL has so far installed about 94,000 LED lights, 3,000 energy efficient air conditioners, and over 400 energy efficient ceiling fans in these buildings. At present, the savings through 28 completed building projects across seven states are estimated to be over 11.03 MU, which is bound to increase with each completed project.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 5th January, 2015 had launched the National LED Programme, to facilitate rapid adoption of LED based home and street lighting across the country. The programme components, Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) and Street Lighting National Programme (SNLP) of EESL are currently under implementation in 29 States and 7 Union Territories.

PIB

Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) in SBI

Date : 13.8.2017

Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) in SBI


State Bank of India (SBI) has informed that there is no plan to launch Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) in their bank at present.

SBI has informed that VRS was offered by the erstwhile Associate Banks of SBI to their employees and officers before merger and three thousand five hundred sixty nine (3569) employees/officers of erstwhile Associate Banks had opted for the same.

The abvoe information given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 25.07.2017.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

12 th Meeting of the Postal Services Staff Welfare Board : Notice.

Date : 12.8.2017

12 th Meeting of the Postal Services Staff Welfare Board : Notice.



Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC : NFIR

Date : 12.8.2017

Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC
NFIR 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

No.IV/NAC/7th CPC/2016 

Dated:10/08/2017

The Secretary (E), Railway Board, New Delhi 

Dear Sir, 

Sub: Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC.
****

NFIR brings to the kind notice of Railway Board the anomaly arisen due to non-grant of 3% of pay towards annual increment, pursuant to implementation of 7th CPC pay matrix levels as explained below:-

(a) Clause (c) of terms of reference of the National Anomaly Committee says that the Official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the 7th CPC itself without the commission assigning any reason, constitutes an anomaly.


(b) The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Annual Increment are as follows:

(i) 7th CPC Report —Highlights of recommendations-
Annual Increment- The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%.

(ii) 7th CPC Report Forward:-
Para 1.19- The prevailing rate of increment is considered satisfactory and has been retained.

(iii) 7th CPC Report —Chapter 4.1-Principles of pay determination –


Para-4.1.17 —The various stages within a pay level moves upwards at the rate of 3% per annum. 



(iv) 7th CPC Report -Chapter -5.1 —Pay structure (Civilian employees)
Para 5.1.38-Annual Increment.

“The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%”  Para 5.1.21-The vertical range of each level denotes pay progress within that level. That indicates steps of annual financial progression of 3% within each level.
However, contrary to the above principle laid down by 7th CPC, the actual increment rate in the following pay level of the pay matrix are less than 3% as illustrated in the following table.

S.NoPay level in The pay
level (Cell)
Basic pay in the revised scaleNext above basic pay after adding 3% incrementNext above basic pay after fixed as
per pay matrix
Amount of loss to the
employee
Actual increment rate 3%
112249002564725600 (Cell 13)472.81
22205002111521100 (Cell 3)152.92
39276002842828400 (Cell 10)282.89
411343003532935300 (Cell 12)292.91
510381003924339200 (Cell 11)432.88
69449004624746200 (Cell 10)472.89
713641006602366000 (Cell 14)232.96
89604006221262200 (Cell 10)122.98
918877009033190300312.96

7th-cpc-increment-anomaly

(d) From the above table it can be concluded that: 


1. The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding increment rate is in contravention of the principle or policy enunciated by 7th CPC, hence it constitutes an anomaly .

2. In many stages even though the increment rate shown is 3%, it is rounded off to next below amount causing financial loss to the employees.

3. In the 6th CPC, while calculating increment, if the last digit as one or above, it used to be rounded off to next 10. So in this pay matrix, if the amount is 10 and above, it should be rounded off to next 100.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to take necessary action for rectification of anomaly so as to ensure that the increment @ 3% of pay is granted to employees in whose cases where the actual amount is less than 3%.


Yours faithfully,



(Dr M. Raghavaiah) 
General Secretary


Source – NFIR

Immediate Payment of MGNREGS Incentives to GDS since 2015 April in AP & Telangana Circles.

Date : 12.8.2017

Request Letter to Secretary, DoP by General Secretary NAPE Group 'C' : Immediate Payment of MGNREGS Incentives to GDS since 2015 April in AP & Telangana Circles.

One time exemption of skill test for GDS who wrote Postal Assistant Exam in 2016 : Request Letter to Secretary, DoP by NAPE Group 'C'

Date : 12.8.2017

One time exemption of skill test for GDS who wrote Postal Assistant Exam in 2016 : Request Letter to Secretary, DoP by NAPE Group 'C'

Friday, 11 August 2017