07/11/SH NEWS

As per the lawyer, upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC pending in CAT Jabalpur will be decided by a regular bench. To constitute a regular double bench sufficient judges are not available in CAT Jabalpur. The date of next hearing on the SLP filed against MACP on promotional hierarchy in Supreme Court is

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee).  
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/372_3_2007-AVD-III-27032015.pdf
Guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries/Departments.  
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/104_76_2011-AVD-I-31032015.pdf

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES INTEREST RATES FOR VARIOUS SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES; RATES TO COME INTO FORCE WITH EFFECT FROM 01-04-2015


It was decided by the Government of India that interest rates on Small savings Schemes will be linked to yields on government securities of comparable maturity. In pursuance of that decision, the Government has decided to revise the rates applicable on various small savings schemes as given in the table below.
     Scheme
Rate of interest
w.e.f.01.04.2014
Rate of Interest
w.e.f. 01.04.2015
(1)
(2)
(3)
 Savings Deposit
4.0
4.0
 1 Year Time Deposit
8.4
8.4
 2 Year Time Deposit
8.4
8.4
 3 Year Time Deposit
8.4
8.4
 5 Year Time Deposit
8.5
8.5
 5 Year Recurring Deposit
8.4
8.4
 5 Year SCSS
9.2
9.3
 5 Year MIS
8.4
8.4
 5 Year NSC
8.5
8.5
 10 Year NSC
8.8
8.8
 PPF
8.7
8.7
Kisan Vikas Patra
8.7
8.7
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme
9.1
9.2
The above rates will be effective from tomorrow i.e. 1.4.2015.
Thus the rates on many of the small savings scheme have undergone an upwards revision vis-à-vis 2014-15.
Source: NFPE web site

Friday, March 27, 2015

JCM STAFF SIDE SUBMISSION BEFORE 7TH PAY COMMISSION:


 "We have requested the up-gradation and amalgamation of cadres with LDC & UDC and need for bringing about parity in pay scales of the subordinate offices with the Central Secretariat....."(Please click the link below for details):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0rqvSYMJv2IV0xTOU13MzJvN0E/view

REVISED TIMINGS FOR CGHS WELLNESS CENTRES
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY : TRANSFER PETITIONS OF  NARAYAN KALITA & ORS AND SANJAY KUMAR & ORS

Transfer Petition (Civil)373 OF 2015

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Case Status                                      Status : PENDING

Status of Transfer Petition (Civil)    373    OF   2015

NARAYAN KALITA AND ORS.   .Vs.   UNION OF INDIA AND ORS.

Pet. Adv. : MR. RAMESHWAR PRASAD GOYAL

Subject Category : SERVICE MATTERS CONDITION OF SERVICE

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Transfer Petition (Civil)377 OF 2015

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Case Status                                     Status : PENDING

Status of Transfer Petition (Civil)    377    OF   2015

SANJAY KUMAR AND ORS.   .Vs.   UNION OF INDIA AND ORS.

Pet. Adv. : MR. RAMESHWAR PRASAD GOYAL

Subject Category : SERVICE MATTERS CONDITION OF SERVICE

This Case is connected to : Transfer Petition (Civil) 373 OF 2015

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (NG)
MINISTRY OF STATISTICS AND PROFRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Hall No. 201 & 205, Vijay Stambh,
Zone I, M.P. Nagar, Bhopal- 462023
Tel : 0755-2553564(O),0755-2789523®
No. 5/Assn/GS/2014                                                                                           Dated 20/03/2015
 To

The Chairman,
7th Central Pay Commission,
P.O. Box No. 4599, HauzKhas P.O,
New Delhi-110 016

 Subject:   Request for inviting for oral evidence.
                       
Respected Sir,

            It is humbly submitted that this Association had sent a memorandum, highlighting the problems faced by the Administrative Staff in NSSO Offices, to 7th CPC vide letter of even number dated 10th July 2014. In the aforesaid memorandum we had submitted the problems faced by the Administrative Staff in subordinate offices generally and that in Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation in particular (Brief report on the issues raised is enclosed in Annexure I). It is worth mentioning here that this Association is instrumental in raising the issues of upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC, grant of MACP on promotional hierarchy etc, affected  the Administrative staff.  In addition, need of granting replacement scale worth Grade Pay Rs. 2000 to MTS was also explained in our memorandum.

It is also informed that the web site maintained by this Association become a common platform for all administrative staff of Government of India because of the fact that it highlights the common issues faced by the Administrative Staff. And we are getting letters frequently, enquiring the date of oral evidence granted by the 7th Pay Commission to us to present these common issues before Commission because they feel our oral submission will have more impact than the oral submission for Administrative staff given by other Associations. Since our Association’s Hqrs is in Bhopal and the Pay Commission has not visited Bhopal we could not put up the common issues of Administrative Staff before the Pay Commission orally.

But, it has come to know that 7th Pay Commission has not intended to invite associations other than some major associations, affiliated to National JCM for oral evidence. In fact none of the major Associations whom the Pay Commission proposes to invite are not concerned with the issues as raised by this Association as the staff members the former represent are not affected with these issues.Thus without giving a chance to this Association for oral evidence the enquiry of the Pay Commission on the issues of Administrative Staff of Government of India will not complete.

            It is therefore requested to please give us a chance to present the issues of the Administrative staff before you. We expect a favourable action at your end.
                                                                  Yours faithfully

(TKR Pillai)
General Secretary
Mob. 09425372172
Copy for favourable action to:
1.            Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, JCM (Staff Side), New Delhi.

2.            Shri  M Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, New Delhi.
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (NG)
MINISTRY OF STATISTICS AND PROFRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Hall No. 201 & 205, Vijay Stambh,
Zone I, M.P. Nagar, Bhopal- 462023
Tel : 0755-2553564(O),0755-2789523®
No. 7/Assn/GS/2015                                                                         Bhopal,       dated 20/03/2015
 To
            Shri A.K. Yadav,IAS
Joint Secretary (Admn),         
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation,
            Sardar Patel Bhawan,
            New Delhi-110001

.Sub:    Request for a personal audience with a delegation of this Association.

       Sir,
It is humbly submitted that Administrative Staff in NSSO Offices are aggrieved with several genuine problems after implementation of 6th Pay Commission. These issues have been brought to the notice of the respective Administrations immediately after implementation of the 6th Pay Commission by this Association and pursuing for the last 6 years but any decision to settle them has not been taken so far. We therefore, request you to please allow a delegation consisting 5 members of this Association to appraise you of the issues as given hereunder personally any time during 1st week of April 2015

1.         Appointment of Administrative Officers in FOD Regions:
 Implementation of the 6th CPC had disturbed the balance of pay scale/cadres in administrative section of NSSO Offices in view of the merger of the pre-revised pay scale 4500-7000, 5000-8000 & 5500-9000 and as a result the posts of Gazetted Office Superintendents/Section Officer with 5500-9000 in FOD had to be downgraded to the level of non Gazetted Assistants. But any serious efforts to appoint Gazetted officers in place of Office Superintendent in these offices have not been taken by the FOD. Resultantly, UDCs/Assistants are forced to do the duties of routine Administration/Supervision without any additional remuneration. And the Gazetted Field SSO has been entrusted the duties of DDO and In-charge Administration without having any knowledge of routine Administration/rules and regulations. In other Government of India Offices Administrative Officers were getting pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 7500-250-12000/8000-275-13500 and the pay scale of Assistant Administrative Officer was Rs. 8000-275-13500/6500-10500 and as such merger of these pay scales by the 6th Pay Commission has not affected there. It is worth to mention here that this Association has been demanding appointment of Administrative Officers with pre-revised pay scale 7500-250-12000 in FOD Regions because the nature of duties/responsibilities assigned to the Office Superintendents in FOD Regions are equivalent to the duties/responsibilities of  Administrative Officers in other Government of India Offices. And yet, no decisive action on the matter has been taken even after a lapse of 5 years.

2.         Implementation of  Cadre review of Administrative Staff before 7th CPC.
 Despite of the strict directions of the successive pay Commissions for periodical cadre review, not a single cadre review in respect of Administrative Staff has been made since the very inception of the NSSO Offices. Consequent to our Association’s repeated requests a proposal for cadre restructuring was sent in the year 2010 but the same is not finalized till date. In the mean time the cadre restructurings of ISS and SSS have been made and it is learnt that a subsequent cadre restructuring of ISS is under consideration.

Due to faulty cadre structure of Administrative Staff, it takes 18 to 20 years for promotion for a LDC to the post of UDC and 12 to 13 years for UDC to Assistant in NSSO Offices. Large number of post of Assistants is lying vacant due to non availability of UDC completed 10 years Service.

 3.         Non filling of the post of AO in FOD due to non finalization of Recruitment rules.
             Large number of posts of AO is lying vacant in FOD Offices due to non finalization recruitment rule so far. Assistants who are eligible for getting promotion to the post of AO are retiring on the post.

4.         Creation of Official Language staff in all Offices with smooth promotional channel
 A proposal for creation of additional posts of Official Language Staff is pending for finalization. It is worth mentioning here that restructuring of Official Languages posts are to be implemented without considering financial implication. But according to information Department of Expenditure has returned the proposal for exaplanation on the creation of additional posts.

5.         Filling up of all vacant posts of Administrative Staff & Official Language Staff: 
 Large number of posts of Assistant, LDC, MTS, Stenographers and Junior Translators are lying vacant in various offices of NSSO especially in FOD Regions. As a result work in the administrative section of FOD Regions suffered badly and the available Administrative staff has to do over time to complete the work there. Appointment of retired Central/State Government Employees on contact basis against these vacancies may be stopped. It has come to know that decision for distribution of more than 50 dossiers of LDC, received from SSC around 6 months back at FOD Hqrs has not been taken so far.

6.         Promotion of Educationally qualified MTS  to the vacancy of LDC as  onetime     measure
:Large number of MTS with higher educational qualification and knowledge of computer are working in various offices of FOD; most of them are doing the duties related to Administration in FOD SROs where no Ministerial Staff is posted. Moreover quite a number of MTS qualified the Departmental examination has not been promoted for non availability of roster points. Thus filling of the vacant post of LDC with educationally qualified MTS may be considered as a onetime measure.
  
7.         Additional Ministerial Staff should be posted in the offices where DDGs posted: 
 DDG posted in RO is equal to the rank of the Joint Secretary entitled with various additional facilities. But no additional staff is posted in the offices where DDGs are posted. Thus the DDG uses the service of Ministerial Staff in addition to the stenographer attached with him to assist in day to day matters. This increases the burden of already burdened limited Ministerial Staff in the FOD Offices. Thus additional staff should be posted in these offices

8.         Granting of Rs. 2400 Grade Pay as 2nd ACP to MTS:
 Several Departments of Government of India including C&AG’s Office has granted Rs. 2400 Grade pay as 2nd ACP to the MTS. But in NSSO Offices MTS who completed 24 years on or before 31.08.2008 has only granted Rs. 2000 as 2nd ACP and Rs. 2400 as 3rd MACP. The decision should be reviewed for granting Rs.2400 Grade Pay 2nd ACP to the MTS who completed 24 years on or before 31/08/2008.
An early reply is requested please.
Yours faithfully

(TKR Pillai)
General Secretary
Mob. No. 09425372172




Nomination of Comrade M.S. Raja as a Staff Side Member ofStanding Committee of National Council (JCM) vice late Comrade S.K. Vyas  has been  approved by Secretary (Personnel) as Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM).



Monday, March 23, 2015

7th Pay Commission to meet leadership of NFIR on 13 and 14 April/2015

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UeEJvNXZEcVg5MUdKLUl4bzE3MTRzSlhwdFpv/view
Revision of Platform Ticket Rates at Railway Stations 

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways 
23-March-2015 14:58 IST
Revision of Platform Ticket Rates at Railway Stations 

The Ministry of Railways has decided to upwardly revise the rate of platform ticket to Rs.10/- per ticket from Rs.5/- per ticket. The revised rate of platform ticket will be charged on platform ticket to be issued from 01.04.2015. 


Directions have been sent to All Zonal Railways to print the revised tickets on top priority and ensure supply to all stations well in time. However, till such time the tickets are printed, the existing stock of tickets may be used with the rate corrected with a stamp. Wherever platform tickets are issued through SPTM & UTS or other machines, their software may to be modified to collect the revised rate. 

Further, the Ministry of Railways has delegated the power to Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) to increase the rate of platform tickets beyond Rs.10/- to regulate rush at platforms during specific requirements like mela, rally etc. 

Source: PIB News

Friday, March 20, 2015

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2015 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. (Click the link below for details)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - Clarification regarding formats to be used for filing returns under the Act.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Digitisation of Government Functioning – Implemented eOffice application


National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed work flow based application software for visitor management at any office known as eVisitor. It is a web based solution hosted at the NIC data centre and can be accessed / adopted by any Government office just by providing necessary master data for on-boarding.

Government has taken initiative to digitize Government files and documents for its easy accessibility. NIC is providing technical support and consultancy on digitization of files and documents to the various Ministries / departments. Government has conceived Mission Mode Project (MMPs) under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to improve service delivery system in the Central /State Government Ministries / Departments. The responsibility of provisioning of funds and digitization of file and documents rests with the concerned Ministry/Department/Organization.

NIC has also developed and implemented eOffice application. The eOffice application aims to support governance by ushering in more effective and transparent inter and intra-government processes. eOffice is Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ramesh Chander Kaushik in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB
Biometric Attendance – No proposal to introduce an alternative system

Biometric Attendance

The Central Government employees are marking their attendance in the Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS). There is a difference between the number of registered employees and number of employees marking their attendance. The Department of Personnel & Training has issued fresh instructions to all Ministries/ Departments on 28.01.2015 that necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in the Biometric Attendance Portal on regular basis.


Biometric attendance system is an enabling platform for marking of attendance. There is no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc. There is no proposal to introduce an alternative system.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Dushyant Chautala in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News
REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENDITURE ON ACCOUNT OF ACQUIRING DRIVING LICENSE FOR MOTOR CARS TO DISPATCH RIDER/MTS. (Click the link for details)
SHORTAGES OF EMPLOYEES IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES

SHORTAGES OF EMPLOYEES

The number of sanctioned posts and number in position of Class-C employees including erstwhile Group D employees in various Ministries/Departments as available in the Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees 2012-13 as on 1.3.2012, published by Pay Research Unit, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, is 33,52,380 and 28,06,369 respectively.


The posts sanctioned in Government Departments are required to be filled as and when vacancies arise as per the Recruitment Rules. Instructions have been issued that requisitions for Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) may be made to the recruiting agency.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ram Tahal Choudhary and Dr. Manoj Rajoria in the Lok Sabha today.

KSD/PK/BK/RS  18.03.2015
(Release ID :117271) Source: PIB News

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FORMAT FOR GIVING INFORMATION TO THE APPLICANTS UNDER RTI ACT SEEKING COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC REGARDING (Click the link below for details) 
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/10-1-2013-IR.pdf

Monday, March 16, 2015

CGHS withdraws the OM dated 25-08-2014 regarding issue of Medicine/ reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Please click here to view the order dated 25/08/2014
http://90paisa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CGHS-Orders-Issue-of-medicines-25082014.pdf

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Grant of Pay Band Rs  9300 - 34800 (PB-2) with Grade Pay Rs 4600/- corresponding  to  the  pre-revised  pay  scale   of   Rs  6500 – 10500 in replacement of pre-revised  pay scale 5000-8000 to  the  Office Staff  working  in  Organisations outside Central Secretariat.  

CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
CHANDIGARH BENCH
O.A. No.660/PB/2012                                                                        Date 27.02.2014.

CORAM:    HON’BLE MR. SANJEEV KAUSHIK, MEMBER (J)
HON’BLE MS. RAJWANT SANDHU, MEMBER (A)
1.          The All India Army Ordnance Corps Clerks Association, Branch
Office, Ammunition Depot Bathinda (Pb) Through Dharam Pal Sharma,     
Its authorised Member.

 2.        Harbhajan Singh, working as Assistant in Ammunition Depot
Bathinda (Pb).

.......APPLICANTS
BY ADVOCATE: Sh. R.K. Sharma
                                                      Versus
1.         Union of India, through the   Secretary to Government of India,
Ministry of  Defence, New Delhi.   

2.         Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Finance,  
Department of Expenditure, New Delhi.

3.         Director General  of Ordnance  Services, Master General of Ordnance       
Branch, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army), DHQ PO New Delhi

4.         Officer-in-Charge,  AOC Records, Secunderabad.

5.         Commandant, Ammunition Depot Bathinda, PIN-900484, C/O 56 APO.

6.         Principal Controller of Defence Accounts, South Western Command, Jaipur (Rajasthan).

........RESPONDENTS
BY ADVOCATE: Sh.Sanjiv Dhayia

By    means   of   the    present   O.A. filed    under Section   19   of   the Administrative   Tribunals    Act,    1985,   the applicants    have    sought    the Following relief:-

(i)Quash Order No. 3020/BTD/PF/20/EST-NIP  dated            21.12.2011  issued  by Respondent No. 5, copy annexure A-,         1, whereby the claim of the applicants (Gp B Officers) for          initial   fixation   of   their   pay  of   Rs 4600/-   corresponding  to  the pre-revised pay scale of Rs 6500 – 10500 in Table S-12 (Specially  prescribed  for  the  Office  Staff  working  in Organisation    outside  the Secretariat  i.e.  the  replacement         of    pre-revised   pay   scale   of   Rs   5000-8000)  further upgraded to the next higher grade in Pay Band PB-2  i.e. to         the  grade  pay  of   Rs 4600/- corresponding   to  the  pre-     revised   pay  scale  of  Rs 7450/-  -  11500 (Table  S-13)  with effect  from   01.01.2006   in  accordance  with  Note  2A below Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, has been rejected.

(ii)      Issue   directions  to  the respondents   to reconsider the claim   of  the  applicants  to  fix  their  initial  pay  in  Pay Band of Rs  9300 - 34800 (PB-2) with Grade Pay of Rs 4600/- corresponding  to  the  pre-revised  pay  scale   of   Rs  6500 – 10500 in Table S-12 (specially  prescribed  for  the  Office          Staff  working  in  Organisation  outside   the   Secretariat   i.e.      the   replacement   of  pre-revised pay scale of Rs 5000-8000) further   upgraded   to   the   next   higher   grade  in Pay Band PB- 2   i.e.  to the  grade  pay  of   Rs 4600/- corresponding   to  the  pre-revised   pay   scale   of Rs 7450-11500 (Table S-13)  with effect   from   01.01.2006   in    accordance   with   Note   2A   below Rule   7   of   CCS   (RP)   Rules,  2008  with  all  the  consequential Benefits.

(iii)    Issue   directions   to   the   respondents   to   grant   the grade Pay     of Rs.    4600/-    to    the   applicants   in    the    PB-2    for replacement     of     grade     pay of      Rs    4200/-   in   terms  of Government    of    India,    Ministry   of    Finance, Department    of Expenditure,    Implementation    Cell,   New   Delhi     letter   No.   F. No. 1/1/2008-IC    dated    13th     November    2009   granting   pay   parity   with   CSS Staff.

2.            On    the    commencement    of     the   hearing,    Sh.  R. K. Sharma fairly    submitted    that   a    similar   controversy,     as     raised   in    the    instant O.A.,   has   already   been   cliniched   by   Allahabad   Bench   of   this  Tribunal  in O.A.  No  293/2011   titled    Neeraj    Kumar    Srivastava    &     Ors.               Vs. Union   of   India   decided   on   09.08.2012.    Therefore,  he    prayed  that     this O.A.   may   be   disposed   of    with    a    direction    to   the   respondents    to    re consider   the   case   of   the  applicants   in  the   light  of  view   taken   in  case  of  Neeraj   Kumar   (Supra)   by   passing   reasoned    speaking    order   in    a    time bound    manner   and   the   applicants   may   also  be   allowed   to  file  additional representation     before    the    authorities,   and    same    may    also    be    taken  into   consideration.

3.               Sh.  Saniv   Dahiya,   learned   Counsel   for   the   respondents    did not    object   to   the   allowance   of   prayer   made   by  the   learned   counsel  for  the applicants.

4.            Considering     the    consensual    agreement    reached    between parties    and   without   going   into   the   merits   of   the   case,   we   dispose   of the    present    O.A.   with   a   direction   to   the   competent   authority    amongst  the    respondents    to   reconsider   the   case   of   the   applicants   in    terms   of the    judgment    rendered   in    Neeraj   Kumar   Srivastava  (supra)   decided   on 09.08.2012    and    aslo    consider     the      representation,      if      file     by    the applicant,   by  passing   a  reasoned   and    speaking   order   within   a  period   of three    months   from   the   date   of    receipt    of   certified   copy   of   this   order. Thereafter,   if    the   applicants    are    held   entitled   to   the  claim   raised   then the     a dmissible     benefits     will     be   released   in    their   favour,    within    a  furtherance     period     of     two    months    thereafter

                                                                                                (SANJEEV KAUSHIK)
                                                                                                            MEMBER  (J)

                                                                                                (RAJWANT SANDHU)
                                                                                                            MEMBER  (A)
Dated:  27.02.2014.