Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15

No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the October 16, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: -.Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoo Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2014-15 to the Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall continue to be monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500/-, as hitherto. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2015 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2014-15 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500/-, Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 3500×30/30.4=Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.345%)

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 days week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.12oox30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- pm, the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14 (10)-E. Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.
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4. The expenditure to be incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Revising Retirement age does not come under the purview of 7th Pay Commission.

Revising Retirement age does not come under the purview of 7th Pay Commission.

Recently the news about retirement age is blown out of proportion in Social Media. In Social Media it has been signaled casually that the retirement age will be brought down to 58 years. Initially it was said that 7th pay commission going to recommend the criteria for retirement age as either 33 years of Service or 60 Years of age whichever comes first.

And gradually it is reduced to 58years of age or 33 years of service and finally ends up with 30 years of service or at the age of 55 years.

7th pay commission Vs Retirement Age


Does it worth to believe the news circulated in social media about 7th pay commission recommendation and retirement age..? We asked the Federation sources about this and they want to maintain anonymity told that it depends upon the individuals to decide whether it is true or not. We should not blame the media for everything. We should be able to know the difference between the news and rumors.

One of our Sources told that revising the retirement age will not fall under the purview of Pay commission. It should be decided by central government only. No Pay commission has recommended anything about Retirement age so far.
Federation Leaders were asked about this retirement age issue, when it became sensational in Print and e-Media, why don’t they come forward to clear the doubts on this sensational issue?. They told that they didn’t want do give importance to the rumors and hear says.

They said, “We need to clarify the doubts of our cadres across the country whenever it was rumored in social media about their service related sensational issues. But when sensational becomes routine, it’s not our business to respond to such hearsays on daily basis”

“As far as retirement age is concerned we know that 7th pay commission cannot recommend revising the retirement age of central government employees, since it does not fall under the purview of 7th Pay Commission. Even we won’t accept it if the central government tries to reduce the retirement age,” the sources added.

Fixation of pay of Ex-Servicemen re-employed on the Railways – Clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G)2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 08.10.2015

The General Manager(s),

All Indian Railways &

Production Units.

Sub: Fixation of pay of ex-servicemen re-employed on the Railways – clarification reg.

Application of EVC (Electronic Verification Code) for Income Tax Return 2014-15

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Direct Taxes

North Block, New Delhi, the 6th of October, 2015

Order under section 119(1) of Income-tax Act, 1961

Subject: Validation of tax-returns through Electronic Verification Code-reg.

Re-empanelment of Sanjeevani Hospital under CGHS Kanpur

No.3-2/2011-12/CGHS/KNP/

Government of India

Central Government Health Scheme

Plot No.08-11, Ratanlal Nagar, Kanpur.

Dated:06-10-2015

OFFICE ORDER

Sub: Revoking of suspension of empanelment of Sanjeevani Hospital (A Unit of Sukhmani Nursing HomePvt. Ltd.) 765-766, Lakhanpur, Awadhpuri Road, Kanpur.

Increase in Dearness Allowance from 1st July 2015 for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

No.14-01/2011-PAP

Government Of India

Ministry Of Communication & IT

Department Of Posts

(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001.

Dated 06th October, 2015.

To,

All Chief Postmaster General

All G.Ms.(PAF/Directors of Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2015 onwards – reg.

Enhancement of the ceiling of bonus is Expected : NCJCM Staff Side


National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

No.NC/JCM/2015

Dated: October 9, 2015

All Constituent Organizations of

National Council(JCM)(Staff Side)

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Enhancement of the ceiling of bonus

Bonus Ceiling will be revised or not ?

Bonus Ceiling will be revised or not ?


It seems the government is not ready to revise the Bonus Ceilings which is one of the main demand of central government employees.

The central Trade union called for one day strike on 2nd September 2015 to settle the demands raised in Charter of demands.

The government called the Central trade union leader to discuss the issues raised in the charter of demands to avoid the proposed strike.In the meeting held on 27th August 2015 the government assured that it will look into the issues and requested the Trade unions to with draw the strike action.

According to the the Press release issued by Labour ministry on 27th August 2015, the following was stated

In view of the suggestions given by Central Trade Unions in the meetings held on 19th July, 26th August and 27thAugust, 2015, the Government assured the following :
2.       For the purposes of bonus the wage eligibility limit and calculation ceiling would be appropriately revised. Earlier in 2006-07 the calculation ceiling was decided at Rs.3500/- and eligibility limit was wage of Rs.10,000/- per month which is proposed to be revised to Rs.7,000 and Rs.21,000 respectively.

Again in the press release issued by Minisry of Labour and employment on 1st September 2015,  Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment appealed the Central Trade Unions to withdraw the strike and assured the following

2. “For the purpose of bonus, the wage eligibility limit and calculation ceiling would be appropriately revised. It is proposed to revise the wage eligibility limit from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 21,000 and calculation ceiling from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 7,000 or the minimum wage notified by the appropriate Government for that category of employment, whichever is higher. With the proposed revision of the minimum wages, the average calculation ceiling would be about Rs.10,000.

But the central trade union were not satisfied with the statement of central government and refused to withdraw the strike action and participated in all India strike on September 2nd except BMS and claimed it was success.

Meanwhile the general secretary BMS, has published a letter dated 28-8-2015 which was received from Secretary , Ministry of Labour and Employment , confirmed that the Government was considering to revise calculation ceiling for Bonus from the present level of Rs.3500/- per month to Rs.7000/- per month or the Minimum wages for the scheduled employment as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher. Minimum wages have not been fixed yet, however, the minimum wage will be fixed at a level which is respectable.

Unexpectedly the union cabinet announced 78 days bonus for railway employees yesterday but nothing has been said about revising Bonus ceiling limits. The Bonus Orders issued by various ministry confirmed that the existing ceiling Rs.3500/ will be used for calculation. Merely the announcement of bonus with same limits of calculation ceiling will not make central government employees happy. They didn’t wait to just hear the bonus announcement, they are expecting more than that .

Let us wait and see whether decision in respect of revising Bonus Ceiling limits would be taken in the meeting to be held between JCM staff side and DOPT on 9-10-2015.


Procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries

Procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries


G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.142/40/2015-AVD.I, dated 08.10.2015

Subject:- Procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s office memorandum of even number dated 8th October, 2015 laying down the procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries by the cadre controlling authorities. The services of the Inquiry Officers would be utilized by the Ministries/Departments under Government of India, State Government and PSUs for conducting Departmental Inquiries against the delinquent officials.

2. Comments/views of Ministries/Departments and State Governments are invited on the procedure laid down in the office memorandum under reference within three weeks from the posting of this office memorandum on the website of this Department(persmin.gov.in).

3. All the stake holders are requested to send their comments on the procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries within the stipulated period. The comments may either be sent over fax (fax No.011-23092963) or e-mailed at usatl@nic.in.

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Dopt issued guidelines for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act

 

Dopt issued guidelines for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act


Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- issue of guidelines regarding.

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.10/1/2013-IR, dated 6.10.2015

Subject: Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- issue of guidelines regarding.

It has been observed that different public authorities provide information to RTI applicants in different formats. Though there cannot be a standard format for providing information, the reply should however essentially contain the following information:

(i) RTI application number, date and date of its receipt in the public authority.

(ii) The name, designation, official telephone number and email ID of the CPIO.

(iii) In case the information requested for is denied, detailed reasons for denial quoting the relevant sections of the RTI Act should be clearly mentioned.

(iv) In case the information pertains to other public authority and the application is transferred under section 6(3) of the RTI Act, details of the public authority to whom the application is transferred should be given.

(v) In the concluding para of the reply, it should be clearly mentioned that the First Appeal, if any, against the reply of the CPIO may be made to the First Appellate Authority within 30 days of receipt of reply of CPIO.

(vi) The name, designation, address, official telephone number and e-mail ID of the First Appellate Authority should also be clearly mentioned.

2. In addition, wherever the applicant has requested for ‘certified copies’ of the documents or records, the CPIO should endorse on the document “True copy of the document/record supplied under RTI Act”, sign the document with .date, above a seal containing name of the officer, CPIO and name of public authority; as enumerated below:

True copy of the document/record supplied under RTI Act.
Sd/-
Date
(Name of the Officer)
CPIO
(Name of the Public Authority)

Further in case the documents to be certified and supplied is large in number, information on RTI application should be supplied by a designated PIO but the certification of the documents, if need be, could be done by an other junior gazetted officer.

3. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Source: www.persmin.gov.in

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One Rank One Pension : UFESM plans to return 10000 gallantry medals to PM


One Rank One Pension : UFESM plans to return 10000 gallantry medals to PM


Major General Satbir Singh(Retd.), leader and adviser of the United Front of Ex-Servicemen, says that the action will bring to the people’s notice that the Centre has not fulfilled our demands on One Rank One Pension.

We have planned to return our gallantry medals to the government if it intentionally continues to delay implementing the OROP scheme without making the modifications that we have sought for. This time, we won’t be returning them to the President. We will hand them over to the Prime Minister himself!

Ex-servicemen who have been conducting relay hunger strikes at Jantar Mantar for the past 115 days demanding the implementation of OROP have decided to hand over 10,000 gallantry medals to the Prime Minister as a sign of their protest. They have written a letter to Narendra Modi in this regard. This was informed by Retired Major General Satbir Singh, who also is a prominent member of the protest committee.

Although the Centre had, on September 5, agreed in principle, to implement OROP, ex-servicemen are continuing to protest because they are frustrated that seven very important clauses have not been added to the scheme. “We are planning to return the medals to him because PM Modi had promised during the elections, that he will implement OROP. Also, we want the people to know that though OROP was announced, our demands have not been accepted,” he said.

At the time of accepting the demand, on September 5, the Government had said that it will issue proper orders within a month. More than a month has passed, but there are no signs of the orders.

Meanwhile, the United Front of Ex-Servicemen has announced that it will hold a massive rally in Jalandhar on October 18 to protest against the Government’s reluctance and delay in implementing the OROP. While replying to a question, Brigadier Amarjit Singh Minhas said that only 2 percent of the ex-servicemen are happy with the OROP announcement. Seven important demands, including annual revision of pension, year of implementation, one-man commission, and inclusion of soldiers who have taken premature retirement, have not been accepted by the Government.

Meeting of the NCJCM Staff side with DOPT to discuss the issues raised in Charter of demands

National Council JCM Meeting with DoPT on 9.10.2015

Meeting of the NCJCM Staff side with DOPT to discuss the issues raised in Charter of demands


Meeting of the National Council (JCM) Staff side under the joint Chairmanship of JS (AV), DOPT

National Council (JCM) Staff side Members are invited to attend the Meeting to be held at DOPT on 9-10-2015 under the joint Chairmanship of JS (AV), DOP&T to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of Demands by the Staff Side. One of the main Demand is Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity (No.7 of 11). All central government employees focus will be on this meeting, since some important decisions including Bonus Issue will be taken in the proposed meeting with DOPT and NCJCM staff side members.

F.No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 5th October 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting of the National Council (JCM) Staff side under the joint Chairmanship of JS (AV), DOP&T to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of Demands by the Staff Side

The undersigned is directed to inform that a meeting, under the Chairmanship of Ms.Archana Varma, Joint Secretary, DOP&T with Joint Secretary (Pers.). Department of Expenditure and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour is scheduled to be held on Friday, the 9th October 2015 at 1500 hours in Room No.190, Conference Room, North Block, New Delhi, to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of Demands.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

sd/-
(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: NFIR

Bonus Orders 2015 : 60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued

 Bonus Orders 2015 : 60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued

F.No.26-01/2015-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Department of Posts,
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 7th October, 2015

1. All Chief Postmasters General
2. All Postmasters General
3. Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts.
4. All General Managers (Finance)
5. Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Director, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

Sub: – Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2014-2015.

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2014-15 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group ‘D’/MTS, Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’Ex-Gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances / wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula: –

Average emoluments x Number of days of bonus

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30.4 (average no of days in a month)

2.2 The term “emoluments” for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances), S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs. 3500/- (Rupees Three Thousand Five Hundred Only) in any month during the accounting year 2014-15, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rupees Two Thousand Five Hundred Only) per month only.

2.3 “Average Emoluments” for a regular employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2014-15 for the period from 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month, proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.3500/-.

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP(Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned, retired or left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2013 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3 GRAMIN OAK SEVAKS (GDS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year
during 2014-15, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 3500/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs.3500/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:

Average TRCA x Number of days of bonus

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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postmen/Group “D” Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.

3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.labove.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service after 01.04.2014, will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Grarnin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No.26-04/87-PAP (P.II) dated 8-2-1988 will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS (INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS).

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (Including Temporary Status Casual Labourers) who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2015, will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs, 1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:

(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) x (Number of days of bonus)

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30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will work out as indicated below:

Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year

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365

The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs.1200/- during the period 1.4.2014 to 31.3.2015, the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of bonus / ex-gratia payment / Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head ‘Salaries’ under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2015-16.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

7. This issues with the concurrence of JS&FA vide Diary No. 169/FA/2015-CS dated 07.10.2015.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.

(Major S. N. Dave)
Assistant Director General (Estt)

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Dr Jitendra Singh writes to Chief Ministers to abolish interview for recruitment

Dr Jitendra Singh writes to Chief Ministers to abolish interview for recruitment


Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has appealed the Chief Ministers of all the States to take steps to abolish interview for recruitment to lower posts wherever possible. Dr. Jitendra Singh has written to the Chief Ministers requesting them to lead this initiative in their respective States.

As a prompt follow up to the suggestion made by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address to abolish interview for recruitment to such posts where it is not required, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) took up the matter with the State Governments of all States on September 4, 2015 following which the matter was discussed with the Secretaries of General Administration Department (GAD)/Personnel from States during the two-day workshop held in New Delhi on September 8-9, 2015.

The government’s view is that the interviews should be discontinued for recruitment to junior level posts where personality or skill assessment is not absolutely required. The objective behind abolition of interviews for such posts is that it will curb corruption, ensure more objective selection in a transparent manner and substantially ease the problems of the poor and resourceless aspirants. This will not only enable giving more weightage to the merit but also supplement the government’s resolve for “Maximum Governance, Minimum Government”.

In the letter addressed to the Chief Ministers, the Dr Jitendra Singh has informed that several Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) and Group ‘C’ (Non-Technical) posts in various Ministries/Departments and other organisations under Central Government have already been identified where the selections can be made through a competitive examination without conducting the interview. The letter further states that the matter was discussed with the Secretaries of GAD/Personnel from States during the two-day workshop held last month and some of the States have already initiated this exercise.

The Chief Ministers of different States have been requested to involve the Public Service Commission and other recruiting agencies in their respective States where interview can be discontinued and selection can be done only through examination. This would be a major step towards achieving the goal of citizen-centric transparent governance.

The DoPT and the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAR&PG) and the Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare have recently undertaken several path breaking decisions including abolition of attestation of certificates and instead introduced self-attestation of certificates, introduction of pension portal to abolish the requirement for a written life-certificate and decision to revisit and revise the pattern and syllabus of Civil Services Examination.

Source: PIB News

Bonus order : Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Bonus order : Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employee 


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Production Linked Bonus for Railway Employees.

As a result of the review of the scheme and approval of the Cabinet the salient features of the PLB scheme are as under: -

a) The output for a year is reckoned by the equated net tonne kilometres by adding together:-

i) total goods revenue net tonne kilometres.

ii) non-suburban passenger kilometres converted by a factor of 0.076.

iii) suburban passenger kilometres converted by a factor of 0.053.

b) The input is taken as the non-gazetted staff strength (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel), increased by the incremental increase/decrease in capital (over average of last three years) during the year. Incremental capital is confined to Rolling Stock utilised for movement of trains. The relative weights given are 0.50 for Tractive Effort, 0.20 for Wagon Capacity and 0.30 for Seating Capacity. The labour input i.e. non-gazetted staff strength is then increased to the extent of the percentage increase in the incremental capital.

Highest PLB amount of 78 days' wages was paid for the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. This year also PLB equivalent to 78 days' wages will be paid considering the good financial performance which is expected to motivate employees for working towards improving the same in future.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days' PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 1030.02 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees is 3500/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs. 8975 for 78 days.

About 12.58 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision.

The Productivity Linked Bonus on Railway covers all non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) who are spread over the entire country.

Background:

The Union Cabinet in its meeting held on October 2015 accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days' wages for the financial year 2014-2015 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel). 

Adherence to the Revised format for Verification of Service: DOPT Instruction

Adherence to the Revised format for Verification of Service: DOPT Instruction

18019/7/2013-Estt. (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

JNU Old Campus, New Delhi
Dated the 30thSeptember, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Simplification of procedure for verification of service- adherence to the revised format – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 23 rd October, 2013 for simplification of procedure for verification of service and adherence of the revised format of the Service Book

Conflicting news reports about PLB Bonus 2015

Conflicting news reports about PLB Bonus 2015

There are Conflicting news reports about PLB Bonus 2015 and announcement Bonus for railway men have been posted in Federations and News wbsites

Yesterday the financial express claimed that Indian Railway employees are likely to be given 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for the fiscal 2014-15, the same as in the last three years, despite the financial crunch.

Latest 7th Pay commission proposed pay calculator


Latest 7th Pay commission pay calculator based on NCJCM Proposal and Expected Fitment Formula

The calculator is designed to calculate the revised pay from two proposals. After providing necessary inputs in the space given , you need to press the submit button and it will take you to the following three estimates.

DA Order for Central Government Employees Drawing pay in 5th CPC scale

No. 1(3)/2008-E.Il (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 1st October, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable. w.e.f. 1.7.2015 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the Pre-revised scale as-per 5th Central Pay Commission.

Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations w.e.f. 01.07.2015



No. 2(54)/08-DPE (WC)-GL-XIV/15
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan,

Block 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road
NEW Delhi-110003 the 29th September, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:- Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations w.e.f. 01.07.2015.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Para No. 2 and Annexure-III to this Department’s OM. dated 14.10.2008 wherein the rates of DA payable to the employees who are following CDA pattern pay scales had been indicated.

AIRF Organises agitation to Publish the report of the VII CPC and remove Bonus Ceiling



Observance of “All India Demands Day” – 13th October, 2015

This 91st Annual Convention of All India Railwaymen’s Federation, held at Jodhpur(NWR) from 3-5 October, 2015, after reviewing all the situations, has decided to intensify the struggle of the AIRF, and as a first step, to observe 13th October, 2015 as “All India Demands Day” through processions/dharnas, mass rallies, mass meetings demonstrations, etc. all over Indian Railways to put pressure on the government on the following legitimate long pending demands of the Railwaymen

Misinterpretation of Bonus Ceiling and Bonus eligibility ceiling cleared up

Bonus Ceiling and eligibility ceiling for Bonus are being misinterpreted frequently in Media. To unfold this misinterpretation, a website  7th pay commission news has written an article and posted. what is bonus calculation ceiling and what is eligibility ceiling for Bonus has been explained in the article reproduced below
Confusion on ceiling of bonus for Central Government employees continues
“Doubts and debates over the ceiling of Productivity Linked Bonus to Central Government employees this year continue to plague the minds.”

Bonus Order issued for Civilian employees of EME for the Year 2014-15

Ministry of Defence issued Bonus order for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2014-15. According to this Order issued on 1-9-2015, payment of 28 days wages in cash as PLB has been sanctioned for the year 2014-15 to the eligible civilian employees of the EME

No.20(3)12014/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, dated the 21st September, 2015

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2014-15.

NFIR to Protest against the delay in submission of 7th pay commission report


As it was decided  at NCJCA Meeting held in New Delhi to defer the Strike Action to later date, NFIR called its affiliates to hold protest demanstration/dharnas to register their anger against the delay in submission of 7th pay commission report

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 11O055

Dated: 02/10/2015

Sub:Meeting of National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) held on 30/09/2015 at New Delhi.

Ref: GS/NFIR’s letter No.IV/NJCA(N)/2014 dated 01/10/2015.

NMC urged 7th Pay Commission to submit the Report Soon

National Mazdoor Conference is a front runner in demanding either it was Constitution of 7th pay commission or submission of 7th pay commission report. In July 2013, NMC had urged the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to appoint the 7th pay commission  . See The News : Appoint the 7th pay commission – NMC to Prime Minister.   
Now its voice is again for submission of 7th pay commission report since the stipulated time has been ended on 30th September 2015. The news published in Local News website claims that NMC has urged the 7th Pay commission to submit the report soon. The news item is given below..

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by CSS officers for each year- regarding

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by CSS officers for each year- regarding

REMINDER-III

No. 21/2/2014-CS.I (PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.I Division

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi 110003
Dated the 01st October, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by CSS officers for each year- regarding.

All India Civil Services Basketball Tournament 2015-16

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
(Registration No. 2621)
Department of Personnel and Training
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Phone : 011-24624204
Fax : 011-24646961
361, B-Wing, 3rd Floor,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110003

No. 59/2/2015-16/CCSCSB

29th September, 2015

To,
1. Chief Secretary of All States/UTs.
2. Chairman of All Regional Sports Board

Sub :- All India Civil Services Basketball Tournament 2015-16.

Revised Dearness Allowance from July 2015 for Karnataka State Government Employees

Revised Dearness Allowance for Karnataka State Government Employees from the existing 28.75% to 32.5% of Basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2015

Government of Karnataka has issued an Order revising the Dearness Allowance from the existing 28.75% to 32.5% of Basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2015.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

Recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways-Adherence to prescribed qualification in recruitment from open market

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(RAILWAY BOARD)

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E(NG)-11/2005/RR-1/8                      

                                          New Delhi, dated 30.09.2015



The General Manager (P)

All Indian Railways/Pus,

Chairman/RRBs.

Sub:  Recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways- Adherence to prescribed qualification in recruitment from open market – Clarification regarding.

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OROP: Why ex-servicemen continue to protest

OROP: Why ex-servicemen continue to protest

The definition of OROP accepted by the government in Parliament has equal pension for officers retiring in the same rank with equal length of service.


The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it has complied with a 2008 judgment regarding the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) on Tuesday, but almost three weeks after the government announced an OROP roll out, the ex-servicemen’s agitation at Jantar Mantar is far from dying down.

The ex servicemen claim that the government-announced scheme is anything but OROP. The definition of OROP accepted by the government in Parliament has equal pension for officers retiring in the same rank with equal length of service. In his September 5 announcement, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that OROP would be implemented with retrospective effect from July 2014 and with 2013 as the base year. What this essentially meant was that that the veterans’ pensions shall match the pensions of those retiring in 2013 and that they would be given the arrears from July 2014.

The government also announced a one-member judicial committee to address the likely anomalies in the scheme. Most importantly, the scheme, written order of which is slated to be rolled out within a month, will involve revision of pensions every five years.

The government’s interpretation of OROP is unacceptable to the ex- servicemen community. They believe that each of these clauses is a violation of the basic definition of OROP as outlined by the Bhagat Singh Koshiyari Committee in 2012.

For instance, the five-year revision of pensions implies that a veteran’s pension will remain unchanged for five years. This will create multiple pensions for officers of one rank given that for five years – the gap between two revisions – many new retirees will leave the services with different pensions.

The ex-servicemen jokingly term the government’s five-year revision proposal as One Rank Many Pensions and still demand an annual revision. Disagreement also continues over the judicial committee, as the ex- servicemen are seeking a five-member committee rather than the proposed one-man committee — with three of their own members, one representative from the government and one nominated member.

Last but not the least, there is a strong distrust of the bureaucracy. In fact, the government’s announcement to omit premature retirees from OROP – a clause which was reversed later – was viewed by veterans as a “last minute effort by bureaucrats to create troubles” in OROP.

For its part, the government has remained silent on the subject since its announcement of the roll out on September 5. Everything now depends on its final call in the order expected in October.

READ MORE AT : http://indianexpress.com

DAD put sincere efforts in helping the Government to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme

DAD put sincere efforts in helping the Government to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme

Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh commended the role of the department for its sincere efforts in helping the Government to implement the long overdue One Rank – One Pension (OROP) scheme for the Ex-Servicemen

        Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh has called upon the officers and staff of the Defence Accounts Department to maintain total transparency and probity in the spending of defence finance.

e-Filing Income Tax Returns – Date Extended till October 31st

e-Filing Income Tax Returns – Date Extended till October 31st – The tax payers base in the country is just over 4 crore. The government aims to collect Rs 7.98 lakh crore in direct taxes in the current financial year. The department through its portal has electronically verified over 32.95 lakh e-returns.

The government on Thursday extended due date for e-filing of all returns of income & audit reports till October 31, 2015. “Necessary order u/s 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 has been issued by CBDT in this regard,​” the release said.

BSNL cuts down broadband rental discounts to Central Government employees by 50%

BSNL cuts down broadband rental discounts to Central Government employees by 50%


BSNL had reduced the discount offered to state and Central Government employees on its broadband facilities from 20% to 10%. It has further been reduced to 5% from October 1 onwards.

The Government-run BSNL is currently the market leader in broadband internet services. At the time of launching the service, in order to attract customers, BSNL had offered massive discounts and special schemes. One such scheme was the 20% discount on the monthly bills for employees of the state and CG agencies, and Public Sector Undertakings, officers, and retired employees of these departments.

National JCA has decided to defer the strike action slated for 23rd November 2015

National JCA has decided to defer the strike action slated for 23rd November 2015

NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi – 110055
No.NJCA/2015
September 30, 2015
All members of the NJCA

Dear Comrade,

The National JCA met today on 30.09.2015. In the background of the engineered delay in the submission of the 7th CPC report, the meeting reviewed the decision to go for indefinite strike action commencing from 23rd Nov.2015 and arrived at the following conclusions.

1.The 7th CPC, as per the indication the NJCA had, concluded its deliberations and finalised its report. But due to the pressure exerted by the GOI the report is not likely to be out till the Bihar election is going to be concluded on 8.11.2015.

DOPT Clarification for booking of air tickets on LTC

DOPT Clarification for booking of air tickets on LTC


DOPT issued a clarification  O.M.No.31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV), dated 23.9.2015 for booking of air tickets on LTC

Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.31011/4/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 19th June, 2014 which lays down that the Government employees are required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Est(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s). Vide DoPT’s O.M. 31011/5/2014-Estt.(AIV) dated 24.09.2014, the web-portal of these authorized travel agents will also be treated as an acceptable mode for purchase of air tickets on LTC subject to the conditions stated vide Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E-IV dated 5thSeptember, 2014.

Bonus Ceiling hike : Good news expected soon

Bonus Ceiling hike : Good news expected soon


As per reliable sources, Election Commission has given it’s nod for issuing ordinance on “Payment of Bonus Act”

Now the matter will go to cabinet and after it’s approval, necessary ordinance will be notified soon.

Earlier Govt. decided to raise the ceiling of Rs 3500/- per month to Rs 10,000/- per month.

Expected DA from January 2016 : AICPIN for of August 2015

Expected DA from January 2016 : AICPIN for of August 2015


So far 8 months AICPIN for Industrial workers from January 2015 to August 2015 has been released . Now we become able to know the expected DA from January 2016 after the release of AICPIN for August 2015.

No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED : 30th September, 2015

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – August, 2015

7th pay commission is expecting to submit the report any time soon


7th pay commission is expecting to submit the report any time soon


NEW DELHI: Five to six per cent annual pay hike of Central Government employees is likely to be linked to tangible performance criterion. Under-performers are likely to be retired by 55 or 30 years of service, according to the Seventh Pay Commission report to be submitted soon.

7th pay commission newsThe overall hike being recommended by former Justice A K Mathur-headed 7th Pay Commission is around 30 per cent. The Central Government employees are scheduled to get salary hikes on the basis of the recommendations by January 1, 2016.

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