Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Performance Related Incentives

Government of India has accepted in principle the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) in the form of pecuniary benefit over and above the regular salary, based on the targeted performance and performance parameters, out of the Non-Plan budgetary savings, for the Central Government employees.

All the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission were discussed with all stakeholders, including employees’ unions, before Cabinet approval.

Dr. Jitendra Singh MoS (PPG&P) gave this information in Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab and Shri Sanjay Dhotre.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Payment of Postage on Bill Mail Service (BMS) /National Bill Mail Service (NBMS) in advance i.e. at the time of posting of articles at identified offices by Government Organizations and Publlic Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.
In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.
Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Bengaluru between 25th August and 27th August 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in . The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail. An early response in this regard would facilitate proper scheduling of the meetings.
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Who is trying to create confusion among GDS Fraternity by spreading false news and false propaganda?

Where is the “Respectful Agreement” of Recognised GDS Union of Mahadevaiah?

Mahadevaiah’s recognised GDS Union claimed that he has signed a “Respectful Agreement " with Department by agreeing for separate committee for GDS. Thus with the permission and approval of Mahadevaiah’s Recognised GDS Union, Government excluded GDS from 7th CPC.

NFPE, FNPO and JCM Staff side Demanded inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC. Mahadevaiah wrote to the Department not to allow NFPE & FNPO to take up GDS case. Thus Mahadevaiah’s Recognised GDS Union alone is responsible for Government’s refusal to include GDS under 7th CPC and Grant of Civil Servant Status.

Mahadevaiah is now telling that he will organize agitiational programmes for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC . After signing “Respectful Agreement” agreeing for separate committee what is the need for playing another Drama for inclusion in 7th CPC . Who is cheating the GDS? Who is creating confusion among GDS? Who is spreading False News? Recognised GDS Union has lost its credibility.


(P. Pandurangarao)
General Secretary

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Government launches e-service Record Book Portal-- Press News

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NEW DELHI, July 28, 2014
With the objective of promoting a paperless regime and better human resource management, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has launched an e-service record book portal for government employees.
“Under the personnel information management system of e-office, the DoPT has extended the facility to its employees to view their service book online. All the other ministries have been advised to extend the facility to the civilian employees working under them,” said an official.
Earlier documented in paper files, the service record provides information on various portfolios and posts held by a particular government employee. “In future, it would also prove to be of great assistance in efficient management of human resource. The system can facilitate work allocation based on the skills and experiences of the employees under consideration for a particular post or department,” said the official, adding that the priority is to pick the best and suitable candidate for better output.
The DoPT has also launched a Basic Leadership Skills Module for Central Secretariat Services officers at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management. The module is expected to equip civil servants with the skills that help them function efficiently in a complex and challenging environment. “All levels of civil service need to be trained in leadership skills so that they impart their duties effectively,” said the official.
The Department plans to introduce similar modules for mid-level and advanced leadership skill development.

Bio-metric attendance system soon for employees of urban ministries - PIB News

28-July-2014 17:59 IST
Bio-metric attendance system soon for employees of urban ministries 

Cleanliness and maintenance of NirmanBhawan improves since last inspection of Shri Venkaiah Naidu
Shri Naidu makes second surprise check today; takes a serious view of late coming and absenteeism 
Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today made a surprise check of NirmanBhawan where the Ministries of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation are located. He went around various floors and rooms for over an hour from 9.10am.

Shri Naidu has noted perceptible improvement in the cleanliness and maintenance of NirmanBhawan since his last such inspection on June 12, 2014. He however, noted that personnel at lower rungs like section heads and supporting staff in large number did not report for work in time and took a serious view of the same. Names of late comers were noted.

During the inspection, Shri Naidu was accompanied by Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary(Urban Development) and other senior officials of both the ministries.
Discussing the state of affairs later with the senior officials of the Ministries, Shri Venkaiah Naidu issued the following directions:

1.All Joint Secretaries of the two ministries shall visit their respective establishments every day for a week to monitor attendance and find out chronic offenders;

2.Necessary and immediate action to be taken against those who report late for work;

3. Attendance Registers to be withdrawn fifteen minutes after ‘due time of reporting’ and late comers to be marked absent for the day and not to be paid for the same; and

4. Bio-metric attendance markers to be put in place expeditiously and attendance to be monitored strictly.

Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary(UD) has assured the Minister that through various measures as suggested by the Minister, punctuality would be enforced within two weeks.

Sunday, July 27, 2014



 Central Headquarters 

1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.

      Dated :  23.07.2014
Com. Shiv Gopal Misra,
Staff Side, National Council, JCM
13 C Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi. 110 001.

Dear Comrade,

  Sub: Memorandum of Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.

            The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers places on record its appreciation over the efforts of the Staff Side,  JCM,  National Council in preparing and submitting the memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission, which has received the widest acceptance and admiration of the Central Government employees. Since the last date for submitting the Department-specific memorandum has been got extended by your efforts uptill 31st July, 2014, the first phase of our endeavour and interaction with the 7th CPC will come to a conclusion in a few days’ time.

       I have been directed by the National Secretariat of the Confederation which met on 17thJuly, 2014 to solicit your kind reference to the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on behalf of all Federations, Unions, Associations on Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.  We are of the view that the Staff Side, in pursuance of the said memorandum, must seek an audience with the Pay Commission immediately to know the course of action the Commission would like to take in the matter.  We must also seek an appointment with the honourable Finance Minister thereafter so as to ensure that a decision on our demands is taken by the Government without any further delay.  We hope we need not emphasise the fact that the Central Government employees do expect financial benefit on this score as the erosion in the real value of wages as on date is phenomenal. 

  We shall be grateful if you will indicate to us your line of approach in the matter.

  Thanking you and with greetings,
Yours fraternally,

M. Krishnan
Secretary General.

Copy to
     1.Com. Raghaviah, Leader Staff Side, National Council, JCM 
     2. Com. Srikumar, Secretary General, 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Highlights of General Budget 2014


Personal Income-tax exemption limit raised by Rs.50,000/- that is, from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakh in the case of individual taxpayers, below the age of 60 years. Exemption limit raised from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh in the case of senior citizens.

No change in the rate of surcharge either for the corporates or the individuals, HUFs, firms etc.

The education cess to continue at 3 percent.

Investment limit under section 80C of the Income-tax Act raised from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.1.5 lakh.

Deduction limit on account of interest on loan in respect of self occupied house property raised from Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.2 lakh.

Conducive tax regime to Infrastructure Investment Trusts and Real Estate Investment Trusts to be set up in accordance with regulations of the Securities and Exchange Board of India
Government notified a minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month to all subscriber members of EP Scheme. Initial provision of Rs.250 crore.
A committee will to examine and recommend how unclaimed amounts with PPF, Post Office, saving schemes etc. can be used to protect and further financial interests of the senior citizens?
Increase in mandatory wage ceiling of subscription to Rs. 15000. A provision of Rs. 250 crore in the current budget.
EPFO to launch the “Uniform Account Number” Service for contributing members .

Scheme for Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchase/fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) extended to include contemporary aids and assistive devices.

National level institutes for Universal Inclusive Design , Mental Health Rehabilitation and a Centre for Disability Sports to be established.

Assistance to State Governments to establish fifteen new Braille Presses and modernize ten existing Braille Presses.

Government to print currency notes with Braille like signs for visibly challenged persons
Health and Family Welfare
‰ Free Drug Service and Free Diagnosis Service to achieve “ Health For All”

Two National Institutes of Ageing to be set up at AIIMS, New Delhi and Madras Medical College, Chennai.

A national level research and referral Institute for higher dental studies to be set up.
‰ AIIMS like institutions in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Vidarbha in Maharashtra and Poorvanchal in UP. A provision of ` 500 crores made.

12 new government medical colleges to be set up.
‰ States’ Drug Regulatory and Food Regulatory Systems to be strengthened by creating new drug testing laboratories and strengthening the 31 existing State laboratories.

15 Model Rural Health Research Centres to be set up for research on local health issues concerning rural population.

A national programme in Mission Mode to halt the deteriorating malnutrition situation in India to be put in place within six months.
School Education
Government would strive to provide toilets and drinking water in all the girls school in first phase. An amount of Rs.28635 crore is being funded for Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA) and Rs. 4966 crore for Rashtriya madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).

A School Assessment Programme is being initiated at a cost of Rs.30 crore.
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Rs.500 crore provided for “Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya New Teachers Training Programme” to infuse new training tools and motivate teachers.
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Rs.100 crore provided for setting up virtual classrooms as Communication Linked Interface for Cultivating Knowledge (CLICK) and online courses.
Higher Education

Jai Prakash Narayan National Centre for Excellence in Humanities to be set up in MP.
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Rs. 500 crore provided for setting up 5 more IITs in the Jammu, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

5 IIMs in the States of HP, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha and Rajasthan.

Simplification of norms to facilitate education loans for higher studies.
Information Technology

Pan India programme “Digital India” to with an outlay of Rs.500 crore to be launched.

Programme for promoting “Good Governance” to be launched .A sum of Rs. 100 crore provided
Small Savings

Kissan Vikas Patra (KVP) to be reintroduced.

A special small savings instrument to cater to the requirements of educating and marriage of the Girl Child to be introduced.

A National Savings Certificate with insurance cover to provide additional benefits for the small saver.

In the PPF Scheme, annual ceiling will be enhanced to `.1.5 lakh p.a. from `.1 lakh at present.
‰ A further sum of ` 1000 crore to meet requirement for “One Rank One Pension”.
‰ Capital outlay for Defence increased by ` 5000 crore including a sum of ` 1000 crore for accelerating the development of the Railway system in the border areas.

Urgent steps would also be taken to streamline the procurement process to make it speedy and more efficient.

` 100 crore is provided for construction of a war memorial in the Princes Park, which will be supplemented by a War Museum. I am allocating a sum of ` 100 crore for this purpose.

` 100 crore is provided to set up a Technology Development Fund for Defence.

Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) Re-Introduced

Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) is being re-introduced to encourage people, who may have banked and unbanked savings to invest in this instrument. Announcing this during his maiden Budget Speech in the Lok Sabha today, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that KVP was a very popular instrument among small savers and is being re-introduced to promote saving.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Recommendation of Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment

Parliament Committee Matter
No.4 1013/ 1/2013-lstt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi-110001
Dated 8th July, 2014

Subject: Recommendation of Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment – Regarding

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 25.3.20 13 and subsequent reminder dated 26.5.2014 on the above mentioned subject wherein all the Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish an annual report in the enclosed proforma latest by 30th April of every year, indicating the status of implementation of Government instructions on compassionate appointment as on 31st March of that year.

2. it is observed that the Ministries/Departments of Government of India and their subordinate/attached offices are furnishing the requisite information in a piecemeal and haphazard manner, compilation of which is a time consuming and difficult exercise for this Department.

3. In view of the above, the Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish the requisite information in a consolidated manner, including the information in respect of their subordinate/attached offices.

(Mukta Goel)
Director(E- I)
Here are the main Highlights of Railway Budget 2014-15 presented by Union Railway minister Sadananda Gowda in Lok Sabha today(08 July 2014) at 12.00Hrs.

* Rail budget seeks course correction, avoids populism
* No increase in rail fare
* Stress on resource mobilization through PSU surplus, FDI and PPP
* Bullet train on Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor proposed, Speed of trains to be increased in nine sectors
* More thrust on passenger amenities, cleanliness & efficient station management
* Multi pronged approach for improving safety & security, 4000 women RPF constables to be recruited
* Revamping railway reservation system into next generation e-ticketing, Wi-fi services in major stations & in select trains, mobile based wakeup calls for passengers
* 58 new trains introduced; 11 existing trains extended
* Railway university and innovation incubation centre to be set up
* Top priority to transparency, e-procurement to be made
* Compulsory in higher purchase, online registration for wagons in next two months
* Highest ever plan outlay of ­ 65,445 crore with higher allocation for safety measures
Railway Reservation System will be revamped into Next Generation e-Ticketing System. Ticket booking through mobile phones and through Post Offices will be popularized. 

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Disciplinary proceedings cannot continue after retirement: SC

The Supreme Court passed an order which states that disciplinary proceeding against an employee cannot continue after retirement of the employee. The SC has set aside the decision of the Allahabad High Court which validated the continuation of disciplinary proceedings against an employee of an organization falling under Uttar Pradesh government.

A bench of justices T S Thakur and C Nagappan which dealt with the provision in the Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Employees Service Regulations, 1975, said there is no provision in it for initiation or continuation of disciplinary proceeding after retirement nor there is any provision stating that in case misconduct is established a deduction could be made from his retrial benefits.

"Once the appellant had retired from service on March 31, 2009, there was no authority vested with the respondents for continuing the disciplinary proceeding even for the purpose of imposing any reduction in the retrial benefits payable to the appellant,” the bench said.

"In the absence of such an authority, it must be held that the enquiry had lapsed and the appellant was entitled to get full retrial benefits," the bench said.

"The appeals are, therefore, allowed and the judgement and order of the High Court are set aside and the respondents are directed to pay arrears of salary and allowances payable to the appellant and also to pay him his all the retrial benefits in accordance with the rules and regulations as if there had been no disciplinary proceeding or order passed therein," it said.

The Apex Court was dealing with an appeal filed by a man, against whom the disciplinary proceedings initiated in 2006 continued after his retirement in March 2009.

It directed the government department and UP Cooperative Institutional Service Board, Lucknow to give the retirement benefits to Dev Prakash Tewari and also arrears of salary and allowances during the period of his dismissal and up to the date of reinstatement.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Bharat Pensioners Samaj has pointed out Government’s mis-interpretation of Hon’ble Princpal CAT’s Order for revising Pre-2006 Pension with effect from 01-01-2006, to the effect that the order would be applicable only to the petitioners who have filed the case before CAT and not to all Pre-2006 Pensioners. However, the contention of Bharat Pensioners Samaj in this regard is that Hon’ble CAT’s Order was confirmed by Hon’ble High Court and reached finality after Hon’ble Supreme Court dismissed Government’s SLP, Review Petition and as well as Curative Petition. Hence the same is not an order In personam

Dated 02.07.2014

Shri Sanjay Kothari

M/O Personnel PG AR & Pensions

Dear Sir,

Sub:     Implementation of the order dated 1.11.2011 of Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi in OA No. 655/2010.

1 Kindly connect DOP &PW letter No. 38/7 7-A/09-P8.PW (A) dated 29th May 2014 addressed to the Secretary (Shri Sant Bhushan Lal) Central Government SAG (S-29) on the above subject.

2. At the outset, we will like to point out that the above letter is in the nature of continuation of willful defiance of the CAT’s order by DOP &PW and is intended to GO AGAINST THE  judicial directives. What is displayed in this letter under reference is a deliberate mis-interpretation and distortion of the Hon’ble CAT’s order dated 15. 5.2014. Para 2 of the above letter states that ‘As directed by the Hon’ble CAT, the order dated 01.11.2011 of Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi is required to be implemented in respect of petitioners in OA No. 655/2010″ which is factually incorrect and misleading. Hon’ble CAT-PB vide its order dated 01.11.2011 quashed clarificatory OM dated 03.10.2008 and directed to refix the pension of all pre-2006 retirees w.e.f. 1.1.2006, based on the Resolution dated 29.08.2008. While dismissing WP (C) No 153512012 of UOI on 29-4-2013, Hon’ble Delhi High Court upheld the verdict of the CAT PB. Dismissing SLP (C) No.23055/2013 filed by UOI against the judgement of Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 29-7-2013 and then Review Petition (C) No 2492/2013 on 12-11-2013 and finally Curative Petition (C) No 12612014 on 30.4.2011, Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld the Judgement of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court with this, CAT verdict dated 1-11-2011. referred to 1 has attained legal finality.

3. On 15.05.2014, the Hon’ble CAT-PB disposed of Contempt Petition No 158/2012 directing the UoI to implement the directions of the Tribunal Honble Delhi High Court upholding the verdict of CAT PB, took note of DOP letter F.No. 38137/08-P&PW (A) dated 28th January, 2013 whereby the pension of all pre-2006 pensioners was stepped up from an arbitrary date of 24-9-2012 as per the Resolution dated 29-8-2008. Further in Para 2 & 3 of the Judgement it is noted that the Government of India has tacitly admitted that it was in the wrong and that the Tribunal is correct and the only issue that survives are the denying arrears to be paid to the pensioners with effect from January 01, 2006

4. The operative part of the Honble CAT’s order dated 15-5-2014 is contained in Para 3 and reads as “It would be appropriate to dispose of the matter with direction to the respon-dents to implement the directions of the Tribunal expeditiously, preferably within three months.” (Emphasis added). The direction of the Tribunal is with reference to its order dated 1-11-2011. The Hon’ble CAT never diluted its order dated 1.11.2011 nor could it have done so in its contempt jurisdiction especially when its order dated 1.11.2011 had got merged with the judgment dated 29.4.2013 of the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in WP (C) No. 1535/2012.

4.1 Consequently, contention of implementing this directive only in respect of the members of the SAG S-29 Association up to the date of filing of OA No. 06550010 is not valid. All retired Central Government employees covered under the category of pre-2006 pensionersare entitled for re-fixation of pension from 1-1-2006 as per the directive of the CAT-PB dated 1-11 -2011, which has been upheld right up to the Apex Court while dismissing SLP/Review petition/curative Petition in this case.

5. We, therefore, earnestly request you to please implement judicial verdict in its true spirit and content by issuing necessary instructions to the concerned authorities to disburse the arrears of pension tor the period 1-1-2006 to 23-9 2012 and stop further harassment and hardship to the aged pensioners in 70s and 80s (and a number of them being above 80-85 years at age) in their sunset years. For this, all that is required is to issue a corrigendum to your OM No 38140/12-P&PW(A) dated 28-1-2013 making it effective w.e.f. 1-1-2006.

Thanking you in anticipation.

With regards

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully.

S.C. Maheshwari
Secretary Gent Bharat Pensioners Samaj