Thursday, September 25, 2014


Dated: 8th September, 2014

The 7th Central Pay Commission has been receiving a number of memoranda, representations from associations/federations as well as individual cadres on pay and related issues. As part of its working, the Commission is also hearing various groups of employees both in Delhi and during its visits outside Delhi.

2. One of the major issues raised before the Commission centres on the subject of parity. One aspect of parity manifests in how posts of a similar nature are placed. Certain cadres/category of employees have, in their deposition before the Commission, stated that there are cases when identical or similarly placed cadres/categories of employees in different Ministries/Departments are placed differentially in terms of pay and promotional prospects. 

3. With a view to examining and addressing this aspect of parity amongst apparently similarly placed cadres/posts, the Commission has devised a template to be filled in for posts being administered by your Department. The template seeks to elicit information that would be readily available in the Recruitment Rules for the concerned post(s)/cadres. In case your Department only operates posts involving common cadres like the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS), Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS), a NIL report may kindly be furnished to the Commission.

4. Since the Work of the Commission is time bound may I request that information as sought is furnished by 25 September 2014. Perhaps a copy of the RRs themselves could be sent as advance information.

Yours sincerely,
(Meena Agarwal


JCM National Council, Staff Side Meeting on 12th October 2014 - To give final shape and formulate strategy to have vigorous campaign at Grass Root level.

IP & LGO examinations will be held in the month of November 2014

IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination 2014

FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(DE Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated :  23rd  September,  2014

1.      All Heads of Circles

Sub:    Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion  to the  cadre of  Inspector  Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 


  I am directed to refer this office letter of even number dated 09-09-2014 wherein the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector posts for the year 2014  on 20th and 21st September, 2014 were postponed due to devastating flood situation in J & K State.

2.         Now, it has been decided to hold the above mentioned Examination either on 15th and 16th November, 2014 or 22nd and 23rd November, 2014.  The exact schedule will be communicated shortly after fixing the venues for conducting the IP and LGO Examinations by the Outsourced Agency. 

3.         This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. 

Yours faithfully,

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to
1.         F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014)

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE

Additional benefit on death/disability of Government Servants covered by New Pension Scheme – Clarification regarding RBE 96/2014

RBE No.96/2014

No. 2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4                      New Delhi, Dated 08.09.2014

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Additional benefit on death/disability of Government servant covered by New Pension System- clarification regarding.

A copy each of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services O.M.No.11/23/2013-PR dated 21.05.2014 and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)’s letter No.PFRDA/24/FXIT/10 dated 22.08.2014 is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. dated 05.05.2009 and the PFRDA’s circular No.PFRDA/2013/2/PDEX/2 dated 22.01.2013 mentioned in the Ministry of Finance’s O.M dated 21.05.2014 were circulated to the Zonal Railways vide Board’s letter No. 2008/AC-II/21/19 dated 29.05.2009 and letter No. 2010/AC-II/21/18 dated 02.07.2013 respectively.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Amitabh Joshi)

D.A.: Two. Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board.
Ph. No. 23383239
No. 2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4 New Delhi, Dated: 08.09.2014.

Copy to Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Railways), Room No.224, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi (40 spares).

Reimbursement when Pensioners take treatment immediately after Retirement before getting CGHS Cards

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has now decided to clarify the matter as follows :-

(I) The treatment taken and expenditure Incurred thereon within the grace period of three months from the date of retirement will be allowed and expenditure reimbursable
subject to the condition that the beneficiary has either obtained or applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription within one month of expiry of the grace period of three months.

(ii) It is further clarified that the expenditure on treatment taken after the grace period of three months from date of retirement will not be reimbursable unless the beneficiary has obtained a valid CGHS card or has applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription prior to taking such treatment.

Aadhar-based biometric attendance for central government employees by month-end

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