Saturday, 27 August 2016

Extension of benefits of "Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity" to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)

Date : 27.8.2016

Extension of benefits of "Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity" to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)



No.7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare


Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New De1hi-110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) — regarding.


The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their OM No.5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No.38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.

2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.

3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. Note No.1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.

4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1_2004.

sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)



    Original Order


51 post offices in TS, AP to be payments bank branches

Date : 27.8.2016

51 post offices in TS, AP to be payments bank branches

Hyderabad: A total of 51 Post Offices (POs) in Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh have been identified for functioning as payments bank branches, providing a slew of services, including distribution of financial products. These offices - 34 in Andhra Pradesh and 17 in Telangana - will operate as branches of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). 
IPPB came into existence after it received certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, setting the stage for the new bank to start operations in 2017. Similarly, 17 POs have been identified for IPPB branches in Telangana. Of these, Hyderabad GPO will be operational as IPPB branch by March 2017 and remaining 16 by September 2017, Rai said.

The benefits of IPPB include doorstep banking through postmen and Grameen Dak Sewaks, distribution of third party financial products like loans, insurance, pension products, mutual funds, international and domestic remittances, payment of utility bills, municipal dues, fees, government payments, taxes, DBT and MNREGA disbursements, among others.

"IPPB will drive the benefits of financial inclusion by bringing a host of financial products to suit the needs of different strata of society with special focus on the marginalised sections rural areas," Rai added.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Date : 26.8.2016

Brig.B.Chandra Sekhar , posted as New CPMG ,Telangana Circle


Date : 26.8.2016

UPI allows you to transfer money without knowing the bank account. Here’ how...

  • Beena Parmar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai|
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2016 14:47 IST

On Thursday, the RBI approved the Unified Payment System (UPI), a common platform which links your bank account number to a virtual payment address, effectively making money transfer as easy as an SMS.(AFP)


Send money up to Rs 1 lakh to any bank account through your mobile without entering debit/credit card details, netbanking/wallet password or even knowing the receiver’s account number. This is not magic, it is called Unified Payment System.
Launched by retail payment platform National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) - backed by the RBI, the UPI app user need not remember the 15-digit bank account number or the 11-digit IFSC code (used to identify bank branches).
Instead of account details, the receiver can merely share a virtual address, which can be your name, or your phone number and the sender can transfer money. For example, if your name is abc, the your virtual address could be abc@axisbank or abc@icicibank; if your phone number is 1234567890, then your virtual address could be 1234567890@axisbank or 1234567890@icicibank and so on.
On Thursday, the RBI approved the Unified Payment System (UPI), a common platform which links your bank account number to a virtual payment address, effectively making money transfer as easy as an SMS.
From next week, almost 21 banks will be ready with the UPI mobile app that will allow to link and access multiple bank accounts through a single address.
Built on the IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) platform, the transaction limit for UPI is set at Rs 1 lakh per transaction and for IMPS it is Rs 2 lakh.
After the RBI’s final approval, NPCI had decided that only the banks with 1000 pilot customers, 5000 transactions and success rate of around 80% would be permitted to go live.
List of Banks going live with UPI:
• Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Bhartiya Mahila Bank, Canara Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, DCB Bank, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, TJSB Sahakari Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Karnataka Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, South Indian Bank, Vijaya Bank and Yes Bank.
Issuers:
• IDBI Bank and RBL Bank are on-boarded as issuers. It enables their customers to download any UPI enabled Apps mentioned above and link their account
Date : 26.8.2016

Transfer orders of Higher Administrative of the Indian Postal Service Group - A


Date : 26.8.2016

We can’t bring Ram Rajya: Supreme Court



We can’t bring Ram Rajya: Supreme Court

“We want to do various things but we cannot do. Our capacity to do things is limited. This is a problem,” the bench said.

The Supreme Court Friday said it cannot order establishment of ‘Ram Rajya’ in the country and that it had “limited capacity” to change things. “Do you think with our directions, everything will be done? Do you (petitioner) think we will pass an order that there will be no corruption in the country and all corruption will go? Should we pass an order that there will be ‘Ram Rajya’ in the country? It cannot be like this,” said a bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur.

“We want to do various things but we cannot do. Our capacity to do things is limited. This is a problem,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said while hearing a PIL on the problem of encroachments on roads and footpaths across the country.

The apex court’s observation came when petitioner NGO Voice of India complained of inaction by the authorities to prevent hawkers and roadside vendors from encroaching public space. “If this court does not take any action or pass any direction, then who will?” NGO’s chairman Dhanesh Kumar submitted before the bench while adding he could not go to each and every high court with this plea.


“But we cannot go by an assumption that everything in the country is wrong…you can educate the people about this,” responded the bench, while adjourning the matter for February next year.


Date : 26.8.2016

Promotion and Posting of Junior Administrative Grade Officers of Indian Postal Service,Group - A to the Senior Administrative Grade of the Service


Date : 26.8.2016

Revision of foreign postage rates of letter post items with effect from 1.09.2016



Date : 26.8.2016

Centre Plans to Shut Seven PSU at ONE GOThe government is set to seek formal Cabinet approval for shutting down seven state-owned companies.

PSUThe government is set to seek formal Cabinet approval for shutting down seven state-owned companies, with their respective line ministries apparently agreed. This would be the first time that approvals for closing so many public sector undertakings (PSU) is being sought in one go.
These PSU are part of the larger list of 74-loss making state-owned units. Among them are likely to be Bird Jute and Exports, Hindustan Papers, Hindustan Photo Films, Tyre Corporation and Richardson & Cruddas.
However, a biggest surprise here is, Hindustan papers, Tamil Nadu state owned Tamil Nadu Papers Limited (TNPL) is running under huge profit and it is expanding its ongoing projects. Experts feel it is all based on the management, and most of the PSUs incur loss because of poor management.
The NITI Aayog had earlier given a list of eight PSU for closure to the government and the ministry of disinvestment, after deciding these were unfit for revival.  However, top sources said that in one case, the line ministry did not agree to the procedure and hinted at possible revival, due to which it has left out for now.
The remaining seven have been incurring heavy losses for at least three years. The line ministries will now prepare a detailed plan for its closure.
“Some of these companies have been discussed for quite some time. Instead of seeking separate approvals through a cabinet note for each, it has been decided to send a number of names for approvals in one go,” said a senior official. “The line ministries agree that these companies cannot be revived and need to be shut down.”
The detailed plan will include identification of assets to be liquidated and the compensation for employees. The Aayog had made two lists of sick PSUs, one comprising those that could be closed down and the other of those where the government could divest its stake.
It is also in the process of preparing a list of PSUs for strategic sale or privatisation. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget 2016-17 speech had said the Aayog would identify such PSUs.
The government aims to collect Rs 56,500 crore through disinvestment in PSUs this financial year. Of this, Rs 36,000 crore is estimated to come from minority stake sale in PSUs and the remaining Rs 20,500 crore from strategic sale in both profitable and loss-making companies.
In 2015-16, the government was able to meet less than half of the disinvestment estimate, at Rs 25,312 crore against the target of Rs 69,500 crore. None of that came from strategic sale, for which it had targeted Rs 28,500 crore. It had raised Rs 32,620 crore in 2014-15 by selling stake, mostly minority stake in public companies, of Rs 24,262 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 25,890 crore in 2012-13.
Source: BS
Date : 26.8.2016

Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the CG employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)

NPS Employees shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ as per CCS (Pension) Rule,1972 – Finance Ministry issued orders on 26.8.2016
Extension of benefits of (Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity) to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)- regarding.
No.7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New De1hi-110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the Central Government employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) — regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of the Government servants appointed on or after 1.1.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension System (known as National Pension System), notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) vide their OM No.5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003. Orders were issued for payment of gratuity on provisional basis in respect of employees covered under National Pension System on their retirement from Government service on invalidation or death in service, vide this Department’s OM No.38/41/2006-P&PW(A) dated 5.5.2009.
2. The issue of grant of gratuity in respect government employees covered by the National Pension System has been under consideration of the Government. It has been decided that the government employees covered by National Pension System shall eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule,1972.
3. These orders issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D. Note No.1(4)/EV/2006-II dated 29.07.2016.
4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
5. These orders will be applicable to those Central Civil Government employees who joined Government service on or after 1.1.2004 and are covered by National Pension System and will take effect from the same date i.e. 1.1_2004.
sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)
Authority :http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Date : 26.8.2016


Clean up the employees’ pension scheme


Clean up the employees’ pension scheme
Though a majority of organised workers are covered under the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995, there is still very low transparency level. Many readers might not have even heard about it because EPS is not a separate scheme. It is just an add-on to the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) scheme and all EPF members also automatically become EPS members.
The EPS is plagued with several problems. First, the pension provided by it is very low (i.e. minimum pension under EPS scheme now is only Rs 1,000 per month). As per the current structure, pension is fixed based on the formula given below: Average salary for the last 5 years x No of years completed in service 70 All EPF members are eligible for pension after 10 years of contribution to EPS. The pension from EPS is low because the contribution is also low. At present, employees don’t contribute towards EPS. The employer contributes 8.33% of salary ( i .e. basic + Dearness Allowance) towards EPS, the definition of salary here is restricted to Rs 15,000 for employees whose salary (i.e. basic + DA) is above this limit.So for them, the EPS contribution will be restricted to Rs 1,250 per month or Rs 15,000 per annum.
The Rs 15,000 restriction comes at the time of pension calculation as well. If your salary (basic + DA) is above that, pension will be computed only on Rs 15,000. So the maximum pension one can get now (assuming 35 year service) is Rs 7,500.There are reports about EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) allowing members to contribute more voluntarily to the EPS for getting enhanced benefits after retirement. However, EPS subscribers will be ready to increase their contribution only if the pension is based on the contribution made by the employee throughout the period and not on the number of years last drawn salary . Second, this small pension from EPS (i.e. placed now between Rs 1,000 and Rs 7,500), is not inflation linked like pension for government employees, who joined service before 2004. Since the cost of living increases due to inflation, this “small pension“ now will become “smaller“ in later years.
Third, while employees are complaining about low pension from EPS, the scheme is battling huge deficit. This is because there is no direct linkage between the contribution made by employees and the pension received by them. As of now, EPS is working on the base of new contribution -i.e. contribution from new employees are used to pay the pension for retired ones.Though this may be sustainable for some time because of the demographic dividend in India (i.e. large number of youngsters getting into work force compared to few retired ones), this will not be sustainable in long term. This is because of the expected demographic profile change and the change in employment structure (i.e. more and more companies are hiring people on contract, so they may be outside the EPS ambit). Government doesn’t reveal actuarial valuation of pension liabilities from EPS on regular basis, so only estimates are available on its deficit figures -assumed to be more than Rs 50,000 crore.In addition to cleaning up this mess, government should also release this deficit on regular basis, at least on annual basis, for the sake of transparency .
Source : ET

7th Pay Commission report: New panel set up, controversy hit IAS cadre under scanner
The 7th Pay Commission report is still grabbing headlines as the various permutations and combinations are still being bandied about and discussed threadbare and now it spans a big controversy that has to do with the near monopoly currently enjoyed by the IAS and how to end it, once and for all. Moving forward, as per the requirement of the report, the Narendra Modi government has set up a task force to review the cadre structure of all Organised Group A Central Services. This controversy has acquired increased urgency after the turf war between the officers of the Indian administrative and revenue services (IAS and IRS) recently reached a flashpoint after several IRS officers huddled together in Mumbai last month bringing matters to a head and this set alarm bells ringing at the highest echelons of the government. (PTI)
The 7th Pay Commission task force will be headed by Department of Personnel and Training additional secretary T Jacob and he will submit the report in 3 months. What he will have on his hands will deal with 4 basic factors that include 1) the ideal structure for posts of joint secretary and above, 2) percentage of reserves in organised Group A services, 3) ideal recruitment policy and 4) way forward in mitigating stagnation level. There are 49 Organised Group A Services ranging from the IFS, the Indian Postal Service, the five Accounts services and Indian Revenue Service (IT) to the 13 engineering services under the railways, CPWD, telecom, power, water and defence forces. (PTI)
This move comes courtesy 7th Pay Commission panel chairman, Justice (retired) A K Mathur calling for an end to the dominance of IAS officials. However, there were divergent views in the panel on ending the IAS superiority. Under the scanner especially was the joint secretary-and-above-level positions in the central staff. The 7th Pay Commission threw up the data: out of a total of 91 secretary level posts, 73 (80%) were occupied by IAS; out of 107 additional secretary level posts, 98 (92%) were with the IAS and of 391 joint secretary level posts, 249 (64%) were with the IAS. (PTI)
The 7th Pay Commission said IAS officers get two extra increments at promotion stages and it wanted to extend the same to the IPS and the Indian Forest Service. Other all-India services and central services (Group A) are not getting proper representation either. The IAS officers always had a two-year edge compared to other services. (PTI)
The solution that the 7th Pay Commission panel unveiled said that all personnel who have put in 17 years of service should be given equal opportunity for central staff. The panel was overwhelmed by the reactions of Group A Services, who demanded that the services should have equal opportunities to man the senior-most posts and it should not be the preserve of a small group. (PTI)
Source : FinancialExpress

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Date : 26.8.2016

New e-mail ids of Post Offices in AP Circle in India Post domain



Click Here to download the list.
Date : 25.8.2016

Telangana circle surplus LGO list



Date : 25.8.2016

AP circle surplus LGO list



Newly elected Circle office bearers to AP Circle

The 1st  Circle Conference of National Association of Postal Employees, Group-c, Telangana Circle was held at “Palla Ravindrareddy Bhavan, Hanmakonda” from 21.8.2016 to 23.8.201under the president-ship of SriR.SudhakarCirclePresident, NAPEGr-c AP Circle. Consequent on formation new Telangana Circle union the following office bearers of AP  Circle have fallen vacant. The CWC held at Hanmakonda from 21.8.16 to 23.8.2016 has filled the said  vacant post with the following members. 

Vice Presidents:  Sri K.Mark, SPM, Jandrapet SO, Ongole Division.   
                               Sri T.V.Rao, SPM, Buttaipet SO, Machilipatnam Division.       
                               Sri G.Himeshbabu, SPM,Rajendranagar Colony TSO, Gudiwada Dn. 

Asst. Circle Secretary: Sri J.Azeembasha, PA, Hindupur HO, Hindupur Dn.

Circle Treasurer: Sri J. Ramakrishnakumar, SPM Piduguralla Gr-I SO, Narasaraopet Division.

Org. Secretary: Smt. Vijaya Munemma, Accountant, Guduru DO, Gudur Dn.
                           Sri Adapala Srinivas, PA, Amalapuram HO, Amalapuram Dn.

Newly Elected Circle office bearers list of Telangana Circle - Congratulations to all

The 1st  Circle Conference of National Association of Postal Employees, Group-c, Telangana Circle was held at “Palla Ravindrareddy Bhavan, Hanmakonda” from 21.8.2016 to 23.8.201under the president-ship of Sri R.Sudhakar, Circle President, NAPE Gr-c AP Circle. The following office bearers were elected unanimously for the period 2016-2018. 

Circle President: Sri G.Nageswararao, SPM Ramalayam SO, Khammam Dn..

Working President:  Sri S.Chakradhararao, PA, KMC SO, Warangal, Warangal Dn.
Vice President          Sri G.Shankar Goud, SPM, Bhagyanagar TSO, Adilabad Dn 
                                 Sri B.Lachiram, SPM, Sivajinagar SO, Nizamabad Dn.

Circle Secretary: Sri K.VenugopalReddy, PA, SecundrabadHO,Secundrabad Dn.

Asst.Circle Secre: 1.SriT.Brahmeswarasingh, Trainer WCTC, Hanamakonda Division.  
                              2.Sri P.Yadagirigoud, PA, Humayun Nagar SO, Hyderabd City Dn.
                              3.Sri C.Shankar, DPM, Sangareddy HO, Sangareddy Division
                              4.Sri A.Praveenkumar, PA, Medak HO, Medak Division.
                              5.Sri Ch.Raghupathirao, PA, Korutla SO, Karimnagar Division.
   
Circle Treasurer: Sri S.Yadagiri Reddy, PRIP, Kachiguda HO, Hyd S/E Division.

Asst. Treasurer: Sri K.Sasidhar, Accountant, Mahabbonagar HO, MB Nagar Division..
Org. Secretaries:1. Sri B.Srinivasulu, PA, Stn. Jadcherla HO, Wanaparthy Dn. 
                           2. Sri G.Narasimha, PA, Suryapet HO, Suryapet Division
                           3. Sri K.Hemlanaik, PA, Nalgonda HO, Nalgonda Division.
Auditor:        Sri A.Subramanya Sastry, APM, Hyderabad GPO.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Date : 25.8.2016

7th Pay Commission Latest News: No hike in minimum pay of Rs 18,000, central government employees might go on strike

In a bad news for central government employees, the government has reportedly refused to hike the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission and approved by the Union Cabinet.

New Delhi, Aug 23: In a bad news for central government employees, the government has reportedly refused to hike the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission and approved by the Union Cabinet. The central government employees are not going to get more than minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as the public sector workers have also demanded minimum pay of Rs 18,000 which will bring extra burden on government. Finance Ministry sources working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, has made clear that there is no scope to change in minimum pay Rs 18,000.

“The demand of central government employees through National Joint Council of Action (NJAC) for hiking minimum pay Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 may be considered by the National Anomaly Committee but they can do nothing,” a Finance Ministry source was quoted as saying by the Sen Times. The central government employees unions have threatened to carry out an indefinite strike if their demand of hike in minimum pay is not fulfilled. But the government is in no mood to change mind on central government employees’ demand. 

While the central government employees want hike is minimum pay of Rs 18,000, the government cannot accept their demand. It is because Public Sector Undertaking employees, who used to get less than the central government employees, are now demanding pay hike equivalent to central government employees. Since the government is not in position to bear this extra burden, it would not accept the demand of central government employees to increase minimum pay of Rs 18,000.

“Now, it is generally seen that Public Sector Undertaking employees get less pay than the central government employees and they will demand to hike pay equivalent to central government employees. So, the focus has now shifted to PSUs- whether they would implement a similar pay hike for their employees or not,” Finance Ministry officials were quoted as saying. “If they hike pay for their employees, the central government is likely to face difficulty in bearing this extra financial burden. Accordingly, central government employees demand for hiking minimum pay of Rs 18,000 will not be accepted,” they added.

The government in July issued the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The 7th Pay Commission notification confirmed that central government employees 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, the lowest in 70 years. The Cabinet also approved the increase in minimum pay Rs 18,000 from existing Rs 7,000. But the central government employees want to increase minimum pay from Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000. The employees’ unions have threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met.
Date : 24.8.2016

Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- (NFG) on completion of 2 years service in GP Rs. 2800/-
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. I/2/Part III
Dated: 22/08/2016
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- (NFG) on completion of 2 years service in GP Rs. 2800/-.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2010/IR-N/2 dated 19/11/2010.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. III/UPRMS/Pt. II dated 15/01/2014.
Federation desires to remind the Railway Board that on a reference from NFIR with regard to incorrect placement of Pharmacist in GP 2800/- and their continuance for further two years before placing them in GP 4200/- (PB-2) despite the fact that these incumbents had already rendered two years or more service in the pre- revised scale of pay Rs. 4500-7000, the Railway Board vide letter No. PC-VI/2010/IR-N/2 dated 19/11/2010 had issued a clarification to the Zonal Railways to the effect that the services rendered by Pharmacist in the pre- revised scale Rs. 4500-7000 should be counted as service in GP 2800/- for being placed in NFG of Pharmacist in GP 4200/- + Pay Band-II. Federation is constrained to mention that these instructions of the Board are not being followed scrupulously by various zones causing hardships to the Pharmacists.
In this connection, NFIR vide letter No. III/UPRMS/Pt. II dated 15/01/2014 brought to the notice of Board a case of Shri Sushil Kumar, Pharmacist working in Bikaner Division of N.W. Railway who came on inter railway transfer from West Central Railway where he was in receipt of GP 4200/- (PB-2). Federation vide its letter dated 15/01/2014 cited under reference invited Board’s attention the irregularity committed by the Bikaner Division by depressing the Grade Pay and emoluments of Shri Sushil Kumar. Federation also contended that the action of Bikaner Division is unjustified and violative of Board’s instructions dated 19/11/2010 as the employee had already completed two years service while working on West Central Railway and was eligible to GP 4200/- (PB-2) which is personal to him as NFG. A period of more than 1 ½ years has passed, unfortunately, instructions have not been issued to the North Western Railway. Copy of NFIR’s letter dated 15/01/2014, referred to above, is again enclosed for ready reference.
The Federation has come to know yet another similar nature of case on Central Railway, Nagpur Division where Shri Shailendra C. Ramteke, Pharmacist whose emoluments also have been depressed by the Nagpur Division though the employee had already rendered two years service in pre-revised scale of Pay Rs. 4500-7000 before his promotion to Rs. 5000-8000 on 03/01/2007.
NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to issue clarification to North Western and Central Railways to rectify the deficiencies and to abide by Board’s instructions dated 19/11/2010 so that the concerned staff are not put to financial hardships.
A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR