Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Conduct of Limited Departmental Comppetitive Examination for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of P A / S A from Postman / Mail Guard and MTS cadre for deputation to Army Postal Services

Date : 29.3.2017


Conduct of Limited Departmental Comppetitive Examination for LGOs for promotion to the cadre of P A / S A from Postman / Mail Guard and MTS cadre for deputation to Army Postal Services


















NCJCM Letter to Cabinet Secretary

Date : 29.3.2017

NCJCM Letter to Cabinet Secretary - Grievances of the Central Government Employees





Details of NPS contributions held in the account maintained as NPS Collection Account

Date : 29.3.2017

Details of NPS contributions held in the account maintained as NPS Collection Account



Age Relaxation in Job

Date : 29.3.2017

Age Relaxation in Job for Widows, divorced Woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands who are not re-married.




Relaxation of age up to 35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the widows, divorced women and women judicially separated (JSW) from their husbands who are not re-married, for employment to Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ post already exists in Department of Personnel & Training’s (DoP&T) Office Memorandum (OM) No. 15012/13/79-Estt (D) dated 19.01.1980. Similar relaxation also exists for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive Examination in DoP&T OM No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990. All the above mentioned instructions have been reiterated vide DoP&T OM No. 41034/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 30.01.2014.

It is incumbent upon all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India to follow the above mentioned instructions.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri B. Sriramulu in the Lok Sabha today

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Vacant Posts in Different Categories : DOPT Minister Reply in Lok Sabha.

Date : 29.3.2017

Vacant Posts in Different Categories : DOPT Minister Reply in Lok Sabha.


Category-wise data on vacant posts is not maintained centrally.
As per the data received from 79 Ministries/Departments for the year 2014-2015, 18822 employees (8.56%) were recruited from Minority Communities in Government services and PSUs.

As per the data received from 44 Ministries/Departments for the year 2015-2016, 2851 employees (7.5%) were recruited from Minority Communities in Government services and PSUs.

As per information available on the URL www.rrcps.nic.in, in respect of 74, 69 and 50 Ministries/Departments for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively, the representation of SC, ST and OBC categories in the appointments made through Direct Recruitment is as following:-
Representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in the appointment made through
Direct Recruitment:

Calendar Year
2013
 (74 Ministries)
2014
 (69 Ministries)
2015
     (50 Ministries)
SCs
26908 (17.72%)
21366 (16.92%)
2556 (16.09%)
STs
13766 (09.06%)
10692 (08.46%)
1176 (07.40%)
OBCs
52254 (34.41%)
40019 (31.69%)
4704 (29.62%)
Others
58913 (38.79%)
54184 (42.91%)
7441 (46.86%)
Total
151841
126261
15877

The posts sanctioned in Government Ministries/ Departments are required to be filled as per the Recruitment Rules as and when vacancies arise. The filling up of posts is a continuous process depending on the vacancies arising across Ministries/Departments during the years and action calendars of the recruitment agencies. In this regards all Ministries/Departments have been requested to take advance action for reporting vacancy position with respect to Direct Recruitment Posts to recruitment agencies such as Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc. Further all Ministries/ Department have also been requested for timely convening of the Departmental Promotion Committee meeting for filling up of promotional posts.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel in the Lok Sabha today.

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Backlog Vacancies : DOPT Minister Reply in Lok Sabha

Date : 29.3.2017

Backlog Vacancies : DOPT Minister Reply in Lok Sabha



As per information provided by 10 major Ministries/Departments including Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Undertakings etc., 28,713 vacancies remained unfilled as on 31.12.2016, which comes to about 31% of 92,589 backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The Government had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of the then Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment to make an analysis of the reasons for non-filling up of reserved vacancies and to suggest remedial measures. Based on the recommendations of this Committee, Department of Personnel and Training issued instructions in November/December, 2014 to all Ministries/Departments to constitute in-house Committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study of the root cause of backlog reserved vacancies, initiation of measures to remove such factors and to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies.

Various Ministries/Departments have constituted in-house committee and initiated action for filling up of reserved vacancies.

Department of Personnel and Training monitors the progress in filling up of reserved category vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes with 10 Ministries/Departments having majority of the employees in Central Government. Six meetings were held in this regard.

The total number of backlog reserved category vacancies is 28,713 in respect of those 10 Ministries/Departments.

As per information provided by those 10 Ministries/Departments, 20,975 vacancies for Scheduled Castes, 15,874 vacancies for Scheduled Tribes and 27,027 vacancies for Other Backward Classes have been filled up during the period 01.04.2012 to 31.12.2016.

These 10 Ministries/Departments have been requested to take expeditious action with regard to the unfilled reserved backlog vacancies.

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

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Japan Post Bank Power Point Presentation

Date : 29.3.2017

Japan Post Bank Power Point Presentation at FNPO &JPGU Joint Seminar on comparative study on IPPB & Japan Post Bank held on 22.3.2017 at Visakhapatnam.

To view ppt click the below two links.




7th Pay Commission Allowances Committee Meeting held on 28th March 2017

Date : 29.3.2017

Meeting of Committee on Allowances held on 28.3.2017  remained inconclusive.

7th Pay Commission Allowances Committee Meeting held on 28th March 2017 – AIRF reports that discussion held on 28 th March 2017 has ended without conclusion.



Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Written reply to a question regarding the submission of Allowance Committee

Date : 29.3.2017

Written reply to a question regarding the submission of Allowance Committee 

On 28.03.2017 in Parliament, Minister of State for Finance Shri Santhosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to a question regarding the submission of Allowance Committee Report. He said that the Allowance Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee

Detailed Questions and Answers:

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION No. 2986

TO BE ANSWERED ON TUESDAY, THE 28th MARCH, 2017
CHAITRA 7, 1939 (SAKA)
ALLOWANCE OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
2986. SHRI A. VIJAYAKUMAR
SHRI RAM KUMAR KASHYAP:

Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

(a) Whether Government has formed a Committee for taking decision about the allowances to the Central Government employees and removal of anomalies in their pay scales announced by the Seventh Pay Commission;

(b) if so, whether the Committee has submitted its report;

(c) if so, the main features thereof and if not, the reasons for delay in submission of report;
and

(d) the time by which recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission regarding the allowances are proposed to be implemented?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) to (d): The Committee on allowances has been constituted vide order dated 22.07.2016 to examine and make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to allowances are warranted and if so, in
what form. A separate anomaly committee at National Level has also been set up, vide O.M. dated 09.09.2016, to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

The National Anomaly Committee has made recommendations on the calculation methodology of the Disability Pension for Defence forces personnel. The Committee on allowances has received a large number of demands on allowances and even now receiving such demands. All the demands have been diligently examined. The Committee has already held 13 meeting so far and interacted with the representatives of Central Nodal Ministries, National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and officers and representatives of employee associations of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Home Affairs, Railways, Defence and Department of Posts. The Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

Source : Rajya Sabha

Lavasa panel fails to wrap up deliberations on 7th pay commission

Date : 29.3.2017

Lavasa panel fails to wrap up deliberations on 7th pay commission

Employees seek clarity on 14 additional allowances that the pay panel did not include in its report



A panel headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, tasked with examining the 7th Pay Commission’s (7th CPC) recommendations on allowances, has been forced to delay wrapping up its deliberations as representatives of the central government’s 4.7 million have sought clarity on 14 additional that the pay panel did not include in its report.

This will lead to the late submission of observations by the to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which, in turn, will cause a delay in the Union Cabinet’s and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s final decision on the matter.

Out of 196 allowances, the 7th report recommended the abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into the existing ones. In addition, there were some 14 that were not included in the report. These included accident allowance, allowance in lieu of running room facilities, breach of rest allowance, ghat allowance, officiating allowance, outstation detention and receiving allowances, shunting allowance, trip allowance and waiting duty allowance, among others. The report stated that not mentioned in the report should be abolished anyway.

“We have had representations from employee unions that a decision should be taken on these as well. These have come from various ministries and hence a call will have to be taken. There will be another meeting soon to decide on this particular matter,” said a senior government official.

The official said the CPC’s original expenditure assessment of nearly Rs 30,000 crore additional annual outlay on implementing its recommendations on is expected to be unchanged.

All other decisions, including on house rent allowance, will be finalised in the next meeting, which the hopes will be its last one, the official added. 

After that the cabinet is expected to decide the issue soon. It is understood that the Centre wants to move fast on this issue.

In late June last year, after implementing the proposals on salary and pension, Jaitley had announced the would examine the suggestions on  It had time till October to give the report but this got delayed. The decision on was postponed because the wanted a number of them to be abolished or subsumed, while employee unions opposed this.

A deferment on revising of meant that as opposed to a burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore as envisaged by the CPC, the government had provisioned for Rs 84,933 crore in 2016-17 for pay and pension, including Rs 12,000 crore in arrears.

There are other recommendations on which the panel led by Lavasa has been tasked with examining. These include a change in the present system of accounting, wherein pay and are clubbed and it is difficult to bifurcate them. The recommended a separate object head for budgeting and accounting be used to record the expenditure.

7th Pay Commission: Committee Seeks Ministries’ Views On 14 Allowances

Date : 29.3.2017

7th Pay Commission: Committee Seeks Ministries’ Views On 14 Allowances

The Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.




New Delhi: A high-level committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa will finalise its report on payment of allowances to 47 lakh government employees after receiving comments from ministries on treatment of over a dozen such benefits.
The panel, which was asked to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendation for abolition of 53 allowances out of a total of 196 and subsuming another 36 into larger existing ones, at its meeting today sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of 14 allowances.
Sources said these 14 allowances had not been factored in previously and the concerned ministries have been asked to give their views on what is to be done with them.
These allowances include accidental allowance, outstation detention allowance, trip allowance, and ghat allowance.
The panel will finalise its report after it gets the comments, they said, adding one more meeting of the committee is likely for doing so.
The government is keen to give out the revised allowances from the fiscal year beginning April 1 but will take a call on payment of arrears in case the rollout is delayed, they said.
The Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.
The Pay Commission had recommended abolition of or subsuming of allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.
Out of a total of 196 allowances, it had recommended abolition of 53 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones.
Sources said the committee in its next meeting will also finalise its views on pay commission recommendation of reducing the house rent allowance (HRA) to 24 per cent of basic pay as against the 30 per cent of basic pay employees were drawing under the Sixth Pay Commission.
Source:- NDTV PROFIT

UGADI GREETINGS TO ALL VIEWERS

Date :28.3.2017

Wish You A Happy Ugadi to All




Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 - Table of Benefits in respect of Savings Fund accumulations during 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017 : DoP order.

Date : 28.3.2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 - Table of Benefits in respect of Savings Fund accumulations during 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017 : DoP order.





Instructions for executing End of Year (EOY) in CBS post offices/CPCs

Date : 28.3.2017

Instructions for executing End of Year (EOY) in CBS post offices/CPCs

 
Respected Sir/Madam, 

The competent authority has taken following decisions for executing End of Year (EOY) activities for 2016-17 in CBS Post Offices/CPCs:-

  1. 1. On 1.4.2017, no CBS Post Office will do any transaction but staff working on CBS will attend post office and follow instructions (as and when ) issued by CEPT Team Chennai. 
(A public notice should be put on the notice board of all CBS Post Offices that due to End of Year, no transaction will be accepted on01.04.2017 and Monthly/Quarterly Interest of MIS/SCSS if due on 1st April 2017 will be paid on 03.04.2017. ATMs will be operational  on 01/04/2017). Salary & Pension uploads should be done after completion of EOD for 1st April 2017

2.CBS Post Offices should ensure that no unverified account or modification in  accounts of SB/PPF/SSA/NSS-87/NSS-92 remains unverified as interest is not calculated for any account if any modification is unverified, as on 31/03/2017. Concerned staff should be alerted so that such lapses may be avoided.

3.   All CBS Post Offices, on 31.3.2017, should do transactions latest up to  1700 hours and verify all the transactions simultaneously so that there may be no Blocking Transactions at 1700 hours. All CBS Post Offices should complete HISCOD latest by 1800 hours, except those SOLs which await clearing information from the respective HOs. CPCs should monitor this activity and any blocking validation should be reported to FSI Helpdesk and CEPT Team, immediately on noticing so that solution can be provided well in time. 

4. CBS Head Post Office dealing with clearing house, should intimate cheque clearing intimation of the cheques cleared on31.03.2017 to other linked CBS HOs and SOs  well in time on 31.03.2017 either over mail or phone so that credit/debit can be afforded well in time.  Late clearance activity and corresponding credits/debits should be handled by the clearing house POs without any delay. (Please note that in case of PPF Accounts maturing on 31.03.2017, cheque cleared before 31.03.2017 will not be allowed to be credited after 31.03.2017)

5. CEPT FSI Team will be disabling certain menus according to the requirements during EOY Batch execution to control resource utilisation; CPCs will be kept informed from time-to-time on this and should coordinate with their SOLs on this exercise.

5. Reports regarding Interest credited in SB/SSA/PPF/NSS-87 and NSS-92 accounts of a CBS post office, Silent Account maintenance Fee charged and Total number of accounts marked as silent (total amount and accounts  for a Post Office and not account-wise) will be intimated through CPCs by the end of first week of April 2017.

6.  All the concerned teams who are part of the EOY activity (CPC SPOCs, EOD Support Team, CEPT Team) should be available on2nd April, 2017 and ensure that EOY activity are completed smoothly. 

Instructions for CPCs

1. CPCs should call post offices under their jurisdiction on 31.03.2017, help in clearing blocking validations and ensure smooth completion of HISCOD.
2.  HSCOD will be executed by CEPT team centrally; CPC teams should be available till HSCOD is completed for all their respective SOLs. 

3. All CPCs will remain open during the night of 31.03.2017 and duties of staff should be notified in shifts.

Circles/Regions/Divisions should ensure that these instructions are followed scrupulously  by all CBS Post Offices and CPCs.

With regards,

Sachin Kishore
Director (CBS)
Sansad Marg,
Dak Bhavan

Transfers / Postings of JTS/STS Officers of Indian Postal Service , Group 'A' cadre

Date : 28.3.2017

Transfers / Postings of JTS/STS Officers of Indian Postal Service , Group 'A' cadre 



Posting of Probationer of Indian Postal Service , Group 'A' cadre of 2014 batch to Andhra Pradesh Circle.

Date : 28.3.2017

Posting of Probationer of Indian Postal Service , Group 'A' cadre of 2014 batch to Andhra Pradesh Circle.


Monday, 27 March 2017

7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today

Date : 28.3.2017

7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today




7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today
A panel headed by former finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, tasked with examining the 7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) recommendations on allowances, might have its final meeting on Tuesday, followed by its report going to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Business Standard has learnt.
 
The matter will then go to the Union Cabinet, on revised allowances for 4.7 million employees. Officials said most of the work on the report was complete. “The panel’s work is in its final stages,” said a senior officer. If the minister accepts the report, it will only be a matter of days before the Cabinet takes up the matter. It is understood the Centre wants to give the revised allowances from early 2017-18.


In late June last year, after implementing the CPC proposals on salary and pension, Jaitley had announced the Lavasa panel would examine the suggestions on allowances. It had time till October but the report got delayed -- the CPC wanted a number of the allowances to be abolished or subsumed, while employee unions were opposed.
 
7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel might give report to FM today

 
Some of the allowances the CPC had suggested be done away or subsumed were an acting allowance, assisting cashier allowance, cycle allowance, condiment allowance, entertainment allowances for the cabinet secretary, flying squad allowance, haircutting allowance, rajbhasha allowance, rajdhani allowance, robe allowance, secret allowance, shoe allowance, shorthand allowance, soap toilet allowance, spectacle allowance, Sunderban allowance, uniform allowance, vigilance allowance and washing allowance. Of 196 allowances, the CPC report had recommended abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones. A deferment on revising of allowances meant that as opposed to a burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore as envisaged by the CPC, the government had provisioned for Rs 84,933 crore in 2016-17 for pay and pension, including Rs 12,000 crore in arrears.
 
There are other recommendations on allowances the panel is examining. These include a change in the present system of accounting, wherein pay and allowances are clubbed. The CPC recommended a separate object head for budgeting and accounting be used to record the expenditure.

Business Standard.