Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

HAPPY LOHARI, PONGAL,BIHU AND MAKAR SANKRANTI



MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL .

PENSIONER'S OPTION - 1 MERCILESSLY REJECTED.

It is learnt that the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pension) has NOT recommended the Option Number - 1 recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission for fixation of pension of pre -2016 Pensioners. Instead it has recommended  extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by 5th CPC ie ; arriving at notional pay in 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission revision and consequent pension fixation. Now the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC is studying the recommendations of Pension Committee for processing for submission for approval of Cabinet. Thus , the one and the only favourable recommendation of 7th CPC ie; the real parity in Pension which is also approved by Cabinet with a rider "subject to feasibility" is going to be mercilessly rejected by Government , inspite of repeated requests and demands from NJCA, Confederation and Pensioners Associations .


M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
Mob & WhatsApp:  09447068125.

Email : mkrishnan6854@gmail.com


REVISION OF CGHS SUBSCRIPTION RATES


Revision of CGHS Subscription Rates due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. No. S.11011/11/2016-CGHS(P)/EHS

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section
*******
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 5th January, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s ‘OM No. S.11011/11/2016-CGHS(P) dated 20th Ma’y, 2009 vide which orders were issued revising the rates of monthly subscription for availing CGHS facility, as also the entitlement for free diet, entitlement of accommodation in private empanelled hospitals under CGHS, etc.

2.         Consequent upon revision of pay on the basis of the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, it has been decided to revise the rates of subscriptions, to be made by employees/ pensioners, for availing benefits under the CGHS, with effect from 1st January 2017. It has also been decided to revise the monetary ceiling limits for various entitlements of the beneficiaries for availing CGHS facilities.

3.         In supersession of all earlier instructions, the following revisions are being made, is so far as it relates to the facilities mentioned below:

            (A) Monthly Contributions for availing CGHS facility:


S.No
CORRESPONDING LEVEL IN THE PAY MATRIX AS PER 7TH CPC
CONTRIBUTION
(RS. PER MONTH)
1
Level: 1 to 5    
250
2
Level: 6
450
3
Level: 7 to 11
650
4
Level: 12 & above
1000

DECLARATION OF HOLIDAY ON 14.01.2017 FOR PONGAL IN TAMILNADU


Confederation - All India protest day on 10th January 2017 - Photos

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COC - UTTARAKHAND







COC - ANDHRA / TELANGANA



29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Honorable MOS (PP) - Action Taken Report on the meeting of the last SCOVA meeting.  (Click the link below to view)

http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/om-scova.pdf

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Declaration of closed holiday for Pongal on 14th January 2017 for Central Government Employees of Tamilnadu state - Confederation write to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India 




Monday, January 9, 2017

Notice for the meeting of the NJCA


Second Meeting of the Anomaly Committee on the calculation methodology of the Disability Pension for Defence forces personnel as per the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission



National Federation of Postal Employees
All India Postal Employees Union GDS
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com
       No. PF-01(e)/2016                                                                 Dated: 09th January-2017

UNJUSTIFIED DELAY IN PUBLISHING GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
NFPE DECIDED TO COMMENCE INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST
IN FRONT OF DIRECTORATE FROM 18.01.2017
To
            1) All General Secretaries 
           and Office Bearers     
           NFPE.

          2) All Circle/Divisional 
           Secretaries NFPE.
          3) All Circle/Divisional Secretaries AIPEU GDS

Dear Comrades, 

            As you are aware the GDS Committee Report was submitted to the Government on 24th November 2016 by the Kamalesh Chandra Committee. NFPE conducted two days protest demonstration on 5th & 6th December 2016 demanding immediate publishing of the Report.

             Secretary, Department of Posts categorically assured Secretary General NFPE that Report will be published after 31st December 2016. But even after 31st December, till this day, Report is not published.

            Entire Postal Employees are agitated over the unjustified delay in publishing the Report.

            NFPE Federal Secretariat has decided to commence INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST infront of Dak Bhawan , New Delhi from 18th January 2017 from 10 AM onwards demanding immediate publishing of GDS Committee Report.


              Secretary General all General Secretaries NFPE and General Secretary AIPEU GDS / available Office Bearers will sit on hunger fast.

            All Circle/Divisional Secretaries of NFPE/AIPEU GDS are requested to conduct protest demonstrations in front of all offices from 18th January onwards.

            Please give wide publicity among all employees, especially among GDS employees

       R. N. PARASHAR                                              P.  PANDURANGARAO

Secretary General NFPE.                                  General Secretary AIPEU GDS

           
Pilot run of e-Revision Utility of CPAO for 7th Central Pay Commission-Revision of Pension

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TR1KOOT-Ii, 31-11KAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-11006C
PH0NES 25174596,28174456,26174438
CPAO/IT & Tech/Revision/ 7th CPC/2016-17/19.VOL-III/207
23.12,2016

Office Memorandum
Subject: Pilot run of e-Revision Utility of CPAO for 7th Central Pay Commission Revision of Pension.
Revision of about 9.5 lakhs Pre-2016 pension cases & 16000 post-2016 cases have become due as per recommendations of 7th CPC. As per instructions of DP&PW dated 4/08/2016, pension cases of Pre-2015 pensioners have been revised by the banks by applying the multiplication factor of 2.57.However, pension of post-2016 pensioners needs to be revised by concerned PADs. At present, these cases are being revised through COMPACT and physical authorities are sent to CPAO for authorization of pension. As COMPACT does not provide the facility of sending online Revision Authorities under the digital signatures of concerned PAOs to CPAO, CPAO has to wait for physical Revision Authorities for the validation of PAOs’ signature and special seal. Due to this, the process of pension revision becomes time consuming which ultimately slows down the whole process of revision. To overcome this problem, CPAO has developed online e-revision utility to take care of 7th CPC Pension Revision with the facility of sending digitally signed Revision Authority under the digital signatures of PAOs to CPAO.2.11 has been decided to start the pilot run of new utility in 8 PAOs i.e. PAD, CRPF, New Delhi, PAO, CISF, New Delhi and PAO, BSF New Delhi of MHA; PAO, NDIZ and PAO , Food Zone of UD; PAO, CWC in Water Recourses; Pr. AO/PAO , New Delhi in External Affairs and ZAD, CBDT New Delhi in CBDT. These PAOs are first required to register their digital signatures in PFIVIS (if not already registered) in order to process and send the revised authority to CPAO. e- Revision utility may be accessed on CPAO’s website http://cpao.nic.in/wrap.php?p=html/E-Revision.html Step by Step process flow for processing of revision cases in the new utility may be downloaded from CPAOs website at http://cpao.nic.in/wrap.php?p=html/E-Revision.html
3. in view of the above, you are requested to instruct your PAOs selected for pilot run to use new utility of CPAO for revision of Post- 2016 pension cases w.e.f. 1st January, 2017 and extend full support to make the trial/pilot successful. In case of any difficulty in use of this utility Sh. Davinder Kumar, Technical Director, [SIC, CPAO may be contacted on Telephone No. 01126715338 or through email — kurnar.davinder@nic.in.
Subhash Chandra
Controller of Accounts

Retired employees win pension war in SC, but hit government wall

MUMBAI: Three decades after their battle began, and despite a victory in the Supreme Courtin September, several thousand retired central government employees are yet to get their pension restored.

Unwilling to let the octogenarians celebrate, the Centre filed a review petition in the top court last month and decided to implement the restoration subject to its outcome. The Union ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions issued an office memorandum on December 21to give former central government employees who had litigated for years, including K Ganesan, a spearheading litigant who died during the process, this bittersweet news.

The issue centres around a pension rule that permitted central government employees to shift en masse from the 1960s to the 1980s to public sector undertakings (PSUs) that needed experienced workers at the time. To aid and promote the move, the Centre allowed the employees to avail of 100% lump sum pension in advance for 15 years. The rules had till then permitted a partial onethird commutation. Acomplicated formula is at work for pension calculations.Essentially, such employees who had claimed a lump sum upfront in a particular year, went on to fight for restoration of pension (effectively arrears) as per service years, after accounting for the lump sum payment made earlier. The issue was a fight against effective downgrade of pension slabs.

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Several legal battles ensued, beginning in 1983. In 1987, the SC first allowed one-third restoration for Central govern ment employees after a 15-year period, and a decade later extended the benefit to those who had shifted to PSUs.

K Ganesan, who was with the finance ministry and in 1986 moved to BHEL, a PSU, after availing of lump sum pension in advance, launched a fight in the Madras high court.In 2007, the court upheld the plea. It significantly held that the Centre cannot wipe away the rights of an employee for restoration. It said an employee remains a pensioner under the Pensions Act, 1871. Navi Mumbai resident Satish Kate, part of another association and who worked with the Indian Bureau of Mines and retired in 2006 from Indian Oil Corporation, is among those awaiting restoration."Many of the 7,000-odd pensioners are aged over 80. They may not live to enjoy pension in their lifetime if the legal battle continues," he said. "The SC order applies to all of us who were absorbed by PSUs.The PM heads the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pension."

Source Times of India

MARITAL STATUS CERTIFICATE GIVEN BY WIDOWS OF DECEASED EMPLOYEES CAN BE SELF CERTIFIED

 

No.1/1/2016-P&PW (E)/23913
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
19th December, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUB:       CERTIFICATE OF RE-MARRIAGE/MARRIAGE—REG.


            The undersigned is directed to refer to Annexure XXVI of the Scheme Booklet of the O/o CGA, which is a proforma for Certificate of Re-marriage/Marriage. As per the Scheme Booklet, this certificate is to be submitted once every six months in May and November by widowers and unmarried daughters; this is required to be countersigned by a responsible officer or a well-known person.

2.         This department has received request from Pensioners Union of Railway Employees, Chennai. (copy enclosed) stating that the widows of the deceased ’employees are required to submit the certificate countersigned by a responsible officer or a well-known person. More often the widow, when approaches the show-called responsible officer/well-known person, are being harassed. They feel that the present stipulation of getting counter signature is not only unwarranted but also an affront to the womanhood in the context of atrocity against women rampant in the country. This is inconsistent with acceptance of certificates with self-attestation.

3.         Therefore, the Union has requested to eliminate the provision of counter signature from others duly accepting self attested certificates.

4.         This department has also received representations against revision for submission of these certificates every six months, which had been forwarded to the CPAO for further necessary action. as general references.

5.         This department has already allowed submission of self-certificate for non-marriage and declaration of income vide OM dated 21st July, 1999, re-iterated vide OM dated 8th December, 2011 and 20th September, 2012 (copies available at www.persmin.nic.in) Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 has been amended to allow submission of marital and income certificates only once a year.

6.         In view of the foregoing, Central Pension Accounting Office, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare and Ministry of Railways are requested to make suitable changes to their respective forms for the above certificate.
(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India




INCOME-TAX RULES AMENDED TO PROVIDE THAT BANK SHALL OBTAIN AND LINK PAN OR FORM NO. 60 (WHERE PAN IS NOT AVAILABLE) IN ALL EXISTING BANK ACCOUNTS (OTHER THAN BSBDA) BY 28.02.2017.

Press Information Bureau

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

08-January-2017 18:17 IST

             Income-tax Rules amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017.

            Income-tax Rules have been amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017, if not already done. In this connection, it may be mentioned that RBI vide circular dated 15.12.2016 has mandated that no withdrawal shall be allowed from the accounts having substantial credit balance/deposits if PAN or Form No.60 is not provided in respect of such accounts. Therefore, persons who are having bank account but have not submitted PAN or Form No.60 are advised to submit the PAN or Form No. 60 to the bank by 28.2.2017.

            The banks and post offices have also been mandated to submit information in respect of cash deposits from 1.4.2016 to 8.11.2016 in accounts where the cash deposits during the period 9.11.2016 to 30.12.2016 exceeds the specified limits.

            It has also been provided that person who is required to obtain PAN or Form No.60 shall record the PAN/Form.No.60 in all the documents and quote the same in all the reports submitted to the Income-tax Department.

            The notification amending the relevant rules is available on the official website of the Income-tax Department i.e. www.incometaxindia.gov.in

Source: PIB   DSM/MS  (Release ID :156211)


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Saturday, January 7, 2017

29th SCOVA MEETING UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF HONORABLE MOS(PP) - INTIMATION REGARDING DATE, TIME AND VENUE OF THE MEETING.  (Click the link below to view)


Thursday, January 5, 2017

MOST IMPORTANT
.
Dated : 05th January,2017
To
            (1) All National Secretariat Members
            (2) Chief Executives of all Affiliated Organisations
            (3)General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs

Dear Comrades,

            As Assembly elections to five States are scheduled to be held from February 4th to March 11th (including declaration of results) and as February 15th is also poll date in two states , the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to postpone the proposed ONE DAY STRIKE on February 15th to  MARCH 16th 2017 THURSDAY.

            As 13th March is holiday for Holi in North India and the celebrations are to continue on 14th also, the strike date is fixed as 16th March. There is no change in the 10th January Mass Dharna Programme.

            All those Organisations who had served the strike notice as February 15th shall give a letter to their Head of the Departments intimating the postponement of the strike to 2017 March 16th ,  showing  reasons as mentioned above WITHOUT FAIL.
            Those organisations who have not yet served the Strike Notice should serve the notice before 15th January 2017 WITHOUT FAIL.

            Regarding already announced campaign programme of National Secretariat members , if necessary , dates may be rescheduled by the National Secretariat members in consultation with the concerned C-O-Cs.

            General Secretaries of C-O-Cs are also requested to contact IMMEDIATELY, the concerned National Secretariat members and finalise the date of campaign programme. Intensive campaign should be conducted by all C-O-Cs and Affiliated Organisations in all States, especially in those states where elections are declared, so that employees and general public will become aware of the totally negative attitude of the Central Government towards the legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees and Pensioners.

            The betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Govt by not fulfilling their assurance given to NJCA leaders on 30th June 2016, should be exposed.

      M.Krishnan,
Secretary General ,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers.
Mob & Whats App: 09447068125.

Email : mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

AMENDMENT IN RRS FOR REVISING THE UPPER AGE LIMIT AS 30 YEARS FOR THE RECRUITMENT MADE UNDER COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION CONDUCTED BY SSC FOR THE POST CARRYING GRADE PAY OF RS. 4200, 4600 & 4800/-.
No.AB-14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 28th, Dec 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Amendment in RRs for revising the upper age limit as 30 years for the recruitment made under Combined Graduate Level Examination conducted by SSC for the post carrying Grade Pay of Rs. 4200, 4600 & 4800/-.
            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 31st May, 2016 issued in pursuance of meeting in DoPT on the issue cited in subject above. All the participant Ministries/Departments were requested to send a proposal for amendment of the Recruitment Rules for the posts having Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-, 4600/- and 4800/- which are part of CGLE so as to revise the upper age limit as 30 years, in consonance with the guidelines on framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules dated 31.12.2010.

2.         Further, DoPT vide OM dated 14.09.2016 requested all participating Ministries / Departments to convey the status for amendment of the RRs of the posts carrying Grade Pay Rs. 4200, 4600 & 4800/- and to furnish a copy of the notification of the Recruitment Rules.

3.         A statement containing the details of the posts for which recruitment rules are required to be amended is enclosed. The cadre controlling authorities of respective Ministries/Departments are requested to inform this Department about the current status of amendment. A copy of the notification issued for amendment in RRs may be sent to this Department latest by 10.01.2017.
(G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-I)
Details of the posts for which RRs are to be amended
Details of the posts for which RRs are to be amended
Authority: Dopt