Monday, September 22, 2014

60 Days Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued by Department of Posts

60 Days Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued by Department of Posts 

F.No.26-04/2014-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Department of Posts,
(Establishment Division)
No. 26-04/2014-PAP
Dak Bhawan, Sensed Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 19th September, 2014
1. All Chief Postmasters General
1 All Postmasters General
3.Deputy Director General (PAP), Department of Posts
4.All General Managers (Finance)
5.Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Director, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

SUB: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2013-14.

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2013-14 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D/MTS, Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-Gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances / wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

2, REGULAR EMPLOYEES

2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula: –

 Average emoluments X Number of days of bonus
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30.4 (average no of days in a month)

Source : NFPE

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

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.

Qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment in Railways

Acceptance of certificates/qualifications awarded by various Boards of School Education in India for the purpose of employment on the railways.

Clarification has been received from nodal Ministry/Department of Government of India, viz, Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T) and M/o Human Resource Development (MHRD) stating that COBSE (Council of Board of School Education in India), an Association of National & State School Boards, is responsible for verifying genuineness/ recognition of School Education Boards in India. It grants membership to Boards/Institutes that are set up by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature or an executive order of the Central/State Governments and follow National Curriculum Framework.

The certificates issued by its member Boards are equivalent to any other board across the country. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and it has been decided by the Board that zonal railways need not approach this Ministry seeking such clarification regarding acceptance or otherwise of certificates/qualification obtained from various Boards of School Education in India and instead, refer to official website of COBSE i.e. www.cobse.org which contain list of Boards of School Education which are Member Boards of COBSE.

Thus certificates/ qualification obtained from all such institutions borne on the aforesaid list will be acceptable for the purpose of employment on the railways, from the date on which the said institution has been accorded membership by COBSE, if they were not recognized earlier by any competent authority. This date of acceptability of certificate may be obtained by approaching COBSE directly and a copy of clarification thus obtained may also be endorsed to this Ministry for information & record.

Source Document : Railway Board Ordrs No.E(NG)-II/2007/RR-l/38 dated 15th July 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) – Railway Vacancies 2014 – Recruitment for 6119 vacancies

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) – Railway Vacancies 2014 – Recruitment for 6119 vacancies
 
Railway Recruitment Board has published to invite fresh applications for recuitment to the post of Junior Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Senior Section Engineer, Chief Depot Material Superintendent. The important details are given for your information…

Senior Section Engineer: 1798 Posts
Chief Depot Material Superintend: 52 Posts
Junior Engineer: 3967 Posts
Depot Material Superintend: 105 Posts
Chemical Metallurgical Assistant: 179 Posts
Total No. of Vacancies : 6101

AGE LIMIT: The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be recorded as on 01.01.2015. The upper age limit is relaxable as under, subject to submission of requisite certificates: (Relaxation as per rules)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: Candidates should have requisite Educational/ Technical qualifications (as indicated in the vacancy table) from recognized Board/ University /Institute as on the date of submission of the ONLINE application for this Centralized Employment Notice. Those awaiting results of the final examination need NOT apply. Candidates who have obtained diploma/degree through distance mode except AMIETE are not eligible to apply. For more details Read Full Advertisement.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates are required to apply ONLINE to any one RRB ONLY, separately for SSE and/or JE group, depending upon their eligibility, on the website of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) as indicated in Para 15. Detailed instructions for filling up ONLINE applications are available on the website of RRB(s). Brief Instructions to fill up the same are given in Para Nos. 5 and 5 (A) of this notification. Application to more than one RRB for the same group will lead to rejection of all the applications for that group.

Important Dates
Opening Date for Registration: 20 September 2014
Closing Date for Registration: 19 October 2014 up to 23.59 Hrs
Date of Examination for Junior Engineer Group – Grade Pay Rs.4200: 14 December 2014
Date of Examination for Senior Section Engineer Group – Grade Pay Rs.4600: 21 December 2014

Click to Apply Online
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Centre’s New Law for Tougher Traffic Rules

Centre’s New Law for Tougher Traffic Rules
 
Ignoring the red traffic signal at road junctions and not stopping the vehicle shall henceforth attract penalty of Rs. 5000. If the person is violating the rule for the second time, the penalty would be between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000. Repeat offenders will have their driver’s license revoked.

The Government has decided to get aggressive to prevent the increasing number of road accidents. There are plans to enact a new law in the near future.

As part of its efforts to reduce the number of road accidents, the Government is going to bring in a new law that will toughen the penalties for road safety rule violations. The government has posted an outline of the proposed law and is seeking the opinion of the general public in this regard. The proposed law intends to impose stringent punishments and tougher penalties on traffic rule violators.

Here are the details:
 
  • When the traffic light has turned red, you cannot speed off anymore just because there are no cops in sight. These violations will be captured on CCTV cameras and fines of Rs. 5000 will be imposed on you.
  • A penalty of Rs. 10,000 will be imposed on second-time violators of the rule. Third-time violators will have to pay a penalty of Rs. 15,000. Drivers license of the repeat violators will be revoked.
  • Talking on the mobile phone while driving will attract a penalty of Rs. 4,000.
  • Driving the vehicle very fast when young children are on board will attract a penalty of Rs. 15,000 and imprisonment.
  • If a child is killed by a speeding vehicle, the driver will have to pay a penalty of Rs. 3 lakhs and face imprisonment.
  • Manufacturers selling defective vehicles will have to pay a fine of up to Rs. 5,00,000. If a dealer delivers a vehicle without obtaining the registration number first, he will have to pay a penalty of Rs. 1,00,000.
     
  • Drunken driving will attract penalties of between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 50,000. The fine will vary depending on the level of alcohol in the driver’s blood. If the person is extremely drunk, then he/she will be made to pay the maximum fine of Rs. 50,000.
  •  In addition to the fines, road rule violators could also face prison sentences ranging from 6 months to 3 years.
  • The Centre is planning to constitute a body, like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US, to oversee the strict imposition of traffic rules in India. The newly constituted commission will also look into the issues related to driver’s license.
  •  There are plans to constitute a separate state-level armed force division called the National Highway Transportation Regulation and Safety Force. The department and its officials will ensure that nobody violates the road rules.
     
  • A motor vehicle accident fund will be constituted, which will impose mandatory insurance for all two/three/four/heavy vehicle drivers.


According to the data revealed by an official of the Road Transportation Office, more than 1.38 lakh people die each year in road accidents. Of these, more than 63% of the deaths occur on national highways. This is why the Centre is bringing in this new law.

He also added that accidents can be reduced only with the cooperation of the respective state governments.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

Bank employees wage settlement – Bank employees expect early settlement on wage revision

One of the leading newspaper, ‘The Hindu’ publishes the details of the Confederation of All India Bank Officers meeting  held on Friday at Mangalore…

Bank employees expect early settlement on wage revision

MANGALORE : The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation on Friday said it hoped the negotiation with the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) on September 24 would result in the wage revision acceptable to the employees, failing which United Forum of Bank Unions would be forced to take some strong steps.

Addressing the members here, Confederation President Y. Sudarshan regretted the managements treat employees as ‘liability’ when it comes to wage revision while for the rest of operations, including spread of various government schemes, they are treated as assets. The vast human resource of banks, which has helped the industry to come to the present level and is prepared to the take modernisation forward, should be treated as capital asset and salaries as long-term investment, he demanded.

Officers and employees do not take pleasure in resorting to strikes and inconvenience the public, Mr. Sudarshan clarified. It is the attitude of the managements that has been forcing them to resort to strikes. Not a single wage revision in the past two decades has come without strike whereas government employees and legislators get salaries revised at regular intervals, he regretted. The 9th bipartite agreement expired in October 2012 and since then employees have eagerly been awaiting the next revision amidst several negotiations and a couple of strikes, he said.

Initially, the IBA had offered 5 per cent hike, Mr. Sudarshan said and termed it a piece of biscuit thrown at dogs. During the recently concluded negotiations, the IBA came up to offering 11 per cent hike whereas the Confederation has stuck to its demand of 25 per cent hike. The Unions and employees are no more prepared to wait, Mr. Sudarshan added.

He said public sector banks have been continuing their contribution towards strengthening the economy even as they were the ones responsible for the nation withstanding the economic slowdown in 2011. They have been the ones ensuring government’s programmes reach the targeted class, including the latest Jan Dhan Yojana. The Confederation is also opposed to merger of PSU banks, attempts for which are reportedly being made by the central government, he said.

Confederation Advisor M. Harshavardhan and others were present.

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