Monday, November 28, 2016

Dearness Allowance order to Gramin Dak Sevaks July 2016

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) on basic TRCA from 125% to 132% at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards

Postal Department Circular on Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards

    No. 14-01/2011-PAP
    Government of India
    Ministry of Communication & IT
    Department of Posts
    (Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
    Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110 001

Dated 24 Nov, 2016,
To

All Chief Postmaster General

All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors or Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2016 onwards - reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance, with effect from 1st July 2016 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No, 1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 9th November 2016 duly endorsed by this Department vide letter No. 8-02/2011-PAP dated 18th November, 2016, the Gamin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect than 01.07.2016. It has. therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 125% to 132% an the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2016.

2. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall he paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Bead “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No 227/FA/2016/CS dated 24/11/2016.

(K. V. Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director , General (Estt.)

Grant of OROP benefits - Status as on 12th November 2016

Defence Minister reply to Lok Sabha regarding number of Beneficiaries of OROP as on 12 November 2016

Defence Minister reply to Lok Sabha - Unstarred question No.1696

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1696
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER, 2016

ONE RANK ONE PENSION

1696. DR. SATYAPAL SINGH:
SHRI BHARTRUHARI MAHTAB:
SHRI DEEPENDER SINGH HOODA:
SHRI N.K. PREMACHANDRAN:
SHRI K.C. VENUGOPAL:
SHRI RAHUL SHEWALE:
SHRI SUNIL KUMAR SINGH:
SHRIMATI KAMLA DEVI PAATLE:
SHRI PR. SENTHIL NATHAN:
SHRI SANGANNA AMARAPPA:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Ex-Servicemen are being paid enhanced pension after the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, if so, the details thereof along with the total number of Ex-Servicemen benefited under the scheme;
(b) the total allocation of funds made and utilised under the scheme during the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17;
(c) whether the Government has received requests / suggestions / objections / grievances from Ex-Servicemen associations on certain shortcomings in the said scheme,if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government thereon;
(d) whether it has come to the notice of the Government that an Ex-Servicemen committed suicide due to the denial of the benefit of the scheme, if so, the details of enquiry conducted and its outcome thereof; and
(e) the other steps taken / being taken for effective implementation of the scheme?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)

(a) Yes, Madam. Details of the beneficiaries of OROP benefits, as on 12.11.2016 are as under:-
No. of cases paid (1st
installment and lump
sum payments)
Amount
disbursed
(Rs. in Crores)
No. of cases
paid 2nd
installment
Amount
disbursed
(Rs. in Crores)
19,43,6063939.4114,02,7552081.56

(b) Details of the allocation and utilization of funds under OROP are as under:
Financial YearAllocation under OROPUtilization on account of arrears of OROP
2015-16No separate allocation
made under OROP
Rs.3000 crores (approx.)
2016-17Rs.12456 croresRs.3020.97 crores
(as on 12.11.2016)

(c) Yes, Madam. Around 3200 representations for addressing the anomalies on OROP were received from individuals / Associations which were examined and issues referred to the Judicial Committee on OROP for its recommendations. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016.

(d) Ex-Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal had committed suicide at Delhi on 01.11.2016. On enquiry regarding payment of the benefits of OROP to him, the pension disbursing bank has informed that he was drawing pension @ Rs.22,608/- p.m. He was entitled for revised pension under OROP @ Rs.25,634/- p.m. The total amount of arrears of Rs.53,978/- on account of implementation of OROP has been credited to Bank Account of Late Ex Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal on 08.11.2016.

(e) Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners and taking up the matter with the concerned offices e.g. Controller General of Defence Accounts, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), etc for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

Source : Loksabha

Effect of Penalties on Promotion - DOPT Guidelines

Effect of Penalties on Promotion - Role of Department Promotion Committee Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion

DoPT OM on the Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion



No.22011/4/2007-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public and Training
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi - 110 011

November 21, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion - role of Departmental Promotion Committee

The Department of Personnel & Training vide its OM of even number dated 28.4.2014 issued instructions on the above subject. Paragraph 7(d), 7(f) and 7(g) of the said OM provides as follows:

7(d)

If the official under consideration is covered under any of the three condition mentioned in paragraph 2 of OM dated 14.9.1992, the DPC will assess the suitability of Government servant along with other eligible candidates without taking into consideration the disciplinary case / criminal prosecution pending. The assessment of the DPC including 'unfit' for promotion and the grading awarded are kept in a sealed cover. [Paragraph 2.1 of DoPT OM dated 14.9.1992]

7(f)

If any penalty is imposed on the Government servant as a result of the disciplinary proceedings or if he / she is found guilty in the criminal prosecution against him / her, the findings of the sealed cover / covers shall not be acted upon. His / her case for promotion may be considered by the next DPC in the normal course and having regard to the penalty imposed on him / her [paragraph 3.1 of DoPT OM dated 14.9.1992].

7(g)

In assessing the suitability of the officer on whom a penalty has been imposed, the DPC will take into account the circumstances leading to the imposition of the penalty and decide whether in the light of general service record of the officer and the fact of imposition of penalty, the officer should be considered for promotion. The DPC, after due consideration, has authority to assess the officer as 'unfit' for promotion. However, where the DPC considers that despite the penalty the officer is suitable for promotion, the officer will be actually promoted only after the currency of the penalty is over [paragraph 13 of DoPT OM dated 10.4.1989].

2. Questions have been raised by the Ministries and Departments asking whether this is applicable in the case of ‘Censure‘ also. In this regard, it is reiterated that paragraphs 7(d), 7(f) and 7(g) cited above are applicable in all the recognized penalties under CCS (CCA) Rules including the minor penalty of Censure as well for which no currency has been prescribed, it would mean that as per para 7(g), if the DPC considers the officer fit for promotion notwithstanding the award of censure, he / she can be promoted without referring to the currency of penalty.


(G. Jayanthi)
Director
Download DOPT OM No.22011/4/2007-Estt.(D) dated 21.11.2016

Creamy layer expert committee Loksabha Q&A

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions reply to Lok Sabha on Creamy layer expert committee report.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 139
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.11.2016)


CREAMY LAYER

139. SHRI GANESH SINGH:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the previous Government had set aside the report of first creamy layer expert committee and the Department of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions issued an official memorandum No. 36033/5/2004- Est. (SCT) dated 14 October, 2004 clarifying the creamy layer and which carries out two different meanings in its Hindi and English versions and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government has accepted the mistakes of the said memorandum and if so, the action taken to cancel the said memorandum and the action taken against the officials found responsible therefor,

(c) if not, the reaction of the Government in this regard;

(d) whether the Government has disqualified many candidates of the OBC for IAS and other services despite qualifying the Civil Services Examination, 2015 as a result of the said memorandum and if so, the details in this regard; and

(e) the number of OBC candidates declared disqualified for IAS and other services on the basis of this memorandum from 2004 till date?

ANSWER

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)

(a) to (c): The DOPT Office Memorandum (O.M.) No. 36033/5/2004-Estt(SCT) dated 14 October, 2004 is only a clarification explaining the provisions of DOPT O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 8.9.1993. The O.M. of 8.9.1993 was issued by the DOPT based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee constituted by the then Ministry of Welfare.

The earlier unsigned typed copy of the English version of the O.M. dated 14.10.2004, uploaded on the website of this Department, had certain discrepancies in respect of Paragraph 9 vis-a vis its Hindi version uploaded on the Department's website. It was, therefore, felt necessary to rectify that discrepancy. Subsequently, the signed version of the O.M. was traced and uploaded on the Department’s website and now it is seen that there is no error in Paragraph 9 of the English version of the O.M. dated 14.10.2004 vis-a vis the Hindi version.

(d) & (e): In case of recommendation of name of a candidate by UPSC for service allocation, the candidate is considered for allocation to one of those services by the Government for which he has indicated his preference as per Civil Services Examination Rules and extant instruction on the subject.

Source : Lok Sabha

HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay : Agitational Programme to be held from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016

Agitational Programme to be held from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016
"HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay"


BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
REF: BPMS/Cir/17th TC/ 11
Dated: 02.11.2016
To,
The President/General Secretary
Unions Affiliated to the Federation
& Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members
BPMS

Subject: Agitational Programme to be held from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is hoped that all of you are well and busy in accelerating trade union activities. Under the banner of Government Employees National Confederation, we continuously demanded for removal of anomalies related to pay fixation, bonus, income tax, recommendations of Pay Commissions but the Governments did not pay any heed to our genuine demands and it is leading discontentment amongst the employees. Therefore, Government Employees National Confederation has decided that all the constituent Federation of GENC will observe an agitation programme throughout the country from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016.

Being a constituent of GENC, this federation BPMS has decided that all the affiliated unions will organize agitation programme from 05.12.2016 to 09.12.2016 like Gate Meeting, Slogan Shouting, Dharna etc. On 09.12.2016 a memorandum should be submitted to their respective Heads of the establishment addressed to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India mentioning the following demands:

1. Minimum Pay should be fixed Rs 24,000/- and fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57.

2. Under MACP Scheme, 05 financial upgradation should be granted in promotional hierarchy in the service of 30 years.

3. Annual Increment should be @ 5% in place of 3%.

4. The Benchmark 'very good' should be abolished for granting of promotion, financial upgradation and annual increment.

5. The Grade pay of Group 'C' Rs 1900/- and Rs 2000/- should be merged and upgraded to Rs 2400/-.

6. HRA should be paid @ 35, 25 and 15% of pay.

7. New Pension Scheme should be scraped.

8. FDI should be scraped in Defence and Railway.

9. Bonus should be calculated on Rs 18,000/- in place of 7,000/- because minimum pay has been enhanced from 7,000/- to 18,000/-.

10. Income tax exemption limit (tax free income) should be extended to Rs 8,00,000/-.

11. The wards of employees died in harness should be guaranteed with 100% compassionate ground appointments.

Thanking you

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Copy to:
1 The General Secretary BMS, New Delhi
2 Shri K.N.Sharma, I/C BPMS, Lucknow For information
3 The Secretary General, GENC, Kanpur

Source: BPMS

Grant of Advance for Cancer treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Hospitals / Private Nursing Home under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules

Grant of Advance for Cancer treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Hospitals / Private Nursing Home under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

REF: BPMS / MH&FW / Advance / 156 (8/1/L)
Dated: 25.11.2016
To,
The Secretary,
Govt. of India, Min. of Health & Family Welfare,
156 - A, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi 110001.

Subject: Grant of Advance for Cancer treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Hospitals / Private Nursing Home under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules.

Respected Sir,
Considering the hardships being faced by cancer patient, vide O.M. No.1967/2013/DEL/CGHS/SZ/D52/CGHS(P) , Dated 30.12.2014 Department of Health & Family Welfare, CGHS (Policy) Division delegated the powers to HOD’s for permission / ex-post facto approval for cancer treatment taken in non-empanelled hospitals subject to reimbursement being restricted to CGHS rates or actual expenditure, whichever is less.

Further, as per O.M. No. s.12020/4/97-CGHS (P), Dated 07.03.2000 of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health) the Heads of Departments (HODs) may decide the cases of reimbursement of medical claims in respect of treatment obtained in emergency at private hospitals/private nursing home/private clinic, subject to item-wise ceiling as per rates prescribed for CGHS beneficiaries without financial limit on the total amount to be reimbursed.

Now, it has been experienced that a government employee covered under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules and resides in Kanpur, obtains the permission of Head of Department for treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Nursing Home/Hospital (for example Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi). After surgical treatment of Cancer, he needs post operative treatment (Chemotherapy) and he wants to continue his treatment from the same non-empanelled private nursing home/hospital. But the HOD refuses to grant advance for post operative treatment on the plea that advance may be granted in emergency for treatment in non-empanelled private nursing home and post operative treatment of cancer (Chemotherapy) does not fall under the category of emergency. In absence of advance, such employee finds himself unable to get treated and cured and that add insult to injury.

In such circumstances, you are requested to issue necessary orders so that the beneficiaries covered under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules may be granted medical advance being restricted to CGHS rates for post operative treatment of Cancer obtained from nonempanelled private nursing home/hospital.
Thanking you,
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Enclosed: As mentioned

Copy to:
1. The DHS, OFB, Kolkata Secretary/BPMS &
2. The US D(Civ-I), MoD, New Delhi Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
-With request to take appropriate action.

Source: BPMS

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