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Order for Merger of 50% DA, Retirement age news goes viral in Social Media

Recently rumour mill went overdrive in social media with the following news that

1.central government decided to Merge 50% DA with basic pay with effect from 1.1.2015 and order will be issued within 15 days

2. Encashment of Earned Leave to be curtailed to 180days instead of existing 300 days.

3.It went on to say that age of Retirement will be on completion of 33 Years of service or at the age of 58 Years whichever is earlier

According to the Social Media , the above strong decisions were taken in last three meeting of cabinet committee to recommend 7th pay commission. Further the post published in social media warned the central government employees that if above decisions are implemented; they should not expect more from 7th Pay Commission. Since it is considered to be the indication of what the think tank of central government will do for its employees.

We enquired about this rumour with one of the Member to the National council JCM, who recently met the 7th Pay Commission. According to him, the central government has firm on its decision not to accept the Merger of DA with Pay, since the due date of the 7th Pay Commission to submit its recommendation is nearing and the central government in many occasions cleared that the recommendation of 7th pay commission will be implemented from 1.1.2016. So there is no question of issuing order for merger of 50% DA with effect from 1.1.2015.

Further he clarified that the present government wanted to use the man-hours of central government employees productively by introducing new systems like bio metric attendance etc. Hence curtailing EL Encashment will lead the central government employees to take more leave if it is not allowed for encashment. So there is no need to implement such proposal as government point of view is against taking leave by Govt officials.

There is mixed response from the sources whether the retirement age of central government employees will be revised or not. It is believed that the present government is in favour of reducing retirement age to 58. But at the same time government doesn’t want loose resources of knowledge gained through experience by reducing retirement age of Government employees. Since the work culture of government service is deteriorating day by day due to various factors , govt would like to retain the experience of the senior Government officials . Anubhav is the one of the initiative introduced by the central government to improve the work culture of youngsters in government service. So there will not be any change in retirement age of central government employees at present.

Source: Gservants.com

7th Pay Commission fitment formula to be in the range of 2.72 times to 3.72 times and Minimum Wage of Rs. 20,000 fully justified – Confederation, Karnataka State

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, Karnataka State has published a note in its official site to the effect that retail prices taken into account by confederation for calculation of Minimum wage calculation presented before 7th Pay Commission are much lower than the retails prices statistics published by Govt. Hence, demand for Minimum wage of Rs. 20,000 presented by Confederation before 7th Pay Commission is fully justified.

The Karnataka State Confederation has also indicated that fitment formula likely to be adopted by 7th Pay Commission for fixing existing Central Government Employees in the revised 7th CPC pay structure will be in the range of 2.72 times to 3.72 depending upon the weightage.

The Text of Note published by Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, Karnataka State is as follows

Comrade,

The DIRECTORATE OF ECONONMICS & STATISTICS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & COOPERATION MINISTRY OF AGRILCULTURE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA NEW DELHI  has published the RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD AND NON FOOD ITEMS VIDE http://rpms.dacnet.nic.in/  PLEASE GO THROUGH THIS IMPORTANT LINK .  which contains district wise price report.

http://rpms.dacnet.nic.in/Bulletin.aspx

You can get any price of any article using the Query option.

http://rpms.dacnet.nic.in/QueryReport.aspx

The prices  of many items provided by the Staff side JCM  are lower than the retail prices provided by the Government agency  . Hence the Minimum wage of Rs 20,000/- is  justified for the  erstwhile Group “D” with effect from 1/1/15 using Dr Aykroyd  formula . After weightage of 25% for Group “C” it works out to Rs 26,000/- .

Please click here for Prices of Food items as on 1/1/15

Please click here for Prices of Non Food items as on 1/1/15

Please click  here for Minimum Wage Caluation Sheet 

The fitment formula  may range from 2.72 times to 3.72 depending upon the weightage.

The Sixth Central Pay Commission has recommended a minimum wage of Rs 6600/- per month   against the demand of Rs 10,000/-  per month as worked out by Staff side of JCM, Today the minimum need based wage works out to Rs 26,000/ per month.

Comradely yours

(P.S. Prasad)

General Secretary

PAN Made Mandatory For Central Excise Registration

Permanent Account Number (PAN) has been made mandatory for private firms seeking central excise registration.

CBEC Chairman Kaushal Srivastava, who is the administrative head of Central Excise.

CBEC Chairman Kaushal Srivastava, 



The registration will now be given within two days of filing online applications, as per the new simplified rules formed by the Finance Ministry “to improve the ease in doing business in manufacturing”.

 

Applicants seeking registration shall mandatorily quote PAN of the proprietor or the legal entity being registered in the application form, CBEC Notification No.7/2015-Central Excise (N.T.), dated March 01 said.

“Government departments are exempted from the requirement of quoting PAN in their online application. Applicants other than government departments shall not be granted registration in the absence of PAN,” it said.

Applicant shall also quote his or her email address and mobile number in the application form for communication with the department, it said, adding that the communication with assessee is being made electronic to reduce transaction time.

The registration in central excise envisages filing of application online, submission and examination of documents, verification of premises, submission of verification report, generation of registration certificate and dispatch of its signed copy, among others.

Under the new simplified procedure, once duly completed application form is received online, registration would be granted within two working days and issued online without any examination of the documents and verification of documents or premises before the grant of registration, thus initiating “trust based” registration, the Ministry order said.

The registration is needed to pay central excise duty charged on goods produced within the country.

Tkbsen / PTI

DoPT issues instructions for convening DPC meetings within the prescribed time frame

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions has instructed all Departments to conduct the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meetings within the scheduled time frame. DOPT has warned that delay in conducting the DPC will result in shortage of adequate man power and career progression of the employees. 

NO. 22011/1/2011-Estt(D)

Government of India .

Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block. New Delhi – 110001

Dated-23rd April; 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Timely and. advance action in convening of Departmental Promotion

Committee meeting in terms of Model Calendar-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that with a view to having the approved select panels for promotion ready in advance in a time-bound manner, this Department has issued a Model Calendar for DPCs vide OM No. 22011 /9/98-Estt. (D) dated 8th September, 1998 as modified vide OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D)

dated 28.01.2015. An indicative pattern has been provided in the Model Calendar for various events involved in the pre/ post DPC related actions. All the Ministries/Departments have been impressed upon from time to time by this Department to adhere to the prescribed time-line so as to ensure that the panel is ready in time and is utilised as and when the vacancies arise during the course of the vacancy year.

2. Appointment Committee of Cabinet has viewed it seriously that the DPCs are not being convened in time. Delay in promotion affects the manpower planning and impedes the career progression of the employees. The delays .in conduct of DPC negate the very purpose of the Model Calendar for DPCs issued vide Office Memorandum No.22011/9/98-Estt.(D) dated 8th September, 1998 as modified vide OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 28/01/2015.

4. The objective of timely promotions of employees in various Ministries/Departments can be achieved only by granting the promotion in time.

5. All the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, once again advised to ensure strict compliance of instructions in order to achieve the desired objectives of timely convening of DPCs/preparation of approved select panels within the prescribed time frame.

(S.K. Prasad)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Tele. No. 23040340

Parliament may see face-off between Government and Opposition over GST Bill

Another face-off between government and opposition could be seen in Parliament with Congress today sticking to its demand for referring the long pending Goods and Services Taxes bill to the Standing Committee for scrutiny.There have been many changes in the new bill brought up for consideration by the government in the Lok Sabha and therefore, it was incumbent that it be sent to the Standing Committee, Party spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.

At the same time, Dev made it clear that her party was not against the bill which was their baby, but it was against the procedure being adopted. “GST is our baby. We do not oppose as a matter of policy.

What we are opposing is the procedure. The Standing Committee route is being bypassed,” she said. She remained non-committal to questions whether the party would vote against the measure if the Government planned to ‘bulldoze’ it. The GST bill (The Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill, 2014) has been listed for further consideration and passage in Lok Sabha today.

The bill was moved on Friday by Finance minister Arun Jaitley who had said it was a “win-win” measure for both the Centre and the states as he sought to allay the apprehensions of some state governments that they would lose revenue if GST was implemented. When implemented, the GST is expected to eliminate several logistical logjams and vastly increase the speed of freight, as a World Bank study showed Indian truckers lose millions of operating hours a year stuck at interstate checkpoints, creating more opportunities for harassment and bribe-taking.

PTI

Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer – Govt Servants not allowed

Finance Ministry has issued an OM  clarifying that Government Servants are not eligible to claim train fares if they travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. In case they travel by such trains they will be reimbursed actual fares admissible normal fare only.

No. 19046/2/2008-E.IV 

Government of India 

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

******

North Block, New Delhi.

Dated the 22nd April, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.• Clarification reg.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding entitlement of Central Government servants to travel by “Premium Trains”, being run by the Indian Railways, while on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.

2. It is clarified that travel by Premium Trains by Central Government servants on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. is notallowed and therefore, the fare charged for Premium Trains by the Indian Railways for the journey performed by Premium Trains shall not be reimbursable. In cases where journey on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. has already been performed by Premium Trains, the amount reimbursed shall be restricted to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.

 (A. Bhattacharya)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Last Date for Declarations under Lokpal extended from 30-4-2015 to 15-10-2015

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Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country for unmarried Government servants

 

F. No. 31011/1/013-Estt (A..IV)
Government of india
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block. New Delhi-110 001

Dated April 21, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Leave Travel Concession (LTC) entitlements of  – Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country permissible under the sunmarried Government servantspecial dispensation scheme – Clarification — regarding.

In relaxation to the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, special dispensation is allowed to the Government servants from time to time. Presently, one such dispensation in operation is the relaxation to the Government servants to travel by air to visit North-East Region or to Jammu & Kashmir or to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands by converting one block of Home Town LTC available to them.

2. Vide this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 31011/17/85-Estt.(A) dated 03.04.1986, unmarried Central Government employees, who have left their wholly dependent parents/sisters/minor brothers at their home town are allowed the benefit of LTC to visit their home town every year. This concession is in lieu of all other LTC facilities admissible to the Government servant himself and to his/her parents/sisters/minor brothers.

3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the admissibility of conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country, which is permissible under special dispensation, to such unmarried Government servants.

4. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It has been decided that the facility of conversion of Home Town LTC to allow travel to different parts of the country, under the special dispensation scheme, will also apply to an unmarried Central Government servant, who is eligible to avail the benefit of LTC to visit Home Town every year. This facility may be availed by converting one occasion of Home Town LTC out of the four Home Town LTC occasions available in a block of four years.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Aadhaar Based Bio-Metric Attendance system for Central Government Employees – Latest Developments reported by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in the parliament

The Government has decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub-ordinate Offices, in India as an enabling platform for marking of attendance.

As per the information collected, the status of implementation of the AEBAS in Central Government Offices in Delhi is as follows:

No of organizations where employees are marking their attendance – 312

No of organizations where employees are registered but not started marking their attendance – 93

No of organizations on boarded but yet to complete formalities for employees registration – 100

Total – 505

National Informatics Centre has incurred an expenditure of Rs. 4.8 crores in procuring and installing the front end devices like Wall mounted Biometric Terminals, desktop based finger print and Iris scanners, etc. for the above offices. Installation is part of the cost of procurement.

This was stated by the Minister of State for 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 Jose K.Mani in the Lok Sabha today.

Subject: Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by public servants belonging to CSSS & CSCS -r

No.25/1/2014-CS-ll(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan

Khan Market, New Delhi-110003

Dated 15th April, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject: Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by public servants belonging to CSSS & CSCS -regarding.

Ministries/Departments may refer to CS-II Division’s OM of even number dated 1st January, 2015 on the subject mentioned above.

2. As Ministries/Departments are aware, all Government Servants are now required to file information and returns regarding movable and immovable property under the l.okpa! and Lqkayuktas Act, 20!3. Jn this regard, all GovernmentServants have been advised that:-

i. The first return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (as on 01.08.2014)

should be filed on or before 30.04.2015; and

ii. The next annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, for the year ending 31.03.2015, should be filed on or before 31.07.2015.

3. For filing annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, new forms have been developed in the Web Based Cadre Management System which ls hosted at cscms.ni.c.in . Returns under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act should be submitted by all CSSS officials through Web Based Cadre Management System. Print out of the returns submitted onllne in respect of PPS and above level officers of CSSS should also be submitted to CS-II Division as this Division is the custodian of returns in respect of these officers. The procedure for filing return is as under:-

i. Login to the system at cscms.ni.c.i.n by using the userid and password. In case of any difficulty in login please contact the nodal officer to the Ministry/Department for assistance. The generic Userid is eight digit date of birth followed by first four letters of name. Userid is also the employee code assigned to individual officers in the web based system. If the password is blocked, nodal officers can reset the password of individual employees by using the ‘reset password’ facility in the Tools Menu on the top of the screen. They can also provide ‘Employee Code’ from the system to individual officers to enable them to login to the system.

ii. Verify whether personal details are reflected in the system correctly. To verify the details click on the Employee Details button. If the details are not correct, first have them rectified through Admin. Division of Concerned Department before proceeding further.

ill. Click ‘IPR button’ on the top and then click on ‘Lokpal Returns’icon.

iv. Click ‘create new PR button’ and select property return year then click on create PR.

v. Read declaration page carefully and click on ‘next’ button.

vi. Form-I:- Add one by one details of Public Servant, his/her spouse and dependent children and save details every time. After adding of details click on ‘next’ button.

vll, Form-II:- Add movable Properties Owned by Self/Spouse/Dependent one by one by clicking Add Button and save then click on ‘next’ button.

vUi. Form-Ill:Statement of Immovable Property: Add -> Select IPR year -> Add new property details one by one by di.eking ADD button -> click on‘next’ button.

ix. Form-IV:- Add Statement of Debts and other Uabi.li.ties one be one by clicking ADD button then click on ‘FINISH’ button.

x, Click ‘finish’ button. Property-Return Details page -automatically opens, Users may select the year by click on the particular year and then click on

‘Final submission of I PR’ button.

3. Ministries/Departments are requested that the contents of this OM be widely circulated to the notice of all CSSS/CSCS officials working under their control. They should also ensure that the information and returns regarding movable and immovable property under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act is submitted by all officials within the stipulated period clted above without fail.

4. In case of any difficulty, nodal officers may contact CMC officials who have developed Web Based Cadre Management System at Telephone No. 24629890.

(Kameshwar Mishra)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India