Tuesday, 30 June 2015

போனஸ் உச்சவரம்பு விரைவில் 7000 ஆகிறது ?

Govt mulls increasing eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000

Govt mulls increasing eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000

Central Government is considering to increase the eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000.

According to media source, the Central is going to give a green signal to the much awaited decision to raise eligibility limit of bonus from Rs.10000 to 21000. And the calculation ceiling also hike from Rs.3,500 to Rs.7,000

The payment of Bonus (Amendment) ordinance 2007 according to which section 12 of the payment of Bonus Act 1965 had been amended raising the ceiling for calculation purpose from salary of 2500/- P.M. to Rs.3500/-P.M. w.e.f. 01.04.2006. And also amended the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 to raise the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of Rs. 3500/- per month to Rs. 10000/- per month.

Central Government employees are regularly given Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB). Each department announces its bonus days in the month of September. But, since there was an upper limit, only small amounts were given as bonuses. CG Employees Federations all over the country were demanding that the limits should be raised.

Source: www.cgstaffportal.in 
 

Age concession to the Disability persons.

Revision of rate and Guideline for Reimbursement of Expenses on Purchase of hearing AIDS under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHS

No.S.14025/10/2002/MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 26th May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Revision of rate and guideline for reimbursement of expenses on purchase of Hearing AIDS under CSMA Rules, 1944 and CGHS-Regarding
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even no dated 21.03.2012, 17.11.2006 and 28.10.2002 and OM No S.14025/36/93/MS dated 26.03.94 and 17.08.99 and to state that on the basis of recommendation of an Expert Committee, it has been decided to revise the rates and guidelines for hearing aids to be reimbursed under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHS.
2. The revised ceiling rates fixed for various types of hearing –aids (for one ear) are as under:-
Body worn/Pocket type         Rs. 3000/-
Analogue BTE                          Rs. 7000/-
Digital BTE                               Rs. 15000/-
Digital ITC/CIC                        Rs. 20000/-
The cost of hearing aids shall include all taxes in including VAT and Shall carry 3 year warranty. The cost of Analogue BTE/Digital BTE/ITC/CIC type hearing aid shall also include the cost of hearing mould.
3. Beneficiaries covered under CS (MA) Rules /CGHS shall be eligible to obtain hearing aid as per the following guidelines:
(i) Patients/Beneficiaries should be properly referred to CGHS/Government hospital ENT specialist from the parent CGHS wellness centre (A computerized referral printout should be made wherever computerization has been done).
(ii) It would be mandatory to carry CGHS Beneficiary’s ID card (in original) whenever the CGHS beneficiaries visit the CGHS/Government ENT specialist for consultation and Audiometric test.
(iii) The ENT specialist of CGHS /Government hospital shall then recommend a hearing aid on basis of Audiometric and Audiological assessment, specifying the type of hearing aid most suited for the Beneficiary. The ‘Audiogram report’ shall be authenticated by the ENT specialist/Consultant of the CGHS/Government hospital.
4. The permission to procure hearing aid shall be granted by the ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR(Zonal) of CGHS-ZONAL OFFICE in case of CGHS pensioner beneficiaries, and by the HEAD OF DEPARTMENT/OFFICE in case of serving employees and CGHS beneficiaries of Autonomous bodies on the basis of Recommendation of a CGHS/Government ENT specialist, and an ‘undertaking’ that the beneficiary has not been reimbursed the cost of hearing – aid in the preceeding five years.
5. Reimbursement claim shall be submitted to CGHS ZONAL OFFICE through the CMO –Incharge of the Concerned dispensary by CGHS Pensioner benficieries in the prescribed medical reimbursement claim form along with the following documents :-
a) Referral letter from parent CGHS Wellness Centre (computerized Slip where computerization is done already).
b) Copy of ‘prescription’ of ENT consultant (CGHS/Govt.Hospital) with the ‘Audiogram’ report duly authenticated by the treating ENT consultant (CGHS/Govt.)
c) Copy of CGHS Card.
d) Bill /Reciept (in original) carrying details of the hearing – aid seller i.e. NAME, QUALIFICATION, AND RCI/MCI REGISTRATION NUMBER of the hearing – aid seller.
e) The ‘permission letter’ to purchase hearing – aid (in original).
f) Empty Box/boxes or the Carton(s) with the label showing details of the hearing aid supplied.
In case of the other beneficiaries, the medical claim shall be submitted to the concerned Ministry / Department /Office. Reimbursement shall be limited to the ceiling rate or actual cost of the hearing – aid, whichever is less.
6. Records of permissions granted for procurement of hearing – aids shall be maintained by CGHS in respect of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries and by the concerned Ministry/Department /Office in respect of other beneficiaries.
7. Replacement of hearing – aid may be permitted after 5 years on the basis of condemnation certificate issued by a technical expert and on approval of CGHS/Government ENT Surgeon. Maintenance and repair will be the responsibility of the beneficiary.
8. These orders shall supercede all the earlier orders issued on the subject.
9. The revised rates and guidelines shall come into force from the date of issue and shall be valid for a period of two year or till further revision, whichever is earlier.
10. This issues with the approval of Integrated Finance Division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas



Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
***********

/No.S.14025/09/2013-MS
Nirrnan Bhawan, NewDelhi
Dated 3rd June, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

Reference is invited to OMNo.S-1402011/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 in which fixed medical allowance to the tune of Rs.25/-per month was granted to employee working in the interior/remote areas where no Authorized Medical Attendant was available within a radius of 5 kms, which was subsequently revised to the tune of Rs.l00/- per month vide OMF.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999.

2.On receiving a proposal from Ministry of Defence on the issue of medical reimbursement to employees who are in receipt of Fixed Medical Allowance, the matter was examined in the Ministry in consultation with Department of Expenditure and Department of Personnel & Training.

3.It has now been decided to stop the above mentioned Fixed Medical Allowance.  Henceforth, the Central Government employees residing in interior/remote areas will be governed by the extant rules as laid down under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.
4.This O.M. will be effective from the date of issue. After issuance of this OM,the above mentioned OMs i.e.,O.M. No.S-1402011/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 and O.M F.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999. stand withdrawn.
5.This issues with the concurrence of the Department of Personnel &Training and Department of Expenditure.
(Bindu Tewari)

VERIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP 2015

Last date for submission of authorization letters to the Division head. 06/08/2015.

பணி நிறைவு வாழ்த்து.

இன்று பணி நிறைவு பெரும் திருநெல்வேலி கோட்ட P 4 சங்க முன்னாள் பொருளாளரும் தற்போதைய தலைவருமான மகாராஜா தபால்காரர் திரு சங்கரலிங்கம் அவர்கள் வாழ்வில் வளம் பல பெற வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.

பணி ஓய்வு வாழ்த்து.

இன்று பணி ஓய்வு பெரும் திருநெல்வேலி கோட்ட SC / ST நல சங்க செயலாளரும் அன்பிற்குரிய தோழர் திரு.V.விஜயராஜா அவர்கள் (Sub Postmaster, Tirunelveli Town) வாழ்வில் வளம் பல பெற வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.
 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

தனது பணியை உரிய நேரத்தில் முடிக்க தயாராகும் சம்பள கமிசன்.


7th Pay Commission ready to complete its task in the time frame of 18 months. Now It is underway to finalize the report. 
7th Pay Commission completes its task in the time frame of 18 months and finalization of the report is underway


The 7th Central Pay Commission has published a report on its official portal yesterday in order to know all stake holders regarding their meetings and its report. 

It ensured that the 7th CPC report will be completed within the time frame of 18 months and it will not entertain any further meetings. 7th Pay Commission Report including revised Pay and Allowances for Central Government Employees, is on final stage.

The official report published by 7th CPC as follows...

“Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained”.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Merger of DA with Pay and Interim Relief – National JCA Meeting held on 8.6.2015

Merger of DA with Pay and Interim Relief – National JCA Meeting held on 8.6.2015
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055
No.NJCA/2015
Dated: June 15, 2015
All the Members of the NJCA,
Dear Comrades,
Sub: National JCA Meeting held on 8th June
The National JCA, which met at the Staff Side Office on 8th June, 2015, took note of the fact that quite a few states are yet to hold the State Level Conventions. The meeting also noted that the strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers. 

The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 01.01.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have far reaching consequence. The Government would discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA forever. 
It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7th CPC. The Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where the convention has not been held so far. The meeting decided to convey to members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis. The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewhere in the month of July to chalk out programmes of action to be pursued by the CGEs together. It was informed at the meeting that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting, therefore, decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the National Council and Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct. The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is likely to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015.
With greetings,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC JCM & Convener
Source: www.ncjcmstaffside.com

Rural Post Offices to Provide E-Services: Ravi Shankar Prasad


 
Union Minister for Information and Technology and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said rural post offices across the country will also function as common service centres (CSCs) providing e-services.
He said this while asserting that the postal department had a crucial role to play in bringing in digital revolution in the country.
"Our vision of digital India is to ensure that from a mason to barber to a tyre-puncture repairer, all can access newer avenues of growth using communications equipment like a smart phone," said Prasad while inaugurating the revamped building of Bhowanipore post office in Kolkata.
"We are also committed to developing e-commerce, e-education and e-health. This is the larger vision of digital India. And in this digital India initiative, rural post offices have a very crucial role to play.
"We have decided that all the 1.30 lakh rural post offices should also become common service centres (CSCs) to further provide services," the minister added.
Implemented under the National e-Governance Plan and formulated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, the CSCs are ICT-enabled front end service delivery points at the village-level for delivery of government, financial, social and private sector services in the areas of agriculture, health, education, entertainment, FMCG products, banking, insurance, pension, utility payments etc.
Prasad said he expected the Reserve Bank of India to grant payment license to the proposed Post Bank of India by July.
"We expect to get the RBI nod by July. With 1,54,000 post offices the new initiative will usher in a financial revolution across the country," he said.
Hailing the services by the postal department, Prasad said it has done a business of Rs. 500 crores in the year in e-commerce besides opening over 52 lakh accounts under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna receiving over Rs. 1,000 in deposits.
"Whatever, be the decline in services, people still respect the Indian Railways and the postal services. I urge you all to build upon that respect and contribute towards the growth of the country," said Prasad, urging the employees to contribute towards the government's initiative to modernise the postal department.
Prasad also said state-run BSNL was also on the road to recovery.
"Now BSNL is running into losses in excess of Rs. 8,000 crores. But in 2004, it earned a profit of Rs. 10,000 crores. So we decided to revive it... BSNL already has added 4,70,000 new customers and its revenue has risen by 2 percent," he said.
The minister also said there would be 100 crores mobile connections in the country in next few years.
"In a country with a population of 125 crores, we now nearly 101 crores phone connections of which 98 crores are mobile phones. In the coming few years, we will have over 100 crores mobile phone connectivity across the country," Prasad said.
"Studies show that a country with more broadband connections has greater impact on the GDP growth.
"So we are bringing national optical fibre network connecting over 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the country, we are bringing in broadband revolution," he added.

Government warns 'habitual late-comers' to office, asks all officials to maintain punctuality


NEW DELHI: The Centre has warned all government servants that disciplinary action will be taken against "habitual late-comers" to office and has asked for officials at all levels to maintain punctuality.

The government had introduced Aadhaar enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, last year to replace the manual system of marking of attendance t .. to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries. "This Department on November 21, 2014 and January 28, 2015 while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc," the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has said in a circular issued to all ministries today, titled 'Observance of punctuality in office.".

"In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels. It is also requested that the necessary directions may be issue .
to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis," the DoPT circular issued on June 22 says.
It has added that instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants and the responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.

Nearly 1.3 lakh central government employees are registering their attendance on the AEBAS system

Friday, 19 June 2015

Guidelines for checking Increment.

Guidelines for Central government Staff check over Increment Drawn every year

Some of the employees are having doubts about eligible of increment, in case of remaining on leave as on 1st July of every year, (Annual increment date). To clear those doubts, some guidelines are given below for the awareness of the Central Government Staff, regarding drawing of increment in case of remaining on leave on 1st July every Year.



i. Drawl of increment after 6th CPC Implementation

With effect from 01-01-2006, Increment is drawn at the rate of 3% per year on pay +Grade Pay, drawn by the official in the previous year. For getting this Increment, 6 Months Service from 1st July to 30th June to next year is needed. So, officials availing more than 6th months EXOL without Medical certificate and remaining under suspension, not regularized as duty, will not get increment as on 1st July. Therefore staffs are advised to see that increment drawn, in case of six months eligible service rendered by them from 1st July of last year, to 30th June of next year.

ii. When increment will be drawn in case of officials availing leave on 1st July of the year?
Officials are going on leave during first July, without knowing that Increment will be drawn to them, only on return from leave. The period of leave admissible for getting increment, and not admissible, are given in the table below.
Period of leave eligible for drawl of increment on 1st July
An officials availing following kinds of leave during increment on 1st July not eligible for drawn increment
1.Casual Leave (CL)
1.Earn Leave (EL)
2.Restricted  Holiday (RH)
2. Leave not due (LND)
3. Child Care Leave (CCL)
4. Paternity Leave (PL)
5. EXOL (With and Without Medical Certificate)
6. Commuted Leave (With and Without Medical Certificate)
7.Half Pay Leave (HPL)
For Example: If an official preceded on Earn leave (EL) / Commuted Leave / Half Pay Leave (HPL), and EXOL with Medical certificate from first July of the Year, he will get his increment, after period of the leave, on the date of rejoining. On 1th July of that year, suppose he processed 45 days of any kind of leave, he will get his increment only on 15th August of that Year. Therefore, it is advisable to be on duty on 1st July, and to proceed on Leave, after 1st July of any year.
From the below illustration, if an employee was on EL for 45 days from 11-06-2015 to 25-07-2015 and reported to duty on 26-07-2015, increment will be drawn as follows:
From 11-06-2015 to 25-07-2015 → pay and allowances will be drawn @Rs.10000+2400 =12400 as leave salary
From 26-07-2015 to 31-07-2015 → pay and allowances will be drawn @ Rs.10380+ 2400=Rs.12780 (by adding due increment of 3% after return from leave)
For services rendered for 6 months of qualifying service in a post, between the period from 1st July of previous year and 30th June of the current year, i.e from the date of last drawl of increment in the previous year, Increment can be drawn on 1st July.
i. Effect of dies non period and EXOL without Medical Certificate
Period’s dies non, and availed EXOL without medical Certificate, those periods could not be counted as eligible qualifying service for getting increment, as per rules. Therefore, staff are advised to avail EXOL with on Medical Certificate only, as much as possible up to the limited period of 6 months, if not, they will lose increment as on 1st July, and they are able to get their next increment only on 1st July of Next Year. Therefore, all officials joining newly or promoted to higher posts, should avail EXOL on Medical Certificate (or) should not be absent without sanction off leave by the leave sanctioning authority so as to avoid avoiding dies non for the period 1st January to 30th June of that year.
ii. Determination of increment amount every year
Increment is drawn on 1st July of every year, which causes increase in the Pay and Grade Pay last drawn as on 30th June. If the amount arrived is one and above, it will be raised to next ten rupees. In case, if it is less than one rupee, the increase will be ignored and the round figure arrived by 3% increase, will be shown as increment.
iii. Giving option for drawl increment on getting promotion before increment date
The officials given option for fixing of their promotional pay,after accrual of increment on 1st July, they should see that two increments are drawn on 1st July (Annual increment) and another three percentage increase (as notional increment for promotional purpose)
Illustration:

A government servant is drawing pay of Rs.10000+2400 as Grade Pay in the Pay Band I 5200-20200+2400 with effect from 01-01-2014. He was promoted to higher post carrying Grade Pay of Rs 2800 and involving higher responsibility, in the same Pay Band, on 15-01-2015 and he exercised option to fix his promotional pay.
In this case, his pay will be fixed as follow.
period
Lower PostPB15200-20200+2400GP
Higher PostPB15200-20200+2800GP
01-01-2014 to 30-06- 2014
10000+2400
01-07-2014 to 14-01-2015
10380+2400 (3% – FR26)
15-01-2015 to 30-06-2015
(10380+2400)
10380+2800 – FR22 (I) (a) (i)
01-07-2015
(10770+2400)
11170+2800 – FR22 (I) (a) (ii) Read with rule of CCS(RP) rules 2008 With Date of Next Increment on: 01-07-2016 to Rs.11590+2800