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Merger of grades Revised classification and mode filling up of non-gazetted posts

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) New Delhi, Dated 03.09.2009 No.E(NG)-2008/PM1/15 The General Managers(P), All Indian Railways and Production Units (As per standard list)        Subject: Implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC - Merger of grades Revised classification and mode filling up of non-gazetted posts. Click to view the above O.M.

New Dearness Allowance for Autonomous Bodies and who are all getting pay as per 5th CPC

No. 1(3) / 2008 - EII (B) Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure ***** New Delhi, Dated 29th September,2009.   Subject:-Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2009 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 19th March, 2009 revising the Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2009 in respect of employees of Central Government and Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the Pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.   2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 64% to 73% w.e.f.1.7.2009. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply. 3. The content

AI to pay PLI to all sections of employees on Oct 7

Air India today said that it would pay productivity-linked incentive (PLI) to all sections of employees on October 7. "Air India will pay the August PLI payable in September on October 7," Air India's Executive Director, Jitendra Bhargava, told PTI here. September salaries have already been paid to the employees' respective bank accounts, he said. The PLI will be paid in full, Bhargava added. The national carrier has cancelled 14 international and 79 domestic flights today, the fourth day of the strike by a section of its executive pilots protesting against the up to 50 per cent cut in their PLIs effected by the management. Source:PTI Bhargava said that today 116 pilots from Indian Airlines and 72 from Air India reported sick.

Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission clarilication regarding

No. 13018/212008-Estt.(L) Government of India Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training)   New Delhi, dated the 18th November, 2008. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission clarification regarding The order regarding introduction of Child Care leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government employees were issued vide this Department’s O.M of even number dated 11th September, 2008 Subsequently, clarification in this regard were also issued vide OM dated 29th September, 2008. 2. Consequent upon the implementation of orders relating to Child Care Leave,references has been received from various sections regarding the procedure for grant of this leave etc. In this connection, it is mentioned that the intention of the Pay Commission in recommending Child Care Leave for women employees was to facilitate women employees to

Performance of production units during April - August 2009

Chitranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) produced 64 electric locomotives against the target of 69 electronic locomotives and Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) produced 113 diesel locomotives against the target of 105 diesel locomotives during April-August 2009. Rail Coach Factory (RCF) produced 640 coaches against the target of 640 coaches where as Integral Coach Factory (ICF) produced 515 coaches against the targets of 511 coaches during the same period. Rail Wheel Factory (RWF) produced 80550 wheels and 32347 axles during the same period against the target of 79779 wheels and 25855 axles during April-August 2009. During the month of August 2009, CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF and RWF have produced 19 electric locomotives, 27 diesel locomotive, 112 coaches, 125 coaches, 17284 wheels and 7449 axles respectively against the target of 21 electric locomotives, 22 diesel locomotive, 108 coaches, 125 coaches, 17680 wheels and 5818 axels. Railways have realized an amount of Rs. 27.63 crore approximately duri

Functional Merger of CM-II & CH-I, Merger of AF/FM/SH with JWM

AIANGO has announced to Protest against non-implementation of Government Orders by OFB. STATUS OF OUTSTANDING ISSUES AND PROTEST/AGITATIONAL PROGRAMMES ON THE VITAL POINTS

IIM-A accepts new pay structure, but has concerns

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has accepted the pay structure revision as suggested by the Centre but has kept its implementation in abeyance for a month due to some concerns. "The IIM-A faculty council has accepted the decision on the pay structure revision suggested by the government in principle, but we have some concerns regarding promotion and recruitment policies," IIM-A Director Dr Samir Barua told reporters today, while speaking about major decisions taken at the institute's Board of Governors meeting held last week. "We have kept the implementation of the pay structure recommendations in abeyance for a month and conveyed our concerns to the ministry (Ministry of Human Resource Development)," he said. The IIM-A expects that status of their concerns will be clear in a month's time, Barua said. Source:PTI

Govt, not pilots, responsible for Air India mess: BJP

Condemning Air India's decision to reduce wages and performance-related incentives of its pilots and other staff, BJP today demanded withdrawal of pay-cuts and asked the government to explain airline's financial problems. "BJP demands immediate withdrawal of pay cuts imposed upon pilots and others and bring out a White Paper on the reasons for present financial status of Air India and its accountability," party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said. Blaming the UPA government's policies of "omission and commission" as the reason behind the present mess in Air India, Javadekar said, "It is ironical that instead of making Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel accountable for the present state of affairs of Air India, the hapless pilots and workers are made to suffer." BJP had raised the issues related to Air India's financial problems in the Rajya Sabha in its last session. Source: PTI

Hit by recession, more job seekers turn to DRDO

With job losses caused by economic recession in various sectors, DRDO is turning out to be a destination of primary choice among young job seekers as the premier defence organisation received a whooping 1.13 lakh applications for the Scientist Entry Test held recently. The applications were received in response to an advertisement in May for 220 posts in the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the R&D wing of the ministry of defence, a release said here today. More than 70 per cent of the applicants appeared for the examination conducted on September 6 this month at 139 centres in 31 cities, it said. For the test held in September last year to induct 500 scientists, only 43,215 had applied. Source: PTI

The retirement age for university teachers(University Grants Commission - UGC) is raised from 60 to 62 years.

University and college teachers in Karnataka will get revised University Grants Commission (UGC) pay scales. The retirement age for university teachers is raised from 60 to 62 years. The pay revision along the lines of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations will benefit an estimated 18,630 university and college teachers. The beneficiaries of the retirement age enhancement will, however, be much less. Announcing the Cabinet decisions, Home Minister V S Acharya said the revised pay scales for teachers would be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2006. The hike for teachers will range between Rs 10,000 and Rs 35,000 per month depending on the seniority and the positions they hold. The Cabinet also met the long-pending demands of junior doctors, who had threatened to go on indefinite strike. Nearly 4,000 doctors are employed with the health department. The Cabinet approved allowances between Rs 4,000 and Rs 12,500 a month for the government doctors. The

DM orders verification of pension disbursed

After reports of anomalies in distribution of old age pension, District Magistrate Amit Gupta today ordered verification of pension disbursed earlier. "I have been receiving reports of anomalies in distribution of old age pension from various quarters, following which, I have directed officers to verify pension disbursed earlier, so that only the genuine beneficiary gets it," Gupta said. The DM said that officers have been asked to meet beneficiaries personally and submit their report to him and added that entry of brokers, if any, should be checked at the social welfare office. Source:PTI

Workmen or unions must be heard in labour disputes: SC

In labour disputes, the aggrieved workmen/unions should be compulsorily heard by the courts, before any order is passed, as otherwise, it would be violation of the "principles of natural justice," the Supreme Court has ruled. "Labour statutes are meant for the benefit of the workmen. Hence, ordinarily in all cases under labour statutes the workmen, or at least some of them in a representative capacity, or the trade-union representing the workmen concerned must be made a party," a bench of Justices Markandeya Katju and Asok Kumar Ganguly observed. The apex court passed the ruling while directing the Employees State Insurance (ESI) Court in Travancore to implead (hear) certain workmen who had been refused medical insurance benefits by the Fertilizers Chemicals Travancore Ltd to decide the eligibility of the workmen under the scheme. Source: PTI

PFRDA board clears extra a/c for NPS subscribers

The Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) board on Wednesday decided to provide the New Pension System (NPS) subscribers with an extra account from which funds can be withdrawn anytime they want. An NPS subscriber can now have two accounts—a standard one and a flexible one. Although the norms for investing the contributions to these two accounts would be the same, subscribers will have greater flexibility in accessing funds from the second one, when needed. One can access funds from the standard account called tier one only for specific needs such as medical emergency or marriage. The flexible account will be introduced on December 1, 2009. The pension regulator also decided in principle to introduce a low-cost pension scheme for the poor, for which PFRDA is negotiating with the record keeper to reduce the annual charges from Rs 350 to Rs 60, PFRDA chairman D Swarup told ET. The National Securities Depositories (NSDL) has agreed to slash the charges to Rs 75 a yea

CITU Denounces Unilateral Notification Curtailing Pension Benefits

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions denounces the unilateral action by the Govt of India in amending the Employees Pension Scheme to drastically reduce the pension benefits of the early retirees (retired or separated before 58 years ) vide Labour Ministry notification no GSR 546(E) dated 23rd July 2009. In the face of millions of workers losing livelihood owing to recession since last six months, this move of the Govt would further squeeze the workers rendered jobless before the retirement age for no fault of theirs, of their legitimate pension benefit. While issuing this amendment notification, the Govt ignored the statutory Tripartite Forum—the Central Board of Trustees of Employees Provident Fund Organisation, responsible for administering the Employees Pension Scheme, thereby making a mockery of principle of tripartism. This is the second unilateral move for curtailing the pension benefit of the workers within a span of one year. The first move by the same UPA regime had been i

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for Railway Employees

Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for Railway Employees GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) RBE No.101/2009 New Delhi, dated 10.06.2009 S.No.PC-VI/110 No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 The General Managers All Indian Railways & PUs (As per mailing list)     Sub:     Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for Railway Employees The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15 of its report, has recommended Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). As per the recommendations, financial upgradation will be available in the next higher Grade Pay whenever an employee has completed 12 years continuous service in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations shall be given in the entire career, as was provided in the previous Scheme. The Scheme will also be available to all posts belonging

Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension - in public sector undertaking/autonomous bodies

F.No.4/38/2008-P&PW(D) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,New Delhi-03 dated 17.9.2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:- Representation on mentioned of revision of restorable 1/3 commuted portion of pension consequent to 6th Pay Commission recommendations in respect of Govt. Servants who had drawn lump-sum payment on absorption in public sector undertaking/autonomous bodies - regarding. This Department has been receiving representations on the above noted subject. In this regard, the undersigned is directed to state that the Government had issued instructions on restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension on absorption in public sector undertaking/autonomous bodies implementing the Andhara Pradesh high court judgment dated 24.12.03 in Writ petition No. 8532 of 2003 followed by the Supreme Court judgment dated 29.11.08 in Civi

IIT faculty on their first-ever hunger strike tomorrow

With the HRD Ministry and IIT faculty refusing to budge from their respective stand, the teachers of prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology will stage a hunger strike tomorrow for the first time on the issue of pay structure. The IIT faculty has submitted a memorandum on its charter of demands, including withdrawal of 40 per cent cap on promotion of professors to senior grade. However, the HRD Ministry has not responded to the faculty's demands. "We had asked for a meeting with the HRD Ministry representatives on the issue. But there is no response. Hence, will go on fast tomorrow," Prof M Thenmozi told PTI. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, however, said the government wants to give more freedom to the elite institutes provided they come up with futuristic vision to achieve excellence. "IITs are brand institutes. We respect them. We want to give them more freedom to achieve excellence. Source: PTI

Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2009.

F.No.42/12/2009-P&PW(G) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,New Delhi-03 DAted : 23rd September, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2009. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No.42/12/2009-P&PW(G) dated 27th March, 2009 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief payable to Central Government pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 22% to 27% w.e.f. 1st July, 2009. Source:

Result of Combined Matric level (Main) Exam, 2008 announced

The results of the Combined Matric Level (Main) for filling up the posts of Grade ‘C’ Stenographers, Grade ‘D’ Stenographers and Lower Division Clerks in various Central Government Ministries/Departments/Offices (other than in Central Secretariat Clerical Service Cadre) conducted by Staff Selection Commission have been announced. In the Main written part of this recruitment, a total of 17,512 (Lower Division Clerks: 10283+Grade ‘D’ Stenographers: 7229) candidates are qualified for being called for Skill test in Typewriting/Stenography test. Schedule for holding the Skill Test in Typewriting/Stenography will be available on Commission’s website shortly. The result of written part of Grade ‘C’ Stenographers of the said examination will be declared separately. The skill test for Lower Division Clerks and Stenographers of the said recruitment will be held on Computer with option available to the candidates to take the skill test on manual typewriter. In this regard candidates have

Central govt employees form Joint Action Committee

Central Government Employees of Kendriya Sadan here have formed a Joint Action Committee (JAC) for the welfare of the employees and redressal of their problems. The office bearers nominated for the Committee are---Dr Vinod Kumar (President), Gurmeet Singh (Vice President), S K Raina (General Secretary) and Shyam Lal and Ms Asha Pathania (Joint Secretaries). Mr Sunil Soni will be the Organisation Secretary, Mr K K Gugaliani the Treasurer, Ms Rajrani will be the Press Secretary while Mr Gurcharan Dass will be the Auditor of the JAC. Formation of JAC was a long-pending demand of the Central Government Employees working in Kendriya Sadan who wanted to setup a joint association as many of their problems remained unheard due to lack of coordination. As many as 40 Central Government Departments are situated in Kendriya Sadan and teh JAC in coordination with all concerned Central Government offices would try to resolve problems of employees. Vice President Gurmeet Singh said that e

Three whistleblower doctors wait for justice

The wait for justice goes on for three whistleblower doctors whom the Delhi government had transferred to the Centre in July. No reason was cited for relieving the doctors of their duties. All three were involved in exposing corruption in the purchase of medical equipment in Delhi government hospitals. The doctors have moved court while they wait for their next posting. The state government surrendered Dr Vikas Rampal, Dr Sandeep Miglani and Dr Surender Singh to the Central government without stating reasons for transfer. While the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in a recent order has mentioned that the state did not have the jurisdiction to transfer Central government employees, the Central government insists that the transfers are not unusual. Vineet Chaudhury, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, said: “We do not ask state government to state reasons for surrendering the doctors. We are aware that they have moved court. We will be posting them to other locations since t

Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted in Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) RBE No.173/2009 New Delhi,dated 19.09.2009   No.E(P&)II-2009/PLB-6 The General Managers/CAOs, All Indian Railways and Production Units etc. (As per Mailing lists) Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2008-2009. The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to75(Seventy five) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2008-09 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel).Where wages exceed Rs.35oo/-per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if 'wages' are Rs.3500/-p.m. 2. 'Wages' for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include 'Basicpay' as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2008-09. Other

IIT faculty to go on hunger strike on Sep 24

Around 1,500 teachers of 13 IITs today decided to go on a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the anomalies in the recently announced pay structure. The Faculty Federation, which met at IIT Kharagpur, decided to take the action against the pay structure that puts restriction on promotions and lacks performance-based incentives for them. Classes at the premier institutes will, however, not be affected during the strike. "We will observe strike on September 24. But we will not boycott work. The classes will go on. We will protest the pay structure that puts a number of curbs on the IIT's system," Prof M Thenmozhi, president of the federation, told PTI after the meeting. IIT professors to go hunger-strike Professors of all seven IITs in the country would observe a hunger-strike on September 24 to protest against alleged discrimination in pay-scales. This was decided at a meeting of the professors held at IIT, Kharagpur, here today, a spokesman of the Faculty

New Fee Structure in Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools

New Fee Structure in Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools FEE STRUCTURE (PER MONTH) w.e.f. 01.04.2013(Updated) 1. Admission Fee Rs. 25.00 2. Re Admission Fee Rs 100.00 3. Tuition Fee 3(a) Class IX & X (Boys) Rs 200.00 3(b) Class XI & XII Commerce & Humanities (Boys) Rs 300.00 3(c) Class XI & XII Science (Boys) Rs.400.00 4. Computer Fund 4(a) Class III onwards wherever Computer Education is being imparted Rs 100.00 4(b) Computer Science Fee. (for elective subjects) + 2 stage Rs 150.00 5 Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (Classes I - XII) Rs. 500.00  In all Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools the fee structure has been revised as detailed below. This new fee sturcture will come into force w.e.f.1.10.2009 onwards. Coming quarter

DA (Dearness Allowance) in revised rates effect from July 2009 for Central Government Employees

No.1(6)/2009-E- (B) Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure ------ NewDelhi,Dated 18th September,2009. Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2009. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No.1(6)/2009-E- (B) Dated 13th September,2009 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 22% to 27% with effect from 1st July, 2009. 2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M.No.1(6)/2009-E- (B) Dated 29th August,2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders. 3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

IIT faculty still unhappy with revised pay package

The government today came up with a revised pay package for faculty of Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), including IITs, but was silent on lifting the cap on promotion of professors, triggering protest from senior teaching staff who said it would affect the autonomy of the elite institutes. The fresh notification brought out by the HRD Ministry on the pay structure of CFTIs said that the post of lecturer-cum-post-Doctoral Fellows will be redesignated as Assistant Professors on contract. The Ministry had brought out a notification on August 18 this year on the revision of pay of teaching and non-teaching staff of CFTIs. The notification said that maximum 40 per cent of the professors can be promoted to senior grade depending on their performance. This provision had sparked protest among the IIT faculty which demanded lifting of any cap on their promotion. The fresh notification is silent on the issue.

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare – five years in service of veterans

The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW), functioning under the Ministry of Defence, completes five years of its existence next week. Set up on September 22, 2004, the department caters exclusively to the rehabilitation and welfare of about 21lakh Ex-Servicemen (ESM) population and another five lakh ESM widows. Nearly 60,000 ESM are added to this huge number every year, largely due to perhaps the highest attrition rate in any organized sector among the Armed Forces in order to retain a youthful profile of the fighting forces, their primary task. Taken together with ESM dependents ranging between 50-70 lakhs, the Department of ESW shoulders responsibility of the welfare of roughly one crore population of ESM and their dependents. The Department of ESW achieves its objectives through its three attached offices, consisting of the Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) and the Ex-Servicemen’s Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), besides coordinatin