Monday, 30 March 2015

Retirement planning – Which is better NPS or Provident Fund नयी पेंशन स्कीम बेहतर या प्रोविडेंट फण्ड

nps v ppf

सातवें वेतन आयोग पर एक बड़ी खबर - Minimum Wage for 7th cpc Rs.26000/- and Open Ended Pay Scales

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/- and Open Ended Pay Scales

JCM DELEGATION PROPOSED BEFORE THE 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

During 2 days deliberations on 23rd & 24th March, 2015, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation have pleaded before the 7th Central Pay Commission to recommend minimum wage of Rs. 26,000/- per month on the basis of 15th ILC Norms/Aykroyd Formula. Some of the important submissions made before the Pay Commission are listed below:
• Wage ratio between the lowest and highest should be 1:8.
• Revised pay scales and allowances should be given effect from 01/01/2014.
• 3.7 multiplication factor should be applied to arrive at the revised pay. Special Pay concept should be restored back.
• HRA should be revised to 60%, 40% and 20% of pay for `X”Y’ and ‘Z’ class localities/cities respectively.
• Children Education Allowance should be revised and extended to cover higher studies also.
• Increment rate should be 5% of pay.
• Five promotions during service.
• Special Duty Allowance for North Eastern Region be revised to 37-1/2%.
• House Building Amount should be increased and interest rate should be reduced.
• 6th CPC Anomalies may be got addressed through a special mechanism.
• Flexi timings for women employees besides additional leave facilities etc.,

Pension
• Pay Commission was urged to recommend parity in Pension.
• Minimum Pension should be fixed at 67% of last pay drawn.
• Gratuity amount should be upwardly revised.

All the issues contained in the JCM memorandum were explained to the Commission with cogent logic, merits and Precedents. S/Shri M. Raghavaiah, Leader JCM (Staff Side), Guman Singh, NFIR President, R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President and B.C. Sharma, Joint General Secretary have participated in the deliberations.

No.IV/NFIR/7TH CPC/Corres/Pt.V Dated : 28/03/2015
Forwarded to Affiliates & Media Centre/NFIR.
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Source : NFIR

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Clarification on crucial date of determination of age of 56 years for induction into AIS

F.No.14015/30/2015-AIS-I
Government of India
Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Departments of Personnel and Training
North block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th March, 2015
Office Memorandum
Subject: Clarification on crucial date of determination of age of 56 years for induction into AIS and its applicability with reference to the year of select list-regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that on the direction of Hon’ble Supreme Court, and in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of home affairs, ministry of environment and forest, UPSC and the state Governments, the central government has decided to raise maximum age limit from 54 years to 56 years for promotion/induction from state service/Non-state Civil Service to All India Service with effect from the Select List of 2015 with crucial date of determination of age as 01.01.2015. In order to implement this decision, this Department has issued four notifications dated 17.03.2015 amending the following date of their publication in the official gazette:-
(i) Regulation 5 (3) of Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955;
(ii) Regulation 5 (3) of Indian police service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955;
(iii) Regulation 5 (3) of Indian Forest Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1966; and
(iv) Proviso 1 below Regulation 4(1)(iii) of Indian Administrative Service (Appointment by Selection) Regulation, 1997
2. Further, as decided by the Government, anomaly in Non-SCS Select List vis-à-vis SCS Select List for the vacancies arising during the same year has been removed through OM dated 17.3.2015. As per this OM, for the Vacancies arising during the period 1.1.2014 to 31.12.2014, the select list of Non-SCS officers will be styled as Selected List-2014-A instead of Selected List 2015. The select list of SCS officers had already been styled coinciding with the year of the vacancies from the year 2010, after the clarificatory OM dated 25.08.2010. Thus, for the vacancies arising during the year 2015 (between 1.1.2015 to 31.12.2015), the Select List for both SCS officers as well as Non-SCS officers will be styled as Select List-2015.
3. Now, for the benefit of all stakeholders, it is clarified that the above amendments are applicable for the Select Lists of 2015 (vacancies arising between 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015) and onwards with crucial date for determination of age as 1 st January of that Select List year. For example, for the Select List of 2015, the upper age limit for consideration will be 56 years with crucial date for determination of age as 01.01.2015.
4 In so far as the Select Lists of State Service/Non-State Civil Service officers of 2014/2014-A to be prepared for the vacancies arisen between 1.1.2014 to 31.12.2014 are concerned, the same would be prepared in accordance with the regulations existing in 2014. In other words, up-to the Select Lists of 2014/2014-A, the maximum age limit for consideration for induction into AIS would be 54 years and the same would be reckoned as on 1st January of the respective Select List year.
5(i). For further clarity, for example, 10 and 2 vacancies arose during 01.01 .2014 to 31.12 2014 in West Bengal cadre in the SCS and Non-SCS category respectively. The Select List for SCS officers would be styled as Select List 2014 and for Non-SCS officers, it would be styled as Select List 2014-A. The Selection Committee Meetings would be held in 2015 and the upper age limit will be 54 years with crucial date of determination as 01.01.2014 for both the category of officers.
(ii) Similarly, if 6 and 2 vacancies arise during 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015 in Odisha cadre in the SCS and Non-SCS category respectively the Select Lists would be styled as Select List 2015 for both the category of officers. The Selection Committee Meetings for Select List 2015 would be held in 2016 and the upper age limit will be 56 years with crucial date of determination as 01.01.2015 for both SCs and Non-SCs officers.
6. All State Governments/Cadre Controlling Authorities and UPSC are, therefore, requested to implement the aforementioned amendments ¡n accordance with the above clarifications,
Sd/-
(Gayatri Mishra)
Director
SOURCE: DOPT Circulars, DOPT Orders

Major flaw in New Pension Scheme still exists after budget 2015

nps flaw

Government begins recruitment drive for 10th and 10+2 pass

sarkari naukri

GOOD NEWS - Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2014

No. 416/2008-Esft. (Pay II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated the 24th March, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2014
References are being received from various Ministries with regard to the amount of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1st January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/1/2014-E-II (B) dated 27th March, 2014.
2. This Departments O.M. 4/6/2008-Est(Pay II) dated 1.10.2008 provides that the rates of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
3. All Ministries/Departments are therefore, again advised to take necessary action accordingly.
( A.K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Saturday, 21 March 2015

7th Pay Commission News Center: Meetings Schedule of 7th Pay Commission with stake...

7th Pay Commission News Center: Meetings Schedule of 7th Pay Commission with stake...: Meetings Schedule of 7 th  Pay Commission with stake holders Sl. No. Name of the Body Date & Time of meeting 1. National Federation...

Extension of second chance for Aptitude Test for recruitment as Assistant Loco Pilots

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 5/2015.
No. E(P&A)I-2013/RT-3
New Delhi, dated 23.01.2015.
The General Managers, NR, New Delhi
All Indian Railways.
Sub: Extension of second chance for Aptitude Test for recruitment as Assistant Loco Pilots to those wards who have passed the written test but could not clear the Aptitude Test under LARSGESS.
Ref:Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 30.08.2013.
With reference to Railway Boards letter dared 30.08.2013 quoted above, one of the Zonal Railways had raised a query in respect of the Competent Authority for allowing second chance for Aptitude Test for recruitment as Assistant Loco Pilots to those wards, who passed the written test but could not clear the Aptitude Test under LARSGESS.
2.The matter has been examined by the Board and it is advised that second chance for Aptitude Test for recruitment as Assistant Loco Pilot under LARSGESS, may be allowed with the personal approval of the General Manager. However, this power should not be delegated further.
(This disposes off WCR’s letter No. WCR/P.Hq/Rectt/122/LARSGESS dated 22.12.2014)
(K. Shanker)
Director Estt. (P&A).
Railway Board

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

सुप्रीम कोर्ट का अभूतपूर्व फैसला पेंशन वेतन के 50% से कम नहीं हो सकती Pension can’t be less than 50% of pay – Supreme Court

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Compulsory Paid Leave During Pregnancy

There are provisions which prescribe that a female Government servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement. During such period, she shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kirti Azad in the Lok Sabha

SOURCE - PIB

Whether the Government proposes to introduce flexi time option for the Government employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 410
ANSWERED ON 25.02.2015
FLEXI TIME OPTION
410 . Patil Shri Chandrakant Raghunath
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government proposes to introduce flexi time option for the Government employees;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
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): No Madam.
(b) & (c): Does not arise.

Implementation of Supreme Court’s judgement in the matter of All India Service (Conduct) Rules

F.No. 41017/2/2015-Estt.A
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block New Delhi.
Dated: 9th March, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Implementation of Supreme Court’s judgement dated 31.10.2013 in WP(Civil) No. 82/2011 in the matter of Shri T.S.R.Subramanian & Others vs. UOI & Others — Parliament Assurance in Rajya Sabha Unstarred Q. No.988, answered on 17.07.2014, on ‘Amendment in Rule 3(3) of All India Service (Conduct) Rules’ — regarding.
The undersigned is directed to state that in reply to part (b) of the above Rajya Sabha Unstarred Q. No. 988 for 17/07/2014, the Parliament was, inter-alia, informed that ‘the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the PIL filed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian and others were brought to the notice of the various Ministries / Departments who are the Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Central Civil Services for compliance’. This part of the reply has been treated as an Assurance.
2. It may please be recalled that, following the Supreme Court’s judgement dated 31.10.2013 in WP(Civil) No. 82/2011, the Ministries / Departments were requested to take steps for implementation of the judgement. In view of the above Parliament Assurance, all Ministries / Departments are requested to please send a line in confirmation of the implementation of the above judgement in respect of the Cadre(s) under their administrative control by 20.03.2015 so that the Assurance can be fulfilled. The Cadre(s) under the administrative control may also please be indicated for records.
3. The Ministries / Departments, which are not Cadre Controlling Authorities for any cadre, may also kindly send a communication in this regard for the records of this Department.
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(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/41017_2_2015-Estt.A-09032015.pdf]

LIST OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (HCOs) EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS

LIST OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (HCOs) EMPANELLED UNDER CGHS, DELHI & NCR W.E.F. 01.10.2014 AS PER OFFICE MEMORANDUM No.S.11045/36/2012 – CGHS (HEC) DATED THE 1ST OCTOBER 2014 AND FURTHER ADDED ON 12.11.2014 & 10.02.2015 & 24.02.2015.

HOSPITALS: – DELHI

Mandatory Hiring of Apprentices

The Apprentices Act, 1961 has been amended and brought into effect from 22.12.2014. Before the said amendment of the Act, there was no provision to mandate establishments to hire at least 50 per cent of their apprentices for regular employment. After amendment, the Act provides every employer shall formulate its own policy for recruiting any apprentice who has completed the period of apprenticeship training in his establishment.
Several suggestions/ recommendations were received from Office of the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development (PM’s NCSD), Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC), National Commission on Labour (NCL), Indian Labour Conference (ILC), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and other stakeholders to make changes in the Apprentices Act, 1961. These were discussed in an Inter-Ministerial Group(IMG) having representatives from Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Micro Small Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Defence, Planning Commission, NSDA. The recommendations of IMG were discussed in the CAC-a tri-partite statutory body and simultaneously, these recommendations were also posted on web-site for inviting the comments of public at large. The amendments were carried out after considering suggestions from different stakeholders.
This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment in response to a written question in Lok Sabha today.
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नौकरी, प्रमोशन और शिक्षा में आरक्षण पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट का बड़ा फैसला Reservation cannot be based on castes – Supreme Court

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

GOOD NEWS - Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners; More Than One Crore Pensioners May be Benefitted by the Scheme

Under the ‘Digital India Mission’, Government has launched ‘Jeevan Pramaan – an Aadhaar based Digital Life Certificate’ for pensioners on 10.11.2014. This facility provides an option to the pensioners to submit their life certificate digitally by authenticating biometrically using UIDAI Database. The pension disbursing agencies integrated with the Jeevan Pramaan Portal will get access to digital life certificate. The pensioners need not go to the pension disbursing agency in person. 

Aadhaar numbers is used for bio-metric authentication of pensioners. All pensioners having Aadhaar number may avail this facility. More than one crore pensioners may be benefitted by the scheme. 

Government has taken a number of steps to bring awareness among the pensioners regarding the digital life certificate scheme such as publicity through leading newspapers, organization of camps for pensioners, regular meetings with pension disbursing agencies etc. 

This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha 

SOURCE - PIB

ONE RANK ONE PENSION: REPLY BY DEFENCE MINISTER IN LOK SABHA

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation have been discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. Financial implication could be calculated, once the modalities are finalized and approved by the Government. 

Possible amendments to the pension policies are being examined with a view to reduce litigation for removing disparities in pension of various ex-servicemen. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mullappally Ramachandran and others in Lok Sabha

SOURCE - PIB

No proposals to increase working days to 6 per week: Govt

The government on Friday said it has no proposals to shift to six-day week working for its offices or reduce the retirement age of employees to 58 years.

"At present, there is no proposal to change working days for the Central government offices from five to six days a week or to reduce the retirement age of the Central government employees to 58 years," finance minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

At present, the retirement age of the Central government employees is 60 years.

The Minister also said that the Seventh Central Pay Commission appointed in February 2014 is required to make its recommendations within 18 months from the date of its constitution.

Former Supreme Court justice Ashok Kumar Mathur is the Chairman of the Commission.

The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification. The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006.

SOURCE - hindustan times

EPFO BOARD RECOMMENDS NEW FORMULA FOR BOOSTING PENSION PAYOUT

NEW DELHI: A small change in rules can help crores of Employees Pension Scheme subscribers earn more after retirement. 

The Employees Provident Fund Organization's (EPFO) central board of trustees has recommended that the pension should be based on the average salary for the past 30 months, instead of the current stipulation of 60 months. As a result, the payout is expected to increase although it will add to EPFO's burden which already has to deal with a deficit, estimated at Rs 8,000 crore. 

Sources, however, told TOI that it is just a recommendation at this stage and will have to be notified by the government for subscribers to benefit. From September 1, EPFO had changed the formula for determining the pensionable salary by calculating the average monthly pay for 60 months instead of 12.

If notified, the step will counter EPFO's attempts to restrict withdrawals. Against the current norm of allowing pension payment at 58 years, the CBT has now agreed to allow subscribers to defer it by two years. For every year of deferred pension, there will be a 4% incentive, explained two sources familiar with the decision taken during Wednesday's meeting of trustees.

SOURCE - PIB

कर्मचारियों के आएंगे अच्छे दिन Government to bring bill in parliament favoring employees

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Friday, 13 March 2015

Classification of posts in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 — Clarification Reg.

Classification of posts in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 — Clarification Reg.
No. 13026/3/2012-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 09.03.2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Classification of posts in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 — Clarification Reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Notification No. 21/2/75-Estt.(D) dated 11.11.1975 reclassifying the posts under the Central Government as Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ &’`D’ in place of Class ‘II’, ‘III’ & ‘IV’ and to state that wherever the old nomenclature of Class ‘I’,II’, ‘III’ & ‘IV’ are mentioned in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the same may be read as Group ‘A, ‘B’,’C’ & ‘D’,-respectively.
(Mukul Ratra)
Director

No Curtailing of Public Holidays

As per the existing policy, the Central Government Administrative Offices observe up to 17 holidays in a year on specified occasions which consist of 3 National Holidays (on 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October) and 14 other holidays to celebrate festivals of different regions/religion in a diverse country like India.

At present there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to curtail the public holidays for government employees.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri S. Thangavelu in the Rajya Sabha today.

pib

सरकार वेतन का दयारा बढ़ाने पर कर रही है विचार Government to widen the scope of wages

basic salary

केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के पदों का नए सिरे से वर्गीकरण Classification of posts of Central Government Employees

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Proposal to increase the age limit for induction of State Service Officers into IAS, IPS and IFS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 288
ANSWERED ON 25.02.2015

INCREASING AGE LIMIT

288 . Mahendran Shri C.
Raajhaa Shri Anwhar
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Union Government has any proposal to increase the age limit from 54 years for induction of State Service Officers into IAS, IPS and IFS;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and
(c) whether the Union Government has consulted the State Governments in this regard, and if so, the details thereof?
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): In pursuance of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, a proposal to consider revision of upper age limit for induction of state service officers into All India Services, i.e., Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) has been examined, in consultation with various State Governments and Cadre Controlling Autho- rities of IPS and IFS. The matter is under consideration of the Government
Source: Lok Sabha

Hopes are alive income tax rebate may still increase

income tax rebate

Many employees to have benefit of ACP Scheme

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New Pension Scheme to EPF switch: Legislation on the way

Workers who wish to choose between the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and the New Pension Scheme may have to wait as the government will need to make enabling legislation for the switch.
“Under current norms, firms with over 20 workers are mandated to contribute to the EPFO to provide social security. Not doing this is in default of the Act and can lead to a penalty as well as imprisonment,” said a government official, adding that to allow for such a choice, amendments will have to be made.
At present, companies can open NPS accounts for their workers or individuals can open independent accounts under the scheme, but these contributions are over and above the mandatory deductions for the EPFO.
But pointing out that EPF has “hostages” rather than “clients”, finance minister Arun Jaitley had said in the Budget 2015-16.
“With respect to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), the employee needs to be provided two options. Firstly, the employee may opt for EPF or the New Pension Scheme (NPS). Secondly, for employees below a certain threshold of monthly income, contribution to EPF should be optional, without affecting or reducing the employer’s contribution,” he had announced. The ministry of labour and employment is already finalising amendments to the EPF and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. Sources said fresh amendments will have to be drafted.
“The Budget announcements are neither covered under the planned amendments to the EPF Act nor under the proposed Small Factories Bill,” said the official.
At present, the labour ministry is finalising amendments to expand EPFO coverage by halving the threshold for eligible establishments from those employing 20 workers or more to 10 workers. The ministry is also working on a Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Bill that proposes to move out workers from factories employing less than 40 workers from the EPFO to private insurance plans.
Current norms
* At present, companies can open NPS accounts for their workers or individuals can open independent accounts under the scheme, but these contributions are over and above the mandatory deductions for the EPFO
* Under current norms, firms with over 20 workers are mandated to contribute to the EPFO to provide social security. Not doing this is in default of the Act and can lead to a penalty as well as imprisonment.
Source: Financial Express

Backlog Vacancies in Central Government Departments

As per data collected till 31.12.2014, during the period 1.4.2012 to 31.12.2014, 19,676 backlog reserved vacancies of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes were filled up in Central Government Departments/attached and subordinate offices, Banks etc.
Government constituted a Committee in July 2013 under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to make an in depth analysis of the reasons for backlog of filling up of reserved vacancies and suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. The Committee submitted its report in May, 2014. Subsequent to the receipt of the recommendations of the Committee, the matter has been examined by this Department. Time bound action has been finalized and intimated to all concerned Departments/ Ministries on 20.11.2014 for implementation. The Action Plan includes study of reasons for non-filling of backlog reserved vacancies; review of prescribed standards, if required; conducting Special Recruitment Drive and conducting pre-recruitment training programmes.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Shri Ravneet Singh, Shri Sankar Prasad Datta and Shri S.P. Muddahanume Gowda in the Lok Sabha today.

Reservation of Group D posts for Youths in Central Government Organisation

There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to reserve the ‘D’ category posts of Central Government organizations in different States for the respective State’s unemployed youths. The quantum of reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts of Central Government services in various States/UTs has been fixed vide OM No.36017/1/ 2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 5/7/2005 in proportion to their population. Further, SC/ST/OBC candidates not belonging to the concerned locality / region /State/ Zone/ Circle shall also be eligible to get the benefit of reservation.
As per Public Enterprises Survey 2013-14 laid on the table of both Houses of Parliament on 26.02.2015, the number of Other Backward Class employees in Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs) was 2,06,083 out of total employees of 13,49,493, details of which are given as below:-
GroupTotal No. of EmployeesRepresentation of OBC in Central Public Sector Enterprises
1234
OBCS No.%
Managerial/Executives2705393459812.79
Supervisors1303451755513.47
Workman/Clerical67316411380616.91
Semi-Skilled/  Unskilled2754454012414.57
Total134949320608315.27
Government constituted a Committee in July, 2013 headed by Secretary, M/o Social Justice & Empowerment to make an in-depth analysis of the reasons for backlog of filling up of reserved vacancies and suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. The Committee in its report made the following major recommendations:-
(i) measures for upgrading the employment potential of SC, ST and OBC candidates in all groups;
(ii) to constitute expert committees comprising in –house officers to study the root cause of the problem and to initiate measures to remove such factors;
(iii) to improve pre-employment training or on-the-job preparatory training; and
(iv) schemes for educational empowerment, up-gradation of skills, vocational training etc.
Subsequent to the receipt of the recommendations of the Committee, the matter was examined by this Department and time bound action plan has been finalized and intimated to all concerned Ministries/ Departments on 20/11/2014 for implementation.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ramen Deka and Shri Dileep Singh Bhuria in the Lok Sabha today.
source -  DOPT

Monday, 2 March 2015

Pensioners Portal provides a platform for retiring Central Govt Employees to showcase commendable work done during service

No. 4/2/2013-P&PW (Coord.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, the 19 th February, 2015
Office Memorandum

Sub: ‘Anubhav’ – showcasing outstanding work done during service – submission of details by a retiring Government employee – to be uploaded on Departmental website – reg.

The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare is in the process of providing a platform for the retiring Central Government employees to showcase commendable work done during service. It is envisaged that this would provide satisfaction to the retiring employee and also act as a motivator for serving employees. This would also be a wonderful opportunity to garner the resource of retiring employees for voluntary contribution to nation building post retirement. The retiring employee may submit a write-up, not more than 5000 words alongwith appropriate attachments where need be.

2. All Ministries/Departments are requested to inform retiring employees that they may, voluntarily, submit the details in the enclosed Form alongwith Form 5 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

3. It may be noted that –

(a) Since most successful ventures would have contributions of the entire team, retiring persons may indicate names of other members of the team in the writeup.

(b) Any work that has contributed to the efficiency, economy and effectiveness in government functioning or / and any innovation which led to improved work culture or any other contribution considered significant by the retiring employee may be submitted.

(c) Comments which are religious or political in nature (or gender based or based on caste and creed) will not be permitted. The content should not be such as to disturb communal harmony or be against national interest. There should not be any sensitive or secret information in the write-up.

4.The Head of Office shall check the contents to ensure that the submission is as per format and submit to the administrative head/ authority designated for approval., This exercise would be completed at least one month before retirement and the result uploaded on the concerned departmental website on the facility to be provided by Department of Pension & P.W.

5. The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare would coordinate and collate the data and information received from various departments.

6. (a) For the employee not belonging to AIS , the write-up would be uploaded on the website of the Department from where he retires and the website of the cadre controlling authority.

b) For employee of AIS, the write-up would, in addition, be uploaded on the website of the cadre controlling authority and the State cadre to which he belongs.

7. While an online system is being designed for this purpose, for which separate set of instructions would be issued, it would be possible for employees to submit hardcopies instead of going online.

8. The Departmental website while displaying the write-up will have a disclaimer that the contents and suggestions are as provided by the retiring employee and the department is not responsible for factual inaccuracies and the veracity of the claims.

(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India


Source  : www.pensionersportal.gov.in