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Sri Vasudeva Chathra President Assistant Supdt. Post (HQ) O/o SSRM Bangalore-560026 Sri Manjunatha Hubballi [Circle Secretary] Superintendent of Post Offices Haveri Division Haveri-581110, Sri Joseph Rodrigues [Circle Treasurer] ASP (HQ) O/o The Sr. Supdt. of Post Offices Mangalore.
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Friday, September 23, 2011
CAT case on Grade Pay
The CAT case on Grade Pay issue was taken for trial on 22.9.11 and the final orders of CAT is expected within 10 days.
The Union Cabinet today approved to increase Dearness Allowance by 7% to Central Government employees.
The rate of Dearness allowance shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 51% to 58%.
Revised rates effective from 1.7.2011.
Finance Ministry will publish detailed Office Memorandum regarding this issue within this month.
The amount of additional instalment of Dearness allowance and the arrears for two months will be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.
This will benefit more than 50 lakh serving employees and 38 lakh pensioners.
This DA hike will be impact in the Transport allowance also, according to the classes of cities (5400 GP and above = Rs.3200 + DA thereon, below 4200 GP = Rs.600 + DA thereon and above 4200 GP = Rs.1600 + DA thereon).
The highest rate of additional Derness allowance of 10% from July, 2010 and the least of these 2% from July, 2006.
The calculation of Dearness allowance is with the Pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay multiple with 58% is equal to Revised payment of DA from July, 2011.
Non PL (adhoc) Bonus to Central Govt Employees for 2010-11
Finance Ministry has published an Office Memorandum(No.7/24/2007/E.III(A) dated 13th September, 2011) in its website regarding that grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2010-11.Non-PLB for the year 2010-11 granted equivalent to 30 days emoluments to the Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’.
The calculation ceiling of Rs.3500 will remain unchanged.
The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions as follows…
Only those employees who were in service on 31.3.2011 and have rendered at least six months of continous service during the year 2010-11.
To calculate bonus for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. For example, Non-PLB for thirty days would work out to Rs.3500 x 30 / 30.4 = Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454).
The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at lest 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (incase of 5 days in a week, 206 days in each year for 3 years or more).
To calculate the bonus for casual labur will be Rs.1200 x 30 / 30.4 = Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184).
All payments will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
Grant of Family Pension to dependent Parents of a deceased Govt Servant.
It is hereby clarified that in case the deceased Govt Servant is not survived by a widow/widower of a child, the dependent parents become directly eligible to receive family pension. In cases where a deceased Govt Servant is survived by a widow/widower or a child, and the position changes subsequently because of death or re-marriage of the spouse and/or death or ineligibility of child/children, including a disabled child, the dependent parents become eligible for family pension. However, in terms of this Dept OM No. 38/37/08-P&PQ (A) Dt. 02.09.08, a childless widow, subject to dependency criteria, is entitled to the family pension even after her re-marriage. In such an event, the parents of the deceased employee become entitled tot he family pension only after the childless widow dies or when her independent income from all other sources becomes equal to or higher than that prescribed for dependency criterion under the Rules.
The government is planning to put in place a framework for officials that would allow them to leverage the power of the social media, a top official of the Department of Information and Technology (DIT) said here today.
“We are creating a framework that would help Central departments and officials to use social media like Facebook, Twitter effectively,” said Additional Secretary DIT, Shankar Aggarwal.
“We expect to give a final shape to it (framework) over the next two or three months and notify it,” he said.
“The idea is that they can enter into a dialogue with the public more freely, take suggestions, feedbacks and provide updates. It shall be more of a two-way rather than a one-way communication,” Aggarwal stated.
“Social media is being used extensively by civil society, but unfortunately, we do not have any framework for the Central government and state government,” he said.
“The government officials are scared of using the social media because they are not sure whether they are allowed to use it or not,” he added.
Meanwhile, the government is planning to introduce the Right to Public Services Act soon that would make it mandatory for the government entities to deliver public services in an electronic form too.
“We have already created a framework and for this (Act) and the framework is to be converted into a law. We think we will be able to introduce it in the next session of the Parliament and this will become a law,” he said.
“Under this, we shall be trying to ask the government entities to deliver all the public services in an electronic form also. It has to be achieved over the next five years,” he informed.
Aggarwal said they had been planning to develop a payment gateway for the entire country so that the people could pay electronically for various services. — PTI
D.G. Posts No. A-34012/04/2011-DE dated 07.09.2011
I am directed to refer to this office letter No. A-34012/02/2010-DE dated 30.08.2011wherein Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for LGO and IP Examination 2011 were postponed.
2. The revised dates for LGO Examination and IP Examination 2011 have been fixed as 15th October for LGO and 15th & 16th October 2011 for IP Examination.
3. Accordingly the revised schedule for conducting both the Examination are enclosed at Annexure –I & II.
4. It is requested to take further necessary action strictly as per the enclosed schedule. Receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged.
CHQ has drafted revised proposal on the above subject and the same is furnished below for information of all CHQ Office Bearers/Circle Secretaries/Members. They are requested to kindly go through it and submit their suggestions,if any, to the CHQ after consulting Circle Working Committee members through Phone/Email/SMS by 18.09.2011 so that revised proposal could be submitted to the Department.In case of no reply from the Circle Secretaries by due date, it will be presumed that they are in favour of the revised proposal.
Post of Inspector,Posts may be merged withh the post of Asstt. Supdt. Posts with GP of Rs.4600/-with nomenclature as Asstt. Supdt. Posts as the Department has already merged the post of Inspector, MMS with the post of Asstt. Manager, MMS with the GP of Rs. 4600/- with nomenclature as Asstt. Manager, MMS. In the event of merger with upgraded GP of Rs. 4600/-, the Association is agreeable for withdrawal of Gazettted status granted to the post of Asstt. Supdt. Posts vide Postal Directorate memo. no. 25-18/2000-PE dated 28.07.2005. However, it is made clear that Gazetted status to the post of ASP should be withdrawn only after merger and grant of GP of Rs. 4600/- to the merged post simultaneously.
No. AN/XIV/19404/Leave Matters/Vol. III Dated 25- 8-2011
Sub: Sanction of Child Care Leave: Instructions regarding
Consequent upon the implementation of 6th CPC, Child Care Leave to Women Employees of the Central Govt. was introduced w.e.f. 1st September 2008 vide DoP&T OM No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 18-11-2008.
2. DoP&T vide their OM No.13018/2/2008-Estt(L) dated 18-11-2008 have further clarified on the subject that Child Care Leave for women employees is meant to facilitate them in taking care of their children at the time of need. However, it should not disrupt the functioning of Central Govt. Offices. It was further clarified by DoP&T that CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right and under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of leave by the leave sanctioning authority.
3. Instances have come to the notice of this HQrs office, where CCL has been used as a means to dodge unpalatable postings or to avoid functioning in a specific office/section and even to proceed abroad, rather than for the purpose for which CCL was introduced. This goes against the spirit of the Govt. orders on the subject. There have also been instances where even IDAS officers have left their offices ‘in anticipation" of sanction of the CCL.
4. In view of the above, it is requested to all PCsDA/CsDA that the cases of CCL granted to the employees under their jurisdiction may please be reviewed and ensured that the CCL has been genuinely granted for the purpose for which it is meant. It may also be impressed upon all concerned that proceeding on CCL without sanction constitutes misconduct and will invite disciplinary proceedings against the official concerned.