DoP – Grant of annual increment due for calculating pensionary benefits

Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits

Government of India, Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts,(Pension Section) issued Office Memorandum vide No. 100-10/2018-Pension dated 10th January 2019 regarding Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits and details as follows. The DoP is directed to forward herewith a copy of representation dated 04-12-2018 along with its enclosures received from Shri R. Ganesan. Secretary. Department of Posts (Retd.) & President. India Posts’ Retired Officers’ Association (IPROA) requesting to consider grant of notional annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation in case of officials retiring on 30th June or 31st December after completion crone full year service. for calculating pensionary benefits. The request has been made on the basis of an order dated 15-09-2017 passed by Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras in Writ Petition No. 15732/2017 in the matter of Sltri P. Ayyumperumal. wherein the High Court had directed that the petitioner shall be given one notional increment for the period of one full year’s service from the date of his last increment till the date he retired 30th June. next year. for the purpose of pensionary benefits. The appeal preferred by UOI by way of filing SLP Civil Dy. No. 22283/2018 challenging the High Court order was dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. vide order dated 23-07-20 I 8. 2. The issue raised in the representation does not come under the purview of Department of Post. Therefore, the representation Is being forwarded to the nodal Ministry (Department of Expenditure) for their consideration and appropriate action. Source: DoP

Government of India, Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts,(Pension Section) issued Office Memorandum vide No. 100-10/2018-Pension dated 10th January 2019 regarding Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionary benefits and details as follows. The DoP is directed to forward herewith a copy of representation dated 04-12-2018 along with its enclosures received from Shri R. Ganesan. Secretary. Department of Posts (Retd.) & President. India Posts’ Retired Officers’ Association (IPROA) requesting to consider grant of notional annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation in case of officials retiring on 30th June or 31st December after completion crone full year service. for calculating pensionary benefits. The request has been made on the basis of an order dated 15-09-2017 passed by Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras in Writ Petition No. 15732/2017 in the matter of Sltri P. Ayyumperumal. wherein the High Court had directed that the petitioner shall be given one notional increment for the period of one full year’s service from the date of his last increment till the date he retired 30th June. next year. for the purpose of pensionary benefits. The appeal preferred by UOI by way of filing SLP Civil Dy. No. 22283/2018 challenging the High Court order was dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. vide order dated 23-07-20 I 8. 2. The issue raised in the representation does not come under the purview of Department of Post. Therefore, the representation Is being forwarded to the nodal Ministry (Department of Expenditure) for their consideration and appropriate action. Source: DoP

List of Holidays in Kerala for the year 2019

List of Holidays in Kerala

List of Holidays in Kerala for the year 2019

List of Holidays in Kerala for the year 2019 – Public Holidays  2018 under Negotiable Instruments Act ,1881 for Kerala Government

Kerala Government Released GO.No.2611 dated 22nd October 2018 regarding Holidays – Public Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act ,1881 for the State Government Offices and all Commercial Banks including Co-operative banks in Kerala for the year 2019.

Sl No Public Holidays Date Day
1 Republic Day 26-01-2019 Saturday
2 Sivarathri 04-03-2019 Monday
3 Annual Closing of Accounts for Commercial banks & cooperative banks 01-04-2019 Monday
4 Vishu 15-04-2019 Monday
5 Good Friday 19-04-2019 Friday
6 May Day 01-05-2019 Wednesday
7 Ramzan (Idul Fitr) 05-06-2019 Wednesday
8 Independence Day 15-08-2019 Thursday
9 First Onam 10-09-2019 Tuesday
10 Thiruonam 11-09-2019 Wednesday
11 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi 13-09-2019 Friday
12 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day 21-09-2019 Saturday
13 Gandhi Jayanti 02-10-2019 Wednesday
14 Mahanavami 07-10-2019 Monday
15 Vijaya Dasami 08-10-2019 Tuesday
16 Christmas Day 25-12-2019 Wednesday

 

Source: Government Of Kerala

OROP rate of Hony Nb Subedar dt 26.10.2018

OROP

One Rank One Pension (OROP) pension rate of Hony. Nb. Subedar dt 26.10.2018

Reference:- Gol, MoD letters No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Policy)-Part-11dated 07.11.2015 and 03.02.2016 circulated vide this office Circular No. 555 dated 04.02.2016 and amended vide Circular No. 557 dated 17.03.2016, Circular No. 566 dated 16.09.2016, Circular No. 580 dated 05.07.2017, Circular No. 581 dated 02.08.2017.

  1. A Copy of Gol, MoD letter No. 12(1)/2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Pt-1I dated 17.10.2018 which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action and immediate implementation.
  2. Consequent upon issuance of Gol, MoD letter dated 17.10.2018, the tables No.5, 14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 63, 64, 74, 83 and 92 have been modified to the extant mentioned in ibid Govt. letter. Pension of the affected pensioners may be reviewed and revised according to amended tables. However, if pension revised in these cases according to amended tables w.e.f. 1.7.2014 is less than the pension as on 30.06.2014, the same will not be revised of the disadvantage to the pensioners.
  3. Further, in table No.7, the pension rate of Hony. Nb. Subedar with qualifying service of 13 years has not been protected with reference to the lower rank viz Havildar of same qualifying service i.e. 13 years. As such following amendment may be carried out in tables No.7.

Rank – Hony. Nb. Sub.

Group – X

Qualifying service – 13 Years

For – 8078

Read – 8136

  1. Any arrears/recovery of overpayment pension would have to be adjusted by the concerned PDAs as per the extant rules/procedure.
  2. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
  3. This Circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all concerned.

No. Gts/Tech/0167/XXIX

Dated: 26.10.2018

Source: PCDA

CPI for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — August 2018 (AICPIN)

August 2018 (AICPIN)

CPI for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — August 2018 (AICPIN) – Labour Bureau – AICPIN for the month of August 2018

Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Labour Bureau issued Press Release vide No. 5/1/2018-CPI dated 28th September, 2018 regarding Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — August, 2018 and details as follows.

The All-India CPI-IW for August, 2018 remained stationary at 301 (three hundred and one). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between July, 2018 and August, 2018 and it was also static between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous and Food groups contributing (+) 0.25 and (+) 0.07 percentage points respectively to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Groundnut Oil, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Parval, Mango (Ripe), Sugar, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Ornaments Glass, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Onion, French Beans, Methi, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Apple, Guava, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-an-year inflation based on CPI-IW remained stationary at 5.61 per cent for August, 2018 as compared to the previous month and 2.52 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation also remained stationary at (-) 0.32 per cent during August as compared to 1.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Ranchi-Hatia and Bhavnagar reported the maximum increase of 5 points each followed by Kodarma (4 points). Among others, 3 points increase was observed d in 9 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, Pune and Tripura recorded a maximum decrease of 3 points each. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 6 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. Rest of the 23 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 41 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of September, 2018 will be released on Wednesday, 31st October, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Source: Ministry of Labour & Employment

Aadhar not mandatory for booking International Parcel – DOP

Aadhar not mandatory for booking International Parcel

Aadhar not mandatory for booking an International Parcel, says Department of Posts

The Department of Posts today clarified that it is mandatory to produce an Identity Proof acceptable for important transactions like booking an International Parcel or International EMS (Merchandise) for safety and security reasons. One of the accepted Identity Proof is Aadhaar, along with others like driving license, Passport, Voter ID etc which are also acceptable. Aadhaar, as per the prevailing norms in the country, is not a mandatory document to be produced at the time of booking. Moreover, all such documents are only required for office record and are NOT required to be pasted on the consignments.

The clarification comes in the wake of a news report published in The Times of India, Bengaluru edition dated 10.09.2018 with the heading “India Post asks for display of Aadhaar number on parcels”. The department said that it appears that the confusion was created by an erroneous message generated from the twitter account of the office of the Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Circle wherein it was mentioned that pasting of ID proof on consignments is in accordance with international guidelines.

 Instructions are being reiterated to the post offices to ensure smooth booking of articles taking the convenience and regulatory requirements into account together. The Department of Posts said that a copy of any ID proof including Aadhaar is required for booking of International Parcel and International EMS (Merchandise) for security purpose based on requests received from organizations like Narcotics Control Bureau and Wild Life Crime Control Bureau. India Post is committed to ensuring safety and security in its operations.

Source: PIB

CGHS Service Feedback Mobile application released

CGHS Service Feedback

CGHS Service Feedback via Mobile Application

Monitoring Computerization and Training Cell, Directorate of CGHS issued circular vide F.No.44-49/2018/MCTC/CGHS/ 2920-3029 dated 21st August 2018 regarding CGHS Service Feedback from Google Play store and details as follows.

A Quick Response Code (QR Code) based Mobile Application has been developed for CGHS beneficiaries to submit their feedback on defined CGHS Services. QR codes will be displayed in the Wellness Centres and CGHS beneficiaries, using Mobile Application will scan the QR code and submit their feedback.

With the approval of the competent authority is has been decided that to begin with this service will be available to the beneficiaries of Wellness Centres (WCs) of Delhi only. A beneficiary can download the Application named ‘CGHS Service Feedback’ from Google Play store on his mobile.

CGHS beneficiaries can submit their feedback on the following CGHS services:

  1. Registration of beneficiary
  2. Consultation with Medical Officer
  3. Dispensing of Medicines
  4. Dressing Room services
  5. Cleanliness of Wellness Centre
  6. Punctuality of Staff
  7. Behaviour of Staff

A beneficiary can provide the rating on a scale of 1 to 5 and also enter remarks on ratings less than or equal to 3. The feedback will be monitored by CGHS officials to improve CGHS services only and it is not intended to be a grievance redressal mechanism.

CMOs Incharge are requested to

  • Download the Quick Response Code through a link in In-charge Module named ‘Feedback QR code’, take a print out of the same and display it in the WC for the use of the beneficiaries.
  • They may also ensure prominently displaying of the enclosed Notice for the benefit of beneficiaries who intend to use the Application and
  • Peruse the reports on the feedback available through a link named ‘QR Feedback report’ in CM0 In charge Module.

 Dr.V.K Dhiman

Nodal Officer

NOTICE

Give your Feedback on CGHS services

A mobile application has been developed for CGHS beneficiaries to submit their feedback on defined CGHS Services. QR codes will be displayed in the Wellness Centres and CGHS beneficiaries, using mobile app, will scan the QR code and submit their feedback on the defined CGHS services.

To begin with this service will be available to the beneficiaries of Wellness Centres (WCs) in Delhi only.

Steps for using the Application

  • Download the Application named `CGHS Service Feedback’ on your mobile from Google Play Store.
  • First time user should register using the icon with + sign given on the top right of login screen
  • Enter your Name and email-id.
  • Tap on the text ‘Verify’ to confirm your E mail Id.
  • Enter your desired password.
  • Enter Pass code and the Application is ready to use.

CGHS beneficiaries can submit their feedback on the following CGHS services:

  1. Registration of beneficiary
  2. Consultation with Medical Officer
  3. Dispensing of Medicines
  4. Dressing Room services
  5. Cleanliness of Wellness Centre
  6. Punctuality of Staff
  7. Behaviour of Staff

A beneficiary can provide the rating between 1 to 5 and have provision to enter the feedback on ratings less than or equal to 3

These ratings on various CGHS services will be monitored by CGHS officials to improve the services only and it is not intended to be a grievance redressal mechanism.

Source: CGHS

Compensation Scheme for Women Victims of Sexual Assault 2018

Compensation Scheme for Women Victims

Compensation Scheme for Women Victims / Survivors of Sexual Assault / other Crimes, 2018

This Chapter may be called the Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/other Crimes, 2018.It shall come into force on the date as and when ordered by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.It shall apply to the victims and their dependent(s) who have suffered loss, injury, as the case may be, as a result of the offence committed and who require rehabilitation.

DEFINITIONS

1) In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:—

(a) “Code” means the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974);

(b) ‘Dependent’ includes husband, father, mother, grandparents, unmarried daughter and minor children of the victim as determined by the State Legal Services Authority or District Legal Services Authority on the basis of the report of the Sub- Divisional Magistrate of the concerned area/Station House Officer/Investigating Officer or on the basis of material placed on record by the dependents by way of affidavit or on its own enquiry.

(c) “District Legal Services Authority” means the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA)constituted under section 9 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987(Act 39 of 1987) for a District of the National Capital Territory of Delhi;

(d) ‘Form’ means form appended to the Scheme as applicable to this Chapter.

(e) ‘Fund’ means State fund i.e. victim compensation fund constituted under the State Victim Compensation Scheme.

(f) ‘Central Fund’ means funds received from CVCF Scheme, 2015.

(g) ‘Women Victim Compensation Fund’ – means a fund segregated for disbursement for women victim, out of State Victim Compensation Fund and Central Fund. [Within the State Victim Compensation Fund, a separate Bank Account shall be maintained as a portion of that larger fund which shall contain the funds contributed under CVCF Scheme by MHA, GOI contributed from Nirbhaya Fund apart from funds received from the State Victim Compensation Fund which shall be utilised only for victims covered under this Chapter]

(h) ‘Government’ means ‘State Government’ wherever the State Victim Compensation Scheme or the State Victim Compensation Fund is in context and ‘Central Government’ wherever Central Government Victim Compensation Fund Scheme is in context and includes UTs.

NALSA’s “Compensation Scheme for women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/other Crimes -2018”

(i) ‘Injury’ means any harm caused to body or mind of a female.

(j) ‘Minor’ means a girl child who has not completed the age of 18 years.

(k) ‘Offence’ means offence committed against women punishable under IPC or any other law.

(l) ‘Penal Code’ means Indian Penal Code, 1860 (45 of 1860);

(m) ‘Schedule’ means schedule applicable to this Chapter/Part of the scheme.

(n) “State Legal Services Authority” means the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), as defined in Section 6 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (39 of 1987)

(o) ‘Sexual Assault Victims” means female who has suffered mental or physical injury or both as a result of sexual offence including Sections 376 (A) to (E), Section 354 (A) to (D), Section 509 IPC.

(p) ‘Woman Victim/ survivor of other crime’ means a woman who has suffered physical or mental injury as a result of any offence mentioned in the attached Schedule including Sections 304 B, Section 326A, Section 498A IPC (in case of physical injury of the nature specified in the schedule) including the attempts and abetment.

(2) Words and expressions used in this Chapter and not defined here, shall have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 or/and the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

To download full details click below

  Compensation-Scheme-for-Women-Victims-of-Sexual-Assault-2018.pdf (41 downloads)

Source: NALSA

AICPIN for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW): July 2018

AICPIN

Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — July, 2018

Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment Labour Bureau issued Press Release vide No. 5/1/2018-CPI dated 31st August, 2018 regarding Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — July, 2018 and details as follows.

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2018 increased by 10 points and pegged at 301 (three hundred and one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 3.44 per cent between June, 2018 and July, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.79 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 8.23 percentage points to the total change. The Food index further accentuated the overall index by (+) 1.30 percentage points. At item level, Eggs (Hen), Goat Meat, Chillies Green, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Gourd, Lady Finger, Mango (Ripe), Tomato, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic), Primary School Books, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Rice, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Banana, Coconut, Lemon, Secondary School Books, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 5.61 per cent for July, 2018 as compared to 3.93 per cent for the previous month and 1.79 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (-) 0.32 per cent against 0.97 per cent of the previous month and (-) 0.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Nagpur reported the maximum increase of 32 points followed by Nasik (28 points) and Ghaziabad, Agra, Lucknow (26 points each). Among others, 23 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 21 points in 2 centres, 20 points in 1 centre, 18 points in 1 centre, 17 points in 2 centres, 15 points in 4 centres, 14 points in 2 centres, 13 points in 2 centres, 12 points in 3 centres, 11 points in 2 centres, 10 points in 3 centres, 9 points in 4 centres, 8 points in 5 centres, 7 points in 1 centre, 6 points in 6 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 3 centres, 3′ points in 8 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 6 centres. On the contrary, Coimbatore recorded a decrease of 2 points. Rest of the 2 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 41 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2018 will be released on Friday, 28th September, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Source: Ministry of Labour & Employment

Travelling on official tour and LTC in private airlines: DOT

LTC in private airlines

Department of Telecommunications – Travelling on official tour/LTC in private airlines (other than Air India)

Government of India, Ministry of Communications, Department of Telecommunications,(Finance Branch) issued Office Memorandum vide F.No.9-21/2017-Fin. (Pt-II) New Delhi, the 20th August, 2018 regarding Procedure to process cases to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases and details as follows.

Reference is invited to Department of Expenditure O.M. No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 07.06.2016 on the ‘subject ‘cited above. In this context it is observed that a considerable number of cases in connection With travelling on official tour/LTC in private airlines (other than Air India) are being received for according post-facto approval. Availing the services of private airlines and subsequently seeking post-facto relaxation/approval is not a healthy practice.

2. With a view to avoid the following procedure is prescribed for travelling on official tour/LTC:-

(a)Officers should prepare tour programme sufficiently in advance and tickets for Air India be booked.

(b) The guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance for relaxation to travel by airlines other than Air India must be adhered to and request for relaxation be Submitted at least seven (7) working days in advance from the date of travel.

(c) The tickets in either case should be booked either from the website of the Airlines or through the authorized agents nominated by the Ministry of

(d) Proposals for according post-facto approvals will not be entertained. However, in deserving cases, the proposal may be submitted with full justification for not obtaining prior approval.

3. The contents of this Circular may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Source: Ministry of Communications

Gazette for Multi Tasking Staff Recruitment Rules 2018: DOP

Multi Tasking Staff Recruitment Rules

Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules, 2018

Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts, SPB-I-Section issued circular vide No. 37-33/2009-SPB-I dated: 27 August,2018 regarding Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules, 2018 and details as follows.

1.Dop is directed to forward herewith a copy of Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules, 2018 notified in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, PART II – Section 3 -Sub-section (1) dated 161h August, 2018.

2. It is requested that the above mentioned Recruitment Rules may be brought to the notice or all

Notification Details as Follows.

G.S.R. 781(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution and in supersession of the Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules, 2015, except as respect to things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Multi Tasking Staff in the Department of Posts, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.— (1) These rules may be called the Department of Posts (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules, 2018.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of posts, classification and Level in the Pay Matrix.— The number of posts, their classification and the Level in the Pay Matrix attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications, etc.—The method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the said post shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

4. Disqualification.— No person,-

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or

(b) who, having spouse living has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be

eligible for appointment to the said post:

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Requirement to serve in the Army Postal Service.— Any person appointed to the posts specified in the said Schedule shall be liable to serve in the Army Postal Service in India or abroad, as required.

6. Power to relax.— Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

7. Saving.— Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, ex-servicemen, Other Backward Classes and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

To download detail notification click below

  Department-of-Posts-Multi-Tasking-Rules.pdf (43 downloads)

Source: Department of Posts