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Recently, Hon’ble Supreme dismissed the appeal preferred by Government against the Hon’ble High Court Judgement confirming the CAT verdict for Fixation of Pension of Pre 2006 Pensioners as per fitment table meant for Serving Central Government Employees. The result of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s dismissal will be payment of arrears of pension from 1.1.2006 as against Government’s decision to revise the pension from 24.09.2012

ANSWERED ON 07.08.2013
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) the reasons for inordinate delay in implementation of Hon`ble High Court`s order to give effect to the payment of arrears w.e.f. 01.01.2006 to pensioners retired before 2006;
(b) whether the Government have received representations from employees organizations and other bodies in this regard; and
(c) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government on the representations?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
The orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on therecommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide …

Railway Employees General Demands on setting up of 7th CPC, Pay, allowances, Bonus, MACP etc – Railway Board’s Reply to AIRF

AIRF has represented Railway Board on general demands of Railway Employees such as 7th Pay Commission, Merger of DA with Pay, NPS, Stepping up of Pay, Medical Allowance, Exempting Transport Allowance and Special Duty Allowance, Increase in ceiling of Productivity Linked Bonus, Parity in Pension for Pre-2006 Pensioners, Increase in Income Tax Exemption Limit, Rectification of MACP anomalies, etc from time to time.
Railway Board has replied in such matters as follows
S.No. Item Officer(s) concerned Comments from the concerned Dte. 1. Setting up of VII Central Pay Commission without further delay. EDPC-II The issue raised under this item comes under the purview of Ministry of Finance. Accordingly, the matter referred to MOF. 2. Merger of DA with pay EDPC-II The issue raised under this item comes under the pruview of Ministry of Finance. Accordingly, the matter referred to MOF. 3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all the staff with pension and family pension scheme as available to st…

Post Offices for Women

The objective for opening of all women post offices in the country is to lay focus on women’s empowerment and to achieve Departments objectives and mission to sustain its position as the largest postal network in the world. It is an effort to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment for good governance by ensuring that women employees working at various levels in the Department have a real voice in the decision making of the Department as well as have a role in the management of post offices in the country. The all women post offices are the post office where all employees are women and they have been given the responsibility of managing the events of the post offices. This is done with a view to promote leadership and managerial qualities in women employees of the Department. These post offices are opened in major cities and at present 34 all women post offices are functioning in the country. These post offices are functioning within the postal network of the Department in t…

6th Pay Panel has not recommended 50% DA merger with Basic pay

The 6th Pay Commission had recommended not to merge 50 per cent ofDearness Allowance (DA) for government employees with their basic pay, Parliament was informed on 30-8-2013.

6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage," Minister of State Finance MinisterNamo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Government accepted this recommendation, he said, adding that the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were given effect from January 1, 2006.

Some Central Government Employees Associations have been demanding for the merger of 50 per cent DA with Basic Pay and the constitution of
7th Pay Commission.

Meena said the setting up of the next Pay Commission is considered normally after a gap of 10 years between two successive Pay Commission.

DA to central government employees is revised twice a year, with effect from January 1 and July 1, calculated on the basis of percentage increase in all India

Duties and responsibilities of Project Arrow Postmasters without caretaking allownace

Duties and responsibilities of Postmaters working in Project Arrow Post offices as per Directorate letter no D.O. No.Project Arrow/Office Service Level/08-09 dated 11.02.2009 are:
1.Outside campus cleaned and garbage removed.
2.Watering of plants/trees/lawn
3.Cutting hedges and trimming trees whenever required
4.Seeing that All the campus lights an back list boards are in working condition
5.Cleaning and mopping office floors with disinfectant
6.Cleaning and mopping counter area twice a day or more as per the customer traffic and empting of waster paper baskets in public hall/office hall
7.Dusting of furniture/counters
8.Cleaning of window glass panes/counter glasses with water/spray
9.Cleaning of toilets after every two hours with phenyl disinfectant and availability of water
10.Cleaning of wash basin and availability of naphthalene balls
11.Punctuality of staff
12.Availability of soap/liquid soap in toilet
13.Mopping of drinking water area every half an hour
14.Availability of sufficient cash at…

Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their Home Circle.

It is learnt from Directorate that, the request of following PS Gr. B officers for transfer to their Home Circle have been considered by the competenet authority. These officers were promoted to PS Gr.B cadre under Directorate memo No.9-23/2012-SPG dated 28/12/2012 and 9-23/2012-SPG(Pt.) dated 21/6/2013

1. Shri P. Radhakrishna, Gujrat Circle to Andhra Pradesh Circle
2. Shri M. L. Rawat, Uttar Pradesh Circle to Uttarakhand Circle
3. Shri P. S. Mehra, Jammu and Kashmir Circle to Uttarakhand Circle

Changes in the scheme of selection process for recruitment to the promotion quota of various cadres of All India Services

It has been approved in principle, to consider a few changes in the scheme of selection process for recruitment to the promotion quota of various cadres of All India Services. As per the existing regulations, the assessment of the suitability of a candidate is made on the basis of his service records. As per the revised scheme, it is proposed to assess the candidate on the basis of four components i.e. ‘Written Examination’, ‘Length of Service’, ‘Assessment of Performance Appraisal Reports’ and ‘Interviews’. The above decision was taken after consulting the State Governments and the concerned Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs i.e., the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Environment and Forest). Further, to implement the scheme, necessary amendments in the concerned rules/regulations are necessary. The State Governments & the CCAs concerned have been consulted on this aspect also. The Central Government has received certain objections from different quarters, such as tha…

Draft gradation list of Postmaster Grade1 of AP Circle --- as prepared by CO as on 01.07.2013


It seems that the Post Bank of India (PBI) may become a reality in the near future. For the last more than fifteen years we have been told about the Post Bank and even the Parliamentary standing committee on Communications & IT has repeatedly demanded the Government for commencing Post bank. Several attempts have been made, but the Finance Ministry always took a negative stand, for one reason or the other. Majority of the bank managements including nationalized banks have been opposing the entry of the Postal department into commercial banking. The reason is obvious. They foresee a potential threat to their existence once Post Bank enters into their field and during the course of time the Post Bank may become one of the biggest Bank. Post Bank of India will be an independent entity, separate from the current operations of small savings schemes being carried out by the Department of Posts on behalf of Ministry of Finance. Department has accordingly submitted an application to the Re…

Dynamic ACP for central health officers-Lok sabha reply

Central Health Service (CHS) Officers in Central Government are governed by the Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) Scheme, which was implemented by Government of India based on the recommendations of Vth Central Pay Commission providing promotion to the CHS officers without linkage to vacancies upto the level of Chief Medical Officer – Non-Functional Selection Grade (CMO-NFSG)/ Specialist Grade I/ Professor w.e.f. 5.4.2002. The benefit of promotion under DACP Scheme was extended to Dental Officers under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare without linkage to vacancies up to the level of Staff Surgeon (Dental) (NFSG)/ Professor/ Maxillofacial Surgeon w.e.f. 25.8.2006.
Based on the acceptance of VIth Central Pay Commission’s the Government of India further extended the Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) Scheme up to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) level without linkage to vacancies in respect of Medical and Dental in the Central Government, whether belonging to Organ…

Safefuards in New Banking Licence Norms

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued guidelines for setting up new banks in the private sector vide Press Release dated 22.02.2013. The last date for receipt of applications was 01.07.2013. In all, RBI has received 26 (twenty six) applications.

At the first stage, the applications will be screened by RBI to ensure prima facie eligibility of the applicants, including the assessment of ‘fit and proper’ status of applicants. Thereafter, the applications will be referred to a High Level Advisory Committee to be set up by RBI. In view of the processes involved, it is expected to issue ‘in-principle’ approvals for new banks by the first quarter of 2014.

The safeguards and prudential regulations which have been put in place in the guidelines for the new bank, the parent Non-Operative Financial Holding Company (NOFHC) and the consolidated bank to serve as adequate safeguards to deal with conflict of interest situations, inter-alia, include ‘fit and proper’ criteria; corporate structure of the…