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ARTICLE10-MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE RS.40/- P.M. NFPE-RS.-2/-, CHQ RS. 10/-,CIRCLE RS.10/-, DIVISION/BRANCH RS.18/- PER MEMBER FROM FEBRUARY-2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014


AMENDMENT OF PROVISIONS OF THE CCS (JOINING TIME) RULES, 1979. (Click the link below for details)

POSTING OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE DIFFERENTLY ABLED DEPENDENTS – REG (Click the link below for details)

DA MERGER * INTERIM RELIEF * DATE OF EFFECT OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS FROM 01.01.2014 * INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC ETC.
CONFEDERATION INTENSIFIES STRUGGLE
MASS SQUATTING    On 18th November 2014
Minimum 3000 Central Government Employees will participate at all state capitals to protest against the negative attitude of the NDA Government towards the demands of Central Government Employees. Make it a grand success.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central
Government Employees & Workers
Mob: - 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

UNITED MOVEMENT OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF JCM
NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE
ON 11TH DECEMBER 2014

JCM, National Council, Staff Side organizations will be organizing a National Convention of all Central Government  Employees at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. Railway, Defence & Confederation will participate in the convention. Convention will declare future course of action. DA merger, Interim Relief, Date of effect of 7th CPC inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC etc are the main demands.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central
Government & Employees
Mob: - 09447068125


Friends.. Uttrakhand Postal Circle has published the list of candidates selected under Direct Recruitment of Postal Assistants ( Post Offices/ SBCO/Circle Office/ Regional Office/SBCO) and Sorting Assistants for the year 2013 & 2014. You can check the results from below link. Congratulations to all selected candidates!!

Check result from official site: Click Here : View the Result
MUMBAI: India Post is interested in turning itself into a universal bank like many of its peers across the world and a committee under former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian is looking into the matter, a senior department official said today. 

"We still want to be a full-fledged bank. The government will decide whether they want to give to us or not," chief postmaster general, Maharashtra circle, 
Pradipta Kumar Bisoi told reporters here. 

"There is a committee under Subramanian which has been formed, they are going to give some recommendations, let's wait for the report to see whether we should go for a full-fledged bank or a payment bank," he said. 

However, Bisoi added that the department, which has been accepting deposits for many decades and mobilising savings, already works like a payment bank and wondered what is the difference between the work they have already been doing and a payment bank. 

"We are already doing (the work like) a payment bank, and I don't know what is the difference between what we are doing now and what is a payment bank," he stressed. 

The comments come amidst increasing speculation about the department being considered for a licence under the soon-to-be introduced 'payments banks' category, rather than as a full- fledged or universal bank with a complete bouquet of offerings. 
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the RBI will invite applications for payment and small banks by the end of the month. 

It can be noted that at the time of granting full-fledged licences to infra lender 
IDFC and micro-lender Bandhan in April after a 12-year hiatus, the RBI had left it to the government to decide on the aspirations of the postal department, which was also one of the over two dozen applicants.
MUMBAI: India Post and mobile companies have a good chance of getting a payments  bank licence, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is expected to  come out with detailed guidelines by the end of the month. Besides, successful   microfinance  institutions may get a chance to migrate to commercial banking.

The  state-run India Post was denied a licence in the first round of the recent  licencing scheme. "We visualise mobile companies, but also companies with a  large rural presence... maybe shops, maybe kiosks, but as well as possibly post  office that would come into the payment bank licencing scheme," Raghuram Rajan,  governor, RBI, said at a conclave on microfinance organised by agricultural
lender Nabard.

The guidelines are now with the government for comments.  "In the weeks to come, we will put out guidelines on new entities called payment banks,  which will basically offer accounts to the excluded," Rajan said.

RBI also expects to give licences to small finance banks. Instead of having  local area banks focussed on two or three districts, there are suggestions that  there should be all-India small finance banks which are focused on small lending  though they would be allowed to accept deposits. "This licence would offer  avenue... should allow successful microfinance institutions to migrate towards a  banking licence without abandoning the core business of working with the small  and the excluded," the governor  said. Rajan, however, warned the microfinance lenders against usurious lending  practices and was also critical of the loan waiver practices of certain state  governments.

Several entities, including Nabard, have expressed interest  in setting up banks. "We would be keen to look at it closely and consider it as  an option if the guidelines permit," said Nabard chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala.

Nabard is keen to seek a banking licence through its subsidiary NABFINs, a non-banking finance company with a  focus on the bottom of the pyramid.

"We still want to be a fullfledged  bank. The government will decide whether they want to give to us or not," said  Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, chief postmaster general of Maharashtra circle, at an  event in Mumbai.
It may be clarified that financial upgradations under MACPS would continue to be granted in the successive grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay as given in Section 1, Part-a of the first Schedule of the Railway Services (Revised Pay), Rules, 2008 and not in the promotional hierarchy, where functional promotion are allowed in the same Grade Pay, MACP benefits would also be regulated in the Grade Pay only.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board) 
No PC-V/2011/M/3/AIRF
New Delhi, dated 13.11.2014
The General Secretary
AIRF
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,
Sub:- 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

The undersigned is directed to refer to AlRF’s letter No.AlRF/MACP/2014 (302), dated 07.10.2014 and to state the matter has already been consulted with DoP&T, the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, and they have advised as under:

As regards the Order dated 31.05.2011 in CA No. 1038/CH/2010 (Raj Pal vs UOI) of Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh which was upheld by the High Court and Apex Court, it may be stated that the Apex Court has not considered the issue on merit. The said SLP was dismissed due to insufficient explanation to condone the delay in the filing of the SLP. As regards implementation of CAT Order dated 9.5.2012 in GA No. 141/2012, the administrative Department was advised for implementation for the petitioners only subject to outcome of Review Petition in view of Contempt case. It may also be stated that generally the judgments passed by Hon’ble Tribunals/Courts are applicable/implemented to the specific case, unless there is any direction for similar dispensation to be extended to similarly placed persons. Hence, the above Orders pronounced favoring the applicants by the Tribunal/Courts and implemented on attaining finality or due to contempt or due to any other reason may be taken as exceptions/aberration.

In the matter, DOP&T have advised to maintain status quo with regard to the provisions for grant of MACPS benefits. It may be clarified that financial upgradations under MACPS would continue to be granted in the successive grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay as given in Section 1, Part-a of the first Schedule of the Railway Services (Revised Pay), Rules, 2008 and not in the promotional hierarchy, where functional promotion are allowed in the same Grade Pay, MACP benefits would also be regulated in the Grade Pay only.

Since, DoP&T is the nodal department on MACP Scheme and financial upgradation under the Scheme are regulated as per instructions/clarifications issued by them from time to time. In view of the above, it is not feasible to deviate from the instructions issued by the nodal deptt. on the subject viz. DoP&T.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/Railway

Source: www.airfindia.com
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Grant%20of%203rd%20financial%20upgradation%20under%20MACPS.pdf] 
NEW DELHI: E-commerce giant Amazon wants to do in India what Alibaba did in China. Amazon's India head Amit Agarwal on Tuesday met telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and urged him to allow the use of new technologies such as real-time tracking and monitoring devices on the India Post network to develop a delivery mechanism based on smart logistics.

The government has sought a detailed proposal from Amazon, to which it will respond, a person familiar with the details of the meeting told ET. Amazon wants to leverage an improved India Post network to ramp up its delivery mechanism to within 24 hours anywhere within the country.

Agarwal was accompanied for the meeting by Monique Meche, Amazon's vicepresident for international public policy. In an emailed response to ET's query, Amazon said that it is "looking for ways to deepen" its relationship with the Indian postal service which started last year. It currently uses the Indian postal services as a delivery channel, but it is looking to deepen this further, in line with what Alibaba did in China.

Alibaba was the first e-commerce company to tie-up with a government postal agency in China. Right before it hit the capital markets with a multi-billion dollar issue, Alibaba tied up with China Post to share warehouses, processing centres and delivery resources, all part of a smart logistics network providing easier and faster delivery services to online sellers. Prasad also discussed prospects for pushing trade and commerce in rural parts of the country in a big way and how e-commerce websites such as Amazon could play a big part in giving a platform to small-time retailers and entrepreneurs in the hinterland through its market place models.
To
  The Secretary General
Confederation of CG employees. 
Comrade,
               With reference to telephonic talks please find enclosed brief.           

On behalf of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State I welcome you all for the study camp to be held at Bangalore on 5th and 6th January 2015. The Bangalore is Garden city and IT capital of the country,        
The Climate in January 2015 will be in the range of  8  Degree centigrade at night to 25 Degree centigrade in the afternoon , It will be quite pleasant not much cold nor hot , warm clothes is advisable due to cold at nights and early morning.

       The seminar hall is located at Income Tax Office Bangalore located on Queens road Bangalore.  Which is opposite to GPO building and near to Vidhan Soudha (State Assembly Hall) , Hence there will be no confusion to reach this seminar hall and the distance is about 3 kms from City railway station and 1km from Cantonment railway station.

      The Accommodation for stay has been made for your comfortable stay at two places, One at State Govt. Employees Association Rooms back side of popular hall NGO hall located at Cubbon Park and KR Circle which is just 2 kms from City railway station and 2km from Cantonment railway station. This can accommodate 130 persons.  And one more set of accommodation has for 60 persons located a Shiskara Bhavan (Teachers Bhavan) located near Mysore Bank Circle which is just 1.5  kms from City railway station and 2.5 km from Cantonment railway station. These accommodations have been made available from morning of 4th Jan 2015 to morning of 7th Jan 2015. The Seminar Hall and the Accommodation are quite near less than one km distance.  You can get all types of food in Bangalore; however we would try providing you all good vegetarian food during the seminar that is 5th and 6th Jan 2015.  

    In Bangalore also very good places to visit such as Isckon Temple, Museums, MG road, Brigade road, Commercial Street, Musical Fountain, Cubbon Park, Lalbagh, IT software parks etc All these places are very near to your stay point . The places to visit near Bangalore are quite a few Mysore is located 150 kms from Bangalore can be covered in a single day tour package. Chikamagalore and Medekeri scenic places for two days visit.

Hope your stay at Bangalore will be pleasant and please inform us about your travel plans by 15th of December so that we can book your accommodation and guide you to reach the places as we will open one help desk at City RMS office near to main entrance of City Railway station Bangalore.    

 To assist you we have formed committees, the following are
Reception Committee:
Com Juliana Vincent of SOI  9480425743
Com Jawarayi Gowda of NFPE 9980408757
Com Vinod of ITEF 8762300111
Com Janikiram of  NFPE (P-3) 9448087188
Com Maliikarjuna NFPE (Postmen & MTS) 9448433661
Com Ganeshan of SOI
Accommodation Committee: 
Com Chandrashekar  of NFPE (P-3) 9008025579
 Com Umesh Kamatagi of AICGWBEA 9743232715
Com D.K.Bharathi of Postal admin 9986365981
Com M.B.Krishnappa of NFPE (Postmen & MTS) 9845758572
Food Committee: 
Com Seethuraman of ITEF 8762300436
Com Vidya Simha of AG'S 9448726753
Com D. Jayaraman of  ITEF 8762300876
Transportation committee:
Com M.Ramakrishna of NFPE(RMS) 9480109025
Com Mohan Pai  of Census 9845210757
Com Bhaskar of Central Excise 9449021206
Com L .R..Srinivasan of CGHS 9449031962
Credential Committee:
Com Dominic Vijaya Anand of Postal accounts 9480069255
Com C.A.Kamesharwary of Meteorological (IMD) 9611898423
Com S.Radhakrishna President 9448880921,   Com Venkatramani , Working President 9901935506 and Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary 9480066620will co-ordinate the work.
Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary 

AADHAAR BASED DIGITAL LIFE CERTIFICATE FOR CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS

Life Certificate for retired employees to be submitted in November every year

Retired Central Government employees, pensioners and those drawing family pension will have to submit Life Certificates at the banks where they draw their pensions.

Until about a few years ago, pensioners had to go to their respective banks in order to withdraw their monthly pensions. Usually there would always be some clerical glitches or delays in distributing the pension funds causing immense hardship to the pensioners. In order to rectify this hurdle, the Government began distributing pension via ATM cards through their respective banks. Pensioners didn’t have to go to the banks anymore to collect their pensions. But, once every year, they are required to go to the banks in person, sign and withdraw the pensions.


From 2012 onwards, it has been made mandatory for pensioners to submit Life Certificates in revised format in the month of November. The banks have to be informed immediately if the pensioner dies. In order to avoid potential malpractices and cheatings, pensioners are asked to submit life certificates, in order to prove that they are alive.

Now, the Central Government has decided to introduce the life certificate to go with digital formation.

‘Jeevan Pramaan Scheme’ an Aadhaar card based digital life certificate for Central Govt Pensioners and family pensioners introduced by the Department of Electronics and Information.

The modern life certificate brings the details of the pensioner including biometric information. The complete data will be transfered to central database on real-time basis. According to the information received, pension disbursing agency to access digital life certificate. This will conclusively establish that the pensioner was alive at the time of authentication.

The software application system will be made available to pensioners and other stakeholders on a large scale at no extra cost. It can be operated on a personal computer or a smartphone, along with an inexpensive biometric reading device. This facility will also be made available at Common Service Centres being operated under the National e-Governance Plan, for the benefit of pensioners residing in remote and inaccessible areas.



 

WHEN MARRIED SON IS ELIGIBLE FOR COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT, WHY NOT A MARRIED DAUGHTER, ASKS MADRAS HC

CHENNAI: Why is it that a married daughter of a deceased government employee is not eligible for appointment under compassionate grounds while a married son is eligible, Madras high court has wondered. 

Ruling in favour of a complainant on Thursday, Justice D Hariparanthaman said: "There cannot be any discrimination between a married son and a married daughter.... Making discrimination between a son and a daughter on the ground of marriage is arbitrary and violative of fundamental right to equality." 


The matter relates to a writ petition filed by P R Renuka, stating that her father, an office assistant working in the animal husbandry department, died while he was in service in February 1998. He left behind his wife and three married daughters, besides an unmarried daughter. 


Source: The Times of India
The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Hyderabad from 18th to 20th November, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 17th Nov. 2014 (1700 hours).

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