NEWS FLASH

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, July 31, 2018

THE DATE OF LGO EXAMINATION HAS BEEN FIXED BY THE DEPARTMENT AS UNDER, AFTER THREE YEARS OF SILENT IN THIS REGARD:-

Monday, July 30, 2018

CWC Notice


Reply from the Department on Maharashtra Circle Indefinite Strike from 20/07/2018 by All India Postal Employees Union Postmen and MTS with FNPO Postmen and MTS Maharashtra Circle

Calendar of Departmental Examinations scheduled to be held in the year 2018-2019





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
25-July-2018
Prevention of Corruption Act 

The provision of section 13(1)(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 as it presently exists is as follows:
“13. Criminal misconduct by a public servant.
(1) A public servant is said to commit the offence of criminal misconduct,- if he,
(iii) while holding office as a public servant, obtains for any person any valuable thing or pecuniary advantage without any public interest;…….”
The aforesaid provision does not carry the element of mens rea and thus does not confine such type of corruption to bribing of a public servant or any dishonest behavior by him.  This raises apprehensions and fears in the mind of public servant which prima facie have the potential of impeding and slowing down decision making.
The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013, for amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on 19.08.2013.  The Bill after having been considered by the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, in its 69thReport and the Law Commission of India in its 254th Report, was also examined by the  Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, which submitted its report on the Bill to the Rajya Sabha on 12th August, 2016.
Recommendations made by the Select Committee in its report on the Bill were considered by the Government and official amendments were moved on the Bill as reported by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.
The Bill was taken up for discussion and passed by the Rajya Sabha on 19th July, 2018 during its current 246thSession. Further, it was taken up for discussion and passed by the Lok Sabha on 24th July,2018 during its current 15th Session of the 16th Lok Sabha.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 
Source” PIB
NURSING ALLOWANCE WHILE ON LEAVE UP TO 60 DAYS
No.19051/03/2013-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 19th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days.
            References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Nursing Allowance to Nursing personnel working in various hospitals and institutions during absence of full calendar month(s) due to leave, training, tour etc.
2.         The matter has been considered in this Department. It has been decided that Nursing Allowance will be admissible to Nursing personnel during absence of more than 30 days due to leave, training, tour etc., however, duration of such leave will be restricted to maximum 60 days. Beyond 60 days leave/ absence, the Nursing Allowance will not be admissible.
3. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Exp.).
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of Indi
Government of lndia
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
No. Misc.12014/2005/CGHS(R&H)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 9th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Permission / Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, lntra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries.

            With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandam of even Number dated 23/06/2006 and 4/12/2008 and OM No.S.3849/09/CGHS(R&H)-CGHS(P) dated 8/12/2014 vide which the rates and guidelines for Permission /Approval for reimbursement of cost of Neuro-implants, viz., Deep Brain Stimulation implants, Intra-thecal Baclofen Pump, Intra-thecal Morphine Pump and Spinal Cord stimulators for CGHS/CS(MA) beneficiaries were notified and to convey the approval of competent authority to allow reimbursement of cost of the above mentioned neuro-implants under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules at the same ceiling rates and guidelines and conditions till the rates for the above mentioned implants are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
sd/-
(Bindu Tewari)
Director (EHS
F.No.AB-14017/13/2016-Estt.(RR)(Part-I)
Government of India
Ministry or Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt.-RR Division
North Block, New DelhiDated: 25th July 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: 7th Central Pay Commissions recommendations — revision of pay scales – amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 9th August 2016 regarding amendment of Service Rules/ Recruitment Rules by replacing the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay with the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix in the revised pay structure recommended by the Seventh CPC and notified in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
2. In the light of above all cadre controlling authorities of Organized Group A services are hereby requested to amend the SRs as per OM dated 30.08.2016 to bring them in conformity with 7th CPC structure. The information in this regard may also be furnished to the undersigned latest by 31st July 2018 in the format enclosed.
sd/-
(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Sub: Clarification on eligibility criteria for appearing in Departmental Examination: Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor grade exam to be held in August -2018.

AN/ XI/11154/ 2017/ Mts-Clk (Graduate)
Date 03.07.2018
To,
            ALL PCsDA/ CsDAIFAs / PC of A (Fys)

Sub: Clarification on eligibility criteria for appearing in Departmental Examination: Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor grade exam to be held in August -2018.

            References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification regarding eligibility criteria for appearing in the Departmental examination for Graduate MTS and Graduate Clerk to the -post of Auditor to be held in the month of Aug-2018. Clarification are also being sought as to whether Stenos/ Driver/Staff other than Graduate MTS &Graduate Clerk are eligible to appear in the said exam.
2.         The matter was examined in HQrs office and it is stated that eligibility criteria for the examination for the post of Auditor will be same as stipulated in amendment of Defence Accounts Department (Auditor) Recruitment Rule, 2009, promulgated vide S.R.O No. 23 dated 03rd May 2016 which clearly states 10% by promotion from amongst Graduate Clerk cum typist and Graduate MTS having a minimum of three years of service on passing Departmental Examination by them for the post of Auditor.
sd/-
(Praveen Kumar Rai)
Sr. Dy. CGDA(AN)

REVISED INSTRUCTIONS ON APAR CLICK HERE  FOR COPY OF DETAILS

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APAR IN RESPECT OF HAG, SAG, JAG/STS AND GROUP-B OFFICERS      CLICK HERE  FOR COPY OF THE ORDER

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Circle conference of AIPEU Postmen And Mts Punjab Circle started at Chandigarh capital city of Punjab and Haryana on Leaders on the stage





Thursday, July 26, 2018

RECOMMENDATIONS OF SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION-IMPLEMENTATION OF DECISIONS RELATING TO THE GRANT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE (CEA) AND HOSTEL SUBSIDY – CONSOLIDATED INSTRUCTIONS.

Order under section 139(1) of the Income

 Order  under section 139(1) of the Income


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

LGO Exanination Since

CHQ WRITE  TO SECRETARY POSTS ON NON HOLDING OF LGO EXAMINATION SINCE 2016

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION POSTMEN AND MTS
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS
(Affiliated to National Federation of Postal Employees)
17/3D, Type III, P&T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi-110001
Web. : www.p4chq.blogspot.com                G/S M.  9437072066        email rslnfpep4@gmail.com
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No P-IV/CHQ/LGO –Exam-1/2018-20                                                               Dated 23rd July 2018

To
     The Secretary                                                     
     Department of Posts
     Dak Bhavan
     New Delhi- 110001

Subject:-NON HOLDING DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINAION FOR LGO (POSTMEN/ MAILGUARDS/ MTS) FOR PROMOTION TO THE CADRE OF PA/SA SINCE 2016

Reference: (i) Your office letter No A-34012/01/2016-DE dated 08/03/2016
                    (ii) your office letter No A-34012/01/2017 dated 20.02.2017
                      (iii) Your office letter No A-34012/01/2018 dated 12/13 April 2018

All above three letters are in connection with departmental examination for the year 2016, 17 and 2018
Sir,
            In this connection your kind attention is invited to your letters under reference wherein it may be seen that no LGO examination for (Postman/Mail Guards/MTS) has been conducted continuously for three calendar years for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants.  It is clear that no such examination have been notified continuously from 2016, 2017 and 2018. There is no doubt to mention that there appears to be huge injustice have been meted out to the above mentioned Lower Grade Officials for their promotional avenues. It would not be out of place to mention that this has caused the unabated growth of contractorization /privatization to fill up the vacant posts of the affected cadres for which the union always stood opposed to this growth. As such it is crystal clear that the attitude of the department towards the LG officials is very callous and full of injustice for delivering the promotional avenues to the deserving officials in the department.  Suitable notice need to be taken against the officials at fault. The fifty percent of the vacancies of PA/SA posts are meant for the postman/Mail Guard and MTS (LGO). Our department should have to conduct the examination because we have already consumed three years of time to engage the agencies for conducting the said examination, Further we would have to utilize our I.Q. that outsider quota examination conducted for PA/SA in the year 2015 and 2016 through staff selection commission.  But more than 40% qualified candidates have not joined reasons better known to the department. In this way vacancies of posts will not be filled up. The department has taken up various new works could not be coped up due to shortage of staff. So the examination should be conducted by our department as early as possible.

            We would urge upon you to direct the authorities to hold the above LGO examination on priority basis only by the department to fill up the vacant posts for smooth and efficient functioning, as well as a big relief to the deserving officials waiting for promotions for the last three years for the very obvious reasons mentioned above.

            A line of reply for the action being taken in this regard will be highly appreciated and an acknowledgment to this communication is requested.


Amendment of the Trade Unions Act, 1927 to provide provisions for recognition of Trade Unions


Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours - Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

Saturday, July 21, 2018

LOK SABHA Q & A- REVENUE EARNED, MAN POWER, INFRASTRUCTURE AND RECRUITMENT




Friday, July 20, 2018

REG
LEAVE TO A GOVERNMENT SERVANT WHO IS UNLIKELY TO BE FIT TO RETURN TO DUTY

No 18017/1/2014-Estt (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 17.07.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Leave to a Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty — Reg.

            The undersigned is directed to say that the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 have been amended vide Notification G.S.R. No. 438 (E) dated 03.04.2018 (copy enclosed) to bring them in conformity with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Accordingly, it has now been decided that leave applied under rule 20, shall not be refused or revoked without reference to the Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. Further, any leave debited for the period(s) granted after receipt of the certificate of disability of the Medical Authority, shall be remitted back into the leave account of the Government servant. The Certificate of Disability is required to be issued in Form ‘3A’ which should be signed by a Government doctor of a Government medical board. Further, a Government servant who is granted leave in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of sub rule (1) of rule 20 of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016(49 of 2016) shall, suo-motu, apply.

2. These orders are to be effective from 19.04.2017.

3. Hindi Version will follow.

Encl: As above
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV. Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
                                                                                                                          Dated: 17th July 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions

            Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime/period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the Institution as mentioned in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:

a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can he claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation. the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children bornout of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will he Rs.2250/-per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not he obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s) ( including e-receipt(s)) confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy. The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will he done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class. the reimbursement of Children Education Allowancelf-Iostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi Government Organization such as Municipality, Port Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt./State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject. to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death and will he regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

I) In case of retirement, discharge. dismissal or removal from service. CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall he admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service due to retirement. discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

o) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12’x’ standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards.

q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children’studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not. recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having, jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.

3.These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.
Hindi version follows.
S/d,
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


(Click the link above to view the Original Order)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SAD NEWS

SMT. SAUN DEVI, ELDER SISTER OF COM. R. N. PARASHAR Secretary General NFPE, AGED 63 YEARS EXPIRED TODAY (19.07.2018) DUE TO HEART ATTACK.

All India Postal Employees Union Postmen and MTS CHQ CONVEY ITS HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

EXTENDING OLD PENSION SCHEME TO CASUAL WORKERS REGULARIZED ON OR AFTER 1.1.2004 (Click the link below to view)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

GDS COURT CASE LATEST UPDATES ON 16.07.2018

GDS COURT CASE ON “CIVIL SERVANT STATUS” FILED BY NFPE & AIPEU-GDS POSTED FOR NEXT HEARING ON 12-09-2018.

ORDER OF THE CAT PRINCIPAL BENCH & THE COPY OF THE APPLICATION FILED BY DEPARTMENT IS PUBLISHED HERE UNDER.


CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
PRINCIPAL BENCH,  NEW DELHI
ORDER SHEET
COURT NO. : 2
09/05/2018
T.A./9/2015
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES & ANOTHER
-V/S-
D/O POST
ITEM NO:54
FOR APPLICANTS(S)    Adv. :
Shri M.K. Tripathi and Shri Uday Gupta
FOR RESPONDENTS(S) Adv.:
Dr. Ch. Shamsuddin Khan
Shri Piyush Gaur

Notes of The Registry
Order of The Tribunal
       Due to paucity of time, the matter could not be taken up for hearing.
       List on 12.09.2018.
( NITA CHOWDHURY)
MEMBER (A)       
( V. AJAY KUMAR)
MEMBER (J)      
CLICK HERE for the copy of the application filed by the Department on 04.07.2018