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ARTICLE 11 (i)-MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE Rs.60/- P.M. NFPE-RS.-4/-, CHQ RS. 12/-, CIRCLE RS.16/-, DIVISION/BRANCH RS.28/- PER MEMBER FROM JANUARY-2019

Thursday, January 21, 2021

 EARLY CLOSURE OF OFFICES IN CONNECTION WITH REPUBLIC DAY PARADE AND BEATING RETREAT CEREMONY DURING JANUARY, 2021 – REGARDING

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https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/Early%20Closure_0.pdf

 GAZETTE NOTIFICATION DATED 14.01.2021 REGARDING PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF INCENTIVE TO SALES FORCE OF PLI AND RPLI




PERIODICAL MEETING OF SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS IN DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

 

 

 BRIEF OF THE MEETING HELD TODAY WITH CABINET SECRETARY (GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)

 REVISION IN THE MARKING SYSTEM FOR EXAMS CONDUCTED DURING INDUCTION TRAINING OF SORTING ASSISTANT (DIRECT RECRUIT & DEPARTMENTAL) (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5242

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR REDRESSAL OF PUBLIC GRIEVANCES (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

ource: Click Here to view/download the pdf 

 PAYMENT OF LUMP SUM COMPENSATION TO EMPLOYEES COVERED UNDER NPS ON RETENTION IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN SPITE OF DISABLEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 9(3) OF CCS (EXTRA ORDINARY PENSION) RULES, 1939-REGARDING

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http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/Lumpsum_to_NPS_employeesu0Dff.pdf

 

Monday, January 18, 2021

 

PRESS NEWS

GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES THE LIST OF POSTS IDENTIFIED SUITABLE FOR PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Posted On: 15 JAN 2021 7:10PM by PIB Delhi

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on 4th January 2021 notified 3566 posts in Central Government establishments as suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities (disability of 40% and above) under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. These posts include 1046 in Group A, 515 in Group B, 1724 in Group C and 281 in Group D posts. Posts have also been identified suitable for new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability; specific learning disability, mental illness and multiple disability have been added. This list is not an exhaustive one and Central Ministries/Department/Autonomous Bodies and Public Sector Undertakings may further supplement. This notification will broaden the scope for employment for persons with benchmark disabilities in Government establishments.    

A list of 2973 posts identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities was last notified on 29.07.2013 in terms of the repealed Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. As compared to the earlier notified list, 593 new posts have been added.

The list of posts notified by the Central Government on 04.01.2021 is based on the recommendations of an expert committee constituted under the chairpersonship of the Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and consisting experts, persons with benchmark disabilities and representatives from various associations of persons with disabilities.

Details of the list is available on the website of the Department. Notification is also available on http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2021/224370.pdf

NB/SK/jk/MoSJ&E-15-01-2021(Release ID: 1688869) 

 SUPPLEMENTARY RESULT DECLARED IN R/O COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF GDS TO THE CADRE OF POSTMAN HELD ON 29.09.2019   (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5231

 SUPPLEMENTARY RESULT DECLARED IN R/O COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF GDS TO THE CADRE OF PA HELD ON 15.09.2019      (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5230

 COVID-19 VACCINATION PRECAUTIONS CONTRAINDICATIONS AND SCHEDULED: DIFFERENCE OF COVID-19 VACCINES



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
NIRMAN BHAVAN, NEW DELHI – 110011

DO No. T-22020/14/2020-Imm
Date: 14th January 2021

Dear All,

As you are aware that COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled for roll-out in the country on 16th January 2021 and the States/UTs have already received vaccines for the same.

In this regard, a comparative factsheet for both the vaccines that will be used during the introduction have been prepared which contains information on vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold chain storage requirements, contraindications and minor AEFIs. A detailed note on contraindications and special precautions has also been prepared and is enclosed.

You are requested to kindly disseminate the above mentioned documents to Programme Managers across all levels and through them to cold chain handlers and vaccinators for ready reference.

Enclosure: As above

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. Manohar Agnani)


Precautions and Contraindications for COVID-19 Vaccination

1. Authorized Age Group: Under the EUA, COVID-19 vaccination is indicated only for 18 years and above.

2. Co-administration of vaccines: If required, COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines should be separated by an interval of at least 14 days

3. Interchangeability of COVID-19 Vaccines is not permitted: Second dose should also be of the same COVID-19 vaccine which was administered as the first dose.

Contraindication

1. Persons with history of:

Anaphylactic or allergic reaction to a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Immediate or delayed-onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food-items etc.

2. Pregnancy & Lactation:

Pregnant & Lactating women have not been part of any COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial so far. Therefore, women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy; and lactating women should not receive COVID-19 vaccine at this time

Provisional / temporary contraindications: In these conditions, COVID vaccination is to be deferred for 4-8 weeks after recovery

1. Persons having active symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

2. SARS-COV-2 patients who have been given anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma

3. Acutely unwell and hospitalized (with or without intensive care) patients due to any illness

Special precautions:

  • Vaccine should be administered with caution in persons with history of any bleeding or coagulation disorder (e.g., clotting factor deficiency, coagulopathy or platelet disorder).
  • Following conditions are not contraindicated for COVID vaccines
  • Persons with a past history of SARS-CoV-2 infection (sero-positivity) and or RT-PCR positive illness
  • History of chronic diseases and morbidities (cardiac, neurological, pulmonary, metabolic, renal, malignancies)
  • Immuno-deficiency, HIV, patients on immune-suppression due to any condition (the response to the COVID 19 vaccines may be less in these individuals)
  • Vaccine specific contraindications may apply as the new information becomes available

Comparative Sheet for different Covid-19 vaccines, under Indian Government supply

IndicatorCOVISHIELDCOVAXIN
Type of VaccineRecombinant COVID-19 vaccine based on Viral Vector TechnologyWhole-Virion Inactivated Corona Virus Vaccine
No. of doses in each vial1020
Shelf life6 months6 months
Expiry date available on vialYesYes
Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) Not Availablenot available
RouteIntramuscular (IM) Injectable Intramuscular (IM) Injectable
Physical Appearance of VaccineClear to slightly opaque, colourless to slightly brownWhitish translucent
Dose0.5 ml each dose0.5 ml each dose
Course 2-doses2-doses
Schedule4-weeks apart4-weeks apart
Vaccination during Pregnancy Not recommendedNot recommended
Vaccination < 18 years of ageNot recommendedNot recommended
Vaccination to Lactating motherNot recommendedNot recommended
Storage and transportation+2°C to +8°C at all levels+2°C to +8°C at all levels
Cold chain storage space in secondary packaging2.109 cm31.7187 cm3
Shake test Not applicableNot applicable
Open Vial PolicyNot applicableNot applicable
Freeze SensitiveYesYes
Discard the vaccine vial, if found‘frozen’ or ‘frozen and thawed’‘frozen’ or ‘frozen and thawed’
Discard the vial, ifSolution is discoloured or visible particles are observedPresence of particulate matter or other coloration
AEFISome mild AEFIs may occur like injection site tendenrness, injection site pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills and arthralgia, nauseaSome mild may occur like injection site pain, headache, fatigue, fever, body ache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, dizziness-giddiness, tremor, sweating, cold, cough and injection site swelling
AEFIsite pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills and arthralgia, nausea
AEFI Other

Paracetamol may be used to provide symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions
Very rare events of demyelinating disorders have been reported following vaccination with this Vaccine without the causal relationship establishment
As with other intramuscular injections, COVISHIELD should be given with caution to individuals with thrombocytopenia

 


Any other instruction
Shake well, before use
Use of Chloroquine and Corticosteroids may impair antibody response.

Packaging details —

Packaging detailsDosesDimensionTotal Volume
COVISHIELDCOVAXINCOVISHIELDCOVAXINCOVISHIELDCOVAXIN
Primary

10

10

21.09 cm334.37 cm3
Secondary500320L-18.5 cm, W-9.5 cm, H- 6cmL-10 cm, W- 10cm, H-5.5 cm1053 cm3550 cm3
Teritiary3,0007680L-31 cm, W-19 cm, H- 13.3 cmL-41 cm, W-20 cm, H- 18cm7833 cm314760 cm3
Quaternary (A)*12,000Not ApplicableL-57.9 cm, W-46.4 cm, H- 37 cmNot Applicable99402 cm3Not Applicable
Quaternary (B)12,000Not ApplicableL-60 cm, W-48 cm, H- 41 cmNot Applicable1,18,080 cm3Not Applicable


Source: MoHFW

Monday, January 11, 2021

 



 

 

Confederation writes to Finance Minister regarding Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.

 

Ref: Confdn/Dearness Allowance                                                                             Dated – 11.01.2021

To

Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Seetharaman

Finance Minister

Government of India

New Delhi – 110001

Sub: -  Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.

Respected Madam, 

Vide Office Memorandum dated 23rd April, 2020 of Government of India Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure letter No. 1/1/2020-E-II-B, the additional DA for CG employees and DR for pensioners was freezed from 1st January 2020 till 1st July 2021 due to the reason “view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19”. These orders are applicable to all Central Government employees and Central Government pensioners. Which has affected both the serving employees and pensioners and especially to those who have retired during the period 1st Jan 2020 to 1st Jan 2021. 

The Covid-19 situation in India has improved considerably and under control with a vast population of the country are unaffected by the Covid-19, The Covid cases in September 2020 was around 95,000 cases daily , on 4th January 2021 is around17,000 cases which is lowest in six months, with less mortality rate. 

The economic situation in the country has also improved compared to April- May 2020 situation, where the industrial production had gone down to minus 57% and in October to plus 3.6 % Industrial production has vastly improved with a recovery , the financial position of the country has also improved considerably the GST collections has shown a positivity in last four months. 

Month

GST collection in rupees crores

March, 2020

97,597

September, 2020

95,480

October, 2020

1,05,155

November 2020

1,04,963

December 2020

1,15,000

The Goods and Service Tax collection for December 2020 touched a record high of Rs 1.15 lakh crore. This is the highest ever collections since the implementation of the countrywide tax in July 2017. 

The Central Government employees have attended their assigned duties even during the pandemic situation, many have lost their sacrificed their life for the nation building, hence there contribution should be taken into the account. 

The additional financial implication on account of this increase in Dearness Allowance for additional 11% DA is due which works out to 13,000 crores annually, which is manageable under the existing financial conditions , more over this will benefit about 49.93 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners who pump this money into the market which also improves the economy considerably and about 30% of the amount spent is collected back by the Government by way of taxes. 

As the Covid situation is under control and economic situation in the country has also improved considerably. Therefore, it is requested to kindly grant Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates which is 28% as on 1st January 2021. 

With regards, 

Yours sincerely, 

 

(R. N. Parashar)

Secretary General

 PROVISION OF COMPENSATION OF RS.10 LAKHS TO ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) TO COVER DEATH DUE TO COVID-19 WHILE DISCHARGING OFFICIAL DUTIES : NOT AGREEING TO THE PROPOSAL BY DOE, MOF 

 

 REIMBURSEMENT OF CANCELLATION/ RESCHEDULE CHARGES FOR AIR/ TRAIN TICKETS BOOKED FOR THE PURPOSE OF LTC AND RELAXATION OF LTC ADVANCE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - RELAXATION REGARDING. (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/31011-1-2020-7012021-English.PDF

 EXTENSION OF EMPANELMENT OF AYUSH HOSPITALS UNDER CGHS TILL 14 DEC 2021 (OM DATED 5 JAN 2021)  (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=5962

 REVISED-NOTIFICATION- PO & RMS ACCOUNTANT EXAMINATION SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 14.02.2021 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=5167

 NOTIFICATION FOR INTEREST RATES ON SPECIAL DEPOSIT SCHEMES FOR Q4 OF FY 2020-21

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https://dea.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification%20egazatte.pdf

 RATE OF INTEREST ON GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND AND OTHER SIMILAR FUNDS FOR Q4 OF FY 2020-21

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https://dea.gov.in/sites/default/files/GPF%20Resolution%20for%204th%20Quarter%20of%20FY%202020-21.pdf

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sad News

Mother of Comrade Amar Kumar Mishra ex-organising general Secretary AIPEU POSTMEN AND MTS CHQ and Circle Secretary Jharkhand Circle, Circle bereaved. His mother Kausaly Devi aged about 92 years old expired today morning at his residence.

The AIPEU POSTMEN AND MTS CHQ convey its heartfelt condolences to Comrade Amar Mishra and his family members. 

Debabrata Mohanty

General Secretary

Monday, January 4, 2021

 NPS: PAYMENT OF LUMPSUM COMPENSATION TO EMPLOYEES COVERED UNDER NPS ON RETENTION IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE: DOPP&W OM DTD. 1 JUNUARY 2021

1/3/2019-पी और पीडब्लू (एफ)
भारत सरकार
कार्मिक लोक शिकायत और पेंशन मंत्रालय
पेंशन और पेंशनभोगी कल्याण विभाग

तीसरी मंजिललोक नायक भवन
खान मार्केटनई दिल्ली -११०००३
दिनांक 1st जनवरी २०२१

कार्यालय ज्ञापन

 

Subject: Payment of lump sum compensation to employees covered under NPS on retention in Government service in spite of disablement attributable to Government service in accordance with Rule 9(3) of CCS (Extra Ordinary Pension) Rules, 1939-regarding.

 

The undersigned is directed to say that on introduction of National Pension System with effect from 01.01.2004, among others, the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (EOP) Rules, 1939 were amended vide Notification No.38/16/2003 -P&PW (A) dated 30.12.2003 to the effect that the provisions of the aforesaid Rules would not be applicable to the Government employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004. However, considering the hardships being faced by the employees covered under National Pension System and their families, orders were issued vide this Department’s OM No 38/41/06-P&PW dated 05.05.2009 for provisionally extending the benefits of invalid pension, disability pension and family pension under CCS (Pension) Rules and CCS (EOP) Rules on discharge of such employees from service on invalidation/disability or on their death during service. 

 

2.         Representations/references have been received in this Department for extending the benefit under Rule 9(3) of CCS (EOP) Rules, to the employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 and covered under NPS. In accordance with Rule 9(3) of CCS ( EOP) Rules, applicable to Government employees appointed before 01.01.2004, if a Government employee is retained in service in spite of a disablement attributable to Government service, a lump sum compensation is paid to him by arriving at the capitalized value of the disability element of disability pension, with reference to the commutation table in force from time to time. The broad-banding under Rule 8(3) of those rules is, however , not applicable in such cases. In accordance with the OM dated 05.05.2009, the benefit of disability pension is available to the employees covered under the National Pension System only on being boarded out on account of the disability attributable to Government service, however, the benefit under Rule 9(3) of the CCS ( EOP) Rules, is presently not available to an employee covered under NPS, if he is retained in service in spite of a disablement attributable to Government service.

 

3.         The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It has now been decided that if a Government employee appointed on or after 01.01.2004 and covered under NPS is disabled, he shall also be eligible to receive a lump sum compensation computed in terms of rule 9(3) of CCS (EOP) Rules, if the disablement is attributable to Government service and the Government employee is retained in service in spite of such disablement. The provisions of this Department‘s OM No 38/41 /06-P&PW (A) dated 05.05.2009 shall stand amended to that extent.

 

4.         The provisions of this O.M. shall take effect from 01 .01.2004.

 

5.         The is issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their ID No 1 (6)/EV/2020 dated 23.12.2020. 

 

6. In their application to the persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article 148(5) of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their “यु..संख्या-232-स्टाफ हक़ (नियम)/.आर./09-२०१९ दिनांक 27.11.2020.

 

7. The Administrative Divisions of all Ministries/Departments and attached/subordinate offices are requested to bring the contents of these instructions to the notice of all concerned for compliance. The cases for payment of lump sum compensation to the employees covered under NPS and who have been retained in service in spite of disability attributable to Government service on or after 01.01.2004 may be processed accordingly.

संजय शंकर
भारत सरकार के उप-सचिव

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i. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India

2. President’s Secretariat

3. Vice President’s Secretariat

4. Prime Minister’s Office

5. Comptroller & Auditor General of India

6. Cabinet Secretariat

7. Union Public Service Commission

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