CABINET APPROVED 6% DA /DR HIKE W.E.F. 01-01-2015.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PROVIDENT FUND INTEREST RATE 2015-16 FIXED AT 8.7%

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

            Government Decides to Fix Interest Rates at 8.7% for General Provident Fund(GPF) and other Similar Funds Including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975(SDS,1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the Financial Year 2015-16.

            It was decided by the Government to link the interest rates of State PFs (General Provident Fund and other similar funds) including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975 (SDS, 1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the FY 2015-16 to Public Provident Fund (PPF) rates. In pursuance of that decision, the Government has decided to fix the rates 8.7% per annum applicable to the following:-

·         The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
·         The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
·         The All India Service Provident Fund.
·         The State Railway Provident Fund.
·         The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
·         The Indian Ordnance Provident Fund.
·         The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
·         The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
·         The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
·         The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.
           
         The rate of interest is applicable to the above funds w.e.f. 1st April, 2015 and until further orders.

Recently, the Government had kept the interest rates for PPF and other Small Savings Schemes intact.  However, interest rates for 5 year Senior citizen Saving Scheme and Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme have been increased from 9.2 to 9.3% and 9.1 to 9.2% respectively, keeping in view the commitment of the Government towards the welfare of the girl child and the senior citizens.    DSM/KA : 21.04.2014



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

INVITING SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE EXISTING GUIDELINES ON CADRE REVIEW CLICK HERE to view THE DoPT OM



INDUCTION TRAINING FOR PA/SA (DEPTT/DIRECT) COMMENCING FROM 11.05.15/18.05.15 TO 10.07.2015(NINE/EIGHT WEEKS) AT PTC SAHARANPUR (Click the link below for details)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015


           GDS Court case ......                                                                   

GDS Court case is listed on 08-05-2015.

  
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. 
          EMPLOYEES    WORKERS                                                          1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
      Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
      Email: confederationhq@gmail.com

                                    SOLIDARITY TO BSNL EMPLOYEES 

                           All Affiliates & State Committees (COCs)

Dear Comrades,
                        
                    As you are aware BSNL Employees are organizing TWO DAYS NATIONWIDE STRIKE on 21st & 22nd April 2015. Their main demand is "SAVE BSNL & SAVE NATION" ie:; to change the anti-BSNL and anti-people Telecom policy of the NDA Govt which is aimed at destroying the public sector BSNL paving way for for eventual privatization. After Modi Govt coming to power, the same policy is being vigorously pursued in all Central Govt services including the biggest departments like Railways, Defence and Postal. Needless to say that success of our struggle against this policy of the Govt depends upon the success of the struggle of BSNL workers. .
               National Secretariat of the Confederation calls upon all affiliates and COCs to express solidarity with the fighting BSNL workers by holding demonstration in front of BSNL offices at all important centers during the two day's strike.

 Yours fraternally,
 MKrishnan,
 Secretary General,
 Confederation.


All India Services (Conduct) Amendment Rules, 2015.
 (Click the link below for details)



Court stays recruitment process

            The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court (HC) has stayed the recruitment process being conducted by the postal department. During the entrance examination conducted at 26 centres across the state on March 29, some visually impaired students in Osmanabad were denied entry on the grounds that they were accompanied by writers/scribe having qualification above std X. Thereafter, five visually impaired students had approached the court.

            In January this year, the postal department had invited online applications from eligible candidates for direct recruitment for the posts of postman/mail guard in postal/RMS divisions.

            The department's notification clearly provided specific reservation for visually impaired candidates. Accordingly, the eligible visually impaired candidates applied by January 24 and were provided online admit cards soon.

            Lawyer Swapnil Tawshikar, who filed a writ petition in the HC on behalf of the aggrieved party, told TOI, "In the list of instructions mentioned on the admit cards, visually impaired candidates were allowed to take assistance of scribe/writers for the said examination. However, 25 such candidates, who reached the exam centre in Osmanabad, were not allowed to appear for the examination on the ground that the writers brought by them had education qualification above matriculation."

            Vishal Lohare (24), a native of from Latur district, along with four students decided to represent the 25 candidates who were not allowed to appear for the examination. All the five candidates approached the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay HC and filed a writ petition through lawyers Tawshikar and Anant Devakate. Tawshikar said the HC bench comprising justices SS Shinde and PR Bora heard the matter on April 10. The lawyers told the court the guidelines issued by the central government make it clear that visually impaired people can take assistance of writers while appearing for any written examination. The guidelines further mention that there shall be no restrictions on education qualifications, marks and age of the writer.

Friday, April 17, 2015



CLARIFICATION REGARDING APPLICATION OF FR 49 — REGARDING (Click the link below for details)

RWA ELECTION FOR THE BLOCK YEAR 2015-17.
 (Click the link below for details)

PRE - RETIREMENT COUNSELLING WORKSHOP (Click the link below for details) http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/PRC_290415.pdf



AIPRPA GETS REGISTERED UNDER SOCIETIES ACT


AIPRPA CHQ's efforts to get the Association registered under the Societies Act has fructified and today the Association is registered. AIPRPA's registration number is83/2015 and the Certificate of Registration is under print in the office of Registrar of Societies. The bylaw as approved by the Registrar of Societies as well as the Certificate of Registration will soon be exhibited here. Though the  process of registration was lengthy, the task was accomplished successfully at last. The Officials of Registrar of Societies and Comrade P.Mani the Tamilnadu State Assistant General Secretary who consistently followed up the case deserve the appreciation and thanks of our CHQ.  

K.Ragavendran
General Secretary

MONEY ORDER SERVICE OF ‘INDIA POST’ MADE MORE EFFICIENT

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

13-April-2015
Money Order Service of ‘India Post’ Made more Efficient


          The Department of Posts has denied some media reports that its Money Order service has been discontinued. The Money Order service continues to be available to the common man at the same service charge with the same facility of the money being delivered at the door step of the addressee. The Department in a clarification further said that this service had been made more reliable and fast by communicating information about the money to be transferred electronically between the booking and delivery post office. Thus, the money reaches faster to the addressee. The nature of service remains the same and it is also being called an electronic Money Order or eMO. Department of Posts also has another service offering instant online Money transfer service called as Instant Money Order (iMO), where the receiver can receive payment in cash through Post Offices.

Thursday, April 16, 2015



NEWS FROM DIRECTORATE

Today (15.04.2015) Com. R.N.Parashar Secretary General NFPE & Com.N.Subramanian General Secretary AIPEU Gr C have visited the Directorate and met various officers.

Shri Ashutosh Tripathi, Member (Personnel) was apprised to revoke the transfer orders issued  in the name of “INTEREST OF SERVICE”to  our P3 Circle Secretary Karnataka circle. He assured  us to do the needful.

Shri. T. Murthy Member (Operations) was met on courtesy call. He sought cooperation of the unions for best results. We reciprocated the same.

Cadre Restructuring proposal is now said to be cleared by Member (P) and waiting for green signal of JS& FA. Member (P) and DDG (Estt) have assured for early forwarding to DoPT, probably within a fortnight.

DDG (Personnel) was briefed about Postmaster Cadre issues, PS Group B Quota & Problems in LSG Promotion especially in Tamilnadu Circle. Due to his busy  schedule, he advised us to meet again next day. We have a plan to meet him on Monday ( 20.04.2015)

DDG (R&P) was elucidated the issue of ASSAM Circle Inspector,Posts  Departmental Quota vacancies. He assured to rectify the mistakes if any.

It is revealed by the DE Section that LGO LDCE Result and IP LDCE Result are getting delayed due to plenty of representations against Answer Keys.  


Dated: 15th April, 2015

NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING OF CONFEDERATION.


          An emergency meeting of the National Secretariat of Confederation will be held at 4 PM on 28th April 2015 at Confederation CHQ (NFPE Office) North Avenue New Delhi. The agenda will be as under:

AGENDA

1.      28th Rally Declaration and the related issues.
2.      Other Organizational matters.



Yours Sincerely

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General Confederation.




RATE OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE APPLICABLE w.e.f. 1.1.2015 TO THE EMPLOYEES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT: REG: ORDERS ISSUED BY DOP.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


BIG RALLY BY CG EMPLOYEES AT KOLKATA

          Rani Rashmoni Road (Kolkata) has been flooded by Central Govt. Employees on 8th April’2015. A large no. of employees from Railway, Defence, Postal and other Central Govt. establishment took part in a spontaneous and encouraging rally held at Rani Rashmoni Road on the call of State Joint Council of Action. After a long time, employees of Railway and defence and other Central Govt. employees organized
           Leadership made appeal before the meeting to take part at large in March to Parliament on 28th April’2015. So, far we know there will be again huge gathering in Delhi on 28th.


           WE ARE UNITED. WE ARE READY FOR ANY KIND OF STRUGGLE INCLUDING STRIKE. GET YOURSELF READY.  FUTURE IS OURS
.








IMAGES OF PJCA MEETING HELD AT BHUBANESWAR ON 12-04-15







KERALA CIRCLE POSTAL JCA ORGANISED HUMAN CHAIN AGAINST CORPORATISATION OF POSTAL DEPT  ON 7TH APRIL 2015 IN ALL DISTRICT HEAD QUARTERS.

Kerala PJCA organized human chain named as “THAPAL SAMRAKSHANA SHRINGALA” on 7th April in all district head quarters against TASK FORCE REPORT for corporitisation of Postal dept. Hundreds and postal employees, family members, MPs, MLAs, political and trade union leaders, writers and other prominent personalities join hands in the human chain. Public meetings also conducted in all places. CITU state president com.Anathalavattam Anandan and Sri.Palode Ravi MLA at Trivandrum and com. K.N.Balagopal MP and com.C.C.Pillai at Kollam, com G.Sudhakaran MLA at Alapuzha, com.V.N.Vasavasn MLA at Kottayam, CITU senior leader M.M.Lawrence at Ernakulam , Prof.C.Ravindranath MLA at Trissur, com,.A.K.Balan MLA and CPIM state secretariat member at Palakkad, CPIM central secretariat membercom. Paloli Mohammed Kutty at Malappuram, District Panchayath President Prof.K.M.Sarala at Kannur and CITU state secretary com.P.Raghavan and sri.N.A.Nellikunnu MLA at Kasaragod are some of the prominent leaders participated in the human chain. All of them taken a pledge for the protection of the Postal dept and declared to make the indefinite strike from May 6th grand success. Photos attached. Rajendran.P.V. Convenor coc Kerala

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Payment of Travelling Allowance for Election Duty for a longer period: Clarification by CEO



OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER
OLD ST. STEPHENS COLLEGE BUILDING,
KASHMERE GATE, DELHI-110006

No. CEO/B&A (109)(50)/2009-LA/24025-24272
Dated: 02-03-2015


CIRCULAR

This office is in receipt of various representations from different departments/ individuals and RTI applications regarding payrnent/admissibility of Travelling Allowance (from residence to temporarily place of duty) to those who were deputed for Election Duty in various cells of District Election Offices or CEO (HQ) for a longer period.

In this regard, this office has received an endorsement from Dte. of Training & Technical Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi vide which Finance Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi has clarified that:-

“Travelling Allowance is not admissible for the journey performed by officers/officials from their residence to the temporary duty point. However, they are entitled to Travelling Allowance, provided they performed any local journey in connection with official duty from the temporary duty point, will be regulated as per SR-71”.
Therefore all the Head of Departments/Nodal Officers, Govt. of India, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, all autonomous bodies, District Election Officers/SDM (Elections) are hereby requested to settle the Travelling Allowance Claims for election duty as per Opinion given by the Finance Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The cases already settled may also be reviewed accordingly.

This issues with the prior approval of Chief Electrol Officer, Delhi
(A.K. SRIVASTAVA)
DY. CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

NEWS ABOUT LGO & IP EXAMINATION – 2014

        THE RESULT FOR LDCE OF LGO IS BEING DELAYED DUE TO PLENTY OF REPRESENTATIONS DISPUTING ANSWER KEYS. ACTIVE PROCESS BY EXPERT TEAM IS GOING ON AT ONE PTC. ON FINALIZATION OF ANSWER KEYS THE RESULT WILL BE PUBLISHED.
         
         IN RESPECT OF LDCE OF IP, THE RESULT IS EXPECTED SHORTLY AS THE PROCESS IS SAID TO BE IN FINAL STAGE.


PRE APPOINTMENT BEFORE PTC TRAINING - DTE. ORDER- REPUBLISHED.



Grant-in-aid for the provision of amenities or recreational or welfare facilities to the staff of the Central Government -regarding. (Click the link below for details)

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by CSS officers for each year- regarding. (Click the link below for details)