Sunday, 24 March 2019

CGHS to Retired KVS Employees - Extension of facilities to all employees

CGHS to Retired KVS Employees - Extension of facilities to all employees

केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन (मुख्यालय)
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18 संस्थागत क्षेत्र शहीद जीत सिंह मार्ग
18, Industrial Area Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
नई दिल्ली/DELHI-110011
दूरभाष/Tele: 2858570, फ़ैक्स/Fax: 011-26514179
वेब/Website: www.kvsangathan.nic.in

F.11086/01/2012-KVS(HQ)/Admn.II/291-338
Dated: 13-03-2019


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) – matter regarding.


Ministry of HRD, vide letter No.F3-5/2011-UT-2 dated: 13.03.2019 has conveyed the approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare O.M. No. S.11016/8/2015-CGHS (P) dated 06.03.2019 vide which Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has extended the implementation of CGHS facilities to all the retired employees of KVS, who were having CGHS cards while in service, in all CGHS covered Cities, on the same terms and conditions on which retired employees of KVS were extended CGHS facilities in Delhi/NCR vide Ministry of Health & Family Welfare OM dated 29.05.2015.

Other terms and conditions of MoH&FW OM dated 29.05.2015 circulated vide KVS (HQ) OM No. 11086/01/2012-KVS HQ (Admn.II) / 793-805 dated 21.08.2015 will remain unchanged.

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(Dr. Shachi Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)

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KVS: Discontinuation of 2 years extension in service to National Awardee Teachers - Amendment in Article 51

KVS: Discontinuation of 2 years extension in service to National Awardee Teachers - Amendment in Article 51

केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन (मुख्यालय)
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18 संस्थागत क्षेत्र शहीद जीत सिंह मार्ग
18, Industrial Area Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
नई दिल्ली/DELHI-110011
दूरभाष/Tele: 2858570, फ़ैक्स/Fax: 011-26514179
वेब/Website: www.kvsangathan.nic.in

F.11-E-11060/3/2017-KVS(HQ/Estt.III
Date: 20.03.2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Amendment in Article 51 of Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas -reg.

The Board of Governors of KVS in its meeting held on has approved discontinuation of 2 yeas extension in service being provided to National Awardee Teachers after attaining the age of Superannuation. This was decided by the MHRD & conveyed vide its letter No.F.3-26/201B-UT-2 dated 07.12.2018. However, services of these teachers Will be utilized by the KVS on contractual basis against clear vacancy. No proposal should be forwarded to KVS (HQ) in this regard henceforth.

In compliance with the decision of BOG, KVS the existing and amended provision of Article 51 of Education Code be read as under:-

Existing Article 51 - Age of Retirement
Amended Article 51 - Age of Retirement
Every employee of the Sangathan shall retire in the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty (60) years except those who are born on the 1st day of the month who shall retire on the last day of the previous month. Two years extension in service shall be granted to National Awardee teachers on year to year basis subject to physical fitness and mental alertness. Every employee of the Sangathan shall retire in the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty (60) years, except those who are born on the 1st day of the month who shall retire on the last day of the previous mounth.

The above amendment shall Come into force with immediate effect.

(Saurabh Jain)
Additional Commissioner (Admn.)

DISTRIBUTION:
  1. The Deputy Commissioners, KVS, All regional offices. They are requested to circulate the said Office Memorandum to all the Kendriya Vidyalayas under their jurisdiction
  2. The Director, KVS, All ZIETs.
  3. All officers and Sections in KVS(HQ) New Delhi.
  4. All recognized Associations.
  5. The Deputy Commissioner (EDP) for information. He is requested to upload the said Memorandum on the website of KVS.

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Friday, 22 March 2019

MACP Scheme : Clarification on applicability of "Very Good" Benchmark & consideration of "Good" benchmark for the previous years before 25.07.2016

MACP Scheme : Clarification on applicability of "Very Good" Benchmark & consideration of "Good" benchmark for the previous years before 25.07.2016


No.7-8/2016-PCC (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001

Dated: 13.03.2019

To
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General.
Sub : Clarification on applicability of “Very Good” benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS and consideration of “Good” benchmark for the previous years before 25.07.2016.
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This office is in receipt of large number of references consequent upon the clarification issued vide DG Posts’ letter of even number dated 02.07.2018 on the above mentioned subject, regarding allowing opportunity of making representation against ‘good’ benchmark and relaxation of benchmark for MACPS.

2. In this context, it is reiterated that opportunity of making representation against the APAR which are post 2009 cannot be given as it is already disclosed to the employees in APAR process.

3. Further, the benchmark for the purpose of financial upgradation under MACP was enhanced from ‘good’ to ‘very good’ w.e.f. 25.07.2016 i.e prior to 25.07.2016 the benchmark was ‘good’ for MACPS. As such, the ‘good’ grading of APAPRs for the period prior to 25.07.2016 may be considered for financial upgradation under MACPS. However, the “very good” benchmark applicable w.e.f. 25.07.2016 cannot be relaxed for MACPS.

4. All concerned may be informed accordingly.

(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Gazetted Holiday on 14th April, 2019 - DoPT OM dated 15.03.2019

Gazetted Holiday on 14th April, 2019 - DoPT OM dated 15.03.2019

F. No.12/6/ 2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,  Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
*****

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the  15th March, 2019.


OFFICE  MEMORANDUM
Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2019 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
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It has been decided to declare Sunday, the 14th April 2019, as a public holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India by invoking the powers under Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

2. All  Ministries/ Departments  of Government  of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
2309 2338

To,
  1. All  Ministries/ Departments  of  the  Government  of  India.
  2. UPSC /  CVC/C&AG / National Commission for Linguistic Minorities / National Commission for Scheduled Castes/ National Commission for Scheduled Tribes/ National Commission for Minorities/ President's Secretariat / Vice President's Secretariat/Supreme Court / High Court / Central Administrative Tribunal / Central Information Commission/ Prime Minister's Office / Cabinet Secretariat / Election Commission of India / National Human Rights Commission / National Commission for Women/ National Commission for Backward Classes/ Niti Ayog / Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat.
  3. All Sections / Officers in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
  4. All attached Offices / Subordinate Offices / Autonomous bodies of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.
  5. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi (with 10 spare copies)
  6. Reserve Bank of India, Parliament Street, New Delhi.
  7. Chairman / Secretaries, Central Government Employee Welfare Coordination Committees.
  8. PIO, PIB, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi, with the request that necessary publicity may be given in this regard.
  9. Facilitation Centre, DOP&T (20 copies)
  10. NIC (DOP&T) with the request to place this O.M. on the Website of DOPT (www.persmin.nic.in)


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7th CPC : Revised rates of Incentive for acquiring fresh Higher Qualifications - Criteria, Guidelines for granting Incentive - reg

7th CPC : Revised rates of Incentive for acquiring fresh Higher Qualifications - Criteria, Guidelines for granting Incentive - reg

No. 1/5/2017-Estt (Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario — reg.
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Central Government Servants acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service are granted incentive in the form of one-time lump-sum amount ranging from Rs.2,000/-to Rs.10,000/-, as provided in this Department’s OM No. 1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-l) dated 09.04.1999 and other related OMs.

2.The 7th CPC has reviewed the rates of incentive presently available to employees on this account in addition to pay, and have suggested their rationalization and simplification in Para 8.9.11 to 8.9.14 of their report.

3.Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (DOE) Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016 vide Para 7 provided that the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC shall be referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary, and until a final decision thereon, all allowances including this incentive were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th CPC) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016.

4.The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary has been issued as per the Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017 of DOE.

5.The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders/OMs/instructions/guidelines on the subject of granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, the following one-time lump-sum rates as incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualification by a Government employee shall be permissible for courses in fields that are directly relevant to the employee’s job:

SI. No. Qualification Amount (Rs.)
1. Ph.D. or Equivalent. 30,000
2. PG Degree/Diploma of duration more than one year, or equivalent. 25,000
3. PG Degree/Diploma of duration one year or less, or equivalent. 20,000
4. Degree/Diploma of duration more than three years, or equivalent. 15,000
5. Degree/Diploma of duration three years or less, or equivalent. 10,000

6. Professional courses directly relevant to the functional requirement of the Organization/Ministry/Department but not covered by any one of the categories mentioned in para 5 above, shall be notified specifically under SI. No. 4 or 5 of para 5 above, by the concerned Ministry/Department in consultation with their respective IFD.

7. Ministries/Departments are free to choose courses on their own. However, the grant of incentive in respect of above qualifications will be subject to the fulfillment of the criteria laid down in para 8 below. The grant of incentive for the qualifications listed above shall be considered by the administrative authorities in consultation with their IFD and necessary orders shall be issued after ensuring that the criteria laid down in para 8 below are fulfilled.

8. Criteria/guidelines for granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario, are as under:


8.1. The incentive will not be available for the qualifications which are laid down as essential or desirable qualifications in the recruitment rules for the post.

8.2. No incentive shall be allowed for acquiring higher qualification purely on academic or literary subjects. The acquisition of the qualification should be directly related to the functions of the post held by him/her, or to the functions to be performed in the next higher post. There should be direct nexus between the functions of the post and the qualification acquired and that it should contribute to the efficiency of the government servant.

8.3. The quantum of incentive will be uniform for all posts, irrespective of their classification or grade or the department.

8.4. The incentive shall not be admissible where the government servant is sponsored by the government or he/she avails study leave for acquiring the qualification.

8.5. The incentive would be given only for higher qualification acquired after induction into service.

8.6. No incentive would be admissible if an appointment is made in relaxation of the educational qualification. No incentive would be admissible if employee acquires the requisite qualification for such appointment at a later date.

8.7. The qualifications meriting grant of incentive should be recognized by University Grants Commission, respective regulatory bodies like AICTE, Medical Council of India, etc. set up by Central/State Government or recognized by the Government.

8.8. The incentive shall be limited to maximum two times in an employee's career, with a minimum gap of two years between successive grants.

8.9. The Government servant should prefer the claim within six months from the date of acquisition of the higher qualification.

9.The incentive as per this OM will be admissible for above qualifications acquired on or after 01.07.2017.

10.Government Servants, who have acquired the fresh higher qualification on or after 01.07.2017 till the date of issuance of this OM, may also claim these incentives within six months from the date of issuance of this OM.

11.Insofar as the persons working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

12.Hindi Version will follow

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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7th CPC Interest Bearing Advances : Guidelines for granting House Building Advance on migration of existing government employees who have already taken Home Loans from Banks - reg.

7th CPC Interest Bearing Advances : Guidelines for granting House Building Advance on migration of existing government employees who have already taken Home Loans from Banks - reg.

I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III
Government of India 
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing-III Section
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Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated: 31.01.2018.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Interest bearing advances/ Seventh Central Pay commission recommendation on migration of existing government employees who have already taken Home Loans from Banks/ other Financial Institutions - reg.
Kind attention is invited to para 2(viii) of this Ministry's O.M. No. I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III dated 09.11.2017 on the above mentioned subject regarding fulfilment of extant conditions, the extant conditions are clarified as follows.
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a) Before granting such House Building Advance, the Head of the Department;

i. Should satisfy himself that the home loans were taken by the government employee entirely for purpose of construction/ purchase of new house/ flat.
ii. Should ensure that the House Building Advance sanctioned is limited to the amount of loan still due to be repaid by the government employee.

b) House Building Advance can be availed towards repayment of bank loan taken for the purpose of construction/ purchase of new house/ flat.

c) Employee shall be eligible for grant of House Building Advance on the date he/ she obtained loans from banks and other financial institutions, irrespective of whether they applied for House Building Advance before raising the loan.

d) House Building ·Advance for repayment of loans shall be granted to the eligible employees in one lump sum. However, the Government employee shall produce the HBA Utilization Certificate within one month from the date of release of HBA.

e) Employee has to satisfy the other provisions of the House Building Advance Rules -2017.

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(Shilendra Vikram Singh)
Director (IFD) 
Tel:011-23062798

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Monday, 11 March 2019

GDS- Revised Eligibility Criteria for engagement - DoP Order dated 08.03.2019

GDS- Revised Eligibility Criteria for engagement - DoP Order dated 08.03.2019

No. 17-02/2018-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 08.03.2019
To

All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
Subject: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) posts.
The eligibility criteria/conditions for engagement to GDS posts were last reviewed and notified by the Department vide letter No.17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015. The matter has been examined. The competent authority has now decided to revise the same as per details below:-

I. Age Limit


The minimum and maximum age for the purpose of engagement to GDS posts shall be 18 and 40 years respectively as on the date of notification of the vacancy. Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for different categories are as under:-
SI.No. Category Permissible age relaxation
1. Schedule Cast/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
3. Economically Weaker Sections  (EWS) No relaxation•
4. Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years•
5. Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + OBC 13 years•
6. Persons with Disabilities (PwD)  + SC/ST 15 years•


Note:- 1* There will be no relaxation in upper age limit to EWS candidates. However, the persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks posts in the Department of Posts as prescribed in Directorate letter No 17-09/2019 dated 26.02.2019 .
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Note:-2 • All recruiting authorities shall maintain the above age relaxation for persons with disability for all categories of GDS posts as is applicable in regular appointment in Group 'C' cadre. This relaxation however is not applicable for persons with benchmark of disability "Blind", as in place of blind, candidate with Low Vision have been identified as prescribed in Directorate letter No. 17-8/2017-GDS dated 26.02.2019 . Relaxation in upper age limit is subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.

II. Educational Qualification


(i) Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 10th standard with passing marks in Mathematics and English (having been studied as compulsory or elective subjects) conducted by any recognized Board of School Education of the Government of India/State Governments/ Union Territories in India shall be a mandatory educational qualification for all approved categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (i.e. BPM,ABPM & Dak Sevak ) referred to in Directorate Order No 17-3112016-GDS dated 25.06.2018.

(ii) Compulsory knowledge of Local Language

The candidate should have studied the local language at least up to 10th standard [as compulsory or elective subjects] as declared by the State Government or as per constitutional provisions relating to the 8th schedule of Constitution of India. The details of local language for each state/Union Territories is as given below:-
SI.No. Name of Circle Name of State  I Union Territory covered  under  Postal Circle Local language as for the Postal Circle
1 Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh 1. Telugu
2. Urdu
2 Assam Assam 1. Assamese
2. Bengali
3. Bodo
3 Bihar Bihar 1. Hindi
2. Urdu
4 Chhattisirarh Chhatisgarh Hindi
5 Delhi
The    Government    of NCT of Delhi
Delhi 1. Hindi
2. Punjabi
3. Urdu
6 Guiarat Guiarat Gujarati
Dadra Nagar Haveli To be decided later
Daman and Diu Gujarati
7 Haryana Haryana 1.Hindi
2. Punjabi
8 Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Hindi
9 J & K Circle J & K Urdu
10 Jharkhand Jharkhand 1. Hindi, 2. Urdu, 3. Santhali, 4.  Bangla, 5.Odia, 6.Maithili
11 Karnataka Karnataka Kannada
12 Kerala Kerala Malayalam
Lakshadweep Malavalam
13 Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Hindi
14 Maharashtra Maharashtra Marathi
Goa l. Konkani
2.Marathi
15 North East Arunacha l Pradesh (To be decided later)
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Tripura
16 Odisha Odisha Odia
17 Punjab Chandiirnrh (Chandigarh) Punjab Punjabi
Chandigarh English
18 Raiasthan Raiasthan Hindi
19 Tamilnadu Tamilnadu Tamil
Puducherry Tamil for Puducherry Malayalam for Mahe Telugu for Yanam
20 Telangana Telangana l.Telugu
2.Urdu
21 Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh I.Hindi
2.Urdu
22 Uttarakhand Uttarakhand I.Hindi
2.Sanskrit
23 West Bengal West Bengal 1. Bengali, 2. Nepali, 3. Urdu , 4. Hindi ,
5. San
thali, 6. Odia, 7. Punjabi
Andaman              and Nicobar Islands) Hindi
Sikkim Nepali

(iii) Basic Computer Training

The candidates for all approved categories of GDS referred to in (i) above will be required to furnish Basic Computer Training Course Certificate of at least 60 days duration, from any Computer Training Institute run by Central Government/State Government I Universities I Boards /Private Institutions Organizations. This requirement of basic computer knowledge certificate shall be relaxable in cases where a candidate has studied computer as a subject in Matriculation or class XII or any other higher educational level and in such cases, a separate certificate will not be insisted upon .

III. Residence


The condition of residence shall apply as stipulated in Rule 3-A (vii) of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011. The candidates must provide accommodation for Branch post office after selection but before engagement . The accommodation should meet the following prescribed standards :-

(i) The building may be owned by a Gram Panchayat or Central government or by State government such as school or offices or BPM's own house or a proper rented accommodation in a busy place of the village .

(ii) Location - The GDS Branch Post Office should be located in the main, busy part of the village .

(iii) Size - The minimum size of GDS Branch Post Office should not be less than 100 sq. feet preferably in 10'X10' dimensions and in ground floor.

(iv) Approach - The GDS Branch Post Office should have direct access/approach from village road and should be located in front portion of the building in which it is housed. The GDS Branch Post Office should not be housed in verandah, courtyards, kitchen, space under the stairs, bedroom, damaged rooms, makeshift accommodations , isolated buildings outside the village etc. which are difficult to access/approach by the customers.

(v) Structure - The accommodation should preferably be a brick and mortar structure to ensure safety and security. The room should be properly ventilated and lighted and should be properly maintained and neatly white washed.

(vi) Power supply - The post office room should have electrical power connection for charging of handheld devices and for fan, electricity bulb etc. It should have suitable place to install solar panels.

(vii) The accommodation for the GDS Branch Post Office should be exclusively available for Post Office use. It may work from a village shop but Post office working from shop should have an exclusive space to keep the registers, micro ATM or hand-held device and other items apart from space for prominently exhibiting the signage etc. giving due importance to Post Office.

(viii) At present DARPAN devices are using are of the four Network Service Providers (NSPs) viz, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea & BSNL for ensuring connectivity to Branch Post Offices. While providing accommodation for GDS BO, it should be ensured that, Network is available for any one of these NSPs.

Further, it is clarified that the candidate who provide the above prescribed standards of accommodation after selection but before engagement and if he is engaged as GDS BPM will be entitled for the drawl of Composite allowance @ Rs.500/-per month as prescribed in Directorate OM. No 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 & No 17-31/2016-GDS (pt) dated 28.09.2018. Further, if the candidate selected and engaged as GDS BPM provides accommodation for Post Office in a rent free government accommodation and staying in the Post village will be entitled for the Composite allowance Rs.250/- equal to that of BPMs who provide non-standard accommodation (those who are not fulfilling above standard are treated as non-standard accommodations) , as prescribed in Directorate OM. No. 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06 .2018 & No 17-31/2016-GDS (pt) dated 28.09.2018.

IV. Knowledge of Cycling

Knowledge of Cycling is a pre-requisite condition for all GDS posts. In case of a candidate having knowledge of riding a scooter or motor cycle, that may be considered as knowledge of cycling. The candidate has to submit a declaration to this effect.

V. Adequate means of Livelihood


The condition of adequate means of livelihood shall apply as stipulated in Rule 3- A (iii) of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011. However, this condition shall not be a pre-requisite for candidates for the purpose of applying to the GDS post or selection there to and the selected candidate shall be required to comply with this prescribed condition within 30 days after selection but before engagement . The GDS will also have to ensure that he is having adequate additional means of livelihood during the period of engagement till his discharge.

VI. Furnishing of Security


On engagement as GDS, the person so engaged shall be required to furnish security in such manner as may be prescribed from time to time. The existing security amount in case of GDS Branch Postmaster and other approved categories of GDS i.e. ABPM & Dak Sevak is Rs.25,000/- & Rs.10,000/- respectively the same to be furnished in form of FIDELITY BOND for a period of five years and same to be renewed every five years during the period of engagement.

VII. Fulfillment of other terms and conditions


Terms and conditions of engagement to GDS posts shall apply as stipulated in the relevant rules of GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011modified from time to time by the Department of Posts.

VIII. Adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC, Persons with Disability, Ex­ Serviceman & Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs).


The instructions issued by the Department vide no.19-11/97-ED & TRG dated 27.11.1997, No. 17-08/2017-GDS dated 26.02.2019 and No. 17-09/2019 dated 26.02.2019 providing for adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC communities, Persons with Disability and Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) respectively will continue to apply.



(i) The permissible disability for persons with Disability will be as given below :-

S1. No. Name of the Posts Categories of disability suitable for the post.
1 BPM/ ABPM/ Dak Sevaks a) Low vision (LV),
b)  D(Deaf), HH (Hard of hearing) ,
c)    One  Arm  (OA),  One  leg  (OL),  Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism , Acid Attack  Victim,
d) Specific learning disability.
Multiple      disabilities      from      amongst disabilities mentioned  at (a)  to (d)  above
except Deaf and Blindness.

(ii) The reservation to EWSs will be as given below:-
The persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in engagement of GDS posts.

IX. Production of SC/ST/OBC/Disability/ Economically Weaker Sections Certificate :

Production of SC/ST/OBC/Disability/EWSs certificate in the prescribed format would be compulsory in case of such candidates.

X. Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA)

The following Minimum TRCA shall be payable to the deferent categories of GDS posts as mentioned in Directorate Order No 17-31120 16-GDS dated 25.06.20 18 :-
SI.No.· Category Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/level 1 Minimum    TRCA for 5 Hours/level 2
1 BPM Rs.12000/- Rs.14500/-
2 ABPM/Dak Sevaks Rs.10000/- Rs.12000/-

XI. Method of Engagement:


Method of engagement will continue to be as online engagement process for engagement of all categories of GDS as notified vide Directorate Letter No 17-2312016-GDS dated 01.08.2016.

(i) Exemption of fee for applying on GDS Posts


Male applicants belonging to the category UR/OBC/EWS have to pay a fee of Rs. 100/-(Rupees one hundred only) for each set of five options. Payment of fee is exempted for all female candidates, all SC/ST candidates and all PwD candidates.

(ii) Option for applying on GDS Posts


A candidate can apply for a maximum of twenty posts all over India per cycle of online engagement. This inter alia means that a prospective candidate can apply for twenty posts on a single application spread across one Circle or several Circles. This cap of twenty posts is inclusive of vacancies arising in candidate's home Circle. Home Circle means belonging or native I domicile state of a prospective candidate in which she/He is permanently residing and that Postal Circle is providing opportunity. Hence, candidates should exercise due care while utilizing the twenty choices available to her/Hm in each Cycle. However, only one post will be offered for each Circle if she/He has applied for one or more posts in each Circle.

Example: - If a candidate opts for five posts with preference post l, post2, post3, post4, post 5 etc. and selected as meritorious in more than one post, the post in the order of preference will be offered and the candidature for all the remaining posts will be forfeited.

XII. Job Profile


(i) BRANCH POSTMASTER (BPM)


The Job Profile of Branch Post Master will include managing affairs of GDS Branch Post Office, India Posts Payments Bank (IPPB) and ensuring uninterrupted counter operation during the prescribed working hours using the handheld device/Smartphone supplied by the Department. The overall management of postal facilities, maintenance of records, upkeep of handheld device, ensuring online transactions, and marketing of Postal, India Post Payments Bank services and procurement of business in the villages or Gram Panchayats within the jurisdiction of the Branch Post Office should rest on the shoulders of Branch Postmasters. However, the work performed for IPPB will not be included in calculation of TRCA. since the same is being done on incentive basis. Branch Postmaster will be the team leader of the GDS Post Office and overall responsibility of smooth and timely functioning of Post Office including mail conveyance and mail delivery. He/she might be assisted by Assistant Branch Post Master of the same GDS Post Office. BPM will be required to do combined duties of ABPMs as and when ordered . He will also be required to do marketing, organizing melas, business procurement and any other work assigned by IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM etc. In some of the Branch Post Offices, the BPM has to do all the work of BPM/ABPM.


(ii) ASSISTANT BRANCH POSTMASTER (ABPM)


The Job Profile of Assistant Branch Post Master will include all functions of sale of stamps/stationery, conveyance and Delivery of mail at doorstep deposits/payments/other transactions under IPPB, assisting Branch Postmasters in counter duties using the handheld device/Smart phone supplied by the Department. However, the work performed for IPPB will not be included in calculation of TRCA. since the same is being done on incentive basis. He will also be required to do marketing, organizing melas, business procurement and any other work assigned by the Branch Postmaster or IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM etc. ABPMs will also be required to do Combined Duty of BPMs as and when ordered.

(iii) DAK SEVAK

The Job Profile of Dak Sevaks will include all functions of viz sale of stamps and stationery, conveyance and delivery of mail and any other duties assigned by Postmaster/Sub Postmaster including IPPB work in the Departmental Post Offices/RMS. However, the work performed for IPPB will not be included in calculation of TRCA. since the same is being done on incentive basis. He may also have to assist Post Masters/Sub Postmasters in managing the smooth functioning of Departmental Post Offices and do marketing, business procurement or any other work assigned by the Post Master or IPO/ASPO/SPOs/SSPOs/SRM/SSRM etc.

2. The revised eligibility conditions and criteria of selection will come into effect for the vacancies to be notified on or after the date of issue of this notification. The engagement process initiated before this date shall be finalized as per the existing instructions.
3. Necessary amendments in the GDS (Conduct & Engagement), Rules 2011 are being issued separately.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Tele No. 011-23096629
Email-adggds@indiapost.gov.in
[http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=3309]

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Dearness Relief @ 12% - Revised rate effetive from 01.01.2019

Dearness Relief @ 12% - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2019
dearness-relief-at-12-percent-wef-1.1.2019

No. 42/04/2019-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003 
Dated the 06th March,2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2019-reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/06/2018- P&PW(G) dated 18.09.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief admissible to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% w.e.f 01.01.2019.
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2. These rates of DR will be applicable to (i) Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners including Central Govt. absorbee pensioners in PSU/Autonomous Bodies in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D) Vol.II dated 23.06.2017 for restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners/family pensioners (v) Pensioners who arc in receipt of provisional pension (vi) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government Pensioners from Burma/ Pakistan, in respect of whom orders have been issued vide this Department's OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 11.09.2017.

3. The payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief shall not be made before the date of disbursement of pension/family pension of March,2019.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department's OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department's OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009 . The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged .

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, IV34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues in accordance with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's OM No. 1/1/2019-E.II(B) dated 27th Feb,2019.

Hindi version will follow.

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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India/Chief Secretaries and AGs of all States/UTs.
2. Copy for information to Reserve Bank of India(RBI) and a ll authorized Pension Disbursing Banks.

[http://doppw.gov.in/sites/default/files/42_04_2019_PPW_D.pdf]

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Nationawide Dharna/Demonstration on 13th March 2019 : Govt. warned against the participation

Nationawide Dharna/Demonstration on 13th March 2019 : Govt. warned against the participation

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No.45018/ 1/2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 05th March, 2019

Subject: Proposed Nationwide Dharna/Demonstration by National Joint Council of India (NJCA) on 13th March, 2019 against National Pension Scheme (NPS) - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.
It has been brought to the notice of the Government that a forum by the nomenclature of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has decided to organize Dharna/Demonstrations in front of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi and all across the country on 13th March, 2019 in order to protest against New Pension Scheme (NPS).

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike/protest including mass casual leave, go slow etc. or any action that abet any form of strike/protest in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike/protest. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also agreed in several judgments that going on a strike/performing any sort of protest is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with law. Any employee going on strike/protest in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Kind attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. No.33012/1/(s)/2008- Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008 , on the subject for strict compliance (enclosed as Annexure-A).

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or any other kind of leave to the officers and employees, if applied for, during the period of proposed Dharna/demonstration, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on Dharna/demonstration, all Divisional Heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees, who are absent from duty on the day of Dharna/demonstration , i.e., 13.03.2019.

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(G. Srinivasan)
Director (Reservation)
011-23093074

To
EO & AS/ AS(S&V)/ AS(Trg.) & CVO/ JS(E)/ JS(Admn)/Secretary(PESB)/PS to MOS(PP)/PSO to Secretary(P)
All Officers/Sections (includ ing PESB) of Department of Personnel & Training.

nationa-wide-dharna-demonstration-by-njca-dopt-order-dated-5.3.2019

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