Oct 17, 2017

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani warns staff against drinking on duty, corruption

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has warned his staff against drinking at work, corruption and other offences such as sexual harassment, saying any lapse on these counts would invite strict action. In an interview published in the railway magazine, Rail Bandhu, last month, Lohani has said that introducing a better work culture in the national transporter is his priority. “We will be very particular about corruption and other offences like consuming liquor on duty or sexual harassment,” he has said.

GM/SER FELICITATES SIX RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

Kolkata, 16th October 2017:

Shri S N Agrawal, General Manager, South Eastern Railway felicitated six employees of SER for their devotion to duties, Safety Consciousness and commendable performances in their respective field in a meeting held at SER Headquarters, Garden Reach this afternoon (16.10.17).

The outstanding six employees who have done exceedingly well in safety related works and in recognition of their best performances, General Manager South Eastern Railway has given awards are given as under:-

1.Sri Pradip Mahata, Track Maintainer, Gr.II, Gidhni, Kharagpur Division.

2.Sri Shankar Yadav, Goods Guard, Kharagpur, Kharagpur Division.

3.Sri Astik Bouri, Pointsman-B, Tamna, Adra Division.

4.Sri Ratnakar Sahoo, Track Maintainer Gr.-IV, Soro, Kharagpur Division.

5.Sri Debabrata Naskar, Track Maintainer Gr.-IV, Santragachi, Kharagpur.

6.Sri Sk. Maharandin, Track Maintainer Gr.-IV, Santragachi, Kharagpur.

Oct 16, 2017

Is your employee mobility model aligned to business objectives?

In today’s globalised business environment, it is no surprise that mobility is increasing. According to SIRVA’s new report, population volumes for all relocation types are expected to remain the same or increase over the next one to three years, with the highest likelihood of increase for international short term relocations (49%) and extended business travelers (41%).

Boss allegedly kills employee over sh8,000

A 20-year-casual worker in Bujogoro Village, Nyamarunda in Kibaale district has allegedly been clobbered to death by his boss over sh8,000 he demanded from his boss.
Kibaale district Police commander David Otabong confirmed the incident and said the suspect is in Police custody as investigations continue.

Confirmed: Tesla Fires Number of Employees as Part of Performance Review

Arecent Reuters report broke from within Tesla, revealing that a slew of employees had been fired from the California automaker in the last week. The anonymous source didn't indicate exactly why there had been such a wave of firings across the company, but after reaching out to Tesla, The Drive has gotten a response that confirms the news and explains the situation from the company's standpoint.

Inquiry into demise of AOD employee in ambulance conducted


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DIGBOI, Oct 15: Following the unfortunate death of an AOD employee on September 24 in the ambulance due to alleged negligence of hospital authority, a team of five members was constituted following an inquiry order by the executive director, AOD Digboi to this effect. The committee constituted for the purpose has been reportedly conducting a thorough inquiry by grilling doctors, nurses, vehicle staff of the ambulance and other related individuals of hospital departments to fix responsibility for the alleged lacunae and loopholes which might have resulted in the death of Misbahul Islam (46), an employee at the water supply department who was brought with respiratory distress on September 23 at around 1.30 am but unfortunately breathed his last on the road in the ambulance after preliminary treatment provided at the AOD Hospital by the emergency doctor employed on contractual basis.

Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS: Suspension of Empanelment

F. No: 4-3/2017/CGHS/VC
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(Hospital Empanelment Cell)

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 011, dated the 09.10.2017

OFFICE ORDER

Subject: Suspension of empanelment of Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi under CGHS.

With reference to the above mentioned matter, the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum No. S-11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated 01.10.2014 vide which Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi was empanelled under CGHS and to state that Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi was asked to submit reply to a show cause notice issued regarding permission letter obtained by the hospital for treatment of one CGHS pensioner beneficiary in the hospital. However, the reply submitted by the hospital has not been found to be satisfactory and so it has been decided to suspend empanelment of Rockland Hospital, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi from CGHS with immediate effect for a period of three months or till further orders.

7th CPC Pension Revision with notional Fixation for Pre-2016 Disability/Family Pensioners under CCS(EOP) Rules

No.1/4/2016-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003.
Dated the 12th October, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules of Pre-2016 disability pensioners / Family Pensioners in implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders were issued vide D/o. P&PW’s OM No.38/37/2016-P&P&W(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of pension/family pension of pre 2016 pensioners/family pensioners, including those drawing pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules. In terms of the aforesaid OM, the revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) w.e.f. 01.01.2016 was required to be determined by multiplying the disability pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations, by 2.57.

2. Subsequently, vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12h May, 2017, it was decided that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, including CAPF’s who retired /died prior to 01.01.2016 and drawing pension/family pension under CCS(Pension) Rules may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by 7thCPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formula approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed.

3. The question of revision of disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules by pay fixation method has been considered by the Government. It has been decided that the disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules will also be revised by notionally fixing the pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the aforesaid manner. Accordingly, disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules w.e.f. 01.01.2016 will be revised in the following manner:-

I. Family Pension for Categories B & C

(a) Where the deceased Government servant was not holding a pensionable post:
40% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.11,700/- per month.

(b) Where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post:
60% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.

In case where the widow dies or remarries, the children shall be paid family pension at the rates mentioned at (a) or (b) above, as applicable, and the same rate shall also apply to fatherless/motherless children. In both cases, family pension shall be paid to children for the period during which they would have been eligible for family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules. Dependent parents/brothers/sisters etc. shall be paid family pension one-half the rate applicable to widows/fatherless or motherless children.

II. Family Pension under Categories D & E

(a) Family pension to the widow shall be equal to the notional pay as on 01.01.2016

(b) If the Government servant is not survived by his widow but is survived by child/children only, all children together shall be eligible for family pension at the rate of 60% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/-

(c) If the Government servant died as a bachelor or as a widower without children, family pension will be admissible to parents without reference to pecuniary circumstances, at the rate of 75% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016, if both parents are alive, and at the rate of 60% if only one of them is alive.
III. Disability Pension for Categories B & C

(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 plus disability element equal to 30% of the same notional pay, for 100% disability.

(b) For disability less than 100%, disability element shall be reduced proportionately subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules and subject to minimum disability pension of Rs. 18,000/- per month.

IV. Disability Pension for category D:

(a)Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension

(b) For lower percentage of the disability, the disability pension would be proportionately lower subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules and subject to a minimum disability pension of Rs.18,000/- per month.

V. Disability Pension for Cases under Category E

(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and disability element equal to the same notional pay as on 01.01.2016 for 100% disability.

(b) For lower percentage of the disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules.

4. It has also been decided that the higher of the two formulations, ie. the disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules already revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016 or revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules worked out in accordance with para 3 above, shall be granted to pre 2016 disability pensioners/family pensioners under CCS(EOP)Rules w.e.f. 01.01.2016. In cases, where disability pension/family pension being paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/2008- P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016 happens to be more than the disability pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 3 above, the disability pension/family pension already being paid shall be treated as revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules with effect from 01.01.2016.

5. The limit of maximum pension and family pension under para 8 of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM dated 12.05.2017 would not be applicable for disability pension under CCS(EOP)Rules.

6. All other terms and conditions of OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May 2017, in so far as they are relevant in the case of disability pension and family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules would also be applicable for revision of disability pension and family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules with effect from 01.01.2016.

7. These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing disability pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the CCS (EOP) Rules or the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services and will also be applicable to those pensioners/family pensioners who were granted disability pension/family pension in terms of this Department’s OM No. 38/41/06/-P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009 on death/disability of Government Servant covered by the National Pension System.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID No.1 (11)/EV/2017 dated 11.09.2017

9. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing officers are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefits of disability pensioners/family pensioners.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director
Source - Staff News

7th CPC Revision of Training Allowance and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes - Railway Board Order RBE No. 145/2017

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
RBE No. l45/2017
No. E(MPP)2012/3/28 
New Delhi, Dated 06.10.2017
The General Managers,
All Indian Railway and
Production Units.

The Director General,
NAIR, Vadodara.
The Directors,
IRICEN,Pune,
IRIEEN, Nasik,
IRIMEE, Jamalpur,
IRISET, Secunderabad,
IRITM, Lucknow,
JRRPF, Lucknow.

Sub:- Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.
Kindly refer to Ministry of Railways’ letter Nos. E(MPP)/2005/13/2 dated 22.08.2005 (RBE No. 139/2005) followed by E(MPP)/2008/3/18 dated 20.10.2008 (RBE No-156/2008) wherein Ministry of Railways had communicated that the training allowance is to be paid @ 30% and @ 15% of the basic pay to the faculty members, for imparting training to Group ‘A' Officers and to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff respectively on Centralised Training Institutes and various other training Centres on Indian Railways, respectively. 

Dearness Relief from July, 2017: 5th CPC Series @ 268% to CPF Beneficiaries in receipt of Ex-gratia payment

F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,

Khan Market, New Delhi - 1 10003
Date-13th October,2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-reg 
 
In continuation of this Department's OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 12.05.2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief @ 5th CPC w.e.f 01.07.2017 to the following categories :- 
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ pm. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No.1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 264% to 268% w.e.fo1.07.2017. 
(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 256% to 260% w.e.f 01 072017. 

(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- pm. & revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June, 2013 vide OM No 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27‘h June,2013. 

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/- 

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. 

3. 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. 

4. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG. 
5. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No.
1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 26th September,2017. 

6. Hindi version will follow. 

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 

Source: Pensioners Portal [click to download PDF]
 [http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/PPWG_13oct2017.pdf] / Staff News

7th CPC- bunching of stages in the revised pay structure: MoD Order for Defence Services Officers and JCO/ORs

No. 1(22)/2017/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, Dated 06.10.2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th CPC- bunching of stages in the revised pay structure.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) OMs No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 7.9.2016 & 3.8.2017 on the above subject and to say that the provisions contained therein of the said letters, will mutatis-mutandis be applicable to the Defence Services Officers and JCO/ ORs and equivalent as per the Defence Services Pay Rules/ Regulations, 2017.
2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID. No. 1(9)/2o17/AG/287-PA dated 28.9.2017

Yours Faithfully,

Sd/-