May 19, 2018

Amendment of Rule 16(1) of AIS (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 2018

(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 16th May, 2018
G.S.R.457(E). — In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (1A) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, hereby makes the following rules, further to amend the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958, namely :-
1 (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Amendment Rules, 2018.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958 in rule 16, after the third proviso under sub-rule 1, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely :-
“provided also that a Member of the Service holding the post of Chief Secretary to the Government of Jammu & Kashmir may be given extension of service, under exceptional circumstances, for a period beyond six months but the total term as Chief Secretary not exceeding three years and up to the age of sixty-two years, whichever is earlier, on the recommendations made by the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir, with full justification and in public interest, with the prior approval of the Central Government”.
[F.No. 24012/04/2018-AIS-II]
Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, vide No. G.S.R. 728 (Extraordinary) Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated the 18th August, 1958 and subsequently amended by the following notifications:-
Si. No.GSR No.Date
1.52604th September, 1964
2.52703rd April, 1965
3.52803rd April, 1965
4.52903rd April, 1965
5.57217th April, 1965
6.21512th February, 1965
7.191517th February, 1966
8.59003rd March, 1968
9.68706th July, 1974
10.75502nd July, 1974
11.94607th September, 1974
12.27(E)24th January, 1975
13.72414th June, 1975
14.226423rd August, 1975
15.263508th November, 1975
16.203020th December, 1975
17.12831st January, 1976
18.19614th February, 1976
19.31606th March, 1976
20.50410th April, 1976
21.75805th June, 1976
22.75705th June, 1976
23.118214th August, 1976
24.176525th December, 1976
25.57907th May, 1977
26.83002nd July, 1977
27.83102nd July, 1977
28.1598(E)6th November, 1977
29.1700(E)24th December, 1977
30.252(E)18th February, 1978
31.253(E)18th February, 1978
32.460(E)08th April, 1978
33.922(E)22nd July, 1978
34.924(E)22nd July, 1978
35.214(E)02nd January, 1979
36.161(E)03rd February, 1979
37.373(E)03rd February, 1979
38.1151(E)15th September, 1979
39.1291(E)22nd October, 1979
40.512(E)10th May, 1980
41545(E)17th May, 1980
42546(E)17th May, 1980
43978(E)27th September, 1980
44248(E)07th March, 1981
45276(E)14th March, 1981
46705(E)01st August, 1981
47293(E)09th January, 1983
48557(E)03rd July, 1983
49712(E)Olst October, 1983
5033(E)21st January, 1984
51559(E)15th June, 1985
52813(E)31st August, 1985
53275(E)22nd May, 1987
54343(E)03rd April, 1988
55271(E)06th July, 1988
56567(E)16th July, 1988
5791(E)25th February, 1989
58420(E)21st February, 1990
59101(E)16th February, 1991
602890(E)23rd November, 1991
61308(E)19th June, 1993
62717(E)19th December, 1997
63718(E)19th December, 1997
64249(E)13th May, 1998
65252(E)18th May, 1998
66259(E)22nd May, 1998
67548(E)31st August, 1998
68719(E)07th December, 1998
6935(E)14th January, 1999
70702(E)01st September, 2000
71355(E)14th May, 2001
72524(E)11th July, 2001
7349(E)18th January, 2002
74779(E)12th November, 2002
75385(E)07th May, 2003
76105(E)06th February, 2004
77820(E)20th December, 2004
78617(E)30th September, 2005
79699(E)30th November, 2005
80727(E)20th December, 2005
81360(E)12th June, 2006
8220(E)12th January, 2007
8358(E)31st January, 2007
84184(E)09th March, 2007
85585(E)28th July, 2011
86612(E)09th August, 2011
87492(E)12th July, 2013
88175(E)05th March, 2014
89170(E)27th February, 2017

RAILWAY & RBE ORDERS: RBE No.69/2018 - Allowing staff of Technicians cat...

RBE No.69/2018


No. E(NG)1/2018/PM 1/2
New Delhi, dated May 14,2018
The General Managers (P),

All Indian Railways &

Production Units.

(as oer standard list)
Sub: Allowing staff of Technicians category in Grade Pay Rs.1800/- working in EMU, DEMU and MEMU Sheds to volunteer for selection against 50% quota of ALPs.
The National Federation of Indian Railways (NFIR) had raised the issue regarding allowing staff of Technicians category working in EMU, DEMU & MEMU Sheds to volunteer for selection against 50% quota of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs).

RAILWAY & RBE ORDERS: Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list...



New Delhi, dated 25.04.2018
The General Managers,

All Indian Railways & Production Units.
Sub:- Comprehensive procedure, guidelines and check list for empanelment of private hospitals.

Ref:- SER’s letter no. CMD/SER/Hosp. Tie-up/2303 Dated 14.11.2017.

Revision of rates of damage for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation.

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways including Production Units,
(As per Standard Lists No.s I, II, III)

No. F(X)I-99/11 /1                                                               New Delhi, dated 10.05.2018
Sub.:Revision of rates of damage for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation.
Ref.: (i) Board’s letter No.2018/Trans. Cell/Process Reforms/Estt. dated 05.04.2018.
(ii)Ministry of Urban Development, Directorate of Estates’ O.M. No. 18011/1/2015-Poi.III dated 07.09.2016.

RBE No. 59/2018 - State Railway Provident Fund – Rate of interest during the year 2018-19 (April, 2018 to June, 2018)

RBE No. 59/2018
No. F(E)III/2003/PF/1/1                    New Delhi, Dated :  18.04.2018
The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.,
(As per mailing list)
Subject:- State Railway Provident Fund – Rate of interest during the year 2018-19 (April, 2018 to June, 2018).

May 17, 2018

7th Pay Commission Increment Given In Two Dates – Illustration

7th Pay Commission increment – Revised Pay Rules 2016, provides for two dates for annual increments viz., 1st January and 1st July 2016 to take care of delayed annual increments and consequent Pay anomaly

(1) There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July:

Provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1st July depending on the date of his appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.

(2) The increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of July.

Income Tax Returns (ITR) Filing: Steps To E-Verify Using Aadhaar OTP

Tax payers can use Aadhaar based e-verification of their Income Tax Returns (ITR) for making ITR filing easier and quicker, informed UIDAI on it’s official twitter handle.

UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority Of India) is mandated to issue an easily verifiable 12 digit random number as Unique Identity – Aadhaar to all residents of India, as mentioned on the official website of UIDAI.

16.65 crore individuals have verified their PAN (Permanent Account Number) with Aadhaar. They can now also instantly e-verify their income tax return using Aadhaar OTP, the tweet further added.

Railway Ministry’s New Circular Confirms Closure Of Hospitals, Employees Cry Foul

Consequent to the decision taken by the railway ministry to close hospitals as per the recommendations of the Bibek Debroy committee, guidelines have been issued for entitlement of wards in railway empanelled hospitals for beneficiaries based on their pay drawn as per the 7th pay commission.

Meanwhile, railway employees alleged that the entitlement should be based on the treatment one undergoes and not on the basis of salary.

A letter in this regard was circulated to all the railway zonal general managers by the joint director (II) of health, railway board H K Sanhotra dated May 11.

Accordingly, employees getting up to Rs 47,600 salary will be allotted general wards at the railway empanelled hospitals. Employees drawing up to Rs 63,100 will be allotted semi-private ward while private wards will be allotted only for those who are getting a salary of Rs 63,101 and above.

Telangana Government Lifts Ban On General Transfers

Handing out a series of sops, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday announced the setting up of a Pay Revision Commission in three days to revise salaries and pensions for 4.5 lakh employees and 1.8 lakh pensioners.

Mr Rao said the CPS was not under the purview of the state government but the Centre had to take a decision on abolishing it. Staff unions which are agitating against the CPS say that it works against the interest of employees and pensioners.

“Earlier, the PRCs used to take years to submit reports. But, we have now brought a revolutionary change to expedite the process. Earlier, the PRC used to be a one-member commission. This time, it will be a three-member commission,” Mr Rao told the media at Pragathi Bhavan here.

7th Pay Commission: Madhya Pradesh Employees To Get Increased DA

The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday announced increased Dearness Allowance (DA) to Madhya Pradesh employees, officials said. An increase of 2 per cent in DA as per the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendation and 3 per cent as per 6th pay panel had been done.

As per Finance Department Principal Secretary Pankaj Agarwal’s orders, the DA increase as per both the pay panels has been increased with effect from January 2018 and payable from February 2018 onwards.

According to officials, the decision on payment of increased DA was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Source: IE

Taking Calls While Driving Not Against Law, Rules Kerala High Court

The Kerala high court on Wednesday ruled that talking on the mobile phone while driving is not an offence, unless it can be established that the act, in the particular instance when the driver was caught, had endangered public safety.

A division bench of the court said that there are no provisions in the existing law to book a person for speaking on the phone while driving.

The high court was hearing a petition by MJ Santhosh, a resident of Kochi, who was booked by the police under Section 118 (E) of the Kerala Police Act and Section 184 of the Motor Vehicles Act for talking on the phone while he was driving.