Mar 8, 2019

Nationwide Dharna/Demonstration By NJCA On 13th March, 2019 Against NPS

Nationwide Dharna/Demonstration By NJCA On 13th March, 2019 Against NPS

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

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(I) 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 judgements 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.
(G. Srinivasan)

Director (Reservation)
Source - Gconnect

Mar 7, 2019

दिल्ली के गेस्ट टीचर्स के लिए नई पॉलिसी, मनीष सिसोदिया ने LG को सौंपी फाइल

दिल्ली के गेस्ट टीचर्स के लिए नई पॉलिसी, मनीष सिसोदिया ने LG को सौंपी फाइल

दिल्ली सरकार ने गेस्ट टीचर्स के लिए नई पॉलिसी को कैबिनेट की बैठक में पास कर दिया है. बुधवार को सरकार ने दिल्ली सचिवालय में गेस्ट टीचर्स के मुद्दे पर एक आपातकालीन कैबिनेट बैठक बुलाई थी. बैठक के बाद शिक्षा मंत्री ने बताया कि दिल्ली सरकार ने नई पॉलिसी बनाई है, जिसे वो ख़ुद एलजी अनिल बैजल को सौंपने जा रहे हैं.
मनीष सिसोदिया ने कैबिनेट की बैठक के बाद प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस के दौरान बताया कि इस वक्त सभी सरकारी स्कूलों में 64,000 टीचर्स की पोस्ट हैं, जबकि अभी 58,000 टीचर्स ही काम कर रहे हैं. इनमें गेस्ट टीचर्स की संख्या 22,000 है. जिनकी समय-समय पर मेरिट के आधार पर नियुक्ति हुई है.
सिसोदिया ने दावा किया कि उनकी सरकार आने से पहले हर साल गेस्ट टीचर्स को नए सिरे से भर्ती प्रक्रिया से गुजरना पड़ता था लेकिन आम आदमी पार्टी सरकार ने हर साल की भर्ती प्रक्रिया को खत्म कर दिया.

उन्होंने ये भी कहा कि गेस्ट टीचर्स को बहुत कम 10-12 हजार से लेकर 17 हजार रुपये तक सैलरी मिलती थी, जिसे हमारी सरकार ने बढ़ाकर 35 हजार किया है. उन्होंने आगे एलजी और केंद्र सरकार पर सवाल खड़े करते हुए कहा कि टीचर्स रखना, टीचर्स हटाना, किस स्कूल में कितने टीचर होंगे ये सर्विसेस का मामला है. चुनी हुई सरकार स्कूल बनाएगी, स्कूल चलाएगी. पढ़ाई करवाएगी लेकिन स्कूल में कितने टीचर होंगे, ये केंद्र सरकार कैसे तय कर सकती है. सवाल ये है कि ऐसे में स्कूल कैसे चलेंगे.
मनीष सिसोदिया ने पत्रकारों को बताया कि दिल्ली सरकार कैबिनेट में सरकार के साथ काम करने वाले तमाम गेस्ट टीचर्स के लिए एक पॉलिसी लाई है. जिसके तहत सभी गेस्ट टीचर्स, अब रेगुलर टीचर्स की रिटायरमेंट की उम्र तक काम करेंगे और उनको हटाया नहीं जाएगा.
दिल्ली में रेगुलर टीचर्स की रिटायरमेंट की उम्र 60 साल है. इसके अलावा गेस्ट टीचर्स पर रेगुलर टीचर्स वाले कंडक्ट रूल्स ही लागू होंगे.
मनीष सिसोदिया ने प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में दावा किया कि पिछले 2 साल से वो गेस्ट टीचर्स को पक्का करने की गुहार केंद्र सरकार से लगा रहे हैं.
साथ ही सिसोदिया ने कहा कि बीजेपी पर आरोप लगाते हुए कहा कि दिल्ली विधानसभा में गेस्ट टीचर्स को परमानेंट करने का बिल पास किया था, लेकिन केंद्र सरकार ने उसे लागू नही किया. केंद्र की सरकार एजुकेशन डिपार्टमेंट का भट्टा बिठाने की साजिश कर रही है.
Source - Aaj Tak

Mar 6, 2019

PM-SYM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched National Pension Scheme For Unorganised Sector

PM-SYM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched National Pension Scheme For Unorganised Sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday launched a national pension scheme — Prime Minister Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM) — for the workers and labourers of unorganised sector, The scheme was announced in the interim budget in February this year.
The launch comes days ahead of the Election Commission of India (EC) announcing the Lok Sabha election dates. Upon announcement of the date, the model code of conduct would be imposed.
Here are the features of the scheme aimed at financial security in old age:
The scheme will provide an assured monthly pension of Rs 3,000 for workers in the unorganised sector with a monthly income of up to Rs 15,000, from the retirement age (60 years). This will be on a monthly contribution of a small amount during their working age.
PM said 42 crore workers from un-organised sectors are eligible for this pension scheme by contributing Rs 55 to Rs 200 rupees a month
Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had announced the scheme during this year’s Interim Budget speech on February 1. Goyal had said: “An unorganised sector worker joining pension yojana at the age of 29 years will have to contribute only Rs 100 per month until the age of 60 years.”
The Centre will contribute an equal amount per month-per person availing the scheme.
At least 10 crore labourers and workers in the unorganised sector are expected to benefit from PM-SYM within the next five years, Goyal had said, “making it one of the largest pension schemes of the world”.
The Centre has allocated Rs 500 crore for the scheme.
As many as 1.75 lakh people in Gujarat have enrolled for the Central government’s assured monthly pension scheme.
Source - Gconnect

Mar 5, 2019

PFRDA Is Working On A MARS For Subscribers Of NPS

PFRDA Is Working On A MARS For Subscribers Of NPS

PFRDA is working on a process of designing and developing minimum assured return scheme (MARS) for NPS subscribers
Pension fund regulator PFRDA is working on a minimum assured return scheme (MARS) for subscribers of the flagship social security programme — National Pension System.
NPS is a contributory retirement savings scheme and seeks to inculcate the habit of saving for old age among the citizens.
NPS, having an asset under management (AUM) of Rs 2.91 lakh crore, had subscriber base of 1.21 at the end of January.
The regulator is in the process of designing and developing MARS, according to a document of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).
Some aspects, including what kind of guarantee — absolute return guarantees or relative rate of return guarantees (sector and benchmark-based) — can be reasonably provided by the pension funds with recommendation of suitable proposals, need to be examined, said the expression of interest (EOI) floated by it.
EOI has been invited from actuarial firms to design, develop and recommend MARS under the National Pension System that can be implemented under NPS architecture.
The proposed structure of the scheme would include exit loads or exit penalty recommendation with respect to MARS (if required), claw back provisions, and guarantee reset period, among others, for subscribers.
The applicant, the EOI said, can be a government organisation/ public sector unit/partnership firm/ limited liability partnership/ private limited company in existence for at least 5 years.
The project requires developing the scheme and processes for implementation based on the actuarial principles, similar products, schemes, and practices in operation both in India and abroad.
Normally, upon entry into the NPS, the subscriber remains invested till the age of superannuation or 60 years.
Upon exit from the system, the subscriber is entitled to withdraw up to 60 per cent of the accumulations and the balance 40 per cent is mandatorily required to purchase annuity from an annuity service provider, who will provide the monthly pension to the subscriber.
Source - Gconnect

Feb 28, 2019

How To File An Online Claim For PF Withdrawal? Here’s A Step-By-Step Guide

How To File An Online Claim For PF Withdrawal? Here’s A Step-By-Step Guide

Retirement fund body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) allows subscribers to withdraw money from their Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) account for certain specific purposes. EPF is a mandatory contribution that every company with more than 20 employees has to deduct from the salary of its employees. Using EPFO's online facility, its subscribers can apply for a withdrawal from their EPF corpus. Last week, EPFO increased the interest rate on EPF to 8.65 per cent for the current financial year. Once approved by the Ministry of Finance, the move will lead to a higher return on EPFO contributions for the financial year ending March 31. (Also read: Need To Check Your EPF Balance? Here Are 4 Ways To Do It)

To apply for a withdrawal from the EPF account online, through EPFO's website -, the subscriber must have an active UAN (Universal Account Number), and the mobile number used for activating the UAN number should be in working condition. Also, the UAN should be KYC (Know Your Customer)-verified, by furnishing information such as Aadhaar, PAN (Permanent Account Number) and bank details.
Here are the steps to fill the EPF withdrawal form and initiate a claim online:
Step 1: Login to the EPFO portal - using your UAN and password
Step 2: Click on the 'Manage' tab and select KYC'

Step 3: At this point, you can check whether your KYC details such as Aadhaar, PAN and bank details are correct and verified or not

Step 4: Now, click on 'Services' tab. From the drop-down list, select 'Claim' option

Step 5: 'Claim' screen then displays the member details. Click on 'Verify'

Step 6: Now, in the claim form, enter the last 4 digits of bank account. Then click on the tab 'Proceed For Online Claim' to submit it

Step 7: A new tab opens where the subscriber is required to fill the EPF claim details. Under the section titled 'I Want to Apply For', the subscriber must choose the type of withdrawal claim they wish to file-full withdrawal, partial withdrawal or pension withdrawal. Fill other details like purpose and amount of advance required

Step 8: After you are done with filling up details, click on 'Get Aadhaar OTP'. OTP will be sent to the mobile number registered with your Aadhaar card.
The claim of the employee is then forwarded to the employer for approval. Once approved, the PF amount will be credited to the subscriber's account within 10 days.
Source - NDTV

Feb 13, 2019

7th Pay Commission Pay University Teachers And Staff – Corrigendum

7th CPC – Revision of allowances of teachers, equivalent academic staff, Registrars, Finance Officers and Controller of Examination in Universities and colleges

No. 1-4/2017-U.II
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education

New Delhi, dated the 1st February, 2019


दिल्ली में वकीलों का प्रदर्शन, केंद्र से की सरकारी कर्मचारियों जैसी सुविधाओं की मांग

दिल्ली में वकीलों का प्रदर्शन, केंद्र से की सरकारी कर्मचारियों जैसी सुविधाओं की मांग

राजधानी दिल्ली में मंगलवार को वकीलों ने पटियाला हाउस कोर्ट से जंतर-मंतर तक मार्च निकालकर प्रदर्शन किया. सड़कों पर उतरे वकीलों की मांग है कि केंद्र सरकार उनके लिए एडवोकेट प्रोटेक्शन एक्ट से लेकर मेडिकल सुविधा, इंश्योरेंस, हाउस लोन, पेंशन स्कीम जैसी सुविधाएं सुनिश्चित करे.
इसके अलावा उनकी मांग है कि प्रैक्टिस शुरू करने वाले नए वकीलों को शुरुआती 5 साल में सरकार की तरफ से कुछ वजीफा देना भी तय किया जाए. इस प्रदर्शन को लेकर उनका तर्क यह है कि वो आम लोगों को इंसाफ दिलाने के लिए पूरी जिंदगी काम करते हैं, लिहाजा वकीलों और उनके परिवार को सरकार की तरफ से कुछ सुविधाएं और जीवन सुरक्षा मिली चाहिए.
वकीलों की मांग और प्रदर्शन को बार काउंसिल ऑफ इंडिया, बार काउंसिल ऑफ दिल्ली भी सपोर्ट कर रहा है. वकीलों का कहना है कि उन्हें केंद्र सरकार से ऐसी ही सुविधाएं मिलनी चाहिए जो अमूमन सरकारी कर्मचारियों को मिलती हैं. वकील चाहते हैं कि केंद्र सरकार अपना कार्यकाल पूरा होने से पहले ही वकीलों को यह सुविधाएं मुहैया कराए. हालांकि पार्लियामेंट का सत्र खत्म हो रहा है और आचार संहिता लागू होने वाली है. ऐसे में देखना होगा कि केंद्र सरकार और कानून मंत्री वकीलों की मांगों को कितनी गंभीरता से लेते हैं.
बता दें कि वकीलों के इस प्रदर्शन की वजह से इंडिया गेट और आसपास के इलाकों में घंटे भर ट्रैफिक जाम रहा. इस प्रदर्शन में दिल्ली-एनसीआर के अलावा कई राज्यों के वकील भी इकट्ठा हुए. इस प्रदर्शन के चलते दिल्ली की सभी जिला अदालतों में काम ठप रहा. गौरतलब है कि हाल ही में दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल के साथ हुई बैठक में बार एसोसिएशन प्रतिनिधियों ने बात की थी. वकीलों का दावा था कि दिल्ली सरकार 50 करोड़ का सिक्योरिटी वेलफेयर फंड वकीलों के लिए इस बजट में देने को तैयार हो गई है.
अब इस चुनावी साल में देखना होगा कि वकीलों की मांगों को दिल्ली सरकार और केंद्र सरकार में से कौन ज्यादा तवज्जो देता है. अकेले दिल्ली में ही वकीलों की तादाद एक लाख से ऊपर है. लिहाजा कोई भी सरकार इस चुनावी साल में अपने एक लाख वोटरों को नाराज होने का मौका नहीं देना चाहेगी.
Source - Aaj Tak