Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth CPC(Dated 8th June, 2010)

No. 19030/3/2008-E.1V

 Government of India
Ministry of Finance
 Department of Expenditure

 ***
New Delhi dated the 8 th june,2010

Office Memorandum
Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules- Implementation of the recommendations of  the Sixth CPC.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this  Department’s OM of even number dated 23.09.08 on the subject cited above and to say that is has been brought to Government’s notice that the issue of  this OM has led to lowering  of the per km rates for  transportation of  personal effects by road on transfer in the case of A-1/A/B-1 Class cites  provision under para 4.C of the side OM has been reviewed and it has been
decided to replace the existing provisions containedin para 4 C of the said  OM dated

23.09.08, with the following:


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Mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts-Scheme for filling up of regular vacancies arisen on or after 01.09.2009

RB/Estt.
No. 81/2010
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(RAILWAY BOARD)

 



No.E(NG)I/2008/PM1/15
Vol.II
New Delhi,
dated 07-06-2010



The General
Managers(P)

All Indian Railways and Production Units.

(As per Mailing lists)



Sub :
    Implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC-Merger of Grades-Revised
classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts-Scheme for
filling up of regular vacancies arisen on or after 01.09.2009.





    Reference this Ministry's letter of even number dated 03.09.2009 wherein
it was indicated that scheme for filling up of vacancies arisen on or after
01.09.2009 will be issued in due course. It has been decided that following
methodology may be adopted for filling up of promotional vacancies as may
arise till 31.12.2011:-



2.     As indicated in the letter of even no. dated 03.09.2009, the bench
mark for promotion to the posts carrying the Grade Pay Rs.4200 on
seniority-cum=suitability basis was prescribed as 6 marks while for posts
with Grade Pay Rs.4600 & above, the benchmark was 7 marks. This was
permitted as a one time relaxation in order to fill up the vacancies arisen
upto 31.08.2009, after merger of grades due to implementation of 6th CPC
recommendations.



2.1     Now it has been decided that the above mentioned benchmarks for
filling up the vacancies arising upto 31.12.2011 will be 6 and 8 marks out
of 15 for posts in Grade Pay Rs.4200 and Rs.4600 & above respectively
wherever promotion is to be done on the basis of
'Seniority-cum-suitability'.



2.2     All other conditions as indicated in letter dt.03.09.2009 shall
remain unchanged.



          Please acknowledge receipt.



          Hindi version will follow




 
(D.V.Rao)

Jt. Director Estt.(N)

Railway Board.


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Reliance Life launches pension plan with guaranteed returns


   NEW DELHI: Reliance Life Insurance Company (RLIC)  on Monday announced the launch of Reliance Life Traditional Golden Years  Plan, a non-linked pension plan coupled with guaranteed returns. The launch was announced by Malay Ghosh,  executive director and president, Reliance Life Insurance, in Mumbai on  Monday.

   “The Reliance Life Traditional Golden Years  Plan is the first traditional retirement plan that offers advance guaranteed  returns on investments, year-on-year, as a key differentiator in the pension  market. It helps policyholders save systematically and build the much-needed  corpus to make a worry-free retirement life,” said Mr Ghosh, adding, “This  is the only traditional pension plan in the market which caters to the need
for guaranteed returns at retirement. With Reliance Life Traditional Golden  Years Plan, we are providing a simple yet effective gateway for customers to  build their retirement kitty for a financially-secured retired life.”

   Reliance Life Traditional Golden Years Plan  is a regular premium retirement plan that provides guaranteed return, which  is declared at the beginning of every financial year during the product
term. The accumulation rate for financial year 2010-11 is 7.75 per cent per  annum. “The minimum guaranteed accumulation rate will not be less than the  savings bank deposit interest rate, as declared by the Reserve Bank of  India,” he said.

   The Reliance Life Traditional Golden Years  Plan is one of the few pension products, which offers a separate account –  Accumulation Account – for each policyholder to maintain their guaranteed investment returns for every year and disclose all charges made by the  insurer. “The rationale behind maintaining the separate account is to show  transparency,’’ said Mr Ghosh.

   The new retirement plan is available for  people across different age groups starting from 18 years till 75 years with  all payment options available — monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly.  However, the vesting age varies between 45 and 85 years.
 
   Apart from the maturity and tax benefits,  Reliance Life Traditional Golden Years Plan also offers tax-free commutation  up to one third of fund value at the vesting age and the customer can  purchase an annuity with the balance amount from RLIC or any service  provider.

 SOURCE - ECONOMIC TIMES


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Exemption for gratuity: effective date of enhancement


       Payment of Gratuity Act has substituted Rs. 3.50 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh in Sec.
       4 of that Act. When does it come into effect?

   

    Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2010, has been amended coming into
    force with effect from a date to be notified by the Central Government. The
    Amendment Act itself became law with effect from May 17, 2010. Notification
    No.S.O. 1217(E) dated May 24, 2010, appoints this date, that is May 24,
    2010, as the date on which the Amendment Act comes into force. Only retirees
    on or after May 24, 2010, would have the benefit of higher ceiling of Rs. 10
    lakh under Sec. 10(10)(ii) of the Act.

   

    Sec. 10(10)(ii) of the Income-tax Act is applicable for those governed by
    the Payment of Gratuity Act. Exemption will be the amount vide sub-sections
    (2) and (3) of Sec. 4 of the Payment of Gratuity Act or the ceiling,
    whichever is lower. Government servants were already exempt under Sec.
    10(10)(i) applicable to them up to Rs. 10 lakh, when the ceiling was raised
    for them from Rs. 3.50 lakh by a notification dated September 2, 2008,
    amending Rule 50 with retrospective effect from January 1, 2006. The delay
    of nearly three-and-half years as between Government servants and those
    covered by Payment of Gratuity Act for this ceiling is not justified because
    terminal benefits do not have the character of income and they are only
    deemed as income, subject to ceiling under Sec. 10(10) adopting what is
    given to the government servants as a benchmark of reasonable limit for
    exemption.

   

    For others, relief would have to accord with the formula under Sec.
    10(10)(iii), subject to the ceiling notified by the Central Government under
    this provision. The limit was raised for them to Rs. 3.50 lakh vide
    Notification No. 10772 dated January 20, 1999, with retrospective effect
    from September 24, 1997. Increase in limit for this class of persons is now
    awaited.

   

    There is no justification for discrimination as between different classes of
    employees with reference to retirement date between government servants and
    others.

   

    Since no guidelines as regards the choice of date for extending the ceiling
    are available in the statute, one would expect that the decision taken for
    government servants as regards tax treatment of retirement benefits should
    have been made applicable for others as well with effect from the same date.
   

   

    S. RAJARATNAM

   

    Source:
   
    The Hindu


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Gujarat announces 8% Dearness Allowance.



   Chief Minister Narendra Modi Friday announced a bonanza for government
employees on the eve of Gujarat’s 50th foundation day.

   “Karmayogis (government employees) will get an increase in the Dearness Allowance (DA) of 8 percent from the existing 27 percent to 35 percent with effect from Jan 1, 2010,” he announced.

   The increased DA will be disbursed in cash from April 1 while the difference in the DA for the period from Jan 1 to March 31 this year would be deposited in their Provident Fund Accounts. Modi also announced a similar 8 percent increase in the DA of pensioners on a temporary basis.

   The decision will benefit about 4.91 lakh employees and 3.25 lakh pensioners, costing the state exchequer additional Rs.687 crore and Rs.247 crore respectively making for a total of Rs.934 crore.

  Similarly, the government also announced a hike in emoluments of fixed salary employees ranging from 33 percent to 88 percent effective May 1.

   Additionally police constables, head constables and assistant sub-inspectors - about 68,000 uniformed men - would now get leave encashment in accordance with the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations with retrospective effect from April 1, 2009.

   About 1.25 lakh fixed salary government employees are expected to benefit from the increase. About 258,860 primary teachers drawing Rs.2,500 per month will get a Rs.2,000 raise while higher secondary teachers would get a Rs.1,500 to Rs.5,000 raise


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Mizoram’s pay commission submits reports


Report came late about Mizoram.


   The Mizoram state Cabinet sub-committee on 6th payrecommendations submitted its report to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.

   The pay panel headed by Personal and Administrative Reforms Minister H Liansailova proposed on January 1, 2010 as the effective date, against the Fitment Committee’s earlier proposal of January 1, 2006, without arrears.

   Liansailova said the reports had been prepared in line with implementation of the sixth pay recommendations in states like Punjab, Haryana, Orissa, Meghalaya, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh and taking into consideration the proposals and grievances of as many as 84 service associations under the
Mizoram government.

   The sub-committee recommendations have excluded contractual and muster-roll employees, pensioners and employees of colleges and of law and judicial department.

  While pointing out that certain privileges have been shown to Grade IV workers, who have no scope for promotion, the committee chairman made it clear that arrears would not be paid.

   ‘’Since the Government employees are the real stakeholders of theGovernment, who are aware of the Government’s financial health, they are expected not to insist on getting arrears,’’ Liansailova was quoted as saying by the official source. The Cabinet sub-committee was constituted on 12 January 2010, after the fitment committee’s recommendations were not agreeable to certain groups of government employees. It had visited a number of states to study their pay structures.

   Liansailova said the 6th Pay Commission recommendations would be implemented on the basis of availability of fund. ‘’The Government will have to sacrifice a large amount of plan and non plan fund for payment of arrear and the enhanced pay as the Centre cannot be expected to give additional grant for meeting the expenses on implementation of the 6th Pay Commission Report,’’ he added.


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Postal dept launches new pension scheme


   The postal department has launched a new  pension scheme for the public, specially service holders, who are able to deposit a minimum of Rs 500 per month, up to the age of 55 years. According to the project officer of the  postmaster general office, Saryug Prasad, the amount deposited by the  beneficiaries would be invested in different unit-linked pension funds of  the SBI, LIC, UTI and the quantum of pension would be fixed as per the  amount earned from those deposited funds. He hoped the rate of pension  amount would be higher than the present one. 

   He said the postal pension scheme has a  two-tier provision. In the first tier, one can deposit a minimum of Rs 6,000  in a year in at least four instalments or Rs 500 per month. There would be  no limit to subscriptions in any tier. The deposited amount would not be  withdrawn prematuredly under the first-tier system. But, under the two-tier system, a minimum of  Rs 1,000 would have to be deposited and it would have the facility of  premature withdrawals. It will work as a savings bank besides offering the  benefit of pension.


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Higher retirement age, variable pay for public sector bank employees on cards


   Employees of public sector banks (PSBs) could soon get incentives like their private sector counterparts to perform better and acquire new skill sets. A government committee has recommended 15-20% variable component in their salary package, along with the removal of the existing upper limit for their remuneration. It has also pitched for a hike in retirement age to 62 years from the current 60, sources in the committee told FE. The committee, set up by the finance ministry, is expected to submit its report next week.

   Significantly, if the committee’s recommendations are accepted, each bank would be free to fix its salary structure based on its financial strength and also reward the highly-skilled with out-of-turn promotions.

   The proposals are aimed at infusing a greater degree of professionalism in India’s banking industry, which is on the cusp of a makeover with the slow and steady globalisation of the financial sector.

   India’s 27 PSBs have a combined manpower strength of 7 lakh. But the industry — which accounts for 70% of the banking business in the country — is experiencing a shortage of talent in high-end areas like risk management and treasury operations. Over 58% of middle-level managers in PSBs will retire in a couple of years.

   The panel, headed by Bank of Baroda’s former chairman AK Khandelwal, has recommended that each public sector banks be allowed to settle salaries for its employees in line with their specific skill sets and the bank’s overall performance.

   This will be an added incentive for existing employees to constantly upgrade their knowledge levels and skill-sets.

   Set up last year, other members of the panel are MV Nair, CMD of Union Bank of India, Deepak B Phatak of IIT-Mumbai and TV Rao of IIM-Ahmedabad . When contacted, Nair, who is also chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), told FE that “the report to be presented next week would have measures
needed to revamp recruitment processes, career and succession planning and training.”

   PSBs follow an industry-wide wage settlement brokered by IBA once in five years, which will be scrapped if the recommendations are accepted. It may be recalled that an earlier attempt by IDBI Bank to fix the wage structure of its own employees had to be shelved due to opposition from employee unions.

   Following the Sixth Pay Commission award for central government employees, bank employees were given a 17.5% salary hike late last year, as per a deal struck between IBA and employees’ unions. The service range of PSBs is becoming bigger and more complex, and there is a need for employees with specific skills, Nair said. “Many PSBs are not able to recruit and retain skilled people in key functional areas like risk management and treasury operations,” said another member of the panel who requested anonymity. The current salary structure is not attractive enough to stem attrition. The committee feels that promotions in highly-specialised areas should be in line with expertise rather than seniority.


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Tax treatment of Home Loans


    The Income Tax Act, 1961 provides tax benefits for assessees that have home  loans. The home loan which has to be repaid to the bank in monthly  installments. The installment consists of two components i.e. - interest and  principal repayment. The bank gives a detailed worksheet of the loan  calculation and of the bifurcation of the EMIs paid by the borrowers. These  monthly repayments are qualified for deductions from income tax.

    You can ask for Amortization Schedule from your bank which consist  the entire schedule of loan with detailed break-up month wise for Interest  as well as Principal repayment


Please find the tax treatment for EMIs paid by the borrower:

    Deduction under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act: The portion of the EMI  paid towards repayment of principal amount of the loan can be deducted from  income. The borrower can get a tax deduction for a maximum amount of Rs  1,00,000 each year under this section irrespective of his tax bracket. The  Act requires the home loan to be towards a property for self occupation.

    However, if the assessee's city of employment is different from the city  where he has purchased a home, he is still eligible for this deduction.

    So if you work in Delhi but has purchased a home your hometown, you can  still claim a deduction under this section even if he is not actually  staying in this home.

Deduction under Section 24(b) of the Income Tax Act

    The interest paid towards home loan is treated as an 'expense' under 'Income  from house property' and is deductible under Section 24(b) from the total  income of the assessee.

The maximum deduction permitted under this section is Rs 1,50,000 per annum.


In case of partial disbursement of loan

    In cases where some part of the loan is disbursed by the bank during  construction stage of the property, the tax treatment is slightly different.  This portion of the interest paid prior to completion of construction of
property cannot be claimed as a deduction in the year in which it is paid.


    However, upon completion of construction, the assessee can claim deduction  for this interest under Section 24(b) in 5 equal installments, i.e., 1/5th  for each of the five years after the end of construction period. Note that  the upper limit on deduction each year remains Rs 1,50,000.

    Assume you purchased a home in FY06.The property was still under  construction and was completed only in FY09. Some amount of loan was  disbursed by the bank in FY05-06 and you made interest payments of  Rs1,00,000 between FY06 and FY08. You can claim deduction of Rs 20,000 for 5  years starting from FY09.


Disbursement of loan

As we all know that Builder's generally offer 2 types of plan

Construction Linked

Down Payment

    If you have opted for down payment plan and received the entire loan money  in FY06, and EMI starts immediately, you would lose on the principal  repayment deduction under Section 80C for the 3 years until construction of  the property ends. This is because deduction under Section 80C can be  availed only after getting possession of the property.


In case of more than one home loan


    If you work in Delhi and has a purchased a home in your hometown for which  you have taken home loan. Will he still get benefit under the Act for this  second home your hometown?

    The answer is 'Yes'. Benefits under Section 80C and Section 24(b) can be  taken for more than one home if all these homes satisfy the requirements of  the Act. The home in delhi satisfies the condition of self occupancy while  the home in hometown comes within the exception of the self occupancy rule
that the city of work is different. Irrespective of the number of homes the  maximum limit of Rs 1,00,000 for Section 80C and Rs 1,50,000 for Section  24(b) still apply. Note that it does not matter if you gives one home on  rent. You will still be able to get the tax break.



In case of joint home loan

    What is the tax impact if you have taken the home loan jointly with your  wife? In this case both you and your wife can claim tax deduction on their  return if the home too is jointly owned by them. Tax benefit can be availed  in the same proportion as the burden of EMI borne by each. If you pay 80 per  cent of the EMI and your wife contributes towards the remaining 20 percent,  the tax deduction will be available in the same proportion. So if principal  repaid during a year is Rs 100,000 then you can claim Rs 80,000 under  section 80C and even your wife can claim Rs 20,000 under the section.

    If your wife does not co-own the home, then she will not get any tax  deductions for EMIs paid on such loan.


SOURCE : ASSETTREAT


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Classification of Railway Service posts


Advance connection slip to Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.
(Fifth Edition – 1985)
Second reprint edition – 2003



Advance correction slip No.110


Rule 107 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. 1 (Fifth Edtion –  1985) shall be substituted as under:-

107. (i) With effect from 08.01.2010 subject to exception made in the  footnotes below and also subject to such exception as Ministry of Railawys  may, by any general or special orders make from time to time, Railway  Service posts shall be classified as follows:


S.No. Description of Posts Classification of Posts
1 (a)



   (b)
A Railway Service post in Apex Scale (Rs.80000-fixed), Higher
Administrative Grade plus scale (Rs.75500-800000) and HAG Scale
(Rs.67000-79000), and

A Railway Service post carrying Grade Rs.10000, Rs.8900 and Rs.8700
in Pay Band PB-4 (Rs.37400-67000) and Grade Pay Rs.7600, Rs.6600 and
Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600 – 39100) but excluding the posts
failing in S.No. (2) & (3) below.
Group A (Gaz.)
2 A Railway service post carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 and Rs.4800 in
Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) but excluding the posts falling in
S.No.(3) below:



The post of Assistant Nursing Officers carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400,
Principal/Head Master/Head Mistress (Secondary/High School &
equivalent) (Basic Grade & Sr. Grade) carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400,
Rs.6600 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) and Non-functional Grade
of Group ‘B’ Gaz. Posts of various organized Railway services & RBSS/RBSSS
carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) will
continue to be classified as Group ‘B’ (Gaz.)
Group B (Gaz.)
3 A Railway service post carrying Grade Pay Rs.4600 and Rs.4200 in
Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) Grade pay Rs.2800, Rs.2400, Rs.2000,
Rs.1900 and Rs.1800 in Pay Band PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)



The post of S.O. (Acs)/Sr.SO (Acs), TIA/Sr.TIA and ISA/Sr.ISA
(Merged grades) carrying Grade Pay Rs.4800 in Pay Band PB-2
(Rs.9300-34800), Nursing Sister carrying Grade Pay Rs.4800 in Pay
Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800), Matron / Chief Matron (Merged Grade)
carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100).
Primary School Teacher/Trained Graduate Teacher / Post Graduate
Teacher and equivalent (Basic / Senior / Selection Grade) carrying
Grade Pay Rs.4800/5400/6600 in Pay Band PB-2/PB-3
(Rs.9300-34800/15600-39100) will continue to be classified as Group
‘C’.
Group C
4 A Railway Service Post carrying Grade Pay Rs.1650, Rs.1600,
Rs.1400, Rs.1300 in Pay Band 1S (Rs.4440-7440).
Group D (till the posts are upgraded)
Notes:


    (a) A person placed in higher Grade Pay / Pay Band under In-situ
promotion scheme / ACP or MACP Schemes will continue to retain the
classification of his Basic Post.


    (b) The classification of Non-functional posts, Sr.& Selection Grade
posts of Teaching /school staff will continue to remain the same as
applicable to Basci Grade post.


    (c) The Assistants of Railway Board sect. Service & personal Assistant
of Railway Board Sectt. Stenographers Service will continue to be classified
as Group ‘B’ (Non-gazetted) as laid down in respective service rules.



    (d) If higher classification than that indicated above is presently
prescribed for any specific post in the respective service rules, the same
shall continue till further orders


(2) Posts created subsequent to date of effect of these orders as specific
additions to existing cadres shall have the same classification as posts in
the cadre to which they are added.


(3) For above purpose Pay Band, in relation to a post, means the running Pay
Bands specified in Part A, Section 1, Column 5 of the First Schedule to the
Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 & Board’s letter No. PC VI /2008
/ I / RSRP / I dated 11.09.2008. (Authority : Ministry of Railway’s letter
No. PC VI/2009/I/RSRP/4 dated 08.01.2010)


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BAORD)
S.No.PC VI-177

No.PC VI/2009/I/RSRP/4
RBE No.5/2010

New Delhi, Delhi 18.01.2010
The General Managers
All Indian Raiways and Production Units
(As per mailing list)



     Sub: Classification of Railway Service consequent upon  introduction of Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.


In exercise of powers conferred by provison to Article 209 of the Constitution of India, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of issue of these orders. Subject to exceptions made in the
footnotes below and also subject to such exceptions as Ministry of Railways may, by any general or special orders make from time to time. Railway Service posts shall be classified as follows…


S.No. Description of Posts Classification of Posts
1 (a)



   (b)
A Railway Service post in Apex Scale (Rs.80000-fixed), Higher
Administrative Grade plus scale (Rs.75500-800000) and HAG Scale
(Rs.67000-79000), and

A Railway Service post carrying Grade Rs.10000, Rs.8900 and Rs.8700
in Pay Band PB-4 (Rs.37400-67000) and Grade Pay Rs.7600, Rs.6600 and
Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600 – 39100) but excluding the posts
failing in S.No. (2) & (3) below.
Group A (Gaz.)
2 A Railway service post carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 and Rs.4800 in
Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) but excluding the posts falling in
S.No.(3) below:

The post of Assistant Nursing Officers carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400,
Principal/Head Master/Head Mistress (Secondary/High School &
equivalent) (Basic Grade & Sr. Grade) carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400,
Rs.6600 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) and Non-functional Grade
of Group ‘B’ Gaz. Posts of various organized Railway services & RBSS/RBSSS
carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) will
continue to be classified as Group ‘B’ (Gaz.)
Group B (Gaz.)
3 A Railway service post carrying Grade Pay Rs.4600 and Rs.4200 in
Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) Grade pay Rs.2800, Rs.2400, Rs.2000,
Rs.1900 and Rs.1800 in Pay Band PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)

The post of S.O. (Acs)/Sr.SO (Acs), TIA/Sr.TIA and ISA/Sr.ISA
(Merged grades) carrying Grade Pay Rs.4800 in Pay Band PB-2
(Rs.9300-34800), Nursing Sister carrying Grade Pay Rs.4800 in Pay
Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800), Matron / Chief Matron (Merged Grade)
carrying Grade Pay Rs.5400 in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100).
Primary School Teacher/Trained Graduate Teacher / Post Graduate
Teacher and equivalent (Basic / Senior / Selection Grade) carrying
Grade Pay Rs.4800/5400/6600 in Pay Band PB-2/PB-3
(Rs.9300-34800/15600-39100) will continue to be classified as Group
‘C’.
Group C
4 A Railway Service Post carrying Grade Pay Rs.1650, Rs.1600,
Rs.1400, Rs.1300 in Pay Band 1S (Rs.4440-7440).
Group D (till the posts are upgraded)


Notes:

    (a) A person placed in higher Grade Pay/Pay Band under In-situ promotion
scheme/ACP or MACP Schemes will continue to retain the classification of his
Basic Post.


    (b) The classification of Non-functional posts, Sr. & Selection Grade
posts of Teaching/School staff will continue to remain the same as
applicable to Basic Grade post.


    (c) The Assistants of Railway Board Sectt. Service & Personal Assistants
of Railway Board Sectt. Stenographers Service will continue to be calssified
as Group ‘B’ (Non-gazetted) as laid down in respective service rules.


    (d) If higher classification than that indicated above is presently
prescribed for any specific post in the respective service rules, the same
shall continue till further orders.


2. Posts created subsequent to date of effect of these orders as specific
additions to existing cadres shall have the same classification as posts in
the cadre to which they are added.


3. For the purpose of these orders Pay Band, in relation to a post, means
the running Pay Bands specified in Part A, Sectin 1, Column 5 of the First
Schedule to the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 & Board’s letter
No. PC VI / 2008 / I/ RSRP /1 dated 11.09.2008.


4. Accordingly, the President is pleased to direct that Rule 107 of Indian
Railway Establishment Code Vol. 1(Fifth Edition – 1985) shall be amended as
in the Advance Correctin Slip No.110(enclosed).


5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance directorate of the
Ministry of Railways.

6. Please acknowledge receipt. Encl. : Code Correction Slip No. 110




(Koshy Thomas)
Joint Director Pay Commission II
Railway Board


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Special arrangements for Tax Payers

No.402/92/2006-MC (28 of 2010)
Government of India / Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

***
New Delhi the 3rd June 2010
PRESS RELEASE
 
   The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) have directed the Income  Tax Department (ITD) to make arrangements for receiving income tax  returns on 31st July 2010, the due date for filing tax returns by  most taxpayers, as that day happens to be a Saturday. ITD has also been  asked to make special arrangements by setting up additional counters from 28th  July to 31st July 2010, to facilitate taxpayers in filing their  income tax returns.

    In Delhi, special counters will be set up in Pragati Maidan, as in  earlier years, to receive about 5 lakh income tax returns that are filed in  the last few days. 
   
   The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Delhi, will  later announce the details of the special arrangements made for the  taxpayers of Delhi. Counters will be opened to give additional and  value-added services such as free return forms, photocopy, PAN application  and information, e- filing, help desk, etc. Separate counters will also be  opened for senior citizens and ladies, wherever required.

   Similarly, special arrangements will be made in other major tax- collecting  centers of the ITD such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh,  Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, etc. The respective Chief Commissioners of Income Tax  will announce details of arrangements made in these cities.

    Taxpayers are advised to file their income tax returns early to avoid the  last minute rush. Taxpayers are also requested to use the e-filing facility  of the Income Tax department to get faster and error-free services. It is  easy, secure and can be availed of from anywhere anytime. E-filing service  is available on the website https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/portal/index.jsp

    The Income Tax Rules have been recently amended to include Receipt Number on  the TDS certificates as a mandatory field. It is clarified that Receipt  Number will not be required for the income tax returns to be filed this year  (assessment year 2010-11), but only from next year. Tax deductors are,  however, requested to quote Receipt Number of the TDS return for all tax  deducted from this financial year.


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BHEL's Industry Sector Business Segment Registers 40% Growth; Witnesses Order inflow of Rs.14,366 Crore in Fiscal 2009-10


   Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)’s Industry Sector business segment has recorded an all-time high growth of 40% over the previous year. Out of the total order booking of Rs. 59,031 Crore by BHEL in 2009-10, its Industry business segment contributed an order inflow of Rs.14,366 Crore.


   BHEL’s sustained focus on customer satisfaction has paid rich dividends in securing repeat orders. During fiscal 2009-10, major successes included the highest value captive power plant order of Rs.3,348 Crore from IOCL for its Cogeneration Power Plant at Orissa, major repeat orders from Hindalco for 6x150 MW BTG package for its Orissa project and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) for a 20 MW Cogeneration plant at its Chennai Refinery.


   Significantly, in the transportation segment, BHEL bagged the single largest order valued at Rs.990 Crore for 150 numbers 5000 HP 25 kV AC mainline electric locomotives (type WAG -7) from Indian Railways.


   Won in the face of stiff international competition, other significant orders included those from JSPL, Sterlite, Monnet & Ispat Energy Ltd., Jai Prakash Associates, Action Ispat and Power Ltd., Shri Shyam Ispat (India) Pvt. Ltd, Indian Railways, UPRVUNL, PowerGrid, MRPL, HPCL, BCPL, MSETCL, APGenco,
NTPC, etc,.

SOURCE - PIB


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CDS Exam (II) 2009 Final Results Announced


The final result of the combined defence services examination (ii), 2009 has been announced. 383 candidates have qualified for admission to the 129th Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Naval  Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala  and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course i.e. 188th  F(P) Course.

There are some common candidates in the three lists for  various courses.

The number of vacancies, as intimated by the Government is  250 for Indian Military Academy {including 32 vacancies reserved for  NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders}, 40 for Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala (including 6 vacancies reserved for NCC
‘c’ Certificate (Naval Wing) holders] and 32 for Air Force Academy,  Hyderabad.

The results of Medical examination have not been taken into  account in preparing these lists. The candidature of all these candidates is  Provisional.  Candidates should forward their originals  in support of Date of Birth/Educational qualification etc. certificates  claimed by them, along with Photostat attested copies thereof to Army  Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters, as per their first choice.

In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are  advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarter/Naval  Headquarter/Air Headquarter.

These results are also available on the UPSC website at http://www.upsc.gov.in.  However, marks of the candidates will be available on the website  after 30 days. For any further information, the candidates may contact  Facilitation Counter of the Commission’s Office,  or on telephone Nos.01123385271/01123381125/011-23098543 during working  hours.

The lists of successful candidates in order of merit are as  under:



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Applications Invited for CPF (Asst.Comdt..) Exam, 2010


    The Union Public Service Commission will hold an Examination on 24th
    October, 2010 for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in Central
    Police Forces (CPF) viz. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border
    Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CIFS), Indo-Tibetan
    Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The examination will be
    held at various centers across the country.

   
    Candidates must have attained the age of 20 years and must not have attained
    the age of 25 years as on 1st August, 2010.The upper age limit is relaxable
    for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and certain
    other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.
   

    Educational Qualification required is degree of recognized University or an
    equivalent qualification.Both Male and Female candidates are eligible for
    appointment to CRPF and CISF. However, only Male candidates are eligible for
    appointment to BSF, ITBP and SSB.

   

    Candidates must meet the physical and medical standards specified in
    Appendix-VI of the Notice published in the Employment News dated 29.05.2010.
    Possession of NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ Certificate will be a desirable qualification.
    The desirable qualifications will be given consideration at the time of
    Interview/Personality Test only.

   
    Selections will be made on the basis of a Written Examination to be
    conducted by the UPSC followed by the Physical Standards/Physical Efficiency
    Tests and Medical Standards Test and the Personality Tests/Interview.
   

    The Candidates who wish to apply offline, must apply in the Common
    Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can
    be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout
    the country against cash payment of Rs.Twenty only.

    In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated
    HPOs/Pos, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post
    Master or UPSC’s “Forms Supply Monitoring Cell” over Telephone
    No.01123389366/ Fax No.01123387310

   
    Candidates can also apply online using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in
    The Online Applications can be filled upto 21st June, 2010 till 11.59 P.M.
    after which the link will be disabled.
   

    All offline applications must reach the “Secretary, Union Public Service
    Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069” either by
    hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 28th June, 2010.
    However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote
    areas, the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only is
    05th July, 2010.
   

    In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their
    applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation
    Counter in its campus in person or over Telephone
    Nos.011-23385271/01123381125/01123098543 during working hours.
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Staff Selection Commission to Conduct Skill Test for Stenos on Computer only


            Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has decided  that from financial year 2010-11 Skill Test for recruitment to the posts of LDCs and Stenographers and also periodical  typing and Stenography tests and Skill tests of Departmental Examinations  will be conducted on Computer only.  The step has been  taken keeping in view the use of Computer in day to day working in
government offices.  This will relieve the candidates  from the burden of arranging their own manual Typewriters at a considerable  cost.  The following norms have been prescribed:-


POST
SKILL TEST NORMS ON COMPUTER

Lower Division
Clerk

English Typing @
35 w.p.m.
Hindi Typing @ 30
w.p.m.
(Time allowed – 10
mts.)

(35 w.p.m. and 30
w.p.m. correspond to 10500/9000 KDPH (Key Depressions Per Hour) on
an average of 5 key Depressions for each word.

Stenographer
Gr.D.

Dictation: 10
mts,. @
w.p.m.

Transn: 50 mts
(Eng.)
65
mts. (Hindi)

Stenographer Gr.
C.

Dictation : 10 mts
@ 100 w.p.m.

Transn: 40 mts(Eng.)
55
mts. (Hindi)

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Madhya Pradesh Govt. employees demand pay hike as per sixth pay commission. Bank Officers to get adhoc arrear soon.

Employees of the Madhya Pradesh Government staged a demonstration on Wednesday to demand implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission report.

The protestors also demanded for raising the maximum age for etirement of government employees to 62 years and make services f daily wagers permanent

Veerendra Khongal, one of the protestors said that if the Chief Minister can raise his party members' salaries upto Rs.75,000, does he ever think of general employees who are compelled to survive on Rs.2,500 to 3,000.

Source : ANI

Protestors claimed that the pensioners were not getting Dearness Allowance making it difficult for them to survive.

" There is discrimination in the payments of the 500,000 emloyees under Madhya Pradesh Govt.. They are not getting paid according to the Sixth Pay Commission. There are 275,000 pensioners who are not getting any dearness allowances," said another protestor.

The protestors claimed that the State government promised them help in every possible manner but did not keep its promises.

"The government has not done anything for us. They just lied to us. They only took votes from us but when the question of money came, they said they do not have money. I have not seen so much corruption in my entire life. It seems the CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has given his ministers full freedom of what they want to do," said Rajendra Tiwari, another protestor.

Bank Officers to get adhoc arrear soon.

It is learnt from sources that proposal for adhoc payment of arrears to BankOfficers as per the agreed note dated 27.04.2010 has been cleared by the Finance Ministry. After official confirmation, IBA will convey this to Banks for early implementation.


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2ND OPTION ON PENSION FAMILY PENSIONERS -: AIBOC's Circular CIRCULAR NO: 81 2nd JUNE, 2010


TO ALL AFFILIATES/MEMBERS:

2ND OPTION ON PENSION

FAMILY PENSIONERS

   As per the settlement reached in respect of the 2nd option on Pension, the legal heirs of employees who have already retired are eligible for Pension as Family Pensioners. They are also required to return the Provident Fund balance along with 56% of the amount as their share towards the Pension Fund. In view of the meager Pension that they would be getting and also the non-provision of the commutation facilities, they are placed in a most disadvantageous position. Hence, we have sent a communication to IBA requesting them for providing certain relief to them. A copy of our communication is enclosed.

2. All our affiliates/members are requested to await further developments in this regard.

With greetings,

(G.D.NADAF)
GENERAL SECRETARY

No./1452/171/10 02.06.2010

To,
The Chairman,
The Indian Banks’ Association,
World Trade Centre Complex,
Centre 1, 6th Floor, Cuffe Parade,
MUMBAI – 400 005.


Dear Sir,

2ND OPTION ON PENSION FAMILY PENSIONERS

   The current settlement on extension of 2nd option on Pension to all those employees serving as well as retirees, prescribes certain conditions. These conditions are applicable to the legal heirs of the deceased employees also, who will be eligible for the Family Pension as per the extant provisions of
the Pension Regulations. The Pension Regulations do not provide for commutation of Pension by the Family Pensioners and further the rate of Pension payable to them is far less than the regular Pension. However, these employees are also required to make payment of PF balance received by them along with 56% of the balance thus placing a huge burden on them. They would find it extremely difficult to raise this money and also subsequently service such loans from the lesser Pension they would be getting. We therefore suggest that the IBA can come out with a special provision to provide them appropriate relief. Our views in this regard are:-

a) They may be exempted from the payment of the additional amount over and above the Provident Fund they have received to provide certain relief to them;

b) They may be notionally permitted to avail the commutation and the same may be treated as ex-gratia on humanitarian consideration and need not be recovered from the Family Pension as per the present provisions in the Pension Regulations;

c) Any other suggestions that may emerge during the course of meeting on the subject to provide necessary relief.

2. We therefore request you to kindly look into the matter and convene a meeting exclusively on the subject to resolve this vexatious issue.

3. Please treat the matter as urgent.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
(G.D.NADAF)
GENERAL SECRETARY


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GOVERNMENT’S APPROVAL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF 9TH BIPARTITE RECEIVED : IBA TO ISSUE DETAIL GUIDELINES


CIRCULAR NO: 80
2nd JUNE, 2010


TO ALL AFFILIATES/MEMBERS

GOVERNMENT’S APPROVAL FOR IMPLEMENTATIONOF 9TH BIPARTITE RECEIVED IBA TO ISSUE DETAIL GUIDELINES

          We are happy to inform all our members that, the Government has since cleared the proposal sent to them for the in principle clearance for the implementation of the 9th Bipartite Settlement reached between the Confederation and the IBA on 27.04.2010 pending amendment to the Service Regulations.  We were receiving anxious enquiries from various parts of the country about the approval of the Government in particular when some of the banks have already implemented revised salary and allowances to the Award Staff.  With this clearance, we are confident that the payment of the arrears of salary and allowances in respect of the Officers’ fraternity is also ensured at the earliest possible.


2.       As regards the various formalities in relation to the 2nd Option on Pension, as well as the Notification etc., our members are requested to await further detailed instructions from the IBA. 


3.       In the meanwhile, all our affiliates are requested to follow-up with their respective bank’s managements and ensure that the arrears are paid at an early date. 

With greetings,

 (G.D.NADAF)
GENERAL SECRETARY


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Members to examine and suggest measures to expedite the process involved in Disciplinary/ Vigilance Proceedings


    DOP&T issued a notice today regarding  the Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Shri P.C. Hota, former  Chairman, UPSC, with  Shri Anrind Varma, former Secretary(Personne1) and  Shri P. Shanker, former Central Vigilance Commissioner as its Members, to  examine and suggest measures to expedite the process involved in  Disciplinary/ Vigilance Proceedings.A background note on the subject matter is attached with this notice and it has been infonmed that interested  parties can offer their suggestions/comments, if any, latest by 20th June,  2010, for consideration of the Committee. The response may be sent to :

Shri V.K. Velukutty
Deputy Secretary(V.III), DOPT,
Room No.10-Blli, North Block,
New Delhi-110001.


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Recent things to know about Gratuity..


   In respect of other employees, it is to be  determined whether they receive gratuity from an employer covered under the  Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 or not. It is pertinent to note that every  gratuity payment received by an employee is not exempt from tax per se. In  this context, it is important to note the provisions of the Payment of  Gratuity Act, 1972 read with the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Payment  of Gratuity Act 
   Any gratuity received by an employee from an  employer covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to the extent it  does not exceed an amount calculated in accordance with the provisions of  the Gratuity Act is not taxable. Recently, the government increased the  limit from Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh w.e.f. 24 May 2010.

Organisations covered under Gratuity Act

   The Gratuity Act applies to every factory,  mine, oilfield, plantation, port and railway company. It also applies to  every shop or establishment covered under the Shops and Establishments  Act/regulations of a state, in which 10 or more persons are employed or were  employed on any day of the preceding 12 months. Further, it also applies to  such other shop or establishment, as the central government may prescribe. A  shop or establishment to which the Payment of Gratuity Act becomes  applicable would continue to be covered, even if the number of persons  employed by it subsequently falls below 10.

When is  gratuity payable? 

   Gratuity is payable to an employee on the  termination of employment after he has rendered continuous service for not  less than five years or such other time as prescribed in respect of the  specified industries/sectors. Termination of employment may be on account  of superannuation or retirement or resignation or death or disablement due  to accident or disease. In the unfortunate event of death or disablement,  the aforesaid time limit is waived off.

Amount  of gratuity

   The gratuity is to be computed at the rate  of 15 days of wages last drawn by the employee for every completed year of  service or part thereof in excess of six months. In case of employees  earning monthly wages, the month is reckoned to be of 26 days and  computation is to be done accordingly. Certain other computation methods are  prescribed for few specific industries/sectors. Till recently, the amount of  gratuity payable to an employee was not to exceed Rs 3.5 lakh. This limit  has been revised to Rs 10 lakh.

Gratuity received by other staff

   In case of gratuity received by employees,  other than under the Payment of Gratuity Act, the amount is not taxable to  the extent of the prescribed limits as per the provisions of the Income Tax  Act.

Caution  point 

   There was an expectation that limits of  gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act would be revised retrospectively  to provide parity in comparison with the enhanced gratuity received by the  government employees as per the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. It is, however, important to note that these  limits have not been revised with retrospective effect. Therefore, the  enhanced limit under the Gratuity Act would only apply after the specified  date and the erstwhile limit would apply for the earlier period.


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New Scheme for Railway Staff taking voluntary retirement


   Indian Railways is all set to start new scheme for its employees who take  voluntary retirement from service. Under the safety related retirement  scheme, railways will provide employment to one of the family member of the  retiring employee. This scheme can be availed by an employee, aged between  50-57 and employed under the safety category, who have completed the minimum  tenure of 20 year service.

    General Secretary of All India Railway Federation, Shivgopal Mishra, on  Wednesday said that this scheme would start with pay scale of Rs.1800 and  the employee will be promoted to higher pay scale as well. “This scheme will be beneficial for the older ones and with young blood taking charge,  productivity and safety in railways will also increase,” said Mishra. He  further said that Ministry will formally announce this scheme soon.

    At present , there are around 2.5 lakh employees in the safety category but  around 18,000 employees will benefit from the upcoming scheme. Under this  scheme, apart from providing employment to one of the family members,  regular pension will also be paid to the employee. Regarding the scheme,  Mishra said that the said scheme was formulated at the time of NDA  Government when Nitish Kumar was the Railway Minister. “The scheme was  formulated when Nitish Kumar was the Rail Minister. But at that point of  time, the scheme was not passed due to some issues,” said Mishra.

    Meanwhile, under the banner of All India Railway Federation a dharna was  organised near the DRM office demanding welfare of the employees and putting  a curb on the outsourcing of service sector of the railways. “This is in  larger interest of the passengers, rail users and the employees.” Mishra  said.


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Central Government Health Scheme Links and Important Medical Organizations Links are given below...


Hospitals



  • All India Institute of  Medical Sciences (AIIMS)





  • Chacha Nehru Bal  Chikitsalaya




  • Gauhati Medical  College and Hospital

     



  • Government Medical College  and Hospital, Chandigarh





  • Guru Nanak Eye Centre





  • Indira Gandhi Institute  of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna





  • Institute of Child  Health and Hospital for Children

     




  • Jawaharlal Institute of  Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)






  • Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer  Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal






  • Lala Ram Swarup Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases

     




  • Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital





  • Mental Health Centre, Thiruvananthapuram






  • National  Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)






  • North Eastern Indira  Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)

     




  • Pandit Bhagwat  Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak

     




  • Rajasthan Mobile Surgical Unit





  • SGS Medical College and KEM  Hospital, Mumbai






  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST)





  • Tata  Memorial Centre (TMC)


    Medical Institutions




  • Agartala Government Medical College





  • All India Institute of  Medical Sciences (AIIMS)




  • Armed Forces Medical  College (AFMC)





  • Chhatrapati Shahuji  Maharaj Medical University





  • Gauhati Medical College and Hospital





  • Government  Homoeopathic Medical College, Trivandrum (GHMCT)





  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh





  • Indira Gandhi Institute  of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna





  • Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children





  • Institute of Community Medicine, Madras Medical College




  • Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS)





  • Institute of  Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi





  • Jawaharlal Institute of  Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)

     



  • Kidwai Memorial  Institute of Oncology (KMIO)





  • Lala Ram Swarup Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases





  • Madras Medical College





  • Mehdi Nawaz Jung  Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center





  • Morarji Desai National  Institute of Yoga (MDNIY)





  • National Institute of Ayurveda




  • National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH)





  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)





  • National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN)





  • National Institute of  Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)





  • National Tuberculosis Institute (NTI)





  • North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)

     



  • Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak




  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh





  • Pt. Khushilal Sharma Government (Autonomous) Ayurveda College and Institute, Bhopal





  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences





  • Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth





  • Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow





  • SGS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai

     



  • Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences





  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST)





  • Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University



    Research Councils/Centres





  • Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS)





  • Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH)





  • Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM)






  • Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI)






  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)






  • Delhi Medical Council






  • Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia  Laboratory (HPL)






  • Indian Council of Medical  Research (ICMR)






  • Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC)





  • Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)






  • International  Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)






  • Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer  Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal






  • Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO)






  • Malaria Research Centre (MRC)

     




  • National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD)






  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

     




  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh






  • Tata Memorial Centre (TMC)

    Source:Indiaonline




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    AGENDA ITEMS FOR JOINT COMMITTEE ON MACP SCHEME


    NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDIAN RAILWAYMEN
    ANNEXURE

    AGENDA ITEMS FOR JOINT COMMITTEE ON MACP SCHEME



    I. Financial Up gradation under MACPS in the casse of staff joined  another Unit/Organisation on request

    Under the old ACP Scheme which was effective from 1.10.09, the regular  service rendered in the previous organisation shall be counted along with  regular service in the new organisation in those cases of staff joined  another post/organisation on own request even in lower post.

    But in the MACPS such benefit of financial up gradation (hitherto allowed) is  not admissible. This needs to be reviewed and the extant provision suitably  amended facilitating continuance of financial up gradation benefit.


    II. Denial of Benefit on Account of Para 8.1 of MACPS

    Para 2 of the MACPS contained in DOPT O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) dated  19.5.2009 envisages merely placement in the next higher pay. In terms of  this para, the staff in certain departments who are already in Grade Pay of  Rs. 4500/- should legitimately be placed in the next Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/-  in PB-3 on fulfilment of the stipulated years of regular service.

      However vide Para 8.1 of the MACPS it has been stated that the Grade Pay of  Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 and PB-3 shall be treated as separate Grade Pay for grant  of financial up gradation. This stipulation has resulted in denial of benefit  to those who are placed in Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/-.

    It would therefore be necessary to suitably amend or delete para 8.1 of the  MACPS.



    III. Counting of Training Period for MACPS

    In certain departments, the staff are recruited for the purpose of imparting  induction training and there after absorbed as regular staff. During the  period of training stipend is paid to them. This training period is counted  as part of service under the extant provisions for pensionary benefits,  annual increments etc., Hence, the period of training should be counted  along with regular service for the purpose of MACPS.



    IV. Staff re-deployed in other Cadres/Organisations consequent upon their
    Medical Decategorisation


    There are medically decategorised (Railways) re-deployed in the lower posts  in other cadres/departments. Under the 2 ACP concept, the previous service  in the higher grade is allowed to be counted for ACP benefit. In the present  MACPS, there is no such provision. Suitable amendment to MACPS be made for
    extending the benefit of financial up gradation to the medically  decategorised employees re-deployed in lower grade posts.


    V. Application of MACPS to the Surplus Staff Re-deployed to lower posts
    in other Cadres/Organisations.


    The extant provision in the MACPS is not clear in regard to counting of  service in the previous post/cadre in the case of surplus staff re-deployed  in the lower grade posts.

    Clear clarification is needed for reckoning the previous service and equally  for protecting their pay.


    VI. Anomalous situation surfaced in the Course of implementation of
    MACPS:-


    Illustrations highlighting the occurrence of anomalous situations are given  below:-

    (I)
    Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
    Appointed as CG-I in pay scale Rs.330-560/Rs.4500-7000 in
    December 1984 after being selected by RRB and placed on merit no.19
    Appointed as CG-I in pay scale Rs.330-560/Rs.4500-7000 in
    December 1984 after being selected by RRB and placed on merit no.21
    (ii) Promoted as JAA in pay scale Rs.5550-9000 in the year 1987 (ii) Promoted as JAA in pay scale Rs.5550-9000 in the year 1987
    (iii) Qualified Appendix II examination for regularization as
    JAA
    (iii) Qualified Appendix II examination for regularization as
    JAA
    (iv) passed Appendix III SO Group in the year 1994 (iv) Did not appear in exam.
    (v) Promoted as SO in the year 2003 (v) Not eligible for promotion to SO
    (vi) Got GP Rs.4800 w.e.f. 01-01-2006 pay was fixed at Rs.17590
    i.e. less than a junior who did not qualify appendix III examination
    Got 2 promotions under MACPS GP Rs.4600 GP Rs.4800 and pay was
    fixed at Rs.17710


    (II)
    Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
    Appointed as CG-I/Jr.AA in Gr. Pay Rs.2800 Appointed as Accounts Clerk in Gr. Pay Rs.1900
    (ii)Qualified Appendix II A for regularization as Jr.AA GP
    Rs.2800
    (ii)Passed Appendix IIA examination for promotion to Jr.AA GP
    Rs.2800
    (iii)Promoted to GP Rs.4200 on completion of 3 years of service (iii) Continued in GP Rs.1900
    (iv) Passed examination of Appendix III A (iv) Passed examination of Appendix III A
    (v) Promoted as SO in GP Rs.4800 (v)Promoted as SO in GP Rs.4800 directly from GP Rs.1900
    (vi) Under 3rd MACPS he will get GP Rs.5400 (vi) Now under MACPS he will get 2nd promotion in GP Rs.5400 3rd
    MACPS he will get GP Rs.6600



    (III)
    Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
    Appointed as Trackman in pre-revised pay scale Rs. 2610-3540 (GP
    Rs.1800 )
    Appointed as Trackman in pre- revised pay scale Rs. 2610- 3540
    (GP Rs.1800 )
    (ii) Promoted as Sr.Trackman in pre-revised pay scale
    Rs.2750-4400(GP Rs.1800)
    (ii) Promoted as Sr.Trackman in pre-revised pay scale
    Rs.2750-4400(GP Rs.1800)
    (iii) Promoted as Keyman in pre-revised pay scale Rs.2750-4400
    (GP Rs.1800) after passing test and shouldering higher
    responsibility
    Now under MACPS he will get

    1st MACPS in GP Rs.1900

    2nd MACPS in GP Rs.2000

    3rd MACPS in GP Rs.2400
    (iv) Promoted as Mate in pre-revised Pay scale Rs.3050-4590 (GP
    Rs.1900)



    after passing selection



    -Now under MACPS he will be entitled for 2nd promotion in GP Rs.2000




    3rd MACPS in GP Rs.2400



    IV Employee ‘X’ Employee ‘Y’
    Appointed as ASM in GP Rs.2800 in the year 1981 Appointed as ASM in GP Rs.2800 in the year 1986
    (ii) 1st regular promotion in GP Rs.4200 in the year 1984 1st regular promotion in GP Rs.4200 in the year 1990
    (iii) 2nd regular promotion in GP Rs.4600 in the year 2008 after
    passing selection
    Now under MACPS he will get 2nd MACPS in GP Rs.4600 and 3rd
    MACPS in GP Rs.4800 in the year 2010 as he completed service 4+10+10
    years = 24 years
    (iv) he will get 3rd MACPS in GP Rs.4800 in the year 2011 on
    completion of 30 years of service
    -

    ***Note- The senior employee who got promotion after passing positive act  of selection will get GP Rs.4800 later than his junior by 5 years of  service.

    The aberrations highlighted in the above 4 illustrations needs to be  examined for rectification.


    VII. Para 24 of MACPS

    This para directs is counting of regular service from the date of joining  the new organisation for the purpose of promotion under MACPS. It applies to  an employee who seeks transfer on a lower post/lower scale after getting  promotion/ACP. According to this para those who seek transfer before getting promotion/ACP will get benefit of service in the parent unit/organisation.


        The para does not cover the situation when employee seeks mutual transfer.  However Railway Board has given clarification vide letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/II/WR  dated 28.1.2010, that the mutual transfer should also be treated as movement  to a new Organisation i.e. for the purpose of MACPS his service should be  counted from the date of joining of new organisation. I n regard to mutual  transfer the clarification is incorrect because such an employee maintains  his position in the seniority list as per extant rules. Suitable  clarification needs to be issued for counting the service rendered in the  previous organisation for the purpose of allowing financial upgradation  under MACPS.


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