03 July 2015

Verification of Membership for recognition of Service Association under CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 - Instructions-Regarding.

30 June 2015

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No15012/1/2003-Estt.(D), dated 29.6.2015
Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or ow vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.
The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment under the Central Government:

(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;
(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D) dated 27.7.1995; and
(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A, B, C and D Civil Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.
2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (i), (ii) and (iii) above, the following has been decided:
Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.
(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with’ the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is notified separately.
(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.
(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.
(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.
(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by notification.
3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an Examination, intimated after the Notification of that Examination, shall be acceptable.
4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.

Employment News Weekly Report – Recruitment in Railways and RBI

Employment News has uploaded another fresh list of vacancies in Central Government Sector for Indian job seekers.
1. Railway Recruitment Board
Name of Post –Junior Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Sr. Section Engineer and Chief Depot Material Superintendent.
No. of Vacancies – Over 2000
Last Date – 26.07.2015
2. Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Name of Post – Professor cum Principal, Assistant Professor, Technical Officer, Officer-in-charge etc.
No. of Vacancies – 22
Last Date – 03.07.2015

3. Reserve Bank of India
Name of Post – Assistants
No. of Vacancies – 504
Last Date – 03.07.2015
4. Central University of Jammu, J&K
Name of Post-Finance Officer, Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Public, Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, etc.
No. of Vacancies – 39
Last Date –15.07.2015
5. National Technical Research Organisation
Name of Post – Scientist ‘G’, Chief Engineer, Deputy Director of Accounts, Assistant Director of Accounts, Accounts Officer, Technical Officer, etc.
No. of Vacancies – 159
Last Date–before 45 days from the date of publication
6. Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi
Name of Post– Assistant Professor
No. of Vacancies – 54
Last Date–within 21 days from the date of publication.
Source : www.employmentnews.gov.in

Order No.33/2015-S.II dated 23/26.06.2015 of Prasar Bharati

16 June 2015

Verification of membership

The last date for submission of authorization letters by the Union has been fixed as on or before 06.07.2015

News from AIPSA HQ

 Sub: Final Meeting with Seventh Central Pay Commission — June 9. 2015 -reg.
             Responding to the invitation received from the Vllth CPC, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation met the Pay Commission this day 09th June 2015 and deliberated again in detail on the following issues:-
(a) Minimum wage  (15th ILC norms/Dr. Achroyed Formula for determining minimum wage as proposed in the JCM Staff Side Memorandum),
(b) Rate of increment.
(c) Fitmen Formula,
(d) Qualification related Pay Scales,
(e) Pay parity for common categories. (Here our Stenographers cadre included & discussed)
(I) Date of effect of revised Pay Structure and allowances etc.
,(g) Upward revision of Ex-gratia to the families of employees killed in the course of performing duties,
(h) Parity in pension for eliminating the discrimination,
(i) Rectification of MACPS aberrations,
(j) Grant of increment to those retiring on 30th June and 31st December of the year.
             Various other issues were also discussed with the VII CPC today. While the response of the Pay Commission by and large has been satisfactory on many points mentioned above, the revised pay structure/allowances is likely to be recommended to be given effect from January 1st, 2016. With today’s discussions in the final meeting with VII CPC, the deliberations by the JCM Staff Side got concluded.
            It is expected that the VIIth CPC would submit its report to the Government by the end of August 2015
Note from Shri E. Murugadas, G.S. AIPSA: 

I have talked to Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary J(Staff Side), National Council/JCM on 8.6.2015 and briefed our case of parity and he wholeheartedly agreed to inlude this and finally discussed with the official side as above at item no.(e). Here, I would like to inform all the members from the discussion our Comrade Shri Mishra had with the official side that we will get parity in the 7 CPC undoubtedly. 

2. When I am writing this, I am very sorry to inform you all that I am in the hospital for taking treatment for my spinal problem and Doctor advised me to take full rest not to touch computer/mobile. Bear with me the inconvenience caused to you all in communication. With special permission of the Doctor I came to a browsing centre I am doing this with much pain. 

3. Regarding Cadre Resrtructuring, I assure you all that the same will be finalised shortly on a positive way. I have directed Mr. Amit Datta, AGS of W.B. Circle to liaise with Dte in this regard.
4. Regarding DPC for PS/Sr PS, it is learnt that it will be convened shortly. 

09 June 2015

Income Tax for Premature Provident Fund withdrawal of more than Rs.30,000

The Government has announced that income tax will be imposed if, at the time of premature withdrawal, the Provident Fund amount is in excess of Rs.30,000.
Finance Minister brought a new provision in his budget that allows for TDS on Provident Fund withdrawal before five years of continuous service. When calculating the period of continuous service of five years, the previous employment can also be included. The intention of this at promoting long-term savings. The amendment will come into force from June 2015.

“Taxes will be imposed if, at the time of closing or transferring the PF account, the amount is in excess of Rs.30,000, and, if the employee has been employed in the current job for less than five years. Tax rebates are applicable. In order to claim tax exemption, the person has to submit a copy of his/her PAN card and Forms 15G and 15H, accompanied by a signed and filled up Form 19.
“Failing to do so will attract maximum taxes of up to 34.61%. If the forms are submitted, only 10% taxes will be deducted. Taxes will not be imposed if an old PF account is being converted to a new PF account. If the employee has served for more than five years, then, at the time of closing his account, no taxes will be imposed.
“The PF amount will also not be taxed if the employee is unwell, if the company has closed down, if the employment contract comes to an end, or if the employee loses employment for reasons that cannot be attributed to him/her.”
Source: CGEN.in

08 June 2015

Central Government to Raise Bonus Limits from Rs.3500 to Rs.4500

The Government has decided to raise the upper limit for the annual bonus that is being given to Central Government employees all over the country.
Payment of Bonus (Amendment) ordinance 2007 according to which section 12 of the payment of Bonus Act 1965 had been amended raising the ceiling for calculation purpose from salary of 2500/- P.M. to Rs.3500/-P.M. w.e.f. 01.04.2006. And also amended the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 to raise the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of Rs. 3500/- per month to Rs. 10000/- per month.

Central Government employees are regularly given Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB). Each department announces its bonus days in the month of September. But, since there was an upper limit, only small amounts were given as bonuses. CG Employees Federations all over the country were demanding that the limits should be raised.
News have surfaced that decisions in this regard were made during a recent meeting held with group of ministers. According to unconfirmed sources, the upper limit has been raised by Rs.1000 from Rs.3500 to Rs.4500.