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Monday, September 29, 2014

Relaxation to travel by Air to visit NET and A&N

No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 26th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, it has been decided by the Government to permitGovernment servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme.


(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/ A&N against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them.

(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.

(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K

Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(iv) Air travel is to be performed by Air India in Economy Class only and at LTC-80 fare or less.

(v) Air travel by non-entitled officers on the sectors mentioned in item (iii) above may be permitted while availing LTC to any place in India (4 year Block) also.

(vi) Air Tickets to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

2. These orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of issue of this O.M.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

4. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards.

No. 14-01/2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Dated 25th September, 2014
To,
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms (PAF)/Director of Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards – reg.

Consequent upon grant to another installment of Dearness allowance. With effect from 1st July, 2014 to the Central Government Employee vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/2/2014-E-II (B) dated 18.09.2014, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-1/2012-PAP dated 22.9.2014, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.07.2014. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100% to 107% on the basic time related continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July,2014.

2. The additional of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The Expenditure on this account shall be debited to the head “salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issue with the concurrence of integrated finance wing vide the dairy No. 159/FA/2014-CS dated 25.09.2014.

(Maj.S.N.Dave)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting Year 2013-14





Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees-Revised rates effective from 01.07.2014 - Department of Posts



Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) – Railway Vacancies 2014 – Recruitment for 6119 vacancies

Railway Recruitment Board has published to invite fresh applications for recuitment to the post of Junior Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Senior Section Engineer, Chief Depot Material Superintendent. The important details are given for your information…
Senior Section Engineer: 1798 Posts
Chief Depot Material Superintend: 52 Posts
Junior Engineer: 3967 Posts
Depot Material Superintend: 105 Posts
Chemical Metallurgical Assistant: 179 Posts
Total No. of Vacancies : 6101
AGE LIMIT: The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.01.2015. The upper age limit is relaxable as under, subject to submission of requisite certificates: (Relaxation as per rules)
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: Candidates should have requisite Educational/ Technical qualifications (as indicated in the vacancy table) from recognized Board/ University /Institute as on the date of submission of the ONLINE application for this Centralized Employment Notice. Those awaiting results of the final examination need NOT apply. Candidates who have obtained diploma/degree through distance mode except AMIETE are not eligible to apply. For more details Read Full Advertisement.
HOW TO APPLY: Candidates are required to apply ONLINE to any one RRB ONLY, separately for SSE and/or JE group, depending upon their eligibility, on the website of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) as indicated in Para 15. Detailed instructions for filling up ONLINE applications are available on the website of RRB(s). Brief Instructions to fill up the same are given in Para Nos. 5 and 5 (A) of this notification. Application to more than one RRB for the same group will lead to rejection of all the applications for that group.
Important Dates
Opening Date for Registration: 20 September 2014
Closing Date for Registration: 19 October 2014 up to 23.59 Hrs
Date of Examination for Junior Engineer Group – Grade Pay Rs.4200: 14 December 2014
Date of Examination for Senior Section Engineer Group – Grade Pay Rs.4600: 21 December 2014

Chamundipex-2014 - Philately Exhibition



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More photos - AIPSA CWC meeting - Tamil Nadu Circle






Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14.

No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch
New Delhi, the 16th September, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject :- Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14.
The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2013-14 to the Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. 
The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall continue to be monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500/-, as hitherto. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.
2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:
(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2014 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2013-14 wIll be eligible for payment under these orders. Prorata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).
(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments In a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will there after be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500), Non.PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 3500×30/304=Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454/-).
(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 days week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.
(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14 (10)—E. Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.
3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.
4. The expenditure incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.
5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Monday, September 15, 2014

Photographs - AIPSA Tamil Nadu Circle





List of newly elected office bearers-AIPSA Tamil Nadu Circle-2014-16.



Sub: List of newly elected  office bearers for the period 2014 - 2016 - reg. 
                                                                        ------
            XII Biennial Circle Conference of All India Postal Stenographers Association, T.N. Circle was held at Tiruchirappalli on 13.09.2014. The following is the list of newly elected office bearers of All India Postal Stenographers Assn., T.N. Circle for the period 2014-2016. 
Sl.
POST
Designation and Post        S/Shri.
1.
President
K. Lalitha, PA to Chief PMG, O/o Chief PMG, TN Circle,
Chennai 600 002.
2.
Vice-President
1.. V. Umathangam, PA to Director (MB & SP), Chennai 600 002.
2. V. Jayalakshmi, PA to SSRM, RMS ‘T’ Dn., Trichy   620 001.
3.
Circle Secretary
D. Mohan, PS to PMG, O/o PMG, Central Region, Trichy – 620 001.
4.
Asst.Circle Secretary
1. K. Arumugam, PA to SRM, RMS ‘CB’ Dn., Coimbatore 641 001.
2. S. Anbanandam, PA to SPOs, Sivaganga Dn., Sivaganga 630 560.
5.
Treasurer
 N. Ganesan, PS to PMG, O/o PMG, Southern Region,  Madurai 625 002.
6.
Asst. Treasurer
S. Elizabeth Vasanthi Swarnalatha, P.A, RO, Coimbatore now at C.O., Chennai.600 002.
7.
Organizing Secretary
1. N. Venkatasubramanian, PA to DPS, O/o PMG, Central Region, Trichy 620 001.
8.
EC Members.
1. S. Uma, PS to PMG, O/o PMG, Western  Region, Coimbatore 641 002.
2. N. Bagavathikumar, PA to SSPOs, Tirunelveli Dn., Tirunelveli 627 002.
3. A. Ramadoss, PA to SSPOs, Tambaram Dn., Tambaram 600 045.
4. R. Bharathan, PA to Sr. Manager, MMS, Chennai    600 006. 
5.R. Hemamalini, PA to SPOs, Tirupur Dn., Tirupur.
6. M.N. Raman, PA to SRM, Chennai Stg. Dn., Chennai 600 008.
9.
Auditor
Pushpa  Venkatesan, PA to DPS (HQ), O/o Chief PMG,TN Circle, Chennai 600 002. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

CWC meeting of AIPSA Tamil Nadu Circle



INVITATION CUM PROGRAMME
VENUE : HRO PREMISES, O/O. SSRM, ‘T’ DIVISION, TRICHY – 620 001

12.09.14 / 1700 hrs  -               C.W.C. MEETING
13.09.14 / 0830 hrs  -               Breakfast at Hotel Ramyas
13.09.14 / 0930 hrs  -               Inauguration of Conference
Prayer Song            -                                                                                                           
Welcome Address  -               Shri D. Mohan, Chairman, Reception Committee
Inaugural Address -               Shri E. Murugadas, General Secretary, AIPSA
President’s  address -            Shri K. Sureshkumar, Circle President
Treasurer’s report -               Shri S. Anbanandam, Circle Treasurer
Special Address     -               Shri K. Raveendran, Sr. Supdt. of Post offices,                         Tiruchirapalli Division – 620 001
Felicitations          -               By:Leaders of Sister Unions.                                                                                                               
1330 to 1430 hrs   -               Lunch at Hotel Meridian
1530 hrs                -               Election of office bearers
1630 hrs                -               Tea break
1645                      -               Subject committee
1800 hrs                -               Vote of thank, Organising Secretary
1930 hrs                -               Dinner

Members are cordially invited.AIPSA, TN.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Postage stamps released in 2014 Part-II


Postage stamps released in 2014 by Department of Posts - Part-I


Happy Onam


DA raised to 107% with effect from 01.07.2014

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2014. This is an increase of seven percent over the existing rate of 100 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. 

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of the order of approximately Rs. 7691 crore per annum and Rs.5127 crore respectively in the financial year 2014-2015 (i.e. for a period of eight months from July, 2014 to February, 2015).

Happy Onam

Wish you a Happy ONAM