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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Government says goodbye to clerk era, changes designation for its staff

NEW DELHI: Designations like Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Upper Division Clerk (UDC) in central government's employee hierarchy have been replaced with new nomenclature. The posts of UDC and LDC under Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) have been rechristened as Senior Secretariat Assistant and Junior Secretariat Assistant, respectively, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.  Besides, the post of Assistant under Central Secretariat Service (CSS) has been renamed as Assistant Section Officer, it said.  Both the CSCS and CSS form the backbone of administrative work in the central government.  The total sanctioned strength of CSS and CSCS is 11,467 and 5,933 respectively.  Earlier in March, the DoPT had decided to replace the 'class' categorisation for specifying the seniority of its employees with new alphabetical groupings.  The posts under the central government will be denoted as groups A, B, C and D instead of classes I, II, III and IV in the service rules, it had said.  The Class-III (Group C) employees had expressed concern that they were taunted as 'third-class' employees due to the categorisation.  The Class-I classification is for gazetted officers while Class-II refers to mainly the non-gazetted officers, though there are some gazetted officers in this category too.  Class-III comprises clerical staff and Class-IV (which is now subsumed in Class III or Group C) includes peons and helps or multi-tasking staff in the government hierarchy.

Railway Recruitment Board Non-technical Recruitment for 18252 Posts

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Railway Recruitment Board  Non-technical recruitment 2016 for 18252 Posts :Indian Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Ministry of Railways has recently released a recruitment notification to fill 18252 vacancies of Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Goods Guard, Junior Accounts, senior clerk, Traffic Assistant and Enquiry clerk. Interested eligible candidate who are looking jobs in Indian Railway can apply online from official website www.indianrailways.gov.in from 26 December 2015 to 25 January 2016.

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Name of the post and other details: 
01. Commercial Apprentice (CA): 703 Posts
02. Traffic Apprentice (TA): 1645 Posts
03. Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk: 127 Posts
04. Goods Guard: 7591 Posts
05. Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist: 1205 Posts
06. Senior Clerk-cum-Typist: 869 Posts
07. Assistant Station Master (ASM): 5942 Posts
08. Traffic Assistant: 166 Posts
09. Senior Time Keeper: 04 Posts

Total Number of posts: 18252 Posts

Job Location: All India

Educational qualification: Railway Recruitment Board invites applications from the candidates who have passed degree of Graduation in any stream from a recognized University.

Note - Full details of Advertisement like age limit/ educational qualification/ Application fee and other details will be availed on this page from 26 December 2015.

Examination Fee :
(1) GEN/OBC male candidates = Rs.100
(2) SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen / Women/ Minorities/ Persons with Disabilities/Economically backward classes = No examination fee

How to apply: TA, CA, Goods Guard, ASM, Jr. Accountant and other above given posts applications invite online from 26-12-2015 to 25-01-2016 though official website www.indianrailways.gov.in

Selection Procedure :
The candidates will be selected on the basis of Written Test only.

Important Dates :
Starting date for online registration - 26 December, 2015
Closing date for online registration - 25 January, 2016
Date of Online Written Examination - March-May, 2016

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Official Website - http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

Note - Full details and apply online link will available from 26 December 2015 so wait and revisit

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Lok Sabha passes Bonus Bill; benefits to accrue from April 2014

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 9:00pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill allowing doubling of wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers with establishments with 20 or more workers, with the benefits being applicable retrospectively from April 2014.
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015, was passed by a voice vote, with some members objecting to the raising of eligibility limit for payment of bonus from a salary of Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000.
Replying to a debate on the legislation, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said the Government has ensured that the interest of workers are protected and there is no infringement on their rights.
"Because of Bihar Elections this bill got delayed... The Prime Minister spoke to me and asked why should the benefits of this Act should accrue to workers from 2015. It should be made available from the April 2014," he said while moving an official amendment to the Bill.
The official amendment provides that the benefits of the Act would be deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2014, instead of April 1, 2015. Dattatreya said the Ministry has held 21 tripartite meetings with all central trade unions while arriving at a decision.
The Bill provides for enhancing monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from the existing Rs 3,500. It also seeks to enhance the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000 per month.
"The Government's paramount intention is to safeguard the interest of workers... There is no infringement of workers' rights and whatever the government does will be in the interest of workers," Dattatreya said.
After the bill was passed, Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, who was in the Chair, said the government should be congratulated for bringing the measure as also for effecting the benefits retrospectively. 
Terming the legislation as historic, Dattatreya said the outgo from government coffers would be about Rs 6,203 crore.
The Minister said the Bill would benefit crores of organised sector worker. He said unorganised sector constitute 93 per cent of the workforce or about 40 crore people.
Participating in the discussion, Mumtaz Sanghamita (TMC) said "it will benefit vast majority of poor workers. Bonus is the thing which is extra and over regular pay". She, however, wanted to know whether the increase in ceiling was commensurate to the inflation rate.
M Srinivas Rao (TDP) observed that labour laws in India were very weak and government should ensure safety and security for workers.
K Visheweshwar Reddy (TRS) said the sharp cut off of Rs 21,000 per month was flawed and added that contractual workers in factories are overworked and underpaid.
Sankar Prasad Datta (CPI-M) too echoed similar views saying that Rs 21,000 per month ceiling should not be there. Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav (SP) said there should be a special provision for women workers while providing bonus.
Prahlad Singh Patel (BJP) asked the government to fix a minimum ceiling and not the maximum one. "We can also think of linking it with the Pay Commission, so that we do not have to come again and again to Parliament to make changes". He said bonus should not be linked to profit or losses.
The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, is applicable to every factory and other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year. The last amendment to the eligibility limit and the calculation ceiling was carried out in 2007 and made effective from April 1, 2006.
This amendment in the Act to increase wage ceiling and bonus calculation ceiling was one of the assurances given by the Centre after 10 day central trade unions went on one-day strike on September 2. 

Source : http://www.dnaindia.com/

Ministry of Railways - Achievements & Initiatives

Dear Rail user,
Our respected Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji has a vision for this great nation and in this vision Indian Railways has an important place to be the "backbone of India's economic development".
During my tenure I have tried to bring about a change and to usher in new practices and new work culture. All Budget Announcements have been broken up into actionable points and are being monitored on a regular basis. I am happy to inform that 103 Budget Announcements already stand implemented.
In the past one year a number of milestones have been achieved. However, I am aware that the journey for transforming the Indian Railways will be long and winding. There are many more challenges to be overcome and expectations to be fulfilled. But I have been fortunate to always have your unstinting support and cooperation.
It is, therefore, important to communicate with you about the work being done in Indian Railways. Please download booklet containing the recent initiatives taken by the Railways in Hindi, in English. I look forward to your suggestions and I am confident that together we will make the Indian Railways much better.

With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Suresh Prabhu)



Change of nomenclature of the posts of Assistant of Central Secretariat Service

G.I., Min. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.21/12/2010-CS.I(P), dated 21.12.2015
Approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for change of nomenclature of the posts of Assistant of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Upper Division Clerk and Lower Division Clerk of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) as under:

The change in nomenclature comes into force with immediate effect.
The necessary amnedments to Central Secretariat Service Rules, 2009 and Central Secretariat Service Rules, 1962 will follow.
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Constitution of a GDS Committee

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