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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Transfers/postings/re-allotments in the Junior Time Scale (JTS) of the Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Group 'A'


Retirement - 31.07.2016

Mrs. Lilly Thankachan, Stenographer Grade-I
Mrs. LILLY THANKACHAN working as Stenographer Grade-I in the office of the Superintendent of Post Offices, Thalassery Division, Thalassery, Kerala Circle, is retiring from service on superannuation, after serving the Department more than 35 years, on the afternoon of 31.07.2016.  Her Date of birth is 15.07.1956 and date of entry in the Department is 16.05.1981.

On this occasion, All India Postal Stenographers' Association wishes her A HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL RETIRED LIFE.

ENDORSEMENT OF OUR DEPARTMENT ON 7TH CPC ORDERS - CCS (REVISED PAY) RULES, 2016


FORM OF OPTION FOR PAY FIXATION

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7th Pay Commission Notification At A Glance

New Delhi: In a bonanza for 4.8 million central government employees, the government on Monday issued notification and resolution for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, which had given an overall hike 14.29 percent in basic pay.

Check out the followings to know the benefits and losses of Central government employees under 7th Pay Commission notification and resolution at a glance.

1. The government has notified a 2.57-time hike in basic pay

2. The minimum pay of central government employees with effect from January 1, 2016 will now be Rs 18,000 per month, from existing Rs 7,000 per month.

3. The highest level of Cabinet Secretary, the salary would hike up from Rs 90,000 a month to Rs 2.5 lakh.

4. The new pay structure has dropped the pay band and grade pay and okayed a new pay matrix.

5. A fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all levels in the pay matrices. After taking into account the DA at prevailing rate 125 per cent.

“With regard to fixation of pay of the employee in the new Pay Matrix as on 1st day of January, 2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57,” the notification said.

6. There shall be two dates for grant of annual increment, January 1 and July 1, every year instead of the existing July 1 only. However, the rate of annual increment has been retained at 3%.

7. Central government Employees will be entitled to only one annual increment on either of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.

8. Central government Employees will get no new allowances (except Dearness Allowance) with their new pay structure as the cabinet referred the 7th Pay Commission recommendations relating to allowances to a committee headed by Finance Secretary.

The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months, till a final decision, all existing allowances to be paid as per the existing rates in existing pay structure.

9. Dearness Allowance after coming into force of the revised Pay structure shall undergo change accordingly and will be linked to the average index as on January 1, 2016.

10. The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before.

11. The benchmark for performance appraisal for MACP has been enhanced from Good to Very Good.

12. The annual increments will be withheld in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

13. Chiefs of regulatory bodies including SEBI and TRAI will now get a consolidated pay package of Rs 4.5 lakh per month, while their full-time members will get Rs 4 lakh each.

Payment of salary to Central Government employees on 28th July, 2016 instead of 29th July, 2016 due to bank strike called by UBFU.


7th CPC Annual Increment – Two Dates for Grant of Increment

There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.

II. Annual Increments:

Sl.No
Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
The manner of drawal of annual increment to be as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report.
Accepted

Authority: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2016/170924.pdf

Posting Orders - Private Secretary - Kerala Circle


No annual increment for non-performing employees: Government

Non-performing Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not upto the mark, the Centre has said. 

The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been enhanced to "very good" from "good" level, the Finance Ministry said in an order notifying implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations. 

The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before, the Ministry said as it "accepted" the pay panel's recommendations. 

The recommendation of "withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service" has been "accepted", it said. 

The pay panel had in its report to the Centre said that there is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course. 

"The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. 

"The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees," it had said. 

There are about 50 lakh Central government employees.

Source:-The Economic Times

Revision of Fixed Stationary Charges (FSC) for Post Offices, SBCO in HOs and IP/ASP




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7th CPC – Cabinet decision – Orders issued

7th CPC – CABINET DECISION – ORDERS ISSUED

GAZETTE NOTIFICATION RELEASED BY THE GOVERNMENT ON 25.07.2016 ON THE 7TH PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
 

 

Employers can be fined upto Rs 50,000 for failure to constitute an Internal Complaint Committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
25-July-2016 17:46 IST

Employers can be fined upto Rs 50,000 for failure to constitute an Internal Complaint Committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment 
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has started collecting data under the category of insult to the modesty of women (section 509 of IPC) at office premises since 2014. A total of No. of 57 cases were registered and 47 persons were Chargesheeted out of which 2 person are convicted during 2014.
Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 casts responsibility on the appropriate Government to monitor the implementation of this Act and maintain data on the number of cases filed and disposed off.
The Act mandates all the workplace which include any department, organisation, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit which is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the appropriate Government or the local authority or a Government company or a corporation or a co-operative society having more than 10 workers to constitute Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) for receiving complaints of sexual harassment.
If any employer fails to constitute an Internal Complaint Committee, or contravenes or attempts or abets contravention of other provisions of this Act or any rules made there under, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development had issued advisories to all States/UTs Government on 23rd December, 2013 and 27th October, 2014 to ensure effective implementation of the Act. The Ministries/Departments in Government of India have also been advised to ensure the compliance of the Act time to time.
Further, Ministry of Corporate Affairs along with the industry bodies, Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Society, Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI), and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) have been requested to ensure effective implementation of the Act amongst their members in the private sector.
This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

Revision of GDS FG Bond security amount

The Department of Posts has revised the security amount to be furnished by Gramina Dak Sevaks as under vide DG letter no 6-18/2010-PE-II dated 07-05-2010 

1. GDS BPMs from Rs 10000/- to Rs 25000/-

2 Other GDS from Rs 5000/- to Rs 10000/-

The security will be in the form of Fidelity Guarentee Bond or National Savings Certificate pledged to the Department or in the shape of Bank Gurantee from any nationalized Bank. The present periodicity of yearly renewal- of the Fidelity Guaratee Bond be revised to once in 5 years (quinquinnelly).The required premium for-5 years' block may be recovered and the F.G. Bond obtqined for full 5 years block from the recognized Cooperative Credit Society.


To view the full text of the letter click here.

e-gazette Notification regarding 7CPC issued 25.07.2016

e-gazette Notification regarding 7CPC issued 25.07.2016  

Monday, July 25, 2016

Casual labourers with temporary status-clarification regarding contribution to GPF and Pension under the old Pension Scheme.

Employment News : 23 - July to 29 - July 2016

INSTITUTE OF BANKING PERSONNEL SELECTION
Name Of Post : Probationary Officer or Management Trainees
No.of Vacancies : 8822
Last Date :13.08.2016
 
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, New Delhi
Name Of Post : Physical Chemist, Dy. Directors, Medical Officers, and Various posts
No.of Vacancies : 17
Last Date :11.08.2016
 
INDIAN ARMY, TAMIL NADU
Name Of Post : Engineers in Various Streams
No.of Vacancies : 170
Last Date :24.08.2016
 
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA SERVICE BOARD, Mumbai
Name Of Post : Officers in grade ‘B’
No.of Vacancies : 182
Last Date :09.08.2016
 
AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA, Delhi
Name Of Post : Junior Assistant
No.of Vacancies : 60
Last Date :08.08.2016
 
STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LIMITED
Name Of Post : Operator-Cum-Technician, Attendant-Cum-Technician, Medical Officer, Dental Surgeon, Principal, Superintendant
No.of Vacancies : 226
Last Date :05.08.2016
 
INTELLIGENCE BUREAU
Name Of Post : Security Assistant (Motor Transport)
No.of Vacancies : 209
Last Date :06.08.2016
 
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ROCK MECHANICS, Bengaluru
Name Of Post : Scientist, Scientist Asstt., Junior Research Fellow, a/c Officer, Office Assistant, etc
No.of Vacancies : 23
Last Date :31.08.2016
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