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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Employment News - March 11 - 17, 2017

Job Highlights

Name Of Post : Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination
No.of Vacancies : 251
Last Date :27.03.2017
Name Of Post : Attendant-cum-Technician, Operator-cum-Technician, Attendant-cum-Fire Engine Driver and Mining Mate
No.of Vacancies : 96
Last Date :16.03.2017
Name Of Post : Assistans
No.of Vacancies : 984
Last Date :29.03.2017
Name Of Post : Junior Assistant (Fire Service)-NE-4
No.of Vacancies : 147
Last Date :31.03.2017
Name Of Post : Chief Manager, Chief Supdt. (Elect.), Manager, Addl. Controller of Stores etc
No.of Vacancies : 14
Last Date :24.03.2017

General Financial Rules,2017

The above book is published by Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on 11/2/2017. Total 209 pages are there. 
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Strike Notice for 16th March, 2017 — Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.

No. 45018/1/2017-Vig
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 15th March, 2017
Subject: - Strike Notice for 16th March, 2017 — Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding. 
It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, New Delhi has given a notice that the members of the affiliates of the Confederation will go on strike on 16th March, 2017 in pursuance of their 7th Central Pay Commission Demands 
2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow etc. or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules. Pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can he claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which, besides deduction of wages, may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. No.33012/1/(s)/2008-Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008. on the subject for strict compliance. 
3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees etc if applied for, during the period of proposed strike, and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises. 
4. In case employees go on strike, all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e. 16.03.2017.
(Suresn Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India 

Cabinet approves 2% DA hike from 01.01.2017 for Central Government Employees

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday increased dearness allowance and dearness relief to 4 per cent from the existing 2 per cent from January 1, 2017, benefiting 48.85 employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners.
"The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved release of an additional instalment of dearness allowance to central government employees and dearness relief to pensioner with effect from January 1, 2017," an official statement said.
The DA/DR has been increased by 2 per cent over the existing rate of 2 per cent of the basic pay/pension to compensate for price rise and it is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendation of 7th pay commission, the statement said.
This hike in DA/DR will benefit 48.85 lakh central government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners, it said.
The statement said that the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be Rs 5,857.28 crore per annum and Rs 6,833.50 crore in the Financial Year 2017-18 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2017 to February, 2018).
Dearness allowance and dearness relief are provided to employees and pensioners to neutralise the impact of inflation on their earnings. The labour unions, however, are not happy with the proposed hike saying it would not be able to offset the real impact of price rise.
As per an agreed upon formula, the Centre hikes the allowance taking 12-month average of retail inflation. The government does not consider the price rise rate beyond a decimal point for deciding the rate of the dearness allowance.
The dearness allowance is paid as proportion of the basic pay of the central government employees.
Earlier last year, the government hiked DA by 6 per cent to 125 per cent of basic pay. The DA was later merged into the basic pay following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award.