Friday, November 28, 2014

Air Travel LTC to J&K, N.E.R and A&N extended by 2 Years

Air Travel LTC to J&K, N.E.R and A&N extended by 2 Years

Leave Travel Concession to travel via air to Jammu & Kashmir, the North Eastern Regions and the Andaman and Nicobar islands has been extended for another two years for Central Government employees.

The LTC scheme, which is granted to Central Government employees and their family members, has now been extended up to September 2016. Click here for the detailed DOPT order.

DOPT has also released an order regarding LTC scheme for new recruits. Explanations have been given in the form of questions and answers. The order contains answers to 8 very important questions, explanations for them and 4 pictorial examples.

Foreign Tour for CG Employees, demanded by NC JCM Staff Side. Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India once in his life time in lieu of the LTC.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Centre May Lower Retirement Age By 2 Years To 58 -- NEWS

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is likely to take a major decision of the lowering of the mandatory retirement age for its employees to 58 years old, two years earlier than what the present law requires.

It would be one of the major decisions to be taken by the BJP government after came to power to curb slow manpower turn-over in government.

The present law setting the mandatory retirement age at 60 years old may be affecting the bureaucracy’s productivity.

Since studies show that Indian people reaching the age of 50 years old tend to suffer from a decline of cognitive and physical abilities.

That older employees also find it harder to adapt to modern technology, which is must required to develop the nation.

The youth voters in country have increased and so the BJP also wants to focus on young voters to say, “More retirees would mean more job openings for the youth.”

PM Modi earlier said at New York’s Madison Square Garden, that India, which is the youngest country in the world, will live up to the expectations.

“There is an atmosphere of hope and enthusiasm. India wants change. A country with such a huge population of young people does not have a need to look back,” he added.

“India is a youthful nation with a very old culture. 65 percent of Indians are below the age of 35,” he said.

“The government may clear the decrease in the retirement age either by June 30 or after receiving the Seventh Pay Commission report” said a source.

It may be likely to be a part of the terms of reference of the Seventh Pay Commission, expected to file its report in 2015.

The decrease in retirement age would be happening first time after Independence. In 1998, the BJP government led by Atal Bihari Bajpai increased the retirement age to 60 from 58 following implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission.

Experts said it would put pressure on the government exchequer for payment of retirement benefits. However, sources confirmed this would be manageable.

The move to decrease the retirement age may pressure the states to follow it.

The BJP led Haryana government has already declared yesterday decided to lower the retirement age of its employees from 60 to 58 years.

Age before duty: Babus to retire at 58 instead of 60


Thursday, September 25, 2014

IP & LGO examinations will be held in the month of November 2014

IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination 2014

FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(DE Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated :  23rd  September,  2014

1.      All Heads of Circles

Sub:    Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion  to the  cadre of  Inspector  Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 


  I am directed to refer this office letter of even number dated 09-09-2014 wherein the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector posts for the year 2014  on 20th and 21st September, 2014 were postponed due to devastating flood situation in J & K State.

2.         Now, it has been decided to hold the above mentioned Examination either on 15th and 16th November, 2014 or 22nd and 23rd November, 2014.  The exact schedule will be communicated shortly after fixing the venues for conducting the IP and LGO Examinations by the Outsourced Agency. 

3.         This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. 

Yours faithfully,

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to
1.         F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014)

(M. C. Pandey)

Assistant Director General (DE)


As per the call given by the C HQ and NFPE a day long Dharna was organised at Shimoga HPO premises on 24.09.2014.  A huge number of employees participated in the Dharna.  
Important Demands;
1. Inclusion of GDS in the perview of 7th Pay commission..
2. Grant 25% interim relief to CG employees.
3. Implementation of 7th Pay Commission report from 01.01.2014.
4. Immediate Merger of 50% DA with basic pay 
5. Scrap New Pension Scheme and grant Pension to all who recruited after 2004.
6. Remove slab of 5% on Compassionate appointment and grant CA on all eligible candidates.
7. Against the atrocities and harassment on staff by Regional and Divisional heads especially in    Karnataka and Delhi circle    And some more demands.

  Actually the staff in Shimoga Division are being harassed like anything by the Divisional administration.  Since last one year about 12 officials were went on voluntary retirement (that too in this crucial juncture i e., ahead of 7th Pay commission).  The leaders are ill treated and many of the SPMs are threatened.  The lady officials are being targeted  and threatened of transfer.  All these were brought to the notice of CHQ, Circle Union and Circle and Regional Office.  There is not concrete move from the PMG or CPMG.  The employees urged for the immediate relief from such officer who is taking revenge on the employees on flimsy grounds.  The employees participated in the DHARNA took a stand that if no action is taken by the higher authorities, than the Divisional Union would take a stand of taking immediate Trade Union Action.

DHARNA ON 24.09.2014

ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸಂಘದ ಕರೆಯ ಮೇರೆಗೆ  ದಿನಾಂಕ ೨೪.೦೯. ೧೪ರಂದು ದೇಶಾದ್ಯಂತ ಒಂದು ದಿನದ ಧರಣಿ ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ  ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಅಂಚೆ ಕಚೇರಿ ಅವರಣದಲ್ಲೂ  ಒಂದು  ದಿನದ ಧರಣಿ ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹ ಆಚರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Com Ranganath Amar Rahe...


          ಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ಮಿತ್ರ, ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರ, ಅದ್ಬುತ ವಾಗ್ಮಿ , ಬಿಚ್ಚು ಮನಸ್ಸಿನ ಇದ್ದದ್ದನ್ನು ಇದ್ದ ಹಾಗೇ ಹೇಳುವ, ಮತ್ತು ಯಾವುದೇ ಮುಲಾಜಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಯಾರಿಗೂ ಹೆದರದ ಸ್ವಬಾವದ ಕಾಂ ರಂಗನಾಥ್ ಇಂದು ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ನಮ್ಮನ್ನಗಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ.  ಪತ್ನಿ ಮತ್ತು ಒಬ್ಬ ಮಗಳ ಸುಖೀ ಸಂಸಾರದ ರಂಗನಾಥ್ ಈ ಹಿಂದೆ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ  ವಿಭಾಗೀಯ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಯಾಗಿ , ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾಗಿ  ಹಲವಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಸೇವೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದ್ದರು.  ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಅಖಿಲ ಭಾರತ ಅಧಿವೇಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಹಾರ ಸಮಿತಿಯ ಚೇರ್ಮನ್ ಆಗಿ ಅವರು ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದ ಸೇವೆ ಅವಿಸ್ಮರಣೀಯ.  ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕಳೆದಬಾರಿ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ವಲಯ ಅಧಿವೇಶನದಲ್ಲೂ ಅವರು ಆಹಾರ ಸಮಿತಿಗೆ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶಕರಾಗಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು.  ಇವರ ಶ್ರಮದಿಂದಲೇ ನಮ್ಮ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ  ನಡೆದ ಅಧಿವೇಶನ ಅತ್ಯದ್ಬುತ ಯಶಸ್ಸು ಕಂಡಿತು. 

         ಯಾವುದೇ ನಿರ್ಧಾಕ್ಷಿಣ್ಯಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾದೇ ಮಾತನಾಡುವ ರಂಗಣ್ಣ ಅದರಿಂದಲೇ ಕೆಲವರಿಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಗುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ.  ಟ್ರೇಡ್ ಯುನಿಯನ್ ವಿಚಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ಸಂಘನಿಷ್ಟೆ ಅವಿಸ್ಮರಣೀಯ.  ಸಂಘಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಸರ್ವಸ್ವವನ್ನೂ ಅರ್ಪಿಸಿದ ಮಹಾನುಭಾವ.    ಸಂಘಕ್ಕೆದುರಾದ ಅನೇಕ ಕಷ್ಟ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನ ದಿಂದ  ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ವಿಬಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಘವನ್ನು ಮುನ್ನೆಡೆಸಲು ಕಿರಿಯರಿಗೆ ಬಹಳಷ್ಟು ಅನುಕೂಲವಾಗುತ್ತಿತ್ತು.  ಇದರಿಂದಾಗಿಯೇ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ವಿಭಾಗ ತನ್ನ ಪ್ರೌಡಿಮೆಯನ್ನು ಸಂಘದ ವಿಚಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಇನ್ನೂ ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ ಎಂದರೆ ತಪ್ಪಗಲಾರದು.  ಎಲ್ಲರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸ್ನೇಹ, ವಿಶ್ವಾಸ ಇವುಗಳಿಂದಾಗಿ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಪಾಲಿಗೆ ರಂಗಣ್ಣ ನಾಗಿದ್ದ  ಇವರು ಕಳೆದ ನವೆಂಬರ್ ನಲ್ಲ್ಲಿ ಸೇವೆಯಿಂದ ನಿವೃತ್ತರಾಗಿದ್ದರು.  ಆದರೂ ತನ್ನ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಘದ ನಂಟನ್ನು ಮುಮ್ದುವರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡೆ ಬಂದ ರಂಗಣ್ಣನಿಲ್ಲದೇ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದ ಎನ್.ಎಫ಼್.ಪಿ.ಇ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಜ್ಯಸಂಘ ಬಡವಾಗಿದೆ- ಮತ್ತು ಅನಾಥವಾಗಿದೆ.  ರಂಗಣ್ಣನ ನಿಧನದ ದುಃಖ ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ದಯಾಮಯನಾದ ಆ ಭಗವಂತ ಅವರ ಸಂಸಾರಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡಲಿ ಎಂದು ಎಲ್ಲ ನೌಕರರ ಪರವಾಗಿ ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಬೇಡುತ್ತದೆ. 


Mesasge from CHQ PIV

I am deeply shocked over the news of sudden death of Com K.S.Ranganath, Ex P IV President, of AIPEU, Karnataka Circle, No words to express his dedication  to NFPE.  PIV CHQ paid respectful homage to the departed leader and conveys heartfelt condolences to Mrs Ranganath and other family members at the grief  striken moment.  May they get the strength to bear with this huge loss.  Kindly transmit this message to them

                                                                                             GENERAL SECRETARY, AIPEU P IV


                                                                                                          SUVARNAMMA SP
                                                                                                      ACCOUNTANT, HASSAN HO


                                                                            PRESIDENT /SECRETARY/MEMBERS
                                                                                              AIPEU, HASSAN

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Asset Declaration Amendment Rules-- LAST DATE EXTENDED TO 31-12-2014


IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination
Most Urgent

FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Recruitment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated : 9th September, 2014

All Heads of Circles

Sub: Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 o be held on 20th and 21stSeptember, 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 proposed to be held on 21st September, 2014.


I am directed to refer this office letter No. A-34012/03/2014-DE and A-34012/04/2014-DE dated 3rd June, 2014 wherein the notifications for holding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector posts for the year 2014 on 20th and 21st September, 2014 were issued.

2. The Outsourced Agency, M/s CMC Ltd. has intimated that conduct of the above mentioned examination on the scheduled dates is not feasible. Therefore, the Competent Authority has ordered to postpone both the departmental examinations. The revised dates would be intimated shortly.

3.  This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,

(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to :-
F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014

Postal Department doesn't have manpower to execute RTI Act

Nearly 13 months after Central Information Commission (CIC) directed to issue Right to Information (RTI) stamps instead of Indian Postal Orders and bank drafts or cheques to seek information from government departments, the Department of Posts has said printing presses don't have papers to print stamp papers.

The reply, which the Department of Posts has given for non-compliance to the RTI filed by Delhi-based civil activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal, says: "Both the security printing presses at Nasik and Hyderabad do not have paper to print RTI stamps!'' To this reply, Agarwal took a dig at the postal department saying, "these two presses have sufficient paper to print postal stamps for some foreign countries, apart from adequately equipped for printing commemorative and definitive-series stamps regularly with some stamps like on Sachin Tendulkar printed within a few days of decision-taken, but not for RTI, clearly a discrimination against the game-changer Act and disrespect to the CIC direction.''

On August 27, 2013, the CIC had clearly directed Secretary, Department of Posts, that "RTI applications be accepted in all its 25,000-odd post offices across the country and the RTI stamp of the denomination of Rs.10 be used instead of postal orders and this would be time and cost-effective step.'' But the postal department has its own set of reasons for not issuing the RTI stamps so far.

"The issue of RTI stamps is under examination. A committee has been set up by the Secretary (Posts). All stamps are printed by India Security Press at Nasik and Hyderabad. But currently, both presses are out of stamp papers and the printing of postal stamps has been adversely affected by this. Hence, the matter be raised by the DOP&T with the CMD of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCI) Limited and the Finance Secretary under whose charge SPMCI Ltd operates,'' says the RTI reply by Postal Department.

It also hinted at logistics hurdles as opening nearly 25,000 postal offices for this purpose would demand "dedicated manpower and official infrastructure, including computers, which requires cost. In fact, Department of Posts admitted that it has got "no manpower and extra remuneration even to execute RTI Act by accepting those applications and issuing postal orders for the same through its 4,700 designated post offices.'' The onus thus clearly falls on the government to give mandate, manpower and money to execute CIC direction in its right spirit.

Thursday, August 14, 2014



Refusal to accept promotion, earlier to 09.08.1999 when the ACP scheme was promulgated, does not make an employee ineligible for grant of first financial benefits under ACP scheme when the scheme came into force only on 09.08.1999

Facts: The Applicant  (who was appointed on 08.03.1980), while working as Radio Mechanic in India Meteorological Department refused his promotion due to family circumstances, when his promotion order was issued on 30.07.1998.

The Assured career Progression Scheme came into force on 09.08.1999. The Applicant having completed 12 years of service and stagnating in the same post of Radio Mechanic was rejected for the financial benefit of ACP on the ground that he refused his promotion when offered on 30.07.1998 earlier to the introduction of ACP scheme on 09.08.1999.

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP) was introduced for financial upgradation on 19.05.2009. As per this scheme, an employee will be entitled for three financial upgradation after completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuance of service. The Applicant became eligible for 1st ACP in 2000 and 2nd MACP in 2010. The grievance of the Applicant is that, he was denied 1st ACP and 2nd MACP. Hence he filed this OA challenging the Office Orders 10/11-12-2008 and 20-9-2010 whereby he was denied the financial upgradation.

The Respondents state that he refused promotion issued by Order dated 30.07.1998. In terms of DoP&T O. M. No. 35034/1/1997 Establishment (D) (Vol. IV), dated 18.07.2001, the Applicant cannot be said to stagnate in the same post. Hence the 1st ACP benefits was refused. The Applicant annexed the judgement of Bombay Bench of the Tribunal as appeared in Swamynews of July, 2008.

The Bombay Bench of the CAT held that “If an employee has refused the promotion before the enforcement of ACP Scheme, the facts would remain that he has actually not been given any financial upgradation which he could have been before regular promotion. He remains on the scale of pay still stagnated”. In view of this clarification, the clarification of Respondents cannot be accepted. Ernakulam Bench of CAT in OA No. 768 of 2005 considered condition No. 10 makes it amply clear that if an employee is accepting ACP benefit, he is deemed to have given unqualified acceptance for regular promotion on occurrence of vacancy subsequently”. That precludes factoring of past refusal while given ACP benefit.

In view of the above, refusals of promotion earlier to 9-8-1999, has no effect on the grant of financial benefit under ACP scheme. Hence, the clarification given no Doubt No. 38 by DoP&T cannot be accepted in this case as the Applicant herein refused promotion earlier to the coming of ACP Scheme. In that view, refusal of grant of 2nd financial upgradation under MACP scheme amount to punishing him for the second time. Hence, the eligibility of benefits under ACP scheme has to be recknoned on the actual date namely 9-8-1999. Hence declaining promotion earlier to 9-8-1999 is no reason to deny the first ACP introduced on 9-8-1999. Hence, a direction was given to Respondents to grant the Applicants benefits under the ACP scheme irrespective of the fact of their refusal of promotion earlier to 9-8-1999. Time given for implementation was 6 weeks.

In view of the above, same relief given by Bombay Bench is to be followed in this case also.

In the result, the impugned Order, dated 10/11-12-2008 and 20-9-2010 are set aside. The Respondents are directed to grant financial benefits under the ACP scheme to the Applicant in 12 weeks from the date of receipt of this order.

This the OA stands allowed.

(Shri. Ganesh Bhavrao Shrote v. Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences Mausam Bhavan, New Delhi, New Delhi, 8/2014, SwamynewS 98, (Bombay), date of judgement 5-8-2013)

NB: Reproduced from Swamy’s News August 2014-Tribunal Judgements

Government considering amendments to Minimum Wages Act

New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to amend the Minimum Wages Act 1948, the Lok Sabha was informed on August 11. "The proposal to amend the Minimum Wages Act 1948 is under consideration," Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha in a written reply. Under the provisions of Minimum Wages Act 1948, both central and state governments are appropriate governments to fix, review and revise mimimum wages of workers employed in the scheduled employment under their respective jurisdiction, Tomar said.
The appropriate governments have been empowered to notify any employment in the schedule where the number of employees is 1,000 or more in a state and fix rates of minimum wages in respect to employees employed therein, he said. The minister said that presently there are 45 scheduled employments under central sphere and the workers employed in various mini cement plants and petroleum products outlets are not included in the scheduled employment of central spehere.
The rates of minimum wages fixed by central government are applicable to establishments under its authority, railways administration, mines, oilfields, major ports and corporations created under Acts of Parliament, he said. In the unskilled section of agriculture sector, rates of wages including Variable Dearness Allowance per day w.e.f April 1, 2014, are Rs 215, Rs 195 and Rs 193 in Area A, Area B and Area C respectively. Similarly for the highly skilled in the same sector, it is Rs 283, 262 and Rs 235 for Areas A, B and C respectively, he said.
Replying to another question, Tomar said that there are 56,90,636 beedi workers in the country as on July 31, 2014, in various states. Under various medical assistance given to the beedi workers for different diseases, 31,74,440 workers benefited from various health schemes in 2013-14. He said that there were 4,96,416 beneficiaries under educational schemes in 2013-14 while the number of beneficiaries under group insurance scheme in the same period was 7,02,320.

Source: Deccan Chronicle News


Monday, June 23, 2014


CBS GO LIve at Shimoga HO on 23.06.2014.  The function was inaugurated by Sri B.Chandrakantha Kamath SPOs, Shimoga by lighting the lamp. the programme was started with prayer of Smt Gangamma, APM, Shimoga HO followed by welcome speech  and over view of CBS by Sri Raghavendra Havaler.  Sri T.K.Gopal CBS Team leader and other CBS Team was honoured on the occasion.  Sri V Shashidhar ME extended vote of thanks.  Some photos =of the function is published herewith.