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Friday, March 22, 2019

National Council (JCM) Dharna on 28-03-2019 is deferred 

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All the Constituent Organizations of  National Council (JCM)


Sub:-Holding of regular meetings of the National Council (JCM), Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) and the Departmental Council (JCM) as per the JCM Scheme - deferment of the proposed Dharna at Delhi on 28th of March, 2019.

Ref:-DOPT letter F.No.3/1/2019-JCA dated 22/3/2019

Dear Comrades,

Cabinet Secretary already fix the meeting of the National Council (JCM) on 13/4/2019 vide letter referred above (copy enclosed).

In view of above a dharna proposed by JCM Members on 28th March 2019 has been deferred in consultation with the principle Office Bearers of various Federations.

With greetings,

Yours Comradely,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Monday, March 18, 2019

Guidelines of Resident Welfare Association

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Office Procedure :: Maintenance of files


Declaration of Holiday on 14th April 2019 - Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar ...



A delegate of the Association consisting,  Shri AI Khan, Shri TKR  Pillai, Shri Hansraj Jat and  Shri Rajesh Kumar met the Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation at New Delhi on 14th March and submitted the following memorandum. The delegates requested him to constitute a monitoring committee to ensure timely implementation of Cadre restructuring that he kindly agreed. Thus we hope the cadre restructuring of Administrative staff will be done without prolonged delay.  

GRIEVANCES OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
TO BE CONSIDERED IMMEDIATELY

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (GROUP  C)
MINISTRY OF STATISTICS AND PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
NSSO(FOD), Hall No. 201 & 205,
Vijay Stumbh, Zone, I, M P Nagar,           
Bhopal, dated: 15/03/2019
To
Shri  Pravin Shrivasthava,
Secretary,
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation,
Sardar Patel Bhawan, Parliament Street,
New Delhi

Sub:    Grievances of Administrative Staff to be considered immediately.

Respected Sir,
It is to submit that Administrative Staff of FOD, NSSO have been facing some problem of basic nature since very long viz. (2) Non restructure of administrative cadres since the inception of FOD. (2) Down-gradation of the post of Office Superintendent. (3) Problem faced by the MTS after 6th Pay Commission etc. Despite of or best efforts for the last 10 years, no result is come out on these important issues.
In this respect, I genuinely feel that with your personal intervention, all these issues can be solved in a time bond manner. Thus it is my fervent appeal to   please intervene in this matter for its early finalization so that the sufferings of the Administrative staff of NSSO (FOD) on the matter may come to an end.
            A detailed note on this subject is enclosed herewith.
With regards, 
Yours faithfully,
Sd/
(AI Khan)
General Secretary
1.                 1.          Cadre restructuring of Administrative Staff & Stenographers


Cadre restructuring of Administrative Staff and Stenographers of NSSO (FOD) Offices has not been done since its inception.  But cadre restructuring of Field Officers/cadres are being done periodically. Even though the Ministry of Statistics had initiated action to restructure the cadre of Administrative Staff of FOD in the year 2009 it is s still pending.
The proposal submitted earlier were revised and resubmitted on several occasions as per the comments of the MoSPI and Department of Expenditure with no fruitful result. However, it has come to know that subsequently a revised Cadre restructuring proposal was submitted in May 2017 after consultation with the then Under Secretary and  the Deputy Secretary who dealt the subject in the MoSPI and also after a power point presentation before the Joint Secretary in-charge of Administration in MoSPI, who was also reported to have endorsed the entire proposal.  And yet, the proposal is shuttling between FOD, MoSPI and Department of Expenditure.  It has come to know that at present FOD has resubmitted the proposal after complying with the instructions of MoSPI and Department of Expenditure.
It is to be noted that the clerical staff and stenographers, working in NSSO Offices are appointed through the competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. While the candidates sponsored by the SSC for appointment to these categories of staff in other Ministries they  have been getting promotion up to the level 8-9 of 7th Pay Commission scales after rendering 30 years of service, the candidates appointed from the same batch in NSSO (FOD) hardly reach the pay level of 4-6. This is due to lack of periodical cadre restructuring of Administrative staff.

2.                2.       Down-gradation of the post of Office Superintendent:
Till 6th Pay Commission, Office Superintendents of FOD were functioned as Section Officer and DDO. But consequent on the merger of the pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000 & 5500-9000, the post Office Superintendent has been downgraded to the Non Gazetted Assistant with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200. To combat this situation, FOD, NSSO had proposed creation of posts of Administrative Officers with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 in all Regions in the cadre restructuring proposal without any additional financial burdens. But due to the inordinate delay in the cadre restructuring, Non Gazetted Assistant are forced to do the duties entrusted to the post of Administrative Officer without any additional remunerations.

       In the absence of a Gazetted officer in the Administrative section, majority of the Regional offices deputed one Senior Statistical Officer to supervise the work in administrative section and functioning as DDO and sometimes declared as HO too. Since many of these SSO are not conversant with the rules/regulations related to Administration/accounts matters, their presence in the administrative section often has become burdensome.  If Administrative Officers are posted in the Regional Offices, they may act as HO and DDO also for the smooth functioning of office thereby relieving the SSO entirely for field work.
Moreover, down-gradation of the post of Office Superintendent to Assistant caused to increase the number post of Assistants.  But sufficient qualified UDC was not available to fill up all the posts of Assistants. Now, it has come to know that Department of Expenditure is demanding to abolish all posts of Assistants kept vacant more than 5 years. But it is not justifiable. Thus it is requested to please promote all UDCs against the vacancy of Assistant by relaxing recruitment rules as a onetime measure and the consequent vacancies of UDC may be filled by relaxing the recruitment rules of LDC. And immediate action may please be taken to get upgraded the posts of Assistant equivalent to the existing office Superintendent 

3.                 3. Problem faced by the MTS after 6th Pay Commission.

 According to sixth Pay Commission the existing 5 pay scales of Group D staff had been merged to a single pay band and granted Rs. 1800 Grade Pay and named the post as Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) i.e. amalgamating the posts with unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled functions without any scientific basis or logic. Consequently, the educational qualification for direct recruitment for the post has been raised to Matriculation and the status of the post has been raised from group D to Group C. But a person who passed matriculation might have also been passed 12th standard. And most of the persons who passed 12th standard may be a graduate and applies for the post of MTS and other competitive examinations simultaneously. The person selected for the post of MTS is forced to join the post due their domestic burden etc. But they are not satisfied because a single promotional post for the post for the post of MTS is available at present, whereas there were 4 promotional channels for the existing Group D Staff.
 Out of the cadre structure existed before 6th Pay Commission, majority posts were unskilled viz. Mali, Cobbler, sweeper etc they did not want even 8th standard pass for getting selection to the post. Thus matriculate peon, consisted less percentage of the total strength, only considered appointing to the post of LDC, under 15 percent quota. Thus at that time 15 percent quota was looking to be sufficient to meet the requirement. I know several persons initially appointed as peon have been retired on Gazetted posts. But the scenario has changed now, all the posts of MTS including the existing post of Cobbler, Mali, Sweeper all are appointing through competitive examination and the number of educationally qualified MTS increased many fold.  Thus the percentage of promotional quota for MTS to the post of LDC needs to be increased. It can only be possible at least 40 percent of the posts of LDC be reserved for the sake of promotion to MTS only.
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NPS to OPS :: Committee constituted by Govt. of Punjab .....


14% GOVT CONTRIBUTION IN NPS -- GAZETTE NOTIFICATION




INCENTIVE FOR ACQUIRING FRESH HIGHER QUALIFICATIONS IN THE 7TH CPC SCENARIO ....





13-03-2019 : SCRAP NPS -- NJCA DEMONSTRATIONN AT JANTAR MANTAR - NEW DELHI ...











NJCA letter to National & State level Political parties to scrap NPS


PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE IN THE ELECTION MANIFESTO OF YOUR PARTY WITH REGARD TO THE SCRAPPING OF THE NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM WHICH HAS TAKEN AWAY THE PENSION RIGHT OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ....


Master Circular on Probation / Confirmation in 

Central Services ...

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

MODE GOVT AGAINST NJCA DHARNA ...



THIS GOVT’S LAST CABINET MEETING OVER. ALL HOPES OF HIKE DASHED.

     The Union Government has completed the last Cabinet meeting before the general elections and the code of conduct for the Lok Sabha polls likely to be announced any time. But the demand of the Central government Employees on the pay hike still remains unsettled.
     Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley assured the unions on June 30, 2016 to consider the pay hike beyond the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for Central Government employees and he also reiterated his assurance in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016.
     The Finance Minister has made it clear that “the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Associations and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise”.
     Based on the assurance from the government, the unions had postponed the proposed strike plans against the government.
      Read – 7th CPC, Rajya Sabha – Q & A : Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees.
     There were reports at various stages of time that the government will raise the minimum pay from current Rs.18,000. There were talks that the pay of the employees in the pay scale of Level  1 to 5 may be hiked. The employees were pinning hopes during the Republic Day speech, Budget presentation etc., for the positive news. But with last Cabinet meeting over and model code almost in place, all these hopes were dashed. And now it is the time for the employees to make a decision before they cast the vote.

Friday, March 8, 2019

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS OF MACP CASE BEFORE THE REGISTRAR COURT




Thursday, March 7, 2019

GRANT OF DEARNESS RELIEF TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS - REVISED RATE EFFECTIVE FROM 01.01.2019-REG (Click the link below to view)

MACP Bench Mark :: High Court of Delhi Circular

Dispensation of conditions of applying for Government Accommodation and furnishing of 'No Accommodation Certificate' for admissibility of House Rent Allowance ..

Sunday, March 3, 2019



FR-35 : Restriction of officiating pay under FR-35 in the context of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016




Notice for the meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) on 07-03-2019


CABINET APPROVES PROMULGATION OF AADHAAR AND OTHER LAWS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2019

Press Information Bureau
Government of India Cabinet

28-February-2019 22:34 IST

CABINET APPROVES PROMULGATION OF AADHAAR AND OTHER LAWS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2019 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to make amendments to the Aadhaar Act 2016, Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2005 & Indian Telegraph Act 1885. The amendments proposed are the same as those contained in the Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on 4th January 2019.

Impact:-     
    
The amendments would enable UIDAI to have a more robust mechanism to serve the public interest and restrain the misuse of Aadhaar.  Subsequent to this amendment, no individual shall be compelled to provide proof of possession of Aadhaar number of undergo authentication for the purpose of establishing his identity unless it is so provided by a law made by Parliament.
Salient Features

The salient features of the amendments are as follows—
  • Provides for voluntary use of Aadhaar number in physical or electronic form by authentication or offline verification with the consent of Aadhaar number holder;
  • Provides for use of twelve-digit Aadhaar number and its alternative virtual identity to conceal the actual Aadhaar number of an individual;
  • Gives an option to children who are Aadhaar number holders to cancel their Aadhaar number on attaining the age of eighteen years;
  • Permits the entities to perform authentication only when they are compliant with the standards of privacy and security specified by the Authority; and the authentication is permitted under any law made by Parliament or is prescribed to be in the interest of State by the Central Government;
  • Allows the use of Aadhaar number for authentication on voluntary basis as acceptable KYC document under the Telegraph Act, 1885 and the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002.
  • Proposes deletion of section 57 of the Aadhaar Act relating to use of Aadhaar by private entities;
  • Prevents denial of services for refusing to, or being  unable  to,   undergo authentication;
  • Provides for establishment of Unique Identification Authority of India Fund;
  • Provides for civil penalties, its adjudication, appeal thereof in regard to violations of Aadhaar Act and provisions by entities in the Aadhaar ecosystem.
Background:

The Supreme Court in its judgement dated 26.9.2018 in W.P (civil) No.494 of 2012 and other tagged petitions held Aadhaar to be constitutionally valid. However, it read down/struck down few sections of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations and gave several other directions in the interest of protecting the fundamental rights to privacy.

Consequently it was proposed to amend the Aadhaar Act, Indian Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in line with the Supreme Court directives and the report of Justice B.N.Srikrishna (Retd.) committee on data protection, in order to ensure that personal data of Aadhaar holder remains protected against any misuse and Aadhaar scheme remains in conformity with the Constitution. Towards this, the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed by the Lok Sabha in its sitting held on 4th January, 2019. However, before the same could be considered and passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die. 

AKT/SH 
Source: PIB News (28.02.2019)