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MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH BY POSTAL JCA ON 04-12-2014 NFPE * FNPO * AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) * NUGDS POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION 4TH DECEMBER 2014 HISTORIC PARLIAMENT MARCH MORE THAN 15000 POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES INCLUDING GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS & CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6TH MAY 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

POSTAL JCA CIRCULAR

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Interim Report of 7th Central Pay Commission – Official announcement of Finmin


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
                                                               MINISTRY OF FINANCE     
                                                                    RAJYA SABHA
              QUESTION NO 230
ANSWERED ON 25.11.2014
7th Pay Commission
230 SHRI SHANTARAM NAIK
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-a) the details of meetings, the 7th Pay Commission has taken so far and the items/issues discussed till date;

b) the States, visited, by the Commission if any till date and the States which the Commission proposes to visit;
c) whether the Commission proposes to take the views of the State Governments as regards their pay-scales since invariably, most of the States adopt the Central Pay Commission reports;

d) whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report;
e) whether the Commission proposes to make any recommendations to bring in financial transparency; and
f) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
SHRI JAYANT SINHA
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(a)&(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during the course of its deliberations. 

(c ): The Terms of Reference of the Commission provide that the Commission will make its recommendations, keeping in view, inter alia, the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications.

(d)to(f): The Commission is required to submit its report on its Terms of Reference. However, no Report, including any interim one, has so far been submitted by the Commission.





Revision of flat rate of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) throughout the country

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SALARY NOW CAN BE PAID IN CASH ALSO - DOP ISSUED ORDER

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Outsourced manpower in Government as Consultant: Rajya Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  1337
ANSWERED ON  04.12.2014
Outsourced manpower in Government
1337 Shri Sanjiv Kumar
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state :-

(a) whether the Ministry has information on the total strength of outsourced manpower currently deployed in Government of India;
(b) to appreciate the issues related to outsourced manpower is it not necessary that Government update itself on important fact relating to this segment; and
(c) with a view to bringing about greater transparency in their hiring whether Government feels the necessity of issuing comprehensive guidelines in this regard?
ANSWER
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): As per the General Financial Rules, 2005 the respective Ministries/Departments may hire external professionals, consultancy firms or consultants for a specific job or outsource certain services. No centralized data is maintained.
(c): The fundamental principles applicable to all Ministries/Departments regarding engagement of consultants and outsourcing of services are already provided in General Financial Rules 2005. The powers in respect of procurement of services including hiring of consultant(s) have been delegated to respective Ministry/Department through GFR 2005 and service/financial terms and conditions of consultant are governed as per the contract entered by the respective Ministry/Department with the Consultant(s). A Ministry/Department may outsource certain services in the interest of economy and efficiency and it may prescribe detailed instructions for this purpose.

Promotion of Multi Tasking Staff: Rajya Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  1340
ANSWERED ON  04.12.2014
Promotion of Multi Tasking Staff
1340 SHRIMATI KANAK LATA SINGH
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that the Grade-III employees of the Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) are not being promoted and they are getting demoralized on this account;

(b) if so, since how many years, the Grade-III employees in the MTS have not got promotion; and
(c) whether it is also a fact that some of the posts of the Grade-III employees are being abolished by Government every year and if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): As per the provisions of the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 this Department, frames/lays down guidelines/instructions on promotion which are implemented by various Ministries/Departments with whom the facts of the case/details of officers are available. Further, promotion to a post is made as per the provisions of the Statutory Recruitment Rules applicable to the post. Ministries/Departments are delegated with the powers for making the Recruitment Rules for making promotions to the Group ‘C’ posts. No such centralizeddata is maintained in this Department. 
(c): This Department has not issued any instructions in this regard. 
Source: RajyaSabha.nic.in

MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH BY POSTAL JCA ON 04-12-2014

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Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor - regarding

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Report of the Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network

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Action on anonymous / pseudonymous complaints

NEW BAG LABEL FOR UNREGISTERED MAIL BAG

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Swachh Bharat Kosh Operational Guidelines, 2014

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26th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of January, 2015

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Shortage of Specialists and Consultants in CGHS: Rajya Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  263
ANSWERED ON  25.11.2014
Shortage of Specialists and Consultants in CGHS

263. SHRI GULAM RASOOL BALYAWI:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that there is a shortage of Specialists and Consultants in CGHS;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and

(c) the steps taken or being taken to ensure adequate availability of Specialists and Consultants in CGHS?
 
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) & (b): Yes. Details are at Annexed.

The recruitment of specialists is done at the level of Union Public Service Commission & Posting is done by Central Health Service. It has been noted that after appointment, very few specialists actually join the CGHS. Cases of taking voluntary retirement to join private institutions are also increasing. Some of the specialists also opt for joining other Government Institutions in the Teaching Cadre. These factors render the vacancy position more acute.

(c): In order to meet the requirement against the vacancies, the posts of Specialists /Consultants are filled on contract basis. Keeping in view the acute shortage, a proposal to engage private specialists on part time basis at dispensary level has also been approved.

ANNEXURE


INCUMBENCY POSITION OF NON-TEACHING SPECIALIST SUB-CADRE OF CHS AT VARIOUS CGHS UNITS as on 19.11.2014

S.No.
CGHS Unit
Sanctioned
Filled
Vacant
1.
CGHS, Delhi
114
105
09
2.
CGHS, Lucknow
08
07
01
3.
CGHS, Kanpur
07
03
04
4.
CGHS Nagpur
08
03
05
5.
CGHS, Kolkata
08
03
05
6.
CGHS, Chennai
13
07
06
7.
CGHS, Allahabad
09
03
06
8.
CGHS, Hyderabad
16
04
12
9.
CGHS, Jaipur
08
05
03
10.
CGHS, Bangalore
06
05
01
11.
CGHS, Patna
06
00
06
12.
CGHS, Pune
06
04
02
13.
CGHS Ahmedabad
02
01
01
14.
CGHS, Meerut
01
00
01
15.
CGHS Mumbai
13
05
08

Source: RajyaSabha.nic.in




MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 158 ANSWERED ON 24.11.2014 UNIFORM MINIMUM WAGES

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LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO 6 ANSWERED ON 24.11.2014 AMENDMENT TO MINIMUM WAGES ACT

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Treatment by CGHS empanelled hospitals in emergency cases: Rajya Sabha Q&A


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  295
ANSWERED ON  25.11.2014
Treatment by CGHS empanelled hospitals in emergency cases

295. SHRI A.U. SINGH DEO:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is aware that empanelled hospitals provide cashless services to pensioners only for the diseases for which they are empanelled, even during the emergencies;

(b) if so, the extant Rules and Regulations in this regard;

(c) whether Government plans to instruct all empanelled hospitals to provide
cashless facilities to pensioners and other CGHS beneficiaries, irrespective of diseases for which they are empanelled during emergencies and shift the patients to other authorized hospital after first aid;

(d) if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the steps proposed to check exploitation/looting of patients in emergencies by empanelled hospitals?
   
ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (d): Recently, the Government has amended the terms and conditions for empanelment of private hospital under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS). Now, the hospitals are empanelled as a whole, meaning that all facilities available in the hospital would be provided to CGHS beneficiaries. Disease – specific empanelment has now been stopped.

(e): To ensure that the terms and conditions of the Memorandum of Agreement are followed scrupulously by the empanelled hospitals, a monitoring cell under the aegis of a senior officer of CGHS has been established to check irregularities including exploitation of patients. There are provisions in the MoA including issue of Show Cause Notice, issue of warning, recovery of amount charged illegally from the beneficiaries, also confiscation of part or whole of PBG (Performance Bank Guarantee), and ultimately removal from the CGHS list, that can be resorted to in appropriate cases.






Measures taken by the Govt. to overcome the Inconvenience caused to Beneficiaries due to Shift in Treatment Policy of CGHS

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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
25-November-2014 13:36 IST


Measures taken by the Govt. to overcome the Inconvenience caused to Beneficiaries due to Shift in Treatment Policy of CGHS
With a view to plug the loopholes in the system, the Government decided on 25.8.2014 that only CGHS formulary medicines and those approved by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) in India would be provided to beneficiaries under CGHS. The maximum period of issued medicines was also curtailed to one month instead of three months. It was decided ibid that only listed investigations/treatments at prescribed CGHS rates would be allowed.The following measures have since been taken to overcome the inconvenience caused to the beneficiaries due to this shift in polic
 (i) The Government decided to adopt formularies of Ex- Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) and Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) also in addition to the existing CGHS formulary.
i ( i) A technical committee under Chairmanship of Special DG has been constituted to consider inclusion/exclusion of medicines/ investigation/treatment/procedures /implant etc.
(iii) A Group of experts has been constituted on 25.9.2014 to review CGHS formulary to avoid denial of essential medicines to CGHS beneficiaries and revising the formulary.
(iv) Instructions have also been issued to CMOs In-charge vide Office Memorandum No. 2-2/2014/CGHS/PPT/CGHS-P dated 1.10.2014 to use their discretion to supply essential medicines to CGHS beneficiaries even though they do not figure in the formularies of CGHS/ECHS/ESIC.
(v) The Government also extended further relaxation to the beneficiaries by switching back to the previous arrangement regarding time period of issued medicines i.e. 3 months for chronic disease and 6 months in case of visit abroad.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. 

Air India Domestic LTC Fare List - 3rd November 2014

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Government to consider retiring employees for promotions

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Official dealings between the Administration and Members of Parliament and State legislatures - Observances of proper procedure.

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Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Pensioners enhanced from Rs.300 to Rs.500 w.e.f. 19-11-2014

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GRANT OF THIRD FINANCIAL UPGRADATION TO PROMOTEES - DOPT DECISION

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Intimation by a Government Servant to the prescribed authority about acquiring or disposing of any immovable / movable property either in his/her own name or in the name of any member of his/her family and submission of declarations - reg.

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Discontinuation of Ad-hoc promotion of officials / officers of the Department of Posts, consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion to Postal Services Group 'B' cadre and Junior Time Scale of Indian Postal Service Group 'A

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SUGGESTION FOR PROMOTING WELFARE OF PENSIONERS'/FAMILY PENSIONERS DRAWING PENSION / FAMILY PENSION FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

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CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICE (CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL AND APPEAL) RULES, 1965 - INSTRUCTION REGARDING TIMELY REVIEW OF SUSPENSION.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

DoP response on the Postal JCA's Charter of Demands submitted on 28-08-2014

Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) submitted Memorandum with 39 charter of demands to the Dept of Posts, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India & Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT on 28-08-2014.

The DoP  sent reply to the Secretaries General of NFPE & FNPO.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

CHQ CIRCULAR

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North East Circle Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam 2014 final result

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Ban on creation of Plan and Non-Plan posts - Finance Ministry

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CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR NO. 20 - JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE - ALL INDIA CONVENTION ON 11.12.2014

 Ref:  CIRCULAR NO. 20                                                                                                           DATED – 31.10.2014
Dear Comrades,

                We send herewith copy of the letter from the Secretary, Staff Side, JCM intimating of the decision taken by the Staff Side to hold a National Convention at New Delhi on 11thDecember, 2014.  We have already placed the said letter in our website.  The decision is the outcome of the efforts the Confederation representatives in the Staff Side of the National council and must be considered a step in the right direction in pursuance of the Charter of demands, especially the important issues like wage revision, interim relief, merger of DA, scrapping of the new Pension scheme, privatization, outsourcing etc.  As indicated in the letter of the Staff side Secretary, the staff side is likely to meet in the second fortnight of November, 2014 to finalize the draft declaration and the programme of action.  We shall place the draft declaration on our website as and when the same is finalized.

                Confederation is entitled to deploy 220 delegates to participate in the convention.  We have decided to invite the Confederation of Central Government officers organizations also to participate in the convention.  The quota of delegation for the major affiliates and State Committees are indicated in the table given below.  All other affiliates and State Committee may deploy three delegates (each) to participate in the convention.  The Convention is being held atMPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gurjarathi Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil Lines(Opposite Civil Lines Metro Station), Delhi, The Convention  will commence at 12 Noon and will be concluded by 4.00 PM on  11th December, 2014.  


                The timings have been so arranged to enable the comrades to reach in the morning of 11th and if necessary to return on the same day.  The delegates  are requested to make their own arrangements for stay etc,if they wish to be at Delhi earlier or later of the day of the convention.  The venue is well connected by Metro Line and from the Civil Lines Station, it is walkable distance only. Kindly ensure that the tickets for onward and return journey for the participating delegates are booked well in advance. 

                With greetings,
Yours fraternally,


M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General.


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Quota for affiliates for National convention of JCM (Staff Side)



Sl. No. 
Name
Delegates No.
1
NFPE
70
2
ITEF
25
3
All India Audit & Accounts
15
4
 National Fedn. of Atomic Energy
10
5
 All India Civil Accts. Emp,. Assn.    
8
6
All other affiliates: Each
3
7
 Bengal State Committee
10
8
Kerala
10
9
Taminadu
10
10
Andhra Pradesh
10
11
Karnataka
10
12
Maharashtra - Mumbai
10
13
Delhi
10
14
All other State Committes Each
3
15
Confederation of Central Govt. officers organizations.
10