Thursday, 30 April 2015

Expected DA From July to Dec 2015 - AICPIN for the month of March 2015



Expected DA From July to Dec 2015 - AICPIN for the month of March 2015





Labour Bureau published the CPI-IW for the month of March 2015, the index is increased by one point and stood at 254.





G.I., Min. of Lab. & Emp., Labour Bureau, Press Release No 5/1/2015- CPI, dt, 30.4.2015





Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2015





The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2015 increased by 1 point and pegged at 254 (two hundred and fifty four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.40 per cent between February, 2015 and March, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.42 per cent between the same two months a year ago.






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DA Orders for Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – 113% from January 2015



DA Orders for Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – 113% from January 2015





G.I., Min. of Defence, O.M.F.No.1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services), dated 16.4.2015





Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January, 2015.





Sir,


I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No.1(2)/2004/ D (Pay/Services) dated 24th September 2014, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% with effect from 1st January, 2015.






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Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel



Payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel – Reg.





“Constant Attendance Allowance shall be paid on monthly basis during the period of award along, with disability or war injury pension as the case may be.”





No.I(2)/2013-D(Pen/Pol)


Government of India


Ministry of Defence


D(Pension/Policy)


New Delhi, Date: 27th April 2015


To


The Chief of Army Staff


The Chief of Naval Staff


The Chief of Air Staff





Subject: Payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension to Armed Forces personnel – Reg.





Sir, The undersigned is directed to state that as per Regulation 89 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part-l (Edn-2008) and equivalent provisions in Navy and Air Force Pension Regulations, payment of Constant Attendance Allowance is made in arrears twice in a year along with disability pension/ war injury pension on the basis of declaration/certificate submitted by the pensioner to his/ her pension disbursing agency (PDA) in May and November each year subject to fulfillment of other prescribed conditions.






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Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014



Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2015:-





MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS


(Department of Personnel and Training)





NOTIFICATION





New Delhi, the 27th April, 2015





G.S.R. 322(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (l) of sub-section (2) of section 59, read with section 44 and section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, namely:—






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NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION DECLARES NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 23RD NOVEMBER 2015



MASSIVE AND IMPRESSIVE RALLY AND PARLIAMENT MARCH OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – 28.04.2015





NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION DECLARES NATIONWIDE INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 23RD NOVEMBER 2015





PRESS STATEMENT





We send herewith a copy of the resolution adopted by the massive rally of the Central Government employees held today 28.4.2015 at Jantar Mantar. New Delhi declaring that if no settlement is brought about on the ten points charter of demands, the Central Government employees in all the De-departments of the Government of India will go on indefinite strike action from 23.11.2015.






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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

FAQ on Children Education Allowance, OTA / NDA, Honorarium/Fee, Leave – Dopt Order April 2015



FAQ on Children Education Allowance, OTA / NDA, Honorarium/Fee, Leave – Dopt Order April 2015





FAQ on Children Education Allowance, OTA/NDA, Honorarium/Fee, Leave.





G.I., Dep. of Pers. & Trg., O.M.No.I-11020/1/2014-Estt.(AL), dated 28.4.2015





Establishment (Allowance) Section





SI.No. Question Answer





Children Education Allowance





1. Whether reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for the:




(a) Nursery/LKG/UKG as there is no provision of recognition of these classes in most of the States/UTs;


Reimbursement is permissible only if the child is studying in a recognised educational institution.






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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

March to Parliament - Some Awesome Photos Uploaded



March to Parliament - Some Awesome Photos Uploaded





March to Parliament – 5 lakes Central Govt employees of Defence, Railway, Postal organised by N JCA of NC JCM in favour of 18 points demands





New Delhi at Jantar Mantar Mass demonstration by more than 5 lakes central Government employees of Defence, Railway, Postal organised by N JCA of NC JCM in favour of 10 points demands.







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Shenoonigons

It's been a busy morning for the young collie mischief makers, Florian and Hector McCormick Ede....



Florian: "Oi, Hector, I think I've got a plan"
Hector: "Oh, hope it involves destroying things and escaping before we get caught red-pawed?"


Florian: "Let me shut my eyes and think this through really carefully"
Hector: "Take your time..."



Florian: "Right, got it!"

Hector: "Okay, whisper it in my ear"




Florian: *Whisper, whisper....*
Hector: "The washing on the line?! Oh, I'm liking this"



Hector: "Shit, he's watching. We're busted!"
Florian: "Just look innocent.  Remember, butter wouldn't melt :-)"



And so it continues.  Day after day.....

Monday, 27 April 2015

Dearness Relief Orders for Central Govt Pensioners from Jan 2015



Dearness Relief Orders for Central Govt Pensioners from Jan 2015





Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.





G.I., Min. of PPGP, DPPW, F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G), dated 27.4.2015





Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.





The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 29th September, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. lst January, 2015.






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Sunday, 26 April 2015

FIVE LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES MARCH TO PARLIAMENT ON 28.4.2015



FIVE LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES MARCH TO PARLIAMENT ON 28.4.2015





FIVE LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES MARCH TO PARLIAMENT ON 28.4.2015 FOR SETTLEMENT OF TEN POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS





MARCH TO PARLIAMENT





DELHI CHALO !





28TH APRIL 2015





FIVE LAKHS CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES MARCH TO PARLIAMENT.


CLARION CALL OF JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE


FOR SETTLEMENT OF TEN POINTS CHARTER OF DEMANDS.


INDEFINITE STRIKE IF DEMANDS ARE NOT SETTLED BY GOVT.




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Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements – BPMS



Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements – BPMS





BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSH MAZDOOR SANGH


(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)





REF: BPMS / MOD / NDA / 200 (8/2/L)


Dated: 24.04.2015


To,


Shri R K Mathur,


Secretary, Department of Defence,


Min of Defence, Govt of India,


South Block, New Delhi – 110011





Shri G Mohan Kumar,


Secretary, Department of Defence Production,


Govt of India, Min of Defence,


South Block, New Delhi – 110011





Ms. Vandana Srivastava,


Financial Adviser (Defence Services),


Govt of India, Min of Defence,


South Block, New Delhi – 110011





Subject: Prior Intimation for Contempt Petition: Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – Implementation of Courts Judgements.





Respected Sir / Madam, With due regards, it is submitted that the issue of payment of Night Duty Allowance based on actual salary instead of notional pay of Rs.2200/- was under consideration in the Ministry of Defence consequent of Courts judgments. Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur has already passed the following directions in OA No 34/2008 dated 5.11.2009:





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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications issued by Railway Board



Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications issued by Railway Board





G.I., Min. of Railways, O.M. No. E(NG)H/2015/RC-l/Genl./2, dated 23.04.2015





Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – Clarifications – regarding.





Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 14.092012 issued under RBE No. 102/2012. Some of the Zonal Railways have sought clarification as regards to the allowances and benefits allowed to a trainee under Board’s letter dated 14.09.2012(RBE No. 102/2012) should be given to a trainee appointed against a working‘post where it is mandatory for persons being appointed to clear the entire training period before joining a working post.






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Glow

The bridge leading from Iðnó to the Ráðhús (Reykjavík City Hall)

Visiting lovers photographing each other on a misty rainbowy bridge. What more is there to say? : )

For some more sweet shots of love, there's this photo of a tourist girlfriend being coaxed onto our frozen town lake for the first time by her boyfriend, this one of a local penguin declaring his faith, and this one of a couple enjoying the view at Þingvellir National Park.

(Click on the header to go to the main Iceland Eyes page. If you're a new visitor, be sure to visit the recommended pages below, or you can use the archives feature down at the bottom as well. I've just started collapsing older posts, so for full articles, hit the 'Read more' links . In addition, I reference my older posts quite a bit, and try to find the most relevant and unique external info sources, so let the links in my articles take you even further into the adventure that is Iceland.)

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Rates of Dearness Allowance 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC



Rates of Dearness Allowance 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC





G.I., Min. of Finance, O.M.No. 1(3)/2008-E.II (B), dated 24.04.2015





Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their a in the pre revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.






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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Malaysia Online Shopping



The latest Malaysia online shopping trend has become a very popular shopping method for shoppers recently. Even for me, I have always been looking for other alternatives when it comes to shopping and online shopping is the best fix for that.



There are many benefits of online shopping and the very reason why online stores and online boutiques are a booming business today. Let me list you the advantages of Malaysia online shopping.
 

1. Save time – Surely we all do have a specific list that we want to buy and with just a few clicks we can buy anything instantly. Later you will find out you can move to other important things, which can save time. Voila!
 
 
2. Save fuel – This is my favourite part. As the market of fuel industries battles in quite a ‘nasty’ war of price which can be increased and decrease, especially recently, but no matter how much the fuel is going to cost it does not affect our shopping errands. Because basically shopping online does not require us to drive to go out anymore, so no purchase of fuel is necessary, or would be less.
 
 
3. Save energy – I have to admit that it can be tiring to shop from one location to another. With online shopping I do not have to waste my energy anymore when buying.

 
 4. Prices comparison – Search engine allows me to check prices and compare easily than ever. It even gives me freedom to determine which online boutique offers the most affordable price of the items I want to buy.
 
5. 24/7 availability – This is a fact. Online stores are not like any conventional retail stores that we know, because they open 24/7 and this gives us the freedom to shop at our own convenience.

7th Pay Commission Team to visit North-eastern states



7th Pay Commission Team to visit North-eastern states





7th Pay Commission has proposed to visit North-eastern states between 7th to 15th May 2015.





Commission’s visit to North-Eastern States





The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit North-eastern states in the second week of May, 2015.





The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.






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Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.- Clarification from Finmin



Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.- Clarification from Finmin





No. 19046/2/2008-E.IV 


Government of India 


Ministry of Finance 


Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi


Dated the 22nd April, 2015.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM





References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding entitlement of Central Government servants to travel by “Premium Trains”, being run by the Indian Railways, while on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.






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LTC entitlements of unmarried Government servants – Clarification on Conversion of Home Town LTC facility



LTC entitlements of unmarried Government servants – Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country permissible under the special dispensation scheme





Dopt issued clarification orders on the subject of conversion of home town LTC facility as follows





facility of conversion of Home Town LTC to allow travel to different parts of the country, under the special dispensation scheme, will also apply to an unmarried Central Government servant, who is eligible to avail the benefit of LTC to visit Home Town every year. This facility may be availed by converting one occasion of Home Town LTC out of the four Home Town LTC occasions available in a block of four years.






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Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDC



Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDC





G.I., Min. of Finance, O.M. F.No. 14020/ 1 /2014-Estt. (D), dated 22.04.2015





Subject:- Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDCs, regarding.





The undersigned is directed to say that instructions issued by this Department vide O.M.No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated 29th September, 1992 provide for grant of exemption from passing the typing test for drawal of increments and confirmation in respect of LDCs.






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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Bio-Metric Attendance – AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System



Bio-Metric Attendance – AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System





Bio-Metric Attendance





The Government has decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub-ordinate Offices, in India as an enabling platform for marking of attendance.





As per the information collected, the status of implementation of the AEBAS in Central Government Offices in Delhi is as follows:






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Skill Development for Government Servants - National Training Policy (NTP)



Skill Development for Government Servants - National Training Policy (NTP)





Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government has a National Training Policy (NTP) to develop a professional, impartial and efficient civil service. NTP provides for Competency Framework to ensure that civil servants have the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude to effectively perform the functions entrusted to them. Competencies encompass knowledge, skills and behaviour, which are required in an individual for effectively performing the functions of a post.






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Submission of Fake Caste Certificates



Submission of Fake Caste Certificates - 832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates





Information about appointments secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates is not centrally maintained.





However, the Central Government had undertaken a one-time exercise to collect information about appointments secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates in the year 2010. As per information received from various Ministries/Departments etc. 1832 appointments were allegedly secured on the basis of fake/false caste certificates. Disciplinary proceedings had been instituted in all the cases. It was reported that out of the above 1832 cases, 276 had resulted in suspension/removal etc, whereas 521 cases were entangled into litigations and in remaining 1035 cases disciplinary proceedings were pending.






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Pension by linking Aadhaar with Bank Accounts and PPO – Pensioners Portal Orders



Pension by linking Aadhaar with Bank Accounts and PPO – Pensioners Portal Orders





Aadhaar-based biometric verification system – Jeevan Pramaan





G.I., DPPW, Min. of PPGP, Message, dated 22.4.2015





Message





In November, 2014, the Prime Minister has launched an Aadhaar-based biometric verification system “Jeevan Pramaan” to enable pensioners to submit a digital Life Certificate on-line. This is an important step in realising the vision of Digital India. This facility has been provided in addition to the other existing methods of submitting Life Certificate.






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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Langkawi 2015

I have not been to Langawi in few years. It was always a yearly vacation for my family and I. But, everyone grew up and we just became busy with work and other things.

Here I am in Langkawi today on a much needed vacation. The flight here with Air Asia was a breeze. I am here with my brother. We managed to get cheap air tickets. About rm70 both ways.

We have been to Langkawi numerous times. So this trip was about doing things differently, seeing the changes in Langkawi and finding new restaurants to try.

Upon arrival at Langkawi Airport, we rented a Kelisa for rm150 for a three day use. Pretty decent price as it was not peak season. The car was in good condition too- strong cold aircond, enough speed, good radio connection.

First place we visited was Berjaya Langkawi Resort. We wanted to stay there too but it was fully booked. But, its a must see everytime we are there because the view was breathtaking.

Day 1 on this island and I feel absolutely relaxed and rejuvenated. This i what a holiday should be like.

General Provident Fund Interest Rate 8.7% for 2015-16



General Provident Fund Interest Rate  8.7% for 2015-16





Government Decides to Fix Interest Rates at 8.7% for General Provident Fund(GPF) and other Similar Funds Including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975(SDS,1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the Financial Year 2015-16.






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Monday, 20 April 2015

DELAY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP) – IESM LETTER TO Sh RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR



DELAY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP) – IESM LETTER TO Sh RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR





IESM LETTER TO Sh RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR


DELAY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP)





Dear Sh Rajeev Chandrashekhar


You have been leading the fight for Defence Personnel both serving and ex-servicemen (ESM) inside and outside of Parliament and with every Government. ESM have appreciated your gesture of not accepting increased pay and perks of MP since last two years and your resolve that you will not accept the pay raise and perks till Government grants OROP for ex-servicemen.






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OROP Latest News : National Ex-servicemen Coordination committee meets Defense Minister 22.4.2015



OROP Latest News : National Ex-servicemen Coordination committee meets Defense Minister 22.4.2015





Office of the Defense Minister invited National Ex-servicemen Co-ordination committee (NeXCC) for having a meeting with Defense Minister Mr. Manohar Parikkar on 22nd April 2015 at 11:30 Hrs to discuss various points of Ex-Servicemen and also on OROP implementation.






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UFBU MEET AND SUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS WITH IBA



UFBU MEET AND SUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS WITH IBA





Discussed Points: Hospitalisation Scheme, 100% D.A.Neutralisation for retirees, 2% of loading on basic pay and DA and Converting of DA series.





“IBA should give the new pay structure immediately and pay scales so drawn should be discussed within reasonable time”





Circular No.8/VI/2015


April 17, 2015


To:


ALL UNITS / STATE COMMITTEES





Dear Comrades,


UFBU MEET AND


SUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS WITH IBA,






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Central Secretariat Service employees demand parity with IAS and other services



Central Secretariat Service employees demand parity with IAS and other services





CSS Officers demand parity with IAS and other services





A delegation of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) employees today met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh and demanded parity in pay/salary, promotion and perks with IAS and other services.






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Expected DA July 2015 – Calculate for yourself with input of AICPIN


Expected DA July 2015 – Calculate for yourself with input of AICPIN



Expected DA from July 2015 – Would you like to know how to calculate the Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief with input of AICPIN (All India Consumer Price Index (IW) BY 2001=100).



We made a simple calculator to know the approximate percentage of Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief in month wise.





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Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs



Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.





G.I., Dept. of Pers. & Trg., O.M.No.18016/3/2011-Estt.(L), dated 20.4.2015





Subject :- Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.





The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 18016/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated February, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state thal it has been decided by the competent authority to extend the package of concessions/incentives to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley for a further period of two years w.e.f. 01.01.2014. The package of special incentives for the year 2014 will continue to be the same as in 2013 and the package from 01.01.2015 to 31.12.2015 has been revised. The package for two years is as per Annexure.





The package of incentives is uniformly applicable to all Ministries/Departments and PSUs under the Government of India and they should ensure strict adherence to the rates prescribed in the package. The concerned Ministry/Department may ensure implementation and monitoring of the package in conformity with the approved package, and therefore, all Court cases in which verdicts are given contrary to the package would have to be contested by the Ministries/Departments concerned.





sd/-


(Mukul Ratra)


Director









Authority : www.persmin.gov.in


Inviting suggestions for changes in the existing guidelines on Cadre Review – Dopt Ordres



Inviting suggestions for changes in the existing guidelines on Cadre Review





G.I., Dept. of Pers. & Trg., O.M.No.1-11019/17/2013-CRD, 20.04.2015





Subject: Inviting suggestions for changes in the existing guidelines on Cadre Review.





The Instructions and the Monograph on Cadre Review were last revised in 2010 and since then cadre review of 11 services have been completed and 16 proposals of cadre review are in various stages of consideration.






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Status of implementation of the Supreme Court judgement dated 31.10.2013 in WP(Civil) No. 82/2011



Status of implementation of the Supreme Court judgement dated 31.10.2013 in WP(Civil) No. 82/2011





G.I., Dept. of Pers. & Trg., O.M.No.18016/3/2011-Estt.(L), dated 17.4.2015





Subject: Status of implementation of the Supreme Court judgement dated 31.10.2013 in WP(Civil) No. 82/2011 in the matter of Shri T.S. R.Subramanian & Others vs. U01 & Others – Parliament Assurance in Rajya Sabha Unstarred Q. No. 988, answered on 17.07.2014, on ‘Amendment in Rule 3(3) of All India Service (Conduct) Rules’ – regarding






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Sunday, 19 April 2015

7th Pay Commission has been given misleading facts about Allowances and pay elements of Railway staff – NFIR



Railway Board gave misleading facts to 7th Pay Commission claimed by Federation, this has been claimed by NFIR, Federation of Indian Railway employees.





N F I R


National Federation of Indian Railwaymen


3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI -I 110055





No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V


Dated: 15/04/2015


The Secretary,


Seventh Central Pay Commission,


Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,


IIFT, Block B(B-14/A)


Qutub Institutional Area,


New Delhi-110016





Madam,





Sub: Information pertaining to Allowance payable to Officers/Staff of Railways – Para-wise views – reg.


Ref: Railway Board OM No. E (P&A) II-2014/Misc.3/7th CPC dated 20.10.2014.





Kindly refer our discussions on the subject of Pay Element and Running Allowances payable to Running Staff during the course of tendering oral evidence before 7th Pay Commission on 14th April, 2015.






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Utilisation of the facilities of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) – Instructions given by DoPT



Utilisation of the facilities of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) – Instructions given by DoPT





Utilisation of the facilities of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)- Instructions rega





G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No. 44011/4(s)12007-Estt.(B), 16.4.2015





Subject: Utilisation of the facilities of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)- Instructions regarding.





The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 22nd February, 2010 (copy enclosed) wherein Ministries/Departments were instructed to discontinue the utilization of the infrastructure of any Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) by the officers/staff in the Government Departments.






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Friday, 17 April 2015

Cadre Restructuring of CSSS – Cadre Restructuring Committee submitted its report with recommendations and duties of CSSS personnel



Cadre Restructuring of CSSS – Cadre Restructuring Committee submitted its report with recommendations and duties of CSSS personnel





Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) – regarding.





G.I., Dpet. of Per. & Trg., Circular No.151/2014-CS.II(C), dated 16.4.2015





Subject: Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) – regarding.





3rd Cadre Restructuring Committee (CRC) consituted to review the service conditions of the CSSS personnel has submitted its report. The report of the Committee along with its major recommendations and duties of CSSS personnel are attached herewith for information.






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Thursday, 16 April 2015

PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER) SUBMITTED TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION – INDWF



PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER) SUBMITTED TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION – INDWF





Oral evidence submitted by National Council(JCM) Standing committee and the VII CPC on 23.03.2015, 24.03.2015 and on 31.03.2015 respectively.





The JCM(NC), JCM Constitutents including INDWF jointly prepared the memorandum on pay Structure, Pay determination, Allowances, leave, women issues, LTC, TA/DA and Retirement benefits etc., on 30.06.2014. Similarly, on behalf of INDWF, we have submitted matters relating to Defence Civilian Employees on service matters on 28.07.2014.






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Dopt clarification regarding application of FR 49



Dopt clarification regarding application of FR 49





G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F. No. 4/212014-Estt.(Pay-II), dated 16th April, 2015





Subject: Clarification regarding application of FR 49 — regarding





This Department undertook a review of FR 49 with a view to ensure that the provisions of the FR are applied in public interest and the spirit of the FR is maintained. It has been decided that the following points may be kept in view by Ministries / Departments while processing cases for giving additional charge —






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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Clarification on residency period for promotion – Orders issued by Railway Board



Clarification on residency period for promotion – Orders issued by Railway Board





Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr.Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr.Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr.Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr.Passenger Guard and ALP to Sr.ALP.





"the issue has again been examined and to ensure uniformity, it has been decided that two years’ residency period may be followed for promotion to all grades as mentioned above, provided a longer length of residency has not been provided for any post."






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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables



One Rank One Pension – OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables.





OROP: MY DEMAND : ” DISMANTLE MOD LOCK STOCK & BARREL “





EVERY THING IN INDIA WILL MOVE





Dear Members





IESM has been getting calls from veterans who wanted to know the correct position of OROP. Veterans are very confused about the various mails floating on the net giving different status of OROP.





IESM sought an appointment with RM to learn the real situation from RM himself. IESM delegation consisting of four members Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Maj Gen AJB Jaini, Gp Capt VK Gandhi and Hony Lt K Pandey met Sh Manohar Parikkar at 1300h on 14 Apr 15.






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Sunday, 12 April 2015

6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?



6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?





Six Pay Commissions were formulated by the Central Government until now. The 6th Pay Commission had some salient features that were never seen before. Let’s find out why this particular Pay Commission was so monumental.





The recommendations made by the previous five Pay Commissions were interrelated to each other. People who had studied these would know that despite the similarities, the recommendations were not exactly generous.






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An Update from Collie Towers

It's been a month since Florian wrote his letter home, and what a busy time and his big "brother" Hector have been having of it.  Both are now walking beautifully on their leads, have been and stayed in a real live castle, had two beach outings, stayed with their Granny in Hampshire, and Hector now has his adult teeth coming through.  Florian no longer has little stumpy legs and the pair of them are eating me out of house and home.  So, here we go with a run down!

Hector gets more handsome by the day


Daddy's Boy, Florian. And doesn't he just work it?

Walking on the Lead

Some dogs refuse to walk on leads, some dogs pull like crazy, some stay miles behind you, some get aggressive towards others if they're on leads... and then we have rough collies.  Pop a collar on (or better still, a soft harness) and off they pottle almost instinctively by your side.  Florian in particular didn't seem to even notice he had the lead on.  That might be because he's really quite dumb, but more of that later.  In any case: lead training: so, so easy.

Oscar striking a pose
Oh look, Hector doing exactly the same
I love the above two gorgeous photos.  Hector now walks daily around Oscar's woods.  And he's got the same fabulous "movie star head over the shoulder" collie pose as his great uncle.  It must be genetic.  I thought Hector's tail was ridiculously long and bushy until I refreshed my memory: yup, Oscar's was just as fluffy and huge.

When Ste isn't here, I'm incidentally walking Hector and Florian separately twice a day, as well as together, so they get one on one bonding time with me as their "pack leader".  It's also easier to get them into good habits on the lead when they're on their own, and I want them not being dependent on each other, everywhere they go.  They get enough time together, so this is a great set up.

Astley Castle

Astley Castle near Coventry is a moated castle that's been continuously inhabited for pretty much 800 years.  Apparently three Queens of England have lived there.  It was heavily damaged in a fire in 1978, then had an architect prize winning contemporary conversion with lots of glass and wood inserted into the ruins.  We were lucky enough to visit for a few days and the collie boys rather decided they liked it there.

Gates designed to keep cats and sundry other foes out


Great Puppy Exploration and Fun Potential
Magazine Shot!

Surveying the moat.  More ideal cat defences

 
Proud Daddy


The Beaches

I'm lucky enough to live not too far from the Suffolk Heritage Coast, and North Norfolk is also an easy afternoon excursion.  So the boys got to sniff the sea air, shove their noses in the sand, build a sand castle, meet lots of other doggies, and generally have a blast.  What's more they had BOTH daddies with them on the two trips, so it was extra special.

Sniff, sniff, sea air. But WHY all the photos?!

We totes built this sand castle ourselves. Honest.

Holkham Beach is fun. But let's not get our paws wet (applies to all 3)

Someone shoved their snozzle in the sand

Glorious, glorious. Dunwich Beach, Suffolk

Good Boys

I'm still really trying to bring the boys up as well as I possibly can.  They're eating their food out of separate bowls, a few centimetres apart, with no squabbling.  They adore each other and cuddle up constantly.  They also play endlessly, making the most funny little collie noises as they do so.  It's Hector who normally starts it, but Florian (who is still a fair bit smaller) often gets the best of him.

If they do fall out, they get told "NO" and split up for 5 minutes as punishment.  During that time, we've seen them staring at each other longingly through the glass door with one in the kitchen and one in the conservatory.  It's completely adorable.  And of course they are never allowed up in the bed when Ste visits.  Heaven forbid.

Cuddle time at Granny's. With some of their (many) teddies around them
Play time! Hours are spent "attacking" each other like this

3 hour car journeys to Granny's are no issue: they sleep the whole way
Florian is definitely winning this round

Peeing on command. Go Team Collie!

No dogs in the bed. Ever.


Collie Love

I just love them both so much.  It's a delight watching them play, wolfing down their supper, taking them to work, even watching them sleep.  Getting two together was the best decision ever - it's a lot of work, but they're so happy having a friend and exercise each other wonderfully.  I also realise acutely what Oscar missed out on when he was in his kennel, the first 10 months of his life, and want to make their puppyhood as beautiful and perfect as I can.  I just adore them.

Hector is the wily, clever one, who is far easier to train, but who is a little more skittish.  He is a bit more reserved with people he doesn't know, but is so extraordinarily affectionate and cuddly to me now.  Florian is the Golden Boy: the little prince.  He's also a naughty bugger on the quiet, and likes nipping my toes, jumping on Hector's head, but he's so little and cuddly you can forgive him almost anything.  The few times he's overstepped the mark and actually been told off, he gets SO upset and wants to get back in my good books as soon as possible.

Hector tends to lead the way and Florian follows. If Hector ever becomes frightened, Florian's natural confidence seems to reassure him.  I'm convinced Florian is really quite thick (his father, Percy, regularly falls into his owner's hot tub, and runs the opposite way when you roll a ball for him) but Ste disputes this....

I suspect Ste doctored this to make him look brighter
The beauty of Hector's markings... just stunning

Florian: Butter wouldn't melt
My boys. 4 and 5 months old now.

These puppies are the best thing to happen to me since meeting Ste, which is 3 years ago now.  Sharing your life with a dog is an absolute blessing: having two is beyond a dream.

They've been asleep as I've been typing this - Florian at my feet (he's not nibbling them for once) and Hector in his basket, lying upside down with his legs in the air for large chunks of it.  Now they're in the garden, playing with a squeaky toy.

I hope I've managed with this post to bring you a little of the sunshine that they're bringing me every moment.  It's wonderful to share my joy and, as ever, thank you for reading!

Peter x

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy : Imposing the condition of 50 Kms. distance needs to be withdrawn



Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy : Imposing the condition of 50 Kms. distance needs to be withdrawn





NFIR writes to the Secretary of Railway Board regarding the issues of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy…





NFIR


National Federation of Indian Railwaymen


3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055


No. II/28/Part. V


Dated: 10.04.2015


The Secretary (E),


Railway Board,


New Delhi





Dear Sir,


Sub: Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy – Clarification -reg.





Ref: DC/JCM Item No.1/20I2 discussed with the Railway Board on 26th & 27th June2 012.






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Friday, 10 April 2015

Bound

Njálsgata, midtown Reykjavík
( Note: this is my 703rd post, so if you're a new visitor, be sure to follow the 'Older Posts' link at the bottom right side of this page. Or you can use the archives feature down at the bottom as well. I've just started collapsing older posts, so for full articles, hit the 'Read more' links . In addition, I reference my older posts quite a bit, and try to find the most relevant and unique external info sources, so let the links in my articles take you even further into the adventure that is Iceland : )

Well well, best laid plans, etc...

We haven't yet made it to lands east, as per my last post. Take a good look at this slightly awkward photo and you'll see that a portion of our house is bound to our tree, and that the roof and gutter are in bad shape. Gale-force winds in mid-March happened to be blowing at exactly the right angle to pry their surreptitious fingers under the corrugated iron and literally make red metal wings out of it, seeming to flap in some desperate take-off attempt, held down only by decades-old nails set in the much older wood frame. Luckily,
a neighbor saw it happening and called Björgunasrveit Ársæll, the local search and rescue squad, and they came super promptly to bind it down, though there was definitely enough for them to do that morning! (there are 59 photos in the series I just linked to, so be sure to click through them all ; )

Not that the roof is the only reason I'm calling off any big moves right now. If you look even closer still at my picture you can see that the dressing (siding?) is cracked and old, and during the process of trying to sell my apartment (which is through the opened door in the pic) it came to light that at least one other owner of the property had been sorely neglecting his apartment, and renting it out as an absentee landlord. Suffice to say that ýmislegt kom í ljós ('miscellaneous things came to light') that directly affected the infrastructure of our building, and thus shared cost for repairs. I had buyers who were willing to take my place as-is, but the haggling process was wearing me down, and that tendency of people to pick at a thing until they find the flaw they're looking for (and possibly creating that very flaw in the process, in this case visualizing years down the road when this or this or that issue would eventually come up, and trying to bargain for a discount based on that) just took the shine off of the whole plan in general.

It's an old house. As a matter of fact it's 20 years older than any of us thought, and thus has automatic Protected Status with the Minjastofnun (The Cultural Heritage Society of Iceland.) When I discovered that, I decided to stay put for the while and invest in helping to preserve our old house, much loved but sorely in need of maintenance to stand the tests of time.

I wrote this one evening while contemplating the chaos of selling. It's really what made me decide to put big moves to other towns on the back burner, and focus my attention on what I've got right now:

I love the house we live in. I own (with the bank) twenty five percent of the house, built in 1905 and located on lot number 34. We have a functional, well-organized, clean and sunny backyard (on good weather days that is, though all weather is interesting in its own right) and the tallest tree on the block, proudly. Our house is dressed in crushed sea shells, a millennia worth of spittle from the strange mouths of mollusks from far away, where the Gulf Stream begins. Who knows from where these clams and such came, or from what era. Regardless, they, in crushed form collected from semi-local beaches, have been, handful by handful cast fast onto a fine but hearty layer of dressing cement. It took skill and days, and is sadly now cracked in many places. The shells themselves retain their strength, but their size allows for the cement to break apart at stress points, and form long, dark, thin ribbons on the facade of the house with no real damage to the beach stuff itself. So sadly, though the originators of the idea had a brilliant theory in concept, in practice the medium in which the everlasting (or at least waterproof) shells were set was simply not strong enough to stand the tests of time: wind, wetness, wild fluctuations in temperature, and earthquakes. Who first thought of this idea? And would the supposed theory have matured into well-respected fact if the right setting medium had  been used to attach all that history to the house in the first place?

It's just a house. Just there, like all the other gazillion I've never been in. Just a house, but who built it, and how has it changed in 110 years? Who lived here, who loved, and if anyone, who was born or died? A basic house, even though dressed with the spit of a million mollusks made into shells over spans of time. But as many have said before me, a house is a story, and that story can keep growing and evolving in many beautiful ways. Or it can fester into hatred and rot. Ill will, or worse, apathy can ruin the saga of a space, especially those not built by stone, but more absorbent stuff. Like a sponge, the timber of our houses absorbs the energy radiating from its occupants, sometimes toxic. One unloved space, or one space that though loved isn't within the means of the inhabitants to maintain, decays in spirit. Renters resent that an owner doesn't come to fix a leak, buy replacement parts, repay them for new paint or other small or significant acts of repair. So though loved, the space absorbs the tenants' frustration, and saddens even further. A house needs love, and effort, to survive. 

In warmer regions, houses stand empty in the many thousands, covered in vines and rogue blooms that grasp at the chance to grow closer to the light with their help. The deep, deep desire to feed more and more purely, unhindered by the shadows of other plants, is the only fact, the only reality. Up, and reaching new shoots up, the vines and growth break down their helpful scaffold, adding damp and a trillion, trillion-fold minuscule green fingers into the the wood or neglected cement, finding the holes bored by beetles, the cracks and weak spots in the body of their host. They take down what gives them life, or at least gets them closer to their photon source: our Sun. The sheer weight of the floras' abundance topples the once-homes of someones. Without maintenance and care, in only a few short years plants (or in colder climes just weather itself) can reduce a once-loved home back into the elements from which it came. 

(Note: I  found out from the Minjastofnun that the idea of dressing buildings like ours came into fashion in the 30's as a way to make timber houses look like cement ones. In fact, my unit in our building is the only original part of the house: the other four apartments were added on over the past century, and when a cement addition was put into place, the corrugated iron was taken off and the dressing/siding put up instead. It's pretty much agreed today that it was not a good idea as the timber structure can't breathe as well as it can with corrugated iron, and had a tendency towards rot. When we replace the dressing/siding we'll find out how much that affects us : / Oh, and I was informed that, yes, the sea shell coating is rare, but almost impossible to replace because all of the beaches here are protected. 

If you're interested in the history of my part of old-town Reykjavík (the Njálsgata area) here's a report detailing each house in a four-block radius. It's in Icelandic, but it's got some pictures too : ) And here's the city website where you can see all of the architectural plans for local buildings. The link goes directly to my property.)

There's a bit of an issue with the Comments feature, as in it doesn't show as an option on this main page. If you'd like to leave  acomment on an individual post, just click on the title of the post and go from there. Or you can write to me at icelandeyes at gmail dot com, and/or you can visit my fb page. I don't post a lot of fluff there, but if I find something interesting or unique, that's probably where I'll share it : ) 






Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2015



Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2015





Finance Ministry issued orders for the payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees at Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2015.



DA Order from 1.1.2015 – Finance Ministry issued orders for payment of DA from 1.1.2015



Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2015





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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Bank Holiday on 14th April 2015 (Tuesday) throughout India on account of Birthday of Dr. B R Ambedkar: IBA Order



Bank Holiday on 14th April 2015 (Tuesday) throughout India on account of Birthday of Dr. B R Ambedkar: IBA Order





Indian Banks’ Association





HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS





No.CIR/HR&IR/H6/2014-15/1556





March 31, 2015





All Members of the Association


(Designated Officers)





Dear Sirs,





Holiday on Tuesday, 14th April 2015 throughout India on account of Birthday of Dr. B R Ambedkar under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881



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