. FLASH !!! 7TH PAY ALLOWANCES APPROVED BY CABINET- SEE THE POST BELOW

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Please contribute for the above cause. All to deposit contributions in AICE Insprs' Assn a/c No.800171737 with Indian Bank Patna West Gandhi Maidan Br IFSC IDIB000P027.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

LATEST UPDATE ON GRADE PAY 5400/-, PROMOTIONS AND CADRE REVIEW

All the comrades are eagerly waiting for the information on Grade Pay of 5400/- to ACP Inspectors, Cadre Review and Promotions.On the basis of information available through AICEIA sources it is learnt that:
CADRE REVIEW:- The Office Bearers of our All India Association have met the officials of Board and Revenue Secretary and discussed the issue. The Board has agreed to look into the matter of restructuring the cadre on the basis of No. of Assessees instead of Revenue collected. This will deffinetely improve the situation and we are likely to get more posts.
Promotions:- The AICEIA has represented to the Board that all the Insopectors must be promoted to Supdts. on par with the Preventive Officers who got their promotions upto 1997 batch. It is understood that the Board has agreed to promote upto 1994 but,our Association has insisted for 1997 batch on par with Preventive Officers. Again there is going to be a meeting with Board on 3rd & 4th of March where all the matters are taken up again.
Grade Pay of 5400/-:- It is learnt that the DOPT has returned our file to Board stating that since ACP is a NFGP and hence another NFG pay in the form of 5400/- G>P can not be grantyed to Inspector who got ACP.
The Association has asked the Board to take up the issue again basing on the Grade pay of 5400/- granted to Medical Dept. as well as ONGC officers.

Comrades are requested to post their views in the form of coments to this post if any other department has been given NFG scale of 5400/-.

P.Vigneshwar Raju

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pay Fixation of Minimum Pay / Stepping up of Pay clarification regarding

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA>
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
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S.No.PC-VI/188 RBE No.28/2010
No.PC-VI/2010/I/RSRP/1 New Delhi, dated 17.02.2010
The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)



Subject: Applicability of minimum pay/stepping up of pay clarification reg.

A number of references have been received in this office regarding applicability, for departmental promotees, of minimum entry pay prescribed for direct recruits (appointed on or after 1.1.2006) in Section II of Part A of the First Schedule of RS(RP) Rules, 2008. References have also been received regarding stepping up of pay of senior promotees with references to such of their directly recruited juniors who are recruited on or after 1.1.2006 and whose basic pay is more than that of their seniors.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. In this connection it is clarified that the revised pay structure comprises grade pays and running pay bands and in the case of those Railway servants who were already in service before 1.1.2006. Sixth Pay Commission has not prescribed a minimum pay in the running pay band with reference to the minimum entry level pay prescribed for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006. Further, the Sixth CPC has not prescribed minimum pay in the pay band for the purpose of fixation of pay on promotion in the case of any grade and fixing of minimum pay in the pay band in the case of each grade pay for departmental promotees would defeat the very purpose of introduction of running pay bands.

As far as the matter relating to bringing the pay of existing Railway servants as on 1.1.2006 at par with the pay of direct recruits recruited on or after 1.1.2006 is concerned, it is clarified that the pay of those Railway servants who joined the Railway as direct recruits on or after 1.1.2006 is to be fixed as per Section II, Part ‘A’ of the First Schedule to the RS(RP) Rules, 2008 and the procedure of pay fixation is based on a specific recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission, which has been accepted by the Government. As far as pay fixation in respect to those Railway servants who were already in service on 1.1.2006 is concerned, the same is to be done as per the provisions of Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2008 and in accordance with the fitment tables annexed with this Ministry’s letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 11.9.2008.

4. In the light of the foregoing, it is clarified that in terms of RS(RP) Rules,2008:-

(a) no minimum pay in the pay band can be prescribed in the case of promotion of Railway servants from one grade to another (except in the case of change in pay band); and

(b) pay of those Railway servants who were already in service on 1.1.2006 can not be fixed with reference to the minimum entry pay prescribed for those who joined the Railways as direct recruits on or after 1.1.2006 as per Section II, Part ‘A’ of the First Schedule to the RS(RP) Rules, 2008.

5. However, stepping up of pay of seniors can be permitted with reference to such of their directly recruited juniors borne on the same seniority list who are recruited on or after 1.1.2006 and whose basic pay is more than that of the seniors, subject to the following conditions:-

(a) Stepping up of the basic pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases, the basic pay of the seniors will be stepped up with reference to the basic pay of the juniors. Stepping up will be applicable from the date junior direct recruit is actually drawing higher basic pay than the senior.

(b) Further, Railway servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic pay with reference to entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 as laid down in Section II of Part A or First Schedule to the RS(RP) Rules, 2008, if their cadre does not have an element of direct recruitment, or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.

(c) Stepping up of pay of the seniors shall not be applicable in cases where pay of direct recruits has been fixed at a higher stage on account of grant of advance increments etc. at the time of recruitment.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MAJOR PENALTY PROCEEDINGS RECOMMENED AGAINST 70 OFFICERS INCLUDING 8 FROM CENTRAL BOARD OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

CVC disposed of 468 cases in December 2009

The Central Vigilance Commission disposed of 468 cases during December 2009 referred to it for advice. The Commission advised initiations of major penalty proceedings against 70 officers. Of these, 20 were from public sector banks, 17 from M/o Railways, 11 from Northern Coalfields Ltd., 4 from Western Coalfields Ltd., 3 from MCD, 2 each from Ministry of Home Affairs and Central Board of Excise and Customs. The remaining 9 cases pertained to different departments of the Government of India and PSUs.

The Commission also advised imposition of major penalty against 66 officers including 13 from MCD, 11 from Public Sector Banks, 9 from M/o Railways, 6 from Central Board of Excise and Customs, 4 each from M/o Commerce and Central Coalfields Ltd., 3 each from Central Warehousing Corp. Ltd. and Hindustan Paper Corpn., 2 each from D/o Telecommunication, Eastern Coalfields Ltd., Khadi & Village Industries Commission and M/o of Textiles. Remaining 3 cases pertained to different departments of the Government of India and PSUs.

The Commission disposed 1122 complaints during the month. Of these, 1021complaints were sent for necessary action/ATR whereas 101 complaints were sent for investigation and report.

On the Commission’s recommendations, the competent authorities issued sanctions for prosecution against 12 officers including 5 from M/o P,PG & Pensions, 2 from Punjab National Bank and 1 each from CBDT, M/o External Affairs, CBEC, M/o of Small Scale Industry and M/o of Commerce.

Recoveries to the tune of Rs. 68.63 crore were affected after Commission conducted technical examination of some departments.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MACP for Inspectors who are promoted to the grade from UDC

As Discussd in Jaipur CEC Association submitted one letter to Board on the issue of Modified assured career progression, the same is pasted below for your reference:


Ref. No. AICEIA/CBEC/2010/10 10.02.2010

To

Sri V.Sridhar,

Chairman, C.B.E.C,

North Block, New Delhi.

Sir,

Sub: MACP to Inspectors appointed on promotion from lower grade – Clarification – Reg

Please refer to Board’s F. No. A- 26017/76/2009 – Ad II A dated 29.09.2009 wherein certain clarification regarding MACP scheme were issued to the Commissioner of Central Excise, Jaipur. The said letter was subsequently circulated to all formations.

Vide point no. 3 of the letter it was clarified, with regard to an officer who joined as a UDC and subsequently promoted as Tax Assistant (pre-restructured) and Inspector and spending more than 10 years in that grade, that the 3rd financial up-gradation would be granted after completion of 30 years or whenever the person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay, whichever is later.

It is submitted that the phrase ‘whichever is later’ in the said clarification is incorrect and against the principles enunciated in the MACP scheme. Paragraph 1 of the Annexure to MACP OM dated 19.05.2009 provides that ‘there shall be three financial up gradations under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of service respectively. Financial up-gradation under the scheme will be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay’. Obviously, the latter part of paragraph 1 of the Annexure to MACP OM is intended to provide solace to a person who has stagnated in a post for 10 years or more despite the fact that the person has already received not more than 2 promotions. If the clarification issued by the Board is accepted, the very purpose of the injunction contained in the latter part of paragraph 1 of the Annexure to MACP OM would be rendered meaning less as the person would even without that provision be entitled to the up-gradation in the 30th year. It is therefore requested to amend the clarification issued vide the letter under reference by substituting the phrase ‘ whichever is later’ appearing under column ‘clarification’ against point no. 3 by the phrase ‘whichever is earlier’

We would also like to point out that while issuing the afore said clarification under reference, the Board has treated Tax Assistant (pre-restructured) as a promotional grade for UDCs for the purpose of MACP and has virtually denied one financial up-gradation to the persons who were promoted as Inspector from the Ministerial cadres.

In this regard it is submitted that movement from UDC to Tax Assistant (pre-restructured) cannot be considered as a promotion for the following reasons.

i) Prior to the 2001-02 cadre restructuring, appointment to the post of Inspectors were done according to the Central Excise & Customs Group C posts Recruitment Rules, 1979 and in it Tax Assistant do not form part of the feeder cadre for promotion. From the ministerial stream only UDCs were provided as a feeder cadre. Promotion of Tax Assistants as Inspectors was done in terms of Board F. No. A-26011/10/86 – Ad. II A dated 05.08.1988 and 30.01.1989.

i) Board vide F. No. 32011/32/2003 – Ad III A dated 06.08.2004 (addressed to Commissioner, Bhubaneswar) in consultation with DOP&T has clarified that the Tax Assistant retain their basic seniority in the grade of UDC and the grade of Tax Assistant can not be treated as promotional grade in the normal hierarchy of UDC. Hence under ACP scheme UDC including Tax Assistant are to be allowed financial up-gradation in the normal hierarchical grade viz. DOSL – II, DOS L-I.

It is evident that the pre-restructured TA was always been treated as a UDC only, whether for the purpose of promotion or up-gradation under ACPS and the same analogy has to be taken for the purpose of financial up-gradation under MACPS also.

It is therefore requested to issue instructions to the field formations to ignore the placement of UDC as pre-restructured Tax Assistant for the purpose of counting 1st. 2nd and 3rd promotion for the purpose of MACPS.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully

(Kousik Roy)

Secretary General

Saturday, February 6, 2010

DEMAND SURVERY - HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family welfare
Department of Health & Family welfare
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi

DEMAND SURVERY

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (CGEPHIS)

OBJECT OF DEMAND SURVEY – Government of India is contemplating introduction of a Health Insurance Scheme for Central Government Employees and Pensioners and their dependent family members all over India. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare intends to assess the demand for the above Scheme from the prospective beneficiaries through this survey for taking further steps in this direction.

WHO CAN JOIN THE SCHEME – All the personnel of the Central Government including All India Service officers, serving and retired, and others who are covered under the existing CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) and under CS(MA)Rules [Central services (Medical Attendance) Rules] Can join the Scheme. The Scheme is proposed to be implemented on voluntary basis for existingemployees and pensioners and compulsorily for future employees and pensioners.

INSURANCE COVERAGE – The scheme shall provide coverage for meeting expenses of hospitalization and surgical procedures for beneficiary members up to Rs.5.00 lakh per family per year subject to limits, in any of the network hospitals. The benefit to the family will be on floater basis i.e. the total reimbursement of Rs.5.00 lakh can be availed of individually or collectively by members of the family.

Coverage of Pre-existing diseases: All diseases under the proposed scheme shall be covered from day one.

INSURANCE PREMIUM – The beneficiary will have to pay an annual premium which will be determined after the formal introduction of the Scheme. It will vary according to the grade pay of the officer. The estimated annual premium for a standard family size will be in the range of Rs.8,000 to Rs.12,000 p.a. It is however proposed to be subsidized bythe Government to a considerable extent. The amount of premium shall be decided by the transparent process of bidding amongst the Insurance companies participating inthe Scheme. In case of serving employees , the premium would be deducted by the Drawing & Disbursing Officer. In the case of pensioners, they would be required to authorize the Band branch from which they are drawing their pension, to deduct the insurance premium.

FAMILY SIZE
a) In case of serving employees, self, spouse, two dependent children and dependent parents would be covered. New born will be covered as a part of insured family member during the currency of the policy.

b) In case of retired employees, self, spouse, two dependent children and dependent parents would be covered.

NOTE:

1. Additional dependent family member can be covered under the scheme by paying an additional premium per additional family member. The premium shall be borne by the beneficiary and there would be no govt. subsidy for the same.

2. The definition of dependent shall be as per guidelines issued by Central Government from time to time.
Serving Central Government employees and Central Government pensioners, if interested in becoming a member of the proposed insurance scheme may send their details as per the format given below, to the Additional Director / Joint Director in the following cities nearest to his place, where CGHS is presently functioning, not later than 15th Feb. 2010.

Ahmedabad - Guwahati - Mumbai
Allahabad - Hyderabad - Nagpur
Bangalore - Jaipur - Patna
Bhubaneshwar - Jabalpur - Pune
Bhopal - Jammu - Ranchi
Chandigarh - Kanpur - Shillong
Chennai - Kolkata - Trivandraum
Delhi - Lucknow - Jammu
Dehradun - Meerut

Alternatively they can also send their details at the following address:

V.P.Singh
Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Room No.529-A, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi-110 108
E mail : vijay.singh62@nic.in

FORMAT OF DEMAND SURVEY FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (CGEPHIS)

1. Name :
2. Designation :
3. Office Address :
4. Mailing Address :
5. e-mail id (if available) :
6. Date of Birth :
7. Age as on 01.01.2010 :
8. Date of Retirement :
(for pensioners)
9. Whether CGHS beneficiary :
(Yes / No)
10. Nearest CGHS location :
11. Family size :
(Details including gender & age)

I am interested in joining the Health Insurance Scheme as and when it becomes operational.

Date:
Place: Signature:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

FUTURE RETIREMENTS AND EXPECTED PROMOTIONS

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF RETIREES DURING NEXT THREE YEARS. THIS INFORMATION IS GIVEN ONLY TO CALCULATE YOUR PROMOTION IN NEAR FUTURE.

YEAR   JAN   FEB   MAR    APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC    TOTAL 
2010    002   004   006     002    003     005   010   009    006   001    004    002      054
2011    006   008   004     004    010     014   008   010    005   003    003    002      077
2012    009   005   009     008    004     010   012   006    005   004    003    006      081

SOON DATA WILL BE PLACED FOR ANOTHER 7 YEARS


ALL THE EFFORTS ARE MADE TO MAKE THE LIST PERFECT STILL THERE MAY BE SOME EXCEPTIONS BECAUSE OF VRS ETC.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Inspector to Superintendent Promotions

About 25 promotions are likely today from Inspectors to Superintendents. Copy of order will be placed after it is issued.