A Massive demonstration was held at Tiruchengodu HPO premises on 12.8.2016 evening. More than seventy five members including eleven women members have participated in the demonstration in connection with the serving of strike notice for 2nd Sep . 2016 one day strike.
Rule 2–This rule lays down the categories of employees to whom the rules apply. Except for the categories excluded under sub-rule (2), the rules are applicable to all persons under the rule making control of the President serving in Departments paid from Civil Estimates. They do not apply to the employees under the Ministry of Railways and civilian personnel paid from Defence Services Estimates, for whom separate rules will be issued by the Ministries concerned. The rules do not also apply to Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts. The rules, however, apply to work charged establishments.
Rule 3 and 4- These rules are self-explanatory.
Rule 5–The intention is that all Government servants should be brought over to the revised pay structure except those who elect existing pay structure. The Government servants who exercise the option to continue in the existing pay structure will continue to draw the dearness allowance at the rates in force on 1st January, 2016. If a Government servant is holding permanent post in a substantive capacity and officiating in a higher post, or would have officiated in one or more posts but for his being on deputation etc., he has the option to retain the existing pay structure only in respect of one scale. Such a Government servant may retain the existing scale applicable to a permanent post or any one of the officiating posts. In respect of the remaining posts he will necessarily have to be brought over to the revised pay structure.
Rule 6–This rule prescribes the manner in which option has to be exercised and also the authority who shall be apprised of such option. The option has to be exercised in the form appended to the rules. It should be noted that it is not sufficient for a Government servant to exercise the option within the specified time limit but also to ensure that it reaches the prescribed authority within the time limit. In the case of persons who are outside India at the time of notification of these rules, the period within which the option has to be exercised is three months from the date they take over charge of the post in India. In the case of Government servants the revised pay structure of whose posts are announced subsequent to the date of issue of these rules, the period of three months will run from the date of such announcement.
Persons who have retired between 1st January 2016 and the date of notification of these rules are also eligible to exercise option.
Rule 7-This rule deals with the actual fixation of pay in the existing scales on 1st January, 2016 and is self explanatory. The benefit of this rule is not admissible in cases where a Government servant has elected the revised pay structure in respect of his substantive post, but has retained the existing scale in respect of an officiating post.
Rule 8–This rule prescribes the method of fixation of pay of employees appointed on direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016.
Rule 9 and 10–These rules prescribe the manner in which the next increment in the new pay structure shall be regulated.
In accordance with the provisions of Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, we hereby notify that all the Postal/RMS/MMS/Administrative & Postal Accounts Employees and the Gramin Dak Sewaks (NFPE) will go on 1 day General Strike on 02nd September,2016.
The Charter of Demands is enclosed herewith.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS
2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government
PART – A
1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wage of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
7. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state public sector undertakings.
8. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in quantum of gratuity.
10.Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO conventions C-87 & C-98.
11.No FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
12.No unilateral amendment to labour laws.
PART – B: (CGE & POSTAL DEMANDS)
1. Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30thJune 2016, especially increase in minimum pay a fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.
2. Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4. No privatization, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions.
5. (i) Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allownaces of departmental employees.
(ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6. Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment. Lift ban on creation of new posts.
7. Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments.
8. Extend benefit of Bonus Act amendment 2015 on enhancement of payment ceiling to the Adhoc bonus/PLB of Central Govt. employees with effect from the financial years 2014-15. Ensure payment of revised bonus before Pooja holidays.
9. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.
10. Implement Cadre restructuring in left out categories of Postal Department. i.e RMS,MMS,PA CO, SBCO & Postal Accounts etc..
11. Settle the problems related CBS, CIS & stop harassment and Trade Union victimization.
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2566 TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH AUGUST, 2016
MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
2566. SHRI RAM KUMAR KASHYAP:
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state the details of medical facilities being provided to Central Government employees?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)
(i) Central Govt. employees drawing their salary from Central Civil Estimates of Government of India are covered under Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) in the cities where CGHS is in operation.
Facilities available to Central Government employees under CGHS are as under :
1. OPD treatment and medicines from CGHS Wellness Centres
2. Specialist Consultation at Govt. Hospitals
3. Hospitalization at Govt. and CGHS empanelled hospitals
4. Investigations at Govt. and empanelled Diagnostic centres.
5. Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine (AYUSH).
6. In case of emergency, CGHS beneficiaries can go to any hospital, empanelled or non-empanelled and avail medical treatment.
7. Reimbursement of expenses for treatment in Private unrecognized hospitals in case of emergency.
8. The beneficiary can go to any CGHS Wellness Centre in the country.
9. Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of medical equipments such as hearing aid, hip/knee joint implants, artificial limbs, pace makers, ICD/Combo device, Neuro implants etc., as per the CGHS ceiling rates and guidelines.
(ii) Central Government employees who are not covered under CGHS are provided medical facilities under Central Service (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. They can avail treatment from Central Government / State Govt. Hospitals and hospitals recognised by the State Govt./CGHS/CS (MA) as well as the hospitals fully funded by either Central Govt. or the State Govt. with the approval of the Head of the Department on the basis of medical prescription issued by the concerned Authorized Medical Attendant.http://rajyasabha.nic.in
REVISED WORKING WOMEN HOSTELS GUIDELINES, 2015 PROVIDES FOR INSTALLATION OF CCTV CAMERAS IN HOSTELS FOR SAFETY OF WOMEN
Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Women and Child Development
05-August-2016 15:47 IST
Revised Working Women Hostels guidelines, 2015 Provides for installation of CCTV Cameras in Hostels for safety of women
Since inception of the Scheme, 926 hostels have been sanctioned all over the country creating capacity for about 69,466 working women and 9,509 children. As per the norms of the Scheme, financial assistance is provided to the eligible implementing organizations such as State Government agencies and Civil Society Organizations etc. upto 75% of the cost of construction of the hostel building for working women on public land as per the prescribed area norms and schedule of rate of the respective State Public Works Department. There is also a provision of extending financial assistance for hostels to be run in rented premises. Corporate houses or associations like CII, ASSOCHAM, FICCI etc., can also seek financial assistance for a matching grant (50:50) for hostel building construction on public land only. There is also a provision of one-time non-recurring grant @ Rs. 7500/- per inmate for purchase of furniture and furnishings. During the last three years and the current financial year, 55 new proposals have been received from States/UTs under the Scheme and 30 new hostels have been sanctioned.
To provide safety for single working women, a provision has been made in Scheme guidelines revised in 2015 to install CCTV Cameras in Working Women Hostels. Provision of Washing Machine and Geysers/ Solar Water Heating System have also been made in the revised guidelines of the Scheme.
Regular monitoring of the functioning of the hostel is the responsibility of the District Women Welfare Committee under the Chairpersonship of District Collector/ District Magistrate/ Municipal Commissioner. In case, implementing agency mis-utilises the financial assistance or use the hostel building for any other purpose, the Government of India through the Ministry or State Government is entitled to take over the hostel building and/ or assets created by the grant-in-aid provided under the scheme. The Criminal proceeding may also be initiated by lodging an FIR against the defaulting implementing agency, and strict legal action taken in order to recover grant with penal rate of interest as agreed in the bond furnished before the release of grant. The Scheme has been evaluated by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and recommended its continuation.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Smt. Krishana Raj in the Lok Sabha today.
Restoration of 1/3 commuted portion of pension in respect of government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous bodies.
DEPARTMENT OF POST IS PLANNING TO SET UP AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY FOR ITS PHILATELY BUSINESS
The Department of Post is planning to set up an independent company for its philately business with an aim to boost revenues from the sale of collectible stamps.
India Post Philately Company is proposed as a public limited company, fully owned by the government, with an authorised capital of Rs. 100 crore.
“The proposed company will be a service-based one, which will not only sell its products to existing customers —collectors and philatelists — but will also try to attract new ones. It will focus on promotion of philately, mainly among the younger generation,” a senior official told The Hindu.
The proposal would soon be sent to the Cabinet.
Philately in textooks
As part of the strategy to spread the interest in philately among the younger generation, S.K. Sinha, Secretary, Posts, wrote to the Department of School Education and Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resources Development last month, seeking that a chapter on philately be included in the textbooks for Class V, VI, or VII.
India Post is eyeing a jump of Rs. 100 crore, or over 250 per cent, in turnover from the philately segment to Rs. 141 crore in the current fiscal.
The earnings from this segment stood at Rs. 39.88 crore during 2015-16 and Rs. 32.85 crore during 2014-15.
This does not include revenues from the sale of stamps meant for daily use. As per the proposal, the new firm will have a corporate office and four zonal offices. The board of directors will have seven officials.
While the Secretary, Department of Posts, will be the non-executive chairman, India Post officials of the rank of Joint Secretary will be appointed as chairman and managing director on deputation. The board will have three persons from the department and four outsiders.
The Department of Company Affairs will also be represented on the board. Inter-ministerial consultations will be held with the Departments of Expenditure and Legal and Company Affairs, and their views would be incorporated in the Cabinet note.
In the six months from January to June this year, the Department has issued 14 commemorative stamps.