“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”

BY N JCA 28.04.2015

Directorate called PJCA  to discuss Charter of Demands

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Division)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, dated 24th April, 2015

Subject:-       Meeting with PJCA (comprising of NFPE & FNPO)  under the Chairpersonship of Secretary(Posts).

         It has been decided to convene a meeting with the representatives of Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) to discuss their Charter of Demands.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, the 30th April, 2015 at 1100 hrs. in the G.P. Roy Committee Room under the chairpersonship of Secretary (Posts). 

         Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting. The meeting will be followed by lunch.

(Arun Malik)
Director (SR & Legal)

Official Side:-

(i)    All Members of Postal Services Board
(ii)  CGm (PLI) / JS & FA
(iii) DDG (P) / DDG (Estt) / DDG (SR & Legal) / DDG (MB) / DDG (Trg.) / DDG (PAF / DDG (Estates & MM) / DDG (Technology) / DDG (FS).

Copy to:-

(i)            OSD to Secretary (Posts)
(ii)           Sr. PPS to Secretary (Posts)

Staff Side:-

(i)            Shri R.N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE
(ii)           Shri D. Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO
2)Central Government Pensioners Dearness Relief from January 2015 increased to 113% – Orders issued for grant of 6% hike in Dearness Relief with effect from 1st January 2015
F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government  of India
Ministry   of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department  of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor,     Lok Nayak  Bhavan, KhanMarket,
New Delhi-  110003
Dated 27.04.2015

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.  1st January,  2015.
2.            These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners / Family Pensioners (ii)  The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii)   All   India   Service   Pensioners (iv)   Railway   Pensioners and   (v)   The   Burma   Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners / families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian  Nationals but  receiving  pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia  allowance of Rs. 3500/-  p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated  23.2.1998   read with  this  Department’s OM No.  23/3/2008- P&PW(B)dated 15.9.2008.
3.            Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount  on absorption  in a PSU / Autonomous body and have become eligible to  restoration  of 1/3rd   commuted  portion  of pension as well  as  revision  of  the  restored  amount  in  terms  of  this  Department’s OM No.
4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated  14.07.1998 will also be entitled  to the payment of DR @  113% w.e.f. 1.1.2015  on  full  pension i.e.  the  revised  pension which  the  absorbed  employee  would  have received on the  date of  restoration  had he not  drawn  lump sum  payment  on absorption  and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment  of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98.    In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No. 4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000  refer.
4.           Payment of DR involving  a fraction  of a rupee shall be rounded off to the  next higher rupee.
5.           Other provisions governing grant  of DR in respect of employed family  pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated  2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July,  2009.   The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.
6.           In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.
7.           It   will   be  the   responsibility of  the   pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each Individual case.
8.           The  offices  of  Accountant General and  authorised Pension Disbursing Banks  are requested to arrange payment of relief  to  pensioners etc. on the  basis of these  instructions without  waiting  for any further  instructions from  the Comptroller and Auditor  General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter  No. 528-TA,II/34-80-II  dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor  General of  India  addressed to all  Accountant Generals and  Reserve Bank of  India  Circular No.  GANB No.  2958/GA-64 (ii)   (CGL)/81 dated  the  21st   May,  1981 addressed to State Bank of  India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.
9.           In their  application to the  pensioners / family pensioners belonging to Indian  Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.
10.         This Issues with  the  concurrence of Ministry of  Finance, Department of  Expenditure conveyed vide their ID No. 1(4)/E.V/2004 dated  24th April, 2015.
11.         Hindi version will follow.

Under Secretary  to the Government  of India.


3)Central govt employees plan indefinite strike from November 23

Central Government employees, who are planning a demonstration near Parliament on Tuesday demanding scrapping the New Pension Scheme and raising the bonus limit, have decided to go on an indefinite strike from November 23 if their demands are not met.
“If the demands are not met, then the joint action committee has decided to go for an indefinite strike from November 23. The strike will include the railways, postal and other departments as well,” Shivagopal Mishra, convener of the joint action committee, told BusinessLine.
They also demand redressal of pending anomalies in the Sixth Central Pay Commission, interim relief, scrapping foreign direct investment and public private partnership schemes, filling of vacancies, and amendments in labour laws, among others, according to a release.
The India Railway Men’s Federation, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, All India Defence Employees Federation, National Federation of Postal Employees Federation, and Confederation of Central Government Employees will take part in the demonstration, said Mishra said.




1)Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India stands with Nepal in its time of sorrow following the massive quake and will do its best to wipe the tear of every Nepali, hold their hand and be with them in this hour of tragedy.

2)7th pay commission pay revision expected to be made this year : Finance Minister
The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on pay revision of the central government employees is expected to be submitted to the government this year, the Lok Sabha was today informed.
Responding to a supplementary, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, ”Additional Ten cent revenue share for the state being provided by the Centre from this year and the recommendations of the pay commission– that are expected to be made this year– are bound to put additional burden on the fiscal situation.”
Keeping this in mind, we have opted to extend the deadline from two to three years for attaining the targeted mark of fiscal budgetary deficit,” he said.
Presently, the government’s annual income is around Rs 11.5 lakh crore against the expenditure of around Rs 17.5 lakh crore leaving a budgetary deficit of about Rs 5 lakh crore. – UNI.

3)Date extended for Asset and Liabilities return under “Lokpal”from 30th April 2015 to 15th October 2015

No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B)
Bharat Sarkar/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 25th April, 2015
Office Memorandum
Subject: Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 —extension of last date for filing of revised returns by public servants who have filed property returns under the existing service rules – regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s D.O. letter of even number dated 29th December, 2014 regarding the furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 and forwarding therewith copies of the Central Government’s notifications dated 26th December, 2014 containing —
(a) amendment to the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, for the purpose of extending the time limit for carrying out necessary changes in the relevant rules relating to different services from “three hundred and sixty days” to “eighteen months”, from the date on which the Act came into force, i.e., 16th January, 2014; and
(b)the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, extending the time limit for filing of revised returns by all public servants from 31st December, 2014 to 30th April, 2015.
2. In this regard, the undersigned is directed to convey that the last date for filing of revised returns by public servants under the rules indicated in para 1 (b) above has now been further extended from 30th April, 2015 to 15th October, 2015. Formal amendments to 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 and to the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 are being notified separately. They will also be uploaded on the website of this Department, i.e., http://persmin.nic.in/DOPT.asp.
3. All Ministries/Departments and cadre authorities are requested to kindly issue orders towards ensuring compliance with the revised Rules by all officers and staff in the respective Ministry/Department/ Organisations/PSUs under their control, within the revised time-limit mentioned therein.
(Jishnu Barua)
Joint Secretary to e Govt. of India
Tele: 23093591


4)Tax Relief To Family Members of Differently Abled
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Tax Relief To Family Members of Differently Abled
Section 80DD of the Income Tax Act, 1961, inter alia, provides for a deduction to an individual or HUF, who is a resident in India, and
• Incurs expenditure for the medical treatment (including nursing), training and rehabilitation of a dependant, being a person with disability; or
• Pays any amount to LIC or any other insurer in respect of a scheme for the maintenance of a disabled dependant.
The section provides for a deduction of fifty thousand rupees if the dependant is suffering from disability and one hundred thousand rupees if the dependant is suffering from severe disability.
“Dependant” in the case of an individual, has been defined to mean the spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters of the individual or any of them, and in the case of a Hindu undivided family, a member of the Hindu undivided family, if such person is dependant wholly or mainly on such individual or Hindu undivided family for his support and maintenance.
In view of the rising cost of medical care and special needs of a differently abled person, Finance Bill, 2015 proposes to amend section 80DD of the Income-tax Act so as to raise the limit of deduction in respect of a person with disability from fifty thousand rupees to seventy five thousand rupees and in respect of a person with severe disability, from one hundred thousand rupees to one hundred and twenty five thousand rupees.
This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.