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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Relaxation to travel by air to visit J&K, NER and A&N for further two years on LTC – Dopt Order

Relaxation to travel by air to visit J&K, NER and A&N for further two years on LTC – Dopt Order

No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 26th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, it has been decided by the Government to permit Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme.


(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/ A&N against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them.

(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.

(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K

Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(iv) Air travel is to be performed by Air India in Economy Class only and at LTC-80 fare or less.

(v) Air travel by non-entitled officers on the sectors mentioned in item (iii) above may be permitted while availing LTC to any place in India (4 year Block) also.

(vi) Air Tickets to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

2. These orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of issue of this O.M.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

4. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_3_2014-Estt.A-IV-26092014.pdf]

Thursday, 25 September 2014

7th Pay Commission has sought information on the parity of pay scales manifests in posts of a similar nature

MEENA AGARWAL
SECRETARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
7CPC/99/RR/2014/1
Dated: 8th September, 2014
Dear
            The 7th Central Pay Commission has been receiving a number of memoranda, representations from associations/federations as well as individual cadres on pay and related issues. As part of its working, the Commission is also hearing various groups of employees both in Delhi and during its visits outside Delhi.
2. One of the major issues raised before the Commission centres on the subject of parity. One aspect of parity manifests in how posts of a similar nature are placed. Certain cadres/category of employees have, in their deposition before the Commission, stated that there are cases when identical or similarly placed cadres/categories of employees in different Ministries/Departments are placed differentially in terms of pay and promotional prospects.
3. With a view to examining and addressing this aspect of parity amongst apparently similarly placed cadres/posts, the Commission has devised a template to be filled in for posts being administered by your Department. The template seeks to elicit information that would be readily available in the Recruitment Rules for the concerned post(s)/cadres. In case your Department only operates posts involving common cadres like the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS), Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS), a NIL report may kindly be furnished to the Commission.
4. Since the Work of the Commission is time bound may I request that information as sought is furnished by 25 September 2014. Perhaps a copy of the RRs themselves could be sent as advance information.
Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(Meena Agarwal)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

CAT Paritty update


CAT PARITTY CASE WILL ONLY BE HELD DURING OCTOBER 2014 AS THERE IS ONLY SINGLE BENCH FUNCTIONING.  OUR CASE WILL BE TAKEN ONLY WHEN FULL BENCH ASSUMES

Saturday, 13 September 2014

New Office bearers elected for AIPSA,TN

The Tamilnadu Circle Postal Stenographers Association elected new office bearers

President              -Smt.K.Lalitha,PS to CPMG,Chennai
Circle Secretary    - Shri.D.Mohan, PS to PMG,Trichy
Treasurer              -Shri.N.Ganesan, PS to PMG, Madurai

Congratulation to all
 Unite and strength

Good news to Puducherry Stenographers

 Government (of Puducherry) has invited us (the Office Bearers of Puducherry Stenographers Association) to hold a discussion (probably regarding the long pending promotion issue) on today ie.13-09-2014 at 4.30 p.m.  

The present gesture of the Government is highly appreciable and what appears to be a good sign in marking an end to our certain long pending issues.  

            Unity of Stenographers only will get victory.  Let us unite and fight together



Friday, 29 August 2014

DRDO Stenos association held meeting with VII CPC

DRDO Stenographers Association met VII CPC at Bangalore.

The following are the list of member who met the VII CPC at Bangalore on 24th Aug 2014.
1) Shri S Ramalingam, CVRDE, Chennai
2) Shri Ravi Kumar, ADE, Bangalore
3) Shri V Gopi, ADE, Bangalore
4) Shri B Balaraj, LRDE, Bangalore
5) Shri S Raju, MTRDC, Bangalore
6) Ms Usha Kulkarni, DEBEL, Bangalore

              According to the members, the meeting with the CPC was very cordial and the Chairman assured  total parity and positive response on all other issues of stenographers cadre.



Thursday, 21 August 2014

7th CPC visit to Bangalore


The VII CPC will conduct  personal hearing at Bangalore only with the Associations Head quarter is at Bangalore.  As such, the VII CPC advised  the Association to attend the personal hearing at Kerala to be held during September/October 2014 as they will conduct personal hearing in all State Hqrs and will invite the Associations where there hqr exists.

As such, the Secretary General's proposed visit to Bangalore is postponed.  The Secretary General is in liason with the  Stenographers Association in Bangalore and will visit during the last week of September to Banagalore to form the branch of the confederation at Banagalore.  All are requested to cooperate in strengthening our Association in all the States.