Friday, August 22, 2014

Allocation of exclusive Bar Code Series for Speed Post Articles containing Passport for Regional Passport Offices



Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) to be implemented in all central government offices

Government has ordered that an Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) be implemented in all central government offices.

The system will be implemented in the capital first and then in all central offices outside New Delhi. The order is binding on all employees, including those in the armed forces.

To implement the system, all offices will have to install fingerprint scanners with Wi-fi Internet. The objective of the system, sources said, is “to check absenteeism and measure the time an employee spends in office and the time he or she checks in and checks out”.

 Source : The Telegraph dated 21/8/2014 (Click here)



Department files additional reply in GP Case- case posted to 29.9.14 for final hearing

OA No.289/13 filed by the Association came up for hearing before the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench on 20.8.14 when the Department filed additional reply to the rejoinder filed by us. The Hon'ble Tribunal after taking the addl. reply on record, has posted the case to 29.9.14 for final hearing.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Childrens Education Allowance -Annual Ceiling and details of admissible institutions

While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child. 

The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is 9,000/- per child per month

These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014

The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognized institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

Obituary


It is to be informed to all members that father of Smt. M.Saleena ASP(OD) Kottayam Sri.Vadakkethalakkal Abdul Khader(93) expired on 19.8.14.  Funeral was held on 20.1.14 at 9 am. Association conveys deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Porposal to amend Indian Post Office Act

The government today said it is considering a proposal to amend the Indian Post Office Act, making postal authorities responsible for non-delivery or loss in transit of articles for consumers.
 
"The proposal to amend the Indian Post Office Act, 1898, is under consideration which includes the examination of the scope of making postal authorities responsible for non-delivery or loss in transit of the articles of consumers," Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
 
On a query if Indian Post is losing its share to the operations of private courier companies, the Minister said the share of both the traffic and revenue of Speed Post have been increasing over the years.
 
"Study on Speed Post conducted through the Indian Market Research Bureau International, reveals that the share of Department of Posts in the overall courier market has increased from the range of 15.1 per cent to 18.3 per cent in the year 2010-2011, 16.7 per cent to 19.8 per cent in year 2011-12 and 17.4 per cent to 20.2 per cent in year 2012-13," he added.

No proposal to grant interim relief- Government makes it clear in Rajya Sabha

No proposal for grant of Interim Relief to Central Government employees is at present under consideration of the Government." Ministry of Finance has replied to a question in Rajya Sabha as under:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIAMINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 2814
ANSWERED ON 05.08.2014
Interim relief of 7th Pay Commission for Central Government Employees
 
2814 Shri T.K. Rangarajan
 Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

(a) the present status of the 7th Pay Commission for the Central Government Employees;

(b) whether Government has finalized proposal to give Interim Relief; and

(c) if so, the quantum of relief?
ANSWER
 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a) : The 7th Central Pay Commission has already been set up vide Resolution dated 28th February, 2014. The Commission has started functioning

(b) & (c): No proposal for grant of Interim Relief to Central Government employees is at present under consideration of the Government.

No Proposal of Dearness Relief under Consideration