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Sunday, 22 March 2015

5 Fold hike for ESM

Why the steep raise

  • A provision of Rs 30 crore has been made for the upcoming Punjab State War Memorial in Amritsar
  • Last year, the money allocated for it was Rs 5 crore
  • The money allocated for the construction of sainik rest houses has also been raised to Rs 4.21 crore
  • Last year, the revised outlay for the rest houses was Rs 50 lakh

Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 18
 
At Rs 39.5 crore, the allocations for the annual plan expenditure approved for defence services welfare in the state Budget for 2015-16 has seen a five-fold increase from the revised outlay of Rs 7.8 crore for the 2014-15 fiscal.

The annual plan approved in the Budget for 2014-15 was Rs 33.7 crore, but the expenditure was later cut down to Rs 7.8 crore. The actual expenditure in 2013-14 was Rs 4.5 crore.

The major factor for the sharp hike in budgetary provisions over 2013-14 is allocation for the upcoming Punjab State War Memorial at Amritsar. A provision of Rs 30 crore was made in the 2014-15 budget, which was revised to Rs 5 crore. For 2015-16, Rs 30 crore has again been provided for. Provision for construction of sainik rest houses in newly created districts is also up at Rs 4.21 crore from 2014-15 fiscal’s revised outlay of Rs 50 lakh. Sainik School, Kapurthala, which has not received any financial assistance from the state government for the past at least two years, will get Rs 1 crore. Funding for schemes to train wards of ex-servicemen for joining the armed forces is up by Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore.

For grants to widows of martyrs, Rs 1 crore has been provided. While no budgetary provision was made under this head last year, Rs 10 lakh was later provided in revised outlay.

Another Rs 1 crore has been allocated for paying Rs 1 lakh incentive to those from the state joining the armed forces as officers. The state government allocated Rs 20 lakh in the Budget last year, which was later revised to Rs 50 lakh.

Source : http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/five-fold-hike-for-ex-servicemen/55605.html


7CPC AIRF Meeting

7th Pay Commission writes to AIRF for Meeting on 7th and 8th April 2015 as part of its final deliberations – Based on the wide ranging interaction with various entities broad issues have emerged before Commission

MEENA AGARWAL
SECREATARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
D.O No. 7CPC/158/Meetings/2015
19th March, 2015
Dear Shri Mishra, 
The Seventh, Central Pay Commission has, from the time of its constitution, engaged with a variety of stakeholders on the issues which it has been mandated to cover in accordance with its terms of reference. Based on the wide ranging interaction the Commission has had in this period, certain broad issues have emerged before the Commission. The Commission has also been seeking from individual Ministries / Departments their views on the issues posed, in relation to matters that are relevant to the Ministries. 
The Commission has had the occasion to interact with the Federation in May 2014. A meeting was also held on 25 February 2015 with the National Council (Staff side) wherein it was agreed that the Commission would have a detailed engagement with the Staff side as part of its final deliberations. 
Accordingly, a meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission has been scheduled for the Federation on two successive days viz. 7 and 8 April 2015. between 10.30 am and 1 pm in the Conference Room 1 floor B-14/A Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi,
With Regrds
Yours sincerely,
Sd/-
(Meena Agarwai)
Shri Shiv Copal Mishra
General Secretary
All India Railwayrnens’ Federation
4, State Entry Road
New Delhi- 110055
Download 7th Pay Commission’s letter D.O No. 7CPC/158/Meetings/2015dated 19.03.201

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Armed Forces Awards

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred one Kirti Chakra and 11 Shaurya Chakra awards on armed forces personnel, three of them posthumously, for gallantry.

     The awards were given for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi.


The President also conferred 14 Param Vishisht Seva Medals, three Uttam Yudh Seva Medals and 26 Ati Vishisht Seva Medals on senior officers of the armed forces for distinguished service of an exceptional order.
     The awards were given at a Defence Investiture Ceremony, attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar among others. The Kirti Chakra was given to Captain Jaidev of Parachute Regiment, posted at 3rd Battalion Rashtriya Rifles, for displaying dauntless courage and extraordinary valour under heavy fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on June 19 last year while tackling three terrorists.
Jaidev, despite injuries in the leg, chest and face, killed two wanted terrorist commanders and refused to be evacuated till the operation was completed.
Subedar Prakash Chand was given Shaurya Chakra (Posthumous) for his brave act in tackling an infiltration bid at the LoC on October 28, 2013.
Lieutenant Commander Manoranjan Kumar was given the award posthumous for saving the life of 94 crew members on board submarine INS Sindhuratna on February 26 last year.
Major Abhijai of Corps of Engineers was awarded Shaurya Chakra posthumously for diverting a malfunctioning aircraft he was flying from civilian and military area in Uttar Pradesh on October 1, 2014 and sacrificing his life in the process.
PTI

Government officials LTC

Government officials may get to claim LTC for domestic helicopter flights.                         

(Economic Times Report) NEW DELHI: The government is discussing a proposal to allow its employees to claim leave travel concession for domestic helicopter flights, a move seen boosting the helicopter-ferrying business.                           
At present, central government employees can claim leave travel concession (LTC) only for using scheduled commercial airline flights, preferably Air India. According to a civil aviation ministry official, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had sought a cost analysis of helicopter rides in the country.                                                                                
 "We have sent our analysis to the DoPT on the cost of flying in a helicopter. They had asked for it since they plan to bring helicopter rides under the LTC scheme," the official, who did not wish to be named, told ET.
The helicopter industry has welcomed the proposal, which aims to extend the travel concession to some 3 million central government workers. "It creates business for helicopter operators in the country. Currently, helicopter operations are available in areas that have difficult terrain and no other means of connectivity, as helicopter rides are expensive," said Harsh Vardhan Sharma, treasurer at Business Aircraft Operators' Association and owner of Himalayan Heli Services Ltd, a helicopter operator."The rides are expensive because there is less demand. A move like this would increase volumes that will bring down fares in the affordable category."                                                              
According to Sharma, helicopter fare for the Katra-Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine ride has come down by half mainly due to volumes. "During peak season, helicopter operators ferry about 1,000 people a day that comes down to about 800 a day during non-peak season between Katra and Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. This had led to a 50% fall in fares from its high fare days," Sharma said.

Per Capita Soldiers in India

    The editorial in Indian Express dated 9 March has generated considerable discussion. I saw the messages from several veterans on your esteemed and widely read Blog. This caused me also to study this subject. The result of my 'labour of love' is attached. I must acknowledge my debt to some of the serving officers who were kind enough to send me some data. The paper may be of interest to your readers.
 
          With best wishes,
          Major General Surjit Singh, AVSM, VSM 

  • 1983-87 Member of the Army’s Pay Cell constituted for the Fourth Pay Commission
  • 1996-97 The Chairman of the Cell for the 5th P ay Commission
  • Publisher of  the famous book “Wages Down the Ages” on the subject 

Has their pension bill become unaffordable?

 
     The lead story in a national daily has made a fervent plea for a debate on military pensions. The plethora of figures given in the editorial published in the Indian Express on 09 March 2015 has obviously been ‘planted’ by someone in the ministry, since they are not available in the public domain. The subject must indeed be discussed, since it affects a large section of people, but the statistics must be seen holistically and viewed in the right perspective.
 
     As per the Internet, the population of our country in March 2015 has been estimated at 1278 million. The total number of soldiers, sailors and airmen on active list is reported to be 1.3 million. These two figures reveal that the number of combatant personnel for every 10,000 Indians is 10.17. This ratio is a lot higher, in other countries. The figures are: India 10.17; Pakistan 37.1; USA 47; Russia 59; China 17; Sri Lanka 75; Iran 65 and Israel lead the pack with a figure of 214! These statistics reveal that a tax payer in our country has to support the least number of soldiers.
 
     Let us now compare this proportion with the situation as it obtained in our own country 35 years ago. Our armed forces were comprehensively re-structured and expanded after the 1962 debacle, but their strength levelled off at a figure of around 1.25 million by 1981. Our population at that time was 683 million. The resultant per capita ratio works out to 18.3 military personnel for every Indian.
 
Thus, in the last three decades, the number of soldiers for every 10,000 Indians has dropped to 55% of this figure.
 
     For those who have an aversion to statistics let us put it in words.  Our country has a very large population. But the size of our military is not as big. Therefore, our people have to pay less to pay the soldiers. Further, during the last forty years, the population has more than doubled. But the size of the military has not been increased. Consequently, our defence spending on a pro-rata basis has been reducing slowly, but surely. 
 
     The ratio of pensioners to serving personnel in India is, indeed, a matter of great concern. This truth had been comprehended as early as 1983, and a series of studies were ordered by the Army Headquarters to arrest the trend. To maintain a youthful age profile, combat soldiers have to be retired in the prime of their lives, and that bloats up the number of pensioners. The service headquarters have written innumerable papers on this subject. In fact if all the files that were created on this issue had not been destroyed, there would be no place left for anyone to sit in concerned sections of the Ministry of Defence. Almost all the thinkers came to the conclusion that the only solution to this problem was lateral shift of soldiers to police and Para-military forces. Unfortunately, this impinges on the cadre structure and promotion prospects of the worthy officers currently heading these forces. Consequently, all these meticulously conducted studies were first shelved and later consigned to flames. The incinerators in South Block are so effective that even the ashes are destroyed, so that posterity does not get a wind of these prickly suggestions. The military top brass are not alone in suggesting lateral absorption of soldiers into other departments of the government. Successive Pay Commissions have recommended that ex-servicemen be absorbed into police and Para-military forces. My friend, J Thomas feels that ex-servicemen be given the necessary skills for them to be laterally shifted to Defence establishments like the DGOF, MES, and defence PSUs. As a rule, five years military service should be a pre-requisite for a job in all defence establishments.
 
     The Sixth Central Pay Commission devoted a full chapter (Number 2.4 of their Report) in which they gave details of how lateral absorption should be carried out. Towards this end they even went to the extent of abolishing the pay group structure of the armed forces, so that lateral shift would not lead to a loss of pay. During implementation of the report of the 6th CPC, the government is believed to have stated that ‘this issue will be examined at a later date’.  And of course, that ‘later date’ never came, and as of now, the problem continues to stare at us, and show its ugly face whenever we look at the pension bill.
 
     Let me mention here that the loss of job in the prime of life leads to loss of earning potential. In addition, it results in a person denied the opportunity to work, and therefore feel ‘needed’. Even the family does not value a man who is idle, and seen hanging around the house all day long. There is no punishment greater than being unemployed, with no skill to sell! The pension is small consolation and a poor substitute for work.
 
     We now turn to another issue which is related with this subject. Between 1991 and now, a great deal has happened to our economy. When we were children, food was the main concern. The Second Pay Commission (1957-59) devoted a considerable part of their report in devising a ‘need based’ pay as the minimum wage to ensure that the humblest paid government servant could afford to provide 2700 calories of food recommended by Dr Aykroyd to his family of three. This factor became the corner stone of their report.
 
     The economic situation has undergone a sea change since then. Our GDP has been rising at healthy pace especially after 1991, and goods and services which were the exclusive preserve of the rich and the mighty are now in the reach of even the lower middle class in India. Merely thirty odd years ago, a residential telephone was a luxury. In the army only officers above the rank of Colonel were entitled to a phone in their residence, and that too, without the ‘trunk dialling’ facility. Today, even an unskilled daily wage earner owns a mobile phone. how we changed
 
 
     The improvement in the quality and supply of these creature comforts by way of ‘white goods’ is similar. The soldier is an integral part of the society. Therefore, if a neighbour has fancy smart phone, and our man cannot afford it for his child, he feels belittled. There is enough evidence to suggest that the size of the national cake has increased. The basket of goods and services which constitute the shopping list of the householder has undergone a sea change. The compensation package has to cater for this fact of life. Or, as my friend K Aggarwal puts it, ‘If the size of the national cake has increased, then the soldier and also the veterans are justified in seeking a larger slice. In all fairness, this should not be denied to them’
 
     Philosophically, I observe that life was a lot simpler when we were children. Our needs were limited to ‘roti, kapda aur makaan’. Today, if a person does not have a cell phone for a few hours, he might die of asphyxiation!
 
     To sum up, let me state with full conviction that compared to other countries, our per capita soldiers are much less in number. To help them give of their best, it is our bounden duty to provide them the means to buy all that they need to live with grace and dignity. There is a crying need to review the terms of engagement of the soldiers to bring the number of pensioners down. I am convinced that it is possible to do so, if the government has the will. The ground work for this has already been done by the 6th Pay Commission. The MHA and the MoD have to shed some of their unfounded reservations to implement this highly overdue reform.
 

An Addendum

 
     I was about to send this piece out when I discovered some interesting facts. I found that soon after our independence, defence received a much larger share of the national budget than now. In Feb 1951, Shri CD Deshmukh presented a budget in which the total expenditure was estimated at Rs 375.43 crores, of which defence was allocated 180.2 crores. This works out to about 48% of the government spending.
 
     This year, in 2015 Shri Arun Jaitley has granted 2,46,727 crores to defence out of the total expenditure of Rs 17,77,477 crores. That is 13.8% of the total outflow. Therefore, those who believe that defence was neglected during the early days of our republic are mistaken. Defence is, in fact, receiving a raw deal now!
    
     From these statistics, I also derived some more inferences. Assuming that the budgetary figures have a direct relationship with the GDP, it can be seen that during the last 64 years, our national income has increased by a factor of about 4740 times. Now, since prices of essential items such as food grains, sugar, milk, cloth and building materials have risen by a factor of 100 during this period, the actual increase in the size of the national cake at fixed prices is of the order of 47.4. Since the population of the country has gone up from 36 crores in 1951 to 127 crores now, it is evident that the average Indian today has at least 13.4 times more money to spend than his grandfather, six decades ago. And this fact does not really need all this statistical analysis. Just take a good look at all the vehicles you see on the road and then go into a shopping mall. Compare the goods and services you see there and then recall what we possessed when we were children.
 
     Now, take a look at the defence budget. View it in the light of the revenue of some of our major corporate houses. You will find that the annual turnover of several companies exceeds our defence spending. If you add the net worth of just two Indians, Mukesh Ambani and Azim Premji, you will discover that it exceeds the budget of our army, navy and the airforce! I am sanguine that our men in uniform will discharge their duties with utmost commitment, always and every time.
 
Maj Gen Surjit Singh, AVSM, VSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

नूतन वर्ष मंगल कामना

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नूतन वर्षात आपल्या मधील दुराव्याचे तिमीर (असल्यास) प्रेमाच्या सोयरीक रूपी सूर्य किरणांनी दूर होवो ! या मंगल प्रसंगी आपण सर्व समाजजन आपापसातील हेवे-दावे (असल्यास) विसरून बन्धुत्वाच्या भावनेने प्रेमपूर्वक आपल्या स्वधर्माचे आचरण करण्यास प्रवृत्त होऊया आणि भगवंताला शुद्ध अंत:करणाने प्रार्थना करुया की सर्वांच्या सर्व ईच्छा पूर्ण होवोत, प्रत्येकाला हवे असलेले सर्व काही त्यास प्राप्त होवो !

आम्हांस वरिष्ठ जनांचा आशीर्वाद , त्यांचे अनुभवाचे बोलणे सतत लाभो तसेच पुढील पिढीचे सहकार्य देखील लाभों ! आम्हास मिळालेले सर्व काही निरीच्छ भावनेने पुढच्या पिढीस हस्तांतरीत करताना आमच्या मनास यत् किञ्चित ही स्वार्थ-स्पर्श न होवोआणि सर्वात महत्वाचे म्हणजे "नाना सुकृताचे फळ" म्हणून जो नरदेह लाभला आहे तो व्यर्थ भू-भार न होता चंदना प्रमाणे झिजून त्याच्या द्वारे झालेल्या सत्कर्मांचा सुगंध सर्वत्र दरवळो आणि देह सत्कारणी लागण्याची पावती समाजरूपी परमेश्वराकडून प्राप्त होवो !


 सैनिक दर्पण तर्फे नूतन वर्षा निमित्त मंगल कामना !

Friday, 20 March 2015

आठवण : डॉ. कलाम

बालपणीची एक हृदयस्पर्शी आठवण : डॉ. ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम  


मी लहान होतो तेव्हाची गोष्ट. प्रत्येत आईप्रमाणेच माझी आई आम्हा सर्वांसाठी जेवण तयार करायची. दिवसभर कष्टाची कामे करून आई खुप दमून जायची.
 
एके रात्री आईने स्वयंपाक केला आणि माझ्या बाबांना जेवायला वाढले. त्यांच्या ताटात एक भाजी आणि एका बाजूने पुर्णपणे करपलेली भाकरी दिली. त्या जळालेल्या, करपलेल्या भाकरीबद्दल कोणी काही बोलतेय का याची मी वाट पहात होतो.
 
परंतू बाबांनी आपले जेवन शांतपणे संपवले आणि मला जवळ घेवून माझ्या शाळेतील आजच्या दिवसाची विचारपूस करू लागले. मला आता आठवत नाही मी त्यांना तेव्हा काय सांगीतले होते. पण एक गोष्ट मला आजही आठवतेय, ती म्हणजे करपलेल्या भाकरीबद्दंल आईने मागीतलेली माफी....!
 
यावर बाबांनी दिलेलं उत्तर मी कधीच विसरलो नाही. माझे बाबाखुप समजूतदारपणे माझ्या आईला म्हणाले, "असे काही नाही ग, मला करपलेली भाकरी खुप आवडते..."
 
झोपी जाण्यापूर्वी मी बाबांजवळ गेलो आणि त्याना विचारले, "खरंच तुम्हाला करपलेली, जळालेली भाकरी आवडते का..?" त्यानी मला खुप प्रेमाने आपल्या कवेत घेतले आणि समजावले, "तुझी आई दिवसभराच्या कामाने खुप थकून गेलेली असते. करपलेल्या भाकरीने मला कोणताच त्रास होणार नाही, पण मी जर त्याबद्दल तीच्यावर ओरडलो तर तीच्या हृदयाला खुप वेदना होतील. बेटा, तुला माहीत आहे का, आयुष्य खुपशा अपरिपूर्ण गोष्टीने भरलेलं आहे. आणि मी परिपूर्ण नाही."
 
मी माझ्या आयुष्यात इतर सोहळे विसरलो तरी एक गोष्ट कायम हृदयावर कोरून ठेवलीय. प्रत्येक नाते जपण्यासाठी एकमेकांचे दोष स्विकारायचे आणि नात्यांचा आनंद घेत रहायचे.
 
आयुष्य खुप छोटे असते. जे लोक तुम्हाला योग्य वागणूक देतात त्यांच्यावर प्रेम करा. जे देत नाहीत त्यांच्याबद्दल मनात आत्मीयता ठेवा....!!
 
जयहिंद
सैनिक दर्पण
(आंतरजालावरुन सादर)

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Bonanza for ESM

SC: Pension can’t be less than 50% of pay.                                                 

From - R Sedhuraman, Legal Correspondent, The Tribune, New Delhi, March 17.

 BONANZA FOR RETIRED ARMED FORCES’ PERSONNEL

 
     In a bonanza to retired employees of the armed forces, the Supreme Court today directed the Centre to pay at least 50 per cent of the pay as pension to all of them as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
                                                                                                                                                                     
     A Bench headed by Justice TS Thakur passed the order while dismissing about 50 appeals filed by the Centre challenging the rulings of various high courts and armed forces tribunals (AFTs). The HCs and AFTs had struck down the office memorandums (OMs) assessing the pension amount at less than 50 per cent for some categories of pensioners.  
                                                                                                             
     Appearing for the Centre, Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand had pleaded that payment of pension at 50 per cent or more would place an additional burden of Rs 1,500 crore. But the Bench said the pensioners were entitled to the CPC recommendations which had been accepted by the government. They could not be denied of their dues just because some officials, who did not even have the authority to issue the OMs, had misinterpreted the recommendations, the Bench explained.
 
                                                                    
     “We have already affirmed the orders of the HCs and AFTs” in a couple of cases earlier and there was no need for the Centre to come to the SC in each and every such case, the Bench  said.  Today’s order should be implemented within four months extending the benefit to all those who were entitled to pension, irrespective of the fact whether they had gone to the AFT/court or not, the Bench clarified.                                                                                         
 
     In one such case, the Delhi High Court had delivered its verdict on April 29, 2013, directing the Centre to ensure that pension was re-fixed at not lower than 50 per cent of the minimum of the pay in the band and the grade pay thereon. Arrears should be paid within two months and any delay would entail 9 per cent interest, it had ruled while dismissing a batch of Centre’s petitions. The HC had said it was in complete agreement with the reasoning of the Punjab and Haryana HC in similar cases.

सातवें वेतन आयोग

सातवें वेतन आयोग से भारतीय प्रतिरक्षा मज़दूर संघ का प्रतिनिधि मंडल मिला

The 7th CPC has assured in meeting with BPMS representative that they will try to give report in due time. The feedback of BPMS meeting with 7th CPC is reproduced below:-
भारतीय प्रतिरक्षा मजदूर संघ
(BHARTIYA BRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH)
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
Dated:- 15/03/2015
सातवें वेतन आयोग से भारतीय प्रतिरक्षा मज़दूर संघ का प्रतिनिधि मंडल मिला –
जिसमें श्री पी  मोहनराव – चेन्नई, श्री साधू सिंह – कानपुर, श्री मुकंश कुमार सिंह – कानपुर, श्री गोपाल कृष्ण दिवेदी – कानपुर, श्री एस के  सिंह, नवल डाक यार्ड बाम्बे, श्री वीरेन्द्र शर्मा दिल्ली उपस्थित थे। प्रतिनिधि मंडल से सातये वेतन आयोग ने कुछ Feedback लिये जिसके अन्तर्गत निम्नलिखित विषयों पर चर्चा हुयी-
1. Anomaly Due to MACP & MACP on Promotional Hierarchy:-
छठे वेतन आयोग की कुछ विसंगतियाँ जैसे एम ए सी पी  पर चर्चा करते हुए प्रतिनिधि मंडल ने कहा कि छठे वेतन आयोग द्वारा एम ए सी पी  दितीय ग्रेड पे में दिये जाने के कारण अनेकों विसंगतियाँ पैदा हुयी। एक जैसे कर्मचारियो को अलग-अलग ग्रेड पे में एम ए सी पी  प्राप्त हुयी — जैसे औधोगिक कर्मचारियो को 30 वर्ष में सभी को 4600 /- ग्रेड पे मिलना चाहिए था परन्तु कुछ कर्मचारियों का 4200/- कुछ को 2800/- ग्रेड पे मिला जिससे कर्मचारियो में असंतोष है माँग की गयी कि ए सी पी / एम ए सी पी Promotional grade pay में मिलना चाहिए वेतन आयोग ने कहा कि विमिन्न मंत्रालयों एवं विभागों से विचार विमर्श करके ए सी पी / एम ए सी पी की विसंगतियों को दूर किया जायगा।
2. Suggestion for upgradation of Grade Pay of Group “C” Employees by merger of GP
ग्रुप “सी″ कं वेतन मानों को मर्ज करते हुए अपग्रेड करने का सुझाव दिया जैसे 1800/- ग्रेड घे को अपग्रेड करकं 1900/- देना और वर्तमान में 1900/- और 2000/- ग्रेड पे को मर्ज करते हुए 2400 /- में अपग्रेड करना, 2400/- ग्रेड पे को 2800/- में अपग्रेड करना, 4600/- और 4800 /- को मर्ज करकं 4800/- ग्रेड पे देना। वेतन आयोग कं प्रतिनिधि ने कहा कि विमिन्न मंत्रालयों से सुझाव लिये जा रहे है।
3. Anomaly in Pay of Direct Recruitee & Promottee
प्रमोटी और रिकूटी के वेतनमान के वेतनमान एक समान होने चाहिए। छठे वेतन आयोग ने रिकूटी कर्मचारियो के लिये ग्रेड पे अनुसार न्यूनतम पे बैण्ड निर्धारित थे और प्रमोटी कर्मचारी के लिए 3 प्रतिशत पदोन्नति लाभ देने के बाद न्यूनतम से काफी कम रह जाता था । इस विषय पर वेतन आयोग ने आश्वा‍सन दिया कि ऐसी विसंगतियाँ दूर की जायेगी।
4. Proving of one additional increment to person who are retiring between January to June
वार्षिक वेतन वृद्ध‍ि की विसंगति को दूर करना जिससे प्रत्येक कर्मचारियो को 12 महीने में वेतन वृद्ध‍ि मिलना सुनिश्चित हो। जो कर्मचारी जनवरी से जून के बीच सेवा निवृत्त होते हे जिन्हे एक अतिरिक्त वेतन वृद्वि देकर पेशन का निर्धारण किया जाय क्योंकि वेतन वृद्वि की पात्रता सेवा छ: माह है। इस पर वेतन आयोग कं प्रतिनिधि ने कोई टिप्पणी नही की।
5. Recruitment of Naval Dockyard & EME Employees in GP 2800
जो कर्मचारी नेवल डाकयार्ड ओर ई एम र्ड ने छठे वेतन आयोग कं पूर्व एच एस  तथा पांचवे वेतन आयोग के पूर्व सीधे एच एस -1 में भर्ती होते थे उन्हे एच0एस-1 के वेतनमान अर्थात 2800 /- ग्रेड पे में सीधी भर्ती करना चाहिए। यह मामला विभागीय है रिक्रूटमेंट नियम के अनुसार विभाग को तय करना होगा।
6. Technical Allowance for Civilian Employees of Navy & Air Force
नेवी और एयरफोर्स में कुछ कार्य ऐसे है जिन्हे सैनिक और सिविलियन दोनों कर्मचारी साथ साथ करते हैं उन्हें टेक्निकल भत्ता दोनों तरह के कर्मचारियों को मिलना चाहिए।
7. Scrapping of New Pension Scheme
एन पी एस  के सम्बन्ध में विस्तृत चर्चा की गयी और कहा गया कि सामाजिक सुरक्षा के नाम पर CCS Pension Rule 1972 के अन्तर्गत पेंशन प्राप्त हो रही थी उसे जारी रखा जाय। वेतन आयोग ने कहा कि यह सरकारी योजना है जिसे वेतन आयोग बदल नहीं सकता। एन पी एस के सम्बन्ध में आप अपने सुझाव दे सकते हैं।  Pension should be 50%+DA as per Supreme Court
प्रतिनिधि मंडल ने कहा कि सर्वोच्च नयायालय के सितम्बर 2012 के निर्णय के अनुसार न्यूनतम पेंशन प्रत्येक कर्मचारी को उसक न्यूनतम वेतन के 50 प्रतिशत + मँहगाई भत्ता की गारन्टी अवश्य‍ होनी चाहिए।
Outsourcing
वेतन आयोग के सदस्यों ने आयुध निमांणियो, नेवल डाकयार्ड की कार्यप्रणाली पर चर्चा की और कहा कि बहुत से कार्य जैसे स्यीपिंग आदि आउटसोर्सिग के द्वारा होनी चाहिए । इस प्रस्ताव का विरोध करते हुए बी पी एम एस प्रतिनिधि मंडल ने कहा कि आउट सोर्सिंग से उत्पादो की गुणवक्ता पर सीधा असर पडता है इसलिये आउटसोर्सिग को रोका जाना चाहिए। वेतन आयोग ने कहा कि वेतन बृद्रि के सापेक्ष उत्पादकता Efficiency मॅ बृदि होनी चाहिए। प्रतिनिधि मंडल ने कहा कि उत्पादक ईकाईयों को Long Term work load Users कं द्वारा नही दिया जाता डस लिये उत्पादकता पर प्रभाव पडता है सरकार यदि Long Term work load उपलब्ध करायेगी तो निश्चित रूप से उत्पादकता में पर वृद्धि होगी।
8. Increase in quota of Compassionate Appointment
मृतक कर्मचारियो के आश्रितों को नौकरी का कोटा कवल 5 प्रतिशत है इसमें वृद्वि की जानी चाहिए।
9. Pay Commission Report should be implemented from January, 2016
वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट जनवरी 2016 से Implement हो और सभी भत्ते, Incentive आदि उसी तिथि से संशोधित किए जाये। वेतन आयोग ने कहा कि हम अपनी रिपोर्ट दिये हुए समय के अन्तर्गत प्रेषित करने का प्रयास करेंगे।
source-http://bpms.org.in/documents/meeting-with-7th-cpc-l64m.pdf

ECHS Rate Revision

ECHS Revision of Rates for various Treatments

Tele:  25683476
ASCON:  36833
       Central Organisation, ECHS
 Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Qefence (Army)
Maude Line’s
Delhi Cantt-110010
B/49773/AG/ECHS/Rates/Policy
20 Feb 2015
REVISION OF RATES FOR VARIOUS TREATMENT
PROCEDURES UNDER ECHS
2. CGHS has evised the rates  for various treatment procedures vide their OM No S-11011/48/2014-CGHS (HEC) dt 18 Feb 2015.The rates of under mentioned treatment procedures alongwith their CGHS code are as under:-
Sr. No.CGHS CodeTreatment ProcedureCurrent RateRevised Rates
Non-NABHNABHNon-NABHNABH
Gynae & Obst
1648RVF Repair140000161001897521821
21590USG for Obstetrics–Anomalies scan323380770887
Nephrology & Urology
1793Epididymectomy800092001593818750
2888Lithotripsy Extra corporeal shock wave19000218501955022483
3746Ureteric Catheterization690794827810950
4807Kidney transplant (Related)35004025200000230000
5808Kidney transplant (Unrelated including immunosuppressant therapy)143000164450300000345000
General Surgery
1372Secondary suture of wounds29033434004000
2390Haemorrhoidectomy250028752072024375
3391Stappler Haemorrhoidectomy402546293800043700
4393Varicose vein surgery; Trendelenburg operation with suturing or ligation.862599191000011500
518Catheterization8395425500
6477Fissure in Ano-Fissurectomy575066131380015870
7506Laparoscopic Paraumblical Hernia Repair12580148001750020125
Ophthalmology
132Pterygium Surgery869955006325
234Conjunctival wound repair or exploration following blunt trauma11513233003795
Imaging Investigations
1150CT-orbit and brain17319916001840
2991Foramen magnum decompression for Chari Malformation1100126593750107813
Cardiology
1534DVR5300060950155422178735

2. Reimbursement to beneficiaries/ empanelled hospitals shall be limited to ceiling rate or as per actuals, whichever is lower. The other terms and conditions as regards to CGHS package rates remain unchanged.
3. The revised rates shall come into force for ECHS from the date of issue and shall be in force till further orders and are applicable in all cities.
(Vijay Anand)
Col
Dir (Med)
for MD ECHS

Ordnance Factories Corporatized

Ordnance Factories should be Corporatized as per Kelkar Committee – Minister replies in Parliament

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
13-March-2015 13:38 IST
Ordnance Factories
Kelkar Committee had recommended that “Ordnance Factories should be corporatized into a single corporation under leadership of a competitive management. This corporation should be accorded the status of Navratna”.
The following steps have been taken by the Government on research and evelopment initiative for innovation and import substitution in last one year:
To avoid the delay in processing of R&D projects at Ordnance Factory Board Headquarters (OFBHQ), financial powers have been delegated to all levels.
Factories have been given target to increase the expenditure on R&D activities to 3% of their turnover by the year 2018-19 in a phased manner.
Factories are being encouraged to associate themselves with reputed Academic Institutes for Research Assistance.
Core technologies have been identified for 12 Ordnance Factories to put in more focused efforts to cope up with Technology denial regime.
Joint working on some of the large projects with Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) from the inception stage and to render manufacturing assistance, wherever required by DRDO is being encouraged.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Gaurav Gogoi and others in Lok Sabha today.
Source: Press Information Bureau

Field Allowance Defence Civilians


Field Area Allowance for Defence Civilian Employees not feasible as their service conditions are different

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri P Karunakaran in Lok Sabha recently
From time to time Defence Civilian employees have been raising the demands that they should be granted Field Area allowance and Modified Field Area allowance as applicable to the service Personnel and for providing other allowances like Aeronautical Technical  Allowance,  Airworthiness Certificate Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance etc. at par with technical  defence personnel. It has not been found feasible to accept these demands as the job requirements and service conditions of Service Personnel and Defence Civilian employees are totally different.
Source: PIB 

OROP by April end – Army Chief

One Rank One Pension will be approved by April end – Army Chief says

Once approved arrears will be paid as OROP will be effective from 1st April 2014


     Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said that the long-standing demand of armed forces veterans’ for one rank-one pension (OROP) will be approved by April end. The file on the OROP is currently being studied by the finance wing of the defence ministry after which it would be sent to the finance ministry for final approval.  The government has already made it clear that the OROP will be implemented with effect from April 1, 2014.
 
     Addressing a rally of around 17,000 ex-servicemen here, the Army chief said, “The OROP will come out in the same principle as desired. It will be effective from April 1, 2014 and may be  approved latest by April 30 this year. However, delay does not matter as arrears will be given.”
 
   The OROP scheme, which seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel who retire at the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement, has been a long-standing demand of the over two million ex-servicemen in the country.
In view of the hardships faced by the soldiers while discharging their duties, Gen Singh has sought a hike in their pay and allowances from the Prime Minister, a defence statement said.
 
     Singh said that the army has tied up with the skilled development ministry for ensuring employment to the Army retirees in public and private sectors, it said. However, the Army chief ruled out the possibilities of exempting the veterans from income tax as it would be a violation of the principal of parity, the statement added. A number of grievance resolution stalls were set up to process on-the-spot redressal of grievances pertaining to pension, preparation of ECHS cards and CSD cards, it said. A medical camp was also organised in which specialists from various discipline of medicine attended the needy patients. Besides, 26 modified scooters and six wheel chairs were given to the eligible ex-servicemen, the statement added.
 

OROP Implemention

One Rank One Pension to be implemented after Parliamentary Session – Says Minister of State for Defence Mr. Rao Inderjit – Tribune news

The Tribune has published a news item on OROP which says One Rank One Pension will be implemented after Parliamentary Session. Earlier Army Chief had informed Ex-Servicemen that OROP will be implemented by April end and the same would be given effect from 1st April 2014 
Union Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit said today that the announcement about implementation of the one-rank,one-pension (OROP) scheme would be made immediately after the conclusion of parliamentary session.
Interacting with media persons at his residence in Rampura village here today, he said the BJP government was committed to executing the OROP scheme for ex-servicemen. He maintained the financial burden on account of implementing the OROP scheme had been taken care of in the Budget. If needed, additional funds would be transferred for the scheme. “Any monetary problem will not be allowed to come in the way of the OROP scheme,” said Inderjit.
Source: The Tribune

Sunday, 15 March 2015

CWC Recruitment 2015

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सरकारने ‘स्ट्राइक रेट’ राखला

 एअर मार्शल भूषण गोखले, PVSM, AVSM, VM   (निवृत्त) 


     संरक्षणासाठी अर्थसंकल्पात तरतूद करताना सेनेच्या विशेष कौशल्याची प्रतिमा आणि अर्थकारण यांचा सुरेख संगम साधावा लागतो. संरक्षण क्षेत्राच्या अनुषंगाने विचार करायचा झाल्यास हा अर्थसंकल्प सुधारणावादी आहे. यात सेनेची विशेष प्रतिमा आणि अर्थकारणाचे गणित, यांचे योग्य संतुलन साधले गेले आहे. यातील पहिला मुद्दा सेनेचे विशेष कौशल्य घेतल्यास यात संरक्षणविषयक जाणिवेचा भाग येतो. यामध्ये संरक्षण क्षेत्राची नेमकी प्रतिमा कशी असेल हे निश्‍चित होते. अर्थसंकल्पात गरिबांसाठी जास्त तरतूद करण्यासोबत रोजगार निर्मितीवर भर दिलेला आहे. याचाच परिणाम होऊन सर्वंकष विकास होऊन देशातील अंतर्गत सुरक्षेचे आव्हान कमी होण्यास मदत मिळेल. दुसरा मुद्दा अर्थकारणाची आकडेवारी असून, यात संशोधन आणि आधुनिकीकरण या बाबींचा समावेश आहे.

     एकूण देशांतर्गत उत्पादनाच्या (जीडीपी) तुलनेत भारताची संरक्षणासाठी तरतूद मागील वर्षी २.५ टक्के होती. चीनचा विचार केल्यास ही तरतूद मागील वर्षी जीडीपीच्या २.८ टक्के होती. टक्केवारीची तुलना केल्यास यात फारसा फरक आढळणार नाही. मात्र, चीन आणि आपल्या जीडीपीची तुलना केल्यास यात मोठी तफावत आढळते. संरक्षण तरतुदीचे दोन भाग होतात. यातील पहिला भाग भांडवली असून, दुसरा महसुली खर्चाचा आहे. सर्वसाधारणपणे पाहिल्यास संरक्षण तरतुदीतील ६० टक्के हिस्सा महसुली खर्चासाठी, तर उरलेला ४० टक्के भांडवली खर्चासाठी असतो. संरक्षण क्षेत्रातील महसुली खर्चात बचत करून तो भांडवली खर्चात वळविण्याची तरतूद करणे अपेक्षित होते. आता ‘मेक इन इंडिया’च्या माध्यमातून सरकारने देशात संरक्षण उत्पादन क्षेत्राला प्रोत्साहन देण्याचे धोरण अवलंबले आहे. देशात संरक्षण उत्पादन झाल्यास रोजगार निर्मिती वाढण्याबरोबर परकी गंगाजळीचा बाहेर चाललेला ओघ कमी होणार आहे.

     भारत संरक्षण उत्पादनांचा सर्वांत मोठा आयातदार देश आहे. आता हे चित्र ‘मेक इन इंडिया’ माध्यमातून बदलण्यास मदत होईल. थेट परकी गुंतवणुकीला सरकारने या क्षेत्रात परवानगी दिल्याचे चांगले परिणाम भविष्यात होतील. सरकारने सर्वंकष प्रगतीला महत्त्व दिल्याने याचे चांगले परिणाम जाणवतील. अंतर्गत सुरक्षेचे मोठे आव्हान देशासमोर असून, यावर उपाययोजना या अर्थसंकल्पातून सुरू झालेली दिसते. गेल्या वर्षीच्या तुलनेत सरकारने संरक्षण क्षेत्रासाठी तरतूद गेल्या वर्षीच्या तुलनेत १०.९५ टक्के वाढवली आहे. या अर्थसंकल्पात सातव्या वेतन आयोगाचा उल्लेख करण्यात आला असला तरी ‘वन रॅंक वन पेन्शन’ बाबत मात्र अर्थमंत्री अरुण जेटली काही बोलले नाहीत. या योजनेबाबत आधी बरेच बोलण्यात आले होते. त्यामुळे याबाबत ते अर्थसंकल्पात बोलतील अशी अपेक्षा होती.

तरतुदी
संरक्षण क्षेत्रासाठी २.४६ लाख कोटी रुपये तरतूद
गेल्या वर्षीच्या तुलनेत १०.९५ टक्के जास्त तरतूद
संरक्षण क्षेत्रात ‘मेक इन इंडिया’ला प्रोत्साहन
संरक्षण उत्पादनाच्या स्वदेशी निर्मितीवर भर
संरक्षण सामग्री खरेदी प्रक्रिया वेगवान आणि पारदर्शक होणार
रोजगार निर्मितीवर भर असल्याने अंतर्गत सुरक्षेचे आव्हान कमी करण्यावर भर


परिणाम
स्वयंपूर्णतेकडे वाटचाल करण्याच्या दिशेने पाऊल
आगामी काळात संरक्षण सामग्रीची निर्यात होऊ शकणार 
संरक्षण उत्पादन क्षेत्राला पायाभूत क्षेत्राचा दर्जा नाही
परकी गंगाजळीचा बाहेर चाललेला ओघ कमी होणार

 

 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Assam Governor for welfare to ESM

Assam Governor for welfare to ex-servicemen
Posted on March 3rd, 2015
                           

By NJ Thakuria

Guwahati: Assam Governor PB Acharya, who was recently sworn in as the constitutional head of  the State,  argues for proper welfare to the veteran soldiers and their families. Expressing gratitude to the ‘men in uniform’ for their sacrifices to the nation, Governor Acharya appreciates any initiative to help the ex-servicemen with their needy families.
Addressing a grand ex-servicemen rally at Narangi military station in Guwahati on  25 February   2015, the Governor also stressed on the need to spread awareness of various welfare schemes to all ex-servicemen residing in remote areas of the region.
While appreciating the initiative of the Army officials in northeast India, Governor Acharya commented that  such rallies should be held every year as ‘the country was indebted to the sacrifices by the soldiers and that any amount of help for their welfare was always welcome’.
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The ex-servicemen rally, which was organized by 51 Sub Area on behalf of Headquarters 101 Area and Headquarter Eastern Command, also included a medical camp for the participants.    over  750 ex-servicemen and their dependents got themselves treated in the health camp, said a statement issued by defence public relation officer in the city.
The attendants received consultations from the experienced ophthalmologist, ENT specialist, dermatologist and dental surgeons.
The camp included various on the spot diagnostic facilities like electro cardio graph and other laboratory investigations.
Lt Gen SP Nawathe, general officer commanding of 101 Area in his welcome address declared that the welfare of retired soldiers was adopted as a priority task by Indian Army. He apprised the participants about the efforts of the Army with respect to various welfare schemes for ex-servicemen, disabled soldiers and Veer Naris (war widows).
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Earlier another ex-servicemen rally with a Pension Adalat was organized under aegis of Red Horns Division of Gajraj Corps by Agia Brigade of Army at north Salmara in Bongaigaon of lower Assam. The  21 February rally covered five districts namely Dhubri, Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Chirang and Bongaigaon where senior Army and civil administration officials were present.
Over 1200 ex-servicemen with  their dependants and 14 war widows joined in the rally as it turned out to be a platform for the armed forces veterans to ameliorate their grievances with respect to post retirement benefits and entitlements.
A grievance and information cell was established to address the complaints of the ex-servicemen & war widows and to provide latest information on different welfare schemes & benefits available for them with their dependents.
Addressing the gathering, local legislator Bhupen Ray appreciated the contribution of war veterans in maintaining peace and harmony across the country. Brigadier Sushil Kumar Sharma, deputy general officer commanding of Red Horns Division in his address reiterated the solemn responsibility of the Army to take care of the veterans with their families.
A cultural show with Bihu and other folk dances, performed   by the students of Manikpur School, Shankardev Niketan, Navoday School and Shilarai Academy, and  also a skit by the members of environmental organization ‘Nirapatta’ (safety) were played to create awareness about the nature.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

चला निसर्गाकडे : एक अनोखा छंद

अकलूज गावचा एक माणूस गेली ३० ते ३५ वर्षे सीताफळांच्या बिया साठवतो. मुंबईला, पुण्याला कामानिमित्त जावं लागतं. तो पिशवी भरून त्या घेतो  आणि जाताना घाटात गाडी थांबते तिथं तिथं दरीत फेकून देतो. हल्ली त्या घाटावर पाट्यांमध्ये पिकलेली सीताफळं घेऊन अनेकजण विक्रीला बसलेले असतात.


अलीकडे या माणसानं खास त्यांच्याकडे जाऊन विचारलं,
 'कुठून आणता ही सीताफळं? तुमचे मळे आहेत का?'

'कुठले मळे साहेब? आम्ही गरीब माणसं. लोक घाटात शेकड्यानं बिया टाकतात. झाडं उगवलीत दरीत. सारं फुकटच. आम्ही फळं गोळा करतो. पिकवतो आणि तुम्हाला विकतो. शेकडो गरीब कुटुंब चालतात यावर इकडची.'


त्या विक्रेत्याकडं गहिवरल्या डोळ्यानं पहात ही व्यक्ती डझनभर सीताफळं विकत घेते. पुन्हा बिया गोळा करून घाटात फेकण्यासाठी!  बारमाही काम करता येईल असा हा देश. बिया फेकल्या तरी अमृतासमान चव असणारी फळे पिकवणारी इथली माती.  बिया साठवून एखादा जरी घाटावरून त्या दरीमध्ये फेकणारा भेटला तरी हजारो कुटुंबांची तो सोय करून जातो. वर वर किरकोळ वाटली तरी ही घटना अंतर्मुख करते.
ही दृष्टी किती लोकांची असते? जर प्रत्येकानं असा एखादा छंद बाळगला तर काळ बदलून जाईल.


अशा माणसांना काय व्यक्तिगत दुःख असत नाही, असं नाही... तोही पिंजून गेलेला असतो. पण अशा प्रेरणा तो दाबत नाही, तो त्या कृतीत आणतो. आपल्याला आपलं अंतर्मन कित्येकदा एखादं सत्कृत्य करायला सांगत असतं; पण कितीवेळा आपण ते करतो? एखाद्या आंधळ्या भिकाऱ्याला काही तरी दान करावं म्हणून खिशात गेलेला हात कित्येकदा तसाच बाहेर येतो.

सरहद्दीवर विनाकारण गोळीबार करणारे शेजारी देश. शहरा - शहरात स्फोट घडविणारे अतिरेकी, देशात राहून देशद्रोह करणारे काहीजण आणि अशा अनेक उलट्या काळजाच्या व्यक्तींच्या समूहामध्ये उद्विग्न झालेले आपण सारे. आपल्याला बिया फेकणारी अशी एखादी व्यक्ती भेटली, तर शहारून जातो आपण. मनाला कुणीतरी गार फुंकर मारून सुखावतंय असं वाटतं. 

जंगलाची तोड होते. रस्त्यासाठी, इमारतींसाठी झाडांची तोड होते. तितक्या प्रमाणात ती पुन्हा लावली जातात का?   तोडलेल्या झाडांवरच्या पक्ष्यांचं पुढं काय होतं? याचाही विचार नको का करायला?
झाडांशिवाय आणि पक्ष्यांशिवाय असलेलं गाव ते गाव कसलं?  ग्लोबल वॉर्मिंगच्या जागतिक परिषदा होत राहतात. मिडियातून त्यांचा उदो उदो होतो. त्यातून साध्य काय होतं? झाडं लावणारे, ती जगवणारे, पक्ष्यांना दाणे टाकणारे, झाडांवरच्या घरट्यांकडं भरल्या डोळ्यांनी बघणारे आणि सीताफळांच्या बिया फेकणारे शेवटी पडद्याआडच राहतात. 

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