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Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme

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There have been no specific complaints regarding misuse of funds. However, there are some complaints about lack of funds allocated to the ECHS. The budget allocated at Budget Estimate stage was less than projected estimate and additional funds were allocated at Revised Estimate (RE) stage. The shortfall of medicines is not directly related to lack of funds and it is attributed to procedure involved in procurement of medicines. Some private hospitals have withdrawn their services from ECHS due to various reasons including low rates, delay in clearance of bills etc.

The steps taken by the Government to improve health care under ECHS include sanction of additional manpower to ECHS polyclinics, revision of remuneration, bringing all 28 Regional Centres under online billing mode for timely processing and payment of medical bills of empanelled facilities, upgrading ECHS Card, empanelment of more medical facilities etc.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri B.V. Naik in Lok Sabha today.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

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Railway Budget 2015-16 – Details as per Railway Ministry Press Release

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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
26-February-2015 13:19 IST
No hike in Railway Passenger Fares
Plan Outlay proposed Rs. 1,00,011 crore, increased by 52%
Allocation for passenger amenities up by 67%
Railways to become prime mover of Indian Economy, Five years action plan proposed
Rail Budget seeks resource mobilization for higher investment
Thrust on measurable and sustainable improvement in passenger experience and to make Rail a safer means of travel
Hot buttons, coin vending machines for railway tickets within 5 minutes, e-catering to select meals from an array of choices
200 more stations to come under Adarsh Station scheme; Wi – Fi to be provided at B category stations
24X7 helplines for attending passenger problems and security related complaints
For the safety of women passengers surveillance cameras in suburban coaches
More General class coaches will be added in identified trains.
The speed of nine railway corridors will be increased to 160 and 200 kmph
Train Protection Warning System and Train Collision Avoidance System to be installed on select routes
77 new projects covering 9,400 km of doubling/tripling/quadrupling works proposed
A new department for keeping stations and trains clean under Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Railway Budget presented today in Parliament proposed measures to make Indian Railways prime mover of Indian Economy once again. It seeks resource mobilization for higher investment, decongestion of heavy haul routes and speeding of trains and project delivery, better passenger amenities and safety, and to make railways a preferred mode of transport for masses. Presenting the Budget in Parliament, Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that all critical initiatives proposed will be pursued in mission mode.
The Budget proposals have set four goals to transform Indian Railways over next five years which are- a sustainable and measurable improvement in customer experience, make rail a safer means of travel, expansion of capacity substantially , modernization of infrastructure and finally to make railways financially self-sustainable. To achieve these goals the budget proposes five drivers which include adopting a medium-term perspective plan consisting of White Paper, a Vision-2030 document and a five year action plan. Building Partnerships with key stakeholders for long term financing and overseas technology, improving last mile connectivity, expanding fleet of rolling stock and modernization of station infrastructure are included in these drivers. Railways will also leverage additional resources; envisages investment of Rs. 8.5 lakh crore in next five years.
Revamping management practices, systems, processes, and re-tooling of human resources will be taken up by the Railways to achieve targeted operating ratio for 2015-16 at 88.5%. Fast decision making, tight accountability, improved management information systems and better training and development of human resource will also be part of the action plan to achieve the goals.
In order to make travel on Indian Railways a happy experience, the Budget has given thrust on Cleanliness and proposes a new department for keeping stations and trains clean under Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. New toilets will be built at 650 additional stations; online booking of disposable bed rolls will be made available. 24X7 helpline number 138;toll-free number 182 for security related complaints have also been proposed in the budget.
In order to make ticketing more passenger friendly the Budget proposes “operation five minutes” for issuing unreserved tickets, hot buttons, coin vending machines, concessional e-tickets for differently abled travelers, for booking tickets a multi-lingual e-portal will be developed. Crediting of refunds through banks and unreserved tickets on Smart phones will be available. Proliferation of automatic ticketvending machines with smart cards and currency options, integrated ticketing system on the lines of rail-cum-road tickets, Defence Travel System developed for elimination of Warrants have also been proposed in the Budget.
The Budget has proposed e-catering to select meals from an array of choices. Ordering food through IRCTC website at the time of booking of tickets; integrating best food chains into this project; setting up of Base Kitchens in specified divisions to be run by reputed agencies for serving quality food and expansion of water vending machines will be taken up.
Hand-held terminals to Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTEs) for verification of passengers will now be provided for verification of passengers, possibility of extending facility of SMS on mobiles as a valid proof of travel for PRS tickets will be explored. A centrally managed Railway Display Network in over 2000 stations in next two years will be included besides “SMS Alert” service to inform passengers in advance of the updated arrival/departure time of trains at starting or destination stations.
For the safety of women passengers surveillance cameras will be provided on a pilot basis in selected mainline coaches and ladies’ compartments of suburban coaches.
The Railways will also take up a project for introducing on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains; Mobile phone charging facilities will be provided in general class coaches & will be increased in sleeper class coaches.
Now, 200 more stations to come under Adarsh Station scheme; Wi – Fi to be provided at B category stations; facility of self-operated lockers will be available at stations. Passenger capacity in identified trains will be augmented; more General class coaches will be added in identified trains. The Railways has also approached NID to design user friendly ladders for climbing upper berths. It has also proposed more quota of lower berths for senior citizens. TTEs will now be instructed to help senior citizens, pregnant women and differently-abled persons in obtaining lower berths; middle bay of coaches to be reserved for women and senior citizen. Provision of Rs. 120 crore has been made for Lifts and escalator; newly manufactured coaches will now be Braille enabled; building wider entrances for the ease of differently-abled passengers; allocation for passenger amenities up by 67%.
The Railways has proposed to revamp its station development policy completely and simplifies process for faster development by inviting open bids. It has proposed to develop 10 Satellite Railway terminals in major cities with twin purpose of decongesting the city and providing services to suburban passengers.
Seventy seven projects covering 9,400 km of doubling/tripling/quadrupling works along with electrification, covering almost all States, at a cost of Rs. 96,182 crore will be taken up. Traffic facility works a top priority with outlay of Rs. 2374 crore have been proposed. In order to accelerate the pace of Railway electrification, 6,608 route kilometres will be sanctioned for 2015-16, an increase of 1330% over the previous year.
As per the Budget proposal, the speed of 9 railway corridors will be increased from existing 110 and 130 kmph to 160 and 200 kmph respectively so that inter-metro journeys like Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai can be completed overnight. Average speed of freight trains in empty and loaded conditions, will be enhanced to 100 kmph for empty freight trains and 75 kmph for loaded trains.
Declaring safety of paramount importance for Railways, an action plan has been proposed for accident prone areas. The Budget also proposes 970 ROB/RUBs and other safety-related works to eliminate 3438 level crossings at a total expense of Rs. 6,581 crore, 2600% higher than the previous year. Train Protection Warning System and Train Collision Avoidance System will be installed on select routesat the earliest.
The Budget proposes constituting an innovation council called “Kayakalp” for business re-engineering and introducing a spirit of innovation in Railways besides setting up of Technology portal to invite innovative technological solutions. Four Railway Research Centers in select universities for fundamental research have also been proposed besides ‘Malaviya Chair’ for Railway Technology at IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
PPP cell of Railways will be revamped to make it result oriented, “Foreign Rail Technology Cooperation scheme” will be launched. Joint ventures will be set up with States for focused project development, resource mobilization, land acquisition, project implementation and monitoring of critical rail projects. In order to meet the requirements of new lines JVs will also be set up with major public sector customers.
Rail Budget has also proposed Coastal Connectivity Program in partnership with ports for Nargol, Chharra, Dighi, Rewas and Tuna. Besides this, projects worth Rs 2500 crore will be taken up through BOT/ Annuity route. These include Wardha- Nagpur 3rd line, Kazipet-Vijaywada 3rd line, Bhadrak –Nargundi 3rd line and Bhuj- Nalia Gauge Conversion.
In order to make Indian Railways more environment friendly, 100 DEMUs will be enabled for dual fuel – CNG and diesel. Locomotives running on LNG are also currently under development. Noise levels of locos to be at par with international norms; concerns related to wildlife to be addressed.
As a part of its social initiatives, now Rail stations and training centers will be made available for skill development. Incredible Rail for Incredible India will be launched and training of auto-rickshaw and taxi-operators as tourist-guides on the model of Konkan Railway will be taken up for tourism promotion. IRCTC will work on promoting the Gandhi circuit to attract tourists to mark the occasion of 100 years of the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa. Kisan Yatra, a special travel scheme for farmers for farming & marketing technique centres has also been proposed.
According to Budget Estimates, Plan Outlay for 2015-16 has been proposed to Rs 1,00,011 crore, an increase of 52% over RE 2014-15 plan size. Out of this 41.6% resources will come from Central Government support while 17.8 % will be generated from internal resources.
Source: PIB

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Meeting with 7th CPC & Discussion with Govt. on NJCA Strike Notice: JCM Secretary's Report

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Meeting with Chairman 7th Pay Commission & Discussion with Govt. on NJCA Strike Charter of Demands - 25.02.2015 - Com. K. K. N. Kutty (President), Com. M. S. Raja (Working President) & Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General) attended both the meetings on behalf of Confederation. – 7th CPC Chairman opines report to be submitted in time and question of Interim relief should not arise

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Joint Consultative Machinery 
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
No. NC-JCM/2015/S.C
February 26, 2015

Dear Comrade
The Standing Committee of the Staff Side, National Council has interaction with the 7th CPC on 25th Feb. 2015 followed by the Standing Committee meeting of National Council (JCM) with the Secretary DOPT in the afternoon. The meeting with the Secretary Personnel came as a result of the decisions that we have conveyed for organizing March to Parliament and other programmes, culminate as a pre pretretory meaure for an indefinite strike. The agenda for discussion with the Secretary Personnel was, therefore, the charter of demands (10 points) we had submitted to the Government after the National Convention of all Central Government Employees Organizations on 11th December, 2014. The response from the Government undoubtedly establish the fact that ultimately they have taken note of the growing discontentment of the Central Government employees manifested through various programmes we have jointly carried out by this time. We, therefore, earnestly request the affiliates and leaders of various organizations at the field formations to intensify the ongoing programmes to compel the Government to settle our demands. We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions we had with the Pay Commission and the Secretary Personnel, which is indicative of the reflections of both the entities.

Meeting with the Pay Commission:
The Chairman informed of his inability to take a final decision on the question of merger of DA and Interim relief as the Government has not referred this matter to them and further stated that this Govt. can take decisions on the two issues, without any report from the CPC. He added that the memoranda received from the staff Side on these two issues had been forwarded to the Government. He wanted the staff side to take up the matter with the Government and assured that on receipt of the reference from the Government they would consider the matter without any loss of time. However, they indicated that the Commission would strive to submit their report to the Government within the stipulated time frame and therefore, the question of Interim relief, in his opinion should not arise at all. The Staff side requested him to appreciate the fact that the matter concerning merger of DA and interim relief has been raised by them not on account of the possible delay on the part of the Pay Commission but emanated from the fact that the erosion in the real value of wages of the Central Government has been eroded during the period drastically.

On Oral Evidence:
The methodology to be adopted by the 7th CPC in the matter was discussed at length. It was ultimately decided that the Staff Side after considering the viewpoints expressed by the CPC will draw out a plan both for the National Council Staff Side and for the organizations at the Departmental levels. The scheduled date for meetings with the Pay Commission will be finalized after Holi festival i.e. 5th March, 2015. The Staff Side will discuss the matter and will submit its consensus view to the Commission soon in this regard. In any case, the staff side would require the following information immediately at its office.

1. Name of the organization which has submitted its memorandum to CPC with date of submission.
2. Underwhich Ministry the Department function
3. Whether the organization is recognized or not
4. The number of employees, whom the organization represents
5. The total – Group C and Group B Non Gazetted – strength of the concerned Department.
Inclusion of GDS
The Chairman assured that he would go through the Supreme Court Judgment in the matter. However, fie added that the inclusion or otherwise of the GDS within the purview of the 7th CPC is the prerogative of the Government and except making its opinion clear on the subject he might not be able to do anything further in the matter.

Standing Committee meeting with Secretary Personnel: There had been no tangible result in the discussions. The impression gained was that the staff side was invited to show that the dialogue continues, However, we give here under the response of the Government in respect of the issues subjected for discussion. The rest of the issues in the charter will be discussed later on at another meeting, for which the date has not been indicated.

1. Interim relief, Merger of DA, Date of effect, Inclusion of GDS in the ambit of 7th CPC; Settlement of anomalies; The views expressed by the official on each of the above items are as under

a). Interim relief is normally given if there is an apprehension of abnormal delay. Government has been informed by the 7th CPC that they would adhere to the time schedule.

b). DA merger: Since the Pay Commission would be submitting its report soon, the question of merger of DA would automatically be in-built in their recommendation.

c). It is the prerogative of the CPC to recommend the date of effect. Govt.’s role will come only after the recommendations are received.

d). GDS: Govt. has not considered the GDS as Civil Servants. However, the latest recommendation received from the Postal Department in the matter is said to be under the consideration of the Govt.

e). The National Anomaly committee will meet again shortly and the resolution on agreed items would be expedited.

2. FDI and Privatization of Railways and Defense factories and Corporatization of Postal.
The Staff Side was advised to take up the issue at a higher level as the issues raised were said to be policy matters.

3. No ban on recruitment.
The official Side clarified that the Govt. has not instituted any ban on recruitment. There is only ban on creation of posts. However, for operational posts, exemption has been provided in compelling situation.

4. Scrap PFRDA Act.
The official side will look into the letter received from the Railway and Defence Ministers. The scrapping of the Act was said to be not within the scope of discussion. The Joint Secretary Financial Services explained the various provisions of the Act and as to how the contributory pension scheme would be beneficial to the subscribers. The Staff Side requested the Government to make it optional that anybody who feels that the new scheme would be beneficial would opt for it and others will have the opportunity to opt out and adopt the old defined benefit scheme scheme of Pension.

5. Closure of Medical Stores Depots and Printing and Stationery Departments
It was categorically cleared by the Govt that there had been no decision to close down the Printing Presses and Stationery Department. In view of the new situation in which all Departments are permitted to purchase the requisite stationery items from the market, the Urban Development Ministry has suggested certain modernization and restructuring the of Stationery Department. The Govt. was prepared to discuss the details thereof and arrive at an amicable settlement, acceptable to the Staff Side. The official side expressed willingness to discuss the matter with the staff Side of the concerned Department along with the 3 (three) members of the standing Committee. In respect of Medical store depots also, the official side clarified that the department would not be closed down and no employee will be retrenched. They also wanted the staff side to meet and discuss the issue with them to clear the doubts and suspicion in the matter.

6. Active Functioning of JCM

The Government will convene the meeting of the National Council soon. the convening of the Departmental Councils would be taken up with the concerned Departmental heads. The delay in the grant of recognition may be brought to the notice of the Department of Personnel for corrective action at their end

7. Compassionate Appointment

Government will consider lifting of the ceiling of 5% but no assurance was held out. The other issues in the charter will be subjected to discussion later on.

With Greetings
Yours fraternally,

Shiv Gopal Mishra
Convenor

Source: Confederation

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Expected DA DR from July 2015: AICPIN released for Jan, 2015

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Speculation of DA/DR from July, 2015 on the basis of AICPIN of Jan, 2015 is not possible.  The 1 point increase in Jan, 2015 AICPIN after 4 months stationary AICPIN is unexpected variation, this type of increase/decrease in future AICPIN making much tough to speculate future DA/DR.  Three situations are given in undermentioned table is showing 117% to 120% future DA/DR from Jul-2015. Readers are requested not to take it final and study the following table.  On the other hand the approval of 6% increase in Dearness Allowance & Dearness Relief from Jan, 2015 is also pending at govt. side, may be announced in 2nd week of March, 2015.  Further, the estimation of two installment of DA/DR from Jan-2015 & Jul-2016 is important for expected pay and allowances in 7th CPC.

Following table only showing the effect of Jan-2015 months' AICPIN increase


Expect-
ation
Increase/
Decrease
Index
MonthBase
Year
2001 =
100
Total
of 12
Months
Twelve
monthly
Average
% increase
over
115.76 for  
DA
DA
announced
or will be
announced
2Jun,142462879239.92107.25%107%
Expected DA
from January,
2015 is to be
announced
by Govt.
DA/DR from
July, 2014
6Jul,142522896241.33108.48%113%
1Aug,142532912242.67109.63%
0Sep,142532927243.92110.71%
0Oct,142532939244.92111.57%
0Nov,142532949245.75112.29%
0Dec,142532963246.92113.30%
1Jan,152542980248.33114.52%118%
Expectation
of no
increase
in AICPIN
in next
5 months
0Feb,152542996249.67115.68%
0Mar,152543011250.92116.76%
0Apr,152543023251.92117.62%
0May,152543033252.75118.34%
0Jun,152543041253.42118.92%
Expected DA/DR from July-2015
Expectation
of total
5 points
increase
in AICPIN
in next
5 months
1Feb,152552997249.75115.75%120%
1Mar,152563014251.17116.97%
1Apr,152573029252.42118.05%
1May,152583043253.58119.06%
1Jun,152593056254.67120.00%
Expected DA/DR from July-2015
Expectation
of total
5 points
decline
in AICPIN
in next
5 months
-1Feb,152532995249.58115.60%117%
-1Mar,152523008250.67116.54%
-1Apr,152513017251.42117.19%
-1May,152503023251.92117.62%
-1Jun,152493026252.17117.84%
Expected DA/DR from July-2015

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Press Release of AICPIN for Jan 2015 – 1 Points increased and stands at 254:-
No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-l71004
DATED: the 27 th February, 2015
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-1W) - January, 2015
The All-India CPHW for January, 2015 increased by 1 point and pegged at 254 (two hundred and fifty four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.40 per cent between December, 2014 and January, 2015 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.84 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 1.36 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Moong Dal, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk, Cigarette, Firewood etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Rice, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Vegetable and Fruit items, Sugar, Petrol etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-1W stood at 7.17 per cent for January, 2015 as compared to 5.86 per cent for the previous month and 7.24 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.81 per cent against 5.73 per cent of the previous month and 8.94 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Haldia reported a maximum increase of 18 points followed by Jamshedpur (7 points), Lucknow (6 points), Quilon (5 points) and Srinagar & Vadodra (4 points each). Among others, 3 points rise was observed in 6 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. On the contrary, Rourkela recorded maximum decrease of 7 points followed by Bhilai & Coimbatore (5 points each), Madurai Labac Silchar (4 points each). Among others, 3 points fall was registered in 5 centres, 2 points in 2 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All India Index and other 40 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Bhopal and Bokaro centre remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-1W for the month of February, 2015 will be released on Tuesday, 31st March, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www. labourbureau. gov. in.

sd/-
(S. S. EGI)
DIRECTOR


Source: http://labourbureau.nic.in/press%20note%20eng%20jan%202015.pdf

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No proposal of formation of a new cadre of spies: Minister reply in Rajya Sabha:-

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No proposal of formation of a new cadre of spies: Minister reply in Rajya Sabha




GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  216
ANSWERED ON  25.02.2015
Formation of a new cadre of spies

216 Shri Ram Nath Thakur



Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether Government proposes to form a new cadre of spies to strengthen the internal and external security of the country;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the action plan formulated by Government to form such cadres in all the
States?
ANSWER
 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARIBHAI PARATHIBHAI CHAUDHARY)

(a) to (c) : Sir, no such proposal is under the consideration of the Government.
*****

Source Document: ENGLISH     HINDI_VERSION


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THE INJUSTICE METED OUT TO ESM - SOME DEMANDS/BENEFITS SOUGHT

     Dear all Vet Brother,

    After noticing the comments of one of our Vet Bro - b singh, in the chatroll, I am compiling the follwing points (including ones mentioned by him) for the benefit of information of all all:- 
     

        THE INJUSTICE METED OUT TO ESM IN 6TH CPC

a) There is no real representation of 95% strength of JCO's/NCOs/Ors. Most of these JCO’s/NCOs’/OR’s are serving in the field. The JCO’s/NCOs’/OR’s risk of life is more than officers working in the office.

b) The MSP (Military service Pay) – It must not be linked with Basic pay or the Rank pay at all. Sep to General is doing same military service and it must be same for all ranks.  The MSP for Officer is – Rs 6000/-, whereas, for Ors/NCOs/ JCO's and equivalent ranks is Rs 2000/- only. For example at Leh – Ladakh on the same pplace a sep and a officer is on duty and you can see both are human beings and having the same feelings of difficulties, coldness and loneliness.

c) The Sub Maj is the highest JCO rank reached by an OR, equival to Gr B Gazetted civil ranks. In the 6th CPC they are clubbed with Ors/Jawan for MSP Rs 2000/-. The JCO’s are deliberately down graded in their rank and status which is a  great injustice to them.

d) A serviceman job in defending the nation itself is an honour on him.  But Honorary ranks are given to JCOs at the fag end of their service, after 30 plus years of service, which is a rank injustice to them. (There is no such thing Honorary posts in Civil service. The Group C&B service employees get promoted to Gp A posts after putting in some years of service. An employee joining as LDC some time retire as Dy Commissioner/Dy Collector/Under Secretary rank). The top JCO be given the regular promotion in the ranks of Lt/Capt/Maj ranks after completing 25, 28 and 32 years of regular service. 

d) ACP and Promotion – Officers get three promotions in eight years. The Ors get one ACP in 8, 16 and 24 years, to keep the defence forces young. A Sep retires in 17 years. How he can achieve 3 ACPs in his service?. Hence,
Sep to Hav ACP must be given on 5, 10 and 15 years of interval or the same promotion criteria for Officer,

e) Pay and pension disparity a wide gap from Sub Maj to officer rank. Officer’s strength 5% and they  have Pay Bands – 3, 4, Apex scale (HAG,HAG+) and Fixed (Four pay bands). But the Ors/NCOs/JCOs strength is 95% and they have pay bands–1& 2(Two pay bands). The Ors/NCOs/JCOs and equivalent ranks must be placed in three Pay bands. i.e,  Pay band 1-- Sep and NK Pay band 2-- Hav, Nb Sub, Sub Pay band 3—Sub Maj and Hony Lt & Hony Capt.

f) Grade Pay - The existing grade pay from Sep to Sub Maj is low and put them in Higher grade pay.

g) Pension 75 % (percentage ) to JCO’s/ORs --- A sep retires in 17 years and Hav in 24 years of service or below 35 and 45 years of age respectively .This retirement age is very early compare to civil servants age of 60 years. There must be 75% of the last pay drawn and officers’ pension must be 50% of the last pay drawn. After retirement the condition of JCO’s/ORs is very bad and working in security agencies for rupees four – five thousand only.

h) A seargent of IAF is considered as Senior Non Commissioned Officer for all the responsibility, but for pay band in 6th CPC his placed is at the bottom of PB 1. Hence, in the 7th CPC Sgt should be protected as a SNCO &upgraded to PB 2.
        
         NEW DEMANDS/BENEFITS TO BE EXTENDED TO ESM

A)      Lateral Absorption: The armed forces personnel are a vast pool of skilled workforce having trained and experienced in different spheres of activity. They are disciplined and punctual and mostly can handle any situation or even can handle any new situation without much of difficulty. This valuable workforce could be deployed straight-away into various central and state Govt departments at appropriate levels in Govt Depts- such as :

I.      Armed Forces HQrs and Units in civilian posts.
II.    All Defence PSUs (numbering 42).
III.  All Central Para-military forces/CPOs/Shipping Cos.
IV.  The Central Election Commission or the State Election Commissions.
V.     All States/UTs Police Forces.
VI. All Central/States/UTs Fire & Rescue/Forest/Jails/ Disaster Management Deptt.
VII.  Railways/Roadways/Airways and Logistics Depts.
VIII.All other Depts of State/UT Govts in the Revenue, Education, Health, Electricity/Municipality Depts etc.
IX.    Any other Govt Deptt/PSU etc.

B)Disabled Veterans. Armed Forces recruit A Cat medical category individuals and as such any disability occurs in the course of military duty is to be automatically be treated as an Occ. Hazard. The Disability Act applicable to Civ employees must also be applied to army disabled personnel. They are to be employed in other posts or their dependents be absorbed in their place in the Govt. Service. They must not be thrown out of employment and the Medical Officers/Account Officers certifying  – disability attributable military service – may be made compulsory, in tune with the recent judgements of the Apex Court.

C) ECHS Facility. This facility is available only in limited places and the ex-servicemen are scattered in all over the hinter land. CGHS facility may also be extended to ESM within a 20 KM distance to their native place, instead of ECHS clinic which is far away (hundreds of KMs).

D)Reservations: Presently, different % of jobs are reserved for ESM in different state/Central Govt deptts. A Uniform %of 30% C class jobs, 20% B Class jobs and 10% A class jobs may be reserved for ESM

E) Reservation in allotment of Agri lands/House sites/Dwelling units:  Almost all the ESM would have served in border and difficult areas and thousands of miles away from their native place. And return to the native place after retirement. They face the problem of shelter besides staring bleak prospects of livelihood. They may be allotted 5-10 acres of agri.lands, house sites at the opted place, 20% of the Govt dwelling units, near to their native places.

F) ESM FINANCE CORPORATION. The Govt may and advance advance loan to ESM to set up SMEs on concessional rates or subsidise the cost/interest.

G) Senior Citizens get concessional tickets in Railways and in some state Roadways. ESM may also be given 50% concession for their travel.

H) Reservation in Allotment of Agencies.: Unlike the Gas/Oil agencies, the ESMs may be allotted (fixed %) in all Govt Agencies like Agri markets, Fair Price Shops, Security, Rail/road logistics, tourism and travel, parking slots at Railway Stations/Bus stands/Govt offices or Municipalities etc.

I) The ESM be exempted from Property tax/registration/stamps duty for transfer of property (agri land/dwelling units) in their names.

J)  The ESM be exempted to pay court fee etc. in litigation matters.

K) The ESM be exempted from payment of fee for tendering Govt works and small works may be nominated to them.

VETERAN BROTHERS ARE WELCOME TO ADD THEIR POINTS. 

Source : http://ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in/

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