Saturday, 25 April 2015

Transfers & Posting Orders of P.A cadre Issued by SSPOs Jalandhar Division on 24.04.2015...




Friday, 24 April 2015

Transfers & Posting Orders issued by SSPOs Jalandhar Division on 05.12.2014, held up by Worthy PMG Punjab Region Chandigarh now released on 23.04.2015...


Thursday, 23 April 2015

PROVIDENT FUND INTEREST RATE 2015-16 FIXED AT 8.7%

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

            Government Decides to Fix Interest Rates at 8.7% for General Provident Fund(GPF) and other Similar Funds Including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975(SDS,1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the Financial Year 2015-16.

            It was decided by the Government to link the interest rates of State PFs (General Provident Fund and other similar funds) including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975 (SDS, 1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the FY 2015-16 to Public Provident Fund (PPF) rates. In pursuance of that decision, the Government has decided to fix the rates 8.7% per annum applicable to the following:-

·         The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
·         The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
·         The All India Service Provident Fund.
·         The State Railway Provident Fund.
·         The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
·         The Indian Ordnance Provident Fund.
·         The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
·         The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
·         The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
·         The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.
           
         The rate of interest is applicable to the above funds w.e.f. 1st April, 2015 and until further orders.

Recently, the Government had kept the interest rates for PPF and other Small Savings Schemes intact.  However, interest rates for 5 year Senior citizen Saving Scheme and Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme have been increased from 9.2 to 9.3% and 9.1 to 9.2% respectively, keeping in view the commitment of the Government towards the welfare of the girl child and the senior citizens.    DSM/KA : 21.04.2014

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Biennial Divisional Conference of National Union of Postal Employees, Postman & MTS Jalandhar Division held on 12-04-2015 at Delivery Hall of Jalandhar City HO. Sh.Surinder Sethi Circle Secretary and Sh.Ajmer Singh Circle President of union presided over the meeting. Problems of Postman & MTS staff discussed during the meeting. Sh.Saurabh Mittal Circle President NAPE C Punjab Circle and Sh.Dharam Pal Singh, Divisional Secretary NAPE C Jalandhar Division also address the members on this occasion. Election of new office bearers has also been held and following were elected unanimously.... Sh.Dalbir Ram, Postman Industrial Town as Divisional President, Sh.Balraj Kumar, Postman Jalandhar City HO as Divisional Secretary and Sh.Ram Tirath, Postman Jalandhar City HO as Treasure.

NAPE C Jalandhar Division congratulates newly elected body.








Thursday, 2 April 2015

Delay in Announcement of DA Hike from January 2015

Written By Admin on April 2, 2015 | Thursday, April 02, 2015

Delay in Announcement of DA Hike from January 2015

Since the implementation of the recommendations of the 4th central pay commission in 1986, the announcement of approval and the order for granting Dearness Allowance to government employees were issued in March and September itself until it was violated once under UPA regime. In 2013, the approval for granting DA hike due from January 2013 was delayed inordinately. All the central government employees had waited patiently up to 31st March 2013. Even 1st and 2nd week of April 2013, there was no signs announcing the DA hike by the Central government. Then, the federations like AIRF and Confederation of central government employees and workers have raised objection over the inordinate delay of announcing DA. And they wrote letters to the Central Government to declare the Dearness Allowance immediately to avoid the confrontation.


While briefing the situation, the Confederation of central government employees and workers has mentioned in the editorial of their blog on 17th April 2013 that ‘This naturally is quiet disturbing, especially in the time of galloping price line. The employees have, in the past, fought bitterly for grant of DA and the 3rd CPC gave a definite formula for DA in the aftermath of the one day strike on 19th September 1968. We cannot allow the hard won DA to be tampered with.’

The next day, ie on 18th April 2013 the union cabinet approved the DA hike which is due from January 2013.

This time the NDA Government started repeating the same story in its first year itself. As we mentioned earlier the DA hike from July 2014 has been announced un expectedly on 4th September 2014. So there was huge expectation this time that the present government would not make any delay in announcing the Payment dearness allowance from January 2015. But it seems that the government finds no time to take any decision over the issue of 50 Lakh Central government employees and Pensioners. Whether the central government expects the federations to plead for announcing DA hike? Or it really has no time to decide on this issue?

However, yesterday the Ministry of Finance issued a clarification dated 1st March 2015, in which it has been clarified that a fake order for payment of Dearness Allowance was being circulated in Government Departments/offices and all Ministries/Departments and Central Government offices were advised not to take cognisance of these fake instructions being circulated in Government offices.

To avoid confusion and frustration among central government employees, it is expected that the central government should announce its approval for Payment of Dearness Allowance from January 2015 immediately.