Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Aadhaar Data is Never Breached or Leaked: UIDAI

Ministry of Electronics & IT
(20-November, 2017 14:22 IST )

Aadhaar Data is Never Breached or Leaked: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) responding to a news report, appeared in certain section of media on “210 Government sites made Aadhaar info public” as if Aadhaar data is leaked or breached, has said that such report is a skewed presentation of the facts and poses as if the Aadhaar data is breached or leaked which is not the true presentation. UIDAI said in a statement here that the Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak or breach at UIDAI.

UIDAI said that this said data on these websites was placed in public domain as a measure of proactive disclosure under RTI Act by these government and institutional websites which included beneficiaries’ name, address, bank account, and other details including Aadhaar number and was collected from the third party/users for various welfare schemes. It was this collected info which had been displayed in the public domain under RTI Act. There was no breach or leakage of Aadhaar data from UIDAI database or server as has been aired by the said report.

UIDAI said that acting promptly on this, UIDAI and Ministry of Electronics & IT had directed the concerned Government departments/ministries to immediately remove it from their websites and ensure that such violation do not occur in future. Certain other measures were also taken at various levels to ensure that such incidents of display of Aadhaar numbers do not take place. Following UIDAI’s action such data were removed from these websites immediately. However, the news presented the facts in a skewed manner and misleads readers as if Aadhaar data has been leaked or breached at 210 websites posing Aadhaar security is vulnerable.

UIDAI reiterated that Aadhaar security systems are best of the international standards and Aadhaar data is fully secure. There has been no breach or leakage of Aadhaar data at UIDAI. Also, the Aadhaar numbers which were made public on the said websites do not pose any real threat to the people as biometric information is never shared and is fully secure with highest encryption at UIDAI and mere display of demographic information cannot be misused without biometrics.

UIDAI clarified that Aadhaar number is not a secret number. It is to be shared with authorized agencies when an Aadhaarholder wishes to avail a certain service or benefit of government welfare scheme/s or other services. But that does not mean that the proper use of Aadhaar number poses a security or financial threat. Also, mere availability of Aadhaar number will not be a security threat or will not lead to financial/other fraud, as for a successful authentication fingerprint or iris of individual is also required. Further all authentications happen in presence of personnel of respective service provider which further add to the security of the system.

Furthermore, UIDAI security system has people’s participatory security system like Biometric Lock facility available at UIDAI portal which any Aadhaarholder can use to put his/her own lock on one’s biometric by visiting UIDAI’s official website www.uidai.gov.in.

NNK/MD

(Release ID :173667)

Monday, November 20, 2017

PCDA Circular 589 : Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of Defence Security Corps personnel

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)

DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 589
Dated: 24.10.2017
To,
The OI/C
Records/PAO(ORs)
Subject:- Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel. 
Reference :- This office Circular No. 387 dated 23.06.20
A copy of GoI, MoD letter No. 14(02)/2011-D (Pen/Pol) dated 20.06.2017, on the subject which is self-explanatory is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.
2.The Government has clarified vide para 2 of ibid letter that condonation of deficiency in service is to be accorded on merit and in the deserving cases to make individual eligible for at least one service pension. Condonation of deficiency in qualifying service for grant of 2nd Service pension in respect of DSC personnel has no merit. Therefore, no condonation shall be allowed for grant of second service pension in respect of DSC personnel.
3.It is therefore, advised that henceforth the laid down rules may be scrupulously adhered to for earning pension and condone shortfall strictly where merited.
4.This circular has been uploaded on PCDA (P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in.
S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
Asstt.Controller(Pensions)

No 14(02)/2011-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi
Dated 20th June 2017
To,
The Chief of the Amy Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject : Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect Of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel.
Condonation of deficiency in service for eligibility of service pension has been mentioned in Rule 125 of Pension Regulation Part-I 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-I 2008). This rule is applicable in all cases except the case mentioned under the Rule 125 of Pension Regulation Part-I 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-I 2008). Deficiency in service for eligibility of Service pension or Reqervist pension or Gratuity in lieu may be condoned by competent authority up to 12 month as mentioned in Gol, MoD letter No. 4684/DIR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001.
2. Representations of the ex-servicemen who have been granted Service pension from Army side and re-employed in DSC are received for condonation of deficiency in service for the 2nd service pension from DSC. The matter has been examined and decided that condonation of deficiency in qualifying service is to pe accorded on merit nd in the deserving cases to make individual eligible for at least one service pension. Condonation of deficiency in qualifying set-s/ice for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC personnel has no merit.
3. It is conveyed that the intention behind condonation of deficiency in service for grant of service pension is that the individual must not be left high & dry but should be made eligible for at least one service pension. In view of above, it is clarified that no condonation shall be allowed for grant of second service pension.
4.The Pension Regulation for the Army shall stand amended by inserting item “(iv) an individual who is eligible for 2nd service pension for the service rendered by individual in respect of DSC” below Regulation 44 of Pension Regulation for the Army Pt-I (2008).
5. All other tears and conditions shall remain unchanged
6.This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No 10(16)/2016/FIN/PEN dated 26/08/2016
7. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(K.T.Lepcha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Registration of email IDs of CGHS beneficiaries


Amendments to various statutory rules of Small saving by ministry of finance




Five latest developments that 5 crore EPF account holders should know

Updated: Nov 20, 2017 | 16:53 IST | Source - ET Now Digital
EPFO members can submit withdrawal claim online. (Representational image)
Employees' Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO, which manages a corpus of over Rs 10 lakh crore, has taken many initiates for its over 5 crore subscribers recently, which will benefit them. These initiates will hasten the claim settlement process relating to EPF withdrawal, pension fixation and advances. The EPFO receives nearly 1 crore claims every year.
Here are five latest initiates taken by EPFO
1) Online linking of Aadhaar with UAN
The retirement fund body has introduced a new facility, using which its subscribers can link their UAN with Aadhaar sitting at home. Employees' Provident Fund Organisation on its website - epfindia.gov.in - has created a link "eKYC Portal", through which its subscribers can link their Aadhaar card with their UAN. Those who link their UAN with Aadhaar, can submit claims directly to the EPFO online. 
2) EPF auto transfer
Transferring your EPF account while changing jobs has become easier now. EPFO has launched a new composite Form 11, which has replaced Form 13 in all cases of auto transfer. Once you fill the Form 11 and your details are validated by the new employer, your EPF account balance will be transfered to the new employer as soon as your first month contribution gets credited.
3) PF rule for paying home loan EMI
Subscribers can now withdraw up to 90 per cent of their EPF accumulation for purchase/construction of house or purchase of land. Eligibility for this withdrawal also gets reduced to 3 years of membership from 5 year earlier.
4) Online EPF withdrawal/advance
Those EPF members who have linked their UAN with Aadhaar and bank account, can submit withdrawal/advance claim online without attestation of the employer.
5) Relaxed rules for medical advances
EPF members are no longer required to submit any mediacal certificate or any supporting documents to avail advances for medical purposes. By submitting a simple declaration form, EPF members can now avail medical advance.

Rly BD RBA/163/2017 Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioner as per 7th CPC dt.16.11.17

RBA No. 163/2017
New Delhi,dated 16.11.2017
No.2016/AC-11/21/8/Pt.-IV
General Managers,
All Zonal Railways and Production Units
Sub: Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioner as per 7th CPC
Ref:-
  1. Board’s letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.5.2017 (RBE No. 49/2017) & 11.07.2017 (RBE No. 66/2017).
  2. Board’s letters of even No.dated 9.6.2017, 19.7.2017 & 25.07.2017 (RBA No. 68/2017, 98/2017 & 103/2017)
  3. Board (FC) D.O. letter No. 2016/AC-11/21/8/PT-III dated 05.9.2017
  4. Board (MS) letter no. 2016/AC-II/21/8 dated 11.10.2017
Please refer instructions that have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letters under reference above. These instructions envisage ‘suo moto’ revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date, nearly 4.4 lac pensioners’ PPO have been revised out of about 14 lakhs pensioners (nearly 31%). In order to expedite the pace of revision, FC (Rlys) had issued instructions (Ref 3 above) to revise PPO on a parallel track, other than APRAN. Some of the units have also started the work on a parallel track.
While reviewing the position of revision, it is noted that the progress is not satisfactory. Out of nearly 14 lakh pensioners of IR, only 10.53 lakhs have been brought online and 6.4 lacs cases have been initiated. Instructions were also issued to form teams of Personnel and Accounts Departments to expedite the work, but a large number of records are still lying with the Personnel Department for initial activity of pension revision and sending for verification and issue of PPOs. The pace of activity is uneven with more cases lying with Personnel Department.
It is, therefore, necessary that the systems and processes in place may be reviewed so that suitable measures are taken to expedite this phase of work. PCPO and PFA may also be advised to monitor the progress of revision of pension cases at their level to ensure that pension revision exercise is completed at the earliest.
S/d,
(D.K. Gayen)
Member Staff
Railway Board

7th Pay Commission – Latest Position Regarding Minimum Pay And Fitment Formula

LATEST POSITION REGARDING MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA — GOVT INFORMED STAFFSIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM THAT INCREASE IN MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA WILL NOT COME UNDER ANOMALY COMMITTEE ITEM.


During the last 2 – 3 months both print and electronic media are continuously reporting that increase in 7th CPC Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor is under serious consideration of the Govt. and National Anomaly Committee will give its recommendation to Govt. and orders for increased Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula will be given effect from April 2018.
We are reproducing below a letter from Govt. dated 30.10.2017 addressed to Secretary, Staff Side , National Council JCM stating that the demand for increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula will not come under the purview of National Anomaly Committee.

Further Govt. has not yet constituted the HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula as assured by the Group of Ministers including Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on 30.06.2016.  
The so-called Senior Officers Committee has also not discussed this agenda even though staff Side has repeatedly demanded discussion and settlement as per the assurance given by Senior Cabinet Ministers. Now 17 months are over. 32 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 33 lakhs Pensioners are being continuously betrayed by the NDA Govt.
M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob. & Whats App: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source – http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

Dearness Relief from Jul-2016, Jan-2017 and Jul-2017 for pensioners of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan drawing pension under 6th CPC dt. 02.11.17


Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Area
Shaheed J eet Singh Marg
New Delhi- 16

F.No.125-4/2003-04/KVS (Budget) /768-77 
Dated:02.11.2017

Bank Manager
State Bank of India
Parliament Street
New Delhi.

Subject: Applicability of Dearness Relief from 1.7.2016, 1.1.2017 and 1.7.2017 for pensioners of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan drawing pension under 6th CPC reg.:-

Sir,


I am to invite your attention to the subject cited above and to state that the Dearness Relief @ 125% was granted to the pensioners of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan from 1.1.2016. However the Dearness Relief payable from 1.7.2016, 1.1.2017 and 1.7.2017 (1.7.2016 @132%, 1.1.2017 @ 136% and 1.7.2017 @ 139%) are not yet paid to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan pensioners due to want of specific orders from the Govt. of India, Min. of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure. The Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India now conveyed the approval for payment of Dearness Relief to the pensioners of Central Autonomous Bodies drawing pre-revised pension as per 6th CPC in terms of the D.O.Ietter No.1/2/2017-E II(B) dated 26th October, 2017 of Deptt. of Expenditure.


You are now requested to make the payment of Dearness Relief to the Pensioners of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan from 125% to 132% w.e.f. 1.7.2016, 132% to 136% w.e.f. 1.1.2017 and 136% to 139% w.e.f. 1.7.2017. Additional funds, if any, required for payment of the Dearness Relief may be informed to this office immediately.

Yours faithfully,

(S.Muthusivam)
Deputy Commissioner (Fin

7th CPC Constant Attendant Allowance – Railway Board Order dt. 08.11.17

7th CPC Constant Attendant Allowance – Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INIDA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.F(E)III/2009/PN1/6
RBE No.:164/2017
New Delhi,Dated: 08.11.2017

The GMs/The principal Financial Advisers
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
(As per mailing list)
Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 – Constant Attendant Allowance – regarding.
A Copy of Department of pension and Pensioners welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M.No.1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 3rd October,2017 on the above cited subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also. CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules,1939 corresponds to Railway services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993. DOP&PW’s O.M.No.1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 02.08.2017, referred to in the enclosed O.M.dated 03.10.2017, was circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter of even number dated 22.08.2017.
sd/-
(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioner as per 7th CPC : Railway Board

Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioner as per 7th CPC : Railway Board

railway-board- Revision of Pension
RBA No. 163/2017
New Delhi,dated 16.11.2017
No.2016/AC-11/21/8/Pt.-IV
General Managers,
All Zonal Railways and Production Units
Sub: Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 pensioner as per 7th CPC
Ref:-
  1. Board’s letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.5.2017 (RBE No. 49/2017) & 11.07.2017 (RBE No. 66/2017).
  2. Board’s letters of even No.dated 9.6.2017, 19.7.2017 & 25.07.2017 (RBA No. 68/2017, 98/2017 & 103/2017)
  3. Board (FC) D.O. letter No. 2016/AC-11/21/8/PT-III dated 05.9.2017
  4. Board (MS) letter no. 2016/AC-II/21/8 dated 11.10.2017
Please refer instructions that have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letters under reference above. These instructions envisage ‘suo moto’ revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date, nearly 4.4 lac pensioners’ PPO have been revised out of about 14 lakhs pensioners (nearly 31%). In order to expedite the pace of revision, FC (Rlys) had issued instructions (Ref 3 above) to revise PPO on a parallel track, other than APRAN. Some of the units have also started the work on a parallel track.
While reviewing the position of revision, it is noted that the progress is not satisfactory. Out of nearly 14 lakh pensioners of IR, only 10.53 lakhs have been brought online and 6.4 lacs cases have been initiated. Instructions were also issued to form teams of Personnel and Accounts Departments to expedite the work, but a large number of records are still lying with the Personnel Department for initial activity of pension revision and sending for verification and issue of PPOs. The pace of activity is uneven with more cases lying with Personnel Department.
It is, therefore, necessary that the systems and processes in place may be reviewed so that suitable measures are taken to expedite this phase of work. PCPO and PFA may also be advised to monitor the progress of revision of pension cases at their level to ensure that pension revision exercise is completed at the earliest.
S/d,
(D.K. Gayen)
Member Staff
Railway Board