Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pensioners come out to help J&K flood victims Deeptiman Tiwary,TNN | Sep 20, 2014, 09.27 PM IST-TOI



NEW DELHI: Bharat Pensioners' Samaj (BPS), the largest and oldest organization of pensioners in India on Saturday came out to help the victims of floods in Jammu an& Kashmir with MONEYand relief material. 

A BPS delegation met Dr Jitendra Singh, minister of state in PMO, and handed over a cheque as donation to the Prime Minister's National Relief FUND (PMNRF). It has also dispatched two trucks full of relief material including ration and clothes to Jammu and Kashmir. 

Acknowledging the contribution made by BPS, Singh said that while the MONEY and material contributed by them were going to be of immense help in carrying out the relief work, the gesture of these elder retired officials was of far greater importance. "It is like a blessing for all of us who are engaged in pulling Jammu & Kashmir out of this ordeal," Singh said. 

Expressing solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their hour of distress, Secretary General of BPS, SC Maheshwari informed Singh that their organization is a conglomerate of 648 organizations of pensioners from different departments with branches spread all over India and in the days to come, more donations for Jammu & Kashmir relief would be handed over on behalf of these different groups of pensioners. 

Maheshwari said that BPS has also launched a campaign for organ donation and wherever needed in the rescue and relief of flood victims in Jammu & Kashmir, they would be ready to help medically also.

Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj donates to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund-PIB

Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj donates to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
A delegation of “Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj” (BPS), the largest and oldest organization of Pensioners in India met Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy, here today. The delegation handed over a cheque as donation to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) in the aid of flood victims of Jammu & Kashmir and also dispatched two trucks full of relief material including ration and clothes to Jammu & Kashmir.

Acknowledging the contribution made by the Pensioners’ Association, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that even though the money and material contributed by them were going to be of immense help in carrying out the relief work, but more than that, it is the symbolic gesture of these elder retired officials, which is like a blessing for all of us who are engaged in pulling Jammu & Kashmir out of this ordeal.

Expressing solidarity with the people of Jammu & Kashmir in their hour of distress, Secretary General of BPS, Shri S.C. Maheshwari informed Dr. Jitendra Singh that their organization is a conglomerate of 648 organizations of pensioners from different departments with branches spread all over India and in the days to come, more donations for Jammu & Kashmir relief will be handed over on behalf of these different groups of pensioners.

Shri Maheshwari said that BPS has also launched a campaign for organ donation and wherever needed in the rescue and relief of flood victims in Jammu & Kashmir, they would be ready to help medically also.

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KSD/BK
(Release ID :109861)

Secy. Genl BPS S.C.Maheshwari with MOS (PP)

SCM Secy.Genl BPS discussed pensioners issues with MOS(PP) in the presence of Secy & JS (p).Also presented a Cheque of Rs 1lac to PMNRF on 20.9.2014.Honorable MOS agreed that persons in chair forget that they too will retire one day.


S.C.Maheshwari in discussion with Dr Jitinder Singh Honorable MOS (PP)






Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Enforce ‘One Rank One Pension', Say Ex-Servicemen




KOCHI: Their demand for ‘One Rank One Pension’ started in 1983. Even after 30 years, the plea of ex-servicemen, the first to raise such a demand, is falling on deaf ears, when the judges, MPs, MLAs, bureaucrats and many others receive pensions based on their rank.

The former UPA Government has thrice earmarked fund in its budget for ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme. But the ex-servicemen, who once served the country, are yet to get their due. Left with no other alternative, ex-servicemen across the country have decided to go for hunger strike on Wednesday.

“After the sixth Pay Commission in 2006, the Army personnel who retired a day before it and after it with the same rank get a pension with wide gap. Those who retire early gets a considerably lower pension than those who retire recently. It has been 30 years, since we had requested them to bridge the gap,” said  Pratapan, secretary, NationalEx-servicemen Co-ordination Committee, Ernakulam.


Many committees constituted to study the subject were also in their favour of the ex-servicemen. In 2009, the UPA government allocated Rs 2,144 crores in the budget for the scheme. In 2012, they allocated Rs 2,300 and finally in 2014, the Central Government set aside Rs 500 crore. The then Defence Minister A K Antony said the ‘One rankone pension’ scheme would be implemented from April 1, 2014. 

The K M Chandrashekar committee also submitted a report in favour of ex-service men. “But the officials conveniently brushed aside the directive by the then Defence Minister aside. The officials of the Ex-servicemen Welfare Department at Delhi is throttling every efforts taken in this regard,” he said. The Modi Government has now allotted Rs 1,500 crore for it. But various other committees state that it needs around Rs 3500 to implement the scheme.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PRE 2006 AGGRIEVED PENSIONER LOT!

  16 September 2014
IMPORTANT- PRE 2006 AGGRIEVED PENSIONER LOT!
Dear Pre 2006 Litigant/ Non-litigant friends,
SUPREME COURT OF  INDIA
        DISPLAY  BOARD

  16 September 2014
Display Board at 16.27.33 
dated 16.9.2014 shows all courts  Not in session. In Court No. 3 the last item was 13, which was heard.Our case at 18  in Court No 3 was not heard ?



Monday, September 15, 2014

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Defence/ Tatkal/ Female (above 45 years)/ Senior Citizen Quotas in trains

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 5308
ANSWERED ON 14.08.2014
REDUCED RAILWAY QUOTAS
5308 . Karandlaje Km. Shobha
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Railways have reduced Defence/ Tatkal/ Female (above 45 years)/ Senior Citizen Quotas in trains;

(b) if so, the details thereof, zone-wise, train-wise, class-wise including trains going from New Delhi/H. Nizamuddin Railway Stations to Karnataka State viz. Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanadi (Mangalore) along with the reasons for the same;

(c) whether the Railways propose to restore the earlier quotas including trains going to Karnataka;


(d) if so, the time frame for its restoration; and

(e) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA) 

(a): There has been no reduction in total number of berths/seats earmarked on Indian Railways under Tatkal, Ladies and Senior Citizens quotas. However, based on poor utilisation, there has been marginal reduction in number of berths/seats earmarked under Defence Department Quota.

Train-wise, class-wise distribution of all types of reservation quotas except Defence Department Quota is done by the Zonal Railways on the basis of demand pattern and availability of accommodation. Reservation Quotas so earmarked including Defence Department, Tatkal, Ladies, Senior Citizens are reviewed on periodical basis and adjustments made, wherever required, based on utilisation. This is a continuous process.

(b): There has been no reduction in the total number of berths/seats earmarked under Tatkal, Defence Department, Ladies and Senior Citizens quotas in trains originating from Delhi area and terminating/passing through Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanandi (Mangalore) as indicated below:

Type of Quota Number of berths/seats earmarked in the year
Quata - 2013 - 2014
Tatkal - 2438 - 3008
Defence Department - 53 - 55
Ladies - 78 - 92
Senior Citizen - 307 - 398

(c) to (e): Although, there is marginal reduction in the Defence Department quota on all India basis, there is no reduction in the accommodation earmarked under Tatkal, Defence Department, Ladies and Senior Citizens quotas in trains originating from Delhi area and terminating/passing through Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanandi (Mangalore). Since the reduction of Defence Department Quota was on account of poor utilisation, there is no proposal to restore this quota to the earlier level.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

PENSIONERS CASE – REPLY FROM MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS, DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED – 02.09.2014

PENSIONERS CASE – REPLY FROM MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS, DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED – 02.09.2014

1.     Extension of benefit of upgraded Grade Pay to Pre-2006 retirees of S-12 Grade


Reply: Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has intimated that since the matter is subjudice no decision can be taken. Ministry of Finance clarified that the scale of 6500-10500 has been upgraded to the scale of 7450-11500 and after revision in the Pay Band in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600. Therefore in terms of OM dated 11.05.2011, the Pre-2006 pensioners who held the pre-revised scale of 6500-10500 at the time of their retirement are not entitled for stepping up of their pension and family pension with reference to the revised grade pay of Rs. 4600/-.

2.     Extension of Benefit of OM dated 28.01.2013 with effect from 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012


Reply: The matter is subjudice, so no decision can be taken. Four OAs are decided by a common order dated 01.11.2011 of CAT New Delhi. In OA No. 655/2010 curative petition have been dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. In compliance to order dated 15.05.2014 of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi, action is being taken to implement the CAT order dated 01.11.2011 in respect of petitioner in OA No. 655/2010 only. Law Ministry has advised to await the outcome of the SLP in OA No. 655/2010 before deciding in respect of other Pre-2006 pensioners. Next hearing in SLP No. 36148-50/2013 is on 16.09.2014.


Gazette Notification regarding minimum pension of Rs.1000/- pm under EPS,1995Gazette Notification regarding minimum pension of Rs.1000/- pm under EPS,1995



REGD. NO. D. L.-33004/99

The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (i)
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

No. 429] NEW DELHI, TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2014/SRAVANA 28, 1936

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 19th August, 2014.

G.S.R. 593 (E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 6A, read with Sub-section(1) of Section7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme, further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1995, namely:-

1. 
(1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Pension (Second Amendment) Scheme, 2014.
(2) It shall come into force on and from the 1st day of September, 2014.


2. In the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995(hereinafter referred to as the principal Scheme), in paragraph 12, after sub-paragraph (7), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-

“(7A) The monthly member’s pension including any relief payable to any existing or future member under this paragraph shall not be less than one thousand rupees for the financial year 2014-15.”.

3. In the principal Scheme in paragraph 15, for the words, brackets and figures “sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) of paragraph 12, as the case may be,”, the word and figures “paragraph 12” shall be substituted.

4. In the principal Scheme, in paragraph 16,-

(a) in sub-paragraph (2), in clause (a), after sub-clause (iv), the following sub-clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(v) in all the cases, where the monthly widow pension including relief, if any, is less than one thousand rupees per month, the amount of monthly widow pension in such cases shall be enhanced to one thousand rupees per month for the financial year 2014-2015.”;

(b) in sub-paragraph (3), for clause (b), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

“(b) Monthly children pension for each child shall be equal to 25 per cent of the amount admissible to the widow of the deceased member as monthly widow pension payable under clause (a) of sub-paragraph (2):

Provided that the minimum monthly children pension including relief, if any, for each child of the deceased member shall not be less than two hundred and fifty rupees per month for the financial year 2014-2015.”;

(c) in sub-paragraph (4), for clause (a), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

“(a) if the deceased member is not survived by any widow, but is survived by children falling within the definition of family or if the widow pension is not payable, the children shall be entitled to a monthly orphan pension equal to 75 per cent of the amount of the monthly widow pension as payable under clause (a) of sub-paragraph (2):

Provided that the minimum monthly orphan pension including relief, if any, for each orphan shall not be less than seven hundred and fifty rupees per month for the financial year 2014-15.”.

[F. No. R-15025/3/2007.SS-II/Pt.II]

ARUN KUMAR SINHA,Addl. Secy.

Foot Note.- The Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 was published in the Gazette of India vide notification number G.S.R. 748(E), dated the 16th November, 1995 and was lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 80(E), dated the 14th February, 2013.

Source: http://www.labour.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/latest_update/what_new/5400645038fa3MinimumPensionofRs.1000.pdf

Gazette Notification regarding increase in wage ceiling from Rs.6500/- to Rs.15,000/- under EPS,1995, EPFS,1952 & EDLI,1995


The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (i)
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 442] NEW DELHI, FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014/SRAVANA 31, 1936
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd August, 2014

            G.S.R. 608 (E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 5 read with Sub-section(1) of Section7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme, further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, namely:-

    (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Provident Funds (Amendment) Scheme, 2014.

(2) It shall come into force on and from the 1st day of September, 2014.

    In the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952,-


(a) in paragraph 2, in the clause (f), in sub-clause (ii), for the words “six thousand and        five hundred rupees”, the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted;

(b) in paragraph 26, in sub- paragraph (6), for the words “six thousand and five hundred   rupees”, the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted;

(c) in paragraph 26A, in sub-paragraph (2), in the proviso, for the words “ six thousand      and five hundred rupees”, wherever they occur, the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall     be substituted.

[F. No. S-35012/1/2012-SS.II]

ARUN KUMAR SINHA, Addl. Secy.

Note:-  The Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 was published in the Gazette of India,     Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated the 2nd September, 1952 vide notification number       S.R.O. 1509 and the relevant paragraphs were subsequently amended as follows:-

    S.R. 584, dated the 11th May, 1959.
    S.R. 1522, dated the 16th December, 1960.
    S.R. 201, dated the 8th February, 1961.
    S.R. 689, dated the 19th October, 1990.
    S.R. 326 (E), dated the 4th May, 2001.


NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd August, 2014

            G.S.R. 609(E).— In exercise of powers conferred by section 6A read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme further to amend the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1955, namely:-

    (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2014.

(2) It shall come into force on and from the 1st day of September, 2014.

    In the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Scheme), in paragraph 3, in sub-paragraph 2, in the proviso, for the words “rupees six thousand and five hundred”, wherever they occur, the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted.

    In the principal Scheme, in paragraph 6, in clause (a), after the words, figures and letter “or 27A of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952”, the words “and whose pay on such date is less than or equal to fifteen thousand rupees”, shall be inserted.

    In the principal Scheme, in paragraph 11,-



(a) for sub-paragraph (1) and the proviso thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(1) The pensionable salary shall be the average monthly pay drawn in any manner             including on piece rate basis during contributory period of service in the span of sixty months preceding the date of exit from the membership of the Pension Fund and the pensionable salary shall be determined on pro-rata basis for the pensionable service up to the 1st day of September, 2014, subject to a maximum of six thousand and five hundred rupees per month and for the period thereafter at the maximum of fifteen thousand rupees per month:

Provided that if a member was not in receipt of full pay during the period of sixty months preceding the day he ceased to be the member of the Pension Fund, the average of previous sixty months full day drawn by him during the period for which contribution to the pension fund was recovered, shall be taken into account as pensionable salary for calculating pension;

(b) in sub-paragraph (2), for the figures and word “12 months”, wherever they occur, the   words “sixty months” shall be substituted;

(c) in sub-paragraph (3),-

(i)   for the words, letters and figures “rupees six thousand and five hundred/Rs.

6500”, the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted;

(ii)  the proviso shall be omitted.

(d) after sub-paragraph (3), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-

“(4) The existing members as on the 1st day of September, 2014, who at the option of the employer and employee, had been contributing on salary exceeding six thousand and five hundred rupees per month, may on a fresh option to be exercised jointly by the employer continue to contribute on salary exceeding fifteen thousand rupees per month:

Provided that the aforesaid members have to contribute at the rate of 1.16 per cent on salary exceeding fifteen thousand rupees as an additional contribution from and out of the contributions payable by the employees for each month under the provisions of the Act or the rules made thereunder:

Provided further that the fresh option shall be exercised by the member within a period of six months from the 1st day of September, 2014:

Provided also that the period specified in the second proviso may, on sufficient cause being shown by the member, be extended by the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner for a further period not exceeding six months:

Provided also that if no option is exercised by the member within such period (including the extended period), it shall be deemed that the member has not opted for contribution over wage ceiling and the contributions to the Pension Fund made over the wage ceiling in respect of the member shall be diverted to the Provident Fund account of the member along with interest as declared under the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme from time to time.

    In the principal Scheme in paragraph 12, in sub-paragraph (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that he members’ monthly pension shall be determined on a pro-rata basis for  the pensionable service up to the 1st day of September, 2014 at the maximum pensionable   salary of six thousand and five hundred rupees per month and for the period thereafter at the maximum pensionable salary of fifteen thousand rupees per month”.

    In the principal Scheme, for paragraph 14 the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:-

“14. Benefits on leaving service before being eligible for monthly member’s  pension.- If a member has not rendered the eligible service specified in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 12 on the date of exit, or on attaining the 58 years of age, whichever is earlier, such member shall be entitled to a withdrawal benefit as laid down in Table ‘D’ or may opt to receive the Scheme certificate provided on the date he has not attained 58 years of age:

Provided that for calculating such withdrawal benefit, the wages at exit shall be the weighted average of his wages at the end of every wage ceiling period:

Provided further that an existing member shall receive additional return of contributions for his past service under the Employees’ Family Pension Scheme, 1971, computed as withdrawal-cum-retirement benefits as per Table ‘A’ multiplied by the factor given in Table ‘B’”.

[F.No. S-35012/1/2012-SS-II]

ARUN KUMAR SINHA, Addl. Secy.

Note: The principal Scheme was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide notification number G.S.R. 748 (E), dated the 16th November, 1995 and last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 80(E) dated the 14th February, 2013.


NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd August, 2014

            G.S.R. 610 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6C read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following scheme further to amend the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, namely:-

    (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2014..

(2)  It shall come into force on and from the 1st day of September, 2014.

    In the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 (hereinafter referred to asl the principal Scheme), in paragraph 7, in sub-paragraph (1), for the words “six thousand five hundred rupees”, the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted.
    In the principal Scheme, in paragraph 22, in sub-paragraph (3),-

    in clause (i), for the words “six thousand five hundred rupees”, the words fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted;
    in the Explanation, for the words “rupees six thousand five hundred”, the words “fifteen thousand rupees” shall be substituted.

    In the principal Scheme, in paragraph 22, after sub-paragraph (3), the following sub-paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-

“(4) The benefit under this Scheme shall be further increased by twenty percent in addition to the benefits admissible under sub-paragraph (1), (2) or (3) of paragraph 22, as   the case may be.”.

[F. No. S-35012/1/2012-SS.II]

ARUN KUMAR SINHA, Addl. Secy.


Note:- The Employees’ Deposit-Linked 
Insurance Scheme, 1976 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i); vide number G.S.R. 488 (E), dated the 28th July, 1976and subsequently amended as follows:-

    GSR 1788, dated 07-12-1976
    GSR 648, dated 01-05-1977
    GSR 329, dated 20-02-1978
    GSR 369, dated 14-07-1978
    GSR 67, dated 23-12-1978
    GSR 1013, dated 12-09-1980
    GSR 548, dated 03-10-1981
    GSR 828, dated 14-08-1985
    GSR 873, dated 29-08-1986
    GSR 228, dated 02-03-1989
    GSR 354, dated 22-05-1990
    GSR 30, dated 28-12-1990
    GSR 321, dated 16-08-1991
    GSR 420, dated 31-08-1992
    GSR 176, dated 07-03-1994
    GSR 334, dated 29-08-1997
    GSR 238, dated 13-06-2000
    GSR523(E), dated 18-06-2010
    GSR 9(E), dated 08-01-2011
    GSR 83(E), dated 11-02-201



Monday, September 8, 2014

Donate generously to BPS BENOLAVALET FUND to help our JAMMU & KASHMIRI BROTHERS, SISTERS, DAUGHTERS & SONS

FLASH
NATURE’s anguish & devastation in JAMMU & KASHMIR
Donate generously to  BPS BENEVOLENT FUND to help our  JAMMU & KASHMIRI  BROTHERS, SISTERS, DAUGHTERS &  SONS
BPS propose to Donate Rs one Lac through Prime Minister’s relief fund for the relief of flood hit citizens of Jammu & Kashmir. I am sure as usual BPS Affiliates, members, supporters & well wishers will rise to the occasion  and will express solidarity through monetary donations for the relief of citizens in trouble.
Donations may be deposited in Bharat Pensioners Samaj SBI bank SB A/C No10825178380 IFSC code SBIN 0001274 Jangpura N. Delhi Branch under advise to Treasurer BPS 2/13A LGF (Backside) Jangpura A or through EMOs /Cross cheques/Drafts in the name of BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ on the address given.
S.C.Maheshwari
Secretary Genl. BPS
​e.mail bharatpensioner@gmail.com​