Thursday 28 January 2021

 Ministry of Home Affairs




Posted On: 27 JAN 2021 6:11PM by PIB Delhi


·         Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an Order today with Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution, which will be effective from February 1, 2021 and to remain in force upto February 28, 2021.

·         The main focus of the Guidelines is to consolidate the substantial gains that have been achieved against the spread of COVID-19 which is visible in the steady decline in number of active and new cases in the country over the last four months. It is, therefore, emphasised that to fully overcome the pandemic, there is need to maintain caution and to strictly follow the prescribed containment strategy focussed on surveillance, containment and strict observance of the guidelines/ SOPs issued by MHA and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW).


·         Containment Zones, if required, shall be carefully demarcated by the district authorities at the micro level, taking into consideration guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in this regard.  Within the demarcated Containment Zones, containment measures, as prescribed by MoHFW shall be scrupulously followed.

·         Local district, police and municipal authorities shall be responsible to ensure that the prescribed Containment measures are strictly followed and State/ UT Governments shall ensure the accountability of the officers concerned in this regard.


·         State/ UT Governments shall take all necssary measures to promote COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and ensure wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing.

·         National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, so as to enforce COVID-19 appropriate behavior.




·         All activities have been permitted outside Containment Zones, except for the following, which will be subject to strict adherence of SOPs, as indicated below:

o    Social/ religious/ sports/ entertainment/ educational/ cultural/ religious gatherings have already been permitted upto a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity, with a ceiling of 200 persons in closed spaces; and keeping of the size of the ground/ space in view, in open spaces. Now such gatherings will be allowed subject to SOP of the State/ UT concerned.

o    Cinema halls and theatres have already been permitted upto 50% of seating capacity. Now they will be permitted to operate at higher seating capacity, for which a revised SOP will be issued by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in consultation with MHA.

o    Swimming pools have already been permitted for use of sports persons. Now swimming pools will be permitted for use of all, for which a revised SOP will be issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MoYA&S) in consultation with MHA.

o    Business to Business (B2B) exhibition halls have already been permitted. Now all types of exhibition halls will be permitted, for which a revised SOP will be issued by the Department of Commerce in consultation with MHA.

·         For further opening up of international air travel of passengers, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) may take a decision in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) based on the assessment of the situation.

·         SOPs, as updated from time to time, have been prescribed for various activities. These include:  movement by passenger trains; air travel; metro trains; schools; higher educational institutions; hotels and restaurants; shopping malls, multiplexes and entertainment parks; yoga centres and gymnasiums, etc.  These SOPs shall be strictly enforced by the authorities concerned, who shall be responsible for their strict observance. 


·         There shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods including those for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.

Protection of vulnerable persons

·         Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years are advised to take necessary precautions.

Use of Aarogya Setu                

·         The use of Aarogya Setu mobile App will continue to be encouraged.

NDW/RK/PK/AD/DDD (Release ID: 1692725) 


Monday 25 January 2021



 National Girl Child Day 2021 is being celebrated today (January, 24). This day creates awareness about girl child rights in India.


National Girl Child Day 2021: This day is celebrated every year on January 24 across the country. Its objective is to provide maximum support and facilities to the girls of the country in every respect. Apart from this, another objective of National Girl Child Day is to raise awareness about discrimination against girls.
It is believed that girls have been facing discrimination and violence in every aspect of life since ancient times. Now, it is time to give them their due rights. The government of India has brought several acts and made several amendments in the constitution to bring equality in society.
History of National Girl Child Day
National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year on January 24 in India. It was initiated in 2008 by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India. In 2019, its theme was Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow.
Significance of National Girl Child Day
The Government of India has started National Girl Child Day to bring equality in society as a campaign. This campaign aims to make people aware of girls across the country. Also, its objective is to tell people that women have an equal contribution to building society. People from all walks of life are included and made aware that girls should also have the right to make decisions.
• There are three major objectives to celebrate National Girl Child Day. First - to raise awareness about the rights of girls.
• Second, to talk about various atrocities and inequalities that girls face in their daily lives.
• Third, to increase awareness about the importance of girl education, nutrition, and health.
Why to celebrate National Girl Child Day
National Girl Child Day is celebrated to improve the condition of girls in society. Women have to face several types of discrimination at their homes, workplaces and in daily lives. Even now, women face gender discrimination in many ways not only in the village but also in the cities. There are several programs and campaigns are organized across the country to create awareness about the conditions of the girls.

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Saturday 23 January 2021



No. Confd./Circular-2021                                    

                                CIRCULAR                   Dated: 22.01.2021

Dear Comrades,                       

            During our campaign to make the 26th November one day General Strike a grand success, we faced innumerable queries over the long pending demands of the Central Government employees, especially,  the freezing and denying the DA/DR payment upto 30th June, 2021,  the continuing impasse over the NPS; the dubious attitude of the Government over honouring the assurance held out in 2016 etc.  The lamenting of the Cabinet Secretary over the financial health of the Government when the Staff Secretary met him recently would be considered by the rank and file of the membership as nothing but a pitiful distraction.  There had been no such situation when the promise was held out in 2016 .  In fact the Government had been boasting of the steady growth of the economy then.  Even during covid days they merrily went ahead with the privatisation spree; On the contrary the Government had been taking advantage of a pathetic situation of the people at large in pushing through their agenda.  There had been no response from the Government to very many issues and problems of the employees faced with the covid-19 pandemic.  They had no qualms in pushing through the despised legislations over the labour code during this period. 

The Indian farmers has no doubt shown the way as to how to combat the situation emanating from sheer chicanery.  They have proved that the unflinching determination is the only way forward.  We must salute them and imbibe the qualities they have demonstrated in no uncertain terms.

We are, therefore, happy to note that the National JCA has decided to hold a protest demonstration on 1st Feb. 2021, the day when the Finance Minister will rise to present her budget proposal before the Parliament.  We would like to name the programme as protest day rather than the call attention day for this Government  has no intention to  listen to any legitimate grievances of the people.  The protest day may be organised in front of all offices, eliciting the participation of the entirety of the employees.  The occasion must be used to explain the chicanery indulged in by the Government by not honouring the assurances held out on revision of minimum wage;  how unprecedented and wrong was it to deny the Dearness Allowance/Relief to employees and pensioners; how the NPS will deny the requisite pension to the employees even after collecting contribution from them; as to how the privatisation of public sector and Government run organisations is amounting to selling away the Nation’s assets for a song to the cronies of the ruling party; as to how the negotiating forum has been permanently shut down etc. etc.  Above all it must  be the occasion to congratulate the farmers of the country  for their determination, courage, conviction  and unflinching faith in struggles as the certain way to success.  While explaining the grievances of the farmers emanating from the enacted farm laws, we must also  point out as to how the parliamentary system was overturned by dubious methods, when the Government had no majority in Rajya Sabha. 

It will also be pertinent to point out that the enacted legislation has the strange provision in as much as the farmers are not entitled to approach the judiciary (the courts of law at any level) to settle their dispute with the giant corporates.  The Law stipulates that such disputes are to be brought before the Government appointed bureaucrats, whose decision would be deemed to be  final.  For not anything, at least for this obnoxious and extremely untenable provision alone, the enactment must be scrapped

In the charter of demands, prepared by the NJCA and endorsed, all important demands have been included.  For the sake of uniformity, we would not like to incorporate any other issue.  We would like to convey a strong message of unity of the Central Government employees to the Government.

We request all affiliates, State COCs to immediately convey to the Branches and through them to all members of the programme slated for Ist Feb. 2021 and take immediate steps required to make the programme a grand success on Ist Feb. 2021.  All Branches, divisions, regions of all affiliates, the district and state units of COCs must ensure that each and every member of the unit and present on that day at the office takes part in the demonstration adhering to the norms and stipulations made by the concerned Governments to arrest the spread of Covid 19. 

We have convened the meeting of the National Sectt. to discuss and decide as to how to make the programme participative of all members and a grand success.

With greetings,


Yours fraternally, 

   R.N. Parashar

Secretary General.

Encl: Charter of demands.


1.      Withdraw the decision to corporatize Railway Production Units, 41 Ordnance Factories, GOCO Model in Army Base Workshops and stop Privatization and Outsourcing of permanent and perennial jobs.


2.      Immediate release of three installments of DA / DR due to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners from 1/1/2020, 1/7/2020 and 1/1/2021


3.      Implementation of the assurances given by the Group of Ministers on 7th CPC demands including minimum pay and fitment factor etc.


4.      Settle all the 7th CPC Anomalies pointed out by the Staff Side of NC – JCM including extension of one more option to switch over to 7th CPC, restoration of certain allowances and advances and grant of two increments while on promotion / MACP etc.


5.      Withdrawal of NPS and restoration of the Guaranteed defined Pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1973.


6.      Withdrawal of FR 56(j) which is being misused as a measure of punishment


7.      Issue Government Orders on all the demands agreed in the meeting of the Standing Committee of NC JCM and in the 47th Meeting of the NC-JCM


8.      Settle the demands of the Staff Side with regard to regularization of the absence of the employees during COVID-19 pandemic and Lock down Period due to non-availability of Public Transport and home quarantine etc.


9.      Payment of compensation to the Central Government employees who died due to COVID – 19 Virus infection.


10.  Ensure 100% Compassionate Appointment to the wards of the deceased Central Government Employees and those who are medically invalidated from service


11.  Implement the following Supreme Court Judgments for the similarly placed employees:-

(i)                 Grant of Notional Increment to those employees who retired / retiring on 31st January / 30th of June.

(ii)               Implementation of MACP Scheme w.e.f. 1/1/2006


12.  Payment of Night Duty Allowance to the employees detailed on Night shift duty without any basic pay ceiling limit

13.  Reimbursement of the Actual Amount charged by the CGHS empanelled Hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19 infection

Wednesday 20 January 2021


Tuesday 12 January 2021

Monday 11 January 2021


Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.


Ref: Confdn/Dearness Allowance                                                                             Dated – 11.01.2021


Hon’ble Smt. Nirmala Seetharaman

Finance Minister

Government of India

New Delhi – 110001

Sub: -  Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved Covid and financial situation in the country.

Respected Madam, 

Vide Office Memorandum dated 23rd April, 2020 of Government of India Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure letter No. 1/1/2020-E-II-B, the additional DA for CG employees and DR for pensioners was freezed from 1st January 2020 till 1st July 2021 due to the reason “view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19”. These orders are applicable to all Central Government employees and Central Government pensioners. Which has affected both the serving employees and pensioners and especially to those who have retired during the period 1st Jan 2020 to 1st Jan 2021. 

The Covid-19 situation in India has improved considerably and under control with a vast population of the country are unaffected by the Covid-19, The Covid cases in September 2020 was around 95,000 cases daily , on 4th January 2021 is around17,000 cases which is lowest in six months, with less mortality rate. 

The economic situation in the country has also improved compared to April- May 2020 situation, where the industrial production had gone down to minus 57% and in October to plus 3.6 % Industrial production has vastly improved with a recovery , the financial position of the country has also improved considerably the GST collections has shown a positivity in last four months. 


GST collection in rupees crores

March, 2020


September, 2020


October, 2020


November 2020


December 2020


The Goods and Service Tax collection for December 2020 touched a record high of Rs 1.15 lakh crore. This is the highest ever collections since the implementation of the countrywide tax in July 2017. 

The Central Government employees have attended their assigned duties even during the pandemic situation, many have lost their sacrificed their life for the nation building, hence there contribution should be taken into the account. 

The additional financial implication on account of this increase in Dearness Allowance for additional 11% DA is due which works out to 13,000 crores annually, which is manageable under the existing financial conditions , more over this will benefit about 49.93 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners who pump this money into the market which also improves the economy considerably and about 30% of the amount spent is collected back by the Government by way of taxes. 

As the Covid situation is under control and economic situation in the country has also improved considerably. Therefore, it is requested to kindly grant Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates which is 28% as on 1st January 2021. 

With regards, 

Yours sincerely, 


(R. N. Parashar)

Secretary General

Friday 8 January 2021


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Notice of Federal Executive Meeting of NFPE on 13th February 2021



             A tribute to Com D.Gnaniah, on his 100th Birth anniversary

7th January 2021 is the 100th Birth Anniversary of Com. D. Gnaniah, a veteran leader of P&T and Central Govt. Employees T U Movement. He was Secretary General NFPTE for the periods from 1965 to 1970 and from 1976 to 1978.

He led the historic 19th September 1968 one day token strike as Secretary General NFPTE, and was arrested and jailed in Tihar Jail. 

He signed the historic bonus agreement on 14.3.1980 as Leader Staff Side, JCM on behalf of NFPTE.  

He was dismissed from service once, suspended twice and retired compulsorily once for trade union activities. He was a a very effective orator in many languages including Tamil, English and Hindi.

After retirement he wrote several books. In fact, he continued to write till his death at the age of 96. He could not think of taking rest without any work. Some of his books like Islam and India, and Dalits of India and Obamas of America were very widely read and appreciated.

            On his 100th birth anniversary on 7.01.2021 we on behalf of NFPE HQ pay rich tributes to Comrade Gnaniah.

Let us cherish his memory on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary.