Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Revised Pay Scales as per the 7th CPC to KVS

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18.Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi- 16

F.No. 110239/71/2012/KVS(Hq)Budget/174
Dated: 18.08.2017

The Deputy Commissioner/Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices/ZIETs.

Subject: Pay Bill for the month of August 2017-reg.

Madam/Sir,

I am to invite your attention to KVS(Hq) letter No.11015-3/2017-KVS(Admn.I)/Vol.II dated 03.08.2017 vide which the approval of the Competent Authority for adoption of revised Pay Scales as per the 7th CPC to the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was conveyed.

It is intimated that while preparing the Pay Bill, the amount of Basic Pay may be mentioned under the coloumn “Pay in Pay Band” and the column of Grade Pay may be left blank till further orders.

As regards allowances, the conditions mentioned under point No.(c) of the letter under reference may be followed meticulously.


Pay bill for the month of August, 2017 may be prepared and uploaded in UBI Salary Portal accordingly within the stipulated time limit.

Yours faithfully,

(M.Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner(Fin)

Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/
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Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No C-173
No. G1/C/052/Vol-IX/Tech
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
Dated: 11/08/2017

To
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub :- Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6084/2010 and civil appeal No. 6371/2010.

Ref :- GOI, Dptt.of P&PW O.M. No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(d).Vol.II, dated 23rd June,2017 & 21st July 2017(copies enclosed).

Reference is invited to para-8 of above cited DP&PW O.M. dated 23/06/2017 vide which, it has been decided to extend the benefit of order dated 02-08-2007 of the Hon’ble Madras High Court and the Order dated 01-09-2016 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to all similarly placed absorbee pensioners. Accordingly, all such absorbee pensioners who had taken 100% lump-sum amount in lieu of pension on absorption in PSUs/Autonomous Bodies in accordance with the then existing Rule 37-A of the CCS(Pension)Rules 1972 and in whose case 1/3rd pension had been restored after 15 years, may be allowed restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump-sum amount.

2. It is, therefore, decided that revision in such cases will be carried out by this office by issue of Corr. PPO on the basis of document forwarded by respective HOOs with the following particulars:-

i. Name of the absorbees.
ii. Name of H.O.O. from which retired
iii. Date of restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension
iv. Original PPOs No. (Copy may please be attached)
v. Latest Corr. PPO No. (Copy may please be attached)
vi. Current PDA Details

a. PDA Name (i.e. Bank, DPDO, TO etc.)
b. PDA Station
c. Bank Name#
d. Branch Name#
e. Account No.#
f. BSR code of CPPC BR.#
g. IFSC Code#

Note:- If PDA is Bank, filling of columns with # mark is mandatory.

3. The absorbee pensioners whose full pension is restored in terms of the above instructions would also be entitled to revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, including the 7th Central Pay Commission in terms of DP&PW O.M. No. 38/37/2015-P&PW(A), dt. 12/05/2017. In is therefore, HOOs are advised to provide following mandatory information so that revision under 7th CPC may also be carried out:-
i. Last Pay drawn at the time of retirement.

ii. Pay Scale at the time of retirement.

Further, in r/o those Government Servants who retired or died before 01.01.1986 following information should also be mentioned.

iii. Notional Pay fixed as on 01-01-1986 (in case of Pre-86 retirees)

iv. Notional Pay Scale as on 01-01-1986(in case of Pre-86 retirees)

4. In view of the foregoing, you also are requested to issue suitable instructions (along with copy of this circular) to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control to ensure that application/claim on the subject matter henceforth are floated in accordance with instructions given in above Paras.

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CDA (P)

Source: pcdapension.nic.in


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Monday, August 21, 2017

Submission of e-Revision Authorities through the e-Revision utility by the PAOs-CPAO

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO)

Trikoot-Il, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi – 110 066

No. CPAO/CDN/7th CPC/2017-18/311
Dated: 11th August, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Submission of e-Revision Authorities through the e-Revision utility by the PAOs reg.

Revision of about 9.5 lakhs Pre-2016 pension cases & about 16000 post-2016 cases became due as per the recommendations of 7th CPC. As per DP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 04/08/2016, pension cases of Pre-2016 pensioners have already been revised by the banks by applying the multiplication factor of 2.57.

2. However, pension of pre-2016 cases needs to be revised by concerned PAOs as per OM No 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May, 2017. For these revision cases, CPAO has developed an e-Revision utility for sending the revision cases to CPAO. It has been noticed that some Ministries/Departments are sending on-line digitally signed revision authorities and also sending the same authorities manually to CPAO.

3.All the Ministries/Departments are requested to instruct PAOs of their Ministries/Departments that if PAOs have already sent authorities through e-Revision utility and signed digitally, there is no need to send manual revision authorities to CPAO.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts

Source:http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/CPAO_CDN_7th_CPC_2017-18.pdf
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Recommendations of the 7th CPC – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance(NPA) at revised rates to IRMS officers.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

S.No.PC-VII/30 RBE No.82/2017
No.PC-V/2017/A/NPA/1 New Delhi, dated 04-08-2017

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As Per Mailing list)

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th CPC – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance(NPA) at revised rates to IRMS officers.

Please refer to Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008/A/O/1(NPA), dt 22.09.2008 (RBE No.122/2008) regarding the existing rates of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) admissible to IRMS Officers and as provided for in para 9 of the Schedule for Rs (RP) Rules,2016, dt. 02.08.2016 (RBE No.93/2016), the question of revision of rates of allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission were to be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f 1st January 2016. Accordingly, NPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid Board’s letter dt. 22.09.2008 (RBE No.122/2008).

2. The decisions of the Government on the revised rates of various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the committee under the Chairmanship of the finance secretary, constituted for this purpose, have since been notified.

3. Accordingly the president is pleased to decide that in modification of the existing rates of NPA as contained in the aforesaid Boards letter dt. 22.09.2008, the NPA shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay in the revised pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, as contained in the RS(RP) Rules, 2016, subject to the condition that the sum of basic pay and NPA does not exceed Rs.2,37,500 (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these orders:

(i) the term “Basic Pay” in the revised pay structure shall mean “Basic Pay” as defined in Rule 3(x) of Rs (RP) Rules, 2016, i.e., “Basic Pay” in revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose computation of Dearness Allowance and other allowances, except those allowances in respect of which the applicable orders provide otherwise, including calculation of retirement benefits. Dearness Allowance under these orders shall mean dearness Allowance as sanctioned by the Central Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission – related pay structure.

(iii) NPA shall continue to be restricted to those medical posts for which medical qualifications recognised under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 or under the Dentist Act, 1948 have been prescribed as an essential qualification. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled as hitherto:

(a) The Post is a clinical one
(b) The Post is a whole time post
(c) There is ample scope for private practice and
(d) It is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.

4. The revised rare of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from 1st July 2017

5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

6. Hindi version of these order will follow.

(Authority:MoF’s OM No.12-2/2016-EIII.A, dt 7th July 2017)

(N.P.Singh)
Dy.Director, Pay commission-V
Railway Board

Source: http://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/NPA_Medical%20Posts_other%20than%20CHS_%20Eng.pdf
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Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories: BPMS

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR - 208001
REF: BPMS / MOD / OFB / 186 (8/1/R)
Dated: 19.08.2017

To
Shri Arun Jaitley Ji.,
Hon’ ble Raksha Mantri Ji.,
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
NEW DELHI — 110 011

Subject: Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories — Protest of.
Reference: MoD ID No.DDP-P0012/8/2017-D(Prod-II) dt.08-08-2017.

Respected Sir,

I have been directed to bring the following for your kind immediate intervention.

Vide Ministry of Defence letter cited under reference above, Ordnance Factory Board has been directed to completely stop Holiday Overtime in the Factories.

In this connection we submit that the said order issued by concerned officials is totally unjustified and is without proper application of mind, suffice to say that Over time in the Ordnance Factories is not granted as a matter of routine or luxury but there is a time tested and logical formula vis-à-vis production output on the basis of which the action is taken and it is quantifiable.

Here it may also be pertinent to note that as per the annual statement of accounts of the factories, the total cost of labour on the cost of production is constant between 12 to 13% whereas other elements like Material, Fixed Over heads ,Variable Over heads consumes bulk of cost of production.

Thus targeting Labour to cut cost is not only an unprofessional approach but also shows the biased mindset of the concerned Officials of MoD which is adversely affecting the moral, dedication of the employee and output of the OFB organization.

There is large scale resentment amongst employees as a result of which whimsical diktat of the Ministry and we seek your immediate personal intervention in the matter to provide justice to the workmen.

We therefore once again demand that status quo ante be restored, pending further discussion on the matter.

Thanking You,

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/ot-ofb-lcl4.pdf

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission —Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,16th August,2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission —Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission on the subject of Children Education Allowance Scheme, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department’s OM dated 28-4-2014 :-

(a) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm.

(b) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm.

(c) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.

(d) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently abled children.

2. Further, reimbursement will be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year. For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of institution, where the ward of government employee studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution will suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/A-27012_02_2017-Estt-AL-16082017.pdf

Implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities.

No.A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,16th August,2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission — implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission for providing extra benefits to women employees with disabilities especially when they have young children and children with disability, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions:-

(i) Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs.3000/-per month as Special Allowance for Child care. The allowance shall be payable from the time of the child’s birth till the child is two years old.

(ii) It shall be payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children.

(iii) Disability means a person having a minimum Disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Welfare’s Notification No. 16-18/97-NI.I dated 1.6.2001 and amended from time to time.

(iv) The above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/A-27012_03_2017-Estt-AL-16082017.pdf

Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Abolishing Desk Allowance

No.A-27023/01/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 16.08.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Abolishing Desk Allowance – Reg.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, it is stated that Desk Allowance stands abolished.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1st July 2017.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/A-27023_01_2017-Estt-AL-16082017.pdf
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Govt rejects demand to reduce pay gap

The pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission was a major issue for Central Government employees. The cabinet decided go ahead with the recommendations of the pay panel which suggested 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay which was effective from January 1 2016. The cabinet had cleared the recommendations of the pay panel in June which effected 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners.

Recommendations by-passed 

While clearing the pay panel's recommendations the basic hike in pay effective January 1 2016 was at 14.27 per cent. The recommendations made by the Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha for an average 30 per cent hike in basic pay was bypassed by the Union Cabinet

Pay matrices

 As per the notification there were 18 pay matrices that were approved. The notification said, the highest pay matrix (Level-18) for the Cabinet secretary to the Union government is Rs 2,50,000 (fixed), which was Rs 90,000 (fixed) in the immediate past under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 178%. The pay matrix in the lowest grade (Level-1) is Rs 18,000 which was Rs 7,000 under 6th pay commission recommendation. The rate of increase is 157%. The ratio of pay between the highest declared pay matrix (Level-18) and the lowest grade (Level -1) in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:13.9, which was 1:12 as per the previous pay commission:

No pay gap made up 

All pay commissions in the past had made up the pay gap between the lower paid employees and the top officials from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12. In the first pay commission, the pay of the top bureaucrats was 41 times higher than the employee earning the lowest. The future pay commissions however reduced the ratio from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006.

Reducing pay gap ruled out

 The government has however put aside the demand by central government employees to reduce the pay gap. The government says that no decision will be taken to reduce the pay gap under the 7th Pay Commission. Government employees have been demanding for a long time to pay ratio should be minimised. They have also demanded that Rs 25,000 should be the minimum pay in the new pay scale and the fitment factor will be higher than the 2.57 times approved by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/india/7th-pay-commission-govt-rejects-demand-to-reduce-pay-gap/articlecontent-pf29769-2522170.html
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Review of the progress made by Defence Establishments for revision of Pension/Family Pension of pre-2016 Central Civil Pensioners

Urgent/Time Bound
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-2)

Sub: Review of the progress made by Defence Establishments for revision of Pension/Family Pension of pre-2016 Central Civil Pensioners - Minutes of the meeting convened by Shri Barun Mitra, Additional Secretary (BM) on 03.08.2017 at 5.00 PM in the Committee Room No. 111, South Block.

A copy of the minutes of the meeting held on 3 Aug 2017 on the subject cited above is enclosed for immediate action by all the concerned administrative divisions, Heads of Departments of Defence Organisations and subordinate formations.

2. Attention is also invited to Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) OM No.1(13)/EV/2017 dated 26 July 2017 vide which MoF have directed to furnish the following information urgently:

i) The number of cases due for pension revision (relevant data already made available by CPAO/PCDA(P) and the number of cases where appropriate action for pension revision has been completed, including payment of revised pension to retired employees along with arrears.
ii) Whether pension revision has been taken up scale-wise and if so, status of disposal at various levels pay scale wise. Whether revision in regard to fixed pay scales has been completed.

iii) Specific reason for delay in respect of cases where pension revision is yet to be made.

iv) Any other relevant issue having a bearing on speedy disposal of revision of pension cases.

3. Joint Secretaries-in-charge of various Defence organisations/subordinate offices are requested to ensure compliance of the decisions as contained in the minutes of the meeting, and also furnish the above cited information, for further transmission to the MoF, in terms of their OM dated 26 July 2017, urgently.

sd/-
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary(CP)

All the participants of the meeting dated 3 Aug 2017 (list in Annexure)
MoD ID No.12(11)/2017-D(Civ-2) dated 8 Aug 2017
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Minutes of the meeting taken by Shri Barun Mitra, Additional Secretary (BM) on 03.08.2017 at 5.00 PM in the Committee Room No. 111, South Block to review the progress made by Defence Establishments for revision of Pension/Family Pension of Pre-2016 Central Civil Pensioners

List of participants is at Annexure 

1. A meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Shri Barun Mitra, AS(BM) on 03.08.2017 at 1700 Hours in Committee Room 111, South Block, to review the progress made by Defence Establishments for revision of Pension/Family Pension of pre-12016 Central Civil Pensioners. This was part of ongoing review in the context of directions of the Ministry of Finance / Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare to revise the pension of pre 1.1.2016 pensioners on the basis of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in a time bound manner.

2. Additional Secretary (BM) welcomed all the participants and explained the enormity of the task and urgency involved in view of the strict monitoring and review being made by the MoF. While attaching emphasis to the magnitude involved in a huge organisation like MoD with a very large number of pensioners/family pensioners, he emphasised the need for stringent monitoring and a pro-active approach, to complete this exercise in a time bound manner.
3. Thereafter, Shri Jayant Sinha, Joint Secretary (Establishment) gave an overview of the directions of the MoF and the procedure laid down to process and complete the revision of pension / family pension as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix. He noted that number of such cases requiring revision of pension would be in the vicinity of 5.75 lakhs. The exercise is required to be completed in a time frame given by the MoD ie. 30 Sep 2017. He invited the participants to bring forth the progress and also the problems being faced along with possible solutions.

Feedback various stakeholders and discussion

4. The Representative of CGDA (Shri Ajay Mishra, Jt CGDA) explained that as per the records of PCDA(Pension), Allahabad, there are about 3.75 lakh pensioners of which data of about 43000 have been passed on to the defence establishments for re-fixation of pension. Till date, 824 cases have been processed and 297 Revised PPOs have been issued. The figures of total pensioners (including family pensioners) are yet to be confirmed and this will be done by the CGDA in consultation with PCDA(P), Allahabad.

5. AS(BM) desired to know about the planning and the road map for bridging the glaring gap between the projected figures and progress made till date. He instructed CGDA to coordinate with PCDA(P) to locate and reconcile the data of remaining pensioners.

6. Representative of IAF (AVM O P Tiwari) informed that there are about 20000 Civil Pensioners comprising mainly Group C / erstwhile Group D employees. The basic data, including their whereabouts and email addresses are available with them and the plan to achieve to complete the exercise at their end by 31st Aug 2017.

7. Representative of Indian Navy (Cmde I.S.Grewal) informed that they do not maintain centralized data of about 30,000 Civilian pensioners as the information is with 383 Units scattered all over the country. AS(BM) advised them to constitute a dedicated team which can interact closely with CGDA/PCDA to streamline, streamline the process and complete the exercise within the targeted timelines.

8. The Representative of Indian Army (Shri Ashok Kurnar, DDG(CP) informed that PCDA has furnished them data of approx. 30,000 pensioners, and this number has been understated by the PCDA. In the meantime, they have issued directions to the lower formations to make their own efforts to locate the records of the pensioners and process the cases. AS(BM) directed them to interact closely with CGDA/PCDA to streamline the process and complete the exercise within the targeted timelines.

9. The Representative of DG, BRO (Shri A.K.Bhatnagar, CE and DDG(Pers) informed that they have received data of around 28590 pensioners. However, there are about 3000 Units which have been disbanded in the recent years. It was stated that it may be very difficult to locate and sift from their records information/service record of past employees. They also wanted to send a team to PCDA, Allahabad to reconcile the data on pensioners. In the meanwhile, they informed that 613 cases were ready to be processed. However, they required identification codes of the Heads of Office, to complete the process. They sought cooperation of CGDA in this respect.

10. The Representative of Coast Guard HO (DIG Dinesh Rajaputuran PD(Pers) informed that there are about 1000 civil pensioners, of which cases of 400 pensioners are under process. Cases of 200 will be completed by end of August. They assured to complete the process by September 2017.

11. The Representative of OFB Kolkata (Shri P. Mohanty, DDG) informed that there are 1,09,000 cases of pensioners which need to be revised in terms of MoF/DPPW orders. There are 42 Ordnance Factories and 23 Regional Offices spread all over the country where the service records of these pensioners are located. They informed that the exercise has been started and will be expedited.

12. The Representative of DRDO informed that there are 14700 cases of pensioners belonging to 60 establishments, 39 Heads of Offices in the laboratories of DRDO established across the country. He informed that their websites exhorts pensioners to approach concerned offices to furnish their service details. Substantial progress is likely to be made by them by mid of September 2017.

13. The Representative of MES (Shri V K Gupta, Joint DG) informed about their 4900 approx pensioners in various Units located in tri-services/ establishments. It was stated that they also faced the loss of record due to disbanded units. It was stated that PCDA has furnished them only the names and PPO Nos. which was inadequate to locate the posting details and HOOs of the pensioners. As regards officers, they do not anticipate any problems in revision of pension because their record is maintained by CRO located at New Delhi.

14. During the discussion, it was suggested that the requirement of insertion of Aadhar and PAN in the initial processing of Pension Fixation Order/Revised PPO would delay the process as the HoDs/HOOs do not possess these details in respect of pensioners at this stage. The entire exercise of issue of Corrigendum PPO shall have to be repeated after receipt of information from the concerned Pensioners. This timeline can be reduced if these two crucial data is allowed in the; system to be inserted subsequently and data updated automatically in the central databank of PCDA(P). It was requested that this issue may be flagged in the meeting of AS(Exp) in MoF.

15. The Representative of DGDE (Shri P. Daniel, Addl. DG) informed that there were 540 pensioners whose pension needs to be revised. It was indicated that they have already processed cases of approx 100 pensioners, of which {23 have been submitted to PCDA Allahabad after vetting by CDA. The remaining cases are in the process of vetting by CDA.

16. The Representative of DGAQA (Shri S.Chawla, ADG) informed that they have not received any data from PCDA(P), Allahabad. They are still in the process of locating the data of pensioners.

17. The Representative of MoD(Sectt) (Shri Brij Kumar, DS) infotmed that they have 1134 cases of pensioners, of which they had processed cases of 656 pensioners. However, these were not accepted by CPAO on the grounds that all cases need to be processed individually. They have started preparing individuals sheets of pensioners and are likely to complete the work by target date.

18. In CAO, there are about 5200 cases of pensioners. The details of action taken were not yet available.

Summing up and Decisions

19. Summing up the discussion, AS(BM) reiterated the necessity of proactive approach to address the issue so as to meet the deadlines prescribed. Thereafter, the following directions were issued:

i) Enumeration of numbers: CGDA to review the total number of pensioners and family pensioners for which revision exercise has to be undertaken in view of the variation in data of pensioners reported in the course of the meeting. The revised number, entity/organisation-wise may be communicated by CGDA.
(Action : CGDA)

ii) Considering the fact that many organisations do not have complete data of pensioners, dedicated teams may be constituted in each organisation that will be interacting proactively with CGDA/PCDA Allahabad to sort out the gaps in completing the exercise.
(Action : All HoDs of Def. Organisations)

iii) Allotment of Identification Codes : Allotment of Identification Codes of Heads of Offices/ DDOs will be communicated by PCDA(P) Allahabad to the HoDs within a week, to enable them to process the cases.
(Action : CGDA/PCDA(P) Allahabad)

iv) Each organisational HQ will nominate a Organisational Nodal Officer not below the rank of JS/Major General or equivalent in case of Services, to liaise with the MOD and to furnish the information/ progress Report fortnightly (15 Aug, 31 Aug, 15 Sep and 30 Sep 2017).
(Action : all HoDs of  Def. Organisations, including CGDA)

v) PCDA(P) Allahabad and CGDA will also nominate the Nodal Officers within three days to facilitate the Field Nodal Officers for liaisoning with CGDA/PCDA, Allahabad and on day to day issues of revision of pension within their organisation. The details of the Field Nodal Officers and Nodal Officers of PCDA/CGDA shall be shared with the Organisational Nodal Officers who will be reporting to MoD.

(Action : All HoDs/CGDAIPCDA(P:) Allahabad)

vi) Each organisation to create a dedicated Cell and Help Desk to process the cases of pensioners.
(Action : All HoDs of Def. Organisations)

vii) Local Subordinate officers to facilitate the pensioners who approach them to furnish their details. Drop Box / Dedicated Counter may be set up at the entrance to collect requisite information from the pensioners and to interact with them as andl when they approach their offices after travelling long distances to pursue their pension revision cases.
(Action : All HoDs of Def. Organisations)

viii) The information about the pension revisions should be highlighted on the websites of the Organisation, along with the name and contact details of the nodal officer who can be approached to furnish data in: respect of the pensioners.
(Action : All HoDs of Def. Organisations)

ix) The pensioners may be encouraged to furnish their details to the offices in which they served last.

(Action : All HoDs of Def. Organisations)

x) Taking up with MoF the issue of a common advertisement in the newspapers as also through other platforms to disseminate; information to the pensioners, and facilitating them in the process of pension revision.
(Action : MoD)

Meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair

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