Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cheer for CG employees, while TN staff to suffer 1 lakh loss

 There was a great deal of disappointment when the National Anomaly Committee meet was postponed. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held on October 7. In another development, there is a lot of resentment brewing in Tamil Nadu.They say that the government has failed to apply the recommendations of the pay panel with retrospective effect.

Latest news on NAC decision 

The government has made it clear that the fitment factor be risen to 3 times and for now it cannot go beyond that. With the government indicating that it has the funds to rise the basic minimum pay, the NAC meeting will vote in majority of what the government wants. While not many would be happy with the pay hike of Rs 21,000, sources in the government say that for now that would be the amount and over the next year or so the pay would vary.

 Latest update on NAC meet 

CG employees and pensioners were eagerly waiting for the NAC meet to take place. It was scheduled to be held on October 7. However there were some deliberations and discussions that were pending and hence the meeting was postponed.

 Latest news on fitment factor

 Moreover the decision to raise the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3 times was being discussed. If the fitment factor is raised to 3 times then the pay would go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000. However many employees were hoping that the pay is hiked to Rs 26,000.

7th Pay Commission frustration in TN 

While there is good news on its way for lakhs of CG employees, the mood is not the same in Tamil Nadu. The 7th Pay Commission recommendations were recently approved by the state government. While there was some cher all employees say that it should have been made applicable 2016, but it was implemented from October 1 2017. Secondary grade teachers were to be granted a minimum salary of Rs 9300 and a maximum of Rs 34,800, with a grade pay of Rs 4200. But the TN government has granted a minimum of only Rs 5200 and a maximum of only Rs 20,000 with a grade pay of Rs 2400. As these pay anomalies have not been rectified, employees will suffer a loss of between Rs 48000 and Rs 1 lakh per year. OneIndia News

Read more at: https://www.oneindia.com/india/7th-pay-commission-latest-news-cheer-for-cg-employees-tn-staff-to-suffer-1-lakh-loss/articlecontent-pf30688-2564732.html
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7th Pay Commission: National Anomaly Committee Meeting Expected by End of October

The committee was formed by the Union Government to look into the pay anomalies arising out of the pay panel’s recommendations. A report said that the government wants to take a final call on basic minimum pay by January 2018 itself, the NAC is making all efforts to hold the meeting this month itself.

Around 46 lakh central government employees and 54 lakh pensioners were eagerly waiting for the NAC meet to take place. The meeting was scheduled to be held on October 7. However, there were some deliberations and discussions that were pending and hence the NAC meeting was postponed.

Also, the decision to raise the fitment factor from 2.57 to 3 times was being discussed. If the fitment factor is raised to 3 times then the pay would go up from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000. However, most of the employees are hoping that the minimum payment would be hiked to Rs 26,000.

The NAC basically will tow the line of the government. The government has made it clear that the fitment factor can be raised to 3 times and for now it cannot go beyond that.

With the government indicating that it has the funds to raise the basic minimum pay, the NAC meeting will vote in the majority of what the government wants. However, not many are happy with the pay hike of Rs 21,000, sources in the government say that for now, that would be the amount and over the next year or so the pay would vary.

Meanwhile the Union Cabinet this week has given its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teaching and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in technical institutions funded by the Centre

Read at:http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-cpc-latest-news-national-anomaly-committee-meeting-to-take-place-by-the-end-of-this-month-2535715/

7th CPC Railway Order for Pre-2016 Pensioners to Monitor the progress of revision of pension cases

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAYS BOARD

RBA No.145/2017

No.2016/AC-II/21/8

New Delhi,
dated 11-10-2017

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-II/21/8/PT-III dated 05.09.2017

Instructions have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letter under reference above. These instructions envisage ‘suo moto’ revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date 151982 pensioners PPO have been revised.

It may be appreciated that against the 14 lakh pensioners cases on Indian Railways, the pace of pension revision is slow. In the recently held review meeting, additional secretary (Expenditure) has also emphasized that adequate priority may be given to this area of work. Finance Secretary also expressed that exercise of pension revision may be completed in a time-bound manner. In this connection, Financial Commissioner, vide his DO letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 5.9.2017 has also advised that the exercise of revision may be carried out on a parallel track alongwith ARPAN to expedite the process.

As a welfare measure, it should be ensured to step up with pace for revision of pension. The work flow of pension revision envisages close coordination between the personnel and the accounts Department and hence, it is advised that PCPO and PFA 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,
Ravindra Gupta
Member Staff
Railway Board

Source:Railway Board

POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES UNDER HEAVY ATTACK-NFPE

GDS Committee Report still pending for approval

POST OFFICE SMALL SAVINGS SCHEMES
UNDER HEAVY ATTACK

GDS MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION PROCESS STOPPED.

IMPLEMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE REPORT DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR, STILL PENDING WITH FINANCE MINISTRY.

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AT ALL CENTRES AND IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES ON 23.10.2017.

FEDERAL SECRETARIAT WILL MEET AND DECLARE FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION.

Dear Comrades,

Government has unleashed a sudden and most damaging attack on Post office Small Savings Schemes. Notifications are already issued permitting all Nationalised Banks and three Private Banks ( ICICI Bank , AXIS Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes viz ; Recurring Deposit (RD) , Time Deposits (TD) , Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) , Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA) , Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October 2017.

This is a great blow to the Post office Small Savings Schemes and will be a threat to the job security of Postal Employees and also MPKBY /SAS Agents. About 40% of the Revenue and about 50% of the workload of Post office depends on the Post office Small Savings Schemes. Outsourcing of POSSS work to Banks will result in steady fall in Revenue and Workload of Postal Department.

GDS Committee Report , though submitted to Govt on 24th November 2016 , is still pending with Finance Ministry for approval. GDS Membership verification process has been suddenly stopped by the Government.

Overall situation in Postal Department is worsening day by day and resentment of the Employees is mounting.

NFPE CHQ views the above situation with grave concern and calls upon the entirety of Postal and RMS employees including GDS and Casual labourers to conduct mass protest demonstrations at all Centres and in front of all offices on 23rdOCTOBER 2017.

Urgent meeting of NFPE Federal Secretariat to be held shortly will announce further course of action.

Yours fraternally,

R.N.PARASHAR
Secretary General
NFPE

Source : NFPE

ORGANIZE MASS DHARNA AT ALL STATE CAPITALS-CONFEDERATION NEWS

As already communicated in Confederation CHQ circular dated 07.09.2017, all C-O-Cs and Affiliated organisation are requested to organize Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017 demanding immediate settlement of 21 points Charter of Demands of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob. & Whats App: - 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.       Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of  30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.
2.      Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.
3.     Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4.      Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.
5.     Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6.     (a)         No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.
           (b) Stop proposed move to close down Government of India Presses
7.       Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.
8.       (a) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.
           (b) Withdraw all trade union victimisations and attack on trade union facilities.
9.       Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.
10.     Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.
11.     Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.
12.     Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.
13.     Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.
14.     Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.
15.     Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.
16.     Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.
17.     Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7thCPC pay scale.
18.     Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.
19.     Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.
20.     Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension  Rules  in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.
21.       Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

Source:Confederation

Children Education Allowance for railway Employees w.e.f.1st July 2017

RBE No.147/2017
PC-VII No.68

Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 New Delhi,

Dated: 12-10-20 17

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01-10-2008 followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Now, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) has conveyed Government’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission in regard to grant of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy to Government servants vide OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 (copy enclosed). These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees and shall be effective from l sl July, 2017.

Aforesaid instructions on Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy are being issued in supersession of Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 13-05-2014.

Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period

No.28020/1/2017-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
****

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th October, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of probation period on account of availing Leave during probation period.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M No. 28020/1/2010-Estt(C) dated 21st July 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions “if during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course…, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation.”

2. This has been examined in the view that some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. It has been decided that in such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/ her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

3. So far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India.

(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Sourcer:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/28020_1_2017-Estt-C-05102017.pdf
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Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules of Pre-2016 disability pensioners-DOPT

No.1/4/2016-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003.
Dated the 12th October, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules of Pre-2016 disability pensioners / Family Pensioners in implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders were issued vide D/o. P&PW’s OM No.38/37/2016-P&P&W(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016 for revision of pension/family pension of pre 2016 pensioners/family pensioners, including those drawing pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules. In terms of the aforesaid OM, the revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) w.e.f. 01.01.2016 was required to be determined by multiplying the disability pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations, by 2.57.

2. Subsequently, vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12h May, 2017, it was decided that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central civil pensioners/family pensioners, including CAPF’s who retired /died prior to 01.01.2016 and drawing pension/family pension under CCS(Pension) Rules may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by 7thCPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired/died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed.

3. The question of revrsron of disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules by pay fixation method has been considered by the Government. It has been decided that the disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules will also be revised by notionally fixing the pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the aforesaid manner. Accordingly, disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rwles w.eJ. 01.01.2016 will be revised in the following manner:-

I. Family Pension for Categories B & C

(a) Where the deceased Government servant was not holding a pensionable post:

40% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.11,700/- per month.

(b) Where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post:

60% of notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.

In case where the widow dies or remarries, the children shall be paid family pension at the rates mentioned at (a) or (b) above, as applicable, and the same rate shall also apply to fatherless/motherless children. In both cases, family pension shall be paid to children for the period during which they would have been eligible for family pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules. Dependent parents/brothers/sisters etc. shall be paid family pension one-half the rate applicable to widows/fatherless or motherless children.

II. Family Pension under Categories D & E

(a) Family pension to the widow shall be equal to the notional pay as on 01.01.2016

(b) If the Government servant is not survived by his widow but is survived by child/children only, all children together shall be eligible for family pension at the rate of 60% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/-

(c) If the Government servant died as a bachelor or as a widower without children, family pension will be admissible to parents without reference to
pecuniary circumstances, at the rate of 75% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016, if both parents are alive, and at the rate of 60% if only one of
them is alive.

III. Disability Pension for Categories B & C

(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 plus disability element equal to 30% of the same notional pay, for 100% disability.

(b) For disability less than 100%, disability element shall be reduced proportionately subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules and subject to minimum disability pension of Rs. 18,000/- per month.

IV. Disability Pension for category D:

(a)Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension

(b) For lower percentage of the disability, the disability pension would be proportionately lower subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules and subject to a minimum disability pension of Rs.18,000/- per month.

V. Disability Pension for Cases under Category E

(a) Disability pension would comprise of a service element equal to 50% of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 and disability element equal to the same notional pay as on 01.01.2016 for 100% disability.

(b) For lower percentage of the disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower subject to the provisions of Rule 8 of CCS(EOP)Rules.

4. It has also been decided that the higher of the two formulations, ie. the disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules already revised in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016 or revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules worked out in accordance with para 3 above, shall be granted to pre 2016 disability pensioners/family pensioners under CCS(EOP)Rules w.e.f. 01.01.2016. In cases, where disability pension/family pension being paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with this Department’s OM No.38/37/2008- P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4.8.2016 happens to be more than the disability pension/family pension as worked out in accordance with para 3 above, the disability pension/family pension already being paid shall be treated as revised disability pension/family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules with effect from 01.01.2016.

5. The limit of maximum pension and family pension under para 8 of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM dated 12.05.2017 would not be applicable for disability pension under CCS(EOP)Rules.

6. All other terms and conditions of OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12th May 2017, in so far as they are relevant in the case of disability pension and family pension under CCS(EOP)Rules would also be applicable for revision of disability pension and family pension under CCS(EOP) Rules with effect from 01.01.2016.

7. These orders shall apply to all pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing disability pension/family pension before 1.1.2016 under the CCS (EOP) Rules or the corresponding rules applicable to Railway pensioners and pensioners of All India Services and will also be applicable to those pensioners/family pensioners who were granted disability pension/family pension in terms of this Department’s OM No. 38/41/06/-P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009 on death/disability of Government Servant covered by the National Pension System.

8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID No.1 (11)/EV/2017 dated 11.09.2017

9. In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing officers are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefits of disability pensioners/family pensioners.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director
Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ppwf_12oct2017.pdf

Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-DOPT

F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date -13th Oct, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-reg

In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 12.05.2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief @ 5th CPC w.e.f 01.07.2017 to the following categories :-
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.I000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 264% to 268% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97 -P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 256% to 260% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June, 2013 vide OM No 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

3. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

4. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

5. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 26th September,2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:www.persmin.nic.in
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment in the 5th CPC series from 01.07.2017

F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date -13th Oct, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-reg

In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 12.05.2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief @ 5th CPC w.e.f 01.07.2017 to the following categories :-

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.I000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 264% to 268% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97 -P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 256% to 260% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June, 2013 vide OM No 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

3. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

4. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

5. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 26th September,2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:www.persmin.nic.in

Thursday, October 12, 2017

PFRDA rolls-out Aadhar Powered Digital on Boarding into APY through eNPS platform

 PFRDA rolls-out Aadhar Powered Digital on Boarding into APY through eNPS platform for wider reach; Benefits of APY@eNPS include paperless registration; No need to visit Bank Branch & to have Banking Id and 24*7 Online En-rollment at the customer’s convenience.

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has embarked upon several digital friendly steps for extension of the benefits of APY to the citizens of India. PFRDA has developed the process to offer APY enrolment through eNPS platform for wider reach. Under this channel a complete end to end digital environment for subscription is enabled without submission of physical form at the convenience of the customer without visiting bank or post office.

So far APY is available for subscription through Banks, BCs and through internet banking. Now, APY is available on eNPS platform and any eligible Indian citizen can enroll through the APY@eNPS channel by visiting www.enps.nsdl.com. The customers of the Bank can visit eNPS portal and submit Aadhaar/ Bank Name and Savings Bank Account Number to join the scheme. The benefits of APY@eNPS are:

• Paperless registration

• No need for visiting Bank Branch.

• Online enrollment can be made 24*7 at the customer’s convenience.

• No Need for having internet banking Id.

Punjab National Bank is the first Bank to operationalize APY@eNPS and quite a few other banks are expected to launch this platform shortly offering Aadhaar enabled APY enrollment.

Any person in the age group of 18 to 40 years with a savings bank account and Aadhaar can register for APY by providing the minimum information in the APY@eNPS portal as rest of the information will be auto populated from the respective bank. This new feature not only makes it easy for the subscriber to join the APY but also reduces the workload for the Banks/Postal Branch which are implementing the APY.

Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171551
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Cabinet approves revised pay scales of teachers and equivalent academic staff in Universities/Colleges & centrally funded technical institutions

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teachers and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, following implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for Central Government employees.

The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 Universities / Colleges which are funded by the UGC/MHRD and also 329 Universities which are funded by State Governments and 12,912 Govt. and private aided colleges affiliated to State Public Universities.

In addition, the revised pay package will cover teachers of 119 Centrally Funded Technical Institutions viz. IITs, IISc, IIMs, IISERs, IIITs, NITIE. etc.

The approved pay scales would be applicable from 1.1.2016. The annual Central financial liability on account of this measure would be about Rs. 9,800 crore.

The implementation of this pay revision will enhance the teachers' pay in the range of Rs. 10,400 and Rs. 49,800 as against the extant entry pay due to the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission for the pay of teachers. This revision would register an entry pay growth in the range of 22% to 28 %.

For the State Govt. funded institutions, the revised pay scales will require adoption by the respective State Governments. The Central Government will bear the additional burden of the States on account of revision of pay scales. The measures proposed in the revised pay structure are expected to improve quality of higher education and also attract and retain talent.

Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
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7TH CPC PAY FOR TN GOVT EMPLOYEES APPROVED BY CABINET

Tamilnadu Government Employees 7th Pay Commission Pay Scale
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7th CPC Fixed Medical Allowance to the Pensioners not in CGHS Area- PCDA

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

Circular No.C-174
No.G1/C/0197/Vol- II/Tech
O/o the Pr. C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadi ghat Allahabad -211014
Dated: - 31.08.2017.

To,

The PO- Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
The PO- Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar)
The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer
Pay & Accounts Officer
Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu,
Nepal (through Gorkha Record Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur)
Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)
Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-I, Thimpu Bhutan
The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs)
All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks.
All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks.

Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS.

Reference: This office Circular No. 130 dated 07.01.2015.

Attention is invited to this office circulars No. 130 dated 07.01.2015, under which a copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, OM No. 4/25/2008-P & PW (D), dated 19.11.2014 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs. 500/- PM to Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners residing in area not covered under CGHS was circulated to all Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs).

2. As per Govt. of India, Min. of PPG & P, Deptt. of P & PW OM No. 4/34/2017-P PW (D), dated 19.07.2017, Govt. has decided to enhance the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500/- to Rs. 1000/- per month. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be in force. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

3. A copy of Govt. of India, Min. of PPG & P, Deptt. of P & PW OM No. 4/34/2017-PPW (D), dated 19.07.2017 is enclosed for immediate implementation and the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to be regulated accordingly wef 01.07.2017. Other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance circulated in previous circulars will remain unchanged.

4. It is requested that suitable instructions alongwith a copy of this Circular may please be issued to all sub offices under your administrative control for implementation of the above Government order.

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy.CDA (P)
No. G1/C/0197/VoHI/Tech
Dated: 31.08.2017.

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/pcdapension/6cpc/Circular-c174.pdf

Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the seventh central pay commission (7th CPC)

No.14014/2/2009-Estt.D
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department Of Personnel & Training)

North Block,New Delhi
Dated the 09th October 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the seventh central pay commission (7th CPC) -reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s O.M.No.14014/02/2012-Estt(D) dated 16.01.2013 containing consolidated instructions on the subject of compassionate appointments. with regard to appointment of candidates not immediately meeting the educational standards as trainees these instructions provide as under:-

” In exceptional circumstances Government may consider recruiting persons not immediately meeting the minimum educational standards. Government may engage them as trainees who will be given the regular pay bands and grade pay only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. The emoluments of these trainees, during the period of their training and before they are absorbed in the Government as employees, will be governed by the minimum of the 1S pay band Rs.4440-7440 without any grade pay. In addition, they will be granted all applicable Allowance, like Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance at the admissible rates. The same shall be calculated on the minimum -1s pay band without any grade pay. the period spent in the -1S pay band by the future recruits will not be counted as service for any purpose as their regular service will start only after they are placed in the pay band PB-1 of Rs.5200-20200 along with grade pay of Rs.1800.”

2. The 7th CPC has not provided any replacement scale for 1S Pay band of Rs.4440-7440 without any grade pay which is granted to trainees appointed under the scheme for compassionate appointment. The matter was taken up with the Department of Expenditure and it has now been decided by the Government that Level-1 of the pay Matrix introduced on implementation of the 7th CPC Report be the replacement for the pre-revised-1S scale. The pay of those governed by the 1S scale may be revised by using the Fitment Factor of 2.57 for placement in Level-1 in conformity with the Rule 7 of the CCS (RP) Rules,2016. All pre-revised pay stages lower than pre-revised pay of Rs.7,000 in the pre-revised 1S scale shall not be considered for determining the benefit of bunching, on the same lines as has been clarified by this Department’s O.M dated 03.08.2017 on application of the benefit on account of bunching.

3. This will be effective from 01.01.2016.


4. Hindi version will follow.

(G.Jayanthi)
Joint Secretary (E-I)

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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.07.2017 onwards.

No.14-3/2016-PAP
Government Of India
Ministry Of Communication
Department Of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P.Section

Dak Bhawan,Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated: 9th October 2017

To,

All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms.(PAF)/Directors Of Accounts (Posts)

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.07.2017 onwards reg.

Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1st July,2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M.No.1/9/2017-E-II(B) dated 20.09.2017, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letters No.8-1/2016-PAP dated 21.09.2017 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/3/008-E.II(B) dated 26.09.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basis TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2017. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 136 to 139% on the basic Time related continuity allowance, with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

2. The Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No.143/FA/2017/CS dated 09/10/2017.

Sd/-
(K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.in/

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities-POSTAL DEPT

No. 20-12/2017-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Dated: 24- September, 2017

To,
All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General.

Subject: Reservation for Persons with Disabilities.

Madam/Sir,

In partial modification to this office letter of even number dated 12.09.2017, para 4 of the letter dated 12.09.2017 may be read as under:
Para 4 as noted in letter dated 12.09.2017Para 4 to be read as
Therefore, Circles are directed to earmark 3% reservation to the PH candidates for the vacancies prior to 19.04.2017 in terms of ‘The  Persons with Disabilities (Equal. Opportunity,  Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995’ and to earmark 4 % reservation to  the PH candidates for the vacancies ,w.e.f. 19.04.2017 in terms of ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016’ as brought out in para 2 above. Further, instructions issued by Government from time to time in this regard may also be adhered to.
Therefore, the calculation of vacancies to be earmarked for PH category candidates should be on the basis of the starting of the process of filling up the vacancies i.e. in cases where process of filling up of posts started after 19.04.2017, 4% of vacancies should be reserved for PH candidates.

Yours faithfully,

(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

Source: http://www.dot.gov.in/
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Monday, October 09, 2017

MACP Clarification regarding revised benchmark of “Very Good” of APAR grading

F. No. A-26017/127/2017-Ad.IIA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs
North Block,
New Delhi, the 04th October, 2017
To,
All Cadre Controlling Authorities under CBEC

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees- Implementation of the 7th CPC recommendation-Clarification regarding revised benchmark of “Very Good” of APAR grading.

Sir,
DoP&T vide OM NO.35034/3/2015-Estt(D) dated 28.09.2016 had clarified that with effect from 25.07.2016, for grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all the posts.

2. The Board has been receiving a number of references from various field formations of CBEC, Associations and individuals on the subject mentioned above, seeking clarification whether the revised benchmark of ‘Very Good’ (w.e.f. 25.07.2016) may be applied to ACRs/APARs of 2015-16 and period prior to that, and whether the officers should be given opportunity to represent against the ‘Good’ grading of past ACRs/APARs.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with DoP&T. DoP&T has opined that there is no question of allowing second opportunity of representation against the APAR which are post 2009 as these are already disclosed to the employees in APAR process. DoP&T vide OM dated 28.09.2016 has implemented the recommendations of 7th CPC, accepted by the Govermnment for enhancing the benchmark for grant of MACP to ‘Very Good'. These instructions are applicable w.e.f. 25.07.2016, the date of issue of Government Resolution by D/o Expenditure. Therefore, in cases where the MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the revised benchmark of ‘Very Good’ is to be followed . In other words, the overall grading of the APARs reckonable for grant of MACP should be atleast ‘Very Good’.

Yours faithfully,
(M. K. Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele. No. 011-23095528

Source:http://cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/deptt_offcr/administrative-wing/admn-wing-circ/benchmark-list.pdf;jsessionid=91F50F6AAA553B02FA69E0BB34C9C3F6

Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies.

Office of the Pr. C.D.A.(Pensions),
Draupadi ghat, Allahabad - 211014

Section Order No. 13
Date: 03.10.2017 

Subject :- Restoration of full pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies.

Reference:- (i) GoI, MOD letter No. 1(04)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 18.09.2017
(ii) This office Section order No. 01 dated 14.01.2008,

The methodology to workout restoration of pension was issued for those Defence pensioners who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies vide Ministry of Defence letter No.1(4)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 04.12.2007.

In compliance of Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 01.09.2016 in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010, GOI, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensioners, Deptt. of P & PW vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol.-II dated 23.06.2017 read with OM of same no. dated 21.07.2017 (click to view), have decided to extend the benefit of ibid orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court to all such absorbee pensioners who had taken 100% lump sum amount and in whose case 1/3rd pension had been restored after 15 years, by restoring their full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the dated of payment of 100% lump sum amount.

The above matter has been considered by the GOI, MOD Dept. of Ex- servicemen Welfare and it has been decided that the provisions of GOI, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. of P & PW vide their OM F.No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D)-Vol.-II dated 23.06.2017 shall also apply mutatis mutandis to all Armed Forces pensioner absorbed in PSUs/Autonomous bodies.The pension in terms of these orders shall be revised by respective PSAs suo-moto by issuing corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned.

The concerned operative sections may identify effected cases and issue corrigendum PPOs in terms of ibid Govt. letter dated 18.09.2017 on priority basis

No. G-1/M/0104/ICOs/Vol.-VI
Date:03.10.2017

sd/- 
(Nasim Ullah) 
ACDA (Pension) 

Source:http://pcdapension.nic.in/pcdapension/7cpc/pen_psu.pdf
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Revision of rates of Annual Allowance in respect of Central Health Service Officers.

No.A.45012/03/2017-CHS.V
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.

Dated the 30th August, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Revision of rates of Annual Allowance in respect of Central Health Service Officers.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that the Seventh Central Pay Commission has recommended to raise Annual Allowance by 50 percent. The amount will further rise by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent. Consequent upon acceptance of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, the President is pleased to decide that hereafter the officers of Teaching, Non-Teaching, Public Health sub-cadres and General Duty Medical Officers having PG qualification recognized under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 will be granted Annual Allowance at the rate of Rs.2250 /- p.m. (Rupees Two Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty per month). The General Duty Medical Officers who do not possess any Post Graduate qualification or who may possess unrecognized PG qualification will be granted Annual Allowance at the rate of Rs. 1350/- p.m. (Rupees One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty per month). These revised rates of Annual Allowance will be subject to the following condition:-

‘At the end of financial year, each Specialist / General Duty Medical Officer will be required to furnish a certificate to the effect that the amount of Annual Allowance has been utilized for the purpose it was drawn. In the case of retirement/ resignation before the end of the financial year, such a certificate will be furnished at the time of such retirement / resignation.'

2. The rates of. these allowances will be increased by 25 % each time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scale rises by 50%.

3. This order will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4.This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide its I.D No.300347034/2017 (F.No. 19062/01/2017-E.IV) dated 17.08.2017.

Sd/-
(Sitansu Mohan Routray)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source:http://mohfw.nic.in/

Recommendations of the 7th central Pay Commission of rates of post Graduate Allowance in respect of Central Health Service officers.

No.26-9/2016-SPG(iv)
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
*****
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Date: 27.09 .2017

To

The chief Postmasters General,
All Postal Circles

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th central Pay Commission of rates of post Graduate Allowance in respect of Central Health Service officers.

Sir,

I am directed to enclose herewith Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Office Memorandum No. A. 45012/02/2017-CHS.V dated 29.08.2017 regarding the above mentioned subject, for further necessary action at your end.

Yours faithfully,

(Manoj Sharma)
Assistant Director General (SGP)
Encl.: As Above.

Source:https://www.indiapost.gov.in/vas/Pages/IndiaPostHome.aspx#

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALA Y A)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. 60/PC-VII

File No. PC-VII/2016/1/7/2/1

RBE No.: 137 /2017
New Delhi, dated: 06.10.2017

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: – Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter RBE No 30/2017 dated 31.03.2017 (F. No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

2.The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per ih CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3.The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Rule 1303 (FR 9(21 )), Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume -II (Sixth Edition- 1987)- Second Reprint 2005.

4.The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5.The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of September, 2017.

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

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission – VII
Railway Board

Source:http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/pay_comm/PC7/RBE_137_2017.PDF

Risk and Hardship Allowance -NFIR LETTER


No. 1/5(g)/Part V

Dated: 03/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Risk and Hardship Allowance — coverage of Safety category Staff such as Pointsmen, Gate Keepers, Operating Staff working in Yard etc., Electrical Staff in TRD, Staff of AC Coaches, EMUs, Electrical Workshops & staff working in General Services (Power and Train lighting) and Staff of S&T Department in Railways-reg.

Ref:     (i)         Railway Board’s letters No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4 dated 10/08/2017.

(ii)        NFIR’ s letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 29/08/2017.

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Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 wherein it was requested to take action for covering the remaining categories of P. Way staff such as Black Smiths, Welders etc., for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance as their duties/responsibilities are also risky and hardships prone due to the fact that they are required to work physically on the P. Way tracks and that the 7th CPC has unfortunately failed to consider the role of these staff in laying/maintenance of Railway tracks. However, decision for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance in favour of these P. Way staff working (Black Smith, Welders etc.,) is yet to be taken by Board. A copy of Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 on the subject is enclosed for ready reference.

Further to above, Federation finds that the jobs performed by Pointsmen, Traffic Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department — working in Yards, stations etc.,), Staff of TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff are also risky consequently they are prone to accidents and health hazards. These categories have not been covered for Risk & Hardship Allowance under the Risk & Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) due to the reason that the 7th CPC had failed to give weightage to the nature of duties and responsibilities being performed by these staff. The Railway Board also has not taken initiative to highlight the Risk and Hardship conditions before the Committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary, Government of India.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly arrange to initiate action for covering P. Way Staff such as Black Smiths, Welders, Helpers, Pointsmen, Traffic. Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department), Electrical Staff working in TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff under Risk and Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs. 2700/- p.m. Action taken in the matter may kindly be apprised to the Federation soon.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

No. I/5(g)/Part V

Dated: 29/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Risk and Hardship Allowance to P. Way Staff in Railways — Coverage of Black Smiths, Welders etc., of SSE/P. Way for payment of Allowance-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letters No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4 dated 10/08/2017.

Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC and acceptance of the same by the Government, the Track Maintainers IV, III, II & I have been granted Risk and Hardship Allowance at Rs. 2700/- per month with effect from July 1, 2017.

In this connection, NFIR brings to Railway Board’s notice that Black Smiths and Welders under SSE/P. Way along with their team members also work on P. Way Tracks regularly. They perform duties such as welding tracks, cutting, drilling, jointing rails etc., (using Gas cutters), in the process of laying and maintenance of tracks. The jobs being done by them are also Riskyand Hardships prone as they also work on permanent way Tracks physically. The VII CPC has unfortunately failed to consider the role of these staff and equally the Railway Board has failed to recommend their case to the Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary, Government of India thereby they are deprived of Risk and Hardship Allowance.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the genuine grievance of Black Smiths, Welders and associated staff of SSE (P. Way) and process the case for according sanction for payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance at Rs. 2700/- per month duly covering them under Risk and Hardship Matrix (cell R3H2).

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source:NFIR

Endorsing of Aadhaar Number on Referrals

Tele : 25684645
Telefax: 011-25684946
Email:jditechs-mod@nic.in

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt-110 010

B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS

Dated:03.10.2017

M/s UTI-ITSL
UTI Bhawan, Plot No.3,Sector 11
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra – 400614

ENDORSING OF AADHAAR NUMBER ON REFERRALS

1.Further to our letter No.B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS dated 20 Sep 2017.

2.Based On number of representations received from various Regional Centres, the following modifications in the referral generation process will be carried out:-

(a) Under exceptional situations if the OIC Polyclinic is convinced that even in the absence of Aadhaar Card, a referral is required to be issued, the OIC Polyclinic will endorse his remarks justifying the issue of referral without Aadhaar Card and referral may be generated.

(b) However, it shall be the responsibility of the OIC Polyclinic to ensure that Aadhaar numbers is entered in that claim ID within next 30 days of issue of such referrals and in no circumstances next referrals and in no circumstances next referral to such individuals will be issued without Aadhaar details.

(c) UTI-ITSL to ensure that a trail of such referrals is maintained and a check box is created which can be selected by the OIC Polyclinic for issue of referrals even in the absence of Aadhaar details. UTI-ITSL to guidelines enumerated above for OIC Polyclinic and Systematically ensure that Aadhaar details are captured as per above mentioned instructions.

3. In addition, UTI-ITSL to create following exceptions in the referral generation module:-

(a) Nepal Domicile Gorkhas (NDG) are exempted from submitting Aadhaar details.

(b) Polyclinics under RC Guwahati and Polyclinics under RC Jammu (in the state of J&K) are also exempted from submitting Aadhaar details till further orders.

4.These guidelines be implemented with immediate effect.

5.This has the approval of MD, ECHS.

(BR Salgotra)
Lt Col
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for Dir (Stats & Automation)

Source:http://echs.gov.in/images/pdf/stats/stats10.pdf
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Constance Attendant Allowance payable to the Civilian pensioners shall be hiked by 25% when da increased 50%

No.1/4/2017 – P&PW (F)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003
Dated the 3rd October, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the VIIth Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 – Constant Attendant Allowance – regarding.

In continuation of this Department’s OM No.1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 2nd August 2017, revising the Constant Attendant Allowance from the existing Rs.4500/- p.m to Rs.6750/- p.m, it has also been decided that the rate of Constance Attendant Allowance payable to the Civilian pensioners shall be increased by 25% every time the dearness allowance on the revised Pay in the Pay Matrix increases by 50%.

2.All other terms and conditions of this Department’s OM NO. 1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 2nd August 2017 will remain the same.

3.In so far as persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

4.These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of finance (Department of Expenditure) vide, their OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017 and ID NO.11-1/2016-IC/Pt dated 25.07.2017

5.Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director

Source: http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ppwf_03102017.pdf

Opening of new CGHS Wellness Centres (Allopathic) at Aizawl

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
O/o THE ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
A.K.Azad Road,Gopinath Nagar,Guwahati – 781 016

No.D- 11031/3/2015 (Aizawl)/I/2465

Dated: 03.10.2017

NOTIFICATION

Sub: Opening of CGHS Wellness Centres (Allopathic) at Aizawl-Regarding.

This is for information to all eligible Central Govt, Employees, Pensioners & other stake holders that, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) Wellness Centres sanction vide No.S.11045/1/2013/HEC, New Delhi dated 17th November, 2014 will be inaugurated on 10th October, 2017 by Chief Secretary, Govt. of Mizoram in presence of Director CGHS & Addl. Director, CGHS, Guwahati at New Secretariat Complex, Khatla, Aizawl-796 001 to provide comprehensive medical facilities. All stakeholders are requested to be present in the above cited occasion.

The scheme will cover Aizawl city. All eligible Central Govt. Employees and their dependent family members, Central Govt. Pensioners and their dependents and others eligible beneficiaries as per CGHS guideline residing in Aizawl city. Separate notification will be issue for enrollment and application for CGHS card.

The beneficiaries will be able to avail the CGHS facilities through the Wellness  Centre during office hours i.e. from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm in all working days except on Sunday & holidays.

Sd/-
(Dr. H.K. Sonowal)
Addl. Director

Source: http://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=4804
Filed Under:

Latest Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme.

F.No.01/04/2016-NS
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29.09.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme.

On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on quarterly basis since 1st April, 2016. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st October, 2017 shall remain unchanged form those notified for the second quarter of FY 2017-18.

2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(H. K. Srivastav)
Director (Budget)
Tele – o11-23093569
Source: http://dea.gov.in/sites/default/files/interest%20rate%2001.10.2017.pdf
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Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the recommendation of Seventh Central Pay Commission reg.

Government of India / Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways / Rail Mantralaya
(Railway Board)

PCVII No. 61

RBE No. 138/2017

No.F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41

New Delhi, dated 25.09.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the recommendation of Seventh Central Pay Commission reg.

In partial modification of Board's letter of even number dated 24. 08. 2017 on the subject, it has been decided by Board that para 2. A (i) & (ii) may be modified to read as under:

(i) Officers in level 14 and above, while on tour may be entitled for Air Travel in “J”/ Business Class.

(ii) All other Officers, otherwise authorized to travel by Air may be entitled to Travel by economy class.

Further, it has also been decided by Board that in partial modification of item I (vii) of Board’s letter No. 2015-B-235 dated 21.07.2017, Officers in JAG/SG would be entitled for one way travel by economy class, if required on justification that Air travel is unavoidable. For JAG/SG cases of Air Travel, conditions mentioned in Note under para-22 of Delegation of powers to GM circulated vide Board’s letter No. F(X)II- 2015/PW/7 dated 12.06.2017 will need to be complied with.

3. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Dy. Director Finance (EStt),
Railway Board.

Revision of Pension in respect of Pre- 01.01.2016 Armed Forces Commissioned officers & their eligible families Pensioners.

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

No. G-1/M/01/ICO’s/7th CPC/Vol. II/2017

Date: 29.09.2017

To,
The PCDA (O)
Golibar Maidan
Pune- 411001

Subject: – Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension in respect of Pre- 01.01.2016 Armed Forces Commissioned officers & their eligible families Pensioners.

Reference: – (1) GoI, MoD letter No. 17(01)/2016-D(Pension/Policy) dated 29.10.2016 (Circulated vide this office Circular No. 570 dated 31.10.2016
available on this office website of this office www.pcdapension.nic.in)

(2) MoD letter No.17(01)/2017/(02)/D(Pension/Policy) dated:05.09.2017.

Attention is invited towards the GoI, MoD letter No. 17(01)/2016-D (Pen/ Pol) dated 29th October 2016 regardign revision of pension in respect of pre- 01.01.2016 pensioner/family pensioner under fitment formula. It has been provided in the ibid Govt. letter that the revised pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners shall be determined by multiplying the Basic Pension (before commutation)/ Basic Family Pension (exclusive of Dearness Relief) as had been drawn as on 31.12.2015 by 2.57 to arrive at revised pension under 7th CPC.

2. The copy of GoI, MoD letter No. 17(01)/2017/(02)/D(Pension/Policy) dated: 05.09.2017, which is self explanatory, is enclosed for immediate necessary action. Further clarifications/ instructions are enumerated in succeeding para’s issued for smooth implementation of Ministry of Defence letter on the subject.

3. Revised pension/ family pension of all Armed Forces Officers who retired/ died prior to 01.01.2016, shall be revised by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/ pay band and grade pay at which they retired/ died. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. The revised rates of Military Service Pay, Non Practising Allowance, where applicable notified in terms of 7th CPC orders, shall also be added to the amount of pay notionally arrived at under the 7th CPC pay matrix and shall be termed as notional reckonable emolument as on 01.01.2016. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulae, approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time, shall be strictly followed.

4. Applicability

4.1. The above Govt. order dt. 05.09.2017 shall apply to all the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners who were drawing Retiring Pension / Family Pension including Disability Pension, War Injury Pension as on 01.01.2016 under the Pension Regulations of the three Services/ State Forces and various Government orders issued from time to time. 4.2. The provisions of above Govt. letter do not apply to the following categories:

(i) Gallantry awardees drawing monetary allowance in isolation attached to the award such as Param Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, etc.

(ii) UK/HKSRA Pensioners who were in receipt of pension in Pound Sterling as on 01.01.2016. \

(iii) Persons in receipt of Compassionate Allowance, Guzara, Reservist allowance or any other allowance on which dearness relief is not admissible.

(vi) Pakistan, Burma Pensioners who have been granted Ex- gratia Ad- hoc allowance.

(viii) These orders do not apply to Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Body absorbees who have drawn lump sum payment of pro rata pension, whose 43% (in case of Commissioned Officer) is restored and cadets disabled /died during Training.

4.3. Revision of all kinds of pension/family pension is to be done only in respect of those Armed Forces Pensioners including disability pensioners/family pensioners who retired, invalided out of service /died before 01.01.2016. In other words, cases of retirement, invalidment /death in service on or after 01.01.2016 are not covered by these orders.

5. Instructions were issued vide GoI, MoD letter No. 1(3)/98/D(Pen/Services) dated 27.5.1998 for revision of pension/ family pension in respect of Commissioned Officers who retired or died prior to 1.1.1986, by notional fixation of their pay in the scale of pay introduced with effect from 1.1.1986. The notional pay so worked out as on 1.1.1986 was treated as average emoluments/ last pay for the purpose of calculation of notional pension/ family pension as on 1.1.1986. The notional pension/ family pension so arrived at was further revised with effect from 1.1.1996 and was paid in accordance with the instructions issued for revision of pension/ family pension in implementation of the recommendations of the 5th CPC.

6. Accordingly, for the purpose of calculation of notional pay with effect from 01.01.2016 of those Commissioned Officers who retired or died before 1.1.1986, the pay scale and the notional pay as on 1.1.1986, as arrived at in terms of the instructions issued GoI, MoD letter No. 1(3)/98/D (Pen/Services) dated 27.5.1998, shall be treated as pay scale and the pay of the concerned Commissioned Officer as on 1.1.1986. In the case of those Commissioned Officers who retired or died on or after 1.1.1986, but before 01.01.2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 in accordance with Para 3 above.

7. It is requested to fix the pay on the notional basis as on 01.01.2016 in respect of pre-01.01.2016 retired/ died Armed Forces Pensioners/Family Pensioners in accordance with the ibid Govt. letter dated 05.09.2017 in the annexed proforma of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet No. …… .It is further requested to please forward the cases for revision of pension/ family pension in respect of pre-1.1.2016 pensioner/family pensioner with effect from 1.1.2016 in accordance with ibid Govt. letter dated 05.09.2017 to this office for issue of revised Pensioned Payment Order(PPO) for every pensioner/family pensioner. The claim may be forwarded along with all related documents to this office after getting it verified and signed with legible full Name/Seal of the officer. Simultaneously, soft copy in CD of the filled LPC-cum-Data-Sheets may also be furnished to this office, through a utility provided by PCDA (Pension) for speedy issue of PPOs. This office will issue a revised Pension Payment Order i.e. corrigendum Pension Payment Order in new PPO number series and the same would travel to Pension Disbursing Authority in usual manner.

8. In view of the foregoing, it is requested to ensure that claims on the subject matter are floated in accordance with clarification given in above paras without delay. It is further requested to evolve suitable mechanism to monitor progress in forwarding of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet.

9. It is requested to mention Aadhaar no., Mobile No., PAN No., E-mail ID of pensioner/family pensioner or spouse in the prescribed LPC-cum-Data Sheet, if readily available. In case, these details are not available, efforts may be made to obtain these details from the pensioner/family pensioner/spouse and subsequently propose amendments through use of the same LPC-cum- Data Sheet for issue of corrigendum PPO.

Jt. CDA(P) has seen.

No. G-1/M/01/ICO’s/ 7th CPC/ Vol. II/2017
Date: 29.09.2017

(Nasim Ullah)
ACDA (P)

Source:http://pcdapension.nic.in/pcdapension/7cpc/govtdecis_officer.pdf

Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No.- 64
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7

RBE No. 141/2017
New Delhi, Dated: 03.10.2017

The General Managers/ CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways and Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

In terms of extant instructions, the Uniform- related allowances being paid to Railway employees as admissible included Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance.

2.Consequent to the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, these uniform-related allowances have been subsumed into a single Dress Allowance. The President is pleased to approve payment of this Dress Allowance to the categories of employees and at the rates as listed below:

S.NOCATEGORY OF EMPLOYEERATE (IN RS)
1Officers of RPF/RPSF20,000/- per annum
2Personnel Below Officer Rank of RPF, Station masters of Indian Railways10,000/- per annum
3Other categories of staff who were supplied Uniforms and are required
to wear them regularly like Trackmen, Running Staff of Indian Railways,
Staff Car Drivers, MTS, Canteen staff of Non-Statutory departmental
Canteens, etc.
5,000/- per annum
4Nurses1800/- per mont
3.With this notification of Dress Allowance, existing uniform-related allowances including those for maintenance & washing of uniforms, will no longer be payable separately. Existing orders for payment of such separate uniform-related allowances including Shoe Allowance therefore stand superseded.

4.With the payment of this Dress Allowance, categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.

5.The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of entitled employees directly once a year in the month of July.

6.This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like the fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen of Indian Railways will continue to be provided by this Ministry as per existing norms.

7.The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

8.These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.

Hindi version will follow.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director (Pay Commission) VII
Railway Board

Source:NFIR

7TH CPC Constant Attendant Allowance –DOPT

No.1/4/2017 – P&PW (F)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003

Dated the 3rd October, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the VIIth Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 – Constant Attendant Allowance – regarding.

In continuation of this Department’s OM No.I/4/20I7-P&PW(F) dated 2nd August 2017, revising the Constant Attendant Allowance from the existing Rs.4500/- p.m to Rs.6750/- p.m, it has also been decided that the rate of Constance Attendant Allowance payable to the Civilian pensioners shall be increased by 25% every time the dearness allowance on the revised Pay in the Pay Matrix increases by 50%.

2. All other terms and conditions of this Department’s OM NO. 1/4/2017-P&PW(F) dated 2nd August 2017 will remain the same.

3. In so far as persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

4. These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of finance (Department of Expenditure) vide, their OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017 and ID NO.11-1/2016-IC/Pt dated 25.07.2017

5. Hindi version will follow.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ppwf_03102017.pdf

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Will Narendra Modi Cabinet hike minimum salary of Central government employees?

7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) latest development: A huge number of Central government employees are eagerly waiting to about when and if PM Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet decides to increase minimum pay.

A huge number of Central government employees are eagerly waiting to about when and if PM Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet decides to increase minimum pay. Now, it has been reported that the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is expected to meet in October to discuss the hike in the basic minimum pay of Central government employees, according to OneIndia.com. After the NAC meeting, the report will be submitted to the Department of Expenditure and thereafter for the final go-ahead, the matter will be placed before PM Narendra Modi-headed Union Cabinet.

Earlier, on September 12, it was reported that a committee – NAC – has been formed to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. The 22-member panel will be headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and it will have members of both the official and staff side, news agency PTI reported.

“It has been decided to set up the anomaly committee of the National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side to settle any anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations,” an order issued by the DoPT said, as per a PTI report.

From the government side, it will have Member (Staff) Railway Board, secretaries of Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts, as its members, the report added. Besides them, Financial Adviser, Defence Ministry, two joint secretaries from DoPT and another Joint Secretary (Personnel) in Finance Ministry will also be part of the panel. A Deputy Secretary of the DoPT will be Member-Secretary of the panel which has 13 people from the staff side, the order said.

In the month of June, in a bonanza to 48 lakh central government employees, the Union Cabinet approved recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission with 34 modifications. The Modi government has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), to be implemented from  January 1, 2016.

Read at:http://www.financialexpress.com/money/7th-pay-commission-report-salary-hike-on-minimum-pay-to-be-discussed-in-october-check-the-latest-development/879005/

7th CPC Minimum wage and fitment formula hike issues – COC Karnataka


Comrades ,

There are various reports in the news media, print media & social media regarding the hike in the minimum wage of Central Government employees from the existing Rs 18,000/ – to Rs 21,000/ and fitment formula from 2.57 to 3.00, which shall be implemented from 1st January 2018. The same shall be announced in the National Anomaly Committee due on 9th of October.

Comrades , We cannot confirm this news, comrades we should concentrate on struggle path as the Confederation has given the series of programs, I hope the Government will implement the hike in minimum wage for CG employees and revise the fitment formula also from the existing 2.57 to 3.00 even though the Staff side JCM has demanded Rs 26,000/ as minimum wage and fitment formula of 3.56 , this hike should be from 1/1/2016 not 1/1/2018 as per media reports.

In fact the Central Government has to take the political decisions on the wage hike , in fact the group of ministers of the Central Government have agreed to raise the minimum wage for CG employees on 30th June 2016 . I hope the commitment of the union minsters shall be honoured now.

Secondly the economy of the country which was going very well during past three years has showed down ward trend in last one year as the GDP which was at 9.1 in 2015-16 has reduced to 5.7 in 2017-18 .The economic activity has to take place, it is also observed during the past one year, in spite of economic recessions, the Government revenue collection has increased considerably. To improve the economic activity of the country and increase the GDP the Central Government should spend its funds which is available with them .

If the Central Government increases the minimum wage and fitment formula for its employees, the Central Government employees gets back 40% of the wage increase through the Income Tax and GST . So hardly a Government servant is left out with 60% wage hike , here also he spends the amount credited to him , as such an economic activity is induced in the public which will help to create more demand and employment activity.

I hope the Central Government takes a political decisions on increase of minimum wage hike and fitment formula for more than one crore employees which will also benefit the public and the CG employees.

Issued by COC Karnataka

Source : http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/