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Prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace: Latest Guidelines under CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1961

No.11013/7/2016-Estt.A-III Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & ...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

EPF members now required to submit self-declaration for advance in case of illness of members/ dependents

EPF members will now only be required to submit a self-declaration for the advance in case of illness of members/ dependents. Differently abled members will also get advance on the basis of self-declaration. A member will no longer be required to submit any medical certificate or any other certificate or document or proforma whatsoever to avail advances under paragraph 68-J or under paragraph 68-N of EPF Scheme 1952.

Ministry of Labour & Employment has amended Paragraph 68-J and Paragraph 68-N of Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 and It will come into force from the date of its publication in the official Gazette. According to it, a member would only be required to submit a self-declaration, which has already been included in the composite claim form, to avail advance under the EPF Scheme in case of illness of members/ dependent and also in case of differently abled members.

This is in continuation of initiatives taken by EPFO as part of next phase of its e-governance reforms with a view to make the services of EPFO available to its stakeholder in an efficient and transparent manner. An administrative order was issued on 20.02.2017 in the matter of Introduction of Composite Claim Forms (Aadhar and Non-Aadhar ) to replace existing Claim Forms No. 19, 10C & 31 and Forms No. 19 (UAN), 10C(UAN) & 31 (UAN). EPFO has since implemented Universal Account Number (UAN) for its subscribers. It is now possible for subscribers, who have seeded their UAN with Aadhar Number and Bank account details, to submit claim forms directly to EPFO without the attestation of employers.

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7th CPC Allowance Committee Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval-Finmin

PRESS NOTE

The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister on 27.04.2017. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as Member Secretary.

The Committee was set up in pursuance of the Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.

The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of
Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel. As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations.

Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the  Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railwaymen, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors, Nurses etc.

The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7thCPC recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. Itmay be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pensionwere implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

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DEARNESS ALLOWANCE (DA) JULY 2017 -AICPIN STATUS IN MARCH

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2017

No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th April, 2017

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2017 increased by 1 point and pegged at 275 (two hundred and seventy five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.36 per cent between February, 2017 and March, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.37 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.58 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Goat Meat, Milk, Pure Ghee, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Beans, Peas, Tomato, Banana, Apple, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Bus Fare, Toilet Soap, Tooth Paste, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Black Gram, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Besan, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tea (Readymade), Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.61 per cent for March, 2017 as compared to 2.62 per cent for the previous month and 5.51 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation remained static at 1.71 per cent and it was 6.16 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Godavarikhani reported the maximum increase of 5 points followed by Mercara, Tripura, Rourkela, Faridabad and Madurai (4 points each). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 5 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. On the contrary, Bokaro, Chennai and Varanasi recorded maximum decrease of 3 points each. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 16 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 32 centres are above .All-India Index and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Amritsar, Jabalpur, Jalandhar , Vishakhapathnam and Coonoor centres remained at par with A11-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April, 2017 will be released on Wednesday. 31st May, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in

sd/-,
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source:: http://labourbureaunew.gov.in/

Friday, April 28, 2017

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards

 No. 144/2016-PAP 
Government of India 
Ministry of Communication 
Department of Posts (Establishment Divislon)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001

Dated : 27.04.2017 

To,

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

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) effective 01.01.2017 onwards-reg.

Consequent upon grant of another instalment of Dearness Allowance with effect from 1″ January, 2017 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/3/2008-E-II (B) dated 07.04 2017, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-02/2011-PAP dated 12.04.2017, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GM) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the same rates as applicable to Central Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2017. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 132% to 135% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1″ January, 2017.

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

This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No14/FA/2017/CS dated 27/04/2017.

S/d,
(K.V. Vijayakumar) ,
Assistant Director Ge erai (Estt.)

Source:http://ruralpostalemployees.blogspot.in/2017/04/department-issued-dearness-allowance-4.html


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Grant of Dearness Relief to the Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners /families of displaced Government Pensioners from Pakistan

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:27th April, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to the Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners /families of displaced Government Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance-reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OMS of even no. dated 16.11.2016 and 07.04.2017 wherein it was mentioned that separate orders will be issued for Dearness Relief to the Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners /families of displaced Government Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance.

2.The President is now pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief to Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners /families of displaced Government Pensioners from Pakistan who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance shall be admissible at following rates:-
Date from which payableRate of Dearness Relief per month
From 01.07.2016132%
From 01.01.2017136%
3.Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

4.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.

5.The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21$1 May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

6.In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

7.This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM Nos. l/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 9th Nov, 2016 and 7th April, 2017.

8. Hindi version will follow.

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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Signed Copy
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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3rd restored commuted portion of pension. – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017

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:27.04.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject :- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3rd restored commuted portion of pension. – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16th December, 2016 and the OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 07.04.2017 and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) to the Central Government employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and are in receipt of 1/3rd restored commuted portion of pension shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 132% to 136% w.e.f. 01.01 .2017.

2.These employees will be entitled to the payment of DR @ 136% w.e.f. 01.01.2017 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the OM. dated 14.07.98 as amended from time to time. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refers.

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

4.Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

5.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.

6.The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve  Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

7.In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

8.This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 07th April, 2017.

9.Hindi version will follow.

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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/OM-27APR.pdf
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Third Pension Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS)

 Ministry of Finance
Press Information Bureau

27-April, 2017 

The Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shri Santosh Gangwar says that there is a need for creating awareness on pension at the grassroots level; expresses satisfaction that the National Pension System (NPS) is gaining recognition

NPS has more than 1.57 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of more than Rs.1.72 lakh crores

            The Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shri Santosh Gangwar said that there is a need for creating awareness on pension at the grassroots level and expressed satisfaction that the National Pension System (NPS) is now gaining recognition. He was speaking on the occasion of the “Third Pension Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS)” of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in New Delhi today. The conference was organised with the theme of ‘Towards a Pensioned Society: The Road Ahead’.

After inaugurating the event, the MoS for Finance released a report titled “Financial Security for India’s Elderly” prepared by PFRDA in association with CRISIL. The report brings to the fore the concerns of demographic transition, existing pension provisions, need to expand the voluntary pension coverage through awareness and developing annuity market and alternatives.

During the function, the top three performing Points of Presence (POPs) under NPS and Atal Pension Yojana – Service Providers (APY- SPs) were awarded for their contribution in bringing subscribers under the social security net of NPS and APY.

Shri Hemant Contractor, Chairman, PFRDA, in his key note address stressed on the need to provide old age income security through mass awareness and training programmes and increase financial literacy among the population of India, especially among the informal sector, which is largely out of the social security net.

NPS has been uniquely designed in a manner to cater to both the organised and heterogenous unorganised sector characterised with seasonal /sporadic employment with migration, uncertain level of income and limited capacity to save. During his address, Shri Hemant Contractor informed that PFRDA is also considering an auto enrolment programme/system under National Pension System. He further assured that PFRDA will ensure to take all steps to increase the outreach of NPS and APY to meet the mandate under PFRDA Act.

Dr. B. S. Bhandari, Whole Time Member (Economics), PFRDA, in his address, highlighted the need to expand the coverage of NPS in an efficient and sustainable way and also informed the participants about the new initiatives undertaken during last financial year including the launch of two new life cycle funds and eNPS – an online platform for registration. He also informed about the growth of 47% in Asset under Management (AUM) and 25% in number of subscribers in the last financial year. He also threw light on the investment pattern and NPS architecture.

During the course of the event, Shri Suchindra Misra, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, stressed that pension was not just about old age security but also about old age dignity.

The conference was followed by discussion on topics related to pension annuities financial literacy, financial behaviour studies, researches, market performance & challenges, risk mitigation strategies to safeguard market anomalies and old age income security through technical sessions.

The technical sessions were graced by panellists including Mr. Leo Puri (MD, UTI AMC), Mr. C Parthasarthy (Group Chairman, Karvy), Mr. Ashwin Parekh (Trustee, NPS Trust) Mr. Sandeep Ghosh (Director, NISM), Prathit Bhobe (Sr. GM, ICICI Bank), Mr. Mukul Asher (Professor) and Mr. Sandeep Bakshi (MD, CEO ICICI Prudential life insurance). Senior representatives and dignitaries from various financial institutions, Banks and NBFCs also graced the conference.

Currently, the National Pension System (NPS) has more than 1.57 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of more than Rs.1.72 lakh crores.

Source : PIB

Recording of educational qualification acquired during intervening period by compassionate ground appointees.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi, dated 21.04.2017

No. E(NG)I-2016/IC-2/1

The General Manager(P)s,
All Zonal Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list).

Sub : Recording of educational qualification acquired during intervening period by compassionate ground appointees.

As the Railways are aware, wards/dependents of railway employees who die in harness/retire on medical grounds are given appointment according to their educational qualification on compassionate grounds against vacancies available in various Group “C” categories. However, in certain cases, such appointments are delayed owing to various reasons. During this waiting period, the candidate may acquire higher educational qualification(s) which were not mentioned at the time of application. AIRF have raised the issue in PNM with Board (Item No. 28/2016) that aid) educational qualifications as are acquired by compassionate ground candidates during such intervening period should be recorded in their Service Book.

The matter has been considered and accordingly it has been decided that at the time of actual appointment, if a compassionate ground appointee claims to have acquired educational qualification not mentioned by him/her earlier when applying for Compassionate Ground appoinment, his/her request for relevant entries in his/her Service Book may be examined on merit, on case to case basis and if considered feasible, such, entries in the Service Book may be made after due verifications. Railways may please ensure that the process of appointing on compassionate ground may not be halted because of the above dispensation.
Hindi version will follow. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(M.K. Meena)
Deputy Director Estt (N)
Railway Board

Source:Railway board

Government revamps jobs on compassionate ground for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

27-April-2017 11:50 IST
Dependents of GDS to get benefit within 3 months

Department of Posts has revamped the existing compassionate engagement scheme offered to the dependent family members of Gramin Dak Sevak. A GDS who dies in harness, the dependents of such GDS will benefit from a liberalized and time bound procedure for engagement on compassionate grounds. Henceforth, any death of a Gramin Dak Sevak while on engagement would be compensated by a compassionate engagement to a dependent family member irrespective of the circumstances or indigence. Upper age limit of the applicant could also be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. Thus the new scheme of compassionate engagement will provide greater relief to the members of the family of the deceased GDS who belong to weaker and poorer sections of the society and are thrown into penury and hardship.

The ambit of dependent family member has also been expanded to include:

Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS
Divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of death of the GDS
Daughter in law of the deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on the GDS, if the only son of the GDS is pre deceased.
This expansion of definition of family members aims to bring greater relief to women in our society who are subjected to difficult circumstances in the unfortunate event of demise of their spouse/parent.

The present system of relative merit points to ascertain the degree of indigence has been dispensed with. Keeping in view the unique and distinct service conditions, socio economic aspects and to relieve the family from financial destitution, the time consuming process of consideration by Circle Relaxation Committee has been done away with. Henceforth, a request received for compassionate engagement would be considered and decided within three months from the date of receipt of the application.

Further to ensure least displacement, it has been decided that to the extent possible, compassionate engagement would be offered to the dependent of the deceased GDS, to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased normally resides.

Source : PIB

Safeguarding the career prospect of Group A, Gr. B and Gr. C officers in all Central Govt. Departments by granting timely promotions

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT GAZETTED OFFICERS’ ORGANISATIONS

Confederation/Corres/2016-17/16

Dated: 20.03.2017

To
Dr.Jitendra Singh,
Honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge),
PMO & Development of North Eastern Region,
Government of India
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Sub: Safeguarding the career prospect of Group A, Gr. B and Gr. C officers in all Central Govt. Departments by granting timely promotions – request regarding.

Kindly refer to the burgeoning impasse created in all Central Govt. Departments in respect of promotions in Gr. A, Gr. B and Gr. C cadres following the DoPT OM dated 30.09.2016 on reservation.

The process of holding DPC meetings for promotion from Gr. B to Gr. A cadres in all Departments was aborted by the UPSC immediately after the OM.No 36012/11/2016-Estt(Res) Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Department of Personnel and Training dated 30.09.2016, in connection with the pending SLP/Contempt Petition in the case of Jarnail Sngh vs Lachhmi Narain Gupta in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, was issued. The UPSC categorically refused to hold any DPC to any grade having reservation element, unless the said OM is further clarified by DoPT to its satisfaction. It is learnt that the UPSC had sought clarification from DoPT immediately after the issuance of the said OM, and that no clarification has so far been issued by the DoPT.

As the UPSC is considered as the nodal agency for accepting various Instructions/OMs/Circulars issued by the Govt. of India time to time in relation to promotion and holds DPCs accordingly, the refusal of UPSC to hold DPC of any grade having reservation element unless the said OM is further clarified by DoPT has barred all cadre-controlling authorities in all Departments to hold DPCs for promotion in various Gr. B and Gr. C cadres As a result, all regular promotions into Group A, Group B and Group C cadres all over the country have been stalled

As a matter of fact, as the cut-off date for counting of mandatory residency period in all cadres is fixed on 1st of April by the DoPT, the seniority and due career prospect of many officers/officials across various Departments would suffer irreparably if the normal promotion is not accorded to them on or before 31.03.2017. And if it happens, these unfortunate officers will lose at least one year for all consecutive promotions in their career for no fault of themselves.

As per our understanding of the subject, until the DoPT issues clarification of the OM dated 30.09.2016 and help the UPSC to decide the future course of action in respect of promotions in Gr. B to Gr. A cadres in various Departments, neither the vacancy position at various levels in Departments would improve nor the career prospects of officers/officials would be protected.

In view of the above, we are constrained to seek the intervention of the Hon. Minister in directing the DOPT to clarify the issues raised by the UPSC so that the promotions of Officers/Officials who serve the Government of India do not suffer unjustifiably.

We do trust that the Honourable Minister will render justice to those who serve the Government of India

Thanking You,

Yours Sincerely,
S/d,
(S. Mohan)
Secretary General

Source:CONFEDERATION FOR OFFICERS
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7th Pay Commission: Will panel on allowances propose HRA hike of up to 178 percent?

The Ashok Lavasa committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The committee on allowances was asked to review the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, specially on reducing the house rent allowance (HRA) to 24 percent of basic pay as against the 30 percent of basic pay employees were drawing under the Sixth Pay Commission.

The committee was also asked to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendation for abolition of 53 allowances out of a total of 196 and subsuming another 36 into larger existing ones.

The 7th Pay Commission headed by AK Mathur had earlier proposed the rate of House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.

The Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.

The existing rates of HRA for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns are 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent of Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay).
Population of City            DA above
PresentProposed50%100%
Above 50 lakh (Class X)30%24%27%30%
5 lakh to 50 lakh (Class Y)20%16%18%20%
Below 5 lakh (Class Z)10%8%9%10%

If the Lavasa panel retains the exiting HRA rates (as per 6th Pay Commission) then the HRA component of central government employees will increase ranging between 157 percent and 178 percent.

Take, for instance, a central government employee at the very bottom of the pay scale under 6th Pay Commission was till now entitled to an HRA of Rs 2,100 on basic pay of Rs 7,000 (basic pay that includes pay of pay band + grade pay) in a Class X city. It is to be noted that government, while implementing the 7th Pay Commission in June last year had made it clear that till the final outcome of allowances committee is being placed, the employees would be getting the allowances as per 6th Pay Commission.

Now, as per 7th Pay Commission, the new entry level pay at this level is Rs 18,000 per month against which the new HRA for a Class X city would be Rs 5,400 per month, that is around 157 percent more than the existing level.
Existing Basic Pay (6th CPC)
 HRA (6th CPC)Proposed Entry Pay as per 7th CPCProposed HRA as per 7th CPC
Class XClass  Y
Class Z
 Class X
Class Y
Class Z
70002100140070018000540036001800
13500405027001350354001062070803540
210006300420021005610016830112205610
461001383092204610118500355502370011850
9000027000180009000250000750005000025000

Similarly, at the highest level of the pay scale, the Cabinet Secretary and officers of the same rank have a basic pay of Rs 90,000, which means they are entitled to current HRA of Rs 27,000 in Class X towns. After the revised pay scale, the new basic pay is Rs 2.5 lakh, for which the HRA would be Rs 75,000, meaning a hike of around 178 percent.

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7th Pay Commission report on allowances: Ashok Lavasa committee report submitted to FM Arun Jaitley

Constituted in June 2016, the Ashok Lavasa Committee was formed after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report.

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7th Pay Commission report on allowances: The wait for hike in allowances including the House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners may soon come to an end. The Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on allowances on April 27 submitted its report that will impact around 47 lakh government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. The report submitted to the Finance Ministry is a part of the 7th Pay Commission report.

Constituted in June 2016, the Ashok Lavasa Committee was formed after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report.

The report further stated that the committee panel had also recommended abolition of including allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, raj bhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.

Soon after submitting the report to Jaitley, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said that the committee has submitted it final draft on the basis of various representations made by the stakeholders. The report will first be analysed by the empowered committee of secretaries and then it will be placed before the cabinet, he added.

PTI stated that the committee had recommended abolition of 52 out of 196 allowances and has also proposed to subsume 36 allowances into larger existing one. A hike in HRA in the range of somewhere between 8 to 24 per cent has also been recommended by the committee.

Looking into the future, if these recommendations on allowances are fully implemented, then as per estimates the cost to each exchequer will be Rs 29,300 cr. The Lavasa committee has also said that the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees.

In August 2016, Jaitley formed the Ashok Lavasa committee to take into account the demands of nearly 1 crore government employees and pensioners seeking provisions of a higher DA and HRA.

Read at:http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/7th-pay-commission-report-on-allowances-ashok-lavasa-committee-report-submitted-to-fm-arun-jaitley/645061/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Lavasa panel on allowances submits report to Arun Jaitley

The Ashok Lavasa committee report on allowances for central government employees is based on 7th Pay Commission recommendations

New Delhi: A high-level committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa on Thursday submitted its report on allowances to 47 lakh central government employees to finance minister Arun Jaitley. The Ashok Lavasa committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Pay Commission had recommended abolition of, or subsuming of, allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.

After submitting the report to Jaitley, Lavasa said the committee has taken into account representations made by various stakeholders. The report will now be examined by the empowered committee of secretaries and following that it will be placed before the Cabinet, he said.

Out of total 196 allowances, it had recommended abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones. The Pay Commission had recommended hiking the HRA in the range of 8-24%.

If the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances are implemented fully, then as per estimates the cost to the exchequer will be Rs29,300 crore.

Lavasa said the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees.

Read at:http://www.livemint.com/Politics/3q0eKjGXRKKfk7HuLc2FyJ/7th-Pay-Commission-Lavasa-panel-on-allowances-submits-repor.html

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cadre Restructuring & GDS Issues latest Information

Today we discussed the matter with the officers in the Directorate.   According to our information, the Directorate is going to form a committee to review the order of cadre restructuring after obtaining the views of the Heads of Circle.  FNPO & NAPE-C strongly feel that some modifications required in the present cadre restructuring order at the same time keeping the orders in abeyance will create the unnecessary delay to get the promotion of the staff.  We are seeking the appointment of Secretary today after meeting the Chairman, we will post the outcome of our discussion on our website.
GDS issues : GDS D. A order will be issued shortly, in regard to the implementation of GDS Committee recommendation formalities will take at least 3 months time.Let us hope for the best.

D.Theagarajan.               D.Kishan rao
S.G FNPO                         GS NAPE-C

Source:NAPE



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Latest Rules on Provident Fund withdrawal.

According to provident fund norms, 12 per cent of an employee’s salary goes into the fund along with a matching contribution from the employer.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has been taking many steps to ease the process of provident fund (PF) money withdrawal. The PF money can be withdrawn after two months from the cessation of employment. The application form can be filed with the PF authorities or through the employer. PF is meant for saving towards retirement years. Financial planners advise not to withdraw from the corpus before retirement. According to provident fund norms, 12 per cent of an employee’s salary goes into the fund along with a matching contribution from the employer. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation every year announces interest rate to be paid on the accumulated provident fund corpus.

Here are 10 things to know:

1) To encourage long-term savings, the government has formulated tax laws accordingly. If the withdrawal from a recognised PF happens after five years of continuous employment, it attracts no tax liability. In case of employment with different employers, if the PF balance maintained with the old employer is transferred to the PF account of the new employer, it is considered a continuous employment.

2) If an employee has been terminated because of certain reasons beyond his or her control (such as ill health and discontinuation of business of employer), the withdrawal does not attract any tax, irrespective of the number of years of employment.

3) In case of a withdrawal before five years, the amount becomes taxable in the same financial year. Thus, the amount has to be shown in your tax return for the next assessment year. The employer’s contribution to PF and interest earned on it is added to one’s income and taxed accordingly.

4) In addition, if you have claimed benefits under Section 80C on your own PF contribution, it will be taxed as salary. The interest earned on your own contribution will be taxed as ‘income from other sources’ and taxed according to the respective tax slabs.

5) TDS (tax deducted at source) – If the withdrawal is after a period of five years of continuous employment, it attracts no TDS or any tax. What happens if the period of service is less than five years? If PAN has not been submitted to the EPFO authorities, TDS is deducted at 30 per cent. If PAN has been submitted along with Form 15G/15H, no TDS is deducted. If form 15G/15H is not submitted and PAN is submitted, TDS @ 10% is deducted. Form 15H or 15G is meant to prevent TDS for those whose income falls below the taxable limit.

6) The funds transferred from a recognised provident fund (PF) account to a National Pension System (NPS) account will not attract any tax, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) said in a circular dated March 6. “The amount so transferred from recognised Provident Fund/Superannuation Fund to NPS is not treated as income of the current year and hence not taxable,” the pension fund regulator said.

7) The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has come out with a single-page form for provident fund related claims – from provident/pension fund withdrawal to the advance facility.

8) In addition, an Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO subscribers can submit the new one-page form directly to the retirement fund body without the employer’s attestation if their accounts are seeded with Aadhaar and bank account details.

9) For subscribers who are yet to seed Aadhaar and bank details, a new composite claim form has been introduced which has to be submitted with attestation of employers for any claims.

10) Also, no other document would be required to be submitted by the subscriber for taking advances from the provident fund corpus. A provident fund subscriber can go for partial withdrawal/advance from his or her corpus for specific purposes like purchase of flat, construction, marriage/education of children etc.

Read at NDTV

Withdrawal from the provident fund to facilitate housing needs of workers Gazette Notification on amendment in EPF Scheme, 1952.

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of labour & Employment, Govt. of India)/ Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhavmn, l4-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-l 10066

No. WSU/39(1)2017/Housing Scheme

Date: 21.04.2017

To
All Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioners (HQ/Zone)
All Regional Provident Fund Commissioners of
Regional Offices.

Sub: Withdrawal from the provident fund to facilitate housing needs of workers Gazette Notification on amendment in EPF Scheme, 1952.

Sir/Madam,

The copy of Gazette Notification No. G.S.R. 351(E) dated 12th April, 2017 on insertion of paragraph 68-BD in EPF Scheme, 1952 is enclosed for carrying out following actions immediately with full vigour:-

1.Give wide publicity to the above notification amongst employers and members of Provident Fund through media, e-mails, seminars, workshops etc. Awareness about the new provision should be created, especially through employers’ associations and workers’ unions so that eligible and willing members can avail withdrawal and loan repayment facilities.

2.In case of projects, member may apply for withdrawal, being a member of society having ten or more members and registered under any law and the society is desirous of purchasing dwelling houses/flats (including flats in a building owned jointly with others) or for construction of dwelling houses including the acquisition of a suitable site from the government or any Housing Agency under any Housing Scheme or any promoter/builder for the members. Member may apply individually/jointly through housing society in the format enclosed herewith (Annexure-I) to get a certificate from the commissioner specifying balance in his/their provident fund accounts alongwith monthly contributions during last 3 months preceding the month of receipt of such application. Certificate in enclosed format (Annexure-II) may be issued by the commissioner to the members/housing society as the case may be. Alternatively PF members may get print out of their passbook from the website of EPFO for submitting to the housing cooperative society/banks. It is directed that all employers and workers be facilitated for housing projects as per provisions of para 68-BD of EPF Scheme, 1952 but EPFO shall not recommend or be associated in the agreement with any particular builder/promoter/housing agency/housing society.

3.Members may not have repayment capacity to borrow requisite funds from banks/other prime lending housing finance companies etc. In addition to the lump sum withdrawal up to 90% of accumulations in provident fund accounts, members may opt for full/part repayment of loans out of monthly P.F. contributions also. For this purpose, banks/prime lending institutions may make use of the aforesaid certificate containing details of Provident Fund contributions received in members’ account during last three months for facilitation of loan processing to arrive at equated monthly installments for withdrawal under Para 68 BD(3).

4.Composite Claim Forms can be made use of by members for withdrawals for purposes under Para 68-80 as a member of cooperative society or society registered for housing purpose, and for authorization to Commissioner to repay monthly installments for repayment of loan to the Government or a Housing Agency or Primary Lending Agency or bank.

5.In addition to the composite claim form in clause (4) above, a letter of authorization cum undertaking signed by the member for repayment of monthly installment out of Provident Fund Account may also be obtained in enclosed format (Annexure-III).

6.Members whose annual income is less than the amount specified in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna and do not own a house in the name of any family member anywhere in India, can avail of interest subsidy up to Rs. 2.20 Iakhs in Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS). This subsidy is being disbursed by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA), Government of India through its nodal agency HUDCO and National Housing Bank details of which are available on the website at www.mhupa.gov.in. For availing the subsidy, member may get loan from public/private sector banks, cooperative banks and housing finance companies details of which are available at web-links http://mhupa.gov.in/writereaddata/ews-lig-pli.pdf as well as http://mhupa.gov.in/writereaddata/mig-pli-.pdf. HUDCO will facilitate implementation of the scheme jointly with EPFO through their various field offices. (Copy of MoU with HUDCO will be forwarded separately).

This issues with the approval of Central P.F. Commissioner.

Enclosures. As above

S/d,
(KRISHAN LAL TANEJA)
Addl. Central P.F. Commissioner (Enroll. & Housing)

The Gazette of India

EXTRAORDINARY

PART-II Section 3-Sub-section(i)

Published by Authority

No. 282] NEW DELHI, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12,2017/CHAITRA 22,1939
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi. the 12th April. 2017

G.S.R. 351(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 read with sub-section ( I ) of section 7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act. 1952 (19 of 1952). the Central Government hereby makes the following Scheme. further to amend the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme. 1952. namely:-

1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Provident Funds (Fourth Amendment) Scheme. 2017.

(2) It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme. 1952. after paragraph 68 BC. the following paragraph shall be inserted. namely:-

“68BD. Withdrawal of. and financing from. the Fund for purchase of dwelling house or flat or the construction of a dwelling house- (l) Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph 68B or 68BC or 68BC. where a member of the Fund. who.-

(a) being a member of a cooperative society or a society registered for housing purpose under any law for the time being in force and such society has at least ten members of the Fund. and

(b) desires to purchase a dwelling house or flat including flat in a building owned jointly with others. outright or on hire-purchase basis. or for construction of a dwelling house including the acquisition of a suitable site for the purpose. from the Central Government. a State Government. or any housing agency under any housing scheme or any promoter or builder for the members.

may apply in such form and in such manner. as may be prescribed by the Commissioner. for withdrawal from the amount standing to the credit of the member in the Fund.

(2) The Commissioner, or any other officer subordinate to him where so authorised by the Commissioner. on receipt of such application may. sanction such amount not exceeding the member’s own share of contribution with interest thereon and the employer’s share of contribution with interest thereon to his credit or the cost of the acquisition of the proposed property whichever is less by debiting to the member’s account:

Provided that the amount of the withdrawal shall not exceed ninety per cent of the employer’s share of contribution and interest thereon and employee’s share of contribution and interest thereon:

Provided further that the member and the society as the case may be. shall be. liable in accordance with the terms of the agreement with the housing agency or builder or promoter and the Commissioner shall not be responsible or liable or make himself liable for the act of the parties to the agreement.

(3) No withdrawal under this paragraph shall be granted-

(i) unless the member has membership of the Fund for at least three years:

(ii) more than once:

(iii) unless the share of contribution with interest thereon in the amount standing to the credit in the Fund of the member/or together with the spouse who is also a member. is not less than twenty thousand rupees:

(4) Where a member desires and authorises that monthly installment for the repayment. wholly or partly. of any outstanding principal or interest of a loan obtained in the name of the member or spouse of the member or jointly by the member and spouse may be paid from the amount standing to the credit of the member in the Fund. and payment may be made on behalf of the member to the Government or a housing agency or primary lending agency or bank concerned as the case may be:

Provided that when the membership of the member ceases to exist. or. where the amount standing to in the credit of the member’s account is not sufficient to pay the monthly installment for any month. the Commissioner or where so authorized by the Commissioner any other officer subordinate to him shall not be liable to pay the monthly installment or any late fee or interest or other such charges.

(5) The withdrawal for the purchase of a dwelling house or flat or a dwelling site or construction of a dwelling house. under sub-paragraphs (l) and (2). shall not be made to the member in any event and shall be made direct to the Cooperative Society. Central Government. a State Government. or any Housing Agency under any Housing Scheme or any promoter or builders as the case may be. in one or more installments. as may be authorized by the member.

(6) (a) It” the withdrawal or finance granted under this paragraph exceeds the amount actually spent for the purpose for which it was sanctioned. the excess amount shall be refunded by the member to the Fund in one lump sum within thirty days of the finalization of the purchase. or the completion of the construction of. or necessary additions or alterations to a dwelling house or flat. as the case may be;

(b) The amount so refunded under sub-paragraph (a) shall be credited to the employer’s share of contribution in the member’s account in the Fund to the extent of withdrawal granted out of the said share and the balance. if any. shall be credited to the member’s share of contribution in his account;

(c) In the event of the member failing to get allotted a dwelling site or dwelling house or flat or in the event of the cancellation of an allotment made to the member by the Cooperative Society. the Central Government. a State Government. or any Housing Agency under any Housing Scheme or any promoter or builders to which the amount so withdrawn has been given the member shall be liable to ensure the refund of the amount to the Fund in one lump sum in such manner as may be specified by the Commissioner. within a period not exceeding fifteen days from the date of such cancellation or non-allotment:

(d) The amount so refunded under clause (c) shall be credited to the employer’s share of contributions in the members account in the Fund. to the extent of withdrawal granted out of the said share. and the balance. if any. shall be credited to member’s own share of contributions in his account”.

[No. S-350l2/9/2016-SS-II]

R.K. GUPTA. Jt. Secy.

Note : The principal scheme was published in the Gazette of India. Extraordinary. Part ll. Section 3. Sub-section (i) vide number S.R.O. 1509. dated the 2nd September. l952 and was lastly amended wide number G.S.R. 298 (E). dated the 29th March. 2017.

Annexure – I

To

The Commissioner
…………………………. (RC/SRO)
Sub: Application to obtain certificate about deposits in provident fund account/accounts for withdrawals under para 68-80 of EPF Scheme, 1952.

Sir,

I/We, the employee/employees of M/s ………………………………………………………… are members of society registered for housing purpose with Registration No. …………………………………….. and the said society is desirous of purchasing dwelling houses/flats or construction of dwelling houses including acquisition of suitable sites for the purpose from the Central Government/State Government/ any housing agency under any

housing scheme or from any builder/promoter. I/We do hereby request to issue certificate about my/our provident fund deposits during the last three months along with balance to undersigned/ society/ builder/ housing society/ bank/lenders namely ……………………………….
2.I/We, am/are aware about provisions of paragraph 68-80 of EPF Scheme, 1952 according to which member or/and society shall be fully responsible/liable for the agreement with the housing agency/builder/promoter and commissioner shall not undertake any responsibility/liability in this regard.

Signature/Signatures of members with names & PF account numbers
Sl.
No.
Name/NamesPF A/c No.Signature

Annexure-II


CERTIFICATE

Provident Fund deposits of following provident fund account are certified for withdrawals under Para 68 BD of Employees Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 for housing purpose as member of cooperative society/society registered under any law or for repayment of monthly installment of a loan to the Government or a housing agency or primary lending agency or bank. The member or/and society shall be fully responsible/liable for the agreement with the housing agency/ builder/ promoter/ lenders and the undersigned shall not undertake any responsibility/ liability in this regard.

Provident Fund Account No.:

Name of the member:

Balance in Provident Fund A/c. as on:

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Details about Provident Fund in last 3 months:

Month & Year Details of wages on which
Provident Fund was deposited Contribution/
Credits (if any) Withdrawals
(if any)
Signature
For Regional Provident Fund Commissioner
Regional/Sub-Regional
Office……………….

Annexure-III

EMPLOYEES’ PROVlDENT FUND SCHEME, 1952
(Paragraph 62 BD)

AUTHORISATION FOR REPAYMENT OF HOUSING LOAN OUT OF THE PROVIDENT FUND ACCOUNT

To

The Commissioner,
Employees’ Provident Fund,
……………………………………….

I ………………………………… S/o/W/of  ………………………………… an employee of M/s. …………………………………  having Provident Fund Account No. …………………………………  hereby authorize
the Commissioner to:

(i) make monthly withdrawal of Rs.  ………………………………… (Rupees……………………………… only) from………………month of year……….. to………………………month of year  ………………………………… from my above Provident Fund Account and remit the same to my Loan Account No.  ………………………………… by electronic transfer to  …………………………………  Bank/Housing Agency/ Other primary lending agency for housing as per following details

Current/Saving Account of the lender  …………………………………

Name and address of the Bank of the lender . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . .  . . . . .  . . . .  . . . .      . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   IFS Code  …………….

(ii) make payment of late fees/interest out of my above provident fund account and remit the same to the aforesaid lenders.

2.I hereby accept and undertake that:

(i) the authrisation at para (1) above shall hereafter remain operative till such time I continue to be a member of the fund and have enough accumulation to my credit and this authority shall not be revoked by me as long as I remain indebted to the above said lender.

(ii) I am aware of the balance in my provident fund account, future contributions to be made and the interest to be credited and I take the responsibility to repay the aforesaid loan. If balance in provident fund account is less than the said monthly installment in any month/year I will pay the installment, late fee and/or interest from my own resources.

(iii) Amount standing to the credit of aforesaid provident fund account together with Provident Fund Account No.  ………………………………… of my spouse (if any) is not less than Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand).

Signature  …………………………………
Name  …………………………………….
Address  ………………………………….
………………………………………………
………………………………………………

Certified that the above authorization and undertaking has been signed before me by aforesaid Provident Fund member.

Signature of the Manager of the branch of lender which sanctioned the loan

Source:  http://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_docs/PDFs/Circulars/Y2017-2018/WSU_HousingScheme_21042017.pdf

Next wage revision of the bank employees


D.O.No. 4/2/2/15/IR

Girish Chandra Murmu, IAS .
Additional Secretary

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep Building, 3rd Floor,
10, Parliament Street,
New Delhi-110 001

Dated: 21.03.2017.

Dear MD/CEO

Kindly refer to this Department’s letter dated 12.01.2016, 24.08.2016, 21.10.2016 and 21.12.2016 addressed to all Public Sector Banks ( PSBs) whereby PSBs were requested to initiate the steps taken for smooth conclusion of next wage revision of the employee within time frame. However, it is seen that several Banks are yet to proceed in the matter.

May I request PSBs to kindly look into the matter and to conclude the next wage revision prior to the effective date i.e. 01.11.2017

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

S/d,
(G.C. Murmu)

The Chief Executives of all Public Sector Banks

Source:http://financialservices.gov.in/ncapp/CircularsIndex.aspx

Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List -2014

HEADQUARTERS’ OFFICE

EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION

PANCHDEEP BHAVAN: C.I.G. ROAD: NEW DELHI – 110002.

(ISO 9001-2000 Certified)

U-16/30/580/2016-Pro.Cell(SST)/WUL-290

Dated: 05.04.2017

To,
Director (Med.) Delhi, Director (Med.) Noida
MS’s- All ESIC Hospitals
SSMC’s/SMC’s- All States

Sub: Clarification on billing queries in respect of CGHS Rate List -2014-reg

Sir/Madam,

As per policy, ESI Corporation follows listed rates of CGHS for clearing bills of Empanelled Hospitals. In this context, ESIC Headquarters is receiving numerous representations from field units as well as tie-up hospitals regarding issues pertaining to defined CGHS package rates. As per clarifications received from CGHS Hqrs, New Delhi, the decisions are as under:

S.No.Queries RaisedDecisions
1.Whether 10% deduction on rates admissible for General Ward is done for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.No deduction or enhancement for Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.
2.Whether immunosuppressant therapy for Kidney Transplantation (Related) is included within the package rates.Yes, the rate is inclusive of immunotherapy.
3.Whether any charges for the consumable (balloon) are to be paid additionally over the package rate for Balloon Mitral Valvotomy/PTMC- (CGHS 547)No additional Charges need to be paid.
4.Whether charges for the dye/medicine are to be paid additionally over the Package rates for Radio-Isotope  Therapy- (CGHS 1364-1370)Rates are inclusive of the dyes. No additional charges need to be paid.
These instructions will be valid from 01.04.2017.

This issues with the approval of Director General.

Your faithfully
S/d,
(Dr. Sangeeta Mathur)
Dy. Medical Commissioner (SST)

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Central govt women employees fight for 730-day child care leave

In February 2014, Saphla Rani made news for becoming a mother for the first time at a very late age of 57. Employed as junior manager with RITES (a public sector undertaking under the ministry of railways), she gave birth to a baby boy after undergoing 15 cycles of in-vitro fertilization, a physically and financially taxing fertility procedure.

Three years later, she is now fighting her employer for - first, not sanctioning her Child Care Leave (CCL), which she claims is her Fundamental Right, and second for withholding her due salary when she anyway proceeded on CCL. Last Friday, Saphla says, she received a suspension letter from RITES.

She claims that despite her repeated applications for sanction of CCL, her employer refused to grant it and also didn't furnish any valid reason for the same. She has now filed a complaint with the National Commission of Women, which has sent a letter to RITES seeking a report on the matter.

When TOI spoke to a senior official in RITES, he said that although RITES comes under the ministry of railways, it is a public sector undertaking and has a different leave structure. "We don't follow central government pay packages. And CCL has not yet been approved by our board of directors," he said.

The 7th Pay commission recommends CCL can be granted to women employees having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (ie. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children. During this period women will be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

While women contest that CCL is their right, official communication from the department of personnel and training denies that. An official clarification issued by the DoPT says that CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right. "Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior proper approval of the leave by the leave sanctioning authority," reads the official clarification.

In the past few years frequent cases of denial of this leave have been reported in the media. For example, in 2014, S Mangala, deputy general manager (Aviation Safety), AAI, filed a petition with the Bombay High Court seeking implementation of child care leave norms recommended in the Sixth Pay Commission in 2008. The judges reserved the order after hearing both sides. Mangala approached the High Court after her request for leave for attending to her 12-year-old daughter was rejected.

.We can see in rural areas village women labor working with their months old children in the site in improvised cradles These women workers are unorganized and cannot demand
any special treatment

In 2015, the Central Administrative Tribunal ruled the CCL was the right of every working woman while directing Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh to reinstate their employee, Anu Sharma, who was sacked for proceeding on CCL.

The Supreme Court passed an order in 2014 ruling that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. The apex court passed the order in response to a petition filed by Kakali Ghosh, a government employee, challenging government's decision not to grant her leave of 730 days for preparing her son for secondary/senior examinations.

Read at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/central-govt-women-employees-fight-for-730-day-child-care-leave/articleshow/58347554.cms
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PFRDA smoothens the Process of Registration of Retirement Advisers; Process of submitting application transformed from Physical Mode to Online Mode.

In order to smoothen the process of registration of Retirement Advisers, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has transformed the process of submitting application from physical mode to online mode.

The applicants can now submit their application online and upload scanned images of all the required documents. This will reduce the application processing time. PFRDA is registering Retirement Advisers for widening the coverage of NPS by facilitating on boarding of the subscribers and also providing advisory services to them for allocating assets under NPS and choosing Pension Fund Managers.

“Retirement Adviser” can be any individual, registered partnership firm, body corporate, or any registered trust or society, which desires to engage in the activity of providing advice on National Pension System or other pension schemes regulated by PFRDA to prospects / existing subscribers or other persons or group of persons and is registered as such under the PFRDA (Retirement Advisers) Regulations.

NISM and FPSB India are providing necessary certification in order to become eligible for registration as Retirement Adviser. However, Investment Advisers registered with SEBI are exempted from the requirement of such certifications and they can directly submit their application to PFRDA for registration.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Date of next increment in revised Pay - PC of A

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-A, S.K.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA – 700 011

PART II OFFICE ORDER NO:576

Dated: 06-04-2017

Sub: Re-Fixation of Pay in terms of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 – Date of next increment in revised Pay Structure under Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules – 2008.

fixation carried out as per CGDA New Delhi letter No.Admin 14/14162/6th CPC/Corr/Urgent-XVII dated 19-02-2014 regarding rounding off the amount of increment to next multiple of 10 for the year 2006, 2007 & 2008.

Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys)
For P.C.Of A (Fys) Kolkata

Source:: http://www.pcafys.gov.in/

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7th Pay Commission: Top basic pay Rs 2.5 lakh; HRA Rs 60,000

At present, there are as many as 43 lakh central govt employees and 53 lakh pensioners.

 7th Pay Commission will increase basic salary of government employees by manifold.
Mumbai: Country's senior most bureaucrat Cabinet Secretary will get a handsome hike in basic pay and a substantial increase in house rent allowance once the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission are put into effect.

The Cabinet Secretary right now gets Rs 90,000 monthly salary which will be increased to Rs 2.5 lakh per month. The House Rent Allowance will also see a substantial increase. Under new pay regime, maximum HRA will be Rs 60,000 per month.

At present, there are as many as 43 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners who are covered for perks and bonuses under the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission that will soon be replaced by 7th Pay Commission.

The panel's final report is expected to be submitted on April 27 when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley returns from his visit to the United States where he strongly supported India's stand over the H1-B Visa debate with the US authorities.

India has flagged the row related to H1-B work visas as a trade and commerce related issue and has lobbied with the Donald Trump administration not to consider it as an immigration related issue.

Review committee set up under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has finalised its report and will submit it soon, according a report on Zee News.

"The 7th Pay Commission had earlier proposed the rate of House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively," the report said.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

J&K govt sets up panel for 7th Pay Commission implementation

Setting the ball rolling for the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has setup a seven-member panel to examine the revision of pay scales of the employees and pensioners.

Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, who presented the budget in the Assembly on January 11, had said the government would implement the 7th Pay Commission from April 1, 2018.

"Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a Pay Committee to examine the revision of Pay Scales of the state government employees, pensioners pursuant to the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations by the Government of India," commissioner-secretary to the government Khurshid Ahmad said in a government order issued here.

The panel will be headed by Administrative Secretary, Planning Development and Monitoring Department with members as administrative secretaries of Home, Finance, Law & Justice departments and Public Works department (PWD), General Administrative department (GAD), Finance, the officer said, adding that Director Codes, Finance department will be member-secretary of the panel.

The pay committee shall examine the import of recommendations of 7th CPC vis-a-vis the existing pay bands and desirability of changing them suitably, Ahmad said.

The panel shall transform the state government organisations into modern, professional and citizen friendly entities that are dedicated to the service of the people, he said, adding it shall review the structure of medical allowance, compensatory allowance, house rent allowance, temporary move allowance and other allowances.

The Pay Committee shall suggest an overall package keeping in view any other point which may be having direct bearing on the issue of restructuring of the of pay bands, Ahmad said.

It shall also examine the principles which should govern the structure of pension, death-cum-retirement gratuity, family pension and other terminal and recurring benefits having financial implications to the state government employees falling under old pension scheme appointed before 01 01 2016, he said.

The committee shall examine the desirability and need to sanction an interim relief till the time its recommendations are made, and accepted by the government.

The Pay commission will benefit over 4.5 lakh employees besides pensioners in the state, he added.

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7th Pay Commission: Demanding Higher Allowances Is “Realistic” Says Finmin

New Delhi: The central government employees unions demanding higher allowances, a realistic view of what government can afford, the Finance Ministry sources have confirmed.

"Four new set of rules will be implemented under the GST," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while briefing the media after the 13th GST Council meet in New Delhi.

Later, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley extended the deadline for report submission to February 22, 2017 but committee has not yet submitted its report.

Speaking to The Sen Times, senior Finance Ministry sources were keen to the demands being met, insisting the work of the ‘Committee on Allowances’ to submit its final report within May, will determine what is doable.

“The government has a lot of pressures on the purses this year and higher allowances obviously is a key one. Demands are reasonable and realistic. But the government will not be held hostage,” said one senior source last night.

They told The Sen Times: “The issue of higher allowances is currently under consideration by the ‘Committee on Allowances’.

In line with their mandate, the committee will produce a report within May.

“This report will form the basis of negotiations with the central government employees unions. Any higher allowance settlement emitting from these negotiations must be affordable and sustainable.”

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is a centralised union of several central government employees unions, has told cabinet secretary that the higher allowances must be given with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.

“The committee will have regard to the national finances before accepts NJCA above demand,” the source said.

The central government employees’ unions had threatened to call for nationwide strike in May due to delay in implementation of higher allowances.

In response to this, the sources said, “the government expects the ‘Committee on Allowances’ to report by May or even before then. They are going to be very difficult discussions and negotiations.”

The ‘Committee on Allowances’, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was formed in July last year for examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance as the pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

The committee was initially given four months’ time to submit the report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Later, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley extended the deadline for report submission to February 22, 2017 but committee has not yet submitted its report.

The central government employees got theirs arrears of basic pay arising from implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in one go in August salaries. The hike in basic pay has been made effective from January 1, 2016 but they are still awaiting for the higher allowances.

The employees now get all allowances except dearness allowance, according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

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Central govt. employees plan stir on May 23

The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, along with other employee federations from Railways and Defence, will hold a massive demonstration in front of the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s office at New Delhi on May 23, demanding a decision on the amendments to pay revision.

The All India Postal Casual, Part time, Contingent and Contract Workers Federation, New Delhi too will throw in its lot with the demonstration, demanding regularisation of contract, casual, part time and contingent employees.

M. Krishnan, the Secretary General of the Confederation, who was here as the chief guest for the central working committee meeting of the Federation, shared the details with the media. The central government employees have been agitating, demanding amendments in minimum wages, fitment formula and other provisions of the Pay Revision Commission.

The centre, responding to the protests, had constituted high level committees to consider the demands with regard to the PRC, allowances and pensions, with the deadline of four months. However, even after 10 months, no report has come forth, and the demands remained unsettled.After the strike and march to Parliament on March 16, the Confederation has decided for a demonstration on May 23. “If the government does not concede, we shall go on indefinite strike, as we will be left with no option,” Mr.Krishnan said.

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7th Pay Commission: Check out complete list of allowances abolished or retained

New Delhi: A high-level committee, headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, which was asked to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendation on allowances, is likely to submit its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley soon.

The allowances form a sizeable amount of the salary drawn by a government employee.

The final recommendations on allowances will benefit over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners.

7th Pay Commission: How the report on allowances may affect salaries of central govt employees

The Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

The committee was tasked to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendation for abolition of 53 allowances out of a total of 196 and subsuming another 36 into larger existing ones.

Below is the complete list of allowances abolished or retained
1) Accident Allowance: Not included in the report.

2) Acting Allowance: Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”

3) Aeronautical Allowance: Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

4) Air Despatch Pay: Abolished

5) Air Steward Allowance: Abolished

6) Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance: Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

7) Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK): Not included in the report.

8)  Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities:  Not included in the report.

9) Annual Allowance : Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.

10) Antarctica Allowance: Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

11) Assisting Cashier Allowance Abolished.

12) ASV Allowance Abolished.

13) Bad Climate Allowance: Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

14) Bhutan Compensatory Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

15) Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

16) Book Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

17) Breach of Rest Allowance Not included in the report.

18) Breakdown Allowance Abolished.

19) Briefcase Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

20) Camp Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.

21) Canteen Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

22) Caretaking Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”

23) Cash Handling Allowance Abolished.

24) Children Education Allowance (CEA) Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.

25) CI Ops Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

26) Classification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

27) Clothing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

28) Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished

29) COBRA Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

30) Command Allowance Abolished

31) Commando Allowance Abolished

32) Commercial Allowance Abolished

33) Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.

34) Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

35) Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.

36) Condiment Allowance Abolished.

37) Constant Attendance Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

38) Conveyance Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

39) Cooking Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

40) Cost of Living Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

41) Court Allowance Abolished.

42) Cycle Allowance Abolished.

43) Daily Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

44) Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

45) Dearness Allowance (DA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

46) Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.

47) Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.

48) Desk Allowance Abolished.

49) Detachment Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.

50) Diet allowance: Abolished.

51) Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

52) Dual Charge Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.

53) Educational Concession Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.

54) Electricity Allowance Abolished.

55) Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet Secretary Abolished.

56) Entertainment Allowance in Indian Railways Abolished.

57) Extra Duty Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

58) Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.

59) Family HRA Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

60) Family Planning Allowance Abolished.

61) Field Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

62) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

63) Fixed Monetary Compensation Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.

64) Flag Station Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

65) Flight Charge Certificate Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

66) Flying Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

67) Flying Squad Allowance Abolished.

68) Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

69) Funeral Allowance Abolished.

70) Ghat Allowance Not included in the report.

71) Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.

72) Haircutting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.

73) Handicapped Allowance Abolished.

74) Hard Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

75) Hardlying Money Retained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

76) Headquarters Allowance Abolished.

77) Health and Malaria Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

78) High Altitude Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

79) Higher Proficiency Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.

80) Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians Retained. Rationalized.

81) Holiday Compensatory Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.

82) Holiday Monetary Compensation Retained. Rationalized.

83) Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

84) House Rent Allowance (HRA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

85) Hutting Allowance Abolished.

86) Hydrographic Survey Allowance  Retained. Rationalized.

87) Initial Equipment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

88) Instructional Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.

89) Internet Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

90) Investigation Allowance Abolished.

91) Island Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

92) Judge Advocate General Department Examination Award Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.

93) Kilometreage Allowance (KMA) Not included in the report.

94) Kit Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

95) Language Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

96) Language Award Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

97) Language Reward and Allowance Abolished.

98) Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished.

99) Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Retained. Rationalized.

100) Library Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

101) MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

102) Medal Allowance Retained.

103) Messing Allowance Retained for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.

104) Metropolitan Allowance Abolished.

105) Mileage Allowance for journeys by road Retained.

106) Mobile Phone Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

107) Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

108) National Holiday Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

109) Newspaper Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

110) Night Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

111) Night Patrolling Allowance Abolished.

112) Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

113) Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

114) Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

115) Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces Abolished.

116) Officiating Allowance Not included in the report.

117) Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished.

118) Orderly Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

119) Organization Special Pay Abolished.

120) Out of Pocket Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.

121) Outfit Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

122) Outstation (Detention) Allowance Not included in the report.

123) Outstation (Relieving) Allowance Not included in the report.

124) Out-turn Allowance Abolished.

125) Overtime Allowance (OTA) Abolished.

126) Para Allowances Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

12)7 Para Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

128) Parliament Assistant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

129) PCO Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

130) Post Graduate Allowance  Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

131) Professional Update Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.

132) Project Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

133) Qualification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.

134) Qualification Grant Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.

135) Qualification Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.

136) Rajbhasha Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”

137 Rajdhani Allowance Abolished.

138 Ration Money Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

139 Refreshment Allowance Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.

140 Rent Free Accommodation Abolished.

141 Reward for Meritorious Service Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.

142 Risk Allowance Abolished.

143 Robe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

144 Robe Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

145 Savings Bank Allowance Abolished.

146 Sea Going Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

147 Secret Allowance Abolished.

148 Shoe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

149 Shorthand Allowance Abolished.

150 Shunting Allowance Not included in the report.

151 Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

152 Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.

153 Soap Toilet Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance. 154 Space Technology Allowance Abolished.

155 Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities Retained. Enhanced by 100%.

156 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

157 Special Appointment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

158 Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance Abolished.

159 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II or III.

160 Special DOT Pay Abolished. 161 Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

162 Special Forces Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

163 Special Incident/Investigation/ Security Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

164 Special LC Gate Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

165 Special NCRB Pay Abolished. 166 Special Running Staff Allowance Retained. Extended to some more categories.

167 Special Scientists’ Pay Abolished.

168 Specialist Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

169 Spectacle Allowance Abolished.

170 Split Duty Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

171 Study Allowance Abolished.

172 Submarine Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

173 Submarine Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.

174 Submarine Technical Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.

175 Subsistence Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.

176 Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments Abolished.

177 Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court Registry Abolished.

178 Sunderban Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

179 TA Bounty Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.

180 TA for Retiring Employees Retained. Rationalized.

181 TA on Transfer Retained. Rationalized.

182 Technical Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.

183 Tenure Allowance Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.

184 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

185 Training Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.

186 Training Stipend Abolished.

187 Transport Allowance (TPTA) Retained. Rationalized.

188 Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

189 Treasury Allowance Abolished.

190 Tribal Area Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

191 Trip Allowance Not included in the report.

192 Uniform Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

193 Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.

194 Vigilance Allowance Abolished.

195 Waiting Duty Allowance Not included in the report.

196 Washing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

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