Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Railway Board orders regarding Hard Duty Allowance will be issued shortly – Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra

Dear Comrades,

Sub:- Approval of Allowances of 7th Pay Commission by Cabinet & Hard Duty Allowance to Trackmen

It has been observed that some misunderstanding has arisen amongst the cadre of Trackmen regarding Hard Duty Allowance. In this regard it is mentioned that AIRF is pursuing the matter with Railway Board and Cabinet Committee has agreed to pay Hard duty Allowance to trackmen.

It is further mentioned that Orders in this regard will be issued by Railway Board shortly. It is hoped that it will end all rumors and speculation regarding Hard Duty Allowance to Trackmen at rest.

ऐसा सुनने में आया है कि कुछ शरारती तत्व यह अफवाह फेला रहे हैं कि ट्रैकमैन साथियों को हार्ड ड्यूटी भत्ता नहीं मिलेगा। इस मामले में आपकी जानकारी हेतु बताया जा रहा है कि AIRF इसका अनुसरण  बोर्ड लेवल पर कर रहा है। आपकी जानकारी के लिए आगे बताया जा रहा कि कैबिनेट कमेटी इस का अनुमोदन पहले ही कर चुकी है और रेलवे बोर्ड से हार्ड ड्यूटी भत्ते के आदेश जल्द जारी करवा दिए जायेंगे।

हम आशा करते हैं कि इस मामले में फ़ैल रही सभी अफवाहें अब शांत हो जायेंगी।



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CABINET APPROVES Children Education Allowance (CEA)

8.17.11 CEA is paid to government employees to take care of schooling and hostel requirements of their children. The rates of CEA are double for a differently abled child.

children education allowance recommended by 7th Pay commission

children education allowance recommended by 7th Pay commission

CABINET DECISION ON CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month / child (max. 2) to ₹2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.

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After Cabinet Approval status of House Rent Allowance (HRA) in 7th cpc

House Rent Allowance

HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities. As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.

7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided that these rates will be revised upwards when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively. This will benefit all employees who do not reside in government accommodation and get HRA.

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NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE CABINET DECISION ON ALLOWANCES TO CG EMPLOYEES

CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AGAIN BETRAYED BY NDA GOVERNMENT.

DATE OF EFFECT FROM 01-01-2016 AND RESTORATION OF RATE OF HRA DENIED

HOLD NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES

NDA Government has once again betrayed the entire Central Govt Employees. The demand of the employees to restore HRA to 30, 20 & 10% is denied. Date of effect for allowances is fixed as 01-07-2017 denying 18 months arrears.

The BJP lead NDA Government deliberately delayed the legitimate right of the employees. The assurance given by Cabinet Ministers regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula  is also not honoured till date. NDA Government is the worst Government as far as employees and workers are concerned.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon entire Central Govt Employees to hold demonstrations in front of all Central Govt Offices protesting against the anti-employees, anti-workers stand of the NDA Government.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob&Whatsapp: 09447068125
e-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees.

While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had decided to set up the Committee on Allowances (CoA) in view of substantial changes in the existing provisions and a number of representations received. The modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA in its Report submitted to Finance Minister on 27th April, 2017 and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the recommendations of 7th CPC.

7th CPC recommendations on Allowances

The 7th CPC had adopted a three-pronged approach in examining a total of 197 allowances which involved an assessment of the need for continuation of each allowance, appropriateness of the set of people covered by the allowance and rationalisation which involved clubbing of allowances with similar objectives. Based on the examination on these lines, the 7th CPC recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowance.

For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA). Accordingly, fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.

A new paradigm has been evolved to administer the allowances linked to risk and hardship. The myriad allowances, their categories and sub–categories pertaining to  civilians employees, CAPF and defence personnel have been fitted into a table called the Risk and Hardship Matrix (R&H Matrix). The Matrix has nine cells denoting varying degrees of risk and hardship with one extra cell at the top named as RH - Max to include Siachen Allowance. Multiple rates applicable to individual allowances will be replaced by two slab rates for every cell of the R&H Matrix.

Modifications approved by the Cabinet

The modifications approved today were finalised by the E-CoS based on the recommendations of the CoA. The CoA had undertaken extensive stakeholder consultations before finalising its recommendations. It had interacted with Joint Consultative Machinery (Staff side) and representatives from various staff associations. Most of the modifications are on account of continuing requirement of some of the existing arrangements, administrative exigencies and to further the rationalization of the allowances structure.

Financial Implications

The modifications approved by the Government in the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances will lead to a modest increase of ₹1448.23 crore per annum over the projections made by the 7th CPC. The 7th CPC, in its Report, had projected the additional financial implication on allowances at ₹29,300 crore per annum. The combined additional financial implication on account of the 7th CPC recommendations along with the modifications approved by the Cabinet is estimated at ₹30748.23 crore per annum.

Highlights of Cabinet approval on Allowances

1.        Number of allowances recommended to be abolished and subsumed:

Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC. The decision to retain these allowances has been taken keeping in view the specific functional requirements of Railways, Posts and Scientific Departments such as Space and Atomic Energy. It has also been decided that 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed by the 7th CPC will continue as separate identities. This has been done on account of the unique nature of these allowances. The rates of these allowances have also been enhanced as per the formula adopted by the 7th CPC. This will benefit over one lakh employees belonging to specific categories in Railways, Posts, Defence and Scientific Departments.

2.        House Rent Allowance

HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities. As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.

7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided that these rates will be revised upwards when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively. This will benefit all employees who do not reside in government accommodation and get HRA.

3.        Siachen Allowance

7th CPC had placed Siachen Allowance in the RH-Max cell of the R&H Matrix with two slabs of ₹21,000 and ₹31,500. Recognizing the extreme nature of risk and hardship faced by officers / PBORs on continuous basis in Siachen, the Government has decided to further enhance the rates of Siachen Allowance which will now go up from the existing rate from ₹14,000 to ₹30,000 per month for Jawans & JCOs (Level 8 and below) and from ₹21,000 to ₹42,500 per month for Officers (Level 9 and above). With this enhancement, Siachen Allowance will become more than twice the existing rates. It will benefit all the soldiers and officers of Indian Army who are posted in Siachen.

4.        Dress Allowance

At present, various types of allowances are paid for provisioning and maintenance of uniforms/outfits such as Washing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Outfit Allowance etc. These have been rationalised and subsumed in newly proposed Dress Allowance to be paid annually in four slabs @ ₹5000, ₹10,000, ₹15,000 and ₹20,000 per annum for various category of employees. This allowance will continue to be paid to Nurses on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements. Government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them (which is higher than the rates recommended by the 7th CPC) as also their specific requirements. The rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees will be governed separately.

5.        Tough Location Allowance

Some allowances based on geographical location such as Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA), Sunderban Allowance & Tribal Area Allowance have been subsumed in Tough Location Allowance. The areas under TLA have been classified into three categories and the rates will be governed as per different cells of R&H Matrix and will be in the range of ₹1000 - ₹5300 per month. The 7th CPC had recommended that TLA will not be admissible with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) payable in North-East, Ladakh and the Islands. Government has decided that employees will be given the option to avail of the benefit of SCRLA at pre-revised rates along with SDA at revised rates.

6.   Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to all employees:

(i)                  Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month / child (max. 2) to ₹2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.

(ii)                Existing rates of Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities has been doubled from ₹1500 per month to ₹3000 per month.

(iii)          Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians has been increased from ₹2000 - ₹10000 (Grant) to ₹10000 - ₹30000 (Grant).

7.        Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to         Uniformed Services: Defence, CAPFs, Police, Indian Coast Guard and    Security Agencies

                    i.                        The 7th CPC has recommended abolition of Ration Money Allowance (RMA) and free ration to Defence officers posted in peace areas. It has been decided that Ration Money Allowance will continue to be paid to them and directly credited to their account. It will benefit 43000 Defence officers.

                  ii.                        Technical Allowance (Tier - I & II) are paid to Defence officers belonging to technical branches @₹3000 per month and ₹4500 per month. 7th CPC has recommended that Technical Allowance (Tier - II) be merged with Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence personnel. In view of the specific requirements of Defence Forces for the Defence personnel to keep pace with changing Defence requirements and technologies, the  Government has decided not to discontinue Technical Allowance. The list of courses for these allowances will be reviewed to remain in sync with the latest technical advancements in Defence.

                iii.                        The facility of one additional free railway warrant (Leave Travel Concession) presently granted to personnel of Defence Forces serving in  field/high altitude/CI Ops shall also be extended to all personnels of CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard.

                iv.                        Rates of High Altitude Allowance granted to Defence Forces and CAPF personnel will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from  ₹810 - ₹16800 per month to ₹2700 – ₹25000 per month.

                  v.                        Field Area Allowances are granted to Indian Army, Air Force & CAPF personnel. The rates of Field Area Allowances (Modified Field, Field & Highly Active)  will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹1200 - ₹12600 per month to ₹6000 - ₹16900 per month. Classification of field areas for this allowance will be done by Ministry of Defence for Defence personnel and by Ministry of Home Affairs for CAPFs.

                vi.                        The rates of Counter Insurgency Ops (CI Ops) Allowance, granted to Defence and CAPFs while deployed in counter – insurgency operations will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from  ₹3000 - ₹11700 per month to ₹6000 – ₹16900 per month.

              vii.                        Rates of MARCOS and Chariot Allowance granted to marine commandos of Indian Navy will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹10500 - ₹15750 per month to ₹17300 – ₹25000 per month.

            viii.                        Rates of Sea Going Allowance granted to personnel of Indian Navy will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The twelve hour conditionality for determining the eligibility of Sea Going Allowance has been reduced to four hours. The rates will go up from ₹3000 - ₹7800 per month to ₹6000 – ₹10500 per month.

                ix.                        Rates of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) Allowance granted to CRPF personnel deployed in Naxal hit areas will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹8400 - ₹16800 per month to ₹17300 – ₹25000 per month.

                  x.                        Rates of Flying Allowance granted to flying branch and technical officers of Defence Forces will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹10500 - ₹15750 per month to ₹17300 – ₹25000 per month. It has been extended mutatis mutandis to BSF Air Wing also.

                xi.                        Rates of Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel have been increased from ₹9000 – ₹30000 (Grant) to ₹10000 – ₹30000 (Grant).

              xii.                        Aeronautical Allowance, presently paid to personnel of Indian Navy, has been extended to Indian Coast Guard. The rate of this allowance has been increased from ₹300 per month to ₹450 per month.

            xiii.                        Rates of Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from  ₹1500 / ₹3000 per month to ₹4100 / ₹5300 per month.

            xiv.                        Rates of Territorial Army Allowance have been increased from ₹175 - ₹450 per month to ₹1000 - ₹2000 per month.

              xv.                        Ceilings of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel have been increased from ₹2000 - ₹4500 per month to ₹4500 - ₹9000 per month.

            xvi.                        Rates of Detachment Allowance have been increased ₹165 - ₹780 per day to ₹405 – ₹1170 per day.

          xvii.                        Rates of Para Jump Instructor Allowance have been increased from ₹2700/3600 per month to ₹6000 / 10500 per month.

        xviii.                        Special Incident / Investigation / Security Allowance has been rationalized. Rates for Special Protection Group (SPG) have been revised to 55% and 27.5% of Basic Pay for operational and non – operational duties respectively.

8.         Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Indian Railways

              i.                 Rates of Additional Allowance have been increased from ₹500 / 1000 per month to ₹1125 / 2250 per month. This has also been extended to Loco Pilot Goods and Senior Passenger Guards also @₹750 per month.

                  ii.                        In view of strenuous nature of the job, new Allowance namely Special Train Controller’s Allowance @5000 per month for Train Controllers of Railways has been introduced.

9.        Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Nurses & Ministerial Staffs of Hospital

                 i.                        Existing rate of Nursing Allowance has been increased from ₹4800 per month to ₹7200 per month.

               ii.                        Rate of Operation Theatre Allowance has been increased from ₹360 per month to ₹540 per month.

                iii.                        Rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance have been increased from ₹2070 - ₹2100 per month to ₹4100 – ₹5300 per month. 7th CPC recommendations modified to the extent that it will be granted to Ministerial staff also.

10.       Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to        Pensioners

Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from ₹500 per month to ₹1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.

                    i.                        The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.

11.       Allowances to Scientific Departments

              i.                              The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance has not been accepted. In order to incentivize the supporting employees in Space and Atomic Energy sector, the rate of Launch Campaign and Space Technology Allowance has been increased from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum. Professional Update Allowance for non-gazetted employees of Department of Atomic Energy will also continue to be paid at the enhanced rate of ₹11250 per annum.

                  ii.                     The 7th CPC had placed Antarctica Allowance, paid to the Scientists and other members undertaking the expedition to Antarctica under the Indian Antarctic programme, in the RH-Max Cell of the R&H Matrix. The rates of the RH-Max Cell recommended by the 7th CPC were less than the existing rates of Antarctica Allowance which is currently paid on per day basis. Considering the specific nature of these expeditions and to provide appropriate increase in rates, Government has decided to keep Antarctica Allowance out of the R&H Matrix and the allowance will continue to be paid on per day basis as per existing practice. The Rates of Antarctica Allowance will go up from ₹1125 per day (Summers) and ₹1688 per day (Winters) to ₹1500 per day (Summers) and ₹2000 per day (Winters).

12.                  Allowances paid to D/o Posts

                    i.                        The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Cycle Allowance, granted     mainly to Postmen and trackmen in Railways, has not been accepted.           Keeping in view the specific requirement of this allowance for postmen                       in Department of Posts and trackmen in Railways, the cycle allowance       is retained and the rates have been doubled from ₹90 per month to ₹180                       per month. This will benefit more than 22,200 employees.
Conclusion

While increasing the rate of allowances affecting the central government employees, especially the Defence, CAPF and Coast Guard personnel, the staff of Railways, Postal department and nursing staff, the total number of allowances have been rationalized from 197 to 128. Thus, the Government has shown a great deal of fiscal prudence and at the same time addressed the genuine concerns of the employees and responded to some of the administrative exigencies necessitating the modifications.

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7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves HRA recommendations; here's what it means for employees

Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave final nod to recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowance.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while speaking with media announced that Cabinet has approved the recommendations under 7th Pay Commission with 34 modifications. Also, he said that revised rates will be effective from July, 2017.

According to Ministry of Finance, 7th CPC will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh Defence Forces personnel. It has examined 197 allowance, recommending abolition of 53 allowance and subsuming 37 in others. Also, 7th CPC recommended revised rates commensurate with Dearness Allowance.

As per the Ministry, Risk & Hardship Matrix evolved for allowances linked to risk and hardship.

"7th CPC projected additional financial implication at Rs 29,300 crore per annum, modifications to have additional implication of Rs 1448.23 crore. Combined additional financial implication estimated at Rs 30,748.23 crore per annum," the Ministry said.
Much awaited house rent allowance (HRA) will be paid at 24%, 16% and 8% for X, Y, Z cities respectively. HRA not to be less than Rs 5400, Rs 3600 and Rs 1800 for X, Y, Z cities at 30%, 20%, 10% of minimum pay of Rs 18,000.

This is expected to benefit for more than 7.5 lakh employees.

Moreover, 7th CPC recommended revision of HRA when Dearness Allowance reaches 50% and 100%, the government has decided to revise rates when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively.
The 7th Pay Commission had recommended HRA too be fixed at 24%, 16% and 8% depending on the cities employees work in. But, central government employees demanded 30%, 24% and 16% HRA.

Looking at the high protest by the employees, FM Jaitley last year formed a committee under the leadership of Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to look into matter. After several months, Lavasa panel  submitted its recommendation report in April suggesting HRA to be fixed at between 25% and 27%.

Under the 7th Pay Commission, nearly 200 allowances have been subsumed into a smaller batch.

Siachen Allowance

According to Ministry of Finance, the rates of Siachen Allowance has increased from Rs 14,000 per month for soldiers to Rs 30,000. For officers the allowance has be raised from Rs 21,000 per month to Rs 42,500 per month for extreme risk and hardship.

For Nurses and Ministerial Staffs of Hospitals:

The government has increased rate of Nursing Allowance from Rs 4800 per month to Rs 7200 per month. The Operation Theatre Allowance increased from Rs 360 per month to Rs 540 per month.
Further, the hospital patient care allowance or Patient care allowance rose from Rs 2070-Rs 2100 per month to Rs 4100-Rs 5300 per month. However, 7th CPC recommendations modified and HPCA/PCA to continue for Ministerial staff.

For pensioners

The fixed medical allowance for pensioners increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 per month. Also, the constant attendance allowance on 100% disablement increased from Rs 4500 to Rs 6750 per month.

Read at:http://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-7th-pay-commission-cabinet-approves-hra-recommendations-heres-what-it-means-for-employees-17981

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IMPORTANT HIGH LIGHTS OF 7TH PAY COMMISSION ALLOWANCES INCLUDING HRA APPROVED BY CABINET TODAY

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1

The allowances okayed by the Union Cabinet include house rent allowance

The cabinet decision comes more than a year after the pay of central government employees was increased.(HT file)

In a move that will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and defence personnel, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for higher allowances, including house rent allowance (HRA).

The HRA that has been approved will be 24%, 16% and 8% of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city.

“The HRA will not be less than Rs 5,400, Rs 3,600 and Rs 1,800 depending on the type of city and calculated at 30%, 20% and 10% of minimum pay Rs 18,000,” a government statement said.

The HRA revision will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees. HRA constitutes 60% of the total allowance of a government employee’s pay.

The move could help revive demand at a time when the economy has sagged after the government’s decision last year to junk 1000-and 500-rupee bank notes that led to a severe cash crunch. A buoyed consumer sentiment could also translate into political goodwill for the ruling BJP as the party heads into another round of state elections, beginning with Gujarat by December.

The financial implication of revised allowances would be around Rs 30,748 crore per annum, the statement said.

The cabinet decision comes more than a year after the pay of central government employees was increased.

Other allowances increased

* Rates of Siachen allowance for soldiers increased from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 per month and from Rs 21,000 to Rs 42,500 for officers per month for extreme risks and hardship.

* Fixed medical allowance for pensioners increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per month.

* Constant attendance allowance for those with 100% disability has been increased from Rs 4,500 to Rs 6,750 per month.

* Rate of nursing allowance increased from Rs 4,800 to Rs 7,200 per month.

* Operation theatre allowance increased from Rs 360 to Rs 540 per month.

* Hospital patient care allowance/patient care allowance increased from Rs 2,070 to Rs 4,100 per month and Rs 2,100 to Rs 5,300 per month.

Read more at http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cabinet-approves-7th-pay-commission-recommendations-on-allowances/story-IJKaT1CFolootCAO5s9CdK.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What are the expectations of Pensioners – PCDA

 Expectation From Pensioner

1. Timely Submission of Pension Claims:Application for grant of pension /gratuity /commutation/revision should be submitted to Head of Office/RO concerned. The application should be submitted well in advance so that it reached the PCDA (P) Allahabad office (through HOO) at least three months before the date of your retirement. Only then it can be ensured that the Pension Payment Order (PPO) reaches you (through your HOO/RO) before your retirement.

2. Reminder /queries to know status of a claim: There is thirty days drill for PCDA (P) office for notification of pension/Family Pension (and 60 days drill for Disability/WIP cases). Therefore once a pension claim is sent to the PCDA (P) office, reminders/FAX /queries regarding that claim should not be sent for atleast 35 days (65 days for Disability /WIP cases) from the date your claim is sent by your RO/HOO to PCDA (P). The queries should be sent to the officer-in charge of that section (which can be seen from ‘Organisational structure’ on this Website along with the references/letter number under which claim submitted.

3. Check the PPO: On receipt of an intimation memo relating to notification of your pensionary awards/copy of PPO, you should check that the pensionary awards have been notified correctly as per extent rules.

4. Corrections required in your PPO: If you feel that some correction is required in your PPO, you should contact your RO/Head of Office /Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) for taking up the matter with Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad.

5. In case of any change in your residential address , you should send an intimation to your PDA/HOO/RO

6. Annual identification: For Annual identification you should appear before your PDA/submit Life Certificate failing which your pension may be stopped.

7. Loss of PPO: Where the P.P.O.(Pension Payment Order) notifying your pensionary awards has been lost you should make a request to your P.D.A. to furnish a Loss Certificate to the P.C.D.A.(P) to obtain a duplicate copy of P.P.O.

8. In case of re-employment in any Central or State govt./Autonomous bodies/Public Sector Undertaking, the full facts of re-employment should be given by you to your PDA (Pension Disbursing Authority) immediately after re-employment occurred. In case of non-re-employment, a declaration to this effect may be given to your PDA, once in a year in the month of May positively.

9. Details of family, post discharge changes: In case you have married after retirement or have children born after retirement , please furnish full details with relevant certificates to your RO/HOO. In case the joint notification of your Family Pension is not done, please ensure that same is done immediately. You can take up the issue through your RO/HOO with the PCDA(P) or other Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA)

10. In case there is a handicapped child, the details of your family members including the name of handicapped child should be given to your RO/HOO and an acknowledgment should be obtained.

11. In the event of conviction by a court of law, full facts of the case should be reported to the PDA/P.C.D.A.(P).

12. Change of PDA: If you desire to draw your pension from another paying agency you should make a request to your current PDA for transfer of your pension account to the PDA from where you now desire to draw your pension. No reference is required to be made to the Pension Sanctioning Authority i.e. P.C.D.A(P), Allahabad for change of PDA.

13. References to PCDA(P) Office: If you desire to make a reference to the office of PCDA(P), Allahabad on any issue, please quote your PPO No,(under which your PPO was originally sanctioned, and also latest Corrigendum PPO number) apart from other details .

14. For restoration of commuted portion of pension after 15 years, from the date of receipt of commuted value of pension, please apply to the PDA on the prescribed form as PCDA (P) has got no role in this regard.

15. Please nominate the person to whom you want to authorise Life Time Arrear on your demise and submit the nomination form to your PDA. In case you want to change it please submit a change nomination form to your PDA to avoid hardship to your nominee to get the amount of Life Time Arrears .

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/pcdapension/pp/expectation.htm
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Modifications relating to the revised Pay structure in respect of Officers of the Army,Air Force and Navy w.e.f. 1.1.2016

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN PART-I SECTION-3 OF THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE)

New Delhi, the 22 June 2017

RESOLUTION

No. 1(6)/2016/D (Pay/Services) - Whereas, vide its Resolution No. 1(6)/2016/D (Pay/Services) notified in the Gazette of India, dated the 5th September 2016, the Government of India accepted the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the Officers of the Armed Forces.

And, whereas, the Government has considered it necessary to make the following changes in the recommendations of the said Seventh Central Pay Commission in respect of the said categories of employees, namely

(1) The Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 12 A and 13 of Defence Pay Matrix shall be enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67. The Defence Pay Matrix {except Military Nursing Service (MNS)} shall be extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix. The Defence Pay Matrix (except MNS) shall accordingly, be revised. The revised Defence Pay Matrix is at Appendix 1.

(2) To rectify the factual errors appearing in Level 10 B and Level-12 of the pay matrix of MNS and in view of the changes in the IOR in the Defence Pay Matrix, the first stage of corresponding Levels of Pay Matrix of MNS shall also change. Accordingly, the Pay Matrix (MNS) shall be revised. The revised MNS Pay Matrix is at Appendix 2.

ORDER

Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary.

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(M. Subbarayan)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India.

Source: http://mod.nic.in/dod/sites/default/files/paynew22.pdf


Unable to earn livelihood certificate for Family Pension in r/o married disabled children – clarification regarding

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

Registered
Circular No. C-163
No. G1/0067/ Vol-XIV/Tech
O/o the PCDA (F), Allahabad
Dated: 21/04/2017

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

Sub: – Unable to earn livelihood certificate for Family Pension in r/o married disabled children – clarification regarding

Of late, it has come to notice that unable to earn livelihood certificate which is mandatory for grant of family pension in respect of handicapped child in terms of clause (iv) of proviso to sub rule – 6 of rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 is not being submitted with pension claims. Due to these shortcomings, this office is compelled to return the claims to HOOs which ultimately results into avoidable delays and hardship to the pensioners.

2. A format regarding unable to earn livelihood certificate is enclosed herewith which should be countersigned by the appointing authority and supported with disability certificate issued by the medical board in terms of clause (iv) of proviso to sub rule -6 of rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972

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

Sd/-
(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CDA (P)


ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
AYUDH BHAWAN
10-A, SHAHEED KHUDIRAM BOSE ROAD
KOLKATA-700 001

No. 307/Per/Policy
Dated 07.06.2017

To

Addl,DGOF/AV, Avadi
Addl.DGOF/OEF, Kanpur
All Sr. General Managers/General Managers of
Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories.
The Sr. Principal Director, NADP, Ambajhari, Nagpur
All PDs/Directors, RMCs, RCSs, OFILs & ODCs
The DDG/Coord, OFB, New Delhi Office
The DDG/Mumbai Office, Mumbai
The DDG/HQrs, O.F. Board, Kolkata

Sub : Unable to earn livelihood certificate for Family Pension in respect married disabled children- clarification regarding.

Ref: O/o the PCDA(P), Allahabad letter No. G1/C/067/Vol-XIV/Tech. dated 21-04-2017 ( Circular No. C-163)

Copy of Pr. Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension) Allahabad letter No. Gl/C/067/Vol-XIV/Tech dated 21-04-2017 ( Circular No. C-163) on the above subject is forwarded herewith. Factories/Units are requested to take necessary action accordingly.

Sd/-
[Dr. (Smt.) Vani A. Singh]
Director/Admin
For Director General Ordnance Factories

 Source:http://bpms.org.in/documents/family-pension-ezau.pdf

College professors: Good news for professors! Pay hike for University staff, faculty likely in July

 NEW DELHI: The much-awaited pay revision for lakhs of faculty and staffers across higher education institutes is likely to get a go-ahead by Guru Purnima (July 9), effecting an average of 15% salary hike with effect from January 1, 2016.

The Human Resource Development ministry is set to take Cabinet approval to grant an average 15% hike to about eight lakh faculty and staff across all Central and state universities as well as the Centrally funded technical institutes, including IITs, IIMs, NITs, IISERs, sources told ET.

The pay hike—estimated to cost the government Rs 75,000 crore over three years—was also taken up for discussion at the PMO on Monday, ET has learnt.

The last pay revision for teachers in 2006 gave them a pay packet higher than a civil servant and the edge is likely to stay. While academic pay scales are different from civil servants, it is expected that an assistant professor will be paid about Rs 1600 more at basic level vis a vis an entrant civil servant.

The pay revision will benefit about 7.5-8 lakh faculty and staff in state government-funded colleges and universities, 30,000 employees at the Central Universities and about 30,000 at centrally funded technical institutes.

While the cost estimates for central universities and CFTIs is Rs 600 crore each, with the Centre bearing half the cost for states, it will amount to about Rs 12,000 crore. The pay hike will apply to the next three years, mapping on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to the educational institutes and according a near 15% average salary increment, sources said.

As per 7th pay commission fitment formula, a teacher's salary will be revised by a multiplier of 2.72 (applied to the basic salary and academic grade pay) for professor and above and a multiplier of 2.67 for assistant professor and above.

Issues of service conditions and tenure will be left for the University Grants Commission to address.

The Pay Review Committee constituted by the UGC had submitted its report to the ministry in February recommending a 20% hike. The pay panel committee for CFTIs had sought a hike in the Cumulat ive Professional Development Allowance for faculty to encourage research work and global exposure for faculty pay parity for Directors of all institutions. While the CPDA hike has been accepted by the HRD ministry, it has been decided to retain the higher salary structure for directors of institutes of national importance.

Read at:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/good-news-for-professors-pay-hike-for-university-staff-faculty-likely-in-july/articleshow/59328453.cms

Monday, June 26, 2017

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7th Pay Commission: Govt employees can smile as HRA hike is confirmed

There may be a slight delay in the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. However the good news is that 47 lakh central government employees are set to get a major HRA hike.

 The question is whether the Cabinet will take up the recommendations of the pay panel on June 28th or not. If the Cabinet is busy with the GST roll out on June 28 then it will be taken up in the next meet on the following Wednesday, highly placed sources informed OneIndia.

HRA hike confirmed: 

The government will finalise 7th pay commission allowances, including HRA later this month. National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra says that the 7th Pay Commission may be finalised by the end of this month. There is a good possibility of central government officials getting higher HRA than that recommended by the pay panel.

GST or pay commission: 

Finance Ministry sources said that they are very busy with the GST roll out. Earlier there were rumours that the GST roll out would be postponed to August 1. However Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley dismissed the rumours and said that it would happen on July 1. The employee union leaders said that the Cabinet will take up the matter relating to higher allowances and HRA on June 28.

Agenda not fixed: 

The agenda for the Cabinet meeting has not yet been fixed. On the June 28 meeting, the Cabinet is likely to give preference to GST, India's biggest tax reform. Sources said that time would be made for the higher allowances and HRA as per the 7th Pay Commission. However if further discussion is needed, then the issue would be taken up in the next cabinet meeting.

Grievance reports: 

The Finance Ministry is likely to seek a report from each of the ministries on the grievances of the central government employees. In the report the respective ministries would put-forth the problems being faced by the central government employees. These would be taken into account before a final announcement is made.

Will it be a phased roll out: 

It is not clear whether the higher allowances and HRA as per the 7th Pay Commission will be rolled out in one shot or in a phased manner. The centre would take into account the burden on the exchequer. Sources said that the government does not want to delay the matter and hence is doing its best for a one time roll out. Moreover there is a concern following the IB report which states that the unrest is growing among the central government employees. The centre would not want to take chances. With the GST roll out round the corner, the centre cannot afford a mass strike by the Central Government employees.

Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/india/7th-pay-commission-govt-employees-can-smile-as-hra-hike-is-confirmed/articlecontent-pf28907-2476683.html
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Review the progress of the Status of Revision of Pension Under 7th CPC

CPAO
Central Pension Accounting Office

No.CPAO/CO-ORD/7thCPC(100)/2017-18/221
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-Il, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066

Dated:23rd June, 2017

Office Memorandum

Please refer to our meeting notiё e No.CPAO/Co―ord/7th CPC(100)/2017-18/208 dated 20th June to review the progress of the status of revision of pension under 7th CPC and our email following the same regarding:

1. Status of providing list of revision cases made available by CPAO to PAOs under their logins to respective HOOs

2.Status of receipt of pension revision cases at the level of PAOs

The information is still awaited from many Ministries/Departments.

It is once again requested to provide the status on the above by email at the email id sraocord-cpao@gov.in urgently. The status will be reviewed by CGA in the scheduled meeting on 28th June,2017.

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(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts

Source:http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/Revision_status_7thcpc.pdf


Counting of former AF Service (Army/Navy/AF) towards Civil Services – PCDA Clarification


Circular No.C-166

No.GI/C/077/Vol-XIII/Tech
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
Dated: 16/06/2017

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

Sub:- Counting of former AF Service (Army/Navy/AF) towards Civil Services – Clarification regarding…

On the introduction of New Pension Scheme, counting of Former Service was stopped. GOI, DP&PW vide their 0M No.P&PW 0M N028/30/2004- P&PW (B) dated 26 July, 2005 followed by 0M dated 28.10.2009 allowed counting of Former Service for such employees only who have been mobilized after submitting technical resignation for new appointment in the new Ministry/ Department/ Central Autonomous bodies subject to fulfillment of other prescribed condition.

2. The subject matter was referred for clarification as to whether benefits of counting of former service as per Rule 19 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 is allowed to those reemployed Ex-Servicemen who have been appointed to civil establishment on or after 01.012004 on the issuance of GOI DP&PW vide their 0M No. P&PW 0M No-28/30/2004- P&PW (B) dated 26 July, 2005 followed by 0M dated 28.10.2009.

3. In this regard competent authority has issued following clarifications:-

i. Vide Rule 2 of the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 are not applicable to those who have been appointed to civil establishment on or after 01.01.2004 i.e. benefits of Rule 19 of the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 are also not available to those appointed to civil establishment on or after 01.01.2004.

ii. DP&PVV vide their 0M No 28/30/2004-P&PVV (B) dt. 26.012005 followed by 28.10.2009 had allowed counting of former service for those employees only who have been mobilized after submitting technical resignation for new appointment in the new Ministry / Department/ Central Autonomous Bodies subject to fulfillment of other conditions i.e. unless and until Armed Forces Personnel had joined new service after rendering technical resignation for joining the new post, he/she shall not be covered under Deptt of P&PW 0M No. 28/30/2004 P&PW (B) dt. 28.10.2009.

3. Therefore, it is requested that all similarly placed cases may be regulated accordingly. Cases where benefits of Rule 19 of the CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 have been given to those appointed to a civil establishment on or after may be reviewed de-novo and necessary action may be taken in each case in consultation with Pay Controllers.

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

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)

Dy. CDA (P)

Source:: http://pcdapension.nic.in/
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Implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) on transportation of passenger by rail.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

Commercial Circular No.41 of 2017

No.TC-II/2910/2017/GST/2

New Delhi, dated 23/06/2017

The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

SUB: Implementation of Goods & Services Tax (GST) on transportation of passenger by rail.

REF: This office letter No.TC-II/2910/2017/GST/2 dated 09.06.2017 containing detailed approach paper for implementation of Goods & services Tax (GST).

In continuation of above referred instructions containing approach paper for implementation of Goods & services Tax (GST), it has been decided to levy Goods & Services Tax (GST) in place of service tax including cess on transportation of passengers by rail. The detailed procedure for levy of GST on transportation of passengers by rail shall be as under:-

1. Goods and service tax (GST) will be levied on the fare of passenger services in place of service tax (including cess) on the following classes :-

(i) AC first class (ii) Executive class (iii) AC-2 tier class (iv) AC-3 tier class (v) AC chair car class (vi) AC economy class (v) First class (vi) AC and first classes coaches of special trains/coaches on FTR (vii) All other type of first class and AC class coaches if any.

2. The rate of GST shall be 5% on total fares as per the logic of application, GST vide Appendix- A.

3. As regards Duty pass, Privilege pass, any other complimentary passes which are not reimbursed to Railways etc. and where no money transaction is involved, GST shall not be levied.

4. On concessional tickets/Privilege ticket orders (PTOs) tickets etc., GST shall be levied at the prescribed rate on total actual fare collected after concession/rebate.

5. The GST amount shall not be rounded of. In case of showing separate GST amount for CGST and SGST/UTGST in that case also GST amount shall be separately mentioned upto two decimal place . As regards rounding off of chargeable fare, after levy of GST on the total fare charged including Superfast surcharge, reservation fee, etc as applicable therefore it shall be rounded off as per approved principles.

6. As per provisions of GST, certain facility already available to passenger shall be withdrawn in AC classes and first class ticket to implement the GST guidelines:-

(i) In case of combined return journey tickets, separate tickets for onward journey and return journey tickets may be issued in all cases whether for UTS tickets or for PRS tickets. However for suburban UTS tickets for which journey originating/terminating station is within the same state/same UTS issue of combined return journey ticket over suburban section shall continue.
(ii) Circular j journey tickets shall be discontinued w.e.f 0l.07.2017.
(iii) Issue of AC Class tickets from UTS counter shall be discontinued w.e.f. 01.07.2017.
(iv) Issue of cluster tickets from PRS shall be discontinued w.e.f.01,07.2017. However, issue of cluster ticket in UTS shall continue.
(v) In any other case if combined tickets are issued except season tickets the same may be discontinued and only point to point tickets may be issued in AC classes and First classes as proposed above,

7. In case tickets were booked in advance alongwith service tax for journeys to commence on or after date of implementation of GST, the Goods & services Tax difference of fare shall not be collected on the tickets booked in advance. This shall be applicable on tickets issued on or after 01.07.2017.

8. In case of Mobile tickets, location of supplier shall be originating station and mobile tickets shall be issued only to unregistered users.

9. Commercial inspectors and TIAs should visit all important stations and ensure that GST are levied on tickets issued as per the GST rules. Commercial officers should also make surprise checks at the stations and ensure that GST are levied from date of implementation of GST.

10. All other terms and conditions shall be followed as per approach paper for implementation of Goods & services Tax (GST) mentioned above.

11. This issues in consultation with Rates Dtte., Accounts Directorate and Finance (commercial) Directorates.

12. The date of implementation of GST shall be W.E.F. 01.07.2017. Zonal Railways may take suitable action accordingly.

13. CRIS shall ensure necessary changes in the software.

14. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned.

15. Wide publicity should be given through different media.

16. Procedure to be followed by zonal Railways is placed at Appendix-B. (2 pages)

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(Rohit Kumar)
Deputy Director Passenger Marketing III
Railway Board

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

RBI Circular regarding Recording of Details of Transactions in Passbook/ Statement of Account

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
RBI/2016-17/326
DBR.No.Leg.BC.76/09.07.005/2016-17

June 22, 2017

All Scheduled Commercial Banks (including RRBs)
All Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Recording of Details of Transactions in Passbook/ Statement of Account

Please refer to instructions contained in Paragraphs 6 and 7 of our circular DBOD.No.Leg.BC.74/09.07.005/2003-04 dated April 10, 2004 on "Committee on Procedures and Performance Audit on Public Services - Report No. 3 - Banking Operations : Deposit Accounts and Other Facilities Relating to Individuals (Non-Business)" advising banks to avoid inscrutable entries in passbooks/ statements of account and ensure that brief, intelligible particulars are invariably entered in passbooks/ statements of account with a view to avoiding inconvenience to depositors

2. It has come to our notice that many banks still do not provide adequate details of the transactions in the passbooks and/ or statements of account to enable the account holders to cross-check them. In the interest of better customer service, it has been decided that banks shall at a minimum provide the relevant details in respect of entries in the accounts as indicated in the Annex. The list of the transactions mentioned in the Annex is indicative and not exhaustive.

3. Banks shall also incorporate information about ‘deposit insurance cover’ along with the limit of coverage, subject to change from time to time, upfront in the passbooks.

Yours faithfully

(Rajinder Kumar)
Chief General Manager

Annex
Illustrative narrations to be recorded in the Statement of Account/ Passbook

I.Debit entries
a.Payment to third parties(i) Name of the payee
(ii) Mode – Transfer, clearing, inter-branch, RTGS/ NEFT, cash, cheque (number)
(iii) Name of the transferee bank, if the payment is made through clearing/ inter-branch transaction/ RTGS/ NEFT
b.Payment to ‘self’(i) Indicate “Self” as payee
(ii) Name of the ATM/ branch if the payment is made by ATM/ another branch
c.Issuance of drafts/ pay orders/ any other payment instrument(i) Name of the payee (in brief/ acronym)
(ii) Name of the drawee bank/ branch/ service branch
d.Bank charges(i) Nature of the charges – fee/ commission/ fine/ penalty etc.
(ii) Reasons for the charges, in brief – e.g. return of cheque (number), commission/ fee on draft issued/ remittance (draft number), cheque collection charge (number), issuance of cheque book, SMS alerts, ATM fees, additional cash withdrawals, etc.
e.Reversal of wrong credits(i) Date of the original credit entry reversed
(ii) Reasons for reversal, in brief
f.Recovery of instalments of a loan/ interest on loan(i) Loan account number
(ii) Name of the Loan account holder
g.Creation of fixed deposit/ recurring deposit(i) Fixed Deposit/ Recurring Deposit Account/ Receipt number
(ii) Name of the Fixed Deposit/ Recurring Deposit Account holder
h.Transactions at POS(i) Transaction date, time and identification number
(ii) Location of the POS
i.Any other(i) Provide adequate details on the same lines as mentioned above.

Note: In case of single debit in account with multiple credits, the payee name/ account number/ branch/ bank shall not be recorded. However, the fact of “multiple payees” will be indicated.

II.Credit Entries
a.Cash deposit(i) Indicate that it is a “cash deposit”
(ii) Name of the depositor – self/ third party
b.Receipt from third parties(i) Name of the remitter/ transferor
(ii) Mode – Transfer, inter-branch, RTGS/ NEFT, cash, etc.
(iii) Name of the transferor bank, if the payment is received through inter-branch transaction, RTGS/ NEFT
c.Proceeds of clearing/ collection/ draft etc. paid(i) Name of the draft issuing bank
(ii) Date and number of the cheque/ draft
d.Reversal of wrong debits (including charges)(i) Date of the original debit entry reversed
(ii) Reasons for reversal, in brief
e.Interest on deposits(i) Mention if it is interest paid on the Savings Account/ Fixed Deposit
(ii) Mention the respective Fixed Deposit Account/ Receipt Number if it is interest paid on Fixed Deposit(s)
f.Maturity proceeds of fixed deposit/ recurring deposit(i) Name of the Fixed Deposit/ Recurring Deposit holder
(ii) Fixed Deposit/ Recurring Deposit account/ receipt number
(iii) Date of maturity
g.Loan proceeds(i) Loan account number
h.Any other(i) Provide adequate details

Source: https://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/notification/PDFs/NOTI326B4C0C3FE62134C98AF3BEDF3206D338F.PDF

Friday, June 23, 2017

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

N F I R 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. 11/13 (B)
Dated: 20.06.2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Director General (RHS),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016, 25/11/201614/02/2017 & 10/04/2017.

Kind attention is invited to Federation’s letters cited above and my discussions with DG(P) wherein the Federation had requested that the retired Railway Doctors may be allowed to be reappointed upto the age of 70 years on the specific recommendation of concerned CMD for such appointment against a vacant post. As a result of discussions, the DG (P) said that the Board would consider processing the case for permitting the retired Railway Doctors for reappointment subject to the upper age limit being 68 years.

It is, however, learnt that there has been no progress towards revising the existing age limit of 65 years upwardly. Federation, therefore, once again requests to kindly arrange to take necessary action for allowing the reappointment of retired Railway Doctors on the specific approval of concerned CMD atleast upto the age of 68 years.

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

Source : NFIR




Grant of MACP/ACP benefit to SAS qualified officers-CGDA

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT-10

क्रमांक: प्रशा/XI/11051/MACP/2016/VOL-I
Dated 22-06-2017

To
PCA (Fys), PCsDA/CsDA

Sub: Regarding grant of MACP/ACP benefit to SAS qualified officers appointed to the post of Section Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer on the basis of CAG Circular No. 23 staff wing/2016 No. 39 staff(Ent-1) 184-2014 dated 20/06/2016

Various reference has been received from different Controllers regarding grant of benefit of ACP/MACP after passing of SAS-ll examination on the basis of CAG Circular No. 23 staff Wing/2016 No. 39 staff(Ent-1) 184-2014 dated 20/06/2016.

In this connection, attention is invited to‘ Para 1 and 9 of Annexure of DOP&T OM No.3534/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19th May 2009, which stipulates that
".....
1) There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion off 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively. Financial upgradation under this scheme will be admissible Whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay.

9) Regular service for the purpose of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption/re-employment basis. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. However, past continuous regular service in another Government Department in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Department, without a break shall also
be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purpose of MACPs only( and not for the regular promotions). However, benefits under the MACPS in such cases shall be considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation period.
..."

Further, it is also intimated that the matter was referred to DoPT, for treating AAO as fresh recruits after passing of SAS Part II Exams and it has been clarified by DOP&T that Departmental Examination is one of the fast track mode of promotion and the appointment on the base of Limited Departmental Examination cannot be treated as direct recruitment and the orders of C & AG dated 20.06.2016 is not consistent with the instructions of the Government. Further, DoPT has opined that treating AAO as a fresh recruits for the purpose of benefit of MACP will be violative of the provisions of RR.

Accordingly, the representations received in this regard may be replied at your end.

(Vishav Jit Gandotra)
For CGDA

Source:http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/anXI_22617.pdf

Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010.

F.No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D).Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 23rd June, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010.

The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with the instructions which existed before 31.03.1995, a Government servant, on absorption in a Public Sector Undertaking or an Autonomous Body, had the option to draw pro-rata gratuity and a lump sum amount in lieu of pension. The option regarding payment of lump sum amount in lieu of monthly pension on absorption in a PSU or autonomous body was available in terms of the instructions issued vide Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 26(18)-E.V(B)/75 dated 08.04.1976, Department of Personnel Training’s O.M. No. 28016/5/85-Estt.(C) dated 31.01.1986 and Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’ O.M. No. 4(12)/85-P&PW dated 31.03.1987. This option was also available to Government employees on absorption in PSUs/autonomous bodies of the State Governments and Joint Sector undertakings in terms of this Department’s O.M. No. 4/43/88-P&PW(D) dated 16.10.1989. The terms and conditions for absorption of Government employees consequent on conversion of a Government Department into a PSU or autonomous body issued vide this Department’s O.M. No. 4/18/87-P&PW(D) dated 5.7.1989 also provided for a similar option of lump sum payment in lieu of monthly pension.

2. In accordance with Rule 37-A of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, incorporated vide Department of Expenditure’s Notification No. 44(l)-E.V./71 dated 09.04.1973, on exercise of the above option, an employee was entitled to a lump sum amount not exceeding the commuted value of one-third of the pension and terminal benefit equal to twice the aforesaid lump-sum amount, subject to the condition that the Government servant surrendered his right of drawing two-thirds of his pension.

3. The option to draw a lump sum amount in lieu of pension was withdrawn vide this Department’s O.M. No. 4/42/91-P&PW(D) dated 31st March, 1995. Accordingly, the erstwhile Rule 37-A was omitted from the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 vide Notification No. 4/42/91-P&PW(D) dated 25.06.1997.

4. In implementation of the Order dated 15.12.1995 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in WP(C) No. 11855/85, instructions were issued vide this Department’s O.M. No. 4/3/86-P&PW(D) dated 30.09.1996 for restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in a PSU/autonomous body. Further instructions were issued, from time to time, for computation and revision of the one-third restored pension of such absorbee pensioners and for payment of the attendant benefits like dearness relief, etc. to such absorbee pensioners. Orders for revision of the one-third restored pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 of such absorbee pensioners were issued vide this Department’s O.M. No 4/38/2008- P&PW(D) dated 15/09/2008, O.M. No. 4/30/2010-P&PW(D) dated 11/07/2013. and O.M. No. 4/38/2008-P&PW(D) dated 04/08/2016. These absorbee pensioners were, however, entitled to dearness relief and age-related additional pension based on the notional full pension.

5. Hon’ble High Court of Judicature of Madras, in its judgement dated 02-08-2007 in Writ Petition no. 22207/2002 filed by one Sh. K. Ganesan, an officer in the office of Controller General of Accounts, held that surrendering of the right for drawal of 2/3rd of Pension after its commutation, as provided under Rule 37-A (b), was repugnant to Section 12 of the Pensions Act, 1871 and that the petitioner was lawfully entitled for the restoration of his pension after the expiry of the period of commutation of 2/3rd pension. Hon’ble High Court, accordingly, directed restoration of 2/3rd pension and payment of arrears accordingly.

6. An SLP(Civil) No. 4054/2008 (converted into Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010) was filed by the Union of India challenging the aforesaid order dated 02-08-2007 of Hon’ble High Court of Judicature of Madras. In its order dated 1.9.2016, Hon’ble Supreme Court found no justification to interfere with the order dated 02.08.2007 of Hon’ble High Court directing restoration of 2/3rd pension in respect of the respondent (Shri K. Ganesan), after the expiry of the requisite period of commutation. The Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 was accordingly dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. In the said judgement dated 1.9.2016, similar direction was passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court in the Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010 for restoration of 2/3rd pension in respect of the petitioners, Shri K.L. Dhall, an absorbed employee of Ministry of Civil Aviation and member pensioners of Welfare Association of Central Government Officers, CAD Absorbed in PSU.

7. Review Petitions No. 465/2017 and No. 472/2017 were filed by Union of India in the Supreme Court against the aforesaid order dated 1.9.2016. Instructions were separately issued to the office of Controller General of Accounts and the Ministry of Civil Aviation vide OM No.4/34/2002-P&PW(D).Vol.ll dated 21-12-2016 and OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D).Vol.II dated 21-12-2016 respectively, for implementation of the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court in respect of the petitioner/respondent pensioners in the aforesaid Civil Appeals, subject to the final outcome of the Review Petitions. The aforesaid Review Petitions No. 465/2017 and No. 472/2017 have been dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court on 22.03.2017.

8. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It has been decided to extend the benefit of order dated 02-08-2007 of the Hon’ble Madras High Court and the Order dated 01-09-2016 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to all similarly placed absorbee pensioners. Accordingly, all such absorbee petitioners who had taken 100% lump-sum amount in lieu of pension on absorption in PSUs/Autonomous Bodies in accordance with the then existing Rule 37-A and in whose case 1/3 pension had been restored after 15 years, may be allowed restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump-sum amount.

9. The absorbee pensioners whose full pension is restored in terms of the above instructions would also be entitled to revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, including the 7th Central Pay Commission.

10. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

11. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these Orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay & Accounts Officers and Attached subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis and for taking necessary action for implementation of the above instructions. All pension disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.

12 This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID Note No.1(11)/EV/2017 dated 26-05-2017 and dated 13-6-2017.

13. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director

Source: http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/23june.pdf
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Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 : Clarification regarding exercise of option under Rule 5.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
AN-PAY Section
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001


NO. 115/AN-PAY/V/7th CPC 

Date: 21/06/2017

To


All CFAs(Fys)/ All Branch Accounts offices

All Sections of Main Office
RTC Kolkata/CIA Kolkata

Subject : - Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 : Clarification regarding exercise of option under Rule 5.

Reference :- HQrs office, New Delhi letter No AT/II/2702/Clar dated 28/04/2017.

Reference is invited towards HQrs. Office communication cited above (copy enclosed), under which it has been clarified with an illustration that officials promoted or granted MACP between 01/01/2016 to the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 may opt to enter the 7th CPC after availing benefit of promotion under 6th CPC.


2. Further, attention is also invited towards HQrs. Office communication bearing No. AN/X1V/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-l dated 16/12/2016 (copy enclosed) addressed to CDA Secunderabad with a copy to CDA, 1T & SDC, Secunderabad regarding fixation of pay under 7th CPC in light of implementation of FR 22 (1)(a)(l) vide Gol, Dept. of Expenditure (1C) OM dated 29/09/2016 for implementation those who are actually entitled.


3. In view of the above, it is requested to obtain option form and undertaking from the eligible officials fall under the issues explained vide ibid HQrs. Office communications and be forwarded to this office for further necessary action at this end.




Encl : As stated above.



(S K Ghosh), IDAS

Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys.)





Office the Controller General of Defence Accounts

Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110011


No. AT/II/2702/Clar Dated: 28 Apr 2017


To


All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)/CFA (Fys)

(Through NIC mail server)

Subject: Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016: Clarification regarding exercise of option under Rule 5. 


Reference: This office UO Note of even No dated 28-02-2017,


As per this office UO Note cited above, the issue of availability of option to enter the 7th CPC w.e.f. 01-07-2016 (i.e., from the date of next increment in terms of proviso 1 of rule 5) to those employees who have got promotion/upgradation in a higher grade between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 had been referred to MoD along with an illustration (given below) of pay fixation of an employee who got financial upgraradation on 17-01-2016 in the grade pay of Rs 5400/- (PB2); MoD was requested to examine the issue and clarify the matter w.r.t. illustrative pay fixation.


2. The illustrative pay fixation forwarded to MoD/ D (Civ-I) is as follows:



Pay as on 01-01-2016 in the pre-revised pay structure in PB 2 (Rs 19300-34800) with grade pay Rs 4800/-Rs 25080/- (20280 +4800)
Date of grant of MACP in PB 2 with grade pay Rs 5400/-17-01-2016
Pay fixed wef 01-07-2016 by granting difference of gradeRs.25680/- (20280 +5400)
Pay on 01-07-2016 on accrual of annual increment @ 3% of Rs 25080/- (20280 + 4800) {Rs 7524 rounded off to Rs.760/-}Rs 25840/- (21040 +4800)
Promotional increment @ 3% on grant of MACP on 01-07-2016Increment Rs 775.2 rounded off to Rs 780/-
Pay fixed w.e.f. 01-07-2016 in the pre-revised structure in PB 2 (Rs. 9300-34800) by granting promotional incrementRs 27220/- (21820 + 5400)
Amount arrived at by multiplying the existing pay as on 01.07.2016 with the fitment factor of 2.57 (the individual opted for fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules 2016 w.e.f. 01-07-2016)Rs. 69855.4
Revised pay fixed as Per Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 in the new pay matrix in level 9 w.e.f. 01-07-2016Rs 71300/-


3. Now MoD/ D(Civ-I) has intimated that the illustrative pay fixation as provided above seems to be correct and in consonance with the provisions mentioned in CCS (RP) Rules, 2016.


4. Affected cases may be dealt with accordingly.


This has the approval of Addl CGDA (PP&W).



(Vinod Anand)

Sr ACGDA (P&W)





CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.-110010


No. AN/XIV/14142/Seventh CPC/Vol-I 

Dated: 16/12/2015

To

The CDA
No.1. Staff Road,
Secunderabad-09.

Subject: 7th CPC Pay Fixation - Tulip - publicaction of Pt.II.O.O. - Reg.


Reference: Your Office letter No.AN/PAY/5005/FF/2016 dated 23-11-2016,


The pay fixation-proposed at Annexure A of your letter cited under reference in respect of Sh. A.K. Banerjee SAO was examined in the light of extant provisions orders on the above subject and it is intimated that based on the information provided by your office, the methodology adopted seems to be correct.  Further, the GoI, Dept. of expenditure (IC) OM dated 29.09.2016 and provisions of FR 22(i)(a)(1) are also self explanatory to deal with such cases.


2.  In the light of above, it is requested to take up the issue with CDA IT & SDC also for making necessary amendments/provisions in TULIP Programme in line with the methodology shown in Annexure A of your letter to avoid any discrepancies in pay fixation.  Action taken report in this regard may be intimated urgently alongwith copy of the Pt.II O.O. for pay fixed under rules.


This has the approval Sr. Dy.CGDA(AN).


(Ajay Goel)

For CGDA

Annexure-A


 Letter No. No.AN/Pay/5005/PF/2016 Dt. 22.11.2016.


Name : Sh. A.K. Benerjee, Accounts Officer


Pay as on 31.12.2015 : 24260+5400 (level 9)


Promotion : SAO (01.04.2016)


7th CPC Option : 01.01.2016.


FR22(1)(a)(1)Option : DNI.


1Level in the revised Pay structure: 9.Pay Band9300-34800 : 15600-39100
2Basic Pay in the Revised Pay: 77900 (01.01.2016)Grade Pay4800540054006600
Level891011
3Granted SAO Promotion on 01.04.2016 in Level 10.1062200692007320088400
1164100713007540091100
1266000734007770093800
4Pay raised to Rs.80000 as on 01.04.2016 in Level 10: Since opted FR 22 1(a)(1) DNI in the lower scale.1368000756008000096600
1470000779008240099500
15721008020084900102500
5Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 10: 84900 on 01.07.2016 as per his FR 22(a)(1) option, after giving promotion increment and annual increment in the lower Scale16743008260087400105600
17765008510090000108800
18788008770092700112100



Sr. Accounts Officer (AN)

Source: http://pcafys.nic.in/files/CCS(RP)Rules22617_2.pdf