Monday, July 31, 2017

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DA FROM JULY 2017-ONLY ONE PERCENT HIKE EXPECTED

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

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st July, 2017

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — June, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for June, 2017 increased by 2 points and pegged at 280 (two hundred and eighty). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.72 per cent between May, 2017 and June, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.73 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 (+) 2.59 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Pure Ghee, Chillies Green, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Palak, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Torai, Coconut, Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, French Beans, Electricity Charges, Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 1.08 per cent for June, 2017 as compared to 1.09 per cent for the previous month and 6.13 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (-) 1.28 per cent against (-) 1.63 per cent of the previous month and 8.33 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Lucknow reported the maximum increase of 8 points followed by Agra (7 points) and Rajkot, Madurai, Varanasi, Quilon and Surat (6 points each). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 8 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling, Tripura, Belgaum, Rangapara-Tezpur and Chandigarh recorded maximum decrease of 2 points each followed by 1 point decrease in Guwahati. Rest of the 12 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 45 centres’ indices are below national average.

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

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Charging GST for AFD items in CSD Canteen-Clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
CANTEEN STORES DEPARTMENT

DELHI, 119, M.K. ROAD,
MUMBAI – 400 020

Website: www.csdinida.com
Email: dgmfa@csdindia.com

Fax: 022-2208 3324
Tel: 022-2208 3325

Ref No.6/F&A/C&C/630

26 July 2017

All the Companies (Supplying Goods, Cars, Two Wheelers and etc., to CSD)
All CSD Depots

CLARIFICATION ON ISSUED ‘SOPs’ TO ALL COMPANIES SUPPLYING GOODS, CARS, TWO WHEELERS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF GST

1. Please refer this office letter No.6/F&A/C&C/556 dated 20 July 2017.

2. It is once again clarified that only 50% of GST rates will be charged to URCs and authorized customers on purchase of other than AFD items and AFD items respectively. Though 50% refund mechanism is time consuming, CSD will take the responsibility of getting the same without charging URCs and end customers. This initiative has been taken by CSD to avoid time lags of benefit of 50% of GST rate to the authorized customers of URCs. However, cess will be levied totally in case of aerated drinks (Pepsi, Coco-cola etc) and cars at the applicable rates since no exemption has been granted towards cess.

3. All the Depot Managers are to educate the URCs and the end customers in case of AFD purchases on the above issue.

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(R.Purandar)
Wg Cdr
DGM(F&A)

Source :http://csdindia.gov.in/writereaddata/IMP/2707172430CLARIFICATION%20OF%20SOP%20270717.pdf

Reduction in PF contribution

With a view to bring contribution under Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 to be paid by employer and employee at par with other savings instruments like the National Pension System, Contributory Provident Fund etc., an agenda item for lowering the rate of contribution from the present 12 per cent to 10 per cent was deliberated in the 218th meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) held on 27.05.2017. All employees’ and employers’ representatives and State Government representatives were against reducing the rate of contribution from 12 per cent to 10 per cent.

The details of action taken by Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) against the defaulting establishments to protect the interest of workers covered under the said Act are as under:

(i) Real time default management system has been implemented to reduce remittance default by establishments.

(ii) Action under section 7A of EPF & MP Act, 1952 against the defaulting establishments for assessment of dues.

(iii) Action under section 14B of the Act for levying of damages for belated deposit of dues.

(iv) Action under section 7Q of the Act for levy of interest for belated remittances.

(v) Action for recovery as provided under sections 8B to 8G of the Act.

(vi) Action under section 14 of the Act for filing prosecution against the defaulters before the competent court of law.

(vii) Action under section 406/409 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the employer for non-payment of employees’ share of contribution deducted from the wages/salary of the employees but not deposited in the fund.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, today.

(Release ID :169274)
Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

EPFO’s tie-up with Banks

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has tied up/entered into arrangement agreement with ten banks to collect EPFO dues and to make payments of Provident Fund (PF) withdrawals, pension and insurance to EPFO beneficiaries. These banks are State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Indian Bank, Allahabad Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank.

The main objective of the multi banking arrangement is to provide more options to the employers to remit the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contribution directly from their bank accounts. This will not only make them cost effective but also ensure real time transfer of funds through net banking.

In order to provide social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector, the Government has enacted the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008. The said Act stipulates formulation of suitable welfare schemes for unorganised workers on matters relating to: (i) life and disability cover, (ii) health and maternity benefits, (iii) old age protection and (iv) any other benefit as may be determined by the Central Government through the National Social Security Board. In this regard, various schemes have been formulated by the line Ministries at the Centre to provide social security cover to the unorganized workers.

The review of various welfare initiatives is an ongoing process like revision in the threshold limit for coverage under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, enhancement of the benefit payable under the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, revision of minimum wages in the Central sphere, enhancement of paid maternity leave, etc.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, today.

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(Release ID :169275)
 Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Website application for ESI patients

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has launched a mobile based application “AskAnAppointment” (AAA+) for booking of appointment in ESI Dispensaries in Delhi on 10th April, 2017. Through this Mobile Application, a beneficiary can seek a prior appointment for OPD Registration in the stipulated dispensary. This Application can be downloaded free of cost in Smart Phones. This project has been rolled out in ESIC Dispensaries in Delhi on a pilot basis. Initially, every ESIC Dispensary in Delhi can cater to 20 patients per day through this mobile application. Appointment can be sought up to 7 days in advance excluding the current date. The Application is available both in English and Hindi. Progressively the project is planned to be rolled out in other ESIC dispensaries, in phases, based on the response of this pilot project.

Under ESIC 2.0 Reforms, ESI Corporation has decided to expand its services in the country. In the implemented areas where Insured person population does not meet the ESI norms for setting up health facilities, endeavour is made to provide services through mobile clinics.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, today.

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Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
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Recruitment of Teachers

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified the Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measure for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education, 2010. These principal regulations along with their subsequent four amendments notified up to 2016 lay down principles and guidelines for recruitment and promotion of faculties at the cadre of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor.

In these Regulations, Master’s degree with UGC specified score along with NET/SET/SLET or Ph.D. earned in conformity with UGC Regulations has been made mandatory eligibility condition for appointment to various academic positions. However, para 4.1.0 of UGC Regulations, 2010 prescribes an alternative criterion for the post of Professor. As per this criterion, an outstanding professional with established reputations in the relevant field who has made significant contributions to the knowledge in the concerned/allied/relevant discipline could be recruited as a Professor.

The Universities are autonomous bodies created either under the Central Act or State Acts and the onus of filling up the vacant posts lies with them. However, to make the teaching profession more attractive and to draw in good talent at the entry level, the UGC Regulations, 2010 has prescribed norms for improvement in service conditions for the new entrant, in terms of better working and leave conditions, career advancement prospects, retirement benefits etc.

Further, the UGC has, inter alia, undertaken the following initiatives for improving the teachers and Teacher education so as to make the profession more attractive:

§  The UGC supports ‘operation faculty recharge’ through strengthening high quality research in science related disciplines and promoting innovative teaching in the universities through induction of fresh talent at the level of Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors. Many universities require the support of professionals and experts beyond those available to the university in its regular faculty especially in strengthening high quality research in science-related disciplines, at internationally competitive level and in promoting innovating teaching in universities. Besides, it has provided positions of Adjunct Faculty and Scholars-in-Residence to enrich the teaching and research programmes of the university system at M.Phil and Ph.D levels.
§  UGC  implements a Travel Grant Scheme that provides financial assistance to permanent teachers and librarians of colleges and vice-chancellors of state universities, deemed to be universities and central universities, recognized under section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, to present research papers at international conferences abroad.
§  UGC provides financial assistance to teachers teaching in universities and colleges to promote excellence in teaching and research. Research project may be undertaken by an individual teacher or a group of teachers. The ceiling of assistance under the scheme is Rs.20 lakhs for sciences including Engineering & Technology, Medical, Pharmacy and Agriculture etc. while for humanities, Social Science, Languages, Literature, Arts, Law and allied disciplines, the assistance is Rs.15.00 lakhs.
§  In order to encourage research and development in the country, UGC has laid out a number of schemes, awards, fellowships, chairs and programmes under which financial assistance is provided to institutions of higher education as well as faculty members working therein to undertake quality research in almost all areas of knowledge across disciplines including revival & promotion of indigenous languages.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

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(Release ID :169283)
Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Extension of date for filing of Income Tax Returns extended for five days up to 5th August, 2017

There are some complaints that the taxpayers are not being able to log on to the e-filing website of Income Tax Department or not being able to link Aadhaar with PAN because of different names reflected in PAN and Aadhaar database. While technical snags have been removed already, the main reason for failure of people to log in is because of last minute rush and panic in which those who have already logged in want to continue for the entire period for fear of losing it.

In order to ease-out the panic situation, the Government has decided to take the following steps:

For the purpose of e-filing return, it would be sufficient as of now to quote Aadhaar or acknowledgement No. for having applied for Aadhaar in e-filing website. The actual linking of PAN with Aadhaar can be done subsequently, but any time before 31st August, 2017. However, the returns will not be processed until the linkage of Aadhaar with PAN is done.

In order to facilitate the e-filing of return, it is also decided to give extension of five days for e-filing of return. The return can be filed upto 5th August, 2017.

Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Indian Army Team with T90 Tanks Participates in Tank Biathlon 2017 in Russia

The Tank Biathlon commenced with the opening ceremony of International Army Games at Alabino Ranges, Russia on 29 July 2017. Nineteen nations with three crews each are competing with each other in the Stage I individual races to qualify for the Stage II which will be a relay race. Top twelve teams will be selected for Stage II relay race out of which top four teams will qualify for the final stage relay race scheduled on 12 August 2017.

Presently, one crew each of all nations has participated in the first two days of the competition wherein the Indian crew’s race was conducted on the 30 July 2017. The individual race of balance two Indian crews is scheduled on 04 and 06 August 2017. The top twelve teams for stage II will be selected on the basis of least aggregate time of all three crews.

The Tank Biathlon competition is an international event conducted as part of the International Army Games held every year since 2013 at Alabino Ranges, Russia. International Army Games involve 28 events organised in five Countries i.e. Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and China. The Indian Army team has been participating in the competition for the past three years since 2014. The team stood 6th in the previous year out of the 17 countries which participated in the event in July 2016. This year, for the first time, the team would be participating with own T-90 tanks which have been shipped to Russia.

A total of 19 countries including China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Israel & South Africa will showcase their prowess, skills and endurance on the tanks in this prestigious event this year. The competition involves firing on tanks on the move by conventional machine guns and anti tank projectiles at a range of two kilometres, whilst negotiating rugged obstacles. The competition simulates actual battle field conditions involving driving at high speed and entails switching from one mode of operation to another at a fast pace which requires mental mobility and exceptional level of physical fitness and training.

The team has been selected through a rigorous selection process on the basis of technical expertise, physical fitness, mental endurance and consistency in accuracy of firing the tank weapons while driving the tanks through a replica of the original circuit in Russia, at Babina Field Firing Ranges in Central India. The tanks were transported to Russia by Sea and the team moved to Russia on 20 July 2017 for participation in the competition from 29 July to 12 August 2017.

Col Aman Anand

PRO (Army)
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Guidelines for fixation of pay of candidates working in Public Sector Undertakings etc., recommended for appointment by the Commission by method of recruitment by selection

F.No.12/3/2017-Estt.(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated 28.07.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Guidelines for fixation of pay of candidates working in Public Sector Undertakings etc., recommended for appointment by the Commission by method of recruitment by selection - regarding.

Reference is invited to this Department’s O.M.s No.12/1/88-Estt(Pay-I) dated 07.08.1989, OM No.12/1/96-Estt(Pay-I) dated 10.07.1998 and OM No.12/3/2009-Pay-I dated 30.03.2010 whereby guidelines for fixation of pay of candidates working in Public Sector Undertakings etc., on their appointment as direct recruits on selection through a properly constituted authority including departmental authorities, were issued.

2. Subsequent to the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC and issuance of CCS(RP) Rules 2016, the system of running Pay Bands and Grade Pays have been replaced by pay matrix. Accordingly, in partial modification of this Department’s OM No.12/1/88-Estt(Pay-I) dated 07.08.1989, O.M. No.12/1196-Estt(Pay-I) dated 10.07.1998 and OM No.12/3/2009~Pay-I dated 30.03.2010 referred to above, the method of pay fixation in respect of those appointed on or after 01.01.2016 will be as under:-

"In case of candidates working in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Universities, Semi-Government Institutions or Autonomous Bodies, who are appointed to a post as direct recruits on or after 01.01.2016 on selection through interview by a properly constituted agency including Departmental Authorities making recruitment directly, their initial basic pay shall be fixed at a stage in the Level of the post so that the pay and Dearness Allowance as admissible in the Government, protects the pay and Dearness Allowance drawn in the PSU etc. If there is no such stage in the post, the pay shall be fixed at the stage next below that pay. If the maximum pay in the Level applicable to the post in which the person is appointed is less than such pay arrived at, his initial basic pay shall be fixed at such maximum pay of the post. Similarly, if the minimum pay in the Level applicable to the post in which such person is appointed is more than such pay arrived at, his initial basic pay shall be fixed at such minimum pay of the post. The pay fixed under this formulation will not exceed the highest cell value applicable for the Level of the post in the pay matrix, to which he is appointed.”

3. The conditions for admissibility of pay protection shall be the same as stipulated in this Department’s OMs dated 07.08.1989 and 10.07.1998 referred to above.

4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. These orders will be applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://www.staffnews.in/2017/07/7th-cpc-pay-fixation-guidelines-for.html

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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7th Pay Commission is the last: Pay hikes yearly for central government employees

 With the 7th Pay Commission being the last, a new formula would be in place from next year to review salaries of government employees. The Finance Ministry has made it clear that there would be no further pay commissions. The government took into consideration that the government should review salaries of government employees periodically instead of setting up a pay commission and waiting for ten years.

How will government employee salaries be reviewed? 

The salaries of the central government employees will be reviewed periodically. It would not take ten long years to wait for a pay increase or revision in allowances or HRA. The government would review the salary looking into the data available and also based on the price index.

The Aykroryd formula

 The government will take into consideration the Aykroyd formula while reviewing salaries of government employees. This formula would take into consideration the change in prices of the commodities that constitute a common man's basket.

No more waiting ten years 

The central government employees will not have to wait ten long years for a pay hike. With then government deciding to scrap pay commissions, it will not have to wait ten years to set up one.

Pay hike every year

There is every chance that the government employees may get a pay hike every year. The revision of salaries would depend on inflation every year. This would be applicable to the pension factor as well. Will the decision to make the 7th Pay Commission be the last make central government happy? Time will tell.

Read at:http://www.oneindia.com/india/7th-pay-commission-is-the-last-pay-hikes-yearly-for-central-government-employees/articlecontent-pf29555-2509372.html
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Treatment to be given to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/BC who are selected against unreserved category vacancies on the basis of their merit.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL
(A-Gr. II) 
No. F. 7(1)DOP/A-11/99
Jaipur, dated : 26th JUL 2017

1. All Additional Chief Secretaries/
Principal Secretaries/Secretaries/
Special Secretaries to Government.
2. All Heads of Departments (including
Divisional Commissioners and Distt. Collectors).

Circular 

Subject-Treatment to be given to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/BC who are selected against unreserved category vacancies on the basis of their merit.

In supersession of this department's circular even number dated 04.03.2014 on the above-mentioned subject, the matter has been examined in consultation with the Law Department in the light of judgment passed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No.3609 of 2012 Deepa E.V. V/s Union of India and Ors. dated 06.04.2017, following instructions are hereby issued for the guidance of all Appointing Authorities.

(a) If a candidate belonging to SC/ST/BC has not availed of any of the special concessions such as in age-limit, marks, physical fitness etc. in the recruitment process, which are available to the candidates belonging to these categories, except the concession of fees, and he secures more marks than the marks obtained by the last UR category candidate who is selected, such a candidate belonging to the SC/ST/BC shall be counted against the UR category vacancies and not the vacancies reserved for the
SC/ST/BC, as the case may be.

(b) If any SC/ST candidate gets selected against the UR category vacancies on the basis of his merit without availing of any of the special concessions which are_ available to the candidates belonging to these categories, except the concession of fees, such a SC/ST candidate will be treated as a SC/ST candidate, as the case may be, for all further services matters, including further promotions, and all the benefits which are admissible to the other SC/ST persons under the various service rules/government instructions shall be admissible to them.

(c) The SC/ST/BC category candidates who get selected against UR category vacancies on the basis of their merit without availing of any of the special concessions which are available to the candidates belonging to these categories, except the concession of fees, will not be counted against the posts reserved for these categories when it comes to the question of determining the total number of posts occupied by the candidates of these categories in the particular post/cadre.

All the Appointing Authorities are requested to ensure compliance of the above mentioned instructions. Cases disposed of fore above instructions shall not be re-opened.

(Bhaskar A. Sawant)
Secretary to Government 

Copy forwarded to the following for information and necessary action

1. Secretary to Governor.
2. Principal Secretary to Hon‘ble CM.
3. Registrar, Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur/Jaipur.
4. Secretary, RPSC, Ajmer.
5. Secretary, RSMSSB, Jaipur.
6. Secretary, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, Jaipur.
7. Secretary, Rajasthan Lokayukta Sachivalaya, Jaipur.
8. Secretary, Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, aipur.
9. Guard File.

Secretary to Government
Source:http://www.dop.rajasthan.gov.in/writereaddata/modulCategory/201707261056150279650scan0001.pdf

CGHS WARD ENTITLEMENT AND MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION IN 7TH CPC

(A)Ward Entitlement and CGHS Contribution Entitlement of wards in private hospitals empanelled under CGHS (Based on basic pay in pay band):
 S N Ward Entitlement Corresponding Basic pay drawn by the officer in 7th CPC per month
1General WardUpto Rs. 47,600/-
2Semi Private WardRs. 47,601 to 63100/-
3Private WardRs. 63101 and above
(B) Revised Monthly Subscription for CGHS facility w.e.f. 1st January 2017 
Corresponding levels in Pay Matrix as per 7th CPCContribution per month
Level 1-5Rs. 250
Level 6Rs. 450
Level 7-11Rs. 650
Level 12 and aboveRs. 1000
Contribution to be made by the Pensioners/Family Pensioners would be the amount that they were subscribing at the time of their retirement or at the time of the death of government servant.

(C) Monetary Ceiling for Free Diet: 
The monetary ceiling for free diet for CGHS beneficiaries is revised to pay/ pension / family pension of Rs. 44,900/- per month.

(D) Monetary ceiling for free diet for beneficiaries suffering from TB or Mental disease 
The monetary ceiling for free diet in case of beneficiary suffering from TB or Mental diseaseis revised to pay/pension/family pensionof Rs 69,700/-per month.

(E) Pay slab for determining the entitlement of Nursing Home facilities in Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals 
The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement The monetary ceiling of nursing home facilities in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospitals is revised to pay / pension / family pension Rs. 47,600/- per month and above.

(F) Monetary Ceiling for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government / Municipal Hospital
The monetary ceiling for determining the entitlement for direct consultation with Specialists in Central Government / State Government /Municipal Hospitals will continue at the existing rates until revision of the Same after consultation with Ministry of Finance. (G)Pay slab for determining the entitlement of accommodation in AIIMS, New Delhi. The revised entitlement, as per the pay drawn by the officials, is as follows:
Sl. No.Corresponding Basic Pay drawn by the Officer in 7th CPC per monthWard entitlement
1.Up to Rs. 63,100/-General
2.Rs. 63,101/- to Rs. 80,900/-Private
3.Rs. 80,901/- and aboveDeluxe /Private
Source: http://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=4719

Friday, July 28, 2017

Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group ‘B’.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 74/2017

No. E(P&A)II-2014/RS-22
New Delhi, dated:28.07.2017

The General Manager,
All Indian Railways
and Production Units.

Sub.:- Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group ‘B’.

Eastern Railway and South East Central Railway had requested for a clarification whether 30% pay element will be reckoned for pay fixation of a running staff who has been selected to a Group ‘B’ post through selection/LDCE.

2. The issue has been under consideration in this office and it has been decided to clarify that the provisions regarding fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts contained in Rule 25 (i)(d) of ‘The Rules for the payment of running and other allowances to the Running staff on the Railways 1981’ and paragraph 924 (i) (d) of IREM-I would also apply in the case of fixation of pay of running staff posted on promotion to the stationary posts in Group ‘B’ also.

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

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(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board.

Source:
http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E(P%26A)/2017/RBE_74_2017.PDF

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Revision of rates of Allowances -extension of Government decisions on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi -Government Organizations

F. No. 1/1/2016-E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 26th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of rates of Allowances -extension of Government decisions on the recommendations the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi -Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's OM of even number dated 13.1.2017, regarding extension of revised pay scales based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government and to say that in terms of para 6 thereof, it was mentioned that the Central Government has not taken any decision in regard to various allowances based on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and, therefore, until further orders, the existing allowances in the autonomous organizations shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions, irrespective of the revised pay scales having been adopted.

2. The decision of the Central Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in regard to allowances in respect of Central Government employees have since been announced as per this Department's Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 67.2017 and the consequent Government orders have also been issued by this Department in regard to allowances like HRA, Travelling Allowance, Transport Allowance, Family Planning Allowance, etc. The attention is also invited to this Department‘s OM No.29/1/2017-E-IIB dated 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided that such of the existing allowances at present admissible in case of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies set-up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government, as are exactly as per the Central Government pattern, may be revised in accordance with the decision contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated 6.7.2017 read with the Government orders issued in the matter. The provisions contained in this Department‘s OM No. 29/1/2017-E-IIB dt. 11th July, 2017 regarding non-disbursal of discontinued allowances shall also be strictly followed. 2

4. All other stipulations including the modalities for additional financial impact on allowances, as contained in the OM dated 13.1.2017 referred to in para 1 above, shall continue to be applicable in regard to these orders.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

Source:http://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/allowance_7thcpc_autonomous_eng_0.pdf

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Procedural actions for revision of pre 2016 pensioners-DoPT

F.No. 4/23/2017-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 25th, July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission-Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc- Procedural actions for revision.

The undersigned is directed to say that orders for revision of pension of pro-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by notional pay fixation in the 7th Central Pay Commission Matrix have been issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 Subsequently, concordance tables for fixation of revised pay and pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners have also been circulated vide this Department's O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017.

7th CPC Pre-2016 Revision of Pension: Head of Office (HOO) is responsible for the notional pay fixation and issue revised authority

2. Attention Of Ministries/Departments is invited to Para-18 of this Department's O.M. No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 12/05/2017 whereby responsibility has been cast on Head of Department and Pay and Pay and Accounts Office attached to the office from which the Government servant had retired or was working last before his death to revise the pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016

3, It has however, come to the notice of this Department that the process of revision of pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners has not been started by a large number of Ministries/Department/Organizations/Offices.  It has also brought to the notice of this Department that pensioners/family pensioners are being asked to make a formal application for revision of their pension/family pensioners.  The instructions issued by this Department do not provide for submission of application by individual pensioners/family pensioners for revision of pension/family pension Ministries/Departments, etc. are, therefore, once again requested to suo moto proceed to process the revision cases immediately to avoid delays in issuance of revised PPOs of pre-2016 retirees.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are also requested to furnish the status of revised cases as on 16-08-2017 in the enclosed proforma so as to reach this Department latest by 31-08-2017.

(Sanjay Wadhawan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Source:http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/
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Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - abolishment of Sumptuary Allowance.

No. 17014/2/2014-Trg.(7th CPC)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi.
Date: July 25th 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - abolishment of Sumptuary Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government conveyed vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated July 6, 2017, the President, in supersession of all existing orders issued on the subject from time to time, is pleased to decide that Sumptuary Allowance in all the Training Establishments/ Academies/ Institutes stands abolished.

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

3. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General.


(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Source: http://dopt.gov.in/sites/default/files/scan0071.pdf
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Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment -DoPT

No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 27th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016-regarding.

Prior to implementation of 6th CPC Report, the pay fixation on promotion was governed by provisions of FR 22(I)(a)(1). In 6th CPC context, the first part of FR 22(I)(a)(1) was replaced by Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. Similarly, consequent upon implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 in 7th CPC context, the pay fixation on promotion is regulated by the provisions of Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016. This rule regulates pay fixation on promotion if the same is opted by the employee from the date of promotion itself. The issue of relevancy of provisions of FR 22(I)(a)(1) as well as the methodology of fixation of pay on promotion to post carrying duties and responsibilities of greater importance, of a Government Servant in case he opts for pay fixation from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) has been considered in this Department.

2. In this context, proviso under FR 22(I)(a)(1) inter-alia provides that the Government Servant (other than those appointed on deputation basis to ex-cadre post or on ad-hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) shall have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion or to have the pay fixed from the date of accrual of next increment in the scale of the pay in lower grade.

3. After due consideration in this matter, the President is pleased to decide as follows:

(i) FR 22(I)(a)(1) holds good with regard to availability of option clause for pay fixation, to a Government Servant holding a post, other than a tenure post, in a substantive or temporary or officiating capacity, who is promoted or appointed in a substantive, temporary or officiating capacity, as the case may be, subject to the  fulfilment of the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the relevant Recruitment Rules, to another post carrying duties ‘or responsibilities of greater importance than those attaching to the post held by him/her. Such Government Servant may opt to have his/her pay fixed from the Date of his/her Next Increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) accruing in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, except in cases of appointment on deputation basis to an ex-cadre post or on direct recruitment basis or appointment/promotion on ad-hoc basis.

(ii) In case, consequent upon his/her promotion, the Government Servant opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment (either 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be) in the Level of the post from which Government Servant is promoted, then, from the date of promotion till his/her DNI, the Government Servant shall be placed at the next higher cell in the level of the post to which he/she is promoted.


(iii) Subsequently, on DNI in the level of the post to which Government Servant is promoted, his//her Pay will be re-fixed and two increments (one accrued on account of annual increment and the second accrued on account of promotion) may be granted in the Level from which the Government Servant is promoted and he/she shall be placed, at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived, in the Level of the post to which he/she is promoted; and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which he/she is promoted, he/she shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level.


(iv) In such cases where Government Servant opts to have his/her pay fixed from the date of his/her next increment in the Level of the post from which he/she is promoted, the next increment as well as Date of Next Increment (DNI) will be regulated accordingly.


4. It is further reiterated that in order to enable the officials to exercise the option within the time limit prescribed, the option clause for pay fixation on promotion with effect from date of promotion/DNI shall invariably be incorporated in the promotion/appointment order so that there are no cases of delay in exercising the options due to administrative lapse.

5. In so far as their application to the employees belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller Auditor General of India.

(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/13_02_2017-Estt.Pay-I-27072017.pdf

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Violation of DoPT guidelines

Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure (CSMOP) lays down broad procedures for process management in the Central Secretariat. The CSMOP does not contain any provision for initiating disciplinary action against an official for non-compliance of procedure laid down in the CSMOP. It is for the concerned Central Secretariat office to take action against its officials, under the relevant Conduct Rules of service. Information relating to disciplinary action taken by Central Government offices against their officials for not following the procedure of CSMOP is not centrally maintained.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. Anupam Hazra in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Hiring of staff in Government service

The vacant posts in Government Ministries/Departments are required to be filled as per the Recruitment Rules for the post. Information related to recruitment of staff by Government of India is not centrally maintained.

Recruitment to various posts in Government of India is made through various recruitment agencies constituted for the purpose such as Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission etc. Recruitment agencies conduct examinations based on indents received from various Ministries/Departments/offices of Government of India. Ministries/Departments and the recruitment agencies have been sensitized to take all the required steps for filling up of the posts.

The Government is always committed to appoint best available talent subject to provisions of rules. NITI Aayog in the Three Year Action Agenda for 2017-2020 has recommended for inducting specialists into the system through lateral entry in policy making areas on fixed term contract. This recommendation alongwith suggestions received from other quarters are under consideration.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Dr. K. Gopal and Shri Sisir Kumar Adhikari in the Lok Sabha today.

Scrapping of Interview

As per information available as on 24th July, 2017, 18 States and 7 Union Territories have discontinued the practice of interview in recruitment for lower level posts.

The objective of discontinuation of interview in selection process at lower level posts is to curb corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner and substantially easing the problems of poor aspirants. Union Territory Administration of Daman & Diu has informed that it has benefitted them economically by way of savings on account of non-application of Travelling Allowance/ Daily Allowance and other expenditure involved in calling candidates for interview. Further, Union Territory Administration of Lakshadweep has informed that local aspirants have economically benefitted from this initiative of the Government.

The States of Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are yet to decide about discontinuation of interview in the recruitment of lower level posts. The States of Sikkim and Meghalaya have not adopted the process of discontinuation of interviews in recruitment to lower level posts. However, information regarding the State of Nagaland is not available. Further, it has been informed by the State of Odisha that steps have already been taken to implement scrapping of interview system concerning junior level posts (Group B & C) of all Departments.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Naranbhai Kachhadiya in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
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Ex-gratia amount for CAPF personnel

   The amount of ex-gratia lump sum compensation available to the families of Central Government Civilian employees, who die in the performance of their bona fide official duties under various circumstances, has been increased on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission w.e.f. 01/01/2016 vide DoP&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(i) dated 04/08/2016, as under:

Circumstances
Earlier amount ( Rs.)
Revised amount (Rs.)
Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties.
10 lakh
25 lakh
Death in the course of performance of duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti social elements etc.
10 lakh
25 lakh
Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates.
15 lakh
35 lakh
Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, unaccessible border posts, etc. on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions.
15 lakh
35 lakh
Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country.
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45 lakh
 The rate of ex-gratia lump sum compensation for 100 percent disability to CAPFs & Assam Rifles personnel, who are disabled in the performance of their bonafide official duty under various circumstances and are boarded out from service on account of disability attributable to aggravated in service, has been revised vide this Ministry OM No.27011/64/2010-R&W (Part) dated 07/06/2017 from Rs. 09 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs w.e.f 01/01/2016.

    The 7th CPC has recommended a common regime of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Army and CAPFs which has been accepted by the Government.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Shri Bahadur Singh Koli in the Lok  Sabha today.

Source:http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VII / 24
No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7
RBE No. 71 / 2017
New Delhi, dated 19.07.2017.

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc,

Sub:- Decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to House Rent Allowance (HRA), the President is pleased to decide that, in modification of Railway Board’s letter No. PC-65/HRA-1/3 dated 21.7.1965 as amended from time to time, letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 12.09.2008 and letter No. E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-7 dated 24.09.2015, the admissibility of HRA shall be as under:-
Classification of Cities/TownsRate of House Rent Allowance per month as a percentage of Basic pay only
X24%
Y16%
Z8%

2.The rates of HRA will not be less than 5400/-, 3600/- and 1800/- at `X’, ‘Y’ & ‘Z’ class cities respectively.


3.The rates of HRA will be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% for ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ class cities respectively when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further revised to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 50%.

4.The term “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed pay levels in the Pay Matrix and does not include Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) etc. or any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

5.In the case of running staff HRA will continue to be calculated on the basic pay plus 30% pay element till further orders.

6.The list of cities classified as ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ issued vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-7 dated 24.09.2015, for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance is enclosed as Annexure to these orders.

7.Special orders on continuance of HRA at Delhi (‘X’ class city) rates to railway employees posted at Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA and Gurgaon, at Jalandhar (`Y’ class city) rates to Jalandhar Cantt., at ‘Y’ class city rates to Shillong, Goa & Port Blair and HRA at par with Chandigarh (`Y’ class city) to Panchkula which have been allowed to continue vide Para ‘4’ of this Ministry’s letter No. E(P&A) II-2015/HRA-7 dated 24.09.2015 and S.A.S Nagar (Mohali) at par with Chandigarh (‘Y’ class city) vide Ministry’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-7 dated 12.05.2017, shall continue till further orders.

8.All other conditions governing grant of HRA under existing orders shall continue to  apply.

9.These order shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

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

DA: One (Two pages)

Sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board.

ANNEXURE
To Board's letter no. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7 dt. 19.07.2017

LIST OF CITIES/TOWNS CLASSIFIED FOR GRANT OFHOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES
SI.No.STATES/UNION TERRITORISCITIES CLASSIFIED AS "X"CITIES CLASSFIED AS "Y"
1ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
2ANDHRA PRADESH / TELANGANAHyderabad (UA)Vijayawada (UA), Warangal (UA), Greater Visakhapatnam (M.Corpn.), Guntur (UA), Nellore (UA).
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH----
4ASSAM----Guwahati (UA).
5BIHAR----Patna (UA).
6CHANDIGARHChandigarh (UA).
7CHATTISGARH----Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur (UA)
8DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI--------
9DAMAN & DIU--------
10DELHIDelhi (UA)----
11GOA--------
12GUJARATAhmadabad (UA)Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA), Bhavnagar (UA), Vadodara (UA), Surat (UA).
13HARYANAFaridabad* (M. Corpn.), Gurgaon*(UA).
14HIMACHAL PRADESH--------
15JAMMU & KASHMIR----Srinagar (UA), Jammu (UA).
16JHARKHAND----Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad (UA), Ranchi (UA), Bokaro Steel City (UA).
17KARNATAKABangalore/Bengaluru(UA)Belgaum (UA), Hubli-Dharwad (M.Corpn.), Mangalore (UA), Mysore (UA), Gulbarga (UA).
18KERALA----Kozhikode (UA), Kochi (UA), Thiruvanathapuram (UA), Thrissur (UA), Malappuram (UA), Kannur (UA), Kollam (UA).
19LAKSHADWEEP--------
20MADHYA PRADESH----Gwalior (UA), Indore(UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabalpur (UA), Ujjain (M. Corpn).
21MAHARASHTRAGreater Mumbai (UA), Pune (UA).Amravati (M.Corpn.), Nagpur (UA), Aurangabad (UA), Nashik (UA), Bhiwandi (UA), Solapur (M. Corpn.), Kolhapur (UA), Vasai- Virar City (M.Corpn.), Malegaon (UA), Nanded-Waghala (M. Corpn.), Sangli (UA).
22MANIPUR--------
23MEGHALAYA--------
24MIZORAM--------
25NAGALAND--------
26ODISHA----Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneswar (UA), Raurkela (UA).
27PUDUCHERRY----Puducherry/Pondicherry (UA).
(PONDICHERRY)
28PUNJAB----Amritsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA),
Ludhiana (M.Coprn).
29RAJASTHAN----Bikaner (M. Corpn.), Jaipur (M. Corpn.), Jodhpur (UA), Kota (M.Corpn.), Ajmer (UA).
30SIKKIM--------
31TAMIL NADUChennai (UA)Salem (VA), Tiruppur (UA), Coimbatore (UA), Tiruchirappalli (UA), Madurai (UA), Erode (UA).
32TRIPURA--------
33UTTAR PRADESH----Moradabad (M. Corpn.), Meerut (UA), Ghaziabad*(UA), Aligarh (UA), Agra (UA), Bareilly (UA), Lucknow (UA), Kanpur (VA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur (UA), Varanasi (UA), Saharanpur (M. Corpn.), Noida* (CT), Firozabad (NPP), Jhansi (UA).
34UTTARAKHAND----Dehradun (VA).
35WEST BENGALKolkata (UA)Asansol (UA), Siliguri (UA), Durgapur(UA).

*Only for the purpose of extending FIRA on the basis of dependency.

NOTE      The remaining cities/towns in various States/UTs which are not covered by classification as "X"or "Y", are classified as "Z" for the purpose of HRA

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E(P%26A)/2017/RBE_71-2017.pdf
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Revision of flat rate of licence fee for General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) throughout the country

No. 18011/2/2015-Pol.III
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 
Dated:19 July, 2017 


OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Revision of flat rate of licence fee for General Pool Residential  Accommodation (GPRA) throughout the country

In terms of the provisions of the Rule 74 of the "Central Government General Pool Residential Accommodation Rules. 2017, the Government has decided to revise the flat rates of licence fee recoverable for the residential accommodation available in General Pool and also in Departmental Pools of Ministries/Departments of the Government of India throughout the Country (except in respect of substandard/unclassified accommodation of Ministry of Defence, accommodation for service personnel of the Ministry of Defence and accommodation under the control of Ministry of Railways), as shown in the Annexure.

2 The revised rates of licence fee would be effective from 1st July, 2017. All Ministries/Departments are requested to take action to recover the revised licence fee in accordance with these orders in respect of accommodation under their control all over the country.

3 This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing of the Ministry of Urban Development vide Note dated 6/7/2017.

Sd/-
(Swarnal Banerjee) 
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy) 

Source :http://confederationhq.blogspot.com/2017/07/blog-post_5.html

EMPLOYEES RETIRED AND APPOINTED

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-587
ANSWERED ON-20.07.2017

EMPLOYEES RETIRED AND APPOINTED

587. SHRI NARAYAN LAL PANCHARIYA:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) the number of Central Government employees who retired during the last three years, group-wise;

(b) the number of employees appointed during that period against the vacancies caused due to retirement, etc.;

(c) the number of employees who have been retired compulsorily during that period, group-wise; and


(d) the present position regarding vacant posts in the Central Government?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): Centralized data regarding employees who retired during last three years is not maintained.

(b): Vacancies caused due to retirement, death, promotion etc. are required to be filled following provisions of Recruitment Rules for the post. The number of direct recruitments made by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) during the last three years is as per table below:

YearNumber of candidates recommended by UPSCNumber of candidates recommended by SSC
Recruitment by ExaminationDirect Recruitment by SelectionAll India Competitive ExaminationSelection posts
2014-155969230357542524
2015-165659120724604534
2016-174612112368496384

(c): Information on premature retirement in respect of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), which is not in the form of penalty, in terms of Rule 16(3) of All India Services (Death Cum Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958 in the past three years are as follows:
YearNumber
2014Nil
2015Nil
20161
Penalty of Compulsory Retirement upon completion of Departmental Proceeding in terms of the All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969 has been imposed against one IAS officer in the year 2015. In respect of Central Services, as per the information made available by various Ministries/Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities, provisions under FR 56(j)/similar provisions have been invoked/recommended in case of 30 Group ‘A’ officers and 103 Group ‘B’ officers, till May, 2017. (d): As per the Annual Report on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees 2015-16 as on 1.3.2015, published by Pay Research Unit, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, the number of vacant posts in position in various Ministries/Departments is 4,20,547 out of total sanctioned strength of 36,49,468.

Source:RAJYA SABHA
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 926
ANSWERED ON: 21.07.2017

Classification of Cities

SAUGATA ROY
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) the details of the criteria followed for the classification of cities into various categories to consider for the HRA of Central Government employees;

(b) whether this classification will be mandatory for all Central Government assistance in future to the cities of the country;

(c) if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Union Government sought the opinions of the concerned State Governments in this regard and if so, the details thereof ?

ANSWER

(a) For the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees, cities are classified on the basis of population criteria. For this classification, the population within the Urban Agglomeration area of a city as per the latest published final decennial Census Report, is taken into consideration.

(b) & (c) No, sir. This classification of cities is only for the purpose of grant of HRA to Central Government employees.

(d) No, sir.
classification-of-cities-for-hra-hindi-news

Source:LOK SABHA

Disparity in payment of wages in PSEs

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-365
ANSWERED ON-19.07.2017

Disparity in payment of wages in PSEs

365 . Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya

(a) the category-wise number of regular and contractual employees in each enterprise in the Public Sector and the quantum of difference in their salaries / wages and the reasons therefor; and

(b) the measures taken to remove disparity in payment of wages?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
(SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO)

(a) and (b): The details of category-wise regular (Managerial / Executives, Supervisory, non-executives) and contractual employees of Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSEs) are given in Statement No. 22 (from Page No. S-145 to S-152) in Volume-I of Public Enterprises Survey 2015-16 that was laid in the Parliament on 21.03.2017. The information of salary & wages of the contractual employees is not maintained separately in Department of Public Enterprises. However, the total quantum of expenditure on salary & wages of all employees of CPSEs during the year 2015-16 was Rs. 1,28,263 crore. As per information available from Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the instructions regarding equal pay admissible to casual workers already exists in terms of DoPT O.M.. No. 49014/2/86 Estt. (c) dated 07.06.1988. Further, CPSEs are under the administrative control of their respective Ministries / Departments and CPSEs are required to follow the various statutory Provisions / Court orders / Government instructions including instructions on wage related issues of various categories of employees, wherever applicable. However, the responsibility to monitor the implementation of above said statutory Provisions / Court orders / Government instructions vests with the Board of CPSEs and the concerned administrative Ministry / Department.

Source:RAJYA SABHA

Reservation for sportspersons in services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-588
ANSWERED ON-20.07.2017

Reservation for sportspersons in services

588 . Shri Parimal Nathwani

(a) whether Government has made any provision for reservation for meritorious sportspersons in various posts in Government departments and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether Government has issued any guidelines for recruitment under the said quota by the authorities concerned and also proposes to increase the quota and if so, the details thereof;

(c) the number of sportspersons recruited from Jharkhand and Gujarat during the last three years in various Government departments; and

(d) the steps being taken to give due emphasis in recruiting sportspersons of all sports disciplines while filling up of reserved posts?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): Yes, Sir. As per extant instructions Ministries and Departments can recruit meritorious sportspersons to Group ‘C’ posts under the Government of India up to 5% of the vacancies in any year subject to the condition that these including all other reservations do not exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies proposed to be filled up by direct recruitment.

(b): Consolidated instructions on incentives for sportspersons including recruitment under sports quota have been issued vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No 14034/01/2013-Estt.(D) dated 3rd October 2013. At present no proposal to increase the quota is under consideration of the Government.

(c): Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) lays down the policy for recruitment of meritorious sportspersons which is implemented by the administrative Ministries/Departments. The details regarding number of sportspersons recruited by various Ministries/Departments are not centrally maintained.

(d): As per extant instructions 43 sports disciplines have been identified for appointment of meritorious sportspersons. These instructions inter alia provide relaxation in upper age limit upto a maximum of 5 years (10 years in case of those belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the recruitment of meritorious sportspersons to Group ‘C’ posts. Government servants with medal winning performance in specified sports events are also eligible for out of turn promotion.

Source:RAJYA SABHA