Monday, October 30, 2017

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7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers

PC VII No:69/2017
RBE.No.:154/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7

New Delhi, Dated 24-10-2017

The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
(As Per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers.

A Copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (iii) dated 11th September,2017 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. The Railway Board’s instructions corresponding to the DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in their aforesaid O.M.dated 11th September,2017 are given under:
S.NoDOP&PW’s instructionsRailways Board’s corresponding instructions
1O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)(II) dated 04.08.2016Letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 10.08.2016
2O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017Letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.05.2017
S/d, (G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Source:http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/
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PCDA Circular 586 : Fixed Medical Allowance to the Armed Forces Pensioners

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)

Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014

Circular No. 586

Dated: 25th September, 2017

To,

The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai 400051
All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
Nodal Officers, ICICl/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
Managers, All CPPCs
Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
The CDA (PD), Meerut
The CDA, Chennai
The Director of Treasuries, All States
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair
Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in such cases where date of retirement is prior to 01.04.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI Rooms and are not members of ECHS.

Reference: 1). This office Circular No. 544 dated 04.06.2015, Circular No. 451 dated 21.02.2011 and Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998.

2). GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August 2017.

Copy of GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August, 2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.

2. In terms of Para-1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 29th August’ 2017, the fixed medical allowance has been enhanced from Rs.500/- pm to Rs. 1000/- pm with effect from 01.07.2017. Ex-Servicemen who retired after 01.04.2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. However, Pre-01.04.2003 retirees have the option of either joining the Scheme or draw Fixed Medical Allowance as per the extant rates.

3.The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as brought out in this Office Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998 quoted under reference shall continue to be in force. PDAs are requested to please review the cases and revise the Fixed Medical Allowance in all the affected cases accordingly.

4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and Pension Disbursing Agencies.

No. Grants/Tech /0164/III
Dated: 25th September, 2017

S/d,
(Nasim Ullah)
Asst. Controller (P)

Source:http://pcafys.nic.in/news/view/778
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Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Person with Disablities and Other Backward Classes-DOPT

F.No. 36023/1/2017-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-1) Section

North Block,
New Delhi Dated the October 27, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Person with Disablities and Other Backward Classes – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 11.08.2017 on the subject cited above whereby the Ministries/ Departments were requested to nominate their Liaison Officers for the above training programmes organised by Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) to facilitate them in the performance of their duties.

2. It is stated that the ISTM issues course circulars for all the calendared courses at least 90 days before the commencement of the courses. Online nomination by the interested applicant/ nominees is mandatory in all courses. This is, inter-alia, required for shortlisting of the candidates, issuing automated communications through mail/ SMS of acceptance/ non- acceptance to their personal e-mail address/ mobile, plan logistics, etc.. The link for submission of online application is as under:-

http://www.istm.gov.in/home/online_nomination_form

3. All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to kindly direct their nominated Liaison Officers to submit their online applications before the closing date to avoid inconvenience.

S/d,
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary

Source:dopt.gov.in

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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National Pension System(NPS) issue is under active consideration of the Government of India

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National council (staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: October 24, 2017

All Constituents of National Council(JCM)

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India)

Today I met the Cabinet Secretary(Government of India) and shown oru anguish for inordinate delay in finalzation of demands of the Central Government Employees, particularly National Pension System (NPS), Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

The Cabinet Secretary said that, he is aware of the problems of the Staff Side(JCM) raised by them from time to time and particularly to this issue and will definitely try to resolve them

Particularly on the issue of National Pension System(NPS) he said that the issue active consideration of the Government of India and we are trying to find out some solution to the problems arisen because of the NPS.

I also persuaded him to fix-up date of the meeting of the National Council(JCM), to which he said that, the agenda came, and some queries have been raised, which are still to be compiled by the DoP&T. He assured that, he will definitely fix-up the date of the meeting within a short period, and said that, before that, he will ask the Secretary(DoP&T) to hold meeting with the Staff Side.

I told to the Cabinet Secretary that, Central Government Employees are agitated because they feel that VII CPC has not done and justice with them and government is also ready to remove the issues pending before them.

This is for your information.

with Faternal Greetings!

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source:http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
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Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants.

No. A-27023/02/2017-Estt (AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block No. IV, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi, Dated 2110.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to enhance the rates of Special Allowance payable to those wholly engaged in Parliament work during Parliament session by 50% from the existing levels of Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1200/- payable to Assistants and UDCs respectively to the level of Rs. 2250/- and Rs. 1800/-.

2. The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. No separate instructions on this count would be required.

3. The allowance will be admissible at full rates for every calendar month in which the Parliament is in Session for at least 15 days in that month. For month with shorter periods, the allowance will be admissible at half the rates prescribed for the full month.

4. The allowance will be admissible during the period of regular leave.

5. Normally, the allowance will be admissible to only .one Parliament Assistant in a Ministry. Where a Ministry considers it necessary to engage more than one Parliament Assistant on full time Parliamentary duty, the prior approval of this Department will be necessary. Such additional staff will also be entitled to the Special Allowance mentioned above according to the status he/she enjoys. Where this Ministry has agreed in the past to the engagement of more than one Parliament Assistant for Parliamentary work in any Ministry, this Ministry’s approval need not be obtained afresh.

6. No Overtime Allowance shall be paid to Parliament Assistants for the calendar months in which the Parliament is in Session.

7. The Special allowance referred to above will be classified as “Other Allowances”

8. These orders shall take effect from 01.07.2017.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 01.07.2017.

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

PC-VII No. : 67
RBE No.:151/2017

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3

New Delhi, dated. 28.10.2017

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

Sub: - Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 01.07.2017.
A copy of Office Memorandum F.No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 28.09.2017 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and compliance. This order shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.

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

3. Hindi version will follow.

Encl. As above.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

Source:https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://rscws.com/orders/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Grant-of-Dearness-Relief-RBE-No-151-2017.pdf&hl=en_US
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Latest GPF interest rates 2017

General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% w.e.f. 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017.

The Government of India has announced that during the Financial Year 2017-18, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% (Seven point eight per cent) with effect from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st October, 2017.

The Notification to this effect has been issued and published in the Gazette of India on 23rd October, 2017.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Quota to NFPE forMahaDharna at New Delhi on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                       website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com


No.PF-01(a)/2017                                                       Dated: 11th September, 2017

CIRCULAR
To
            All General Secretaries / NFPE Office Bearers   
            All Circle Secretaries of NFPE Unions

Dear Comrades,
            First of all on behalf of NFPEHQ.I would like to extend my revolutionary greetings to all those comrades who contributeda lot for making the one day strike on 23rdAugust 2017 a grand success. Our soldiers of NFPE have shown that being the major organization we can bear major responsibility. After a long gap and only for Postal sectional demands this strike was conducted by NFPE alone and it was a grand success in majority of the areas. It was not up to the mark in some areas for which we would review and make efforts to make those areas stronger.

Confederation Programmes

Phased Programmes

1. Mass Dharna at all District Head Quarter on 19thSept 2017
2. Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017
3. Maha Dharna at New Delhi with Central Trade Unions other independent federation on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017

Quota to NFPE  forMahaDharna at New Delhi on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017
Confederation has allotted quota to NFPE as 600 participants on each day of MahaDharna

            Therefore we allot the quota region wise and date wise as mentioned below.
On dated 9/11/2017:- Participants: 600

Circle :-          Kerala                        -           150
                        Tamilnadu     -           150
                        Karnataka      -           100
                        Andhra           -           100
                        Telangana     -           100








NFPE Co- ordination committees of thesestates should allot of quota to each affiliate.

On  date  10/11/2017 – Participants – 600
Circle  :-          Maharashtra -           150
                        Gujrat             -           100
                        M.P                 -           150
                        Chhattisgarh -           100
                        Rajasthan      -           100
                      Bihar              -         100
                     Jharkhand      -           50
On  Date  11/11/2017
                        U.P                 -           150
                        West Bengal -           150
                        Odisha           -           50
                        Assam            -           25
                        N.E                 -           25
                        Haryana         -           100
                        H.P                 -           25
                        Punjab           -           100
                        J & K               -           10
                        Delhi              -           100


12 points charter of Demands of all workers

1.    Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2.    Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3.    Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4.    Universal social security cover for all workers.
5.    Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6.    Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7.    Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8.    Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9.    Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10.  Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11.  Against Labour law amendments.
12.  Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

21 points charter of Demands of confederation

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


ALL INDIA WOMEN’S TRADE UNION WORKSHOP

            The All India Women’s Trade union workshop will be held at Mumbai on 11th and 12th January 2018 (The venue will be intimated later)  Delegates fee – Rs 1000/- (One thousand only)
Quota to NFPE has been allotted as 80 women delegates which allotted union wise as below:
 P-III-20, P-IV – 20, R-III-10, R-IV,10  Postal  Accounts-5, SBCO-5, GDS-10.

NPS & Out sourcing- JointProgramme of All India State Govt Employees Federation and Confederation of Central   Govt Employee and workers.
The following have been decided by both organizations.
1. State level joint conventions.
2. Distt/Taluk – level joint conventions.
3. Mass Dharnas at all important centres including state capitals on 21-11-2017
4. Dates of Raj Bhawan March, All IndiaJathas Parliament March etc. will be decided later.
All are requested to make all the programmes a grand success                               
Parashar SignYours Comradely,

 

                                                                                                     (R N Parashar)
Secretary General
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LETTER ADDRESSES TO MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT BY NFPE

  National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771                                                      e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
       Mob: 9868819295/9810853981                       website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

NO.PF-NF/2017                                                                                                Dated 24-oct-2017

To
                   Sri. Manoj Sinha
                   Hon’ble Minister for Communications & IT
                   Govt of India, Sanchar Bhavan,
                   New Delhi-110 001.
Respected Sir,
                   National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) and all its affiliated Unions/Associations representing about 70% of the Postal Employees request your immediate intervention to save the Department of Posts and five and a half lakhs employees working in the department including about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks.
                   As you are aware, the finance Ministry has already issued notification permitting all Nationalised Banks and three private Banks (ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank) to accept deposits for all Small Savings Schemes, viz; Recurring Deposit (RD), Time Deposits (TD), Monthly Income Scheme (MIS), Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS), Sukanya Samridhi Account (SSA), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) and National Savings Certificate (NSC VIII issue) with effect from 10th October, 2017.
                   Small Savings Schemes are the monopoly of Postal Department and hence they are known as “Post Office Small Savings Shemes”.  The compensation paid by Finance Ministry to Postal Department for running the Savings Bank business on agency basis is a major source of revenue for the department.  About 45% of the revenue of Department of Posts accounts for compensation received for Small Savings business.  Permitting Banks also to operate Small savings will adversely affect the business of Post offices and revenue will fall steadily, thereby increasing the total deficit of the Department of Posts.
                   Further, about 50% of the work load of Post offices comes from the Samll Savings related work.  Outsourcing this work to Banks including private Banks will result in fall of overall workload of the Post Offices and staff becoming surplus.  Thus, in the long run the very existence of Post Offices and Postal employees will be at stake.
                   Secondly, we want to bring to your kind notice, the plight of about three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks working mostly in the Branch Post Offices in rural villages of our country.  Their wage revision has not yet taken place eventhough the wage revision of their counterpart (departmental employees) had taken place and orders issued on 25-7-2016 itself.  The one man committee headed by Sri. Kamalesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member had submitted its report to the Government on 24-11-2016.  Almost one year is over and the file is still pending with Finance Ministry.  Justice to this poor, downtrodden section of employees is long overdue.
                   Similarly, the Re-verification Membership of Gramin Dak Sevaks under Check-off system under the provisions of GDS (RSA) Rules for grant of recognition was ordered by the Department and the verification process reached in the final stage.  Recovery of subscription from pay of the officials in respect of all the Applicant Unions/Associations was made in the month of September 2017.  But suddenly Department issued an order stopping the membership verification process until further orders.  The Reverififation of Membership of GDS was due in the year 2015 itself as the recognition granted to one of the GDS Union had expired in 2015 after five years period fixe by the Government.
                   In view of the above, we most humbly request the Hon’ble Minister is personal intervention so that favourable orders will be issued in the following issues:
(1)     Stop the implementation of the Finance Ministry’s notifiation permitting Banks to do Small Savings business.
(2)     Immediate Implementation of favourable recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks.
(3)     Completing the Re-verification process of Membership under check-off system and granting recognition to eligible applicant Unions/Associations of GDS.
        With profound regards,
                                                                                                                       Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  (R.N. Parashar) Secretary General,NFPE

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

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HC:Staff shortage no base for denying child care leave.

Punjab and Haryana high court has held that a woman employee can’t be denied leave if shortage of staff in the department is due to government’s fault. The order is significant for cases related to the entitlement of child care leave (CCL) to women employees.

The HC passed these orders on a plea filed by a government doctor in Haryana who was denied CCL on the grounds of insufficient number of medical specialists in the health department. Court found that the government was at fault in failing to fill up vacancies of medical specialists and the employees cannot suffer for it.

Justice Amol Rattan Singh passed these orders while allowing a petition filed by Dr Kanchan Bala -a medical specialist posted at Jagadhari in Yamunanagar district. In her plea, the petitioner had stated that she was not granted CCL at a time her daughter was in Class XII, a crucial period, and below 18 years of age.

Contesting her petition, the state government submitted that CCL shall only be granted if it does not disrupt the functioning of the depart ment concerned. It was further argued that she was denied CCL on the ground that there was only one other medical specialist available at the ESI hospital at Jagadhari, other than her.

On examination of record, the HC asked the government about delay in recruitment of doctors. The state informed the court that a requisition was sent for recruitment of medical officers to Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) in 2016 and another on September 29 after filing of the present petition.

The HC then observed, “Even though rules provide that CCL would not be granted if it disrupts the functioning of offices institutions schools etc, the government, in my opinion, cannot be allowed to take advantage of its own fault, to deny a right which has been statutorily recognized by it, and correctly recognized, seeing the future of children who would make future doctors engineers bureaucrats etc of the country .”

In its order, passed last week, the judge also asked the government to engage a medical specialist on contract basis to meet the requirements during the CCL period of the petitioner.

Source:http://fnpohq.blogspot.in/p/blog-page_460.html


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7th CPC – Modification of the Provisions relating to travelling Allowance entitlement of Armed Forces Personnel

Important Circular

No:AT/IV/4462/Orders

Date: 17-10-2017

To,

All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA(Fys)

Sub: Modification of the Provisions relating to travelling Allowance entitlement of Armed Forces Personnel Consequent to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and Government – Acceptance thereof

A Copy of Government of India Ministry Of Defence No.12630/Mov/C/242/D(Mov)/2017 dated 15th September 2017 received under ADG of Mov C, DGOL & SM GS branch, IHQ of MoD (Army) letter No.12630/AT/DA/Mov C dated 20th September 2017 on TA entitlements is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action please.

This issues with approval of Addl.CGDA (P&W)

S/d,
Sr ACGDA (P & W)

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Tele:23018391

Addl Dte Gen of Movement /Mov C
Dte General Operational Logistics & SM
General Staff Branch
Integrated Hq of MoD (Army)
New Delhi – 110 011

12630/TA/DA/Mov C

20 Sep 17

Sub: Modification of the provisions relating to travelling Allowance entitlements of armed forces personnel consequent to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and Government – Acceptance thereof

1. A copy of govt of India, Min of Defence letter No.12630/Mov C/242/D (Mov)/2017 dated 15 Sep 17 with regard to Travelling Allowance entitlements to Armed Forces personnel as per the recommendations of the 7th CPC and Govt acceptance thereof is forwarded herewith.

2. The above may please be disseminated to all Fmn/Units under your control.

S/d,
(Pawan Kumar Tiwari)
Dy Director
Strat Mov C & D
For DGOL & SM

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No.12630/Mov C/242/D (Mov)/2017
Government Of India
Ministry Of Defence

New Delhi, the 15th September,2017

To

The chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
New Delhi

Sub: Modification of the provisions Relating to Travelling Allowance Entitlements of Armed Forces Personnel consequent to the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission and government – Acceptance thereof

Sir,

1. I am directed to say that in pursuance of the decisions taken by the Govt on the recommendations of the Seven Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements, the Ministry of Finance have issued orders vide OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13 July 2017 for modifying Travelling Allowance entitlements of Civilian Central Govt Employees. In pursuance thereto, sanction of the president is conveyed to the modifications in the Travel Regulations, 2014 (Edn) for Armed Forces Personnel as set out in Annexure to this letter.

2. The ‘Pay Level’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in relevant special Army/Navy/Air Force instructions.

3. The term ‘Pay in the Level’ for the purpose of these orders refers to Basic Pay drawn in appropriate Pay level in the pay matrix as defined in relevant special Army/Navy/Air Force instructions issued in pursuance to Govt decision on 7th CPC recommendations and does not include Non-Practising Allowance (NPA), Military Service Pay (MSP) or any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

4. However, if the Travelling Allowance entitlements in terms of the revised entitlements now prescribed result in a lowering of the existing entitlements in the case of any individual, groups, ranks or classes of service pers, the entitlements particularly in respect of mode of travel, class of accommodation, etc, shall not be lowered. They will instead continue to be governed by the earlier orders on the subject till such time as they become eligible, in the normal course, for the higher entitlements.

5. The claims submitted in respect of journey made on or after 1st July,2017 may be regulated in accordance with these orders. In respect of journeys performed prior to 1st July,2017,the claims may be regulated in accordance with the previous orders dated 29 Dec 2008.

6. It may be noted that no additional funds will be provided on account of revision in TA/DA entitlements. It may therefore be ensured that permission to official travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirements.

7. The relevant Rules of Travel Regulations will be amended in due course. As these orders are based on MoF OM No.F-19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13 July,2017 as well as further O.M.No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 18 August,2017 these OM would be referred to for settling any doubts/discrepancies.

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

9. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Fin/QA) vide their No.505 dated 15-09-2017.

Yours faithfully,

(Irsad Alam)
Under Secretary to the Govt Of India

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Annexure to Govt of India, MoD letter No.12630/Mov C/242/D(Mov)/17 dated 15 Sept 2017.

1. In partial modification of Govt of India. Ministry Of Defence letter No.12630/Mov C/3737/D(Mov)/08 dated Dec 2008 as amended from time to time, the following provisions will be applicable with effect from 01st July 2017.

2.Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training (Rule 57,58,62,92,95,107 and 108 of Travel Regulations, 2014 Edn).

(A) (i) Travel Entitlements within the Country (Rule 92,95 and 108 of Travel Regulations, 2014 Edn).
Pay Level in Pay MatrixTravel Entitlement
14 and aboveBusiness/Club Class by Air or AC-I by train
12, 12A,12B,13,13A,13BEconomy class by air or AC-I by train
5A to 11Economy Class by air or AC-II by train
5 and belowFirst class/AC-III/AC Chair car by train
(ii) It has also been decided to allow the Government Officials to travel by premium Trains/Premium Tatkal Trains/Suvidha Trains, the reimbursement to premium Tatkal charges for booking of tickets and the reimbursement of Dynamic/Flexi-fare in shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains while on official tour/training. Reimbursement of Tatkal Seva charges which has fixed fare, will remain continue to be allowed. Travel entitlement for the journey in premium /Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains will be as under:-
Pay Level in Pay MatrixTravel Entitlement in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains
12 and aboveExecutive/AC 1st Class (In case of Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani Trains as per available highest Class)
5A to 11AC 2nd Class/Chair Car (In Shatabdi Trains)
5 & belowAC 3rd Class/Chair Car
(iii) The revised travel entitlements are subject to following:-
(a) In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/Ordinary bus for others is allowed.
(b) In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.
(c) All mileage points earned by service personnel on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government.
(d) In case of non-availability of seats in entitled class, service pers may travel in the class below their entitled class.
(B) International Travel Entitlement by Air – (Rule 245 of Travel Regulations, 2014 Edn).
Pay Level in Pay MatrixTravel Entitlement
17 and aboveFirst Class
14 to 16Business/Club Class
13B,13A,13 and belowEconomy Class
(C) Entitlement for Journey by Sea or by River steamer – (Rule 58 and 107 of Travel Regulations, 2014 Edn).
(i) For places other than A & N Group of Islands and Lakshaweep Group of Island:-
Pay Level in Pay MatrixTravel Entitlement
9 and aboveHighest Class
5A to 8Lower class if there be two classes only on the steamer
4 and 5If two classes only, the lower class, if three classes, the middle or second class. If ther be four classes, the third class
3 and belowLowest class
(ii) For travel between the mainland and the A & N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Islands by ships operated by the Shipping corporation of India Limited:-
Pay Level in Pay MatrixTravel Entitlement
9 and aboveDeluxe Class
5A to 8First / A Cabin Class
4 and 5Second/B Cabin Class
3 and belowBunk Class
(D) Mileage Allowance for Journeys By Road – Rule 102,106 and 111 of Travel Regulations, (2014 Edn).
(i) At places where specific rates have been prescribed:-
Pay Level in Pay MatrixTravel Entitlement
14 and aboveActual fare by any type of public bus including AC bus.
OR
At prescribed rates of AC taxi when the journey is actually  performed by AC taxi
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.
5A to 13Same as above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible
4 and 5Actual fare by any type of public bus other than AC bus
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped etc.
3 and belowActual fare by ordinary public bus only.
ORAt prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys auto rickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.
(ii) At places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Directorate of Transport of the concerned state or of the neighboring states:
For journeys performed in own car/taxiRs.24/- per Km
For journeys performed by auto rickshaw, Own Scooter, etcRs.12/- per Km
Note: At places where no specific rates have been prescribed, the rate per km will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.
(i) Daily Allowance on Tour – Rule 114 of Travel Regulations, (2014 Edn)
The rates of Daily Allowance are revised as follows:-
Pay Level in Pay MatrixTravel Entitlement
14 and aboveReimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.7,500/- per day.

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements for travel within the city and

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1200/- per day.
12,12A,12B,13,13A and 13BReimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest hous of up to Rs.4,500/- per day.

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges of up to 50 km per day for travel within the city.

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1000/- per day.
9 to 11Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.2,250/- per day.

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to 338/per day for travel within the city.

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding 900/- per day.
5A to 8Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.750/- per day.

Rs.225/- per day for travel within the city.

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.800/- per day.
5 and belowReimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.450/- per day.

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi chares of up to Rs.113/- per day for travel within the city

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.500 per day
(ii) Reimbursement of Hotel charges:- For levels 8 and below, the amount of claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of stay, name of dwelling etc. Additionally, for stay in Class X cities, the ceiling for all employees up to level 8 would be 1000 per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers. The ceiling for reimbursement of hotel charges will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

(iii) Reimbursement of Travelling Charges: Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for levels 8 and below, the claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of travel, Vehicle number, etc. The ceiling for levels 11 and below will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs.12/- per kilometer travelled on foot shall be payable additionally. This rate will further increase by 25% whenever DA increased by 50%.

(iv) Reimbursement of Food Charges: There will be no separate reimbursement of food bills. Instead, the lump sum amount payable will be as per Table E(i) above and, depending on the length of absence from headquarters, would be regulated as per Table (V) below. since the concept of reimbursement has been done away with, no vouchers will be required, This methodology is in line with that followed by Indian Railways at present (with suitable enhancement or rates). i.e Lump sum amount payable. The lump sum amount will increases by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

(v) Timing Restrictions
Length Of AbsenceAmount Payable
If absence from headquarters is <6 font="" hours="">30% of Lump Sum Amount
If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours70% of Lump Sum Amount
If absence from headquarters is >12 hours100% of Lump sum Amount
Absence from Headquarter will be reckoned from midnight to midnight and will be calculated on a per day basis.

(vi) In case of stay/journey on govt ships, boats etc. or journey to remote places on foot/mules etc for scientific/date collection purposes in organization like FSI, survey of India, GSI etc., daily allowance will be paid at rate equivalent to that provided for reimbursement of food bill. However, in this case, the amount will be sanctioned irrespective of the actual expenditure incurred on this account with the approval of the Head of Department/controlling Officer.

Note: DA rates for foreign travel will be regulated as prescribed by Ministry of External Affairs.

3.T.A. on Transfer – (Rule 57,58,60,61,62,67,69 and 70 of Travel Regulations, 2014 Edn).

TA on Transfer included 4 components:-

(i) Travel entitlement for self and family.

(ii) composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG)

(iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects.

(iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

(i) Travel Entitlements:

(a) Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour in para 2 above, except for international travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on transfer. The general conditions of admissibility as laid down in Travel Regulations, 2014 Edn) will, however, continue to be applicable.

(b) The provisions relating to small family norms as contained in para 2(a) of Annexure to Ministry of Defence letter No.12630/Q Mov C/3198/D Mov/98 dated 28 Oct 1998 shall continue to be applicable.

(ii) Composite Transfer and packing Grant (CTG):

(a) The composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 kms from each other. However, for transfer to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPS and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG.

(b) In cases of transfer to stations which are at a distance of less than 20 kms from the old station and of transfer within the same city, one third of the composite Transfer Grant will be admissible, provided a change of residence is actually involved.

(c) In cases, where the transfer of husband and wife takes place within six months, but after 60 days of the transfer of the spouse, fifty percent of the Transfer Grant on transfer shall be allowed to the spouse transferred later. No Transfer Grant shall be admissible to the spouse transferred later, in case both the transfers are ordered within 60 days. The existing provisions shall continue to be applicable in case of transfers after a period of six months or more. Other rules precluding Transfer Grant in case of transfer at own request or transfer other than in public interest, shall continue to apply unchanged in their case.

(iii) Transportation of Personal Effects
LevelBy Train/SteamerBy Road
12 and above6000 Kg by goods train/4 Wheeler wagon/1 double containerRs.50/- per Km
5A to 116000 Kg by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 single containerRs.50/- per Km
53000 kgRs.25/- per km
4 and below1500 kgRs.15/- per km
(a) The rates will further rise by 25 percent Whenever DA increase by 50 percent. The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport in ships operated by shipping corporation of India. The claim for reimbursement shall be admissible subject to the production of actual receipts/vouchers by the service pers. Production of receipts/vouchers is mandatory in respect of transfer cases of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep also.

(b) Transportation of personal effects by road is as per kilometre basis only. The classification of cities/towns for the purpose of transportation of personal effects is done away with.

(iv) Transportation of conveyance – (Rule 67 & 70 of Travel Regulations, 2014 Edn).
LevelReimbursement
5A and above1 motor Car etc. Or 1 motor Cycle /Scooter
5 and below1 motor cycle/scooter/moped/bicycle
The general conditions of admissibility of TA on transfer as laid down in Travel Regulations (2014 Edn) will however continue to be applicable.

4. T.A.Entitlement of Retiring Service Pers – (Rule 200-A & B of Travel Regulations,2014 Edn).

TA on Retirement includes 4 components:-

(i) Travel entitlement for self and family.

(ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG)

(iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects.

(iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

(i) Travel Entitlements.

Travel entitlement as prescribed for tour/transfer in para 2 above, except for international travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on retirement. The general conditions of admissibility as laid down in Travel Regulations (2014 Edn) will, however, continue to be applicable.

(ii) Composite Transfer Grant (CTG):

(a) The composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of those service pers, who on retirement, settled down at places other than last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 km. However, in case of settlement to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand etc. at the old and new station are already subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.

(b) As in the case of serving employees, service pers who on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the CTG subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.

(iii) Transportation of Personal Effects:- Same as para 3(iii) above.

(iv) Transportation of Conveyance:- Same as Para 3(iv) above.

The general condition of admissibility of TA on Retirement as laid down in Travel Regulations (2014 Edn) will, however, continue to be applicable.

Source:http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/AT-IV-171017.pdf